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User currently onlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3922 posts, RR: 18
Posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4564 times:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=825_1373548431

I haven't seen this posted here, and thought it was quite hair-raising.

Peter 


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User currently offlinesprout5199 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1852 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4534 times:

WOW, that was close. Love the first comment  


Dan in Jupiter


User currently offlineEagleboy From Niue, joined Dec 2009, 1808 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (1 year 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4441 times:
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I think that is RAF Waddington....there are quite a few videos of aircraft landing taken from that spot.

User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13184 posts, RR: 77
Reply 3, posted (1 year 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4177 times:

It was a news story a few weeks ago.
The enthusiasts were rather too, well enthusiastic and were in an area with warning signs about low flying aircraft - but they were not trespassing.

News report;
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41w9byzxcWU

This is the first Typhoon I've seen in 41(R) Sqn colours, an Operational Evaluation Unit, it also has Tornado GR.4's and until 2010, Harriers.
The Typhoon OEU was 17(R) Sqn but that unit will now be the F-35B OEU.

Apparently they call this area of the perimeter the 'head chopper'.
As seen here, watch out for the Vulcan at the end;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGH7TcsXzTg

In related news, the legendary 617 Sqn, The Dambusters, will stand down as a Tornado GR.4 unit in late 2014 but recommission in 2016 as the first RAF F-35B Sqn.

[Edited 2013-08-09 01:45:09]

[Edited 2013-08-09 01:50:55]

User currently offlinegarysted From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3914 times:

Gents,

I was a few miles away at Coningsby that day when that Typhoon departed and went to Waddington. The approach into Waddington over the A15 is notoriously low and the fence/hedge has been clipped by fast jets on more than one occasion. As GDB says above, they're no breaking any rules, so they can't really be moved on, but you have to question the intelligence of anybody who stands directly inline with the approach lights. I've stood to one side and photographed there many times but would no way stand directly underneath. The approach was lower than normal, despite what the MoD said after it was plastered all over the UK media for a day or so, but it was still on the runway.

Gary


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