/ Spitfire over Bristol
A truly wonderful sight and sound.
Gutted! What time? There was some other horrid plane doing circuits over the suspension bridge at about midday but certainly not a Spitfire.
I don't know much about planes. But the spitfire is so iconic, I thought it had to be one?
He was quite the showboater, barrel rolls and all sorts of hair raising manoeuvres. Im sure it's not allowed but I was really hoping he was going to fly under the bridge :)
Made for a very nice back drop to a day's climbing. A sharp contrast in sound to the morning when the gorge was closed and it was peaceful and quite. Im thinking they should close the causeway road one sunday a month so climbers can enjoy..
yep. mid afternoon. At first i couldn't see it but i recognised the sound of the engine instantly :)
Yeah definitely a spitfire. What an awesome sight. Probably the only time I've been climbing and thought "I'd rather be doing that".
I'm envious! The sounds of a Merlin or Griffon are so distinctive that unlike any other aero engine, they always get me searching the sky for the source.
It was really low and VERY loud! :)
Isn't this where, traditionally, we diverge onto Mosquitos and post various Youtube links ...
> Isn't this where, traditionally, we diverge onto Mosquitos and post various Youtube links ...
Oh yeah! Let's have an orgy of aircraft nostalgia.....:)
It's at a German display and you almost expect the guns to open up ;) Whilst everyone misses the mosquito I don't think there's the much doubt the Spitfire was the most visually appealing aircraft ever built.
It's at a German display and you almost expect the guns to open up ;) Whilst everyone misses the mosquito I don't think there's much doubt the Spitfire was the most visually appealing aircraft ever built.
Yep. A fantastic sight. I felt pretty jealous of the pilot. Got a few pictures as well.
Yes the Griffon has a distictive sound, slightly finer, but more throaty than the Merlin. Both great though!
The Mosquito was another beautiful aeroplane - I'm not certain if they produced Griffon engined ones towards the end of the war?
And the Spitfire sounds nice, but still sounds like a toy plane compared to the Corsairs 18 cylinder engine ;0)
Had a crazy low flypast by a Lancaster last year at Rolls Royce's airfield in Hucknall.
pilot dive turned right on top of us :)
There is (or used to be, at least) a Spitfire permanently based at Filton Airfield. When I was working out at Aztec West, we used to see it quite frequently flying overhead.
After watching the video, I am now about to spank the credit card!
Along dad, father in law, and the boy!
Thanks for that you have just cost me a fortune. :)
Because when I hear them merlin engines in the white days of July - it's the sound.
They sing the song of how they hung a little fascist out to dry.
"3 Stuka﻿ pilots dislike this video"
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