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What's flying over your house? Thread #2

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4 minutes ago, Mr T said:

About 16.05 an Atlas came over heading towards Leeds-Bradford. 

Saw that. First time seeing one and was surprised at just how quiet it was for such a big beastie. Came over fairly low too! 

 

Regards

 

Steve

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Was anyone in the North Worcestershire area yesterday, around lunchtime - ish, when a twin engine (prop) plane came over Kidderminster?

 

It wasn't particluarly low, but from the quick glance I got i would have said it was something like an Anson or Blenheim.

 

Definitely not a DC 3, I would have recognised that from the wings straight away.

 

I won't say it's bugging me, because frankly life's too short to worry about missing a plane, but if anyone has any idea it would be nice to know.

 

Thanks chaps! and chapesses, too.

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Posted (edited)
9 hours ago, Rick Brown said:

Puma ZJ957 Pottering about low.

 

 

Probably lost and looking for a road sign!

 

Edited by Wez

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Sat in the in-laws garden today near Aber and heard a familiar roar

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4 Hercs, all grey so assuming they are USAF. 

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Saw them too going over the Malverns.

 

Rick.

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22 hours ago, Wez said:

Probably lost and looking for a road sign!

 

Nah, they were definitely Brit Pumas. Not American. 

Rick.

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22 hours ago, Wez said:

Probably lost and looking for a road sign!

 

 

Just now, Rick Brown said:

Nah, they were definitely Brit Pumas. Not American. 

Rick.

Well I certainly remember being sat in the back of an RAF Puma with the cabin doors slid open and reading the road signs - on more than one occasion!

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Been in exactly the same position looking UP at road signs!

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Just now, Rick Brown said:

Been in exactly the same position looking UP at road signs!

Me too!

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Just now, Wez said:

Me too!

Lol!

You have to be there to "get it"!

 

Rick.

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1 minute ago, Rick Brown said:

Lol!

You have to be there to "get it"!

 

Rick.

Too true!

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Posted (edited)

Tucano did a circuit of the town at low level about half an hour ago so possibly another detachment at Leuchars , funny how what was once everyday has become exciting. 

 

Then again 1215 & 1630 Thursday as well as being heard but not seen 1030 Friday , not quite up to the levels of activity 10-15 years ago but still appreciated.

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On ‎5‎/‎22‎/‎2019 at 12:20 PM, Des said:

Tucano did a circuit of the town at low level about half an hour ago so possibly another detachment at Leuchars , funny how what was once everyday has become exciting. 

Same here.  There was a 736 Sq Hawk buzzing around this morning.  Ooh, the excitement of hearing a military jet!  Not like the old days when Chivenor Hawks were always leaping out of the hedgerows at you.

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And here, some sort of spamcan just south of us headIng east at lunchtime. There's been very little military activity so far this year! Perhaps the A de l'A. has run out of money!

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On ‎5‎/‎20‎/‎2019 at 6:55 PM, fatfingers said:

Saw that. First time seeing one and was surprised at just how quiet it was for such a big beastie. Came over fairly low too! 

 

Regards

 

Steve

That was a very rare sighting considering the A400's woeful serviceability! The rumour is there are never more than couple serviceable at any one time.

 

I don't think they are very quiet either, they have a very distinctive drone and strangely, at times, an almost helicopter like blade slap. They use Newquay quite a bit for Base training and come over the house as often as they can!

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Posted (edited)

Was just packing some shopping into the shed freezer, heard a growling noise way too load for the usual Q400s flying to and from city, rushed out to see a Hercules heading westwards 

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On friday evening I heard a aircraft flying over. Sounded a bit meaty. Checked on Flightradar and it showed an Antonov AN-12 just took off from Doncaster Airport

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On Saturday afternoon, a Cessna with retractable gear. Strange thing is it had a big pod under each wing that looked like rocket pods ? Obviously they weren't rocket pods. But from the angle and distance to my eye thats what the pods looked like. Any ideas, could they be Baggage, Radar, or maybe a Mapping pod ? 

 

Dennis

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1 hour ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

On Saturday afternoon, a Cessna with retractable gear. Strange thing is it had a big pod under each wing that looked like rocket pods ? Obviously they weren't rocket pods. But from the angle and distance to my eye thats what the pods looked like. Any ideas, could they be Baggage, Radar, or maybe a Mapping pod ? 

 

Dennis

 

Was it painted black? If so, you weren't meant to see that, and they'll be around to visit shortly.

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19 minutes ago, Rob G said:

Was it painted black? If so, you weren't meant to see that, and they'll be around to visit shortly.

No they were white.

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One of our friendly neighbourhood red kites. Also, a silver painted Tiger Moth flew over my Dad's house twice yesterday evening.

 

Cheers,

Mark.

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Shuttleworth's Anson just did three circuits overhead, with one of them going flat-out. I've never seen an Anson go that quickly! The third saw it plodding back to Old Warden, with the No. 1 engine running rough. Hope it's ok!

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Well, not quite flying and nowhere near my house, but close to work, a Sea Harrier F/A2 cockpit section on a trailer, not the sort of thing you expect to see when you're stuck in traffic!

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An SNJ/T-6, noisily doing circuits of the village.

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On Tuesday afternoon and teatime - two A330 Voyagers (or the same one twice). And quite low. Low enough to hear the intakes whistling slightly📯

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