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Platinum Jubilee Fly Past

Old 2nd Jun 2022, 12:59
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Platinum Jubilee Fly Past

Well Done to all the aircrew, supervisors and authorisers of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Fly Past. Well executed, spot on timing and safely flown.

The two outstanding things for me: the roar of the Merlin engines from the BBMF and an excellent 70 formation from the Typhoons.

Brought back memories of when I was privileged to carry the standard for 30 Sqn at the 75th anniversary of the RAF and the Red Arrows flew a 75 formation.

The RAF might be the junior Service, but what we do, we do very well!
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Fully agree on the Flypast. The 70 was VERY well done.

And the Parade was noticeably better than recent years. Excellent dressing, drill and timing all round.

God Bless our gracious Queen.
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Thoroughly enjoyed it. Her absence from Horseguards was sad, obvs; but more than compensated for by the march down (up?) the Mall for the troops to say, "Hi Boss".

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Old 2nd Jun 2022, 13:34
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Great work by all three services involved in the flypast, but why oh why can't the BBC comment accurately? Huw Edwards made an absolute horlicks of the entire flypast, ignoring the Texans, describing the C-17/A400 as 'Poseidon', and even getting the number of Spitfires and Lightnings wrong! Give the job to a proper professional!
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GIve HE a break Mr Roome. He's only being paid a paltry £120k for reading an autocue........
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HE always has a retired Guards Officer alongside him for the parade to keep him straight. Why not have someone who knows a C17 from a P8 with him for the fly past?

Very well done to everyone though, a great morning to watch on TV, sorry I couldn’t be in London.
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GIve HE a break Mr Roome. He's only being paid a paltry £120k for reading an autocue........
His autocue wasn't very accurate.....
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Originally Posted by Nil_Drift View Post
Well Done to all the aircrew, supervisors and authorisers of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Fly Past. Well executed, spot on timing and safely flown.

The two outstanding things for me: the roar of the Merlin engines from the BBMF and an excellent 70 formation from the Typhoons.

Brought back memories of when I was privileged to carry the standard for 30 Sqn at the 75th anniversary of the RAF and the Red Arrows flew a 75 formation.

The RAF might be the junior Service, but what we do, we do very well!
Let's not forget the ground crew... An incredible effort getting all of those aircraft, plus spares, ready for the flypast.
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Well I dont get it. Like many we studied the zoomable maps to see a fly past........2 aircraft went past over the route at Chertsey in Surrey. A flock of helicopters then went sounth of the route by some 2 to 3 miles, disappointing the crowd that had gathered on the playing fields directly below the flight path. Given the lack of accuracy one can ony believe Ukraine would be in danger if we sent our flyboys.....
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Sorry Bobward, try £425k + for HE.
I fully agree thatt his presentation was dreadful!
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Old 2nd Jun 2022, 14:38
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Originally Posted by punkieys17 View Post
Well I dont get it. Like many we studied the zoomable maps to see a fly past........2 aircraft went past over the route at Chertsey in Surrey. A flock of helicopters then went sounth of the route by some 2 to 3 miles, disappointing the crowd that had gathered on the playing fields directly below the flight path. Given the lack of accuracy one can ony believe Ukraine would be in danger if we sent our flyboys.....
Re routing due to weather, or to make up / loose time or for any one of a number of reasons to make the Buckingham Palace datum on track on time, which they did perfectly. Sadly your playing field was not their priority, actually, not even part of their task. No need to insult the crews.

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Originally Posted by Timelord View Post
Re routing due to weather, or to make up / loose time or for any one of a number of reasons to make the Buckingham Palace datum on track on time, which they did perfectly. Sadly your playing field was not their priority. No need to insult the crews.

Indeed, routes may have been needed to be changed for timings etc. Only important thing was aircraft in the right place at the right time over central London. Well done to all the guys (and girls) flying and all the groundcrews/ops and others at the various Stations to generate the formations. 70 was good, did look a little bumpy out there, great skills.
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Great job by all involved.

I don't think Huw Edwards was helped by the chopping and changing the Director was doing, at times the flicking between the differing sources was airsick inducing. If he'd stuck to a single camera together with a shot of the balcony it would have been better all round. That said, an RAF expert to assist/narrate would have covered all the bases.
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Old 2nd Jun 2022, 15:08
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Originally Posted by 2Planks View Post
Great job by all involved.

I don't think Huw Edwards was helped by the chopping and changing the Director was doing, at times the flicking between the differing sources was airsick inducing. If he'd stuck to a single camera together with a shot of the balcony it would have been better all round. That said, an RAF expert to assist/narrate would have covered all the bases.
Concur. The direction of filming of the flypast as usual by the BBC director was rubbish.
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And his overuse of the word smart during the parade. Irritating automaton!
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Originally Posted by Cat Techie View Post
Concur. The direction of filming of the flypast as usual by the BBC director was rubbish.
Usually some of the best pictures come from the airborne camera. This time only the Hawks were captured. I wonder if that was director’s choice or some technical / human failure on the helicopter?
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One can only hope on to her 80th anniversary.
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Originally Posted by MPN11 View Post
Fully agree on the Flypast. The 70 was VERY well done.
According to Sky, the 70 symbol was made by the Red Arrows.
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And on the BBC News website, the silhouette of the Texan shows a very pretty Harvard...

Quite why the media do such a lousy job with anything aviation-related beats me, and Huw Edwards's outrageous salary is totally beyond justification.
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Originally Posted by Timelord View Post
Re routing due to weather, or to make up / loose time or for any one of a number of reasons to make the Buckingham Palace datum on track on time, which they did perfectly. Sadly your playing field was not their priority, actually, not even part of their task. No need to insult the crews.
Totally agree, RAF did themselves proud today, well done everyone. Crews did a wonderful job of timing all of the various components, BZ.
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