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Anyone for a fly-past?
« on: 09 July 2018, 11:49:53 »

If you're in the London area tomorrow (1:00 PM 10 July) then the RAF are having a centenary flypast over Buckingham Palace (assuming their navigational skills allow them to find it  ;D).

100 aircraft will form up over East Anglia, then fly in past Ipswich, Colchester, over London, and disperse to the west. Heathrow is going to 'pause' for up to 15 minutes to allow some of the formations to pass overhead. If you can read Aeronautical-ese, details are here :

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/593e87342e69cf4a3e148bb4/t/5b365c78f950b77e28c3a55d/1530289310313/RAF+100+2018+ACN+V2.pdf

Unlikely there will be this big a flypast (of manned aircraft anyway) over the smoke ever again.
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #1 on: 09 July 2018, 13:36:54 »

Have we got 100 serviceable aircraft or are some going to go around twice or maybe three times ?   ;D
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #2 on: 09 July 2018, 14:42:42 »

Have we got 100 serviceable aircraft or are some going to go around twice or maybe three times ?   ;D

We'll find that out tomorrow. So far, for the practices they've launched 26 Typhoons from Coningsby in order to be sure of getting 22 serviceable ones into the 'surprise' 100 formation. Add to that it's 9 Red Arrows, 8 BBMF (Spitfires/Hurricanes/Lancaster/Dacota), 9 Hawk T1's (Leeming based but operating Wittering->Boscombe down) 9 Hawk T2's (Valley based, operating Linton->Odiham), 9 Tucanos (Linton based, operating Wattisham->Linton), 7 Tornados (Marham->Marham), 3  F35's (Marham->Marham but if more than one goes tech expect Tonkas to fill in), a mix of about 12 choppers (Chinook, Puma, Juno, Jupiter), and then one each E3, Voyager, A400, C-17, Bae146, Sentinel and a few other bits and bobs and it should just about be do-able.
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #3 on: 09 July 2018, 15:02:17 »

Was planning to head to 7th floor of our new carpark for this and try to get some snaps, as we are parallel to the Heathrow flight path. (Osterley) But someone scheduled a meeting for this time  >:(

Normally I'd chance it, but it's a my project board one.  :(
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #4 on: 09 July 2018, 15:05:45 »

Was planning to head to 7th floor of our new carpark for this and try to get some snaps, as we are parallel to the Heathrow flight path. (Osterley) But someone scheduled a meeting for this time  >:(

Normally I'd chance it, but it's a my project board one.  :(

Oops - I don't suppose you forgot to book the meeting room, so it'll have to be al-fresco on the roof?  ::)
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #5 on: 09 July 2018, 15:38:25 »

Was planning to head to 7th floor of our new carpark for this and try to get some snaps, as we are parallel to the Heathrow flight path. (Osterley) But someone scheduled a meeting for this time  >:(

Normally I'd chance it, but it's a my project board one.  :(

Oops - I don't suppose you forgot to book the meeting room, so it'll have to be al-fresco on the roof?  ::)

I could suggest that  :D

Sadly, it's not my room booking otherwise it may have mistakenly been "deleted"  ;D
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #6 on: 09 July 2018, 16:43:55 »

Was planning to head to 7th floor of our new carpark for this and try to get some snaps, as we are parallel to the Heathrow flight path. (Osterley) But someone scheduled a meeting for this time  >:(

Normally I'd chance it, but it's a my project board one.  :(


I assume you use an online planner (outlook or whatever) , you were a bit slow on marking the time in your planner as busy  ::) ;D
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #7 on: 09 July 2018, 17:04:39 »

We had a flight of helicopters come over us no idea what they were but it did include about 4 V2 ospreys . They went over just before 1500 then came back over about half hour later
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #8 on: 09 July 2018, 17:11:47 »

We had a flight of helicopters come over us no idea what they were but it did include about 4 V2 ospreys . They went over just before 1500 then came back over about half hour later

3 Ospreys (168292, 168306 and 168324) plus 2 VH60's (perm any two from 163260/261/265). Temporary based at Northolt for the Trumpster later in the week. Today was the heli-convoy practice from Northolt up to Stansted, and back via a top secret military establishment beginning with Sand, and ending with Sir Geoff Hurst  8) . Expect a repeat appearance on Thursday/Friday, though this time the guns will probably be loaded.
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #9 on: 09 July 2018, 18:01:38 »

I shall go out in the garden and look skywards tomorrow.  Should be quite a sight, hopefully.  :y
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #10 on: 09 July 2018, 19:21:41 »

Saw that in the paper.

