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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 86.168.160.222
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 05:30 pm:   

...about two inches above the roof!
Scary!
Must be the Clacton Air Show.
Disturbed my watching of 'Deal or No Deal'.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
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Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.26.90.161
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 05:46 pm:   

We had them in Whitby on Monday. Pretty good stuff.

They charged £14,000 a show, you know.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 86.168.160.222
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 05:58 pm:   

I'm afraid I get a bit blasť about the Red Arrows, having seen and heard them just above my roof every year since I moved here in 1995.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.177.173.198
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 06:29 pm:   

I've only ever seen them properly twice - back when I used to go to the Biggin Hill Airshow every year they'd always be on last, so as soon as they appeared we always made for the car park before the rush. Still got stuck though. And saw a plane crash once too, although not a Red Arrow.
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Karim Ghahwagi (Karim)
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Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 80.163.6.13
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 08:06 pm:   

Seen them once.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 82.38.75.85
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 11:32 pm:   

My dad and his friend were watching Bournemouth Air Show from a vantage point they found last weekend. They saw the Red Arrows too, but he said they couldn't do all their stunts as the cloud was too low by that time. He has a bit of a thing about planes so he really enjoyed it. He loved the Vulcans apparently, what ever they are (I thought they were in Star Trek myself! )
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.177.173.198
Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2009 - 11:54 pm:   

One year at Biggin Hill the Arrows did a quick turn at midday then went off somewhere - when they came back we were sure there was one less, and when we returned home we saw on the news that they had gone for a display at Brighton, and one plane had clipped the mast on a small sailing boat and had "splashed down".
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
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Posted From: 86.26.90.161
Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 - 08:05 am:   

They do a different act for low cloud. They just drive around a car park avoiding each other at 20mph. It's not really the same, but they've travelled down and been paid, so . . . :-)
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
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Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 - 08:36 am:   

But seriously, they do now have an act for low cloud. That's what we say the other day.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

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Posted From: 86.168.160.222
Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 - 09:26 am:   

We all have an act for low cloud. They call it making the best of things amid the worst of things.
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Gary Fry (Gary_fry)
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Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 - 09:34 am:   

Weather we like it or not.
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Mark_lynch (Mark_lynch)
Username: Mark_lynch

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 89.168.189.118
Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 - 11:46 am:   

They should do it at night, bunch of lights in formation in the sky. Went to a wedding in rural Suffolk last weekend, and we released some Chinese lanterns (note: drunks, paper and fire do not go well). They floated in eerie majesty beneath the speckled stars and the band of the Milky Way, right over some woodland called Rendelsham Forest . . .
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
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Posted From: 82.38.75.85
Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 - 01:54 pm:   

>>..right over some woodland called Rendelsham Forest . . .<<

So, is it all burnt down now, Mark?

I think it was just the bit where the Red Arrows "dive bomb" from right up high which my dad was saying they couldn't do. He was particularly looking forward to that bit. Bear in mind he is 86 so his communications are a little bit garbled nowadays!
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Zed (Gary_mc)
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Posted From: 213.219.8.243
Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 - 01:56 pm:   

Speckled stars? Ae they, like, stars with acne?
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Zed (Gary_mc)
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Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 - 01:56 pm:   

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Mark_lynch (Mark_lynch)
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Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 88.110.58.21
Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 - 01:59 pm:   

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Mark_lynch (Mark_lynch)
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Posted From: 88.110.58.21
Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 - 01:59 pm:   

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Mark_lynch (Mark_lynch)
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Posted From: 88.110.58.21
Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 - 02:00 pm:   

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For a bit of rural laughter.
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Mark_lynch (Mark_lynch)
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Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 88.110.58.21
Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 - 02:02 pm:   

No Caroline, the forest is upstanding still, far as I know. Rendelsham's famous for being the UK's Roswell. I'm mildly intrigued to know if there's been any UFO reports there from last weekend . . .
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 86.168.160.222
Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 - 02:02 pm:   

Clacton Air Show is just starting up again - for its second day ... batten down the hatches.

Actually, this time I'm going down outside. See you later.
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Mark_lynch (Mark_lynch)
Username: Mark_lynch

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 88.110.58.21
Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 - 02:20 pm:   

Ta ra, Des.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 86.168.160.222
Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 - 05:38 pm:   

It was great. The wing-walking girls on bi-planes over the pier were best.
And a Red Arrow today went only two inches above my head this time - with very little exaggeration!
My wife and daughter and I ended up in the Kingscliff for a Kronenberg. Just got back.
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 82.38.75.85
Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 - 06:34 pm:   

Glad you enjoyed it, Des. But just one Kronenberg between the three of you? Are you trying to save money?
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 86.168.160.222
Posted on Friday, August 28, 2009 - 07:13 pm:   

Well, I had a Kronebberg, and they each had a Dry White Wine Spritzer (with soda). :-)
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 86.168.160.222
Posted on Saturday, August 29, 2009 - 12:19 pm:   

Just for the record, I'm shortly off to the Clacton Beer Festival, where I'm sure I won't be able to get a Kronenberg even if I wanted one.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.177.173.198
Posted on Saturday, August 29, 2009 - 12:24 pm:   

where I'm sure I won't be able to get a Kronenberg even if I wanted one.

Well that's a relief - what's your favourite tipple (as far as beer goes) Des?
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 86.168.160.222
Posted on Saturday, August 29, 2009 - 12:34 pm:   

Well, these festivals have beers with weird and wonderful names, and I forget easily which ones I like. Probably Summer Lightning.
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Des (Des)
Username: Des

Registered: 06-2008
Posted From: 86.168.160.222
Posted on Saturday, August 29, 2009 - 05:31 pm:   

Just got back. Wonderful beers: eg: 'Centurion's Ghost' (from York) and 'Roundhead's Gold'. Wonderful company: Jeff and Martin. Plus much Essex Bling. Infiltration by the Essex Mafia. And a Trad Jazz Band. What else can you want for? :-)
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Carolinec (Carolinec)
Username: Carolinec

Registered: 06-2009
Posted From: 82.38.75.85
Posted on Saturday, August 29, 2009 - 05:57 pm:   

>>'Centurion's Ghost' (from York)<<

I seem to remember the folks who go to the BFS open evenings in York (at York Brewery!) saying that's a particularly good one.

Me? I'm a non-drinker so they all taste horrible to me!

I've just had a nice glass of purple grape juice though - trying to follow a more healthy diet at the moment.
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Allybird (Allybird)
Username: Allybird

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 80.47.8.60
Posted on Saturday, August 29, 2009 - 07:27 pm:   

'Centurion's Ghost' (from York) - nearly did for me - that did and it nearly finished off Pendragon.

Home from Scotland. Got into difficult situations as usual. No news there then:>)

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