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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2700 on: October 07, 2017, 09:03:02 PM »
Flew over us having a walk on Skeggy beach this lunch time.
How lucky is that? nice.
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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2701 on: October 08, 2017, 01:06:30 AM »
Me and My Son saw a Mink while waiting for His aged aching Grandad to get back to the Car outside a restaurant (does that count?)
Admittidly, Grandad had been smacked in the Vulcan earier on

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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2702 on: October 08, 2017, 08:19:40 AM »
Me and My Son saw a Mink while waiting for His aged aching Grandad to get back to the Car outside a restaurant (does that count?)
Admittidly, Grandad had been smacked in the Vulcan earier on

What a lucky spot, I always thought that those that were here were as a result of those released by "activists" in the past, but this item says "not so"
https://www.gwct.org.uk/wildlife/research/mammals/american-mink/mink-in-britain/
I've only seen one in the wild and that was a flat one about twenty years ago.
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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2703 on: October 20, 2017, 05:09:08 PM »
A400 doing circuits at Church Fenton!!!!  :o

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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2704 on: October 21, 2017, 12:20:20 PM »
Nothing.....as usual  ::) >:(
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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2705 on: October 21, 2017, 08:57:24 PM »
not spotted but heard a Vulcan howl today :) unfortunately no taxi run like we were promised  >:(

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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2706 on: December 13, 2017, 03:37:47 PM »
Crikey, Finnair on an overshoot from Heathrow just hammered over; the fastest aircraft over here since the Typhoons showing themselves on patrol for the Olympics. I think he was trying to avoid the thunderstorm that's on at the moment just west of us.
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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2707 on: February 06, 2018, 01:34:03 PM »
Chinook going West just now.
That huge triangle against the sky like some monstrous angel trailing dark clouds of glory

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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2708 on: March 20, 2018, 05:57:02 PM »
Should anybody pop in, whilst staying at my daugher's in Cinderford, yesterday Monday, 1400 hours, heard a fairly low jet engine, and emerging from the clouds was a Hawker Hunter, was I pleased?

Apparently, according to Funtera, it belonged to the Dutch Hawker Hunter Foundation, registration G-KAXF. It came in from Holland but I couldn't find where it landed.
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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2709 on: March 29, 2018, 10:56:18 AM »
Should anybody pop in, whilst staying at my daugher's in Cinderford, yesterday Monday, 1400 hours, heard a fairly low jet engine, and emerging from the clouds was a Hawker Hunter, was I pleased?

Apparently, according to Funtera, it belonged to the Dutch Hawker Hunter Foundation, registration G-KAXF. It came in from Holland but I couldn't find where it landed.
St Athan, was there for 2 days and went home

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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2710 on: March 29, 2018, 01:29:50 PM »
Are you sure about that?
It's still there as far as I know,  as is G-BWGL, which arrived just over a week earlier ( both are at HAS for maintenance )
Granted I may have missed it, but I haven't heard it working St Athan or Cardiff since it arrived - the only ex-Mil that have done air-tests then departed recently are JPs & L-29s
SWAG also hasn't reported it as having departed.
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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2711 on: March 29, 2018, 01:49:01 PM »
Are you sure about that?
It's still there as far as I know,  as is G-BWGL, which arrived just over a week earlier ( both are at HAS for maintenance )
Granted I may have missed it, but I haven't heard it working St Athan or Cardiff since it arrived - the only ex-Mil that have done air-tests then departed recently are JPs & L-29s
SWAG also hasn't reported it as having departed.

I might've misread the info I was passed and for that I apologise ..

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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2712 on: March 29, 2018, 03:24:54 PM »
No worries.
If I'm unsure, I check the SWAG website ( http://www.southwalesaviationgroup.co.uk/ ) as they're usually up to date on daily movements.
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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2713 on: March 31, 2018, 05:13:25 PM »
Cheers Clive, I remember being sat on the Beach at Llantwich Major a Few Years back and having Miss Demeanour and 2 L-39s tearing the Skies up all around us for Hours and some great Low Passes

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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2714 on: June 14, 2018, 11:35:01 AM »
At last!!! something to see..Wokka ,low going East,10-45 this morning.
That huge triangle against the sky like some monstrous angel trailing dark clouds of glory