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Title: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on July 28, 2010, 05:51:35 PM
Wokka has just gone right over my house going north. It was just skimming the low cloud layer. Dont get many of those round here!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on July 28, 2010, 07:22:06 PM
VC10 this afternoon heading to North Sea. First for a while.   :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Cluny on July 28, 2010, 08:16:14 PM
Chinook messing about over Graven Hill Bicester this morning .
Hmmm , so it lets me post here but nowhere else  :?
Anyway evening all  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gully on July 28, 2010, 11:29:56 PM
Not spotted anything, but just thought I'd try posting something following Cluny's message - my last attempt didn't appear and I can't even thank Mackrick for his photos under Engineering...  :(

Any Mods up this late to activate my account properly?! ;)  Remember me? I was one of you until this morning!! :lol:

Gully
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: sickbag_andy on July 29, 2010, 10:11:31 AM
2 of the F.22s left Lakenheath yesterday to return to the U.S. but 2 are still there as one of them went tech , no news of new departure time at present
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on July 29, 2010, 08:04:49 PM
Several hawks, some unseen Tonkas, a very low F-15, some LWPs (little white planes) and the same air ambulance twice, from a secret Team S.C.U.M. location in Wales  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on July 29, 2010, 10:19:23 PM
They were Sukhois you dizzy bint. :roll:  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on July 30, 2010, 07:41:02 AM
Quote from: "Gregg"
They were Sukhois you dizzy bint. :roll:  :D

Yeah, and until they'd gone overhead, you were loudly proclaiming that they were Yaks. So close your face  :P
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on July 30, 2010, 02:15:59 PM
Wokka on its way south, Dee.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Landyman on July 30, 2010, 02:47:31 PM
Two Wokka's flying fast and very low across the fields of Mid Suffolk, east to west.

Landyman.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: cocker on July 30, 2010, 07:28:08 PM
two Merlins very low this afternoon near Stone in Staffs
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Prometheus on July 31, 2010, 01:12:35 PM
In the past hour several Tiger Moths, possibley 2 Rapides, a few other biplanes and other vintage aircraft passed South over Camberley.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: stevieboy on July 31, 2010, 04:15:22 PM
Seahawk over my house this afternoon.

(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg81/stevieboy_album/Yeovilton%202010/ForpostingIMG_0076.jpg)

Picture not taken this affernoon. :twisted:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PXProgrammer on July 31, 2010, 06:40:34 PM
4 red single engined prop jobs in close formation over Sidmouth, the Blades perhaps?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: stigish on July 31, 2010, 06:50:27 PM
They came over Christchurch a little while ago too, I thought it might have been the Blades or the Royal Jordanian Falcons?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on July 31, 2010, 07:44:48 PM
Jordain Falcons I would think, same A/C as The Blades but The Blades are blue again this year.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Smudger565 on August 01, 2010, 01:48:20 AM
Quote from: "stevieboy"
Seahawk over my house this afternoon.

(http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg81/stevieboy_album/Yeovilton%202010/ForpostingIMG_0076.jpg)

Picture not taken this affernoon. :twisted:

I thought you were down in the dockyard at the Navy Day Stevie ;)  ;)

My wife said there was jets all over our place yesterday aftrenoon so....

PS
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnjosh43 on August 02, 2010, 10:00:27 PM
In the Lakes today -
Ullswater - one Hercules, 1 Heli thingy, 1 Tornado and then
going up Kirkstone towards Windermere a singe Tornado followed a few minutes later by 2 more - made the back seat passengers jump slightly :-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Paddy Langdown on August 02, 2010, 10:12:38 PM
I expect you would be jumpy if you had been "singed" by a Tornado!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on August 03, 2010, 03:02:17 PM
Two Cobham jets heading for Hurn.  Unusually, very widely spaced...

Edit:  the third one has just gone past too.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on August 03, 2010, 03:16:33 PM
Now there's a Hercules flying above Westbourne....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: stigish on August 05, 2010, 07:57:48 PM
RN Sea King very low over Christchurch about 5mins ago....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on August 05, 2010, 11:32:36 PM
I saw that out of my window earlier, wouldn't have been able to get to my camera in time.... :-(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: HowSlo on August 06, 2010, 11:01:54 PM
Just spent a few days in Norfolk.  The highlight was seeing three F15s dog fighting just south of Sherringham!  This was around 6:30 to 7pm too which surprised me.  I take it the yanks don't stick to 9-5 like the RAF seem to?  :lol:

We were staying with my wife's 98 year old Granddad, who lives only 10 or 12 miles from Marham, so as you might expect, we saw a few Tornado, although more often than not, you can hear but not see them.  On the way back home today, at around 11am, we saw a lone Tornado quite low, which turned alongside us and then seemed to be heading in the direction of Swaffham, seeing as it was following the A1065 (IFR - I Follow Roads  :lol: ).  I wondered if it perhaps did a flypast over the town, seeing as the 'Welcome Home' parade was taking place at that time for one of the Marham Squadrons.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Captain Black on August 07, 2010, 03:40:30 PM
Just seen the Lancaster flying low over Pewsey in Wiltshire going west.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on August 07, 2010, 06:40:36 PM
10-30 this morning going north following the A614 what i 'think' were 2 Spitfires
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: vulcanlover on August 07, 2010, 07:02:52 PM
Quote from: "HowSlo"
Just spent a few days in Norfolk.  The highlight was seeing three F15s dog fighting just south of Sherringham!  This was around 6:30 to 7pm too which surprised me.  I take it the yanks don't stick to 9-5 like the RAF seem to?  :lol:

We were staying with my wife's 98 year old Granddad, who lives only 10 or 12 miles from Marham, so as you might expect, we saw a few Tornado, although more often than not, you can hear but not see them.  On the way back home today, at around 11am, we saw a lone Tornado quite low, which turned alongside us and then seemed to be heading in the direction of Swaffham, seeing as it was following the A1065 (IFR - I Follow Roads  :lol: ).  I wondered if it perhaps did a flypast over the town, seeing as the 'Welcome Home' parade was taking place at that time for one of the Marham Squadrons.

Yeah! It's been an interesting few days over Ely with the Mildenhall and Lakenheath traffic. It's just a shame the cloud was so low as I couldn't see a lot of what was going on.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on August 07, 2010, 11:38:33 PM
A lone Spitfire heading North over the Humber and very late in the afternoon /early evening what seemed to be the Blades in loose foemation again heading North over my house and towards the Humber

 :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on August 08, 2010, 01:51:18 PM
Saw a Spitfire and Hurricane over Spalding earlier this afternoon.  No photographs as they were quite a way away, and only spotted through the gaps in the tree line.  The Dakota should have been over before the Spitfire and Hurricane, but didn't hear or see it.  Not quite sure where they were doing a flypast at.  Was looking forward to taking pictures of them if I had known exactly where they were going to be. :( :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Captain Black on August 08, 2010, 05:56:09 PM
At 4.30 saw a Spitfire and Hurricane (or possibly 2 Spitfires) going north over Pewsey, Wiltshire.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Nickolas on August 08, 2010, 09:46:08 PM
Sally B south of North Weald about 15:45ish heading ESE. Then returning bout 30 mins later.

(Damyn's Hall   Upminster, Essex. Full Display)

Was waiting for Son to return from flight with CI from Cadets. He flew from Sandown on Isle of Wight to North Weald via Brighton, QEII bridge and Brentwood. Total flying time 1:12mins.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: stevieboy on August 08, 2010, 10:06:08 PM
Spitfire landing at Eastliegh whilst I was driving to Heathrow this afternoon.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: JeremyC on August 11, 2010, 01:36:34 PM
Liss, near Petersfield in Hampshire two Tornados went over twice at about 13:35 very low, under the cloud and I guess around 1000ft.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Prometheus on August 11, 2010, 05:46:27 PM
BBMF over Blackbushe at about 15:15 :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: 10680 on August 12, 2010, 11:07:30 AM
? Blades overhead to display and land at Shoreham
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Rushy on August 12, 2010, 11:10:40 AM
Quote from: "10680"
? Blades overhead to display and land at Shoreham
Press day at Shoreham... The Strikemasters were just up too!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: 10680 on August 12, 2010, 11:15:11 AM
Quote from: "Rushy"
Quote from: "10680"
? Blades overhead to display and land at Shoreham
Press day at Shoreham... The Strikemasters were just up too!


No work today Rushy?


I went to press day last year and virtually nothing happened - gave up and went to Eastbourne. A think a Vulcan flying at press day would be a good idea.  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Rushy on August 12, 2010, 11:17:55 AM
I'm at my desk.. Next door is in the garden and MSN'ing me the events though.  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: 10680 on August 12, 2010, 11:22:58 AM
Quote from: "Rushy"
I'm at my desk.. Next door is in the garden and MSN'ing me the events though.  ;)

If my office was the other side of the corridor I could see Shoreham :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on August 12, 2010, 04:14:55 PM
Apache helicoptor going North/East over Asda (Forest Toen, Mansfield) Never seen one out this way! :o
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: shackers on August 12, 2010, 09:16:45 PM
Quote from: "10680"
Quote from: "Rushy"
I'm at my desk.. Next door is in the garden and MSN'ing me the events though.  ;)

If my office was the other side of the corridor I could see Shoreham :(

Been watching all the ins and outs at Shoreham throughout the day, and I thought work was  going to be a boring place. :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Smudger565 on August 12, 2010, 11:39:50 PM
[/quote]

Been watching all the ins and outs at Shoreham throughout the day, and I thought work was  going to be a boring place. :D[/quote]

Welcome to the "Forum Brian" I am sorry I will not be with you at Shoreham but I am sure you will cope with the rush  :D  :D  :D  Take care see you next year it seems ;)  ;)

PS
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: HowSlo on August 13, 2010, 01:25:51 PM
Stopped in Swindon overnight Wednesday into Thursday so we could visit Longleat, which is a fair old trek from here.

After we'd eaten on Wednesday evening, we decided to have a look around the local area, which seemed preferable to going back to the hotel and watching the TV!  So, we headed towards Wootton Bassett, and then onto Lynham.  I was quite surprised, given that it was about 8pm, to find a Hercules doing circuits.  We were on a very narrow lane to the right beyond the main entrance.  I fancied tying to get over to the other side under the flightpath or thereabouts, but it landed soon afterwards.  Claimed a minor victory though...got my wife to an airfield watching aeroplanes!  Never thought I'd see the day!  The only slightly unfortunate thing was the '558 was there and due to depart for Marham the following day, when we were at Longleat.  So near, yet so far...I did wonder if any of the fins we could see in the distance might be hers, but it was dusk and difficult to tell.

Our route home took us by Kemble.  I was quite impressed to see a nice white 747 parked right next to the road.  In fact, I wish now I'd stopped for a photo.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: katie_t on August 13, 2010, 09:05:05 PM
An-124 and, oh yes ...
[center:2aejxu8w]'558[/center:2aejxu8w]

OK, so we were at the end of the runway to welcome her back to her summer home ... where was everyone else? Not even Cluny, bunking off work early  :!:  :?:  :)

(So, colour and centre worked ... seems a bigger font is beyond my techie skills!)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on August 14, 2010, 09:33:36 AM
Notts Police helicoptor hovering over the village :o
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Favell on August 14, 2010, 07:51:12 PM
Spitfire displaying over our neighbours at Althorp's Battle of the Proms.  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: vulcanlover on August 14, 2010, 08:08:49 PM
Quote from: "dee"
Notts Police helicoptor hovering over the village :o

What've you been up to now??? :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wildcard on August 14, 2010, 09:20:26 PM
Quote from: "Sarah Favell"
Spitfire displaying over our neighbours at Althorp's Battle of the Proms.  :)

This Spitfire would be the Grace two-seat MK IX, one of my other memberships, along with the BBMF.  Incidentally, this aircraft shot done the first enemy aircraft of the D-Day landings.

Regards, Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Cluny on August 14, 2010, 09:22:51 PM
Quote from: "katie_t"
Not even Cluny, bunking off work early  :!:  :?:  :)
Sorry , I was enjoying [not] a first aid course that I got put on  :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Ian Mulford on August 15, 2010, 12:51:18 PM
Whilst out and about at the local Regatta this morning, I was wearing my club polo shirt and it seems everybody in the area spotted 558 flying over on Friday  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bigmike67 on August 15, 2010, 01:10:17 PM
Did you sign them all up ?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on August 15, 2010, 01:46:50 PM
Gazelle seen heading towards Hurn Airport at approx 13.25hrs today. Bit of a rarity for these parts.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: katie_t on August 15, 2010, 06:15:13 PM
Hmm ... seem to have lost the Cluny quote here.  Edited to try to get this to make sense but no idea how to retrospectively add the quote  :(

Just to let you know we missed you  :)  Then again, it didn't really rain, although the forecast was pretty poor, so maybe we should have known  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bigmike67 on August 15, 2010, 06:24:32 PM
A Gazelle eh was it a Thompson or the common or garden variety........
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnjosh43 on August 15, 2010, 06:27:52 PM
Outside Westhill Hotel in Jersey a Vulcan T Shirt. Didn't have chance to stop.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on August 15, 2010, 06:54:22 PM
Quote from: "bigmike67"
A Gazelle eh was it a Thompson or the common or garden variety........

This one had rotors on top and at rear... no horns were visible  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bigmike67 on August 15, 2010, 07:49:32 PM
I have not seen that one of the species ....I will keep an extra look out on animal watch now rotors on the top and at the rear you say it's funny how long as you live you never have seen everything !
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: stevieboy on August 15, 2010, 08:54:56 PM
Ahhh.  Cheetah food. ;)

Quote from: "bigmike67"
A Gazelle eh was it a Thompson or the common or garden variety........
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bigmike67 on August 15, 2010, 09:35:39 PM
Them blighter's run as fast as her ladyship..!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on August 18, 2010, 12:22:24 PM
What looked suspiciously like the Lancaster has just flown past my office heading for Boscombe (not Boscombe Down!!).  Appeared to have other BBMF planes with it....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on August 18, 2010, 07:56:14 PM
Today I have mostly spotted.......

Lanc on the ground at Hurn, F16 on the ground at Hurn, Red Arrows arrival at Hurn, Sam at Hurn  :D . F16 practice display. Naval Sea King chopper practicing between the piers earlier this evening.

...... anyone would think there was an air festival imminent !
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: spanners on August 18, 2010, 08:26:29 PM
VC-10 departing Manchester last night around 7pm ,flew past the beer garden at the Plough and Flail,I nearly choked on me pint. Great noise! Also not long after, I'm sure I saw a DC-3 ,high-level north south.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: HowSlo on August 18, 2010, 11:26:14 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
What looked suspiciously like the Lancaster has just flown past my office heading for Boscombe (not Boscombe Down!!).  Appeared to have other BBMF planes with it....

My brother is on holiday in the Bournmouth  at the moment.  He texted me at the same time as you posted this to say he'd had the Lanc and a Spit overhead.  He also saw the Reds on their way into Hurn, and when they got back to where they are staying (not sure where exactly, but he describes it as 'a stone's throw away'), he texted me again to say there was the distinct smell of jet fumes in the air!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: HowSlo on August 18, 2010, 11:31:15 PM
Quote from: "spanners"
VC-10 departing Manchester last night around 7pm ,flew past the beer garden at the Plough and Flail,I nearly choked on me pint. Great noise!

Does anyone know what a VC10 might be doing at a civilian airport?  My parents were in one of the hotels overlooking one of Heathrow's runways over New Year, and saw a VC10 take off from there.  In fact, it was my Mum, who has no interest in aircraft at all who spotted it ("Ooh, that one's different!") and my Dad who identified it.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnjosh43 on August 18, 2010, 11:48:38 PM
Quote from: "HowSlo"
Quote from: "spanners"
VC-10 departing Manchester last night around 7pm ,flew past the beer garden at the Plough and Flail,I nearly choked on me pint. Great noise!

Does anyone know what a VC10 might be doing at a civilian airport?  My parents were in one of the hotels overlooking one of Heathrow's runways over New Year, and saw a VC10 take off from there.  In fact, it was my Mum, who has no interest in aircraft at all who spotted it ("Ooh, that one's different!") and my Dad who identified it.

They get repainted at Manchester - I don't know about Heafrow.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on August 19, 2010, 07:35:14 PM
I guess being in Bournemouth I'll get told off for saying today I've seen the Dutch F16 take off, part of the display and landing, plus Tucano, several private jets, the Breitling wing walkers, a couple of RyanAir planes and some funny triangular thing...?

 :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Ian Mulford on August 19, 2010, 08:13:43 PM
Quote from: "HowSlo"
Quote from: "spanners"
VC-10 departing Manchester last night around 7pm ,flew past the beer garden at the Plough and Flail,I nearly choked on me pint. Great noise!

Does anyone know what a VC10 might be doing at a civilian airport?  My parents were in one of the hotels overlooking one of Heathrow's runways over New Year, and saw a VC10 take off from there.  In fact, it was my Mum, who has no interest in aircraft at all who spotted it ("Ooh, that one's different!") and my Dad who identified it.

Probably an Ilyushin Il-62.

(http://samdimdesign.free.fr/HTML/Other/Img/il62.jpg)

Not quite a VC-10 copy but close!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on August 19, 2010, 08:21:03 PM
It was a VC-10, it was being resprayed there. left the other day.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Ian Mulford on August 19, 2010, 08:22:33 PM
Quote from: "Gregg"
It was a VC-10, it was being resprayed there. left the other day.

I was referring to the one that HowSlo's parents spotted at Heathrow.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on August 19, 2010, 08:25:23 PM
Oh, in that case i forgive your transgression, just don't let it happen again. ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on August 19, 2010, 09:59:02 PM
Quote from: "IanM"

I was referring to the one that HowSlo's parents spotted at Heathrow.

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is that eyebrow real?  :shock:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: HowSlo on August 20, 2010, 04:38:11 PM
Does anyone know what a VC10 might be doing at a civilian airport?  My parents were in one of the hotels overlooking one of Heathrow's runways over New Year, and saw a VC10 take off from there.  In fact, it was my Mum, who has no interest in aircraft at all who spotted it ("Ooh, that one's different!") and my Dad who identified it.[/quote]

IanM said "Probably an Ilyushin Il-62."

(http://samdimdesign.free.fr/HTML/Other/Img/il62.jpg)

Not quite a VC-10 copy but close![/quote]

Possible I suppose...if any Il-62s wear the RAF grey livery and makings!  Definitely an RAF VC10 according to my Dad!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Ian Mulford on August 20, 2010, 04:56:13 PM
Quote from: "HowSlo"
Possible I suppose...if any Il-62s wear the RAF grey livery and makings!  Definitely an RAF VC10 according to my Dad!

You didn't say that to start with did you!!  :|
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on August 20, 2010, 05:13:33 PM
If it was during the holiday period it could have been dropping off a Medivac or a Compassionate... Or more prosaic a Wx or Fuel divert.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: HowSlo on August 20, 2010, 09:17:52 PM
Quote from: "IanM"
Quote from: "HowSlo"
Possible I suppose...if any Il-62s wear the RAF grey livery and makings!  Definitely an RAF VC10 according to my Dad!

You didn't say that to start with did you!!  :|

Fair comment... :lol:

Mind you, had it been an Il-62 in a typical airline livery (white!) I doubt my Mum would have commented.  Mind you, I should imagine the noise level would have been different from most modern airliners.  If they could have heard it through the triple glazed windows that is!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on August 21, 2010, 12:15:52 PM
Spotted at 12:06 this afternoon, a white aircraft, twin boom tail and propellers front and rear.
Photo of aircraft
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Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on August 21, 2010, 11:19:01 PM
Looks like a Cessna Skymaster, the military version was used by the USAF in Vietnam for FAC (Forward Air Controller) duties.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on August 23, 2010, 09:31:36 AM
Have just heard something much louder than usual in the air - has our girl just taken off from Hurn?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on August 23, 2010, 10:01:49 AM
Maybe not, unless she's taken off again.  Normally don't hear planes unless they virtually fly over the office.  Maybe the wind is in a different direction to usual?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jackiep on August 23, 2010, 10:18:24 AM
Planes taking off at 9.30 from Hurn looked to me like 2 F16s but I was a bit far away. Definately sounded Vulcan- like at 10 though but didn't see anything. Managed to miss her every tiime over the weekend :cry:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Ian Mulford on August 23, 2010, 10:33:25 AM
Quote from: "jackiep"
Managed to miss her every tiime over the weekend :cry:

Believe me, you didn't  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Prometheus on August 23, 2010, 12:02:19 PM
3 x Spitfire in formation just West of Camberley routing from Shoreham to Duxford.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on August 23, 2010, 05:51:22 PM
The F16's and a Tiffie departed Hurn around the times mentioned. The Hawk pair also departed a bit later - hence all the noise.  ;)

Vulcan is now 'billy no-mates'
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on August 24, 2010, 08:49:43 AM
VC10 in a clear blue sky  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on August 24, 2010, 10:25:23 AM
Flight of 3 Army Lynx , low-level routing to Pembrey Range.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bigmike67 on August 24, 2010, 07:13:45 PM
Chinnock heading West Lambourn @ 18.47 angel's 2,900.................... :geek:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on August 25, 2010, 02:18:35 PM
Wokka over Bournemouth.  Somewhere in all the cloud.  It's the weekend all over again!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on August 25, 2010, 06:09:35 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Wokka over Bournemouth.  Somewhere in all the cloud.  It's the weekend all over again!

Dunno about you... but it sounded pretty darned low !!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: higgins on August 25, 2010, 07:42:20 PM
At 14.30 a wokka flew along the river Avon Christchurch,at what must have been 250-300 feet.  Been in the area since at 11.30.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on August 26, 2010, 03:02:34 PM
Chinook very low heading possibly towards the Holbeach Bomb Range at just before 15:00.  Weather is drizzly rain.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on August 26, 2010, 07:23:39 PM
I was down in the New Forest (Not very far from Bournemouth) today, when I spotted a Vulcan in the air.  :o  :o  :o  :o
































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JR  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on August 26, 2010, 09:07:48 PM
Colours look rather off to me.... :p
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bigmike67 on August 27, 2010, 09:06:11 PM
How can one obtain a beautifull thing like that....the  camo can be sorted out later.....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Topsy on August 27, 2010, 09:52:47 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Colours look rather off to me.... :p
You could say that about the real thing too.  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Paddy Langdown on August 27, 2010, 10:17:35 PM
Quote from: "Topsy"
Quote from: "speedy"
Colours look rather off to me.... :p
You could say that about the real thing too.  ;)

No you cannot!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Topsy on August 27, 2010, 10:24:50 PM
Quote from: "Paddy Langdown"
No you cannot!!
Without wishing to start an argument, 558 isn't in authentic service colours.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: eddief on August 27, 2010, 11:08:33 PM
Spotted a certain, brightly coloured Hunter pulling a spectacular break into Dunsfold earlier this afternoon.

However, for the first time since we've lived here everyone was landing from the WRONG END at Dunsfold (ie. the end that doesn't mean flying the approach over our house).  Fingers crossed that the winds change just enough to restore normality for Sun/Mon...

So, due to the prevailing winds, I DIDN'T spot several others coming in today - a pair of Typhoons, Hawk & Royal Navy Historic Flight (I think that is who would have been "Stingray Formation"..?)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pink Peril on August 27, 2010, 11:30:14 PM
Doesn't look like it....we have a Siberian high coming in not an Azores high...meaning easterlies
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on August 27, 2010, 11:39:18 PM
Quote from: "Topsy"
Quote from: "Paddy Langdown"
No you cannot!!
Without wishing to start an argument, 558 isn't in authentic service colours.
Apart from the bits that have been repainted after repair/replacement she's still got the same paintwork applied by the VDF.... So is fairly authentic, insomuch as the taxpayer paid for the paintjob. ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Topsy on August 27, 2010, 11:43:52 PM
Quote from: "eddief"
Spotted a certain, brightly coloured Hunter pulling a spectacular break into Dunsfold earlier this afternoon.

However, for the first time since we've lived here everyone was landing from the WRONG END at Dunsfold (ie. the end that doesn't mean flying the approach over our house).  Fingers crossed that the winds change just enough to restore normality for Sun/Mon...

So, due to the prevailing winds, I DIDN'T spot several others coming in today - a pair of Typhoons, Hawk & Royal Navy Historic Flight (I think that is who would have been "Stingray Formation"..?)
The Hunter would have been 'Miss Demeanour' a beautiful aircraft belonging to Jonathon Whaley. The two Typhoons are currently parked up at Hurn, along with another delta shaped aircraft.  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on August 28, 2010, 12:44:57 AM
As it happens you are all right about 558's paint.

While on 27 Sqn 558 had a gloss paint job.  Light Sea Grey and some shade of Green (Brunswick I think) upper surface and Light aircraft grey lower surface.  All the other Vulcan's were going over to the overall matt Dark Sea Grey/ Green wrap around scheme as they came through the major program.

The boss of the VDF decided that he liked the wrap around paint scheme but not the dark colours so in effect he created his own paint scheme!  What it is to have your own train set. ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: eddief on August 28, 2010, 01:07:40 AM
Quote
The Hunter would have been 'Miss Demeanour' a beautiful aircraft belonging to Jonathon Whaley. The two Typhoons are currently parked up at Hurn, along with another delta shaped aircraft.  ;)
Yep - absolutely knew which Hunter it was but now horribly confused about the Typhoons.  

I only saw the things below the tree-line (fast, grey, etc) and can't remember the callsign, so what the heck were they..?  If the Typhoons are still in BOH then I've got it horribly wrong.

Just looked at the Dunsfold site & still can't work it out.  

The last time I heard that engine noise, it was a Starfighter (wheezing howl as opposed to roar) but I'm pretty there were two a/c and the Hunter arrived much later (no - Hunters don't do "wheezing howls" but they're the next closest thing).  

So the only a/c I could attribute it to was the Typhoons (because they sound a bit like that when they're pretending to be airliners & I know they keep two at airshows - just in case).

I guess I'll end up calling my chums there in the morning to find out.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Topsy on August 28, 2010, 01:16:42 AM
Quote from: "Fluffy Bunny"
Quote from: "Topsy"
Without wishing to start an argument, 558 isn't in authentic service colours.
Apart from the bits that have been repainted after repair/replacement she's still got the same paintwork applied by the VDF.... So is fairly authentic, insomuch as the taxpayer paid for the paintjob. ;)
Yes, but not authentic service colours which was what I was saying, as Sam has also confirmed. Not that it matters that much to anyone other than the purists tbh.

@ EddieF.
Maybe it was the Harriers arriving at Dunsfold?
 
The Typhoon is displaying at Dartmouth on Saturday and went into Hurn about 18.10, followed by the another about  30 - 40 mins later.
From what I've been told they are the display ones.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Landyman on August 28, 2010, 08:57:20 AM
A pair of low flying Harriers over Chichester harbour yesterday. Callsign Ninja, inbound Dunsfold.
Mystery solved.

Landyman.
PS hope you are calling in to see us at the VV Eddie.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: eddief on August 28, 2010, 10:49:20 AM
That was the callsign ("Ninjas") - many thanks!

If I do pop in to Dunsfold, it will be on the Monday - but only to see 558 because I haven't actually seen her display yet this year(!)  I will certainly visit VV.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Ian Mulford on August 28, 2010, 10:51:51 AM
Quote from: "Sad Sam"
As it happens you are all right about 558's paint.

While on 27 Sqn 558 had a gloss paint job.  Light Sea Grey and some shade of Green (Brunswick I think) upper surface and Light aircraft grey lower surface.  All the other Vulcan's were going over to the overall matt Dark Sea Grey/ Green wrap around scheme as they came through the major program.

The boss of the VDF decided that he liked the wrap around paint scheme but not the dark colours so in effect he created his own paint scheme!  What it is to have your own train set. ;)

I think I'm with the VDF boss, I've never liked the dark wrap-around colours either :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on August 28, 2010, 10:12:05 PM
I quite liked the matt wrap round cammo scheme... they looked slightly more menacing IMO  ;)

Back to spotting........

Today I espyed a Typhoon departing from Hurn  :o
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Andy R on August 28, 2010, 10:15:59 PM
Also spotted typhoon @ hurn + there was a 2 seater varient parked up over the far side as well , needed a bloomin long lense to photograph it tho :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on August 28, 2010, 10:29:50 PM
Quote from: "Andy R"
Also spotted typhoon @ hurn + there was a 2 seater varient parked up over the far side as well , needed a bloomin long lense to photograph it tho :(

You mean there were 2 !!!  (Must have missed the second one depart)  :roll:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on August 29, 2010, 01:16:07 PM
Ian Homer on the train to Birmingham. :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on August 29, 2010, 03:05:49 PM
558 Flying North just to the West of Bognor at about 12.55 this lunch time. Obviously en-route to Dunsfold.

Hope you had a good day there chaps and chapesses.

Weather looks good for tomorrow too.

Look forward to seeing lots of photos from today.

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Prometheus on August 30, 2010, 10:43:07 AM
Tim at the entrance to the club enclosure at dunsfold
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on August 30, 2010, 03:08:37 PM
Red Arrows over Bognor at 14.10 today.

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bigmike67 on August 30, 2010, 03:41:46 PM
The wind shifted at Brize Norton after she took of for Dunsfold she took off towards the West and than made her approach on returning to Brize from the West and we were all down the Eastern end but she still sounded great !
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: muppet on August 30, 2010, 03:42:26 PM
Lancaster over Meldreth, Sth Cambs   :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on August 30, 2010, 06:18:16 PM
Lancaster over Pinchbeck (the village I live in) at 18:05 heading towards home (as was I) :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on August 30, 2010, 11:01:07 PM
Anson and Hunter (Missy?) over Bracknell at around 1845
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bigmike67 on August 31, 2010, 08:41:21 AM
Quote from: "Fluffy Bunny"
Anson and Hunter (Missy?) over Bracknell at around 1845
Are there many Anson's flying i remmember them flying over my parents on final's at White Waltham in the 50's and 60's one  crashed on the Henley road just outside Maidenhead in the late 50's....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: 10680 on August 31, 2010, 01:20:53 PM
Aah!
The "Thunderball" Vulcan at Beaulieu. :shock:  I took a picure of that a couple of weeks ago.

Quote from: "johnri"
I was down in the New Forest (Not very far from Bournemouth) today, when I spotted a Vulcan in the air.  :o  :o  :o  :o
































(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/johnri69/20100826_11.jpg)

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/johnri69/20100826_12.jpg)

JR  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on August 31, 2010, 03:09:00 PM
Quote from: "10680"
Aah!
The "Thunderball" Vulcan at Beaulieu. :shock:  I took a picure of that a couple of weeks ago.

Don't you mean the Thunderball Vindicator?

 :twisted:  :twisted:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on September 02, 2010, 03:52:31 PM
Full detachement of Red Arrows just gone right over my house going South :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: HowSlo on September 03, 2010, 11:48:01 PM
While I was out in the garden earlier, I could see two helicopters hovering in the distance a couple of miles away.  This is why:

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Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on September 05, 2010, 10:26:10 AM
One lone Red Arrow going East.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on September 05, 2010, 10:44:29 AM
3 more Arrows just flown over going East
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnjosh43 on September 05, 2010, 01:29:04 PM
Vulcan Calendar open at June in cab of a large military vehicle at Manchester RVP today.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on September 05, 2010, 06:39:03 PM
AAgh - Police helicopter for the 22nd time today !!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: xr221 on September 06, 2010, 10:25:10 AM
1000hrs - Crawley Down, West Sussex - AH64 Apache flying at 300ft east towards East Grinstead.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on September 06, 2010, 10:52:48 AM
Wocca going North
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on September 06, 2010, 11:07:20 AM
Ha ha! Just gone past here too.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on September 06, 2010, 11:09:48 AM
Quote from: "MrTim"
Ha ha! Just gone past here too.
 :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pickle_Button on September 06, 2010, 12:07:40 PM
Unsurprisingly, wokkas two-a-penny round here ;)  they could have given me and my car a lift home from Shoreham the other week!  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bigmike67 on September 06, 2010, 12:10:27 PM
Apache flying west of Lambourn with a heading of North East  angel's 2000 at 11.58 then turned East .......
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on September 06, 2010, 01:40:13 PM
Cobham jet with it's legs out has just flown across Bournemouth
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bigmike67 on September 06, 2010, 04:30:49 PM
Chinnock heading east angel's 1800.....just north of Lambourn 16.27
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Nickolas on September 06, 2010, 05:28:39 PM
Saturday 4th Sept.......... Carver Barracks Wimbish Cambs.

1x Grob Tutor display;
1x RAF Falcons display;
1x BBMF Lanc flypast
9x Red Arrows display (in distance).

Not bad for Wing Parade eh??????????
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on September 06, 2010, 05:37:32 PM
Merlin heading low towards Malverns.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: xr221 on September 07, 2010, 06:04:11 PM
0950hrs 7/9/10 - Crawley Down, West Sussex - Same AH64 Apache Longbow as yesterday, but even lower today at 200ft on same easterly heading towards East Grinstead. Really unusual in this area as we are on the Gatwick flightpath!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on September 07, 2010, 07:31:03 PM
A Merlin tootling across Leicester about 2pm
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Cluny on September 08, 2010, 09:01:20 AM
Spotted in a random field by the side of a random road in random Lincolnshire yesterday  ;)
(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff231/blizardthewatcher/2010/07092010065.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: HowSlo on September 08, 2010, 12:13:00 PM
Give it a wipe over with an oily rag and it'll be ready to fly!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on September 08, 2010, 01:20:00 PM
Wocca going South
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on September 08, 2010, 05:21:32 PM
BBMF Lancaster (alone) - en route to Jersey at lunchtime today  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on September 09, 2010, 12:30:00 PM
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
BBMF Lancaster (alone) - en route to Jersey at lunchtime today  :D

Aha, so it was the Lanc! i wasn't sure as it was in the distance.

I saw a quite large biplane heading that way as well, about 30 minutes earlier?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pickle_Button on September 09, 2010, 12:37:43 PM
Puma overhead, heading into Odiham
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on September 09, 2010, 05:32:31 PM
A lone Spitfire travelling at about 3000 ft from the South crossing over the River Humber close to West Halton at about 16-40 going North,no idea what Mk it was,may have been silver in colour. :D

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: sinbad on September 09, 2010, 06:27:25 PM
2x tiger moths heading south near oxford
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bigmike67 on September 09, 2010, 08:20:50 PM
Quote from: "Cluny"
Spotted in a random field by the side of a random road in random Lincolnshire yesterday  ;)
(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff231/blizardthewatcher/2010/07092010065.jpg)
Really this takes fly tipping to a different level...... :?  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Vulcan Stalker on September 11, 2010, 12:37:10 PM
Just sat in a wet field with the kids waiting for XH 558 to fly over en route to Leuchars.  It was well worth it :-)))))))
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on September 11, 2010, 06:30:48 PM
Quote from: "Vulcan Stalker"
Just sat in a wet field with the kids waiting for XH 558 to fly over en route to Leuchars.  It was well worth it :-)))))))

Stop rubbing it in

 :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Zero One on September 12, 2010, 03:22:21 PM
XH558 visited her old? home at Bruntingthorpe and headed west for Coventry... thanks Mike..
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on September 12, 2010, 03:51:18 PM
Had cracking veiws of the Lanc as she flew low over our house going East :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mags on September 12, 2010, 06:17:05 PM
One VTST engineering van, one black VTST landrover with Toni driving and one very large truck carrying a tow thingy on the back with Sam driving - all leaving RAF Leuchars :D

Hope you're all having a safe trip back.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: sickbag_andy on September 16, 2010, 11:43:28 AM
Unusual visitor at Stansted last night when I landed on my return from Italy - USAF C.17 parked on north side near business terminal.

Also , as an aside - on my flight back last night the pilotst was captain gibson, as we were flying over germany for part of theflight I was grateful that his first name wasnt Guy and that we flew that sector at 200ft buzzing a few dams on the way!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Cluny on September 16, 2010, 06:14:34 PM
Antonov AN-2 trundling over Bicester heading South East at 14:56 this afternoon  8-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Stevee on September 17, 2010, 10:16:43 AM
A pair of Merlin heading East from Leeds.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on September 17, 2010, 10:41:51 AM
Quote from: "Cluny"
Antonov AN-2 trundling over Bicester heading South East at 14:56 this afternoon  8-)


It arrived at Goodwood. A couple of pics in the photo section.

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on September 17, 2010, 10:55:18 AM
I believe a C17 has just flown over Bournemouth heading towards Hurn!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on September 17, 2010, 11:07:16 AM
Def. a C17, it's just come back and done a pretty steep turn and headed off on a northerly direction.  Wonder if they want to go and try to call out the A400M at Filton? lol
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Smudger565 on September 17, 2010, 04:19:25 PM
Just spotted a Sea King & Wasp helicopter near Gosport flying East

PS
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Cluny on September 17, 2010, 05:53:24 PM
A Shawbury based Griffin looking abit lost doing figure of 8's over Upper Heyford this morning [about 10 ish] .
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on September 17, 2010, 08:37:32 PM
Quote from: "Smudger565"
Just spotted a Sea King & Wasp helicopter near Gosport flying East

PS

I saw then too Paul. Just North of Pagham. They headed for Goodwood.

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bigmike67 on September 18, 2010, 01:44:08 PM
Is there a Stearman in the  display  at Kemble this afteroon ..i think it was one... it was in the distant south of Lambourn going     West  sounded like a radial engine...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on September 18, 2010, 09:16:01 PM
Was there a lone Spitfire buzzing about Bournemouth today ?

Heard what sounded like the growl of a merlin on 2 seperate occasions today... but missed seeing the culprit  :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: HowSlo on September 19, 2010, 11:23:13 AM
Spotted a 747 quite low to the East of my house (Eastern edge of Leicester) looking as though it was possibly inbound EMA, sometime after 9am Saturday morning.  Through my very poor binoculars (must treat myself to some new ones), it appeared to be white with large blue lettering on the front side of the fuselage.  Looked like two letters, but couldn't make out what they were.  I had a quick look on Virtual Radar, but it wasn't there.  Either way, it was welcome relief from the usual 737s etc.

 :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on September 19, 2010, 09:44:15 PM
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
Was there a lone Spitfire buzzing about Bournemouth today ?

Heard what sounded like the growl of a merlin on 2 seperate occasions today... but missed seeing the culprit  :(

Dunno about Sat, but I was convinced I heard one on Fri.....  :?:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: DanH on September 20, 2010, 07:53:58 PM
I saw a De Havilland Dove flying over Chichester train station at about 5pm this afternoon. At least I think thats what it was, it was twin engined and looked to be a greyish light blue maybe whitey colour with RAF roundels. Specific I know.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Zero One on September 20, 2010, 08:51:45 PM
Merlin came over whetstone this afternoon
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: sickbag_andy on September 21, 2010, 07:44:27 AM
Quote from: "TankBuster"
On Saturday afternoon (18/9/10) Sally B came flying along the River Colne Essex on her way out to a show in the Netherlands.  That was a very welcome surprise!

TankBuster

Thanks for that , my brother saw her over Halstead and asked me if I knew where she was going and I didn't know, I can tell him now!

I saw the Lanc. over Terling (mid essex) on Sunday around 4pm heading north east, I assume on it's way back to coningsby from somewhere or other.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on September 21, 2010, 08:07:43 AM
VC10 straight down our road low and loud  :D  Going slightly right instead of usual left to North Sea.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: ntt81 on September 21, 2010, 10:28:18 AM
forgot to post these earlier, but a Vampire(? it was very high! Twin boom anyway) on Saturday WSW to ENE about 1230 over Prestwood Bucks, and Spit and Hurry yesterday about 1200 south of Amersham - probably the B of B flypast pair.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Seahornet on September 21, 2010, 11:25:53 AM
Quote from: "ntt81"
forgot to post these earlier, but a Vampire(? it was very high! Twin boom anyway) on Saturday WSW to ENE about 1230 over Prestwood Bucks, and Spit and Hurry yesterday about 1200 south of Amersham - probably the B of B flypast pair.

Vampire WZ507 was on the deck at Kemble at that time - is there another airworthy Vampire in the UK?

One of the Venoms might have been around... :?:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Rushy on September 21, 2010, 11:29:05 AM
C130 been doing circuits all day near Mountbatten Rd area of East Singapore.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on September 21, 2010, 01:21:45 PM
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Rushy on September 21, 2010, 02:11:52 PM
That's a big wokka! ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Smudger565 on September 21, 2010, 08:02:05 PM
Quote from: "Rushy"
C130 been doing circuits all day near Mountbatten Rd area of East Singapore.


What no F18's yet? I know they seem to wear out the C130 when I was there ;)  ;)

PS
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on September 22, 2010, 08:23:51 AM
Another early morning VC10  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Rushy on September 22, 2010, 11:03:46 AM
Quote from: "Smudger565"
Quote from: "Rushy"
C130 been doing circuits all day near Mountbatten Rd area of East Singapore.


What no F18's yet? I know they seem to wear out the C130 when I was there ;)  ;)

PS
A Pair in close formation yesterday but I only got a fleeting glance as they were passing the Hi-Rise I was in and by the time we heard them they were almost gone.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on September 22, 2010, 12:37:01 PM
I hate you all!!!!! Not a thing here today or for ever it seems :x  :cry:  :roll:  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: isibob on September 22, 2010, 04:47:54 PM
Ahhhhhh :!:
Wocka just south of Welford heading South East
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on September 22, 2010, 05:20:42 PM
Vc1o going out to north sea and Merlin circuiting bashing round cheltenham. It's great having so many colleges with ATCs locally  :)  (sorry Jane!)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Heyfordian123 on September 22, 2010, 07:43:04 PM
Sea Vixen XP924 G-CVIX marked in 899 NAS colours. Seen fast taxying at BOH/EGHH last Friday together with Gnat XR537 (too far away for my point and squirt camera).

(http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m65/ibw123/Jersey%20XH558/SeaVixen.jpg)


IanW
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on September 23, 2010, 11:16:41 AM
Wocca going North at about 9-45
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on September 23, 2010, 11:34:05 AM
Approx. 10:30 hrs .....
2 x VC10 in close echelon-left formation @ 13k feet , routing SSW towards Devon coast { using callsign KAYAK Formation }
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: sickbag_andy on September 23, 2010, 02:07:25 PM
saw an apache VERY low last night whilst playing golf just outside Braintree (Essex). If I'd used a 9 iron instead of a 6 I would probably have hit it!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on September 23, 2010, 05:24:26 PM
Quote from: "sickbag_andy"
saw an apache VERY low last night whilst playing golf just outside Braintree (Essex). If I'd used a 9 iron instead of a 6 I would probably have hit it!


I wonder what the Apache's sensors would have made of an in-coming golf ball, and what the defence reaction might have been.  :o  :D

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on September 24, 2010, 10:32:48 AM
Didn't see them but heard 2 very loud F15's playing tag over my house about 9pm last night - noisey bu@@ers!!!!!!!!!!  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on September 24, 2010, 08:36:44 PM
I know you can guess!! VC10 heading out to North Sea refuelling point
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Funtera on September 24, 2010, 09:23:51 PM
C-17 departing Birmingham Airport :-(
2 AH-64 Apache Gunships heading South following approximatly the M42/M40 line just between Coventry and Birmingham
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: sickbag_andy on September 25, 2010, 08:06:32 AM
Quote from: "johnri"
Quote from: "sickbag_andy"
saw an apache VERY low last night whilst playing golf just outside Braintree (Essex). If I'd used a 9 iron instead of a 6 I would probably have hit it!


I wonder what the Apache's sensors would have made of an in-coming golf ball, and what the defence reaction might have been.  :o  :D

JR


Ooops - never thought of that, had it been a ball with a titanium core they might have picked it up
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wildcard on September 25, 2010, 04:23:25 PM
The Blades are up and getting a last bit of practice for Wednesday!!  :)

Although I don't think even Martin or Kev could make our lady follow what they were doing!!   :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on September 25, 2010, 07:26:47 PM
One of the VTTS Discoverys in Lutterworth.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on September 28, 2010, 03:36:53 PM
Two Wokka's heading south (ish!) - nice and low!!  :D  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: sinbad on September 28, 2010, 03:52:44 PM
one teddy being thrown out of a pram earlier............... :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: 610 wingate on September 28, 2010, 04:40:15 PM
AWACS just flew over office heading for Gielsenkirchen
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: 610 wingate on September 30, 2010, 02:42:34 PM
Yet another AWACS heading to Gielsenkirchen just passed my office this one had wheels down! Surprised I could see it it is foggy here
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Cluny on September 30, 2010, 06:43:51 PM
Peter Teichmans P-51D Mustang 'Jumpin Jacques' displaying over Calvert this afternoon  8-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Funtera on October 01, 2010, 09:18:55 AM
G-222 flying North yesterday at 15:20 over birmingham
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: HowSlo on October 01, 2010, 10:13:20 AM
Chinook passed over my house (East Leicester) heading roughly SW at 17:30 yesterday.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: sickbag_andy on October 02, 2010, 01:07:07 PM
Singapore Airlines A.380 9V-SKF (operating SIA 317) just went overhead me at Rayne (about 12miles east of Stansted) heading east out of Heathrow, bit lower than usual flights from LHR, got a nice view of it with the sun on it, almost overhead, shame I didnt have my camera ready
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: vulcanlover on October 02, 2010, 03:18:07 PM
In addition to the usual AWACs, KC-135s, RC-135s, and C-130s there's been a Paraglider taking advantage of a comparatively nice day weather-wise.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on October 05, 2010, 10:22:13 AM
Wokka heading low towards Selsey 9.35 in very low cloud and drizzle this morning.

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Captain Black on October 05, 2010, 07:21:28 PM
I'm a couple of miles north of Pewsey in Wiltshire, and we regularly have about a dozen various choppers a day passing over fairly low. But a couple of times a week we get buzzed by Apaches, and occasionally a Herc, at tree top level.

Does anyone know where they they are from?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: sinbad on October 07, 2010, 10:31:29 AM
2 Apaches low down heading south of bicester this morning...... :o
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: isibob on October 07, 2010, 01:45:56 PM
Yesterday approx 16.30 Puma (I think) direct over house Welford On Avon Warwickshire heading SW
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bigmike67 on October 08, 2010, 10:40:12 AM
Quote from: "isibob"
Yesterday approx 16.30 Puma (I think) direct over house Welford On Avon Warwickshire heading SW


    A Puma flew over Lambourn in the  afternoon yesterday heading north it would not be the same one would it... we are 15 miles sw of Oxford...if he keeped on going he would fly into Warwickshire .....Two Chinnocks have been stooging around this area all day............. :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on October 08, 2010, 11:02:49 AM
Quote from: "Captain Black"
I'm a couple of miles north of Pewsey in Wiltshire, and we regularly have about a dozen various choppers a day passing over fairly low. But a couple of times a week we get buzzed by Apaches, and occasionally a Herc, at tree top level.

Does anyone know where they they are from?

Isn't it Boscombe Down?  A few years ago for work I had to visit one of our people who worked from home, and has was at East Chisenbury.  The number of Hercs that went over a literally just a few hundred feet was staggering.  The whole house shook!  I swear you could have waved to the crew...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Captain Black on October 09, 2010, 03:24:01 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Isn't it Boscombe Down?  A few years ago for work I had to visit one of our people who worked from home, and has was at East Chisenbury.  The number of Hercs that went over a literally just a few hundred feet was staggering.  The whole house shook!  I swear you could have waved to the crew...
Boscombe isn't far. I did wonder if the Apaches were from Tidworth.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on October 09, 2010, 09:23:07 PM
[attachment=0:20x6cge0]DSCF2027.JPG[/attachment:20x6cge0]
This was spotted at 15:28 today over the railway station in Spalding, Lincolnshire.  Hope someone can identify it.  Cannot quite make out whether the 4th letter is a 'D' or an 'O'.  It seems to have a checkered flag on the tail and a bit on the wings.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: stevieboy on October 09, 2010, 09:56:56 PM
Cessna FRA150M Aerobat the reg is G-BEOE
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on October 10, 2010, 10:59:09 AM
Aircraft Details
Manufacturer:   REIMS AVIATION SA
Type:   REIMS CESSNA FRA150M
Serial No.:   0322
ICAO 24 bit aircraft address:   Binary: 0100_00_000_001_11_0001111100
Hex: 401C7C
Octal: 20016174
Popular Name:   AEROBAT
Generic Name:   150
Aircraft Class:   FIXED-WING LANDPLANE
EASA Category:   CS-23C: Aerobatic Category Aeroplane
Engines (Propellers):   
1:      1 x CONTINENTAL MOTORS CORP O-240-E  ( MCCAULEY 1A135/BRM7150 )
MTOW:   748kg   Total Hours:   10133 at 31/12/2009   Year Built:   1977
CofA / Permit:   EASA Certificate of Airworthiness   Validity Expiry:   08/10/2011   
ARC Issue Date:   09/10/2010   ARC Reference:   G-BEOE/UK.MG.0318/09102010   
 
Owner Details
Ownership Status:   Owned
Registered Owners:   
WILLIAM JOSEPH HENDERSON
NUNSBROUGH HOUSE
HEXHAM
NE46 1SY
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: scampton61 on October 12, 2010, 12:39:47 PM
Apache just following M5, circled over our house and went back the way it came - makes a pleasant change from the buzzy little traffic and police eggwhisks  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on October 12, 2010, 01:34:50 PM
Had a Lynx come over really low this morning and 3 Grob Tutors going round, and round, and round........................................ :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: westy on October 19, 2010, 09:04:46 PM
As I was at home today, I heard the Martin-Baker Meteor WA638 take off. After looking out for it, I saw it fly a few circuits at Benson, and then saw it in the circuit/finals to land at its Chalgrove home....Lovely.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on October 26, 2010, 10:06:29 AM
Greater Spotted

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/johnri69/20101025_13.jpg)

In our suburban garden yesterday.

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on October 26, 2010, 07:15:01 PM
Heart of England Hot Air balloon landing at the edge of Warwick yesterday evening.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Joseph on October 26, 2010, 07:48:09 PM
at about 13.oohrs today following the M6 North in Cheshire a Wokka
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: HowSlo on October 27, 2010, 11:27:27 AM
Of interest recently:

On the way down to the Isle of Wight on Saturday 16th of this month, we saw a Herc dropping parachutists somewhere near the M40 / A34.

Whilst on the island, we spotted from Culver Down a Westland Wasp landing at Bembridge Airport.  Also saw and Islander take off from there (probably not unusual!).

Also saw an orange and yellow Trislander most days, presumably doing pleasure flights.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on October 27, 2010, 08:11:03 PM
RN (?) Sea King chopper slowly heading coastal route East to West across Bournemouth (approx 16.15 ish).
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on October 28, 2010, 05:44:54 PM
I saw that same Herc on the 16th also on my way down to Bisley. I must say that there have been a number of times I have seen parachutists being dropped in this area. Very distracting  when on the motorway!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bigmike67 on October 28, 2010, 08:51:05 PM
Wokka flew over my garden at 20.41 very low window panes rattling heading  NNW........ :roll:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Lyneham_FLM on October 28, 2010, 10:07:09 PM
The Herc is dropping the pongo's at Weston on the Green
http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v ... e-Green___ (http://www.bing.com/maps/default.aspx?v=2&cp=51.864~-1.226&style=r&lvl=12&sp=Point.51.864_-1.226_Weston-on-the-Green___" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Also if you go to Stonehenge and look south most days you will see hercs or C17's doing drops this is the old RFC/RAF Base Upavon
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on October 31, 2010, 04:06:03 PM
VC10 just skimmed over house heading home...............  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on October 31, 2010, 05:44:37 PM
Wokka low and heading NNW over West Bognor at just before 4pm today.

Appeared to be coming from out in the Channel.

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on October 31, 2010, 08:21:25 PM
Quote from: "HowSlo"
Of interest recently:

On the way down to the Isle of Wight on Saturday 16th of this month, we saw a Herc dropping parachutists somewhere near the M40 / A34.

Whilst on the island, we spotted from Culver Down a Westland Wasp landing at Bembridge Airport.  Also saw and Islander take off from there (probably not unusual!).

Also saw an orange and yellow Trislander most days, presumably doing pleasure flights.

Trilander goes from Southampton to Channel islands (Albany I think)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: HowSlo on November 01, 2010, 06:22:19 PM
That would figure.  We saw or heard the Trislander most mornings between 0830 and 0845 over the house we rented in Freshwater, heading North.  Also saw it do a couple of circuits around The Needles while we were visiting the Old Battery on the Friday afternoon, hence the thought about pleasure flights.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on November 05, 2010, 01:06:04 PM
Just gone over a jet with the engines sort of on the tail fin bit. Going North low down so assume it might be going into Finningly?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: isibob on November 05, 2010, 01:25:28 PM
Quote from: "johnri"
Wokka low and heading NNW over West Bognor at just before 4pm today.

Appeared to be coming from out in the Channel.

JR

B...H... using them as replacemnts for Astute Submarines following Defence Review  :!:  :!:  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on November 05, 2010, 06:16:25 PM
Well at least it would not have to wait for the tide to come in to get off a sandbank! :D

Not very stealthy though are they?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on November 05, 2010, 07:26:28 PM
Neither is a sub stuck on a sandbank.... lol
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on November 05, 2010, 10:00:36 PM
Spotted a nice shiny yellow Sea King on the pan at Lyneham yesterday,

Wonder if Wills was visiting his Dad at home.

Wish i could take the company car home (cept I don't know where I'd park it)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jangor on November 05, 2010, 10:06:02 PM
AH64 Longbow flew overhead mid afternoon............................. :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: ntt81 on November 06, 2010, 01:09:03 PM
I think it was a Mustang - 1250ish, heading W by N over Prestwood, Bucks.  Fairly broad wings with very square wingtips, and a much harsher sound than a Merlin - couldnt see the air intake and I dont think it was one of the Spits with the nasty wing shape - if anyone actually knows anything about it I'd like to hear! :-)

hugh
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Lyneham_FLM on November 09, 2010, 12:50:35 AM
Hugh,  are you sure it wasn't a Tucano they have square wingtips ??

Regards
Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Lyneham_FLM on November 09, 2010, 12:57:49 AM
Finningley ?? don't you mean Robin Hood Airport. The jet you describe sounds like a Dassault Falcon 50 (Cobham Plc and French Airforce) I think we need a aircraft recognition section to help you guys :-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on November 09, 2010, 07:33:55 AM
@Sam

Said yellow sea king came straight over our school at pick up time last week. Did wonder what air/sea rescue were doing this far inland. Haven't seen them round here since the floods when they were based at Staverton.

Would have waved if it was Wills  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on November 09, 2010, 01:21:23 PM
Wokka over my house about 2 or 3 minutes ago.  Heading towards the area of the Wash.  Had his front lights on, under the nose.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: ntt81 on November 11, 2010, 04:25:21 PM
Quote from: "Lyneham_FLM"
Hugh,  are you sure it wasn't a Tucano they have square wingtips ??

Regards
Mike
hmm - could have been I suppose - I'm not familiar enough with 'em to be sure.  Engine sounded quite harsh - rather like a Griffon - whats a Tucano sound like?

hugh
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on November 11, 2010, 05:24:53 PM
Could have been a Harvard. (Harsh sounding engine)

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Smudger565 on November 11, 2010, 10:32:21 PM
Quote from: "johnri"
Could have been a Harvard. (Harsh sounding engine)

JR

You could be right John, there is one based at Lee-on the Solent and when he takes off we can hear it in Gosport :D  :D  He also has a Tiger Moth.

PS
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dlw on November 12, 2010, 09:13:59 AM
[center:2c59vl59]In my garden this morning: The Robins are back, I thought one of  the local cat population had  them for lunch :cry:
[/center:2c59vl59]
[center:2c59vl59]Will have to get my ultrasonic cat scarer out me thinks :!:  :!: [/center:2c59vl59]
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on November 12, 2010, 10:31:00 AM
5 Apache Helicopters just passed over my house going towards the area of the Wash
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on November 12, 2010, 10:49:37 AM
Sure it was 5 Apaches ??
Just that apparently there's "JUNGLE 1 FORMATION" operating in that area ....... 3 x AH-64 Apaches , 2 x AS532 Cougars , 1 x Chinook.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on November 12, 2010, 11:00:26 AM
Could have been TWO types of helicopters, but there was NO Chinook. I'd notice one of them. Didn't know about anything happening out there.  Don't get much in the way of aircraft over here, apart from the Flypast Practice for the Queens thing each year.  Sorry for getting the sighting wrong :(  :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on November 12, 2010, 11:16:19 AM
According to the MOD's Low Flying Exercises site { http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/About ... Events.htm (http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/AboutDefence/WhatWeDo/AirSafetyandAviation/LowFlying/LowFlyingExercisesAndEvents.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) } , the only Exercises { finishing today } are well North of you.
As one of them involves the Dutch , wonder if it was a flight of RNLAF helos routing back home ??

No difficulty IDing "Military" aircraft where I live......Grob Tutor , Grob Vigilant motor-glider , Hawk & the occasional Chinook !!  :lol:
{ A far cry from even 2 or 3 years ago & pitiful compared to when St Athan was a proper RAF base }  :cry:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Landyman on November 12, 2010, 01:08:21 PM
Jungle 1 formation is now inbound Wattisham @ 13.00
3x AH64 and 2x Cougar. From the accent they 'aint British.

Landyman.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Topsy on November 12, 2010, 03:40:45 PM
Quote from: "ntt81"
Engine sounded quite harsh - rather like a Griffon - whats a Tucano sound like?
 
Tucano's sound like just another naff turbo prop job.  Nothing like a Griffon sadly.  :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on November 13, 2010, 12:02:45 AM
Quote from: "wcg"
According to the MOD's Low Flying Exercises site { http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/About ... Events.htm (http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/AboutDefence/WhatWeDo/AirSafetyandAviation/LowFlying/LowFlyingExercisesAndEvents.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) } , the only Exercises { finishing today } are well North of you.
As one of them involves the Dutch , wonder if it was a flight of RNLAF helos routing back home ??

No difficulty IDing "Military" aircraft where I live......Grob Tutor , Grob Vigilant motor-glider , Hawk & the occasional Chinook !!  :lol:
{ A far cry from even 2 or 3 years ago & pitiful compared to when St Athan was a proper RAF base }  :cry:

Do you not get the occasional VC10 in there still?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bigmike67 on November 17, 2010, 05:30:56 PM
A  Wooka stooging about Lambourn 1 min ago........ :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on November 17, 2010, 06:59:52 PM
Quote from: "Sad Sam"
Do you not get the occasional VC10 in there still?
Very , very rarely.
You used to get them on a regular basis , when they were in for overhauls or servicing. Probably not helped by how small the VC10 fleet is these days.
Same with the Harrier & Tornado ..... overhaul / servicing was moved from there when DARA's Fast Jets facility closed in 2007.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on November 17, 2010, 10:20:44 PM
Quote from: "bigmike67"
A  Wooka stooging about Lambourn 1 min ago........ :)

Ah the good old Wooka, that great Australian variant of the Boeing CH-47!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bigmike67 on November 18, 2010, 10:06:19 AM
Quote from: "planenut"
[ quote]

Ah the good old Wooka, that great Australian variant of the Boeing CH-47!





Yes they are made in the outback by Aboriginal Gentlemen... :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on November 18, 2010, 10:50:51 AM
Hercules and Cobham jet over Bournemouth within a few mins of each other.  The former would have made a lovely pic if I'd had my bazooka with me.  It's still about somewhere, heard it twice since....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: FIXER on November 18, 2010, 11:43:11 AM
4 Tucanos on landing practice, same height as my office window at home and 50m away :)

And a Lynx about 10m higher too!!  :)

Make that 9 passes by the Lynx so far......
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on November 18, 2010, 03:25:44 PM
That Herc's been back a few times too....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Rushy on November 18, 2010, 03:50:53 PM
C130's all day every day from Paya Lebar Air Base.
Also the occasional F5 and now and again an f16 from Changi.
My apartment complex is on the flight path so it's a good job I like aircraft!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bigmike67 on November 19, 2010, 11:39:00 AM
Quote from: "Rushy"
 
My apartment complex is on the flight path so it's a good job I like aircraft!




Sound's if you keep the window's open you might see them a bit closer.. :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Rushy on November 19, 2010, 12:00:40 PM
Quote from: "bigmike67"
Sound's if you keep the window's open you might see them a bit closer.. :D
Luckily I'm only on the 2nd floor. ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on November 19, 2010, 02:25:56 PM
Merlin HC3 very very very low along the valley between Singlton,  Charlton, and East Dean at about 11.45 today. Only about 50 yards away.

