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Peter-S wrote: Fri Jun 03, 2022 7:35 pm
Major_Tom wrote: Thu Jun 02, 2022 10:40 pm My mate in the Black Country had a Lanc fly over his house this afternoon (Thurs), so low he could see the letters on the side apparently. Lucky devil.
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Beauty. What are the two rectangular holes in the top of the fusage? Never noticed them before. Are they originally for ABC aerials?

I was exploring RAE Bedford today with a mate and a B-17 flew over as we were heading to Stewartby (near Marston Mortaine funnily enough), it was quite high, but that huge tail section is unmistakable.

Can you imagine what it was like when there were hundreds of these big boys flying over at the same time :o
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Major_Tom wrote: Fri Jun 03, 2022 8:52 pm
Peter-S wrote: Fri Jun 03, 2022 7:35 pm
Major_Tom wrote: Thu Jun 02, 2022 10:40 pm My mate in the Black Country had a Lanc fly over his house this afternoon (Thurs), so low he could see the letters on the side apparently. Lucky devil.
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Beauty. What are the two rectangular holes in the top of the fusage? Never noticed them before. Are they originally for ABC aerials?

I was exploring RAE Bedford today with a mate and a B-17 flew over as we were heading to Stewartby (near Marston Mortaine funnily enough), it was quite high, but that huge tail section is unmistakable.

Can you imagine what it was like when there were hundreds of these big boys flying over at the same time :o
I believe they are escape hatches Tom. I think they are left open when on display flights 'just in case'!

The B17 was at Ragley today as well

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8-) cheers Peter, great shots too, fantastic, are they yours?
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Major_Tom wrote: Fri Jun 03, 2022 10:07 pm 8-) cheers Peter, great shots too, fantastic, are they yours?
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Ha, yes safety first :lol:

Top marks mate! Professional standard, especially like that B-17 shot.

I drove past that Hurricane today outside Duxford.. me and my father have had this friendly argument for ages as to whether it rotates....he reckons it doesnt, but it definitely does :lol:
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Some great pictures there :cool:
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Flew right over our garden, not my pics but a couple over Devon today.

Couple of Spitfires around too, Red Arrows should be over about 17.00 :cool:
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andyd wrote: Sat Jun 04, 2022 2:23 pm Flew right over our garden, not my pics but a couple over Devon today.

Couple of Spitfires around too, Red Arrows should be over about 17.00 :cool:

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Jasonmarie wrote: Sat Jun 04, 2022 8:17 pm
andyd wrote: Sat Jun 04, 2022 2:23 pm Flew right over our garden, not my pics but a couple over Devon today.

Couple of Spitfires around too, Red Arrows should be over about 17.00 :cool:

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Did you see Peter flying in his hat & goggles :lol:
Yes. And he had this lovely looking red armband on, with a sort of stylised black cross on a white circle. It looked very striking, but so far I haven't found out which squadron it represents 🤔

He was clearly having a great time though, he was waving all the time 🙋🏼‍♂️
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Major_Tom wrote: Sun Jun 05, 2022 8:49 am
Jasonmarie wrote: Sat Jun 04, 2022 8:17 pm
andyd wrote: Sat Jun 04, 2022 2:23 pm Flew right over our garden, not my pics but a couple over Devon today.

Couple of Spitfires around too, Red Arrows should be over about 17.00 :cool:

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Did you see Peter flying in his hat & goggles :lol:
Yes. And he had this lovely looking red armband on, with a sort of stylised black cross on a white circle. It looked very striking, but so far I haven't found out which squadron it represents 🤔

He was clearly having a great time though, he was waving all the time 🙋🏼‍♂️
Your lucky as he always seems to fly around in his pants in Kent . :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Jasonmarie wrote: Sun Jun 05, 2022 1:02 pm
Your lucky as he always seems to fly around in his pants in Kent . :lol: :lol: :lol:
At least I haven't followed your example and worn them on my head🤣
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Peter-S wrote: Sun Jun 05, 2022 2:02 pm
Jasonmarie wrote: Sun Jun 05, 2022 1:02 pm
Your lucky as he always seems to fly around in his pants in Kent . :lol: :lol: :lol:
At least I haven't followed your example and worn them on my head🤣
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Major_Tom wrote: Fri Jun 03, 2022 10:49 pm Ha, yes safety first :lol:

Top marks mate! Professional standard, especially like that B-17 shot.

I drove past that Hurricane today outside Duxford.. me and my father have had this friendly argument for ages as to whether it rotates....he reckons it doesnt, but it definitely does :lol:
I worked at Marham as a civvy with a fellow ex- chief Tech who did volunteer work at Duxford.
He told me the Hurricane is plastic and mounted on a gimbal to act as a weather vane.
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