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Dakota

Post by bpoolfc95 » 02 Jul 2012, 11:31

Did anybody see or know what the Dakota is doing today as it just flew ridiculously low over my housng estate, but it didnt just fly over, it was performing tight turns and some steep climbs. For an old bird she was very precise. I would say it was about two lamposts high at times and it was on its side at one point and the wing was even nearer to roofs. Certainly made me excited for the airshow.

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Post by MrWeetabix » 02 Jul 2012, 11:45

bpoolfc95 wrote:Did anybody see or know what the Dakota is doing today as it just flew ridiculously low over my housng estate, but it didnt just fly over, it was performing tight turns and some steep climbs. For an old bird she was very precise. I would say it was about two lamposts high at times and it was on its side at one point and the wing was even nearer to roofs. Certainly made me excited for the airshow.
Probably scouting the route for the airshow and pin-pointing visual spots on the ground for orientation during the display. I've noticed quite a few light aircraft doing the same recently.

Expect to see some Mil aircraft doing the same and also a hawk from the red arrows doing the same ahead of their display. Mind you, it may not be red, but the engine note gives them away for sure anyways :-)
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Post by MrWeetabix » 02 Jul 2012, 11:49

Having said that, a Dakota isn't listed....

Flying displays (not shown in sequence of flying order)

Representing the Royal Air Force:

Red Arrows
RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team
Battle of Britain Memorial flight
(Lancaster/Hurricane/Spitfire)
2 Tornado GR4's in a roll demo
Typhoon fighter aircraft
Tutor
Tucano - sporting a new colour scheme for 2012!
King Air

Representing the Royal Navy:

Black Cats Lynx Helicopter Display Team

Private aircraft

The Breitling Wingwalkers
SWIP Twister Duo
Miss Demeanour
Catalina Flying Boat
P51 Mustang
RV8-tors
Matadors
Xtreme Air Sbach 300 flown by G. Cooper


Very strange....
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Post by LeakyFeeder » 02 Jul 2012, 12:12

The BBMF C47 (im assuming its that you saw) covers a multitude of sins...from giving tail dragger currency to shifting the support team to venues where 474 is going to land....it also acts as a stand in incase of a u/s 474 etc... flew low over my house last week... nomore than 400ft an by my guess heading NNW....

by bbmf standards its cheap to operate

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Post by thelad » 02 Jul 2012, 12:18

Just seen it over the M180 at about 90ft
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Post by bpoolfc95 » 02 Jul 2012, 13:32

Yeah, it was definately the bbmf dakota as it seemed to be in their livery. I must say, the thing im most looking forward to this year is Miss demeanour again, love that plane. I dont take my scanner to the airsho on the saturday, but on the sunday, i can see the aircraft performing, only when their very high, from my back garden. Its also great because alot of the aircraft circle above my area before they are on. The sabre was circling for ages two years ago.

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Post by thelad » 02 Jul 2012, 13:55

It would appear it was doing a flypast at Washington, Tyne and Wear at 11.45.

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Post by MrWeetabix » 02 Jul 2012, 17:23

wonder exactly "what" it was flying past
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Post by thelad » 02 Jul 2012, 17:52

MrWeetabix wrote:wonder exactly "what" it was flying past
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Post by MrWeetabix » 03 Jul 2012, 10:13

thelad wrote:
MrWeetabix wrote:wonder exactly "what" it was flying past
July 2 UK: Pss Anne Pss Royal visits Tyne + Wear (opens BAe Systems Global Combat Systems Munitions new Manufacturing site @ 1 Radial Park Road, Washington, Tyne + Wear.
You get fly-pasts for owt these days! haha

I'll request one for next time I wipe my @rse! LOL
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Re: Dakota

Post by thelad » 03 Jul 2012, 12:26

LoL at our local model aircraft club we have got 1 of the BBMF spits to do a flypast next weekend as it will be passing on its way back, last year we got a few very low flypasts from the Lancaster
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Post by MrWeetabix » 03 Jul 2012, 12:31

thelad wrote:LoL at our local model aircraft club we have got 1 of the BBMF spits to do a flypast next weekend as it will be passing on its way back, last year we got a few very low flypasts from the Lancaster
nice shout that! I suppose if you know their movements and know it's gunna be overhead, it doesn't gurt to ask.

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