airxliban
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Loud Plane Over Oxford?

Sat Jun 17, 2006 9:26 pm

Just about 10 minutes ago I heard a very loud plane flying over Oxford. I put my head out the window to try to see it but even as the sound got louder and louder I couldn't see anything from where I was.

The noise levels reminded me of a B-1 takeoff from Long Beach.

I assume that the aircraft (whatever it was) was heading for Brize Norton but I've seirously never heard anything that loud that close here before. Plus the usual Brize Norton landings seem to fly a bit to the west of Oxford but in this case it seemed to be flying over the north.

Anyone got an explanation?
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RE: Loud Plane Over Oxford?

Sat Jun 17, 2006 9:31 pm

I have just seen a group of aircraft over my house in North London. They were heading North. I got a photo before they went behind those buildings.
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RE: Loud Plane Over Oxford?

Sat Jun 17, 2006 9:36 pm

Anything to do with the impressive fly-past over Buckingham Palace?
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RE: Loud Plane Over Oxford?

Sat Jun 17, 2006 9:48 pm

A VC10 was included in the fly past - I suspect this was one of the noiser ones?!
 
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RE: Loud Plane Over Oxford?

Sat Jun 17, 2006 10:29 pm

Quoting Richard28 (Reply 3):
A VC10 was included in the fly past - I suspect this was one of the noiser ones?!

Yup, it was most likely to be the VC10

The VC10 was probably heading back to Brize Norton after the fly past in London!

The VC10's are wonderful aicraft, I get around 8 of them fly over me daily  Smile

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RE: Loud Plane Over Oxford?

Sat Jun 17, 2006 10:31 pm

I saw a VC-10, a Tristar and an AWACS aircraft, all in formation with fighter jets flying over East London and heading west about 1.5 hours ago. If I am not mistaken, the Red Arrows also followed.

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RE: Loud Plane Over Oxford?

Sat Jun 17, 2006 10:31 pm

Yep, Trooping the Colour today followed by a 49 plane fly past over Buck Palace, aircraft included amongst others, Lancaster Bomber, Spitfires, Hurricanes, Typhoons, Tornado's, Globemaster, VC10, Tristar, Canberra and of course the good old Red Arrows.........a truly fantastic display.....and at some times noisy one!
 
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RE: Loud Plane Over Oxford?

Sat Jun 17, 2006 10:47 pm

The picture in post 1 are the Red Arrows in formation with a Canberra. Followed it on TV here, great display!
 
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RE: Loud Plane Over Oxford?

Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:08 am

Wow...VC10s are really loud then, if that was what flew over my building. Reminded me of the B1!
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RE: Loud Plane Over Oxford?

Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:38 am

Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 8):
Wow...VC10s are really loud then, if that was what flew over my building.

They are. Last year I saw a RAF VC-10 take off from BRU, and it was extremely loud!
 
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RE: Loud Plane Over Oxford?

Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:47 am

The VC10 is well known for its loud engine noise - I love it personally  bigthumbsup 

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RE: Loud Plane Over Oxford?

Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:55 am

T7 - You know it makes sense !
 
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RE: Loud Plane Over Oxford?

Sun Jun 18, 2006 5:28 am

Wow thank you for the video. Last time I heard such a sound was in the summer of 1980. I was standing outside of Terminal 2 at LHR looking south when I saw the red tail of a BA Super VC-10 taxi out.
 
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RE: Loud Plane Over Oxford?

Sun Jun 18, 2006 9:43 pm

Ah! I always wondered how it would look like when a 727 and a IL 62 fell in love...
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RE: Loud Plane Over Oxford?

Sun Jun 18, 2006 9:53 pm

Quoting Shamrock350 (Reply 1):

I believe these are the Red arrows and an English Electric Canberra in formation

Dam it, someone beat me too it! Nice collection of aircraft for the flypast

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RE: Loud Plane Over Oxford?

Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:01 pm

Quoting RobTrent (Reply 10):
The VC10 is well known for its loud engine noise

In 1962 it was considered quiet compared to its contemparies

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