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Red Arrows bird strike at Waddington

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sashobest
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Red Arrows bird strike at Waddington

Post by sashobest » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:25 am

The Red Arrows pilot Flight Lieutenant James McMillan involved in bird strike incident during Saturday's 5 July display at Waddington International Air Show. Red 6, a synchro leader at the team, hit a bird at the very last moments of the airshow and missed just the final flypast from the display.

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Re: Red Arrows bird strike at Waddington

Post by Mayfly » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:04 am

Interesting. On Sunday they said the Reds were doing an extra flypast but one had had to go back to Scampton and there were only 8 of them.
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Re: Red Arrows bird strike at Waddington

Post by Diamond Nine » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:31 pm

Ive herd the aircraft involved XX177 will have its engine removed,main wing and canopy and possibly the tail as the blues prepare to take her back to Scampton by road.The aircraft will not take part for the rest of this season.

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Re: Red Arrows bird strike at Waddington

Post by drumsey » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:55 pm

Mayfly wrote:Interesting. On Sunday they said the Reds were doing an extra flypast but one had had to go back to Scampton and there were only 8 of them.
The ladder/footrest came out on the rear seater position of one of the synchro pair jets. I have several pictures where it is clearly visible in the extended position. I was expecting him to peel away from the display sooner to be honest.

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Re: Red Arrows bird strike at Waddington

Post by Mayfly » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:15 pm

OK thanks for that.
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Re: Red Arrows bird strike at Waddington

Post by podge » Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:53 pm

Didn't realise Waddington was that far away :lol: :whistle:

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