Would be fantastic to see. I had never heard of some on the list like the prefect. Have googled them since .

Will have to watch on TV.

Salisbury next years Main Armed Forces day site with Scarborough the following year. That will be absolutely brilliant for the fly pasts.
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #11 on: 09 July 2018, 20:27:19 »

Late again as usual :D The centenary was actually April 1st when the RAF officially came into being when the RFC[Royal Flying Corps]and RNAS[Royal Naval Air Service]were combined into one unified command.Navy later got its air arm back again re-branded the FAA[Fleet Air Arm]
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« Reply #12 on: 09 July 2018, 20:36:22 »

Late again as usual :D The centenary was actually April 1st when the RAF officially came into being when the RFC[Royal Flying Corps]and RNAS[Royal Naval Air Service]were combined into one unified command.

April 1st this year was a Sunday. The RAF don't do weekends ;D

Navy later got its air arm back again re-branded the FAA[Fleet Air Arm]

Yes, because as one RAF Harrier pilot once told me, "I didn't join the Air Force to sail about on a boat".
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #13 on: 09 July 2018, 21:12:00 »

Saw a 747 which looked as though it was flying into Mildenhall yesterday. Maybe a dry run for Donald, (unless he,s holed up there already). Also today there was a military chopper, (not sure what make :-[) very low over the A143 coming home from Diss.
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #14 on: 09 July 2018, 21:43:15 »

We had a flight of helicopters come over us no idea what they were but it did include about 4 V2 ospreys . They went over just before 1500 then came back over about half hour later

3 Ospreys (168292, 168306 and 168324) plus 2 VH60's (perm any two from 163260/261/265). Temporary based at Northolt for the Trumpster later in the week. Today was the heli-convoy practice from Northolt up to Stansted, and back via a top secret military establishment beginning with Sand, and ending with Sir Geoff Hurst  8) . Expect a repeat appearance on Thursday/Friday, though this time the guns will probably be loaded.

I did hear fighter aircraft today where I live just over a mile from the mentioned top secret military establishment, so I will listen out tomorrow and arm myself with my DSLR but there are many trees in the vicinity of my house including two oaks in my front garden, so viewing maybe limited. :-\ :-[
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #15 on: 09 July 2018, 22:05:43 »

Saw a 747 which looked as though it was flying into Mildenhall yesterday. Maybe a dry run for Donald, (unless he,s holed up there already). Also today there was a military chopper, (not sure what make :-[) very low over the A143 coming home from Diss.

Civil 747's are relatively common into Mildenhall - It's cheaper to hire them than the USAF using their own transport types (C-17/C-5). This one was nothing to do with "The Donald". The only known expected movement is the "Escape Jet" (A Military B757 09-0015) which arrived about an hour or so ago. They'll probably squirrel that away in a base hangar somewhere. "The Donald" is due into Brussels late Wednesday/Early Thursday on AF-1, and will fly later in the day to Stansted.

Can't help with the chopper over the A143 - there are dozens of them based at Wattisham.
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #16 on: 09 July 2018, 22:53:13 »

On Sunday at about middayish I heard loud aircraft noises so went out to see and there was what looked like an airliner and 2 fighter jets heading east.  It looked like they were escorting the airliner, but as I watched another large plane appeared and so there were 2 large planes and 2 fighters.

I assumed then that they were RAF?  :-\  ???
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #17 on: 10 July 2018, 06:35:14 »

Would anyone know if the flypast is likely to be over Witham, or will I have to go somewhere else to see it?

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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #18 on: 10 July 2018, 08:20:43 »

The ones I have observed in the past have flown straight down the A12 Ron, so I would think you will see them.
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #19 on: 10 July 2018, 09:31:06 »

Thanks Albs: the usual navigational aid then - follow the railway line!  ;D

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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #20 on: 10 July 2018, 09:48:28 »

Thanks Albs: the usual navigational aid then - follow the railway line!  ;D

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I know a chap who got lost on his qualifying helicopter flight... From Shoreham to Redhill...

He eventually found the M23/M25 junction and was able to figure out where he was ;D
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #21 on: 10 July 2018, 09:57:19 »

Thanks Albs: the usual navigational aid then - follow the railway line!  ;D

Ron.
I know a chap who got lost on his qualifying helicopter flight... From Shoreham to Redhill...

