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Old 21st Jun 2007, 18:14
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Red Arrows

Any one know where they were going or where they been was quite surprised when 9 hawks buzzed my whit van on the way home from work they even popped smoke

Quite a nice way to brighten up a rather dull and boring day in work
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Old 21st Jun 2007, 18:22
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Kemble Air Day

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Falklands Campaign 25th Anniversary Flypast, London
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Fat Face Night Surf @ Lusty Glaze Beach, Newquay, Cornwall (Display time: 1715)



This is all I can find from the posted programme for June. Does not seem to match, unless they have not updated the site.
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Old 21st Jun 2007, 19:04
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I'd guess they were going to Valley for the Hawk sim, emergencies currency.
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Old 21st Jun 2007, 19:48
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They were simply lost....

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Old 21st Jun 2007, 19:52
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You mean someone actually lives in Llandildo? I thought it was just a name on a map put there by the Viet Taff to annoy the English....

There's lovely!
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Old 21st Jun 2007, 20:18
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Yes there are quite a lot of us ex air force types living in the immediate area of llandeilo. And by the way the reds were flying in a southerly direction
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Old 21st Jun 2007, 22:05
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Heading for St Mawgan after sims and practice display at Valley this morning. Display at a beach near Newquay tomorrow afternoon.
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Old 4th Jul 2007, 16:09
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Red Arrows at Filton today

Got dragged to Cribbs Causeway Mall today by Mrs D and was pleasantly suprised by the sight of the Red Arrows in formation with a Typhoon very low over Filton, then they proceeded to do a few dispay formations...

Any idea what the occasion was ?? Heck of a view from the Mall as it is on high ground adjecent to Filtons runway and approach.
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Old 4th Jul 2007, 16:18
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Coincidentally, there is also a 1/5 scale model diorama type display of the Reds in the main Lobby at Cribbs Causeway

-thank you Norman.
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Old 4th Jul 2007, 17:35
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Reds were on their way to Filton to position for a display at Rendcomb this afternoon.
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Old 4th Jul 2007, 21:03
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Any idea if some of the Sparrows flew a low level 4 ship past the west side of Leicester around 1315 hours today?
I was working and heard fast jets but was not in a position to see what the noise was.
The wife said 4 jets in a V formation heading NE-SW, one had some red on it
Sorry if it is a bit spotterish but I don't get to hear the Sound of Freedom so much in these cash strapped days for the RAF.
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 08:27
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And what was the point of that? Other than wasting £thousands of my taxes on aviation fuel and support costs?

Flipping time wasters, put some hard points on the red puff jets and send them to war.
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Old 5th Jul 2007, 12:48
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Part exchange them for some Warthogs and I might agree with you

According to tonights Leicester Mercury newspaper it was the Sparrows who flew past Leicester on Wednesday.
A couple of the team are former pupils at Groby Community College and they re-payed the college for their education with a fly-past.

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Old 5th Jul 2007, 13:10
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I can just imagine a flight of Shiny Red A10's spewing smoke in Diamond formation at Air Day - priceless. But agreed, they would have a dual use, just needing a quick respray.
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Old 7th Jul 2007, 09:03
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I missed the Sparrows on Wednesday but not just now
9 ship in V formation passed west of Leicester at 0858 on their way to RNAS Yeovilton.
They would have passed over the same college as the other day but I expect the students are still in the snorer.
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Old 9th Jul 2007, 18:32
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I had an even better treat today
Whilst rolling the cricket wicket at Newtown Linford I heard a strange noise, surely the roller wasn't about to blow up?
I looked up in my 10 o'clock and saw the sparrows heading north in a beautiful V formation.
They must have been using the 'Old John' folly in Bradgate Park as a turning point as they banked beautifully to starboard to stay clear of EMA zone.

It doesn't take much to make my day does it?
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Old 9th Jul 2007, 19:58
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Navy, sorry to say this but it's left and right these days fella, not port and starboard anymore!
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Old 9th Jul 2007, 21:37
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are the reds still down to 8. was the europhoon painted red to make up the numbers?


seriously, im thinking im gonna have to move, we get no fast jet action over the conurbations of manchester
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Old 10th Jul 2007, 18:11
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Ah, cop, funny you should mention that but I was at Silverstone on Sunday, and the Sparrows did the whole display as an eight-ship. What's up?

Out of interest, that was only the second F1 GP I have been to, the first one being in 1974 when the engines revved more slowly, and the noise of the cars from about 20 yards was absolutely shattering. Made the good old Spey sound positively muted by comparison.
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funny you should mention that but I was at Silverstone on Sunday, and the Sparrows did the whole display as an eight-ship. What's up?
One of them has a busted wrist but apparently was flying in the back of one of the eight this weekend to gauge fitness for RIAT. Been posted elsewhere in more detail and before anyone says anything, no they don't train up stand-by pilots to slot in anywhere in the nine - Too many different moves to remember.
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