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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5760 on: October 09, 2020, 02:21:39 am »
...and a small yellow Eurocopter  with the word ELECTRICITY on the side flying along the pylon line, no doubt looking for snags.

That's what THEY want you to think.  Scratch the yellow and there will be black underneath...
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Not so, Citizen, that's merely the primer coat.  :mellow:

or RW pre-shading...  ;D

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5761 on: October 09, 2020, 04:10:11 am »
Mid morning today yet another Spitfire passed overhead, and later returned.

My outstanding ;D aircraft recognition skills enabled me to work out that it was Caroline Grace's 2 seat Mk IX, as I could see the second low level canopy. Plus the fact that it's based just down the road at Sywell of course.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5762 on: October 10, 2020, 06:05:23 am »
Normally where I live most aircraft are simply seen as contrails, but saw a very low Airbus a340 this morning as I was strolling down for my Flu Jab. It appeared to be traveling very slowly, almost stately.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5763 on: October 14, 2020, 06:05:45 am »
A most unusual visitor to Prestwick, or anywhere for that matter these days, a Boeing 727.
This one operated by 2 Excel Aviation, and with no windows for self loading cargo I think it has to be a freighter.
Anyway it has been bashing the circuit for the last hour and I managed to get these two shots of it. Of course this proved to be his last circuit and he is now heading back south again.






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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5764 on: October 14, 2020, 06:40:39 am »
AFAIK the only 727s allowed to fly in Europe are freighters, and there's not that many of them on this side of the pond.

Well spotted Jim.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5765 on: October 14, 2020, 07:07:35 am »
Cargojet's 727's were a frequent arrival at YYC when I worked there. They've been retired since then back in 2019.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5766 on: October 14, 2020, 01:02:12 pm »
Niiiiiiice. 
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5767 on: October 14, 2020, 05:05:07 pm »
Not over my house but driving north on I-65 in Indiana I watched a CH-54 Tarhe flying east yesterday. I wasnít close enough to see what company it was. Very strange angle as it flew. Very nose down. It made it look even more bug like. Iíve never see one in the air so I was quite surprised by that.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5768 on: October 27, 2020, 07:29:04 am »
A strangely acting satellite went over the house this morning, it looked like it might have been spinning. For a few seconds you could see the reflection, then you couldn't for a couple of seconds, then it would shine really bright for a second and one time, there was two very quick flashes of very bright refection. It was travelling west to east so when it got to where the horizon is getting light, it disappeared from view. And I'm quite sure it wasn't an aircraft, passing over too quick was the first clue ---- 
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5769 on: October 27, 2020, 08:17:48 am »
I meant to post this the other day but forgot.

As I was heading out shopping, going vaguely west, a bright yellow helicopter passed right overhead, I glimpsed it through the sunroof just before it shot ahead of me. From astern it looked just like an RAF ASR Sea King, but I didn't think any like that had been restored to flying condition. I know the Historic Helicopter Group have a flying Commando on their books, but that's green.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5770 on: October 27, 2020, 08:56:30 am »
I'm pretty sure they have been restoring Belgian Sea Kings.

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5771 on: October 27, 2020, 09:25:30 am »
I meant to post this the other day but forgot.

As I was heading out shopping, going vaguely west, a bright yellow helicopter passed right overhead, I glimpsed it through the sunroof just before it shot ahead of me. From astern it looked just like an RAF ASR Sea King, but I didn't think any like that had been restored to flying condition. I know the Historic Helicopter Group have a flying Commando on their books, but that's green.

No, they definitely had a bright yellow SAR bird on the books. https://www.historichelicopters.com/Pages/35/Sea-King.html

You probably saw their Whirlwind  :wub: https://www.historichelicopters.com/Pages/30/Whirlwind.html

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5772 on: October 27, 2020, 09:31:31 am »

No, they definitely had a bright yellow SAR bird on the books. https://www.historichelicopters.com/Pages/35/Sea-King.html

You probably saw their Whirlwind  :wub: https://www.historichelicopters.com/Pages/30/Whirlwind.html


Yes, could be right. Apart from the landing gear fairings on a Sea King, they'd look pretty similar from the back.

I wonder where it was going on a murky Monday over Northants? Maybe back to Weston, as it's in that direction, which then raises the question, where had it been?
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5773 on: October 27, 2020, 10:24:54 am »
I'm pretty sure they have been restoring Belgian Sea Kings.

Not yet, they did buy the 2 last remaining Sea King Mk.48's (serials RS02 and RS04) but due to the Covid pandemic, they are still stored at theyre former home in Koksijde Air Base.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5774 on: October 28, 2020, 04:31:40 am »
Looks as if Historic Helicopters has a yellow Sea King in the air, in addition to the yellow Whirlwind (Facebook video):

https://www.facebook.com/240653452790491/posts/1451044665084691/