Gone before I could stop the car and get the camera out. (B*ll**ks) :(  :roll:

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on November 19, 2010, 03:26:02 PM
That Herc's been back again, up and down the coast......
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bigmike67 on November 22, 2010, 12:04:44 PM
C17 flying south over Lambourn turning west for final's for Lyneham,...10 minutes ago ..2000 feet possiable returning from Afganistan
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: FIXER on November 22, 2010, 07:57:45 PM
Merlin following the M1 around Leeds heading north toward A1
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on November 23, 2010, 05:31:20 PM
VC10 low in a starry sky  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bigmike67 on November 23, 2010, 09:55:57 PM
Quote from: "Sarah Abbott"
VC10 low in a starry sky  :)


That's waxing very lyrical... :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bigmike67 on November 23, 2010, 09:58:49 PM
A Wokka stooging   around Lambourn for the last hour ,i hope he has now gone home to bed so i can get's some sleep to................... :?  :roll:  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on November 24, 2010, 10:29:44 AM
Another VC10 rumbling over in a clear blue sky with crisp white frost covering fields underneath. (that's as lyrical as I can wax this morning!)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on November 24, 2010, 10:51:22 AM
2 Grob Tutors .......how exciting !!  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on November 24, 2010, 12:40:01 PM
Miracles do happen.......a VC-10 { ZA147 ?? } out of St Athan on what sounds like a post service / overhaul flight-test !!  :o
Probably be at least 6 months until the next one.  :cry:

Edited at 16:10Hrs to say......I was wrong !! The VC-10 returned to St Athan after the air-test.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bigmike67 on November 25, 2010, 02:29:55 PM
I think it was a Merlin HC3 overflying Lambourn about 3 minutes ago heading North West..it might have been on it's way to Benson about 1800 feet .....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bigmike67 on December 02, 2010, 01:40:25 PM
Two Lynk'sis  dressed in camoflage flying south of Lambourn on a easterley heading about 1500 feet..... :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: northern monkey on January 11, 2011, 01:36:57 PM
X1 red arrow in to Leeds a Bradford. Makes a change to jet 2 !!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jangor on January 13, 2011, 07:02:19 PM
1X E3-A doing T and G at Robin Hood Airport at 12:22............. ;)

spotted this while at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park........ :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PXProgrammer on January 14, 2011, 04:56:38 PM
3 Wokka's over my office :)

I didn't know we had that many ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Heyfordian123 on January 15, 2011, 06:26:12 PM
Quote from: "PXProgrammer"
3 Wokka's over my office :)

I didn't know we had that many ;)


They flew in line astern directly over my house and approx 5 mins later they flew back on the same reciprocal heading. I wonder where they had been?


Ian
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on January 17, 2011, 12:42:25 PM
Quote from: "Heyfordian123"
They flew in line astern directly over my house and approx 5 mins later they flew back on the same reciprocal heading. I wonder where they had been?


Ian

They've been spotted low over Birmingham as well, although they weren't visible on the SBS. No idea what they're doing...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on January 17, 2011, 12:48:38 PM
Trying to avoid being scrapped? lol
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on January 17, 2011, 03:53:32 PM
On the Champions at 3.50 on ITV4 a white vulcan with Blue Steel !!!! bombing an island!!! :o
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on January 17, 2011, 05:34:28 PM
Jane.

You have time to watch Telly on a Monday afternoon. :o  :o  :o  :o

I'm shocked.!!!!!!!!!!  :lol:  :lol:

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: stigish on January 17, 2011, 08:24:55 PM
First time I've posted here in a while.......................
1x Tornado flying very low and loud over Fleets Bridge (Poole) at about 12pm today followed by a Wokka about an hour later. Probably the most activity over since 558 was here in August.  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on January 18, 2011, 12:51:48 PM
Not really sure what it was but possibly a Jet Provost took off from Hurn about 12.30pm.

Did a couple of circuits then headed towards Poole.

It was hard to make out but was definitely painted red, and had straight wings!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on January 19, 2011, 02:18:52 PM
Wokka over Bournemouth centre, looks like it's heading for Bryan....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on January 19, 2011, 02:19:55 PM
Nope, it's taken one look and coming back my way.... lol
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Landyman on January 19, 2011, 06:17:41 PM
Five Red's.
We had to go up to Cottingham, near Hull, yesterday to collect our motorhome from the Swift factory where it had been having some warranty work done. Just passing Scampton when we saw the Red's taxiing for take off. A quick left turn down a track beside the airfield and we watched five of them take off and start their practise display.
As we were tight on time for our appointment we didn't stay long but on the way back we went down the same track, to crash gate 8, and had our lunch while we watched the afternoon sortie. Perfect timing and we had them almost to ourselves.
I was aware of the Dominie flypast of the Humber Bridge but our appointment at the factory was at the same time so we missed that by a few minutes.

Landyman.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnjosh43 on January 19, 2011, 07:12:37 PM
Coming over Woodhead Pass between Sheffield and Manchester at 3:20 this afternoon - 2 Chinooks very low travelling North > South and having low flying fun. Closest I've ever been to one moving :-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: isibob on January 21, 2011, 11:46:51 AM
This morning approx 10.45 flying very very low level (the trees swayed) a Merlin or a Puma (it was hard to say as it was moving fast and directly overhead) heading almost due west from the direction of DSDA Kineton
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on January 25, 2011, 03:37:28 PM
Wocca low over our house going East, Waddo maybe?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on January 27, 2011, 10:49:06 PM
Second post for me, just browsing the forum and found this Spotted thread.

I live in Gloucester and most days see a VC10 or two departing from Brize, or at least hear them if the cloud cover is lowish.
Since the Nato Rapid Reaction Force took over what was RAF Innsworth (now Imjin Barracks) we often see an odd Chinook and either Puma / Sea King / Merlin (not good on Chopper ID).
C130's are quite common as well either on their way from or to Lyneham (where XH558 is hangared for winter service). Sometimes taking the 'troops' to South Cerney for parachute jumps.

By the way, what on earth is a WOKKA ???????????????
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on January 28, 2011, 10:19:27 AM
Pair of Tornados just done a circuit of Church Fenton and headed back towards Leeming.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on January 28, 2011, 10:39:10 AM
3 more just passed by in formation.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on January 28, 2011, 02:27:32 PM
Did a real double take today when we followed this!!!!

http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/police ... ?imageNo=2 (http://www.topgear.com/uk/photos/police-lotus-evora-2011-01-14?imageNo=2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)


 


It wont be long before it causes an accident turning peoples heads :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: northern monkey on January 28, 2011, 09:28:01 PM
Quote from: "djrose007"
Second post for me, just browsing the forum and found this Spotted thread.

I live in Gloucester and most days see a VC10 or two departing from Brize, or at least hear them if the cloud cover is lowish.
Since the Nato Rapid Reaction Force took over what was RAF Innsworth (now Imjin Barracks) we often see an odd Chinook and either Puma / Sea King / Merlin (not good on Chopper ID).
C130's are quite common as well either on their way from or to Lyneham (where XH558 is hangared for winter service). Sometimes taking the 'troops' to South Cerney for parachute jumps.

By the way, what on earth is a WOKKA ???????????????
Hi djrose007 a wokka would be a chinook, these lot on here even have there own language  ;)
if you see something of intrest just put down your location ... what you have seen... and any other point of intrest you might want to share :)
oh and wokka been the noise the rotors make when they clap together
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on January 28, 2011, 10:39:58 PM
@djrose007

It is probably the Merlin you see as it comes over quite reguarly from Brize/Lyneham, more so since Nato barracks opened.  We live in Cheltenham so will be on same flight path. Although did get the search and rescue Sea King last week and you will get odd Lynx (from Yeovilton I presume) that drop into Dean Close AAC Cadets every month or so. Plus odd Puma goes into Boys colleges.

There were 3 Lynx in Staverton a while back grounded by bad weather.

Plus the odd Harrods Chopper in Staverton!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on January 31, 2011, 10:10:30 PM
Wokka a lot of noise for this time of night; just headed west I think above the M3 or possibly following the Thames. Definitely a Wokka, could hear it from Ashford (Middlesex), may have crossed south from Heathrow, but sounded like an east west movement.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: eddief on February 01, 2011, 12:22:34 AM
It was over here (Dunsfold) around 2000h thukkering, clattering & chukkering away in the normal, sub-bass annoying way...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on February 01, 2011, 05:27:32 AM
Quote from: "eddief"
It was over here (Dunsfold) around 2000h thukkering, clattering & chukkering away in the normal, sub-bass annoying way...

it's a great sound, but as it seems to surround you, direction can be difficult.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Lincoln on February 01, 2011, 02:29:13 PM
Nimrod is back at Waddington  :D  :D
Been doing circuits  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Smudger565 on February 01, 2011, 06:40:22 PM
Where are the pictures ;)  ;)  ;)  You are usually out with your camera so.........to make us jealous of course :mrgreen:  :mrgreen:

PS
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Lincoln on February 01, 2011, 07:22:32 PM
:lol:
Sadly I saw her from kitchen which is just that little bit too far away  :lol:  :lol:  :oops:  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on February 01, 2011, 07:37:21 PM
Concorde this morning.  But then I did go past Brooklands on the train.  I always make sure to look out in that direction, and I'm sure I've never spotted the tail from the railway before.  Have they moved it?  Seemed like it would be pointing at the banking, which isn't where I remember it being when I visited....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: DanH on February 01, 2011, 10:38:40 PM
Quote from: "planenut"
Quote from: "eddief"
It was over here (Dunsfold) around 2000h thukkering, clattering & chukkering away in the normal, sub-bass annoying way...

it's a great sound, but as it seems to surround you, direction can be difficult.

I often get funny looks at work when I suddenly announce that a Chinook is about to fly over. They dont seem to understand that you can feel them before you hear them or see them  :lol: I suppose us hardened enthusiasts are attuned to it arent we.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on February 01, 2011, 11:11:34 PM
I've stopped doing that, got them confused with flatulance too often. :oops:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on February 02, 2011, 05:18:07 AM
Quote from: "DanH"
I often get funny looks at work when I suddenly announce that a Chinook is about to fly over. They dont seem to understand that you can feel them before you hear them or see them  :lol: I suppose us hardened enthusiasts are attuned to it arent we.

Odd thing about being "in tune" with planes; my late partner used to live in Whitton, SE of Heathrow, next to Twickenham. I would be aware that a Concorde was taking off towards us a minute or so before it did and I am sure I never heard it. Then again, Concorde had a particular tone with engines running on the ground, that you could hear for several miles. (i'll go back to dreaming now)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mags on February 02, 2011, 08:11:46 AM
Quote from: "speedy"
Concorde this morning.  But then I did go past Brooklands on the train.  I always make sure to look out in that direction, and I'm sure I've never spotted the tail from the railway before.  Have they moved it?  Seemed like it would be pointing at the banking, which isn't where I remember it being when I visited....

DG was moved back a bit very recently to allow for some work to be done in the immediate area.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on February 02, 2011, 12:08:07 PM
Saw Concorde AB yesterday at BA, Heathrow, looking like she needed a clean up.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on February 03, 2011, 07:52:34 PM
737
737
767
A319
737
Dash-8
777
737
Dash-8
Citation
A320
A320
737

It would appear the BHX circuit is right over my house tonight  :D  if anyone needs me, I'll be in the garden  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnjosh43 on February 03, 2011, 08:16:53 PM
Quote from: "Skweeky"
737
737
767
A319
737
Dash-8
777
737
Dash-8
Citation
A320
A320
737

It would appear the BHX circuit is right over my house tonight  :D  if anyone needs me, I'll be in the garden  :D

But none of your girls ?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnjosh43 on February 03, 2011, 08:18:01 PM
Quote from: "planenut"
Saw Concorde AB yesterday at BA, Heathrow, looking like she needed a clean up.

& apparently she's trashed inside as well. The inside was used for the Brooklands one (which never served with BA).
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on February 03, 2011, 08:18:41 PM
Quote from: "Skweeky"
737
It would appear the BHX circuit is right over my house tonight  :D  if anyone needs me, I'll be in the garden  :D

You're brave! How long do we leave you before calling out a search party? :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on February 03, 2011, 08:47:38 PM
Quote from: "johnjosh43"
But none of your girls ?

My girls don't come into BHX  :cry:  well, not unless they're diverted  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on February 07, 2011, 07:27:05 PM
Oscar 99 (Dorset Police chopper) has been hovering in same spot for almost 2hrs at an ongoing Police incident. It took a small break to refuel @ Hurn earlier.... but is now back in the same position.

I passed a huge Police presence at Pokesdown on the way home... lots of Fuzz and an armed response unit on site !

The chopper is not over the 'incident' area... and appears to be standing off.

(http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/popcorn.gif)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on February 07, 2011, 08:29:22 PM
I spotted our Police helicopter today too  (G-POLA) - she was hovering over the M6 above me..... not looking for me, I hasten to add  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on February 07, 2011, 10:49:40 PM
All becomes clear..

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-12385864 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-12385864" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on February 07, 2011, 11:01:59 PM
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
All becomes clear..

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-12385864 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-12385864" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Quote
"It looks like officers have taken over a chip shop and there are armed police everywhere."

Could be just an "a salt and battering" then?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on February 08, 2011, 03:17:16 PM
Two Wokkas, quite low, over Bournemouth heading towards Christchurch....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on February 09, 2011, 09:40:52 AM
VC10 just gone over by sound of it and one yesterday. After a relatively quiet couple of weeks, it appears the girls are back!  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on February 09, 2011, 03:40:13 PM
Andover has just flown very low over our house, done a touch and go at Staverton and headed back over house towards Brize Norton  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on February 09, 2011, 03:42:59 PM
Beware of low flying villages.... lol
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on February 10, 2011, 07:06:41 PM
Standing in between the landing lights today at EMA at 200ft right overhead an RAF Tristar! :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mags on February 10, 2011, 10:30:39 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Beware of low flying villages.... lol

LOL! :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on February 14, 2011, 10:14:34 AM
Quote from: "Sarah Abbott"
@djrose007

It is probably the Merlin you see as it comes over quite reguarly from Brize/Lyneham, more so since Nato barracks opened.  We live in Cheltenham so will be on same flight path. Although did get the search and rescue Sea King last week and you will get odd Lynx (from Yeovilton I presume) that drop into Dean Close AAC Cadets every month or so. Plus odd Puma goes into Boys colleges.

There were 3 Lynx in Staverton a while back grounded by bad weather.

Plus the odd Harrods Chopper in Staverton!

Thanks Sara and Northern Monkey (Not from Hartlepool by any chance? ref the mention of the Northern Monkey!)
I suspected the Wokka was the Chinook but wasn't sure, they weren't around during my RAF days (1965-78, Cold War hence the interest in the Vulcan), although they were initially designed in the 60's.

Been a quiet day here in Gloucester so nothing to report, just wanted to say 'Thank You'.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on February 15, 2011, 02:47:30 PM
Fast flying helicopter, possibly a Lynx, heading in a Southerly direction across Gloucester at 1435. Probably going from Innsworth (Imjin Barracks) in the direction of South Cerney/Lyneham.

There was also the sound of a VC10 going overhead this morning but cloud base was low and 8/8 with rain so no visual.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on February 16, 2011, 07:52:43 PM
What looked like a Merlin outbound from RNAS Yeovilton approx 09.45 today.  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on February 17, 2011, 10:18:07 AM
VC10 'Northish' bound at 09:50 over Gloucester. Taking off from Brize destination could be anywhere!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on February 17, 2011, 01:37:02 PM
I spotted a Vulcan, a Victor, a Valient, a Frightning, a Meteor, a Javelin, a Dominie, a Lincoln, a TSR2, a Hornisse, a Storch..... I didn't sneak up to Cosford yesterday, honest............. :D :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on February 17, 2011, 03:42:18 PM
I've no idea what it was but the shape looked like an old Hunter. Flew across Gloucester at about 1500 today going in a Northerly direction. Wasn't too high, maybe FL500.
Any ideas?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on February 17, 2011, 07:34:23 PM
Quote from: "djrose007"
I've no idea what it was but the shape looked like an old Hunter. Flew across Gloucester at about 1500 today going in a Northerly direction. Wasn't too high, maybe FL500.
Any ideas?

Maybe it was "Jumbo Girl" on one of her flights of fancy.

lol

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on February 21, 2011, 01:05:45 PM
Wocca, heard but not seen due to the weather :?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on February 21, 2011, 10:00:23 PM
A bit late in the day but on Sunday afternoon in the grey and gloom of Lincolnshire,three military helicopters passing from the South heading North ish,grey in colour with two carrying what seemed to be a large missile on the Port side and ditto the third but on the Starboard side.
Any ideas ?

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on February 23, 2011, 01:47:14 PM
The entire fleet air arm?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: fil cad on February 25, 2011, 08:59:43 PM
A C130  doing 2 360s    low over the east lancs rd Golborne lancs, at 4pm Whooo it made my day :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on February 26, 2011, 11:28:13 AM
Quote from: "Skweeky"
Quote from: "Gregg"
They were Sukhois you dizzy bint. :roll:  :D

Yeah, and until they'd gone overhead, you were loudly proclaiming that they were Yaks. So close your face  :P

Havn't you two got anything better to do on a Dir%$ weekend away other than look at the sky ?

 :oops:

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Landyman on February 27, 2011, 07:19:56 PM
Space Shuttle Discovery + ISS passing directly over our house at 19.07 this evening.
If you have an iPad you absolutely must download the Nassa app, it is superb. We were able to track the ISS over the Atlantic and then watch it pass over, plus there is a live TV link from the Shuttle and more space information than you could ever want.

Landyman.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on February 27, 2011, 07:24:19 PM
Saw it too.  The skies just cleared in time.  Got a couple of nice pics.  Will post later when I get back.

Edit: lots of sighting opportunities in the next week.  Find out when and when here:- http://spaceflight1.nasa.gov/realdata/s ... ed+Kingdom (http://spaceflight1.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/cities/skywatch.cgi?country=United+Kingdom" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on February 27, 2011, 09:34:32 PM
Didn't quite get the focus quite right (bit of a rush job getting it set up in the dark :) ), but shows 30 seconds of the transit.  Will have another go tomorrow.
(http://www.tuscan-net.co.uk/pics/ISS_Discovery_270211.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on February 27, 2011, 11:24:30 PM
There seemed to be a lot of activity this morning in the skies over Gloucester, could hear low rumblings and sounded like VC10 (Couldn't have been XH558 on a test flight as the cloud base was too low!). Don't know for sure of course because couldn't get a visual on anything due to the cloud.
Don't usually hear/see anything on a Sunday morning other than high flying airliners so it was unusually noticeable.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on March 02, 2011, 01:58:01 PM
Army type helicoptor going East this morning, maybe on the path to Waddo?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on March 03, 2011, 03:18:08 PM
There's a lot of it about you know, another Wokka yesterday (forgot to post it) at 15:50 over Gloucester, leaving Imjin barracks I expect. And a VC10 just now at 15:15, which is what reminded me about the Wokka!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: sickbag_andy on March 03, 2011, 05:31:02 PM
I called in at mildenhall lunchtime today , there was a Turkish A.F. C.130 on the ground and an all white Kalitta B.747F - both in impossible positions to get decent photos but I took some just to check out the tail numbers if anybody is interested. (the C.130 was 1/2 behind a red & white building so the nose was hidden - and a long way off) and I could only get a shot of the 747 from the west row side with fence in the way - and about 1.5 km of airfield!)

The 747F was N746CK and the C.130 was 63-3189
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Nickolas on March 04, 2011, 02:47:08 PM
10:20 till at least 10:40
North weald Essex
Apache Longbow landing, hovering and generally arsing about. :D  :D

quite pleased to post this as SFA normally round this area due to St. Ansted.  :x  :x
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on March 05, 2011, 06:25:16 PM
I had a meeting with my accountant last week.  We got to chatting about aircraft (as you can imagine it,s a subject that comes up quite a lot with me) and he was talking about seeing Vulcan's flying over his house (he lives on the north side of Salisbury)

He was telling me about watching the TSR2 in the circuit while they were testing it out of Boscombe Down.  I reckon this makes him part of a pretty exclusive club to have seen a TSR2 flying, know what it was and still be able to remember it.

Just wondered what other unusual stuff people remember seeing, maybe needs a separate topic.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: tabby on March 05, 2011, 10:17:26 PM
Recently moved house and in the sort-out came across my teenage spotting log. As an example here
 is the record for March 1955 of aircraft types spotted over Grimsby - those were indeed the days !!

March 1     Lincoln , Neptune, Canberra B.2, Canberra B.6 , Stratojet & Stratofreighter refuelling.
           2    USAF Dakota , Valiant.
           3    Meteor 7, Meteor 8 Meteor NF 14
           4    Oxford, Superfort , Beverley 2nd prototype, Tornado ( B45 )
           5    Vampire T.11
           9    Balliol
         15    Canberra T.4
         16    Sycamore
         25    Provost
        26     Vampire 5, Prentice
         29    B.36 , Athena
         31    Constellation

25 different types from Binbrook, Topcliffe, Manby etc.

Tabby
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on March 05, 2011, 11:22:25 PM
WOW! Those were Indeed the days!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on March 08, 2011, 11:26:48 AM
Tornado just left RAF Church Fenton, heading north. Beautiful sight on a clear day like today, and a great noise too :) Had a Hawk here on Friday too.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on March 08, 2011, 01:05:51 PM
Lots of little Prop jobs buzzing about, nothing exciting :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on March 08, 2011, 06:36:59 PM
Heard but not spotted... a Wokka over Bournemouth about 4.30 today.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Lincoln on March 08, 2011, 08:05:36 PM
2 days running a C-130 has been doing very high circuits over Lincoln.
Now I like hercs, but after 6 hours of droning, it does get on your nerves a bit  :D  :lol:
But only a tiny bit mind  ;)  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on March 09, 2011, 12:38:01 PM
Yesterday (2.50pm) two Apaches in tandem and today (09.50am) a Wokka travelling northbound following line of M40 outside Warwick
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on March 09, 2011, 09:25:43 PM
Another two Apaches doing exactly the same routing at exactly the same time but 24 hours later. Sounded like they or the Wokka coming back at around 4.30pm but was not able to get to a window to spot which it was.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on March 11, 2011, 03:49:22 PM
Two Puma's fast and low over Gloucester heading in a Southerley direction. I always like to surmise what they might be doing so this time I guess it's SAS heading for South Cerney to do some practice for the next diplomatic mission to Libya! However, I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on March 11, 2011, 03:59:10 PM
Pair of Wokkas went past quite low about an hour ago. Not sure if they came out of Church Fenton or just passed by.  Headed west then north towards Catterick.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: FIXER on March 11, 2011, 04:07:27 PM
Pretty sure they weren`t from Church Fenton even if I missed them take off they would have had to sneak past my office that looks out over towards the runway to land.

Matt
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: FIXER on March 11, 2011, 04:37:42 PM
RAF Beech King Air 200 probably from Cranwell making a landing at RAF Church Fenton, plenty of Tutors but no really fun aircraft yet today....

Can you tell I am sick of office paperwork and spending too much time loking out of the window ;-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on March 11, 2011, 04:57:05 PM
Chinook being thrown around a bit over the colleges.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on March 11, 2011, 05:09:07 PM
Wokka tootling around the seafront mid afternoon.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on March 16, 2011, 10:20:59 AM
14:10 15 Mar 11 - VC10 over Gloucester (Sounded like 2 going over but could only see 1 as the sun was in my eyes) heading North out of Brize.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on March 16, 2011, 01:59:09 PM
I have spotted:

747
747
747
A300
747
A320

I been to Kemble where the jumbos go to die :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on March 16, 2011, 02:08:47 PM
Quote from: "djrose007"
14:10 15 Mar 11 - VC10 over Gloucester (Sounded like 2 going over but could only see 1 as the sun was in my eyes) heading North out of Brize.
Quite correct , there were 2 of them { callsign KAYAK }
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on March 16, 2011, 05:38:18 PM
Spotted at Bournemouth Airport this afternoon :

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc15/PUJNIE/800px-Bmibaby_Manchester.jpg)

Either diverted or hopelessly lost.... (not my pic - pinched it from Wiki)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on March 17, 2011, 08:12:11 PM
Cobham falcons today at Hurn were doing a lot of go arounds and hooning it off heading NW late afternoon.

On a side note seems to be a lot of slightly odd routing of airlines overhead earlier. Some very tight turns that probably woke the passengers up!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: FIXER on March 19, 2011, 09:48:56 AM
A blue & yellow helicopter (coastguard? Any ideas anyone?) hovering over a flare, looked like an exercise on the entrance to Hollyhead harbour & Tornado on final approach to RAF Valley & one heading off into snowdonia on the drive back from Hollyhead yesterday....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: za150 on March 19, 2011, 10:32:28 AM
Royal Netherlands Air Force KC-10 doing rollers at Brize on friday.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on March 20, 2011, 05:52:49 AM
Had a weird experience last night,I was sat in my study very late (11-45pm),nursing a brandy and trying to photograph the huge moon with my camera mounted on a tripod,got a couple of reasonable shots when an object appeared moving from West to East at high speed.It was like a very bright star coloured orange/red and was closely followed by another ,I did a double check to make sure I wasn't seeing things and just as they dissapeared a third one came into view,I went to the back door and watched it fly ? past at high speed in the total darkness of the night as it crossed in front of the moon,I could not hear any sound.At the time some light cloud cover was making the moon a little hazy,but the objects stood out very bright,very fast and orange/red,I of course totally failed to use my camera to record them.

Weird

 :o

Mike

PS .Location North Lincolnshire near the River Humber
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on March 20, 2011, 08:21:44 AM
Possibly three Tornado Jets heading for Libya ?????

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on March 20, 2011, 08:30:53 AM
Unlikely......the Tonkas { 4 of them } flew out in pairs & each pair RV'd with 2 tankers soon after takeoff !
There was a flight of F15s out & about last night , but not sure how many were in the flight.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on March 20, 2011, 10:25:57 AM
Sounds like satellites. You wouldn't normally see them so late after sunset, but possibly you saw the moonlight being reflected off them.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on March 20, 2011, 11:28:10 AM
Loads of things passing through on the way to Libya at the mo.
Could always check with Heavens Above to see if any satellites were going over at that time.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jocelyn on March 20, 2011, 11:37:16 AM
Yesterday afternoon high above Wellesbourne airfield, a B 52. We all stopped to watch, wondering where to and why !!beautiful in the bright blue cloudless sunny sky
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on March 20, 2011, 01:00:41 PM
Thanks for all your theories,I think they must have been aircraft in reheat judging by the bright orange /red colour of them and the speed,can't see any satelites showing at that time and not three very close together,bit of a mystery realy  had it been over Libya you would have guessed at the exhaust trails of Tomahawk missiles !

 :?:

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on March 21, 2011, 12:19:11 AM
Quote from: "StAthan lecky"
Thanks for all your theories,I think they must have been aircraft in reheat judging by the bright orange /red colour of them and the speed,can't see any satelites showing at that time and not three very close together,bit of a mystery realy  had it been over Libya you would have guessed at the exhaust trails of Tomahawk missiles ! :?: Mike

I doubt that reheat would have been used for transitting, sound like a genuine UFO sighting to me. Nice one.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on March 21, 2011, 05:42:50 AM
Of course it's a genune UFO sighting.........Mike saw some objects pasing overhead & hasn't been able to establish what they were , ergo they were Unidentified Flying Objects !! { and should he later fnd out what they were ,  they would then no longer be Unidentified }  ;)  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on March 21, 2011, 01:43:02 PM
Spotted a Wokka passing Sunbury on Thames, going toward London at 1240.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pathfinder on March 21, 2011, 06:13:43 PM
Goodyear airship over Bedford 5:45pm heading towards Cardington hangers. It's been a few years since we last had an airship overhead, in the days of Airship Industries they used to be a common site in the area.

BTW, my nan inlaw worked on the R101 in Cardington. We used to tease her that it was due to her poor sewing that it crashed.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on March 21, 2011, 06:40:33 PM
Couple of wokkas yesterday and a Hercules just gone over now.  All heading north.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on March 21, 2011, 07:18:56 PM
Quote from: "Pathfinder"
Goodyear airship over Bedford 5:45pm heading towards Cardington hangers. It's been a few years since we last had an airship overhead, in the days of Airship Industries they used to be a common site in the area.


At this rate (with Government cut backs) - it may well be our future RAF you have spotted !  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on March 21, 2011, 07:23:49 PM
Wokka over Hurn about 15:30 heading NW.

Earlier around lunchtime there was a strange twin engine turboprop buzzing round - about size of a small airliner, painted white with either red or dark orange engine nacelles, wing tips and what looked like guidelines on the fuselage?

It was being banked pretty hard overhead then headed towards Christchurch direction.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: FIXER on March 22, 2011, 08:51:43 AM
RAF Church Fenton Monday...

Tucano showing the students how it should be done for well over an hour with 2 full displays inc low level barrel rolls, inverted loops, stall turns...you name it really :-)

Also a solo apache stooging about the perimeter at low level in the afternoon...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: JeremyC on March 22, 2011, 01:43:45 PM
If I posted every time I saw a Chinook this thread would be about 140 pages by now! (Odiham about 10 miles as the crow flies).
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on March 22, 2011, 05:36:48 PM
Quote from: "Bryank"
Earlier around lunchtime there was a strange twin engine turboprop buzzing round - about size of a small airliner, painted white with either red or dark orange engine nacelles, wing tips and what looked like guidelines on the fuselage?
Been trying to work out what this could be......
Whilst it doesn't match the "small airliner" bit , could it be one of these : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_DA42 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_DA42" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)  ??
Only prop-job I could find with winglets on the wing tips { I'm assuming that's what you were referring to ? } ; it definately qualifies as "strange" ; and there were 2 of them reported as being at Lyneham today { not sure how long they'd been there for }
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on March 22, 2011, 06:10:36 PM
Anyone spot what screamed low across Bournemouth about an hour ago ?  I heard it but - couldn't see it  :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on March 22, 2011, 06:17:36 PM
After a few very busy days it has gone very quiet here except for odd Merlin. Have they taken tankers out to Italy with them?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on March 22, 2011, 06:18:01 PM
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
Anyone spot what screamed low across Bournemouth about an hour ago ?
Seagulls ??  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on March 22, 2011, 06:23:52 PM
Sarah ;
Nope , tankers still appear to be operating out of Brize.......I'd think it's probably due to the fact that they now have various assets in-theatre , so no need for the Tonkas to be carrying out long-range taskings.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on March 22, 2011, 06:25:12 PM
Quote from: "wcg"
Seagulls ??  :lol:  :lol:

Most definately NOT seagulls - it was moving considerably faster and a lot louder  :D  (Choice of 5 really... G-NATY, Hunter, Sea Vixen or a wayward Tornado or Tiffie)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on March 22, 2011, 09:20:17 PM
Quote from: "wcg"
Quote from: "Bryank"
Earlier around lunchtime there was a strange twin engine turboprop buzzing round - about size of a small airliner, painted white with either red or dark orange engine nacelles, wing tips and what looked like guidelines on the fuselage?
Been trying to work out what this could be......
Whilst it doesn't match the "small airliner" bit , could it be one of these : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_DA42 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_DA42" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)  ??
Only prop-job I could find with winglets on the wing tips { I'm assuming that's what you were referring to ? } ; it definately qualifies as "strange" ; and there were 2 of them reported as being at Lyneham today { not sure how long they'd been there for }

Nope, much bigger - about 3/4 airbus 320 size? Will keep a watch out. Reminded me of the ones doing air checks when the volcanic ash cloud was an issue?

EDIT: FYI: The reason Hurn gets odd traffic sometimes is apparently some of the ILS and various other systems still used there are becoming quite rare so various aircraft visit to get checked out/ certified against these systems? ( straight from the horses mouth - good friend ATC at Hurn - sorry "Bournemouth International Airport." It will always be Hurn as far as I'm concerned ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on March 25, 2011, 08:56:03 AM
VC10 heading out  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on March 25, 2011, 09:01:09 AM
@bryan

Solved your mystery yet?  Next time use your camera phone!

NERC use a dornier (D-CALM) that went up when volcanic ash was about.

http://arsf.nerc.ac.uk/
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on March 25, 2011, 11:37:09 PM
Quote from: "Sarah Abbott"
@bryan

Solved your mystery yet?  Next time use your camera phone!

NERC use a dornier (D-CALM) that went up when volcanic ash was about.

http://arsf.nerc.ac.uk/

Nope - much bigger than that  :) Still trying to suss it out.  It was overhead for only a few seconds and the camera was upstairs in my "office" so no chance of pics and my iPhone is an old one so its too slow for stuff like that. Message to self : keep camera in kitchen when at home  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on March 26, 2011, 09:27:49 PM
Bit slow (for which I apologise)

I saw the Goodyear airship near Swindon/ Wantage yesterday.  It was heading West and looked to be following the M4

I was surprised to see it as I did not know there were still any of those things flying, maybe it's going to make a comeback. :D

Just looked up their web site http://www.goodyearblimp.com/cfmx/web/blimp/ (http://www.goodyearblimp.com/cfmx/web/blimp/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)  where all is explained.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Topsy on March 26, 2011, 09:59:24 PM
'Promoting Road Safety' by making people take their eyes off the road to watch an airship.  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on March 27, 2011, 07:16:19 PM
Any news on the Ospreys at Mildenhall? i've had to borrow a computer and haven't time to search while staying at Newmarket - about eight miles from the base............and heard a very strange aircraft passing over this morning at 0615 when I was watching the Grand Prix broadcast and with it still being dark couldn't see anything. I went online to watch videos of V22's and i'm sure that's what I heard.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on March 27, 2011, 08:39:57 PM
Going by the various aviation Newsgroups & Fora......no mention of any of the CV-22s being up last night / today.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on March 28, 2011, 09:27:04 PM
Thanks for that wcg, that was an unusual noise, and heading the right route; I thought I found us a spy today, but he doesn't actually have the access that he had led me to believe.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnjosh43 on March 28, 2011, 10:23:52 PM
Sitting on a seat overlooking Coniston this lunchtime and a Chinook came over the Old man opposite, dropped down over the village and turned to ur right and trundled off towards Ambleside. Not low enough to make it low flying but he did clear the opposite ridge quite neatly.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on March 28, 2011, 10:25:50 PM
One Osprey apparently did a ground run today (Monday); flying expected soon.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on March 29, 2011, 03:21:55 PM
:D  :D Vulcan at Finningly :D  Also Wokka just goin over East
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on March 29, 2011, 04:10:59 PM
C130 Low and Slow over Abbeymead area of Gloucester at 1515 today (29 March 2011).
Heading North but when I say this I'm being very approximate, could have been NNE'ish !

Earlier this morning there was a noise which was almost surely a VC10 but no visual due to low cloud base.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on March 29, 2011, 05:15:44 PM
Heard the C130 but couldn't see it. Merlin has been buzzing around for the last hour over Cheltenham.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Lincoln on March 29, 2011, 07:10:01 PM
Two buzzards doing circuits at Doncaster  :lol:
Oh and some bit triangular thing, not sure what that was  ;)  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on March 29, 2011, 07:34:33 PM
Not spotted but more of missed really. Which way would have XH558 flown from Lynham to Doncaster? Anywhere near Warwick or Leamington Spa?

cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: matt on March 30, 2011, 11:42:59 AM
V22 Osprey was in the circult last night at Mildenhall, Nice to see something a bit different!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on March 30, 2011, 03:34:04 PM
Quote from: "matt"
V22 Osprey was in the circult last night at Mildenhall, Nice to see something a bit different!

Matt, when you say "last night" how late was that?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: matt on March 30, 2011, 05:23:59 PM
It was about 19:30 there was a C130 in the circult as well, But I noticed the osprey as it sounded very different and had a look outside
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on March 30, 2011, 06:53:22 PM
Nice one, how close to "the circuit" are you?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on March 30, 2011, 09:33:34 PM
Quote from: "Sarah Abbott"
Heard the C130 but couldn't see it. Merlin has been buzzing around for the last hour over Cheltenham.

You probably couldn't see it Sarah because it was so low, you wouldn't see it from Cheltenham. It was a great sight, passed directly over my house in Abbeymead.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on March 30, 2011, 09:38:11 PM
Quote from: "djrose007"

Earlier this morning there was a noise which was almost surely a VC10 but no visual due to low cloud base.

Could this have been XH558????? Going Northwards over Gloucester around 10:15'ish. Don't know what time she took off from Lyneham. Damn Cloud Base !
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on March 31, 2011, 01:19:24 AM
Crew in at 11:15, take off about 12:30.

So, sorry not 558.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on March 31, 2011, 03:39:59 PM
What looked like the BBMF Dakota heading into Staverton with an escort small aircraft about 15.10pm
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on April 03, 2011, 02:31:19 PM
Quote from: "Bryank"

Nope - much bigger than that  :) Still trying to suss it out.  It was overhead for only a few seconds and the camera was upstairs in my "office" so no chance of pics and my iPhone is an old one so its too slow for stuff like that. Message to self : keep camera in kitchen when at home  :lol:

This one perhaps ?

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc15/PUJNIE/67.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on April 03, 2011, 02:40:35 PM
I wouldn't call a Jetstream-41 "strange looking" !  ;)  :lol:
Maybe I was confused by the bit in Bryank's original post : "...painted white with either red or dark orange engine nacelles, wing tips and what looked like guidelines on the fuselage" -- I assumed by "wing tips" that he meant 'winglets' { which are very rare on 'prop-jobs' }
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on April 05, 2011, 06:20:37 PM
There's a pair of F16's messing about up there and making my windows rattle!  :shock:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on April 05, 2011, 06:50:16 PM
Lucky you :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on April 05, 2011, 07:02:54 PM
Quote from: "brains_mt"
Lucky you :D
Me neighbours play 'oly 'ell - don't know what their problem is!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on April 06, 2011, 07:50:58 PM
Navy Lynx flying along the Bournemouth coastline about 09.00hrs... must have been lost - as it was seen again about 13.00hrs a bit further out to sea   ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on April 06, 2011, 08:53:44 PM
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
Navy Lynx flying along the Bournemouth coastline about 09.00hrs... must have been lost - as it was seen again about 13.00hrs a bit further out to sea   ;)
looking for something to land on these days!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: fil cad on April 07, 2011, 09:43:44 PM
Globemaster over goose green wigan lancashire 6- 40 pm nice and low :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on April 08, 2011, 10:47:32 AM
Helicopter that doesn't exist heading to Staverton taking people I imagine to building in Cheltenham that can't be named.  Coming from Lyenham. Been in and out alot in last few weeks.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: eddief on April 08, 2011, 02:21:29 PM
Earlier on, a pair of Yaks (I think) pulled a formation, smoke-on loop before turning downwind to land at Dunsfold.  Aside from that, Chinooks are becoming rather a regular feature of our skyline...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on April 08, 2011, 03:00:29 PM
Quote from: "eddief"
Earlier on, a pair of Yaks (I think) pulled a formation, smoke-on loop before turning downwind to land at Dunsfold.  Aside from that, Chinooks are becoming rather a regular feature of our skyline...

Probably the same pair that landed at Goodwood this afternoon. Will post some photos later.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: westy on April 09, 2011, 06:38:10 PM
Pembroke or something similar with a high wing, white tail, over South Oxfordshire yesterday (friday) about 5.45, heading south. Anyone know better?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on April 10, 2011, 11:30:54 AM
Chinook Over South London.

Spotted this from my daughters back garden near Epsom, and took a quick snap with my 50D with std lens at 85mm

As taken.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/johnri69/IMG_3930_edited-1.jpg)

Highly cropped.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/johnri69/IMG_3930_edited-2.jpg)

Also saw a couple of A380's in the distance. I think Singapore Airlines and Emirates.

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on April 11, 2011, 03:43:09 PM
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
Quote from: "Bryank"

Nope - much bigger than that  :) Still trying to suss it out.  It was overhead for only a few seconds and the camera was upstairs in my "office" so no chance of pics and my iPhone is an old one so its too slow for stuff like that. Message to self : keep camera in kitchen when at home  :lol:

This one perhaps ?

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc15/PUJNIE/67.jpg)

Nope, but I think i've sussed it - Boscombe Down Andover!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnjosh43 on April 11, 2011, 08:49:10 PM
BBMF Dakota finally got away from MAN after repaint. Did a great parade for the viewing mounds on Friday and then went tech. Today did engine warm up in front of the viewing mounds and then taxied out and took off. Rather pleasant noise.

New paint scheme rather good.

http://www.plane-mad.com/aviation-photo ... 19958.html (http://www.plane-mad.com/aviation-photos/view/battle-of-britain-memorial-flight/douglas-dc-3/manchester/19958.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

Explanation of the new name here :-

http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/theaircraft/dakota.cfm (http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/theaircraft/dakota.cfm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on April 14, 2011, 02:36:34 PM
Tornado going East :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on April 16, 2011, 03:31:56 PM
Spotted this afternoon at 15:15.  A red bi-plane and a white monoplane.  Flying side by side and coming from the East (from the direction of The Wash) and heading off Waddington / Coningsby direction.  May have been using the white plane as a photo plane.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on April 18, 2011, 10:18:34 AM
A Dak just gone over going banking low going East :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on April 18, 2011, 11:28:11 AM
Notts and Lincs Air ambulance hovering nearby.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: westy on April 18, 2011, 10:20:01 PM
Martin-Baker's WA638 & WL419 in formation today!  :o I thought '419 was due to retire a couple of years ago!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on April 18, 2011, 10:56:47 PM
That whats call more bangs for your bucks
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on April 19, 2011, 10:40:42 AM
I'm sure there was a report on the (news? documentary?) telly a week or so ago saying that MB have no plans to retire their meteors as they are still the best platform for the job and will keep them running for the forseeable future.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on April 19, 2011, 03:30:38 PM
Erm, not spotted but heard.  Something rather 'heavy' sounding just flew over my office in the middle of Bournemouth but I didn't see what it was.  Might have been prop powered.....  maybe a Herc?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on April 19, 2011, 06:39:29 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Erm, not spotted but heard.  Something rather 'heavy' sounding just flew over my office in the middle of Bournemouth but I didn't see what it was.  Might have been prop powered.....  maybe a Herc?

Caught a glimpse of a large heavy sounding chopper - following along the coastline about that time. May have been a Sea King or a Merlin. Didn't get a proper sighting of it.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: tabby on April 19, 2011, 08:09:16 PM
Been busy.Spotted B N Islander 12.45 hrs flying very low and slow southwards
 along the A 16 at North Thoresby between Grimsby and Louth.

Tabby
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on April 21, 2011, 03:32:40 PM
2 Wokka's low as I've ever seen 'em - right over my head!! Whoopeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on April 21, 2011, 04:13:47 PM
Quote from: "jakspeed"
2 Wokka's low as I've ever seen 'em - right over my head!! Whoopeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!  :D  :D  :D
Also spotted the same pair

[center:qfdxac0g]Bloody Hell That Was Low[/center:qfdxac0g]

 :o  :o  :o  :o  :o

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on April 21, 2011, 04:40:30 PM
Quote from: "StAthan lecky"

[center:1pf8pcng]Bloody Hell That Was Low[/center:1pf8pcng]

 :o  :o  :o  :o  :o

Mike

Could see the colour of the pilots eyes!!! (http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/rotfl.gif)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: northern monkey on April 21, 2011, 10:15:51 PM
Angry looking wife just crossing the landing having just seen hubby on vulcan forum !! anyone else seen this all to common sight round there parts ( or husband may i add )  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on April 21, 2011, 10:51:31 PM
Haven't seen that round here. She's been in bed ages!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on April 21, 2011, 11:36:07 PM
Quote from: "northern monkey"
Angry looking wife just crossing the landing having just seen hubby on vulcan forum !! anyone else seen this all to common sight round there parts ( or husband may i add )  ;)

Oh the joys of being single !!!! (never have that problem anymore)  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: northern monkey on April 22, 2011, 10:34:07 AM
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
Quote from: "northern monkey"
Angry looking wife just crossing the landing having just seen hubby on vulcan forum !! anyone else seen this all to common sight round there parts ( or husband may i add )  ;)

Oh the joys of being single !!!! (never have that problem anymore)  :lol:
Now there's a thought!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jangor on April 22, 2011, 11:41:06 AM
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm indeed........... ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on April 22, 2011, 04:38:35 PM
Hmmmm husband asks what we doing on Tuesday next week?. Im off to see my Vulcan fly i dont know what your doin!! ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on April 22, 2011, 05:15:33 PM
Two Merlins at 1545 coming west out of London, not following the river bend but proceeding to a point south of Heathrow, then taking a southerly direction - looks like a rehearsal to me.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: northern monkey on April 22, 2011, 07:22:17 PM
Quote from: "dee"
Hmmmm husband asks what we doing on Tuesday next week?. Im off to see my Vulcan fly i dont know what your doin!! ;)
classic :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on April 22, 2011, 08:08:07 PM
2 Merlins and an Avro Vulcan at DSA today :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on April 23, 2011, 11:07:03 AM
Quote from: "MrTim"
2 Merlins and an Avro Vulcan at DSA today :)

Cheat,you had insider info on the Vulcan,that doesn't count !

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on April 23, 2011, 08:12:15 PM
This gorgeous beuty going for a drive......

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj50/Greggf_2008/DSC_0222-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on April 23, 2011, 09:12:29 PM
Wow! She looks fantastic! Well done guys  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: cocker on April 23, 2011, 09:20:26 PM
Very photogenic hats off to all involved ! :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on April 26, 2011, 06:57:57 PM
Xh558 at Finningley today :D  :D  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: vulcanlover on April 26, 2011, 09:25:27 PM
There's been a CV-22 Osprey flying over Ely a lot today.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on April 28, 2011, 04:15:36 PM
Yesterday pm : the WNAA Air Ambulance and another helicopter flying in formation over Warwick. Possible air-to-air photocall???
Title: Re: Spotted xh558 display
Post by: kenny825507 on April 30, 2011, 04:24:59 PM
Did anyone else capture the display given on Tuesday 26th I went to Finningley to video its departure to somewhere?

before i got home my son texted me to say his single glazed windows (with loose putty) were in danger of falling out due to the personal display over his house.
he had time to go indoors and capture it for me on video (have on usb stick) and some photos as well.  :D


If another currency flight is planned will it go to the same place as i will go there instead of Robin hood.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on April 30, 2011, 06:25:15 PM
Spotted at RHA today (other than 558),a "Fat Albert" on a mercy flight regarding a new born baby,sorry no further details (RAF Olive Green).. :)

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted xh558 display
Post by: Mayfly on April 30, 2011, 09:08:08 PM
Quote from: "kenny825507"
Did anyone else capture the display given on Tuesday 26th I went to Finningley to video its departure to somewhere?

before i got home my son texted me to say his single glazed windows (with loose putty) were in danger of falling out due to the personal display over his house.
he had time to go indoors and capture it for me on video (have on usb stick) and some photos as well.  :D


If another currency flight is planned will it go to the same place as i will go there instead of Robin hood.


For reasons of economics and as the next currency flight is combined with the first display at Abingdon I would expect any training would be south bound.

Sheer guesstimate on my part tho'
Title: Re: Spotted xh558 display
Post by: DanH on May 01, 2011, 09:57:42 AM
Quote
For reasons of economics and as the next currency flight is combined with the first display at Abingdon I would expect any training would be south bound.

Sheer guesstimate on my part tho'

I about time us southerners got a look in...  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted xh558 display
Post by: StAthan lecky on May 01, 2011, 06:48:44 PM
Quote from: "DanH"
Quote
For reasons of economics and as the next currency flight is combined with the first display at Abingdon I would expect any training would be south bound.

Sheer guesstimate on my part tho'

I about time us southerners got a look in...  :lol:

You are not worthy

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on May 03, 2011, 03:21:51 PM
Couple of Wokkas passing very low about 500 yards in front of my house.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on May 03, 2011, 05:25:10 PM
Tornado and Typhoon over my house  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on May 03, 2011, 07:01:43 PM
2 Heli's going over Southwards, dont know what type but both navy blue with white underbelly.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on May 04, 2011, 01:04:43 AM
Not so much spotted ... but more heard

For umpteenth time over the last 10 days... Oscar 99 (Dorset Police chopper) hovering and looking for something locally.. hardly stealthy... good job civvy Police do not use Chinooks !!!

 :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Rushy on May 04, 2011, 01:33:02 AM
When I'm home in Blighty I get that all the time mate, the local Bill seem to use my house as a navigation point back to the airfield next door and those things are in no way made quieter for urban use!
Not that I should complain though, my apartment out here is on final approach to Payar Lebar air base so I get Tiger 2 (F-5S/T) jets, Fokker 50's, and C130's coming in low over my place at all hours. I swear if I wasn't an aviation fan I'd be less than pleased about where I live. As it happens I can do spotting from my balcony. :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PXProgrammer on May 04, 2011, 11:25:30 AM
2 Wokkas at what appeared to be tree height (but I guess was 250ft ;) )

Nice to see out of the office window :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on May 04, 2011, 04:23:23 PM
Solent Rescue Helicopter heading East towards littlehampton just after 4 pm.

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: DanH on May 04, 2011, 05:30:27 PM
Quote from: "johnri"
Solent Rescue Helicopter heading East towards littlehampton just after 4 pm.

JR

Also seen heading over Worthing about 5 minutes later.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on May 06, 2011, 12:02:26 PM
Two hawks just overflew my house heading towards Christchurch - a rare sight here indeed!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wildcard on May 06, 2011, 04:32:43 PM
BBMF (I believe) Spitfire looking great against a blue sky enroute north over my house just now - my first in the flesh sighting this year.  Heard the merlin before seeing her....luurvely :D

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on May 07, 2011, 07:11:09 PM
A Black Mondeo plastered with" Vulcan To The Sky" artwork in a car wash /valet outlet in Scun-thorpe with the registration number T44FFS anybody know who this could belong to ????????????????????????????

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Answers on a postcard to SMILER

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jangor on May 07, 2011, 11:23:18 PM
Chinook doing a low 360 pass at Elvington today at 11:55.....................

then a Yak and JP later.............
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on May 08, 2011, 11:23:34 AM
Lanc low over Bracknell turning to head off in a roughly SE direction
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jimlad on May 08, 2011, 10:51:32 PM
XX308 (Red arrows Red4 for 2011) at height of approx 10 ft - minus wings  - on a low loader at A1 (near Baldock) services
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Prometheus on May 09, 2011, 01:01:36 AM
Quote from: "Fluffy Bunny"
Lanc low over Bracknell turning to head off in a roughly SE direction
Had a wonderful view of her from my back garden in Camberley as she flew from the direction of the Bagshot Mast, tracking up the road behind the house. My son was watching from the kitchen window at the time and his jaw dropped, priceless.  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on May 09, 2011, 12:13:14 PM
I saw a Vulcan at Abingdon yesterday..... :-p

Actually, before the show we spotted something VERY substantial and white in the distance that presuambly landed somewhere nearby.  Hard to tell exactly what it was, Bryan reckoned it was an Antonov, which would probably make sense, however I oculd have sworn it had a t-tail.  Too far away to tell really, and I couldn't get my camera out quick enough....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on May 09, 2011, 05:59:29 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
I saw a Vulcan at Abingdon yesterday..... :-p

Actually, before the show we spotted something VERY substantial and white. Too far away to tell really, and I couldn't get my camera out quick enough....

With that 'Bazooka' of yours you could have told us what it was - and read the tyre manufactorer on the undercarriage wheels. Why were you NOT ready ?????  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on May 09, 2011, 07:47:42 PM
It was an Antonov going into Brize Norton.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on May 09, 2011, 10:54:13 PM
I had a good look for the Vulcan as I drove past Abingdon yesterday but no sign of any thing even vaguely resembling an air show!

Could be because that was about 22:15 (six days after I went the other, when there was also no sign of an air show)

Do you lot realise there are a shed load of punters out there who have seen a Vulcan display while the crew have not (but I have seen three take off's and two landings!)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnjosh43 on May 09, 2011, 11:04:33 PM
Quote from: "Sad Sam"
I had a good look for the Vulcan as I drove past Abingdon yesterday but no sign of any thing even vaguely resembling an air show!

Could be because that was about 22:15 (six days after I went the other, when there was also no sign of an air show)

Do you lot realise there are a shed load of punters out there who have seen a Vulcan display while the crew have not (but I have seen three take off's and two landings!)


Sam you're too far North :-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on May 09, 2011, 11:08:09 PM
Quote from: "johnjosh43"
Quote from: "Sad Sam"
I had a good look for the Vulcan as I drove past Abingdon yesterday but no sign of any thing even vaguely resembling an air show!

Could be because that was about 22:15 (six days after I went the other, when there was also no sign of an air show)

Do you lot realise there are a shed load of punters out there who have seen a Vulcan display while the crew have not (but I have seen three take off's and two landings!)


Sam you're too far North :-)

Nope, back in South @ moment!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on May 09, 2011, 11:20:49 PM
Quote
Sad Sam wrote:I had a good look for the Vulcan as I drove past Abingdon yesterday but no sign of any thing even vaguely resembling an air show!

Could be because that was about 22:15 (six days after I went the other, when there was also no sign of an air show)

Do you lot realise there are a shed load of punters out there who have seen a Vulcan display while the crew have not (but I have seen three take off's and two landings!)

We haven't seen a display yet this year either, and only one take off (where we nearly missed it due to her disappearing above the Terminal windows at RHA) and one landing squeezed into a few feet between many people in the window of said terminal on her return.

Never mind we will one day. Meanwhile I'll just look at all the pics from the lucky ones who do get to see her. :roll:  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on May 10, 2011, 08:42:16 AM
Quote from: "Sad Sam"
Do you lot realise there are a shed load of punters out there who have seen a Vulcan display while the crew have not (but I have seen three take off's and two landings!)

Looks likes there's a Vulcan stuck in the sky somewhere then.... :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on May 10, 2011, 10:15:53 AM
Quote from: "Fluffy Bunny"
Quote from: "Sad Sam"
Do you lot realise there are a shed load of punters out there who have seen a Vulcan display while the crew have not (but I have seen three take off's and two landings!)

Looks likes there's a Vulcan stuck in the sky somewhere then.... :D

Nope, first take off was from Lyneham the rest were all RHADS.

Taff has seen three landings and two take off's (all at RHADS).  

When 558 goes away we have to split the team (the browny bus is good, but not as fast as a Vulcan)  Three of us will see the jet off from one end while the rest of the team will wait at the destination air field to see her in.  The plan works well unless we get curved balls (like brakes letting go in Oxfordshire when myself and Taff are in Scotland.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on May 10, 2011, 10:58:50 AM
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
With that 'Bazooka' of yours you could have told us what it was - and read the tyre manufactorer on the undercarriage wheels. Why were you NOT ready ?????  :D

I was too busy gawping at the E-type Jag and Messerschmidt bubblecar... ;-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Wizzy on May 10, 2011, 10:59:49 AM
Two Chinooks - low over York - heading northwards.  Maybe just come out of the barracks???
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Wizzy on May 10, 2011, 11:06:50 AM
In fact there have been quite a few Chinooks coming and going for the last few days - usually in  twos.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on May 10, 2011, 11:15:22 AM
Quote from: "Sad Sam"
Do you lot realise there are a shed load of punters out there who have seen a Vulcan display while the crew have not (but I have seen three take off's and two landings!)

Isn't that what youtube is for? ;-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Zero One on May 11, 2011, 07:20:54 AM
Quote from: "Wizzy"
In fact there have been quite a few Chinooks coming and going for the last few days - usually in  twos.


Saw one headed south yesterday afternoon over Whetstone, Leicstershire
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on May 11, 2011, 09:28:21 PM
Oscar 99 on the hunt for villains about an hour ago...

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc15/PUJNIE/DSC_0893.jpg)

One for Roger Waters... and PF fans  ;) (Half a Pig)

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc15/PUJNIE/DSC_0898.jpg)

Gotta love cloud formations...  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: DanH on May 12, 2011, 10:54:21 AM
I've got the Harvard from Shoreham buzzing around overhead, making some good noises at the moment.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on May 12, 2011, 11:36:38 AM
Just seen a Dakota fly over the bottom of the yard!  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on May 12, 2011, 01:15:18 PM
Quote from: "jakspeed"
Just seen a Dakota fly over the bottom of the yard!  :D  :D  :D

was it chasing the Peacocks and Highland cattle,perhaps you should have aimed the Bloodhound missile at it

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on May 12, 2011, 01:54:54 PM
Quote from: "StAthan lecky"
perhaps you should have aimed the Bloodhound missile at it

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Mike

Just remember we also get a certain tin triangle across the yard as well - you'd better behave yourself (for once!) or next time she comes past she could have the Bloodhound to contend with!!!   :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on May 12, 2011, 05:36:57 PM
747-400F going up round down @ RHADS today.

About half a dozen bumps, one full stop, back track up the runway and then out again.

Didn't recognise the operator, but by looking here http://www.dsaf.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2891 (http://www.dsaf.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2891" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) and then looking here http://www1.airliners.net/search/photo. ... entry=true (http://www1.airliners.net/search/photo.search?regsearch=G-GSSA&distinct_entry=true" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

It turned out to belong BA world cargo

Sorry Aggy, no pictures I guess I should carry my Cannon around with me more.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on May 13, 2011, 01:51:33 AM
Late one for  a late one -
Wednesday night at about 2335 a Chinook passed across Heathrow heading north as I was leaving work from the Harmondsworth location. No mistaking a Wokka, even in the dark.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on May 13, 2011, 01:24:43 PM
Thursday night - Chinook flying from Lichfield towards Elmdon - Heard it first over the sound of my Landrover engine :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on May 13, 2011, 02:52:01 PM
Thursday, over the Borders 2 Tonka's flying low!! Oh and Tuesday at Lochaline ferry terminl a Tonka skimming low over the area :D  Oh! and on Monday the Highland Air Ambulance landed on the road just in front of us to assist with an accident, brill bit of flying btw!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: tabby on May 15, 2011, 10:23:01 AM
9.50 a.m.Sunday - unusual time - high speed jet fighter south of Grimsby travelling west then south.Presumably Tornado. Anyone confirm ??

Tabby
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on May 15, 2011, 06:08:39 PM
Herky bird over Hurn at lunchtime Friday....

Just the usual Flying club 'putt putts' this weekend, nothing exciting.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on May 15, 2011, 06:49:47 PM
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
Herky bird over Hurn at lunchtime Friday....

Just the usual Flying club 'putt putts' this weekend, nothing exciting.

There was an old biplane overhead about 15:00 - no idea at all what it was but it was extremely slow  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on May 16, 2011, 12:41:57 PM
Qatar Amiri 747 Just departed Hurn - Lumbered off towards Wimbourne direction and really not often seen very much.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on May 16, 2011, 04:03:04 PM
C17 heading northerly direction over Gloucester at 15:50.

Not been posting much lately, apart from my Mother passing away on Easter Sunday and all of the ensuing arranging etc., when I have heard something worth noting it's been too cloudy to identify what it was.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on May 16, 2011, 04:21:52 PM
Quote from: "djrose007"
C17 heading northerly direction over Gloucester at 15:50.

Not been posting much lately, apart from my Mother passing away on Easter Sunday and all of the ensuing arranging etc., when I have heard something worth noting it's been too cloudy to identify what it was.

So sorry to hear of the death of your Mother, condolences to you and your family.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jangor on May 16, 2011, 04:34:39 PM
Sorry to hear your sad news........... :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on May 18, 2011, 04:16:52 PM
Auster in camoflage going into Booker. Not seen it around before and certainly different to BAFC's aircraft.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on May 18, 2011, 07:10:13 PM
Not really spotted... but more as in the news

http://www.wave105.com/news/Plane-Crash ... lf-Course/ (http://www.wave105.com/news/Plane-Crash-Lands-Near-Golf-Course/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

No-one seriously injured and glad it ended up in a field. Could have been a lot worse.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Rushy on May 19, 2011, 04:31:47 AM
Two F15's working up a display over the Harbour/East coast region of Singapore ready for RSAF Open House on the 28th / 29th May. (Noisy beggars)
http://www.mindef.gov.sg/rsafopenhouse/
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on May 19, 2011, 04:22:41 PM
There's a wokka somewhere over Bournemouth......
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on May 19, 2011, 04:24:11 PM
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
Not really spotted... but more as in the news

http://www.wave105.com/news/Plane-Crash ... lf-Course/ (http://www.wave105.com/news/Plane-Crash-Lands-Near-Golf-Course/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

No-one seriously injured and glad it ended up in a field. Could have been a lot worse.

