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July 2018 Blog Posts (2)

Important date for RAF spotters

A week tomorrow, 10th July, the RAF is having a fly past involving (allegedly!) up to 100 aircraft. This is to celebrate the RAF's 100th birthday. They will form up over East Anglia and head for London where there will be a ceremonial fly past up the Mall and over Buck House. They will then head for Heathrow and overfly that location at around 13:10. A partial list of aircraft taking part is:

Puma HC2, Chinook HC4, Juno H135, Jupiter H145; all Helicopters

Dakota, Lancaster,…

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Added by Kelvin Davies on July 2, 2018 at 16:47 — No Comments

The joys of "spotting"

Aircraft and ship spotting are all consuming pastimes.

Southampton ship spotting has been a bit sparse recently but it can be difficult to get the tides, the weather and ship movement times to all line up! And then when that happens, you find more than half of the ships moving have been seen before!

Aircraft spotting, on the other hand, can be a bit more rewarding and equally a bit more frustrating.

Having had a great day at Heathrow recently when I was able to catch the…

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Added by Kelvin Davies on July 2, 2018 at 16:32 — No Comments

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