London Flypast 10 July - up to 100 aircraft

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NTG1610 wrote:
Andover wrote:I'll probably head to Brize to see the heavies, including the BBMF - I'm hoping they'll maintain their formations down the runway, before breaking into the circuit. But I'd also like to know their route from runnymede - Brize.


Andover there are no formations of heavies thay are all single aircraft so will probably get straight in to land assuming they are on westerly operations

So where is the info on how many of each type, please?

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RleQuin wrote:Waterloo Bridge, South Bank side is good.
Sun is perfect as well.
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Any advice to where to see the Flypast when we are heading from Folkestone to Fairford tomorrow ? Any exit advice on M25 between A3 and M4 ?
Thanks.

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TigerMeet4Ever wrote:Any advice to where to see the Flypast when we are heading from Folkestone to Fairford tomorrow ? Any exit advice on M25 between A3 and M4 ?
Thanks.


I assume you're coming from Europe?
Mmm, difficult, it depends how much you want to see of it? Personally if I were in your position and wanted to see all of it I would go up the M3 or upto the M4 and head straight to central London (don't forget the congestion charge!!)
You could probably find somewhere to park up on the South Bank near Waterloo Bridge and then its an easy drive back to the M4 and head back out of the city centre.
Beware, London is a nightmare sometimes so give yourselves plenty of time to find a spot.
Again..don't forget the congestion charge!
I would avoid the Mall and Buckingham Palace area too.

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Thanks. Yes coming from Belgium. I was hoping to get off the M25 for only a few miles. Not a big fan to head into Central London. Would RAF Northolt be a good place ?

Or Bushy Park near Teddington ? I know my way around there as I have friends living nearby.
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Anyone viewing from Hatton Cross.Only want to see the fast jets

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TigerMeet4Ever wrote:Thanks. Yes coming from Belgium. I was hoping to get off the M25 for only a few miles. Not a big fan to head into Central London. Would RAF Northolt be a good place ?

Or Bushy Park near Teddington ? I know my way around there as I have friends living nearby.


Northolt won't give you a view of it all as the formations split way before there. Helicopters drop down south, fast jets over Windsor area, BBMF etc north at Hendon. You might be lucky to see the heavies and some of the fast jets?
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How busy do we think St Paul's is going to be? I think Airshowhammer said that's a good spot although I'm reluctant to pay to get in and then find there's no room on the gallery. I've never been in St Paul's so I wouldn't just be paying for the spot to take photographs, I'd get the opportunity for a wander around which appeals.

That said, Waterloo Bridge is getting good reviews and that's a far cheaper option, although suspect that might be a lot busier.

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Brevet Cable wrote:NOTAM for RAFAT ( times are GMT, so add an hour ) :
B) FROM: 18/07/10 11:10
C) TO: 18/07/10 12:30
E) FORMATION TRANSIT BY RED ARROWS ACFT ROUTING:
SCAMPTON 531828N 0003303W 1123
W OF MARKET RASEN 532338N 0002526W 1125
OVERSEAS 533116N 0001522E 1129
OVERSEAS 534515N 0002249E 1132
OVERSEAS 533950N 0010011E 1135
OVERSEAS 532647N 0005613E 1138
OVERSEAS 532133N 0013208E 1141
OVERSEAS 530830N 0013254E 1144
OVERSEAS 524437N 0015141E 1148
OVERSEAS 521330N 0015312E 1153
SUTTON COMMON 520448N 0012500E 1157


COLCHESTER 515516N 0005402E 1200
FAIRLOP 513554N 0000559E 1207
LEYTON 513307N 0000058W 1208
WESTMINSTER 513005N 0000830W 1209
BELGRAVIA 512945N 0000920W 1209
HEATHROW 512839N 0002751W 1211
POYLE 512836N 0003012W 1211
WINDSOR CASTLE 512900N 0003611W 1212
ETON 512906N 0003712W 1212
BENSON 513658N 0010532W 1216


Followed by :
B) FROM: 18/07/10 14:20
C) TO: 18/07/10 15:00
E) FORMATION TRANSIT BY RED ARROWS ACFT ROUTING:
BENSON (EGUB) 513654N 0010545W 1430
SW OF THAME 514345N 0010416W 1432
NE OF MELTON MOWBRAY 524747N 0004852W 1442
W OF NORTH HYKEHAM 531043N 0004317W 1446
SCAMPTON (EGXP) 531829N 0003303W 1448


Edited to add....
And trailers on the BBC News Channel are saying that they're covering the flypast live ( don't think they say how much of it, though )....oh, and something about the RAF100 on this Saturday ( 13:30-14:00hrs ) with Sophie Raworth.


