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by Steve p
Fri 22 Nov 2019, 7:51 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Fairford NOTAM
Replies: 940
Views: 207238

Re: Fairford NOTAM

Pretty certain i caught a glimpse of a low C-5 heading toward Fairford over Gloucester at 0730 today on way to work, quite distant but looked too big to be a C-17.
by Steve p
Sat 19 Oct 2019, 9:48 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Fairford NOTAM
Replies: 940
Views: 207238

Re: Fairford NOTAM

Was/is there a BUFF up this morning?. At around 10.15 this morning something slow and loud flew over my home in Quedgeley Glos.
by Steve p
Tue 10 Sep 2019, 1:14 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread
Replies: 851
Views: 369191

Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Thankyou, for a while this morning i thought i was on a Vietnam war film set :lol:
by Steve p
Tue 10 Sep 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread
Replies: 851
Views: 369191

Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

A very loud Bell UH-1 type with what i think was a Hughes 500 heading south just rattled the windows of my home in Quedgeley Glos. Sounded lovely, not something i see everyday?.
by Steve p
Mon 02 Sep 2019, 7:17 am
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Fairford NOTAM
Replies: 940
Views: 207238

Re: Fairford NOTAM

2 B 2s low over Stroud heading north around 0805 today, sounded sweet. :rock:
by Steve p
Mon 29 Jul 2019, 9:02 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: 4 Spits "i think" over Gloucester.
Replies: 6
Views: 2592

Re: 4 Spits "i think" over Gloucester.

Dont think they was the blades, looked and sounded like proper aircraft, not crappy little stunt planes :lol:
by Steve p
Mon 29 Jul 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: 4 Spits "i think" over Gloucester.
Replies: 6
Views: 2592

Re: 4 Spits "i think" over Gloucester.

Wow, thankyou for that. I did wonder that they looked slightly different but being fairly high up it was hard to make a proper id. Also the sound was not as you would expect from 4 RR merlins, so it was a thunderbolt, mustang, spitfire and a Me-109, wished i could have got a photo of them now. :rock:
by Steve p
Mon 29 Jul 2019, 1:15 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: 4 Spits "i think" over Gloucester.
Replies: 6
Views: 2592

4 Spits "i think" over Gloucester.

Pretty certain 4 Spitfires or similar types just flew over house in Quedgeley in Gloucestershire at medium altitude heading roughly SE, sounded very nice, can someone please confirm what they where?.
by Steve p
Wed 22 May 2019, 1:40 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread
Replies: 851
Views: 369191

Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Flying legends Hispano HA-1112 currently over Gliucester/Cheltenham.
by Steve p
Mon 06 May 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Kamov over Swindon
Replies: 17
Views: 3295

Re: Kamov over Swindon

Spotted it over Gloucester, sounded like a Chinook on steroids!!!.
by Steve p
Tue 02 Apr 2019, 3:40 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread
Replies: 851
Views: 369191

Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Probably that then, thankyou.
by Steve p
Tue 02 Apr 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread
Replies: 851
Views: 369191

Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Loud but high military fast jet/jets around Gloucester around 14.45, if i had a wild guess i would say F15s but not sure.
by Steve p
Thu 07 Mar 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: Tornado final sightings
Replies: 90
Views: 15218

Re: Tornado final sightings

While sat in my house just now in Quedgeley Gloucestershire, i heard the VERY unusual (for this area) sound of a approaching fast jet, i ran out into the back garden just as a Tornado streaked right over my house very low banking to the left heading southeast. Wonderful sight. Goodbye old friend Edi...
by Steve p
Mon 19 Nov 2018, 10:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: MOD confirms F35 order
Replies: 7
Views: 1823

Re: MOD confirms F35 order

Formidable fleet of 35 F-35s!!, bloody hell i bet the rest of the world are pooing themselves!! :question:
by Steve p
Sun 04 Nov 2018, 9:40 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Do you get views of passing aircraft where you live?
Replies: 56
Views: 5120

Re: Do you get views of passing aircraft where you live?

Apart from high altitude civil stuff and Iight aircraft from nearby Staverton not much of interest over my part of Gloucestershire. Very little in the way of military fast jets though C-17 and Atlas are occasionally seen at low level coming and going from Brize and very occasionally low level US stu...
by Steve p
Mon 08 Oct 2018, 9:25 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread
Replies: 851
Views: 369191

Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Thankyou, my ears must have been playing tricks on me. They woke up the neighbourhood, lovely sound. :smile:
by Steve p
Mon 08 Oct 2018, 7:54 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread
Replies: 851
Views: 369191

Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

A blacked out Chinook with what I'm sure was a V-22 following just passed very low over Quedgeley, Gloucester heading NW. US Army MH-47G? Blacked out meaning no navigation lights on, another aircraft with lights on following close behind, didnt sound like a Chinook more like a V-22 hard to decipher...
by Steve p
Mon 08 Oct 2018, 7:30 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread
Replies: 851
Views: 369191

Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

A blacked out Chinook with what im sure was a V-22 following just passed very low over Quedgeley, Gloucester heading NW.
by Steve p
Mon 01 Oct 2018, 8:24 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread
Replies: 851
Views: 369191

Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Ahh, that explains the strange engine note. Many thanks.
by Steve p
Mon 01 Oct 2018, 7:53 pm
Forum: Heads Up/OTT
Topic: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread
Replies: 851
Views: 369191

Re: The FR24/PlanePlotter Thread

Something big and very low just passed over Quedgeley Gloucestershire heading west at 20.45 this evening, not sure what it was, Globemaster possibly??. Any ideas?.
by Steve p
Mon 03 Sep 2018, 11:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Will the classic jets ever return?
Replies: 34
Views: 4002

Re: Will the classic jets ever return?

Hope we will get a revival but i somewhat doubt it, i found it very sad that this year being the RAFs centenary there was little if any old jets that has been part of the RAF for over 70 of there 100 years. No meteors, hunters, canberras, not even a tornado display bearing in mind the tornado is pro...
by Steve p
Sun 02 Sep 2018, 2:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Air defence Hawks?
Replies: 15
Views: 2506

Re: Air defence Hawks?

Remember hawks having a emergency point defence role in the 80s, quite a few if i remember correctly was wired up for sidewinders and even painted in air defence grey. In the event they was needed operationally instructors would pilot them and would have worked with tornado F-3s who would act as a r...
by Steve p
Fri 24 Aug 2018, 8:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: RAF E-3D ?
Replies: 33
Views: 3728

Re: RAF E-3D ?

According to a RAF E-3 crew member i was talking to on board the aircraft at RIAT this summer a decision has yet to be made. He told me the next defence review will reveal either a major upgrade for the fleet or replacement with something like the wedgetail.
by Steve p
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 9:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Single or twin seat?
Replies: 40
Views: 3853

Re: Single or twin seat?

Andover wrote:I wonder what a twin seat Buccaneer would look like? A bit surprised they never made one, considering most other single seaters were 'dualed'.


A hunter!. I belive only a handful of buccaneers had dual controls so they used hawker hunters as trainers for the bucc fleet.
by Steve p
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 6:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Single or twin seat?
Replies: 40
Views: 3853

Re: Single or twin seat?

Wissam24 wrote:
cg_341 wrote:All aircraft work better as a twin-stick and nothing you can say can change my mind on that.

MiG-25PU
Yak-38U


Tu-128UT :dizzy: , oh dear oh dear :shock: