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birdboybowley

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England
Finally got a reply from the CAA regarding the incident in post #419:

Thank you for using the online form regarding G-MZPJ low flying at Pagham Bird Sanctuary on 10/01/2018. Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding. In some cases we will need to seek specialist advice from the relevant department in the CAA which can take longer if your email is more complex.

The Civil Aviation Authority’s General Aviation Unit assessed your report and subsequently asked the pilot to come into the CAA for an interview.

After the matter was put to the pilot he responded by saying that he was always very conscious about low flying and that he was aware of the 500 foot rule and always flies with a chart. He accepted that he disturbed the birds and he apologised for the concern and disturbance he caused you.

The GAU took the appropriate action by asking the pilot to undergo at least two hours of practical navigation training . This has now been completed to a high standard and the CAA are satisfied that the pilot has now been fully briefed. The pilot has assured them that in the future he will avoid flying low over Bird Sanctuary’s.

We thank you for bringing it to our attention and I will ensure that your report is logged onto our complaints and enquiries database for future reference.


Love the spelling of 'sanctuaries'.......!
 

Andy Adcock

Well-known member
England
Finally got a reply from the CAA regarding the incident in post #419:

Thank you for using the online form regarding G-MZPJ low flying at Pagham Bird Sanctuary on 10/01/2018. Please accept our apologies for the delay in responding. In some cases we will need to seek specialist advice from the relevant department in the CAA which can take longer if your email is more complex.

The Civil Aviation Authority’s General Aviation Unit assessed your report and subsequently asked the pilot to come into the CAA for an interview.

After the matter was put to the pilot he responded by saying that he was always very conscious about low flying and that he was aware of the 500 foot rule and always flies with a chart. He accepted that he disturbed the birds and he apologised for the concern and disturbance he caused you.

The GAU took the appropriate action by asking the pilot to undergo at least two hours of practical navigation training . This has now been completed to a high standard and the CAA are satisfied that the pilot has now been fully briefed. The pilot has assured them that in the future he will avoid flying low over Bird Sanctuary’s.

We thank you for bringing it to our attention and I will ensure that your report is logged onto our complaints and enquiries database for future reference.


Love the spelling of 'sanctuaries'.......!

I for one, think that this is a pretty comprehensive reply and quite satisfactory outcome?
 

Bird_Bill

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F-15 variants will be around for awhile yet.
Still come down here from the city, during flight test.
 

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Chosun Juan

Given to Fly
Australia - Aboriginal
Just in case any of the flyboys n gals on this thread are interested, I've posted a few nice sounding youtube videos of WW2 piston engined aerial hot rods over on the Rev Head Heaven thread ...... (posts 16, 17, 18, 19, and 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, and 81) :flyaway:
along with a whole host of other mechanical goodliness :) :t:
https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=3764627#post3764627




Chosun :gh:
 
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Chosun Juan

Given to Fly
Australia - Aboriginal
Great Sounding Merlin Engine " Spitfire Sounds "

Not quite hot rodded enough to post on the Rev Head thread, but I imagine will be well appreciated here - especially those from 'old blighty' ...... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5rGyP6SSYM

If a gathering of crows is known as a "murder of crows" , and a gathering of owls is known as a "parliament of owls" , then surely this formation flyby at the end of this clip must be known as a ........ "reassurance of spits" :t:

I will leave it to the true plane spotters to work out if they are all spits, and what Mk ..... I just know it sounds good ! :D




Chosun :gh:
 

Farnboro John

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A Study In Scarlet

From the Shuttleworth Trust's Heritage Day on 2 September - once again blessed with balmy airs and blazing sunshine - first of all a set of a remarkable aeroplane, winner of an air race from England to Australia. The de Havilland DH88 Comet Grosvenor House was one of three built by that company of British aviation geniuses, but G-ACSS triumphed against all comers despite being a tricky aeroplane to fly, with no compromises to crew comfort or ability, just an amazingly streamlined aeroplane for 1934 (the Spitfire was still three years from its final, legendary looks) with the tankage and speed to make the series of hops to take it across the world.

And that red colour..... Enzo who?

Ah, de Havilland. :t:

John
 

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Farnboro John

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Rhapsody in Blue

Part the First: The incomparably beautiful Spitfire, here in its unarmed reconnaissance guise, painted a colour called PRU (Photographic Reconnaissance Unit) Blue - also possibly the most stunning paint devised by hand of man for a creature of the air. Two PR XI Spitfires took off for flypasts together, then to display individually, slipping the surly bonds of earth to show the elegance of their lines and power under those sleek cowlings for no better reason than our entertainment. This set shows the subdued RAF markings of PL983 under the hands of one of our great warbird display pilots, John Romain.

John
 

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Farnboro John

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Rhapsody in Blue

Part the Second: Peter Teichman, another great warbird display pilot who sadly retires from such work at the end of this season, in his own Spitfire PR XI wearing the more flamboyant RAF markings brought in towards the end of WWII when being mistaken for the enemy by Allies was a greater risk than being found by an all but defeated Luftwaffe. He too showed off the Spitfire to great advantage, perhaps particularly delighting the togs with plenty of topside views and exciting angles.

To finish off, back to de Havilland, and their classic 1930s biplane airliner the Rapide: here shown (topically!) in the eggshell blue colours of Scillonian Airways. How nice it would be to travel in this classic to St Mary's......

John
 

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PYRTLE

Old Berkshire Boy
Stunningly clean lines and beautiful, beautiful plane, brilliantly captured John against a clear blue sky. This finishes off a wonderful evening seeing the rings of Saturn clearly for the first time ever, just after 2130hrs. ( x 50 through my birding scope ). Pair of F15s as well, practicising at 2000ft. with occassional afterburners.
Thank you for posting.
 
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Farnboro John

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Cheers Guys,

This summer has been one of the best airshow seasons for many years and I hope I have taken the fullest possible advantage of it!

John
 

string boozel

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Got over to the second day of the Battle of Britain airshow at Duxford where the weather turned out alright after an unpromising start. A few aircraft couldn't fly due to the conditions but many could and standards were as high as ever. Highlight for me was a first opportunity to see an F35 though the sound of all those glorious piston engines is always great. Pictures are of the F35, a flypast with the F35, the Lancaster and a Tornado, a duo of Gnats, a P51 and a Spitfire Mk 1.
 

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string boozel

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Another selection from today. Catalina, B17, Lancaster, DH Dove and Percival Pembroke.
 

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