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Author Topic: My Name is Colin and I'm a PLANE SPOTTER  (Read 11060 times)

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malc41

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Re: My Name is Colin and I'm a PLANE SPOTTER
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2009, 03:28:23 PM »
And I thought nothing was worn under a kilt?
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Re: My Name is Colin and I'm a PLANE SPOTTER
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2009, 03:37:56 PM »
And I thought nothing was worn under a kilt?

Nothing is worn under the Kilt it is all in good working order!
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Re: My Name is Colin and I'm a PLANE SPOTTER
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2009, 03:47:43 PM »
Colin - I didn't live near Heathrow - but every half term holiday (and  the main  school holidays ) we would  catch a Royal Blue coach from Southampton for a day  planespotting at "LAP".

A Jetstream Starliner  was the  last Lockheed Constellation development --- just about the ultimate in  prop airliners...

There is  picture at this link....
http://www.conniesurvivors.com/pictures/N7311C-Feb62.jpg
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Re: My Name is Colin and I'm a PLANE SPOTTER
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2009, 03:51:04 PM »
Dave,nice picture,but is that Colin in the air-hostess outfit in the background?...we must be told!
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Re: My Name is Colin and I'm a PLANE SPOTTER
« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2009, 03:51:33 PM »
Brimon

They say the old ones are the best :-)
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Re: My Name is Colin and I'm a PLANE SPOTTER
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2009, 03:52:33 PM »
Brimon

They say the old ones are the best :-)

many a fine tune played on an old fiddle,as they say!
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Re: My Name is Colin and I'm a PLANE SPOTTER
« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2009, 03:53:46 PM »
True very true, nothing better than the odd fiddle
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Re: My Name is Colin and I'm a PLANE SPOTTER
« Reply #22 on: May 07, 2009, 03:55:15 PM »
Fiddlers & crossdressers...what kind of forum is this?
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Re: My Name is Colin and I'm a PLANE SPOTTER
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2009, 04:05:27 PM »
A friendly one ;-)
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Re: My Name is Colin and I'm a PLANE SPOTTER
« Reply #24 on: May 07, 2009, 05:46:16 PM »
Dave, I see what you mean about the above. What about an ear splitting VC10 roaring down the runway and clogging up the air with smoke and no do gooders complaining about noise....... happy days :)

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Re: My Name is Colin and I'm a PLANE SPOTTER
« Reply #25 on: May 07, 2009, 05:54:22 PM »
VC-10....maybe -

But now if you said BAC111  I'd go along with that...(Lived  near BAC at  Hurn during the 60-90s)
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Re: My Name is Colin and I'm a PLANE SPOTTER
« Reply #26 on: May 07, 2009, 06:03:05 PM »
Should see the Nimrods, you can spot them miles away
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Re: My Name is Colin and I'm a PLANE SPOTTER
« Reply #27 on: May 07, 2009, 06:12:29 PM »
How about a late 60's aircraft that would have pleased then even today - Bristol Britannia, AKA the Whispering Giant.   
At Liverpool you could NOT hear it even when it ran up to full throttle at the end of the closest runway.
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Re: My Name is Colin and I'm a PLANE SPOTTER
« Reply #28 on: May 07, 2009, 07:18:06 PM »
If distinctive  engine  noises are your thing , there are two that I find very  satisfying.....

First  and top of my list any day - is the   wholly distinctive  sound of a  Dakota....partly at least because I grew up  to the sound of them flying over all day long(BEA/Morton/Derby AW/USAF all in and out of Eastliegh in the  50-s)

The second and rather   more modern as well as totally different ....the sound of an F-104G Starfighter as it does a curving run past at low  level. That sound is totally unique.
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Re: My Name is Colin and I'm a PLANE SPOTTER
« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2009, 09:28:00 PM »
Props: TU-144 and AN-22, closely followed by the York, the Elizabethan and the Electra
 (Dates me a bit)

Jets: Coronado and B-52....or for lots of noise the TU-104 or English Electric Lightning

That's enough excitement for me for one night - back to my window box....

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