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What's flying over your house? Thread #2

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34 minutes ago, brianthemodeller said:

You must be a bit close to Whaley Bridge - I trust you and your family are safe??

 

I’m here in Whaley Bridge now. Sort of lucky I don’t live in the evacuated area but we have got a bit isolated since they shut all the roads again Saturday night. 

Im here with my 5 year old daughter and the dog but my wife and older daughter are lodged with my mum 8 miles away in Hayfield. She went to work Saturday and not been able to get back since. 

 

But the news is within 24 hours the reservoir should be lowered to the safe level and plans to get everyone home can be put in place. 

Its been amazing to see the work put in by the various workforce’s up here, I’ve had a ringside seat. 

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Yesterday we had a Dragon Rapide, Piper Super Cub, Lysander and Spitfife Vc.

Today I had to make do with just a mini, impromptu display by the Spitfire. 🙂

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Another "in" rather than "over". This straw underwing moth was sitting on the workshop window. It was most obliging when I caught it in order to ID it and take an admittedly rubbish pic.

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It's actually far more beautiful than the photo suggests.

 

After a recent couple of holidays in the Suffolk countryside, where there's a ridiculous amount of moths about, (I managed to photograph around fifty different species around the immediate area of the log cabin in just one week) there's slim pickings in our back garden. In the month since the past holiday, I've managed to see a common wainscot, a few lesser yellow underwings and this fellow. This time last year, our lavender plant was absolutely covered in silver-Y moths and I haven't seen a single one yet.

 

I sometimes wonder if the neighbours have seen me skulking around the garden at night, torch in hand, peering into various nooks and crannies.....

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Sunday, Fokker triplane plus a gaggle of various unidentified biplanes (they were too far away for positive id by the time I got outside), about five or six plus another unidentified triplane (Sopwith?)

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A Miles Hawk Speed Six was being chucked around the sky earlier. It has to be said, it's not been a bad week thus far!

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A C-130 turning over Neston towards Chester about 20 minutes ago. Looks like it had taken off from Liverpool.

 

Trevor

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9 hours ago, Max Headroom said:

A C-130 turning over Neston towards Chester about 20 minutes ago. Looks like it had taken off from Liverpool.

 

Trevor

Did you see the two Stearmans over your way earlier today? Only saw them in silhouette but think they were probably the Breitling aircraft.

Chris.

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7 hours ago, stringbag said:

Did you see the two Stearmans over your way earlier today? Only saw them in silhouette but think they were probably the Breitling aircraft.

Chris.

Unfortunately no. Surprised I didn’t hear them either!

 

Trevor

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Surprisingly easy spotting here - 4 nights in a caravan  in a country park at one end of Coningsby's runway. Inner anorak very happy so far.

 

Any number of Typhoons (obviously), the BBMF C47, a Beech King Air and first time I've seen them.... A brace of V22 Ospreys which have now flown by 3 times so far.

 

IanJ

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14 hours ago, Max Headroom said:

Unfortunately no. Surprised I didn’t hear them either!

 

Trevor

I would guess they were nearer the Wirral side of the Dee.  Loud as one would expect and about 1200'

Had a DH. Chipmunk stooging around  this side of the water this evening. That brought back some memories.

Chris.

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Not really my house but on the Lyon to marseilles train ....Canadian waterbombers scooping og wash out of the oggin  cool stuff

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At the nearby RSPB headquarters at Sandy (it's just a couple of miles away) there was a Spitfire and Gladiator in formation for a while, followed by a low and slow flyby from the Spitfire and an appearance by a Chipmunk and Dragon Rapide.

The wildlife also put in a good performance, with large numbers of dragonflies and butterflies. Best of all was a hummingbird hawk moth, which was browsing amongst the flowers in the gardens.

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Two V-22 Osprey flying westward over Inverness.

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Last week it was RAF Typhoons and maybe an F-35 (heard more than we saw) and just now - an F-15 but not sure what air force it was from.

