- Apaches over Notts
Rules of the air say that aircraft following a road should keep it on the left
Posted 1 month ago
68. Right-Hand Traffic Rule. The handling pilot of an aircraft which is flying within
the UK in sight of the ground and following a road, railway, canal or coastline, or any
other landmarks, is recommended to keep such a line of landmarks on his left, except
where promulgated locally or when acting upon instructions given by the appropriate
Not appeared on any trackers, low, heading towards Sheff…
They won’t, they’re military aircraft which never show up on tracking apps, for what should be fairly obvious reasons. Used to get all sorts of assorted military hardware flying around Chippenham, but it’s dropped off a lot now that RAF Lyneham has closed, but with Salisbury Plain not far away, and Brize also not a huge distance away,there are still Apache and Chinook stooging around, and C-130, C-17 and A400’s as well.Posted 1 month ago
Apaches used to be based in Dishforth, N Yorks. Now Middle Wallop.
RAF Leeming issued a local flier pre-warning of round the clock helicopter activity in support of exercises this week and next. It’ll be that.
Apaches have always been at Middle Wallop. The operational cabs moved with their squadrons from Dishforth to Wattisham, circa 2006/2007.Posted 1 month ago
There seems to be quite a bit of helicopter activity up and down the country at the moment then ..
Two Chinooks were flying low down the North Tyne Valley towards Bellingham two days ago ..reminded me of an encounter I had a couple of years ago this month with an Apache in a very remote area of the forest close to Stonehaugh .
I’m sure this guy was tugging my chain as he passed over more than once ..maybe ” targeting” me..I was on a solo ride at the time .
I started to wonder if he was a roadie when not flying 😁…Posted 1 month agosmogmonsterSubscriber
I used to live near Catterick Garrison, but out amongst the fields and hills. The Apaches and Chinooks would practice their formation flying and rapid landings/take offs all the time. The noise was thunderous and the skills on show never got old – i loved watching them. Thankfully my (many) helicopter trips to oil rigs have never been anywhere near so exciting….Posted 1 month ago
Ashy – that website is AMAZING! See the same kind of thing for civil flights before, but not military!
Just popped my head out of the back door to listen to a couple of C130s on their way back from the Lakes loop.
Flying that route, over Windermere. That was the one I enjoyed the most.Posted 1 month agothisisnotaspoonMember
Used to see the tornado’s doing bombing runs down Windameer whilst Sailing, flying down the lake VERY low before pulling up and putting the afterburners on over the unfortunate island/ferry/steamer!
Also saw a Chinook do a quick landing in park in Brixton, apparently they do a lot of them as practice for casualty evacuation to St Georges in case of a terrorist attackPosted 1 month agokiloSubscriber
Also saw a Chinook do a quick landing in park in Brixton, apparently they do a lot of them as practice for casualty evacuation to St Georges in case of a terrorist attac
That’s interesting last year we kept seeing two largish helicopters moving in tandem towards St George’s and the RMR barracks nearby then one descends out of sight from my house. Shortly afterwards they both fly off in the original direction, thought it was a bit odd to have one flying top cover inland so maybe its military exercisesPosted 1 month agochestercopperpotMember
Wonder if these, parts and support, and the planes for the carriers will be used as bargaining chips in the coming trade deal with Trumpy?
Another foot in the door of the stealth privatisation of the NHS, not just the US tramps and prisoners blood bit. Good thing the screening is better than when they cocked it up in 90’s, still only a handful of people died! Oh and all their dodgy foods and competing pharma suppliers, oh and the intelligence sharing arrangements, where we share everything and they share what they deem to be acceptable at their discretion!
Lets call it Trump (chump) change.Posted 1 month ago
Nice! I was at Wattisham from ’03 to ’13, MK7 then AH.
But too busy collecting Kellogg’s tokens to be flying around!
I was there from ’03 to ’06 on the ground, then went rearcrew, Herrick ’07 then up to XD after that, stayed there until it closed. Now at MW. Stopped flying 2012.Posted 3 weeks ago
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