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GERALD
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the mach loop

Post by GERALD » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:07 am

hi, lads, i hope someone can help me..i am hoping to visit the above sometime this month .....i live in south wales . can you tell me where is the nearest point to watch the planes in the loop.... :roll:

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Re: the mach loop

Post by Toefur » Fri Jun 16, 2017 6:39 am

Head to machynlleth then follow to corris .carry on to lay by on the left park up then climb the hill when there plenty more spotters to give you more info .hope this helps cheers

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Re: the mach loop

Post by Blackcat1 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:32 am

Have Pmd you Gerald
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Re: the mach loop

Post by GERALD » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:53 am

Toefur wrote:Head to machynlleth then follow to corris .carry on to lay by on the left park up then climb the hill when there plenty more spotters to give you more info .hope this helps cheers
Ok thank you for that....

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Re: the mach loop

Post by GERALD » Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:07 am

Toefur wrote:Head to machynlleth then follow to corris .carry on to lay by on the left park up then climb the hill when there plenty more spotters to give you more info .hope this helps cheers
Thanks for the info.but is that the nearest place from where I live in the rhondda valley I have googled machynlleth, and it is a 2hour and 45min run by car ....is there anywhere closer ...

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Re: the mach loop

Post by Ellins » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:07 pm

You could always try Sennybridge on the A40. May not be as low or as dynamic but it's a lot closer.
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Re: the mach loop

Post by Toefur » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:17 pm

Hi buddy it's a bit of a hike but nearest for good chance of action plus it's lovely scenery on the drive .Fri not the best day to go though. Cheers

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Re: the mach loop

Post by GERALD » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:42 pm

Toefur wrote:Head to machynlleth then follow to corris .carry on to lay by on the left park up then climb the hill when there plenty more spotters to give you more info .hope this helps cheers
thanks for the info.. i will plan a day to go there

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Re: the mach loop

Post by GERALD » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:45 pm

Ellins wrote:You could always try Sennybridge on the A40. May not be as low or as dynamic but it's a lot closer.
thanks for that i will try there as well .

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Re: the mach loop

Post by GERALD » Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:48 pm

Toefur wrote:Hi buddy it's a bit of a hike but nearest for good chance of action plus it's lovely scenery on the drive .Fri not the best day to go though. Cheers
thanks, i will have to plan a day to go there hopefully by the end of this month.

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Re: the mach loop

Post by Blackcat1 » Sat Jun 17, 2017 9:14 am

Senybridge has its moments it has days busier than the loop over the years, but quieter these days missing the Harriers and Jaguars thast used to frequent the area. Had 2 Apaches 50ft hovering around me for an hour on Wednesday, an Atlas, few Hawks and a Tornado at 250ft. All in a hour. Great if you like watching aircraft it can be good for photos if you are in the right place. But in the loop you know where they are going to be.
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Re: the mach loop

Post by GERALD » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:51 pm

ok thanks Blackcat1 ....sounds good to me...

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Re: the mach loop

Post by GERALD » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:25 pm

Blackcat1 wrote:Senybridge has its moments it has days busier than the loop over the years, but quieter these days missing the Harriers and Jaguars thast used to frequent the area. Had 2 Apaches 50ft hovering around me for an hour on Wednesday, an Atlas, few Hawks and a Tornado at 250ft. All in a hour. Great if you like watching aircraft it can be good for photos if you are in the right place. But in the loop you know where they are going to be.
what part of Senybridge were you .. are there any viewing places that are better to watch than others.

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Re: the mach loop

Post by Blackcat1 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:38 pm

Have Pmd you Gerald.
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Re: the mach loop

Post by burnsy133 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:48 am

Morning all, thought I would post in here rather than a new thread, was thinking of visiting the loop tomorrow for the first time, sun looks good but winds are meant to be 40mph... my question is, would this stop them spying through the loops considering how the hills can exaggerate the wind etc ??

Thanks in advance.

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Re: the mach loop

Post by phantom6 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:08 am

No mate the wind is not to big a problem for the aircraft but it could be a problem for you takeing photos etc

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