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      PhotoBucket are no longer permitting 3rd party hosting   01/07/17

      As most of you are now painfully aware, Photobucket (PB) are stopping/have stopped allowing their members to link their accumulated years of photos into forums and the like, which they call 3rd party linking.  You can give them a non-refundable $399 a year to allow links, but I doubt that many will be rushing to take them up on that offer.  If you've previously paid them for the Pro account, it looks like you've got until your renewal to find another place to host your files, but you too will be subject to this ban unless you fork over a lot of cash.   PB seem to be making a concerted move to another type of customer, having been the butt of much displeasure over the years of a constantly worsening user interface, sloth and advertising pop-ups, with the result that they clearly don't give a hoot about the free members anymore.  If you don't have web space included in your internet package, you need to start looking for another photo host, but choose carefully, as some may follow suit and ditch their "free" members at some point.  The lesson there is keep local backups on your hard drive of everything you upload, so you can walk away if the same thing happens.   There's a thread on the subject here, so please use that to curse them, look for solutions or generall grouse about their mental capacity.   Not a nice situation for the forum users that hosted all their photos there, and there will now be a host of useless threads that relied heavily on photos from PB, but as there's not much we can do other than petition for a more equitable solution, I suggest we make the best of what we have and move on.  One thing is for certain.  It won't win them any friends, but they may not care at this point.    Mike.
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What's flying over your house? Thread #2

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26 minutes ago, cathasatail said:

After 3 years of going to events when the Lancaster was supposed to be flying, it flew over my house 5 minutes ago. Too low and fast for any photos but gosh, I finally saw her (for all of 2 seconds) :D

The Lancasterflew over us too, I know that she was due to do a fly past at the Black Country Living Museum for their 1940s weekend which would explain she she's over us so low, It's an awesome sight isn't it!

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B2 and 4 F-15s in holding for RIAT at about 1430ish.

 

They were at about 800-1000ft as the cloud base was a little low so we had a good show.

 

If I could sort out the photo issues I'd put a couple up!!! (sorted it!!!!!!!!!)

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I was at RIAT yesterday and realise I should have been there today as the weather is much better and a full flying display (no Raptor yesterday but it displayed today).  My wife is working there with her Air Cadets and has had a most wonderful week so far and will be there for the departure tomorrow.  I did phone her and give her the heads up on the B2 as I believe it was not mentioned in the flying programme...

 

Hutch (who wishes he bought tickets for sunday rather than saturday)

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Out riding my bike today, a Tiger Moth was flying around between Alderbury and East Grimstead, near Salisbury.  A couple of hours later I saw the same or a similar Tiggie stopping around the middle of the New Forest.

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We've had a couple of RCAF Hornets flying around here this afternoon for about 30 or so minutes around 3.15 pm.

Maybe something to do with it being the last day of the Calgary Stampede or something.

 

Dave

 

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Just looked up and saw a large four-engined heavy escorted by two fighter jets heading east over Northampton. Not Typhoons or Tornados and not F-15s either. I thought the fighters looked like Su-27s, but thought 'Naaaa, can't be!' A quick check of Flight 24 reveals them to be an Il-76 and two Su-27s of the Ukrainian Air Force. Well I never :)

 

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Just had a P-51D, heading west. I wonder if it's the same one I've seen over the past week or so.

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Not 1, not 2 but 3 C130 Hercules going around in circles at low altitude over the sunny Borders.  its almost like the 1980's all over again 

 

Looks like follow my leader.  Wonder whats up with them

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Just a couple of minutes ago, the sound of a radial engine had me running out of the workshop, just in time to see a Harvard fly over, plus (probably) the same P-51 I saw earlier, heading back from whence it came.

I wasn't sure where to look!

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Two CH-53s flew past my house yesterday. We must live by a helicopter training area, because I also sometimes see UH-60s flying in formation; once I witnessed five in a loose gaggle following a local road.

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Two CH-53s flew past my house yesterday. We must live by a helicopter training area, because I also sometimes see UH-60s flying in formation; once I witnessed five in a loose gaggle following a local road.

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Saw the same Tiger Moth as Malpaso yesterday afternoon overhead Salisbury.

 

Then at Chieveley Services I saw a Sea King flying South. .

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Had a great day today. First up was a Merlin closely followed by a BAF Sea King. Never expected to see one of those again. Both seen flying over the A2 near Kidbrooke. Got home to a very sunny Kent to find a Chinook low and slow right over the house. Rotary heaven!!!

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Not over my house but the next valley over was hiding a Chinook. Couldn't see it but definitely heard it!

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An A400 was doing circuits and bumps at Waddo about 1700 today.

Earlier in Newark I saw a Helicopter. Only a quick glance as it flew

away from me, but I swear I saw the splayed undercarriage of a Whirlwind!

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On 17/07/2017 at 7:08 PM, Simon382 said:

Had a great day today. First up was a Merlin closely followed by a BAF Sea King. Never expected to see one of those again. Both seen flying over the A2 near Kidbrooke. Got home to a very sunny Kent to find a Chinook low and slow right over the house. Rotary heaven!!!

 

I suspect the Sea King was probably returning home from RIAT......

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Not quite over the house, about 1/2 km west.

A red autogiro heading north, followed about two minutes later by a microlight, also red heading the same way. Coincidence ?

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Saw a Merlin Junglie yesterday, still in green.

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We've just had some aerobatic team flying around practising for the Sunderland airshow. Sounded like a load of flying garden strimmers!

 

thanks

Mike

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Having heard the distant sound of piston engines, my ears pricked up. As it got closer, I could tell that there were multiple engines, and they were getting very close!

 It was eleven Chipmunks in formation (two diamonds of four, led by a vic of three) and they went right overhead! Wish I'd though of grabbing the camera, but I didn't really have the time.

 I guess they're practicing for a display, so someone's in for a treat.

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Two Vampires and a Mig 17 enroute to Baldonnel for the Bray air display tomorrow and Sunday.  I won't be going to the air display but I do live under the holding area...   Camera at the ready...  I want to see the Seafire...

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