One for the plane geeks

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  1. Mayor West

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    Something very similar to this (in shape more than anything) flew over the midlands yesterday, it was very loud and very fast, had high pitched whine to it. Very curious to know what it was as it's so different to anything I've ever seen? Pretty certain it can't be the one in the picture, that looks more like a glider!
     
  2. meeesh

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    So it's true about them there aliens coming then
     
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  3. Blue Feather

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    Probably a De Haviland Vampire if it was a jet with the whine from the Goblin engine
     

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    Was it this one? The only Vampire left flying in the UK according to wiki.

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  6. Mayor West

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    Think you've got it bang on there! Just watched a YouTube video of it, must be it. Thought it was a very modern thing but turns out it was from 1946!?!
     
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    Thanks for the info FBSF.
    I collect Airline Playing Cards and have a full list of more than 2000 images of all known Airline cards.

    Never seen this one before and couldn`t find it on Google.My mistake as I was looking for something titled "Avisco" and not "Avispo".
    Need to go to to Specsavers it appears.
    Cheers mate.
     
  8. Mayor West

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    Yes mate it must have been, any way of finding out when it flew you reckon?
     
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    Akaflieg Stutgartt Wasp, only one ever built by the Stutgartt university, has a ducted pusher prop which produces the distinctive whining noise ( think angry Kop ) :)

    Late again :(

    And the prop isnt ducted.... fail big time.
    However, yesterday for the first time i saw a flock of parakeets in the Urmston area funnily enough they flew fast and made a whining noise
     
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  10. Mayor West

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    I don't think it was that, but I honestly can't say for sure.
     

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