Came up a a fair way short of the tarmac.....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on May 19, 2011, 04:25:04 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
There's a wokka somewhere over Bournemouth......

Spotted it.... now heading towards the sea.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on May 19, 2011, 06:18:54 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Quote from: "speedy"
There's a wokka somewhere over Bournemouth......

Spotted it.... now heading towards the sea.

Going horizontally I hope..... and not in a downward vertical type way !  :)  (I guess it was doing something with the Royal Marines at Hamworthy again)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on May 20, 2011, 10:08:53 AM
Sea Vixen departed Hurn to Yeovilton - coming back later  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on May 20, 2011, 10:11:16 AM
I wonder if he would mind coming past my office?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on May 20, 2011, 10:16:27 AM
Busy today! A330 MRTT Voyager just landed at Hurn :o
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on May 20, 2011, 11:14:14 AM
Sea Vixen Departing - sorry poor quality but she headed straight out and was a fair distance away:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v179/Bryank/DSC_0232.jpg)

Sea Vixen just landed back at Hurn, just caught a glimpse of it - Cobham Falcon just departed..
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on May 20, 2011, 11:45:17 AM
Herc just departed Hurn, heading towards Bovington
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on May 20, 2011, 01:05:19 PM
Haven't you got a job to do? :p
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on May 20, 2011, 03:30:20 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Haven't you got a job to do? :p

Well, working at home and can see the airport from here  ;)

A330 'Voyager' just took of with an impressive climb out - think the pilot was showing off - turned South and currently at 37000' near Brest, France. I recon it is going back to Airbus....

EDIT: you can follow its route on http://www.radarvirtuel.com/ (http://www.radarvirtuel.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) as flight CASA337 Reg EC-337 (edited as mixed up flight/reg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on May 20, 2011, 03:41:36 PM
First spot of the day, some tiny little buzz-box, heading your way, Bryan....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Topsy on May 20, 2011, 04:11:01 PM
The A330 Voyager is heading for Getafe airbase in Spain by all accounts.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on May 20, 2011, 06:16:02 PM
Great photo of the Vixen Bryank, it's great to see the old jets still flying around. Unfortunately, it looks like XH558 is in financial trouble again but seems quite serious this time.
You might be interested in the http://jetagemuseum.org/default.aspx - it's also on https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Jet-Age-Museum/100374323379961 -

SPOTTED - Merlin (pretty sure it was anyway) heading across Gloucester in the general direction of Imjin Barracks (NATO ARRC) mid afternoon. Don't remember the exact time but I think it was close to 1500.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: sickbag_andy on May 21, 2011, 09:07:21 AM
just noticed on Flightradar that Qanats9 from Melbourne is an A.380 this morning , so looks like they are now putting 2 380s in at least on Saturdays
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on May 21, 2011, 06:20:01 PM
Odd one today, whilst out in the garden about 1630, I heard a high aircraft go through that decelerate mode and looked up and saw something but could not define it. It appeared not to be moving laterally and so I ran in to grab the bins, and though the object was not moving more than a few miles an hour, thankfully nothing was coming down, it was a massive bunch of balloons with several nearby floating separately, worrying at first, but must have been at several thousand feet. Really odd.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jocelyn on May 21, 2011, 08:08:53 PM
At Wellesbourne this afternoon, Mustang landed after flying full speed very low over runway, later departed , coming back over runway to do barrel roll, bringing work on XM655 to a standstill on both occasions ! Lucky chap also flies a Spitfire, and that or the Mustang will be at Wings and Wheels on June 26th ! :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jangor on May 25, 2011, 02:36:19 PM
While we were at the YWP yesterday, we saw this fly over head...  :o

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5310/5755869609_4562df839b_b.jpg)

A300-600ST Beluga..
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on May 25, 2011, 02:42:08 PM
2 Tornados low heading northwards :D.  Spotted from my front window.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on May 25, 2011, 04:08:19 PM
@Jangor - it's a flying dolphin!!

VC10 came over about 2.30pm. Very low, made floor vibrate and a car alarm was going. Probably coincidence but I was proud anyway!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on May 25, 2011, 07:57:13 PM
Single engined fighter heading West at high altitude about 16:30. Looked like a hawk but hard to be sure & pale grey/White  :?:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on May 26, 2011, 03:30:24 PM
Sea Vixen up again at about 15:00 - did a nice climb out then off to Yeovilton for practice display!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: DanH on May 27, 2011, 10:42:02 AM
Just spotted an Apache helicopter flying west over Worthing
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on May 27, 2011, 12:00:27 PM
C17 over Bournemouth.... cloud too low for a good view... :-(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on May 27, 2011, 12:09:15 PM
And again....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on May 27, 2011, 12:37:21 PM
Had the Police helicopter over us twice this morning - don't know what we've done!  :shock:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on May 27, 2011, 12:41:19 PM
Appears to have given up (assuming the intention was to land...) on about the fourth try.  I suspect Mr Scanner may have more accurate info....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on May 27, 2011, 03:28:19 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Appears to have given up (assuming the intention was to land...) on about the fourth try.  I suspect Mr Scanner may have more accurate info....

lol  ;)  That'll be this one then  :D  (cheers for the heads up - I had heard it in the background but wasn't paying attention!)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v179/Bryank/DSC_0237.jpg)

Was practicing missed approaches, then departed West..
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on May 27, 2011, 04:02:36 PM
Copper chopper's just been over again...............................gave him a wave!!! (http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/byebye.gif)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on May 27, 2011, 07:27:58 PM
C17 departing BHX - did not take the normal route - Turned on a sixpence heading to BZN - NO CAMERA  :roll:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on May 28, 2011, 09:38:25 AM
Quote from: "jakspeed"
Copper chopper's just been over again...............................gave him a wave!!! (http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/byebye.gif)

I hope you were using all your fingers..... lol
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planesandthings on May 28, 2011, 07:51:19 PM
RN Lynx going up the M3 Motorway towards London this morning routing on Heli Route 3. Thought it was the Black Cats but only saw one!  :(

Planesandthings  :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on May 29, 2011, 04:44:15 PM
Large triangular thingy at DHA yesterday,no idea what it was but broke every noise regulation in the book taking off,must make a formal complaint on UKARSE.

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: eagle770 on May 30, 2011, 04:01:41 PM
Saw the Goodyear airship over Antwerp last weekend, unfortunately, didn't have camera with me and phone photos were too poor to post. :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on May 31, 2011, 12:33:44 PM
Percival Pembroke WV740 'Percy' seen overhead about 11:00 today heading towards Christchurch..
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on May 31, 2011, 02:11:22 PM
Quote from: "Bryank"
Percival Pembroke WV740 'Percy' seen overhead about 11:00 today heading towards Christchurch..

Landed at Goodwood at about 11.30

Here she is.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/johnri69/3105_0417_edited-1.jpg)

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/johnri69/3105_0418_edited-1.jpg)

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on May 31, 2011, 03:09:05 PM
Something rather like Percy has just flown by my office, but it had a 't' tail on it... any ideas?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jackiep on June 01, 2011, 12:07:16 PM
Sea Vixen just took off from Hurn
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: northern monkey on June 01, 2011, 05:11:56 PM
Lynx north west into Leeds Bradford !!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on June 01, 2011, 08:21:32 PM
Merlin doing circuits over Hurn at the moment - don't see those here very often..
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on June 01, 2011, 09:37:11 PM
Merlin flying in northerly direction over Leamington Spa around 5.50pm and yesterday a Chinook flying north over Warwick at around 3.30pm.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on June 02, 2011, 12:14:29 PM
Sea Vixen up again with a really loud take off from runway 08 - heading to Yeovilton.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on June 02, 2011, 03:20:48 PM
Ah, that's what I heard!! (but didn't 'sea')
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on June 02, 2011, 05:50:26 PM
Navy Sea King chopper heading out to sea about midday.. probably heading for Portland.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: higgins on June 02, 2011, 07:26:56 PM
Spotted this today at Yeovilton12.15. Made a great noise as it went over my head :D . Also a chinook overshooting Bournemouth airport runway at 14.10ish.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3285/5790556923_5998c5f6f0_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ipso1/5790556923/)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on June 02, 2011, 08:35:06 PM
Quote from: "higgins"
Spotted this today at Yeovilton12.15. Made a great noise as it went over my head
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3285/5790556923_5998c5f6f0_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ipso1/5790556923/)

Luverly jubbly
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planesandthings on June 03, 2011, 01:29:52 AM
Saw a AAC Lynx flying around in the local area and at base while flying at RAF Benson with the ATC in the Grob.  :D  :D  Took ages to get off runway while I was on finals. Pilot almost had to throw the landing away  :lol:   ;)  

Planesandthings  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on June 03, 2011, 09:49:32 AM
Higgins! great picture, thanks.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on June 03, 2011, 06:51:59 PM
Seen flying near Chichester yesterday.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/johnri69/0206_0473_edited-1.jpg)

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on June 03, 2011, 10:14:20 PM
12:25 today heading North over Gloucester, C130 from Lyneham going to ----- ?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on June 04, 2011, 10:07:24 AM
Spitfire and Hurricane just gone over going West.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on June 04, 2011, 05:57:09 PM
A rather noisy airliner shaped aircraft heading north,too noisy to be civilian with slightly cranked wings (Lancer ?) followed a couple of minutes later by two fast jets but too high to identify ?Any body else spot these .

 :?

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planesandthings on June 04, 2011, 06:33:57 PM
Saw the A330 Voyager MRTT while visiting Boscome Down Air Experience Flight with the ATC. Looks amazing although some top secret stuff ;) No camera's to be pointed at it they said  ;)

Planesandthings :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Lew on June 05, 2011, 04:22:40 PM
Just a few from me..

(http://www.dsaf.co.uk/a380_dsa.jpg)

(http://www.dsaf.co.uk/photo/ott_130311_1.jpg)

(http://www.dsaf.co.uk/photo/ott_130311_2.jpg)

Lew
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on June 05, 2011, 05:09:37 PM
Amazing clarity for such high altitude shots.

Maybe if I get a 1.4 extender fitted between my canon 300mm and EOS 50D camera.

I guess they were taken in Raw??

What camera settings were used?/

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planesandthings on June 07, 2011, 05:04:29 PM
Army Air Corps Gazelle heading South towards Farnborough. Haven't seen a Gazelle for a while. Normally it's the Apache!  :D  :D

Planesandthings  :)  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on June 08, 2011, 03:24:31 PM
AWACS just been over here, nice & low & slow  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on June 08, 2011, 03:43:10 PM
Some of the HM Birthday flypast - 2x pumas, Herc & King Airs, HS 125
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on June 08, 2011, 03:51:28 PM
Typhoon! Not often we get those over here!  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on June 08, 2011, 10:51:42 PM
Couple of catch ups

Yesterday - Merlin high over Milton Keynes heading South.

2 or 3 days ago - Chinook from BHX in the direction of Birmingham city centre.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on June 09, 2011, 08:21:04 AM
07:20 this morning there was a small jet passing over Gloucester heading South. Looked like a jet provost, could have been heading for Kemble but I'm guessing.

Also, spotted an E28 at the weekend which has to be a rare sight! It wasn't flying of course, it is a 100% full scale replica of the real thing which was built and is owned by the Jet Age Museum http://jetagemuseum.org/default.aspx in Gloucester. The museum is to commemorate Gloucester's contribution to the world of Aviation in the shape of aircraft built by the Gloster Aircraft Corporation.
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They also have a Vulcan nose section which is now located at the 'Flight Shack' at Staverton Airport.
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Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on June 09, 2011, 10:54:12 AM
That is excellent news David. I am heading over there for lunch next week. Will have a look. May have to go earlier ;-) Don't know if I will feel like cooking on Saturday.......................
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on June 10, 2011, 11:36:55 AM
Sea Vixen just took off from Hurn, heading North East..
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on June 10, 2011, 12:10:15 PM
Pair of Chinooks - nice & low!  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: weeping-willow on June 10, 2011, 03:09:11 PM
I wish we had some more exciting aircraft over us, we had the police helicopter last night, but that's a regular occurance round here these days, lol.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on June 10, 2011, 03:16:18 PM
Ive just missed a Beluga going over!! Must pay more attention to this Flight radar thing! :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: DanH on June 10, 2011, 03:32:35 PM
Quote from: "weeping-willow"
I wish we had some more exciting aircraft over us, we had the police helicopter last night, but that's a regular occurance round here these days, lol.

You'd better start obeying the law then  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: weeping-willow on June 10, 2011, 03:46:10 PM
Quote from: "DanH"
Quote from: "weeping-willow"
I wish we had some more exciting aircraft over us, we had the police helicopter last night, but that's a regular occurance round here these days, lol.

You'd better start obeying the law then  :lol:

It's not me they're looking for, honest  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: weeping-willow on June 10, 2011, 07:18:55 PM
Spotted, Vulcan XH558 right over my house. That was loads better than the copper chopper, lol.  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on June 10, 2011, 07:23:53 PM
Same here! First time I've ever seen her over this way :) Had a feeling she'd take this route.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: weeping-willow on June 10, 2011, 07:27:46 PM
Where are you MrTim? I'm in Thorne. I've had my fingers crossed for the last hour or so that she'd head this way. I've seen her take off and land at Finningley a few times and kept my composure but seeing her from my front garden brought a tear to my eye  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on June 10, 2011, 07:41:50 PM
South Milford east of Leeds. She passed just a few miles away. Spotted her coming over from Ferrybridge. What a sight!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Dave K on June 10, 2011, 08:01:31 PM
On the Douglas webcam.....Briefly lol


http://www.manxradio.com/webcams.aspx# (http://www.manxradio.com/webcams.aspx#" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: weeping-willow on June 10, 2011, 08:10:53 PM
Quote from: "MrTim"
South Milford east of Leeds. She passed just a few miles away. Spotted her coming over from Ferrybridge. What a sight!

What a sight indeed. Makes you proud to be British!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: rs2kmk5 on June 10, 2011, 10:23:28 PM
Bell 206 Jet Ranger - landed apx 50 feet away from my work address - CO4 9QN. New owner of building next door - apparantly going to be a boat builders workshop, looks like he enjoys flying himself about in his 206! :D

(Lucky sod!) :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planesandthings on June 11, 2011, 12:25:42 AM
Swear I saw a Dragon Rapide. But it may have been a DH Leopard Moth. Whatever it was it sounded bloomin beautiful!  :)   ;)

Planesandthings  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PXProgrammer on June 11, 2011, 08:26:38 PM
Well, not actually spotted more heard;)

Red arrows flew directly over my house :D  on their way to Shawbury
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jocelyn on June 11, 2011, 08:31:42 PM
mid afternoon oveq Wellesbourne, Typhoon !
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bovril on June 11, 2011, 08:33:48 PM
Quote from: "jocelyn"
mid afternoon oveq Wellesbourne, Typhoon !

think it was a tonk
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jocelyn on June 11, 2011, 10:56:59 PM
Well, you were there and know a lot more about those than I do, SO  :

it was a TONKA !! :lol:  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Ronnie on June 11, 2011, 10:59:40 PM
BBMF flew right over my house at lunchtime - en route to the Mall. Heard them coming and fell over the doorstep trying to get out into the garden quickly!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Panel 10 on June 12, 2011, 07:01:26 PM
American Flying Wing delta planeform, (Northrop YB-49) on War of the Worlds (a la 1953) film on this afternoons television.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on June 12, 2011, 10:44:06 PM
Quote from: "Panel 10"
American Flying Wing delta planeform, (Northrop YB-49) on War of the Worlds (a la 1953) film on this afternoons television.

That's cheating - next everybody will get their videos on.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on June 13, 2011, 02:16:10 PM
There's a wokka somewhere in the Bomo vicinity, I can hear it, but not see it....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on June 14, 2011, 01:07:48 PM
Wokka over Bournemouth, got to see this one.  Heading for Bryan....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on June 14, 2011, 01:17:21 PM
Erm, big red and white angry palm tree just went by.  Not good with helis, so I don't know what type... lol
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on June 14, 2011, 02:39:44 PM
Big, Red & white and in your neck of the woods it'll more than likely be the Coastguard....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on June 14, 2011, 04:00:35 PM
Either a Sikorsky S61........

(http://www.pixstel.com/coastguard-sikorsky-s-61_pics33-3313.jpg)

Or a Augusta Westland AW139

(http://www.shephard.co.uk/files/gallery/ch7.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on June 14, 2011, 04:14:53 PM
Thought I posed this , but it seems to have disappeared. Probably something to do with my age.

Spotted at 13.05 flying due NNW fairly low. A380. Not seen one in this area before (Just East of Chichester).

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnjosh43 on June 14, 2011, 05:27:31 PM
2 Typhoons have just done a missed approach at Manchester Airport. Bit better than Flybe thingys.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: rs2kmk5 on June 14, 2011, 06:40:57 PM
Chinook flying at apx 800 feet along A120 near Bradwell village, Braintree.  :mrgreen:

Reckon SickBagAndy may have caught a glimpse of this too?

Presume it came from Colchester / Wattisham...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: rs2kmk5 on June 16, 2011, 08:21:06 PM
BBMF DC3 at low level over work - CO4 area. Very low cloud, must have been flying at no more than 1000 feet.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on June 16, 2011, 08:34:21 PM
What i thought looked like a Jet Provost flying east at 4-15. Do they still fly?  :?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Zero One on June 16, 2011, 08:51:44 PM
Quote from: "dee"
What i thought looked like a Jet Provost flying east at 4-15. Do they still fly?  :?

One turned up over Bruntingthorpe as well just after 5pm tonight
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on June 16, 2011, 09:03:46 PM
Thanks Denis  :D  i was pretty sure it was a Provost but didnt really know if any still flew. :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on June 16, 2011, 09:17:08 PM
I can't remember which airshow it was but I remember last year watching a pair of displaying JPs being totally ignored by thousands of people watching a tiny speck of Vulcan streaking towards them  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Zero One on June 16, 2011, 09:19:44 PM
Quote from: "dee"
Thanks Denis  :D  i was pretty sure it was a Provost but didnt really know if any still flew. :)

There was one flying at CWJs day...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jocelyn on June 16, 2011, 11:09:20 PM
And Neil McCarthy flew his JP at Abingdon too, he seems to have got himself booked for a lot of airshows this season so you ll probably see him somewhere ! :D
maybe it was him flying today ?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnjosh43 on June 16, 2011, 11:13:04 PM
Quote from: "rs2kmk5"
BBMF DC3 at low level over work - CO4 area. Very low cloud, must have been flying at no more than 1000 feet.

They always transit very low to keep underneath the other traffic.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on June 17, 2011, 08:01:40 AM
3 X A7 Corsairs flying over my bedroom on Tuesday morning !!!!!!

Well I was in Kefalonia at the time and the Greeks still fly them  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on June 17, 2011, 12:44:02 PM
Avro Vulcan spotted at 10-25 at Donny  :D  :D  :D  :D  8-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: weeping-willow on June 17, 2011, 12:56:46 PM
Not spotted over Thorne this time, the wind was blowing in the wrong direction so she took off the other way.  :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: DanH on June 18, 2011, 04:30:30 PM
By a stroke of luck I saw our lady this afternoon just before 15.30 flying eastward just northwest of worthing. Strangely enough I had just read the twitter message saying she was flying past Dunsfold and had said to my mum that she wouldn't route this far south. Shows what I know.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on June 18, 2011, 04:50:17 PM
558 directly overhead my house - spotted her miles out very smokey with a huge white cloud behind her  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Wizzy on June 18, 2011, 04:54:29 PM
Quote from: "Mayfly"
558 directly overhead my house - spotted her miles out very smokey with a huge white cloud behind her  :D  :D  :D
Favouritism!!!  Nothing over our house except black cloud... :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on June 18, 2011, 05:09:31 PM
Hardly!!! the last twice she was suppose to be over flying Waddington I wasted 3 hours each time for a non appearance   :lol:

First time this year I've seen her.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planesandthings on June 18, 2011, 10:29:27 PM
Wasn't at Kemble today, instead was attending AeroExpo at Sywel with the Air Training Corps. Lots of GA  ;)

Stopped of at RAF Halton on the way home and was lucky enough to have a quick visit and tour of the visiting Spitfire of the BBMF (AB910 for those in the know  ;) ) Amazing to get close to such a beautiful aircraft, something that isn't possible that often  :D

Planesandthings  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on June 19, 2011, 10:39:27 AM
Quote from: "Wizzy"
Quote from: "Mayfly"
558 directly overhead my house - spotted her miles out very smokey with a huge white cloud behind her  :D  :D  :D
Favouritism!!!  Nothing over our house except black cloud... :lol:  :lol:

Yeah, couldn't even be bothered to just tip the wing over slightly on the way to Kemble to fly over Gloucester, the home of Jet aviation, for those that are penniless and can't afford to take the whole family to the Cotswold air show!
Joking of course, I know it's not as simple as taking a little detour off the motorway to pop in somewhere!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on June 19, 2011, 11:34:28 AM
Spotted the Venom on her way to Kemble over Warwick yesterday lunchtime. Could hear something else as well but trees were in the way!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on June 19, 2011, 11:58:20 AM
A Tucano (apparently) and half the Reds flying over the Blubell Railway yesterday.  No sign of herself though, although she flew over my mate at Arundel.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: sickbag_andy on June 19, 2011, 04:21:47 PM
spitfire going roughly sout to north about 10 minutes ago followed by the Lancaster  going same direction 5 minutes later, the Lanc was directly overhead and the spit about 1/2 mile east of me - lovely sight.

i assume they have been to Margate for a day at the seaside
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Wizzy on June 20, 2011, 10:46:31 AM
Two Apaches heading northwest-ward over York...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on June 20, 2011, 01:08:53 PM
Quote from: "Wizzy"
Two Apaches heading northwest-ward over York...
Came over us too!  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on June 20, 2011, 04:27:50 PM
I had 2 Apaches over about 9.15 this morning also a typhoon doing aerobics!! :lol:

and yesterday 3 very nice fly bys of the Hurricane - must be my lucky w/e  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jocelyn on June 20, 2011, 05:01:09 PM
You lucky lady ! Nothing but puddle jumpers and the air ambulance down here ! :roll:
should have picked a better spot last time I moved !
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on June 20, 2011, 06:54:10 PM
Air Ambulance departing Bournemouth Hospital @ 11.45am.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on June 20, 2011, 07:50:11 PM
About 3.30 this afternoon.
Big Artic just off the Chichester By Pass with the cab completely burnt out.
Didn't have the camera with me.

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: LukeB on June 20, 2011, 08:06:47 PM
Heard the local Air Arann depart Southend Airport this Morning don't know what aircraft type though.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on June 20, 2011, 08:25:34 PM
Single Apache going home at 5 - think the other one must have got lost!  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on June 20, 2011, 08:42:05 PM
Nah - It was crawling through the grass. :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Thornewhite on June 20, 2011, 09:26:45 PM
Just spotted a cargo 747 just coming in to land at Finningley (Doncaster Airport) about 25 mins ago
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: DanH on June 21, 2011, 08:48:19 PM
Quote from: "Thornewhite"
Just spotted a cargo 747 just coming in to land at Finningley (Doncaster Airport) about 25 mins ago

Next weeks supply of Jaffa cakes I wonder? ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Thornewhite on June 21, 2011, 10:16:16 PM
I hope not I dont like them !!! chocolate hobnobs now thats the way forward!!!!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jocelyn on June 22, 2011, 08:24:25 AM
Considering the amounts involved, Id have thought that the crew would have had an Antonov tucked away somewhere ? Now then, how many JC would that carry ?? :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on June 22, 2011, 11:43:17 AM
I'm sure Sam's doing the maths right now and will provide you with an approximate yardage shortly! :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on June 22, 2011, 08:24:39 PM
It all depends on the fuel load, operating conditions, available runway etc, but going on standard conditions and with a full fuel load i come up with 676,700 individual Jaffa cakes.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on June 22, 2011, 09:22:07 PM
An AWACS carrying out a very erratic flight path towards Waddo,I think that it was trying to dodge the rain clouds or maybe he was just having a bit of fun !

 :D

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: eagle770 on June 23, 2011, 11:56:01 AM
Saw the A400M in the circuit at Le Bourget on Monday and lots of other shiny toys on static display  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on June 23, 2011, 03:10:18 PM
Sea Vixen up again at Hurn at approx 14:45, off to Yeovilton..
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: higgins on June 23, 2011, 10:38:37 PM
Quote from: "Bryank"
Sea Vixen up again at Hurn at approx 14:45, off to Yeovilton..

She was at yeovilton attending a fundraiser for the RNHF. With a few friends.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3174/5864166213_cb81274d7e_b.jpg)

Stringbag flew also.
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5230/5864209017_08af2a386e_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planesandthings on June 23, 2011, 11:04:16 PM
:)  AAC Apache heading up the M3. Hopefully will see them at an Airshow this year. Or at least the dutch one  :lol:

Planesandthings  :D  :D

Edit: Oooh and it's just come back!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on June 24, 2011, 12:09:41 PM
Little red and white Prop job doing circuits over the village, i actually got his number G TRAX, maybe doing photos or something?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on June 24, 2011, 07:54:25 PM
This will be the one  http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/G-TRAX.html (http://www.airport-data.com/aircraft/G-TRAX.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: higgins on June 24, 2011, 08:59:57 PM
Gnat G-NATY flying over Bournemouth this afternoon.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on June 25, 2011, 12:08:18 AM
Quote from: "higgins"
Gnat G-NATY flying over Bournemouth this afternoon.

What time was that ?

Something small-ish was making a din at about 2pm today... only saw it in between roof tops in Bear Cross area. Might have been G-NATY. Not sure if Sea Vixen is still at Yeovilton or returned home today. Could have been either  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: higgins on June 25, 2011, 12:24:40 AM
16.30ish.Also posted on UKAR G-NATY due to display at Yeoviltion air day. Nice if true. ;)  
Sea vixen was due to return to B'mouth Friday morning.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: northern monkey on June 25, 2011, 11:08:34 AM
Not really a spotted but a heads up...2.30 BBMF to fly down Kirkstall road Leeds, to fly past city centre headrow !!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on June 25, 2011, 03:09:40 PM
Havard looking thing heading south from Bracknell...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wildcard on June 25, 2011, 07:49:58 PM
Was watching the Blades this afternoon getting some practice in, followed later by a couple of Tiger Moths, one of which seemed to be doing some serious wing overs!  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on June 25, 2011, 09:49:50 PM
Late to post but Friday pm spotted a Chinook flying very low and in a southerly direction following M40 past Warwick
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: LukeB on June 25, 2011, 10:01:54 PM
While at my Great Aunties apartment in stowmarket A Apache then half an hour later a Hurricane Or Spitfire then an Hour later a nice shiney Sea King.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on June 25, 2011, 10:07:40 PM
The apache & seaking would have both been on-route to or out of Wattisham. Fairly local to Stowmarket. Can be a busy place at times especially when the've got airframe changeovers going on. Still not as nice as the good old days when Watashame was a home base for Phantoms though ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: LukeB on June 26, 2011, 06:32:24 PM
Nice 747 Of British Airways over the garden about Half An Hour Ago.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on June 28, 2011, 11:12:36 AM
2 x Merlins (Possibly Pumas but I think they were Merlins as they did not appear to have the top end bulk of the Puma) heading fast over Abbeymead area of Gloucester, Northerly direction towards Imjin Barracks (fka RAF Innsworth).
This was at 11:05 today, 28 June 2011.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on June 28, 2011, 05:07:56 PM
And another one just gone over, same direction, 17:05.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on June 28, 2011, 05:29:09 PM
I saw The Mighty Hunter bow out today, very sad!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on June 28, 2011, 06:12:34 PM
Stretched 'Herkybird' over the sea at Bournemouth mid afternoon.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on June 28, 2011, 10:29:30 PM
Quote from: "Mayfly"
I saw The Mighty Hunter bow out today, very sad!

Shame that they couldn't hang on until the weekend and give us all one final flypast (Or Could They ???????)

 :(  :(  :(  :(

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on June 29, 2011, 10:23:19 AM
Cobham jet has just flown right over my office.  Normally they're slightly further away when they go past.  Must be my magnetic personality! :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on June 29, 2011, 10:24:09 AM
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
Stretched 'Herkybird' over the sea at Bournemouth mid afternoon.

Did it have a boomerang aerial on the back and tinted windows?  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Wizzy on June 30, 2011, 11:58:44 AM
11:58 - Chinook heading south over York - quite high up.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on July 01, 2011, 11:02:02 AM
Puma heading East over Pagham 5 mins ago. Or it might have been a Merlin ????????????????

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: arnk on July 01, 2011, 11:57:40 PM
4 Fat Alberts low over the office at 11:15 - the Hercs left Lyneham today.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-13997653

Al
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Zero One on July 03, 2011, 04:24:15 PM
A weird looking triangular shaped black aircraft over Bruntingthorpe this afternoon ;)  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on July 03, 2011, 06:09:10 PM
Four or five angry palm trees over Goodwood.  Oh, and this thing called a Vulcan.... ;-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on July 05, 2011, 12:24:03 PM
Some small, noisy and slow single prop thingy that looked highly like one of the recon aircraft tucked in the corners of the hangar at Lyneham has just wobbled past the office, looking like it could barely make headway.....

Edit:  seeing as the ones at Lyneham were twin prop, maybe it's not one of them, or I was being blind, or there's a single prop member of the family?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: weeping-willow on July 06, 2011, 04:35:36 PM
Eurofighter over Thorne, quite a rare event, we don't get things like that very often. Didn't have time to get my camera out and change lenses unfortunately, but it was bloody loud, lol.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on July 06, 2011, 09:49:53 PM
Two Herculesess (Herculi ?) trying to take the roof off my house at about 500 ft !!!!!!!!!!!!

 :roll:

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on July 06, 2011, 09:54:00 PM
At 500 feet i would call that a block of flats. :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on July 07, 2011, 09:35:41 AM
Herc over Hurn yesterday and another just North of Boscombe Down about 1pm, after we stopped off there for a bit after going to Salisbury..
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on July 07, 2011, 09:37:21 AM
I did think I heard something very meaty in the prop department yesterday, but it was so murky that I couldn't see much out of the window, especially as my chillies are now about three feet tall, all eight of them.... lol
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on July 07, 2011, 09:39:03 AM
Quote from: "StAthan lecky"
Two Herculesess (Herculi ?) trying to take the roof off my house at about 500 ft !!!!!!!!!!!!

 :roll:

Mike


I had an Apache 150' from our house level with the bedroom window!!  :D   shame there was only one  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on July 07, 2011, 12:03:56 PM
I think the plural is the same with Hercules....?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on July 07, 2011, 12:47:02 PM
Just had a Tucano go over - very low!  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on July 07, 2011, 12:57:01 PM
Strange yellowy orange thing in the sky. It appeared for about 30/45 seconds making everything very bright then dissapeared behing the clouds again!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Panel 10 on July 07, 2011, 01:04:38 PM
Don't mock the sun, son, it will be sorely needed at Yeovilton  :o  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 07, 2011, 02:03:23 PM
Very Low, Very Slow, L1011 Tri-Star tanker heading over Gloucester approx North Westerly direction.

(Note to self - Must get a compass/sundial type device in the garden!).
(Another note to self - Must keep camera very close).
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 07, 2011, 02:05:36 PM
Quote from: "Fluffy Bunny"
Strange yellowy orange thing in the sky. It appeared for about 30/45 seconds making everything very bright then dissapeared behing the clouds again!

You should live in Gloucester, we see a lot of that here  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on July 07, 2011, 04:19:43 PM
Isn't it normally the cheese rolling down Cooper's Hill?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on July 07, 2011, 05:20:38 PM
Nah that's been banned due to elven safety...... :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on July 07, 2011, 05:48:22 PM
Quote from: "djrose007"
You should live in Gloucester, we see a lot of that here  :D
That'll soon change next week , when RIAT's on !! (http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/rainonme.gif)
{ Starting from the Wednesday , when I arrive at the campsite  :lol:  }
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: higgins on July 08, 2011, 01:51:07 PM
Yeovilton yesterday.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6017/5914898451_b2bbdd4a37_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on July 08, 2011, 01:52:26 PM
You can go right off some people , you know !!  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 08, 2011, 02:27:09 PM
by speedy » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:19 pm
Isn't it normally the cheese rolling down Cooper's Hill?
Quote from: "Fluffy Bunny"
Nah that's been banned due to elven safety...... :(

A bunch of stalwarts defied the ban and turned up anyway and did their own cheese rolling. It's been going for over a hundred years, those elves should just mind their own business and let people enjoy (and cripple) themselves!!

BACK TO SPOTTED:

There was a noise that I would guess was a VC10 earlier today but it was 8/8 dark grey cloud, rain and couldn't see a thing so it's not really a spotted, just an audible!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on July 08, 2011, 03:28:48 PM
Very low Wokka!!  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on July 08, 2011, 09:00:42 PM
Wokka running south on outskirts of Warwick. Getting to be a regular occurrence round here on a Friday pm.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on July 10, 2011, 10:56:55 AM
Two chinnooks heading east along the Fosse, near Leamington, about 30 min ago. Oh and XH558 going the other way on Friday.

cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 10, 2011, 04:33:31 PM
No planes but while abroad on Friday night we got great views Of ISS and followed by the Shuttle :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on July 10, 2011, 06:02:15 PM
Heading off for a burger maybe ?

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc15/PUJNIE/DSC_0035.jpg)

 :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jangor on July 10, 2011, 07:25:39 PM
The Blades flying north and south (later) , not sure what the times were though................................ ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on July 10, 2011, 07:37:52 PM
Retrospectively spotted - Silver Spitfire over Stratford on Avon. Must have been a rolling display from one end of the town to the other.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planesandthings on July 10, 2011, 07:54:50 PM
Lots and lots of Heli's today thanks to Silverstone!

Planesandthings  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on July 10, 2011, 10:32:22 PM
Quote from: "jangor"
The Blades flying north and south (later) , not sure what the times were though................................ ;)

I also spotted them and the BBMF Dac a few minutes later heading sarf

 :D

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on July 11, 2011, 12:08:42 PM
Spotted them Fri evening skirting round a rather large and loud cloud over Bicester at 5pm...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: JeremyC on July 12, 2011, 09:01:20 AM
Something fast and low went over us near Petersfield yesterday.  It looked like a jet fighter but had pods on the end of each wing so can't have been a Tornado or Typhoon, any thoughts?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: DanH on July 13, 2011, 07:26:30 AM
I spotted a Herc flying over Littlehampton yesterday afternoon at about 16.15. It was heading northeast so probably heading to Brize.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on July 13, 2011, 02:51:48 PM
Quote from: "DanH"
I spotted a Herc flying over Littlehampton yesterday afternoon at about 16.15. It was heading northeast so probably heading to Brize.

I don't think Lyneham is an option anymore  :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on July 13, 2011, 03:24:27 PM
Just leaving Salisbury Hospital after appointment for Mags and saw an Apache to the West of Salisbury heading South then turned over some woodland and back North - Then saw what looked like two Lynx helicopters quite low near Wilton heading East. Quite a lot of activity, as there seemed to be some other traffic as well that was hard to identify (Small strange plane circling, possibly a UAV?)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on July 13, 2011, 10:36:42 PM
Another Chinook, heading south past Leamington Spa, about 5 minutes ago

cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Thornewhite on July 13, 2011, 11:03:55 PM
6 Linx just taking off from Disforth and a few hours later a Puma near Thirsk
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on July 14, 2011, 12:31:47 PM
One of those 'secret' buzzy things from Lyneham has just flown over the office.  Wonder who they are spying on?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Oberon on July 14, 2011, 12:54:44 PM
Everybody............. :shock:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on July 14, 2011, 02:59:35 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
One of those 'secret' buzzy things from Lyneham has just flown over the office.  Wonder who they are spying on?

If we knew that it wouldn't be secret would it. :roll:  :lol:

On the subject of secrets did you know that the maximum alltitude of the Mighty All Conquering Blackburn Buccaneer is still classified?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 14, 2011, 05:18:22 PM
Quote from: "Gregg"
Quote from: "speedy"
One of those 'secret' buzzy things from Lyneham has just flown over the office.  Wonder who they are spying on?

If we knew that it wouldn't be secret would it. :roll:  :lol:

On the subject of secrets did you know that the maximum alltitude of the Mighty All Conquering Blackburn Buccaneer is still classified?

Got me interested Gregg, so googled and couldnt find the max altitude ;)  But also wanted to find out if any still flying?  

xx885 The aircraft is undergoing custodial maintenance but won't fly until there is work for her. So at least she's being worked on and will one day soon be in the air.
Thats all i could find on that one?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wildcard on July 14, 2011, 07:38:55 PM
The Blades along with "something bigger" (that's the best description I could get from SMWBO :lol:  ) just flew over the house....anyone else seen them?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on July 15, 2011, 02:42:51 PM
Merlin doing circuits at Hurn about 30 mins ago..
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Favell on July 15, 2011, 05:34:02 PM
Quote from: "wildcard"
The Blades along with "something bigger" (that's the best description I could get from SMWBO :lol:  ) just flew over the house....anyone else seen them?

The Blades were in formation with 2 Navajos and 2 King Airs  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 15, 2011, 08:25:05 PM
This afternoon there was some activity over Gloucester with stuff on it's way to Fairford. Heard a couple of loud aircraft (maybe one of them was XH558?) but no visual due to cloud, or they were too low and I couldn't see because of the houses around me.

Got two visuals, one was a group of 5 in an inverted T formation. The other was a Typhoon which cruised over fairly slowly and then floored it, I presume for a flypast of Fairford before landing.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planesandthings on July 16, 2011, 11:12:55 PM
Saw one of the BBMF Spitfire's transiting in the Farnborough Zone coming back from Kent off to Fairford  :D  Was nice to see. Especially while I was on the lake  :)

Planesandthings  :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 18, 2011, 04:34:19 PM
Heard, and then caught a brief glimpse in a thin break in the clouds of, the A10 tankbuster departing Fairford. Heading North, so don't know where they are based.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on July 18, 2011, 04:44:20 PM
Quote from: "djrose007"
This afternoon there was some activity over Gloucester with stuff on it's way to Fairford. Heard a couple of loud aircraft (maybe one of them was XH558?) but no visual due to cloud, or they were too low and I couldn't see because of the houses around me.

Got two visuals, one was a group of 5 in an inverted T formation. The other was a Typhoon which cruised over fairly slowly and then floored it, I presume for a flypast of Fairford before landing.


558 landed a Wittering just before mid day.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planesandthings on July 18, 2011, 11:07:52 PM
Apache just gone down the M3 here in Surrey. It's done a lot of Night Excersizes recently  :)  Can't get tired of that fearsome noise it makes as it approaches though  :mrgreen:

Planesandthings  :)  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Thornewhite on July 20, 2011, 06:52:02 PM
Just had two Tonkers go over Thorne in close formation
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 21, 2011, 08:36:33 AM
Yesterday, 20 July around 1325, a twin prop (turbojet?) aircraft flew over Gloucester in the general direction of Fairford, SSE'ish.
It was Red and Blue, looked like an Andover, or very similar to a Fokker Friendship but don't think the upper 'flange' from the tail to mid fuselage was as long.

Any idea what it was?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on July 21, 2011, 01:15:26 PM
Quote from: "dee"
Quote from: "Gregg"

If we knew that it wouldn't be secret would it. :roll:  :lol:

On the subject of secrets did you know that the maximum alltitude of the Mighty All Conquering Blackburn Buccaneer is still classified?

Got me interested Gregg, so googled and couldnt find the max altitude ;)

According to Wikipedia, it's 40,000 feet.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on July 21, 2011, 02:08:57 PM
However, the service ceiling of the Bucc is of no consequence really... It was designed to be down in the weeds and wavetops ;) :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on July 21, 2011, 11:15:02 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
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According to Wikipedia, it's 40,000 feet.

That's what they were restricted to, What they could operate is still classified A man who does know (ex- 208 and 12 sqn) will only tell me that its above 50,000  :lol:

it could also outrun a tonka among others at alttitude, what an amazing aeroplane.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Wizzy on July 22, 2011, 04:02:20 PM
Single Chinook heading west over York...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on July 22, 2011, 04:14:21 PM
Saw it too, a couple of miles north of Sherburn.

We had a couple of them come over together on Monday.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 22, 2011, 04:38:33 PM
Chinnook over Mansfield about 11-00 this morning
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on July 22, 2011, 07:57:17 PM
Chinook in the circuit at Hurn this morning approx. 9:30 & Mags spotted two Apache's lurking near Odstock midday on Tuesday.  Keep meaning to take my camera as the whole area is very busy, as could be expected given it's location..
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on July 22, 2011, 08:45:39 PM
A lazy formation 5 aircraft with (growly engines) heading towards IOW from the West about lunchtime. Too far off shore to ID them unfortunately.

Saw the Chinook heading towards Hamworthy Bryan.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on July 23, 2011, 12:55:12 PM
Reds departed Hurn for Lyme Regis carnival, and just returned with a nice smoky loop and break. Departing for Southport sometime after 16:30 as an estimate.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on July 23, 2011, 05:42:24 PM
558 just gone over my house!  Thought I heard something and just looked up to catch her going overhead :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on July 23, 2011, 06:31:49 PM
Quote from: "MrTim"
558 just gone over my house!  Thought I heard something and just looked up to catch her going overhead :)

Lucky spot!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: john.t on July 24, 2011, 02:18:29 PM
BBMF spitfire and hurricane just beaten up leeds/bradford airport  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on July 24, 2011, 10:21:43 PM
Nice flypast from the Lancaster today as we waited outside to move 558 into the Hangar.

Must have been about the same time as the Spitfire and Hurricane were doing Leeds/Bradford.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Thornewhite on July 24, 2011, 10:33:13 PM
Yeah  I was in Doncaster Royal Infirmary visiting the Mrs (weeping willow) on the 5th floor and the Lancaster few around the hospital first then flew right over the top of us at a very low level  awesome sight and what a beautiful noise of those 4 Merlins  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Thornewhite on July 25, 2011, 06:49:13 PM
Today I had to go to Donnington near Spallding and when I drove past RAF Cranwell I noticed 3 Jaguars parked up all painted in blue. On the way back I noticed that two of the Jaguars had the anti collision lights flashing away and the canopy's were down and there was a few bods milling around them.

Do the RAF still fly them or are they just for doing some sort of ground training?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on July 25, 2011, 07:12:48 PM
They are used for ground training by I believe the Ground Officer Training Unit. They taxi them around and all the paperwork is kept as if they were still flying I think they use a couple of Dominies too.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Thornewhite on July 25, 2011, 07:29:22 PM
Thanks Mayfly
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on July 26, 2011, 12:12:50 PM
So the trainee lineys get JP's at Cosford...
But trainee Jengo's get Jags at Cranditz...   :o  :shock:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: TEEJ on July 26, 2011, 02:30:48 PM
Quote from: "Thornewhite"
Do the RAF still fly them or are they just for doing some sort of ground training?

Some details from the RAF website and some links to images and info.

http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafcranwell/aboutus/dcae.cfm (http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafcranwell/aboutus/dcae.cfm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

http://www.fast-air.co.uk/dcae-cranwells-jaguars/ (http://www.fast-air.co.uk/dcae-cranwells-jaguars/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

http://www.fast-air.co.uk/jaguars-at-raf-cranwell/ (http://www.fast-air.co.uk/jaguars-at-raf-cranwell/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

TJ
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Smudger565 on July 26, 2011, 03:17:27 PM
Thank you for the link Tee J

Nice to hear from you these days ;)  ;) Been busy with your camera though :D  :D

Nice to see the Jaguar still running and looking good

PS
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Topsy on July 26, 2011, 03:45:21 PM
They must be fun to play with. Shame there not one flying though.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on July 28, 2011, 08:15:22 PM
Voyager has just flown very low across the garden on way back to Brize. Went out earlier but first time I have heard her coming because she was so low and she is so quiet! She is a huge aircraft!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jangor on July 29, 2011, 05:02:01 PM
the Blades heading north to Sunderland at 16.59............................. ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on July 29, 2011, 05:18:12 PM
Quote from: "jangor"
the Blades heading north to Sunderland at 16.59............................. ;)
Shame that a few more (noisy) jets aren't doing the same...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on August 02, 2011, 12:00:08 PM
Fighter Jet just gone over going West, very high and very noisy!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planesandthings on August 02, 2011, 03:25:16 PM
RN Lynx heading up the M3 towards London. Very slow though!-  :)

Planesandthings  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on August 02, 2011, 03:37:25 PM
Dakota DC3 heading towards Coningsby, and Tornado heading the same way, fairly low.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnjosh43 on August 02, 2011, 04:12:35 PM
Just missed a naked Tristar leaving Manchester for Cambridge.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on August 02, 2011, 07:03:36 PM
Chinook departing SBS Base at Poole this afternoon with what looked like the ramp open, though it probably was a secret mission you could hardly miss it  :lol: departed straight out over the harbour.. (We were on a Brownsea island ferry and it departed right overhead)

Sounded like it was still in the area about 30 mins ago.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on August 02, 2011, 11:02:49 PM
Went over my office a bit after 5pm.  In fact, it's literally just buzzed over the town centre as I'm typing....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on August 05, 2011, 06:43:03 PM
Reds just arrived at Hurn with the traditional loop and break after displaying at Swanage carnival. Suspect they will do a flyby of old RAF Ibsley tomorrow on departure as it's the Bygone Days event there this weekend..
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on August 06, 2011, 06:32:11 PM
A small fast jet has just flown to the east of Leamington Spa travelling north to south. With the brief glimpse I did get it looked like a Venom or a Meteor, nearly demolished the glasses cabinet in the scramble to get out bt it had gone. Any ideas?

cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on August 06, 2011, 07:25:17 PM
Several of the Reds from my spare room window.  Did hear someone in Poole say they'd flown over their house earlier.  Based at Hurn today?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on August 06, 2011, 08:03:28 PM
Followed by at least three prop planes displaying by the pier (only saw them leave) and what sounded like some more Reds flying over....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on August 06, 2011, 08:38:42 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Followed by at least three prop planes displaying by the pier (only saw them leave) and what sounded like some more Reds flying over....

I think they were returning from the Cowes Regatta... I think they returned to Hurn at 8pm (something noisy came from that direction at that time)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: higgins on August 06, 2011, 11:20:05 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Several of the Reds from my spare room window.  Did hear someone in Poole say they'd flown over their house earlier.  Based at Hurn today?

Flew out of Hurn at 11.00 to Northern Island then, flew back into Hurn at 17.35. Took Off for Cowes at 19.20, returned at 20.00.
Leaving Hurn at 10.00 tomorrow.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on August 07, 2011, 11:11:58 AM
Sylar -
I saw it too -  it was the Venom going back to base at Baginton.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Captain Black on August 07, 2011, 12:50:58 PM
Had a text from my wife in Pewsey yesterday at 17.30, she'd just had the Frecce Tricolori performing overhead  :o
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jocelyn on August 07, 2011, 01:10:30 PM
Lucky or what ! From what I saw of them at RIAT that lot believes in checking your hairstyle closely  :lol: one very lucky lady !
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on August 10, 2011, 09:10:35 AM
Something jet powered just whistled over the centre of Bournemouth, but I didn't see it.  Not one of Cobhams I don't think, didn't sound right.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gareth on August 13, 2011, 07:28:45 PM
Hercules landing at Manchester International Airport, 1750hrs. :o
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on August 15, 2011, 04:42:46 PM
Spotted today at 14:36
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6196/6045641949_6498ac4eaf_z.jpg)
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6207/6045641485_4ced33937b_z.jpg)
G-BYWL & G-BYUY
They look like Training Aircraft
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: TBMike on August 15, 2011, 04:56:21 PM
The one on the right with the roundel on the bottom was at Eastbourne. It is a Grob G115 Tutor, used to train beginner RAF pilots.  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on August 15, 2011, 05:27:50 PM
vc10 just passed low over our house in derby. very rare!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Wizzy on August 17, 2011, 11:28:24 AM
Dakota heading northwards over York.  Not BBMF one - but too distant to tell any details.  Looked to be white with blue tail.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on August 17, 2011, 11:57:24 AM
Quote from: "Wizzy"
Dakota heading northwards over York.  Not BBMF one - but too distant to tell any details.  Looked to be white with blue tail.
It was white with a blue tail, couldn't see any more than that. Sounded lovely!  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on August 17, 2011, 12:03:42 PM
Just had what I think was a King Air over - a bit too far off to tell for sure.

Just remembered it's the big Ebor Race Meet at York so it must be all the rich people flying in - lucky B's!!!   :evil:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Wizzy on August 17, 2011, 12:12:06 PM
Quote from: "jakspeed"
Just remembered it's the big Ebor Race Meet at York so it must be all the rich people flying in - lucky B's!!!   :evil:
In a Dakota?!?   Sounds a good idea!  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: higgins on August 17, 2011, 04:09:02 PM
RN Merlin Christchurch quay 13.40
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Smudger565 on August 17, 2011, 05:29:40 PM
Reds carrying out their "Great Display" over Weymouth.

From the ship it was a good display low & fast made my day :D  :D  It would have been better if Our Lady would have been there but... we know she is poorly :roll:  :roll:

PS
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on August 17, 2011, 07:54:02 PM
L1011 Tanker, from Brize, slow and fairly low over Abbeymead, Gloucester, at 13:30 today. Heading about ENE.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on August 17, 2011, 08:09:40 PM
Hercy-bird has just this second flown over the centre of Bournemouth...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on August 18, 2011, 07:31:00 PM
Through the clagg and rain on 1st day of Bournemouth Air Festival... an impromptu display from a stripey Sea King
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on August 19, 2011, 03:12:03 PM
C17 on the approach to Birmingham at around 3000ft.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on August 20, 2011, 10:03:57 AM
Briefly spotted something military/ex-miltary fighter type on the back of a lorry heading towards Coventry on the A46 on Thursday afternoon around 4.00pm - anybody know what it was?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on August 20, 2011, 11:13:33 AM
German Tornado?

(viewtopic.php?f=27&t=2792 (http://www.vulcantothesky.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=2792" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)) :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: higgins on August 21, 2011, 09:11:15 AM
Wingwalkers heading to Shoreham?- via Hengistbury Head.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on August 21, 2011, 01:28:08 PM
Saturday afternoon Hurricane and later the Spitfire around the campsite at Tattershall  Lincolnshire
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on August 21, 2011, 03:03:33 PM
Sally B just flew low over our house on her way to Shoreham.  15.00

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on August 21, 2011, 05:13:03 PM
Me, Captain Pampers and Bovril spotted a Vulcan taking off from Wellesbourne  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: vulcanlover on August 22, 2011, 05:06:53 PM
Quote from: "Skweeky"
Me, Captain Pampers and Bovril spotted a Vulcan taking off from Wellesbourne  :D

Have you been overdosing on the Reggae Reggae Sauce again?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on August 22, 2011, 08:14:34 PM
Think I spotted an Apache travelling west to east  and highish over Warwick around 6.00pm this evening
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on August 22, 2011, 08:23:35 PM
Quote from: "vulcanlover"
Quote from: "Skweeky"
Me, Captain Pampers and Bovril spotted a Vulcan taking off from Wellesbourne  :D

Have you been overdosing on the Reggae Reggae Sauce again?

LOL no, I have no idea what sort of aeroplane it was (a little jetty thing) but it definitely said "Vulcan" on the tail  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on August 24, 2011, 09:25:10 PM
Merlin travelling south over outskirts of Warwick today around 3.00pm
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: eddief on August 26, 2011, 04:02:03 PM
Miss Demeanour just arrived at Dunsfold (nice low pass over our garden on final approach)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on August 26, 2011, 10:25:39 PM
Had a VC10 very low and slow over our house in Gloucester today mid afternoon. Travelling West and I think it was maybe doing a training session / pilot hours upkeep / air test from Brize.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on August 27, 2011, 04:13:48 PM
Lancaster headed East over Bournemouth airport about 40 mins ago
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on August 27, 2011, 05:11:50 PM
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
Lancaster headed East over Bournemouth airport about 40 mins ago


Seen heading West at 4.23 pm. Then again heading East 10 mins later

JR

Heading West over the sea Nr Pagham

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/johnri69/2708_2122_edited-1.jpg)

Coming back East on a reciprocal course

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/johnri69/2708_2125_edited-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on August 29, 2011, 12:52:45 PM
Silver Spitfire on TV over Cadwell Park for the British Superbikes.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on September 01, 2011, 11:01:35 AM
Something medium sized and prop sounding buzzing about Bournemouth.... seems to have been over Bryan's patch a few times...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: higgins on September 01, 2011, 02:38:30 PM
Yellow sea king over Christchurch at 13.35.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on September 02, 2011, 08:44:40 AM
I think the Sea Vixen took off about 8am this morning from Hurn and headed NW - If it wasn't then it was something military with twin jet engines? (And no, definitely not a Falcon)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on September 02, 2011, 10:52:01 AM
Quote from: "Bryank"
I think the Sea Vixen took off about 8am this morning from Hurn and headed NW - If it wasn't then it was something military with twin jet engines? (And no, definitely not a Falcon)

Could it be going to Duxford, I sincerely hope so, 'cos that's where I'll be tomorrow, and yes, I do know that Duxford is not NW of Hurn, I can hope.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on September 02, 2011, 01:01:53 PM
Red Arrows just gone over in 2 formations of 4.
Fantastic to see them flying again but sad to see there were only 8 of them.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on September 02, 2011, 06:28:59 PM
Merlin low over Grasmere about an hour ago.  Heard a jet earlier but obscured by trees. Hope to see a few more aircraft this weekend :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on September 02, 2011, 08:06:15 PM
Voyager, 15:55 flying low and slow North Easterly direction over Abbeymead Gloucester.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jetman65 on September 02, 2011, 08:24:04 PM
Chinook flying low over Basingstoke with a large underslung load at around 16.00 hrs
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on September 02, 2011, 08:33:57 PM
That'll be the Jaffa cakes & beer for the Engineers!! :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on September 03, 2011, 10:54:03 AM
Sea Vixen just left Hurn, circled round and heading eastwards along the coast  :D

Cheers

Bryan
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: V4Victory on September 03, 2011, 08:38:25 PM
Messerschmitt Bf109 flew over Nene Park  :o  made my afternoon cuz the footy was rubbish  :cry:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Zero One on September 03, 2011, 10:41:51 PM
Lancaster,
Spitfire19,
Buchon(Spanish ME109),
Hurricane,
2x Mustangs,
Spitfire 9?,
Harvard,
Jungermiester all flying around Cosby in Leicestershire.... and some rumour about a "Tin Triangle" expected tomorrow at 3.30pm :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on September 04, 2011, 11:19:33 AM
Friday at Tattershall near Coningsby Tornado heading North Spitfire, Dak ,Hurricane.
At Coningsby Avro Vulcan XH558 :D  Buzzing about underneath Ground crew, Engines running sounded beautiful :D
Today 9-40am near to Tattershall , Spirit of Great Britain Estate car, Taff maybe? :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Wizzy on September 08, 2011, 02:09:33 PM
SAR Seaking, very low over York, heading north-east, 13:50
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: sickbag_andy on September 09, 2011, 07:37:29 AM
2unusual sights yesterday on my way to Peterborough.

1: around 11.45 on M11 going southbound (I was going north so only go a brief view) - 2 buccaneer noses on a low loader, back one was definitely a Bucc but the front one was facing backwards so only got a very quick look but think it was a bucc as well.

2: the about 30 minutes later, I had stopped at Cambridge services on A14 and as I was going back to my car there was a Spitfire doing beat ups and aerobatics just to the south of me (probably over Bar Hill) on one occasion it did come right round the service area in a wide turn- odd place for a display!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on September 09, 2011, 12:05:47 PM
Lynx just flying over, very high & slow.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on September 09, 2011, 12:09:51 PM
I can hear it but not see it!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on September 09, 2011, 12:15:10 PM
Just spotted it.  Very low west of Church Fenton.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on September 09, 2011, 09:48:50 PM
Sally B was spotted flying over Waterlooville this afternoon.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on September 13, 2011, 05:39:14 PM
3X Wokkas,a brace and a singleton running from North to South just to the West of the Humber Bridge (nearl frightened me off my ladder) !!!!!!!!!!!!

 :lol:

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on September 15, 2011, 01:38:26 PM
BBMF spitfire and hurricane just went over back garden on way into Staverton. There until 17.45 so going to take boys down after school  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on September 15, 2011, 02:39:37 PM
Wokka has been lurking about Hurn/Poole bay for a couple of days (Parachute dropping apparently)

And a white Hercules just went into Hurn - looks like it needed a wash after practicing oil spill containment spraying out the Channel.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: garryash on September 15, 2011, 04:13:57 PM
reds over market harborugh area this morning
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on September 15, 2011, 04:16:36 PM
Tornado (steam locomotive) on our line going to Lincoln at about 2:15 pm today :D  :D.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: cocker on September 15, 2011, 06:45:28 PM
Good Year blimp over Stoke on Trent for a couple of hours this afternoon !
Title: Not flying but still a great sight for BoB Day
Post by: djrose007 on September 15, 2011, 06:46:48 PM
These two aircraft from the BBMF visited Gloucestershire (Staverton) Airport for a few hours today. Thanks to the http://htt://www.jetagemuseum.org for letting everyone know they were going to be there through their Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Jet-Age-Museum/100374323379961

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/RAF%20Stuff/IMG_3227.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: cocker on September 15, 2011, 06:49:28 PM
Oh and a wokka very low over Fulford lunchtime :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Stoney on September 16, 2011, 11:07:16 AM
2 Merlins? just passed over North Sheffield, and heading South over Chesterfield - noisey and low - just under the murky clouds here
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on September 16, 2011, 11:51:14 AM
2 Typhoons, low and fast, coming from Coningsby direction.
Plus another 4, all heading in the same direction (out towards the Wash)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on September 16, 2011, 12:37:31 PM
Puma loitering about, been going slowly round in circles like he was looking for something...................!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on September 16, 2011, 01:26:23 PM
Merlin so low it was tree skimming!!!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on September 16, 2011, 06:36:14 PM
Chinook travelling west over Warwick at 10.30am and then what looked  and sounded like a Spitfire travelling NW over Warwick at around 11.30am.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: john.t on September 16, 2011, 11:26:07 PM
Good old VC10 (XV101), looked like an exercise, doing go rounds and touch and go at LBA at lunchtime :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Landyman on September 21, 2011, 09:25:39 AM
Trundling along through dense woods in the motorhome yesterday when a huge roar startled us. Just a flash of what I think was a Mirage through the trees and it was gone.
We were above 3500 feet in the hills of the Auvergne at the time though.  :D

Landyman.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on September 21, 2011, 12:25:45 PM
10-10 am this morning the tell tale circle in the skies way out over Lincolnshire, the Red Arrows practicing. :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on September 21, 2011, 04:40:15 PM
1500
Quite by chance I took the dog up to EMA for a walk and in came IL76 RA76950. Tried to take a piccy on the phone but I think its full :(

Also up there sitting near the Nimrod is a canadian G5 (I think) very pretty
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Lew on September 21, 2011, 10:38:49 PM
Quote from: "brains_mt"
1500
Quite by chance I took the dog up to EMA for a walk and in came IL76 RA76950. Tried to take a piccy on the phone but I think its full :(

Also up there sitting near the Nimrod is a canadian G5 (I think) very pretty

The canadian is a CL604 - C-FBCR.

Lew
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on September 26, 2011, 10:40:24 PM
Saw a pair of C130's at Malé airport while I was on my hols.  Not sure what they would be doing there.  We were moored right at the end of the runway overnight, which was convenient ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on September 27, 2011, 03:44:14 PM
Over the north of Derby the Goodyear Airship! Haven't seen one for ages!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: 10680 on September 27, 2011, 04:16:44 PM
Two Chinooks from the east, circled Brighton Marina/Racecourse and returned from whence they came.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on September 27, 2011, 05:02:03 PM
Quote from: "Landyman"
Trundling along through dense woods in the motorhome yesterday when a huge roar startled us. Just a flash of what I think was a Mirage through the trees and it was gone.
We were above 3500 feet in the hills of the Auvergne at the time though.  :D

Landyman.

Show off !!!!!!!!!!

