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    #21
    My mistake maybe, it was a big flypast and following the A12 in Essex.. I'm sure it was in the 70's
    Probably one of the annual Trooping the Colour flypasts in June, they were quite something back in the 70's, usually with multiple Vulcans, Victors with escorts Lightnings, F-4's or Jaguars etc.

    This was the one from 1981, the last to feature Vulcans, and taken from outside my parents house in West London.

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    I was with it all the way until letting the brakes off..........

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      #22
      Well the BBC coverage was ok and, thank goodness Sophie Raworth said that some of the formation was heading for Goodwood. Just had the Spits and Hurricanes go over and, without her info, I would have missed them with the 2 preceding Hercules. Why on Earth didn't the RAF publish the routes beyond the flypast breaking up? (or did they and I just missed it?)

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        #23
        The BBC coverage was alright, but the camera operators were quite fixated with capturing the next aircraft in the sequence. This resulted in a few shots of aircraft at some distance, and some slightly odd-looking formation flying, while Sophie and co are discussing closer aircraft. Some nice shots though, just a shame it was all said and done in ten minutes!

        I do wonder what the RAF will be doing for their Bicentenary...

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          #24
          I expect in 100 years' time the RAF will have been privatized: so unless we all have a whip-round to pay for a flypast of drones, dear old Queen Elizabeth IV won't be seeing much from her balcony in 2118.

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            #25
            High fiving each other whilst piloting hover trousers probably. If we aren't speaking Chinese, or Russian, or Klingon.

            Mind you if we were there will still be people complaining about the correct colours of the Bird of Prey display team.


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              #26
              Well the BBC coverage was ok and, thank goodness Sophie Raworth said that some of the formation was heading for Goodwood
              They were actually heading for NATS at Swanick, and did an orbit flyover as a thank you to the NATS and RAF ATC for the hard work in prep for the flypast, especially with the 20 min closure at LHR and the issues that entailed with knock-on effect.
              I was with it all the way until letting the brakes off..........

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                #27
                Thanks Firebird, I suppose that's fair enough!

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                  #28
                  RAF 100 Flypast over London --- Formation 1 : three Pumas, six Chinooks and one Seagull
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                    #29
                    For those interested, RAF Brize Norton posted this on Twitter showing how the flypast formed up and dispersed. I think it can be viewed even if you have no Twitter account:

                    https://mobile.twitter.com/rafbrizen...34060704608257
                    I like being grey - it means I can worry without it showing!

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                      #30
                      Impressive !
                      Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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                        #31
                        Yesterday, I picked up a copy of METRO at the station and, today, found this in their preview of the flypast:

                        "Up to 100 aircraft - ranging from a ... BE2 biplane to a ... Spitfire, a Dakota ... and a Gloucester Meteor from World War II - will take part in a flypast over southern England.".

                        Who knew?

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                          #32
                          Had to record the flypast as I was filming up in Lincs, but I did get to see the Red Arrows return over the Dambusters Inn in Scampton. Can't wait to watch it!

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                            #33
                            The Daily Wail have excelled themselves, an 8 page special of pictures. Page 8 has a good picture of the BBMF. Part of the caption reads "the last flying Avro Lancaster is escorted by four Spitfires and a Hurricane".
                            Man is not lost. Only temporarily uncertain of his position.

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                              #34
                              A couple of the flypast, taken from the Park and Ride in Chelmsford.



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                              Engine Failure:.... A condition which occurs when all fuel tanks mysteriously become filled with air.

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                                #35
                                Apparently 50 years ago it was 300 aircraft in the air & another 600 on the ground.
                                If anybody ever tells you anything about an aeroplane which is so bloody complicated you can't understand it, take it from me: It's all balls. RJM.

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                                  #36
                                  Good to see the RC-135...they seem to keep a low profile.

                                  My sister-in-law (who has always indulged my aviation interest by driving me to countless museums during my UK visits and in doing so has become a bit of an enthusiast) in Suffolk actually drove to Cholchester to watch the fly past and was very impressed.
                                  There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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                                    #37
                                    This is AVIATION WEEK's on-line coverage, with a photograph of each of the 18 'formations' - plus the Red Arrows, of course

                                    http://aviationweek.com/blog/royal-a...f78e8d66024f25

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