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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: October 07, 2017, 09:03:02 PM »
Flew over us having a walk on Skeggy beach this lunch time.
How lucky is that? nice.

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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: October 06, 2017, 09:09:17 AM »
Heard, but not seen.
Lancaster PA474 over Sutton Bridge yesterday afternoon heading to the Netherlands
Lancaster PA474 over Spalding this afternoon heading back home to RAF Coningsby.

and what a lovely sound that must have been.

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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: September 04, 2017, 09:39:11 PM »
Spotted Yesterday about 11ish. Whilst on a Harbour Tour of Pompey to see 'Big Lizzie' and all the T45's in for repair I noticed an usual aircraft flying over. Happened to be Sally-B, no doubt on her way back from B'mouth airshow as all the flying was cancelled yesterday due to the weather.

Correct in that the flying was cancelled but that was the decision first thing, then the whole show was cancelled from 1330hrs..

It was a damp day but still some people were missed as well as aircraft.


Sally B looked great in the sunshine, then flew in formation with the Blenheim

The display line was a little bit further out this year, and as with other organizations, the Royal Navy felt unable to have anything more than the R.F.A. Argus attend.

Even the Red Arrows didn't know whether they were coming or going!

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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: August 25, 2017, 04:04:48 PM »
Standing outside in the pump courtyard at my place of work Gilbarco and BBMF Spitfire PRXIX PS915 flew over at a nice height. Presume just displayed at Clacton and heading to Southend? What a lovely noise she made.

A lucky spot, nice one.

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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: August 24, 2017, 08:16:57 PM »

On my way back from Reading this Monday 5 Challenger tanks on the A303 heading towards Salisbury.


That'll mess up the tarmac!

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Aviation Waffle / Re: Our Wonderful Media
« on: August 18, 2017, 02:11:10 PM »
BTW Reported in the "Sun" yesterday as WW2 "JETS" lol

Mike

Were they "Whittleing" on about them then?

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Aviation Waffle / Aircraft Maker - To The Point!
« on: August 17, 2017, 07:28:07 PM »
I took my Daughter in Law and Grandson up to London today and whilst travelling on the overground he spotted another aircraft bound for Heathrow. I asked the six year old what type it was, and after a pause I hinted "Boeing". He, looks at me with that cheeky grin and says "Bow and Arrow?"

He's still walking back........

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Aviation Waffle / Re: Our Wonderful Media
« on: August 17, 2017, 07:48:29 AM »
Obviously I'm not "in the know" but the only aircraft of the BBMF at RIAT making smoke was the Griffon powered Spitfire.

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Aviation Waffle / Our Wonderful Media
« on: August 17, 2017, 07:37:58 AM »
BBC just had an item on the morning news about all of the BBMF being grounded through fears of engine problems - showing pictures of aircraft at Duxford, one on the ground, five in the air, none of them BBMF.

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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: August 07, 2017, 09:42:09 PM »
Bill was their all day so it was quite easy to chat with him between customers and during the flying display was on which of course thinned out the visitors to the "Mosquito" stand.

Mike

..............Ah!

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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: August 07, 2017, 03:58:47 PM »
....... Jax and I dipped our toes into the "Peoples Mosquito" trade stand as newby volunteers.Had an interesting chat with their Operations Manager (Bill Ramsey) about his time flying 558 and other "interesting" information. Taff Stone (and friend) turned up and gave some insight into the current 558 saga ..
Mike

Well done for your Volunteering; did you have that much time available to discuss the "saga"?

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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: July 11, 2017, 11:02:39 AM »
Spotted over Newmarket yesterday by a non-enthusiast member of my family, a very large jet, with a high T tail, and about seven very small jets, in formation towards Lakenheath, I think around 1.15p.m.

Ah, Thunderbirds and KC135 over Mildenhall and Lakenheath.

(I know it's not a T-tail but this is a non- enthusiast who was with me when we spotted Concorde on trials before production, then got a flight by our bird XH558 straight over the house in Newmarket, and has often mentioned it)

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Aviation Waffle / U.S. Marine Herc down in U.S.
« on: July 11, 2017, 08:47:59 AM »

Sad news from the States as a U.S. Marine Hercules has crashed in Mississippi losing the sixteen on board. Strange report that there is debris scattered over five miles, though the picture of the aircraft shows it in one place.

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Aviation Waffle / Re: Spotted
« on: July 08, 2017, 10:33:22 PM »
Spotted this at Duxford Flying Legends today, one of my favourite beautiful aircraft, the De Havilland DH88 Comet Racer Grosvener House



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Aviation Waffle / Re: Brian William Brice
« on: July 03, 2017, 08:08:48 PM »
Spotted this headstone in Kempsford (Glos) cemetery and wondered if anyone knows what the connection to Vulcans might be...

Recent, as in 2006, but nothing on internet search. May have to delve further.

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