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Old 14th Aug 2006, 22:27
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Question ezy escorted out of EDI?

Now, this has come from my girlfriend, so it is likely to be her getting confused/hallucinating but she thought she was escorted out of edi on this mornings Easyjet flight to Bristol by two "fighter plane things" (her words) - I struggle to (in fact I don't) believe this. Anyone know if this is true or not?? cheers.
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Old 15th Aug 2006, 06:56
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A pair of Hawks departed Edinburgh on a routine flight to RAF Valley yesterday morning. They were at the back of a queue of commercial traffic at the hold, so may have given the impression they were following something.

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Old 15th Aug 2006, 18:35
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Thanks Hooligan,thought it may be something like that!
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Old 15th Aug 2006, 20:46
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Hawks? Or "fighter plane things"

A puny little barely-swept wing subsonic trainer is hardly a 'fighter', no matter what some might think.
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Old 15th Aug 2006, 21:21
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Hawks? Or "fighter plane things"
A puny little barely-swept wing subsonic trainer is hardly a 'fighter', no matter what some might think.
Even a girlie Beags?
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Old 15th Aug 2006, 21:45
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A38, give the gal in your life this add'y so she can be fully briefed next time she runs into Hawks flying around the place ....

http://www.armedforces.co.uk/raf/listings/l0027.html
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Old 15th Aug 2006, 21:47
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Originally Posted by BEagle
Hawks? Or "fighter plane things"
A puny little barely-swept wing subsonic trainer is hardly a 'fighter', no matter what some might think.
Erm...

The Hawk is a pretty capable aircraft, and in it's various guises THE most successful jet fighter trainer in the last three decades! I believe there is a proper fighter variant that is used by several smaller national air forces too!

And as for subsonic? IIRC the max mach no is M1.2!

Okay so that might be in a full power dive, but still makes it a supersonic aircraft!

We must remember that the average female doesn't know what car she drives other than the colour, so you can hardly expect them to tell the difference between a fighter and a fighter/trainer!
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Old 15th Aug 2006, 21:57
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Colour blind ladies?

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We must remember that the average female doesn't know what car she drives other than the colour, so you can hardly expect them to tell the difference between a fighter and a fighter/trainer!

Exactly I remember a certain lady who, at a time when the dear old DC-10 was going through a bad patch of publicity, due to several accidents/incidents, offloaded herself from a perfectly serviceable L-1011 because it "looked too much like a DC-10 for comfort"
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Old 15th Aug 2006, 22:32
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Just seen a news article:

"Ezy passenger terror as 737 is followed by two trainer type fighter jet thingy's....."

They must have been checking this site out again...
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Old 15th Aug 2006, 22:56
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Originally Posted by WindSheer
"Ezy passenger terror as 737 is followed by two trainer type fighter jet thingy's....."
You've missed the full quote, which was of course .....
"Ezy passenger terror as 737 is followed by two trainer type fighter jet thingy's. There were screams as the plane PLUNGED, the pilots GRIMLY WRESTLED WITH THE CONTROLS, and (inevitably) they NARROWLY MISSED A SCHOOL.
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Old 15th Aug 2006, 22:57
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Tsk WHBM - "Heroic Pilots"
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Old 15th Aug 2006, 22:59
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But was it a 737, could have been two fighter thingy's chasing a minibus thingy
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Old 16th Aug 2006, 00:23
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....... perhaps they were BIG missiles!
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Old 16th Aug 2006, 10:16
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Originally Posted by Phileas Fogg
But was it a 737, could have been two fighter thingy's chasing a minibus thingy
Just be thankful it wasn't described as a "jumbo jet"!
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Old 16th Aug 2006, 10:21
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Is EDI, an EZY base....if it is then it could be a 73, otherwise it was one of the BRS '19's.
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Old 16th Aug 2006, 11:01
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EDI is an ezy base and I believe they are fully Airbus now.

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Old 16th Aug 2006, 11:27
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As to a Hawk not being a dangerous, nasty fighter thingy, would anyone stand in front of the pointy end whilst someone in the driver's seat presses the big button marked "Make a noise with the Aden thingy"?.
I don't think so. It could make a terrible mess of a nasty 737 whatsit or even a bootiful shiny new Airbus whatitsname.
Even today, an SE5A will kill you if the bullet gets too close!
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Old 16th Aug 2006, 14:37
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How about this then...

A tragedy was narrowly averted yesterday when an easyjet airbus was pursued by two RAF fighters.

Capable of being armed with an Aden canon and sidewinder missiles the RAF Hawk has the potential to be a particularly fearsome aircraft.

An aviation expert from the PPRuNe network offered the opinion that it had the potential to "make a terrible mess".
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Old 16th Aug 2006, 17:17
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Don't think the Omani's would agree old chap.
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Old 16th Aug 2006, 17:31
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Originally Posted by BEagle
Hawks? Or "fighter plane things"
A puny little barely-swept wing subsonic trainer is hardly a 'fighter', no matter what some might think.
Don't some of them have a gun that actually works?
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