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Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:38 pm
by Ray C
Minty.....are those aircraft without weapons your posting....! :p

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:43 pm
by Kermit
Dakota landing at Coventry Airport this lunchtime ! Looked and sounded wonderful, but didnt manage to get markings. Wonder if that s one of the aeroplanes coming back from Newquay ?? Cant wait to see Airbase open again :D

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:51 pm
by Minty4371
Pair of low flying F15's over my house a few minutes ago. Slightly higher than the Typhoons I saw on 3rd March.

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:08 am
by Mayfly
A bit late but a Spit and the Dak were out on Tuesday - very nice nice to see.

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:07 pm
by Kermit
Shackleton on full chat, followed by Nimrod reorganising the grass , both at Coventry Airport this lunchtime !

Several Iconic people there so should be a video some time soon....
Well done both teams, great to see and hear :D

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:54 pm
by Old Rigger
What with the Lancaster yesterday, the Typhoon this morning and the Dakota most of the afternoon displaying I think I will start making sure my cameras are charged and with me as it looks like the practicing has started for the airshow season, tried my mobile phone with the Dakota but not very good.

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 8:10 pm
by Mayfly
We went into Lincoln yesterday as the Lanc was flying over Branston - nice to see.

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 11:27 am
by Minty4371
Low flying Hercules aircraft over our house at 1124. :)

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 2:33 pm
by Aceyone
4 Starlings,3 Sparrows and a single Ring-Necked Parakeet is all I got :(

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 5:27 pm
by Kermit
Looking gorgeous this afternoon at Bruntingthorpe, VC 10 sitting patiently on the pan, probably counting the days untile her first fast taxi on May 25th !
Not to be missed....

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Sun May 25, 2014 6:54 pm
by Kermit
Victor, Canberra, Buccaneers, JPs, Delphin, Nimrod, Lightning, etc, all on full chat at Bruntingthorpe today, the place was packed, and the VC10 closed the day, with the BBMF Spitfire arriving just as she was getting on to the pan. Perfect. Cannot believe how loud the VC10 was, a spectacular first taxi. :ymapplause:
And not a drop of rain, either ! :D

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 11:31 am
by Old Rigger
C17 just landed at RAF Waddington and once again no camera handy.

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:40 pm
by Kermit
XH558 has just taken off from Finningley for her first flight of the year ! :D :D :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 12:55 pm
by Mayfly
Overhead twice here - on her way south and again back north bound

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2014 6:01 pm
by Old Rigger
Well I mentioned to my manager that 558 had taken off for its first air test (having seen Kermit's post) and told him that in the past she would fly over Coninsgby and Waddington, all off a sudden he said could that be her looked out of the window and sure enough slow, low & quiet (but still unmistakable as a Vulcan) right down the runway. No ruddy camera again :(

Followed by the C17 departing, Sentinal and a few prop jobs and finally a Typhoon.

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:23 am
by Hihonyr8811
Couldn't see her but I could hear 558 when I was in the day surgical unit at Lincoln county hospital on Monday, sadly I had no window view :((
And then yesterday I tracked her all the way around my house plus the display practice at Scampton and didn't see her once =)) :)) Sounded good though ;) :D

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:30 pm
by Spitfire
Really exciting for down here ... but at 7.55 am today a lone FRADU (Fleet Requirements and Air Direction Unit) black Hawk streaked over our house at low level ... dashed out of the house to see him disappearing over the sand dunes towards the sea going NE ....lovely to hear a military jet down here ..

Not this one ;) just to get a flavour ... ;)
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I understand there is some sort of military exercise going on down here at the moment - perhaps its to do with that :D

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 3:42 pm
by Mayfly
558 airborne and showing on flightradar24

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 5:23 pm
by Crew chief
DC3 in camo and invasion stripes on finals into Coventry, one engine sounding very sick (popping and banging) couldn't see its serial number got down ok though.

CC.

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:54 pm
by Kermit
558 spending the afternoon at Sywell, Northamptonshire, flyipasts with Spitfire and the Blades, then ending the day with a thunderous display before leaving for Waddington. Well done Martin, Phil and Jonathan, we loved it ! And quite a few other airfields etc got a visit too. GREAT ! The ice cream man had not seen her before and couldnt believe her size and decibel level :))

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:23 pm
by Mayfly
558 came over our house too. :D

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:37 pm
by Hihonyr8811
Never saw a thing :)) I think 558 went around us, as we ended up at Coningsby in the end and she was west of there according to the scanner. Oh well.
I did see an Osprey though \:D/ \:D/

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Plus the A400 and 2 F-16s (Turkish Air Force).

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Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:38 pm
by RLN
E-3D Sentry about 1,000ft over the house as I was watering the garden at 19.10.

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:16 am
by Minty4371
Chinook over Spalding at 16:57 yesterday.

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:39 am
by Spitfire
Didn't get time to get a decent photo but caught a glimpse - in the distance - of the Classic Airforce Rapide - G-AGTM - 'Sybille' yesterday ...

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Just as an aside I asked a friend who is involved with CAF why 'Sybille' ?

He explained about the name and he told me about Sybille Gautrey ...

From the website ...
Remembering Sybille

Sybille Gautrey was a superb volunteer pilot. Tango Mike was one of her particular loves, and she flew it as skilfully and considerately as she did all of our precious charges.

Tragically, Sybille lost her life as a passenger in a modern aircraft in 2008. We'll always miss her cheerfulness and enthusiasm for a job that was the absolute focus of her life.

Tango Mike has been christened in fond memory of a great friend.

Sybille Gautry
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What a beautiful tribute to a person - to name an Iconic Classic Aircraft after someone in perpetuity is amazing.

Sybille was killed in an accident which is tragic in it's circumstances - one of those 'perfect storm' incidents where things combine to create a devastating mid air collision and 5 people lost their lives. Sybille was a passenger in a Cessna 402C aircraft G-EYES.

The CAA report on the aircraft in which she died is here should you want to read it ...
http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/8-2010%20G-BOLZ%20G-EYES.pdf