For those of us (me) who aren’t sure, there doesn’t appear to be an altitude mentioned.
Can anyone supply this info, particularly at LHR?
Someone here has mentioned they might drop down a bit, but I think that’s unlikely?
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Somewhere between 500 and 1500 feet would be my guess, probably nearer the top end!

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Is it fair to assume that the route taken by the Reds, see above, is also the one that will be taken by the main flypast? I often watch the Trooping the Colour from a field near Southwold but the Reds route tomorrow seems to be a few miles further to the east than is usual.

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RRconway wrote:For those of us (me) who aren’t sure, there doesn’t appear to be an altitude mentioned.
Can anyone supply this info, particularly at LHR?
Someone here has mentioned they might drop down a bit, but I think that’s unlikely?


Up to the palace, the flypast heights will be 1000ft and 1200ft to allow safety separation between sections. After the palace, there is no stipulation but I suspect they will climb.

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Thank you for your advice. It will be Teddington, train to Waterloo and then to Waterloo Bridge. Just to make sure : flypast at 01:00 PM. Correct ?

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Is Stapleford an open airfield with viewing facilities?
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Correct, TigerMeet4Ever, the flypast is at 13:00.

Dan, I've only been there once and it was a few years ago, but there is/was an open car park and I seem to remember a decent view across the airfield. Hopefully someone else can give a more up to date and reliable response though.

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LN Strike Eagle wrote:Is Stapleford an open airfield with viewing facilities?

Yes there is a car park and a cafe with south facing patio.

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TigerMeet4Ever wrote:Thank you for your advice. It will be Teddington, train to Waterloo and then to Waterloo Bridge. Just to make sure : flypast at 01:00 PM. Correct ?


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Thank you for all your help ! I'll be there with my wife.

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What lens are people favouring for this? the 3 lengths I have is 150-600, 300 prime and 17-55, is 17-55 the best option for this one? :up: :up:

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Luke28 wrote:What lens are people favouring for this? the 3 lengths I have is 150-600, 300 prime and 17-55, is 17-55 the best option for this one? :up: :up:


Personally I'm only taking a 70-300 for the simple reason I can't be asked to lug anything else with me.
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farnboroughrob wrote:
LN Strike Eagle wrote:Is Stapleford an open airfield with viewing facilities?

Yes there is a car park and a cafe with south facing patio.

Thanks. I was considering it as I read that the helicopters will be operating from there, but looking at the NOTAM it's more like their final waypoint before running in to London, having departed from Odiham?

Not sure where to go for this - EADT says it'll pass North West of Chelmsford, as does the RAF graphic they tweeted. NOTAMs plot the route more in line with the QBF, which passes over the town. Might just try somewhere near Boreham and see what happens. :dunno:
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Was looking to catch the fast jets over Heathrow as listed as using runway 27L, at the moment though Heathrow are using runway 09 so how would that work ? would the fast jets still pass Heathrow ?

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Yep, still down 27L, as Heathrow won't be moving anything!

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I hardly ever post here as I'm never as knowledgeable as you guys, but here's something I know a little about!

The Queens' Birthday flypast flies directly over my home near Fairlop. I made a map of the path through Essex and London, based on my observations of the flypast going directly over my house. The RAF flypast will pretty much take the same route.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=10hxyn ... sp=sharing

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lynothehammer wrote:Was looking to catch the fast jets over Heathrow as listed as using runway 27L, at the moment though Heathrow are using runway 09 so how would that work ? would the fast jets still pass Heathrow ?

they will loop round LHR go down 09R then loop back again.
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