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    A formation of 10 helicopters just flew over my house!

    Didn't have time to grab my camera, but they we're pretty low and looked awesome.
    I'm guessing it was that 10 Puma 50th anniversary flight probably?
    Live at post code ST18.
    We frequently get Chinooks (very low usually) and the odd Apache, but nothing like this!

    PS I'd assumed the 'copters were going in and out of MOD Stafford, but not sure if they've actually got a helipad(s).
    Anyone know?

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    There just doing a route to mark the 50th anniversary. Up to waddington for fuel then back to middle wallop for some more then in to benson. Good day for a trip out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by westy View Post
    Didn't have time to grab my camera, but they we're pretty low and looked awesome.
    I'm guessing it was that 10 Puma 50th anniversary flight probably?
    Live at post code ST18.
    We frequently get Chinooks (very low usually) and the odd Apache, but nothing like this!

    PS I'd assumed the 'copters were going in and out of MOD Stafford, but not sure if they've actually got a helipad(s).
    Anyone know?

    Advanced warning for horse owners/riders: A group of 10 Puma military helicopters will be flying the following route tomorrow (Wednesday 7 July, 2021) to mark the RAF Puma 50th anniversary. They will fly from RAF Benson to RAF Scampton from 10am to 11.49am, then RAF Scampton to Middle Wallop from 1.30pm to 3.34pm, and then Middle Wallop back to RAF Benson from 5pm to 6.31pm. Timings and route may change due to weather or other requirements. Please do share so as many people are possible on the route aware.
    RAF Puma helicopters Flypast - Wednesday 7 July 2021
    1. 513654N 0010545W BENSON AD - 10.00am
    2. 514733N 0004416W HALTON - 10.20am
    3. 514728N 0004114W TRING - 10.21am
    4. 514042N 0004707W WALTERS ASH - 10.26am
    5. 513310N 0002511W NORTHOLT AD - 10.35am
    6. 513551N 0001419W HENDON - 10.40am
    7. 520526N 0000753E DUXFORD AD - 10.58am
    8. 522120N 0000706W WYTON - 11.08am
    9. 522805N 0001503W CONINGTON AD - 11.12am
    10. 523647N 0002833W WITTERING AD - 11.19am
    11. 525754N 0003323W BARKSTON HEATH AD - 11.30am
    12. 530147N 0002934W CRANWELL AD - 11.33am
    13. 530958N 0003126W WADDINGTON AD - 11.45am
    14. 531829N 0003303W SCAMPTON AD - 11.49am
    1. 531829N 0003303W SCAMPTON AD - 1.30pm
    2. 524345N 0014333W ALREWAS - 2.03pm
    3. 524936N 0020538W STAFFORD - 2.11pm
    4. 525227N 0020949W STONE - 2.13pm
    5. 524805N 0024006W SHAWBURY AD - 2.24pm
    6. 521430N 0025252W SHOBDON AD - 2.43pm
    7. 520451N 0024756W CREDENHILL - 2.48pm
    8. 513654N 0023904W CHEPSTOW - 3.04pm
    9. 511223N 0020928W WARMINSTER - 3.21pm
    10. 511049N 0020520W KNOOK - 3.22pm
    11. 510912N 0014504W BOSCOMBE DOWN AD - 3.30pm
    12. 510858N 0013413W MIDDLE WALLOP AD - 3.34pm
    1. 510858N 0013413W MIDDLE WALLOP - 5.00pm
    2. 511255N 0012839W ANDOVER - 5.03pm
    3. 511403N 0005634W ODIHAM AD - 5.15pm
    4. 511403N 0005634W ODIHAM AD - 5.35pm
    5. 511528N 0010355W BASINGSTOKE - 5.38pm
    6. 511903N 0010241W BRAMLEY - 5.40pm
    7. 511838N 0004905W BLACKBUSHE AD - 5.46pm
    8. 512029N 0004544W CAMBERLEY - 5.57pm
    9. 511815N 0004313W FRIMLEY - 5.59pm
    10. 511631N 0004639W FARNBOROUGH AD - 6.01pm
    11. 511403N 0005634W ODIHAM AD - 6.05pm
    12. 511403N 0005634W ODIHAM AD - 6.15pm
    13. 513112N 0005328W HENLEY - 6.25pm
    14. 513654N 0010545W BENSON AD - 6.31pm

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    Smile

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    Living near Chicksands we regularly get Chinooks and Apaches low over our village. I love seeing them.

    Until a couple of years ago we were in the main test area for the Airlander flying out of Cardington - that was awesome to watch.
    So clever my foot fell off.

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    In Northern Ireland we used to have Chinooks / Lynx / Wessex's all around us day in, day out.

    I can't remember a week of my youth not seeing a helicopter.

    Funny how times change.

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    A formation of 10 helicopters just flew over my house!

    We get MOD choppers over our house daily in West London we had a US Navy Seahawk over the other weekend.

    I live under the western north south airway that they use to transit London airspace, not far from the Thames for the east west route and about 4 miles from RAF Northolt.
    In fact as I was writing this post this flew over. It’s on its way to Northolt according to flight radar.


    I would like to have seen the Puma flight past, they have always been a favourite of mine

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    Grabbed a couple of pictures as they came of the National Arboretum














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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewcregan View Post
    and stolen from Facebook…..

    What a photo

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    Maybe the biannual Patek allocation delivery ?

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    Charlie don't surf!

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    insane fuel bill

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    Great photos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by xellos99 View Post
    insane fuel bill
    See link for:

    ...The helicopters have received a new paint scheme to mark the occasion and now sport a union flag on the tail fin and bespoke Puma 50 logos replacing RAF emblem on the cabin door...

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    A couple more ‘borrowed’ Facebook images…..



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    @ditchvisitor were you out in this sortie?


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    Quote Originally Posted by andrewcregan View Post
    and stolen from Facebook…..

    Charlie don’t surf.

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    No sign of them over us today, just down the road from Farnborough.

    We're used to Chinooks, when the sun shines they get one or two out to play!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hood View Post
    Charlie don’t surf.
    Too late...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingBanana View Post
    Living near Chicksands we regularly get Chinooks and Apaches low over our village. I love seeing them.

    Until a couple of years ago we were in the main test area for the Airlander flying out of Cardington - that was awesome to watch.
    Presume like us you are in Clophill, my understanding is that they fly into Chicksands where the software updates are done

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    Am I the only one to notice only 9 not 10 of them?

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    Had a few Puma rides as a young Rifleman...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mj2k View Post
    Am I the only one to notice only 9 not 10 of them?
    10 in one of Mr Chard’s photos.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkshiremadmick View Post
    10 in one of Mr Chard’s photos.


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    Ah yes, guess they forgot about the formation part! Only 9 flew over me when I filmed them.

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    We often see a police helicopter hovering, quite low, over an adjacent park. I don't think it's anything to do with formations though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max... View Post
    Charlie don't surf!
    Coulda been a napalm star

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