 :D

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on September 27, 2011, 05:28:25 PM
Quote from: "MrTim"
Saw a pair of C130's at Malé airport while I was on my hols.  Not sure what they would be doing there.  We were moored right at the end of the runway overnight, which was convenient ;)

Were they RAF C130's? the old RAF Gan airfield is at the other end, most southerly island of Addu Attol. http://gan.philliptsmall.me.uk/
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on September 27, 2011, 06:04:12 PM
Quote from: "djrose007"
Were they RAF C130's? the old RAF Gan airfield is at the other end, most southerly island of Addu Attol. http://gan.philliptsmall.me.uk/
I could not see as they were at the far end - one was light grey and the other was dark, that's about all I could tell.  I saw the light one depart, went due north.  The other one disappeared while we were in the terminal.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on September 27, 2011, 06:21:45 PM
Hercules just now going north :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on September 27, 2011, 09:28:11 PM
Something big and noisy just gone over my house on descent into BHX. Thought it was a C17 but nothing on the SBS and they usually show up. Dying to know what it was, but I now have 2 cats to prise off the ceiling............
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on September 28, 2011, 03:53:09 PM
Tornado very low and noisy going West.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on September 28, 2011, 05:04:20 PM
Police Helicopter circling over the Northern New Forest just to the East of Linwood this afternoon. Looked as though they were searching.

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on September 28, 2011, 05:07:52 PM
Get Police helicopter circling nears us very often - They are on their tea break  :roll:  :roll:  :roll:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on September 28, 2011, 09:46:01 PM
Spotted at Kefalonia Airport this Fire Bomber and it's mate ,both arrived to help out the two local based crop Sprayer aircraft which are used through the summer months to fight the many fires that spring up over the island,any one know what type it is?

(http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n374/StAthanlecky/P9229464.jpg)

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on September 28, 2011, 09:50:39 PM
One for Aggy,by the time that I had found my camera in the overhead locker the Lufthansa 747 that had been sat on our wingtip for ages in clear view started to move away,it infact was blocking our aircraft from climbing to a higher altitude to exploit the strong tail wind enroute to Kefalonia,this was taken over Holland (Sorry Aggy,it did look rather elegant before it moved off)

 :D

(http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n374/StAthanlecky/P9150001.jpg)

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on September 28, 2011, 09:51:37 PM
Lufthansa - bah. They bombed our chipshop  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on September 28, 2011, 09:54:34 PM
Quote from: "Skweeky"
Something big and noisy just gone over my house on descent into BHX. Thought it was a C17 but nothing on the SBS and they usually show up. Dying to know what it was, but I now have 2 cats to prise off the ceiling............

It was an Antonov 12 - it's gone into BHX again tonight.

Also saw what I think was a C17 "hanging" in the sky on my way home in the dark.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on September 28, 2011, 09:55:18 PM
Quote from: "Skweeky"
Lufthansa - bah. They bombed our chipshop  :D

Ah but they did a good job on Hull so not all bad !

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Mike

PS It still looks like it was bombed yesterday
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: LukeB on September 28, 2011, 10:00:06 PM
What Aircraft Did you fly on when you were inroute to Kefalonia StAthen lecky???? From What i Can tell it Looks Like A Boeing 757-200 although i Maybe Wrong??????
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on September 28, 2011, 10:09:21 PM
Quote from: "LukeB"
What Aircraft Did you fly on when you were inroute to Kefalonia StAthen lecky???? From What i Can tell it Looks Like A Boeing 757-200 although i Maybe Wrong??????

Spot on Luke

(PS you need to get out more if you can identify an aircraft from one wing tip)

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Mike

PPS Only Joking
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on September 28, 2011, 10:11:57 PM
Quote from: "StAthan lecky"

Spot on Luke

(PS you need to get out more if you can identify an aircraft from one wing tip)

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Mike

PPS Only Joking

I was only minutes behind him  :D   :D  and I DEFINITELY need to get out more!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on September 28, 2011, 10:20:08 PM
Are you talking about the Island or the aircraft? I believe the water bomber is a Canadair CL-215T.  As for the island, it's a type G54. This means it is a piece of land, covered with trees, some housing, an airstrip and surrounded by water.

Malcolm
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on September 28, 2011, 10:40:06 PM
Quote from: "brains_mt"
Are you talking about the Island or the aircraft? I believe the water bomber is a Canadair CL-215T.  As for the island, it's a type G54. This means it is a piece of land, covered with trees, some housing, an airstrip and surrounded by water.

Malcolm

Smart Arse and another thing,you are out of order using Janes log on

You can never find a Moderator when you need one  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Thank's for the info on the Water Bomber,I will see if I have a picture of the smaller "Crop Sprayer" fire fighters for you to identify,

PS Kefalonia is an Island in the Ionian Sea and is drop dead gorgeous,I should know I have been going twice a year for the last 17 years,now that realy is sad !!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jangor on September 29, 2011, 04:33:55 PM
Typhoon doing aeros around 3pm just north of where I Live..................  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: LukeB on September 29, 2011, 05:59:30 PM
I Had a feeling it was a Boeing 757 as I flew on one to Bourgas back in 2008 and it was the First 757 i flew on. That was the moment i got excited lol:D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: eddief on September 29, 2011, 07:48:39 PM
Antonov-12 flew over our house low three times at twilight (filming work at Dunsfold I think).  Big, noisy, smoking brute of a thing too so right up my street!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on September 30, 2011, 10:53:47 AM
Quote from: "eddief"
Antonov-12 flew over our house low three times at twilight (filming work at Dunsfold I think).  Big, noisy, smoking brute of a thing too so right up my street!

Wonder if that's the same one that's been in and out of BHX all week?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: TBMike on September 30, 2011, 12:10:13 PM
Tornado flying past the golf at Carnoustie low level

(http://dl.dropbox.com/u/29301450/Planes/IMG_0195.JPG)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on October 03, 2011, 08:44:37 PM
Wocca out late, hes just banked round going East, so assume maybe going in to Waddo?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on October 03, 2011, 09:06:05 PM
Probably the same one that past here about 50 mins ago.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Favell on October 03, 2011, 09:11:30 PM
The lowest bloody Herc over our house................nearly took the chuffing chimneys off     :o
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Lew on October 03, 2011, 11:19:53 PM
Quote from: "Skweeky"
Quote from: "eddief"
Antonov-12 flew over our house low three times at twilight (filming work at Dunsfold I think).  Big, noisy, smoking brute of a thing too so right up my street!

Wonder if that's the same one that's been in and out of BHX all week?

Its UR-CAH now painted in american miltary colours for filming work..

Not my photograph:

(http://i888.photobucket.com/albums/ac82/deuce11/Picture1896.jpg)

Lew
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on October 04, 2011, 01:00:37 PM
Single engine jet, single contrail at least, travelling North to South over the midlands at around 30,000-35,000 feet. Looks like it exited UK somewhere over Southhampton about 10 minutes ago.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on October 05, 2011, 10:03:29 AM
Merlin out and about over Cheltenham today. Been around alot in last week.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on October 07, 2011, 03:49:06 PM
Chinook just gone past my window at work :D

I shouted "CHINOOK!!!" and nobody knew what on earth I was on about!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on October 10, 2011, 08:30:52 PM
This will make you laugh.....

Boeing 737-300 operated by Tor Air (actually turned out to a some Polish jet sub, sub contracted) for three and a half hours on Sunday the  2nd October.

Where did I see it?  Just out side the window of the terminal at Bournemouth while I waited to get on it!  :evil:

They had a snag and there was no company engineer available at Bournemouth so they had to get one to drive over from Gatwick!  :twisted:

Great start to my holiday.

Polish jet was actually operated by this Lithuanian company

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Planet_Airlines (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Planet_Airlines" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

And if you want entertainment you just have to try a 737-300 with 148 seats on it (for 90 minutes)

Tor Air Web site.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_Air (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor_Air" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gareth on October 10, 2011, 08:35:17 PM
I bet you were chomping at the bit to get it fixed !
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: CASEL on October 11, 2011, 12:44:26 AM
On BBC NEWS today -
In parliament  this afternoon while they were 'Liam Fox bashing', an MP sitting to his right,appears to be
wearing a gold Vulcan lapel badge on his jacket, if I am not mistaken.

Can someone name him for me as I might vote for him next time. :roll:

Regards
Colin
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on October 11, 2011, 08:20:02 AM
I didn't see him but I suspect it would have been Gerald Howarth one of our Trustees, he's Minister for International Security Strategy within the Ministry of Defence. He's lovely.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerald_Howarth
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on October 11, 2011, 11:00:04 AM
Yes i spotted him too, he would get my vote bless him!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on October 11, 2011, 07:28:02 PM
Merlin, a number of times, slowly flying back and forth over Gloucester during the early to mid part of the afternoon today. Must be something to do with the NATO base at the former RAF Innsworth (Imjin Barracks).
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on October 11, 2011, 08:06:36 PM
Bit of after dark activity over Baginton. Small jet has just done a circuit and seems to have landed. Too far away to tell what it was tho.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on October 13, 2011, 09:13:15 PM
Not really sure what I saw over Bournemouth earlier this afternoon.  Chunky, four engines, I think Lutfhansa tail, not really long enough in the body to be a jumbo, didn't seem to have those trendy flipped up winglets, but not slim enough to be a short haul jet.  Any ideas?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnjosh43 on October 13, 2011, 11:01:40 PM
Chinook dropped into MAN this afternoon about 4:00 ish. Dropped ramp, offloaded or loaded something from an airfield ops 4x4 and went off again. Anyone know why ?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Zero One on October 14, 2011, 06:49:36 AM
Yesterday afternoon ...the GoodYear Airship heading North towards Leicester
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: john.t on October 17, 2011, 12:36:34 PM
:D two f-16's in formation doing a very low pass over LBA with smoke on, whoopee  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: leslie on October 17, 2011, 01:19:34 PM
Last week, Jack my son spotted a spitfire on the back of a lorry heading past Norwich Airport
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on October 18, 2011, 06:47:42 PM
Heard but not seen - what sounded like a Chinook out playing in the darkness around Hurn last night.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on October 18, 2011, 07:24:13 PM
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
Heard but not seen - what sounded like a Chinook out playing in the darkness around Hurn last night.

It's been lurking around earlier - saw it heading back home from the direction of Poole Bay, so suspect they've been doing more sbs stuff...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on October 18, 2011, 07:32:00 PM
Quote from: "Bryank"
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
Heard but not seen - what sounded like a Chinook out playing in the darkness around Hurn last night.

It's been lurking around earlier - saw it heading back home from the direction of Poole Bay, so suspect they've been doing more sbs stuff...

Thanks Bryan... was beginning to think it might have been my neighbours washing machine  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on October 18, 2011, 09:43:49 PM
Saw one earlier today from my office.  Then this evening I saw a spec in the distance beyond the pier firing flares into the air.  Wasn't quite sure what to make of it, just about primed to call the coastguard and them this tiny little thing suddenly fired up and sped off towards Poole.....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planesandthings on October 18, 2011, 11:14:02 PM
Another couple of Apache's buzzing up and down the M3 motorway. Goodness do I LOVE that sound of the Apache.  :D  :D
Also a Havard was bumbling around Farnborough LARS  :)

Planesandthings  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on October 19, 2011, 05:29:15 PM
Wokka just flown over my office....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on October 19, 2011, 07:25:57 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Wokka just flown over my office....

And low past our house - straight in and landed at Hurn! Wonder if there was a problem?

Turning into wokka central lately  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on October 19, 2011, 09:17:27 PM
Quote from: "Bryank"
Quote from: "speedy"
Wokka just flown over my office....

And low past our house - straight in and landed at Hurn! Wonder if there was a problem?

Turning into wokka central lately  :lol:

Training Exercises mefinks... Maybe there is another 'shift change' due in overseas war zones. The gunnery ranges were active at Lulworth a few weeks ago too.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jangor on October 20, 2011, 12:21:29 PM
BBMF Lanc heading north at 12:20..................

for this event.

http://tinyurl.com/The-French-In-York (http://tinyurl.com/The-French-In-York" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Wizzy on October 20, 2011, 01:19:22 PM
Quote from: "jangor"
BBMF Lanc heading north at 12:20..................
Heard it, but didn't get to see it unfortunately.  Knew it was on its way for today's event.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on October 20, 2011, 01:29:13 PM
There should be a Typhoon in formation with a French Rafale too.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Wizzy on October 20, 2011, 01:56:20 PM
We live directly on the flight-path between Elvington and the Minster, and one of our neighbours reported seeing "The Lancaster, a couple of fast jets (Eurofighters?) and nine-somethings (presumably Tucanos)"
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on October 20, 2011, 03:05:23 PM
Could have been, the Rafale was supposed to be over nighting at Coningsby but looks like it did a round trip from it's home base.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jangor on October 20, 2011, 03:26:22 PM
shortly after seeing the Lanc, I heard but, did not see, some other jets and prop jobs................  :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on October 20, 2011, 03:45:09 PM
I can hear yet another Wokka..... just flown up Richmond Hill with the back door looking like it's open...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on October 20, 2011, 04:17:33 PM
Just gone back the other way.....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on October 20, 2011, 09:17:30 PM
Reckon they are lost as they have been up and around here (Soton) all day as well.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gareth on October 20, 2011, 10:22:07 PM
F15 low, loud and proud over Porthmadog yesterday afternoon. Really woke the town up  :o
Several Hawks doing high level aerobatics over Lleyn Peninsula every day this week. A few at low level too  8-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on October 21, 2011, 01:16:47 PM
2 Tonkas over Honiston Slate Mine, and Air ambulance landed in the car park just behind me yesterday 20th Oct.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on October 22, 2011, 02:30:03 PM
Something with two props just went along the seafront at Bournemouth.  Not really sure that it was, but it was different to what you'd normally get round here.... lol

Edit:  think it might have been 'Percy'....?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: eagle770 on October 23, 2011, 08:47:19 PM
Goodyear Blimp over London on Saturday
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planesandthings on October 25, 2011, 10:31:13 AM
Saw a Puma around 150ft going up the A1M past RAF Leeming  :)

Planesandthings  :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on October 25, 2011, 12:11:02 PM
Two fast jets with swept wings passing North to South over the Humber Estuary about thirty minutes ago making a mournfull howl,
F18's ?  F15's ? but definately not Typhoons,any one else see/hear them ?

 :D

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gareth on October 26, 2011, 12:16:16 AM
Something very large just went very low over Bramhall. Its 12.15am and I think it woke the whole village up.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on October 26, 2011, 05:21:50 PM
Wokka just came past our house and landed at Hurn again. Very odd as we have never seen one land there up until last week?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on October 26, 2011, 05:25:00 PM
Ones just gone over my office, and a little while earlier I heard one too.  Probably the same one, and I would guess the one Bryan heard/saw.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on October 26, 2011, 06:09:05 PM
Also a 'Herky Bird' out and about over Bournemouth twice today.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on October 26, 2011, 10:23:53 PM
Chinook again tonight, once, maybe twice.  Did spot something 'different' over in Hurn direction earlier today.  Not quite sure it a Herc, mind you.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planesandthings on October 26, 2011, 11:30:59 PM
Bell 47 leaving someone's back garden at Goathland where they used to film Heartbeat. What a noise :L  ;)
Someone certainty has money  :)

Planesandthings  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on October 27, 2011, 10:46:14 AM
Been there.  Oddly enough, for the North York Moors Railway... ;-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on October 27, 2011, 03:36:15 PM
I can hear yet another Wokka out there in the gloom!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on October 31, 2011, 02:21:16 PM
Yet another Wokka, seemed to be at Bournemouth seafront :?: I could see it turning very low, rooftop level and lower - we're quite high up so can see some of the roofs of hotels etc near the front..

Then departed straight past our place, again extremely low, then climbed out over Hurn heading NNE.

Was there an event or such today?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on October 31, 2011, 04:48:44 PM
Dunno, but I heard a Wokka when I was in the pub... ;-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on November 01, 2011, 02:06:40 PM
C17 inbound to EGBB at 3000ft. Nice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNNgOBJjCU4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNNgOBJjCU4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on November 02, 2011, 10:09:14 AM
Puma - Inbound to EGBB - over Coventry road from Birmingham centre.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on November 02, 2011, 05:18:21 PM
On TV Flog It at Gildings auction house Market Harborough a man wearing a vulcan 50th anniversary polo shirt :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on November 02, 2011, 07:46:08 PM
Forgot to mention the Wokka at 1400 Tuesday 01 November heading South over Abbeymead, Gloucester, then banked to the East and continued in an Easterly direction.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on November 03, 2011, 07:27:39 PM
Two chinooks running fast and low in a southerly direction past Warwick yesterday afternoon.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on November 03, 2011, 10:55:07 PM
OMG - Birmingham and region becoming a spotting groung for Mil AC :o  :?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on November 04, 2011, 09:41:16 PM
Thursday around 1610 VC10 flying low and slowly over Abbeymead, Gloucester, towards the North and then banking gradually to the East. Probably on Circuits and Bumps, from Brize of course.

Watch out you spotters for a C17 Galaxy (I expect) coming in on Friday morning, 11 / 11 around 0915 or thereabouts - My daughter will be on that returning from Afghanistan. What a great day, Inshallah.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on November 04, 2011, 09:53:55 PM
Quote from: "djrose007"
Watch out you spotters for a C17 Galaxy (I expect) coming in on Friday morning, 11 / 11 around 0915 or thereabouts - My daughter will be on that returning from Afghanistan. What a great day, Inshallah.

Thanks for the tip off, must make sure I am in the right place this time.

cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: eagle770 on November 05, 2011, 11:42:40 AM
C 141 starlifter at Brussels Zaventem airport
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on November 10, 2011, 10:29:27 AM
In the M1 services at Woolley Edge around 11.30 last night......The Hogwarts Express aka Hogwarts Castle!!! :o
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on November 10, 2011, 11:18:14 AM
Quote from: "djrose007"
Thursday around 1610 VC10 flying low and slowly over Abbeymead, Gloucester, towards the North and then banking gradually to the East. Probably on Circuits and Bumps, from Brize of course.

Watch out you spotters for a C17 Galaxy (I expect) coming in on Friday morning, 11 / 11 around 0915 or thereabouts - My daughter will be on that returning from Afghanistan. What a great day, Inshallah.

Being picky, I presume you mean C17 Globemaster?  Would love to see a Galaxy (C5) but I'm not sure they ever come here.  Must be a relief to get your daughter back.  Where is the flight coming to?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on November 10, 2011, 11:20:02 AM
Quote from: "brains_mt"
In the M1 services at Woolley Edge around 11.30 last night......The Hogwarts Express aka Hogwarts Castle!!! :o

Which isn't even a Castle Class engine, it's a Hall Class.... ;-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on November 10, 2011, 11:35:33 AM
Hercy-bird has just flown over my office.  Think it was a J variant.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on November 10, 2011, 07:42:20 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Quote from: "djrose007"
Thursday around 1610 VC10 flying low and slowly over Abbeymead, Gloucester, towards the North and then banking gradually to the East. Probably on Circuits and Bumps, from Brize of course.

Watch out you spotters for a C17 Galaxy (I expect) coming in on Friday morning, 11 / 11 around 0915 or thereabouts - My daughter will be on that returning from Afghanistan. What a great day, Inshallah.

Being picky, I presume you mean C17 Globemaster?  Would love to see a Galaxy (C5) but I'm not sure they ever come here.  Must be a relief to get your daughter back.  Where is the flight coming to?

You know what, as soon as I hit the 'submit' button I thought 'It isn't a Galaxy' but didn't get around to correcting it.
She's coming into Brize so planning to get there before 0930. If they aren't late they always take ages to get the PAX manifest to the gate and they won't let you in until they confirm the person you are picking up is on the flight.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on November 11, 2011, 12:47:20 PM
I *think* I just heard a another Hercy-bird, but the cloud is so low here it could have been anything with a few whirly bits on it... lol
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on November 11, 2011, 01:31:32 PM
After being threatened with a diversion to Manchester our daughters L1011, TriStar, landed at Brize 10:20 instead of 09:30 so we welcomed back home when she eventually came through the arrivals door shortly after the 2 minute silence.

So, my spotted is ' L1011 taxiing into the arrivals terminal, Brize Norton, Altitude Zero feet' !!!!!

http://www.blipfoto.com/entry/1523637

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/IMG_3652.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jocelyn on November 11, 2011, 03:42:32 PM
Very pleased to hear that your daughter got home safely !
Have a great weekend !
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on November 11, 2011, 07:31:09 PM
Also "spotted one Daughter"?

Welcome back.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on November 12, 2011, 07:56:27 AM
Glad your daughter is home safe!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on November 14, 2011, 06:58:44 PM
Spotted heading North on the M40 round about the Banbury junction @ about 07:30 (I think)

Black BMW with a couple waving and giving the thumbs up sign - was this you?

I was driving the van (with all the stickers on it!)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on November 14, 2011, 10:18:35 PM
Wasn't me but in Morrison's car park last week there was a 4x4 with Salute posters both sides, 'My other vehicle is a vulcan', club stickers etc......... I found him inside, he was a little old bloke and I told him about the 10 December event at Staverton. He was chuffed to bits to come across another club member.

Talking of Motorwarys, Yes you were! I'm heading to RAF Leeming tomorrow to help our daughter pack her stuff up. So, during the morning I'll be leaving Gloucester around 0800/0830 and be on the M5 / M42 / M1 / A1. Little Copper Red MX-5 RC (Retractable Hard Top)with Club and 'Other vehicle is' Stickers in the back. Return journey sometime mid afternoon.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on November 15, 2011, 01:32:48 PM
Classic Flight Dakota around Leamington on a training flight
http://youtu.be/3KtI1tx4lvY (http://youtu.be/3KtI1tx4lvY" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on November 17, 2011, 02:40:33 PM
There's an 'erc doing laps of the seafront at Bournemouth.....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on November 17, 2011, 04:16:36 PM
4-15 pm 2 Wocca's going south :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on November 18, 2011, 11:28:27 AM
Cobham jet has just gone over my office, rather than past it, which is slightly different to the norm.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: katie_t on November 18, 2011, 05:02:53 PM
Quote from: "djrose007"
Wasn't me but in Morrison's car park last week there was a 4x4 with Salute posters both sides, 'My other vehicle is a vulcan', club stickers etc......... I found him inside, he was a little old bloke and I told him about the 10 December event at Staverton.  

Saw someone matching this description turning into Sainsbury's today ... will he be able to take a break from all his shopping trips to get there on 10th!   :lol:  I was going in the other direction, so didn't manage to speak to him! Glad you did and hope he will get to the Flying Shack.   :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on November 21, 2011, 02:54:21 PM
Lynx dropped in to Goodwood this afternoon. Parked by the fuel pumps. So perhaps was after a top up. I wonder who's credit card was used???

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/johnri69/IMG_7613.jpg)

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on November 23, 2011, 03:55:28 PM
Wocca coming in from the west possibly going into Waddo? Low, mean and magnificent!!! all lights blazing :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on November 24, 2011, 08:22:59 AM
Hercy bird going West and a military looking heli going east, color]
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on November 28, 2011, 12:57:12 PM
Two Cobham jets, or quite possibly the same one twice, have flown over my office this morning.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on November 28, 2011, 05:01:53 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Two Cobham jets, or quite possibly the same one twice, have flown over my office this morning.

They are about most weekdays.

Thursday is usually the day we get to see a trio of them returning in formation (usually late afternoon). Am led to believe that they do exercises' with the 2 Hawks - testing the Royal Navy shipboard radar somewhere out in the 'oggin'. They all carry testing equipment from various underwing pylons.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on November 29, 2011, 09:26:34 AM
01:00 hrs this morning ...... 3 'Sh**hooks' low-levelling along the "M4 Corridor" .....woke me up !!  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on November 29, 2011, 10:38:17 AM
Chinook has just gone past my office window, looks like it was heading out to sea.....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on November 30, 2011, 12:11:51 PM
Cobham jet has gone past the office, on the more normal route compared to the recent ones that have gone straight over.....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on November 30, 2011, 12:37:20 PM
Apparently , HMS Illustrious is currently operating in Lyme Bay { just off Torquay } , so wonder would that have anything to do with it ??
{ Yes , I know it's a Wednesday , so nothing to do with FOST's usual "Tuesday War" & "Thursday War" Ops. }
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on December 01, 2011, 09:52:11 AM
09:40 - A pair of Puma's heading over Abbeymed, Gloucester, towards the NATO base of Imjin Barracks (fks RAF Innsworth).
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on December 01, 2011, 10:47:04 AM
Just caught the Pumas - they came over Staverton then carried on towards Prestbury/Cleeve. Good to see the 10s out and about again as well.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on December 01, 2011, 09:36:32 PM
Quote from: "Sarah Abbott"
Just caught the Pumas - they came over Staverton then carried on towards Prestbury/Cleeve. Good to see the 10s out and about again as well.

I presumed they were on the way to Imjin Barracks - We should form our own 'VTTS Observer Corps' to keep an eye on the skies around Gloucester/Cheltenham  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jocelyn on December 02, 2011, 09:18:56 AM
Brilliant idea David, before long that could go countrywide !
 :D  who s up for it and where, then ???
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gully on December 02, 2011, 11:44:37 AM
A lone Apache over the M25 between junctions 25 and 26 at 09.55 this morning, heading SW across north London.

Gully
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on December 02, 2011, 01:11:46 PM
A lovely low VC10 around 10.30 this morning  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on December 02, 2011, 07:19:45 PM
Eastern Airways, Jetsteam 41 at Robin Hood Doncaster, Sheffield Airport.

Why did I spot it?

Because it bought they Saints for their game against Doncaster tomorrow.

 :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Greyhound on December 02, 2011, 09:08:50 PM
Prince Williams Yellow Rescue Sea King (Well I don't know if it is the actual one from Anglsea) was undergoing flight tests over Portsmouth Harbour this afternoon, guess that it's just been serviced at Vector Aerospace in Gosport.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on December 02, 2011, 11:17:39 PM
Quote from: "Sarah Abbott"
A lovely low VC10 around 10.30 this morning  :D

Heard it but couldn't see it. It got cloudy over this side of the Golden Valley bypass!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on December 04, 2011, 04:02:10 PM
Late spot - Cargo ac out of BHX - Look suspiciously like it had a engine fire/burning oil starboard side during takoff - About 13:00 03/12 - Left along black smoke trail from half way up it take off path. Looked like it turned back into the circuit. White upper with red lower body.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on December 04, 2011, 04:43:42 PM
Lots of traffic over Cheltenham today including 10s. Anyone know why?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on December 05, 2011, 11:31:29 AM
Tornado just departed RAF Church Fenton, right in front of my office window :)  Turned towards the North.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on December 05, 2011, 11:52:28 AM
VC 10s are out again - oh and a green woodpecker  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on December 05, 2011, 02:04:19 PM
Sod all here as usual  :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on December 05, 2011, 04:03:05 PM
Strange helicopter lurking around early afternoon:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v179/Bryank/DSC_0157.jpg)

At first i thought it was the police one, but its much bigger  :?:

It does have a camera though - you can see the pod...

Any ideas?

Cheers,

Bryan
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on December 05, 2011, 05:56:36 PM
14:10 C130 taking off from Fairford towards the North. Banked around to the West until it went 180 degrees and headed South, general direction of Swindon / Lyneham. I was on the A417 heading back to Gloucester from Reading Employment Tribunal!!!!
(Honestly, it's a C130)
(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/IMG_3804.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on December 05, 2011, 06:05:23 PM
Quote from: "Bryank"
Strange helicopter lurking around early afternoon:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v179/Bryank/DSC_0157.jpg)

At first i thought it was the police one, but its much bigger  :?:

It does have a camera though - you can see the pod...

Any ideas?

Cheers,

Bryan

Yes, I could tell but the owners (who live in Hereford and are well hard) would have to shoot you.

http://www.eliteukforces.info/8-/ (http://www.eliteukforces.info/8-/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Not much fun for spotters (black numbers on dark blue back ground, and I believe they are removable as well)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on December 05, 2011, 06:23:46 PM
Looks very simliar to the one I saw on Sunday... heading low towards Bournemouth Hospital area. It was definately not the usual Air Ambulance  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on December 05, 2011, 07:16:23 PM
Quote from: "Sad Sam"
Quote from: "Bryank"
Strange helicopter lurking around early afternoon:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v179/Bryank/DSC_0157.jpg)

At first i thought it was the police one, but its much bigger  :?:

It does have a camera though - you can see the pod...

Any ideas?

Cheers,

Bryan

Yes, I could tell but the owners (who live in Hereford and are well hard) would have to shoot you.

http://www.eliteukforces.info/8-/ (http://www.eliteukforces.info/8-/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Not much fun for spotters (black numbers on dark blue back ground, and I believe they are removable as well)

I had noticed the lack of obvious reg details (pic is not good as it was through a damp window - I admit I wasn't sure about pointing a big lense at them!)

Hmmm ok why were they hovering over my house for nearly 30 mins?!  :shock:  :lol:

Actually Sunday there was a black Herc doing approaches to Hurn. Wonder if it's related? (given the Hamworthy local connection)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on December 05, 2011, 07:53:26 PM
Quote from: "Bryank"

Hmmm ok why were they hovering over my house for nearly 30 mins?!  :shock:  :lol:


Knowing you and Maggies' hospitality... are you sure you had no Al Queda suspect 'stop overs'  last weekend ?  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on December 05, 2011, 08:30:26 PM
I saw two of those egg-beatery things very low over somewhere-near-Hull on Sunday. They might have been Lynxexexeses but they equally might not  :D  because egg-beaters are silly aircraft and not worthy of my recognition skills  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on December 05, 2011, 08:40:32 PM
You've changed your tune, though I suspect it's more to with your lack of recognition skills ;-)

The upside to getting the cold shoulder is there's gonna be no comeback from ya :-D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PhillyJ on December 06, 2011, 03:35:11 PM
Not a proper 'spotted' entry, but noticed a tweet at the Bryan Adams concert last night (they were projecting them on stage just before the gig) from an obvious Vulcan fan...nice bit of free PR in front of all those fans...and yes it was packed before any anti Bryan people say it was a waste! Cant remember the exact words on the tweet, but I reckon it was from one of the B'mouth contingent as it was at the B.I.C.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on December 06, 2011, 03:59:38 PM
It were Speedy wot done it :-D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on December 07, 2011, 12:39:22 PM
Apache low-levelling at high speed , Eastbound along "M4 Corridor".....looked to be routing towards St Athan / Cardiff Airport.
VORTEX 482 { Chinook } , heading Westbound towards Pembrey Range.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on December 09, 2011, 07:30:29 AM
There was a lot of noise yesterday evening, can't remember what time it was but possibly around 2040. Sounded like a couple of VC10's, must have been very low judging by the noise but the cloud base was equally low so no sightings.
Sarah, did you spot/hear anything last night?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on December 09, 2011, 07:32:42 AM
I heard them from inside the playhouse in cheltenham!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on December 09, 2011, 11:21:10 AM
Quote from: "PhillyJ"
Not a proper 'spotted' entry, but noticed a tweet at the Bryan Adams concert last night (they were projecting them on stage just before the gig) from an obvious Vulcan fan...nice bit of free PR in front of all those fans...and yes it was packed before any anti Bryan people say it was a waste! Cant remember the exact words on the tweet, but I reckon it was from one of the B'mouth contingent as it was at the B.I.C.

It said "shameless plug for XH558 at www.vulcantothesky.org (http://www.vulcantothesky.org" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;) ;-)"

 :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on December 09, 2011, 11:24:00 AM
Quote from: "Gregg"
It were Speedy wot done it :-D

I would have thought the username would have given it away myself.... lol
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Landyman on December 10, 2011, 11:42:02 AM
Antonov AN-124 into Wattisham this morning.
There was one in yesterday morning but I missed that one and only saw it depart from several miles away. They are bringing Apache's back from Crimson Eagle exercise in the USA.
Also two Marham Tornado's on low approach in the last couple of days.

Landyman.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PhillyJ on December 12, 2011, 02:41:07 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Quote from: "Gregg"
It were Speedy wot done it :-D

I would have thought the username would have given it away myself.... lol
TBH I wasn't paying much attention to the tweets, my missus pointed it out just before it went off screen, I do remember someone trying to flog a volvo on there though!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on December 12, 2011, 02:59:31 PM
I wonder if any one will notice at QuoFest tomorrow?

Wokka over Bournemouth, not sure where it was going as the cloud is lower than the standard of the winning act of this year's fiX Factor....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Rushy on December 13, 2011, 05:26:55 AM
It would seem that Paya Lebar Air Base in Singapore now has Harriers! The USS Makin Island is in town with the US Marines on exercise Noisy beggars!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on December 13, 2011, 11:06:06 PM
Spotted a 558 50th Anniversary t-shirt at the QuoFest this evening.  No chance to abuse Twitter though.... lol  Didn't spot any of the others of our contingent....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on December 14, 2011, 02:23:31 PM
2 Military jets , high up going West
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on December 16, 2011, 04:09:11 PM
C-17 over Warwick early this afternoon on finals into Birmingham.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on January 06, 2012, 02:19:10 PM
Pair of Wokkas heading north over Church Fenton.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on January 09, 2012, 02:09:06 PM
A very close encounter with the Air Ambulance (WMAS) landing outside the Kerrang Radio studio in Birmingham. Not sure what they were doing - couldn't really linger as round there you get a parking ticket for even looking like you might be thinking of stopping!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on January 09, 2012, 05:37:04 PM
C17 going up, round down @ Finningley.  (Well they are down to their last Half dozen operational bases now so I guess they have to go back to stuff that was RAF in a past life  :( )
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jangor on January 09, 2012, 09:45:19 PM
Spotted a Tornado heading North at 12:45 while on my way to Howden to do my voluntary bit for Dove House Hospice ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on January 10, 2012, 12:11:14 PM
Merlin just buzzed Dean Close School in Cheltenham.  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on January 12, 2012, 11:35:30 AM
Hercy-bird over Bournemouth, heading out to sea.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on January 16, 2012, 11:48:10 AM
An unknown plane has been doing circuits at around 30,000ft, currently heading east west, been doing so for about an hour. As I type it's swinging 180 degrees and heading west again. I'm currently in Coleshill. Training or cloud seeding??

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on January 16, 2012, 12:25:53 PM
Spotted over my house between 11:23 and 11:38.  Could have been round before that.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7146/6707575993_ce2f089280_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7155/6707587621_48ec4de9c4_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7002/6707589903_e3e80ffa5d_b.jpg)

These are the best of the set.  They were taken with a Fuji S5800 at the far end of the lens length.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on January 16, 2012, 04:56:54 PM
Quote from: "Sylar"
An unknown plane has been doing circuits at around 30,000ft, currently heading east west, been doing so for about an hour. As I type it's swinging 180 degrees and heading west again. I'm currently in Coleshill. Training or cloud seeding??

Cheers

Shane

Since found out it was an RAF Sentinel.

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Zero One on January 16, 2012, 05:10:23 PM
Quote from: "Sylar"
[An unknown plane has been doing circuits at around 30,000ft, currently heading east west, been doing so for about an hour. As I type it's swinging 180 degrees and heading west again. I'm currently in Coleshill. Training or cloud seeding??

Cheers

Shane

Since found out it was an RAF Sentinel.

Cheers

Shane


So thats what it was... we saw it in Whetstone Leics.. thought it might be in trouble and burning off fuel :roll:

.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Favell on January 16, 2012, 09:06:10 PM
We saw that flying over us for well over an hour.....thanks for the explanation...we wondered what it was too  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on January 17, 2012, 08:35:55 AM
There appeared to be a few sightings yesterday - I took this late morning and according to most on Fighter Control believed to be a  NATO E3A. it was circling for 4 hours or so. Sightings ranged from Lincoln - Spalding - Bedford - Corby - Bury St Edmunds to name a few.

(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/5192/e3dcircuits009.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on January 17, 2012, 09:27:51 AM
I was watching it over wigston, right up untill I walked into a wall :-D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Rushy on January 17, 2012, 09:51:45 AM
Wokka (Quite a rare sight in this part of the island) low over my apartment heading for Paya Lebar Air base.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on January 17, 2012, 07:42:04 PM
Merlin in the circuit at Hurn at the moment  - unusual at this time of day. Guess night time approach training?

Cheers,

Bryan
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on January 17, 2012, 08:13:34 PM
Quote from: "Bryank"
Merlin in the circuit at Hurn at the moment  - unusual at this time of day. Guess night time approach training?

Cheers,

Bryan

........ or lost
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on January 18, 2012, 11:46:59 AM
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
Quote from: "Bryank"
Merlin in the circuit at Hurn at the moment  - unusual at this time of day. Guess night time approach training?

Cheers,

Bryan

........ or lost

We'll they have been lost for a long time as it's back at the moment!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on January 19, 2012, 10:02:48 AM
Merlin back again - that's virtually every week day for the last 2 weeks. It must be very lost  :o
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gully on January 19, 2012, 01:22:14 PM
Quote from: "Sarah Abbott"
Merlin back again - that's virtually every week day for the last 2 weeks. It must be very lost  :o

Looking for Arthur...

Gully
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on January 21, 2012, 08:43:12 PM
Strewth almighty.....just heard a fighter sized aircraft hammering, really going it, gone over at about a 1000' to the ESE from Ashford, Middlesex, just south of Heathrow - really going it....could have been a Hawk. Certainly it's the fastest i've ever heard an aircraft go over here.

Anybody near Stansted heard anything or ground activity?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on January 25, 2012, 01:50:44 PM
Hercy-bird over the sea at Bournemouth again.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on January 25, 2012, 03:23:21 PM
I'm fairly sure I heard a Hercules over Birmingham a short time ago. But I couldn't see it, and I was getting dirty looks for hanging out of the window  :D  so I gave up!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: leslie on January 25, 2012, 09:50:40 PM
Apache at Duxford today
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on January 26, 2012, 04:05:01 PM
Chinook just flew over our house heading out over Pagham Harbour and towards Selsey bill.

Grabbed camera but didn't have time to change to a long lens. This was on a 28-105mm at full zoom.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/johnri69/IMG_7832.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on January 27, 2012, 10:19:48 AM
Hercy-bird yet again going past my office.  Nice bright day, and I don't have my camera with me... :-(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on February 01, 2012, 04:11:04 PM
Chinook in the circuit at Hurn late yesterday and back again this morning.

A Merlin in the circuit at the moment.

I guess it's because of the cold air, but it's surprisingly noisy!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on February 02, 2012, 09:11:07 AM
There was something small and buzzy flying round and round the middle of town ysterday afternoon, but I'm not quite sure what it was.  A couple of times I saw some twin engined thing that looked very similar to the spy planes that lived in the same hangar as 558 at Lyneham, but most of the time what was around sounded a bit different.  Definitely not the angry palm trees Bryan saw....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on February 02, 2012, 04:28:25 PM
Hercy-bird in a glorious evening sun about to fly over Bryan by the look of it....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on February 02, 2012, 06:03:33 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
There was something small and buzzy flying round and round the middle of town ysterday afternoon, but I'm not quite sure what it was.  A couple of times I saw some twin engined thing that looked very similar to the spy planes that lived in the same hangar as 558 at Lyneham, but most of the time what was around sounded a bit different.  Definitely not the angry palm trees Bryan saw....

There are a couple of those twin diamonds based at Bournemouth operated by CTC for pilots to get their multi engine rating.

Saw a Vulcan airborne today (ok it was on jacks but it still counts)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on February 02, 2012, 06:06:35 PM
No it dosn't, it was still in contact with the ground :-D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on February 02, 2012, 09:36:24 PM
VC10 this afternoon, I think it was about 13:25, climbing from Brize and crossing Abbeymead in Gloucester at this time.

The sky was bright blue, not a cloud anywhere to be seen, and when the VC10 gently banked to starboard the port wingtip had a beautiful white vapour trail streaming from it.
Oh, I'm going to miss seeing the VC10's coming over, one of the most amazingly beautiful aircraft ever designed.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on February 08, 2012, 03:19:53 PM
Saw what I think was a Merlin buzzing over Bournemouth earlier....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: eagle770 on February 08, 2012, 08:35:37 PM
One of the US presidential 747s at Brussels airport.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on February 08, 2012, 09:46:40 PM
Yesterday afternoon, three army training helicopters passing to the west of Warwick in loose formation - I think they were Lynx.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on February 10, 2012, 08:12:13 AM
I suspect Cheltenham was just buzzed by a couple of typhoons. 8am. Did you see anything David?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Zero One on February 10, 2012, 08:44:04 AM
All I've seen recently is snow... gotta cold going back to bed :cry:  :cry:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on February 10, 2012, 07:14:34 PM
Quote from: "Sarah Abbott"
I suspect Cheltenham was just buzzed by a couple of typhoons. 8am. Did you see anything David?

Didn't see them but looking at the time of your post I certainly heard them. It was loud and sounded low, thought it might have been a VC10 but it didn't sound quite right but was loud enough !

Also, this afternoon around 13:45, a Merlin went over our house VERY low and VERY loud. Heading in a generally Northerly direction so probably going to Imjin Barracks.

When I was leaving Cheltenham on Wednesday late morning there was also a Merlin very low over GCHQ.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on February 15, 2012, 10:29:07 AM
Qatar B747-SP VP-BAT just departed Hurn rather noisily - Don't see that flying much!

Monday there was a BAe 146 doing circuits, and two fast jets departed, though no idea what they were - much smaller than a Falcon - more like fighter sized  :?:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on February 15, 2012, 10:44:12 AM
Air ambulance.......again! It's all I get low over my house!! :roll:

I definitely live in the wrong place :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on February 15, 2012, 03:08:09 PM
Something just went over, either police or ambulance chopper but didn't see it as I was in the house.
However, yesterday I was outside hoovering the cars out and I heard the unmistakable 'THWOKA THWOKA' noise. Looked across and there it was, a Chinook quite low and only a few hundred yards away probably heading for Imjin Barracks (fka RAF Innsworth).
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: CASEL on February 17, 2012, 12:31:09 AM
Tuesday midday
2 yes 2! apache choppers dropped in for fuel and lunch at halfpenny green airport ( West Midlands ).
Happened to be there with grandson at the time - what a treat !
Asked them for advice for a young potential RAF pilot -
        1, Be good at school
        2, keep away from alcohol
        3, Go and join the army lol   :lol:



Colin
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on February 22, 2012, 06:59:51 PM
OK, What's going on - Just had 3 very loud, very low, something or other go over Gloucester. Couldn't see anything as it is 8/8 cloud, wet and dark.

Last time I heard something similar the F111's were taking off heading for Libya in 1986! Although I suspect some VC10 training going on? Anyone know?

Edit Note - And another three since.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on February 22, 2012, 07:05:03 PM
One I am sure was a 10 others weren't quite at loud so couldn't tell but Keith did come and ask me if we are at war!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on February 22, 2012, 07:40:18 PM
I saw tanks moving North on Monday.

Do you think it could be a pre-emptive strike on Scotland to stop their Independence  :roll:  :roll:  :o  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Rushy on February 23, 2012, 10:37:39 AM
Just heard a Wokka heading East over Shoreham Airport.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on February 23, 2012, 01:33:12 PM
C17 circuit bashing over Cheltenham (!) whilst Voyager passed overhead. :-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on February 23, 2012, 03:20:01 PM
Not no much spotted { due to thick fog } but heard.......RAFAIR 876 { ZA-147 } departing St Athan for Brize.
And the special significance of this aircraft ?? .......it's the last ever VC-10 to be serviced at St Athan --- in fact , unless HMG/MOD have a change of plans at some future date it'll also prove to be the LAST EVER serving Military aircraft to be serviced at St Athan !!  :cry:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on February 23, 2012, 04:19:11 PM
4 o'clock Wocca Low and mean going East,Waddo? He had the rear doors open
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on February 23, 2012, 04:46:41 PM
Typhoon(s) doing all sort of funky stuff out of Church Fenton - the last one went up at almost 90 degrees :o
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on February 23, 2012, 05:10:40 PM
And now a VC10 out and back  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on February 23, 2012, 07:08:49 PM
AWACS in the circuit @ RHADS yesterday.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on February 24, 2012, 10:57:34 AM
Something very Hercules sounding is floating about Bournemouth....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jocelyn on February 24, 2012, 05:30:55 PM
nearly drove into the ditch on the A5 near Northampton as I got buzzed by a VERY low Hercules, no idea why he was so low (very close to the M1 too), unless he spotted the 558 stickers of course and decided to make himself noticed  :lol: would love to know what he was up too !
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on February 24, 2012, 05:44:25 PM
Apache Longbow :D

Hovering at about 50' over a farmers field right next to the A354 (Salisbury to Blandford) at Martin Drove End. Suspect it was AAC from Middle Wallop. Gawd knows what it was up to - that low over a random field....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on February 29, 2012, 02:19:29 PM
Merlin is buzzing around
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Greyhound on March 04, 2012, 10:21:39 AM
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
Apache Longbow :D

Hovering at about 50' over a farmers field right next to the A354 (Salisbury to Blandford) at Martin Drove End. Suspect it was AAC from Middle Wallop. Gawd knows what it was up to - that low over a random field....

Major exercise occuring at the moment near "Salisbury". Merlin (HC3), Lynx (Mk7 & 9A(Wildcat Engined Mk9)), Apache (D) etc [Reports of Woccas as well have been made].

Have been asked not to advertise fact, detail (advertised on MoD website though :!: ) or post pictures till ENDEX. Have some lovely sunset photos  :ugeek:   :mrgreen: . Watch the Photo Forum weekend after next.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on March 04, 2012, 04:12:33 PM
Two Merlins flying quite low over Derby. Very unusual!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Stoney on March 04, 2012, 04:18:24 PM
Whilst driving I caught a glimpse of a high up slow moving airliner around 1530 Saturday 3rd.
When I stopped and got a proper look it was AWACS, not seen one over Sheffield before.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on March 05, 2012, 11:28:06 AM
Hercules just departed Church Fenton, heading north.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on March 05, 2012, 12:29:22 PM
Wokka heading NW past Warwick at 12.20pm.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjG__Zl0oPI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjG__Zl0oPI" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on March 05, 2012, 03:34:14 PM
Military looking Heli, low, going South at approx 1-39pm
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on March 05, 2012, 07:23:52 PM
Wokka over Farnham 14:00 today

Two Apache's at Dalton Baracks 16:00

Herc over Oxford 16:45

And that all from you traveling reporter for today.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on March 06, 2012, 11:46:15 AM
Two angry palm trees just went by my (soon to be not) office, not quite sure what they were, appeared to be grey with a white middle.  Sort of like the red and white coastguard ones.  Shortly after that, I heard one of Cobham's jets go by, but it was out of sight.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on March 06, 2012, 12:36:59 PM
Notts & Lincs Air ambulance been in the village for about an hour.. The local hunt pretending not to hunt foxes so assume somebody took a fall.. Just hope the horse is ok!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on March 06, 2012, 03:41:22 PM
And the chickens.....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: CASEL on March 06, 2012, 06:09:02 PM
Tuesday midday
Typhoon kicking up a (beautiful) racket over Stourbridge area this lunch time.
Appeared to be circling the area for quite a few minutes before blasting away
under full power.
Extreemly unusual to see one in this area although two weeks ago we were visited
by two Apachies at Halfpenny Green airport in the West Midlands.



Am I living in a war zone around here or summat   :o  !!


Coiln
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on March 06, 2012, 09:56:03 PM
Merlin in the circuit at Hurn early afternoon today.

Yesterday something small ,noisy and fast (g-naty ?) made a low departure towards Yeovilton late morning, though didn't see it and my scanner was off grrr..
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PA28 on March 07, 2012, 09:57:28 AM
Said Typhoon also reported near Merry Hill Shopping Centre and overhead Brierley Hill yesterday lunchtime. Most unusual to be overflying built up areas like this!

Wonder if it's a new policy ahead of the Olympics to be seen to be on alert in 'sensitive' areas?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on March 07, 2012, 11:25:49 AM
Wouldn't need to be 'seen' if will still had the Nimrods....!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Landyman on March 07, 2012, 11:31:20 AM
Pinched and copied from another place ;- Just found out two tiffies were intercepting a da-42 acting as a 'Baddie' in prep for olympics sercurity

Landyman.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on March 07, 2012, 11:33:01 AM
Quote from: "Landyman"
Pinched from another place ;- Just found out two tiffies were intercepting a da-42 acting as a 'Baddie' in prep for olympics sercurity

Landyman.
 
That would explain some of the jets we have been having over Cheltenham lately.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on March 07, 2012, 02:08:48 PM
Merry hell shopping centre - That ain't sensative - Haven't they got a Bulldog left to guard that.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PA28 on March 07, 2012, 02:34:05 PM
http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2012 ... s-flyover/ (http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2012/03/07/typhoons-storm-skies-in-games-flyover/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on March 07, 2012, 03:38:02 PM
C-17 just landed at Birmingham Airport, saw it from my office window again :)

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on March 07, 2012, 08:12:19 PM
Often see Merlins passing over going to and from Imjin Barracks, Gloucester, but today caught an Apache flying over at about 1505. Made me go out of the back door because the noise was quite different to the normal police, air ambulance or Merlin choppers.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jocelyn on March 08, 2012, 10:13:03 AM
U 2  incoming, Fairford !!! WOW   :o  :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on March 08, 2012, 10:52:50 AM
Quote from: "jocelyn"
U 2  incoming, Fairford !!! WOW   :o  :D  :D

Cor, what a spot!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on March 08, 2012, 11:11:16 AM
Saudi Air Force Hurc overhead at Warwick heading east.

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on March 08, 2012, 12:45:14 PM
Quote from: "jocelyn"
U 2  incoming, Fairford !!! WOW   :o  :D  :D
Not fair!!! Some people have all the fun....................................................!!!!!!!!!! :evil:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jocelyn on March 08, 2012, 12:51:42 PM
Well it justifies my "dragon" Tshirt !!! Alas, no camera, was picking up spares for my car from a friend nearby, but even so  :D   GREAT !!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on March 08, 2012, 05:22:08 PM
Merlin just passed overhead, heading south.  Watch out Dee!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on March 08, 2012, 05:49:10 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7066/6818609942_1d57e4b53f_z.jpg)
A couple passed by my house at about 16:10.
What exactly is it?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on March 08, 2012, 06:02:16 PM
Quote from: "minty4371"
A couple passed by my house at about 16:10.
What exactly is it?

Ah, it's one of those new radio-controlled models that need those wires to get around, chop down the wires, you wont see another one.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Landyman on March 08, 2012, 06:30:42 PM
Looks suspiciously like an Apache to me.

Should know because they fly over us day and night, in fact they seem to use our house as their turning point to go onto the ILS for runway 23 at Wattisham.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on March 08, 2012, 07:09:03 PM
I said it was a Longbow, and was told that it wasn't because it was British.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on March 09, 2012, 10:08:19 AM
09:15 VC10 climbing out of Brize over Gloucester. Walking the dog and got the camera out when I heard it but it's 8/8 cloud and I think I just caught it in a less dense bit.

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/091509March.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on March 09, 2012, 12:30:43 PM
Came over us on Bath Road - low cloud but visible so must have been pretty low.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on March 09, 2012, 12:42:36 PM
Copper Chopper just came over, very low & slow.................... :shock:






(Don't think he saw me!!!! :lol: )
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on March 09, 2012, 01:36:26 PM
Quote from: "minty4371"
I said it was a Longbow, and was told that it wasn't because it was British.
It is indeed a longbow apache. Most of our (wastelands built) cabs are of that variety.
Longbow refers is the mint imperial shaped thingy on top of the rotor head and it's associated kit.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on March 09, 2012, 01:53:55 PM
VC10 has just shaked our roof tiles banking over the house :-)  Not sure why the tight turn to head back towards BZN.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on March 11, 2012, 02:16:12 PM
SPY PLANE ALERT!!!

currently doing circuits over central England as I type

cheers

Shane

Must have heard me, its gone now
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jocelyn on March 11, 2012, 04:25:16 PM
Glad you saw it too, isnt it an amazing sight ?  :D
at least the Yanks know a good thing when they see it and keep it going on and on !! :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on March 12, 2012, 11:29:59 PM
19:45 saw a shooting star, no, not the Lockheed P-80 but a real shooting star when I was with the dogs at Stonehouse community centre playing field before going into the doggy school (obedience class). made a quick wish to attend as many airshows as possible this year helping in the V.V. or Club Stand.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on March 14, 2012, 12:06:30 AM
Saw a very nice looking Vulcan today, XM655 looking very nice indeed at Wellesbourne, well done that team.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on March 16, 2012, 03:59:30 PM
Two Apaches heading towards Cheltenham racecourse!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Captain Black on March 16, 2012, 04:29:18 PM
Had a Chinook over the house (near Pewsey) this morning at between 75 and 100 feet. That made us jump!

The whole house shook, I'll have to get the ladder out latter and check the tiles  :roll:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jocelyn on March 16, 2012, 07:04:32 PM
Not a bad birthday present,even if it dislodged a few tiles ! :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on March 18, 2012, 01:06:10 PM
Wocca low over the house just now going North.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on March 19, 2012, 01:18:43 PM
2 military helicoptors low flying South over towards Sherwood forest just now
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on March 19, 2012, 04:09:10 PM
Lancaster Bomber flew past my house heading towards Spalding a couple of minutes ago  :)  :).
No photo taken as I didn't know it was going to be coming past :( :(.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on March 19, 2012, 04:35:37 PM
PA474 was on a test flight Minty
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on March 19, 2012, 04:39:41 PM
I know :D  :D.  She flew over my house TWICE :D  :D.  Photos taken.  If there are any decent ones I will post them.

EDIT:
She landed with the Left Outer Engine stopped. Happened at 16:22 whilst over my house :( :(.

EDIT 2:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/16521384@N ... 621205937/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/16521384@N07/sets/72157629621205937/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on March 20, 2012, 10:22:43 AM
Herc just gone over the village going North.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on March 20, 2012, 10:50:35 AM
Typhoon strutting its stuff over Church Fenton.  Gave the Grob Tutor it passed a bit of a fright I expect.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on March 20, 2012, 11:27:20 AM
Herc going back East.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on March 20, 2012, 11:32:37 AM
I heard one go past about about 15 mins ago.  Didn't see it though.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on March 20, 2012, 12:22:43 PM
Quote from: "MrTim"
I heard one go past about about 15 mins ago.  Didn't see it though.
I saw it - was quite high though.  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on March 20, 2012, 03:31:40 PM
Liking that mutt Jakspeed  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on March 21, 2012, 11:00:46 AM
Something HUGE and grey just went past, think it might have been a C17, but a bit far away for a good spot....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on March 21, 2012, 11:16:11 AM
It's back, and it is a C17.  Bryan says it's Ascot 813, which according to a search on Google makes it the RAF's C1 version, ZZ174.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on March 21, 2012, 11:21:10 AM
Or, is the callsign just what it's doing, not a specific aircraft?  Seem to be other sources suggesting that it could be 172 or 175 as well...  I'm not too hot on this stuff... lol
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on March 21, 2012, 11:40:50 AM
Quote from: "speedy"
Or, is the callsign just what it's doing, not a specific aircraft?  Seem to be other sources suggesting that it could be 172 or 175 as well...  I'm not too hot on this stuff... lol

Yep that callsign looks to be used by a few C17s. Did a few ILS approaches - Confirmed leaving Hurn airspace on route back to Brize via Boscombe Down..

Cheers,

Bryan
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on March 21, 2012, 02:36:51 PM
There's a Wokka in earshot now.....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on March 21, 2012, 02:50:54 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
There's a Wokka in earshot now.....

Yep - Doing circuits at 1200 ft over Hurn at the moment.

There was an Army Squirrel around earlier as well!

Busy Day  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on March 21, 2012, 03:03:48 PM
King Air B200 just departed Church Fenton.  Not seen one of those round here before.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on March 21, 2012, 03:37:53 PM
Approx 1-15 something VERY VERY loud. A friend from the Notts Lincs border area txt to ask if it was my Vulcan!? Typhoon was my guess. Anybody now what it was?

Edited to say the loud noise was 2 F15's having a dog fight over the town of Southwell!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on March 21, 2012, 04:46:43 PM
C-17 landed at Birmingham earlier today about 9.30 ish. Saw it from my office window again.

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on March 21, 2012, 08:36:46 PM
:D DH Tiger Moth G-AGYU at an airfield somewhere in the North of England (not RHADS!)

[attachment=2:2aflnjyj]IMG_5977.JPG[/attachment:2aflnjyj]

[attachment=1:2aflnjyj]IMG_6097.JPG[/attachment:2aflnjyj]

[attachment=0:2aflnjyj]IMG_6100.JPG[/attachment:2aflnjyj]
 :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on March 21, 2012, 09:02:05 PM
You look suspiciously well kitted out there, are we to assume you got a little more than just a look? ;-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on March 21, 2012, 09:45:39 PM
There's a wokka about again, can hear it, even feel the vibrations against the window, but can't see any lights....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on March 21, 2012, 11:38:13 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
There's a wokka about again, can hear it, even feel the vibrations against the window, but can't see any lights....

That would be due to the £300 NVG the RAF have borrowed from Dorset Police (-defence savings announced in budget + item on breakfast news about Police in Swindon using NVG to catch Pumkin thieves & vandals.   2+2=8 in our world)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on March 22, 2012, 02:55:41 PM
Quote from: "Sad Sam"
Quote from: "speedy"
There's a wokka about again, can hear it, even feel the vibrations against the window, but can't see any lights....

That would be due to the £300 NVG the RAF have borrowed from Dorset Police (-defence savings announced in budget + item on breakfast news about Police in Swindon using NVG to catch Pumkin thieves & vandals.   2+2=8 in our world)

 :lol:

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on March 22, 2012, 05:21:37 PM
AWACS right over the top of my house!  :shock:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on March 22, 2012, 07:30:30 PM
0925 this morning, just got around to posting it, a C17 climbing over Gloucester in a Northerly direction out of Brize.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on March 22, 2012, 08:24:28 PM
Was outside the pub earlier and saw lots of glitter in the sky, plus something with lots of lights on rolling, and the sound of props...  maybe the glittery glider doing a practice?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on March 22, 2012, 08:34:31 PM
C17 was around all day today. Saw it a few times - must have been doing missed approahes somewhere having moved on from Bournemouth! Chinook also out and about

Also 2 apaches yesterday plus VC10 in morning.

I am loving the Olympics already!  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on March 22, 2012, 08:38:53 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Was outside the pub earlier and saw lots of glitter in the sky, plus something with lots of lights on rolling, and the sound of props...  maybe the glittery glider doing a practice?

Might have been something to do with this :

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9 ... ival_2012/ (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9603265.Surprise_planned_for_launch_of_Bournemouth_Air_Festival_2012/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on March 23, 2012, 10:00:50 AM
Ironically I came back to the flat about half an hour before, with the intention of going to beach and seeing if I could get some sunset pics, before I got accosted into going to the pub... lol
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on March 23, 2012, 10:52:59 AM
Air Canada Boeing 777 did a nice gliding flypast earlier during a "go round" from Heathrow, had the road sweeper been outside then I wouldn't have heard it. Gone are the days when you'd get a 707 with throttles fully forward belting over.....very casual now.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Ronnie on March 23, 2012, 05:35:59 PM
Some sort of bi plane doing some twists and turns in North Essex. Quite distracted me from cooking the dinner! Not close enough to attempt identification though.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jocelyn on March 24, 2012, 06:22:07 PM
Spotted here at Brunty, 5 mn ago, three ship Buccaneer fast taxi with GREGG in 900 a grin on his face that would have made a Cheshire cat envious, absolutely sensational spectacle !!
Video  later on !
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on March 25, 2012, 03:05:03 PM
Notts /Lincs Air ambulance busy again.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on March 26, 2012, 09:46:19 AM
Forgot to say about this. On the M5 last week there was what looked like a hunter fuselage heading north on a low loader, with salvage painted down its side and not looking in too bad shape (rust and stuff) Just wondered if anyone knows anything about its journey.

On the programme last night about Salisbury Cathedral choir there were several shots of a Chinook flying low behind the cathedral. Some of us would think that very picturesque :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on March 26, 2012, 04:50:11 PM
Another Wokka over Bournemouth....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: westy on March 27, 2012, 12:18:14 AM
Did anyone see a Hunter flying on Sunday? Think it was a T7 going eastwards over S.Oxfordshire, PM.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on March 27, 2012, 11:49:44 AM
Military heli just gone over going North. No idea what it was.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on March 27, 2012, 12:51:40 PM
Apache over Bournemouth with the big cheese on top.....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on March 27, 2012, 04:17:41 PM
11:25 this morning, Jet Provost over Abbeymead, Gloucester. I expect it is based at Kemble as I know there's 1 or 2 there, maybe more?
It was a great sight and took me back a few years, not that I've flown in one but I just remember them around.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on March 27, 2012, 08:47:48 PM
Apache went across Birmingham Airport around 11.30ish, would have had a perfect shot of it but the camera's auto focus was having none of it.

