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#718955 - 23rd Aug 2012 12:35pm Low Flying Chinook.
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At 12:30 today saw a low flying Chinook over prenton, I heard the heavy thumping rotor blades and knew it wasnt the police chopper for a change. Flying low over Prenton towards Liverpool, It was nice to see one as you dont get to see them very often. Anyone else see it or know why it might be in the area (air show, etc)?

Or have the police got serious? laugh


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#718956 - 23rd Aug 2012 12:42pm Re: Low Flying Chinook. [Re: rhoobarb2002]
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Its just passed over our house in huyton....awesome looking machine..

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#718957 - 23rd Aug 2012 12:44pm Re: Low Flying Chinook. [Re: brady]
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they fly up and down the mersey a lot!!

used to see them when we lived on the prom.

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#718959 - 23rd Aug 2012 12:48pm Re: Low Flying Chinook. [Re: mrhanky]
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They have just flew over neston,

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#718961 - 23rd Aug 2012 12:54pm Re: Low Flying Chinook. [Re: rhoobarb2002]
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It circled Murray fields hospital I think so may be just a training flight ,unless they dropped a diver off there

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#718962 - 23rd Aug 2012 12:54pm Re: Low Flying Chinook. [Re: ukpaul30]
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They fly over warrington most days

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#718963 - 23rd Aug 2012 12:55pm Re: Low Flying Chinook. [Re: rhoobarb2002]
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ran outside with my camera only to realise Ididnt have a memory card inside frown

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#718964 - 23rd Aug 2012 12:55pm Re: Low Flying Chinook. [Re: rhoobarb2002]
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i seen it over prenton that time, awesomely loud especially inside
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#718965 - 23rd Aug 2012 12:59pm Re: Low Flying Chinook. [Re: rhoobarb2002]
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Excellent machinery, flew over our yard at work smile
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#718969 - 23rd Aug 2012 1:02pm Re: Low Flying Chinook. [Re: rhoobarb2002]
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I guess there must be areas where people see them a lot and the novelty may wear off. I would bet the people that live near the aircraft place in Cheshire are used to seeing the Beluga (only saw it once over Cheshire Oaks), but I cant remember seeing a chinook over the Wirral, so it was certainly a novelty to me lol. Novelty or not they certainly are a very impressive sight (and sound).


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#718971 - 23rd Aug 2012 1:04pm Re: Low Flying Chinook. [Re: rhoobarb2002]
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I was driving past the big asda just off the m53 and could see it landing behind loads of trees, which am guessing is the helicopter pad for murrfileds/arrow park hospitals!!

Would love a trip in one there massive
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#719001 - 23rd Aug 2012 3:37pm Re: Low Flying Chinook. [Re: rhoobarb2002]
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I live in Buckinghamshire and we are very used to them flying around here, we get a lot of Hercules flying low too. Mind you I did get the shock of my life the other week when I was driving through the centre of Bedford and a Chinook landed on a piece of waste ground right in the town centre!

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#719014 - 23rd Aug 2012 4:31pm Re: Low Flying Chinook. [Re: rhoobarb2002]
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I was in Liverpool One & it flew over us. I will never tire of seeing & hearing them, but then rotor porn does it for me every time grin Had I not been so speechless and excited as a kid on christmas eve I'd have got my camera out & took a picture of it.
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#719115 - 23rd Aug 2012 11:00pm Re: Low Flying Chinook. [Re: sandstorm]
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I live in Buckinghamshire and we are very used to them flying around here, we get a lot of Hercules flying low too. Mind you I did get the shock of my life the other week when I was driving through the centre of Bedford and a Chinook landed on a piece of waste ground right in the town centre!


my mate got a lift to countess of chester in a seaking, ask the matleots as it was on there way back and got a lift couldnt see crab air doing the same haha. if anyone ever gets oppurtunity to fly in a military chopeer do it!
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#719286 - 24th Aug 2012 4:40pm Re: Low Flying Chinook. [Re: rhoobarb2002]
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if it had 1 wheel at the front instead of two what would it be
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