 

thanks

Mike

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Literally, right over my house this morning was a Kamov 'Helix' helicopter, quite low heading South, I understand that it is owned by a Swiss company and has been working in the Midlands, so I presume it was on its way home.  The aircraft is very noisy, and before I sighted it about a mile away, I thought that it was a Chinook.   Robin. 

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25 minutes ago, Robin said:

Literally, right over my house this morning was a Kamov 'Helix' helicopter, quite low heading South, I understand that it is owned by a Swiss company and has been working in the Midlands, so I presume it was on its way home.  The aircraft is very noisy, and before I sighted it about a mile away, I thought that it was a Chinook.   Robin. 

Flew over my house in Corby (Northants) about 9.15 this morning

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Where me and the Wonderful Mrs Wez are in our self propelled temporary home on wheels are I've had several Spitfires, a P-47, a Wokka, Jet Provost's, Typhoon and a Draken amongst other things fly over...  ... I'm currently in a BH postcode BTW.

 

The last time I saw a Draken in the air must have been at Güt in the late 1980's

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Fürther to yesterday's overhead traffic we've also had a Mustang, Bouchon, T-33, Lim-2, Sea Fury, BBMF Hurricane, Lancaster and Spitfire IX as well as all of the other traffic we saw yesterday. We're now sat outside, enjoying the sunset with a glass of cider!

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Staying near to Northallerton yesterday at around 10 ish,........saw a large formation of RAF Tucano`s fly past at eye level,.......... possibly a 9 ship,...... very close formation,......... possibly heading for a passing out parade at Linton on Ouse? They looked very impressive and it will soon be a sound and shape never to be seen in UK skies again.

 

Cheers

          Tony

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I had the camera in the garden with me today, as I knew there was a show on at the nearby Shuttleworth Collection. I managed to get a few snaps:

 

Dragon Rapide

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Skyranger 912(?) from the nearby microlight airfield. They're not usually this low....

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Talking of low.....

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She wasn't squawking today and when I heard her coming, I rushed into the back garden when I should have gone in the opposite direction. The black line at the bottom of the photo is my roof. I literally had to point, shoot and hope for the best.

 

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a few more microlights, such as this Cirrus SR22....

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..and this Renegade Spirit.

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There was also this glider....

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..and what I suspect is a B787...

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There were some other wingy things too such as one of the local red kites...

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...one of many butterflies, this one being a red admiral that settled for a while....

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.a common darter dragonfly....

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...and a few moths from this evening. I have become rather interested in moths over the past couple of months and though I have no specialist equipment, I have managed to see and identify getting on for fifty species at home, with another fifty at our favourite holiday destination.

 

This one is a double-striped pug and is quite small, having a wingspan of maybe 14mm.

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This one I haven't ID'd as yet..

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...and finally a common wainscot. These are one of the more frequent visitors to our garden and it's a rare night that I don't see one.

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Any other moth fans/lepidopterists on here?

 

Edited by lasermonkey

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I was snoozing in the garden with the dogs when I was woken by the sound of rotor blades. A Gendarme helicopter appeared and proceeded to beat up and down a section of the local Route Rationale just to the south for about 35mins., they’ve done this a few times lately.

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On 8/6/2019 at 4:13 AM, lasermonkey said:

After a recent couple of holidays in the Suffolk countryside, where there's a ridiculous amount of moths about, (I managed to photograph around fifty different species around the immediate area of the log cabin in just one week) there's slim pickings in our back garden. In the month since the past holiday, I've managed to see a common wainscot, a few lesser yellow underwings and this fellow. This time last year, our lavender plant was absolutely covered in silver-Y moths and I haven't seen a single one yet.

Is it Noctua pronuba? (that one, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_yellow_underwing) ?

 

But I've jumped to this thread to write about CH 47 Chinook of US Army first time in Krakow airport

 

http://eyeofbaki.blogspot.com/2019/09/02092019-us-army-chinook-13-08435.html

 

Best regards

J-W

 

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