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jocelyn on March 28, 2012, 02:27:36 PM
This lunchtime at Airbase, Coventry Airport, the beautiful Meteor flying about, and a JP joining in, then parking itself by the crowd for all to photograph/film. Press, veterans and Joe Public agog at how graceful and beautiful she looks. Magic !
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: scampton61 on March 28, 2012, 02:32:46 PM
Lot of Apaches about - two following M5, abbeymead glos
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on March 28, 2012, 05:36:39 PM
'Injuns' spotted over Bournemouth again about 3.20pm today... 2 Apaches slowly meandering along the coastline. The non 'big cheese' variety from my glimpse of them.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on March 28, 2012, 08:11:42 PM
Monarch A320 in the circuit @ RHADS (the sun is out so back to al-fresco tea breaks)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on March 29, 2012, 12:56:07 PM
Left it a bit late to post this but at about 16-55 on Tuesday evening heading North over the Humber at about 2000ft was what appeared to be a Dominie !!!,I thought that they had all been scrapped/sold on ?

 :o  :o  :o  :o

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on March 29, 2012, 09:26:51 PM
Queens Flight (or Royal Sqn or whatever the RAF call it this week) BAe 146 (ZE700) in the circuit at RHADS.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on March 29, 2012, 09:38:55 PM
Quote from: "Sad Sam"
Queens Flight (or Royal Sqn or whatever the RAF call it this week) BAe 146 (ZE700) in the circuit at RHADS.

Ah so a posh Dominie,cheers for that Sam.
 :D

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wildcard on March 29, 2012, 11:04:43 PM
Bit late but had a single Typhoon at 15:00hrs fairly low and slow - though still noisey - over Wellingborough heading SW.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on March 30, 2012, 10:06:09 PM
C47A  N147DC did a touch and go at Goodwood this afternoon followed by a fly-through by a Bell 212 AH3  ZK067  (G-BFER)

 :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on March 30, 2012, 10:48:31 PM
SAS Dauphin going in and out of Gloucesterhire Airport for last 2 days.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnjosh43 on April 02, 2012, 12:17:18 AM
Team Scum at MAN today. Nice seeing you all again :-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on April 02, 2012, 01:45:48 AM
Quote from: "johnjosh43"
Team Scum at MAN today. Nice seeing you all again :-)

Ouch :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on April 02, 2012, 07:27:14 PM
I spotted this at Manchester. Does anyone know what it is?  :D

(http://i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq279/AggyMeers/MAN%20020412/P1150195.jpg)


Sorry Janey  :D  you may thump me next time you see me  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on April 02, 2012, 07:51:34 PM
Looking good Jane! :D  Any jumbo's Aggy? ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on April 02, 2012, 08:02:32 PM
Quote from: "dee"
Looking good Jane! :D  Any jumbo's Aggy? ;)

One Virgin (Ruby Tuesday) and a surprise visitor - a Corsair jumbo covering a Monarch flight to/from Sharm el Sheikh  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on April 02, 2012, 08:31:56 PM
Three times today our 4 year old Grandson shouted 'Grandad, Grandad, it's the Vulcan'. Didn't have the heart to tell him they are little Cessna's etc. flying in and out of Staverton!
It's ok, he'll grow into it!
(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/RAF%20Stuff/th_IMG_0265.jpg) (http://s572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/RAF%20Stuff/?action=view&current=IMG_0265.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on April 02, 2012, 10:33:47 PM
I'm gonna get you.....maybe not today......maybe not tomorrow but......... :shock:  :x  ;)  :lol:


It was blooming cold up there too. What happened to Spring last week!! :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on April 03, 2012, 03:08:17 PM
Quote from: "Skweeky"
I spotted this at Manchester. Does anyone know what it is?  :D

It appears to be a bench.  It's used for sitting on, as Jane is demonstrating.... :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on April 03, 2012, 07:11:11 PM
Two Sea Kings were about this morning (one was the zebra camouflaged one) and a RAF BAe 146 did a missed approach at Hurn about 30 minutes ago - though I only saw it departing, unfortunately..
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on April 03, 2012, 07:19:15 PM
Ye olde Bi Plane (possibly a Tiger Moth) over Blandford St Mary - heading towards Cerne Abbas airfield.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on April 03, 2012, 08:40:27 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Quote from: "Skweeky"
I spotted this at Manchester. Does anyone know what it is?  :D

It appears to be a bench.  It's used for sitting on, as Jane is demonstrating.... :D

Good save!

You wimp  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on April 05, 2012, 05:52:32 PM
Notts/Lincs Air ambulance just gone over.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on April 05, 2012, 08:32:00 PM
Finally I have a shot of G-JMCL on final approach to Baginton Airport, from my bedroom window.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7123/6902495450_a75a7fb078_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/50531694@N04/6902495450/)
G-JMCL (http://www.flickr.com/photos/50531694@N04/6902495450/) by Shane Wilton (http://www.flickr.com/people/50531694@N04/), on Flickr

My frustration with this plane is that when my planefinder alert goes off I don't always hear it and then its long gone. Its the largest jet to currently use Baginton so its worth seeing for me as it will pass very close to where I live.

cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on April 05, 2012, 10:49:17 PM
Shane - is she ex-JMC? Just wondering from the sequence of her reg but didn't think JMC had 737s.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on April 05, 2012, 11:14:03 PM
Dunno, all I know is that it's Atlantic Airlines, which operate out of Baginton. Cargo only.

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on April 06, 2012, 07:43:55 AM
http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?c ... gmark=JMCL (http://www.caa.co.uk/application.aspx?catid=60&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=JMCL" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

G-JMCL    Boeing 737-322F  Atlantic Airlines.

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wildcard on April 07, 2012, 10:04:39 PM
Spotted Peter Teichman displaying his Spitfire MKXI (Hanger 11) over my local - Sywell aerodrome this morning  :D

It was a special opening day, and it is also my youngest birthday.  I managed to speak to Peter who allowed us to come airside and get up nice and close to his Spit as a treat for her - a throughly decent and great guy to chat to.

Taken a still from the video camera - was quite overcast but at least no rain.

(http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac53/wildcard_mike/SpitfireMKXI.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on April 08, 2012, 09:47:43 AM
Quote from: "wildcard"
Spotted Peter Teichman displaying his Spitfire MKXI (Hanger 11) over my local - Sywell aerodrome this morning
It was a special opening day, and it is also my youngest birthday.  I managed to speak to Peter who allowed us to come airside and get up nice and close to his Spit as a treat for her - a throughly decent and great guy to chat to.

What a spot, nice one, and nice pic!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on April 10, 2012, 03:01:48 PM
Being treated to a fantastic acrobatic display..A small prop job doing some amazing manouvers.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on April 10, 2012, 05:03:15 PM
Royal Saudi Air Force Hurc currently heading 315deg @ 24000ft, watching it on planefinder over East London now. RSF903

*edit Looks like its landing at Finningley

cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on April 10, 2012, 06:17:19 PM
I spotted Brunty from the window of a 737-800 this afternoon  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on April 10, 2012, 08:46:50 PM
Spooky, I spotted a 737-800 while playing on flight radar on me iPhone, 'twas a Thomas cook one.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on April 10, 2012, 08:50:07 PM
I should add the spooky bit was that i was at Brunty at the time.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on April 11, 2012, 01:13:46 AM
US C17 flying around Charleston, Virginia, eastern USA on 8th April, spotted from the deck of USS Yorktown Aircraft carrier museum in Charleston Harbour. Been over here for two weeks and not seen much else other than another C17 on 30th March around Trenton, eastern USA.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on April 11, 2012, 10:48:29 AM
Quote from: "Gregg"
Spooky, I spotted a 737-800 while playing on flight radar on me iPhone, 'twas a Thomas cook one.

Flight Radar was incorrect. Thomas Cook do not operate any 737 aircraft. I don't think they even codeshare.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on April 11, 2012, 07:44:43 PM
I can only find the following in my photos as being Thomas Cook

Boeing 767
Boeing 757
Airbus A321
Airbus A330

This site may be useful.

http://www.planespotters.net/Airline/Th ... k-Airlines (http://www.planespotters.net/Airline/Thomas-Cook-Airlines" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)


(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/johnri69/2012/G-WJAN.jpg)

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/johnri69/2012/G-TCDA.jpg)

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/johnri69/2012/G-TCCA.jpg)

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/johnri69/2012/OY-VKF.jpg)

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on April 11, 2012, 09:04:07 PM
Skweeky loves TCCA  :D  she has a camera in her tummy so you can watch yourself take off  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Lincoln on April 11, 2012, 09:26:08 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/578938_10150726821937410_618152409_9468665_822285757_n.jpg)  
Spotted at Coningsby today :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on April 11, 2012, 09:40:54 PM
Quote from: "Skweeky"
Quote from: "Gregg"

Flight Radar was incorrect. Thomas Cook do not operate any 737 aircraft. I don't think they even codeshare.

Gosh! Thanks for the correction on that, I'm sure the knowledge will come in usefull one day.... Not sure when though :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Landyman on April 11, 2012, 10:12:18 PM
Two Gnat's from North Weald seem to be having a little holiday at Wattisham for a few days. G-TIMM & G-RORI I think.

Lovely aerobatic display over the airfield plus lots of low approaches.

Pity I could only see them through the bins as I was 10 miles away.

Landyman.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on April 12, 2012, 02:52:05 PM
Helicopter with chase plane along side. Twice over the house. Photos to follow.
EDIT: Photos added.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7130/7070788155_5efd534a97_c.jpg)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5452/6924711318_5a477a9d8c_c.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7253/7070791813_d00584822d_c.jpg)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5115/6924712304_68e3b5d8da_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on April 12, 2012, 11:14:33 PM
Sea King chopper landing at Hamworthy RM base at lunchtime today.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on April 15, 2012, 07:22:53 PM
A Virgin Atlantic Engineering van here in Leicester then a Virgin A-340 over Kibworth
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on April 16, 2012, 01:30:42 PM
A van for the fleet screw driver :o
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on April 16, 2012, 02:03:58 PM
It was loaded with ok'd washing machines, not what you'd expect to be loaded on it :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on April 17, 2012, 06:41:11 PM
What I think was a Sea King or something similar (not yellow though so not Air/Sea Rescue) with a large cylindrical thingy hanging off it towards the rear fuselage.passed from North to South from the Humber at about 17-45,any one got any ideas ?
 :?

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on April 17, 2012, 07:13:51 PM
Like this ?

[attachment=0:2ekgc1xq]220px-SeaKing_AEW_849Sqn_CVN-73_1998.jpg[/attachment:2ekgc1xq]


ASW SeaKing
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on April 17, 2012, 07:58:13 PM
Could be but the roundy thingy was hanging down.
 :D

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on April 17, 2012, 08:12:18 PM
Yeh - that would be in the operating position then. It allows the helicopter to operate its radar scanner in the AEW roll - Oops just noticed in the eariler bit i refered to it as an ASW heli, I meant AEW. Up and tilted backwards allows it to land.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Lincoln on April 17, 2012, 08:53:50 PM
Quote from: "StAthan lecky"
What I think was a Sea King or something similar (not yellow though so not Air/Sea Rescue) with a large cylindrical thingy hanging off it towards the rear fuselage.passed from North to South from the Humber at about 17-45,any one got any ideas ?
 :?

Mike

I saw him, he came over Lincoln too  :D  :D
Wondered what it was, as it was away in the distance and couldn't make it out properly.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on April 17, 2012, 10:06:34 PM
It's an AEW variant, the dooberry hanging off the side is a radar. It carries out a similar role as the Sentry.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on April 18, 2012, 02:28:36 AM
And 10 points to all that can say what it had in comon with the Vulcan.....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on April 18, 2012, 07:39:46 PM
Quote from: "deeleyt"
And 10 points to all that can say what it had in comon with the Vulcan.....

In need of a repaint ???????????
 :lol:

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on April 18, 2012, 08:48:25 PM
Quote from: "deeleyt"
And 10 points to all that can say what it had in comon with the Vulcan.....


The same age?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on April 24, 2012, 08:19:19 PM
Typhoons galore!! 2 Tonkas, and BBMF,, Great day :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on April 24, 2012, 08:21:27 PM
AWAC and 2 fighter jets (one on each wingtip) spotted at 5pm over Boston.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on April 24, 2012, 09:20:16 PM
Merlin passed over Cheltenham railway station VERY LOW at 1440-45. Thought it was going to drop off a high ranking Zobbit to catch a train!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on April 26, 2012, 09:12:12 AM
Hearing lots of jet noise over Church Fenton. Coming from above the clouds though so can't see what it is.  Possibly some Typhoons departing.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on April 26, 2012, 09:39:01 AM
Quote from: "MrTim"
Hearing lots of jet noise over Church Fenton.

Heard them too but didn't see anything - cloudbase is really low today....................... :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on April 26, 2012, 06:13:08 PM
Typhoon over Gloucester heading Northerly at about 1530.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on April 26, 2012, 09:20:46 PM
Wokka gone overhead at very very low altitude (500 ft? Possibly lower?) - house windows were rattling  :shock: - recon heading for Hamworthy..
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on April 26, 2012, 09:29:26 PM
Hamworthy??  It's just gone past our flat! :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on April 26, 2012, 09:55:19 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Hamworthy??  It's just gone past our flat! :D

Yep, passed South of us on way back heading NEE so closer to you ?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on April 26, 2012, 10:40:18 PM
DC-3 on a quick out and back from Baginton yesterday at about 4pm, cane roaring over my head as I rode home. Nice.

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on April 27, 2012, 02:21:43 PM
Apache flying down the Coventry road outbound from birmingham - Must fix those loose windows - 14:17 27/04/2012
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on April 27, 2012, 02:48:05 PM
Two Hercy-birds circling over the Bournemouth seafront before I went to lunch, several little dinghy things in the water.  One has since flown over the office heading towards Hurn....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on April 28, 2012, 03:24:31 PM
Dubai Air Wing RJ85 doing low circuits around my house. Low into Baginton and off again. What's all that about?

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on April 28, 2012, 08:44:25 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Two Hercy-birds circling over the Bournemouth seafront before I went to lunch, several little dinghy things in the water.  One has since flown over the office heading towards Hurn....

What?  One of the dinghies?

Forgot to post.  I spotted a strange triangular shaped aircraft in the circuit up @ RHADS on Thursday.  Not seen one for a while anyone know what it might have been?

Spotted loads of Flybe things today  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on April 28, 2012, 10:38:35 PM
Quote from: "Sad Sam"
I spotted a strange triangular shaped aircraft in the circuit up @ RHADS on Thursday.  Not seen one for a while anyone know what it might have been?

Saw one of those today doing a couple of touch and go's!!!!  :D  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on May 02, 2012, 02:36:07 PM
Globemaster just gone over, medivac into Birmingham.

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: northern monkey on May 02, 2012, 04:30:17 PM
X 2 merlins over Leeds city centre !!??
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on May 04, 2012, 11:04:13 AM
A Wokka has just gone through my view out the window, must have been somewhere near Bryan.....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on May 05, 2012, 05:03:11 PM
Yay! something different to the thousands of airliners, 1640, heard a different sound and got two passes at about 2000' from a Typhoon, here in Ashford Middlesex (I know they are now at Northolt), what a great change. Just proof that the RAF do work at the weekend, but a sensible raising of awareness.

2110 same routing, no I didn't see it, but could hear it whilst cycling to work.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on May 08, 2012, 05:47:24 PM
Very low Wokka over Bournemouth, just gone past my flat window off in the Christchurch/Hurn direction.....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: 10680 on May 10, 2012, 03:18:37 PM
Last night over London Sea King and then two Lynx (or one Lynx two passes). Presumably practicing for the Olympics.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on May 10, 2012, 03:22:04 PM
Surely using a helicopter to compete would be cheating?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: 10680 on May 10, 2012, 03:27:55 PM
Well they've got to jump out of something for the Paralympics :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on May 10, 2012, 08:37:44 PM
C130 over Gloucester headed North this afternoon, can't remember what time it was!
Don't see many C130's around here now that Lyneham has closed down.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on May 12, 2012, 07:44:21 PM
Typical, yesterday I said I don't see many C130's since Lyneham closed and there's another one gone over just now (19:45) again heading in a Northerly'ish direction.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on May 12, 2012, 08:17:53 PM
Well , there's a NOTAM for Fairford for tonight & early hours of tomorrow morning , so you'll probably have Mildenhall's SOG Herkys pottering around your area !
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on May 12, 2012, 09:54:28 PM
I know it's late, but yesterday, Friday 11th at about 1415hours, off Haresfield Beacon on the Cotswold Way, just north of Stroud, could I see it? no, but I could hear a large helicopter, then spotted a Puma heading up the hill below my level then over the ridge to my left, i.e. travelling east, really low.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on May 12, 2012, 10:19:26 PM
(http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb86/brains_mt/starship.jpg)

Very strange looking thingy :D  Reg I-FXRI
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: TBMike on May 12, 2012, 11:01:22 PM
It's a Piaggio P-180 Avanti II.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on May 13, 2012, 07:55:10 AM
Malcolm was right then! Sorry about the quality cos we stopped in the entrance to the fuel dump and used my mobile. :roll:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: antiquary on May 13, 2012, 05:03:16 PM
My Daughter spotted a Lancaster pootling around Surrey heath common land this morning about 10.30.
Anyone else see it or got any info ?

 :roll:  :roll:  :roll:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on May 17, 2012, 10:36:48 AM
Hercules bimbling about the  Bournemouth seafront again yesterday, and a fairly large angry palm tree has just gone past my window heading towards Poole.  Didn't look like the normal Helicopper or CG, so not sure what it was.  Don't think it was big enough to be a Merlin, but it did seem to be all over grey.....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: JeremyC on May 18, 2012, 02:03:41 PM
13 Military helicopters including a Chinook, some Apaches, Lynxes and a Yellow Sea King have just flown over East Hampshire (Petersfield) in formation flying East.  I wonder what they're up to?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on May 18, 2012, 02:25:12 PM
Quote from: "JeremyC"
13 Military helicopters including a Chinook, some Apaches, Lynxes and a Yellow Sea King have just flown over East Hampshire (Petersfield) in formation flying East.  I wonder what they're up to?

Ask the Queen !!!!

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Captain Black on May 18, 2012, 04:10:43 PM
11.45 this morning, going west (slowly  :) )over Pewsey, 2 biplanes. We were out bird watching and I had binoculars with me, but I wasn't quick enough to id them. One was red with G-xxEN on the side, the other had airforce markings.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on May 18, 2012, 04:14:39 PM
Quote from: "JeremyC"
13 Military helicopters including a Chinook, some Apaches, Lynxes and a Yellow Sea King have just flown over East Hampshire (Petersfield) in formation flying East.  I wonder what they're up to?
Practicing for tomorrow  :)  See this post.  http://www.vulcantothesky.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=4072

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jetman65 on May 18, 2012, 07:28:05 PM
I saw a formation of sixteen Military Helicopters flying over Basingstoke this afternoon at 13.30.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on May 19, 2012, 06:07:46 AM
Quote from: "speedy"
Hercules bimbling about the  Bournemouth seafront again yesterday, and a fairly large angry palm tree has just gone past my window heading towards Poole.  Didn't look like the normal Helicopper or CG, so not sure what it was.  Don't think it was big enough to be a Merlin, but it did seem to be all over grey.....

Would put a bet on it being one of these Nick

http://www.eliteukforces.info/8-flight/

They change colour (and registration!) fairly regularly.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: sweetktg on May 19, 2012, 11:01:09 AM
2x C130 in close formation circleing over the SW point of Hayling Island waiting for their display departure

Some pics: https://picasaweb.google.com/craigrycroft/PlanesMisc?authuser=0&feat=directlink
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: sweetktg on May 19, 2012, 11:14:32 AM
the 2x C130 look to have got fed up with circling HI, they're now over Southampton.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: JeremyC on May 19, 2012, 02:29:06 PM
The choppers went over again this morning about noon, presumably heading to where they meet up with the fixed wing boys.  The yellow Sea King looked particularly smart.  Gosh they've been going for a while, I made an Airfix model in the early 70s.

Anyone know why 558 isn't taking part?  Is it because it's civillian?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on May 19, 2012, 02:45:05 PM
Quote from: "JeremyC"
Anyone know why 558 isn't taking part?  Is it because it's civillian?

Yes, it was the Armed Forces tribute to Queen, as you suspected.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on May 19, 2012, 03:34:26 PM
Quote from: "planenut"
Quote from: "JeremyC"
Anyone know why 558 isn't taking part?  Is it because it's civillian?

Yes, it was the Armed Forces tribute to Queen, as you suspected.

Plus, of course, she is not allowed to overfly built up areas and this was the middle of Windsor.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Smudger565 on May 19, 2012, 03:38:39 PM
9 typhoons
Numerous Hawks & Tucanos
1 x VC10 & 4 x Tonka's
2 Hercs

It would have been the icing on teh cake to see "Our lady"

At Goodwood "Thanks for the heads up Johnri :D  :D

PS
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on May 19, 2012, 05:04:58 PM
[quote="djrose007]Plus, of course, she is not allowed to overfly built up areas and this was the middle of Windsor.[/quote]

Not quite, half a mile over one dwelling!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on May 19, 2012, 05:38:00 PM
558 has probably often flown over 'built up areas' enroute to displays over the last few years...

I'm guessing that insurance cover over London would be a major issue - hence her not being invited or permitted to fly the route.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: sweetktg on May 20, 2012, 01:16:27 PM
It's been said on another thread that discussions were had, but because she is not part of the current in service fleet she wasn't permitted to join the flypast. She has definately flown over built up areas on a number of occasions, but they do try & avoid doing so where ever possible.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mags on May 20, 2012, 06:46:35 PM
Shame really.
At the Golden jubilee Concorde took part and she was never service
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on May 21, 2012, 04:42:17 PM
Merlin & Chinook about today over Hurn...

Saturday spotted the VC10 and 4 Tornados en route to the Jubilee flypast.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on May 21, 2012, 06:52:39 PM
THANK GOODNESS FOR BLUE CLEAR SKIES !

11:!5 - VERY low C130 passing over Longlevens/Innsworth on the way into Staverton by the look of it, very unusual if it was landing.

15:50 - VC10 full power climbing over Gloucester and Cheltenham. What a lovely sight. Keep hearing them but haven't seen them for ages due to the 8/8 cloud cover recently.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on May 21, 2012, 06:56:03 PM
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
558 has probably often flown over 'built up areas' enroute to displays over the last few years...

I'm guessing that insurance cover over London would be a major issue - hence her not being invited or permitted to fly the route.

I was basing my assumption on a discussion last year about the route of some flights for the Jubilee year. I asked about Gloucestershire Airport/Brockworth, where the first jet engine was tested in the E28, and was told that if it was arranged the flight path would need to be along the A40 Golden Valley Bypass to avoid built up areas, and then probably heading South over the stroud valley if going on to another venue.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on May 22, 2012, 03:30:42 PM
Reds over Church Fenton :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on May 22, 2012, 03:53:01 PM
Quote from: "MrTim"
Reds over Church Fenton :)
Just seen them too! My boss allowed me time out to stand in the yard and watch them - yippee!!!!  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on May 22, 2012, 03:56:34 PM
Nice little display we got there :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on May 22, 2012, 06:56:49 PM
Quote from: "MrTim"
Nice little display we got there :D
Certainly was! Great to (unexpectedly!) see them airborne again after last years problems.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on May 22, 2012, 10:29:16 PM
The remains of VC-10s  :cry:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on May 23, 2012, 02:35:38 PM
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/9721170.Red_Arrows_rehearse_latest_display
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on May 23, 2012, 06:38:50 PM
Chinooks galore!
Well, ok, that was a slight exaggeration - One yesterday heading South across Gloucester, probably on it's way back to Odiham as it was quite high.
Again today there was either one Chinook 3 times or 3 Chinooks once each in the space of about half an hour 13:30'ish!
First one was heading South, fairly high, second one came across our house fairly low (about 3-400 feet) and then again heading South.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on May 23, 2012, 07:15:26 PM
More Chinooks spotted today at Southsea  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on May 24, 2012, 11:07:49 AM
Notts/Lincs air Ambulance hovering over Sherwood Forest
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on May 24, 2012, 03:38:00 PM
"Miss Demeanour"  :D
{ On air-test out of St Athan }
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on May 25, 2012, 03:37:22 PM
Super King Air over Church Fenton.  Thought I spotted it earlier in the distance, but just went past fairly close.  Possibly doing a bit of a display practice.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on May 25, 2012, 04:08:35 PM
Now a JP has made an appearance.  Heli-plod were over earlier too.  Busy day here ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on May 28, 2012, 04:10:04 PM
VC10 in a very noisy climb over Gloucester about 15:45. Always a great sight.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wildcard on May 28, 2012, 08:07:45 PM
Daughter & wife spotted the Reds over Wellingborough doing a display at 15:35...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PXProgrammer on May 28, 2012, 09:11:32 PM
Wokka doing repeated take off / landings on Thorney island, brightened up my afternoon until I read about the engine news :o
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on May 29, 2012, 03:03:19 PM
Typhoon just departed Church Fenton.  Heard it come round for a second flypast, but didn't actually see it.  Certain heard it though...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on May 29, 2012, 03:46:43 PM
Quote from: "MrTim"
Typhoon just departed Church Fenton.  Heard it come round for a second flypast, but didn't actually see it.  Certain heard it though...

Saw it and heard it - noisy or what!!!!!  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on May 29, 2012, 09:13:21 PM
Hey Sarah, did you see anything at about 13:10 today? There were two noisy big jets going over Gloucester about 20-30 seconds apart but I couldn't see anything due to the 7/8 cloud cover.
I was working in our daughters allotment at the time so only got around to posting this now.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on May 29, 2012, 09:16:05 PM
Quote from: "jakspeed"
Quote from: "MrTim"
Typhoon just departed Church Fenton.  Heard it come round for a second flypast, but didn't actually see it.  Certain heard it though...

Saw it and heard it - noisy or what!!!!!  :D  :D  :D


You should live where I do!!  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on May 29, 2012, 09:31:02 PM
I wish I did. Grob Tutors are the norm at CF. A Typhoon is big news here :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on May 29, 2012, 09:41:55 PM
Quote from: "Mayfly"
Quote from: "jakspeed"

Saw it and heard it - noisy or what!!!!!  :D  :D  :D


You should live where I do!!  :D

Wish I did too! Too quiet here by 'arf! Years ago we used to get loads of Tonkas over our village but not any more.............. :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on May 30, 2012, 07:14:28 PM
Apache!!! :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on May 30, 2012, 07:17:22 PM
Quote from: "dee"
Apache!!! :D
Grob Tutor !!!  :(  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Favell on May 30, 2012, 07:39:36 PM
BBMF and Arrows North and 2 Typhoons heading South.............what's going on?  ;)  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on May 30, 2012, 07:40:39 PM
Quote from: "Sarah Favell"
BBMF and Arrows North and 2 Typhoons heading South.............what's going on?  ;)  :)

...get's step ladder to get a better view.......
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on May 31, 2012, 12:35:19 AM
From yesterday - Dorset Copper Copter.

Oscar 99 doing what it does best.......droning away overhead in ever diminishing circles. (Whether or not they found what they were after, or got low on fuel remains a mystery - last seen heading towards Hurn)

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc15/PUJNIE/DSC_0533-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: sweetktg on May 31, 2012, 09:55:35 AM
A too be sighted - BBMF, Sat 2nd June, some point between 11:30 & 13:15, over York NRM.

Railfest will be formally opened with East Coast No.91110 being renamed 'Battle of Britain Memorial Flight'; Carol Vorderman unveiling the loco; and a flypast by the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on June 05, 2012, 03:33:39 PM
The Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mary and The Queen Victoria knocking about here in Southampton :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Kurgan on June 05, 2012, 07:28:53 PM
Quote from: "Gregg"
The Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mary and The Queen Victoria knocking about here in Southampton :)


I was gonna say "What ya doin down there?" but, I know full well what ya doin!! ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on June 05, 2012, 09:06:09 PM
Belated sighting from Friday 1st June,, On the out skirts of Newark a Big blimp of some sort, with engine underneath.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Thornewhite on June 05, 2012, 09:26:01 PM
it was the goodyear blimp it was around here as well Dee
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on June 06, 2012, 11:41:48 AM
Quote from: "Thornewhite"
it was the goodyear blimp it was around here as well Dee

Thanks Graeme, didnt have a clue what it was!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Anjelika on June 06, 2012, 02:14:51 PM
Red Arrows - Benham Valence 14.10 today.

Right past the window of the office I work in  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on June 06, 2012, 08:09:20 PM
Cathay Pacific 747 just did a "go round" from Heathrow coming straight over at about 2,500', followed by a BA 767.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on June 06, 2012, 11:54:56 PM
Dakota heading back home, spotted over Peterborough Railway Station at around 20:09 tonight.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on June 07, 2012, 10:23:44 AM
Quote from: "Gregg"
.....The Queen Mary.....knocking about here in Southampton :)
You must have incredible eyesight to be able to see the QM from Southampton !!  :o  :lol:
Take it you meant the QM2 ??
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Wizzy on June 08, 2012, 12:39:16 PM
Not so much spotted as heard!  Overhead York at 12:30 for quite a while.  Suspect a Eurofighter, but cloud too low to see it (shame - sounds to be having a good time up there!)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on June 08, 2012, 12:46:12 PM
Wizzy :
Probably F-15E ......there have been several of them out & about over your part of the country this morning.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on June 08, 2012, 01:30:50 PM
Just heard something loud pass over Church Fenton a couple of minutes ago.  Possibly the same one Wizzy.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on June 08, 2012, 01:54:14 PM
Quote from: "The Red Arrows"
The Red Arrows have just departed RAF Scampton on their way to Exeter ready for their display at Dawlish Air Show later today.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on June 11, 2012, 07:44:35 AM
The M40 was a good place to spot aircraft this weekend. Whilst going south on Friday evening spotted the Red Arrows around Banbury, presumably returning home after Dawlish. Coming back north on Sunday evening spotted a Herc dropping a handful of parachutists around the A34 junction and then shortly afterwards a Puma helicopter on the back of a lorry travelling south.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: isibob on June 11, 2012, 08:36:40 AM
From yesterday (10/06/12 ) 10.20am C-17 Globemaster directly overhead Welford going south (to Brize ? )
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on June 12, 2012, 12:15:21 PM
Sounds like a Typhoon just took off from Church Fenton  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on June 12, 2012, 03:49:09 PM
Yellow Sea King tootling around over Pagham Harbour.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on June 12, 2012, 07:55:36 PM
There was one knocking about near East Midlands Airport where I was working. Couldn't see the bugger though :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on June 12, 2012, 08:56:31 PM
Quote from: "Gregg"
There was one knocking about near East Midlands Airport where I was working. Couldn't see the bugger though :(

How did you know it was Yellow then? unless you have particularly sensitive hearing.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on June 12, 2012, 09:44:58 PM
Its a seaking, I can sense them before I hear or see them, this has been witnessed :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on June 12, 2012, 09:46:43 PM
You can tell the difference - The yellow ones make a ripe sound as against the Green ones which definitly sound un-ripe
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on June 13, 2012, 10:04:18 AM
Notts /Lincs air ambulance hovering over the village again.color]
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on June 13, 2012, 11:34:16 AM
A Hercules has spend about the last hour going around in circles over the sea at Bournemouth.  For a while it dropped something/someone on a parachute out more or less every other trip, the flew off over my flat, shame I was in the office at the time!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on June 14, 2012, 07:59:34 PM
On the bus going from Gloucester to Cheltenham, manning the XH558 stand with the IET (Institute of Engineering and Technology) I passed Gloucestershire (Staverton) Airport and spotted a Chinook on the pan over by the terminal building.

Amazing what you can see from the top deck of a bus !
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on June 16, 2012, 11:50:44 AM
The Yellow Notts/Lincs air ambulance hovering over the village again!! He's spent quite abit of time around here the last few weeks :roll:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on June 16, 2012, 09:41:10 PM
Well thats better than a WM Police thing with a whining gearbox
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on June 17, 2012, 07:56:34 AM
It must be a new Coptor its a totally differant shape than last week!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Captain Black on June 18, 2012, 05:20:31 PM
We get Apaches over head at a couple of hundred feet most days here, but we just had a Merlin come across the fields dodging the trees at less than 50 feet.

Noisy bugger.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on June 19, 2012, 12:53:19 PM
Notts/Lincs Air ambulance just gone over again!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on June 20, 2012, 06:38:23 AM
Chinook, heading South over Gloucester, at 15:20. Fairly high so must have been passing over rather than popping into Imjin Barracks or Staverton.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Wizzy on June 20, 2012, 10:55:13 AM
Two Tornados heading NW over York - 10:54 today.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on June 20, 2012, 12:51:05 PM
21:30-ish last night.........S***hook low-levelling over Newport Docks area.
Oh , and at about19:45 last night , half a dozen or so hot-air balloons { 2 over Newport , the others still over the Bristol Channel & Bristol-side }
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on June 20, 2012, 03:10:11 PM
Big grey coloured Military looking 4 engined jet just gone over the house heading North and not very high!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Captain Black on June 20, 2012, 07:59:27 PM
Just seen a small jet go over, something like a Cessna Citation.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on June 20, 2012, 09:48:00 PM
There was a C-130 messing around over Abingdon Monday evening then a Merlin over Newbury later that night
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on June 20, 2012, 10:23:38 PM
Spotted this on Monday at Baginton,
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5312/7410208182_f647235b8a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/50531694@N04/7410208182/)
VP-BIZ 015 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/50531694@N04/7410208182/) by Shane Wilton (http://www.flickr.com/people/50531694@N04/), on Flickr

 Got nice and close to it today.
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8023/7410262518_50216aa4de_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/50531694@N04/7410262518/)
VP-BIZ 005 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/50531694@N04/7410262518/) by Shane Wilton (http://www.flickr.com/people/50531694@N04/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7262/7410236100_d1a27524b8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/50531694@N04/7410236100/)
VP-BIZ 010 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/50531694@N04/7410236100/) by Shane Wilton (http://www.flickr.com/people/50531694@N04/), on Flickr

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Wizzy on June 21, 2012, 10:02:37 AM
Not spotted by heard!  Something very loud over York about 23:30 last night.  Anyone any idea what it was?  Tornado or Eurofighter perhaps?  Certainly loud!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on June 21, 2012, 10:05:30 AM
Could have been a typhoon they night flying from Coningsby.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on June 21, 2012, 12:19:09 PM
Quote from: "Wizzy"
Not spotted by heard!  Something very loud over York about 23:30 last night.  Anyone any idea what it was?  Tornado or Eurofighter perhaps?  Certainly loud!
Never heard a thing coz I was asleep!!!!  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on June 21, 2012, 12:37:30 PM
Quote from: "jakspeed"
Quote from: "Wizzy"
Not spotted by heard!  Something very loud over York about 23:30 last night.  Anyone any idea what it was?  Tornado or Eurofighter perhaps?  Certainly loud!
Never heard a thing coz I was asleep!!!!  :lol:

Amazing what a bottle of vodka will do to ease the pain !

 :lol:

Alcoholics Anonymous
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on June 21, 2012, 12:44:50 PM
Quote from: "StAthan lecky"

Amazing what a bottle of vodca will do to ease the pain !

 :lol:

Alcoholics Anonymous

Gonna get you at playtime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/punch.gif)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Wizzy on June 21, 2012, 01:24:21 PM
Quote from: "jakspeed"
Never heard a thing coz I was asleep!!!!  :lol:
So was I - it woke me up - that's how come I never got to a window in time!! :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on June 21, 2012, 02:12:47 PM
Whatever it was it's just returned...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on June 21, 2012, 04:32:22 PM
Something loud going North, Tiffie or Tonka maybe?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on June 23, 2012, 10:46:08 AM
Meteor and Vampire just passed the back of my house, departing Baginton.

cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on June 23, 2012, 11:16:13 AM
Lots and lots and lots of Seakings at Yeovilton :D

Apparently there's other stuff here too!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: vulcanlover on June 23, 2012, 02:10:44 PM
A Seaking had just flown East to West over Ely.

It's probably on it's way back from Lowestoft.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on June 23, 2012, 05:51:37 PM
Vampire returning home from Yeovilton, on final approach to Baginton

cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on June 23, 2012, 07:10:13 PM
Quote from: "Sylar"
Meteor and Vampire just passed the back of my house, departing Baginton.
cheers
Shane

They passed over Gloucester at 16:40, I think they were going to do a flypast at Staverton, probably due to the Gloster A.C. Meteor association with Gloucester.

Just before that, 16:32, there was a C17 low and slow.

All this was while I was doing our daughters allotment.

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/Family%20Photos/jojos%20allotment/P6230017.jpg)

This one should be in the Bloopers section !

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/Family%20Photos/jojos%20allotment/P6230020.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on June 23, 2012, 07:20:13 PM
Quote
This one should be in the Bloopers section !
Either that , or as a "what is it ?" question !  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Wizzy on June 25, 2012, 03:56:15 PM
Well - that threw me for a few minutes!  Eight aircraft in formation with an instructor behind, just did three passes over York, then went off towards Elvington.  They were trailing white smoke most of the time.

They looked like F-16s at a distance, but once overhead could tell they weren't.  Quick check on-line for Waddington display list and checked with Mr Google, and they look to be the Korean Airforce's Black Eagles - flying T-50B Golden Eagle aircraft.

They're a new one on me, but will see them at the weekend at Waddo!!  :D

Link on Wikipedia here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Eagl ... batic_team (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Eagles_aerobatic_team)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on June 25, 2012, 04:53:19 PM
Quote from: "Wizzy"
they look to be the Korean Airforce's Black Eagles - flying T-50B Golden Eagle aircraft.

They probably were! They were shipped into Manchester in bits and put back together at Leeming so could be on their way to Waddo!  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on June 25, 2012, 04:55:08 PM
Indeed they have been about today and landed at Waddington a short time ago. They arrived a month ago by cargo a/c and have been put together at Leeming over the last few weeks.



Edit: beaten to it by Jaks
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on June 26, 2012, 12:51:30 PM
For aggy - Saw this big bird lift off (twice) last week at Paphos airport (not my pic):-

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5442/7387909456_1c092a5465_z.jpg)

Also saw 2 Alenia C-27J Spartans there too (one white, one grey).

Oh - and also saw G-VTOP (Virgin 747 Virginia Plain) at Manchester.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on June 28, 2012, 08:16:32 AM
Notts/Lincs air ambulance over the village yet again!!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on June 28, 2012, 09:46:36 AM
The West Yorkshire Heli-Plod did several tight circuits right behind my house yesterday.  Not the first time either.  I was thinking there was a bit of a crime problem in the village, but no. It turns out that the pilot lives just behind me, and does a few circuits round his house to say hello to the missus whenever he's passing this way :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on June 29, 2012, 07:47:36 AM
Quote from: "MrTim"
The West Yorkshire Heli-Plod did several tight circuits right behind my house yesterday.  Not the first time either.  I was thinking there was a bit of a crime problem in the village, but no. It turns out that the pilot lives just behind me, and does a few circuits round his house to say hello to the missus whenever he's passing this way :lol:

Or to make sure that his missus isn't "Playing Away" and a strange car isn't parked on his drive !
 :lol:

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on June 29, 2012, 10:55:11 AM
Quote from: "MrTim"
The West Yorkshire Heli-Plod did several tight circuits right behind my house yesterday.  Not the first time either.  I was thinking there was a bit of a crime problem in the village, but no. It turns out that the pilot lives just behind me, and does a few circuits round his house to say hello to the missus whenever he's passing this way :lol:

What fantastic use of taxpayers money!!  :shock:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on June 29, 2012, 10:56:09 AM
Some sort of fast jet has buzzed my office a couple of times this morning.  Cloud too low to see what it is, but it sounds to fast and wrong sort of sound to be one of Cobham's Falcons....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Topsy on June 29, 2012, 02:30:01 PM
So you haven't actually 'spotted' anything then.   :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on June 29, 2012, 02:44:25 PM
New thread required: 'Heard'  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Topsy on June 29, 2012, 02:49:30 PM
Lol.  I've just spotted a Typhoon though.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on June 29, 2012, 06:15:18 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Some sort of fast jet has buzzed my office a couple of times this morning.  Cloud too low to see what it is, but it sounds to fast and wrong sort of sound to be one of Cobham's Falcons....

T'was a Typhoon Nick - presumably Goodwood bound. Caught a brief glimpse through the clouds. It flew back over Bournemouth again about 14.15hrs - when it was more visible.

Dunno why it was routing over Bournemouth though.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on June 30, 2012, 10:24:48 AM
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
Quote from: "speedy"
Some sort of fast jet has buzzed my office a couple of times this morning.  Cloud too low to see what it is, but it sounds to fast and wrong sort of sound to be one of Cobham's Falcons....

T'was a Typhoon Nick - presumably Goodwood bound. Caught a brief glimpse through the clouds. It flew back over Bournemouth again about 14.15hrs - when it was more visible.

Dunno why it was routing over Bournemouth though.

Strangely it looks like it was at Hurn? Took off about 20 mins ago, heading towards Yeovilton?? Saw it briefly..

And the old 747 based at Hurn just departed as well.

EDIT: *two* typhoons were/are at Hurn! (ZK330/EZ and ZK333) - apparently for Goodwood festival of speed...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on June 30, 2012, 11:56:01 AM
And now there is a Tristar in the circuit - just done missed approach..

Busy day!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on July 01, 2012, 07:47:14 PM
Typhoon up at 2:45 this afternoon, circled round over the town and along coast towards Goodwood.

Apparently they are at Hurn until tomorrow..
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on July 03, 2012, 11:59:51 AM
Hawk just flown over Sherburn in Elmet - I was looking/hoping for something a little bit bigger doing a test flight!!!!!!  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on July 03, 2012, 02:33:56 PM
Just spotted something a bit bigger low over our Refinery,a Globemaster  doing circuits out of Humberside Airport,considering the restrictions over the Refinery,I suspect he was a little on the low side !!!!!!!!!!!!!  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Wizzy on July 03, 2012, 03:18:23 PM
XH558 overhead at Church Fenton   :D
(http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/ban-woohoo.gif)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 03, 2012, 04:34:21 PM
Notts/lincs air ambulance going over the village again! :shock:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 03, 2012, 07:31:06 PM
Quote from: "Wizzy"
XH558 overhead at Church Fenton   :D
(http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/ban-woohoo.gif)


WOOHOO
indeed, well spotted.,
Can't see anything in Gloucester except the police helicopter now and again because of the constant low 8/8 cloud and rain! Keep hearing noisy big jets but not a hope in hell of seeing them.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jetman65 on July 03, 2012, 08:02:57 PM
Saw Two F/A 18 Hornets take off and land at Farnborough this afternoon.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: steve w on July 05, 2012, 03:18:44 PM
XH558 overhead Cottesmore, practise displays.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: fil cad on July 05, 2012, 09:04:23 PM
3 chinooks flying very  low in a V formation over Golborne lancs at 5-15 pm
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on July 05, 2012, 10:44:36 PM
I spotted Helen wearing a SKIRT  :o  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 05, 2012, 11:38:58 PM
BBMF Spitfire (the Grey one I think it was) about 16:45 flew straight across the top of our house in Abbeymead, Gloucester.

18:10 Two x C130's heading north over Gloucester City (I was at the allotment at the time digging up some spuds!). Grabbed the camera but didn't manage to get both of them in the shot below. The photo is showing the lead one.

Later, possibly around 20:00'ish, another aircraft, which I spotted too late to identify, was following the same route as the C130's. It was a 4 engined aircraft and could have been the C-135 Stratotanker as it looked very Boeing 707'ish.
This, and the C130's, were probably headed for Fairford

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/P7050032.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Grumpyjohn on July 07, 2012, 04:44:26 PM
1640 Saturday, V-22 Osprey over Burghfield Common, heading east-south-east, presumably to Farnborough.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: weeping-willow on July 10, 2012, 07:25:55 PM
An E3-Sentry AEW has just gone over Thorne following the approach line to Robin Hood, well it's been over 4 times now, keeps circling around.

I wish I had a longer lens :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on July 11, 2012, 09:33:24 AM
Just seen one of those backward prop anteater looking things coming in to land at Birmingham.

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 11, 2012, 02:08:15 PM
Being treated to a fantastic aerobatic display over the village by a bright yellow prop job!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 11, 2012, 03:58:21 PM
C17 Globemaster slow and long bank round over Gloucester. More than likely just lining up to go into Brize. (15:20 BY THE WAY!)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on July 11, 2012, 04:15:40 PM
There's a Herc in what appeared to be a khaki sort of colour heading towards Bryan.......
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on July 12, 2012, 11:40:50 AM
Typhoon just departed (or buzzed) Church Fenton.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on July 12, 2012, 12:07:46 PM
Quote from: "MrTim"
Typhoon just departed (or buzzed) Church Fenton.
Just buzzed me as well!!  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on July 12, 2012, 09:21:16 PM
Chinook flying low &  north along the M40 outside Warwick aroung 11.15am
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Prometheus on July 13, 2012, 07:01:26 PM
2 x Tonkas beating up the Camberley skies  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 13, 2012, 07:55:49 PM
VC10 over Gloucester 10:20 this morning.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Prometheus on July 13, 2012, 08:05:45 PM
Red Arrows over the top of the house  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on July 14, 2012, 04:16:43 PM
RAF Islander coming in for a touch and go at Birmingham.

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on July 14, 2012, 09:42:52 PM
Spitfire doing a display for the concert at Warwick Castle this evening.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on July 14, 2012, 10:19:54 PM
Also spotted Spitfire over Warwick.

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on July 16, 2012, 09:18:44 PM
Chinook this time going southbound outside Warwick following the M40
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on July 17, 2012, 12:47:23 PM
Spotted what is now becoming a bit of a regular sight - Chinook flying along M40 northbound (low) around 10.50 this morning and then southbound  (high) 45 minutes later.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on July 17, 2012, 04:44:32 PM
Gloster Meteor passed overhead heading SW from Baginton just now.

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on July 17, 2012, 10:50:33 PM
Heard it but didn't get to the office window in tme!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on July 18, 2012, 03:26:27 PM
Pair of Tonados passed overhead heading south.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 18, 2012, 03:47:51 PM
Vulcan XH558 and a big Ant! ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 18, 2012, 08:06:24 PM
Merlin flying slowly, but not low, across Gloucester. Not sure what he was up to unless he was watching me down at the allotment.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on July 19, 2012, 02:06:50 PM
Antonov AN-12 clagging into Birmingham about 12 pm.

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 19, 2012, 05:15:30 PM
No idea what it was but,,, deep sounding single engine, And very exaggerated upward wingtips.. Going North at 4oclockish.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on July 19, 2012, 08:17:16 PM
Puma - outbound.... then inbound some 30mins later over Bournemouth this afternoon.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on July 20, 2012, 04:28:45 PM
Chinook heading south at about 1000ft past the back of my house.

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: das900 on July 21, 2012, 09:02:06 AM
Chinook seen over Tamworth area Friday afternoon going southwest ish
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 22, 2012, 12:32:20 PM
Friday at Cranwell, 2 heli's and 2 black Hawk Hunters.  Saturday Lanc right over head at Tattershall lakes, and Spitfire :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on July 22, 2012, 08:52:57 PM
Miss Demeanour strutting her stuff at Mudeford today  :D

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc15/PUJNIE/DSC_0132.jpg)

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc15/PUJNIE/DSC_0114.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on July 23, 2012, 11:34:00 AM
Any idea what I didn't spot just now?  Fast jet or jets over Bournemouth could be heard for quite a while after going past/over my office. Sounded almost Hawk-like.  According to their site, the Reds were at Hastings yesterday and will be 'Weston Super Mere' today.  Is it possible that they overnighted somewhere in Sussex and have just gone past on the way?  Doubtful, but you never know.....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on July 23, 2012, 01:35:34 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Any idea what I didn't spot just now?  Fast jet or jets over Bournemouth could be heard for quite a while after going past/over my office. Sounded almost Hawk-like.  According to their site, the Reds were at Hastings yesterday and will be 'Weston Super Mere' today.  Is it possible that they overnighted somewhere in Sussex and have just gone past on the way?  Doubtful, but you never know.....

Miss Demeanour was at Hurn overnight and departed this morning (I think - sounded like it, but not seen)  plus a couple of Falcons are up and about?

Yesterday eve there was an atmospheric monitoring(?) turboprop circling high over Bournemouth for about 2 hours.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on July 23, 2012, 03:07:55 PM
Quote from: "Bryank"
Yesterday eve there was an atmospheric monitoring(?) turboprop circling high over Bournemouth for about 2 hours.

That's a Google gazebo monitoring operation!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on July 23, 2012, 07:13:27 PM
Coastguard Euro chopper very low (possibly departing Royal Bournemouth Hospital) about 90 mns ago.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on July 23, 2012, 07:17:15 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Any idea what I didn't spot just now?  Fast jet or jets over Bournemouth could be heard for quite a while after going past/over my office.  

Heard that too - but missed what was causing the din.  :(

Anyone know if Sea Vixen out and about yet ?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 24, 2012, 09:10:02 AM
This strange prop job is around again but for the life of me i cant find a pic to say what its called!! :roll:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Zero One on July 24, 2012, 03:23:48 PM
What looked like a Merlin heading north.... not sure
and a Lynx heading South
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Zero One on July 24, 2012, 03:24:50 PM
Quote from: "dee"
This strange prop job is around again but for the life of me i cant find a pic to say what its called!! :roll:

Discribe it?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on July 24, 2012, 03:41:18 PM
Been buzzed by 2 Typhoons.  Very noisy.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on July 24, 2012, 05:03:39 PM
Quote from: "Zero One"
What looked like a Merlin heading north.... not sure
and a Lynx heading South

It was indeed a Merlin, i sawed it too!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 24, 2012, 08:35:19 PM
U2 heading over Gloucester late afternoon, I guess it was going into Fairford as it was heading that way.

Wasn't sure at first as it appeared to have engines on the wings, rather like a Canberra, but just looked it up on Google and they look like additional fuel tanks. Threw me as the only other time I've seen one was when I was sailing in Limassol Bay, Cyprus, and one whispered above us going into RAF Akrotiri, that would be in 1975. That model did not have the wing tanks.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on July 24, 2012, 08:45:33 PM
Quote from: "djrose007"
U2 heading over Gloucester late afternoon, I guess it was going into Fairford as it was heading that way..

Now that is a good spot!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on July 24, 2012, 10:03:32 PM
Ref Monday - I was told later that day that it WAS the Reds flying over our office.....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on July 25, 2012, 10:10:49 AM
About 19:30 yesterday spotted the Blades heading into Hurn.

And it seem the aircraft that was circling for ages on Sunday is Aerial Survey (photo mapping) so you're not far out Fred!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on July 25, 2012, 10:18:43 AM
Quote from: "Bryank"
About 19:30 yesterday spotted the Blades heading into Hurn.

And it seem the aircraft that was circling for ages on Sunday is Aerial Survey (photo mapping) so you're not far out Fred!

That's what comes from living such an intents lifestyle!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on July 25, 2012, 05:49:09 PM
Just had a nice impromptu flying display by  "Miss Demeanour" on an air-test out of St Athan ....... most enjoyable it was too !!  :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wildcard on July 25, 2012, 08:49:15 PM
Apache flying low & slow over Roade, Northants @17:00 heading NW  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on July 26, 2012, 11:01:54 AM
"Miss Demeanour" having a play again !!
oh , and a Grob Vigilant motor glider.... :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 26, 2012, 11:53:08 AM
Quote from: "Zero One"
Quote from: "dee"
This strange prop job is around again but for the life of me i cant find a pic to say what its called!! :roll:

Discribe it?
Denis, ive seen it before and someone kindly told me what it was but i cant find that either :(  Anyway its seems to have the propeller at the back and small wings at the front of the plane and extended wingtips on the actual wings?  Like some sort of push me pull you type thing!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on July 26, 2012, 12:41:21 PM
Dee ;
Anything like this ?? http://www.airliners.net/aircraft-data/stats.main?id=2
{ Click on the photo to enlarge it & for more pix }
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on July 26, 2012, 12:43:47 PM
HFL pulling out the stops today.......another Hunter and a pair of L-29 Delfins out on air-tests / practice displays !!  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Topsy on July 26, 2012, 01:47:07 PM
Presumably the L-29's are part of the Red Star Rebels team?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on July 26, 2012, 03:11:35 PM
They are indeed......you can tell what's flying by listening to the scanner -- the Hunters tend to use the callsign FLAPJACK & the L-29s use the callsign REBEL.

Think they must be making the most of the sunny weather , as there were another 2 Hunters out & about since my last post !!  :D
Just need the Pembroke now !!  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 26, 2012, 04:09:13 PM
Quote from: "wcg"
Dee ;
Anything like this ?? http://www.airliners.net/aircraft-data/stats.main?id=2
{ Click on the photo to enlarge it & for more pix }

Nope Clive sorry.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on July 26, 2012, 04:26:23 PM
is it anything like this?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutan_VariEze


because it was around here over the w/e.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on July 26, 2012, 07:08:49 PM
Denis, ive seen it before and someone kindly told me what it was but i cant find that either :(  Anyway its seems to have the propeller at the back and small wings at the front of the plane and extended wingtips on the actual wings?  Like some sort of push me pull you type thing!![/quote]
Could it be either a Long EZ or one of the other types from the Rutan brothers,it would fit the bill,there was one on static display at Waddington.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutan_Long-EZ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutan_Long-EZ)

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on July 26, 2012, 07:16:29 PM
Oh you mean one of these (http://easyandelegantlife.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/push_me_pull_you.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on July 26, 2012, 07:24:35 PM
Quote from: "Mayfly"
is it anything like this?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutan_VariEze


because it was around here over the w/e.

Oops ,sorry Pam,I posted before I read yours,wasn't trying to steal your thunder honest  :oops:

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on July 26, 2012, 07:39:21 PM
Yeah yeah - I know your sort!!!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Actually the EZ looks more like what I saw.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on July 26, 2012, 08:37:20 PM
was it a piaggio p180 avanti? Saw one a couple of weeks ago coming into Birmingham.

cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Funtera on July 26, 2012, 09:28:18 PM
A couple of Black L-29 Delfins & a Hunter in the air over St Athan (& us on  the beach at Llantwit Major)
but I am not sure which Hunter it was .. appeared Orange going to Red but I don't remember the Dark blue
of Miss Demeanour .. anyone in the area to assist?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 27, 2012, 11:30:24 AM
Quote from: "Mayfly"
Yeah yeah - I know your sort!!!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Actually the EZ looks more like what I saw.

Thanks Pam and Mike!!! Yes thats the one, its been buzzing about the area and saw it last weekend over Tattershall while Camping. :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 27, 2012, 11:32:04 AM
It doesn't appear to have a front landing wheel in that pic?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on July 27, 2012, 12:22:26 PM
Quote from: "Funtera77"
A couple of Black L-29 Delfins & a Hunter in the air over St Athan (& us on  the beach at Llantwit Major)
but I am not sure which Hunter it was .. appeared Orange going to Red but I don't remember the Dark blue
of Miss Demeanour .. anyone in the area to assist?
L-29s were G-DELF & G-BYCT.
Hunter......don't think it was Miss D. , as that tends to use the callsign FLAPJACK 01 , the one up yesterday was using c/s FLAPJACK 02.


FLAPJACK 02 out & about again today { they must enjoy flying over Kenfig !!  :lol:  }
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Funtera on July 27, 2012, 12:46:09 PM
Quote from: "wcg"
Hunter......don't think it was Miss D. , as that tends to use the callsign FLAPJACK 01 , the one up yesterday was using c/s FLAPJACK 02.

FLAPJACK 02 out & about again today { they must enjoy flying over Kenfig !!  :lol:  }

So there's another Multicoloured Hunter in the Area ?
I tried to get a Photo but She was too fast for my Phone!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on July 27, 2012, 03:09:13 PM
Quote from: "Funtera77"
So there's another Multicoloured Hunter in the Area ?
Errr.......nope !!   :oops: :lol:
I plead "guilty by assumption" ...... I assumed , as Miss D. had previously used the callsign FLAPJACK 01 , that FLAPJACK 02 was a different Hunter.
FLAPJACK 02 flew past me earlier in a slowish knife-edge turn --- it was Miss D. !!  :o
I wish they'd stick to the same callsign !!  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PA28 on July 27, 2012, 03:37:04 PM
Quote from: "dee"
It doesn't appear to have a front landing wheel in that pic?

It retracts for flight and better to put it down for security (preventing weathercocking - spinning round in the wind) when parked on the ground.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on July 27, 2012, 03:39:08 PM
Quote from: "wcg"
Quote from: "Funtera77"
So there's another Multicoloured Hunter in the Area ?
Errr.......nope !!   :oops: :lol:
I plead "guilty by assumption" ...... I assumed , as Miss D. had previously used the callsign FLAPJACK 01 , that FLAPJACK 02 was a different Hunter.
FLAPJACK 02 flew past me earlier in a slowish knife-edge turn --- it was Miss D. !!  :o
I wish they'd stick to the same callsign !!  :lol:

Perhaps Flapjack is known as FLAPJACK 01 and the new pilot is FLAPJACK 02 ?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Topsy on July 27, 2012, 04:12:40 PM
Yeah that's what i was thinking. Perhaps FLAPJACK 2 could be Ben Murphy.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on July 27, 2012, 04:43:05 PM
Well , don't know who it was , but just had a flight of about 8 or 9 jets in "V formation" routing low-level eastbound along the M4 corridor.
Looked like Hawks , but were black so not the Red Arrows............only think I can think of is that it was a bunch out of Valley en-route somewhere for a flypast { possibly Cardiff for the Olympics ?? }
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on July 27, 2012, 04:47:55 PM
Quote from: "Topsy"
Yeah that's what i was thinking. Perhaps FLAPJACK 2 could be Ben Murphy.


In the military call signs would normally stay with the pilot rather than the airframes for every day sorties although they do of course use mission codes.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: vulcanlover on July 27, 2012, 05:47:12 PM
A Mustang flew over Ely today.

That distinctive sound gives me the shivvers every time!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on July 27, 2012, 06:39:41 PM
Ooops....again !!  :oops:  :lol:
The flight of Hawks I saw WAS the Red Arrows , plus a black Valleys Hawk acting as camera-ship with them { and guess which one I saw clearly !!  :lol:  }
En-route to do a flypast at Cardiff for the opening of the Olympics { so I did get that bit right !!  :D  }
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on July 27, 2012, 07:31:33 PM
QRA up from Coninsby
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on July 27, 2012, 07:38:50 PM
Quote from: "Mayfly"
QRA up from Coninsby

Hmm, a reminder perhaps of the security aspect this evening?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on July 27, 2012, 07:42:26 PM
Just read on FC  it's not QRA but CAP but yes for that reason I would imagine.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on July 27, 2012, 07:42:48 PM
According to posts on Milscanners newsgroup , currently operating a CAP over Marham ...... Typhoon FGR4.
Also got a Tristar K1 up.
Also , a Seaking AEW & S***hook out of Northolt , as well as a Puma.

Guess they're covering all eventualities for the London Limpics opening !!  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on July 27, 2012, 07:45:03 PM
and a reported Lynx from HMS Ocean

Perhaps we need an Olympic spotters thread.  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on July 27, 2012, 07:49:30 PM
And the Red Arrows are inbound from the North Kent coast !!  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on July 27, 2012, 07:55:40 PM
So thats the whole of RAF over London then!  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on July 27, 2012, 08:03:06 PM
That's going to upset the animals now in the Stadium - claims for dead sheep coming up!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on July 27, 2012, 08:15:01 PM
Quote from: "planenut"
.... claims for dead sheep coming up!
Can't be ...... XH558 wasn't there !!  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on July 27, 2012, 08:19:00 PM
Well the Reds were spot on with their timing, and a great pass off into the sunset.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on July 27, 2012, 08:30:41 PM
Reds on their way back to Scampton
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on July 27, 2012, 10:24:56 PM
Quote from: "Mayfly"
So thats the whole of RAF over London then!  :lol:

Brilliant! That's a tea all over the monitor moment! :lol:

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 27, 2012, 11:41:10 PM
I either spotted a Chinook 5 times throughout the day over Gloucester city and Abbeymead, or saw 5 Chinooks at different times!

