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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5655 on: July 31, 2020, 07:53:58 am »
Had my 1st F-35 sighting, directly overhead, yesterday. 2 of them doing a bit of ACMI at fairly high level. Just barely made out their planform but checked on ADS-B to confirm. They sound ok if nothing else.

Day before had a brace of Eagles go over in close formation. Close enough to make the Blue Angels green. Really impressive!


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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5656 on: July 31, 2020, 08:22:41 am »
Just a short while ago a Hurricane cruised over heading north east, but Flightradar24 didn't show it, so I guess it was a BoB Flight aircraft without a civvie transponder.

But while watching that site I saw G-LFIX, Caroline Grace's 2 seater Mk IX was almost o'head, flying in the opposite direction to the Hurricane! So we all dashed outside to see it, but failed. :(

We heard it OK, how can you not recognise the sound of a Merlin? But it was behind the trees en route back to Sywell I expect.

All we need now is a Defiant and we'll have had the full set.  ;D
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5657 on: July 31, 2020, 09:02:41 am »
Popped over to Shuttleworth yesterday to visit the Swiss Gardens - we bought the online ticket 15 each which allows access to both the Gardens and the collection for the next 30 days, so several return visits will be on the cards. We went on the Indian [2015 Scout for the bikers lurking on here] - a tad warm with all the gear on :mellow:. Enjoyed a short display by the Collections Gladiator and Sea Hurricane as they prepped for Sundays Airshow :thumbsup:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5658 on: July 31, 2020, 09:30:30 am »
Would consider myself extremely lucky to see a Defiant!  :wub:

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5659 on: July 31, 2020, 09:58:30 am »

Would consider myself extremely lucky to see a Defiant!  :wub:


As there's only one left (non-flying) in the entire world I think we all would be.  ;D ;D
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5660 on: August 02, 2020, 09:00:07 am »
Just departed Prestwick, about five minutes ago, the Antonov AN-225 Myra.





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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5661 on: August 02, 2020, 09:38:44 am »
Caught a glimpse of the Marius west of Burnley just now as well
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5662 on: August 02, 2020, 09:54:10 am »
THAT'S something you don't see every day!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5663 on: August 03, 2020, 06:42:51 am »
THAT'S something you don't see every day!  :thumbsup:

Certainly not. I wonder what it was carrying ?
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5664 on: August 03, 2020, 11:16:57 pm »
THAT'S something you don't see every day!  :thumbsup:

I saw it when it visited Perth, Western Australia about four years ago.   I wasn't that impressed.   I saw the AN-124 at the 1988 Australian Air Show in Sydney.  Now that impressed.  Doing a vertical turn overhead at low altitude.   :thumbsup:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5665 on: August 04, 2020, 10:51:09 am »
Local BBC News reporting that a Sea Fury from Duxford has crashed in Cambridgeshire. Initial reports suggest engine failure. No news yet on the Pilot
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5666 on: August 04, 2020, 11:25:04 am »
Local BBC News reporting that a Sea Fury from Duxford has crashed in Cambridgeshire. Initial reports suggest engine failure. No news yet on the Pilot

Hawker Sea Fury T.20 WG655 of the Norwegian Historic Flight   https://www.flyinglegends.com/aircraft/hawker-sea-fury-t-20-g-chfp.html
Note that this same thing happened in 1990 when it broke into 3 parts and was deemed irrepairable.

It's a mess. Hope the pilot is OK.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5667 on: August 04, 2020, 03:01:27 pm »
Bugger! That is a loss. 2 persons onboard with "only" minor injuries apparently so at least that's something!

Came in here to say had a KC-135R driver come over earlier waaay too hot. They had put the gear down to increase drag which increased the noise level appreciably. The tankers aren't normally too loud but you can always tell when it is a Rivet Joint. Guess those hamster cheeks cause a bit of swirl.

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5668 on: August 09, 2020, 06:37:18 am »
A little game of catch up ! Caught a pair of KC-135s cruising by while I was at work down near Windsor, callsigns JEEP
DSC_0365 by Todd Pomerleau, on Flickr

This C-130J did a bolter over the airport here in Sarnia last week
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Enbridge does their pipeline patrols and inspections with helos. Sadly, one crashed, and I've been seeing her replacement everywhere but was never able to get a good snap until now....
choop1 by Todd Pomerleau, on Flickr


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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5669 on: August 09, 2020, 06:40:32 am »
1000' of height spread for this pair of A320s
DSC_0509 by Todd Pomerleau, on Flickr

Caught another Antarctic Herc heading South from the NY ANG
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Yesterday I spotted this guy on ADSB. Heading straight for the airport ! I screwed myself by driving there, when he ended up passing right over my house
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