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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5610 on: March 07, 2020, 01:53:13 am »

 and if so; what does a Chinook's nest look like?


Like this.  ;D



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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5611 on: March 07, 2020, 02:05:06 am »

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

I think they were responsible for 80% or so of flights in and out. Some regional airports it was nearer, perhaps even, 100%.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5612 on: March 07, 2020, 02:07:31 am »

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

I think they were responsible for 80% or so of flights in and out. Some regional airports it was nearer, perhaps even, 100%.


Exeter for a start.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5613 on: March 07, 2020, 06:25:20 am »

 and if so; what does a Chinook's nest look like?


Like this.  ;D



RAF Odiham, the Chinook's base.

My sister's hubby was stationed there during the 70's, I used to visit them quite often.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5614 on: March 11, 2020, 09:47:15 am »
4 pm today, flying west towards the SAS lines, and very low and fast.......an Osprey.   Probably been out playing games with the "Hereford Cowboys"
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5615 on: March 14, 2020, 02:44:46 am »
A Pied Butcher Bird paid us a visit today while Mrs z was gardening.  While I watched it it caught a small lizard.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5616 on: May 02, 2020, 12:38:19 pm »
Saw a whole air force fly over yesterday. We had a series of fly overs in the morning around 10. From my house, they were about 3 blocks South flying along with a main road in the city. At first I sat right under the flight path to see a 4 ship of T-38's fly over then after that went home to eat lunch. I was working... but even at home I could them quite nicely!! After the T-38's flew over there were C-17s.... 5 or more in formation and a couple "loose" ones.  Then they did similar with 4-5 KC-135's.  A couple loose ones and then three of them flew in formation. Saw all these out my window but when I was sitting in my truck watching the T-38's the lead ship was THIS one:



Well...  you know....  my favorite T-38 ever. Far out, man!!


Later on around 4 PM a different set of stuff flew over from a different air base. The ones in the morning were a joint effort between Altus and Vance AB's and the one in the afternoon was from Sheppard (sp? I've seen it spelled 2-3 different ways....)  and these guys... well... they DID fly right over the yard!!  Well, not directly... maybe one block North but MUCH MUCH closer than the ones from the morning. I could see the pilots inside and there were all close enough that I could tell they were all painted up fancy and sure enough, they grouped together a bunch of the painted up ones for this.





A pretty decent day of plane spotting. All these folks are out doing stuff like this to keep from losing flight status and maintain proficiency. It's actually federal law that they do this.......  that didn't stop people from whining and complaining, though.  :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5617 on: May 02, 2020, 03:11:12 pm »
What counts as 'social distancing' for aircraft?

Those guys are pretty darn close to each other!  :o
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5618 on: May 02, 2020, 06:32:47 pm »
It was downright impressive! They kept it tight, too.... no "wavering" or anything and it was DAMNED windy that day especially as low as they were, and a crosswind at that.... Add to that, when they were passing my house they were banked and turning. It was so fun to watch!   Both of the  two groups also had a lone plane following behind them doing serpantine movements.... going left to right and rolling and banking. It was so cool.


Pretty good video of this stuff here:

https://www.kswo.com/2020/05/02/air-force-celebrates-healthcare-workers-with-friday-flyovers/
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5619 on: May 02, 2020, 07:00:27 pm »
Those last four.  PC9s are they?  I love the invasion striped 'stang tribute paint job.

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It's very quiet here.  Just the occasional police or ambo chopper and last week one single-engined light aircraft with a very noisy engine.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5620 on: May 02, 2020, 07:28:36 pm »
Those last four.  PC9s are they?  I love the invasion striped 'stang tribute paint job.

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Beechcraft versions of the PC9, mate.  Americans only buy homebuilt stuff...   :banghead:

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It's very quiet here.  Just the occasional police or ambo chopper and last week one single-engined light aircraft with a very noisy engine.

Same over here. 
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5621 on: May 02, 2020, 07:46:58 pm »
Those last four.  PC9s are they?  I love the invasion striped 'stang tribute paint job.

 :thumbsup:

Beechcraft versions of the PC9, mate.  Americans only buy homebuilt stuff...   :banghead:

It's got me thinking about an Oz Mods PC-9 kit in a WW2 RAAF whitetail scheme.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5622 on: May 02, 2020, 08:20:09 pm »
Those last four.  PC9s are they?  I love the invasion striped 'stang tribute paint job.

 :thumbsup:

Beechcraft versions of the PC9, mate.  Americans only buy homebuilt stuff...   :banghead:

It's got me thinking about an Oz Mods PC-9 kit in a WW2 RAAF whitetail scheme.

Love that idea!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5623 on: May 02, 2020, 09:14:25 pm »
Yeah, sorry! I kept editing and editing again because I forgot things and flubbed others and still missed out on naming the aircraft....    Talons and Texan IIs!  Them Texans IIs look a little funny the way the tail planes are set further back than the horizontal fin..    pretty neat little airplanes, though!! They were really hauling arse when they went over....  I see them all the time around flying solo or in pairs but they never go as fast as I saw them going yesterday. So cool!

I've been on the prowl over the last couple of years trying to track down a model kit of one (I can't remember if I ever found one or not...   :unsure: ) and a set of transfers for the normal USAF training paint scheme (which I definitely remember not finding). I haven't looked around in a while, though.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5624 on: May 02, 2020, 10:43:39 pm »
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