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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2055 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!  :)

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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2056 on: March 15, 2014, 08:50:25 AM »
Malasian 777 anybody? - help needed
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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2057 on: March 23, 2014, 06:34:16 PM »
2 green Hercules on low level passes over Bassenthwaite Lake this morning.
I'm masking my indifference with a veneer of detachment

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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2058 on: March 23, 2014, 06:50:21 PM »
Hercules high and slow over York Grass Track this afternoon  :)

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« Reply #2059 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.
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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2060 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)
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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2061 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.

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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2062 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)  ---   (:-)
 
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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2063 on: March 26, 2014, 01:19:02 PM »
1 lone Red arrow low over the village going back East.
That huge triangle against the sky like some monstrous angel trailing dark clouds of glory

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« Reply #2064 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?
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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2065 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 (:-)

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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2066 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" (:-)

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« Reply #2067 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.
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Re: Spotted
« Reply #2068 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  !!!

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« Reply #2069 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  >:(
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