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Flypast In London Today!

Old 4th Jun 2002, 22:27
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Flypast In London Today!

Hi, did everyone see the flypast today for the jubilee??It was the best i have seen for a long time, especially Concorde at the end!

Would the Chief Pilot of Concorde have flown the plane because if it was my grandad has met him before!!
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Old 4th Jun 2002, 22:38
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I was standing infront of Buckingham Palace and saw Concorde going over. I was recieved to huge cheers and flag waving. Good to see her flying again. It bought a magical end- to a magical day.

Hopefully my photos will be OK of the fly pasts. Another good flypast was the L1011 and Canberra formation.

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Is there any online video? (For those of us on this side of the pond)
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One link ... maybe others have better ones ....

Here is a link to the BBC online news (.ram file). At the beginning of the news, there is coverage of the Jubilee celebrations, with a short (blurry and small, I'm afraid ) clip of the Concorde/Red Arrows flyby.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsa/n5ctrl/tvseq/n24.ram

Better than nothing, perhaps. However, if anyone else has a link to a higher-quality video file, please link it here.
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The climb away from the Red Arrows was spectacular . A new move and looked superb
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Fantastic flyby! Hats off to the media who were quoted as saying it was at a an altitude of 15,000ft!!! Just goes to show you can believe everything you hear in the media!
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Luckily, I had the day off and was able to watch several hours of the "Party." Man, you Brit's can really put on a show! The parade was a little boring, I admit to dozing off somewhere between the 60's and 90's, woke up for a moment during the 80's only to wonder where they got those horrendous hairdo's, Oh ya, I had one of those!

The flyby was spectacular! The Queen returning to the balcony, twice, heartwarming. The crowd, so jubilant! I'm seriously thinking about making a trip to see "Her" here in Canada when she comes to visit this Fall. I would just like to add my voice to the millions of others that respect her for her years of service to all of the Commonwealth Countries.

Long Live the Queen!
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Lovely to see Concorde with the Red Arrows especially when she soared away leaving them behind .Must admit I had to watch the news a few more times to see it all again!
Does anyone know if Capt Mike Bannister was at the helm??


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Boeing make great planes, but the sight of concorde flying over Buckingham Palace makes me SO glad to be British !

All the pilots did a great job and lobg live the queen!!
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I was fortunate enough to have a perfect private view of the flypast from the comfort of my back garden. Absolutely spectacular.
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For those that missed it I have uploaded some pics on to my website.

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Azure kind words indeed - thank you, and how refreshing compared to tossers like 411A who so frequently shoot from the hip.
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And the Red Arrows were still in Blackpool at 14:15 after a display on the IoM for the TT races.

We still lead the world in spectacle. A proud day indeed.
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Thank you.

Anyone know if there was a stills photographer on the BBC's blimp?
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I take it Mike Bannister is the chief pilot then?? The Red Arrows flew over my house at about 3.00 before the flypast, they were going west, but i was confused as to how early it was!!
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Yeah, BBC film from the blimp was truly great, shame there was only a short amount of it having got the crew up there, but best of all the sight of SSC climbing away from the Hawks - outstanding!
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Thanks very much. As I was out of sight of a telly for the day, good to see some decent pics (you should sell them to the MoD, beats the pics on the RAF website!) BTW, TriStar is a KC1, not a C1 (HDU and freight door), probably just a typo.

Thanks again.
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Loads of info about this at www.concordesst.com

and yes Mike Bannister was on the FD

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Not to pour water on the celebrations, but I thought the flypast was a pretty poor affair for a 50th celebration, especially after what we put up for the 25th.

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