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Neil Wyatt19/02/2019 19:25:48
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Tarnation, I'm only six miles from the National Memorial Arboretum, but I've only just seen this.

mgnbuk19/02/2019 19:35:08
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I work around 5 miles from RAF Linton on Ouse & contrived to have "something to do" outside at the appointed hour - saw & heard nothing ! An item on the local TV news this evening covered the 3 aircraft flypast at Linton, so I know they were there - just didn't approach or depart from my direction, unfortunately.

Mike Poole20/02/2019 13:56:20
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Sometimes it’s fortunate to live under RAF Benson approach path, 3 Tornados on the flypast just went over, 2 mins early though.

Mike

Mike Poole20/02/2019 14:06:56
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They weren’t around long at 400mph and 500ft655fdca2-32ec-4e29-9b17-aafca19fa6c4.jpeg

Philrob2720/02/2019 14:28:49
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They Have just flown over the Roll Royce factory at Filton 14:20.

Mike Poole20/02/2019 14:42:13
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They are pretty nippy, takes me 2 hours to get to Bristol and I don’t go via St Athan and Pembrey.

Mike

Edited By Mike Poole on 20/02/2019 14:43:40

martin perman20/02/2019 17:29:47
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Was out about the North Bedford area this afternoon and still didnt see them.

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Edited By martin perman on 20/02/2019 17:32:14

Jon Lawes20/02/2019 19:30:02
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They were 5 minutes early at Boscombe Down, luckily I got out of the hangar in time, they were not hanging about!

Philip Powell20/02/2019 20:56:47
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I was was at Keysoe, about 1k east of the end of RAE Bedford's runway and saw them about 13:20. Fumbled my attempt to take video and stills but pleased I got to wave them off. Farewell Tornado.

Phil.

martin perman20/02/2019 21:09:27
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They must have skirted around the edges of Bedfordshire on the way up from Duxford. As far as Look East was concerned they went from Duxford to High Wycombe direct.

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Philip Powell20/02/2019 22:34:48
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They came from the direction of St Neots, flew down the RAE Bedford car park, sorry runway, then turned 90 degrees left heading for Cranfield.

Phil.

Andrew Johnston26/02/2019 18:39:20
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Must be springtime; heard, and saw, the first Spitfire of the year doing aerobatics this afternoon. thumbs up

Andrew

Tim Chambers26/02/2019 19:23:36
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Working in the garden this afternoon to the rasp of a Hartzell as a Harvard was doing aerobatics in the distance.

Ian S C27/02/2019 09:42:20
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I think you'll find that the Harvard has a Hamilton Standard prop, it won't get a C of A with anything else,. We used Hartzell, and McCaullay(?spelling) props on our Cessna 180/185/188 and Piper Pawnee and Fletcher aircraft.

Unfortunately they use minimum blade length, and reduced RPM to keep the noise down, it also lowers stress on the engine, and reduces fuel consumption.

Ian S C

martin perman27/02/2019 10:49:31
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There is a T6 Texan that the post mentioned that used a Hartzell propeller but it is 50 years younger and built by Beechcraft as a turboptop trainer.

Martin P

Neil Wyatt27/02/2019 13:47:04
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My workshop got buzzed by two Hercules at about 150 feet yesterday.

Jon Lawes27/02/2019 17:10:35
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All the photographers at Boscombe Down complain bitterly that their Harvard was sold. It was a perfect platform for photography.

martin perman27/02/2019 17:27:20
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The weather has dragged out loads of PPL flyers today, the sky above my house has been very busy today.

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Danny M2Z28/02/2019 05:37:50
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It appears that our (Australian) govt. has committed funds to a new locally designed advanced combat drone Australian Drone

* Danny M *

Martin Connelly28/02/2019 08:15:53
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Marham are planning to have a 9 Tornado formation fly to Cranwell and back today. The aim is to fly over Cranwell at 15:15hrs. This is all dependent on the weather, yesterday would have been perfect, today may not be so good.

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