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Platinum Jubilee Fly Past

Old 2nd Jun 2022, 16:08
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Salute!

From a colonist, I don't see a good video here of the flyby from one of the many of the Queen's subjects regularly posting here.

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Old 2nd Jun 2022, 16:13
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Great flypast especially the 70. Just wish they would give the Guards a proper drill rifle. Those short rifles look awkward.
Sadly I'm the only house with bunting and flags out where I live.
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Old 2nd Jun 2022, 16:18
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Originally Posted by STENDEC North View Post
Totally agree, RAF did themselves proud today, well done everyone. Crews did a wonderful job of timing all of the various components, BZ.
​​​​​​On ADSB it was interesting to watch the various elements leave their holding points at exactly the right time to slot into the stream in the right place, like assembling a jigsaw. Congratulations to all concerned in the parade and flypast. Wonderful music too.
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Old 2nd Jun 2022, 17:18
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Let's not forget the ground crew... An incredible effort getting all of those aircraft, plus spares, ready for the flypast.
Thanks for adding value, Underfoot. As an ex-Techie I'm aware of all that the groundcrew do and they deserve the praise too, but my comment was principally to acknowledge the ultimate presentation to Her Majesty.

I'm glad that with all the rules and regs of the day that nobody switched off any part of the display, particularly the BBMF.
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Old 2nd Jun 2022, 17:19
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Well done to everyone. Must have been a bumpy ride with all that Cu around but that 70 was perfection !
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Old 2nd Jun 2022, 17:27
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Only 3 posts before the whining about the commentary starts. Are the members of the OFC slowing down a bit? "Chunter chunter, Raymond Baxter's day, grumble grumble, harumph!"

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Old 2nd Jun 2022, 17:45
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The formation flying was excellent and, having been very closely involved with several other major flypasts, I am also very well aware of all the hard work by the groundcrews, ATC and other agencies that made the event so impressive. All credit to them, but it's the great British public who are poorly served by our public service broadcaster, who HAVE done it well in the past (more recently than Richard Dimbleby, who I don't remember commentating on any flypast, even the 1953 Odiham one) but who seem no longer to care about accuracy - a disservice to those who worked hard today to produce the spectacle that it was.
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Old 2nd Jun 2022, 17:58
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Did I count nine re[eat nine Reds? I thought they were a little down on members at the moment.

And Met, did a cracking job, didn't we?
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Old 2nd Jun 2022, 18:06
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Originally Posted by langleybaston View Post
Did I count nine re[eat nine Reds? I thought they were a little down on members at the moment.

And Met, did a cracking job, didn't we?
I think I read that for 'basic' flypast events, recent Reds will make up the nine.

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Old 2nd Jun 2022, 18:10
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Originally Posted by punkieys17 View Post
Well I dont get it. Like many we studied the zoomable maps to see a fly past........2 aircraft went past over the route at Chertsey in Surrey. A flock of helicopters then went sounth of the route by some 2 to 3 miles, disappointing the crowd that had gathered on the playing fields directly below the flight path. Given the lack of accuracy one can ony believe Ukraine would be in danger if we sent our flyboys.....
Sorry, but that sounds like itís coming from someone who has zero concept of what goes on to put the formation over Buckingham Palace on time.
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Old 2nd Jun 2022, 18:18
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Originally Posted by uxb99 View Post
Just wish they would give the Guards a proper drill rifle. Those short rifles look awkward.
I can't agree. They are well known for parades but they're first and foremost combat soldiers, and the weapon carried is a reminder of that.
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Old 2nd Jun 2022, 18:20
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Originally Posted by VigilantPilot View Post
Sorry, but that sounds like it’s coming from someone who has zero concept of what goes on to put the formation over Buckingham Palace on time.
Apart from the fact that, had the formation stayed together as far as Surrey, it would have been carnage as the fast jets ploughed through the helos and the BBMF ...

All things considered, I think the OP and Chertsey had a narrow escape.
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Old 2nd Jun 2022, 18:28
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Why didn't they make Roome for someone who knows about such thing? Dave?
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Old 2nd Jun 2022, 18:44
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Just out of interest, I believe that the 25th Jubilee flypast (RAF review at Finningley), the '25' was made up of 22 JPs. Times have certainly changed.
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Old 2nd Jun 2022, 18:53
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Originally Posted by punkieys17 View Post
Well I dont get it. Like many we studied the zoomable maps to see a fly past........2 aircraft went past over the route at Chertsey in Surrey. A flock of helicopters then went sounth of the route by some 2 to 3 miles, disappointing the crowd that had gathered on the playing fields directly below the flight path. Given the lack of accuracy one can ony believe Ukraine would be in danger if we sent our flyboys.....
Differences in speed and keeping safe separation I would imagine.
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Old 2nd Jun 2022, 18:57
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Originally Posted by langleybaston View Post
Did I count nine re[eat nine Reds? I thought they were a little down on members at the moment.

And Met, did a cracking job, didn't we?
Lucky that Red Ten and Red Eleven are up to keeping station for a simple flyby, eh?
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As it was seen from Wanstead! Totally superb!!
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Old 2nd Jun 2022, 19:08
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The failure to issue actual maps showing where and when different elements were going to disperse - and their subsequent tracks - meant that it was always going to be a bit hit and miss what (if anything) you would see unless you positioned yourself on the run-in, up the Mall, or immediately behind the Palace (say in Grosvenor Gardens).

I'm glad that my other half suggested the latter - we had a great view.

We were glad that there were nine reds. Impressed by the rock solid '70' formation. Surprised to see six Lightnings in the air at once. And delighted to see one element flying past in such a 'Swift and Sure' manner.
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Old 2nd Jun 2022, 19:17
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I see that the Reds reduction from nine to seven has been admitted, but not explained:

"In 2022, the Red Arrows are performing aerobatics with a seven-aircraft formation, while the team’s major national flypasts, such as those marking official Jubilee events in London, are carried out using nine jets."
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Old 2nd Jun 2022, 19:20
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