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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5550 on: November 29, 2019, 08:45:34 am »
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5551 on: November 29, 2019, 11:25:36 am »
Nice sighting Jim,  the only ones I've seen while working at YYC, were some operated by the Luftwaffe. Mostly they went to Apron 9 and a couple of times I was working there so got a real good look at them.

I think they arrive unannounced because they have to wait for the SwissPort ground crew to show up, so they just sit there only feet away from where they park with the engines running. Sometimes as long as 1/2 hour ---
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5552 on: November 29, 2019, 12:31:09 pm »
A-400s have a very odd sound, something to do with those umpteen prop blades and the fact that no two props rotate in the same direction as their neighbour.

And at close quarters, like Jim's pic, they're LOUD too!
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5553 on: November 29, 2019, 12:58:38 pm »
Sitting on the apron with the engines on idle, they rattle too ---
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5554 on: November 29, 2019, 01:25:28 pm »
Wow ! Lucky you. Can't wait to see one perform.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5555 on: November 29, 2019, 01:29:00 pm »
They're almost daily performers around here, as common as Hercs are, so I don't bother to report them. But I'm only 30-40 miles from their UK base I guess.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5556 on: November 29, 2019, 08:30:01 pm »
I’ll get a photo one day, but recently the resident 3/4 (I think) scale F-51D Mustang has been out and about a lot lately. It’s in the colours of a Korean War USAF example and is very sharp, although it flies a bit slower than I’m used to seeing from that shape! The DH Venom also passed over our house the other day too.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5557 on: December 18, 2019, 09:08:04 am »
A few moments ago, we got buzzed by a CF-18, very low and then it zoomed upwards.

Three or four miles south of us, one of the farmer neighbours has a son who flies CF-18's in the RCAF. Whenever he comes near Calgary he always buzzes his parents property and most times, our property is on his flight path   ;D  Usually though I'm too late to actually see it, it's just a roar overhead and by the time I get outside, he's over the other side of the ridge to our south. Today he piled on the afterburner as he was climbing so I was able to hear it for quite a while afterwards.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5558 on: December 18, 2019, 04:29:07 pm »
Sweet !
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5559 on: December 20, 2019, 06:53:41 am »
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5560 on: December 20, 2019, 10:42:57 am »
On the way back to Herefordshire from checking on my almost 94 year old mother in Carlisle; three pairs of black helicopters with yellow upperworks.  Actually, this is Madame R's sighting, as I was avoiding an Eastern European lorry driver who was wandering across all four lanes of the motorway near Preston at the time.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5561 on: December 20, 2019, 11:33:48 am »
I suspect they'll have been from Shawbury, it being the training centre for all UK military chopper pilots, and all their stuff is painted like that. These days they're all various Airbus Helicopter models, the H315 Juno being the smaller one and the H415 Jupiter being the larger one.

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5562 on: December 20, 2019, 01:09:52 pm »
That's what I had assumed.   However, no reliable ID was possible, due to what I suspect was a slivovitz powered trucker causing considerable nausea at the time.   I have since read a report of such a character being arrested on the M6 near Brum.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5563 on: January 13, 2020, 04:33:25 am »
They were pretty loud but didn't sound like Hornets. Must have been Eurofighters. They have a couple for testing at the air base. More types scheduled for the next month or so.

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5564 on: January 13, 2020, 11:48:47 pm »
Erikson Skycrane at about 1600hrs, headed NE. :thumbsup:


Of course I couldn't find my camera &, when I finally did, the flippin' battery was flat! :banghead:
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