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Low Flying Bomber--Irby

Posted By: fish5133

Low Flying Bomber--Irby - 10th Sep 2016 4:51pm

WTF might have been more appropriate. Just stepped out into garden and thought a helicopter was about to crash or try and land in park. Heard it go round again and then saw a very low flying second world war plane--bomber. Scared the proverbial.. Presume there must be a show on somewhere. Looked a bit small for a Lancaster but that sort of shape
Posted By: RUDEBOX

Re: Low Flying Bomber--Irby - 10th Sep 2016 5:03pm

One yesterday and two today flying down the Mersey. Hmmmm
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Low Flying Bomber--Irby - 10th Sep 2016 5:08pm

Portrush air show ????

Could it be heading over to me??
Posted By: fish5133

Re: Low Flying Bomber--Irby - 10th Sep 2016 5:27pm

RAF cut backs?

Keep your ears open lolipop
Posted By: starakita

Re: Low Flying Bomber--Irby - 10th Sep 2016 5:29pm

Maybe to do with the Southport airshow,on today & tomorrow.I've seen the jets a few times,they practice take offs from John Lennon airport
Posted By: Wally1

Re: Low Flying Bomber--Irby - 10th Sep 2016 8:04pm

Battle of Britain flight Lancaster bomber
flew over Wirral this PM before and after
Southport Air Show.
Posted By: fish5133

Re: Low Flying Bomber--Irby - 11th Sep 2016 8:49am

Originally Posted by Wally1
Battle of Britain flight Lancaster bomber
flew over Wirral this PM before and after
Southport Air Show.


Thanks wally..certainly very impressive at that height.
Posted By: fish5133

Re: Low Flying Bomber--Irby - 11th Sep 2016 11:52am

Bugger---just came over again above the back garden--couldn't get camera out fast enough as it circled and went back to southport. Must have dropped its payload over Birkenhead!
Posted By: starakita

Re: Low Flying Bomber--Irby - 11th Sep 2016 2:15pm

I was in New Brighton when it flew over today,it came over Morrisons,flew over the prom& disapeared by the flats.it would have gone by the time I got my phone out & sorted plus I had the dog,very impressive sight though
Posted By: granny

Re: Low Flying Bomber--Irby - 11th Sep 2016 2:21pm

One would have to ask, what is it doing in your neck of the woods, Fish ?
Posted By: Heswall1958

Re: Low Flying Bomber--Irby - 11th Sep 2016 4:15pm

I saw it too as I was driving around the roundabout going towards Heswall . Frightened me too .

Posted By: fish5133

Re: Low Flying Bomber--Irby - 11th Sep 2016 5:59pm

Originally Posted by granny
One would have to ask, what is it doing in your neck of the woods, Fish ?



Think the kids must have left the landing light on
Posted By: mikeeb

Re: Low Flying Bomber--Irby - 11th Sep 2016 6:05pm

Originally Posted by fish5133
Originally Posted by granny
One would have to ask, what is it doing in your neck of the woods, Fish ?



Think the kids must have left the landing light on

Hahahaha laugh
Posted By: Wally1

Re: Low Flying Bomber--Irby - 12th Sep 2016 1:05am

Couple of photos, one out
to sea and the other over
Southport...

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Posted By: steviebyday

Re: Low Flying Bomber--Irby - 12th Sep 2016 10:10am

imagine how the Germans must have felt.
Posted By: fish5133

Re: Low Flying Bomber--Irby - 12th Sep 2016 10:49pm

Originally Posted by steviebyday
imagine how the Germans must have felt.


Probably the same as the Brits when they sent their Fokkers to get us
Posted By: fish5133

Re: Low Flying Bomber--Irby - 15th Sep 2016 6:15pm

Originally Posted by granny
One would have to ask, what is it doing in your neck of the woods, Fish ?


By chance Granny I have a definitive answer to your question
An old gentlemen who lives opposite was 93 and was a bomber or pilot on board Lancaster bombers during the war. It was a fly over his house in recognition of his services.
Nice touch.
Posted By: Excoriator

Re: Low Flying Bomber--Irby - 20th Sep 2016 9:09am

Saw it flying overhead in whilst I was in Sainsbury's car park. I assumed it was a bombing run on their crisps aisle which is far too powerful in my opinion, but alas it wasn't. An inspiring sight none the less to see it so low, but no more so than were it to have been a modern commercial airliner. I think it is about time we stopped fighting WW2.
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