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What have you seen in an unusual place??

Old 26th Nov 2022, 20:03
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What have you seen in an unusual place??

On from "What have you seen on your computer" may I offer a thread of aircraft seen in an unusual place
My offering is in a back garden just to the north of Waterbeech station as seen from a train Cambridge to Kings Lynn today.
Further research suggests it's a Rallye G-AZKC but I'm sure Treadigraph can correct if needed
No picture as we whizzed past but the MK1 eyeball didn't let me down...
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On from "What have you seen on your computer" may I offer a thread of aircraft seen in an unusual place
My offering is in a back garden just to the north of Waterbeech station as seen from a train Cambridge to Kings Lynn today.
Further research suggests it's a Rallye G-AZKC but I'm sure Treadigraph can correct if needed
No picture as we whizzed past but the MK1 eyeball didn't let me down...
Funnily enough, Kilty, I mentioned that very airframe in early October - I didn't quite get the reg, but I was on a train from Norwich to Cambridge via Thetford - definitely a Rallye and ZKC would fit the bill!

In a similar vein, there used to be a Pressurised Navajo fuselage on a farm visible from a lane near Biggin Hill - I used to stop there for a breather when cycling home the long way from work. It was gone shortly after this street view image was taken in 2008.
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Around the time of the Nigerian civil war a Constellation arrived at Gatwick. Nothing unusual in that but it had two different registrations on the fuselage. It was using a third registration on the radio. I've always assumed it was an arms runner but I never managed to prove anything.
Then there is a 747 on top of a swimming pool which is used as the "launch point" for waterslide tubes. It's next to the Evergreen Museum in Oregon that houses the Spruce Goose. Wings and waves
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Hartington, that would likely be one of Hank Wharton's Connies, if memory serves they were "Mauritanian registered" and at least one carried a lashed up Nigerian registration I think. He was quite a character and had a colourful career post Biafra.
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What have you seen in an unusual place??



A turd in a sink?
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Well documented location is the top of the Vanguard Storage warehouse next to the A40 in West London.
The exhibits change every so often and include a Spitfire, Hunter, Scout, Santa in his sleigh (!) etc.....



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Where are the rotating exhibits kept when not on the roof of Vanguard Self-Storage ??

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Waterpark in McMinnville, Oregon.


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There used to be a Hunter in Woking town centre, removed fairly recently for safety reasons! Being restored by the Hawker Association at Dunsfold.

Some in the NE UK a school has a Shorts 330 fuselage they use a classroom!
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A scrap metal company has a F-104 on top of some containers visible from the E17 between Ghent and Antwerp.


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Oh yeah, there used to be a graffiti covered Lightning in a scrapyard next to the A1 near Newark.
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There's a Jaguar at a Delta Force paint ball immediately east of the M6 in the Birmingham/Coventry area. Less visible than it was but still there.
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
Where are the rotating exhibits kept when not on the roof of Vanguard Self-Storage ??
A very good question! Being a storage facility, perhaps on-site?
No clue on their website.
What Have We Had on Our Roof Over the Years? - Vanguard Self Storage (vanguardstorage.co.uk)
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I've driven past the Lightning north of Grantham several times; what a sad sight.
Used to be a Gannet in Cirencester visible in the back garden of a house backing onto the bypass.(1991)

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There a DC 3 outside a McDonalds in Lake Taupo, New Zealand. Quite a rare one too I believe
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Dunno if this counts:
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There is an HS-125 nose section in a garden in Winchburgh, West Lothian.

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There used to be a Hunter in Woking town centre, removed fairly recently for safety reasons! Being restored by the Hawker Association at Dunsfold.

Some in the NE UK a school has a Shorts 330 fuselage they use a classroom!
There was also a Buccaneer on the bar in the Planets pub in Woking quite a few years ago now.
Sadly, when I visited to take a picture, they had already chopped it up ;-(
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As an aside who remembers the Me110 joystick acting as the door handle to the Battle of Britain pub in Kent?
When the pub was demolished, it presumably went into a skip.
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