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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5670 on: August 09, 2020, 07:09:33 am »
Cor, a Skycrane!  :thumbsup:

I've never seen one ever, but it sure is an awesome looking beast.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5671 on: August 09, 2020, 07:53:17 am »
Saw this one in Corsica back in 2005.
Saw it on the ground, flying, and dropping water/retardent on fires.
Really weird looking beast.





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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5672 on: August 09, 2020, 08:11:16 am »
I've never seen one ever, but it sure is an awesome looking beast.

Years back we were stuck in the hole with our tools ( differntially stuck, where the wellbore is 'drinking' and sucks our logging tools into the formation and we don't have enough strength in our weak point to pull it free w/o pulling out of the head and leaving our tools downhole. Big no-no with nuclear sources ) so we had to hang around and babysit while the overshot was delivered. Any road, whilst standing there in this field, this giant bug appears and comes barreling right over ! Certainly did look like a big mechanical praying mantis, nose down and hungry ! So loud and so cool. Long before the days of the cell phone camera.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5673 on: August 09, 2020, 08:59:03 am »
I built the Revell kit of the Skycrane many years ago, but in pale blue with a Mogul Oil container underneath.  ;D

Some of us in the UK will know the significance of that.....  ;)
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5674 on: August 09, 2020, 12:58:57 pm »
Mogul Oil ???   That's quite a few years ago!!
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5675 on: August 09, 2020, 01:43:37 pm »

Mogul Oil ???   That's quite a few years ago!!


I wrote to the Beeb and asked if they could send me some Mogul details, and I got a reply on Mogul notepaper! Together with a load of badges and stuff, some of which I still have. The others are on the Skycrane.  ;D
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5676 on: August 10, 2020, 03:12:27 am »
I once saw a Skycrane about 5 years ago in Perth, downunder.  It was a large chopper and it sounded almost jet like as it flew over my house.  Most impressive. :thumbsup:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5677 on: August 10, 2020, 03:39:09 am »
Had one over stately zen manor back in 2016.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5678 on: August 15, 2020, 03:48:57 am »
Just had the Red Arrows over the house performing "Arrows Arrival" here at Prestwick.
They are scheduled to do flypasts at Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff and London today.
Needless to say I did not have my camera to hand.  :banghead:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5679 on: August 15, 2020, 04:27:12 am »

They are scheduled to do flypasts at Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff and London today.


Why?  :-\
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5680 on: August 15, 2020, 05:12:39 am »

They are scheduled to do flypasts at Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff and London today.


Why?  :-\

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5681 on: August 15, 2020, 05:20:11 am »

They are scheduled to do flypasts at Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff and London today.


Why?  :-\


VJ day?


Oh yes, so it is.

Thanks for jogging my memory.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5682 on: August 15, 2020, 05:50:55 am »
Our prime minister has been filmed at a commemorative event at the National War Memorial in Canberra.  They sat him in front of a Sea Fury.


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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5683 on: August 15, 2020, 07:15:45 am »

They are scheduled to do flypasts at Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff and London today.


Why?  :-\

...and those locations are the capital cities of the four UK regions.

VJ day?
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5684 on: August 15, 2020, 07:33:53 am »
Our prime minister has been filmed at a commemorative event at the National War Memorial in Canberra.  They sat him in front of a Sea Fury.

Yes, I watched it this morning. :thumbsup:

Quite moving in a very unpretentious way, too.

There are worse things to be sat in front of than a Sea Fury. ;)
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