D-DAY 75 Dakota flight

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Jim Spurgeon
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D-DAY 75 Dakota flight

Post by Jim Spurgeon » Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:08 am

Hi everyone. I have been able to get Wednesday afternoon off and I'm planning to head to Colchester with the camera. Just wondering if anyone else is about and would like to meet up. I believe they're expected over Colchester approximately 2:15

Jim

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Re: D-DAY 75 Dakota flight

Post by Redbloodcorpuscle » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:21 am

I will join you in spirit but will be doing my photographs in Sudbury at about 2 pm with the hope that they fly overhead. I think that I will go to the water meadows down past the leisure centre as it is a wide open space and if by chance they don’t come over I’ll hunt for a kingfisher or at least a duck or swan, so it won’t be completely wasted.

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Re: D-DAY 75 Dakota flight

Post by Jim Spurgeon » Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:15 pm

This is what they have posted for flight route. They will be in formation between the red lines, therefore I think you will be perfectly placed Bruce
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Re: D-DAY 75 Dakota flight

Post by Redbloodcorpuscle » Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:30 pm

I saw that and the simplified version

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Re: D-DAY 75 Dakota flight

Post by Robbo » Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:24 pm

Thats handy, they’ll be flying right over my garden 😊

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Re: D-DAY 75 Dakota flight

Post by Lisa » Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:50 pm

And mine!
Although there is a field on top of a hill with open skies nearby so I will wander over there.

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Re: D-DAY 75 Dakota flight

Post by Robbo » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:17 pm

Oh hum! The best part of 2 hours spent at a cold and windy Abbey Field in Colchester waiting for the much publicised 34 Dakota’s flying over the Barracks in formation. Turned out to be rather a let down as they came by in dribs and drabs and about 3 miles off course.

My camera wasn’t troubled.

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Re: D-DAY 75 Dakota flight

Post by Redbloodcorpuscle » Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:29 pm

I arrived just after 1pm at Sudbury water meadows. They flew over sometime after 4pm and about 1/2 mile away, so much cropping to do even though shot at 500mm.
At least I saw them.

Bruce

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