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Atishoo
9th Sep 2011, 20:57
Hi,
Today i was at my horses yard and these 3 jets flew over , fairly low, one was a biggish plane with four engines ( i think) the other tow were like fighter planes and were very close to the big planes wings, like escorting it. They flew in exactly the same place in a huge circle and came back around our yard 9 times.

We were absolutely mesmerised by them, but also a little scared. this was taken by someone on u tube as it seemed to create a lot of interest in our area of north london.

Can anyone enlighten me as to what it was and what they might have been doing? at first i thought it was the royal planes but i think th eQueen would have been a bit peeved at having to go around like that for 90 mins !!!

planes flying over north London, Enfield - YouTube

Thanks

Atishoo
9th Sep 2011, 20:58
Ps,

I dont live in enfield i lve in essex but this person took vids from Enfield

SpringHeeledJack
9th Sep 2011, 21:03
Probably saving our tax money by flying in formation to cut down on ATC charges :}

I dont live in enfield i lve in essex

:ok: :}



SHJ

DX Wombat
9th Sep 2011, 21:08
Off to Biggin Hill for tomorrow's event maybe?

Atishoo
9th Sep 2011, 21:24
Maybe , but they kept going around and around i counted 9 times in just over an hour. Were they practising maybe?

Does anyone recognise the planes?

tony draper
9th Sep 2011, 21:32
Practising mid air refueling perchance,they dont want to waste a lot of gas with a proper tanker on novices do they.
:rolleyes:

Parapunter
9th Sep 2011, 21:33
Biggun looks like a 146. I lived near the factory when they built those & recall similar sights when they were being filmed. presumably for the corporate sales stuff.

Checkboard
9th Sep 2011, 21:34
Recovery for No. 32 Squadron (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._32_Squadron_RAF#VIP_transport) to RAF Northolt (their home). If it was a training sortie, they would have low priority - hence the holding.

Spit161
9th Sep 2011, 22:05
Recovery for No. 32 Squadron to RAF Northolt (their home). If it was a training sortie, they would have low priority - hence the holding.

That'd make sense.
They are a BAE146 and two HS125s.