Managed to snap this one passing over our house.

VIDEO LINK -Still trying to get to grips with the video function of my new camera!
http://s572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/RAF%20Stuff/?action=view&current=P7270013.mp4

Photo
(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/RAF%20Stuff/P7270015.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on July 29, 2012, 04:42:14 PM
Reds just flew past the seafront at Bournemouth....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on July 29, 2012, 05:47:10 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Reds just flew past the seafront at Bournemouth....

Been about twice today - approx 14:00 we saw a big smokey loop over the seafront, then back again as you saw them, then a big smokey loop over Hurn before breaking to stream in.

I was a little surprised they did the loop and break at Hurn - great to see again. Welcome back Reds  :)

Cheers,

Bryan
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on July 29, 2012, 06:12:39 PM
More Jumbos, triple 7s, A-330s and 340s and various other types than you can shake a lemming at down at Heathrow :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 29, 2012, 06:56:32 PM
Very unusual sighting of the Red Arrows over Gloucester just a few minutes ago, about 18:50. White smoke trailing and they were heading in the direction of Gloucestershire (Staverton) Airport.
Just caught sight of them out of the window but I think they were in a formation of 7 but I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on July 29, 2012, 07:38:22 PM
Quote from: "djrose007"
Very unusual sighting of the Red Arrows over Gloucester just a few minutes ago, about 18:50. White smoke trailing and they were heading in the direction of Gloucestershire (Staverton) Airport.
Just caught sight of them out of the window but I think they were in a formation of 7 but I could be wrong.

Came from down here  :)  left Hurn approx 18:30 with lots of white smoke. I saw the smoke but they turned North very quickly so couldn't see if 7 or 9?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on July 29, 2012, 08:30:12 PM
Someone posted a pic of 8 on their FB page earlier... maybe they're having issues with their counting? lol
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 29, 2012, 11:25:47 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Someone posted a pic of 8 on their FB page earlier... maybe they're having issues with their counting? lol
Could have been, I thought it was 3 on one side plus one in the middle of the 'arrow' with another behind in the centre, just thought it was odd to have 8.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on July 30, 2012, 08:52:44 PM
Medium sized 4 engined prop plane over my house at 20:11, heading in direction of Waddington.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8028/7678709342_c2be6056dc_c.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8427/7678712414_e5e55dccae_c.jpg)

Photos have been cropped.  Taken at top end of the zoom on my camera, hence not the clearest shots.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on July 30, 2012, 11:57:28 PM
Quote from: "minty4371"
Medium sized 4 engined prop plane over my house at 20:11, heading in direction of Waddington.
Photos have been cropped.  Taken at top end of the zoom on my camera, hence not the clearest shots.

Looks like a C130 to me, and H?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on July 31, 2012, 04:20:10 AM
C-130k
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on July 31, 2012, 09:18:21 AM
I spotted a C130 doing missed approaches on Llanbedr, also a VERY VERY VERY low Chinook and four thousand million black hawks. Holiday snaps to follow when I can be bothered  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on July 31, 2012, 05:20:35 PM
Lockheed L188 Electra from Atlantic Airlines on what looked to be a test flight out of Baginton at around 16.15.

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on July 31, 2012, 08:51:06 PM
Pics as promised/threatened:

(http://i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq279/AggyMeers/Wales%200712/IMG_4822.jpg)

(http://i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq279/AggyMeers/Wales%200712/IMG_4869.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on July 31, 2012, 08:59:23 PM
Nice pictures Aggy.  Good photo of the Chinook.  Good shot of the C130.  Better than my photo would ever be :).
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on July 31, 2012, 09:13:21 PM
Quote from: "minty4371"
Nice pictures Aggy.  Good photo of the Chinook.  Good shot of the C130.  Better than my photo would ever be :).

Not mine - Ben's (Alfa24v). Only took one camera  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on August 01, 2012, 10:18:02 AM
VC10 out of Brize heading North over Gloucester at 10:15
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on August 01, 2012, 11:45:38 AM
A HS 146 (Or whatever they are called these days),passing over the Lindsey Oil Refinery at about 2000ft going east (ish) at 11.00 hrs,might have been from the Royal Sqdn.

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on August 01, 2012, 03:45:43 PM
C-130 mowing the grass at Brunty :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on August 02, 2012, 07:07:33 PM
Typhoon just done a high level mini display at Church Fenton.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on August 03, 2012, 10:46:25 AM
An RAF King Air flew through East Midlands Airport last night.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on August 03, 2012, 12:15:29 PM
Quote from: "StAthan lecky"
A HS 146 (Or whatever they are called these days)
These days , the HS-146 is called the BAe146 ........unless it's one of the models fitted with different engines { and avionics ? } , in which case it's the Avro RJ  !!  :lol:  { and the "RJ" designation stands for "Regional Jet".

If it was one of the Royal Squadron ones , it would be a BAe146.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on August 03, 2012, 01:34:22 PM
A Typhoon seems to be doing circuits at CF.  Looks like it might be doing touch & goes.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on August 03, 2012, 01:36:06 PM
Quote from: "MrTim"
A Typhoon seems to be doing circuits at CF.  Looks like it might be doing touch & goes.
I'm outside (well, I was!) watching him with my boss!  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on August 03, 2012, 05:40:30 PM
Managed to  get a VC10, Apache and Merlin today, with varying degrees of success and in between the torrential showers and the blue sky!
VC10 was 11:05
Apache 15:00
Merlin 15:50
Problem is not getting the camera in time! VC10 was climbing away from me fast and by the time I got the camera I was losing it. With the Apache I managed to get the clematis in focus but not the chopper and the Merlin was snapped before it disappeared over the roof.

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/VC10_Merlin_Apache.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on August 08, 2012, 10:22:30 PM
Another Merlin this evening. Very slow but not very low, cruising across Gloucester slightly to the East of the city. Probably patrolling over the area of Imjin Barracks, fka RAF Innsworth.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on August 09, 2012, 04:34:54 PM
And yet another Merlin in Gloucester today. He was buzzing on and off for about 3 hours. I think he was trying to figure out what I was planting out in the allotment.
(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/d-09August20126.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on August 09, 2012, 08:25:51 PM
Wessex chopper over the sea from Weymouth direction
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: billybear on August 09, 2012, 10:16:06 PM
one polishing cloth moving in a circular motion over XH558 in the doncaster area!!!! :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on August 09, 2012, 10:40:13 PM
Merlin spotted around Warwick 4.20 this afternoon.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on August 10, 2012, 05:40:14 PM
DC-3 just flown over my house. Lovely.

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Greyhound on August 10, 2012, 07:21:58 PM
Miss Demeanour was following the line of the M27 from Southampton to Portsmouth at around 3:30 this afternoon. Was busy digging in the allotment when I heard the sound of the jet engine thrumming by, I stopped look up and watched as the unmistakeable Hawker Hunter F58A motored on toward Chichester. If only I taken my camera with me...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Smudger565 on August 10, 2012, 07:49:28 PM
Quote from: "Greyhound"
Miss Demeanour was following the line of the M27 from Southampton to Portsmouth at around 3:30 this afternoon. Was busy digging in the allotment when I heard the sound of the jet engine thrumming by, I stopped look up and watched as the unmistakeable Hawker Hunter F58A motored on toward Chichester. If only I taken my camera with me...

You would have missed it Jason :lol:

PS
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on August 11, 2012, 09:30:50 AM
Morning all

I have just seen a large aircraft, about the size of a 757, heading South along the Fosse Way past Leamington Spa. In the hazy conditions and no binos I could not tell what it was at all. Not even if it was a prop or jet, but suspect it was a prop. Travelling quite slow at around 3-4000ft. Nothing picked up on the scanner but I could have missed it. Any ideas.

(Also posted in FC and CA)

cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: eddief on August 14, 2012, 05:40:21 PM
Earlier this morning - two Hawks running in to Dunsfold for their Wings & Wheels press day.  Then later on, hurtled across my garden on their way back home via Farnborough (yippee!)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on August 14, 2012, 05:51:51 PM
That's gonna bugger the lawn up :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on August 14, 2012, 08:54:32 PM
I spotted one BA 777 which was a pretty poor show for someone who was in London all day  :cry:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Grumpyjohn on August 16, 2012, 10:45:38 AM
Tuesday 14th, Chinook carrying an underslung cargo (unidentifed box) heading  NW. Probably from Odiham, and heading, perhaps, to Hereford?? Too late for a piccy.

John
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: JeremyC on August 16, 2012, 08:57:50 PM
A Westland Wasp of all things, over Liss in Hampshire on Tuesday.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on August 16, 2012, 08:58:28 PM
C17 gone into BHX tonight  :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on August 16, 2012, 09:08:40 PM
Chinook departing Baginton as I type. I have it in my sights heading east.

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on August 16, 2012, 09:57:31 PM
Quote from: "Jumbo Girl"
C17 gone into BHX tonight  :(

Ambulance with Police escort heading from BHX to QE Hospital - Very slowly
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wildcard on August 18, 2012, 04:54:55 PM
P-51 overhead near Sywell...couldn't make out much more as
a) sun was bright and
b) had enjoyed several beers...  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: eddief on August 18, 2012, 05:04:14 PM
Red Gnat practising approaches into Dunsfold.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: fil cad on August 18, 2012, 09:30:45 PM
Brings back thoughts of the red hunter G BOOM  from the late 1980s anyone know what happened to it?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on August 18, 2012, 09:41:40 PM
There's this wonderful thing on t'internet called Google...................
A very quick search on there shows that G-BOOM was exported to Jordan in 1997 to become part of the Jordanian Historic Flight.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Smudger565 on August 19, 2012, 08:26:14 PM
Battle of Britain Lancaster over Southampton 13.30 :D  :D  :D

Not sure what she was doing down here? :roll:

PS
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on August 19, 2012, 08:39:03 PM
Quote from: "Smudger565"
Battle of Britain Lancaster over Southampton 13.30 :D  :D  :D

Not sure what she was doing down here? :roll:

PS

Flying? :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: fil cad on August 19, 2012, 08:46:51 PM
Quote from: "wcg"
There's this wonderful thing on t'internet called Google...................
A very quick search on there shows that G-BOOM was exported to Jordan in 1997 to become part of the Jordanian Historic Flight.
 :) Thanx wcg im affraid old age is creeping in with me and my sparkpluggs need cleaning or replaceing  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: eagle770 on August 20, 2012, 03:37:27 PM
Quote from: "Smudger565"
Battle of Britain Lancaster over Southampton 13.30 :D  :D  :D

Not sure what she was doing down here? :roll:

PS

Saw her on the ground when I landed in from Brussels on Friday afternoon, she was apparently operating from there for a couple of days doing local shows, thay also had a Spitfire in!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on August 20, 2012, 06:01:44 PM
Just seen a chinook looking like it was literally skimming rooftops, then realised it was over the sea and I was about 500m inland. At Scratby near Great Yarmouth.

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on August 21, 2012, 05:11:36 PM
Chinook's are obviously busy at the moment.

Saw one going into Marchwood military port this morning.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on August 21, 2012, 08:24:16 PM
VC10 cruising to the East of Gloucester, maybe on approach, crew currency or air test? That was at 1105 this morning.

Shame we won't see these beautiful aircraft for much longer. Anyone know if there are any plans to keep one for fast taxi runs at Bruntingthorpe? They certainly qualify for Cold War Jets, they took me all over the world in the 60's and 70's.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on August 23, 2012, 08:46:10 PM
A Wokka has just wokka'd past my window heading towards Poole.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: JeremyC on August 23, 2012, 10:02:38 PM
Heard but not seen, a Chinook, about 40ft above our house, 5 or 6 nights a month, normally some time between 00:00 and 01:00.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on August 23, 2012, 11:35:49 PM
10:45 and again at 17:05, VC10's across Gloucester. Keeping my open for them as don't want to miss a second of them flying over until they retire.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on August 26, 2012, 12:25:53 PM
Belated,,Merlin flying over going North, mid afternoon :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on August 26, 2012, 06:18:01 PM
At 15:12 today, a low flying BBMF Spitfire (EB G) past the front of my house in Pinchbeck.
Small display over the back garden, followed by wing wave on way to next venue.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on August 26, 2012, 06:23:31 PM
Quote from: "minty4371"
At 15:12 today, a low flying BBMF Spitfire (EB G) past the front of my house in Pinchbeck.
Small display over the back garden, followed by wing wave on way to next venue.

Nice one!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on August 28, 2012, 11:37:18 AM
10:20 VC10 heading North over Gloucester. Very noisy and climbing, wonderful sight. I'm sure there was one earlier but it was a bit more cloudy and didn't actually see it.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on August 28, 2012, 08:07:23 PM
Well after a quiet few weeks Hurn seems to have woken up again  :D

Circuits by a Merlin twice today; a Wokka has been about off and on all day. Early this eve was flying along the seafront doing multiple passes. Possibly scoping out for the displays?

Something very loud departed early afternoon. Possibly Miss Demeanour as I know she is here already?

** Edit: now know it's XX278, the display Hawk.

And doing a recce for the show we briefly stopped at the lovely Red 4 Memorial. Quite a few people there already. Pleased to say people stayed well back taking photos.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on August 28, 2012, 08:31:14 PM
I spotted the PIA 777 approaching BHX low over the Aston Expressway. It almost ended badly since I was doing a lot of miles per hour in the left hand lane at the time  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on August 29, 2012, 07:30:45 PM
Reds did a flypast along Bournemouth beach at 6.30 after coming back from Torbay.  Some lucky people probably have pics of the Jon Egging memorial with the Reds trailing smoke behind it....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on August 31, 2012, 07:47:59 PM
Around 11:15 a Chinook was going over Gloucester City in the direction of Imjin Barracks. Ran in to make sure I had my camera on me expecting it to start circling around the outskirts, as they often do. Not today though, typical!
Heard a couple of C130's and what was probably a VC10 as well this afternoon but white 8/8 cloud had crept in and couldn't see anything.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on September 01, 2012, 02:25:23 PM
Gold { sorry....."Aztec Bronze" } 'N'-reg. Mk3 Dagenham Dustbin driving through Newport yesterday evening.
{ Yeah , it's not an aircraft but I thought it would annoy Rob ( Vulcanlover ) !!  :lol:  }
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on September 01, 2012, 08:34:09 PM
Spitfire over the village approx 1pm.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on September 01, 2012, 10:16:54 PM
Lockheed L188 Electra departing Baginton this afternoon followed by the Venom past the back of my house, presumably on her way to Shoreham or Bournemouth.

cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PhillyJ on September 01, 2012, 10:53:53 PM
Driving back from the Paralympics at 17.10 about 5 miles North of Basingstoke on the M3...3 eldest kids were playing i-spy when oldest Daughter says..."I spy with my little...Dad, is that the Vulcan?"...needless to say we all look to our left and see a long trail of black smoke behind the familiar shape of our lady! I then look in the rear view mirror to see the whole of the South bound M3 traffic slow 10-20 mph to watch her cross the M3 East to West. Was the icing on the cake of a superb day, including a Gold Medal for GBR in the mens 200m T42 final including the actual medal ceremony  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on September 03, 2012, 06:13:45 PM
B52 over our house in Gloucester!! A rare sight although we often hear the aircraft from Fairford we don't usually get to see them.

This was at 16:45 by the way.

Photobucket server appears to be down so link below, managed to snatch a quick photo as it was disappearing!

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=E5398AB7DBB15443!741

Edit note: Photobucket seems to be back, but not 100%

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/th_P9030355.jpg) (http://s572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/?action=view&current=P9030355.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Landyman on September 04, 2012, 12:14:05 PM
Spitfire beating up Felixstowe port and then low level over Harwich and off to the south.
Lovely noise.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on September 04, 2012, 05:18:52 PM
Merlin over Gloucester heading South right now - 17:18
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on September 05, 2012, 07:35:19 PM
Just been to Gotherington, North of Cheltenham, and a Tornado went flying over around 18:25'ish. Nice sight, and he wasn't hanging about !
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on September 06, 2012, 12:02:50 PM
Hawk just taken off from Church Fenton.  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on September 06, 2012, 12:26:01 PM
Red Star Rebels out & about again { flight of 3 }  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on September 06, 2012, 02:03:41 PM
YAK-52 { out of St Athan ?? }
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Joseph on September 06, 2012, 09:51:15 PM
17.15hrs today 9 red aircraft flying in formation over my house just outside Blackpool. Yep the red's coming into Backpool. This must be bonus week because I got a double show on Saturday from the Reds and the Lancaster on Friday over Staverton
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on September 06, 2012, 09:55:57 PM
Quote from: "Joseph"
17.15hrs today 9 red aircraft flying in formation over my house just outside Blackpool. Yep the red's coming into Backpool. This must be bonus week because I got a double show on Saturday from the Reds and the Lancaster on Friday over Staverton

The red's what?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on September 07, 2012, 10:59:45 PM
Posting a bit late but not had a chance to get on here until now.
About 0900 this morning had the pleasure of a low level flypast just for our house by a Merlin heading South East'ish.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on September 08, 2012, 06:56:36 PM
16:30 2 x C130's over Gloucester City centre and the Landfill/Recycling centre (which is where I was after triming hedges all afternoon!).

18:35 2 x hot air balloons and a Microlight (probably from the Flying Shack). One of the balloons was directly over our house, didn't have the camera on me, would have made a great shot as they were firing up the gas rapidly trying to gain some height.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on September 09, 2012, 09:06:39 AM
BBMF Spitfire P7350 arrived then departed Hurn yesterday early evening.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on September 09, 2012, 09:28:54 AM
A single Red Arrow just gone blinding over going East! :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Joseph on September 09, 2012, 05:29:39 PM
Quote from: "Jumbo Girl"
Quote from: "Joseph"
17.15hrs today 9 red aircraft flying in formation over my house just outside Blackpool. Yep the red's coming into Backpool. This must be bonus week because I got a double show on Saturday from the Reds and the Lancaster on Friday over Staverton

The red's what?

Ok so you want it exact The Red Arrows.

the Staurday show includded the spare aircraft so TEN in formation.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on September 10, 2012, 02:00:43 PM
Fleeting glimpses, between the clouds, of a Merlin heading North over Gloucester. Slow but not very low today.
That was around1300'ish.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on September 10, 2012, 02:51:03 PM
Quote from: "Joseph"
Quote from: "Jumbo Girl"
.........
The red's what?

Ok so you want it exact The Red Arrows.

the Staurday show includded the spare aircraft so TEN in formation.
Think it was more of a pedantic comment regarding the spurious apostrophe { something that seems to cause a 'JG' great annoyance } ...... "the red's" , when it should have been "the reds"
Of course , I'm surprised the other literary error wasn't pointed out --- namely that it should have been Reds { capital R }  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on September 10, 2012, 08:35:24 PM
2 Army Lynx passing Warwick at 9.30am today.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on September 11, 2012, 09:25:03 AM
King Air out & about at Church Fenton this morning.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on September 11, 2012, 12:30:10 PM
What looked like an F15 just buzzed Church Fenton / Sherburn in Elmet!  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on September 11, 2012, 12:40:46 PM
As usual, I heard it but didn't see it...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on September 11, 2012, 03:15:34 PM
Hawk just buzzed Church Fenton / Sherburn in Elmet!   :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on September 11, 2012, 05:12:42 PM
Quote from: "MrTim"
As usual, I heard it but didn't see it...

You need to go to Specsavers !
 :D

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on September 11, 2012, 06:06:39 PM
Chinook over Sherburn wokking its way south.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: vulcanlover on September 11, 2012, 06:14:17 PM
Four F-15s in formation, then a pair of Tornados.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on September 11, 2012, 10:03:47 PM
But only just!!

Singapore Airlines 747 leaving EMA this evening but from the wrong end of the runway. Just saw its lights disappearing away from us :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Joseph on September 12, 2012, 10:06:09 AM
Sunday last a Boeing 747 Freighter arriving and later departing Kent International Airport.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on September 13, 2012, 01:12:09 PM
B52 spotted heading North over Hurn at 13:00 - now thats something you don't see very often here!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on September 13, 2012, 04:04:30 PM
Quite true, I didn't see it at all!!! lol
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on September 13, 2012, 04:26:05 PM
Quote from: "Bryank"
B52 spotted heading North over Hurn at 13:00 - now thats something you don't see very often here!

It is true that they are very rare, posted one on the 3 September (over Gloucester going into Fairford) and I then heard that there were 4 of them coming over for an exercise.
I've heard them since but, as usual with Fairford aircraft, not got a sight of them. As the runway runs East-West they must be taking off to the East hence we hear but don't see them.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Topsy on September 13, 2012, 05:14:59 PM
Quote from: "Bryank"
B52 spotted heading North over Hurn at 13:00 - now thats something you don't see very often here!

A pic was posted on Fighter Control earlier.

http://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=12725&start=420#p419055
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on September 14, 2012, 12:28:03 PM
A Herc has just buzzed past my office.  For once I had my camera, but it was gone too quick.. lol
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on September 15, 2012, 09:47:57 AM
Meteor climbing out of Baginton. Leuchars bound?

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on September 16, 2012, 03:35:07 PM
Uid Spitfire just done a couple of low passes around Leamington Spa. Lovely.

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: arnk on September 16, 2012, 04:55:46 PM
A Dakota being transported on low loaders heading east on the M4 on Sat morning.
Al
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: sickbag_andy on September 16, 2012, 05:01:55 PM
Quote from: "arnk"
A Dakota being transported on low loaders heading east on the M4 on Sat morning.
Al

I believe that was being moved from Lyneham to Brize this weekend
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on September 19, 2012, 01:01:56 PM
RAF Tristar just passed over Warwick heading into Birmingham.

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on September 19, 2012, 02:46:28 PM
Vulcan :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on September 19, 2012, 05:05:05 PM
A keen eyed Seagull spotted my car on the driveway today. :o  :o  :roll:

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/johnri69/2012/IMG_1786_zpsb7677b07.jpg)

JR
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wildcard on September 19, 2012, 05:06:48 PM
ARCO's Spitfire, x5 Blades...and a Vulcan...all together!  :D  :D

Rgds,
Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on September 19, 2012, 07:05:07 PM
Merlin has been passing over Gloucester on and off all day today.

Also, I was clearing the attic and could have sworn I heard a merlin engine fly over  very low. Does anyone know if there was a spitfire in the area of Gloucester today?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on September 19, 2012, 10:38:13 PM
Merlin appeared to be going down around the colleges so may have been doing some air cadets stuff.

I also heard something today but couldn't spot it.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on September 20, 2012, 03:50:46 PM
Wokka over Bournemouth, heading for Bryan.....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on September 20, 2012, 05:30:28 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Wokka over Bournemouth, heading for Bryan.....

And over Gloucester today, wonder if it was the same one? This was around 14:55
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on September 24, 2012, 01:41:45 PM
Lots of noise pre lunch time. Sounded like 4 or 5 separate fast jets, didn't really sound like VC10 or Tri-Star noise. No idea what they were or what's going on due to the 8/8 low cloud base.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on September 25, 2012, 03:57:45 PM
A Wokka is flying over my office heading towards the sea as I type this....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on September 25, 2012, 05:12:29 PM
Belated..Notts/Lincs air ambulance early this morning, attending crash on A1, flying over our village.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on September 25, 2012, 07:38:26 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
A Wokka is flying over my office heading towards the sea as I type this....

And just come back extremely low over our house!

Wokka guys if you read this - cheers, that was awesome lol
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: JeremyC on September 25, 2012, 08:52:18 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
A Wokka is flying over my office heading towards the sea as I type this....

As previously observed, move near Odiham and it will cease to be an event!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on September 25, 2012, 09:25:35 PM
Quote from: "Bryank"
Quote from: "speedy"
A Wokka is flying over my office heading towards the sea as I type this....

And just come back extremely low over our house!

Wokka guys if you read this - cheers, that was awesome lol

It sounded pretty flipping low when it came back over our flat a bit later than you had it - twice!  All the junk on my desk was rattling....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PhillyJ on September 26, 2012, 10:04:23 AM
Quote from: "JeremyC"
Quote from: "speedy"
A Wokka is flying over my office heading towards the sea as I type this....

As previously observed, move near Odiham and it will cease to be an event!
or move close to what was RNAY Fleetlands...I swear they used to engine test them just to dry out the footie fields for Fleetlands FC at times.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on September 26, 2012, 03:51:07 PM
Wokka is back over my office again....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on September 26, 2012, 04:22:07 PM
Maybe they're treating it as a VRP........
Maybe they've read this topic & thought : "wouldn't it be fun to repeatedly fly over his office & annoy him" !!  ;)  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Smudger565 on September 26, 2012, 09:47:41 PM
B 2 Bomber has just Buzzed the ship, :o  :o  

By the time I got to the outside of the ship it was a dot in the distance, from the description it was a B2

PS
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on September 27, 2012, 12:26:32 PM
Thought you were nicking the cable. DEA interdiction flight ????
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on October 02, 2012, 12:03:35 PM
VC-10
{ looked it up .....XV106 , callsign TARTAN 22 }
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on October 04, 2012, 06:49:33 PM
Apache in Bournemouth late morning :D

Kinson to be precise... very low and very loud. It may have landed at a local school playing field. Took off and departed about an hour later - and headed towards Hurn at lo level. Dunno what that was all about.... but great to see.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on October 04, 2012, 11:29:38 PM
Called in at EMA this evening> Borrowed a couple of links from EMAG

IL76
http://www.flickr.com/photos/aviationralph/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/aviationralph/)


And one for Aggy

http://www.flickr.com/photos/plane_spot ... ostream/.. (http://www.flickr.com/photos/plane_spotting_freak/8051101692/in/photostream/..).

This has been there since Monday. Crew resting apparently after two flights from Seattle to EMA with RR engines.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Zero One on October 05, 2012, 09:46:55 AM
Yesterday afternoon approx 1500 & 1520 two Chinooks heading south towards Lutterworth
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on October 05, 2012, 09:50:42 AM
The Chinooks were reported on EMAG too with their registrations.  :D

 Dave ZD575 Lifter 1 was abeam EMA approach heading S at 15.14 followed by ZA683 Lifter 2 at 15.22.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on October 05, 2012, 12:35:01 PM
Breeding Sh**hooks !!
Earlier had one routing Eastwards toward St Athan..........now just had 2 of them routing Westwards from St Athan.
 :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on October 05, 2012, 06:14:32 PM
Yesterdays Apache was... as I guessed doing a school visit  :)

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9 ... engineers/ (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9968705.Apache_helicopter_inspires_new_generation_of_engineers/)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on October 06, 2012, 09:28:38 PM
Bit late but fantastic 'Spotting' of a Spitfire over Grand Harbour, Malta, on Friday 28 September. I had a tip off that it would be arriving for the airshow at 10:30 which was exactly the time I had arranged to meet a small group of old Ex-RAF blokes at Upper Barrakka gardens, an excellent viewing point above Grand Harbour.

Need to find a free on-line editing programme so I can cut out the rubbish at the end. Hadn't used the video function on my new camera before!

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/RAF%20Stuff/Malta%202012/th_Prettygoodstartlotsofrubbishatend.jpg) (http://s572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/RAF%20Stuff/Malta%202012/?action=view&current=Prettygoodstartlotsofrubbishatend.mp4)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on October 09, 2012, 07:39:14 PM
Earlier today, must have been around midday'ish, a Chinook was going back and forth between Gloucester and Cheltenham. Not sure what he was up to.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on October 10, 2012, 02:49:13 PM
Something prop powered and sounding heavy enough to be a Herc has just grumbled over my office in the low cloud.  Second time this week.  Well, it definitely wasn't a seagull... ;-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on October 10, 2012, 04:30:16 PM
Seagull with indigestion?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on October 10, 2012, 04:45:43 PM
Choice of 2 .......there's been a Crab-Air Herky & a NAF Herky out and about up that way today.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on October 10, 2012, 06:18:44 PM
Merlin around 09:45, could hear it at first but not see it then it appeared through a thin bit of low cloud. Heading North over Abbeymead, Gloucester.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on October 11, 2012, 01:01:51 PM
Quote from: "Gregg"
Seagull with indigestion?

If so, it hasn't learned what not to eat, as something has just gone over making the same sound... lol
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on October 12, 2012, 10:53:56 AM
Another Herc just now, and I had my camera with me as I'm off back to Sussex this afternoon.  Too far away for a decent shot, but it appeared from somewhere in the Hurn direction, did a circuit of the Poole area, and went off back towards Hurn.  As I was struggling to get a shot of it, G-OMAF flew right over the window I was poking my camera out....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Topsy on October 12, 2012, 01:26:41 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Another Herc just now, and I had my camera with me as I'm off back to Sussex this afternoon.  Too far away for a decent shot, but it appeared from somewhere in the Hurn direction, did a circuit of the Poole area, and went off back towards Hurn.  As I was struggling to get a shot of it, G-OMAF flew right over the window I was poking my camera out....

An Omani C-130 leaving Hurn was posted on FC earlier. Could that be the one?

http://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=12725&start=440#p430103
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on October 12, 2012, 01:28:57 PM
It was certainly a light coloured one, but even with a 400mm lens, it's just a spec in the distance at several miles!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on October 12, 2012, 04:07:33 PM
The Yellow prop job doing his great aerobatic display over the village again just now :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on October 12, 2012, 07:54:58 PM
C130 this morning around 0945'ish if my memory serves me! It was very high but the sound caught my attention and then I saw it. Unusual for them to be so high, wonder if it was the Omani one?
Funnily enough I'm off tomorrow to join a group of ex RAF for a reunion of RAF Oman veterans!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on October 15, 2012, 01:15:24 PM
Yesterday at Baginton, Lockheed Electra L-188 and Howard 500. Today the Howard is out again.

Vid of the Lockheed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz508Et51t0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lz508Et51t0)

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on October 15, 2012, 07:43:40 PM
A6-DAS B737 biz jet with callsign Royal Jet from Abu Dhabi, on low approach into Birmingham.

cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on October 17, 2012, 10:41:09 AM
Something looking very similar to one of Cobham's Falcons has just flown very slowly past my office, but it was plain white.  Hard to tell, but it almost looked like a tri-jet version.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Wizzy on October 19, 2012, 09:28:22 AM
Two F-15s (I think, but it's quite murky) chasing each other round over York
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on October 19, 2012, 09:47:49 AM
Quote from: "Wizzy"
Two F-15s (I think, but it's quite murky) chasing each other round over York
Thought I could hear something.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PhillyJ on October 19, 2012, 12:42:43 PM
Bit late, but did not have internet access at the time! Wednesday 17th, about 13.45, 2 Tonkas went over Penpont church near Sennybridge, low and loud. Was attending a family friends funeral (105 yr old lady) but luckily they went over before the service had begun!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on October 19, 2012, 01:04:55 PM
VC10 climbing out of Brize passing between Gloucester and Cheltenham at 10:30 this morning. Heading North.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on October 30, 2012, 12:46:21 PM
'ercules over Bournemouth, heading towards Hurn.  Very dark in colour and quite low.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on October 31, 2012, 06:47:45 PM
Chinook just gone over quite low and spooky in the dark heading east. Perhaps he's trick or treating!! :lol: (ZE705)

RAF tristar apparently in EMA this morning. I heard it leave but didn't see it. (ZH902)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on October 31, 2012, 07:49:01 PM
Typhoon (I think) going fast and low up the Mersey  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on October 31, 2012, 09:04:06 PM
Forgot about the Merlin, very low right across the middle of Gloucester City yesterday, 30 Oct, around 16:00.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on November 01, 2012, 10:52:19 AM
Quote from: "Jumbo Girl"
Typhoon (I think) going fast and low up the Mersey  :D

That's 'cos if it went slowly it'd get nicked!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on November 05, 2012, 03:35:47 PM
Something pretty hefty in the airliner category has just gone over to Hurn.  Looked a lot bigger than the usual baby stuff that the budget airlines use, but not quite Jumbo sized.  Just struck me as being a little out of the ordinary.  Any ideas?  Couldn't get Radar Virtuel up in time before it vanished, assuming it would have appeared...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on November 05, 2012, 03:52:12 PM
Tornado (I think) just done a low pass & climb out over Church Fenton.  Headed east, then south.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on November 06, 2012, 07:51:17 PM
A single Hawk (Red Arrows ?) carrying out a loop with white smoke on yesterday at about 1600 hrs in the area of Humberside Airport.
 :?

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on November 07, 2012, 10:46:55 AM
Typhoon just buzzed Church Fenton while I was on the phone to Bob at the web store.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on November 07, 2012, 10:48:17 AM
And it's just come back for seconds :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PhillyJ on November 07, 2012, 10:53:15 AM
Need some help. Was in South Wales last week on hols and whilst driving down the A470 between Brecon and Merthyr a Herc came flying towards us between the valleys. I didn't get a good look at it but what I did see seemed odd, it had a prominent nose that appeared 'squarish' but as I was driving down the windey road I had to concentrate on other things! So, what variant do you reckon I saw, I'm assuming it was RAF.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on November 07, 2012, 02:11:26 PM
That would have been the 'MC' version I expect. Was it like this one? http://www.theaviationzone.com/images/hercules/hc_mc130/bin/hmc13001.jpg
The RAF do operate them, and I'm not sure but I think the square nose is something to do with a different radar system in the nose.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on November 07, 2012, 02:13:07 PM
Low and fast (well, fast for a wokka anyway) Chinook heading South over the Abbeymead area of Gloucester at about 13:50.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on November 07, 2012, 04:37:54 PM
4 x something (Jet Fighters of some description) flew across Barnwood area of Gloucester at 15:10.
Anyone know what they were?
They were flying in two pairs but not in a formation as such. They were heading in a westerly direction so may have been going into Fairford as they were flying very slow for fighters.

I would have identified them but I was listening to my iPod and didn't hear them until they were going away from me, could have been Typhoons.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PXProgrammer on November 07, 2012, 09:12:48 PM
Vc10 low and slow over Rugby, appeared out of low cloud :)

No idea what it was doing but a very nice sight.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on November 07, 2012, 11:02:46 PM
It was one of a pair heading to Bruntingthorpe to begin a new life as a washing machine.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on November 07, 2012, 11:43:36 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Something pretty hefty in the airliner category has just gone over to Hurn.  Looked a lot bigger than the usual baby stuff that the budget airlines use, but not quite Jumbo sized.  Just struck me as being a little out of the ordinary.  Any ideas?  Couldn't get Radar Virtuel up in time before it vanished, assuming it would have appeared...

Tiz a jumbo - 747SP reg VP-BAT. Resident at Hurn but rarely seen flying. Supposedly being replaced with something a lot newer before long.. And no, you won't get it on the online radar sites as its way too old!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PhillyJ on November 08, 2012, 09:58:14 AM
Quote from: "djrose007"
That would have been the 'MC' version I expect. Was it like this one? http://www.theaviationzone.com/images/hercules/hc_mc130/bin/hmc13001.jpg
The RAF do operate them, and I'm not sure but I think the square nose is something to do with a different radar system in the nose.
Yep, that was the one. Thanks!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on November 09, 2012, 11:16:59 AM
Hercules has just flown over my office and is now doing circles over the sea between the pier and somewhere off towards Poole/Swanage.  No camera with me today.. :-(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: sickbag_andy on November 09, 2012, 01:47:28 PM
Quote from: "Gregg"
It was one of a pair heading to Bruntingthorpe to begin a new life as a washing machine.


 very sad :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on November 09, 2012, 03:10:29 PM
Hercules came back for another doubt of flying around in circles, then shortly afterwards one of Cobham's Falcons flew along the coast, which is a slightly unusual flightpath for them.  Either that or I'm not usually gawping out the front windows of the office looking for Hercs when they go past...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on November 09, 2012, 05:05:19 PM
Quote from: "sickbag_andy"
Quote from: "Gregg"
It was one of a pair heading to Bruntingthorpe to begin a new life as a washing machine.


 very sad :(

Recycled a washing machine this morning to be made into an aircraft of some type  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on November 09, 2012, 05:06:21 PM
A380 has visited EMA today. Landed this morning and took off at 3. I watched from my bedroom window as it ran in, circled Rolls-Royce with some very steep banking and the soared up to disappear into the cloud. It was supposed to be at 3000 ft but looked much lower from here (about 3 miles away) and from where Malcolm was at RR too.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on November 09, 2012, 06:45:18 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Hercules came back for another doubt of flying around in circles

Seen to be throwing stuff out the back over the Purbecks about 14.30 pm...  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PXProgrammer on November 10, 2012, 06:51:28 PM
Quote from: "Gregg"
It was one of a pair heading to Bruntingthorpe to begin a new life as a washing machine.

I thought it might be :(
A low slow turn followed by a "power climb" was an unusual sight over Rugby town centre :D

Thanks for the info :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on November 10, 2012, 07:46:51 PM
A Vampire doing very low circuits and power climbs in the field behind my house today at about 1500 hrs.
 :D

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on November 11, 2012, 10:37:09 AM
Quote from: "Pujgnie"
Quote from: "speedy"
Hercules came back for another doubt of flying around in circles

Seen to be throwing stuff out the back over the Purbecks about 14.30 pm...  :lol:

I hope it was politicians without parachutes.....  :twisted:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Landyman on November 14, 2012, 02:34:50 PM
Heard but not seen.......Reds are up now. Second sortie since we got here at mid-day.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on November 14, 2012, 11:14:00 PM
11:10 this morning a Merlin passed over low and fast heading North. Saw him a couple of time over the next hour or two but much higher and slower. I'm presuming it was the same Merlin of course!
Must admit the first thing that went through my mind was 'Skyfall' after seeing it last night. The Merlin action near the end was pretty awesome although I realise the crash scenes were Computer Generated, I hope!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PhillyJ on November 15, 2012, 09:47:14 AM
Quote from: "djrose007"
11:10 this morning a Merlin passed over low and fast heading North. Saw him a couple of time over the next hour or two but much higher and slower. I'm presuming it was the same Merlin of course!
Must admit the first thing that went through my mind was 'Skyfall' after seeing it last night. The Merlin action near the end was pretty awesome although I realise the crash scenes were Computer Generated, I hope!
Yes, the Merlin scene was unexpected but interesting!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on November 18, 2012, 10:12:24 AM
Merlin active around Gloucester again yesterday around 16:00.
She was flying low and quite fast over Abbeymead/Coney Hill heading towards Imjin Barracks.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on November 18, 2012, 07:40:56 PM
Air Ambulance landing at Market Bosworth Rugby Club to take one of the Old Leamingtonians players to Leicester Hospital. They do a fantastic job and i am very grateful that they are around for when things go wrong.i hope the OLs player was ok, it must have been a tough match as there had already been a road ambulance to take awalking wounded away earler! Thankfully there were no injuries in my sons match.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on November 30, 2012, 01:00:55 PM
Something pretty hefty in the commercial airliner department has taken off from Hurn and is now heading in the Southampton direction.

Also, forgot to mention last Fri our friend the Herc was back doing laps of the seafront and chucking what appeared to be people on parachutes out, as well as at least one pallet of kit with two or three large 'chutes attached to it.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on November 30, 2012, 02:51:09 PM
Transaero 747 ott my house, divert into Birmingham due to fog at Bruntingthorpe.

Cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on December 04, 2012, 12:14:06 PM
It wasn't fog, it was one of Gregg's curries! ;-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on December 04, 2012, 12:14:57 PM
A wokka has just wokka'd past my office and is now heading off toward Hurn.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on December 04, 2012, 12:25:14 PM
It's been past several times now...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on December 04, 2012, 06:40:05 PM
Air Ambulance - arriving/landing at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital about 2.15pm
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on December 11, 2012, 07:37:39 AM
Drove my nephew to Bristol yesterday for an appointment at the artificial eye clinic and as we walked from the car park to the hospital a C17 flew very low and very slow directly over Bristol city centre. This was late morning.
Brilliant sight, but cursed as I didn't have my camera on me!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Rushy on December 11, 2012, 03:29:54 PM
Single Wokka just went low from South of Crawley right over Gatwick Airport and onwards northbound.
No idea what's going on there!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Rushy on December 12, 2012, 01:00:36 PM
I was watching PMQ's in the house of commons over lunch today and saw a very nice golden Vulcan pin on the lapel of an MP asking a question! :D
Sadly with the sound off I wasn;t able to figure out who it was but it's nice to spot one out and about.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Zero One on December 12, 2012, 01:54:22 PM
Quote from: "Rushy"
I was watching PMQ's in the house of commons over lunch today and saw a very nice golden Vulcan pin on the lapel of an MP asking a question! :D
Sadly with the sound off I wasn;t able to figure out who it was but it's nice to spot one out and about.

If he was 2 rows behind Camerons right shoulder?... it was one of VTTST Trustees..... Gerald Howarth MP..... if you want to see him it's at 12.17 of PMQ time on Iplayer
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Rushy on December 12, 2012, 02:00:04 PM
Quote from: "Zero One"
Quote from: "Rushy"
I was watching PMQ's in the house of commons over lunch today and saw a very nice golden Vulcan pin on the lapel of an MP asking a question! :D
Sadly with the sound off I wasn;t able to figure out who it was but it's nice to spot one out and about.

If he was 2 rows behind Camerons right shoulder?... it was one of VTTST Trustee.... Gerald Howarth MP..... if you want to see him it's at 12.17 of PMQ time on Iplayer


It could well have been Denis! Thanks.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on December 12, 2012, 09:22:59 PM
Quote from: "Zero One"
Quote from: "Rushy"
I was watching PMQ's in the house of commons over lunch today and saw a very nice golden Vulcan pin on the lapel of an MP asking a question! :D
Sadly with the sound off I wasn;t able to figure out who it was but it's nice to spot one out and about.

If he was 2 rows behind Camerons right shoulder?... it was one of VTTST Trustee.... Gerald Howarth MP..... if you want to see him it's at 12.17 of PMQ time on Iplayer


Watch out for Vince Cable, I recently mentioned on another thread that I'd given him a gold coloured lapel badge at this years The Times Science Festival in Cheltenham. He'd better be wearing it or I'll write and ask for it back!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on December 15, 2012, 07:55:04 PM
Make the most of it, he probably won't get a seat in 2015! lol
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on December 15, 2012, 09:54:20 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Make the most of it, he probably won't get a seat in 2015! lol
Didn't like to say anything but I suspect you are 100% correct, I'm expecting him to defect from the Lib Dems to the Tories.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on December 17, 2012, 10:10:03 PM
Tri-Star at 09:08 this morning banking slowly around over Gloucester.
About half an hour later there was something very noisy climbing away over Gloucester, and it was also banking around in an arc but by the time I spotted it the distance was too far for an identification.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on December 21, 2012, 11:17:37 AM
SAR Sea King tootling up and down over the sea off Bognor this morning.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on December 27, 2012, 11:23:31 AM
Quote from: "djrose007"
Quote from: "speedy"
Make the most of it, he probably won't get a seat in 2015! lol
Didn't like to say anything but I suspect you are 100% correct, I'm expecting him to defect from the Lib Dems to the Tories.

 :?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Cookie Monster on December 27, 2012, 01:22:37 PM
c130 over south yorkshire heading in the direction of Blyth ... 10,000ft ish....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on December 27, 2012, 07:47:05 PM
Didn't mention it at the time but on Christmas Day I heard 3 or 4 aircraft. Sounded like VC10's or maybe L1011's but they were definitely too low for commercial aircraft but it was too cloudy to get a visual.
I though it was unusual for Christmas Day so anyone know what was going on?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on January 10, 2013, 06:42:16 PM
Herc circling to the East, then shortly after it was spotted going north.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on January 25, 2013, 01:33:37 PM
There's a Chinook over Bournemouth just below the rather low cloudbase.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on January 30, 2013, 08:29:47 PM
Fairly clear skies over Gloucester today so I could see the two, slow moving, Chinooks at 15:05
They were going in pretty much opposite directions about 1 mile apart. Don't know what they were up to but maybe it was one going into and one coming out of ARRC Imjin Barracks (formerly RAF Innsworth).
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on January 30, 2013, 08:47:12 PM
Oh Oh Oh - I forgot - Apache heading in bound to Birmingham City centre about 12:30 today.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on January 31, 2013, 12:09:46 PM
Herc on Monday doing a few laps of the Bournemouth seafront instead of the more usual Friday.  Just now I heard something jet powered go past that definitely didn't sound like the usual Thursday playtime for Cobham's Falcons....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on February 01, 2013, 03:46:18 PM
Belated sighting from Wed 30th..Pair of Tonka's tracking south along the A66 low and mean!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on February 06, 2013, 02:03:01 PM
Something medium sized and white just flew into Hurn, looked somewhat out of the ordinary to me.  No idea what it was, but it seemed to have a t-tail on it.  Maybe some sort of luxury exec jet sort of thing....?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on February 06, 2013, 02:19:07 PM
Interesting, something has had a bit of a minor whoopsee at Hurn.  Story was posted about 20 mins before my last post.  Having had a look on Google, I don't think it's the same sort of aircraft I saw earlier, I'm sure it was bigger than that...

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/1 ... m=facebook (http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/10209960.Light_aircraft_suffers_undercarriage_failure_on_take_off_at_Bournemouth_Airport/?ref=rss&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on February 07, 2013, 10:10:16 AM
Hercules passing by the office....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on February 07, 2013, 04:10:17 PM
There's now a Wokka wokka-ing about....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on February 08, 2013, 01:48:43 PM
Wocca, very high going north just now
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Cookie Monster on February 08, 2013, 04:14:40 PM
I have just seen a wokka wokk-ing  towards Braithwell South Yorks 1430ish.. Also what looked like a posh version of a Kingair 1600ish...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on February 15, 2013, 08:29:50 AM
9-0 o'clock last night an Awac? low over the village possibly on approach to Waddo?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PhillyJ on February 15, 2013, 11:11:29 AM
Wokka taken off from Fleetlands and heading NE over the Fareham skyline.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on February 15, 2013, 07:12:05 PM
1 Herky bird on the deck at Bournemouth Airport @ 09:00hrs today - ramp open static. Then there were 2 Herky Birds on deck (engines running) ramps closed @ approx 10:25hrs.

Guess they were about to 'deposit' stuff into the sea again near Studland  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on February 16, 2013, 11:47:35 PM
One Thursday - I know, better late than never.

VC10 C1k XR808/R with the fancy tail in the circuit @ robin hood.

Then about 20 mins later departing South over Bawtry and Tickhill - setting off all the car alarms in classic style   :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: mackrick on February 17, 2013, 11:26:43 AM
Quote from: "Sad Sam"
One Thursday - I know, better late than never.

VC10 C1k XR808/R with the fancy tail in the circuit @ robin hood.

Then about 20 mins later departing South over Bawtry and Tickhill - setting off all the car alarms in classic style   :D  :D

Sam what fancy tail scheme ....thought there was only 3.
Black 101 Sqn 90th was XV 105.
Red 40th was XV 104
Celebrating Oxfordshre was XV102
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: scampton61 on February 17, 2013, 02:01:22 PM
XR808 carries a 101 Sqn 95th anniversary/50 years of VC10 flying graphic on tail and engine nacelles

(http://www.underthefloor.co.uk/media/xr808-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: mackrick on February 17, 2013, 06:04:44 PM
Doh  forgot about that one, just checked the photo collection and there it is.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on February 17, 2013, 06:49:43 PM
Try to pay attention at the back  :D

See that's what come's from spending too much time in sleepy hollows  ;)

What you need is some quality time with a jet that will be flying past March
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on February 17, 2013, 08:30:59 PM
Quote from: "Sad Sam"
What you need is some quality time with a jet that will be flying past March

It's generally believed that there'll be a VC10 at RIAT for the type's last public display.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on February 18, 2013, 03:57:15 PM
C-130 driving down the road to Countesthorpe.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on February 18, 2013, 04:06:14 PM
Something looking like a small to medium sized jetliner has just gone past the window to Hurn, but it's not of a type I could make out or recognise.  Mostly white, with a solid blue coventional type tail.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wildcard on February 19, 2013, 05:16:02 PM
Apache low n slow about 12:50hrs, Milton Keynes heading North West
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: fastandloud on February 20, 2013, 08:37:51 AM
The plane mentioned flying around Hurn was a RAF Avro.  Came from Boscombe Down.  Was up yesterday as well doing circuits around the Wilts area.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on February 20, 2013, 11:55:10 AM
As per usual nowt to look at here in my part of Notts :evil:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on February 20, 2013, 12:35:30 PM
Quote from: "Gregg"
C-130 driving down the road to Countesthorpe.

WOW! I didn't think the road to Countesthorpe was wide enough for a Herky to drive down  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on February 20, 2013, 01:13:56 PM
It isn't, hence them turning round and going back down the A50 :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Cookie Monster on February 20, 2013, 01:24:25 PM
Sad Sams VC10 came over my house near Tickhill, great sounding beast !!!  ...  Pity cloud base was too low for a view ... also a Merlin just came past (RN Merlin) I think..???... anyone else spot it around South yorks ??? !!! ...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on February 24, 2013, 08:49:39 PM
Two Apaches heading west over Hurn early afternoon. Heard the distinctive sound first and was trying to figure out where before we saw them. Not a regular visitor here at all!

Also had 9H-VJA doing circuits, touch and goes, missed approaches and shed loads of other entertaining  stuff for over 3 hours. Training apparently but you could hardly miss it today.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on February 25, 2013, 02:51:03 PM
Took those two apaches a long time to get here from Hurn but they've just gone across Abbeymead, Gloucester, at 14:40 heading for Imjin Barracks. Probably not the same two, or if it is they must have stopped over somewhere so they didn't have to fly in the dark!

I heard the noise faintly but thought it would be too cloudy to see anything. Looked out of the window and there they were, low enough to be below the cloud base.
Only managed to get one of them as they were disappearing. The other one is behind the trees to the left of the visible one.

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/DJROSE007/Julia/RAF/P2253536_zps3c505a89.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on February 28, 2013, 11:37:01 AM
Military fighter Jet very high going South.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on February 28, 2013, 09:23:31 PM
12:55 VC10 heading North right over our house in Abbeymead, Gloucester. Forgot to post it earlier !
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PhillyJ on March 04, 2013, 01:00:04 PM
Wokka taken off from Fleetlands and heading NE over the Fareham skyline.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PhillyJ on March 04, 2013, 02:56:19 PM
...and another Wokka flying back over Fareham and landing at Fleetlands.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on March 06, 2013, 05:28:04 PM
Wokka over Swaythling Souhampton at lunchtime today.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on March 07, 2013, 09:51:53 PM
Merlin over Warwick  early afternoon today.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on March 13, 2013, 03:04:54 PM
Hurn seems very popular today....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on March 13, 2013, 05:17:20 PM
Spotted this over Eastergate at Mid Day today.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/johnri69/2012/IMG_3219.jpg)

Nipped along to Goodwood later, and there it was. Think they're expecting a wet weekend  :D  :o

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/johnri69/2012/IMG_3224.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Littlewings on March 15, 2013, 10:03:11 AM
C-17 Globemaster flew over my house about 45 minutes ago on the way into Birmingham.  Would be great to see these occasional noisy visitors if it weren't for the fact that they are operating Medevac flights for service personnel.  

I can always tell the sound of the C-17 approaching - much louder than all the regular commercial traffic into BHX.  Question - is it my imagination, or do they always approach much faster than the commercial aircraft?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on March 15, 2013, 10:26:03 AM
Quote from: "johnri"
Spotted this over Eastergate at Mid Day today.

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Nipped along to Goodwood later, and there it was. Think they're expecting a wet weekend  :D  :o

[img]
Maybe they're practicing for RIAT ??  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on March 15, 2013, 07:21:45 PM
Quote from: "johnri"
Spotted this over Eastergate at Mid Day today.
Nipped along to Goodwood later, and there it was. Think they're expecting a wet weekend  :D  :o

Did you tell him he'd missed the lake!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: breezy on March 18, 2013, 01:28:11 PM
VC10 over Minworth, Birmingham about 5 mins ago. Fantastic sound :)

Presume on way to Bruntingthorpe....?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on March 18, 2013, 10:55:21 PM
Quote from: "Littlewings"
C-17 Globemaster flew over my house about 45 minutes ago on the way into Birmingham.  Would be great to see these occasional noisy visitors if it weren't for the fact that they are operating Medevac flights for service personnel.  

I can always tell the sound of the C-17 approaching - much louder than all the regular commercial traffic into BHX.  Question - is it my imagination, or do they always approach much faster than the commercial aircraft?

No but they don't fly the same circuit and are given priority approach over commercial traffic.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on March 18, 2013, 11:29:13 PM
Virgin A300 overhead at 32,000ft. Best thing about it was my best friend was aboard.  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on March 19, 2013, 08:15:55 PM
Quote from: "Gregg"
Virgin A300 overhead at 32,000ft. Best thing about it was my best friend was aboard.  :D

Bit like the time you saw a Thomas Cook 737! Methinks an eye test or a new app is in order :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on March 19, 2013, 08:46:14 PM
Nope, 3 different apps this time.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on March 19, 2013, 09:10:34 PM
Quote from: "Gregg"
Nope, 3 different apps this time.

Better hope it's your typing that's rubbish then, rather than 3 apps being wrong! :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on March 19, 2013, 09:32:11 PM
What are you on about?

It was an A330-300, G-VINE (champagne belle). Going from Gatwick to Orlando.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on March 19, 2013, 09:44:21 PM
Quote from: "Gregg"
What are you on about?

It was an A330-300, G-VINE (champagne belle). Going from Gatwick to Orlando.

Read your first post... Not an A300 then :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on March 19, 2013, 09:50:20 PM
Oh shock horror! I made a typo.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jocelyn on March 25, 2013, 04:45:23 PM
Seen but mostly HEARD this morning at Finningley, one very loud Vulcan trying its engines and entertaining all in the process.... :D
(as reported on the DSAForum)  Suspect there will be a couple of pics from the Finningley Gallery later on, as they witnessed (and heard) it all. Lucky so and so's  8-)

Hope 558 enjoyed the sunshine......
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sylar on March 25, 2013, 09:15:15 PM
Bit late for these but I only had full forum access returned yesterday.

Monday 18th March 13.08 VC10 seen from my office window. That was nice.
Wednesday 20th March 13.05 VC10 seen from my office window, Which was a complete surprise.

My office window is under the inbound flight path to R33 at Birmingham, best seat in the house!

Thursday 21st March VC10 on finals to Bruntingthorpe. A hat trick!
cheers

Shane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on March 25, 2013, 11:59:21 PM
Quote from: "jocelyn"
Seen but mostly HEARD this morning at Finningley, one very loud Vulcan trying its engines and entertaining all in the process.... :D
(as reported on the DSAForum)  Suspect there will be a couple of pics from the Finningley Gallery later on, as they witnessed (and heard) it all. Lucky so and so's  8-)

Hope 558 enjoyed the sunshine......

Seen, heard (and felt) from where I was  :D

Plenty of activity on the nonsense forums (twister & farcebook) but nothing on here  :(

No pictures from me as it was too damn cold (plus I was a little busy)

Willow was busy with her very expensive camera again - I'm starting to get a bit worried about all the pictures she takes but we never get to see them  :?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on March 26, 2013, 11:38:55 AM
Merlin at Church Fenton.  Also some jet noise, but as yet unidentified due to cloud.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Ronnie on March 27, 2013, 11:48:36 AM
Spitfire showing off over North Essex. Sounds almost as good a a Vulcan!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on March 27, 2013, 05:52:44 PM
Wokka just gone over going East, to Waddo maybe?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on April 09, 2013, 11:04:42 AM
Three very dark coloured Sea Kings (I think) have just flown past my office heading towards Boscombe (hopefully they're going to blow the place up  :twisted:  ).
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on April 09, 2013, 11:27:39 AM
On my way home from work this morning, not on the bike, Emirates A380 on finals, passing over the car whilst on the Stanwell Moor Road (Heathrow), brilliant underside view through the "rain" roof, oh wish I had had the camera in hand.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on April 10, 2013, 07:39:39 PM
Warwick has been a relatively busy place over the last couple of days with a Merlin passing over travelling roughly in the direction of Coventry at 6.40pm yesterday and then a Chinook heading northbound at 1.50pm today.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wcg on April 11, 2013, 03:34:35 PM
Tonka GR4 !!  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on April 15, 2013, 04:20:30 PM
 :D  :D Wahooooo Military jet just gone over,, no idea what it was cos it was so high!! :?  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on April 18, 2013, 07:02:05 PM
Just as I was crawling out of the back end of a Javelin (XH903) tail pipes I heard a very distinctive WOKKA WOKKA WOKKA. It was already overhead but grabbed the camera out of my pocket and snapped it.
This was around 11:40 this morning at Staverton (Gloucestershire Airport).

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/P4184319_zps0172ed85.jpg)

What the hell was I doing up the tail pipe of a Javelin you might ask? Taking the bolts out ready for the tail section removal to fit new clips as the old ones had all corroded away bar one!
(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/Jet%20Age%20Museum/R1L9OFL_zpse56897f8.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on April 18, 2013, 08:10:12 PM
RN Sea King surveillance chopper with 'baggy' down - Low over Westbourne today @ approx 14.15  :D

Looked like this ... (not my pic)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8244/8661482590_e8ff758f2a_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/94272285@N06/8661482590/)
1b812f8af1834a3fbc375eb0aa80aad3-0x0 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/94272285@N06/8661482590/) by Puj558 (http://www.flickr.com/people/94272285@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on April 18, 2013, 08:37:35 PM
Seaking Mk7/AEW2. Me likey!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on April 18, 2013, 09:06:48 PM
That is a good looking Sea King :-)  Chinook was going round in circles while I was walking the dog. Got some great footage of one leaving Staverton couple of weeks ago :-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on April 18, 2013, 09:44:59 PM
All Seakings are good looking  :D  post the Chinook footage there's a good 'un.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on April 20, 2013, 12:06:07 AM
Quote from: "Sarah Abbott"
That is a good looking Sea King :-)  Chinook was going round in circles while I was walking the dog. Got some great footage of one leaving Staverton couple of weeks ago :-)

If you like Chinooks you need to be at Imjin Barracks at 1430 on Monday. Chinook is going to lifting the meteor T7 from the Frogfurlong lane side of Innsworth across to Staverton for the Jet Age Museum.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on April 20, 2013, 12:50:42 AM
I am working from 3pm David, so I am relying on you to get some great footage  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on April 20, 2013, 10:01:02 AM
Lanc and Dak were out yesterday and the Lanc has done a lovely flypast over our house 5 minutes ago then turned just beyond our village and came back round :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Captain Black on April 20, 2013, 05:08:45 PM
About 4pm going east over Pewsey, Wilts, low and slow, what I think was a JP.

Anyone know where it might be from?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on April 20, 2013, 07:17:08 PM
Chinook over Birmingham yesterday. I squealed and ran around the office, but everybody said "yeah whatever Aggy" :/
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on April 21, 2013, 01:00:45 PM
I just spotted John Hepple :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on April 21, 2013, 07:37:30 PM
Martin Johnson, Dean Richards, Scott Bemand, Darren Garthorth, Serge Bletson, Geordon Murphy, Harry Ellis, Jason Robinson, Lewis Moody, Leon Lloyd and a shed load more Rugby legends. Haven't seen an aeroplane all weekend.  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on April 22, 2013, 03:28:26 PM
http://youtu.be/dOYfcWIJHSo

http://youtu.be/iDD3e1v0pcI

http://youtu.be/3t5Wi3m-oEg

http://youtu.be/f0sN0_hltaQ

ANYONE LIKE METEORS AND/OR CHINOOKS? Try the links above on YouTube. Got these of the Chinook airlifiting the Meteor from Imjin Barracks (fka RAF Innsworth) to Staverton.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on April 22, 2013, 03:57:43 PM
Some stills of the Chinook and Meteor
Not bad considering they were taken through a chain link fence!

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/P4224541_zps24a8c376.jpg) (http://s572.photobucket.com/user/djrose007/media/P4224541_zps24a8c376.jpg.html)

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/P4224537_zpse2b0f244.jpg) (http://s572.photobucket.com/user/djrose007/media/P4224537_zpse2b0f244.jpg.html)

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/P4224534_zpsf998a2f3.jpg) (http://s572.photobucket.com/user/djrose007/media/P4224534_zpsf998a2f3.jpg.html)

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/P4224517_zpsf99d9f64.jpg) (http://s572.photobucket.com/user/djrose007/media/P4224517_zpsf99d9f64.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: scampton61 on April 22, 2013, 04:38:48 PM
Video feature now on BBC news website too

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22246388 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22246388" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Landyman on April 24, 2013, 02:24:34 PM
Antonov AN-124 on finals into Wattisham this morning.

