Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Interesting and unusual occurrence

Article about: Hi all , i dont know if anyone else saw this today, there was a flight of 6 propeller driven aircraft that flew over my house today heading North, i couldnt ID them as they had passed before

  1. #1
    ?

    Default Interesting and unusual occurrence

    Hi all , i dont know if anyone else saw this today, there was a flight of 6 propeller driven aircraft that flew over my house today heading North, i couldnt ID them as they had passed before i got out in the garden, a few hours later another 3 passed over but these were Yaks, same direction of travel, then late afternoon my friend phoned me and said i was to go outside quickly as there was a private jet with 2 fully armed tornados as escort heading my way, i heard them and saw what looked like a lear jet with two Tornados one either side in formation, and yes they were fully loaded with ordnance on pylons, that is very strange to see this over my way , i see warbirds literally every week of some description fly over but never a private jet with a fully armed military fighter escort, does anyone have any additional info
    Cheers Dave

  2. #2

    Default Re: Interesting and unusual occurrence

    Hi Dave,

    It was the flypast for the ending of Operation Ellamy, the prosecution of the no fly zone over Libya. There was a ceremony in London for it.

    Ministry of Defence ‏ @DefenceHQ

    As part of Op Ellamy (Libya) homecoming, 1 Sentry E3D, 2 Typhoons, 1 Sentinel & 2 Tornado GR4s will fly S-N over Parliament at 1745.

    You probably saw the Sentinel with the two GR4's, roughly around the above time?? Dunno what the crack with the Yak's is though...

    Here's a pic of the flight from Twatter.

    Regards, Ned.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	7gdve.jpg 
Views:	64 
Size:	51.6 KB 
ID:	336707  
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

  3. #3
    ?

    Default Re: Interesting and unusual occurrence

    That would be Ade on his way home from work I imagine.......

  4. #4
    ?

    Default Re: Interesting and unusual occurrence

    Thanks Ned, well that clears that up, i thought we were being invaded, no i dont know about the Yaks either but there are a couple at North Weald that fly over pretty often along with a Jet Provost, what the other prop craft were i have no idea but six all together made one hell of a racket, but music to my ears, and Adrian, you could be right about Ade, i bet he was telling the pilot to" get a spurt on Lez has my tea ready " lol
    Cheers Dave

Similar Threads

  1. Unusual 303

    In Ordnance and ammo
    02-12-2012, 02:20 PM
  2. Unusual lid??

    In Steel Helmets
    09-17-2011, 02:55 AM
  3. Cam M40.....unusual

    In Steel Helmets
    11-22-2010, 08:26 PM
  4. unusual m42

    In Steel Helmets
    08-23-2010, 10:31 AM
  5. 04-27-2010, 11:30 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •