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moh
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Posted -  27/07/2007  :  15:42
I have just seen a spitfire fly over Burnley - possibly one of the ones you can build from a kit now.  It certainly sounded authentic


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 01/08/2007 : 18:18
Is stuffing Wombles legal?


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panbiker
Senior Member


2301 Posts
Posted - 01/08/2007 : 19:48

Apparently anything goes on Wimbledon Common Stanley




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moh
Silver Surfer


6860 Posts
Posted - 01/08/2007 : 20:09
Wow thar Spitfire has caused some action - just like they did in the '40s


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Another
Traycle Mine Overseer


6250 Posts
Posted - 01/08/2007 : 20:18
Comrade, dobbin donkies isn't, or is that Muffin Mules?  Nolic


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moh
Silver Surfer


6860 Posts
Posted - 01/08/2007 : 20:20
What!!!!!!!


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panbiker
Senior Member


2301 Posts
Posted - 03/08/2007 : 12:21
Steady on Col, Moh's avin' a wobbler.


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Callunna
Revolving Grey Blob


3044 Posts
Posted - 03/08/2007 : 13:59
Nolic - you are a very norty, norty boy.

BTW: Has anyone else in Barlick noticed the increased activity of fighter jets scorching across the sky lately?

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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


2021 Posts
Posted - 03/08/2007 : 14:11
Ditto!


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Stanley
Local Historian & Old Fart


36804 Posts
Posted - 03/08/2007 : 17:15
It's the fine weather, they don't like getting their toys wet......


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softsuvner
Regular Member


604 Posts
Posted - 03/08/2007 : 23:46
Bet you Big G can tell you exactly how much each training flight costs. You won't see so many when it gets towards the end of the financial year!


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softsuvner
Regular Member


604 Posts
Posted - 03/08/2007 : 23:52
Thinking about it again - it all makes sense. Training flights have been curtailed by the bad weather. They are underspending on their training budget, so are trying to catch up in case he decides to cut the budget in future...........why am I so cycnical? (because we've used the same trick in some of the Government Departments that I've worked in, that's why!).


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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


2021 Posts
Posted - 04/08/2007 : 09:49
I for one, would rather have our planes screaming over the rooftops, than someone elses. Quite a lot of industrial buildings around the country are fitted with target reflectors, and in particular, those connected with aerospace, an approaching pilot gets a response if he's got it right. Training is a must and as for cost, i dont know how much an hour it is now, but when I lived near RAF Valley in the 80s, the cost of rescuing people who had misjudged the local mountains was £4,000 PH.


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softsuvner
Regular Member


604 Posts
Posted - 05/08/2007 : 01:26

Thomo

I don't have a problem with training flights, and I live on the AWACs training circuit. More value for money in my opinion than some of the commercial flights I see every day exporting pond life to tax the patience of Spanish and Greek police.

What I do know, is how hard it is to get money from the Treasury for any kind of training, and to keep the budget when you've got it. If the the old budget shuffle works for the Forces, Good Luck to 'em.

Malcolm




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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


2021 Posts
Posted - 05/08/2007 : 09:01
Good Morning, Hear Hear & Thank You.


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Ribble Rouser
Regular Member


125 Posts
Posted - 29/12/2007 : 20:49
Oh! You lucky lot. All those fruity machines burbling and crackling and snarling across your skies, like fast feline raptors. There’s nothing like the sound of a highly tuned supercharged Rolls V12, gets me off my seat every time. I hear a Spit once every couple of years or so, Mk VIII usually, I think. There is a Mustang now and again. But we don’t get much down here in Oz, less we go looking for it and hand over some bills for the privilege. They might put one up for ANZAC Day, if we’re lucky. Some months it’s so quiet, I get excited at a lorikeet passing wind as it squabbles across my sky. But there are quite a few big radials, which I like a lot. Easy, lazy, contented growls that always bring a squint of appreciation to my face. We have a silver Dakota that makes evening cocktail flights over the bay, and as I live within audible range of Essendon Airport, I can hear its pulsating throb grow to a roaring crescendo, as it takes its imbibers into the air. It often comes right over the house after dark, and when friends and neighbours look at me askance as I run out the back door, I tell ‘em I’m paying my respects to the sound of liberated Europe...and wonder at the sculptured aluminium of a machine that was designed when my grandparents were in their prime. Only one dear friend understands. A while back, a Lockheed Constellation visited and it made a sound like caramel as it passed close overhead…if caramel has a sound, that’s it. Contented, combusting, reciprocating grunt. As for military jets? Ha! Grand Prix day, that’s about it. We pretend we don’t have them on the South East Coast. The pollies are afraid we might object to the unwarranted misapplication of public monies, I think. Anyway, most of the boys' toys are stationed up around the north, out of sight and out of mind, half a continent away. I am ambivalent about the sound they make, anyway. There is something outrageously sinister about it…an abuse of the forces of nature. Give me the refined sounds of a piston engine with propeller attached, air-cooled radial or liquid-cooled inline, not fussed…so long as it is old and big.  

RR 


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