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Author:  DavPaz [ Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:50 ]
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I was looking at that flight tracker website yesterday while the kids were at cricket practice and there was a Ryanair flight overhead that took off from Liverpool, flew in a circle over the Wirral and landed back at Liverpool.

Author:  MaliA [ Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:51 ]
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DavPaz wrote:
I was looking at that flight tracker website yesterday while the kids were at cricket practice and there was a Ryanair flight overhead that took off from Liverpool, flew in a circle over the Wirral and landed back at Liverpool.


Ah, the flight to Malia

Author:  Warhead [ Sat Apr 17, 2021 13:43 ]
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DavPaz wrote:
I was looking at that flight tracker website yesterday while the kids were at cricket practice and there was a Ryanair flight overhead that took off from Liverpool, flew in a circle over the Wirral and landed back at Liverpool.

I see that happening regularly at Manchester as well. I’m guessing they’re just maintenance flights to check their airworthiness.

Author:  Malc [ Sat Apr 17, 2021 14:33 ]
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It could well be that, however, I watched a video that suggested that if an airline doesn't use it's slots for a certain period of time then it will lose them, so it could also be that too (It's probably a bit of both)

Author:  Warhead [ Tue Apr 20, 2021 13:14 ]
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I'm sure I've heard about that as well, but a lot of rules have gone out of the window because of the pandemic, e.g. I didn't get removed from my dentist's register after not having a check-up for nearly two years. I had one booked before lockdown began but that was cancelled when they closed.

Author:  Sir Taxalot [ Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:21 ]
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ENEMY AC130 ABOVE

Author:  Mimi [ Thu Apr 22, 2021 18:32 ]
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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-englan ... e-56847090

That Osprey somebody mentioned has smashed up Addenbrooke’s helipad.

Author:  Dr Zoidberg [ Thu Apr 22, 2021 18:36 ]
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A vintage jet did something similar at Halfpenny Green
https://youtu.be/gX3_mQZ4gY8

Author:  Mimi [ Thu Apr 22, 2021 18:53 ]
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I can understand what is happening with the downdraught of that osprey thing, but I do t quite understand what’s happening with the jet. Is that due to the force coming out of those engines at the back? I thought that’d be more backwards than down.

Author:  Dr Zoidberg [ Thu Apr 22, 2021 19:00 ]
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Yep, it’s angled slightly down while the plane is flat on its wheels then as it rotates to take off it really does some damage.

Author:  Mimi [ Thu Apr 22, 2021 19:11 ]
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Oh, that makes sense. It really seemed to damage the entire length of the runway!

Author:  Dr Zoidberg [ Thu Apr 22, 2021 19:33 ]
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Mimi wrote:
Oh, that makes sense. It really seemed to damage the entire length of the runway!


I think this will illustrate the point quite nicely.


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Author:  Mimi [ Thu Apr 22, 2021 19:36 ]
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Haha, yes! I’m surprised it doesn’t just melt the tarmac right off!

Author:  BikNorton [ Thu Apr 22, 2021 21:04 ]
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A pair of ospreys flew over here earlier, propellers up despite moving forward at height. Bit weird, and noisy buggers because of it. Someone getting some training presumably.

Author:  Mimi [ Thu Apr 22, 2021 21:15 ]
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I’d never heard of them before they were mentioned the other day. They’re such curious looking things.

Author:  Squirt [ Thu Apr 22, 2021 21:21 ]
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I had a very confusing conversation a while back about "till-trotter" planes, with someone who meant Ospreys but had misread the word "tiltrotor".

Author:  BikNorton [ Thu Apr 22, 2021 21:22 ]
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We see military stuff quite a lot round here, North West of Worcester. Ospreys, Chinooks, fighters, atlases. Sometimes not just moving about but clearly on exercise - those ospreys today, fighters low and fast along the valley (and even more fun, right over the house!), The atlas did a super-slow run in the valley which was amazing last summer, or over the road in pairs very low with the back doors open.

Good to know there are trackers, now if only I can figure out history instead of live!

Author:  Mimi [ Thu Apr 22, 2021 21:27 ]
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I’ve never seen/heard the word ‘tiltrotor’ before. Google image search shows that they’re really quite different in design from each other. They all look really strange though, and ungainly.

Author:  Dr Zoidberg [ Thu Apr 22, 2021 21:49 ]
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BikNorton wrote:
We see military stuff quite a lot round here, North West of Worcester. Ospreys, Chinooks, fighters, atlases. Sometimes not just moving about but clearly on exercise - those ospreys today, fighters low and fast along the valley (and even more fun, right over the house!), The atlas did a super-slow run in the valley which was amazing last summer, or over the road in pairs very low with the back doors open.

Good to know there are trackers, now if only I can figure out history instead of live!


I’m in Bromsgrove and we mostly get the A400 and C130 at high level but occasionally I see some F15s heading towards Wales and the Mach Valley.

This P51 has gone over a few times too.

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Author:  krazywookie [ Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:31 ]
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Mimi wrote:
I’ve never seen/heard the word ‘tiltrotor’ before. Google image search shows that they’re really quite different in design from each other. They all look really strange though, and ungainly.

Ospreys look mad but in practice they've turned out to be a bit crap, lower load capacity than a Chinook, shorter range and speed when in vertical mode and have a habit of falling apart and crashing.

Author:  BikNorton [ Sat Apr 24, 2021 19:20 ]
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The American military paying billions on billions to replace perfectly functional designs with over-complicated, enormously expensive multi-purpose turds? Surely not!

Author:  BikNorton [ Mon May 31, 2021 12:53 ]
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Today's interesting flyover was an Apache gunship while I was out walking the dog. Sounds like it's on its way back right now actually.

Author:  Dr Zoidberg [ Fri Jun 04, 2021 18:38 ]
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The Red Arrows just flew overhead on the way to Ragley Hall

Author:  TheVision [ Fri Jun 04, 2021 20:07 ]
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I'm in St Ives and saw these four fly over today. They had propellors on the tops of their wings which Google says could be the V22 Osprey? Anyway, enjoy the highly detailed picture.

Author:  Dr Zoidberg [ Fri Jun 04, 2021 20:44 ]
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They were indeed Ospreys, along with three KC130 tankers. Over here for the G7 summit.

Author:  BikNorton [ Sun Jul 18, 2021 14:30 ]
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Sunday afternoon Chinooks! While they were very nearby and I was struggling to get my camera out it was a bit like leaning against the speaker stacks in a club. Fair old pace on them today, the coffee must be fresh.

Author:  BikNorton [ Sun Jul 18, 2021 15:35 ]
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Apparently a pair of Apaches went over not long after but it was hedge trimming the lane and had headphones on so no photos of them.

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