We live close to both a private airfield and a number of aviation businesses. It’s a common sight to see a wide range of “Ironbirds” mixing in the sky with the feathered variety. Common sights are gliders (and their tow plane), the Coastguard’s rescue helicopter, a variety of single wing and twin wing private planes.
More recently one of the aviation businesses has a part to play in the chinook maintenance. This means that we are seeing the distinct multi-rotor aircraft above our homes with its unique “chukka-chukka-chukka” sound.
I’m not an aviation enthusiast, but these big beasts do make me stop and watch.