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Posted: 9/17/2009 10:46:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/17/2009 10:47:29 AM EST by Badger66]
standing in my garden with the sound of a merlin engine shared with my little boy

a 15 minute display by a lone spitfire.

sorry the pics are crap but I only had a compact to hand.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 11:11:28 AM EST
you lucky sod

all i get is easy jet and ryanair and the police chopper

Link Posted: 9/17/2009 11:31:55 AM EST
Once upon a time I lived in Stanmore not far from the old RAF WW2 base - they did some sort of memorial / reunion thingy and a Hurricane flew past very low over the rear garden, Then a spitfire. Then both in formation.

Amazing sound from the engines. Made me tingle.

Link Posted: 9/17/2009 12:22:40 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 12:39:44 PM EST
Originally Posted By Mousegunner-UK:
I love this one


Makes me smile every time I see this one

The airport very close to me is sometimes visited by warbirds, including Spitfires and the sound of a merlin usually gets me hanging out of a window or stumbling around the garden. Some years back this happened and I looked out to see a Spitfire and an ME109 (Spanish version) going into the airport together. Unable to contain myself I went over to see them both and met the late Nick Grace who was gentleman enough to let the dribbling stranger climb over his beloved two seat Spitfire. Within a year he had been killed in a car accident, but his widow still displays OUV. I have seen her fly to an orchestral performance. Simply awesome.
Link Posted: 9/17/2009 2:02:08 PM EST
I live on the approach to Brize Norton. We've been working on the house all week and so have seen all the traffic coming in.

I'm pretty sure that at least one of the transports we've seen this week has been bringing one of our boys back home
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