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Thehooperman

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We saw a spitfire doing a few aerobatic manoeuvres yesterday over Brands Hatch and wondered where it had taken off from.

It couldn't be seen on any flight trackers for some reason.

I assumed it would be from Biggin Hill but would be interested if anyone can confirm this.
 

Gramaisc

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We saw a spitfire doing a few aerobatic manoeuvres yesterday over Brands Hatch and wondered where it had taken off from.

It couldn't be seen on any flight trackers for some reason.

I assumed it would be from Biggin Hill but would be interested if anyone can confirm this.
I can't find anything on the one yesterday, but flights from Biggin Hill over Brands Hatch have occurred in the past.

 

Gramaisc

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Gramaisc

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St Athan, on a redelivery flight after an overhaul.

Clearly turned up to Eleven.

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Words were exchanged with the driver in the aftermath, apparently.
 

Mudgie

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Does anyone know what the two aircraft circling round the Shoal Hill area of Cannock Chase early Sunday afternoon were ?
 

Noah

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Don't know but there were two helicopters (police/military?) around the area late last night. Small stuff tends to be microlights & light aircraft out of Otherton
 

Gramaisc

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I may have posted this before, but "Victor" doesn't bring it up in a search.

I got this photograph as an approximately A3-sized print, mounted in a glass-bottomed tea-tray - from the boot sale a few years ago.

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Presumably taken by the occupant of another Lightning.
This popped up on Facebook earlier today, in an unusually appropriate manner, considering the general nonsense that I get.

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It could well be from the same event.
 

Gramaisc

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This appeared today - a Mustang on a carrier.

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Apparently it was a trial modification unofficially known as a Seahorse. An arrestor hook and a catapult point, plus a few other changes.

Seen here about to depart without the catapult's assistance and displaying a fine prop vortex 'coil'.

It wasn't pursued as a production item, largely for logistical reasons, being rather 'different' to the general run of US naval aircraft at the time.
 

Gramaisc

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I believe that it's this bridge here.

The trees have grown a bit since 1983, making a 40th anniversary re-enactment unlikely.

The plane is a Saab Safir and it was before the road was open to traffic.
 

Noah

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We were travelling down the M11 to visit Mrs Noah's mother in Saffron Walden, Just pulling off at Junction 10 when on the other side of the junction someone decided to overshoot the runway at Duxford, down the embankment, across the northbound carriageway, do nasty things to his undercarriage on the central reservation barriers and park his aircraft on its belly on the southbound carriageway. We were clear of it but there was much frantic breaking on the motorway, amazingly no one hit anything. Must have been around 20 years ago.
 

Mudgie

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We were travelling down the M11 to visit Mrs Noah's mother in Saffron Walden, Just pulling off at Junction 10 when on the other side of the junction someone decided to overshoot the runway at Duxford, down the embankment, across the northbound carriageway, do nasty things to his undercarriage on the central reservation barriers and park his aircraft on its belly on the southbound carriageway. We were clear of it but there was much frantic breaking on the motorway, amazingly no one hit anything. Must have been around 20 years ago.
That reminds me of motorists between the M1 and A453 near Kegworth being very lucky nearly 34 years ago.
Passengers on the Boeing 737 weren't so fortunate.
I'm surprised anyone risks flying with an engine only tested in the laboratory and then the pilot shutting down the wrong engine.
 
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