18 July 2009

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Despite a pretty low high-tide and a hmm-haa-fiscal-brouhaha of a water-level, Goldcliff produced the first Little Stint of the autumn today,... which was nice. The rather bright wee fella was ably supported by 3 Yellow Wagtails, 3 Knot, 1 Green Sand, 1 Common Sand and 4 LRPs,... which, once again, was nice.

For the second week running WWII vintage aircraft burst onto the scene just after lunch, what is going on? Have the RAF started shopping at rummage sales? What next, Chinooks restricted to flying above 500ft in cloudless skies, with pilots using landmarks on the ground to navigate? Oh,... wait a minute.

Two more questions - is this a 'Gooney Bird' (aka Dakota aka Douglas C-47)? And what was it doing hopping hedgerows down at Goldcliff?


Anonymous said...

Did somebody say goonies?HEY YOU GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yep. It's a Dakota. I think it is the one that The Battle of Britain Memorial flight use to train their pilots ready for the Lancaster and also to carry their spare parts around the country.