Landyman.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on April 24, 2013, 02:43:51 PM
Typhoon - last seen heading vertically into space over Church Fenton.  Heard him earlier, and it's probably the one I saw yesterday too.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on April 24, 2013, 04:53:40 PM
Cobham seem very busy lately, normally they seem to fly lots on Thursdays, and the odd other day here and there, but I can't remember the last day for the last couple of weeks I haven't seen at least one of their Falcons out and about....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on April 24, 2013, 07:14:12 PM
Another flyby over the house this afternoon from the Lanc information with the Hurricane and the new clipped wing Spitfire - lovely.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on April 24, 2013, 11:17:11 PM
Quote from: "Mayfly"
Another flyby over the house this afternoon from the Lanc information with the Hurricane and the new clipped wing Spitfire - lovely.

They have started building Spitfires again? :o

Was it this one?   http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/theaircraft/spitte311.cfm (http://www.raf.mod.uk/bbmf/theaircraft/spitte311.cfm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

They were in the process of rebuilding her when 558 decided to revisit Conningsby a couple of years ago.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: cosford on April 24, 2013, 11:33:11 PM
Rare sight over Worcester a woka, passing almost directly over my house heading east
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on April 25, 2013, 09:18:50 AM
Wokka flying low and fast in northerly direction past Warwick at around 3.10pm on 24th
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on April 25, 2013, 11:20:05 AM
Yes thats the one Sam when we popped BBMF in February she had flown a total of 2.5hrs.

She looks lovely the paint job is excellent. It took 11 years to rebuild. I can't remember the wording the WO used but basically because it was a complete rebuild the log book was zero houred.

(http://imageshack.us/a/img407/2600/te311.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Zero One on April 25, 2013, 05:13:05 PM
Lynx in Leicestershire...heading south
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wildcard on April 25, 2013, 05:44:09 PM
Possibly same lynx, passed low overhead @17:20 A45 between Northampton & Wellingborough, still heading south
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on April 25, 2013, 06:28:17 PM
That Lynx did. Nice tight circuit of Brunty, flew over the CWJ pan nice and low and gave us a wave.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on April 25, 2013, 06:40:58 PM
London Air Ambulance dropped in to Victoria embankment Gardens today at around 1.30pm and then on arrival back in Warwick a Wokka skirting the town to the West
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on April 25, 2013, 08:53:30 PM
Whilst at Thorpe Park today - two Lynx helicopters together, inbound toward London following the M3, well not on ground level but above it by about 2000'. difficult to ID properly as I was on a ride at the time.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on April 26, 2013, 04:51:41 PM
Well, there was so much noise around this morning that I thought the yanks were taking off from Fairford again, to go to Syria this time, after the news about the chemical weapons. Trouble was that even though there were breaks in the cloud I couldn't spot anything. Then I went out the front to work on my motorbike and I heard the noise again.
Looking up there was a VC10, quite low, heading south out of Gloucester City and banking slightly towards the east so probably heading back to Brize.
It must have been him, or maybe a couple of them, buzzing around all morning. Didn't have enough time to grab the camera as he went into a BIG black cloud which had a low base.

This was at 12:45
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on April 27, 2013, 03:00:56 PM
Something like a Stearman is doing acrobatics with smoke over Bournemouth beach right at this moment...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on April 27, 2013, 10:01:51 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Something like a Stearman is doing acrobatics with smoke over Bournemouth beach right at this moment...

Never heard of Stearman Aircraft Corporation but I presume it's the same Stearman that founded the Gloster Aircraft Company.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on April 27, 2013, 10:19:28 PM
Think he means Boeing Stearman, a very irritating Biplane
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on April 29, 2013, 09:41:41 PM
Whilst helping my Mum to deliver her election bumf round the Lincolnshire village of Tetney at about 17-00 this evening,a Typhoon appeared at low level and started a series of tight turns with reheat over the village followed by a power climb and then a dive down to (I swear that this is true) about 500' followed by a power climb away to the North,heard again a little later returning South.I have no idea what he was doing but it brought people out into the street,I hope he was authorised because if someone complains he is in deep doo doo.
Wish I had had a camera handy !

 :(

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on April 29, 2013, 11:01:48 PM
14:00 - Merlin doing circles over Gloucester, wonder what he was up to. They often do this so maybe it's something to do with security around the ARRC.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on April 30, 2013, 06:43:34 PM
You can tell the skies are clearing up over Gloucester!

12:15 - Yellow SAR Sea King - Probably William popping in to Highgrove in his lunch break!
Flew across from the North West right over the City of Gloucester.

17:10 - L1011 Tri Star banking low over Abbeymead, Gloucester. Great sight. always reminds me of Saudi.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on May 01, 2013, 12:35:18 PM
Big military looking helicoptor with some sort of thing underneath :oops:  going south.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on May 01, 2013, 08:47:01 PM
Re: Spotted

Sent: Wed May 01, 2013 8:14 pm
From: Funtera77
To: dee  

Thanks Dee .. much appreciated ...


" Visited Our Friends in Wellsborne ..



And while we were there we had a nice Fly-by from an Apache Longbow heading South !
(Didn't get any Photos of the Apache and only got some bad video"
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on May 01, 2013, 10:37:25 PM
Spotted what might presumably have been the same Apache  pottering around Warwick at around midday - heading in the direction of Wellesbourne
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on May 01, 2013, 10:40:14 PM
Not so much spotted as heard in the dark

A wokka going south over Derby towards EMA/ Leicester. No lights but definitely wokka!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Ronnie on May 01, 2013, 11:09:45 PM
Heard lots of noisy tornados in mid Wales and seen a few being thrown around in the sky.
Here for the week and staying a few miles from the Mach Loop. I'm having to compete with t'other half's ornithological interests!
Seen the Osprey but it just doesn't make the same kind of noises that a jet does.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Wizzy on May 03, 2013, 10:34:50 AM
Four Tornados, fairly high up, heading SW - NE over York at 10:30 this morning
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on May 03, 2013, 10:53:24 AM
So that's what I could hear.  Hope they come back.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on May 03, 2013, 11:08:04 AM
Got my own display over the village, a small prop job is doing some amazing manoeuvers.  
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on May 03, 2013, 05:43:00 PM
L1011 TriStars to the North of Gloucester.
One at 09:40'ish and another at 10:00 exactly (I was listening to BBC R4 and spotted it as the pips were going)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on May 05, 2013, 08:03:57 PM
Jaguar in Gib, looking all lonely on its own out on the pan....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on May 05, 2013, 08:46:20 PM
Spotted Voyager ZZ331 doing a touch and go at EMA on Friday, spotted her through a 737 window so no pics!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on May 07, 2013, 04:09:17 AM
ISS going East.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on May 07, 2013, 12:42:19 PM
Hercules just gone over East to West.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on May 07, 2013, 06:24:56 PM
Forgot about yesterdays sighting of a KC135 USAF Tanker heading North over Gloucester. Taken off from RAF Fairford I would think. Usually hear stuff from Fairford rather than seeing anything.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on May 08, 2013, 03:16:07 PM
Bit slow on this one but I spotted the BBMF Lancaster on Sunday and Monday.

On Sunday she did a couple of circuits over Southampton docks for the maritime festivel.  I was out on the Solent @ Calshot and hoped she would fly out up the river so I'd get a good look - but she naffed off up to the North.

On Monday she flew right over my house  :D  Did a circuit over the docks again for the second day of the festival and then flew off up the river, flying over Calshot where I'd been the day before (if it was not for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all)

No doubt I'll see her a few more times this year  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on May 08, 2013, 07:16:42 PM
Quote from: "Sad Sam"
Bit slow on this one but I spotted the BBMF Lancaster on Sunday and Monday.
  :D

She flew over Staverton as well but I didn't catch her unfortunately.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on May 08, 2013, 09:58:25 PM
Quote from: "Sad Sam"
On Monday she flew right over my house  :D  Did a circuit over the docks again for the second day of the festival and then flew off up the river, flying over Calshot where I'd been the day before

That's the "luck of the shore"!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Prometheus on May 12, 2013, 12:29:34 PM
BBMF Lancaster flying low over Camberley at about 11:10 this morning  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on May 12, 2013, 04:19:23 PM
Dakota flying, Buccaneer and Nimrod taxiing yesterday!
And a Victor stretching hers legs (or should I say wings!) today!  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on May 15, 2013, 04:35:48 PM
C17 ZZ175 at Hurn this afternoon - did some very strange circuits, and sort of missed approaches with gear down, but still keeping quite high  :?:

Hearing that the Sea Vixen hopefully should be out and about at the beginning of June  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on May 15, 2013, 06:35:48 PM
Merlin low over the A1079 as I was driving home!  :shock:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on May 15, 2013, 10:24:43 PM
Easyjet A320 (or A319 one looks much like the other) plus 2 Thompson B737's  :)

Need Clives "sarcy smilie" here (you need to have spent some time @ RHADS to understand this!)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Jumbo Girl on May 16, 2013, 07:21:19 AM
Quote from: "Sad Sam"
Easyjet A320 (or A319 one looks much like the other) plus 2 Thompson B737's  :)

Need Clives "sarcy smilie" here (you need to have spent some time @ RHADS to understand this!)

Just count the overwing exits, it's easy!


I'll get me anorak :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: sickbag_andy on May 17, 2013, 03:05:25 PM
Catalina over Hatfield Peverel Essex (anybody know where that is? ;) going north to south at about 2000' at about 13.30
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on May 17, 2013, 03:16:35 PM
Of course I know where Hatfield Peveral is!! My  relations used to live on Sportsmans lane opposite the pub!!! Very nice :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: sickbag_andy on May 17, 2013, 03:56:33 PM
Quote from: "brains_mt"
Of course I know where Hatfield Peveral is!! My  relations used to live on Sportsmans lane opposite the pub!!! Very nice :D

and my grandparents lived in Maldon Road (just outside the village) , that's where my father grew up :D .
It is a nice village, and there used to be several good pubs
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on May 18, 2013, 10:42:49 AM
10:00 - Dragon Rapide very low over Brockworth after taking off from Staverton (Glos Airport).

There is a 'thing' on today (14:00) at Brockworth - http://www.soglos.com/culture/34314/Two-Cones-for-Whittle-Square-art-installation-to-open-in-Brockworth
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on May 18, 2013, 02:50:20 PM
Spotted Lancaster Bomber in distance from my garden, following the A16 bypass at about 1300.
Too far away for a photo on my small camera :(  :( .
Maybe the only sight and sound I have of her, and the BBMF, this year :(  :(.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: peteuk1 on May 18, 2013, 03:08:33 PM
Just love the growl of the four Merlins - check out my Vid on Utube  8-)  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL1xm-HD ... load_owner (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL1xm-HDmkk&feature=em-upload_owner" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: garryash on May 19, 2013, 06:04:18 PM
anyone any idea what this is? Made 3 circuits over Broughton Astley this afternoon. Had strange markings on fuselage but its first pass which was almost over my house I didn't have my camera.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on May 19, 2013, 07:39:38 PM
Don't know about the markings, not very clear, but it looks like a Fokker F27 (Friendship). I used to fly on them from Dublin to Galway in the days when I worked for a living. Difference is that I work now but don't get paid so it's not for a living!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

EDIT NOTE - The only thing I can find that might possibly match the markings is Spanish SAR aircraft - http://www.flickr.com/photos/shanair/8240174439/

http://www.airplane-pictures.net/image8646.html
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: garryash on May 19, 2013, 09:02:41 PM
Thanks for reply - coild have been - but would it be flying around here? Only airfields near are Leicester, Bruntingthorpe or West Midlands. sorry pic not very clear - but it was about half a mile away when I grabbed my camera in between building a new retaining wall in the garden.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on May 19, 2013, 09:45:18 PM
More like an ATP, but not seen one for a while.

In fact, it is Westair of Sweden's ATP!  see here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Aerospace_ATP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Aerospace_ATP" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: garryash on May 20, 2013, 08:04:50 AM
Thanks Planenut. Almost certain that's what we saw. Perhaps it got lost and was looking for East Midlands or Coventry.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on May 20, 2013, 08:40:07 AM
Quote from: "garryash"
Thanks Planenut. Almost certain that's what we saw. Perhaps it got lost and was looking for East Midlands or Coventry.

I think it's cargo, have a look here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_oy83U6fRM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_oy83U6fRM" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on May 20, 2013, 03:24:06 PM
Spotted an 380 landing at Manchester today and the second flight in of a "Dream Liner",the first commercial flight in was yesterday,I got some pictures but the weather was pretty rubbish for photo's,no sun and low cloud !

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on May 20, 2013, 10:01:49 PM
Spotted a Chinook very low over the A34 just South of Newbury about 15:00 today.

Oh and some strange Delta shaped jet in the circuit @ RHADS on Saturday  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on May 21, 2013, 12:27:59 PM
Belated, wednesday 15th out over the Isle of Mull, 3 tornados :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Favell on May 21, 2013, 09:11:01 PM
Bloody Chinook just gone over us and nearly took the chimneys off.......I swear the pilot had blue eyes!!!  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on May 21, 2013, 10:55:32 PM
Quote from: "Sarah Favell"
Bloody Chinook just gone over us and nearly took the chimneys off.......I swear the pilot had blue eyes!!!  ;)

Didn't he have his visor down?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on May 22, 2013, 07:13:29 PM
Two Apache Longbows, first travelling West then later East, above the M3, whilst I was in Thorpe Park; no photos nor timings as I was too busy on the rides.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Favell on May 22, 2013, 09:08:30 PM
[quote="Sad Sam [/quote]

Didn't he have his visor down?[/quote]

No cos I saw him wink at me   ;)  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on May 22, 2013, 09:28:16 PM
No cos I saw him wink at me    

Women will do anything for a chopper ride !!

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Mike

Please feel free to Moderate if judged to be too rude !
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on May 26, 2013, 03:12:11 PM
Spitfire doing a short display over my house at 1=30 today! :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on May 26, 2013, 03:48:19 PM
Parachute man is back but now with up to 4 friends!! All just hanging on the thermals above my house
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Favell on May 26, 2013, 04:41:42 PM
Quote from: "StAthan lecky"
No cos I saw him wink at me    

Women will do anything for a chopper ride !!

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Mike

Please feel free to Moderate if judged to be too rude !

 ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on May 27, 2013, 07:55:22 AM
Spotted on an Airfield in Leicestershire yesterday.  :o  :D

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/johnri69/2012/IMG_1182.jpg) (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/johnri69/media/2012/IMG_1182.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnjosh43 on May 27, 2013, 12:29:49 PM
ZE704 - Tristar just landed at MAN
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: leslie on May 27, 2013, 08:26:20 PM
Sally b, 2 mustang, 1 spit, 1 hurricane, and p47
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnjosh43 on May 27, 2013, 09:37:37 PM
Quote from: "johnjosh43"
ZE704 - Tristar just landed at MAN

And left pretty soon afterwards. Later on one of those tiddly little AN124s arrived.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wildcard on June 02, 2013, 05:22:58 PM
B-17 Sally B just flew straight over the top of my house in bright blue skies - glorious!  :D  Also spotted the Pitts Specials of the Trig Aerobatic Team a bit further away... Loads of other little planes as well - been flying at this weekends AeroExpo at Sywell.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on June 02, 2013, 06:30:08 PM
West Yorkshire heli-plod just done a couple of circuits of his house just behind mine (again).
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on June 02, 2013, 07:07:08 PM
A large odd shaped triangular thingy over Elvington yesterday doing strange aerobatic type thingies in the sky !!

PS I,m sure Kev winked at Jane as it flew past us !!!!!!!!!

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on June 03, 2013, 03:50:36 PM
Tornado this morning and then again around 12-30 going east.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on June 04, 2013, 12:17:43 PM
something large, white and out of the ordinary is circling over Bournemouth right now...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on June 04, 2013, 12:26:18 PM
Appears to have a t-tail and be blue underneath, white on top.  Just far enough away that I can't really make out much more than that, but it looks to have the wings set quite well back down the fuselage.  I'm sure it's not a VC10 or Tristar, but it certainly is related to an airliner....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: fastandloud on June 04, 2013, 12:40:27 PM
I've been watching it as well - not on Flight24 etc.   Can someone please tell us what it is.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on June 04, 2013, 01:25:29 PM
1-11?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on June 04, 2013, 02:02:29 PM
Rare sighting of a VC10 just a few minutes ago, 13:58 heading North over Gloucester.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on June 04, 2013, 04:12:09 PM
I'm pretty certain it wasn't a 10 I saw, for starters it was the wrong colour, but at a similar time and no so far away....?  They haven't given one a special livery for the last year, have they?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Prometheus on June 04, 2013, 05:35:55 PM
Are you sure it wasn't a British Airways aircraft?

http://www.globalaviationresource.com/r ... ges/28.jpg (http://www.globalaviationresource.com/reports/2010/ba757retirement/images/28.jpg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on June 04, 2013, 07:32:02 PM
Completely.  The tail was white, it was definitely a t-tail, and the blue wasn't that dark.  And I'm reasonably sure it appeared to be rear engined, although it was a bit too far away to be certain.  Also, why would a BA flight do about six slow circuits of Hurn?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on June 04, 2013, 07:49:27 PM
Right, we have an answer.

http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7573505&nseq=0 (http://jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=7573505&nseq=0" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

The blue is a lot darker in the photos than it looked to me, maybe the bright sun is to blame.... ;-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on June 04, 2013, 07:52:04 PM
As of 2010, a total of 325 incidents involving 727s had occurred, including 112 hull-loss accidents[35] resulting in a total of 3,783 fatalities. The 727 has also been in 178 hijackings involving 345 fatalities.[36]

Yikes!!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on June 04, 2013, 09:01:50 PM
Chinook flying around EMA around 1600 this afternoon.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnjosh43 on June 04, 2013, 09:49:23 PM
Nobody see the Thomson Dreamliner at DSAF ?
I watched it on FR24
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on June 05, 2013, 10:51:08 AM
Chinook, lynx, An124, Vc10, TriStar, A330, dormier, more A330s, Alphajet, Citation, Police heli doing flight testing, Blue tit, countless pigeons. And yes I am bored already after 1/2 week recovering from op!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on June 05, 2013, 12:23:34 PM
1 lone Red Arrow going East.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on June 05, 2013, 01:00:49 PM
Another lone Red Arrow, banking low round the village then he went Vertical into the cloud, lovely :D  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on June 05, 2013, 06:14:01 PM
Sentinel over Grantham at around 3.  Looked to be heading towards Waddington.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on June 05, 2013, 06:24:11 PM
Also caught sight of a 'large' passenger jet heading into DSA.  Been over to DSAF.co.uk and it appears it was the new Thomson 787 (G-TUIB).

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8122/8951346582_4e335fcc2a_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PhillyJ on June 06, 2013, 11:51:00 AM
Not quite spotted as I didn't get out to the corridor in time, but I heard a fast jet over Pompey harbour and assumed it was the Tiffie + Hawk doing a flypast as HMS Edinburgh (last Type42) is decommissioned.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on June 06, 2013, 01:51:30 PM
Cirrus light aircraft which crashed 3 roads away from house this morning! Luckily pilot OK and landed in a garden causing minimal damage as chute caught trees and seemed to have lessened impact. Too much excitement for one day though..............
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on June 06, 2013, 02:49:18 PM
Quote from: "Sarah Abbott"
Cirrus light aircraft which crashed 3 roads away from house this morning! Luckily pilot OK and landed in a garden causing minimal damage as chute caught trees and seemed to have lessened impact. Too much excitement for one day though..............
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gl ... e-22798139 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-22798139" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;)

I'm sure it''ll buff out and be back in the air in no time.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Smudger565 on June 06, 2013, 03:17:22 PM
Spitfire made 2 passes over Portsmouth dock yard, so quick I think it was Spitfire lol :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PhillyJ on June 07, 2013, 10:02:41 AM
Quote from: "Smudger565"
Spitfire made 2 passes over Portsmouth dock yard, so quick I think it was Spitfire lol :lol:
...might it have been a Sea Fury? I'm pretty sure that was supposed to be involved with the HMS Edinburgh decommissioning ceremony in Pompey yesterday.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on June 07, 2013, 02:16:41 PM
Notts/Lincs air ambulance just going over the village.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Smudger565 on June 07, 2013, 04:54:44 PM
[/quote]...might it have been a Sea Fury? I'm pretty sure that was supposed to be involved with the HMS Edinburgh decommissioning ceremony in Pompey yesterday.[/quote]

Yes you are right Philly!!! :roll:  I said it was quick, also I was driving towards Gosport & only had a fleeting glance (My excuse) ;)  ;)  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on June 08, 2013, 02:35:05 PM
4 X Gyro copters in a loose formation travelling in a northerly direction over the Humber to the West of Scunthorpe at about 2000 ft,12-45 ish today.

 :D

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on June 08, 2013, 05:42:40 PM
9 Ship Red Arrows at 11-30 this morning and a Dak in Derbyshire this afternoon.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on June 08, 2013, 10:18:12 PM
Spitfire seen passing over Radford Semele just outside Leamington this afternoon.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: sweetktg on June 08, 2013, 10:36:58 PM
We had the Dakota do a fly by over the lake end (right over my head) of the Oulton Park circuit today at lunch time. It would be grand if Our Lady could do the same tomorrow & get on ITV4's British Touring Car coverage - she is in the neck of the woods with Cosford & Welshpool :-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Zero One on June 09, 2013, 09:35:58 AM
7 military helicopters heading West... Leicestershire
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on June 09, 2013, 05:52:53 PM
Photo Recon Spitfre over Spalding Station on 8 June.
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1001009_10201511869264952_1301382344_n.jpg)

XH558 was over Spalding again today, but I didn't see it, even though I was in the town :(  :(  :(.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on June 09, 2013, 06:24:24 PM
Quote from: "Zero One"
7 military helicopters heading West... Leicestershire


Uh-60 Blackhawks?

Reported yesterday as going into Mildenhall and then on to Ireland today.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Smudger565 on June 09, 2013, 08:37:23 PM
Spitfire over Alverstoke heading towards Southampton, don't think it was the Seafury this time? ;)  ;)

PS
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mags on June 09, 2013, 11:41:37 PM
Can somebody send something interesting up this way? We get nowt but invisible/audible airliners going into Edinburgh and a load of C152's. :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Zero One on June 09, 2013, 11:50:21 PM
Quote from: "Mayfly"
[Zero One"]7 military helicopters heading West... Leicestershire


Uh-60 Blackhawks?

Reported yesterday as going into Mildenhall and then on to Ireland today.

Thought they may be Blackhawks but they looked a bit fat in the fusalage.... so wouldn't guess :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Zero One on June 09, 2013, 11:53:50 PM
XH558 did a 10 minutes display at Stoughton Aerodrome, Leics this afternoon around 3.15
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PhillyJ on June 10, 2013, 11:38:44 AM
Quote from: "Smudger565"
Spitfire over Alverstoke heading towards Southampton, don't think it was the Seafury this time? ;)  ;)

PS
:lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: peteuk1 on June 11, 2013, 10:07:40 AM
Quote from: "Zero One"
7 military helicopters heading West... Leicestershire

Yup - they flew over my place later on - CW5 6DX -   mid Cheshire
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on June 12, 2013, 08:38:58 AM
OK, heard, not seen.... something very throaty and piston powered has just flown past my flat, sounded like it was heading east......  Cloud is very low, are historics like Spitfires allowed to fly in such conditions?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on June 14, 2013, 12:25:09 PM
Typhoon displaying over Church Fenton!  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: freedom2006 on June 16, 2013, 09:53:18 PM
Hurc' doing touch and goes then low level tight turns over Colerne airfield today, no camera so no pics....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on June 17, 2013, 02:19:04 PM
Quote from: "freedom2006"
Hurc' doing touch and goes then low level tight turns over Colerne airfield today, no camera so no pics....

Blast from the past. I lived on the married patch at Colerne when I was posted to Rudloe Manor after Gan. The Hercules squadron(s) were leaving as we arrived. That was in 1976!!!!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on June 19, 2013, 01:47:58 PM
Two Merlins just passed by Church Fenton going West.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: muckychimney on June 19, 2013, 09:58:32 PM
Anyone know about any Blackhawk movements today ? - Mrs just told me 7 flew over here (Driffield) at about lunchtime heading Southwards.

 Wondering if they were the ones that left Mildenhall last week for Ireland, and were on the way back daaan saaafff.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: CLIFFORD on June 20, 2013, 10:38:59 AM
a VC10 flew over my house in Guildford yesterday at 9 15 am about 1000 ft.  heading north
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on June 20, 2013, 12:56:59 PM
Merlin passed over Warwick heading South at 4.00pm yesterday afternoon.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on June 20, 2013, 01:02:12 PM
Quote from: "muckychimney"
Anyone know about any Blackhawk movements today ? - Mrs just told me 7 flew over here (Driffield) at about lunchtime heading Southwards.

 Wondering if they were the ones that left Mildenhall last week for Ireland, and were on the way back daaan saaafff.

I would imagine so they were reported to be covering the G8 Summit.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: leepatrick01 on June 22, 2013, 04:41:25 PM
XH558, Over Southampton en route to Weston-Super-Mare  :o

Can anyone else confirm they saw her as I'm sure I didn't dream it  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: arnk on June 22, 2013, 05:13:31 PM
XH558 just did a display over Kemble and then spotted over Ashton Keynes heading towards Fairford.

Al
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on June 25, 2013, 03:16:46 PM
A Hercules has just flown over my office.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on June 26, 2013, 06:28:19 PM
09:20 this morning a C130 heading East over Gloucester

15:15 A Merlin heading East over Gloucester

Must be something happening in the East, nothing much happening in Gloucester!
Oh, just remembered that it isn't true that nothing is happening in Gloucester. 2 x Apaches at Gloucestershire (Staverton) airport for refuelling. Unfortunately I didn't see them so can't claim it as a 'Spotted'!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on June 26, 2013, 06:32:22 PM
F15 doing circuits over Cheltenham at 3.45ish. (You must have heard it David!)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on June 26, 2013, 06:49:27 PM
Quote from: "Sarah Abbott"
F15 doing circuits over Cheltenham at 3.45ish. (You must have heard it David!)


Yes, but I didn't get a sight of it. Thought it was something big going off from Fairford and then thought it was two or three something big from Fairford but your post explained why I kept hearing it!
Thanks for letting me know.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on June 26, 2013, 09:54:17 PM
A Merlin passed over Bournemouth mid afternoon :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wildcard on June 30, 2013, 10:25:16 PM
BBMF Dakota did a couple of low overhead passes whilst we visited friends in market harborough this afternoon...left camera in the car, by time I'd got it, she'd gone, doh!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 03, 2013, 04:38:10 PM
Wocca right over the house going North :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on July 03, 2013, 04:54:27 PM
It's just past Sherburn!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on July 03, 2013, 05:10:57 PM
Saw the Lanc and Tornado over the village earlier doing a practice formation for Waddington.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 03, 2013, 05:59:13 PM
Wocaa going back south at 5-30!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: bramblespal on July 04, 2013, 08:53:37 PM
Apache heading south yesterday at 4.55pm
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on July 04, 2013, 09:05:10 PM
Heads up - Sea Vixen up tomorrow 6pm test flight. Best guess for routing is over Bmth seafront though this is  based on the operators info. No guarantees!

Cheers to speedy for updated data - further info on Sea Vixen 'Foxy Lady' Facebook page

Will be on seafront 'just in case' at the time...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jocelyn on July 04, 2013, 09:28:22 PM
Ooooh, so wish I could see that !
Please do try and take some pics, long time since we last saw the Sea Vixen.... Cant wait to see her back on the show circuit  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PhillyJ on July 05, 2013, 03:00:02 PM
Walking back from t'pub (it is Friday lunchtime after all) saw a Wokka heading back to what was RNAY Fleetlands.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on July 05, 2013, 03:15:34 PM
Got a wokka and a Merlin in the circuit at Hurn at the moment!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PhillyJ on July 05, 2013, 03:28:08 PM
Quote from: "Bryank"
Got a wokka and a Merlin in the circuit at Hurn at the moment!
phhrrrrp, but I've been down the pub...if I had stayed any longer then it would have been 2 Wokkas flying in close formation!!!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 05, 2013, 06:48:44 PM
Wocca going South again!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on July 07, 2013, 09:40:03 PM
Late entry: Saturday morning about 11.35a.m., 'twas a Spitfire, but sounded like a Griffon engine, passing over Twycross Zoo, southbound. Nice!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Prometheus on July 08, 2013, 05:25:32 PM
Another late entry: BBMF Spitfire TE311 departing Blackbushe Airport on yesterday at 13:20hrs.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 08, 2013, 06:28:52 PM
2 Merlins heading south.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on July 08, 2013, 11:32:28 PM
Quote from: "dee"
2 Merlins heading south.

The BBMF Lancaster in "economy" mode?

Vulcan in the circuit @ Yoevilton (not many people there to see her  :( )
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PhillyJ on July 09, 2013, 09:38:08 AM
Quote from: "Sad Sam"
Vulcan in the circuit @ Yoevilton (not many people there to see her  :( )
Many Sheep out to watch?!?  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on July 09, 2013, 10:10:30 AM
What has a prop on each wing, looks a bit like a Mosquito to the untrained eye, and has a big pipe or arrester hook poking out the back?  'cos one's just flown past my office and headed across the Channel!  Couldn't get to the camera in time... :-(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on July 09, 2013, 10:14:48 AM
Quote from: "PhillyJ"
Vulcan in the circuit @ Yoevilton (not many people there to see her  :( )Many Sheep out to watch?!?  :lol:

Loads all round the airfield - hope the farmer has a plan to move them or he'll be sending out a lot of paperwork!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on July 09, 2013, 11:20:35 AM
Quote from: "Sad Sam"

Vulcan in the circuit @ Yoevilton (not many people there to see her  :( )

That's because no-one knew she was going yesterday until an hour or so before she was due to T/O
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PhillyJ on July 09, 2013, 02:03:44 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
What has a prop on each wing, looks a bit like a Mosquito to the untrained eye, and has a big pipe or arrester hook poking out the back?  'cos one's just flown past my office and headed across the Channel!  Couldn't get to the camera in time... :-(
A Sea Hornet, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't one of them!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on July 09, 2013, 02:34:53 PM
Any one looking out for Sea Vixen?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 09, 2013, 04:49:49 PM
14:15'ish VC10 heading north over Gloucester. Thought I wasn't going to see them ever again over our house!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wildcard on July 09, 2013, 05:07:25 PM
Just got buzzed by a Merlin goin very low (pretty quiet though) overhead at Milton Keynes, heading off in an easterly direction
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on July 09, 2013, 06:57:58 PM
Quote from: "Mayfly"
Any one looking out for Sea Vixen?

Indeed - she's been up two or three times today (twice to Yeovilton apparently) but I missed it as was out of town   :cry:

(edited as I thought it was once to Yeovilton but it looks like twice!)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 10, 2013, 08:43:31 AM
Notts/Lincs air ambulance over the village last night.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on July 10, 2013, 09:27:09 AM
Nick did you find out what it was as I think same aircraft came over here? Small with long arrester hook or something similar on back. I wondered if it was something to do with the enviromental monitoring aircraft when I saw it - didn't twig it could be arrester hook.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Ronnie on July 10, 2013, 04:03:13 PM
Lovely noisy Wokka just went over my house. Heading North into Suffolk.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 11, 2013, 09:17:17 PM
Today, at 16:15 or 17:15 (should post when I see things!) Chinook making wide circles in the vicinity of Imjin Barracks (fka RAF Innsworth).
Doing this a couple of days ago as well but forgot to post.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on July 11, 2013, 09:47:05 PM
Back again at 7pm David. Could hear it doing low circuits whilst in school watching David's Yr 6 leavers production - and I couldn't run out to look!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 12, 2013, 12:17:07 PM
Tornado going East :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on July 12, 2013, 12:37:19 PM
Reds just went past my office in formation.  why did no bugger warn me??? lol
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on July 12, 2013, 12:37:32 PM
Two F15's giving it large over my house about 10.30 last night! Stood in the open cat run and watched their bums on fire!!!  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on July 12, 2013, 12:41:49 PM
Looks like they had a little play over Hurn.  I guess they're staying for the night or going on to Yeovilton for tomorrow.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on July 12, 2013, 01:22:00 PM
Quote from: "speedy"
Looks like they had a little play over Hurn.  I guess they're staying for the night or going on to Yeovilton for tomorrow.

Based at Hurn all weekend, so expect them to be about quite a bit!
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Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 12, 2013, 08:33:38 PM
High but slow C130 overhead Barnwood, Gloucester, around 15:10 this afternoon.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnjosh43 on July 13, 2013, 07:06:09 AM
MAN RVP
XM602 nose section. I'll be on flight deck later, pictures in a day or so.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: leepatrick01 on July 13, 2013, 01:54:50 PM
XH 558 en route to FOS over Soton and again en route to Yeovilton from FOS 12:45 and ~ 13:15
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on July 15, 2013, 11:10:20 AM
Apart from Yeovilton, I saw the Reds out of my flat window at 6.30pm last night, and they've just gone past the office again.  About 15 mins early according to the schedule....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 16, 2013, 09:13:42 PM
U2 this morning over Gloucester approaching Fairford. Between 1000 and 1100, can't remember the time exactly and not quick enough to get a photo!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on July 17, 2013, 03:22:09 PM
Hercules flew right over my office earlier and did the usual flying about business.  It went off just now and by all accounts almost took the roof off as it left.  Didn't have the camera with me... :-(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on July 17, 2013, 05:38:44 PM
Wokka on its way south.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 17, 2013, 06:05:16 PM
Just passed my village of Wellow!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 17, 2013, 07:10:42 PM
Quote from: "dee"
Just passed my village of Wellow!

Just checked where 'Wellow' is but that must have been a Tangmere Chinook.

The one I saw at 18:10 was heading South but over Gloucester

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/RAF%20Stuff/17July2013-1810Chinookheadingsouth_zps5dba370c.jpg)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on July 17, 2013, 07:59:50 PM
Came over Cheltenham at 7pm and buzzed GCHQ before flying on.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 18, 2013, 10:53:53 AM
C17 over Gloucester at 0953
and then
C130 at 1010
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jocelyn on July 19, 2013, 10:12:41 AM
Reports of the Sea Vixen displaying over Yeovilton just now !

WOOHOO ! She is back where she belongs ! :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 19, 2013, 04:03:55 PM
Keep hearing big noises but usually when I'm in the house doing something stupid when I should be out aircraft spotting!

However - 15:38 got sight of a Typhoon and a Hunter heading for Fairford across the top of our house in Abbeymead, Gloucester.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on July 19, 2013, 11:57:40 PM
Something very LOW and noisily ripped across Poole harbour earlier today.. caught a fleeting glimpse. Possibly a Tornado or a Typhoon ?

Was certainly in a hurry to get somewhere fast !!  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wildcard on July 21, 2013, 04:24:44 PM
Today Lancaster heading north, over the east of Wellingborough, at approx 15:00. Yesterday Sally B passing west near Kelmarsh Hall, while we were at the festival of history.

Edited : to put the right timing in for today...blame the sun!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on July 21, 2013, 05:00:32 PM
Passed here about 10 mins ago going into Coningsby.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: sweetktg on July 22, 2013, 01:25:08 PM
RAF Avro RJ100 QQ101 doing low circuits - just passed over Andover at 1500/2000ft.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on July 22, 2013, 01:50:24 PM
Sea Vixen up earlier - Off to Yeovilton and back for Display Authorisation..

Couple of Chinooks lurking about Hurn today as well..
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: 10680 on July 22, 2013, 02:30:41 PM
12:30 Connie going South over Brighton.  ;)
Camera at home.  :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on July 22, 2013, 10:15:12 PM
Quote from: "10680"
12:30 Connie going South over Brighton.  ;)
Camera at home.  :(
When she took off from Fairford she was allowed to go round to do a flypast for the airfield, a great treat as they don't allow that regularly nowadays.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 23, 2013, 07:31:22 AM
Meteor did a slow flypast over Gloucester yesterday (22 July) at 1300. Wonderful sight over the actual area of the GAC Brockworth factory.

I thought it was terrific to see the Super Constellation at RIAT, didn't even know any were still flying.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on July 23, 2013, 04:17:16 PM
Something reasonably large with a t-tail has just departed Hurn.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on July 24, 2013, 12:52:04 AM
Some late ones from me (I really should try and keep up!)

Three (count them  :D ) Sea Vixen displays @ Yoevilton on Friday.  By the last one the pilot looked like he was having some serious fun!  I am also in a position to confirm that flight time from Yoevilton to Bournemouth by Vixen is less than 10 Minutes  ;)  (Cheers Bryan)

A RAF Herc @ very low level somewhere near Mere late on Friday afternoon.

Loads of stuff near Swindon over the weekend!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on July 24, 2013, 10:46:27 AM
Quote from: "speedy"
Something reasonably large with a t-tail has just departed Hurn.

There was a VC10 at Hurn approx 4pm ish (I heard about it but didn't see it) , plus there is a noisy 727 currently there that has a purple painted T tail thats been about - Was up at about 7pm last night with a very loud take off  :lol:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 24, 2013, 06:38:27 PM
VC10 at 12:20 over Staverton (Gloucestershire Airport).

There has been two C130's as well but didn't take note of the time. I'll try harder next time!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 26, 2013, 02:54:03 PM
A lone Red Arrow going East.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 26, 2013, 05:46:20 PM
2 Military jets going North, no idea waht they were, very high up!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 26, 2013, 10:21:38 PM
Sarah, did you see a VC10 at about 10:15 this morning? Hell of a noise but I'm damned if I could see it. There was some cloud about but I'm very surprised I couldn't see it, sounded very loud.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on July 29, 2013, 05:14:35 PM
A very beautiful shiny DC3 at EMA today.

N431HM Douglas DC-3 "Swissair"

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Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on July 29, 2013, 07:52:20 PM
Bob making her final landing.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on July 29, 2013, 10:32:30 PM
:-( :-( :-( :-(  :cry:  :cry:  :cry:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on July 29, 2013, 10:43:32 PM
Worry not Abbott for she's destined to live on.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gully on July 30, 2013, 01:09:53 PM
Quote from: "brains_mt"
A very beautiful shiny DC3 at EMA today.

N431HM Douglas DC-3 "Swissair"

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She was at Newquay last week.

Gully
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 30, 2013, 04:37:15 PM
C130 high over Gloucester, I think it was 11:20
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on July 30, 2013, 04:55:15 PM
Quote from: "Gregg"
Bob making her final landing.

Please explain pray tell to a numpty who knows nothing !

 :D

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gregg on July 30, 2013, 05:14:46 PM
VC-10 XR808, affectionately known as Bob, flew in to Bruntingthorpe yesterday morning.

You're not a numpty, you're a cretinous imbecile  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 30, 2013, 05:49:16 PM
Chinook overhead Abbeymead Gloucester and going like the clappers, no not the WOKKA WOKKA sound, I mean it's going fast!
17:10 by the way.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 30, 2013, 05:50:32 PM
Quote from: "Gregg"
VC-10 XR808, affectionately known as Bob, flew in to Bruntingthorpe yesterday morning.

You're not a numpty, you're a cretinous imbecile  :D

My wife had a mini (old 850cc model) when I met her, it was also called BOB as the registration was 488BOB. Got £14.00 scrap for the car (in 1975) and £200.00 for the reg!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on July 30, 2013, 10:35:27 PM
Quote from: "Gregg"
VC-10 XR808, affectionately known as Bob, flew in to Bruntingthorpe yesterday morning.

You're not a numpty, you're a cretinous imbecile  :D

Your kind words have touched me like no other person could,I am thinking of nominating you for the Nobel Peace prize !!!

 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 31, 2013, 05:34:53 PM
Chinnook going south now!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on July 31, 2013, 08:58:16 PM
I heard it Dee, but didn't see it due to low cloud!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on August 03, 2013, 02:47:17 PM
558 over Metheringham airfield at 14.07  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: 10680 on August 05, 2013, 11:41:41 AM
Merlin circling Brighton!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Rushy on August 05, 2013, 12:13:11 PM
Two Merlins low over Shoreham / Lancing heading west.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on August 05, 2013, 06:27:56 PM
Obviously a good day  for Merlins  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: 10680 on August 06, 2013, 09:06:02 AM
Quote from: "Rushy"
Two Merlins low over Shoreham / Lancing heading west.

Sussing out the lie of the land for the airshow?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on August 08, 2013, 10:51:39 AM
BA 787 with RR Spitfire and JP over RR Derby in special flypast for RR.
5 fly overs 3 with Spitfire(flown by Pod) and JP then two low fly overs with just the Spitfire. Sadly by the 4th F/o most of RR staff had gone which was sad cos the last 2 were the money shots!!! I didn't expect them to return so no camera.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Gully on August 08, 2013, 01:04:08 PM
Quote from: "brains_mt"
BA 787 with RR Spitfire and JP over RR Derby in special flypast for RR.
5 fly overs 3 with Spitfire(flown by Pod) and JP then two low fly overs with just the Spitfire. Sadly by the 4th F/o most of RR staff had gone which was sad cos the last 2 were the money shots!!! I didn't expect them to return so no camera.

Are you telling us Malcolm didn't have a camera with him?!  :roll:

Gully
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on August 08, 2013, 02:29:37 PM
Yes but the focal length wasn't up to it!!!  :shock:  :o

He's in Germany :roll:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Sorry...... ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on August 08, 2013, 07:30:58 PM
Tornado, passed overhead Abbeymead, Gloucester, heading Easterly direction, just now (1925).

I've heard large jets from Brize 3 or 4 times this week but can never see them until they are disappearing. I think they have been L1011's and/or Voyagers and must have a shallower climb rate than the rocket propelled VC10's as I think I miss them being closer because they are climbing away behind the roof of the house opposite. With the VC10's they were higher by the time they got to Gloucester.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Zero One on August 09, 2013, 12:04:44 AM
2mins passed midnight and the Bl***y police heliocopter is hovering over the M1.... noisy b*****r :?  :roll:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on August 09, 2013, 04:29:05 PM
Merlin at 1545 heading over Gloucester heading East and then banked North and completed two long, slowish circles over the city and back to it's Easterly course for a short while. Must have seen me watching as he then headed to the South of the city, over our house and then went off to the South East.
This all finished when he went out of sight shortly after 1605.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: stevieboy on August 09, 2013, 08:15:24 PM
Some small red single engines jets over my house just a minute ago.  Not sure what they were.  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on August 10, 2013, 09:22:29 AM
Sea Vixen out last night for display at Cowes regatta - must have been under some noise abatement rule as was keeping extremely quiet after take off then circling round to Sandbanks and along the seafront.

The Guppy at Hurn has been seen out doing high power engine runs  :shock:
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: garryash on August 10, 2013, 01:18:28 PM
BBMF literally over house in Broughton Astley - Seemed lower than when on display at Cosford !!!! wonderfull sight and sound
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: satcom on August 11, 2013, 07:39:41 PM
First post

Here's today's track as recorded by PlanePlotter ground stations using multilateration

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Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: ian livingstone on August 12, 2013, 06:50:29 AM
Wow, thanks Satcom, that's really good.

Ian
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: satcom on August 12, 2013, 07:04:46 AM
This was the outbound trip on Saturday

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Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: ian livingstone on August 12, 2013, 07:13:32 AM
Excellent, thanks again.  We watched the takeoff on Saturday from Doncaster Robin Hood and was surprised she turned East instead of heading West immediately after takeoff.  Didn't know she was heading for Elvington for a practice!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: satcom on August 12, 2013, 09:21:32 AM
Yes , as you can see she departed to the north then turned due west to cross the pennines and coasted out around Barrow in Furness.

PlanePlotter sw can track her most of the time , especially now she has been cleared to fly higher . you can see the height readout on the animations

When I know there is a sortie due , I set up a special low level tracking corridor to get better coverage.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: CLIFFORD on August 13, 2013, 04:59:23 PM
today  parked by big wheel at Brighton :  Vulcan to the sky club car.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wildcard on August 15, 2013, 05:47:22 PM
Today low ish Hercules over head at Blenheim Palace at 17:40hrs
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on August 15, 2013, 11:06:27 PM
Couple of late ones from me (again - must try harder)

On Monday afternoon a Chinook passed me going South down the M40, just between The Stratford and Gaydon  - very fast and low  :D

Wednesday there was a C130J over Southampton, from the height and direction of flight it had either taken off from Eastleigh (Southampton airport) or been doing circuits.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on August 17, 2013, 10:33:26 AM
Wow, two consecutive posts from me  ;)

It's a "heard it" rather than "saw it"

A Merlin over Southampton yesterday morning and then about 15:00 heard a Chinook.

Heard them cos at the time we had 8/8 cloud and you could hardly see the stuff in and out of the airport when you went past on the motorway!

Is it me or is nearly all the military stuff we see these days "truckies"  Say's something about the may the military is used now I suppose   :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on August 20, 2013, 09:40:19 AM
C130 flying high over Gloucester and heading south at 0915

Merlin doing it's slow circley thing over Gloucester yesterday, mid afternoon around 1520'ish if my memory serves.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on August 20, 2013, 09:55:42 AM
Merlin was buzzing around a lot yesterday, came low over our road around 13.30 and the C130 did low approach over house towards Staverton in the afternoon. Also Carol Vordenman circuiting bashing in trainer around Staverton yesterday morning. She is back on Weds I believe!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PhillyJ on August 20, 2013, 10:41:32 AM
Quote from: "Sad Sam"
Wednesday there was a C130J over Southampton, from the height and direction of flight it had either taken off from Eastleigh (Southampton airport) or been doing circuits.
Reckon we also saw this Herc as we traveled towards Southampton on Weds and saw one flying around.  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on August 20, 2013, 12:58:44 PM
Queens flight 146 doing a couple of circuits around Robin Hood, Maid Marion and Friar Tuck Airport  ;)

Oh and a FRA Falcon (seem to be a lot of those around here since our new AEO started his training).
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on August 20, 2013, 11:02:45 PM
Merlin doing the slow circuit around Gloucester again today. I watched it from my house all the way to Staverton Airport, well not all the way, I did glance at the road sometimes!
That was between 1200 - 1215.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on August 21, 2013, 02:13:37 PM
A Tonka has just flown over my office in Bournemouth.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: shackers on August 21, 2013, 02:17:52 PM
The Catalina's just overflown Shoreham, after flying over my office first, on her round Britain flight. :D

What a lovely Aircraft 8-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: leslie on August 21, 2013, 04:31:53 PM
Catalina at Gorleston :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on August 22, 2013, 12:32:46 PM
Reds went past my office just before 5pm yesterday.  There's now a Wokka rattling around for at least the third day in a row.  One day they might work out where Hurn is... lol
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: scampton61 on August 22, 2013, 12:55:43 PM
Chinook low over centre of Gloucester 9.50 and 10.10 this morning (at least it shut the seagulls up for a bit!)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on August 22, 2013, 08:43:45 PM
Thompson Dreamliner take off from RHMMFT airport.  

I think I'll stop spotting these now as they are just very boring and look like fat 737's.

Apparently I saw a Royal Flight of Qatar airbus yesterday (no way to tell what it was - just a big white Aeroplane)  Very nice inside (allegedly)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Captain Black on August 23, 2013, 05:52:11 AM
On Wednesday I was at Cotswold Wildlife Park and spotted a VC10 and 2 Hercs at low level, oh and a few animals.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on August 23, 2013, 11:39:19 AM
Wokka yet again today!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on August 27, 2013, 10:38:25 AM
Typhoon has just flown over my office.  I guess it's probably a recce for the show this week....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on August 27, 2013, 02:54:35 PM
Merlin circling over the NNE section of Gloucester.
C130 followed on during the same hour 1100 - 1200, heading North.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on August 28, 2013, 03:27:17 PM
Merlin very low over our house in Abbeymead Gloucester just now (15:24) heading North and banking to the East slightly. Probably heading for Imjin barracks.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Oberon on August 29, 2013, 01:04:35 PM
U2 (Dragon Lady) flying low and slow over Wootton Bassett at about 1000 feet, heading East.


Oberon
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: garryash on August 29, 2013, 05:32:10 PM
 1725 today - 2 spits flying south east over Broughton Astley, Leicestershire
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on August 30, 2013, 09:39:29 AM
VERY LOUD noise at 0900 this morning. Looked and looked but a lot of cloud. Definitely not a large aircraft, I thought maybe a Typhoon.

Then out of the clouds into a large break appeared a U2 rapidly climbing pretty much over our house in Abbeymead Gloucester. No guesses as to where she was headed!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on August 30, 2013, 11:47:28 AM
Where's the little green man smiley when you need one :(  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on August 30, 2013, 01:29:55 PM
Where's the little green man smiley when you need one :(  :)

(http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/bounce2.gif) (http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/bounce2.gif) (http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/bounce2.gif)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Rushy on September 01, 2013, 05:51:55 PM
Spotted over my house near Shoreham Airport.
LOTS!!!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on September 02, 2013, 11:52:22 AM
Not spotted, but heard.  Something has just made a heck of a racket at Hurn.  Wonder if the Tiffie stayed overnight?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on September 02, 2013, 04:47:42 PM
Dragon Rapide passed over our house after taking off from Gloucestershire (Staverton) airfield. Can't remember the time, must have been around lunchtime'ish.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PhillyJ on September 03, 2013, 01:54:05 PM
Wokka heading in to land at what was RNAY Fleetlands, unfortunately it was flying straight and not doing anything like what the display team managed at Dunsfold! Not even a corkscrew approach to land  :P
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on September 03, 2013, 03:24:01 PM
Not spotted, but heard.  Something has just made a heck of a racket at Hurn.  Wonder if the Tiffie stayed overnight?

Not one, but two Typhoons took off at that time, watched from the observation point in Court Road.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on September 03, 2013, 10:33:47 PM
C130J overhead Robin Hood, Maid Marion, Friar Tuck airport @ about 12:00 today.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jocelyn on September 04, 2013, 11:10:37 AM
Just been notified that a Slingsby Firefly and a massive Antonov have arrived at Doncaster  ;D
Spotters will be happy  ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on September 04, 2013, 08:03:30 PM
Spotted the crew of the Antonov in the Ramada hotel (yes I am bored)

No idea where the crew of the Firefly went.

And before anyone asks that would be after I spent a day playing Vulcan fuel leaks.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PA28 on September 06, 2013, 02:39:01 PM
Something noisy at 14,000ft at 600knots going from East to West over Birmingham to Wales...turned out to be F15 with call-sign RATCH11, out to Brecon Beacons, then back again in 15minutes, now over to Lincoln and North of the Wash, all on my phone!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on September 06, 2013, 05:03:12 PM
Police helicopter flying round Peterborough Railway Station yesterday between 1400 and 1425.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on September 07, 2013, 03:50:19 PM
Just watched the Notts/Lincs air ambulance land at the side of the A614 , bad accident :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: arnk on September 08, 2013, 10:11:45 PM
A shiny silver Canberra flew over my house - it was flying display practices at Kemble this afternoon.
Sounded great.
Al

PS Found some pictures here
http://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&p=538149 (http://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=16&p=538149)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: antiquary on September 09, 2013, 11:29:01 AM
Two Chookies usually do a "fly By" each morning  - from RAF Odiham, following the M3 North.
Ten minutes ago, they went over my house at less than 200 ft  !!!!!- I felt sure they were going to take out  the surrounding trees.
What was all that about???.
Good chorus of car alarms followed   ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on September 09, 2013, 01:50:10 PM
E3A Sentry  of the USAF doing circuits from Mildenhall over Newmarket this morning, my temporary stop.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on September 09, 2013, 06:31:19 PM
JU-52 heading south over Bracknell about 1/2 hour ago. Very low under the claggy weather.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on September 09, 2013, 07:15:39 PM
JU-52 heading south over Bracknell about 1/2 hour ago. Very low under the claggy weather.

Now that is a decent "spot".

First time I ever saw one was donkeys years ago, no, not during the war, but it was flying near Heathrow in a storm and seemed to be hovering as it was struggling so much to make any headway.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Fluffy Bunny on September 09, 2013, 07:27:18 PM
Just been informed the JU-52 is HB-HOT one of JU-Air's aircraft operating out White Waltham.
One of only a couple remaining that still has it's original BMW engines instead of Pratt & Whitney units.
Also, it's the one that was in "Where Eagles Dare."
Just wish I'd been a bit quicker and could have got the camera out for a picky... :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on September 09, 2013, 07:44:29 PM
Just been informed the JU-52 is HU-HOT one of JU-Air's aircraft operating out White Waltham.

I think this one
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:JU52_HB_HOT_2.jpg
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on September 12, 2013, 08:09:28 PM
Was there a Tonka over Bournemouth mid afternoon ?

Certainly did not look like the usual Falcons we see on war games on Thursdays.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnjosh43 on September 13, 2013, 10:24:29 PM
Two Hawks landed at MAN today where their pilots had a meeting with the Fire Service about rescue from military aircraft and then took off back to wherever. Only one person in each...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnjosh43 on September 15, 2013, 12:59:35 AM
Some Lancaster or other did a flyby at the Manchester air show today. Blades, ravens and 4 wrinkly aircraft as well. Including the first aircraft to land at Ringway 75 years ago -a Hornet Moth.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on September 17, 2013, 03:11:27 PM
Hercules low & slow - first time I've seen one over Sherburn!  ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on September 17, 2013, 04:26:48 PM
B****r, missed it.  Seem to be good at missing stuff recently >:(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on September 19, 2013, 04:26:09 PM
Chinook bumbling across Sherburn in Elmet!  ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on September 19, 2013, 04:27:43 PM
Saw it too.  Heading North West-ish.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on September 19, 2013, 04:29:22 PM
Saw it too.  Heading North West-ish.
Managed to see something for a change then Tim!!!!  :))
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on September 20, 2013, 10:35:19 AM
Pitts Special just done a full display over the aerodrome!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on September 20, 2013, 11:12:06 AM
Didn't see that but did hear a USAF aircraft overhead a couple of times earlier. They sometimes show up on FR24 because it now supports MLAT. Didn't identify the type in this case though.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on September 20, 2013, 12:08:21 PM
Thanks to Jane I was on the lookout and heard, and then saw, one of the VC10's climbing over Gloucester heading North. That was at 10:05 but didn't see or hear the second one but maybe it took off at the same time and headed elsewhere.

Sad to think that it is probably the last time I'll see that.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wildcard on September 20, 2013, 06:05:02 PM
x2 Apache's heading slow & south  :-X Wellingborough just now.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on September 20, 2013, 09:59:17 PM
One of the ETPS Avro RJ's in the circuit @ Boscombe Down about 13:00 today.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wildcard on September 21, 2013, 06:10:07 PM
Busy day in the skies at Wellingborough today - the highlights, x3 Chipmunks, x3 Tigermoths and a HUEY (I think it must have been G-HUEY 509? - my first time seeing her!!  ;D ;D)  Think heard a Spitfire over that way too.

They're over for ChipFest at Sywell this Fri & w/e.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Prometheus on September 22, 2013, 05:54:26 PM
ME08 G-ETME flew over the house about 10 minutes ago heading south east.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on September 22, 2013, 10:05:08 PM
Wild Card!!!  ;D

This RAF Air / Sea rescue launch.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1262606/The-Spitfire-seas-rides-board-remarkable-WWII-rescue-boat.html

I was lucky enough to get a very close view of her @ high speed on her way home to Pompey from the Southampton boat show - very impressive, especially when viewed from a small dinghy.

Well it is sort of aircraft related  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on September 24, 2013, 12:48:11 PM
I'm cheating again!

AN-26 LZ-ABR on the pan @ Doncaster.

Does not look like this anymore though...

http://www.airteamimages.com/antonov-an-26_LZ-ABR_air-bright_177608.html

Had a paint job.

http://www.fodsa.co.uk/5.html

Well @ this time of year I don't get out much!

Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on September 24, 2013, 08:45:43 PM
While driving East on the 27. Wokka seen over Fareham heading North at circa 4.15 today
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on September 26, 2013, 03:55:56 PM
Me again!!!

Actually saw the AN-26 flying.

Also saw the Duxford Buchon (Spanish ME-109) and Spitfire xvi displaying over the airfield  ;D

I'd seen them a lot closer while they had been in the hangar for BAe's graduation but the display was a real bonus!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on September 26, 2013, 06:00:43 PM
While driving East on the 27. Wokka seen over Fareham heading North at circa 4.15 today

Wonder if it was the same one I've just seen at 1740 heading South, maybe on his way back to base after visiting Imjin Barracks in Gloucester.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PXProgrammer on September 26, 2013, 11:23:38 PM
Wokka directly over my house in Bromsgrove this morning, not an uncommon site
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on September 28, 2013, 11:38:58 AM
SAR SeaKing crossed Heathrow south to north at 1105, heard the engine and considered it somewhat unusual - possible concerned with some house removals?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on September 30, 2013, 03:15:17 PM
Merlin heading south.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on September 30, 2013, 03:24:37 PM
Merlin heading south.
Beat me Tim! Right over our office!  ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on October 01, 2013, 02:31:45 PM
Watched the new (ish) RAF Voyager take off from Manchester Airport yesterday whilst kicking my heels for twelve hours waiting fof Christne's operation to be completed,also did the "Concorde" tour and had a natter with John (of the Johnjosh variety).

 :D

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on October 04, 2013, 10:26:36 AM
Not one, but two Chinooks passing west London over the Thames, towards Central London, 1026 passing Hampton.

(I live about two and half miles from the Thames, and the clearest view from my place is to Hampton (between the rooves), four miles; details obtained from http://www.freemaptools.com/how-far-is-it-between.htm)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on October 09, 2013, 08:34:59 AM
Two from yesterday.

Queens flight 146 in the circuit @ Doncaster and a very noisy Griffon @ high level about 10 mins later.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on October 14, 2013, 12:24:48 PM
Notts/Lincs Air-ambulance just gone over heading towards Edwinstowe/Sherwood Forest area
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on October 14, 2013, 08:57:28 PM
F15's sounding like they're trying to blast my roof off!!!!!!!  :o
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on October 14, 2013, 09:08:18 PM
F15's sounding like they're trying to blast my roof off!!!!!!!  :o

Which area do you live?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on October 14, 2013, 10:12:59 PM
F15's sounding like they're trying to blast my roof off!!!!!!!  :o

Which area do you live?
Wilberfoss, east of York. They're often messing about over here but not usually as loud as they were tonight - scared my cats!!!! >:(

Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on October 15, 2013, 11:44:02 AM
Which area do you live?

Wilberfoss, east of York. They're often messing about over here but not usually as loud as they were tonight - scared my cats!!!!

Thanks, now I know that your not talking from near a base.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on October 15, 2013, 12:21:57 PM
Thanks, now I know that your not talking from near a base.

No where near a base, think they just like flying round our lovely Yorkshire Wolds!  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on October 15, 2013, 04:40:54 PM
Merlin in the circuit at Hurn at the moment - been here twice today!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on October 15, 2013, 04:51:22 PM
One from yesterday (must try & post these as I spot them)

RAF Sentinel R1 over Newark about 15:00

(plus 2 pairs of Kites playing beside the A34 between The M4 and Oxford)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on October 22, 2013, 12:50:45 PM
Couple of very noisy Eagles over my house again!  :))
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on October 22, 2013, 07:28:11 PM
Noisy something or other every so often but with this low cloud and rain there's not a hope in hell of identification.
I know they aren't VC10's though  :( :( :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: johnri on October 22, 2013, 07:49:29 PM
Saw this at Goodwood on Saturday. The tail reg XA637 belonged to a Gloster Javelin FAW2

It is actually a Sikorsky S58C and I believe it's true identity is D-HAUG

It was being used for filming.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/johnri69/johnri69002/IMG_4362.jpg) (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/johnri69/media/johnri69002/IMG_4362.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on October 23, 2013, 08:18:20 PM
The boys are out playing with their big toys this evening in the skies over the West of York.  Can't see who or what it is, but I can see their lights and they're making plenty of noise.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on October 23, 2013, 08:40:37 PM
Can't see who or what it is, but I can see their lights and they're making plenty of noise.
F15s again Tim! Been at it every evening this week so far and have been trying to blast my roof off for nearly 2 hours tonight - brilliant!  ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on October 23, 2013, 11:42:48 PM
Can't see who or what it is, but I can see their lights and they're making plenty of noise.
F15s again Tim! Been at it every evening this week so far and have been trying to blast my roof off for nearly 2 hours tonight - brilliant!  ;D

You're feeling better now then?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on October 24, 2013, 08:05:42 AM

You're feeling better now then?
Thanks Sam, better than I was but still got no strength  :(
Resurrected my laptop and it's sat on a chair at the side of the sofa so I can get on the net and do some work from home   ;)

Haven't had the strength to go outside to watch the F15s bums on fire in the dark - but, by 'eck, they've been noisey!!  ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on October 24, 2013, 02:52:20 PM
Wokka - heading from Birmingham town center towards Birmingham Airport, followed at a descrete distance by the small Police egg beater :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on October 24, 2013, 03:45:12 PM
Saw this at Goodwood on Saturday. The tail reg XA637 belonged to a Gloster Javelin FAW2

It is actually a Sikorsky S58C and I believe it's true identity is D-HAUG

It was being used for filming.

