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What's flying over your house? Thread #2

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The Chipmunk that recently did some aerobatics over a nearby field came back for another go on Friday. It was only there for five minutes before rain put paid to that.

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Been in Liverpool the last couple of weeks and noticed several C-130 pairs flying quite low over the Mersey

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Not exactly over my house, but over where I was working at Shobdon on Friday:

 

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Not great pictures, just using the snappy, in low light, from a distance!

 

Rick.

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Went for a nice walk around the nearest nature reserve yesterday and saw plenty of siskins, goldfinches and lesser redpolls. We had some good views of a couple of stonechats but best of all, a pair of little owls in the nearby quarry.

 As we were watching the little owls, a de Havilland Leopard Moth flew overhead.

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Two Alphajets in trail yesterday, haven't seen more than a singleton for quite a while. They must have reached that stage in the syllabus.

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RAF Hercules very low over Adderbury this afternoon.

 

So low I saw him appear from behind a copse, and almost made me swerve off the road.

 

Karl

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Not quite flying but burning and turning two lovely shiny noggy merlins on the line at Westlands....did I just say lovely and merlin in the same sentence...:puke:

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For the last few days now there have been multiple little red jets flying over, often dangerously close to each other. They are sometimes making trails of different coloured smoke that surely cant be good for the atmosphere or anything breathing it in - could be contrails? Hmmm?

 

Anyway, it all looks frightfully dangerous to me and is costing much of my time sitting in the back yard watching them cavort about in the sunshine. They should be banned!!

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Next door's greenhouse.

 Ok, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but it has gone for a bit of a wander.

 It's definitely in the blowy side around these parts!

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Working near to the Blackwall tunnel in Greenwhich saw two Apaches yesterday and today four Wildcats. Hope this continues, wondering what's coming past tomorrow???

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Black helicopters. I can't hear them, so they must be there. Right?

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2 minutes ago, Rob G said:

Black helicopters. I can't hear them, so they must be there. Right?

The voices told you to go outside and look for them, didn't they?

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6 minutes ago, bentwaters81tfw said:

The voices told you to go outside and look for them, didn't they?

 

Umm, no. They make me take tablets that stop the voices. Mostly.

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4 (noisy) jets leaving contrails over Stirling, heading SE.

Tried to get binoculars onto them but no joy.

Typhoons maybe?

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More a case of flying over my own house! Had a wee trip down to Heathrow for work last Monday and for once the weather over the west of Scotland was quite pleasant, snapped this wee pick looking back towards the city as we climbed out of Glasgow.

 

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Caught a classic Boeing product tucking the gear away departing Heathrow as I made my way back, thought it looked nice in B+W. These beauty's are dwindling with BA but are still much loved by passengers, crew and engineers.

 
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First spitfire of the year this morning, and just now a trio of chinooks 

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What looks like a Norwegian SAR AW101 has gone over about four times today, West Dorset.  Presumably up on a test from Yeovilton.

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On 07/03/2017 at 4:16 PM, PhantomBigStu said:

First spitfire of the year this morning, and just now a trio of chinooks 

The Chinooks landed at Brompton Barracks yesterday headed out towards Chatham Dockyard so missed getting a pic sadly 

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4 F-15s flying north-north-west over Dundee this morning. 3 tanks on each so transiting home I assume but flying quite low, about 2000 feet I'd say. Nice to see, we get nothing now Leuchars is closed.

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A pair of Apaches bimbling around

at low level South of Lincoln this morning.

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Large military transport,  looked verly like a hercules but with a T tail, low level using scotch corner roundabout as a turning point yesterday afternoon???

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1 hour ago, Dave Swindell said:

Large military transport,  looked verly like a hercules but with a T tail, low level using scotch corner roundabout as a turning point yesterday afternoon???

airbus atlas

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1 hour ago, PhantomBigStu said:

airbus atlas

Spot on mate, didn't get a chance to get a proper look as iwas drving in the roadworks, but that's it.

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Posted (edited)

Currently there is an Emirates Airbus A380 circling near us, between Leeds and Wakefield. Should be from Manchester to Dubai. Has undercarriage down and according to Flightradar is at about 9000ft. Assume there is a problem and is burning fuel to get down to landing weight. Also inbound to LBA a grey Islander, presumably an RAF one as not showing on Flightradar. Hope all is well

Edited by Martin T

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