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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:06 pm 
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http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/7493547.stm


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:09 pm 
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Those things used to do night flights over us in wales.......used to rattle the windows big time :?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:12 pm 
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They regularly fly 'underneath' me when out walking the hounds round my way. Low level training in pairs. Very impressive.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:23 pm 
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Quite impressive beasts. They have that long swoopy slashing doppler sound. Sometimes see a group of them going over, very cool.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:50 pm 
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The C130s come through as well. They don't seem to go fast enough to stay airborne.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 10:20 pm 
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We get them over us quite often. They're never going to take anyone by surprise, except when you remember the design is about 50 years old...


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:00 pm 
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'Nam.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:03 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:35 pm 
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Spectacular things those Chinooks, no idea how much a Sea King weighs but it must be quite a bit! :shock:


I've blown one up, that was pretty spectacular :D


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:17 am 
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RAF Odiham just down the road from us, so "overhead" quite often, but the guys are in Iraq / Afghanistan and reading the reports of bravery in local press (rarely makes the nationals :? ) is humbling and so I have no issue with the need the night training

http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafodiham/


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