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u66/johnri69/johnri69002/IMG_4362.jpg) (http://s165.photobucket.com/user/johnri69/media/johnri69002/IMG_4362.jpg.html)

funny to go to all that trouble repainting the cab and then not using a genuine scheme/airframe number.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on October 24, 2013, 03:50:30 PM
Spotted a Queens flight 146 on the pan outside 3 hangar.

Also spotted the vip getting on it but don't have a clue who it was as it was a long way away and I didn't have my glasses!

Guess it will be on the local news tonight (unless they visited Notts, Lincs or Derbys - in which case Yorkshire news will refuse to report it!)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on October 24, 2013, 04:50:26 PM
Spotted a Queens flight 146 on the pan outside 3 hangar.

Also spotted the vip getting on it but don't have a clue who it was as it was a long way away and I didn't have my glasses!

Guess it will be on the local news tonight (unless they visited Notts, Lincs or Derbys - in which case Yorkshire news will refuse to report it!)
David Cameron was in Grimethorpe today (at the ASOS distribution centre).  Might have been him(?)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on October 24, 2013, 06:38:20 PM
F15s at it yet AGAIN!

I know they come round here quite a bit but it's been every evening this week for a hour or more. Must be a reason - wonder why?  ???
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on October 24, 2013, 07:52:19 PM
Merlin, very low speeding across the top of our house mid afternoon. Didn't note the time! (Abbeymead, Gloucester).
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on October 24, 2013, 07:59:09 PM
F15s at it yet AGAIN!

I know they come round here quite a bit but it's been every evening this week for a hour or more. Must be a reason - wonder why?  ???

They know you've been poorly and are trying to cheer you up  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on October 24, 2013, 09:14:39 PM
We've had Chinooks, a couple of Lynx and a few Falcons in the last couple of days.. but other than that fairly quiet. Sorry catching up after a few days  :)

No F15s though lol


Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on October 25, 2013, 04:41:28 PM
2 Apache's inbound Bham Airport
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on October 25, 2013, 05:57:44 PM
Watching 737s circling the area due to thunderstorms and a flooded runway at LBA.  Looks a bit of a mess on FR24. Looks like one of them may be diverting to DSA.

http://www.flightradar24.com/EXS344
http://www.flightradar24.com/EXS316
http://www.flightradar24.com/EXS188Z
http://www.flightradar24.com/RYR43X
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on October 26, 2013, 08:38:56 AM
Caught sight of an L1011 Tristar late Thursday morning. It's just not the same as spotting a VC10 though, hence the lethargy in reporting it!
  :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: garryash on October 29, 2013, 04:20:38 PM
Spitfire doing disply over Broughton Astley right now!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: garryash on October 30, 2013, 12:13:53 PM
same spitfire flew over again this morning - but no display today - wondering if its the Rolls Royce one from Donnington??
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Ronnie on October 30, 2013, 02:14:58 PM
2 Apaches flying quite low over North Essex. Heading South. Nice noise!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on October 30, 2013, 09:45:14 PM
Voyager (A330) slowly crossing Gloucester around 12'ish today. Can't remember the exact time. Tried to take a photo but because of the sun couldn't see the screen very well so just got a little grey blur in the corner of the shot! Must get and SLR next time.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on October 31, 2013, 12:51:29 PM
Two fighters, probably Tornado's as I couldn't make out if they had the forward elevons but I think not.
Passing over Gloucester, very slowly heading in a Northerly direction.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on October 31, 2013, 01:07:21 PM
Well spotted David. We heard them but couldn't see them.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on October 31, 2013, 06:33:37 PM
Well spotted David. We heard them but couldn't see them.

They weren't far below the cloud base but luckily it was quite high today compared to recently, apart from yesterday which was glorious at the museum  ;D ;D ;D
You should pop along this Saturday (I don't do Sunday's). It is closing at the end of November and reopening early February. Official grand opening is planned for Easter.


Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on October 31, 2013, 09:00:54 PM
Woo hoo!

Saw a RAF Tornado today

I did think of ringing up Marham to ask if they had lost one but it headed off to the North (Lossie jet?)

Also the Dreamliner and an Easyjet Airbus bashing round the circuit - almost felt like a real airport here today  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on November 03, 2013, 09:30:15 PM
Herc C-130J out of Southampton airport this morning.

Better ring the RAF back as they have obviously been a bit careless and are letting the aircrew get a few more hours in @ the moment.  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on November 04, 2013, 04:22:00 PM
Spotted 3 Red Kites on the A34 between the M4 and Oxford.

Nothing of mechanical aviation interest though.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on November 07, 2013, 02:36:52 PM
C130 at 1035 directly overhead Gloucester city centre. Couldn't mistake the sound which is what made me look up   ::)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on November 07, 2013, 08:09:54 PM
Two seat Spitfire been around today - reg G-ILDA doing touch and goes at Hurn  :D


Cobham Falcons out and about as well. Look to be down at Lyme Bay doing Navy stuff, as usual..



Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: arnk on November 10, 2013, 12:14:16 AM
The Canberra was flying around Kemble for most of this afternoon.
 :)
Al
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on November 12, 2013, 02:25:37 PM
United Arab Emirates Airbus A380 at 1310 overshoot from Heathrow over my home at 2500 feet, nice and steady.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on November 12, 2013, 02:38:40 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7334/10781251793_43978ff079_b.jpg)
Flypast at 10:45 - King Airs

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7395/10781215803_2d527b4b34_b.jpg)
Flypast at 11:00 - Auster

Taken on Sunday at the local Remembrance Service.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on November 13, 2013, 04:53:57 PM
at 1613 whilst pedalling my way home from work, BA A380 took off over me, out of Heathrow apparently on way to Los Angeles; my first sighting of a BA version.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on November 19, 2013, 01:30:31 PM
Spotted a hopelessly lost regional co-ordinator in Tesco three times on Saturday, having about as much luck as me finding anything to buy!

Hercules has just flown over Bournemouth, and off west.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on November 19, 2013, 05:35:21 PM
Spotted a hopelessly lost regional co-ordinator in Tesco three times on Saturday, having about as much luck as me finding anything to buy!


I wasn't lost.... they just moved the stuff I wanted !  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Arrow_Pilot on November 20, 2013, 02:54:54 PM
Two F15's from Lakenheath chasing each other over Market Deeping, Lincolnshire. Quite a regular thing here.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on November 21, 2013, 08:57:20 AM
Slightly strange one - a Sea King was hovering in various locations over Bournemouth/Branksome early evening yesterday. I'm not the only one to have seen it either..

About an hour later later a different helo was over the seafront but couldn't see what it was but it was definitely circling out to sea, but had different anti collision lights than the Sea King - possibly Coastguard.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Arrow_Pilot on November 21, 2013, 03:01:35 PM
Two Coningsby Typhoons playing overhead today.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on December 04, 2013, 12:49:27 PM
Two Chinooks just did a fairly low pass heading from Hamworthy direction then turned in and landed at Hurn.


Edit: both just departed - headed South a far way out to sea before turning Eastwards.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on December 04, 2013, 02:23:59 PM
Tornado low over our village intially going West, then powered on and went North
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on December 04, 2013, 06:36:38 PM
Two Chinooks just did a fairly low pass heading from Hamworthy direction then turned in and landed at Hurn.


Edit: both just departed - headed South a far way out to sea before turning Eastwards.

The Wokkas went straight over me on the way to Corfe Mullen... low or what ? :D. Also 2 Herky Birds over Bournemouth/Old Harry mid afternoon.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on December 10, 2013, 11:36:37 AM
Herky bird over Bournemouth right now.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on December 10, 2013, 11:47:55 AM
Flying VERY low in comparative terms, much more so than usual when they make their trips around the bay.  Must be not far off airshow display height!
Title: Re: Lot of noise spotted
Post by: garryash on December 12, 2013, 03:50:44 PM
Anyone any ideas ?? Long loud multi-engined jet noise in the area Of Broughton Astley at 1545 today. Sounded like something very big leaving Brunty or doing circuits as it was heard twice within 5 minutes and sounde very low but low cloud hid it!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on December 12, 2013, 06:49:22 PM
A Merlin out and about late afternoon... low over Boscombe about 4pm today :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on December 17, 2013, 03:07:40 PM
Wokka low in the circuit at Hurn.


Lulworth Range is extremely active at the moment as well - windows rattling here sometimes, and we can hear what sounds like machine gun fire. I think the wind is just in the right direction!



Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Fonseca on January 07, 2014, 05:33:32 PM
Gold, strangely familiar triangular shaped lapel badge. BBC2 Daily Politics programme 12:08pm. Attached to Gerald Howarth MP - President of the British Air Display Association and Trustee of a certain VTTST...  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on January 07, 2014, 09:04:58 PM
I stopped Vince Cable dead in his tracks at the 2012 Cheltenham Times Science Festival. After updating him on XH558 I gave him a small gold effect lapel badge. I look for it every time he's on the TV but not seen him wearing it yet but someone told me he had it on during an interview a few months ago.
It's all good PR and publicity  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on January 09, 2014, 10:04:07 AM
Chinook yesterday around noon dropped into Gloucestershire Airport, Staverton.
(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/RAF%20Stuff/08January2014_zpsc355334f.jpg) (http://s572.photobucket.com/user/djrose007/media/RAF%20Stuff/08January2014_zpsc355334f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on January 10, 2014, 10:55:44 AM
For the first time in ages (to my knowledge) there's a Wokka over Bournemouth, in all that nasty cloud....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Rushy on January 10, 2014, 08:46:06 PM
Could've sworn I saw a Merlin over Lancing/Shoreham when I left the dentists on Wednesday morning. Heading NW on it's way somewhere.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on January 15, 2014, 10:11:12 AM
Just seen what looked suspiciously like an F15 under the clouds at Sherburn!!!!  :o
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on January 15, 2014, 10:15:04 AM
Just seen what looked suspiciously like an F15 under the clouds at Sherburn!!!!  :o

Definately 2 F15s - just seen 'em both!  ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on January 15, 2014, 10:26:05 AM
Me too. Noisy b****rs!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on January 15, 2014, 10:31:07 AM
Me too. Noisy b****rs!
Noisy but nice!
Great to be able to actually see them instead of just hearing them on a night trying to blow the tiles off my roof at home!!!  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Wizzy on January 15, 2014, 12:27:11 PM
Definately 2 F15s - just seen 'em both!  ;D
Good to know, ta - I heard them, but couldn't see anything.  An F15 was my guess, but nice to have it confirmed!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on January 16, 2014, 11:38:46 PM
Spotted 2 days ago, 14-01-14 @ 1556/7.  Prop plane over Peterborough Railway Station. 2 photos.  Apologies for bad photos :(.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1/1526151_10203167177006611_1244020827_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/t1/1235232_10203167170566450_1201752324_n.jpg)

Been told it is a Piper Navajo (Chieftain)

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Spotted yesterday, 15-01-14 @ about 1417.  Low level flypast from a Hercules Aircraft. Heading towards the area of the Wash. No photo. Too fast.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on January 21, 2014, 04:08:39 PM
3-30 pm today glanced East and watched as the Red Arrows made big circles in the sky!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on January 21, 2014, 04:40:39 PM
3-30 pm today glanced East and watched as the Red Arrows made big circles in the sky!!

Can see them a lot closer @ Robin Hood/Maid Marion/Friar Tuck international.

They've landed cos it's too foggy for them to get back into Scampton!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on January 21, 2014, 10:33:09 PM
Wow!

Like a real airport here today!

As well as the six Red Arrows (which we saw twice as they had to come back again as it was still too foggy for them to get back in to Scampton)

There was one of those funny 5 Sqn things that looks like it's had a roof box fitted to it  ;)

We also had a  real live Atlas 747 (looks like it came in for some freight - the baggage handlers must have had a fit!)

Also saw two Tiger Moths (which don't really count as they are being re-built in a workshop in Heyford house - but I still saw them)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: deeleyt on January 22, 2014, 10:30:02 AM
20 more Vulcans and loads more erk's and it will be like a real airfield again.  :))
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on January 22, 2014, 04:23:09 PM
20 more Vulcans and loads more erk's and it will be like a real airfield again.  :))

You nearly got your wish today!

About 20 or so erk's turned up from Waddington and Scampton to sort out their jets before they went home.

All gone now (back to sleepy hollow)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on January 26, 2014, 09:44:57 AM
Seen nowt but smoke, smoke and more smoke at Sherburn all week!  >:(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on January 26, 2014, 01:00:03 PM
Seen nowt but smoke, smoke and more smoke at Sherburn all week!  >:(
We did have an F15 on a couple of evenings and a Chinook on Thursday.

I suspect the rain has dampened the fire considerably now.  Got a leaflet through the door yesterday from the oily compensation merchants peddling their sleazy trade.  It was barely worse than a neighbour's bonfire really (thanks to the wind direction).  I doubt anyone from Sherburn village has any genuine reason to claim.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on January 27, 2014, 12:52:27 PM
2 F15's just about blown the roof off at work!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on January 27, 2014, 01:25:01 PM
I caught sight them too.  They seemed a lot louder than normal.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: garryash on January 27, 2014, 03:38:05 PM
3 choppers with dark blue lowers and yellow tops (Police ???) going NNE LOW over Broughton Astley. Had flown SSW 2 hours earlier!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on January 27, 2014, 08:44:45 PM
2 F15's just about blown the roof off at work!!!  ;D

Using the smoke for a Nav fix?  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on January 30, 2014, 07:36:05 PM
On Wednesday afternoon, the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance landed just near me to deal with a 2 vehicle RTA. Air Ambulance was not needed. Photos of the aircraft taken with permission of a police officer. Stood 30 metres from the aircraft when it took off.  It bowed to us before leaving.
Photos and video - http://www.flickr.com/photos/16521384@N07/sets/72157640291862504/
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Rushy on January 31, 2014, 02:26:51 PM
Wokka just went over my office heading North over Gatwick Airport!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on February 05, 2014, 09:42:42 AM
Belated.. Monday at 2pm,  2 Hawks flying along side the A1 travelling south near RAF Leeming also 3 heli' no idea what sort tho
Title: MD11 on way to Stansted
Post by: planenut on February 05, 2014, 10:46:54 AM
This is a rare beastie for me, McDonnell Douglas MD11 of Martinair Cargo inbound to Stansted three minutes (1000) ago at 16000 feet. Not seen one for years. (passing over Heathrow area) From Aguadilla, Peurto Rico.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on February 06, 2014, 12:31:58 PM
29 Sqn Typhoon did a missed approach into Little John/ Maid Marion/ Friar Tuck international this morning (must have given the poor Easyjet crew who have been pounding the circuit for over a week now something different to think about.)

Spotted a Tornado doing something similar on Monday just as I got here - but I forgot to post!
Title: Re: Spotted, or rather Heard!
Post by: planenut on February 07, 2014, 08:54:35 AM
Flights at Heathrow generally start around 0500, so imagine my delight when a BA 380 came over my place on a "go round" at 0435; having struggled already had a fitful sleep all night.

Then again, another "go round" at about 0545, when I still hadn't intended being awake.

When I'm awake it's interesting to get these.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on February 07, 2014, 12:38:14 PM
Yorks air ambulance just done a couple of circuits of the house and landed near the high street.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on February 09, 2014, 08:26:06 PM
ZZ172 dropped in at Hurn this evening, thanks to Bryan for the heads-up.  Several forum member present, and very cold when she eventually turned up a but late, just as the light was fading.  Then someone chose the wrong parking space, and had to do the C17 party trick of reversing.  From one side of the airfield to the other... lol
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on February 27, 2014, 09:03:35 PM
Not actually spotted but lots of very loud noise this afternoon in the Gloucester/Cheltenham/Cotswolds region. Clear blue skies but couldn't see anything so I suspect it might have been stuff going off from Fairford.

Anyone see anything, any idea what they were. Probably 3 or 4 times I heard it/them.

Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on March 05, 2014, 01:36:10 PM
Now that the skies are clearing spotted a C17 yesterday at 1300'ish to the East of Gloucester, probably passing over Cheltenham, and today a C130 late morning.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on March 05, 2014, 08:16:09 PM
And another one today, 15:00, L1011 Tristar banking from Northerly heading to North Eastern going very slow, not too low, so guess it was banking around to head for Brize Norton.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on March 11, 2014, 08:19:21 PM
Wokka currently hammering around Poole Bay out to sea - RFA Lyme Bay anchored out there so no doubt some Hamworthy teams doing some night exercises  8)


RFA Mounts Bay and RFA Lyme Bay have been around for the last week or so..


Belated catchup:


Two Tornados also around in the last week - photographing the coast apparently due the recent weather and landslips..


Falcons have been very active as well - even flying on Sundays?



Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Biglen on March 12, 2014, 02:04:41 PM
Not much over South Shields, apart from the North East Air Ambulance and Police Chopper. I din't think it was that rough here  :-\ Still swivel my eyes skywards every time a plane comes in ear shot, been out 22 years now the same as I served it never leaves me though.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on March 12, 2014, 03:41:21 PM
Tristar heading up to Brunty rounting Daventry/Wittering
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Favell on March 12, 2014, 04:05:02 PM
Tristar spotted over the house :-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on March 13, 2014, 10:44:02 AM
Yesterday at Finningley a Tornado did a lovely low approach and flew off East  :))
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on March 14, 2014, 11:21:47 PM
Not much over South Shields, apart from the North East Air Ambulance and Police Chopper. I din't think it was that rough here  :-\ Still swivel my eyes skywards every time a plane comes in ear shot, been out 22 years now the same as I served it never leaves me though.

I know what you mean Len, it's the same with me and it doesn't matter whether it's a little cessna, Vulcan or 747, the eyes go look skywards.
It's also the same for me with the sea, I look at waves and always think of S.Shields where I was born and grew up, until I was 16 and joined the RAF (1965). Still miss it.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on March 15, 2014, 12:13:29 AM
Fairchild Dornier, Royal Helicopter, Citations, EC135, various other helicopters (£150 one way from Staverton to racecourse I believe), Citiwing Dornier but most of all the smell of aviation fuel! I love Gold Cup Week!  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: sickbag_andy on March 15, 2014, 08:50:25 AM
Malasian 777 anybody? - help needed
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on March 23, 2014, 06:34:16 PM
2 green Hercules on low level passes over Bassenthwaite Lake this morning.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on March 23, 2014, 06:50:21 PM
Hercules high and slow over York Grass Track this afternoon  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on March 24, 2014, 08:58:48 PM
Dakota going into Coventry airport when I (eventually) drove past  :D (for the Dak)  >:( (for the delays)

Two Griffins heading South(ish) near Leicester about 20 mins later.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on March 24, 2014, 09:27:18 PM
1500 today (24 March) RAF Merlin circling over Gloucester for no apparent reason  :)) :)) :)) :))

He circled at least 3 times that I know of. Probably something to do with ARRC Imjin Barracks (fka RAF Innsworth)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on March 25, 2014, 09:04:28 AM
RAF Helicopters sometimes visits the Air Cadets at the Colleges and takes them for a circuit. I did wonder if he was going into Dean Close as very low over me.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: peteuk1 on March 26, 2014, 11:32:27 AM
25032014 0915hrs Red Arrows (9) in loose fast  formation overhead -   heading west .
Location: -  The White House, CW5 6DX (Cheshire)  ---   (:-)
 
To where ?

Thanks -- Pete
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on March 26, 2014, 01:19:02 PM
1 lone Red arrow low over the village going back East.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on March 26, 2014, 01:31:59 PM
Blimey that's going to be a lot of paperwork!

Wonder what happened to the other eight?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: peteuk1 on March 26, 2014, 03:10:15 PM
Well - it is mystery so far  -- I saw two returning four minutes apart past here, heading east -- 1300 &1304 hrs - can only assume so far, that  they were set free to do their own thing on the way home (:-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: peteuk1 on March 26, 2014, 09:40:24 PM
Since learned -  courtesy of Claire from the Red Arrows fb page, that they flew to RAF Valley for simulator training. Mystery solved - glad I caught them for my  first time  " off display" (:-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on March 26, 2014, 09:58:47 PM
No simulator at Scampton (or anywhere closer) then?

Surprised the bean counters didn't decide it would be cheaper to send the nine of them over to Valley by train!

Since they were only a few minutes apart you would have thought they could have waited for their mates to finish.

Weather was rubbish up here this afternoon though so probably not conducive to formation transit.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: peteuk1 on March 27, 2014, 10:33:49 AM
I would not know about simulator venues - but they would not gain much flying experience sitting on a train for hours on end.

Think of the overtime bill and the boredom factors  as well - lol

Not to speak of my (and others) disappointment at not having the sight of them overhead (:-)

They are off abroad next week for some blue skies experience - another bean counters  nightmare --perhaps- you would claim  !!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on March 27, 2014, 11:51:23 AM
I would not know about simulator venues - but they would not gain much flying experience sitting on a train for hours on end.

Think of the overtime bill and the boredom factors  as well - lol

Not to speak of my (and others) disappointment at not having the sight of them overhead (:-)

They are off abroad next week for some blue skies experience - another bean counters  nightmare --perhaps- you would claim  !!!

You really don't have a clue do you?

The Arrows cost around £9m per year to run and are under constant threat of being withdrawn as the treasury struggle to see how they fit into the general scheme of defence.

The forces are under constant pressure to save money and their high profile is a double edged sword.

Plenty of other pilots find themselves travelling around the country by car and train as it's the cheapest way for them to get around.

Bear in mind we now have an AIR Force which consists of only six front line fast jets squadrons  >:(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: peteuk1 on March 27, 2014, 02:22:48 PM
Well - @ £9 mill p.a. - I would see them as a ten plane  bargain. Thinking -for example - of the £2mill p.a. it costs us to keep a single XH558 flying.
Signed -- clueless (:-(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on March 27, 2014, 10:01:05 PM
Lynx into Hurn today - we missed the Tristar farewell flythrough though  :'(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PhillyJ on March 28, 2014, 12:17:18 PM
2 Merlins just passed over my house, quite low because of the murky weather here near Pompey at the moment. Surprised how loud they were, heading towards either ex RNAY Fleetlands or the dockyard I guess. I think 1 came back about 10 mins later, unfortunately after I'd picked myself up off of the floor after tripping over the dog rushing out to see what it was...the murk had hidden the perpetrator of the noise!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on April 05, 2014, 02:12:06 PM
Notts/Lincs air ambulance in action again.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jocelyn on April 05, 2014, 06:40:56 PM
Shackleton on full chat and Nimrod reorganising the grass, both at Coventry airport this lunchtime ! Wonderful noise, well done both teams, it was GREAT   ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: northern monkey on April 06, 2014, 09:17:19 PM
late but ..... last night the ant n dec saturday night takeaway plane leaving leeds bradford heading south !!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on April 08, 2014, 08:08:18 PM
Variable Stability Learjet N102VS around today at Hurn.. Apparently training Indian Airforce all week. Surprisingly noisy! Red and white colour scheme is hard to miss.

Loads of Merlins and Sea Kings about over last few days too. Getting quite used to them now - not so many Chinooks though ..
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on April 09, 2014, 06:11:42 PM
Helicopter fest in Gloucester today.
Chinook heading North directly over the city at 14:10
Two Merlins in file heading North just to the East of the city
Apache, fully armed up by the look of it, right over out house and very low at 16:15.

I enjoyed the Chinook and Merlins but the Apache took me by surprise. luckily I was outside trying to figure out why my bike won't start!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on April 09, 2014, 07:27:27 PM
Helicopter fest in Gloucester today.
Apache, fully armed up by the look of it, right over out house and very low at 16:15.

Lucky you weren't in the outhouse at the time otherwise you wouldn't have seen it.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: frihjul92 on April 11, 2014, 05:48:30 PM
Canberra with twin engined chase plane, Dauntsey Wiltshire 1400hrs approx
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on April 11, 2014, 05:52:04 PM
Sea Vixen did a fast taxi run at Hurn today. Nice and noisy and great to see it won't be long until she's back in the air.

Army Gazelle ZA766 was hovering high overhead yesterday. No idea what they were up to?


Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on April 12, 2014, 04:43:19 PM
This afternoon passing over at about 7000' G-TDSA Cessna ; interesting this as the flight track on flightradar24 was nuts, but  check out the aircraft.... try this
http://www.flightradar24.com/2014-04-12/15:05/12x/51.43,-0.62/10
at 1507 there is an odd shaped silhouette passing SW across Heathrow, passing Staines, Chertsey and Woking and it lands at Farnborough at 1518. Lock on to it and see it's track.
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Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on April 12, 2014, 06:59:39 PM
This afternoon passing over at about 7000' G-TDSA Cessna ; interesting this as the flight track on flightradar24 was nuts, but  check out the aircraft.... try this
http://www.flightradar24.com/2014-04-12/15:05/12x/51.43,-0.62/10 (http://www.flightradar24.com/2014-04-12/15:05/12x/51.43,-0.62/10)
at 1507 there is an odd shaped silhouette passing SW across Heathrow, passing Staines, Chertsey and Woking and it lands at Farnborough at 1518. Lock on to it and see it's track.
(http://forum.santabanta.com/images/smilies/special/special2.gif) (http://forum.santabanta.com/images/smilies/special/special2.gif)


That will be an errr.. 'sightseeing' trip by people who are interested in arrivals.. I'm sure they must get dizzy  ;D


Fr24 now has MLAT support so it shows up quite a lot of stuff that doesn't broadcast ads-b.. Eg you can see the Cobham Falcons when they are above about 4k feet..





Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on April 14, 2014, 12:23:19 PM
4 X VapourTrails in loose formation tracking over the Humber heading north,suspected to be F15's

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on April 22, 2014, 11:17:25 PM
Chinook over the centre of Cheltenham around 1830'ish this evening.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on April 28, 2014, 10:54:42 PM
A few other bits spotted at Brize today, including our daughter who arrived back after her second tour of Afghanistan!

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/RAF%20Stuff/P4281754_zpsf307476b.jpg) (http://s572.photobucket.com/user/djrose007/media/RAF%20Stuff/P4281754_zpsf307476b.jpg.html)

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/RAF%20Stuff/P4281757_zps44a785f2.jpg) (http://s572.photobucket.com/user/djrose007/media/RAF%20Stuff/P4281757_zps44a785f2.jpg.html)

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Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: brains_mt on April 28, 2014, 11:06:12 PM
Lovely to know she is safe and sound and home again David  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on April 29, 2014, 08:51:28 PM
Glad your daughter has returned safely, the fluffy handbag has travelled well.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on April 29, 2014, 10:57:25 PM
RAF Police dogs have changed a bit since my days  ::)

Glad she is home safe and well David ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on April 30, 2014, 03:06:41 PM
RAF Police dogs have changed a bit since my days  ::)

Glad she is home safe and well David ;)

 :)) :)) :)) :))
He would really make a great sniffer dog but just not got the macho look for a police dog!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on April 30, 2014, 03:07:55 PM
13:40'ish Merlin over Gloucester fairly high and very slow.
20 minutes later came over our house much lower, must have seen me looking earlier  :)) :)) :))
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on April 30, 2014, 07:16:27 PM
It was going in and out of Dean Close David. Presume doing something with ATC based there.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on April 30, 2014, 07:47:28 PM
It was going in and out of Dean Close David. Presume doing something with ATC based there.

That one that I posted on the 22nd about the Chinook over Cheltenham was spotted from Dean Close. I was taking one of our Grandsons to the Scout Gang Show  ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on May 03, 2014, 01:18:25 PM
Sea Vixen first flight of the year from Hurn this morning  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on May 03, 2014, 04:32:40 PM
Sea Vixen first flight of the year from Hurn this morning  :D

Now that is good news, let's hope hers is not the only first flight soon.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: garryash on May 03, 2014, 05:24:25 PM
What was it??? Something -  Grey outline - Canberra shaped in far distance heading SW from Broughton Astley (10 miles SW of Leicester)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Rushy on May 09, 2014, 02:59:09 PM
Wokka Northbound over Gatwick Airport.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on May 14, 2014, 12:22:29 PM
Hunter T7 from Midair Squadron being thrown about over our house  :) :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PhillyJ on May 20, 2014, 11:36:22 AM
Whilst digging up weeds at our allotment yesterday afternoon a Merlin did a nice fly, heading off towards Pompey it seemed.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on May 20, 2014, 08:44:10 PM
PhillyJ reminded me that I'd forgotten to post about the Merlin heading South over Gloucester yesterday evening at 2100. Bit later than you normally see them.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PhillyJ on May 21, 2014, 12:27:25 AM
...and another Merlin pottering about Fareham earlier this evening before heading off North. Not spotted, but heard around lunchtime, there seemed to be a lot of air activity over the Dockyard, probably something to do with The Queen visiting HMS Lancaster today.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on May 23, 2014, 08:47:50 AM
RAF Merlin nearly took the roof off our house a few minute ago, 0845!
Ok, a slight exaggeration but he was very low and fast.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on May 23, 2014, 11:06:16 AM
 ;D ;OMG actually saw something!! Think it was a Dakota? 2 engined, Green with a big W on the front bit?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on May 23, 2014, 11:35:58 AM
;D ;OMG actually saw something!! Think it was a Dakota? 2 engined, Green with a big W on the front bit?

Dee, would it have been this? http://www.rtn2014.org/ referred to by BryanK at http://www.vulcantothesky.org/smf/index.php/topic,6449.0.html.

Ah, just realized you said "green", doh!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on May 23, 2014, 12:03:50 PM
;D ;OMG actually saw something!! Think it was a Dakota? 2 engined, Green with a big W on the front bit?

Dee, would it have been this? http://www.rtn2014.org/ referred to by BryanK at http://www.vulcantothesky.org/smf/index.php/topic,6449.0.html.

Ah, just realized you said "green", doh!

Almost certainly was 'Whiskey 7'.  It went right over your place at 11am Dee: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0Q8VQna8x6EKhqMivWeJGLs8K0QyyIYFp

(http://www.rtn2014.org/wa_2_p/pa_4y1fcwi9zyqa7n/big_C47_20high_20res1.jpg?3w5e111odiaxgi9zyrxvt)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on May 23, 2014, 12:05:31 PM
Thanks guys yes thats the one! ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on May 23, 2014, 04:06:45 PM
Okay then, that looks like he's near Duxford, but I suspect he will go on to North Weald?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on May 23, 2014, 04:21:39 PM
If you zoom in on the last position, it looks pretty clear it's parked up at Duxford.  It's been there for around 4 hours.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on May 23, 2014, 04:30:04 PM
If you zoom in on the last position, it looks pretty clear it's parked up at Duxford.  It's been there for around 4 hours.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: garryash on May 25, 2014, 04:08:53 PM
Silver "D-Day" spitfire heading north over Broughton Astley (8 mile SE of Leicester) at about 3 15pm today
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on May 25, 2014, 04:46:06 PM
Ive seen Victor .Canberra. Hunter, and best of all Lightning!! ;D I just totally forgot how LOUD that beasty is!! ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: DaveB on May 25, 2014, 06:53:29 PM
Got Treated to a nice display by the patroulle de France over the M11 at Duxford while driving home from brunty  ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on May 27, 2014, 09:24:55 AM
Stood drinking and watching the May Queen being crowned at our Maypole celebrations( bored out my brain) when a wonderful noise came thrutching right over the Maypole. A Spitfire piloted by Andy Millican? Did a superb display!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on May 27, 2014, 11:56:21 AM
Stood drinking and watching the May Queen being crowned at our Maypole celebrations( bored out my brain) when a wonderful noise came thrutching right over the Maypole. A Spitfire piloted by Andy Millican? Did a superb display!!!

Nice one.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wildcard on June 01, 2014, 04:23:53 PM
BBMF Dakota passing low & loud straight over my house 16:10hrs, heading North East! Got some pics, but as she suddenly came over, in the excitement, I didn't have the right settings  ::) ...but still, what a treat - great sight & sound!  ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: isibob on June 01, 2014, 05:23:42 PM
Wellesbourne Mountford 31/05/14
Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk XI PL965
Pilot - Peter Teichman
Last coffee stop of May
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: scampton61 on June 04, 2014, 07:53:27 PM
Two Hercs zipping by low under the cloud base (it's peeing down here), following the M5 then banking right, so presumably back to Brize for tea!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on June 04, 2014, 10:33:57 PM
Spotted one of the U2s yesterday. Didn't catch the B52s today but trying to persaude Keith that tea at Fairford will be a good idea on Friday...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PhillyJ on June 05, 2014, 03:20:06 PM
9 BAE Hawks, all painted the same colour, dumping burnt diesel over Southsea Common. Spotted from top of Portsdown Hill in Cosham which was unusually busy for 14:00 on a Thursday!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on June 05, 2014, 08:33:38 PM
Busy day at Hurn!


Sea Vixen up for test flight.
Two Hawks here yesterday and today - departed lunchtime ish.
Tornado fast pass this morning.
Loads of Cobham falcons up (it is Thursday  :) )
Chinook in the circuit this afternoon.


Cheers,


Bryan
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on June 06, 2014, 12:06:54 PM
Notts police heli-coptor over my house!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on June 06, 2014, 12:57:07 PM
Yorks Air Amblulance doing circuits of Sherburn Airfield yesterday.  Training I presume, unless he was having a lot of trouble finding an incident.  Not much of a consolation for not seeing 558 at Elvington, but there you go...

Also seen one or two Lynxes in the area lately.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on June 06, 2014, 02:46:04 PM
Sea Vixen is up, 15k feet, and ~400mph heading towards Culdrose?!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on June 07, 2014, 03:36:32 AM
Saw a Hercules, two K135's and a C17........came off Andrews Field over the theme park at Six Flags America today whilst I was riding roller coasters, wahay!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Oberon on June 07, 2014, 03:12:15 PM
2 x B52's flying at about 3000 ft above Wootton Bassett heading South West.




Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on June 07, 2014, 09:43:50 PM
Dakota with nice shiny "D-day" stripes and very tidy paint (most likely the BBMF one) heading North from Romsey about 15:00 today.

Heard something that sounded like it was Merlin powered over Soton about 18:30 but could not see what it was as I was in a wood at the time.

Did I mention that I had spotted a large triangular spared aircraft in the vicinity of Robin Hood/Maid Marion/Friar Tuck airport?

Is it possible to get a historical check on "Flight radar"?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Bryank on June 07, 2014, 10:10:15 PM
Dakota with nice shiny "D-day" stripes and very tidy paint (most likely the BBMF one) heading North from Romsey about 15:00 today.

Heard something that sounded like it was Merlin powered over Soton about 18:30 but could not see what it was as I was in a wood at the time.

Did I mention that I had spotted a large triangular spared aircraft in the vicinity of Robin Hood/Maid Marion/Friar Tuck airport?

Is it possible to get a historical check on "Flight radar"?




BBMF Dak did flyby at Lymington, at ex RAF Lymington forward landing ground today. Two spitfires also there twice, though could not land as grass runway was a bit soft due to the rain last night! 18:30 would have been about right for the second passes/departure?


A Hurricane was on the ground, plus Reds did full display. Harvard, Piper passes. Good day out but now sunburnt!


I think I should tell you guys about these events when I know - sorry assumed it was well known!



Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on June 07, 2014, 10:27:26 PM
11 pesky Red Arrows @ Bournemouth today  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: PhillyJ on June 07, 2014, 11:53:44 PM
Whilst digging at the allotment I heard a Merlin, then spotted a Spit with wheels down circling and what looked like on approach to ex RNAS Lee-On-Solent...this was about 15:30.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on June 08, 2014, 05:09:34 PM
2 B2s at Fairford :-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on June 09, 2014, 03:51:27 AM
Saw C130, two C17's and one KC135 off Lakehurst Base, New Jersey, whilst riding roller coasters at Six Flags Great Adventure theme park.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on June 09, 2014, 05:52:21 PM
B52 straight down our street  8)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: tabby on June 10, 2014, 11:48:29 AM
Tucano doing aerobatics over our house - Waltham South of Grimsby - 11.35
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on June 10, 2014, 02:28:39 PM
Did anyone spot the B2 Spirit flying round our area (Lincolnshire) last night or was it too stealthy  :)

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on June 10, 2014, 03:49:04 PM
Fixed wing a/c practice for HM birthday flypast right over Lincoln.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on June 11, 2014, 12:42:04 PM
Yesterday that funny little thing with the prop job at the back, Can never remember what its called ::)
Just now Notts Police coptor wufting about again!! >:D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on June 11, 2014, 01:03:26 PM
Yesterday that funny little thing with the prop job at the back, Can never remember what its called ::)
Just now Notts Police coptor wufting about again!! >:D

Routan Varieze or Longeze   :)

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Oberon on June 11, 2014, 04:45:47 PM
B2 Stealth bomber flying over Wootton Bassett at about 2000 feet heading south.

It was difficult to see, it being stealthy and all....  ;D


Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on June 12, 2014, 08:23:32 PM
It's been like a real airfield around here lately.

Tornado GR4 yesterday evening and an E3D did a couple of missed approaches this afternoon.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on June 16, 2014, 04:38:51 PM
Chinook to the south of Gloucester heading north to fly over the city at about 1600.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Coastergirl on June 16, 2014, 05:52:16 PM
Apparently 'an aircraft something like a Hurricane' came over the trees near my house this afternoon. Everyone else saw it, I didn't hear it or see it lol. Doh!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: scampton61 on June 17, 2014, 05:13:51 PM
B52 over Abbeymead Glos on a heading for Fairford at 16.50
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on June 18, 2014, 06:03:50 PM
Hoy, I was going to post that! I was out running my bike engine and didn't have my camera on me - DOH!!!!!
Quite a sight.

EDIT NOTE ------- Just realised the post below is 17th and 1650. 'Spotted' just now is today, 18th and 1750.

Where do you live then Scampton61 ? I'm overlooking the Roman Road/The Oaks roundabout.

Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: garryash on June 18, 2014, 07:42:08 PM
Silverish spitfire with D-Day markings (Rolls Royce ??) flying due south over house in Broughton Astley about 7 pm this evening.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on June 18, 2014, 10:35:45 PM
Hercules in desert camo extreme low level running North to South over the Humber at about 2145 this evening,nearly took the roof off !!!!!!!!!!!!

 ;D

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Coastergirl on June 19, 2014, 12:16:22 PM
Hercules in desert camo extreme low level running North to South over the Humber at about 2145 this evening,nearly took the roof off !!!!!!!!!!!!

 ;D

Mike

Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!!   Do that they do it often there?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on June 19, 2014, 01:11:29 PM
I think they use the Humber Bridge as a way point when low level flying but I have never seen a Hercules in desert camo unless of course it was the effects of two rather large Bacardi Cokes having an effect on my vision  ;D

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Coastergirl on June 19, 2014, 01:19:15 PM
I think they use the Humber Bridge as a way point when low level flying but I have never seen a Hercules in desert camo unless of course it was the effects of two rather large Bacardi Cokes having an effect on my vision  ;D

Mike

I had to re-read your original post, because I momentarily forgot that it was from last night - I was just about to ask what you were doing having two (rather large) Bacardi Cokes before 1pm, lol!  Doh!

Very cool though.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on June 19, 2014, 03:05:10 PM
Are you blond by any chance  :))



Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Coastergirl on June 19, 2014, 04:32:53 PM
Are you blond by any chance  :))



Mike

No, but I was once - maybe the effects are taking a while to leave my system lol!

Rachel
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on June 19, 2014, 08:41:04 PM
Typhoon over Abbeymead Gloucester at 1440'ish. Couldn't post straight away as I was getting ready to pick up grandson from school so can't remember the exact time!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on June 19, 2014, 09:30:58 PM
Nothing, absolutely nothing, diddleysquat, nowt - where have all the F15's gone? >:(  Used to blow my roof off nearly every night! ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wildcard on June 20, 2014, 06:12:48 PM
Stopped off at Sywell after work, when Spitfire P9374 arrived & landed! Lovely sight & sound on a sunny day  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: LukeB on June 21, 2014, 12:20:31 PM
Just had a beautiful display by the gnats from North Weald over my house for barley lands armed forces day  :D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on June 21, 2014, 11:24:13 PM
three Wallis type Autogyros/copters clattering over head from South to North (over the Humber),followed a little later by a gaggle of powered Hang Gliders,was there a ultra lite type meeting somewhere oop North today ?

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: scampton61 on June 22, 2014, 02:08:26 PM
BBMF Spitfire and Hurricane following the M5 home from Weston
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: scampton61 on June 22, 2014, 05:50:38 PM
And now 558  ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Andy5880R on June 22, 2014, 06:07:16 PM
Good that Planes TV streamed live footage from Weston, so all those who couldn't be there could watch an impressive display, even though some of the planned participants couldn't make it or were running a wee bit late.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Rushy on June 25, 2014, 08:37:03 AM
If you're near Abingdon today you may be treated to a Wokka display!

They just tweeted this:

RAF Chinook Display ‏@ChinookDisplay
Great day for a practice today. If you're around Oxfordshire we're at Abingdon #bladeslap #chinookdisplay
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Coastergirl on June 25, 2014, 08:53:07 AM
I wonder if by Abingdon, Oxfordshire they meant Thornbury in South Glos?

I can but hope lol...
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on June 26, 2014, 04:44:22 PM
One from yesterday.

A bright yellow Ken Wallis autogiro in low over the field next to the A5 just after I left the Hinckley office.

Looks like the Autogiros are doing their bus impression (see Mikes post)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: garryash on June 26, 2014, 06:28:52 PM
Red Dakota - G-ANAF did a circuit around my estate at about 1810 today. Sounded great.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on June 26, 2014, 06:30:25 PM
Red Dakota - G-ANAF did a circuit around my estate at about 1810 today. Sounded great.

Where do you live then?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: garryash on June 26, 2014, 06:58:52 PM
Broughton Astley - about 8 miles south of j21 0n M1
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on June 26, 2014, 07:42:09 PM
Broughton Astley - about 8 miles south of j21 0n M1
Ah, thanks for that.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: arnk on June 28, 2014, 11:34:08 PM
Vulcan flying right over the national Morris Minor rally at Kelmarsh Hall.  Spilt a lot of tea!

Al

Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Coastergirl on June 29, 2014, 11:43:56 AM
Cool!   (Thought I hope the tea didn't hurt anyone!)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jackiep on June 29, 2014, 12:10:24 PM
Anyone know what took from Hurn just now (just before midday)? I was too far away to identify it.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 02, 2014, 03:21:27 PM
2  Tornado's flying East i assume to Waddo ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on July 02, 2014, 05:26:24 PM
WOW,that's a first,an OSPREY flying South to North over the Humber close to Scunthorpe at about 2000 ft !!,Never seen one before static or otherwise,anyone know it's destination this evening ?(spotted at 16-50)

 ;D ;D ;D

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Rob P on July 02, 2014, 08:12:03 PM
Saw what looked like an AWACS over South Manchester about 18:20 tonight. Any thoughts where it had come from/was going? Thanks.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on July 02, 2014, 08:49:07 PM
NATO 31 had been at East Mids and NATO 30 to Brize Norton. Not sure what they were up to.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: tabby on July 03, 2014, 09:29:43 PM
17.10 on way back from Waddo to Waltham(Grimsby) , near Caistor,  a VERY low flying Hercules flying South. Coming very slowly straight towards us in the car. Instinctively said B....y Hell - nothing else ! Hope it wasn't in trouble. I know this area is a designated low flying area but this must have been at about 100ft

Tabby
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 04, 2014, 08:16:19 AM
Yesterday afternoon the Notts/Lincs heli came right over my front garden.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: minty4371 on July 04, 2014, 08:35:23 AM
Chinook over Spalding at 16:57 yesterday.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Rushy on July 07, 2014, 02:01:03 PM
Just had a mini WWII flypast in Lancing/Shoreham.
Not quick enough to see what they were until they were far away but they sounded GREAT!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Vulcan Lady on July 07, 2014, 03:32:43 PM
Typhoon at 1338 today flying east to west over Pontefract - knew there was an advantage to dog somewhere!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 08, 2014, 07:25:35 PM
Merlin flying VERY low but unusually quiet across the front of our house in Abbeymead, Gloucester. Heading North directly towards the City.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 08, 2014, 07:28:28 PM
That Merlin has just gone back on the reciprocal course, still very low and reasonably quiet. Very curious!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 09, 2014, 06:19:02 PM
1520 this afternoon a Hunter accompanied by another aircraft passed over, not too high but obviously on the way into Fairford.
The accompanying aircraft was Delta shaped, not sure what it is but if I didn't know better I would have said it was a Fairey Delta!

Anyone know what it was?

EDIT NOTE - Talking to some 'Friends of RIAT' blokes at the Jet Age Museum this evening and they reckon that Delta aircraft was a Tornado with it's wings swept right back. Could have been, a bit too high for me to be sure.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on July 09, 2014, 09:11:13 PM
WOW WOW WOW - Around 1920'ish a Tornado did a very low beat up of Staverton (Gloucestershire Airport) airfield.

Where was I when I saw this? - I was up in XM569, heard the noise and dashed up the ladder to the pilot level and caught sight of the back end of it through the windshield as it tore across the airfield. Brilliant sight.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on July 10, 2014, 06:43:53 PM
Wokka, Wokka Chinook heading North very high (for a Chinook) over Southampton about 12:00 today.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: wildcard on July 10, 2014, 08:18:58 PM
Bit late...had a V-22 Osprey pass over me on the way home from work at Olney 18:10hrs heading SE - my first ever sighting of one  :)

Today. Apache (quite high for a change) passing over my back garden, Wellingborough, heading Southish
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on July 16, 2014, 02:21:28 PM
Swarm of bees!!! Right outside our office - aaaaarghhh!!!!!!!! (http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/dizzy.gif)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on July 16, 2014, 06:35:20 PM
Swarm of bees!!! Right outside our office - aaaaarghhh!!!!!!!! (http://www.jonrb.com/emoticons/dizzy.gif)

The place must be buzzing?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 17, 2014, 01:23:00 PM
 ;D ;D ;DTornado just gone screaming over my house going East ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 17, 2014, 01:32:13 PM
Another Tornado just gone over ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on July 21, 2014, 04:29:26 PM
Tucano doing some nice manoeuvres over Derwentwater and a pair of Hawks going hell-for-leather over Bassenthwaite today. Also saw an Osprey there too - not the rotor plane thingy, a real one 8)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 22, 2014, 01:18:32 PM
Notts/Lincs  air ambulance going towards Mansfield
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 30, 2014, 01:23:13 PM
Notts / Lincs air ambulance busy again.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on July 31, 2014, 05:52:32 PM
Military heli just gone over or Under it was that low!! :o :o :o
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on August 19, 2014, 10:10:13 AM
Tornado just gone over our village going North ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on August 19, 2014, 12:25:32 PM
Wow - 2 Hawks having a PROPER dogfight over our office! Brilliant!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on August 19, 2014, 01:16:21 PM
I looked for a while and never saw them at all.  Nice noise though.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on August 19, 2014, 03:28:53 PM
Canadian Lancaster three times past the Refinery and the same yesterday  ;D

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Mayfly on August 24, 2014, 05:00:40 PM
558 over the house on her back home  ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: garryash on August 24, 2014, 06:41:14 PM
558 in the distance to south of Brunty - everyone hoped she would put in a kwiki !
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on August 29, 2014, 01:38:44 PM
13:20 - Very low over our house in Abbeymead, Gloucester, a German Air Force C160 Transall after taking off from Staverton (Gloucestershire Airport).
She came in a couple of days ago bringing people to visit GCHQ and the NATO Summit in Newport.

https://www.facebook.com/GlosAirport/photos/pcb.911487965545847/911487388879238/?type=1&theater (https://www.facebook.com/GlosAirport/photos/pcb.911487965545847/911487388879238/?type=1&theater)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on August 29, 2014, 10:25:38 PM
From yesterday

5 Sqn Sentinel going round and round Robin Hood/ Maid Marion international.

A down side of the way the forum is presented now is that you only look at the last five subjects - if no one else has posted  the thread is ignored  :(
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: RyanW655 on August 31, 2014, 03:02:05 PM
Jet Provost came over Hereford. Wasn't hanging about.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on September 01, 2014, 08:22:12 AM
The mighty RED ARROWS over my village pub last night at 7-45 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on September 01, 2014, 10:53:50 AM
558 over the house on her back home  ;D
It must have been Kev flying if 558 was on her back  :))

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on September 02, 2014, 09:57:16 PM
14:00 and about 17:00 - CONCORDE - Ok, it's a bit of a cheat as it was on the ground at Filton. I was driving to Southmead hospital and cursed like hell because I was on a dual carriageway with not a hope of getting a photo, passing in either direction. I'll go on the bike next time!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on September 03, 2014, 09:37:24 AM
I'm hoping NATO flypast may come this way Friday morning David, so eyes to the sky between 8am and 9am. Reds are also heading back to Bzn to arrive at 9.16am
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on September 03, 2014, 01:23:49 PM
Canadian Lancaster is airborne over Darlington though I suspect Flight Radar has got the altitude wrong at 64'000 ft  :)

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: RyanW655 on September 05, 2014, 06:54:50 PM
A 'big C-130 with two engines' as my mum says, I think it might be a Transall? With 3 F-15s escorting it. Came over Hereford really low!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on September 05, 2014, 11:25:56 PM
While walking the dogs, so must have been around 0900, two F15's were buzzing around over Abbeymead/Barnwood area of Gloucester after the NATO Summit flypast.

2300, ok it was dark but - Very Large aircraft gently climbing over our house in Abbeymead. It was so unusual, and so large, it had to be Air Force One going off after our daughters friend, Barack Obama, visited Stonehenge and got back to Fairford.

Why is he our daughters friend? Because she said he was a lovely man to talk to. She didn't mention David Cameron!!

(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/RAF%20Stuff/JuliaObamaandDave05September2014_zps9d89f5db.jpg) (http://s572.photobucket.com/user/djrose007/media/RAF%20Stuff/JuliaObamaandDave05September2014_zps9d89f5db.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on September 05, 2014, 11:48:15 PM
2340 another large aircraft passed over after taking off from Fairford. Noisier than the one at 2300, maybe climbing harder?
Title: Re: NATO Flypast
Post by: planenut on September 06, 2014, 08:10:50 AM
Has nobody spotted any of this?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: RyanW655 on September 06, 2014, 09:01:55 AM
My mum now says it looks like a Voyager.
Title: Re: NATO Flypast
Post by: djrose007 on September 06, 2014, 04:39:21 PM
Has nobody spotted any of this?

Just a couple of F15's when they were returning to Fairford, as in my post below.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on September 07, 2014, 07:34:45 PM
A couple of Lancasters at Elvington this morning:-
[youtube]9rpjLd6ehTI[/youtube]

Also just seen the Reds transitting back eastwards towards Selby.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on September 07, 2014, 09:02:20 PM
Three Lancasters at East Kirkby today  ;D and then when I got home the "Reds" flew over my house,just need to win the Lottery now  :)) :)) :)) :))

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on September 08, 2014, 08:17:10 AM
9-15ish last night while dog walking, AWAK going low East. On that note possibly going to Waddo. Where will the aircraft go when the runway is out of action?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on September 09, 2014, 07:28:45 PM
5-20pm over Trent Bridge today, 2 Military jets going South. Possible American
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: freedom2006 on September 10, 2014, 02:53:07 PM
Both Lancs heading south over Melksham at about 13.45.  Brilliant !
Makes up a bit for missing them at Sywell and Bournemouth.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Pujgnie on September 12, 2014, 07:40:47 PM
Thumper and Vera on arrival at Bournemouth today.

Loads of folks parked everywhere around the airport armed with cameras  :)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on September 24, 2014, 02:24:18 PM
Dakota flying along side the A1 east of Newark going North
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on September 25, 2014, 08:11:49 AM
Herc going East this morning 7-45 am
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on September 27, 2014, 03:30:04 PM
Venom (could be a vampire but I was told it was definitely a Venom) low level beat up of Staverton (Gloucestershire) Airport at around 10:20.
Luckily I was outside at the XM569 forward fuselage section so saw it, other came running out of the museum to see what the noise was bit it was a little dot disappearing into the distance.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on September 28, 2014, 05:50:16 PM
Dak over the house yesterday, and today a Yellow Bi-plane.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on October 07, 2014, 05:41:55 PM
Just seen the weirdest thing!!!!
What looked like a twin engined passenger jet (737 sort of thing) banking round between Elvington and Wilberfoss!!!  :o
It was under the cloud at about 1500 feet and headed off East. Nowt on FR - anybody got any ideas????
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on October 07, 2014, 06:27:05 PM
Probably holding for LBIA until weather cleared. I've seen a few jets do it before in the area.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on October 07, 2014, 08:02:06 PM
Probably holding for LBIA until weather cleared. I've seen a few jets do it before in the area.

Don't think it would be holding, Tim, as we don't get anything stacking around plus we're too far from LBA ;)
The norm in this area is military jets and helicopters now and again.

If one of the wizzy things from the flying school at Full Sutton had been flying then they were about the same height - it was just SO low!

Can't find diddlysquat out and I'm more than curious!!!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: MrTim on October 07, 2014, 08:15:17 PM
About a year ago I tracked 3 737s doing odd circuits between here, York & Wetherby at about the same height. They were holding while a storm cleared at LBIA.  Seemed extremely strange to see them there out of the window, when normally all I see is pokey little egg-beaters.  One eventually gave up and went to Robin Hood.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: StAthan lecky on October 08, 2014, 01:10:12 PM
Probably holding for LBIA until weather cleared. I've seen a few jets do it before in the area.

Don't think it would be holding, Tim, as we don't get anything stacking around plus we're too far from LBA ;)
The norm in this area is military jets and helicopters now and again.

If one of the wizzy things from the flying school at Full Sutton had been flying then they were about the same height - it was just SO low!

Can't find diddlysquat out and I'm more than curious!!!
Why didn't you use Flight Radar 24 to find out what it was or are you still in "Holiday Mode"  :))

Mike
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on October 08, 2014, 08:34:54 PM

Why didn't you use Flight Radar 24 to find out what it was or are you still in "Holiday Mode"  :))

Mike

Saw it, grabbed my phone to check Flight Radar and Planefinder - didn't think to photo the darn thing!!!

And,yes, Mr Pervy Esq - I'm trying to stay in holiday mode!  :P
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on October 15, 2014, 01:26:52 PM
Just seen the weirdest thing!!!!
What looked like a twin engined passenger jet (737 sort of thing) banking round between Elvington and Wilberfoss!!!  :o
It was under the cloud at about 1500 feet and headed off East. Nowt on FR - anybody got any ideas????

Solved it!!! It was ZZ332 Voyager from Brize on it's way to Donny!
Just tracked it on Planefinder on 7th October, interesting route circling near the Isle of Man.
No idea why it was under the cloud near my house................................ :o
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: dee on October 15, 2014, 02:45:05 PM
Notts/Lincs Air ambu again over the village
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on October 15, 2014, 08:42:48 PM
Just seen the weirdest thing!!!!
What looked like a twin engined passenger jet (737 sort of thing) banking round between Elvington and Wilberfoss!!!  :o
It was under the cloud at about 1500 feet and headed off East. Nowt on FR - anybody got any ideas????

Solved it!!! It was ZZ332 Voyager from Brize on it's way to Donny!
Just tracked it on Planefinder on 7th October, interesting route circling near the Isle of Man.
No idea why it was under the cloud near my house................................ :o

Ha, ha - was it lost then?

I guess Elvinton and Donnie must look pretty similar (well similar amounts of traffic in the pattern anyway)

Spotted a RAF HERC. at Donnie on Saturday.

The trouble with this lovely job is that I'm inside all through the winter so I don't notice what is in the circuit!

For instance the An 126 that was here departed and I didn't even notice!
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on October 15, 2014, 10:32:33 PM
There was a dark coloured Herc doing laps of Poole bay for the second day running today, and also a red and white one belonging to some oil spill company dropped in at Hurn.  I presume it is used to locate and/or disperse oil spills rather than create them.....
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on October 16, 2014, 09:29:46 PM
Chinook popping in and out of the low cloud base over Abbeymead, Gloucester, at 1625 this afternoon. Tried to get a photo but he kept disappearing into the cloud.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on October 17, 2014, 12:20:02 PM
Watched the Chinook yesterday - seemed to be doing circuits. Merlin was low over Cheltenham this morning as well. :-)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on October 17, 2014, 08:00:57 PM
Watched the Chinook yesterday - seemed to be doing circuits. Merlin was low over Cheltenham this morning as well. :-)

Yes, the Merlins often circle around and around. I think they must be security flights over Imjin and GCHQ. Saw a Merlin today but I don't always post because I forget what time I saw it by the time I get onto my laptop!!!
It was a bit lower than yesterdays, and faster.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sarah Abbott on October 17, 2014, 11:19:04 PM
Today Merlin came from BZN direction about 10.30 and headed back about 3.10pm.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on October 18, 2014, 11:02:59 AM
Wokka over my village - Ace!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on October 18, 2014, 12:51:26 PM
Wokka over my village - Ace!!!!  ;D

Where is your village?
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: jakspeed on October 18, 2014, 06:46:30 PM
Wokka over my village - Ace!!!!  ;D

Where is your village?

Wilberfoss in the beautiful East Riding of Yorkie Land!  ;)
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: tony125 on October 18, 2014, 07:46:56 PM
Seen Chinooks flying approx. Sth/ Nth. over Scunthorpe (North Lincs.) last few days. Don`t usually see them around here.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: speedy on October 20, 2014, 01:20:29 PM
Rare sight of a servicable Merlin over Bournemouth just now.  At most shows this year I went to, the damned thing broke... lol
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on October 20, 2014, 05:11:07 PM
Wilberfoss in the beautiful East Riding of Yorkie Land!  ;)

Ah, nice.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Sad Sam on October 21, 2014, 09:07:49 PM
BAe 146 did a couple of missed approaches at Doncaster today.

I didn't get the Reg but I think it may have been the Met research ones as it had a Blue fin.

I tried to get some gen of the RHADS forums but there was nothing there today.

I did find this though which is well interesting  ;D

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/media/pdf/5/a/70_years_of_ARF_271112.pdf
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: djrose007 on October 22, 2014, 12:52:47 PM
0735, Merlin over Abbeymead in Gloucester heading NW direction.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: planenut on October 22, 2014, 07:10:39 PM
Apache Longbow following M3 towards London, passing Thorpe Park at 1440.
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Lady Aviator on October 23, 2014, 09:22:18 PM
BAe 146 did a couple of missed approaches at Doncaster today.

I didn't get the Reg but I think it may have been the Met research ones as it had a Blue fin.


Hi Sam
It was this aircraft:-

http://finningleygallery.smugmug.com/Airplanes/2014/30th-June-2014/42587606_SxpP7G#!i=3353352385&k=SkG7wHN

which replaced the BAC 1-11

Lady A
x
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: Lady Aviator on October 23, 2014, 09:25:13 PM
Outdoors today....................XH558


http://finningleygallery.smugmug.com/Airplanes/2014/23rd-October-2014/45186916_bnM55n#!i=3637001129&k=xrZZwbR&lb=1&s=A

http://finningleygallery.smugmug.com/Airplanes/2014/23rd-October-2014/45186916_bnM55n#!i=3637001709&k=LXFt2Mq&lb=1&s=A

Lady A
x
Title: Re: Spotted
Post by: ADI on October 23, 2014, 10:14:02 PM
AWACS spotted over finningley today about 18:10

wife says hot air balloon too and heard a chinook but to cloudy to see
Title: Re: Spotted
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