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The Bellinghman
Date: 2008-07-14 12:13
Subject: Post-Duxford air traffic movements
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It's rather fine to catch a movement out of the corner of one's eye, to turn, and to see that the aircraft passing by at relatively low altitude is a B17.

It was a little further away than the Chinook that went past earlier. That one was a couple of hundred metres away (but unusually quiet for some reason - we normally hear them before we see them).
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Sheep with a guitar
User: sbp
Date: 2008-07-14 11:27 (UTC)
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Yes, someone on my FL said that the Liberty Bell was in town. Wonder if that was the same Chinook I saw over London at about 10:30am.

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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2008-07-14 11:33 (UTC)
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They had at least two B17s wandering around yesterday - as we were driving along the A505 towards Duxford at about 16:00 yesterday, they were dipping and circling over the road. It's rather disconcerting to see something that size flying directly towards you along the road, at low altitude.

As for the Chinook - we get a lot of them round here. It's possible it's the same one, but I wouldn't be prepared to bet on it.
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born from jets!!!: grumman
User: catness
Date: 2008-07-14 11:29 (UTC)
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I'm sorry I missed it this year. I went two years ago, and they had my favorite plane (tiger cat) but I don't think they had one this year.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2008-07-14 11:34 (UTC)
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I've never yet managed to attend a Duxfnord Air Show, but we've occasionally been on that road while one was on. Seeing skeins of Spitfires filling the sky a year or few back was quite impressive.
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sphyg
User: sphyg
Date: 2008-07-15 16:04 (UTC)
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I still haven't made to a Duxford show, but we get exciting air traffic zooming past/above Harston (low flying Chinooks, somersaulting biplanes, etc).
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