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    A good few years ago, I remember looking out of the back window and seeing 5 light aircraft fly past - no one would believe me at all especially when I said they were all in a line and it looked rather amazing!

    Yesterday I was polishing the car and saw the same lot, this time only 4, but they buzzed around Childwall for a good 15 mins before disappearing off.


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    The second from the front is the largest and looks WW2 in profile.
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    maybe its the gerrrrmans,maybe they are a flying club practising for an event

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    Saw them over anfield yesterday and sometime last week. They circuled the two football grounds then flew off in to the distance, i would say southport way

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    Yes we heard them too.

    Someone said , 'is it one of those gangster funerals where they have a plane going around with a banner saying 'goodnight lad' !! !!

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    Saw no banners. One was a biplane the rest were single wing, none looked or sounded like ww2 planes.

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    I'm not too hot on AC recognition, but the first looks like a Grob Tutor, the second a DeHavilland Chipmunk and the third either a DH Tigermoth or a rebuilt SE5A, all AC used by the RAF.

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    My wife and I saw them over Speke as we were driving at about 2pm yesterday. I pointed them out as I was just talking about Captain Black's ghost.

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    I saw two bi planes and two small modern planes flying around in circles on Boxing day. One bi plane was yellow with a blue tail. I thought that the second modern plane looked WWII as well with a small canopy and small flat glass panels. I got the impressing that they may have been filming by the formation they were flying.

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    Does anyone know if Keenair at the JL airport still flies its Boeing Stearman Biplane in it's yellow and blue scheme? Thats what its starting to sound like.

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    This Biplane was too quick for me, but I caught its' silhouette. Dec 30, flying North from Pier Head area.

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    Cheers mate, that does look like a Boeing Stearman.

    They make a lovely noise, those big old radial prop jobs.

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    It's probably one of the many flying clubs that use RAF Woodvale as a base. I know that the University of Liverpool use Grob Tutors and I think Manchester University use them as well.

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