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Re: Overflights - September 2017
« Reply #100 on: September 30, 2017, 07:12:56 PM »
It`s unlikely to have been G-ARDS,it has been resident in York since 2013.

Was it a high,mid or low mounted wing ?
Probably best not to go into too much detail here,because someone must have been rather naughty to fly at low height. ;)
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Re: Overflights - September 2017
« Reply #101 on: September 30, 2017, 08:07:39 PM »
High mounted wing from what I remember. Didn't realize G-Ards was away.

Edited my original post so as its not too detailed. Was a fun flypast to say the least lol.
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Re: Overflights - September 2017
« Reply #102 on: September 30, 2017, 08:15:16 PM »
I`m sure it was a fun thing to see - hopefully no one will go gurning to the powers that be. :D
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Re: Overflights - September 2017
« Reply #103 on: September 30, 2017, 10:10:21 PM »
It`s unlikely to have been G-ARDS,it has been resident in York since 2013.

Was it a high,mid or low mounted wing ?
Probably best not to go into too much detail here,because someone must have been rather naughty to fly at low height. ;)

Could fly at 1ft if you wished, just need to be 500ft away from any person or object!

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Re: Overflights - September 2017
« Reply #104 on: October 01, 2017, 09:23:56 AM »
There was a Red Thing at EGAD yesterday, departed around 16:05 / 16:10

Times and outline correspond with IoM-based C42 G-CEGZ.

Update 2: G-CEGZ confirmed as still in standard white.  So still puzzled.

Perhaps Thruster G-CBVA over for a visit from the western hangars?
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Re: Overflights - September 2017
« Reply #105 on: October 01, 2017, 01:27:26 PM »
There was a Red Thing at EGAD yesterday, departed around 16:05 / 16:10

Times and outline correspond with IoM-based C42 G-CEGZ which visited but I've never seen an all-red C42 before!  I thought they were always white due to the anti-UV coating used.

Update: apparently it can be done, here's a different C42 EI-ELC all-red:

https://flyinginireland.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/EI-ELC-Mark-Dwyer.jpg

Not sure that's a C42? I seen a red taildragger flying low round 5:50pm. That was round the South Down area heading south. It would match better with the description here

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Re: Overflights - September 2017
« Reply #106 on: October 01, 2017, 01:37:49 PM »
Not sure that's a C42? 

Dunno either, that's the only evidence I have :(

Other local red-thing options:

TAYB G-BPHO ( taildragger )
PA22 G-BTKV ( trigear )
X'Air Hawk G-CFJL ( red trigear but with splashes of blue )
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Re: Overflights - September 2017
« Reply #107 on: October 01, 2017, 04:17:39 PM »
I wonder could it have been a Land Africa,or an Aeronca of some type - they look similar to the C42.  :-\
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Re: Overflights - September 2017
« Reply #108 on: October 02, 2017, 10:53:38 AM »
The EGAD Red Thing was resident X'Air Hawk G-CFJL.  Landed back around 17:25.

So just the South Down Red Thing remains a mystery.