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    SPOTTED 2018 What Have You Seen?

    I await with anticipation as to what will grace the world skies in 2018.
    Happy Spotting everyone
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    Sadly I haven't seen it but I gather there is an Eriksson S-64 Skycrane doing some lifting work in the Aberdeen area. Arrived by sea.

    I gather its helping to erect pylons.
    Last edited by Hooligan; 5th January 2018 at 11:53.

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    Courtesy Malcolm Calder...s 64 location near Keith...
    If coming from Aberdeen head on the A96 past Huntly, past Coachford (where you can still see the microlight in somebody's garden). As soon as you pass the sign saying you are entering Moray, take the first left (B9115 signposted Drummuir and Dufftown). 1.3 miles along this road on the left is a construction site where all the pylons are laid out, and the Skycrane is there. Be warned, the site is muddy! due to deaprt circa 5 days time.
    Last edited by scotavia; 5th January 2018 at 19:45.

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    A whistling spitfire over south cambs around lunchime

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    I can see on Flight Tracker that Spitfire XVI G-MXVI is airborne from Biggin Hill at the moment - can see bizjets on the ILS from my office in Croydon but not a Spitfire from seven miles away!

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    Visited Fife Airport at Glenrothes at the weekend and were very fortunate that the short time we were there coincided with a visit from this lovely little Bird Dog. Its arrival during lunch prompted a quick dash away from the table to catch him landing!

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    Mid January and I have seen anything so far this year! my god I would never of thought I would ever of said that October to March was always warbird free months here in the UK how its all changed just look at DX and Biggin with plenty of action and of coure a few out of North Weald
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    Basler turbo Dak overnighted Southampton http://forums.airshows.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=79932

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    Spitfire over south cambs west of cambridge at lunchtime today and yesterday.

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    Heard and then briefly sighted, looking North, from Gunby, E. Lincs, 12:30pm...BBMF Dakota.

    Clive.
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    Brrr...

    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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    Ice Ice Baby
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    About 45 minutes to and hour ago I head what I thought was a Merlin Engine heading S over the A12 near Boreham Essex, any ideas?
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    DC-3/C-47B-1-DK/Turbo Dak C-FTGX came into Edinburgh earlier. Some lovely shots up on Facebook and (for once!) I saw it with my own eyes.

    Built in 1944 and still working for a living in 2018!!!

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    Nice to see a Sea King AEW varient grinding past near Hemel Hempstead today about 14.00

    All the nicer, as I though they were all retired and finished with. Some still hanging on ??

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    Back from Holland seemingly..

    ''Scramble Magazine
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    Two Royal Navy 849sq Sea Kings Mk7s from Culdrose (UK) will arrive today, 29 January 2018, at Leeuwarden air base in the Netherlands. They will arrive as "Navy 810" and "Navy 811". Estimated time of arrival will be 15:34 Zulu, which is 16:34 local time in Leeuwarden.
    The Cornish aviators are getting set to hop across to Holland to polish their war fighting skills. They will work closely with the F-16s of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) and some other jets of neighbouring countries. The goal is to ‘direct' the jets in mock battles over the sea using the powerful radar of the Sea Kings. The radar operators in the Sea Kings can detect and track targets of interest in the air, on the sea or on land with the radar.''

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    Wasp Helicopter over Amersham 15 .17 heading west.

    Often routes North Weald- Yeovilton so may appear Oxon, Wilts Somerset etc in next half hour or so (just a guess ! )

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    THIS IS MY POSTS YESTERDAY I will delete the other.

    TA'
    Spotted 2 Spitfires
    Heading E of Chelmsford heading North towards Stansted Zone

    TA'
    I could not find the spotted 2018 thread to post in

    8674Planes'
    Spitfire IX ML407 and Mk.V EE602 from Biggin. Probably heading to either Duxford or Sywell

    Mayhem Marshy'
    I think that BHHH Mk Vc has been up and about today?

    awww, 8764, you beat me to it!

    8674planes'
    They took 407 to Biggin as it has a second seat for the pilot of EE602

    Mayhem Marshy'
    suppose you'd have to get there somehow!


    TA'
    Thanks all, I am guessing Sywell then, any idea why ML407 in Biggin?
    JUST READ ABOVE again, all makes sense

    Tony C
    There was a Spit flying over Park Farm Ind Est at Wellingborough yesterday afternoon, from the direction it was flying, I assume that it had taken off from Sywell but I only caught a glimpse so was unable ID it!

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    A Stearman doing nice Aeros over the A12 between Boreham disused and Hatfield Peverel Essex as I type.
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    Just noticed Spitfire XVI G-MXVI heading NE out of Biggin, about to cross Thames at Dartford.

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    Spitfire TE184 G-MXVI was on a day trip to Duxford.

    Duxman

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    Ah yes, I can see her on Flight Tracker coming south across Essex.

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    British Antarctic Survey Twin Otter passing East abeam Gunby, E. Lincs 5:15pm routing SSW.

    Clive.

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    First historic of the year on Saturday, a silver and yellow Harvard over Kidlington. Appropriate, as they flew from there in WW2.

    Adrian
    "Snow clearing equipment has been found under snowdrift" - message sent from RNAS Hatston, Orkney, 1944.

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    Vickers Spitfire IXB G-BMSB heading for the White Cliffs between Folkstone and Dover if anyone is down that way
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    YAK 11 just flown slightly S of Hanningfield reservoir heading W towards North Weald?

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    Its overflew Stapleford and the DH museum now between Chesham and Berkhamsted 15.05
    Last edited by Trolly Aux; 18th April 2018 at 15:05.
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    Grob Prefect, not really historic yet, but maybe just a little, as it was my first sighting of one low level, passing Gunby Hall Gardens, E. Lincs, heading SE, 12:37pm.



    Clive.

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    There is a Seaking at East Mids Aeropark.

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    Nanchang CJ-6 out of White Waltham, over Chorleywood very low, routing N/W ie towards Hatfield area at 12.05

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    Vickers Spitfire IXB G-BMSB out over Kent just S of Sevenoaks
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