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Red Arrows

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • Lincoln_ImpLincoln_Imp Forumite
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    Cracking pics there Colin
    Hopefully I can get some as good today
    Have a nice day :)
  • colinwcolinw Forumite
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    Thank you Lincoln Imp...good old zoom Lenses and cropping :D I hope you get a good display. I am seeing them at 12:00 today again at Sunderland
  • onlyrozonlyroz Forumite
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    They flew right over my house last weekend - but then again I live about 5 miles from Farnborough.
  • Kernow666Kernow666 Forumite
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    who pays for the red arrows and how much would they cost to fly over your town for an event
    "If I know I'm going crazy, I must not be insane"
  • colinwcolinw Forumite
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    onlyroz wrote: »
    They flew right over my house last weekend - but then again I live about 5 miles from Farnborough.

    Just a rolling display today due to cloud but still as excellent as ever :D
  • bryanbbryanb Forumite
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    Kernow666 wrote: »
    who pays for the red arrows and how much would they cost to fly over your town for an event

    Contact them it may be possible on route to a display, depending on their commitments etc. BB (ex Red 7- 1971, still had the Gnats then)
    This is an open forum, anyone can post and I just did !
  • BuellguyBuellguy Forumite
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    How do you know if a pilot is in the Red Arrows?


    Easy, He (she)'ll tell you LOL
  • bryanbbryanb Forumite
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    Buellguy wrote: »
    How do you know if a pilot is in the Red Arrows?


    Easy, He (she)'ll tell you LOL


    Pilots are usually shy about it. I was back seat engineer, but you weren't referring to me were you?
    This is an open forum, anyone can post and I just did !
  • colinwcolinw Forumite
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    Documentary on BBC2 tonight at 9pm called Under the bubble about how the two new pilots for this year got on
  • BuellguyBuellguy Forumite
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    bryanb wrote: »
    Pilots are usually shy about it. I was back seat engineer, but you weren't referring to me were you?


    Not the ones we met at Waddington LOL. Although (I was army and worked Tri-service most of my career) the funniest was when being visited by a whole load of aircrew, my boss (Wing Commander ATT) pulled about 3 of them aside and asked them why they were wearing flying suits on a visit to an office environment. I was (semi) privy to the conversation that went somewhat along the lines of 'by coming in here dressed like that you are going specifically against the orders of your station commander, shall I just phone him now? Oh, and by the way, everyone out in that office thinks you look like a complete and utter c%^k, now on your next visit I expect to see you all in blues, GO AWAY, you are an embarrassment'


    Left work with a smile on my face that day LOL (and I'm not just picking on the RAF, if an Army bloke had turned up in scruffy field kit or Navy in working rig they'd have got the same)
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