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Mr Larrington

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1475 on: July 10, 2018, 01:33:03 pm »
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Porkins

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1476 on: July 10, 2018, 01:44:29 pm »
I saw quite a bit of the flypast from my 3rd floor window in Brixton. It  brought  some welcome tranquillity to the area. Nothing on the approaches to Heathrow or City and all the builders downed tools to watch.

TimC

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1477 on: July 10, 2018, 01:59:55 pm »
There was a stop on movements at LHR from 1153-1214Z to allow for the flypast, but they're on the 9s today so not much traffic over central London anyway.

Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1478 on: July 10, 2018, 02:01:01 pm »
Slightly shortly



Moah soon. Needs a bit of post prod, but my exposure seems to be in the right place to have captured most detail.

Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1479 on: July 10, 2018, 02:50:15 pm »
A bit more shortly

https://photos.app.goo.gl/EyLyXza4PPNnGQUCA is a selection of postprodded images


https://photos.app.goo.gl/NpE9uXGPM1yXykpP9 is an album of all

As above, could do better but I'm not unhappy with them

Porkins

  • Formerly Nick H. And a long time ago etc, Eurostar
Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1480 on: July 10, 2018, 02:58:19 pm »
Only three F35s. One of them gone u/s already?

Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1481 on: July 10, 2018, 03:15:10 pm »
A bit more shortly

https://photos.app.goo.gl/EyLyXza4PPNnGQUCA is a selection of postprodded images


https://photos.app.goo.gl/NpE9uXGPM1yXykpP9 is an album of all

As above, could do better but I'm not unhappy with them

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Watched it all from the rim of one of the Lea Valley reservoirs.
Wind was in the wrong direction to hear anything.
Aircraft were juuuuuuust about identifiable by their sillhouettes.
Wish I'd gone to The Mall.....

Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1482 on: July 10, 2018, 03:31:04 pm »
Watched from St James Park. Wow. My 400mm lens was not wide enough for some of those planes. Amazing, and all done in 8 minutes.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/eMMVHNXMtTTAHFWQ8

TimC

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1483 on: July 10, 2018, 05:11:34 pm »
Only three F35s. One of them gone u/s already?

I suspect they planned only two, as you always plan spares for such a big flypast. It may well be that all four were serviceable, so they'll have started four, got airborne with three leaving the fourth as an on-ground spare, and planning the third as an airborne spare with the option of it completing the flypast. As such a small element of the overall flypast, it's reasonably flexible. Whereas the 22 Typhoons in the '100' formation probably had to commit 50 or more miles out, it being too difficult to slot in a spare any later than that, the F35s could continue to much later before the formation is 'frozen'.

Years ago, as a young student RAF pilot, I flew in the 'whipper-in' for the '25' formation of Jet Provosts for the Queen's Silver Jubilee formation at RAF Finningley. We had two or three airborne spares, and more on the ground, so that the integrity of the '25' could be protected as well as possible. I was just an observer, so I wasn't privy to the full planning process, but I know that there was a point on the run-in where no replacements could be accommodated, and any unserviceabilities from that point would leave a gap.

Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1484 on: July 11, 2018, 10:34:38 am »
This is lifted from Another Place, but is pretty cool if you know which aircraft are stationed where - like it is easy to spot the Red Arrows leaving their Scampton base in Lincolnshire....

https://twitter.com/RAFBrizeNorton/status/1016734060704608257

Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1485 on: July 12, 2018, 11:36:54 am »
An Alpha Jet, a DC6, a P38 Lightning, a F4U-4 Corsair and a B25 Mitchell just flew over the house.

 :)

Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1486 on: July 12, 2018, 08:59:16 pm »
Two Ospreys just thundered over here - on their way to Blenheim?

Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1487 on: July 12, 2018, 09:08:43 pm »
Two Ospreys just thundered over here - on their way to Blenheim?
Seems plausible....

Adam

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Re: Interesting or unusual planes?
« Reply #1488 on: July 15, 2018, 08:31:12 pm »
An Alpha Jet, a DC6, a P38 Lightning, a F4U-4 Corsair and a B25 Mitchell just flew over the house.

 :)

I had them go round twice, as they did a couple of flypasts at Goodwood whilst I was clearing vegetation from Route 88 near Chichester.
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