That woke the dogs up!

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That woke the dogs up!

Postby Rosaboobie » Fri Jan 22, 2016 12:34 pm

Earlier today we all heard a loud noise and the dogs went berserk. Ran outside and it was a Chinook helicopter so low and close to my house that I really thought it was going to land in my field. I am very used to helicopters flying over my house but not one this size. A helicopter ride has always been on my bucket list, but since I came to live on Sanday, I no longer want to ride in one lol!
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Re: That woke the dogs up!

Postby draclvr » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:27 pm

Holy cow! Did you find out why it was there?
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Postby Rosaboobie » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:36 pm

I would assume it was on Army exercise. In the Summer the RAF use our islands to fly over frequently on exercise, Drac. Gave me a bit of a scare just for a moment though! :shock:
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Re: That woke the dogs up!

Postby draclvr » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:41 pm

I can see why!
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Re: That woke the dogs up!

Postby Rosaboobie » Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:46 am

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-h ... s-35383031

They look big enough on the News but really scary when seen up close.
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Postby draclvr » Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:40 am

I had no idea they were so HUGE!!
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Re: That woke the dogs up!

Postby LadyKestrel » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:03 am

Chinooks are the heavy lifters of helicopters. They're used for artillery placement, troop movement, and resupply - real workhorses. My husband, a Vietnam vet, spoke fondly of them. We also got a kick out of seeing one in a video sent home by his sister who served in Desert Storm. It was in the background and flying low with a big hunk of machinery hanging down.
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Re: That woke the dogs up!

Postby Rosaboobie » Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:12 pm

Like someone here on Sanday said - they look too big and heavy to even fly lol!
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Re: That woke the dogs up!

Postby Diat60 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:31 pm

It's the Orkneys, the Vikings are invading again!
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Re: That woke the dogs up!

Postby Rosaboobie » Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:49 pm

Ha ha - I hope not, Diat :shock:
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