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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1625 on: October 11, 2019, 05:53:23 am »
Errr...


IMG_4103_01 by The Pingus, on Flickr

That building is a bit Giles Gilbert Scott. But it's not Bankside power station, nor is it the Guinness brewery at Park Royal....
Hmmmmm....

Steph

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1626 on: October 20, 2019, 11:10:33 am »
It's in Utrecht
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1627 on: October 20, 2019, 10:22:47 pm »
G-KDOG (XX624) is notable for being the aeroplane in which I and my mate Nick Stein visited 70 airfields in and around Yorkshire on 8 May 1989 as part of the Dawn till Dusk competition, in which we won the Coventry Trophy and Pooley Sword.



I have about 3 hours in the bulldog. The flying group/school I was in, was primarily using Beagle Pubs, but also had this Bulldog:


Incidentally, we also flew out of North Weald (and Elstree, but no one liked Elstree)

Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1628 on: October 27, 2019, 10:04:56 pm »
On Saturday, for 50 minutes or so, this was me, in the rear seat, albeit flying it at times:
Jurek, nice to see you today and thanks for telling me about this trip. It looks absolutely awesome.
Tim

Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1629 on: October 29, 2019, 05:39:16 pm »
It's in Utrecht

The (former) post office building?

Steph

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1630 on: October 30, 2019, 10:49:23 am »
Inkpot building, IIRC
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

Vince

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1631 on: October 30, 2019, 03:54:40 pm »
Saw an Osprey flying over Eastington this morning. First for me.
216km from Marsh Gibbon

Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1632 on: October 30, 2019, 06:39:23 pm »
Our new toy, taken by my mate Ian Black:



How it was done: Virgin Blog

Only just seen this Tim - as Hatler says - Fascinating.

TheLurker

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1633 on: January 03, 2020, 07:03:39 pm »
What might, just possibly, have been a B1 with unswept wings doing circuits and bumps at Fairford just after 1600. Light was going fast so I'd take that identification with a large pinch of salt. 
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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1634 on: January 05, 2020, 01:28:00 pm »
Lot of activity at Fairford last few days

TheLurker

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1635 on: January 10, 2020, 08:55:19 pm »
Not a B1.  Almost certainly a U2.  Saw one heading in mid-afternoon today.
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jiberjaber

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1636 on: January 12, 2020, 12:24:09 am »
Yep, U2 was up out of Fairford this week, headed up to 60000 and then disappeared ;)
Regards,

Joergen