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Queens fly past

Post by mike.p » Thu May 31, 2018 4:46 pm

I have the Queens flypast for Sat 9th June. Is this still going ahead as I haven't heard anything about it?
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Re: Queens fly past

Post by Shot12778 » Thu May 31, 2018 10:28 pm

anyone know whats in it this year?

dont suppose we'll have French M2000s like some years back..

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Re: Queens fly past

Post by Amp » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:27 am

When were the French in Qbf?

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Re: Queens fly past

Post by mike.p » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:05 am

The qbf takes part alongside the ''Trooping the Color''
I just checked on line and yes the Queens birthday parade and flypast are due to take part on June 9th.
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Re: Queens fly past

Post by reaper493 » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:25 am

There's a practice planned for next week, 5th and 6th are main slots, with the 7th as reserve.

Have been advised by someone who works at Waddo there are only two elements in the practice, presumably with the Reds and BBMF added on the day.

Cranwell is being used as Buckingham palace, with the a/c dispersing between Cranwell and Waddinton.

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Re: Queens fly past

Post by CHINOOKER » Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:29 am

No doubt the usual mix of aircraft,but interestingly this year will probably see the last Tonkas taking part in the flypast,and possibly,(if allowed),maybe the first F-35??. "Tongue in cheek",now we have a yank embedded in the Royal Family,wouldn't it be nice to cement that union,by the inclusion of say a B-1B formating along with the Reds.....that would liven it up a bit!!

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Re: Queens fly past

Post by Chrisj468 » Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:47 pm

Can anyone recommend good locations to get photo's of the flypast? Is Waterloo Bridge / Southbank any good? Hoping to avoid crowds around the palace / mall but still get reasonable shots.
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Re: Queens fly past

Post by nhoenich » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:39 am

I have to be in London babysitting in Kentish Town, and would like to see the birthday flypast on Saturday ,I am aware that the flypast follows the Strand, and the Mall coming in from the East. As its not feasible to travel any distance with a six month old baby, I would therefore appreciate advice about any suitable locations in the vacinity of Kentish town from where we might see the flypast.
Taking photos on this occasion would not be a priority.
Many thanks
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Re: Queens fly past

Post by Reach1985 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:01 am

nhoenich wrote:
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:39 am
I have to be in London babysitting in Kentish Town, and would like to see the birthday flypast on Saturday ,I am aware that the flypast follows the Strand, and the Mall coming in from the East. As its not feasible to travel any distance with a six month old baby, I would therefore appreciate advice about any suitable locations in the vacinity of Kentish town from where we might see the flypast.
Taking photos on this occasion would not be a priority.
Many thanks
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Hi NH,

For the last 11-12 years I lived in Hackney and I saw a good percentage of all the QBF’s over the years. My preferred spots were Waterloo Bridge (if I was in town) or on the canal in and around Broadway Market. The flypast pretty much routed overhead Victoria Park/Regents Canal and headed for the Barbican towers. From Kentish Town the view is going to be distant but with binoculars you’d be able to see it (albeit from a good distance) from the top of Primrose or Parliament Hills if you could get up there? That would be my best bet if I were in your shoes. There may be some other ‘locals’ with better knowledge of vantage points in the area though. If you could get the over ground from Kentish Town West to Hackney Central and walk down to the canal bridge at the bottom of Mare Street - either position yourself there or walk down to the bridge at the bottom of Broadway Market (turn right when you get to the bridge over the canal on Mare Street) they’d be right over you.

I hope that is of some help.

Ben

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Re: Queens fly past

Post by nhoenich » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:12 am

Thanks
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Re: Queens fly past

Post by Doughnut » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:15 pm

Any idea of the number of aircraft this year ?
Marham Tornado
Coningsby Typhoon

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Re: Queens fly past

Post by neil305 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:20 pm

Chrisj468 wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:47 pm
Can anyone recommend good locations to get photo's of the flypast? Is Waterloo Bridge / Southbank any good? Hoping to avoid crowds around the palace / mall but still get reasonable shots.
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Waterloo bridge is perfect, you can get them at a nice angle depending on how far down the bridge you decide to stand. The crowds are also nowhere near as busy as The Mall.

As for participants I'm sure all will be revealed tomorrow during the planned rehearsal. ;)

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Re: Queens fly past

Post by mike.p » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:01 pm

I'm going to going to Waterloo Bridge hope to see you there.In the past I used to work at the World Service Bush House and was able to go up on the roof , they came more or less overhead giving some very good approach shots but no side on ones.
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Re: Queens fly past

Post by CHINOOKER » Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:30 pm

Outside London,the mounds beside the A40 at Northolt are a very popular viewpoint for the flypast as you can see right into Central London from there!. The formation normally picks up/follows the A40 west until they reach RAF Northolt,where they either turn for Brize or split into various sections for their home bases. The mounds are known as "Northala Fields" and there is reasonable parking nearby,but it will get busy early doors!!

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Re: Queens fly past

Post by Everett1285 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:40 pm

Hi,
Does anyone know the approximate times for the rehearsal flypasts at RAF Cranwell this week please. Any help would be most appreciated.

Thanks in anticipation
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Re: Queens fly past

Post by Doughnut » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:17 pm

Its in the NOTAM listed at the top of the page. Basically starting 11.00 over Southwold , 12.30 Marham, 1.00 Cranwell.
All times local, subject to change so suggest you check the NOTAM's again tomorrow.

Still any suggestions if Marham Tornado's are involved and how many. Would have thought they would have been up last week if a nine ship was expected. Indeed have RAF Marham got nine aircraft serviceable or crews available ?

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Re: Queens fly past

Post by Chrisj468 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:39 pm

Thanks to all that replied.
The slight 'wrinkle' in my fiendish and cunning plan is that Thameslink in their infinite wisdom seem to have decide actually running trains is too much hassle. Apart from every peak hour train disappearing from the timetable this morning they seem to have withdraw the service completely from here into town on Saturday!
I'll have to investigate other routes in and hopefully see one or two of your there.

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Re: Queens fly past

Post by Everett1285 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:23 pm

Thanks doughnut for the update of times and pointing me in the right direction for the NOTAM very much appreciated.

Regards
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Re: Queens fly past

Post by paullangford » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:59 pm

any idea of what time the actual flypast is on Saturday ?

thanks in advance

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