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Military aircraft at “window height”

Old 13th May 2022, 09:11
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Military aircraft at “window height”

Reported by a friend in the southern suburbs of Cape Town yesterday. Small planes. Any offers?
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Old 13th May 2022, 10:07
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Reported by a friend in the southern suburbs of Cape Town yesterday. Small planes. Any offers?
No idea, but some of the buildings in Cape Town are 400+ ft high
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My informant says 6th floor. Madness in a built-up area!
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Old 13th May 2022, 10:23
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No idea, but some of the buildings in Cape Town are 400+ ft high
Others are in the surrounding hills. Aircraft also have to go very close to the ground when they're taking off and landing. More information needed.
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Is Thunder City still going?
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Surely what matters is the interval between the aircraft and the ground underneath it and the ground immediately ahead of it.
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Nothing like an evidence based allegation is. there.



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Why were they flying so high?
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We were below the third floor of the flats at Templehof.
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Old 13th May 2022, 14:39
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Here's a picture of aircraft at "window height"




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Old 13th May 2022, 21:30
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Clever tangent.

I shall play my Oboe by the Waterfall which feeds into the Fishpond, which unfortunately reeks of H2S
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Would that be the one at Newhaven, Parramatta or Whanganui?
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I made the front page of a local rag in Gloucestershire a few years back for a particularly exaggerated low flying complaint. The lady who called it in said I crossed in front of her car at “grass top height” and “half a Fiat Uno bonnet length” in front of her. When the RAF police came to investigate I told them it was one of the most routine low level flights I’d ever done and I genuinely wished I could fly a 70 foot long helicopter at 2 inches above the ground, 150kts and about 18 inches in front of a car
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Simon......dear boy you just stated "Intent" to the RAF Plod. Now all they have to do is some field trials to gather the evidence that proves you in fact did as accused.

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Originally Posted by langleybaston View Post
Clever tangent.

I shall play my Oboe by the Waterfall which feeds into the Fishpond, which unfortunately reeks of H2S
Gee that was clever
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Gee that was clever
pop down to the Village Inn to reward yourself
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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.
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Originally Posted by SimonK View Post
I made the front page of a local rag in Gloucestershire a few years back for a particularly exaggerated low flying complaint. The lady who called it in said I crossed in front of her car at “grass top height” and “half a Fiat Uno bonnet length” in front of her. When the RAF police came to investigate I told them it was one of the most routine low level flights I’d ever done and I genuinely wished I could fly a 70 foot long helicopter at 2 inches above the ground, 150kts and about 18 inches in front of a car

Reminds me of the low fly complaint I dealt with at Boscombe mid-90s.
Lady said a big helicopter was in her back garden and making such a racket. I asked if she could see any writing on it and her reply was "Yes, it says NO STEP ".
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