D-Day WW2 Memorial Flypast @ EGKB - 091900ZJUN16

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Region: London

Airport: EGKB (Biggin hill)

Date: June 9th

Time: 19:00Z

Airplanes: Spitfire or P-38 only

NOTAM: We will fly from EGKB in our Spits or P-38’s and head North getting up to around 3 – 5000 ft depending on cloud cover and then fly VRF following the lead plane call sign MFLEAD along the Thames through London and preform a low level (I’m aiming for 50 – 100ft but whatever your happy with) flypast through London city airport EGLC then pick the Thames back up and head west towards Heathrow EGLL where we will again preform a Low level flypast before heading back to Biggin Hill to finish. Speed will be around 200 knots through out

If Birmingham is open then those who want to can join in for a second flight from RAF Brize Norton EGVN again heading North VRF behind the lead plane for a flypast through Birmingham EGBB, then head East toward East Midlands EGNX for a second flypast and then return to Brize to finish. Again we would aim for around 3 – 5000 ft and as low as you can on the fly past’s

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For those who would like to join in but dont fly the spit that often there is a great tutotial here

Credit for that goes to @Narroc_Wim

Hopefully see a few of you there. Also for those who have / will notice i know yeasterday was the anniversary of D-day so this is a little late but i still think could be a great flight.

Looks like a fun event, I’ll be there. Just a tip, for events, the title has to be in the format requested. Check out my events titlie today, it should help.
Great event BTW.

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I think Ive done it correct this time?

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I thought nobody would make a D-Day memorial flight.

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I kept an eye out but didnt see any so wanted to put something together for D-day as its one of the most important days in history. Will you be joining in Sturmovik?

Don’t have Live. Maybe I’ll do it on Solo and record everything.

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Thats a shame, but if you do please post the pics / vids here so we can take a look? im really hoping this takes off and that we can arrange more Memorial Flypasts around the whole If globe.

Will do. Stay tuned.

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@AR_AR this is for you

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These events will truly be eventful when more warbirds come! :D

Anyway,

We should never forget those who have fought so bravely for the freedom of the many nations occupied by the then Nazi Germany

The planes didn’t do much on D-Day (cmiiw), when especially the bombers overshot and missed their targets

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Maybe, but there´s a story about Josef Priller. He flew his Fw 190A-8 with his wingman Heinz Wodarczyk , straffed Sword beach, and headed back to their bases. This was confirmed in both book and film of “The Longest Day”.
On the same day, four Fw 190s shot down 4 Avro Lancasters, while the Attack Wing 54 attacked several times the British beach heads.

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Oh my bad for the poor phrasing

I meant the Allied aircraft

I believe the Hawker Typhoon caused a lot of mess between the German troops.

http://www.flyingmag.com/aircraft/warbirds-planes-d-day

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Right, thanks for clarifying! Always a little stuff people don’t know about war here and there ;)

No problem MVIII.

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Just to add a little somthing to this, this link is just what the RAF done on the 6th June and there was a lot more in build up as well. On 6 June, ADGB flew 1,246 sorties, part of a total of almost 3,500 sorties between last light 5 June and last light 8 June. Operating in conjunction with 2nd TAF fighter Squadrons, ADGB Spitfire Squadrons flew 363 low cover sorties over landing area itself. The ADGB Squadrons also assisted in escorting the glider and tug combinations during Operation MALLARD on the evening of 6 June.

http://www.raf.mod.uk/history/June6.cfm

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I suppose you want a Henkel 230 too? I wish I could come cause I used to be in love with general Rommel

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Hi @Sam1, would be great to see you there, why cant you come? if there were more options from all sides for planes I would have them in, personally i love the ME109 and was lucky enough to meet both a spit and an ME109 pilot at the same air show a few years ago. it was good to see they where friends and understaood it was thire job at the time. Didnt seem to be to many hard feelings.

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Hi all, I’ll be keeping an eye on the weather today so fingers crossed it will stay ok as we would need to rethink if we have anymore than 10knt crosswinds. See you all later and should things change I’ll get it posted ASAP