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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Gramaisc, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Mikinton

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    ... colloquially known as ....

    Miss Shilling's Orifice

    (Apologies if this is mentioned in the documentary. I've not watched it all.)
     
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    There's just been an item on the local BBC news about recovering parts of a spitfire of the Polish 303 squadron.

    I dare say it'll be repeated this evening.

    (And don't anyone mention retractable undercarriage.)
     
  3. Gramaisc

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    He seems to have left the choke on.

     
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    It's probably not relevant to this thread but the above post reminded me of this scene and final wonderful observation from Slim Pickens: :lol:

     
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    Two things I regret never seeing, even on the ground - a 36 and a 58.

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    It's probably a bit high in altitude for this thread, but this picture of the ISS and the Dragon supply ship taken by an amateur astronomer is really quite good. The SpaceX automated supply ships that carry supplies up to the ISS are pretty impressive when you think about it. It will return for a splash down next month !!

    https://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=159919
     
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    Plenty of time on our hands during lockdown?



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  9. Gramaisc

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    The Shackleton made the best noise...





    It looks as though we had a medical event nearby yesterday, although no information has reached my cabin, as yet.

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    They appeared to be looking for a 'good field'.

    Over here, the air ambulance service is provided by the military.
     
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    Remember being buzzed by a Shackleton in the 70's bringing iron ore down from Kirkenes in Norway, the other side of the North Cape. We were bound for Port Talbot and in those days anything coming from that direction got buzzed. Ironically when we were approaching Kirkenes we got buzzed by a big Russian plane (it's only a few miles from the Russian border.) It was February so the daylight up there was a faint glow that appeared then disappeared, and it was colder than a Yorkshireman's wallet.
    Couldn't have been much fun flying in that.
     
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    I was just outside working on an aerial when a jet fighter came over very low, couldn't have been much more than 200 feet. He was almost edge onto me banking hard and the aircraft was dark, black even, and very shiny, sleek with swept back wings. Nearly caused me to have multiple excretions !!! :urgh:

    RAF markings I think but I thought what a great job !!! ... Tooling around the sky in one of those things. ;)
     
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    There are black Hawks about.

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    They practice most days over the Lleyn Peninsula. Based at Valley on Anglesey

    I remember being on holiday at Abersoch and hearing aircraft in the distance behind the beach, multiple aircraft in fact a small airforce full!
    A few minutes later they flew overhead 25 of them in formation marking the shape "E "R" Red ones Black ones Camo ones etc,

    Practicing for the Diamond Jubilee flypast. (2012) Two weeks later they were on TV
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    There's a story I can tell about when I worked at the satellite station near here. Big 30 metre dishes and white domes make a good navigational waypoint for aircraft and they would often fly through, and a bit low. One day one flew past and one of the engineers working up on the dish swore blind he was looking down on it he was flying so low. He complained about it to the Station Commander who decided to contact the RAF and ask them to refrain from flying through the dishes.

    He told us afterwards the conversation went something like this:

    Hello, this is the Station Commander at Cleave Camp satellite station, I want to complain about one of your fighters flying too low and fast through our site.
    (RAF guy) Mmmmmmm ... can you give me the aircraft number ?
    Aircraft number ? .... he was flying at about four hundred f****** miles an hour, how could I possibly read his bloody number ?

    (RAF guy) Well without the number I'm afraid there's nothing I can do old chap. [click]

    They're still doing it.
     
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    Stay at home Airshow



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    Part 2



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    I know it's not a video, but this was posted on a shipping website I visit. A Buccaneer flying low over HMS Eagle. The Buc was a classic carrier borne fighter designed for low level attacks, though capable of carrying nuclear weapons too. It was land and carrier based. By many accounts pilots really enjoyed flying it.
    It's not the best picture in the world, and the post described it as 'Spot the Buc.'
    I think you'd need your ear protectors for this fellah .... :eek:

    Buccaneer2.jpg
     
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