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  • Trolly Aux
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    Low Flying C130? 6/10/18 Braintree Area

    Did anyone see a very low flying possibly C130 0ver the area of Braintree Essex yesterday, from our view maybe 3 or 4 miles to the south it looked to be not much more than 500 feet AGL could not of been B-17 or Lancaster any ideas?
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  • Chris Cussen
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    #2
    You call that low?! Over here in the Blackmore Vale (Somerset/Dorset) I've been on a hill top 140m height, and looked down on a C130 in the valley below, valley floor is 76m.

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    • Sabrejet
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      #3
      Yep - same down our way in the Vale of Pewsey (or a bit west): Hercs, Merlins, Chinooks and Osprey are all regular visitors to our roof tiles. And lately the A400Ms have joined in too. Quite impressive when you're ready for it but less of a lark at 2am when you're dreaming of Spitfires (honest dear).

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      • J Boyle
        With malice towards none

        #4
        I can't imagine any 4 engine types that have any business at 500 feet other than Hercules or A400s.
        I'd like to think the BBMF or Sally B crews would know better.
        Likewise, P-3 operators...(a forum reader recently mistook one for a B-17).
        There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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        • Bazza333
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          #5
          A few years ago on cricket tour south of Minehead 3 Herc's flew over the ground so low you could see (but not read) the stencilling on the fuselages. Very impressive.

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