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Old 30th Aug 2022, 16:27
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Didn't a Harrier (American?) suffer the loss of it's canopy due to a Turkey Buzzard?
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Old 30th Aug 2022, 18:07
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So how many aircraft are they down to now? 5?
Pretty sure they have a spare or two, particularly as running at reduced numbers anyway
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Old 30th Aug 2022, 19:25
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Originally Posted by Wrathmonk

Photo copyright Mach Design Speed Photography (copied from F@cebook)
Duck!

No, it was a seagull...

Super picture.
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Old 30th Aug 2022, 20:11
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Originally Posted by uxb99
So how many aircraft are they down to now? 5?
Doubt it, they have 17 after all.
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Old 30th Aug 2022, 22:14
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Duck!

No, it was a seagull...

Super picture.
Photoshop I presume.
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Old 30th Aug 2022, 22:35
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Originally Posted by Just This Once...
Photoshop I presume.

nahÖit was a parrot.

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Old 30th Aug 2022, 22:44
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Originally Posted by Just This Once...
Photoshop I presume.
Have you been to an airshow recently? Literally hundreds of very expensive-looking lenses tracking every aircraft, many of them mounted on stepladders, with the constant noise of electronic shutters almost as loud as the aircraft themselves. It's no sillier than any other hobby, but if anything happens at an airshow it'll be captured in high res from every conceivable angle.
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Old 30th Aug 2022, 23:32
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Originally Posted by Just This Once...
Photoshop I presume.
Have a proper look at the pic rather than a cursory glance, itís obviously not Photoshop!! 🤔
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Old 31st Aug 2022, 18:13
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Originally Posted by treadigraph
Duck!

No, it was a seagull...
there's no such thing!
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Old 31st Aug 2022, 20:58
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Originally Posted by H Peacock
Have a proper look at the pic rather than a cursory glance, it’s obviously not Photoshop!! 🤔
What happened to the aircraft serial number?

Why is the front seat motored all the way down, ahead of the impact?
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Old 31st Aug 2022, 21:03
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If you get a chance read the DASOR, you will find your answers there, incredible piece of airmanship.
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The pilot certainly woke after that!
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Old 1st Sep 2022, 15:59
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Back in the air.
https://www.itv.com/news/meridian/20...irshow-returns
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Old 1st Sep 2022, 16:53
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Red 6 had an engine issue mid display and was escorted to Bournemouth by Red 7
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Old 1st Sep 2022, 16:56
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JTO,
The serial number is in blue just above the under fin. it's just visible although very indistinct.

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Old 1st Sep 2022, 17:53
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Originally Posted by idle bystander
there's no such thing!
You are so right, they're landgulls now.
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Duck!

No, it was a seagull...

Super picture.
The 151 was badly fodded as well.
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Old 5th Sep 2022, 14:54
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Originally Posted by Herod
You may SNIGGER, but if it's a large dog that likes to bury bones, it could be a BIGGER DIGGER.
Whose friend was named Tigger.
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Old 8th Sep 2022, 04:50
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A British Royal Air Force demonstration pilot was both lucky and good during a Welsh airshow performance on Aug. 28. Red Arrows Squadron Leader Gregor Osten—aka Red 6—was making an opposition pass in his Hawk T1-A jet with his counterpart Red 7 at 400 MPH just 100 feet off the ground when he spotted a seagull at the last nanosecond in his peripheral vision.He said, “I closed my eyes and ducked at that point because it was so close, and the bird hit the canopy, which unfortunately shattered. The bird and lots of the canopy then flew into the cockpit. The impact happened about two seconds before we actually crossed in the middle of the display.”

Osten credits the Red 7 pilot with quick action to avoid his aircraft, helping avert disaster. But that was just the start of the adventure. “My mask ripped from my face and was broken,” he said, “so to transmit on the radio I had to use my left hand to push the button to transmit, my right hand to hold the mask to my face. And that left me flying the aircraft with my knees, briefly.” All ended well, as Osten, in his fourth year flying for the Red Arrows, was able to maneuver for a safe landing at nearby Hawarden Airfield, where the Red Arrows were based for the show.
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Old 10th Sep 2022, 11:53
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Is there a concensus on the best publically available video clip of the event?

Pse excuse me if this has laready been answered.
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