He eventually found the M23/M25 junction and was able to figure out where he was ;D


I know someone who regularly used binoculars and a roadmap for navigation :o
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #22 on: 10 July 2018, 10:03:07 »

Heard a story a while back of a US navy F18 pilot who used his smart watch c/w google maps to navigate home after yet another cabin pressurisation problem had frosted up the inside of the cockpit and totally screwed up all the glass displays  :(

Apparently the poor bugger was in quite a bad way with frostbite by the time he got back  :(
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #23 on: 10 July 2018, 10:41:12 »

Speaking of aircraft, is there a source of 'touch and go' landings? Going home last night via Hatton Cross as usual, as we came to the BP garage I had a lovely view of a Etihad A380 coming into land, looking rather smart in their gold livery.

Perfect timing as we drove past had a great view of it coming into land, but then I noticed it almost taking off straight away again. Sure it did a touch and go, there were reports of a fire near the airport but other aircraft were also taking off.

Car share buddy thought another aircraft was taxing on hence the sudden take off  :o

We watched it loop around as we made our way to M25, it was last night at around 6pm.
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #24 on: 10 July 2018, 10:50:38 »

Probably just an unstable approach for some reason. Better to go around and have another go.

Unless you're flying a glider. ::)
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #25 on: 10 July 2018, 11:20:41 »

Aborted landings are reasonably common... Two or three go arounds a day at Gatwick... Reasons are anything from a ditherer taking off all the way through to a brain fart*. :D

When it's busy, it's not unusual for arrivals separation to slip a bit. I vaguely recall an apt mantra from learning to sail... If in doubt, go about. Basically, you'll only opps it up once, but by taking a step back, you will get another go. :y

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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #26 on: 10 July 2018, 13:11:15 »

That all went well. I particularly like the '100' formation.  :y
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« Reply #27 on: 10 July 2018, 13:14:44 »

Just watched them go past in the distance from the bedroom window. Not close enough to see any detail apart from big and small.
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« Reply #28 on: 10 July 2018, 13:23:01 »

 I was standing on the roof of the Uni and saw several of them in the distance, west side of Colchester

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« Reply #29 on: 10 July 2018, 13:48:35 »

I might have been out nearly 30 years but seeing that lot still brought a lump to my throat  :)

I must say, I don't know who the Man Waaf was who was taking the parade but I wouldn't argue with her  ;D
It first glance, I thought Camila had squeezed into a uniform and sneaked out there  ;D
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« Reply #30 on: 10 July 2018, 13:51:14 »

That was quite something. :y

Loved the "100" formation of 22 typhoons.

Thought PA474 was routing back over me for a minute, then she turned and overflew Basingrad instead. >:(
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #31 on: 10 July 2018, 14:31:55 »

Looked pretty good over Witham, and oh, the sound of that Lancaster!  8) 8) 8) :y

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« Reply #32 on: 10 July 2018, 17:06:32 »

You know the answer to that Ron. Don't watch the Bolshevik brainwashing corporation.  ;)
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« Reply #33 on: 10 July 2018, 17:18:01 »

Looked pretty good over Witham, and oh, the sound of that Lancaster!  8) 8) 8) :y

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P.S. Far too much of the god-botherers in the BBC coverage; we want REAL pilots, not sky pilots.

That's interesting Ron. You obviously missed an interview the BBC did in their coverage, shortly after it started at 0915, with two Bomber Command crew, both who served on Lancs; one as a tail gunner (how did any of them survive, although I knew one personally) and the other a navigator. Very great, interesting men.  The BBC also heavily outlined the history from Lord Trenchard forming the RAF in 1918, and then how the RAF lost 110,000 during WW2, half of that (55,573) in bomber Command alone. :'( :'( :'( :'(

Interesting stuff, and I hope the young were allowed to watch it all in their schools, as those old boys - hero's - and sources of primary historical reference are disappearing fast!
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« Reply #34 on: 10 July 2018, 17:20:36 »

Most of the fixed wing stuff flew straight over my house :y
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #35 on: 10 July 2018, 17:21:46 »

Looked pretty good over Witham, and oh, the sound of that Lancaster!  8) 8) 8) :y

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P.S. Far too much of the god-botherers in the BBC coverage; we want REAL pilots, not sky pilots.

