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Old 10th Jul 2015, 19:54
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"Spitfire" over Wallingford

Hi, thought someone might know....an acquaintance of mine asked me about an aircraft, which he thought might have been a Spitfire, which he spotted near Wallingford, Oxfordshire recently doing aerobatics. I couldn't confirm it was a Spitfire but I'm interested because I live near there and used to fly aeros....can anyone confirm? By recently, I think he means "in the last couple of weeks". Thanks!
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Old 10th Jul 2015, 20:07
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Yes there was a Spit doing a display at RAf Benson late yesterday afternoon, it departed this morning.
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Old 10th Jul 2015, 20:23
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Ah, so I missed it! Bugger. Do you know if it was an original or a replica? Cheers.
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Old 10th Jul 2015, 20:31
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SM 845 apparently.

https://www.facebook.com/RAFBenson

http://www.airtattoo.com/airshow/vis...frxviiie-sm845
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Old 10th Jul 2015, 20:43
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Thanks to you both for the information. I can now sound knowledgable when I next see my pal...
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Old 10th Jul 2015, 20:48
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Follow up (and tangentially related query)

I was working in Aylesbury today (10th), when a 4 - Ship of Typhoons Flew over. Naturally this is a less than common occurrence these days ()

A Little later, UF -Q flew over me.

Drawing the obvious conclusion, that both sightings were from the BOB flypast today, I wondered why they would route over Aylesbury going back to Coningsby?

It can't be the shortest route?!?
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Old 11th Jul 2015, 00:12
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Battle of Britain anniversary: Cockpit view of flypast - BBC News
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Old 11th Jul 2015, 14:41
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Tyres:

Just because a straight line is the shortest route between A and B, it doesn't necessarily make it the most interesting.
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Good to see my old squadron (3(f)) doing the stuff ...
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