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Scottish Low Flying Question.......

Postby Unknown74 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:24 pm

Is there a Scottish Equivelant of the famous Mach Loop?
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Re: Scottish Low Flying Question.......

Postby toom317 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:11 pm

Yes the Selkirk to Moffat valley, but we don't get much in it.
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Postby Skirgey » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:06 am

Is there much low flying around Skye ? going up for a week on the 19th, more for wildlife really but will have radio with me and would be nice to see some low fast jets.
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Postby Thunder » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:25 am

Not as much as there used to be that's for sure. When the Tornado's were at Lossie you probably would've seen a couple of pairs per day, sadly they are no longer. When it was Buccaneers and Jaguars you would've seen over a dozen per day. I would say if you see anything you've been lucky, the whole Highlands in general are quiet nowadays.
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Postby Morseman » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:37 am

Lairg is the same, very quiet. Used to be very busy with FAC on the local hill or the edge of the cemetery. These days lucky if you get the odd Typhoon flying past low level. Have had a couple of C130's lately. Even Cape Wrath is quiet although possibly in use during Saxon Warrior.
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Postby Rory » Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:58 am

I was walking the south Glen Shiel ridge last year and I saw a GR4 go through the valley. Pretty cool sight since I was standing at about 2500ft and the aircraft was on the deck! Also saw an A400 low level over Loch Lomond last month.
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Re: Scottish Low Flying Question.......

Postby Thunder » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:21 pm

Glen Shiel was a favourite haunt of the Tornado's from Lossie, they used to fly both directions(not at the same time). If they were flying East to West they would pull up just as they reached Eilean Donan castle

Do a search for Tornado and Eilean Donan castle and you'll some pictures.
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Re: Scottish Low Flying Question.......

Postby Skirgey » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:39 pm

Thanks all for info, looks like I am hoping for dry weather and boat trips ofr sea eagles then lol
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Re: Scottish Low Flying Question.......

Postby Skirgey » Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:37 pm

Had a great week but gutted to muss a low jet ripping over Carbost on Tuesday I think a Typhoon. Dog had just taken ill so I had to to car to get water, put camera in boot picked water up and bang it roared past.
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Postby Heidfirst » Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:50 pm

toom317 wrote:Yes the Selkirk to Moffat valley, but we don't get much in it.

Is "Star Wars Valley" in Perthsire still used?
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Re: Scottish Low Flying Question.......

Postby McG » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:56 am

Yes,

There's vid online from the cockpit of the A400 flying thru there.
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Re: Scottish Low Flying Question.......

Postby Blackcat1 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:07 am

Low level isnt busy anywhere anymore not even in the mach loop. Bring back the 80s & 90s!! Ahh if you could only go back in time lol.
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Re: Scottish Low Flying Question.......

Postby toom317 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:55 am

McG wrote:Yes,

There's vid online from the cockpit of the A400 flying thru there.


Do you have a link Mark?
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Re: Scottish Low Flying Question.......

Postby McG » Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:25 pm

Not off hand Danny. I saw a retweet of it on twitter. Was originally posted by either the pilot or the squadron.
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Re: Scottish Low Flying Question.......

Postby toom317 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:24 pm

McG wrote:Not off hand Danny. I saw a retweet of it on twitter. Was originally posted by either the pilot or the squadron.


Thanks Mark. I've tried Youtube with various wordings, but no joy.
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Re: Scottish Low Flying Question.......

Postby toom317 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:27 pm

Found this Mark, but it's on twitter and I keep getting a media will not play message, when I try it.

https://twitter.com/Seb_Lanc99/status/865883042983837696
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