RIAT's Spectator Goose

RIAT's Spectator Goose

Postby JANNER77 on Wed 16 Aug 2017, 7:04 am

This pet goose can't fly but absolutely LOVES going to RAF Fairford
From www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk |
He camps there with his owners and enjoys watching the show
A pet goose which has become so domesticated it cannot fly is getting help from the experts - as he loves nothing more than visiting RAF air shows and having a gander at the planes.
Jack the Chinese Gray Gander goose lives a life of luxury in the home of his owners Sally Eynon, 45, and Keith Burgess, 58.
The eight-year-old has become a regular at his local pub where he drinks cider, and enjoys watching TV and going on camping holidays.


But his owners say his favourite activity is watching flying displays - and his aircraft of choice are the famous Red Arrows.
Last month he went to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, where he shared a tent with his owners and left visitors stunned by waddling around the site.
Firefighter Sally, from Market Drayton, Shropshire, said: "We stayed at the RAF show from Tuesday to Monday and Jack stayed all week.
"He loves camping, it's the sixth year he's been so he's quite used to it.
"He enjoys Red Arrows, when they do their fly past with their final coming in to land, he cocks his head and he watches each and every one go past.
"He just cocks his head and watches them go over, and when the fast and loud ones go past he opens up his wings and shows them off to them.
"He doesn't try and follow, he's quite happy to sit on the ground and watch them."
JANNER77

Re: RIAT's Spectator Goose

Postby Dan O'Hagan on Wed 16 Aug 2017, 8:40 am

JANNER77 wrote:This pet goose can't fly but absolutely LOVES going to RAF Fairford
From http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk |
He camps there with his owners and enjoys watching the show
A pet goose which has become so domesticated it cannot fly is getting help from the experts - as he loves nothing more than visiting RAF air shows and having a gander at the planes.
Jack the Chinese Gray Gander goose lives a life of luxury in the home of his owners Sally Eynon, 45, and Keith Burgess, 58.
The eight-year-old has become a regular at his local pub where he drinks cider, and enjoys watching TV and going on camping holidays.


But his owners say his favourite activity is watching flying displays - and his aircraft of choice are the famous Red Arrows.
Last month he went to the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, where he shared a tent with his owners and left visitors stunned by waddling around the site.
Firefighter Sally, from Market Drayton, Shropshire, said: "We stayed at the RAF show from Tuesday to Monday and Jack stayed all week.
"He loves camping, it's the sixth year he's been so he's quite used to it.
"He enjoys Red Arrows, when they do their fly past with their final coming in to land, he cocks his head and he watches each and every one go past.
"He just cocks his head and watches them go over, and when the fast and loud ones go past he opens up his wings and shows them off to them.
"He doesn't try and follow, he's quite happy to sit on the ground and watch them."


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Re: RIAT's Spectator Goose

Postby jingernut on Wed 16 Aug 2017, 8:48 am

It's a little light-hearted story on a local news site... it's not supposed to be high brow journalism.

Link to story - http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/ne ... ely-330186
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Re: RIAT's Spectator Goose

Postby Wissam24 on Wed 16 Aug 2017, 9:20 am

I'm with Dan on this one.
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