Spitfire over Gatwick? Wherein Bouillabaisse tells internet fibs

#1
A Spitfire has just flown down runway 26L at speed (a beat-up) and then did a loop at the end of the runway.

What's all that about? Nobody here knows anything about it.
 
#2
That'll be a major interview without coffee from the CAA. Id love to see the video of it, if there will be one
 
#3
Probably just some Fokker fokking about.
 

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#5
It was an authroised flight. I was up in the tower watching, with my family. My grandad wanted his ashes scattered over his old airfield where he flew against the hun and we thought it would be nice gesture to have them dropped from a Spit, since he flew them.

Can people stop liking this? or at least know what you're liking. This is a lie, that I made up to take the piss out of the OP, who was asking a bone question in the wrong place.

Ta.
 
#8
It was an authroised flight. I was up in the tower watching, with my family. My grandad wanted his ashes scattered over his old airfield where he flew against the hun and we thought it would be nice gesture to have them dropped from a Spit, since he flew them.
If you are not taking the p**s, that is a pretty awesome way of spreading someone ashes, and well done the the Gatwick authorities for letting it happen :)
 
#9
#10
Condolences and apologies are in order for the crack about Focke. I even spelt it wrong.
 
#11
It was an authroised flight. I was up in the tower watching, with my family. My grandad wanted his ashes scattered over his old airfield where he flew against the hun and we thought it would be nice gesture to have them dropped from a Spit, since he flew them.
Sorry for assuming it was unauthorized, and that was wonderful and unique way to fulfill his wish. My sympathies to you & your family for your loss.
 
#12
If you are not taking the p**s, that is a pretty awesome way of spreading someone ashes, and well done the the Gatwick authorities for letting it happen :)
Agreed! stonking good wheeze, getting the old gallant spread across the airfield.
 
#13
My respects and condolences on your loss. But my, oh my, what cracking send off, hats off to him.
 
#14
Might have been the spitfire from Duxford. There was one doing some low passes over Bourne Airfield this morning near where I work...perhaps a warm up for the drop at Gatwick.
 
#16
Now that would be worth popping your clogs for. Well done to you and your family for arranging it, and HUGE thanks to your grandad for his service.
 
#17
Might have been the spitfire from Duxford. There was one doing some low passes over Bourne Airfield this morning near where I work...perhaps a warm up for the drop at Gatwick.
More likely Biggin Hill. There's 25 or so of them flying in this country these days.
 
#18
Condolences for your loss, but congrats are in order for organising such a cracking send-off.
Hope you had somebody filming it.
 
#19
It was an authroised flight. I was up in the tower watching, with my family. My grandad wanted his ashes scattered over his old airfield where he flew against the hun and we thought it would be nice gesture to have them dropped from a Spit, since he flew them.
I thoughts clouds of ash were considered to be A Bad Thing in the aviation world...
 
#20
Condolences for your loss.

What an amazing tribute to a member of your family.

That would have took careful planning and organising. Respect to your grandfather.
 
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