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Jets in low flying shock horror!

Old 23rd Jan 2022, 12:23
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Jets in low flying shock horror!

Beeb reporting that several people were upset by low flying F15s.


https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland...-west-60082431
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Old 23rd Jan 2022, 12:34
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As our German lady PRO at gutersloh used to ask in response to a noise complaint....

So no red stars on them?
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Old 23rd Jan 2022, 12:59
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500ft? I thought you said low flying!
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Old 23rd Jan 2022, 13:11
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That is "the Sound of Freedom", enjoy it while we can!
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Old 23rd Jan 2022, 13:18
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I would like to complain that I have not seen any F-15s over my property for some time. The C-130s and Merlins are very welcome but I do like a bit of variety.
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Old 23rd Jan 2022, 13:29
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I'm not surprised people were shocked to see USAF at 500ft. I had no idea they could fly so "low".
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Old 23rd Jan 2022, 13:51
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I'm not surprised people were shocked to see USAF at 500ft. I had no idea they could fly so "low".
Obviously not seen the 15s in the Mach Loop then!
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Old 23rd Jan 2022, 14:24
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"Jet Noise the Sound of Freedom" brings back memories from the mid 80s.
I bought a couple of stickers with that information boldly displayed, however, I was posted to Brampton and was visited one day by OC Police Flt. As per normal for those times, he didn't politely suggest I removed the sticker for security reasons but went straight for the throat with "Remove that sticker before you go home Sir, or we'll ban your car as of tomorrow".
When my wife retired and we gave up our MQ at Cottesmore, I took a house at Brampton - guess who my next door neighbour was?! He was quite nice socially and owned a German Shepherd Dog so he couldn't have been all that awful!

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Old 23rd Jan 2022, 14:35
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Old 23rd Jan 2022, 15:20
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Originally Posted by Old-Duffer View Post
"Jet Noise the Sound of Freedom" brings back memories from the mid 80s.
I bought a couple of stickers with that information boldly displayed, however, I was posted to Brampton and was visited one day by OC Police Flt. As per normal for those times, he didn't politely suggest I removed the sticker for security reasons but went straight for the throat with "Remove that sticker before you go home Sir, or we'll ban your car as of tomorrow".
When my wife retired and we gave up our MQ at Cottesmore, I took a house at Brampton - guess who my next door neighbour was?! He was quite nice socially and owned a German Shepherd Dog so he couldn't have been all that awful!

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What exactly was his issue with them? (Acknowledging that reasoning wasn't a strong RAFP trait!)
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Old 23rd Jan 2022, 16:28
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I guess Jock McPublic is lucky he didn’t live in East Anglia in the 70s, when the sky was full of fast-jet metal.

Tempus fugit … I guess the drama of a ‘low’ FJ has faded from common memory. Thank the Lord there are still some FJs left to frighten the children, the chickens and the emotionally insecure.
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Old 23rd Jan 2022, 17:28
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Originally Posted by MPN11 View Post
I guess Jock McPublic is lucky he didn’t live in East Anglia in the 70s, when the sky was full of fast-jet metal.

Tempus fugit … I guess the drama of a ‘low’ FJ has faded from common memory. Thank the Lord there are still some FJs left to frighten the children, the chickens and the emotionally insecure.
Very much agree…I was brought up/went to school in late 60s/early 70s under the centre line a link route (anybody remember those and the smaller LFAs that went with them) between LFA 7 (Wales) and LFA 4 ( Shropshire/Worcestershire)…….on the good days it was a FJ overhead every ten or fifteen minutes….

Youth of today..paah….

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Old 23rd Jan 2022, 17:52
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Anybody remember those and the smaller LFAs that went with them?
Yes indeed! The link route from the east, through LFA 4 and into LFA 7 was known as the Ho Chi Minh Trail! I flew that many times!!
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Startled the poo out of my mate in Stirling.
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Old 23rd Jan 2022, 18:31
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Startled the poo out of my mate in Stirling.
Aww, poor wee thing! There are bogles about … run away to the hills! 😀
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Old 23rd Jan 2022, 18:35
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Obviously not seen the 15s in the Mach Loop then!
From the (now limited), number of frames passing through LFA7, the USAF F-15 are consistently higher than others...
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Well, the USAF might have been able to find somewhere the size of Glasgow but I bet they could never find N52.7292 W002.9954.
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Old 23rd Jan 2022, 19:19
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I think they were LL all over SE Scotland that night, they were making a bit of noise over the Borders. Wish they had done it in daylight, it would have been nice to see, even better if they put in an appearance in the Selkirk- Moffat valley now and again.
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Old 23rd Jan 2022, 19:51
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Oh dear, is this really a problem?

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Old 23rd Jan 2022, 21:53
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Dear Sir, I wish to complain that the two F-15s which buzzed Tavistock on Friday lunchtime and startled the tinkle out of Aunty Flo weren't low enough as we didn't see them. I mean, what is the point of us paying all those tax dollars if our Yankee cousins can't have a proper go at scaring the bejazus out of our wrinkly old relatives...

(Two F-15s over Tavistock on Friday is true; I confess, under duress, to making up the rest including the complaint... )
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