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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby RLN » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:57 pm

Surely, your bedroom is just upstairs!
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Jigsaw » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:33 am

:)) Sadly that's exactly what I thought :)) :)) :))
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:45 pm

Lancaster Delta Hotel right over the top of Metheringham Visitors Centre this morning :D
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Xplumberlives » Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:23 pm

I had a cracking afternoon with James, we saw Typhoons, Tornados, Tucanos, a Sentinel and a Spitfire! :D






We were parked at the end of Runway 25 at RAF Coningsby!
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Jigsaw » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:22 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:I had a cracking afternoon with James, we saw Typhoons, Tornados, Tucanos, a Sentinel and a Spitfire! :D






We were parked at the end of Runway 25 at RAF Coningsby!


Pics???? :D
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Xplumberlives » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:37 pm

Certainly, I've got a night shift with an ancient computer this evening and the next two, but as soon as I can get them in to my computer at home and do a little post production you shall have some shots of the jets! :D

P.S. The light was wonderful for a couple of hours! ;)
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Jigsaw » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:00 pm

I shall look forward to it ;)
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:09 pm

No vulcan today but I did see PA 474 :D
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:45 pm

No Vulcan today, even though she flew over Spalding :(( :(( :((.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Hazzer111 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 8:50 am

Hoping I might see 'thumper mkIII' today, she's due over Caistor :D
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Sploosher » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:46 pm

Just spotted PA 474 flying past our house in East Yorkshire on its way back to Coningsby \:D/
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Hazzer111 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:15 pm

Pa474 over Caistor bang on time! Shame she didn't fly over the top, didnt see thumper :(
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:10 pm

Delta Hotel of 7 Red and White Hooligans right over the top of our house. :D
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Xplumberlives » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:15 pm

A 28 Sqn Merlin dropped in to Wittering at 18:58 ;)
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:36 pm

Thumper MkIII being photographed at 800 feet over Peterborough! :D

Followed a mile astern by a Tornado with its gear down to slow down!

Shame about the grotty weather
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:54 pm

And here's Memorial 1 and Gibson 1 leaving Coningsby.

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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:12 pm

Two Typhoons over the house and then heading towards Coningsby plus maybe a black chipmunk and, I think, 2 Spitfires heading from Coningsby. Photos taken, so will post if any good.

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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Cluny » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:52 pm

2 x Hunters displaying over Kemble this morning followed by a B-52 in the afternoon at Fairford :)

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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Dan4th » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:16 am

Cluny, you are a constant source of amazement :D

That was Wunnerful :ymapplause:

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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:00 am

:ymapplause: Great job Paul :D
I love how it disappears into a cloud of it's own smoke =)) I wouldn't want to be behind one.
We were hoping it might go over us but we didn't see anything :(( :((





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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Xplumberlives » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:35 am

Nice work Paul, it was great to see her yesterday! ;)
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Sploosher » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:19 pm

Xh558 flew over my car on my way home from Goole at 14:25 hours yesterday, and she was very low \:D/
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:30 pm

It must be ChipFest again as there were loads of Chipmunks in and out of Wickenby today. Sadly we only went out to the pet shop for some meals worms for Skinky, so I didn't bother taking my camera with me.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:57 pm

@ 13:54, Dakota passed low over my house :ymapplause: :ymapplause:.
No photos as I didn't know she was around :( :(.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:27 pm

Shes just flown low over our front garden too from west to east
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