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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5475 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 #5476 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 #5477 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 #5478 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 #5479 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 #5480 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 #5481 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 #5482 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 #5483 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 #5484 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.





It is a Maule M7 reg. N280SA and is  based somewhere about 40miles south of here near Dumfries.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5485 on: August 23, 2019, 10:11:35 am »
Nice fat tundra tires!
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5486 on: August 23, 2019, 10:14:15 am »
If he's based in Dumfries, how come they let him keep the US reggie?
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5487 on: August 23, 2019, 11:34:37 am »
If he's based in Dumfries, how come they let him keep the US reggie?

Now the answer to that I do not realy know, but there are quite a number of British based light aircraft that still have their US registrations, particularly the Cirrus SR-20/22 range.

Our friend Dave might be able to give a more complete answer as he is still part of the demonic patriarch organisation !

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PS I have found out that he (the pilot/owner) is a farmer who is based nearer to Newton Stewart.

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5488 on: August 23, 2019, 11:44:02 am »
If he's based in Dumfries, how come they let him keep the US reggie?

Now the answer to that I do not realy know, but there are quite a number of British based light aircraft that still have their US registrations, particularly the Cirrus SR-20/22 range.

Our friend Dave might be able to give a more complete answer as he is still part of the demonic patriarch organisation !

Jim

PS I have found out that he (the pilot/owner) is a farmer who is based nearer to Newton Stewart.

If they keep the reg' current in the USA, I don't think they have to change it because it's in the UK, do they ?
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5489 on: August 27, 2019, 10:28:48 am »
On leave, I've managed a lot of spotting over the last two days.  The good weather has brought out a lot of the GA bunch including a Robinson R22, but I've also seen:
BAe Jetstream
Sikorsky S92
Sikorsky S76
Airbus A340
Aerospatiale Squirrel (very close, low down)
Boeing Sentry AEW
McDD F-15 pair

All in all a good couple of days! :thumbsup:
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