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A familiar growl !

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A familiar growl !

30 Jul 2020 5:02PM   Views : 165 Unique : 111

I was at my youngest daughter's house this morning at 8.30 to put up her new plastic shed.
She lives about 3 miles from East Midland Airport.
I was sorting the million parts from the packing box out on a large workbench when I heard an engine in the sky ... a very familiar growl I've not heard for a while.
The hairs on my neck were prickling, I listened for a few more seconds & glanced up ... a Spitfire at about 250 feet dipping his wing towards me heading for the runway.
I was jumping up & down waving both my arms as he disappeared over the trees & M1 motorway.
I continued sorting the bits & pieces & about 30 seconds later the growl came back. He flew straight towards me at about 150 feet and was waving his wings as I frantically waved back madly. He again dipped his left wing and headed back towards the airport again fling quite close to the M1Smile.
I'll swear he saw me jumping about & waving.
What a sight!
What a sound!
What an aircraft!Wink
It made my dayTongue

Tags: Plane Aircraft

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altitude50 16 19.2k United Kingdom
30 Jul 2020 6:42PM
Brilliant! Did you have your camera with you!?
I am lucky that the Spitfire(s) from Goodwood with paying passengers come straight across in front of me when they are operating. Out to The Needles and back. Not so much this year though. Wonderful noise.

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RLF Plus
10 18 4 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2020 7:59PM
I didnít have my camera or phoneSadSadSad
My wive tried to photograph it on her phone but she couldnít see her screen in the bright sunshineSad
Rob
JJGEE 15 7.8k 18 England
31 Jul 2020 5:44PM
Had one flying close by me during the VE Day Anniversary flypast over The Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead.

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