Spotted 2019

Member for

10 years 5 months

Posts: 140

Off and spotting today with a Cub and earlier 2 Tiger Moths flying in formation over Thame in Oxfordshire.
Is there a new spotted section as I couldn't see one, or did I just miss it, here's to getting out and seeing more than ever.

Original post

Member for

2 years 11 months

Posts: 591

A bit more modern but still fairly rare these days I think, I saw a Fuji FA-200 flying over Purley a couple of days ago. G-BBRC if I recall.

Member for

8 years 6 months

Posts: 39

Tiger Moths en route from White Waltham to Bicester Scramble I believe

Member for

15 years 11 months

Posts: 3,902

Silver Harvard with yellow bands skirting the Denham ATZ just now, heading west. Most likely out of DX

Member for

10 years 5 months

Posts: 140

This afternoon about 3.00 ish a Harvard flew over Thame, Oxfordshire, heading towards Stokenchurch .

Profile picture for user adrian_gray

Member for

20 years 1 month

Posts: 2,967

I suspect I saw the same Harvard over Kidlington, silver with yellow bits. Must have turned near here as it came back a few minutes later.

Adrian

Profile picture for user whalebone

Member for

20 years 1 month

Posts: 979

Too far away to properly identify, something 1930's biplane and sounding "Mothish" came from Clacton direction heading SE to NW over Colchester in the late afternoon sunshine, really crawling into a headwind. :)

Member for

20 years 1 month

Posts: 518

Dakota ZA947 of BBMF was out an about over East Lincs today, causing me to rapidly put down my sandwich and rush out the works bothy to view :) First seen North abeam Gunby 12:40pm.

Clive :)

Profile picture for user pimpernel

Member for

20 years 1 month

Posts: 872

De-Havilland Beaver, silver, flew over Ware yesterday early afternoon. Checked on flight 24 to be G-EVMK. No idea of where it was from or where it landed.

Member for

10 years 5 months

Posts: 140

From the upstairs window in Thame, Oxfordshire was 2 acrobatic planes chasing each other across a watery sky, then a Hawk flew over probably doing the RAF Halton passing out parade.

Member for

2 years 11 months

Posts: 591

Spitfire T9 G-BMSB has been out and about from Biggin today. Up on the local common near Kenley first thing this morning - vis is spectacularly good!

Profile picture for user danjama

Member for

9 years 2 months

Posts: 431

Is there a way to find out when/if any of the Spits/Hurri at Biggin will be up, before they've actually been up and landed?

I only live 15 minutes away and it's so frustrating to hear so often that i've missed them flying.

Member for

2 years 11 months

Posts: 591

Spend an hour or two up there on a nice summer's day and I'd say you are bound to see at least one... they seem to be active daily as long as the weather permits.

Member for

2 years 11 months

Posts: 591

The former Tiger Club Jodel D.140 G-ATKX has just been orbiting my house - nice to see the old warhorse, looks like it still lives at Redhill with its current owners.

Member for

13 years 9 months

Posts: 3,778

TE311 passed well west of me on FR24 I thought it was so late he was going to stop off at DX but he pushed on to conningsby

Profile picture for user ZRX61

Member for

14 years 8 months

Posts: 4,796

SOFIA did a test flight from PMD/Plant 42 up to Travis AFB & back again today.

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/51668702_535084680321179_5527438535595917312_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-1.xx&oh=a79f89b445f875d97471282278c0daae&oe=5CB6B9C5

Member for

5 years 5 months

Posts: 74

That's cool.

Not sure if you get it your side of the pond but the BBC Sky at Night program spent a night aboard Sofia and broadcast their experiences back in December. Unfortunately it's not currently available on our iPlayer from the BBC which is a shame.

Profile picture for user ZRX61

Member for

14 years 8 months

Posts: 4,796

Turned off the transponder & went dark as it climbed out of PMD

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/52327067_2100088973412818_1412695029478064128_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-1.xx&oh=523b5586d3efd78e25c6cbc2516acda8&oe=5CDF76BE

Profile picture for user ZRX61

Member for

14 years 8 months

Posts: 4,796

SOFIA started the science flights tonight, went up to the Yukon, then out over the Pacific, should be back around 5am Tuesday.

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/51982022_10214065428654834_496306350343585792_o.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-1.xx&oh=d79528ff1e9f329f3d98d36ef29c24db&oe=5CEC01E5

Profile picture for user whalebone

Member for

20 years 1 month

Posts: 979

13:00hrs. Havard IIA G-TSIX bumbling over just to the south of Colchester 1600' heading W

Profile picture for user ZRX61

Member for

14 years 8 months

Posts: 4,796

The usual.....

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/52527174_549797445520802_6887720417008549888_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-1.xx&oh=f47879a1b061f5477c7ca08c09728160&oe=5CE7F697