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Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 2:35 pm
by Wedgy
A thread for those aircraft you spot when you are least expecting to.
e.g not at a planned event or at work (MR ;) )

Post photos if you get the chance :D

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Today saw 3 Chinooks in formation whist driving eastbound on the M3 just before Junction 6 (Reading). So, south of the M3 near reading. Puzzled. Will have to look up where they might have been flying from/to when I get home.

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:37 pm
by Stevieboy
Wedgy wrote:A thread for those aircraft you spot when you are least expecting to.
e.g not at a planned event or at work (MR ;) )

Post photos if you get the chance :D




Today saw 3 Chinooks in formation whist driving eastbound on the M3 just before Junction 6 (Reading). So, south of the M3 near reading. Puzzled. Will have to look up where they might have been flying from/to when I get home.


Wedgy,
I think that administering us lot has addled your mind. Junction 6 of the M3 is one of the Basingstoke junctions and is pretty close to RAF Odiham and all of it's Chinooks. It's definate Chinook country and you see them all the time on this stretch of the M3.

Don't tell Naddy as she'll have no trouble finding reasons to break down and hang around on the hard shoulder. [-x

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:44 pm
by Saracenman
...and Aldershot isn't far away - Europe's largest military training area! ;)

on my thousands of A303/M3 jaunts, typically I'd see stuff (air or road) either around Aldershot or Salisbury - obvious reasons :D

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Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:30 pm
by Wedgy
:-o Well knock me down with a feather! :-o

Ive been doing the M3 up and down nearly every weekend for 2 years and have never seen them before now! Lots of Hercs round Stone Henge though (Salisbury plain obviously).

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 4:15 pm
by Mayfly
not sure this counts but I just seen a Lightning cockpit go by my house - on a trailer obviously - wonder if someone in the village has bought it? as I don't live on a main thoroughfare - hmmmmmmm :-?

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 7:52 pm
by Mackrick
Do photos on the approach to Lyneham taken in my back garden count :D

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 9:45 pm
by Xplumberlives
Mackrick wrote:Do photos on the approach to Lyneham taken in my back garden count :D



Of course they do, nice to see you take your work home with you! :-o

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 11:19 pm
by Hihonyr8811
Don't know if this counts, but I was listening this

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On approach (on my scanner) into Waddo this morning, whilst we were on the way to Brunty, but didn't see it till we were on th way home, so it's not the best pic in the world :(

The pilot had a very sexy voice though ;) :D

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 11:51 am
by MadNaddy
Well worth it then Helen just for the dulcet tones ;)

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 5:27 pm
by Mayfly
did he have an american accent Helen?

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 6:12 pm
by Hihonyr8811
Yeah he had a really deep american accent, but it was very nice ;) :))
Shame I didn't get to see him arrive though :))

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 7:03 pm
by RLN
Cor blimey - how sexist can you get? :p :))

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 2:49 pm
by Wedgy
Lovely low flying Hercules over my house just a minute ago ... beautiful blue sky, bright sunshine ..... NO CAMERA :(

Poor show - I need tips from Mackrick on how to surgically implant a camera to the human body :D

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 5:35 pm
by Hihonyr8811
Wonder if its the same one that went over us about quarter of an hour ago :D :))

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 6:08 pm
by Mackrick
Wedgy wrote:Poor show - I need tips from Mackrick on how to surgically implant a camera to the human body :D


Superglue works well mate

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 6:10 pm
by Saracenman
either that Wedgy, or simply join the RAF - they give full photography job training ;)

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 6:11 pm
by Mackrick
I have been amiss with the lack of photos recently must try harder :(

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 6:12 pm
by Saracenman
why? have you been on leave? =))

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 6:15 pm
by Mackrick
Actually WORKING for a change :-o

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 6:50 pm
by Saracenman
BLOODYHELL!!! :-o

go and wash your mouth out Mackrick! =))

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2009 6:52 pm
by Mackrick
Can't got my camera in my hand :p

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 7:11 pm
by Wedgy
Gazelle over Winterbourne Stoke (A303) :)

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Except this one was all black - looked quite menacing with it's low flying too :ymapplause:

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 7:43 pm
by Pujgnie
Wokka behaving noisely over Bournemouth this afternoon :D

Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 4:41 pm
by Mayfly
Lancaster, Spitfire & Hurricane this afternoon off to Waterbeach & Yeldon I believe

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Oh and a balloon from the other day :D

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Re: Spotters Corner

PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 5:02 pm
by Saracenman
:ymapplause: