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The Heads up thread!

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 10:57 am

May as well change this to use for anything interesting you hear is going into an airbase/port :D
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Re: Just a heads up.

Postby Dan4th » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:52 pm

Hony::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Just so you know, Galaxies tend to be
very quiet and can sort of sneak up
on you. If you can get an advance warning
via radio/wireless, it might be a good thing.

They also appear to just hang in the sky
due to the sheer size of them.

We get quite a few of them here in Bangor.
The New York ANG in Newburgh, NY, comes
up here for training, touch-and-goes, etc.,
on a regular basis......

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Re: Just a heads up.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:02 pm

I pick up Waddington very clearly on the scanner, so hopefully I'll hear him call up before he gets here, if the winds in the right direction I have a pretty good view of the approach, although not good enough for pics sadly :((

Maybe I'll have a walk to Cherry Willingham (my school was almost directly under neath the approach) with my camera ;) :))
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Re: Just a heads up.

Postby Dan4th » Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:08 pm

Some call C-5s "Majestic".....

Others think they just sort of
Lumber across the Sky....

I like 'em, though. They have a
howl and a moan all their own!

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Re: Just a heads up.

Postby Mayfly » Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:56 pm

FC now have ETA at 17.00hrs local and ETD 19.45L evidently holding at the Harmston end
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Re: Just a heads up.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Tue Apr 12, 2011 6:20 pm

Was just going to say the same thing :D :))

Might change my plans tomorrow and spend a couple of hours at Coningsby then head over to Waddington about half 4 nd see if anything shows up ;) :D

I was getting ab it sick of Coningsby anyway =)) =))
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Re: CANCELLED.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:11 am

Some one just sent me a face book message to say it's cancelled, and FC seem to be confirming this :(

Shame but there you go.
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Re: CANCELLED.

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:12 am

BUM!
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Re: Galaxy into Waddington CANCELLED.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:43 am

Indeed :(( :((
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Re: Galaxy into Waddington CANCELLED.

Postby Mayfly » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:59 pm

Well I'm glad I didn't take my camera into town now with the thought of stopping on my way home! :))
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Re: Galaxy into Waddington CANCELLED.

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:59 pm

They're on about it coming tomorrow now ~x(
I give up chasing planes, I don't know how twitchers do it =)) =))

Lancaster is due an air test tomorrow, would love to go, but can't :((
So just have to hope she comes my way ;) :D
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Re: Galaxy into Waddington CANCELLED.

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:00 pm

Hihonyr8811 wrote:They're on about it coming tomorrow now ~x(
I give up chasing planes, I don't know how twitchers do it =)) =))

Lancaster is due an air test tomorrow, would love to go, but can't :((
So just have to hope she comes my way ;) :D




Still NOT serviced your PUSHBIKE then? :D
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Re: The Heads up thread!

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:01 pm

I'm not cycling 17miles there and 17 back =)) =))
That would take me weeks =)) =))
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Re: The Heads up thread!

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:03 pm

Hihonyr8811 wrote:I'm not cycling 17miles there and 17 back =)) =))
That would take me weeks =)) =))



Not a real spotter then! :-o
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Re: The Heads up thread!

Postby Jigsaw » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:18 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:
Hihonyr8811 wrote:I'm not cycling 17miles there and 17 back =)) =))
That would take me weeks =)) =))



Not a real spotter then! :-o


Do real spotters have sore arses and weak legs then?
Explains a lot about some of them 'on the mound', nudge nudge ;) :))
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Re: The Heads up thread!

Postby Mayfly » Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:22 am

Latest info I have is due in at 10
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Re: The Heads up thread!

Postby Gaz » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:57 am

Helen's put some pics on FB, I reckon they'll be on here soon ;)
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Re: The Heads up thread!

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:02 pm

:D =))

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That was it arriving.

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At the end of the runway (02 end)

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And that was it leaving :D

It has the strangest engine noise I think I have ever heard :))
I heard it coming at least 5 miles away before it actually came into view. I knew it was a big thing, but didn't realise it was that big, but I kind of like it ;) :D


Keep watching till the end, the first bit is taken from quite a way from the approach.

And here's the Lancaster \:D/
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She didn't stay out very long, so I hope there weren't any problems.
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Re: The Heads up thread!

Postby Mayfly » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:18 pm

Well I had a choice today - Finningley - Coningsby - or Waddington so I chose to go Finningley 558 did engine runs. Any ideas when the Dak is up again?
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Re: The Heads up thread!

Postby Jigsaw » Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:32 pm

Mayfly wrote:Well I had a choice today - Finningley - Coningsby - or Waddington so I chose to go Finningley 558 did engine runs. Any ideas when the Dak is up again?


I'd have met you at Finningley If I had known :((

Hey Ho, I got the grass cut :))

C5 has a sound all of it's own eh Helen? I like them :)
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Re: The Heads up thread!

Postby Dan4th » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:07 pm

HA! HA! HAAAAAA!!!!!!

I Loved your Reaction on the Vid!

Glad you can check the C-5 off your list, Helen.....

One reason for the sound is that the engines are,
I believe, unique to the type.....

IMHO, they put the Antonovs to SHAME!

A wonderful and majestic and Superb aircraft!

And if IA ever has to change its name for whatever
reason, I suggest we turn it into "Superb Aircraft"!

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Re: The Heads up thread!

Postby Gaz » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:44 pm

"Wow" is right, Helen!

Bigggg un, innit!?!? :D
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Re: The Heads up thread!

Postby Mayfly » Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:59 pm

A couple of minor snags I believe Helen for the Lanc - looks like she'll up again in the morning
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Re: The Heads up thread!

Postby Dan4th » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:05 pm

God Bless Kelly Johnson!

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Re: The Heads up thread!

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:15 pm

Mayfly wrote:A couple of minor snags I believe Helen for the Lanc - looks like she'll up again in the morning


I thought that might have been the case, she dissapeared off into the distance (about over your house actually =)) =)) sorry =)) ) then suddenly called up to land. Hope they get her fixed for tomorrow :ymapplause: \:D/




I'm so glad we went to see the C5 :ymapplause: we only just got there in time :))
It really impressed me :D Couldn't believe such a big thing took off so fast :-o A maze ing :D .
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