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Man On The Clapham Omnibus
10 hours ago, RussH said:

Very likely was the same one :)

Nuff said; say no more (nudge, nudge)... :d

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Andrew

Did you hop in for a jolly? :t-up:

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Meatibald Archpants

3 grand for 15 mins...

To be honest maybe it's because I see so many, but it's 'just a plane' to me....

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Man On The Clapham Omnibus
On 10/11/2017 at 20:59, RussH said:

Very likely was the same one :)

Two of them are currently circling above Naphill near High Wycombe. 16:47hrs Monday 30 Oct. :oops:

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Meatibald Archpants

What have you done!!?

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Man On The Clapham Omnibus

:d 

We often see Chinooks fly over the general direction of Naphill base and apparently land for a while, then leave. We're a few miles from the site but have a clear view across the intervening country. The base itself is surrounded by woodland so a view inside is difficult even from the road outside the base. These attack helicopters are a recent phenomenon though. They are an improvement on the RAF's other recent aircraft passing here. :p

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Andrew

Well, it's an aeroplane of sorts.. quite amazing. :)

 

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Man On The Clapham Omnibus

Brilliant! Lighter than air I presume? A bit like my RAF aircraft above...

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Kevin Wood

In keeping with the general theme of this thread, here's my first attempt at editing a GoPro video - of my "other" hobby. A climb to 20,000 feet* in mountain wave in a glider.

*- although I fumbled with the GoPro on the way up and missed the top of the climb.:rolleyes: It was recording to over 18,000.

https://vimeo.com/240778824

 

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Andrew
12 hours ago, Kevin Wood said:

In keeping with the general theme of this thread, here's my first attempt at editing a GoPro video - of my "other" hobby. A climb to 20,000 feet* in mountain wave in a glider.

*- although I fumbled with the GoPro on the way up and missed the top of the climb.:rolleyes: It was recording to over 18,000.

https://vimeo.com/240778824

 

That's amazing.  I had a couple of flights in a glider years ago. It was some old fabric framed thing.. probably found in a German castle after the war. ;) I had a winch launch, and I do remember the acceleration nearly taking my head off my shoulders! Flights lasted about 20 mins.. sank like a brick!

Couple of Qs,

How far from the airfield did you travel, and what was the actual flight time? 

Do you get a bit light headed at 20,000 feet?

 

 

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Kevin Wood
22 hours ago, Andrew said:

That's amazing.  I had a couple of flights in a glider years ago. It was some old fabric framed thing.. probably found in a German castle after the war. ;) I had a winch launch, and I do remember the acceleration nearly taking my head off my shoulders! Flights lasted about 20 mins.. sank like a brick!

Couple of Qs,

How far from the airfield did you travel, and what was the actual flight time? 

Do you get a bit light headed at 20,000 feet?

 

 

I probably didn't stray more than 10 miles or so from the airfield on that particular flight, although we do also do cross country flying. That flight was just under 2 hours duration.

We use Oxygen above 10,000 feet so no, no real problems with the altitude. It was cold, though! My feet took a while to regain their feeling upon landing!

 

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Andrew

I've posted this one before I think.. but this thread would be a nice place for it to live. :t-up:

Me in the passenger seat of a Slingsby Firefly.

 

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Andrew

Another sort of aeronautical related vid.. 

 

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