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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:35 pm

Ray C wrote:"Wow" that was low....! Or did you clip on a lens....?

It was fairly low, but they were cropped to take out some of the sky.
I only have a small bridge camera with a fixed lens. Fujifilm Finepix S5800 S800

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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:13 pm

10.15 The Reds, 2 formations of 5 and then No 11, on the way to RIAT I assume.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Aceyone » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:04 pm

Apache,over my house heading east-west,not often we see military here

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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:22 pm

Oooo watcha been up to then?
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Aceyone » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:07 pm

Mayfly wrote:Oooo watcha been up to then?


I think it followed me from Yeovilton :YMDEVIL:
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Kermit » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:35 am

The Sea Vixen has just finished a spectacular display over Yeovilton :D

Great to see her back where she belongs at long last ! \:D/ :ymapplause:

Hope she ll get a few bookings before the end of the season, such a magnificent aircraft.....
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Aceyone » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:08 am

Kermit wrote:The Sea Vixen has just finished a spectacular display over Yeovilton :D

Great to see her back where she belongs at long last ! \:D/ :ymapplause:

Hope she ll get a few bookings before the end of the season, such a magnificent aircraft.....


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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:58 pm

Just had a lovely flypast from my favourite Spit....


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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Sun Jul 21, 2013 4:47 pm

Lanc heading in to Coningsby after RIAT.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:56 pm

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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby 10680 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:17 pm

Connie over Brighton heading South at 12:30.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Dan4th » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:52 pm

10680 wrote:Connie over Brighton heading South at 12:30.


Did she give you a wave?

I was sorry she only had the one
appearance in your country and
that very few got to see her fly....

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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Sat Jul 27, 2013 10:04 am

2 air ambulances just hovered over our house and then landed about 200 yds away.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Jigsaw » Sat Jul 27, 2013 11:32 am

Mayfly wrote:2 air ambulances just hovered over our house and then landed about 200 yds away.


You fallen off DT's wallet again?

Hope all is well obviously ;)
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:23 pm

B17 "Sally B" spotted flying westwards over me at 1439 today. Heading for a display at Cleethorpes.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:00 pm

Jigsaw wrote:
Mayfly wrote:2 air ambulances just hovered over our house and then landed about 200 yds away.


You fallen off DT's wallet again?

Hope all is well obviously ;)



:)) no idea why they were here didn't hear any sirens or see any blue flashing lights.

The Reds flew over about 30 minutes ago in formation - that twice in 10 days - we don't normally get to see them over head that often, I wonder if there been a change to the routing.

Edit:and the Reds again at 19.00 off to Heckington or Cranwell I would think
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:01 pm

Saw the B17 this afternoon over Spalding near Chain Bridge Forge heading back to Duxford, and just now had the Cat fly over, heading back to Duxford as well. Couple of photos taken.

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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Jigsaw » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:49 pm

Quality matters not mate. Pleased you saw them :ymapplause:

Actually had The Blades over here yesterday AND today :-o (obviously transitting)
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:34 pm

A friend of mine on Facebook spotted a Spitfire flying today and took a photograph. Code on the side was KL B.
Any idea on where it is based, and what Mark it is? Don't think it is a BBMF one.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Cluny » Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:27 pm

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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby RLN » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:18 am

KL-B was Al Deere's Spit that was hit by Squire's Spit (KL-A) in a training sortie over Yorkshire in 1940. If the one your friend saw was KL-B it was this one based at Audley End. Needless to say, it isn't the original.

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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:27 pm

RLN. This is his photo.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Cluny » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:36 pm

Ah , not a "real" Spitfire then .
Its one of these ;)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supermarine_Spitfire_Mk_26

In fact its this one , G-CEPL based at Rochester ;)
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby RLN » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:51 pm

In that case it is the one at Audley end which is an 80% scale kit Spit.


This is the link to the AAIB's report on the accident it suffered on first flight.

http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/Spitfire%20Mk%2026,%20G-CEPL%2003-10.pdf
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:48 pm

558 over Metheringham airfield on her way to EK :D
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