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F3
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Spitfire out + about

Post by F3 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:09 pm

At about 1115 today a Griffon engined Spitfire flew over my house in Rotherham heading south. Had obviously been doing a display or flypast somewhere. Anyone know where - Great Yorks Show p'haps?

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Re: Spitfire out + about

Post by David Thompson » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:38 pm

Quite possibly T.IX NH341/DB-E/G-CICK which flew south at about that time but has a late Merlin 266 which may sound like a Griffon ?
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Re: Spitfire out + about

Post by F3 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:10 pm

David Thompson wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:38 pm
Quite possibly T.IX NH414/DB-E/G-CICK which flew south at about that time but has a late Merlin 266 which may sound like a Griffon ?
Thanks for the info David. Any idea where it had been?

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Re: Spitfire out + about

Post by noelb1-b » Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:34 pm

Hi it flew past my house low then did a steep left bank then headed South. My location is Trimdon Station Co Durham. Also believe he was at DTV doing a overshoot, previous to me seeing him regards Noel

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Re: Spitfire out + about

Post by F3 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:56 pm

noelb1-b wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:34 pm
Hi it flew past my house low then did a steep left bank then headed South. My location is Trimdon Station Co Durham. Also believe he was at DTV doing a overshoot, previous to me seeing him regards Noel
Thanks for the info. Obviously been further north than I expected.

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Re: Spitfire out + about

Post by David Thompson » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:15 pm

F3 wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:10 pm
David Thompson wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:38 pm
Quite possibly T.IX NH341/DB-E/G-CICK which flew south at about that time but has a late Merlin 266 which may sound like a Griffon ?
Thanks for the info David. Any idea where it had been?
I think it may be operated by Aero Legends at Headcorn ? I emailed them about it's route on Thursday but no reply as yet .
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Re: Spitfire out + about

Post by rh226 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:58 am

Cheers, Bob

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Re: Spitfire out + about

Post by noelb1-b » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:54 am

Hi David im curious now after seeing its route on ADSB. Thanks to rh226, thinking it could be a NAVEX or some form of PR event regards Noel

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Re: Spitfire out + about

Post by David Thompson » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:34 pm

Aero Legends replied and thanks to them for taking the time to do so ;

Flying one of very lucky customers for a 90 minute airborne experience from Sywell Aerodrome, near Northampton. For three or four days a month we run Spitfire Passenger Flights from Sywell. Also from North Weald Aerodrome and Headcorn Aerodrome, Kent (our base).
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Re: Spitfire out + about

Post by noelb1-b » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:55 am

Nice one David

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