That's interesting Ron. You obviously missed an interview the BBC did in their coverage, shortly after it started at 0915, with two Bomber Command crew, both who served on Lancs; one as a tail gunner (how did any of them survive, although I knew one personally) and the other a navigator. Very great, interesting men.  The BBC also heavily outlined the history from Lord Trenchard forming the RAF in 1918, and then how the RAF lost 110,000 during WW2, half of that (55,573) in bomber Command alone. :'( :'( :'( :'(

Interesting stuff, and I hope the young were allowed to watch it all in their schools, as those old boys - hero's - and sources of primary historical reference are disappearing fast!
Do you really think that todays children are remotely interested in the history of the RAF? Or either of the world wars? I can tell you, they are not.
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #36 on: 10 July 2018, 17:25:22 »

Looked pretty good over Witham, and oh, the sound of that Lancaster!  8) 8) 8) :y

Ron.


P.S. Far too much of the god-botherers in the BBC coverage; we want REAL pilots, not sky pilots.

That's interesting Ron. You obviously missed an interview the BBC did in their coverage, shortly after it started at 0915, with two Bomber Command crew, both who served on Lancs; one as a tail gunner (how did any of them survive, although I knew one personally) and the other a navigator. Very great, interesting men.  The BBC also heavily outlined the history from Lord Trenchard forming the RAF in 1918, and then how the RAF lost 110,000 during WW2, half of that (55,573) in bomber Command alone. :'( :'( :'( :'(

Interesting stuff, and I hope the young were allowed to watch it all in their schools, as those old boys - hero's - and sources of primary historical reference are disappearing fast!
Do you really think that todays children are remotely interested in the history of the RAF? Or either of the world wars? I can tell you, they are not.

The children I know, one a 7 year old grandson loves me talking about history, especially the wars, as did my children.

Don't underrate the children of today, just because a minority are completely [breakless]** and care for fxck all! ::) ::) :D :D ;)

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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #37 on: 10 July 2018, 17:34:26 »

Looked pretty good over Witham, and oh, the sound of that Lancaster!  8) 8) 8) :y

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That's interesting Ron. You obviously missed an interview the BBC did in their coverage, shortly after it started at 0915, with two Bomber Command crew, both who served on Lancs; one as a tail gunner (how did any of them survive, although I knew one personally) and the other a navigator. Very great, interesting men.  The BBC also heavily outlined the history from Lord Trenchard forming the RAF in 1918, and then how the RAF lost 110,000 during WW2, half of that (55,573) in bomber Command alone. :'( :'( :'( :'(

Interesting stuff, and I hope the young were allowed to watch it all in their schools, as those old boys - hero's - and sources of primary historical reference are disappearing fast!
Do you really think that todays children are remotely interested in the history of the RAF? Or either of the world wars? I can tell you, they are not.

The children I know, one a 7 year old grandson loves me talking about history, especially the wars, as did my children.

Don't underrate the children of today, just because a minority are completely breakless and care for fxck all! ::) ::) :D :D ;)
I'm not underrating them, Lizzie, I am stating fact from my experience. My wife is head of a Church of England school, 500 children and 97% of them are Muslim speaking over 30 different languages. The are not breakless, as you put it, they are innocent little children. What interest would they have in something like this? My son has no interest in wars that happened 70 and 100 years ago, and I don't expect, nor want, him to.
The world is a totally different place and, while we of a certain generation might want to remember the dead, they have no concept of what it means, and I am not about to educate them.

FFS, it could even make them think that we're still important in the world, when all we are is yesterdays news.

My two examples are just two random ones that I can think of. But I was 'out and about' during this mornings 'celebration' and, I would suggest, was most of the country, esp. the young.
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #38 on: 10 July 2018, 17:38:02 »

No more to say. Those who lost their lives were heroes, but I don't want, or expect, todays youngsters to have to pay homage to them.
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #39 on: 10 July 2018, 18:33:49 »

Looked pretty good over Witham, and oh, the sound of that Lancaster!  8) 8) 8) :y

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That's interesting Ron. You obviously missed an interview the BBC did in their coverage, shortly after it started at 0915, with two Bomber Command crew, both who served on Lancs; one as a tail gunner (how did any of them survive, although I knew one personally) and the other a navigator. Very great, interesting men.  The BBC also heavily outlined the history from Lord Trenchard forming the RAF in 1918, and then how the RAF lost 110,000 during WW2, half of that (55,573) in bomber Command alone. :'( :'( :'( :'(

Interesting stuff, and I hope the young were allowed to watch it all in their schools, as those old boys - hero's - and sources of primary historical reference are disappearing fast!
Do you really think that todays children are remotely interested in the history of the RAF? Or either of the world wars? I can tell you, they are not.

