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vctenderness 13th Jun 2019 10:24

Vintage aircraft over Sussex
 
I was walking the dog today and heard the sound of an old aircraft. I managed to get a look but couldn’t make out what type.

It was quite large and seemed to be followed by a ‘chase plane’ they were heading west.

This was 10.40 along the coast between Newhaven and Brighton.

Anyone any ideas?

treadigraph 13th Jun 2019 11:12

Waco YMF-5 HB-DMO and the Junkers F.13 replica/reproduction HB-RIM were heading along the coast there at that time! Good spot!

chevvron 13th Jun 2019 17:32

Dunsfold final 'Wings and Wheels' this weekend 15/16 before they start building 'little boxes' nobody wants, so maybe they were making their way there.

DaveReidUK 13th Jun 2019 18:42


Originally Posted by treadigraph (Post 10492758)
Waco YMF-5 HB-DMO and the Junkers F.13 replica/reproduction HB-RIM were heading along the coast there at that time! Good spot!

The Waco is of course a replica/reproduction, too, built in 2018.

treadigraph 14th Jun 2019 08:22

Ah, thought it might be. Like to see both of them.

Often think we should have an interesting sightings thread, either on here or on spectator's balcony.

treadigraph 14th Jun 2019 11:28

Apparently they were on their way to Aero Expo at Booker where they can be seen today/tomorrow..

DownWest 15th Jun 2019 05:47

I was born in Meopham, Kent, but moved when four. On a visit to view old haunts, we bumped into a preservation guy in the old windmill and he told us of the accident over the village when a Ju F-13 crashed with some dignitories aboard. Not having heard about it before, I looked it up and apparently it suffered structural failure and broke up in the air.

Edit: Wiki has it https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meopham_air_disaster

DaveReidUK 15th Jun 2019 06:41


Originally Posted by treadigraph (Post 10493630)
Apparently they were on their way to Aero Expo at Booker where they can be seen today/tomorrow..

Looks very odd with a radial.


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