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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5325 on: June 01, 2019, 10:15:36 pm »
On the same project I heard an odd noise- piston engines and propellers don't sound like modern planes.  I looked up and there was a DC-3/C-47 at about 3000 feet.  There are several based in So Cal so I couldn't tell which it was, but the wing form was unmistakeable.

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5326 on: June 01, 2019, 10:27:02 pm »
Not today, but on a work project in a wildlife refuge in southern California, I saw several Cal Fire- forest fire aircraft- grumman turbo trackers doing practice runs overhead.  These are re-engined US Navy ships from the 1960's.  Cool to see them flying, but California has a highly developed "Fire-Industrial Complex" set up to battle a thoroughly natural process.  My spin is if you stop any fires for 100 years, when stuff finally burns it will turn out to be a doozy.  Which, in fact, it turned out to be.  Anyway, a different color scheme:
http://www.grummantracker.com/calfirephotos.htm

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5327 on: June 02, 2019, 05:58:54 pm »
Not quite over my house but I didn't know where else to put this sooooo....
Unfortunately I didn't find out about this event until too late but my brother sent me a few nice pics I thought you all might enjoy. It was just a sort of open house at the local airport, no flying displays but some nice aircraft coming and going.











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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5328 on: June 03, 2019, 12:07:26 am »
Great set of photo's, mate! :thumbsup:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5329 on: June 03, 2019, 04:07:45 am »
Ditto.

The chopper looks good in that scheme.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5330 on: June 03, 2019, 04:09:11 am »
Thanks!
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5331 on: June 03, 2019, 04:52:05 am »
LOVE the Tri-motor!  :wub:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5332 on: June 03, 2019, 06:25:57 am »
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5333 on: June 03, 2019, 05:02:28 pm »
Saw this leaving Detroit on Saturday. Pretty sure it's Hairless Joe from the Yankee Air Museum.

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5334 on: June 04, 2019, 04:55:48 am »
I wonder if it was coming over here for the big D-Day drop tomorrow?
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5335 on: June 05, 2019, 03:13:40 am »
We keep seeing the Presidential helicopters over London. They've finally moved on from the CH-46 Sea Knight to the CH-47 Chinook. Seems strange to see US Air Force Chinooks over London.

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5336 on: June 11, 2019, 08:06:14 am »
No photos, sorry, but to-day is certainly RAF day.
There is an Atlas (A400) in the overhead doing instrument procedures.
Earlier there was a Phenom 100 doing circuits, first time I have seen one of them.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5337 on: June 11, 2019, 04:50:50 pm »
Couple days ago saw a C-5M coming in for a landing... it was a couple miles south of me and almost directly in line with the road I was driving down. Looked like it would land on it. Pretty amazing coincidence... one landed here some months ago but I missed it flying.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5338 on: June 12, 2019, 01:47:43 am »
Also a couple of days ago: two C-295s a couple of minutes apart, following the lake shore when I was wasting time in a park right next to town center. Not very high. They appeared too suddenly over the trees, for trying to get pictures.

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5339 on: June 17, 2019, 10:08:32 am »
Had something of a mini air display over the house this afternoon.

Four warbirds flying out of Sywell a few miles away having some formation practice.

And as I'm on a rest day with not much else better to do, I grab the camera and with my dad in tow we jump into the car and head over to Sywell.............

click here for the photos......

Heres a sample in case the link screws up again...................


Lets just say im rather made up to have this lot on my doorstep. Some of them are now resident at Sywell including the Grace Spitfire ML407.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2019, 11:15:45 am by Martin H »
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