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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 7:51 am 
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.........to make the hairs stand up on the back of my neck.

Its a lovely sunny morning here without a cloud in the sky, what a lovely day :D
Made even better when taking the dogs for a walk at 8am this morning, due to hearing the unmistakable sound of four merlin engines.
The BBMF Lancaster flew directly (and I do mean directly) overhead heading for RAF Scampton, she was flying really low as she set off a couple of car alarms as she passed.

Operation Chastise - 75 years.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:14 am 
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Beautiful aircraft .

They could of done with one here , lol .

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-engla ... e-44143634


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:18 am 
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I was reading some of those reports earlier, do people really expect the last flying Lancaster in the UK to be risked in bad weather :wall:

Typhoon managed it, but only just again due to the weather.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:18 am 
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Twenty five years ago I was having lunch at mum's, all the windows and doors open, heard a very distinctive sound approaching and ran outside. Lancaster, Spitfire and Hurricane about 200 feet directly over the house. What a treat, it made my scalp tingle.
The 50th anniversary flight included a low flight over the dams in north Derbyshire where they did some of the training. Dad has a great photo of the Lancaster between the towers at the ends of the dam wall


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 9:44 am 
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Gazwould wrote:
Beautiful aircraft .

They could of done with one here , lol .

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-engla ... e-44143634

Risks that may have been deemed acceptable in time of war with Lancasters rolling of the production line most certainly aren't acceptable with only one flying example left in the UK and a stated desire to keep it flying.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:45 am 
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My parents live right under the training flight path. Great growing up with that sound. Especially as my Grandad built them during the war.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:54 am 
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When the Canadian plane visited 3-4 years ago, it was just a purely wonderful experience (saw them at Dunsfold and Goodwood), hearing 8 purring Merlins doing circuits, occasionally joined by Spitfires and Hurricanes. Not long afterwards I was at Goodwood again for the mass take-off of Spitfires....

Very poignant watching the planes fly, thinking of the substantial number of airmen who never returned....


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 11:08 am 
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I was lucky enough to see both Lancaster's and the Vulcan in formation flying over RAF Metheringham.

Living within a couple of miles of both RAF Scampton and Lincoln Cathedral, the BBMF are a regular site.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 11:19 am 
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The International Bomber Command Centre has recently opened near Lincoln.

I have not visited yet (I pass the entrance on the way into work) but intend visiting in the near future.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q ... jd1nikVTTg

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 11:23 am 
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There are also plans for another memorial on the A46 between Newark & Lincoln.

http://www.bombergatewaytrust.co.uk/

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 11:34 am 
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There are also plans for another memorial on the A46 between Newark & Lincoln.

http://www.bombergatewaytrust.co.uk/

We could have a Bomber County meet there!


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 11:36 am 
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Espin99 wrote:
There are also plans for another memorial on the A46 between Newark & Lincoln.

http://www.bombergatewaytrust.co.uk/

We could have a Bomber County meet there!


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When the flight was based at Alconbury. They used to fly over our house after any flypast down The Mall and over Buckingham Palace. A turn to the right and over us in Watford on the way home.

Never got a photo. By the time I heard them and got the camera, they were gone.

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My Mum's back garden in the outskirts of Swindon, approximately 6 miles from Fairford gets a great view of the aircraft going in to and out of the RIAT.

I was only about 5/6 at the time but I will never forget the Red Arrows fly past when the Mary Rose was raised in the Solent. The were so low flying over our house in Stokes Bay, I swear I could see one of the pilots waving back to us!

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 2:37 pm 
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i met a guy to sell some alloys then heard a very loud plane noise it was the vulcan flying really low god what a noise it was going to where it wont be flown anymore went right over me

walked up mentmore years back had a little snooze at the top woke up by four tycoons really low could see the pilots eyes

had loads of military stuff fly over me mums house when i were a kid must of been right on the flight path

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