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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:49 pm

Missed seeing and hearing the Dakota today :( :(.
Was due to be heading over Springfields Gardens, Spalding at 1300, but must have gone early.
Weather at the time, about 2 miles away from Spalding, was grey and rainy.

EDIT: Dakota was spotted at about 1015 over Spalding.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:37 pm

558 did a lovely flyover on her way to Duxford today - thanks guys :ymapplause:
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Thu Sep 25, 2014 3:58 pm

Done well this week - 2 lancs 2 spits 2 hurricanes -558 this afternoon and 9 tutors in a diamond 9,
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:09 pm

At just after 1610 today, I spotted an Osprey Helicopter flying over Spalding. First time I had seen one of them.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:37 pm

At just after 1610 today, I spotted 2 Osprey Helicopters flying over Spalding.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Kermit » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:38 pm

Spotted by very reliable source .....
WOKKA landed late afternoon at Finningley, got a refuel and is now sitting all forlorn in the dark. Awwww...... :( :D
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Sun May 10, 2015 8:33 pm

We had the fighters formatting over the house this morning heading for the VE Day flypast down the Mall
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Thu May 21, 2015 5:58 pm

558 displaying at Waddington from my bedroom window \:D/
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Thu May 21, 2015 8:40 pm

Mayfly wrote:558 displaying at Waddington from my bedroom window \:D/

Well done Pam. No aircraft seen here today. Last time 558 came over my house was on 25 July 2008.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Sat May 23, 2015 7:05 am

3 Wokkas heading west and the air ambulance over the house 3 times. looks like it was a busy day form them.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Spitfire » Thu May 28, 2015 9:16 pm

Visiting my daughter in Hampshire and went down to Gunwharf Quays at Portsmouth today ...

Sitting having lunch outside when my ears pricked up and suddenly a Spitfire went over really low towards the Isle of Wight - all I had time to see identification wise was the pointed style fin with a low back and the growl sounded more Griffon than Merlin so I suspect a late mark ...

I looked at the BBMF schedules and don't think it was one of theirs so research suggests is may have been G-SPIT MKIVe

Where was it off too I wonder ... closely followed - going in the same direction - by a low flying Wokka ;) :p
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Mayfly » Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:51 pm

558 in front of our house this afternoon flying with wheels down.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:09 pm

Was looking forward to seeing the Queens Flypast Practice today.
They totally missed where I was :(( :((.
My only view of the flypast was the grey smudge in the distance :( :( :( :(.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:24 pm

XH558 Spotted running parallel to my garden in Pinchbeck heading to RAF Waddington.
Thank you very much for the flypast.
First time seeing her fly since 2 July 2011 at RAF Waddington.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Kermit » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:15 pm

As soon as I saw the flight route, I realised that 558 would be paying you a long overdue visit :) so pleased for you :D
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Minty4371 » Thu Aug 27, 2015 11:20 pm

Kermit wrote:As soon as I saw the flight route, I realised that 558 would be paying you a long overdue visit :) so pleased for you :D

Thank you. If I had gone to where the route was planned for, I would have missed her. She came approx 200 feet or so away from me \:D/ \:D/ (only a guess, but closer than the 2000+ metres away that the route had it).
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Yorkie » Wed Jun 01, 2016 3:00 pm

does anyone know why the ospreys keep fling north over York (towards Leeming) usually early evening.
we quite often have a pair going north and then usually a single returning

Very noisy strange looking things.
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Re: Spotters Corner

Postby Old Rigger » Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:52 pm

On way home from village and spotted a Spitfire and Hurricane flanked by two Typhoons over flying the WAVE, followed a bit later by Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane and one of the Typhoons, the other Typhoon was behind and to the right following the formation, again appeared to fly over the WAVE, hopefully someone will have photos.
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