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me neither. However it is a beautiful day here in the south-east and in among the many Spitfire & a couple of Hurricane overflights (Battle of Britain memorial, Capel-le-Ferne) the Swedish De Havilland DH.80A Puss Moth SE-AFH flew in across the Channel at low altitude passing right over the back garden - heading for Dx ? 

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The usual traffic over our house are lookalike jets flying into Luton or Stanstead but we do have a regular Spitfire overflight. Today was different two Spitfires (together) and a little later  Hurricane G-HUPW. This is the first Hurricane I have seen here in 10 years.

 

 

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Apparently 3 Chinooks (heard but not seen), probably from Leuchars, but only 1 showed up on Flightradar

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2 hours ago, FalkeEins said:

me neither. However it is a beautiful day here in the south-east and in among the many Spitfire & a couple of Hurricane overflights (Battle of Britain memorial, Capel-le-Ferne) the Swedish De Havilland DH.80A Puss Moth SE-AFH flew in across the Channel at low altitude passing right over the back garden - heading for Dx ? 

 

2 hours ago, Paul821 said:

The usual traffic over our house are lookalike jets flying into Luton or Stanstead but we do have a regular Spitfire overflight. Today was different two Spitfires (together) and a little later  Hurricane G-HUPW. This is the first Hurricane I have seen here in 10 years.

 

 

You're both lucky to be able to hear that classic Merlin sound regularly. Not to mention actually seeing Spitfires and Hurricanes.

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14 hours ago, RidgeRunner said:

There probably wasn’t a spotter in the South East who didn’t see them :)

@PhantomBigStu Today we had AC-130W 08-6206 (RCH1032) with HC-130J 16-5862 (RCH1030) flying Souda to Mildenhall over the South East followed by HC-130J 18-5910, calling RCH1034. There should be an AC-130J to fly up this way too soon.

 

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21 hours ago, RidgeRunner said:

@PhantomBigStu Today we had AC-130W 08-6206 (RCH1032) with HC-130J 16-5862 (RCH1030) flying Souda to Mildenhall over the South East followed by HC-130J 18-5910, calling RCH1034. There should be an AC-130J to fly up this way too soon.

 

Martin

@PhantomBigStu three more ACs flew over Essex a short while ago and are now of their way to Keflavik 

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Earlier about noon a Tiger Moth, Cornell and a Fairchild 24 were all flying a circular pattern quite low. All restored in Bcatp colours. Later I found out a Harvard and T-28 joined them but then they moved south and didn’t see them. No airshows anywhere today.

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43 minutes ago, Potato Pete said:

A U-2 (TR-1? what's the difference...?) low over Sherborne.this afternoon. Going to Brize Norton or Fairford I guess. Very cool.

 

TR-1 was a short-lived designation that hasn't been in use since the (1990s?)

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Not quite over my house but seen along the coast at Worthing today on one of my walks along the beach(half hour from my home) was a P-38 Lightning heading east. It was too quick for me to get my camera on it to get a photo. It was certainly the Red Bull one but from where it came from and its destination I Don't know. After last week when I saw the Catalina, I am feeling quite lucky at seeing these warbirds near home on such lovely days. Did anyone else see it or know of its reason for being over here?

 

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10 hours ago, PhantomBigStu said:

Something up high whilst walking the dogs, Not on the flight trackers so must have been military and I don’t have the military  tracker bookmarked (nor can I find it on google) 

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In Paignton this week and on Tuesday morning and yesterday afternoon off Brixham (sea fishing) saw a twin seater spitfire overflying.

 

My son in law’s brother thinks it’s flying out of Exeter, but will check that.

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