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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5385 on: August 11, 2019, 06:47:21 am »
Seen on Friday afternoon over Shawbury (I was on my way down the A49, having been up to Carlisle for a few days to check on elderly mother and mother in law)  A Chinook, apparently going round in ever decreasing circles.  I wanted to get home so I didn't stop to see if it finally disappeared up its own tail ramp!
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5386 on: August 11, 2019, 08:52:36 am »
A DC-3 just buzzed my house!  :wub:

Very low though, right at the minimum. It flew right up my road, veered left and disappeared over the hill. Obviously heading for North Weald. They must be taxiing in to the Squadron Cafe right now!

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5387 on: August 12, 2019, 05:57:48 am »
Seen on Friday afternoon over Shawbury (I was on my way down the A49, having been up to Carlisle for a few days to check on elderly mother and mother in law)  A Chinook, apparently going round in ever decreasing circles.  I wanted to get home so I didn't stop to see if it finally disappeared up its own tail ramp!

Was it carrying the now obligatory six bags of aggregate ? If so I'd head for the hills  ;)
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5388 on: August 15, 2019, 05:59:07 pm »


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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5389 on: August 22, 2019, 06:08:22 am »
Loads of contrails, which given the weather is not surprising, but also lots of low'ish level airliners, which is. Obviously the wind direction has changed at either Gatwick or Heathrow, or both, and we are seeing them in their take off/landing patterns ? As said it's very unusual to see them in this part of S London.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5390 on: August 22, 2019, 06:51:28 am »
Nice spot Glenn ! Always neat to see something new eh ?

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5391 on: August 22, 2019, 08:25:51 am »
Loads of contrails, which given the weather is not surprising, but also lots of low'ish level airliners, which is. Obviously the wind direction has changed at either Gatwick or Heathrow, or both, and we are seeing them in their take off/landing patterns ? As said it's very unusual to see them in this part of S London.

When I made my 'pilgrimage' back to the old country in 2002, we landed at Gatwick. But we circled London for quite sometime in the holding pattern, I was following it on the moving map you could watch.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5392 on: August 23, 2019, 05:53:18 am »

When I made my 'pilgrimage' back to the old country in 2002, we landed at Gatwick. But we circled London for quite sometime in the holding pattern, I was following it on the moving map you could watch.

Gatwick is my "local" airport and I can get there by train in less than an hour so I always aim to leave from there if I can. I suppose what I saw could of been in a holding pattern, hadn't thought of that  :banghead:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5393 on: August 23, 2019, 06:06:25 am »
Gatwick has two holding patterns for their usual westbound landings, one north east of the airport and one south east, so it sounds like the northeast one was in use that day.

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5394 on: August 23, 2019, 06:19:44 am »
The South East pattern goes over my parents house.
Mum claims they dump fuel into her pond causing deformed frogs.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5395 on: August 23, 2019, 06:21:44 am »
The South East pattern goes over my parents house.Mum claims they dump fuel into her pond causing deformed frogs.

Flippin' big pond if they can hit it from that height  ;)
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5396 on: August 23, 2019, 06:28:57 am »
The South East pattern goes over my parents house.Mum claims they dump fuel into her pond causing deformed frogs.

Flippin' big pond if they can hit it from that height  ;)

I assume they just aim for the East end of the village and hope for the best.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5397 on: August 23, 2019, 06:40:32 am »
Yup. In all honesty I've often wondered what happens to the fuel they dump over land  :unsure:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5398 on: August 23, 2019, 07:55:18 am »
The volatile components evaporate before hitting the ground but heavier chemicals might make it to ground level. Depends on the altitude, wind direction, humidity and temperature. Not something I would want to live under if I could help it.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5399 on: August 23, 2019, 08:06:02 am »
Fuel dumping should, whenever possible , be done above 4000' altitude, and if possible, over the sea.

But now for something completely different. I have seen this guy a few times but this is the first time he has done a few orbits over the house, giving me time to get the camera.





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