The children I know, one a 7 year old grandson loves me talking about history, especially the wars, as did my children.

Don't underrate the children of today, just because a minority are completely [breakless]** and care for fxck all! ::) ::) :D :D ;)

I am trying to type f-e-c-k-l-e-s-s, burt keep getting "breakless"!!
That's because got fed up with me using f e c k instead of f * c k.  ;D Now I use fick.  ::)
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #40 on: 10 July 2018, 18:47:05 »

I understand completely where you are coming from STEMO and I think most of us would love to not have to think of wars ever again.

But, unfortunately, man loves to war, and especially the Muslim children you mention will think of the wars going on currently in much of the eastern Islamic world.  For all children (and at the bottom of my post I explained I wanted to say "f-e-c-k-l-e-s-s, but the OOF didn't want to show that word!) they do need to know what war is, the awful truth about the biggest mistake mankind can make, and what exactly it does to everyone involved.  Then, MAYBE, the new generations will not repeat the errors of history and highlight to them that it is the young who have to fight and suffer the most.  No more do we want war glamourised, so that young men join up in 100's of thousands to have a "jolly" and "exciting" war against who ever our country has fallen out with and failed, diplomatically, to resolve the major issues. That is what happened in 1914 as young men were excited about having a go at the Hun, with it all being over before that Christmas!

Imagine a world again, without the knowledge of the effects of war, going joyfully to war as the young have never been taught what can happen in a day, let alone over years, with 20,000 of their kind killed in one day, and in future wars possibly millions in a day.

When children are old enough they need to know the horrors; maybe then we can eradicate that form of extended diplomacy, but only if everyone continues to understand what war is.

That is my opinion coming from a military family who suffered war losses, and also fully understands what my pacifist, but a senior Royal Navy NCO, believed after having his father blown to bits by a German bomb.  He always said it was better to be red than dead, but wanted all the young to understand the terrors of war.
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #41 on: 10 July 2018, 18:50:44 »

Looked pretty good over Witham, and oh, the sound of that Lancaster!  8) 8) 8) :y

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That's interesting Ron. You obviously missed an interview the BBC did in their coverage, shortly after it started at 0915, with two Bomber Command crew, both who served on Lancs; one as a tail gunner (how did any of them survive, although I knew one personally) and the other a navigator. Very great, interesting men.  The BBC also heavily outlined the history from Lord Trenchard forming the RAF in 1918, and then how the RAF lost 110,000 during WW2, half of that (55,573) in bomber Command alone. :'( :'( :'( :'(

Interesting stuff, and I hope the young were allowed to watch it all in their schools, as those old boys - hero's - and sources of primary historical reference are disappearing fast!
Do you really think that todays children are remotely interested in the history of the RAF? Or either of the world wars? I can tell you, they are not.

The children I know, one a 7 year old grandson loves me talking about history, especially the wars, as did my children.

Don't underrate the children of today, just because a minority are completely [breakless]** and care for fxck all! ::) ::) :D :D ;)

I am trying to type f-e-c-k-l-e-s-s, burt keep getting "breakless"!!
That's because got fed up with me using f e c k instead of f * c k.  ;D Now I use fick.  ::)

Ah, so it is you to blame! ;D ;D ;D :y
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #42 on: 10 July 2018, 19:18:03 »

My 14 year old loved watching it on TV, helpfully on an inset day.
But he does love that sort of stuff, and in Air cadets has been known to let other people have a go when he knows too much history ;D

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« Reply #43 on: 10 July 2018, 21:18:58 »

My Grandfather George Parsons was a driver/mechanic in the RNAS during the First World War and was transferred to the RAF when it was formed.  :y
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #44 on: 11 July 2018, 08:14:30 »

Treated to our own personal airshow at Tunnies Towers yesterday, 2 Apaches overhead for a hour or so, then what must have been all the Chinooks that took part.

We are right next door to Sandhurst Military Academy, I think they have approval for low
Flight? As they come in mega, mega low over our house.
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« Reply #45 on: 11 July 2018, 11:12:12 »

On Sunday at about middayish I heard loud aircraft noises so went out to see and there was what looked like an airliner and 2 fighter jets heading east.  It looked like they were escorting the airliner, but as I watched another large plane appeared and so there were 2 large planes and 2 fighters.

I assumed then that they were RAF?  :-\  ???

