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Postby Wedgy » Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:35 pm

A thread for those aircraft you spot when you are least expecting to.
e.g not at a planned event or at work (MR ;) )

Post photos if you get the chance :D

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Today saw 3 Chinooks in formation whist driving eastbound on the M3 just before Junction 6 (Reading). So, south of the M3 near reading. Puzzled. Will have to look up where they might have been flying from/to when I get home.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Stevieboy » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:37 pm

Wedgy wrote:A thread for those aircraft you spot when you are least expecting to.
e.g not at a planned event or at work (MR ;) )

Post photos if you get the chance :D




Today saw 3 Chinooks in formation whist driving eastbound on the M3 just before Junction 6 (Reading). So, south of the M3 near reading. Puzzled. Will have to look up where they might have been flying from/to when I get home.


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I think that administering us lot has addled your mind. Junction 6 of the M3 is one of the Basingstoke junctions and is pretty close to RAF Odiham and all of it's Chinooks. It's definate Chinook country and you see them all the time on this stretch of the M3.

Don't tell Naddy as she'll have no trouble finding reasons to break down and hang around on the hard shoulder. [-x
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Saracenman » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:44 pm

...and Aldershot isn't far away - Europe's largest military training area! ;)

on my thousands of A303/M3 jaunts, typically I'd see stuff (air or road) either around Aldershot or Salisbury - obvious reasons :D

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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Wedgy » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:30 pm

:-o Well knock me down with a feather! :-o

Ive been doing the M3 up and down nearly every weekend for 2 years and have never seen them before now! Lots of Hercs round Stone Henge though (Salisbury plain obviously).
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Sun May 03, 2009 4:15 pm

not sure this counts but I just seen a Lightning cockpit go by my house - on a trailer obviously - wonder if someone in the village has bought it? as I don't live on a main thoroughfare - hmmmmmmm :-?
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mackrick » Sun May 03, 2009 7:52 pm

Do photos on the approach to Lyneham taken in my back garden count :D
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Xplumberlives » Sun May 03, 2009 9:45 pm

Mackrick wrote:Do photos on the approach to Lyneham taken in my back garden count :D



Of course they do, nice to see you take your work home with you! :-o
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sun May 03, 2009 11:19 pm

Don't know if this counts, but I was listening this

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On approach (on my scanner) into Waddo this morning, whilst we were on the way to Brunty, but didn't see it till we were on th way home, so it's not the best pic in the world :(

The pilot had a very sexy voice though ;) :D
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby MadNaddy » Mon May 04, 2009 11:51 am

Well worth it then Helen just for the dulcet tones ;)
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Mon May 04, 2009 5:27 pm

did he have an american accent Helen?
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Mon May 04, 2009 6:12 pm

Yeah he had a really deep american accent, but it was very nice ;) :))
Shame I didn't get to see him arrive though :))
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby RLN » Mon May 04, 2009 7:03 pm

Cor blimey - how sexist can you get? :p :))
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Wedgy » Tue May 12, 2009 2:49 pm

Lovely low flying Hercules over my house just a minute ago ... beautiful blue sky, bright sunshine ..... NO CAMERA :(

Poor show - I need tips from Mackrick on how to surgically implant a camera to the human body :D
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Tue May 12, 2009 5:35 pm

Wonder if its the same one that went over us about quarter of an hour ago :D :))
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mackrick » Tue May 12, 2009 6:08 pm

Wedgy wrote:Poor show - I need tips from Mackrick on how to surgically implant a camera to the human body :D


Superglue works well mate
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Saracenman » Tue May 12, 2009 6:10 pm

either that Wedgy, or simply join the RAF - they give full photography job training ;)
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mackrick » Tue May 12, 2009 6:11 pm

I have been amiss with the lack of photos recently must try harder :(
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Saracenman » Tue May 12, 2009 6:12 pm

why? have you been on leave? =))
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mackrick » Tue May 12, 2009 6:15 pm

Actually WORKING for a change :-o
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Saracenman » Tue May 12, 2009 6:50 pm

BLOODYHELL!!! :-o

go and wash your mouth out Mackrick! =))
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mackrick » Tue May 12, 2009 6:52 pm

Can't got my camera in my hand :p
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Wedgy » Fri May 22, 2009 7:11 pm

Gazelle over Winterbourne Stoke (A303) :)

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Except this one was all black - looked quite menacing with it's low flying too :ymapplause:
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Pujgnie » Fri May 22, 2009 7:43 pm

Wokka behaving noisely over Bournemouth this afternoon :D
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Sat May 30, 2009 4:41 pm

Lancaster, Spitfire & Hurricane this afternoon off to Waterbeach & Yeldon I believe

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Oh and a balloon from the other day :D

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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Saracenman » Sat May 30, 2009 5:02 pm

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