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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:54 pm

Anyone any idea where the Reds are off to?

Just gone over here in V formation rather than the normal transit of 4 & 5.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:24 pm

Mayfly wrote:Anyone any idea where the Reds are off to?

Just gone over here in V formation rather than the normal transit of 4 & 5.


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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:40 pm

They (the Reds) passed over me about quarter to six near Short Ferry (near Fiskerton) \:D/
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:50 am

Hmmm I wonder if they did a flyby somewhere else because they were heading south west from me towards Sleaford.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:52 pm

Blades flew past my house a few minutes ago. Didn't know they would be around, so no photos. I only heard them.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:05 pm

Very nice couple of passes from the Mk19 earlier
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Sun Jul 20, 2014 2:28 pm

2 spits today \:D/
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:29 pm

The Dak flew over a little earlier and just now we have 6 fighters
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Re: Spotters Corner

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Over Lincoln

Postby 10680 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:13 am

Spotted over Lincoln last night one (or possibly two) of those hybrid vertical (as in helo) take off then rotate to prop. Can't think what they're called.

Where would it be based?
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Re: Over Lincoln

Postby Dougs » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:22 am

10680 wrote:Spotted over Lincoln last night one (or possibly two) of those hybrid vertical (as in helo) take off then rotate to prop. Can't think what they're called.

Where would it be based?

Osprey?
they belong to the yanks prob.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Ramshornvortex » Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:07 pm

There are about a dozen American-operated Ospreys based at RAF Mildenhall, where they started to arrive just over a year ago.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby 10680 » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:13 pm

Thanks. Why over Lincoln?
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:36 pm

Just seen one myself :D . They're using one of the ranges up north (can't remember which one though).
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby 10680 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:02 am

Hihonyr8811 wrote:Just seen one myself :D . They're using one of the ranges up north (can't remember which one though).


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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:12 am

A Canadian Lanc over our car last evening :D
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Ramshornvortex » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:22 am

Mayfly wrote:A Canadian Lanc over our car last evening :D


Do you still have a German car....? :ymdevil:
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby 10680 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 3:59 pm

Late report.

Spotted last week, Tornados, Hawks, Lynxes, Merlins at Spadeadam. I will try and upload some photos (not brilliant) when I get the time.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:31 pm

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Mayfly wrote:A Canadian Lanc over our car last evening :D


Do you still have a German car....? :ymdevil:


lol yes!

8 Merlins over our house :D :D :D
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Jigsaw » Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:19 am

You are so lucky Pam. We are still waiting for our fix.

I did spot this last week though, returning from the first ISP on Thursday.

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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:38 pm

2 Lancasters right across the front of our house \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

edit: it's surprising how much louder 8 Merlins sound than 4.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Jigsaw » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:29 pm

Mike Lings Vulcan PDA was a bit of a shock for the spotters at Scampton.

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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:01 am

Haha ^^^^^^^^^

I saw Lancaster cockpit KB976 on the back of a lowloader on the A46 bypass at Lincoln apparently heading for Scampton from Brooklands

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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:24 pm

Saw the Canadian Lancaster on one of it's pleasure flights today, they were over head Wickenby I was heading to Nettleham from Wragby \:D/ \:D/ :D

And as a reminder as to what the Lancasters stand for, I stumbled across the grave sites of 6 aircrew in the grave yard in Nettleham. Two from WWII and 4 which caught my eye from October 14th 1975. I did a little research, they were killed when their Vulcan crashed in Malta, XM645 :(

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The one on the left passed away in 1940 in Hampden Mk.B.1 L4069, OL-O from 83 Squadron Scampton, which crashed near Louth . I haven't researched the one of the right yet although I know he was 49 Squadron.



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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:58 pm

558 on her way home over the house :ymapplause:
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