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RAF Flypasts VE Day

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Hi everyone anyone know if the royal airforce is doing any flypasts to mark the event
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as the event is officially postponed until August (VJ day) I would say no

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Zoom wrote:
Tue 05 May 2020, 8:22 pm
as the event is officially postponed until August (VJ day) I would say no
Does that mean Friday's no longer a bank holiday... :whistle:

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ForestFan73 wrote:
Wed 06 May 2020, 6:02 am
Zoom wrote:
Tue 05 May 2020, 8:22 pm
as the event is officially postponed until August (VJ day) I would say no
Does that mean Friday's no longer a bank holiday... :whistle:
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This Bank Holiday Friday is cancelled as of 6th May 2020 due to Covid-19 . It will revert to the original Monday just gone. The Government apologises to both people who are not 'essential workers' who went to work on their day-off! :wink: :whistle:

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Let's arrange a time to fly all those Airfix (other manufacturers are available) Spitfires out of upstairs windows - maybe not a fly past but a "fly"down.
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Captain Tom got a flypast so there is capacity. Be a morale booster for each major city to get a RAF jet/WW2 flypast?

The Arrows could do it but they fly closer than 2metres I think...

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I wish I was in my second home of Houston this week (I spend about two months a year over there working). They are getting a flyover by the Blue Angels today and a 30 warbird flyover on Friday!!!
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There's supposed to be a Spitfire flypast on Friday here in Worthing over a care home.
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Daily Mail are doing a Spitfire flypast... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... homes.html

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Birderman wrote:
Thu 07 May 2020, 9:27 am
Daily Mail are doing a Spitfire flypast... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... homes.html
With that paper's fondness for shirts of a dark hue, I'm surprised it's not a Messerschmitt!

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Due over Worthing at around 1.20pm give or take a few minutes apparently.
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Spiny Norman wrote:
Thu 07 May 2020, 12:25 pm
Birderman wrote:
Thu 07 May 2020, 9:27 am
Daily Mail are doing a Spitfire flypast... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... homes.html
With that paper's fondness for shirts of a dark hue, I'm surprised it's not a Messerschmitt!
Its funny because Daily Mail readers are Nazis... Geddit? :roll:

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MiG_Eater wrote:
Thu 07 May 2020, 4:53 pm
Spiny Norman wrote:
Thu 07 May 2020, 12:25 pm
Birderman wrote:
Thu 07 May 2020, 9:27 am
Daily Mail are doing a Spitfire flypast... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... homes.html
With that paper's fondness for shirts of a dark hue, I'm surprised it's not a Messerschmitt!
Its funny because Daily Mail readers are Nazis... Geddit? :roll:
No.

The paper famously supported Oswald Mosley's Blackshirts fascist organisation and the paper's owner Lord Rothermore was a fan of Adolf Hitler.

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Well... I stand corrected.

Sorry mate! :up:

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Spiny Norman wrote:
Thu 07 May 2020, 5:41 pm
MiG_Eater wrote:
Thu 07 May 2020, 4:53 pm
Spiny Norman wrote:
Thu 07 May 2020, 12:25 pm
Birderman wrote:
Thu 07 May 2020, 9:27 am
Daily Mail are doing a Spitfire flypast... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... homes.html
With that paper's fondness for shirts of a dark hue, I'm surprised it's not a Messerschmitt!
Its funny because Daily Mail readers are Nazis... Geddit? :roll:
No.

The paper famously supported Oswald Mosley's Blackshirts fascist organisation and the paper's owner Lord Rothermore was a fan of Adolf Hitler.
Lord Rothermere also paid for an aeroplane for his own use but then presented it to the nation when the Air Ministry showed interest in its speed. It evolved into the Blenheim - an undoubted workhorse of the early WWII RAF but also an aircraft that suffered some of the most horrific disasters of RAF history - it cannot be a coincidence that Rothermere named his original, Britain First.

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Red Arrow are doing a flypast of Westminster tomorrow morning

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MiG_Eater wrote:
Thu 07 May 2020, 7:36 pm
Well... I stand corrected.

Sorry mate! :up:
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Twitter immediately full of comments about how many nurses that would that have paid for, polution, no one there to see it, etc etc. Makes you sick.

The dye team might want to explain why they just trailed three different shades of blue, mind you...

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Spiny Norman wrote:
Wed 06 May 2020, 11:42 am
Captain Tom got a flypast so there is capacity. Be a morale booster for each major city to get a RAF jet/WW2 flypast?

The Arrows could do it but they fly closer than 2metres I think...
Looks like the RAF do read UKAR. Nice to see a couple of Typhoons over Edinburgh earlier.

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Bluebird Mike wrote:
Fri 08 May 2020, 10:11 am
Twitter immediately full of comments about how many nurses that would that have paid for, polution, no one there to see it, etc etc. Makes you sick.

The dye team might want to explain why they just trailed three different shades of blue, mind you...
Urgh, NHS tribute?

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Two-seat Spitfire IX SM520 straight over the house on its way to Bracknell, what a joy to hear and see.

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Just saw it from a distance here in Lancing looked like it did a circuit at Shoreham Airport.
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Gutted The Red Arrows didn't fly over my house.
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Why should they?

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