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55 Aircraft In Queen's Birthday Flypast

Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:36 pm

This year, the traditional flypast by the RAF, after the annual Trooping The Colour parade on Saturday 14th June, was rather larger than usual, with a 20 mile long, 55 aircraft package.

Led by the Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight, with one Lancaster plus two each of Spitfires and Hurricanes.
Unusually, the Red Arrows display team were not involved, but there were formations of 9 x Typhoons and 16 x Tornado GR.4's featured.

The larger display this year is part of the RAF's 90th anniversary commemorations.

The plan, written before today's event, with practice pics;
http://www.raf.mod.uk/news/archive.c...D134A78-1143-EC82-2E7D803465202BCF

The actual event on video;
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7454737.stm

Some pics taken from above, from a 32 Squadron A109 Power chopper (which you can just make out in the video above);
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/7455059.stm

Amateur footage, of the formations en-route to London, over Chelmsford;


[Edited 2008-06-14 15:39:14]
Added You-Tube vid

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RE: 55 Aircraft In Queen's Birthday Flypast

Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:54 pm

Awesome!

Wish I had seen it  Smile
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RE: 55 Aircraft In Queen's Birthday Flypast

Sat Jun 14, 2008 11:21 pm

Wow ! ...very impressive. ..."Reckon you know you've had a birthday when 55 planes fly over your house"

Looks like the Tornado "Diamond Nine" might have been taking the place of the Red Arrows?

That must have been the biggest military flypast in the World for awhile !!!
 
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RE: 55 Aircraft In Queen's Birthday Flypast

Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:37 am



Quoting GDB (Thread starter):
Unusually, the Red Arrows display team were not involved

They are on a North American tour, visiting the Colonies  Smile
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RE: 55 Aircraft In Queen's Birthday Flypast

Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:59 am

Thanks for the info Moose135!
I suspect many viewers wondered where they were too.
 
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RE: 55 Aircraft In Queen's Birthday Flypast

Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:47 am

Apparently the Red Arrows are flying at the Quebec City air show this weekend along with the Canadian Snowbirds, Thunderbirds and Blue Angels. ..."Must be quite a show"
 
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RE: 55 Aircraft In Queen's Birthday Flypast

Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:27 pm



Quoting Ferrypilot (Reply 2):
"Reckon you know you've had a birthday when 55 planes fly over your house"

One of these in the "Queen's Flight" would be easier to appreciate..... Smile


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.....although I think they stopped calling it that a long time ago. Please note that the images were chosen for the colors only, purely for illustrative purposes.


OR, perhaps they could get her one of these from whoever might be relinquishing a slot due to current business climate.  Wink .....

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RE: 55 Aircraft In Queen's Birthday Flypast

Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:46 am

The actual event on video;
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7454737.stm


On the BBC coverage, as the BBMF and Hercules fly over, you can see a white helicopter hovering above. This is a 32 Squadron Agusta A109 which performed the weather check before the main flypast.

I was stood outside the palace and was very impressed. Can't wait for the 90th Anniversary flypast at Fairford on 11 July, I understand that this will have just short of 100 aircraft participating. http://www.airtattoo.com/airtattoo/N...AIRFORD_TO_STAGE_HISTORIC_CEREMONY
 
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RE: 55 Aircraft In Queen's Birthday Flypast

Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:46 pm

 
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RE: 55 Aircraft In Queen's Birthday Flypast

Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:43 pm

A Similar but Larger Flypast will Ocour at RIAT this year on the Friday when over 90 Machines Celebrate the handing over of New Colours to the RAF.

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RE: 55 Aircraft In Queen's Birthday Flypast

Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:12 pm

Have we got 100 aircraft available for that?  stirthepot 
 
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RE: 55 Aircraft In Queen's Birthday Flypast

Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:13 pm

A few of those Flyiing will be BBMF and Warbirds maybe the Vulcan and Vimmy so dont need 100 Servicable Military machines
 
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RE: 55 Aircraft In Queen's Birthday Flypast

Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:27 pm

Ah, but the jewel in the crown will always be missed:
 
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RE: 55 Aircraft In Queen's Birthday Flypast

Sun Jun 29, 2008 10:13 pm



Quoting CPH-R (Reply 12):
Ah, but the jewel in the crown will always be missed:

Yes that is a "very cool video" and it is a crying shame that Concorde will never fly again.

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