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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:44 pm

4 small planes past my house (in the distance) heading towards Bourne (or that direction). May have been the Blades, or similar. Couldn't see any colour on them. Took a picture or two. Will see what I can make out.

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They are the Blades. Can make out the orange colour on them. Photo has been cropped to bring aircraft closer. It is the best I can do :(.
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A friend of mine went to Coningsby today and went on the BBMF tour. Just before they left, XH558 flew over the the airfield.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby MadNaddy » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:52 am

I was minding my own business ( :-o ) chatting with the little princess in the garden when I heard a wonderful sound.......... I looked skywards and there, flying quite low was a Herc \:D/ I legged it round the back of the house, yelled Cam to GET HERE NOW! (the only language to get a 15yr old boy off his butt anytime soon) and he was :-o too!

We stood, very quiet, watching it saunter across the sky......

Didn't have my phone handy let alone my camera - sorry guys.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby RLN » Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:45 pm

Naddy, I'm surprised a 15 year old understands English. :D Last time I saw him at Brunty, he'd grown. Good lad.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Fri Aug 16, 2013 1:35 pm

Very early this morning, the police helicopter was circling over near where I live. It came from, and went back, towards Bourne. Where is the police helicopter based please?
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 6:08 pm

Red Arrows heading into Scampton just now, right over my back garden :ymapplause: :ymapplause: \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ :D :D
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:43 pm

Mum just spottd the Saudi Herc South of Lincoln, I missed it =)) =))
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:16 pm

Air Ambulance past my house at about 1115 today. Heading into Spalding for this.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Kermit » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:42 am

Landed at Doncaster airport today, Slingsby Firefly and the massive Antonov ! Spotters paradise ! :D
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:27 pm

Police helicopter flying round Peterborough Railway Station from 1400 to 1425 yesterday.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Tue Sep 10, 2013 4:37 pm

Spotted near my house this morning, a pair of Para Gliders.

EDIT: to put in correct term of what I saw.

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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby 350wedge » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:41 pm

Canberra XH134 spotted flying over Ropley on the Mid Hants Railway this afternoon, was a lovely sight to see :D
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:23 pm

558 spotted today. Freightliner 66558 passed through Spalding on a Freightliner train. Diverted from the East Coast Main Line. Photo taken.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:55 am

Lancaster and a little'un right over my house :ymapplause: :ymapplause: :ymapplause: \:D/ \:D/
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Cluny » Sun Sep 29, 2013 3:42 pm

BA A380 [G-XLEB] over my house on decent to LHR from LAX just now :D
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:56 pm

2 Apaches doing strange manoeuvres over our village they circled 3 times apparently not in any ordered fashion :-? and they sped off towards Coningsby
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Thu Jan 16, 2014 11:55 am

Spotted 2 days ago, 14-01-14 @ 1556/7. Prop plane over Peterborough Railway Station. 2 photos. Apologies for bad photos :(.

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Been told it is a Piper Navajo (Chieftain)

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Spotted yesterday, 15-01-14 @ about 1417. Low level flypast from a Hercules Aircraft. Heading towards the area of the Wash. No photo. Too fast.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:33 pm

Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance landed just near me today to deal with a 2 vehicle RTA. Air Ambulance was not needed. Photos of the aircraft taken with permission of a police officer. Stood 30 metres from the aircraft when it took off, bowing towards us before leaving.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Ray C » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:11 pm

What a Great job they do....Also 2 Typhoons over Keswick mid morning today....Low Fast & under
the cloads....Wonderful.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Spitfire » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:30 pm

On Monday I saw a grey Navy Merlin helicopter
Then I saw a Twin Otter going out to the Isles of Scilly at 3000ft
Then I saw the same Twin Otter coming back from the Isles of Scilly at 4000ft

On Tuesday I saw a grey Navy Merlin helicopter
Then I saw a Twin Otter going out to the Isles of Scilly at 3000ft
Then I saw the same Twin Otter coming back from the Isles of Scilly at 4000ft

Today I saw a grey Navy Merlin helicopter AND a grey and red Navy SAR Sea King ....
Then I saw a Twin Otter going out to the Isles of Scilly at 3000ft
Then I saw the same Twin Otter coming back from the Isles of Scilly at 4000ft

Is there a pattern developing :D

Boring living in Cornwall ... aeronautically speaking :( ;)

I am so jealous of you lot up there on what seems like 'The Mainland' :YMSIGH:
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Fri Jan 31, 2014 9:19 am

My high light of the week so far was yesterday when I thought I saw a twin tail and thought 'Oooo an F15' then realised it was 2 Typhoons in close formation!!! :))
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Aceyone » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:15 pm

Spitfire wrote:On Monday I saw a grey Navy Merlin helicopter
Then I saw a Twin Otter going out to the Isles of Scilly at 3000ft
Then I saw the same Twin Otter coming back from the Isles of Scilly at 4000ft

On Tuesday I saw a grey Navy Merlin helicopter
Then I saw a Twin Otter going out to the Isles of Scilly at 3000ft
Then I saw the same Twin Otter coming back from the Isles of Scilly at 4000ft

Today I saw a grey Navy Merlin helicopter AND a grey and red Navy SAR Sea King ....
Then I saw a Twin Otter going out to the Isles of Scilly at 3000ft
Then I saw the same Twin Otter coming back from the Isles of Scilly at 4000ft

Is there a pattern developing :D

Boring living in Cornwall ... aeronautically speaking :( ;)

I am so jealous of you lot up there on what seems like 'The Mainland' :YMSIGH:


You should try living in the Aviation desert that is Kent :(
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Spitfire » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:01 pm

Aceyone wrote:You should try living in the Aviation desert that is Kent :(


But at least you haven't got to drive for 3 hours + to get to anything decent that's aviation orientated - I even have to drive for 90 minutes to get to a damn motorway :p :(
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Aceyone » Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:38 pm

Spitfire wrote:
Aceyone wrote:You should try living in the Aviation desert that is Kent :(


But at least you haven't got to drive for 3 hours + to get to anything decent that's aviation orientated - I even have to drive for 90 minutes to get to a damn motorway :p :(


It takes 3 hours to get through the Dartford tunnel more often than not :p
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:31 pm

2 Typhoons, fast and low over me at 1411. I was waiting for the bus into Spalding. They were heading towards the Wash area.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Thu Mar 06, 2014 6:16 pm

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Emirates A380 over Clapham Junction @ 1139 on March 4th.

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British Airways ??? over Clapham Junction @ 1152 on March 4th.

What is the BA one please? Is it the same type as the Emirates?
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