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    Another flypast directly over the feet household. Awesome!


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    WOW!

    Hawks (looks like the Red Arrows?), Tornado’s and Typhoons – don’t know what the bug ‘uns are 8)

    ska-49
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    These flew over my house earlier in Colchester.
    Sounded fantastic!

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    JAG wrote:

    WOW!
    Hawks (looks like the Red Arrows?), Tornado’s and Typhoons – don’t know what the bug ‘uns are

    Airbus Tanker and a C17

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    The red arrows flew over us last weekend; the main group super low and the syncro twins just off the back and so low I could hardly see them for the tree at the end of the garden. Made me feel about 10 again!

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    red arrows flew over us in kew gardens a couple of hours ago

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    Saw them while I was riding in the wilds of Suffolk, just west of the A12 north of Woodbridge. Impressive stuff.

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    Every flypast of Buck Palace has them pass over our house in Chelmsford. If you draw a dead straight line from the Palace, along The Mall and extend it out, goes smack over our house!

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    Nice shooting, Tex.

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    That Airbus tanker is called the ‘Voyager’ in RAF service. It’s a version of the A330 civilian airliner.

    renton
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    Was on that voyager last weekend !! very nice inside :mrgreen:

    slugwash
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    Meanwhile, at the bottom of our garden…..

    Probably not for my personal benefit but for the wedding going on just along the river.

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    Those crop sprayers are doing a really poor job!

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    The “big uns” are as said before. The A330 Voyager and the C17 Globemaster. I work as a loading specialist on both of these aircraft at Brize Norton and I coincidentally have just been posted from scampton 2 months ago where I was working with the red arrows! There was a vc10 and tristar scheduled to fly too.

    Missed the flypast myself but no c130 so a bit of a let down!

    dan314
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    Awesome! We got buzzed by a Hawk in the Lake District last month (contains some swearing) http://vimeo.com/65334756

    renton
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    crush .. whats a loading specialist??

    PJM1974
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    We saw the Vulcan flying around Deal yesterday – absolutely amazing stuff.

    I had to explain to another guest at the garden party we were at that it is the only fling Vulcan left in the world…

    EarlofBarnet
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    Probably not for my personal benefit but for the wedding going on just along the river.

    Wedding!

    Mikeypies
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    loading specialist = mover
    more info here
    http://www.raf.mod.uk/careers/jobs/mover.cfm

    nickname muppets
    why ?
    as in all walks of life there are idiots and stars unfortunately for movers when somebody makes a cock up it tends to be public and everybody knows about it

    rossi46
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    Wow- hugely jealous ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Best i had was a Tornado flying seemigly down our street on its way to Biggin Hill last year. And i once had Concorde fly (really quite high) over my parents garden years ago….

    crush83
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    loading specialist = mover
    more info here
    http://www.raf.mod.uk/careers/jobs/mover.cfm

    nickname muppets
    why ?
    as in all walks of life there are idiots and stars unfortunately for movers when somebody makes a cock up it tends to be public and everybody knows about it

    Yes a mover.
    Yes we have an unfortunate nickname.
    And yes people only hear about things that go wrong.

    People hear about the 100 bags a year we send to the wrong place, or sometimes get damaged, but not about the 300,000 odd people whose flight went right and had no problems and got to Afghan with no worries and all the equipment, mail, weapons, ammo that we get out there to re supply the front line bases. And yes sometimes aircraft get a delay and the cry of “f****** movers” is always the first but I would rather delay an aircraft an hour or so and get people onboad ( who are normally officers running late saying “dont you know who I am? I can turn up 30 min before departure” Dick) and get the aircraft away safely. And the one nobody hears about is when the techie, who should have the aircraft ready 4 hours before so it can be loaded, don’t have it tech ready till 40 min before and then blame the movers, again dicks.

    But hay wide shoulders.

    renton
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    Ah so a mover trying to make his Job sound special !! lol !

    Everyone knows it alsways your fault when a frame goes tits ! :mrgreen:

    I thought they had invented a new trade then for a minute

    crush83
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    Lol,

    Just one of those jobs that needs to be done.

    To be fair there are a lot of morons in the trade and people who just can’t be arsed but all trades are like that I suppose.

    I enjoy it and I can do something different every day.

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    Not as modern as those transporters above but a nice Dakota just came in low over Dorking ๐Ÿ™‚

    renton
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    Crush in case you hadnt picked up on it Im in the RAF too mate and there is nothing like a bit of inter-trade banter!

    Duffer
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    Bloody Movers get everywhere. Not even STW is a safe place these days…

    crush83
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    Renton, I had thort you must be, (duffer is a mover too….. Haha)

    renton
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    I am one of Gods chosen few…………

    crush83
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    Ahh a mover too ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Had some friends on the Voyager waving at the Tornado pilot who chose to wave back as well. Was a good display!

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    70 years ago, if I was to be in the RAF I would much rather have had crush83’s job….slightly higher life expectancy.
    Are pilots called gods chosen few because they once expected to see him soon?

    crush83
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    The best pilots fly transport! C130 or C17 ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Green fleet FTW!

    Duffer
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    I am one of Gods chosen few…………

    Are pilots called gods chosen few because they once expected to see him soon?

    He’s not a pilot… The only people who talk that way are Gunners, Scuffers and TG1s. Based on the fact that Renton has been known to use three-syllable words, i’m saying TG1. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    renton
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    Gods chosen few = Raf Armourers.

    As Trenchard himself said “without armament, there is no Air Force.”

    renton
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    I am one of Gods chosen few…………
    Are pilots called gods chosen few because they once expected to see him soon?
    He’s not a pilot… The only people who talk that way are Gunners, Scuffers and TG1s. Based on the fact that Renton has been known to use three-syllable words, i’m saying TG1.

    :mrgreen:

    crush83
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    Bloody techies lol

    cozz
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    near M1 jnc 26 at 3pm? lancaster flanked by 2 spitfires ? anyone

    CountZero
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    Cheesy, those are terrific photos, you were lucky enough to get blue skies so your exposures were spot on. Lovely stuff.

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