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Originally posted by Armour For Victor
I went on to search for it on google earth but it seems that picture is no longer available on "street view" Not that its unavailable but it doesnt show what that images is showing. I did find this thoug, but it seems its an error on the picture, looks to be the bulb area of a lamp post.
Originally posted by icblue
I have found a second picture taken only seconds after the picture in discussion.
I have highlighted in both pictures a person of reference and the formation of objects.
It gives an indication that the formation moved in a general SW .ing coming from a NE bearing.
I would also go with a formation of planes rather than something "off worldly"
First picture we all have seen
Second picture only seconds afterwards
Originally posted by itstheendoftheworldaswekn
Another fine stunt by google to get more people subscribing to their big brother crap. First google earth, then google oceans now bloody ufo's on street corners. This is pathetic. More free publicity for the google empire. Really sad.
What is worse is I can't believe they were let get away with such intrusive filming. Shame on you citizens of the UK for not having this stopped.
sad, sad , sad, big brother
Originally posted by stumason
reply to post by yellowcard
Except the picture was taken last year (someone confirmed the date) and has been on Google Streetview since it was released. This thread has been open for some time. I don't see what is so hard to understand that this is a pic of the Red Arrows. It actually makes more sense than either UFO's or a Hoax.
ight. here's how i worked out the date.
I followed the streetview car's route. I was looking for something to tie an approximate date, perhaps the news .line on a billboard or something in a pub advertising some football game fixture but, alas, all I could find was the Prince Caspain Chronicles of Narnia advert. it says, in cinemas June 20 something. you can see it here it's on the tower hamlets billboard thing outside the la Forchetta.
Now, having that bit of info, I .ed over to ole google to see if any air displays took place in june 2008 knowing full well that streetview images take approximately 9 months or so to go live online (I asked one of their drivers). I found the youtube footage which has a date when it was shot, which clearly shows a series of fly-pasts. Then I .ed back to google to search for air displays and the exact date to find the Air Scene UK site I mentioned above somewhere with the precise details of what took place that day. There's photos too of the practice runs from the days before somewhere. and all this within the time it took me to drink a cup of coffee. as for the whole tornados debacle i shall quote the page should folk be too lazy to look for themselves: The Queen's birthday and RAF 90th anniversary flypast went a. in fine weather, the biggest flypast since the Jubilee in 2002. Element 1 was the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, with the Lancaster leading two Spitfires and two Hurricanes. The pilot of the Lancaster was Flight Lieutenant Mike Leckey, and one of the Spitfires was being flown by Group Captain Stuart Atha, Station Commander of RAF Coningsby and the Typhoon Force Commander. Element 2 consisted of a Hercules from RAF Lyneham, accompanied by two King Airs from 45(R) Squadron, based at the RAF College at Cranwell, the first time these aircraft have participated in the Queen’s birthday flypast. Element 3 was nine Typhoons, representing each of the four squadrons based at RAF Coningsby. The flypast leader was Wing Commander Johnny Stringer, Officer Commanding 29 (R) Squadron. Element 4 was led by a VC-10 from 101 Squadron flanked by two Tornado F3 fighter aircraft representing 43(F) and 111(F) Squadrons based at RAF Leuchars, closely followed by a Sentry AEW1 simulating in-flight refuelling. The Sentry was flown by Wg Cdr Stu Reid, better known as 'Bomber Leader' with the BBMF, training pilots to fly the Lancaster and the Dakota; this is his ninth season with the BBMF. Element 5 was a diamond-nine formation of Tornado F3s, led by Wg Cdr Peter Cracroft, OC of 111(F) Squadron. Element 6 (main pic): One of the RAF’s five C-17 Globemaster llls was flanked by two further Leuchars-based Tornado F3s. A sixth C-17 is expected to join the fleet imminently. Element 7 was a Nimrod MR2 from from 201 Squadron, RAF Kinloss, escorted by two more Tornado F3s from RAF Leuchars. Element 8: A Lockheed Tristar from 216 Squadron, based at RAF Brize Norton, was flanked by two BAe 125s from 32 (TheRoyal) Squadron, based at nearby RAF Northolt, Middlesex. Both types have served extensively in the Middle East, the Tristar refuelling other aircraft and transporting troops, and the 125s providing high speed transport for senior military personnel. Element 9: The final element was a sixteen-strong formation of Tornado GR4s representing all four of the squadrons based at RAF Marham. Among the formation was Air Commodore Phil Osborn, the Station Commander at RAF Marham until the previous day, and his successor, Gp Capt Colin Basnett