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Author:  Fingers [ Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:23 pm ]
Post subject:  C47 over North Somerset

For today and yesterday a C47 has been flying over my house and I was wondering if anyone knows anything about this?

Its marked up as British what looks like pale grey. So far its been over twice today and went over about 5 times yesterday, with about 45 mins between each pass. I live in Clevedon, filton is just up the road and then you have other various airfields dotted all over the place.

Was wondering if anyone knows anything about this one, has it recently been restored and is have checks to make sure its air worthy?

I just wish it could fly over every day!

Author:  penance [ Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: C47 over North Somerset

I live about 1/2 mile from Filton airfield and not seen a C47 here, mores the pity.
Seen plenty of the spit tho lately.

Author:  Tailspin [ Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: C47 over North Somerset

Jon,

Did it look like this:

Image

If it did, it's Air Atlantique's G-AMPY. Not sure what it was doing although it may have something to do with pleasure flights as the powers that be have said that they can't do it any more.

Aha... I may have been right. From tomorrow to the 29th the Farewell Tour will be in Cardiff.

Link:

Goodbye Dakotas

Paul

Author:  Fingers [ Thu Jun 26, 2008 13:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: C47 over North Somerset

Thats it Paul, KK116.

Been over 4 times now, shame I didnt know anything about it as I would have loved to had a flight in one. Im in Cardiff on Saturday so I may see it again!

Anyone know where its flying from now as its not listed as doing anything at present?

Author:  safariswing [ Thu Jun 26, 2008 20:52 pm ]
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Heres the last tour dates...

http://www.classicflight.com/goodbyeDakotas

Author:  REME 245 [ Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:47 am ]
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Its been flying out of Bristol Airport doing trips.

It was on the local news.

Author:  ford369 [ Fri Jun 27, 2008 18:16 pm ]
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if you can get on a flight I would urge you to do it now as they are stopping in a few weeks for good ,I flew in KK116 from Jersey in may out of Normandy beaches and had a great time sadly never to be repeated go on do it you know you want to
Nigel

Author:  Panzer man [ Fri Jun 27, 2008 18:28 pm ]
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More eu bullshat why do we keep listening to them? Passengers going in these planes know they are not modern planes with the same safety standards and in doing so must have thought the risk to be small, we should be allowed to make our own decisions we are adults at the end of the day, well maybe some of us are :roll: :wink:

Author:  ford369 [ Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: C47 over North Somerset

Panzer man wrote:
More eu bullshat why do we keep listening to them? Passengers going in these planes know they are not modern planes with the same safety standards and in doing so must have thought the risk to be small, we should be allowed to make our own decisions we are adults at the end of the day, well maybe some of us are :roll: :wink:


you are not an adult able to make your own decisions until the EU says you are!!!!!

Author:  Ranger Phil [ Sat Jun 28, 2008 10:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: C47 over North Somerset

yup thats the one i flew on at durham tees valley, what an experience it was.

once in a life time experience, tell you it was the noiseiest cattery bumpy plane ride ive ever been on but it was the best flight ive ever had :D

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