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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5700 on: August 28, 2020, 07:35:07 am »
I heard an over-revving Lycoming overhead so loaded up my 350 mm lens and hurled myself outside.

Sure enough, over came an Extra 300L, reggie G-OFFO, doing all sorts of extreme manoeuvres. As it's owned by 2 Excel who operate The Blades aerobatic team, I think it was one of their training aircraft as it wasn't in the full Blades scheme.

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5701 on: September 01, 2020, 08:02:05 am »
It being a warm, sunny day, I was picking brambles (blackberries) in the hedge of a farm track behind the village church, when there was the sound of helicopters.   I only got a glance so I can't give a precise ID, but they were yellow and black so they must have been trainers on a cross country from RAF Shawbury; they use the very prominent church spire as a waymarker.

Later, as I proceeded into the village centre to meet Madame R and have a coffee (she'd been having her hair done) ; a Hercules came over at a ridiculously low altitude.  All I can say is that the back door was wide open, and the loadmaster and his mate both waved cheerfully as they went on their way.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5702 on: September 01, 2020, 09:31:24 pm »
It is good to have contact with the Defence Forces, isn't it?   :thumbsup:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5703 on: September 02, 2020, 04:04:08 am »
A Tiger Moth, flying at a LUDICROUSLY slow speed, was stooging about all y'day afternoon. It was trying to be a Stealth Tiger I reckon.  ;D
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5704 on: September 03, 2020, 06:00:51 am »
A Tiger Moth, flying at a LUDICROUSLY slow speed, was stooging about all y'day afternoon. It was trying to be a Stealth Tiger I reckon.  ;D

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5705 on: September 05, 2020, 01:32:00 pm »
Unusually seen, two crop-dusters working the same field at the same time. Lovely radial sound to them too ---
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5706 on: September 06, 2020, 10:52:11 am »
Rather unusually a tug and glider flew o'head here this afternoon, and they weren't circling for a thermal.

They just flew from horizon to horizon in the direction of the Husband's Bosworth Club, so I suspect it was just a transfer flight. The tug was a Jodel of some sort and the sailplane was a Discus.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5707 on: September 07, 2020, 03:02:15 am »
My luncheon was disturbed today by a low flying AW139.
VicPol chasing wrongun's again.
One of these (not my pic).
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5708 on: September 11, 2020, 08:03:34 am »
Flying extremely low near Shobdon airfield (Herefordshire) an A400 Atlas. He was wobbling around somewhat , as if in an unexpected turbulent patch.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5709 on: September 12, 2020, 04:24:58 am »
A helicopter flying low over the house woke me at some point during the night (we always sleep with the windows ajar).
Possibly navigating by following the Nepean Highway which runs along the bottom of our back yard or the coastline which is approx 900m in the other direction.
I got up for a pee but didn't bother firing up the laptop to see what it was.  I didn't even check the time.


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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5710 on: September 12, 2020, 06:59:30 am »
I heard a mewing cry above me as I did some gentle gardening.  Circling above was what I assume to be a family of buzzards, four in total.  Photos have been taken, but I STILL can't get my camera to talk to the computer as  you'll have to use your imagination.  Watched them for nearly 10 minutes before they moved off.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5711 on: September 12, 2020, 08:03:26 am »
The crop sprayers have been working overtime around here, everyday I hear them buzzing around.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5712 on: September 13, 2020, 03:46:04 am »
Shorts Skyvan.  Never seen before and wouldn't have done as it was distant, I was looking up something else on Flightradar24.  I could only tell what it was through binnoculars, took a pic but it's just a white blob.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5713 on: September 19, 2020, 05:42:47 am »
Y'day afternoon I heard the unmistakeable sound of a Merlin at medium throttle, and after a bit of searching I saw a low-back Spitfire trundling its way across the sky in the vague direction of Lincolnshire.

I guess it was TE311, the only low-back Spitfire on the BoB Flight, but it didn't show up on Flightradar24 under any designation. :(
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5714 on: September 19, 2020, 05:57:36 am »
A flight (four) of Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoos paused briefly in our yard thisarvo but fled when I went to photograph them.
We don't often see these (Sulpher Crested White ones are much more common) but here's someone else's photo.
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