I love living in Lincolnshire

#1
Here I am sat at my puter when I hear the unmistakable roar of 4 Rolls Royce merlin engines going by I look out my Window to see a/the Lancaster doing a slow turn to the left at about 400 feet above the end of my street
Free air shows every day of the week its great
 
#3
Mr_Deputy said:
you just wait - once they get those turns perfected....they'll start the 'bombing houses' practice! It's what they are built for.
Just tell me when and i will put the markers out as there is part of my town that need "Re=modeling" :D
 

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#5
We saw a house almost of the end of the runway there, wife spat fur at me when I suggested it!
 
#6
You should've been here at Cranwell when I was first posted here. Had the Reds buzzing about nearly every bloody morning.

Once is fun, 50 times not so much.
 

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#7
Oddly enough the bubblecar museum was up for sale recently, the wife was interested until she saw the runway direction!
 
#8
ugly said:
Oddly enough the bubblecar museum was up for sale recently, the wife was interested until she saw the runway direction!
A bubble car museum?? WTF?!?!? Does it get many visitors?? :?
 
#9
Couldn't say the same when I was stuck there. The place smells of pigsh1t, cabbages and inbreeding- and that was just CHOM.
 
#10
Best place to be was the now-defunct RAF Binbrook when the Lightnings were there. Now THAT was an airshow!
Or Scampton when the mighty Vulcans flew from there.......I feel a whiff of nostalgia coming on! I'd agree that a Lanc in flight though is a truly magnificent sight.
 

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#11
box-of-frogs said:
ugly said:
Oddly enough the bubblecar museum was up for sale recently, the wife was interested until she saw the runway direction!
A bubble car museum?? WTF?!?!? Does it get many visitors?? :?
It had a registered caravan and camp site to the rear so it was busy, I was interested in the buildings for a shop! The house was tiny though.
 
#12
I used to work at a farm in Cambridgeshire, above which the displays used to form up for the Duxford displays. That was worth going to work over the weekend for.
 

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#13
angular said:
I used to work at a farm in Cambridgeshire, above which the displays used to form up for the Duxford displays. That was worth going to work over the weekend for.
The flight path for Duxford and the displays run over both my house, and the place where I work.
RAF Alconbury used to have great displays, before it closed and Mildenhall had a fantastic air show, until some little scuffle somewhere in mideast interfered!
 

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#14
Yes we are going as My eldest likes the damn things.
 
#15
Passed Duxford on the blow-me-up-bus a couple of weekends ago.

The spotters were arguing over what mark of Hunter was doing loop-de-loops backwards and forwards across the motorway.

As they tried to outdo one another with thrust ratios and all-up weights, I nonchalantly pointed out it was a Sabre.

Good drills that pilot-feller; the oohs and ahhs made me feel about ten years old again....
 
#16
Mr_Deputy said:
Hi Roger Irrelevant here. Hello. Catnip.
It's Biggin Hill airshow this weekend.

http://www.bigginhillairfair.co.uk/


Just thought I'd raise the subject.

Thanks, Roger. Brushes.
Hope if the Dead Sparrows pitch up at BH, they're a little more professional on their return trip home......Last year they flew over Croydonia a little on the low side, causing a tower crane to collapse & take the roof off the Croydon Park Hotel. Normally I wouldn't have minded, but Mrs.BDS had made a dinner reservation there on that night for my birthday. Cnuts. :evil:
 
#17
Here I am sat at my puter when I hear the unmistakable roar of 4 Rolls Royce merlin engines going by I look out my Window to see a/the Lancaster doing a slow turn to the left at about 400 feet above the end of my street
I actually remember my uncle taking me to Biggin Hill to see this Lancaster just after arrived it from Australia, it was painted white with anchors within it's roundels; having been used by the Aus Fleet Air Arm; or at least in some naval/coast guard capacity; parked next to it was a WWII American Mitchell bomber which I remember being able to climb all over.

That must have around mid 60's, different days.
 
#18
The Pleasures of Bomber County.

Used to go to Boarding school, near Coningsby, lots of RAF brats.
One of the fathers was in the BBMF, flew the Spitfire. He used to buzz the school field all the time. On our Sports Day one year he did an impromptu display, only problem was he was only supposed to be doing an engine test and it failed, ended up having to do an emergency landing and explain why he was putting so much strain on the engine when he was only supposed to be giving it a quick spin round the block.

And the Lightnings @ Binbrook, used to ride out there during the Summer Holidays to watch them do intercepts. They were magnificent, remember getting knocked off my bike by the jet wash from a Lightning as it went out to face the Red Peril at full afterburners.

Youth, wasted on the young and all that.
 
#19
The joys of living and working at RAF Coningsby, you know spring has arrived when you hear those Merlins and Griffons start up.

The beep beep beep of the HAS doors at 2 in morning when an aircraft has to go up

Sitting on the works van on the approach as the tornados come in to land

Not forgetting all the fishing around there
 

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