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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Xplumberlives » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:28 pm

14:00 a Merlin dropped in to RAF Wittering :D
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:06 pm

Mum spotted Elvington (YAM) on 'A Touch of Frost' tonight :))
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Gaz » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:46 pm

RAF A330, overhead, about an hour ago. Flying from Paris, according to FR24
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Feb 01, 2013 7:27 pm

AH64 Apache inbound to Wittering at 13:16 ;)
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:11 pm

C-17 very high over Wickenby, E3-D Sentry flying over Tesco car park in Market Rasen, a lone Red Arrow doing a high circuit and a loop over Waltham and Scarab 48 (Shadow R1) over Binbrook.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Aceyone » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:13 pm

Bog all over Bromley :(
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Xplumberlives » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:46 pm

Aceyone wrote:Bog all over Bromley :(




You get what you deserve! :p
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Aceyone » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:48 pm

Xplumberlives wrote:
Aceyone wrote:Bog all over Bromley :(




You get what you deserve! :p


Is that why they took away your Harriers ? :p
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Gaz » Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:02 pm

Virgin 747 G-VBIG, low over E.Leics, around lunchtime
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Gaz » Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:16 am

cessna citation low and fast, overhead just now
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Canberra Man » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:22 am

Hi.
In 1942, I did some real spotting. I lived in Grimsby, Lincs and Grimsby had a huge dock and railway system. The docks board organised a spotting system, High points round Grimsby had spotting post's and spotters (My father was one of them) and I used to visit him and look through his huge binoculars. He pointed out a cloud formation and told me where to look and I was looking at a Junkers 88, then the ack ack opened up and he handed me a spare steel helmet, I did feel grown up!! That was happy days. Grimsby was also a test bed for the German anti- personell butterfly bombs. They were killers, children mostly. When I was 18, I was called up in the Royal Artillery ack ack and three months after demob a had joined the RAF and ended up on 617 Squadron at RAF Binbrook, 12 miles from home!!

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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:49 am

Canberra Man wrote:Hi.
In 1942, I did some real spotting. I lived in Grimsby, Lincs and Grimsby had a huge dock and railway system. The docks board organised a spotting system, High points round Grimsby had spotting post's and spotters (My father was one of them) and I used to visit him and look through his huge binoculars. He pointed out a cloud formation and told me where to look and I was looking at a Junkers 88, then the ack ack opened up and he handed me a spare steel helmet, I did feel grown up!! That was happy days. Grimsby was also a test bed for the German anti- personell butterfly bombs. They were killers, children mostly. When I was 18, I was called up in the Royal Artillery ack ack and three months after demob a had joined the RAF and ended up on 617 Squadron at RAF Binbrook, 12 miles from home!!

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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Olicat » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:48 pm

Apache at lunchtime, makes a change!
Fly fast jets and/or C130s over my house please, I'm bored!

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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Aceyone » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:15 pm

Olicat wrote:Apache at lunchtime, makes a change!


So what did it taste like ?
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Jigsaw » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:28 pm

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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Olicat » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:27 pm

Aceyone wrote:
Olicat wrote:Apache at lunchtime, makes a change!


So what did it taste like ?


Bit metallic if you ask me ;)
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Gaz » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:28 am

AN-124 into EMA, early, at about 22:00. Impressive sight, all lit up. I did take some video but it is NOT worth sharing
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:04 am

Lakenheath and Coningsby must have sent everything they have over here this morning! :D
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:18 pm

Not technically a 'spotted' as I didn't actually see it, but I did here the F-86 Sabre "Out of Duxford on a test flight", call up Coningsby on the scanner and ask for a t&g.

Other than that it seemed to be Tornado day, I had 3 at Holbeach range out of Marham (Marham 31, 13, 25), and then two 41 sqn tornado's were doing t&g's and talk downs at Coningsby as we passed by on the way home.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Xplumberlives » Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:36 pm

Once again we seem to have loads of Typhoons and Eagles playing up above us! :D
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Cluny » Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:27 pm

RV8tors practicing over Marsh Gibbon this afternoon :)

Not aviation related but I did spot a Sherman Tank being driven past our unit in Bicester this morning B-)
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:01 pm

Anyone see the Reds today - they were at Waddington and Conningsby - only I forgot and arranged an eye for my mum in Lincoln ~x(
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Jigsaw » Thu Feb 28, 2013 8:05 pm

Mayfly wrote:Anyone see the Reds today - they were at Waddington and Conningsby - only I forgot and arranged an eye for my mum in Lincoln ~x(


Oops :(
Hoping to see them at Kirton in the morning but just had an email advising that our telly is being bloody delivered ~x(
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:54 pm

Saw the Waddington display from our kitchen \:D/
Then we went shopping and timed it perfectly to watch the Typhoon display (at Coningsby), then on the way back from shopping we watched the Reds display :D
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Jigsaw » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:05 pm

Best of a bad bunch from Kirton today. The weather was pants. Was great to see them though.

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