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Old 25th Aug 2016, 19:12
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Very much looking foward to her rant then.
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Old 25th Aug 2016, 19:35
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Judging by her rants and previous campaign I can only imagine the whole family would have dropped dead if they had witnessed the 'chocolate bomber' of Berlin airlift fame.
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Old 25th Aug 2016, 21:15
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Apparently she is a well-known local moaner.

I believe that this is frequently a prelude to having children.

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Old 25th Aug 2016, 22:41
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Nothing new. RAF were plagued by low-flying and noise complaints as far back as 1951. My first experience of low flying noise complaints against the RAF was in Rhodesia.
In 1951 I was at 5 FTS, RAF Thornhill, S. Rhodesia and attach a photo of "Boggies Clock" decorated for Coronation Day 1953 in Main Street in the centre of Gwelo (now Gweru) the nearest town to RAF THornhill.
Mrs Jean Boggie lived in Gwelo for many years and was one of the town's most colourful characters. Her husband was a pioneer, and a member of the first Legislative Council. After his death in 1928, she erected this memorial clock tower, a familiar landmark to all who passed through the town. There was also a memorial panel inserted in the tower, commemorating the women, children and cattle and donkeys of the pioneers.
Mrs. Boggie was well known for her protests against the noise created by training aircraft from RAF Thornhill which flew over her farm. The noise, she claimed, prevented her hens from laying and her cows from being content! She was always remonstrating with the authorities and often made her views known through letters to the press. RAF Airmen driving past the clock, in a bus for example, were in the habit of making their feelings known about her protests by blowing a raspberry - but she still protested.
One of the first things one learnt on arrival at 5 FTS was that it was de rigueur to blow the raspberry as one passed the clock!

Its still there, but Livingstone Avenue is now Robert Mugabe Avenue.

..and of course there was this lady who tried it on a couple of years ago and lost:

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Old 26th Aug 2016, 02:36
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Can't wait to hear whinge about the "stealth seagull" travelling at warp speed to scare her precious little creations with a low flypass.
Our one week old grand daughter was "bombed" by a stealth seagull recently, fair square on the forehead. Mum (a pilot) got a bit cranky, but I told her to consider it a christening and acceptance into the world of aviation.
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Old 26th Aug 2016, 11:10
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Old 26th Aug 2016, 12:35
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I heard jet noise on the day in question whilst I was in Truro but did not actually see the F-15s though local aviation enthusiasts reported their presence there, Penzance area and later over Bodmin Moor. Usual reaction I hear is to say MORE as we get relatively little in the far southwest these days. The jet noise was unobtrusive and I thought might well be Hawks from Culdrose.

Culdrose is on summer leave for the whole of August with relatively little flying taking place.

Brize A400 Atlas aircraft have been making welcome visits most days this week to Newquay for overshoots and a C-17 on one day this week. Welcome !!

Most whiners have lived down here for a short time and are not typical of the population at large
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Old 26th Aug 2016, 14:47
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They were happy enough when the military lifted them out of their drifting beach toys and stopped them from drowning

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Old 26th Aug 2016, 19:44
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What a stupid stupid woman. For God's Sake.........man up. Words - almost - fail me.

She probably still has nightmares about the Childcatcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Or Chucky. Having said that, Chucky was a bit spooky.........
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Old 26th Aug 2016, 20:18
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Damn you tarantonight, I just got over my Chitty Chitty Bang Bang phobia
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Old 26th Aug 2016, 20:35
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We had a regular complainer on one base. She would complain that the crews were flying so they could look into her bathroom window while she was taking a bath. Fixed-wing, not rotary!!!
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Old 27th Aug 2016, 04:06
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Old 27th Aug 2016, 06:50
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I have a serious complaint concerning the amount of low flying in the Quantock hills. There simply isn't enough. I was entertained a few weeks back by a brace of F-15's however there has been precious little since then. Come on chaps, you must try harder as our US chums are shouldering the burden. Can you please send over some Typhoons at Mach 0.9999 or at the very least, a Hercules with the ramp down. If the situation does not improve then I will submit a stiff letter to the parish magazine.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 27th Aug 2016, 07:09
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Thanks for that link, Hempy.
Such eloquence.
Is he running for a seat in parliament?

Mind you, when the occasional Connie or Stratocruiser would come over our place, rattling the crockery and
shaking the windows, mother wold have her nose out of joint, claiming it was putting the chooks off the lay.

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Old 27th Aug 2016, 09:01
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What B Fraser said, above. Nasty noisy jets please feel free to visit 524342 W0025948 as fast and low as possible.

(and yes, I know we're in Shawbury's DUA in LFA 9, but Ops are on 376.67 and I'm sure they'd agree to a quick practice FRA ).
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Old 27th Aug 2016, 09:16
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Southern Vendee - this week - AlphaJets, Rafale and several light aircraft - great
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Old 27th Aug 2016, 09:47
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I forgot to mention that the au pair often sunbathes topless in my garden. Grid reference on request.

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Old 27th Aug 2016, 09:58
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I did my PPL at Lands End not far from where this woman and her little darlings live. One day on return from 45 minutes circuit bashing with my instructor we were met with the news that the club had received a complaint from a lady who had been sunbathing in her underwear and the same aircraft had flown directly over her garden several times.

As I said to my instructor, "proves that my circuit flying is getting pretty accurate!"

Oh, and we never saw the woman I wonder if it was her.
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Old 27th Aug 2016, 10:03
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Lady craves attention. Don't give it.

Close thread or don't post in it.
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Old 27th Aug 2016, 10:05
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You just did, TOFO
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