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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5595 on: February 07, 2020, 09:37:40 am »
Nice one Chris ! I remember seeing a pair of VC-10s with a flock of Jaguars and Tornados heading overhead years ago. the were heading south I was guessing it was from Goose to Red Flag. The people I was with thought I was an idiot, they were just airliners.... :mellow:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5596 on: February 09, 2020, 02:39:26 pm »
Skycrane!  Going whop whop whop overhead early this afternoon towards Philly (or thereabouts)
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5597 on: February 14, 2020, 10:02:37 am »
Well, actually, seen passing my mother in law's house on Wednesday, a low loader with  a decrepit Fairey Gannet on board.  It was on its way to the Solway aviation museum to be restored.  More data when/if I find it.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5598 on: February 14, 2020, 10:23:03 am »
Well, actually, seen passing my mother in law's house on Wednesday, a low loader with  a decrepit Fairey Gannet on board.  It was on its way to the Solway aviation museum to be restored.  More data when/if I find it.

Fairey Gannet XA459. Was stored at White Waltham in 2009. There is very little info out there right now regarding this move but it can only be good if it's going to a museum.
https://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/gannet/survivor.php?id=145

Her sister XA460 is at Ulster Aviation Museum in much better condition.

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5599 on: February 26, 2020, 08:49:09 am »
Apart from the inevitable Credenhill (SAS) based AS365 Dauphin, today's overflights have been a Hercules heading NE, at a VERY low altitude.....the guys on the scaffolding on a nearby building all ducked!!   and a small yellow Eurocopter  with the word ELECTRICITY on the side flying along the pylon line, no doubt looking for snags.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5600 on: February 26, 2020, 03:07:28 pm »
What time was that Herk o'head you Mr. Rheged?

There was one creeping along the Severn this afternoon at considerably lower than the legal 250 ft, and I assumed it was looking at water levels etc, but maybe not.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5601 on: February 26, 2020, 08:22:51 pm »
A black Griffon flew over my hotel today. It looked like one of the civil registered ones, or a special ops bird. No call sign on ADSB or flight aware so probably the latter.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5602 on: February 27, 2020, 12:34:12 am »
...and a small yellow Eurocopter  with the word ELECTRICITY on the side flying along the pylon line, no doubt looking for snags.

That's what THEY want you to think.  Scratch the yellow and there will be black underneath...
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5603 on: February 29, 2020, 04:37:42 pm »
When I was leaving Edmonton to drive up to Bonneyville, I was sitting in stopped traffic waiting to get onto hwy. 2 and the retro painted RCAF Polaris flew in. No good pics tho.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5604 on: March 02, 2020, 03:55:30 am »
Our locally based AW 189 of the Coastguard SAR flight was up early to-day.
It seemed that he was doing some training, possibly just continuation training. As to-day was the first time in weeks that we have not been battered by gale force winds it seems a reasonable guess.
He started by doing a run along the beach (about 300-400 yds from the house), followed by a second run following the railway line. The first photo is from that run.
These were done at about 300ft and were at the fastest, walking pace, with lots of breaks for hovering.
The third, and final, run he was coming straight at the house so about 100yds away he went into the hover and stayed there for over 10minutes, thatís when I got the second and third shots.




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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5605 on: March 02, 2020, 03:57:20 am »
I reckon they were looking down at you Jim.

Are you SURE it was the Coastguard and not some other 'Government Agency' in disguise?  ;D
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5606 on: March 02, 2020, 05:57:28 am »
I reckon they were looking down at you Jim.

Are you SURE it was the Coastguard and not some other 'Government Agency' in disguise?  ;D

My thoughts exactly - Big Brother is watching Jim  :angel:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5607 on: March 02, 2020, 08:16:30 am »
lol great shots !
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5608 on: March 02, 2020, 09:07:49 pm »
Coming back into Edmonton today I was lucky enough to see somebody's Lockheed Electra doing bolters. Never got a good pic, but it looked like it had an air tanker belly. Wish I had been closer to the threshold.

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5609 on: March 07, 2020, 01:36:44 am »
Well, seen on my way to Southampton to visit my older son and his family........a pair of Chinooks over Andover, flying in very close formation. As this is Springtime, were they possibly a breeding pair, and if so; what does a Chinook's nest look like?

On a more serious note, No.1 son and family live  almost underneath the glide-path for Southampton Airport; they tell me that since Flybe have gone into administration  there's a lot less activity seen over their house   
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