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    Eurofighter over London just now (Friday evening)?

    Iíve had a couple of glasses but did I just see a Eurofighter fly low over North London? Hoping some of the military experts on here might know. Right over our house, very low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfat33 View Post
    Iíve had a couple of glasses but did I just see a Eurofighter fly low over North London? Hoping some of the military experts on here might know. Right over our house, very low.
    If you did it was probably going to/from RAF Northolt

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    Yes saw it too, probably something to do with Brexit.

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    Might have been a dummy run for next months RAF 100 flypast.

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    It is possible (although didnít see anything) as the plane spotters were camped out on a roundabout on the outskirts of LHR this evening about 6pm or so


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    Intercepting Putin, what else?

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    Probably the beginning of martial law after all the watch thefts in the area.

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    Probably rehearsal for the RAF100 flypast as others have said, but itís entirely possible it was tracking an airline not responding to ATC etc.

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    Hopefully delivering the mayor a paveway.

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    Thanks all, I wasnít going mad then. It definitely had the delta wing shape and the small wings at the front.

    As you were, Iíll get back to my prosecco now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Ally- View Post
    Hopefully delivering the mayor a paveway.
    Oh yes, paving way to the brighter future.
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    Pretty sure it was nothing to do with the RAF100 flypast...there would be no benefit in practicing a singleton along a route. Plus, it’s a Friday...chances are most pilots have already stacked for the weekend a long time ago! Things would also be dire if that was a Q launch against an airliner...if it has managed to get to London low level then we are in trouble!

    I don’t know for certain, but the RAF Museum (near Edgware) was relaunched today by Earl of Wessex....was that the approximate area?
    Last edited by Christian; 29th June 2018 at 21:26.

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    Hopefully

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post

    I donít know for certain, but the RAF Museum (near Edgware) was relaunched today by Earl of Wessex....was that the approximate area?
    I was leaving T5 and it was one of the roundabouts near there (on the Hotel bus route)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post
    Pretty sure it was nothing to do with the RAF100 flypast...there would be no benefit in practicing a singleton along a route. Plus, itís a Friday...chances are most pilots have already stacked for the weekend a long time ago! Things would also be dire if that was a Q launch against an airliner...if it has managed to get to London low level then we are in trouble!

    I donít know for certain, but the RAF Museum (near Edgware) was relaunched today by Earl of Wessex....was that the approximate area?
    Yes, only a few miles away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christian View Post

    I donít know for certain, but the RAF Museum (near Edgware) was relaunched today by Earl of Wessex....was that the approximate area?
    So it's all open now then?

    We visited last year but had to endure a hellish journey following a burst water main on the North Circular, with traffic backed up for miles. What should have been a 20-minute drive took nearly an hour and a half. When we got there half the museum was a building site and the rest was closed. It was very nearly a marriage breaker.

    We'll have to try it again soon, just to keep things interesting.

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    The RAF100 flypast practice flights start next week, main event 10 JUL.
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    Heard it but didnít see it. It was certainly going fast. Over the speed of sound Iíd say.

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    Flying home after RAF 100 at Llandudno..

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    Quote Originally Posted by VDG View Post
    Intercepting Putin, what else?

    Wasnít this Chuck Norrisís response to Jean-Claude Van Dammeís advert a few years ago!


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    Quote Originally Posted by paw3001 View Post
    Wasnít this Chuck Norrisís response to Jean-Claude Van Dammeís advert a few years ago!
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    Correct, someone just put on putin face on the original version.
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    I live in North London and saw this too- was wondering what it was.

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    Just as an aside to this has anyone noticed the Jaguar fighter sitting in a field just off the M6. It's before Birmingham going west. I've passed there many times but as I was travelling this morning very early and road was quiet I had the luxury of looking around and spotted it. Odd place for it to be.

    As for the Typhoon, I live just up road from where they build them so they are always test flying around here. That's what your tax pounds goes on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brigant View Post
    Just as an aside to this has anyone noticed the Jaguar fighter sitting in a field just off the M6. It's before Birmingham going west. I've passed there many times but as I was travelling this morning very early and road was quiet I had the luxury of looking around and spotted it. Odd place for it to be.

    As for the Typhoon, I live just up road from where they build them so they are always test flying around here. That's what your tax pounds goes on.
    Did you see a number? This might help identify it at least..

    http://www.demobbed.org.uk/aircraft.php?type=631

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slamdoor View Post
    Heard it but didnít see it. It was certainly going fast. Over the speed of sound Iíd say.
    i very much doubt it seeing as its illegal over land and only allowable when the nations security depends on it.

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