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Four Ospreys over North London

Old 9th Jul 2018, 16:00
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Four Ospreys over North London

About half an hour ago, four V22s in diamond formation flew over my garden in North London - rehearsal for Donald's visit? A pleasant change from the 737s and A320s. Fingers crossed for some of the RAF 100 tomorrow.
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Old 9th Jul 2018, 16:55
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Flew in via Lajes, to an airfield 'somewhere in North London'. A brace of C-17's each brought in a VH-60 helo' too.
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Old 9th Jul 2018, 17:37
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Another practice flew over Tottenham at about 17.25 heading south. Two police helicopters front and back, two presumably VH-60 and a large green military helicopter. No V22s though.
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They have been to Windsor Castle this afternoon = practice run same formation? One looked like Marine 1 white top.

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Four Ospreys over North London
Probably searching for south London.

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Originally Posted by charliegolf View Post
Probably searching for south London.

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Hehe, nice one!
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Originally Posted by charliegolf View Post
Probably searching for south London.

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Probably why they are going everywhere with India 97, 98 or 99 as escort so they don't get lost..........

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Probably why they are going everywhere with India 97, 98 or 99 as escort so they don't get lost..........

or mugged if they go "sarf ov da rivva"

On second thoughts, has Marine 1 been fitted with a BB cannon? That is BB as in Baby Balloon.

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Saw the Ospreys doing solo and formation approaches (wheels down, rotors up..) to Winfield House (American Ambassador's residence in Regents Park) yesterday followed by a formation approach by a formation of Police helo, 2x VH-60s, Merlin and another police helo as tail end charlie.
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Here is the formation earlier in the day passing Melksham
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Old 13th Jul 2018, 07:07
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Couple of Apaches heading west a few minutes ago, not the usual morning air traffic in my bit of London
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At 0910 Local whilst walking daughter's dogs in Hurlingham Park saw a 4 helicopters in line over the Thames I would guess heading West. Two helicopters in front and third was the Osprey then a smaller helo in the rear. Suppose Trump on way to Windsor?
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Ospreys over Tottenham

mate says he saw a formation yesterday. Any idea why? Had to laugh, he said they were drones!
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Old 13th Jul 2018, 10:57
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At 0910 Local whilst walking daughter's dogs in Hurlingham Park saw a 4 helicopters in line over the Thames I would guess heading West. Two helicopters in front and third was the Osprey then a smaller helo in the rear. Suppose Trump on way to Windsor?
No RMA Sandhurst. Went over my place (Chobham) about 0925 local.
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At 1050 today 4 x V22s overflew Cornwall heading just south of west at about 8,000'. I guess the same aircraft going back to the States, or at least to a flat top in the Atlantic that will take them the rest of the way home ?
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At 1050 today 4 x V22s overflew Cornwall heading just south of west at about 8,000'. I guess the same aircraft going back to the States, or at least to a flat top in the Atlantic that will take them the rest of the way home ?
Likely the same route back with air refuelling from the USMC KC-130s. Lajes, Azores to St Johns, Newfoundland.
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Why no Grass Fires at Chequers during the operation of the Osprey's despite the many engine exhausts being pointed at the grass?
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Why no Grass Fires at Chequers during the operation of the Osprey's despite the many engine exhausts being pointed at the grass?
Haven't seen any pictures, but I should imagine the grass at Chequers has been watered and mown to within an inch of its life...
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