Jubilee fly past x 70 planes!

Marigold4

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Apparently 70 aircraft flying past for the Jubilee on Thursday. Any one got any information about timing and routes please?
 

SEL

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Meeting up down the east coast then dispersing over the home counties. I'll try and find the details from our local FB page
 

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Technically only London. Because of the different flying speeds they disperse very quickly
I'm hoping that we might get something old and interesting overhead here from aircraft en route to or from the flypast. We're well away from London, but are on a regular flight path, so we might get lucky.

As long as it isn't a ruddy hot air balloon!
 

SEL

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It's only a tiny part of England, it's not about excluding Wales, Scotland or N. Ireland. I assume it's a logistical issue for it not to be more widespread. I'm not going to get bent out of shape because it doesn't fly over Cornwall, Merseyside or Newcastle.
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Its purely logistical. Many decades ago my dad organised the Queen's birthday flypast (he's retired air force) and with so many planes needing to be funnelled into London to follow the Thames - all doing different speeds - its a flight controllers nightmare. No way can you have fast jets matching the speed of a spitfire because they'd stall and crash. The formation part is actually very short by necessity. Plus Heathrow gets grounded for that period.

But you can see parts of the fly past on the way in and on dispersal and it makes an 80 year old man very happy if they buzz over Buckinghamshire!!
 

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Its purely logistical. Many decades ago my dad organised the Queen's birthday flypast (he's retired air force) and with so many planes needing to be funnelled into London to follow the Thames - all doing different speeds - its a flight controllers nightmare. No way can you have fast jets matching the speed of a spitfire because they'd stall and crash. The formation part is actually very short by necessity. Plus Heathrow gets grounded for that period.

But you can see parts of the fly past on the way in and on dispersal and it makes an 80 year old man very happy if they buzz over Buckinghamshire!!
Wow how interesting. Thanks for sharing SEL
 

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It should be a noisy day for us, we are not on the official route but around us is flat and and open so they tend to use the airspace over us to practice or group up in military airspace.
You can download Flight Radar, https://www.flightradar24.com/apps. I saw two jets escorting a plane a couple of weeks ago, using the app I could see it was the PM's plane going north.
 

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Its purely logistical. Many decades ago my dad organised the Queen's birthday flypast (he's retired air force) and with so many planes needing to be funnelled into London to follow the Thames - all doing different speeds - its a flight controllers nightmare. No way can you have fast jets matching the speed of a spitfire because they'd stall and crash. The formation part is actually very short by necessity. Plus Heathrow gets grounded for that period.

But you can see parts of the fly past on the way in and on dispersal and it makes an 80 year old man very happy if they buzz over Buckinghamshire!!
This this this. It's also a huge risk doing it over London too, let alone impact on City and Heathrow.
 
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