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Spitfire over Reepham, Norfolk?

Old 10th May 2022, 15:10
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Spitfire over Reepham, Norfolk?

3.45pm, was in my garden looking up for a quite stealthy F35, when what seemed to
be a Spitfire (elliptical wings, long body, small tail) flew over. Anyone verify ?
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Old 10th May 2022, 17:18
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Originally Posted by esa-aardvark View Post
what seemed to be a Spitfire (elliptical wings, long body, small tail) flew over. Anyone verify ?
Yes, a Spitfire definitely has elliptical wings, long body and small tail.
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Old 11th May 2022, 06:51
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Yes most assuredly, saw a couple over the weekend but they flew on obviously heading north to their normal stamping grounds.......oh wait this ain't The House Martin thread?
Okay Spitfires, try living out the back of Duxford on any sunny weekend ( or weekday for that matter) it used to be I'd go out to watch them practice,
someone said recently there are now 45+ airworthy Spits, the DH Rapide company charges lots of money to fly passengers in formation with a Spitfire To enable them to take photos most weekends, but still enjoy the sound of the Merlin though
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Old 11th May 2022, 07:11
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I had a look on various radar sites at the appropriate time; could seen an F-15 but nothing else in the vicinity. Two Hurricanes were messing about down near Duxford, one is the two seater I believe.
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Old 11th May 2022, 10:53
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If it didn't have the Merlin or Griffon growl could it have been a Silence Twister?

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Old 11th May 2022, 11:45
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Or, come to that, one of these built in somebody's garage:


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Old 11th May 2022, 17:37
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We had a VE Day anniversary flypast on Sunday over Southampton docks. Local paper ran the headline how people were thrilled to see the Spitfire do its thing and tell how they were built nearby.

Of course it was really a Hurricane...
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Old 12th May 2022, 19:56
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I'm currently working at Biggin Hill airport and Spitfires flying from here are a very regular occurrence and you can book up a variety of different flights (From 3000 up to 7500 per person).
It's something I'd love to do but I couldn't justify spending that sort of money.
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