When all of a sudden these flew by ~~~

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Comments (19)

stacy metcalf on August 18, 2013

♥ Adore the ol' WWII birds. Beautiful and musical to the ear.

Gerhard Weiss on August 18, 2013

Was für seltsame Vögel in Eastbourne:) In meiner Nähe, in Wien, gibt es eine Werft, in der ein Freund historische Flugzeuge restauriert und rekonstruiert. Er hat so viele Aufträge, dass er über Jahre gebucht ist. Interessante Serie. LIKE and best to you, Gerhard

Nick Weall on August 18, 2013

stacy metcalf, I grew up hearing the sound of these planes Stacy although after the war had ended ~ A long time ago now and peace is to be preferred ~ in the meantime we can occasionally admire these old birds in the sky again.

* gerhard weiss,* ~ They was a complete surprise to me Gerhard and yes we all like to restore these old relics of war ~ I would like your shipyard I expect ~ we used to have a shipyard like that in a part of Portsmouth harbour full of old interesting broken down ships most of which got scrapped ~ Thanks for the like ~ and best wishes to you ~ nick

Jean THIERS on August 20, 2013

LIKE. Il me semble relire le livre de Pierre Clostermann! Merci Nick.

Bonjour d'Albi. Jean.

Nick Weall on August 20, 2013

Jean THIERS Ah of 341 Squadron also know as Groupe de Chasse n° 3/2 "Alsace and later 603 Squadron ~ Glad to remind you Jean ~ Best wishes to you in beautiful Albi ~ nick

GasGasL€X on August 21, 2013

How awesome, Id give a left testicle to see an dhear those Merlins flying overhead.... You Poms are indeed lucky.... :)

Nick Weall on August 21, 2013

GasGasL€X, LOL er keep your testicles safe and we'll share the experience with you :))) Not sure a squeaky voice would suit you ~~~

GasGasL€X on August 23, 2013

Hmmm, no your right there Nick but I single handedly kept Airfix afloat building Lancaster and Spitfire models so to see them for real is a dream for me... :-) cheers, -Lex

Nick Weall on August 23, 2013

*GasGasL€X, * ~ Remember the Sunderland Flying Boat model too? Airfix figured prominently in our family as well with us three brothers all busy ~ plus Meccano and balsa wood model aircraft ~ towline gliders and ED Bee powered etc ~ long time ago now of course ~~~

Sixten Imgs on August 24, 2013

Quite a combination, Nick, and a background you do not see very often in these photos.

Congrats to you and the castle

Nick Weall on August 24, 2013

sixten_imgs ~ Are we looking at the same pciture I wonder? ~~~ Castle ~ um where ~ It must be a castle in the air ~ Mind you I'm half way through a bottle too :)))

Steve Drury, ~ Hi steve are you back from your holiday now? It was good to be above these planes for once :) ~ Thanks for the YSL ~ All the best ~ nick

Sixten Imgs on August 24, 2013

I know my Airfix, Nick, and that this one's not exactly a Flying Fortress but so close the thoughts just started to fly.


Nick Weall on August 24, 2013

sixtenimgs, ah ha all becomes clear ~~~ Another _Airfix Man

top spotter on August 27, 2013

Hi Nick A nice capture her this was a case of in the right place at the right time great sound to from RR Merlins well taken YS-L here from me too.Best wishes Alan.

Nick Weall on August 27, 2013

top spotter ~ Hello Alan yes it was a fine bonus for me that is for sure ~ Thanks a lot for the YSL ~~~ Best wishes to you ~ nick

kleiner waldschrat on November 13, 2013

These are so impressive, great planes! A beautiful shot! like

Nick Weall on November 13, 2013

kleiner waldschrat Thank you for your like and comment ~ They sound great too ~ All the best ~ nick

Steve. D on July 9, 2014

Hello Nick your Lanc and Hurricane flying back into my fav's :))

best wishes .. steve

Nick Weall on July 9, 2014

Steve. D Thanks a lot Steve ~ All the best ~ nick

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Photo taken in Sussex Heritage Coast, Friston, East Sussex, UK

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    by Nick Weall
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