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6 minutes ago, Bedford Roughyed said:

The Lancaster didn't join the run in until around Chelmsford.  The A400, Voyager, C17 and Tornados formed up over the Norfolk coast.  

Hmmm, must have been just the Spitfire and Hurricane then.  Didn't think I heard the heavier engines of the Lancaster.

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11 minutes ago, tonyXIII said:

Boys and their toys! You need to ask Santa nicely and maybe you will get one of your own. You know you want one. 😄

 

I have enough junk in my garage already... I'd probably get a few quid for it on eBay from some foreign chaps though.

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9 minutes ago, ckn said:

Hmmm, must have been just the Spitfire and Hurricane then.  Didn't think I heard the heavier engines of the Lancaster.

Might of been the A400.

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10 minutes ago, Bedford Roughyed said:

Might of been the A400.

The Hurricane and Spitfire have very distinctive engines. Almost unmistakable compared to anything else in the sky these days and certainly not the A400. That came in the second spread out group. 

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1 hour ago, ckn said:

The Hurricane and Spitfire have very distinctive engines. Almost unmistakable compared to anything else in the sky these days and certainly not the A400. That came in the second spread out group. 

Every so often they set up a Spitfire Griffon Engine in Wigan town centre (I am sure it happens elsewhere), they fire it up a few time through the day. My office is a few hundred yards away with a lot of brickwork between me and the Merlin, but bejesus  you know its been fired up. Being up close when they run it is awesome.

Also, if you think there is a distant thunderstorm rumbling your way, that'll be the Lancaster, what a distinctive noise they make.

 

Edited by Padge
Correction, its a Griffon not a Merlin.

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40 minutes ago, Padge said:

Every so often they set up a Spitfire Merlin Engine in Wigan town centre (I am sure it happens elsewhere), they fire it up a few time through the day. My office is a few hundred yards away with a lot of brickwork between me and the Merlin, but bejesus  you know its been fired up. Being up close when they run it is awesome.

Also, if you think there is a distant thunderstorm rumbling your way, that'll be the Lancaster, what a distinctive noise they make.

 

I've never seen (or should I say heard!) that, my little lad would love to see that, do they advertise it anywhere?

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1 minute ago, shrek said:

I've never seen (or should I say heard!) that, my little lad would love to see that, do they advertise it anywhere?

They seem to do it on armed forces day every couple of years, if I get wind of it I'll try and remember to let you know.

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I'm fortunate enough to live just 29 miles by road from the BBMF, home to numerous Spitfires and the only flying Lancaster this side of the Atlantic and one of only two flying Lancasters. Was there to see both Lancasters, Vulcan and Hawk flying in formation over Lincolnshire a few years ago. I'm also fortunate to live just 20 miles by road from Just Jane, another Lancaster that is licenced to carry passengers on taxy runs up and down the runway.  The endeavour is to get the plane flying again. And yes, you can really get that close when all four engines are running!

https://www.lincsaviation.co.uk

 

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I have made a correction as it is a Griffon Engine. Here goes.

 

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9 minutes ago, Padge said:

They seem to do it on armed forces day every couple of years, if I get wind of it I'll try and remember to let you know.

I'll keep an eye out thank you.

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Redundancy coming on August 31st so taking early retirement in mid September on my 55th birthday. Have lost 4 stone since pre Christmas so really looking forward to a change in lifestyle. 

Only major plan currently is a trip on the trans Siberian Express with my wife! 

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3 hours ago, Padge said:

I have made a correction as it is a Griffon Engine. Here goes.

 

I saw it a couple of years ago at a traction engine rally in Chipping. It really is an awesome noise.

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Dear Diary, I have just done another week in Greece and the Greeks are still lovey bonkers people.

 

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2 minutes ago, Padge said:

Dear Diary, I have just done another week in Greece and the Greeks are still lovey bonkers people.

 

I will take that as the compliment it was intended as. Thanks.

Hope you enjoyed yourself. Actually, I don't hope. I know you enjoyed yourself. Best regards to you and S.

 

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7 minutes ago, tonyXIII said:

I will take that as the compliment it was intended as. Thanks.

Hope you enjoyed yourself. Actually, I don't hope. I know you enjoyed yourself. Best regards to you and S.

 

Cheers, as intended.

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I've got my 2 day old grandson in our bedroom..... all night....

He's ginger.... he's a big un and i feel absolutely chuffed to bits....

Just sayin.....

Night peeps.

Love n peace x

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I was playing Union for West London RFC one Saturday, about 2004 (my last season) & everybody stopped playing and watched a Spitfire doing a couple of 8's in the sky over Harrow. The sound of the engine was amazing. It did a turn over us and vanished to the east. All teams just stood & applauded. Home scrum to restart, no arguments. Beautiful.

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I live a few miles from Duxford (the air part of the imperial war museum.) Don't even bother to look up for spitfires, biplanes, planes flying upside down etc.

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17 hours ago, Padge said:

Dear Diary, I have just done another week in Greece and the Greeks are still lovey bonkers people.

 

We fly tomorrow afternoon 😎🌞

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3 hours ago, Phil said:

We fly tomorrow afternoon 😎🌞

Enjoy your holiday, Phil.

 

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On 6/9/2018 at 5:35 PM, distantdog said:

Only major plan currently is a trip on the trans Siberian Express with my wife! 

My wife and I did that last summer for our honeymoon. It was the best trip of my life. Do you have an itinerary?

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53 minutes ago, damp squib said:

My wife and I did that last summer for our honeymoon. It was the best trip of my life. Do you have an itinerary?

Not yet. I think we would like to go east to west, around October time, and to try to do it independently. 

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5 hours ago, Phil said:

We fly tomorrow afternoon 😎🌞

Where to Phil? (Don't say I just told you Greece)?

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1 hour ago, Padge said:

Where to Phil? (Don't say I just told you Greece)?

Corfu mate, we’re staying in Roda on the north coast 

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