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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3495 on: October 06, 2017, 01:14:04 pm »
Happy days! Sun is shining and twice in the last hour or so the BBMF Lancaster has flown low level over the village. The last fly-by about 5 minutes ago was right over my house , followed minutes later by an equally low pass by an RAF Typhoon jet.

It's nice living here. :thumbsup:
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3496 on: October 06, 2017, 02:25:45 pm »
Seeing the Lancaster from home is a very rare treat, perhaps once every two years here despite its base at Coningsby being only 12 miles away. Today we have now had FOUR low level flypasts, the last two in formation with a Spitfire! Magic. :thumbsup: As I type this I can still herar her Merlins growling in the distance. Maybe she'll be back in a few minutes. :)
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3497 on: October 06, 2017, 04:16:05 pm »
Just discovered Stroopwafels, yum!  Canít believe Iíve wasted 58 years on this planet :heart2:

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3498 on: October 06, 2017, 05:00:39 pm »
Alright.. You knew we were gonna ask, what's Stroopwafel?
 :doh: :hmmm: :)
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3499 on: October 06, 2017, 05:14:30 pm »

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3500 on: October 06, 2017, 05:21:00 pm »
Ta.. Not for me I think. I can see diabetic clinic nurse warming her cane up already.
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3501 on: October 06, 2017, 05:26:57 pm »
I don't like caramel :sick2:

Well I wasnít going to offer you one anyway :P

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3502 on: October 06, 2017, 05:46:12 pm »
I worked for a Dutch company for many years. Yeah, I was hooked on those for a long time. I used to break them in half and dip them in my coffee...
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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3503 on: October 06, 2017, 07:42:42 pm »
Seeing the Lancaster from home is a very rare treat, perhaps once every two years here despite its base at Coningsby being only 12 miles away. Today we have now had FOUR low level flypasts, the last two in formation with a Spitfire! Magic. :thumbsup: As I type this I can still herar her Merlins growling in the distance. Maybe she'll be back in a few minutes. :)

Has someone declared war on the UK and the govt is trying to keep it quiet ? :(

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3504 on: October 07, 2017, 02:06:58 am »
Seeing the Lancaster from home is a very rare treat, perhaps once every two years here despite its base at Coningsby being only 12 miles away. Today we have now had FOUR low level flypasts, the last two in formation with a Spitfire! Magic. :thumbsup: As I type this I can still herar her Merlins growling in the distance. Maybe she'll be back in a few minutes. :)

Has someone declared war on the UK and the govt is trying to keep it quiet ? :(
If so then the defence cuts have kicked in already. Was mildly alarmed to see a stream of military planes turning right more-or-less directly over Chez Railsquid the other day, presume they were heading for an airbase a few km to the west.

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Re: Happy thread
« Reply #3505 on: October 10, 2017, 12:06:16 pm »
The reason for last Friday's flypasts by the Lanc and a Spitfire is now clear - it was the last day of the BBMF's flying season and also a send off for two members of the flight, Squadron Leader Beresford as Navigator on the Lancaster, and Flight Lt. Andy 'Parky' Parkinson. For Parky it was his last flight as a member of the RAF:

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Friday 6th October 2017 saw Flt Lt Parkinson MBE take his last flight in the RAF. Joining the Royal Air Force in 1983 he has flown many aircraft types including the Phantom, Tornado F3 (also as display pilot), Hawk with the RAF Red Arrows, F16 with the Royal Netherlands Air Force and he was the first pilot in the world to accumulate 1,000 hours on Typhoon.

Joining Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (Official) in 2007 as a volunteer pilot before becoming Ops Officer in 2012.

Flt Lt Parkinson MBE is retiring with over 7,200 hours flying hours. Over 1,000 each in Phantom, Hawk and Typhoon.


Here is a great video of his last flight with in-cockpit footage.

https://www.facebook.com/RAFConingsby/videos/1773182832978988/?hc_ref=ARRjD91Kgo-y0wFUB2CyoKSsbp_tJFiCXOTwqMbqTQt8rNGkmUJYv5It2oMTXsI5msM
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