RAF 100 Flypast

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RAF 100 Flypast

Postby GTR1400MAN » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:10 pm

Some of the planes queued up near Ipswich. A little bimble out of the GTR with some mates, coffee and cake, and a walk to a sunny field ... nice way to spend the morning.

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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Postby Jonquirk » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:14 pm

The Chinooks flew right over my place of work on their way back to Odiham.

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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Postby GTR1400MAN » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:17 pm

We were too far out for the slow stuff :)
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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Postby Horse » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:02 pm

We had 4 or 5 over work, with the AWACS bringing up the rear. Load of helicopters over yesterday, with two of the fixed wing aircraft with the pivoting rotor tips - don't know whether they were setting off in preparation, or unrelated.
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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Postby angus » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:13 pm

Watched from Colchester Utd stadium next to A12. Some of them flew over at <1000ft

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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Postby dvenman » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:57 pm

Horse wrote:wo of the fixed wing aircraft with the pivoting rotor tips - don't know whether they were setting off in preparation, or unrelated.


Those will be V-22 Ospreys, American things. Probably on their way to Fairford for RIAT this weekend.

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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Postby Horse » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:43 am

Perhaps not! They were heading approx NNW over Bracknell, in the company of three or four large helicopters (technically, 'big beggers').
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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Postby akirk » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:18 am

I think we are getting 50 of them over here during RIAT - will wait and see - there are enough other noisy things up in the air!

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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Postby Horse » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:30 am

There's video online (sorry, no link, someone else showed me it) of how the planes were choreographed to meet.
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Re: RAF 100 Flypast

Postby dvenman » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:17 am

Horse wrote:There's video online (sorry, no link, someone else showed me it) of how the planes were choreographed to meet.


https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/raf- ... 82851.html ?


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