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  • Trolly Aux
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • May 2006
    • 3736

    Queen Birthday Flypast 2019

    Obviously due the today Met no BBMF will be taking part, about 40 mins ago a jet fighter passed maybe doing a check run cloud base etc, will make for an interesting flight.
    it passes virtually overhead here so look forward to see todays stream. the reds normally put the smoke on just past Chelmsford City, if I can grab some shots will post later
    SMOKE SMOKE GO!
    TA out
  • Propstrike
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Mar 2004
    • 3965

    #2
    The solo Hawk flew over Chesham at 9.50. After London, the Arrows and helicopters peel off, so what is left is pretty thin, ie 4 Typhoons, an Airbus, a 146, and 2 other small 'civi' types.

    https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles...TymNY4I_Ypk__0

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    • Trolly Aux
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • May 2006
      • 3736

      #3
      The weather decimated the flypast here in Essex, not sure how it was at The Mall
      We had
      1 x BAe 146
      4 x Typhoon FGR4
      full compliment of Reds
      Last edited by Trolly Aux; 8th June 2019, 12:41.
      SMOKE SMOKE GO!
      TA out

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      • Propstrike
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Mar 2004
        • 3965

        #4
        Spectacular Flypasts are becoming relegated into the long list of 'things we used to do, but no longer seem able '..

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        • whalebone
          Hanging by a thread
          • Jan 2000
          • 1009

          #5
          I know that met plays an issue particularly with the BBMF but I have seen far bigger numbers in far worse weather, and or course 'back in the day' the flypasts were quite something. I was expecting to see some comment on PPrune in the 'Military' forum but the complete silence on the matter speaks volumes. If THAT really was the best we can muster then its probably time to stop embarrassing ourselves, just ditch everything else and send the Reds, Joe public and the gushing BBC commentators wont know the difference
          Last edited by whalebone; 9th June 2019, 14:10.
          I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them."

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          • olly_s
            Rank 4 Registered User
            • Aug 2017
            • 181

            #6
            couldn't we get some civvie stuff in - after all there was that big VE day flypast that sally b (among others) flew in

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            • PeterVerney
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • May 2009
              • 1014

              #7
              Disgraceful ! If that is the best the RAF can muster to rank with the Trooping The Colour display which the Army had put on I am ashamed to have served in the mob.
              Man is not lost. Only temporarily uncertain of his position.

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              • merlin70
                Tim Clark
                • Mar 2004
                • 1688

                #8
                Lets hope the wix is good should the UK need the RAF
                Watching the planes fly by...

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