- WTF? Apache helicopter in Derbyshire?
Saw one once while standing near Whinstone Lee Tor, close enough and low enough over the reservoir to look the pilot in the eye and be quite freaked out about the huge underslung cannon 😀
To be fair, if you were flying one of those on a training mission, you’d go and buzz people out for a walk too 😀Posted 7 years agomissingfrontallobeMember
dan1980 – Member
They’re filming Captain America in Manchester too, apparently the area behind picadilly station towards the canal was suitable for filming a 3 minute car chase scene.
Liverpool today, probably the dock area, don’t know if they mean the historic docks, or the industrial docks.
Will listen out for any helicopters though, usually it is only the copper chopper chasing down scouse scallies, they’d get a bit of a shock with an Apache chasing them down though lol!!!
I was in the dales a few years ago (2004ish) on a really wet & minging day, between Hawes & Sedbergh, and despite the weather Chinooks were low flying – 2 flights of two ships, always assumed they were preparing for Afgahnistan/Iraq.Posted 7 years agofatsimon mk2Member
iam quite lucky not only do i see them all the time flying around,RAF whattisham where they are based is just up the road in suffolk but also my company fix the forklifts in the maintanece hanger up there so get to see them up close and in bits and trust me they look EVIL up close that gun is FU*K O*F big up closePosted 7 years agovdubber67Member
fatsimon mk2 – Member
trust me they look EVIL up close that gun is FU*K O*F big up close
I’ve been in the flight shed at Westlands down in Yeovil and can second that. I love the way that they’re actually really simply designed in places. Some of the hatch bits appear to have a garden gate latch on them. Looks funny, but I guess it’s easier to weld that in a conflict zone than some over-engineered complicated thing!Posted 7 years agoMoreCashThanDashSubscriber
One flew over us (West Hallam) weekend before last – not going fast but I was surprised how quiet it was though it was going quite slow.
Looked great, but “back in the day” – being a RAF brat – I used to love it when the Yanks used to use cars on quiet Lincolnshire roads to do practise runs in their A10 Tankbusters! More fun when you weren’t the one being targetted, no such thing as “friendly” fire!Posted 7 years ago
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