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07-09-2003, 02:23 PM
Imagine my astonishment when as I as sitting at my PC playing FB when I heard this low rumbling sound. Hold on I thought, that doesn't sound like your usual modern turboprop. I paused my game, went out into the garden and looked to the sky and saw none other than a ju-52 rumbling along at a very low altitude! I don't even live near Duxford!

Has anyone else had this experience?

07-09-2003, 02:23 PM
Imagine my astonishment when as I as sitting at my PC playing FB when I heard this low rumbling sound. Hold on I thought, that doesn't sound like your usual modern turboprop. I paused my game, went out into the garden and looked to the sky and saw none other than a ju-52 rumbling along at a very low altitude! I don't even live near Duxford!

Has anyone else had this experience?

07-09-2003, 02:26 PM
Not exactly. The rumbling usually is my fiancée.

07-09-2003, 02:44 PM
A couple of Mirage 2000 !!! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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07-09-2003, 04:56 PM
We used to get loads of Tornado GR1s because they were based at RAF cottesmore which is only 30-40 miles away. A Sea King landed in the fields at the back of my house in thick fog, then took off again following the motorway. Anywhere in Britain there are loads of RAF jets.

07-09-2003, 07:57 PM
I'll trade you your Ju52 for the dozens of darn F-16's that wake me up every morning. Jeez, I hate living on base!

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07-09-2003, 08:16 PM
I live right under a air traffic highway. And during airshows at ontario place ive seen every. Hell I saw a B-2 spirit fly over before. Ive seen C-5 galaxies, C-130s a bunch of stuff.
I was even there when the british nimrod crashed into the radioactive lake ontario.

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07-09-2003, 08:21 PM
Oh yes! /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

The other day, I was sitting down browsing the 'net, when suddenly I hear the TREMENDOUS roar outside! It quickly passes, and I didn't catch a glimpse of what it was... but about half a minute later it happened again, and then again. Naturally curious, I go outside, and what do I see??

I see a Spitfire doing a private display over Moor Park Mansion! It must have come out of Duxford, and it wasn't flying any higher than 150 feet!

Truly a very memorable experience /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

07-09-2003, 08:27 PM
The usual sports and comercial airliners,but a few year ago I heard a deep powerfull sound that didn´t sound like those usual sports planes,checked it out and saw a P51 Mustang flying by,circled around a few times and then went of.First time I saw and heard one for real.

07-09-2003, 09:50 PM
seen a JU 52 taking off fromthe local airport all painted up in LW markings on its way to the EAA at oshkosh

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Erich 'Bubi' Hartmann "Karaya One"

07-09-2003, 10:10 PM
Probably no-one knows anything about the historic aviation in Holland but, here goes my story...

It was many years ago, somewhere near my house. We always have a summer bbq with the whole street, just for fun. During the day, there is a kids party (for the kids from the street) and there where a few kids games and an aircushion. Anyways, I had little to do so, I went there also and helping out ppl who arranged the stuff for the bbq that evening.

SO there I was, talking to silly ppl and drinking silly drinks and then I heard a low kind if rumble in the sky. First I thought it was yet another DC-3 of wich we had 3 or 4 flying around in the sky in Holland so, I looked, a little bored to the sky and my mouth dropped wide open. It was NOT the usual DC-3 but, an A-26 invader instead! I didn't recognize it immediatly because, I hadn't seen it before but, it really came over very low. And there I was, screaming and shouting in the middle of the square... I grabbed the first person next to me and pointed at the sky "look, look, this is a very rare plane, and even I don't know what it is"

Anyways, it even circeld a few times at about 300-600 ft so, that was pretty low and I had a really good look at it.

back home, (after the bbq) I did a little research and learned that it was indeed the A-26 invader, owned by a rich dutch guy. It was silver and had a nose art of an almost naked lady with the text "Hard to get". It allready won a prize for "best warbird bomber" somewhere in the US and it really came as a surprise for me. I really read some good magazines about aviation and I am always intrested in historic aviation but, this aircraft came as a complete surprise! Much publicity wasn't given at all.

Maybe that was a message for things to come. The Dutch aviation authorities, thought that this beautifull aircraft didn't had any historic value for Holland and so, it wasn't allowed to fly anymore...

quite sad...

I could tell you more sad stories about the Dutch aviation authorities but, that is not what the thread is about.

Anyways, I was real happy it came over and circled that day. And you know what was so strange? exactly a year later, again on the day of the big BBQ, It did the same again!

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07-09-2003, 10:23 PM
Every summer Chicago holds it's "Air & Water Show" along our lovely beach here.

One summer in college I happened to be kinda living with a girl who was living in her parents condo on the 16th floor along the beach and they'd moved to Ohio, yes it was sweet setup.

Anyway, Friday morning we are awaken and shaken out of bed by what sounds and feels like a frickin earthquake, scaring the absolute sh!t out of us. I run to the window to see this silhouette flying off in the distance few seconds later a B1 at full after burner flys a few hundred yards away from the building and about the altitude of the condo floor and shakes it to holy hell again. That turned out to be the opener of the show, a low pass at full afterburner coming from behind the crowd to scare the beejeezus-belt out of 'em. We had experienced the practice run and would go onto see them do it for 2 more days, not as scary as that first unexpected run though, thought the apocalypse had arrived.

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07-09-2003, 10:25 PM
ive had a B-17 fly over once. pretty sweet sound

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07-09-2003, 10:33 PM
A couple of weeks ago I saw a Stearman PT-17 and the B-25J "Show Me" fly low over my house on the way to an airshow about 25 miles away. Quite a beautiful sight. The next day I went to the show and after talking to the pilot,he graciously let me sit in cockpit of "Show Me"(typically off-limits). I don't know if anyone of you has ever been in a '25, but it's awesome. Fits like a glove... I wanted see the Stearman up-close ,but they had it roped off/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif Anyway it was great fun. I'd better stop before I start rambling.../i/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

07-09-2003, 11:39 PM
One time, at my grandparents' house, my bro and I were playing outside and suddenly four F-18 Hornets screeched over the house at totally low altitude. We ran inside yelling and screaming about it! It was too cool!

Also, my family's vacation spot is on a nice beach in Lewes, DE. One day we were in the water and a squadron of F-16s flew over on partol, and later returned. This happened the second day as well (this was around 2002, where partols from 9/11 were still happening.) Then, on the second day that the '16s flew over, two A-10s flew over and started circling around on NAV training.

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07-09-2003, 11:51 PM
Lots of A-10s fly over my place.

Message Edited on 07/09/0305:51PM by Ultimate_Stuka

07-10-2003, 12:33 AM
Considering i live right next to Sterwart Airport, a former Airforce base and an ANG base, i see alot of nice planes. /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

07-10-2003, 04:08 AM
I have low-flying transport planes flying over my house occasionally, but not lately. They are coming from the Vienna airforce reserve base. My Grandparent's house is a hub of activity, as they live a mile from the base, and in the line of all activity leaving that base!! Of course, it could have been worse. The jet fighters were relocated to another base right after they moved in. Sheer luck.

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07-10-2003, 07:53 AM
A Finnish F-18 flew past my window once at what seemed to be at roof top altitude (WTF?!). I was more than a bit puzzled and asked myself what the hell a FAF aircraft was doing over Southern Sweden. Turned it was part of a joint Swedish-Finnish exercise...

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07-10-2003, 08:06 AM
Live 150 meters from the threshold of the runway here, and it's one of the long runways in north-atlantic, actually I've seen alot, but the enginesound I'll never forget is the sound of the "Albatros" seaplane that came through a couple of years ago....... They almost put more oil than gas on that bird.