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Military aircraft at “window height”

Old 15th May 2022, 00:03
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So if the aircraft was flying at 'window height', was the fuselage half-buried in the ground?
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Old 15th May 2022, 01:03
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Just had Formby on the phone !
Not happy !
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Old 15th May 2022, 06:13
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I bet MONICA, that works next to the PIPERACK at the aforementioned VILLAGE INN BOOZER would have a tale or 2 to recall....
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Old 15th May 2022, 08:42
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I was going to post a picture of the Tower Bridge Hunter incident, but the only ones I can find appear to be Photoshop jobs; maybe there are no real ones.
I think there's a painting.....
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Old 15th May 2022, 09:24
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A friend who was an RAF Hunter Pilot noted his denial of having done a bit of low flying arrived upon the rocks of reality when the person complaining correctly reported the serial number of a wing store for his aircraft.

If true...she must have had some very good eyes and an excellent memory.

Knowing the old Sod....my money is on the Lady's account.
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Old 15th May 2022, 10:20
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I was going to post a picture of the Tower Bridge Hunter incident, but the only ones I can find appear to be Photoshop jobs; maybe there are no real ones.
Hunter Tower Bridge fly-through.
Flt. Lt. Alan Richard Pollock the pilot of the Hunter that flew through Tower Bridge in April 1968 wrote an article " Why I Flew my Hunter Through Tower Bridge - 5th April 1968" for "Flypast" magazine.

His article can be seen here: https://www.jeversteamlaundry.org/4sqnper004.htm
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Old 18th May 2022, 13:57
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Hmmm.

I also recall handing a low-flying complaint at Boscombe (probably in the late 90s)…

The complainant declared that an Andover had flown so low that she could read the serial number under the wing.

However, it couldn’t have been ours, because we didn’t have one registered 909SX.
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Old 18th May 2022, 14:23
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Context, the height of the window


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Old 18th May 2022, 15:03
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Or, as ICAO succinctly puts it, "The difference between an accident and a serious incident lies only in the result".
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Old 18th May 2022, 16:54
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Originally Posted by ExV238 View Post
Hmmm.

I also recall handing a low-flying complaint at Boscombe (probably in the late 90s)…

The complainant declared that an Andover had flown so low that she could read the serial number under the wing.

However, it couldn’t have been ours, because we didn’t have one registered 909SX.
So not only was he low flying, he was inverted!
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Old 18th May 2022, 17:08
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So not only was he low flying, he was inverted!
No reg on the upper side of the wings; must have been flying backwards...
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Old 18th May 2022, 18:18
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Originally Posted by ExV238 View Post
Hmmm.

I also recall handing a low-flying complaint at Boscombe (probably in the late 90s)…

The complainant declared that an Andover had flown so low that she could read the serial number under the wing.

However, it couldn’t have been ours, because we didn’t have one registered 909SX.


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Old 18th May 2022, 19:06
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excellent … 😎
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Old 18th May 2022, 19:52
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if ever a like button was merited, the post to which you refer deserves it!
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Old 19th May 2022, 06:11
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When I lived in Malmesbury, many years ago when Lightnings, F4s and Buccaneers were the established RAF FW fleet, and Tornadoes were relatively new in service, I was walking along Abbey Row ( https://goo.gl/maps/WhxagTdu3akDrZH97 for reference ) and saw a Buccaneer heading westwards using the valley. Below me. Well below window height!
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Old 19th May 2022, 06:33
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nonsence, #32, an invalid contribution. The wheels are down!

Anyone from the ancient Valley Hawk era, who met an ‘experimental’ HS 748 in mid Wales - at (very) low level?
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