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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5685 on: August 15, 2020, 07:52:31 am »
The UK ceremony was held at the National Memorial Arboretum and one of the memorials they focused on was a simple stretch of old railway line replete with wreaths in tribute to all those who worked in labour camps building them out there. Very simple, very moving.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5686 on: August 15, 2020, 07:55:40 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. ;)

Yes, but they could have chosen an aircraft we actually operated in WW2.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5687 on: August 15, 2020, 09:31:29 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. ;)

Yes, but they could have chosen an aircraft we actually operated in WW2.

I think they may have chosen the location with an eye to having the P-40 diorama behind the speakers, rather than what was behind the dignitaries.

However, it's an interesting question as to why a Sea Fury is in that area, as they only saw combat in Korea, from memory ..... & why is there a FAA aircraft in with the RAAF aircraft? :unsure:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5688 on: August 15, 2020, 06:08:17 pm »
I did see the Warhawk there too.  And the speakers were more important than the pollies.
Last time I went there G for George was on display (Lancaster) in memory of all the Aussies and Kiwis who died in bomber command.

I suppose we should just be happy Scotty from Marketing didn't insist he was filmed in front of the Huey display.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5689 on: August 15, 2020, 06:28:35 pm »
With the float down taking pace tomorrow, the coast guard is here and ready. They had a bunch of RHIBs and other boats lined up for tomorrow as well. I'' go to the river tomorrow and grab some pics of the action, I hope.

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5690 on: August 17, 2020, 01:09:03 pm »
About 7:30 this evening, a pair of Chinooks southbound, very low (under 250 feet) and very fast, and  playing Old Harry with television reception.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5691 on: August 18, 2020, 06:48:00 am »
Just after 11 this morning, we were going into Hereford, when we were overflown by a Spitfire PRXI (PL983).........the one that's currently doing the rounds of NHS sites.  Too far away for photos, but to see it silhouetted against a rather dramatic cloudscape makes one realise what a pretty little aircraft it is.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5692 on: August 21, 2020, 05:02:11 am »
Roused from my lunch by one heck of a racket I rushed outside (without my phone or a camera) to see the air ambulance (Augusta-Westland AW-139) going past just above the treetops (so about 70 to 80 feet).
I think it had just taken off from the football oval at the end of the road.

Here's someone else's picture.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5693 on: August 22, 2020, 09:44:40 am »
2:30 am.  Helicopter just went over low showing no lights.  Cloud base is low tonight but this sounded lower than that.  Nothing on the tracking site so I assume it was military on its way to HMAS Cerberus and had its transponder off.

That or one of Chris's black ones checking up on me...

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20 minutes later it went over again going the other way.  Just enough time for it to fly to Cerberus, drop off whoever was in it and fly back.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5694 on: August 23, 2020, 06:34:34 am »

That or one of Chris's black ones checking up on me...

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If it had been, you wouldn't of known  :angel:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5695 on: August 23, 2020, 06:45:06 am »
2:30 am.  Helicopter just went over low showing no lights.  Cloud base is low tonight but this sounded lower than that.  Nothing on the tracking site so I assume it was military on its way to HMAS Cerberus and had its transponder off.

That or one of Chris's black ones checking up on me...



At least you rate a proper helicopter. I've just had a black microlight  flying low over us, making a terrible row whilst converting valuable hydrocarbon into noise and annoyance. 
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5696 on: August 24, 2020, 11:30:54 am »
No photos, sorry, but yesterday there was a Cessna 208 flying procedures here but then I heard something rather louder. Looking out the windo I saw a four ship formation of single turbine types heading SSE but I could not confirm what they were.
I now know that it was four new A-29 Super Tucanos on delivery to the Afghan AF.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5697 on: August 24, 2020, 11:36:12 am »

I now know that it was four new A-29 Super Tucanos on delivery to the Afghan AF.


That's a LONG flight ahead of them. I hope they know some friendly places to refuel.  :o
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5698 on: August 24, 2020, 01:42:03 pm »
I would expect somewhere in SE England would be next and then onwards. Possibly not a night stop here as the weather about to hit us is not meant to be so nice.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5699 on: August 24, 2020, 10:34:34 pm »
I'm sure I saw the Afghan Super Tucanos mentioned in some sort of news. There was supposed to be a Dornier 228 flying with them for support.