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Old 03-09-2017, 09:05 PM #17
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I lived in London during large part of my master's degree and the air traffic there is sooo heavy. Not safe for outdoor laser painting IMO. And Red Arrows are awesome. I saw them on airshow at the airport I live nearby.


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I live far away from the airport, our planes stop flying at around 10/11pm i never see any since the fly a different patch,
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I lived in London during large part of my master's degree and the air traffic there is sooo heavy. Not safe for outdoor laser painting IMO. And Red Arrows are awesome. I saw them on airshow at the airport I live nearby.
Yes London air traffic is heavy, even if you live on the outskirts.
The red arrows are amazing. I always enjoy their performances. But I just like their flypasts. I was in near the London eye one day last year, and all of a sudden they flew over with the red, white and blue. The most memorable experience though by far was in my hometown many years ago. I noticed people gathering on a bridge looking at the skies waiting. It turns out it was the Golden Jubilee's flypast with the concorde and red arrows. That was one of the last times I ever saw the concorde fly.

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I live far away from the airport, our planes stop flying at around 10/11pm i never see any since the fly a different patch,
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Well, quite difficult moments not knowing whether they take your lasers or not. How did they react when you were explaining to them? Did they seem interested in your hobby?

I also live not far from an airport (about 10 minutes car drive), also the final approach is over the area I'm taking pictures often. Luckily it is not very busy and with proper care the pictures can be taken safely. It will be interesting more in summer as charter holiday flights will cause much more traffic.
They actually did think it was pretty cool to actually see something of that kind of power even though 1 watt isn't much these days lol, but to be honest the reaction wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be, I really thought they were gonna take them from me, but because it kinda seemed like I knew what I was talking about they almost had no choice but to believe me. No problems since then.

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Yes London air traffic is heavy, even if you live on the outskirts.
The red arrows are amazing. I always enjoy their performances. But I just like their flypasts. I was in near the London eye one day last year, and all of a sudden they flew over with the red, white and blue. The most memorable experience though by far was in my hometown many years ago. I noticed people gathering on a bridge looking at the skies waiting. It turns out it was the Golden Jubilee's flypast with the concorde and red arrows. That was one of the last times I ever saw the concorde fly.



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Amazing, Oliver. There are happening NATO Days every year in September for about 140 - 150 thousands people. Lot of stuff in the air and on the ground. So exciting to see it to fly over your house even before the event as they gather there. Even a few historic planes from WWII are present together with modern usually. Those I like the most as it is rare to see them flying.
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Yes it sure is. The best thing is about where I live is when you see them fly over, if you are quick enough you can then see them on TV completing the flypast over London.
Oh definitely, seeing ww2 planes flying is amazing. I like the lancaster bomber. I was once on a beach on a ordinary day and had one make a low pass over it. That was amazing.
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