Summer sky

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Alec
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Re: Summer sky

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Matt40 wrote:Does anyone know the reason for lots of Chinooks passing over today?
Only saw one, but always a great view - was right overhead and nice & low!

No idea why, of course...

Stephen
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Re: Summer sky

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Now that the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight has been joined by a second Lancaster for the summer, does anyone know if we might see them around here? There's nothing programmed locally but might we see them travelling between scheduled flypasts? I don't usually pick up on sightings until it's too late!

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Andy B
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Re: Summer sky

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Alec wrote:
Matt40 wrote:Does anyone know the reason for lots of Chinooks passing over today?
Only saw one, but always a great view - was right overhead and nice & low!

No idea why, of course...
With the press stating that Chinooks maybe used in the Iraq food aid program they could have been on their way to Brize Norton for transportation as its too far for them to fly. But! It may also be something completely different, commence Monty Python music.

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treacleminer
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Re: Summer sky

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Stephen wrote:Now that the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight has been joined by a second Lancaster for the summer, does anyone know if we might see them around here? There's nothing programmed locally but might we see them travelling between scheduled flypasts? I don't usually pick up on sightings until it's too late!
They are due at several flypasts in Kent then an appearance at Old Warden Beds, on Sat 16th so a fair chance of an over fly I would think!

Dirigible
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Re: Summer sky

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Both Lancasters, Hurricane and Spitfire overflew Ware on Thursday afternoon transiting to Biggin Hill.

Saturday 16th the Lancaster pair are scheduled to depart Biggin Hill @ 18:35 to flypast at Old Warden @ 19:00, arriving back at Biggin Hill @ 19:30.

Sunday 17th the Lancaster pair, Hurricane and Spitfire are scheduled to depart Southend @ 16:20 to flypast at Woburn Abbey @ 16:40.

Hopefully the routes will be in our favour.

Matt40
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Re: Summer sky

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Silly question, where's Old Warden?

Eric
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Old warden is otherwise known as the shuttle worth collection .it near biggleswade

Alec
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Re: Summer sky

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Good call - just fleetingly spotted over the northern reaches of Ware. Hoping for a repeat in 20-30 mins!

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Andy B
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Re: Summer sky

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Old Warden is worth a visit besides the aircraft museum the have flying days including a flying Proms which I attended several times and finishes with an excellent firework display, all to music of course.

Matt40
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Re: Summer sky

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Thanks for the info guys. I never knew that existed, always good info with two young boys and will make a change to duxford. I'm going to sort out a visit imminently :D

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