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#1 zedbedee

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 03:06 PM

This helicopter hovered around my home for a while just a few 100 feet above and went even lower by the roundabout close by.

 

This has not happened before in the 20 years I have lived here.

 

The only reason I can think of is that the pilot wanted a closer look at my zed.  :biggrin2: 

 

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#2 Paul_S

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 03:48 PM

Blimey I bet that woke everyone up!

Great pics :)

And, of course, it's the Z factor ;)
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Posted 29 June 2018 - 08:32 PM

He hovered so low above me for a while that I thought he was having trouble and was looking for a field to land in so I ran in and grabbed the camera.

 

Some of the pictures were potluck and difficult to take because the Sun was directly onto the viewfinder  so I could not see the subject properly but I got a few good ones.

 

When he left and I could see he was safe I thought- what a treat! 

 

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Posted 29 June 2018 - 08:36 PM

Its a little like the excitement we felt when a hot air balloon nearly landed on our house many years ago.  Although that was quite scary too - it got VERY close!


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*one of 40 don't you know!

 
 


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Posted 29 June 2018 - 09:15 PM

I know what you mean.

 

There were times when they were directly overhead and so low that I thought 'don't lose power now'!........... or pull the flush.  :D   


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Posted 01 July 2018 - 05:39 PM

We had a Typhoon jet doing a low level circuit near our house on Friday evening, whilst he was waiting to do a flyby at RAF Hendon.

and early one Sunday morning my hangover awoke to the sound of all the neighbourhood dogs barking, and a strange whooshing noise. When I finally crawled out of bed and drew back the curtains, I saw this...

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Posted 01 July 2018 - 05:42 PM

That's classic!

When we did a balloon trip the pilot said it's a well known phenomenon that dogs bark at them. When you're up there you can hear a lot more from the ground than you would expect (even some words on a conversation between two people) but the dogs tend to drown out the silence!
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*one of 40 don't you know!

 
 


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Posted 01 July 2018 - 07:16 PM

I did have another theory, perhaps the pilot was lost so he came down to look for directions on the roundabout  :)

 

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Posted 02 July 2018 - 10:52 AM

Wow that is low. We regularly get the Red Arrows flying around and practising  over the village and surrounding fields due to being about 5 miles from RAF Scampton but I`d be getting a bit concerned if they were that close to the roof tops.!

We also seem to be on the flight path for RAF Waddington about 8 miles away in the other direction and get the AWACS planes coming in overhead on final approach really low several times a week.


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Posted 03 July 2018 - 06:59 AM

I did have another theory, perhaps the pilot was lost so he came down to look for directions on the roundabout  :)

 

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Or hunting that mysterious dark coloured sports car that's been evading speed traps lol :drive1


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