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Could this be the best picture ever taken of that bird called Vera.

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by kermitboy1, Sep 22, 2014.

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    Damn that's a awesome picture! Bet it was a pure rush looking out that gun turret from such an iconic air craft! Not only that but to also look out and see that view!!! Wow!
     
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    Your not kidding. I hate flying, but given the chance even I would sit in the back of that, for a view like such. KB1
     
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    She is going home today, back to her Canada. I wonder what send off the 'RAF' boys will give her. KB1
     
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    I'm so happy I got to see these 2 survivers fly over me! They say its probably the last flight they will have given their age and conditions :( so I feel quite lucky to say that I have seen a Lancaster bomber fly over me in my life time :D

    I first heard them flying over me but couldn't spot them... And I wasn't familiar to their engine sound but the loudness was quite scary! I can't help but to imagine the fear these beauties struck into the enemy when the loaud engine noise cut through the skies not to mention when they had a full squadron on a bombing mission!
     
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    now thats impressive. as an engineer, i have had the honour to work on one of our best pieces of flying metal - the typhoon. as such, i attended a few flying shows and saw many planes. the sight of a squadron of typhoons flying over was awesome, but nothing compared to the sight of a lancaster bomber being led by a hurricane fighter, and flanked by a spitfire fighter on each side. the sound of the rolls royce merlin engine was unbelievable, a sound and feel, ​that you will never forget
     
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    Was at North Cotes when the two Lancasters came flying low over the airfield, all the lads stopped shooting to go out and see the two legends fly just over our heads, amazing sight, the noise from the Merlin engines was just awesome.
     
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    In the summer I was up my unit and a spitfire, hurricane and a Lancaster flew over the farm building. They were so low my daughter and I waved at them as we could see the pilots.

    The noise was awesome and being only 42 makes me wonder what it must have been like to see 50 or more in the sky when we wre at war. Kids must have been in or of the sight especially if living near an air field.

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    what makes a good picture into great picture is sometimes more about what you leave out! shame the duel carriageway/motorway is right through the centre of the pic...
     
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    I was driving through the Welsh valleys once and heard an amazing noise from above. I pulled over and watched a Lancaster cruising over. Better than any air show I've been too.
     
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    Great pictures. My wife was in our paddock at the beginning of the summer and our Lanc from the memorial flight was coming straight across through the valley. She waved so frantically at the passing sight of such a lovely bird, and the crew, bless them, waggled the wings for my Shirley. It brought a tear to my lovely wife's eye's.

    She talks about that moment so often, and probably will for ever more.

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    That is just superb, what must it have been like to hear a complete squadron pass over head. Lovely. KB1
     
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    That is one hell of a pic, it does make you proud. Lots of stuff on the news lately about both world wars boy do we owe a debt to those generations.
     
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    It was enough to make a grown man cry , its something I will never forget :(
     
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    They flew over practically treetop level where I'm at a few weeks ago, the noise of those Merlins.. Phwoar!
    I'd still like to buy a 109 when I win Euromillions though.. Just to make them jump a little.
     

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