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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5790 on: November 28, 2020, 07:18:43 am »

Then the Harrier turned up, did a great low display and ended with a bow to the crowds surrounded by a huge cloud of vapour  :thumbsup:


And drying out the runway at the same time no doubt?  ;D
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5791 on: November 28, 2020, 09:51:20 am »

Then the Harrier turned up, did a great low display and ended with a bow to the crowds surrounded by a huge cloud of vapour  :thumbsup:


And drying out the runway at the same time no doubt?  ;D

It was many years ago, but I can remember a BBC report on ?Farnborough? by Raymond Baxter where he described the Harrier (or it might even have been a Kestrel) bowing to the Royal Box at the end of its performance.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5792 on: November 28, 2020, 02:53:42 pm »

Then the Harrier turned up, did a great low display and ended with a bow to the crowds surrounded by a huge cloud of vapour  :thumbsup:


And drying out the runway at the same time no doubt?  ;D

Absolutely!   :thumbsup:

But it was still wet enough for the Hercules to have its own cloud when it did the Sarajevo short landing, reverse and take off trick!  ;D

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5793 on: November 28, 2020, 08:25:45 pm »
Not over my house but NW Indiana I saw a meteor traveling SE to NW and break up. Green in color, at first I thought it was fireworks!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5794 on: November 29, 2020, 05:13:03 am »
Not over my house but NW Indiana I saw a meteor traveling SE to NW and break up. Green in color, at first I thought it was fireworks!  :thumbsup:

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5795 on: November 29, 2020, 05:30:59 am »
Not over my house but NW Indiana I saw a meteor traveling SE to NW and break up. Green in color, at first I thought it was fireworks!  :thumbsup:

How tragic, was it an F8 or a T7, or some other mark?
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5796 on: November 29, 2020, 07:11:41 am »
Not over my house but NW Indiana I saw a meteor traveling SE to NW and break up. Green in color, at first I thought it was fireworks!  :thumbsup:

How tragic, was it an F8 or a T7, or some other mark?


It may have been a PR19.....................
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5797 on: November 29, 2020, 08:40:41 am »
Cold, dark, foggy, unpleasant, low cloud so no sightings of anything at all. .

As to the meteor, was it in fact  a  late model Farley Fruitbat with the acetylene powered navigation lights flickering and finally going out?
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5798 on: November 29, 2020, 10:39:36 am »
If it was a Meteor then it was a long way from home!
Pretty cool to see. It was gone in about two seconds.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5799 on: November 29, 2020, 11:33:27 pm »
Not over my house but NW Indiana I saw a meteor traveling SE to NW and break up. Green in color, at first I thought it was fireworks!  :thumbsup:

How tragic, was it an F8 or a T7, or some other mark?


It may have been a PR19.....................

Or a PR29 from Downunder...   :thumbsup:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5800 on: November 30, 2020, 01:53:38 am »
https://fb.watch/21knElwfs1/

Friend of mine sent me pics, and pointed me in the direction of Briggs Aero in Gander, NL. She sure looks good coming into the snow like that ! 3 F-35s and a Voyageur. I'm guessing they are heading to their new home.



This brings back brilliant memories of seeing a Harrier in the hover at North Weald airshow some time in the 90s. It was a dreary damp day, drizzle every half hour and puddles everywhere. Big delays in events.
Then the Harrier turned up, did a great low display and ended with a bow to the crowds surrounded by a huge cloud of vapour  :thumbsup:

We had a Harrier GR3 over here as well in the eighties, from no 4 sqn, If my memory serves. And it sure did the bow. Somewhere, I still think I have a sticker I begged from the ground crew.
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5801 on: December 02, 2020, 12:44:33 pm »
Over the house several times over the last few weeks.  ;D

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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5802 on: December 02, 2020, 01:53:44 pm »
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5803 on: December 02, 2020, 02:27:40 pm »
AND with retractable floats too.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Seen Over Your House Today
« Reply #5804 on: December 02, 2020, 03:34:34 pm »
AND with retractable floats too.  :thumbsup:

Isn't that a standard feature on all Grumman Goose?  :unsure: