Anyone Watching The RAF Flypast Today?

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Spymaster, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    1pm over London.

    Where are you going to be?
  2. souljacker

    souljacker A bit of skullduggery

    I'm in the city today so will pop out for a vape if I remember.
  3. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    People near Boris Johnson's house in Angel advised to take cover at 1250 and await the all clear
  4. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    Blimey, up to 100 planes, sounds very impressive.

    Great for people in Suffolk, Essex & London, but sadly not for us in Sussex. :mad:
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  5. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    tell you what, as a gesture of Londoners kindness you have them in Sussex, we'll suffer in silence.
  6. Rebelda

    Rebelda Nearly as bad as Badgers

    Oooh I'll be well placed to watch if I remember to step out in time. One of my patients is an RAF parachute vet, I'll ask him if he wants to see it :)
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  7. toblerone3

    toblerone3 Grrrrr

    Are all these old planes airworthy. Worried about one crashing over Central London.
  8. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    It will be going pretty much over my house (it seems to be following the a12) but I'm at bloody work today. Wife and son will be in the garden watching though.
  9. twentythreedom

    twentythreedom Patterdale Terrorist

    Yes, and Dorset has been overlooked again :mad:

    Planey flying twats :facepalm:
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  10. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

    No. I am not and I am most displeased. :mad:

    toblerone3 they are probably better looked after and more stringently checked than most passenger planes so should be fine. :)
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  11. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Riding a Brompton with a power meter.

    Yeah... they really aren't but it'll still probably be fine.
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  12. spitfire

    spitfire Toast

  13. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    Sirens wailing in n1
  14. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    well yeah. Londoners just have to trust as well as put our fingers in our ears.
    It's just that after the helicopter crash in Vauxhall and the tourist attraction plane that hit a road near Brighton, the idea of being used as a backdrop for an ancient aircraft photoshoot doesn't really appeal. Sorry.
    There's plenty of space in Surrey or Kent, and they have some claim for celebrating the Battle of Britain, while no older Londoner I've ever spoken to has mentioned the glamour of dogfights high in the sky, just the terror of being in the Blitz.
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  15. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Every man and every woman is a star

    The maintenance records of the aircraft will be under scrutiny after one falls on Boris Johnson's house. But the damage will be done. :)
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  16. Mrs Miggins

    Mrs Miggins There's been a slight cheese accident

    6 fucking humongous helicopters just flew over my house making one hell of a racket :eek:
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  17. newbie

    newbie undisambiguated

    I couldn't see it/them but everything rattled :(
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  18. colacubes

    colacubes Well-Known Member

    Shoddy photo as it took me surprise as I walked the dog but yes a shit load of chinooks in formation over West Norwood :cool:

  19. gosub

    gosub ~#

    Has Harry got another note from his gran? Seriously should have had a shave
  20. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    I’m in Hyde Park now. Huge security 4 plod helicopters up and loads of road closures. The planes were great but thev high point so far was watch a typically pushy cyclist, who the rules obviously don’t apply to, trying to cycle round a barrier with a copper controlling traffic in front of it.

    He gave her such an almighty bollocking that she started crying!
  21. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

  22. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

  23. cupid_stunt

    cupid_stunt Dyslexic King Cnut the Great.

    Glad you are having such a good day, spy. :thumbs: :D
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  24. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

  25. Schmetterling

    Schmetterling I saw something nasty in the woodshed!

    Saw it. It was fabulous. I am in utter awe of the pilots’ skills.
  26. kebabking

    kebabking Unfettered ambition

    oh Christ, don't tell them that for fucks sake...

    the stars of the show were of course the Mighty Wokkas, though i liked the F-35's, they did look rather tasty. the overall highlight for those of us burdened with more glorious purpose however was the RAF Parade Commander, who looked like she'd ironed her uniform with a wooden pallet. my crustacian colleague is currently squirming in embarrassment, which is the natural and rightful condition for any Crab with even an atom of self-awareness.

    the barrier monkeys got an ironic cheer for not shooting the Queen.
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  27. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    Sniff. Makes you proud to be Dutch.
  28. Rebelda

    Rebelda Nearly as bad as Badgers

    Fucking missed it :mad: heard it but couldn't go outside.
  29. souljacker

    souljacker A bit of skullduggery

    I quite enjoyed that, got a really good view from the city
  30. Spymaster

    Spymaster Cockney Wanker

    Anyone still West End-ish fancy a beer?

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