As I said, the RAF don't do weekends. The balloon would have to go up before they got out of bed on a Saturday or Sunday ;D

They were a French Navy Falcon 50 , and two French navy Rafale fighter jets. They left the airshow at Yeovilton on their way home together, and did a photo-shoot over Lyme Bay. 
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« Reply #46 on: 11 July 2018, 11:19:28 »

Treated to our own personal airshow at Tunnies Towers yesterday, 2 Apaches overhead for a hour or so, then what must have been all the Chinooks that took part.

We are right next door to Sandhurst Military Academy, I think they have approval for low
Flight? As they come in mega, mega low over our house.

They're practicing for the Trumpster, or more accurately what to do if any protesters get too close. Several reports of fast roping practice from Chinooks and the SAS Dauphins.
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« Reply #47 on: 11 July 2018, 11:32:20 »

Any room in your garden for a tethered balloon, Tunnie?  ;D
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #48 on: 11 July 2018, 14:21:49 »

Treated to our own personal airshow at Tunnies Towers yesterday, 2 Apaches overhead for a hour or so, then what must have been all the Chinooks that took part.

We are right next door to Sandhurst Military Academy, I think they have approval for low
Flight? As they come in mega, mega low over our house.

They're practicing for the Trumpster, or more accurately what to do if any protesters get too close. Several reports of fast roping practice from Chinooks and the SAS Dauphins.

I saw this!!! I saw a Chinook take off with ropes at either end, Initially I thought it was carrying something. So good to know!

Any room in your garden for a tethered balloon, Tunnie?  ;D

Plenty  :)
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #49 on: 11 July 2018, 15:14:35 »

Speaking of Chinooks, did I mention that I'm going for a jolly in one in a couple of weeks? :D
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« Reply #50 on: 11 July 2018, 15:25:58 »

Speaking of Chinooks, did I mention that I'm going for a jolly in one in a couple of weeks? :D

I'd have thought, as a glider pilot, you'd already know better than to get into anything where the wings are moving faster than the fuselage? ;D
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« Reply #51 on: 11 July 2018, 15:35:17 »

Speaking of Chinooks, did I mention that I'm going for a jolly in one in a couple of weeks? :D

I'd have thought, as a glider pilot, you'd already know better than to get into anything where the wings are moving faster than the fuselage? ;D

 ;D ;D

I'd quite like one as a mum bus replacement  :D

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« Reply #52 on: 11 July 2018, 17:12:06 »

Speaking of Chinooks, did I mention that I'm going for a jolly in one in a couple of weeks? :D

I'd have thought, as a glider pilot, you'd already know better than to get into anything where the wings are moving faster than the fuselage? ;D

 ;D ;D

I'd quite like one as a mum bus replacement  :D

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« Reply #53 on: 11 July 2018, 17:36:26 »

Speaking of Chinooks, did I mention that I'm going for a jolly in one in a couple of weeks? :D

I'd have thought, as a glider pilot, you'd already know better than to get into anything where the wings are moving faster than the fuselage? ;D

 ;D ;D

I'd quite like one as a mum bus replacement  :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AK8nU0RdCQ

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« Reply #54 on: 11 July 2018, 17:40:19 »

Think my driving style has changed, as Iím not really concerned with fuel costs these days  :D
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« Reply #55 on: 11 July 2018, 17:51:05 »

Speaking of Chinooks, did I mention that I'm going for a jolly in one in a couple of weeks? :D

I'd have thought, as a glider pilot, you'd already know better than to get into anything where the wings are moving faster than the fuselage? ;D

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« Reply #56 on: 11 July 2018, 19:09:33 »

Hereís a nice one...
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« Reply #57 on: 11 July 2018, 19:11:50 »

Speaking of Chinooks, did I mention that I'm going for a jolly in one in a couple of weeks? :D

I'd have thought, as a glider pilot, you'd already know better than to get into anything where the wings are moving faster than the fuselage? ;D

 ;D ;D

I'd quite like one as a mum bus replacement  :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AK8nU0RdCQ

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You'll struggle to get one car seat in it, let alone three... ::)
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Re: Anyone for a fly-past?
« Reply #58 on: 12 July 2018, 01:09:20 »

On Sunday at about middayish I heard loud aircraft noises so went out to see and there was what looked like an airliner and 2 fighter jets heading east.  It looked like they were escorting the airliner, but as I watched another large plane appeared and so there were 2 large planes and 2 fighters.

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Thanks!  :y
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