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Old 13th Apr 2012, 21:57   #1 (permalink)
 
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Mike Seward- Nimrod Pilot?

BBC News - 'Dismay' over 201 Guernsey's Own Squadron defence cuts

BBC - Flying the Nimrod with Guernsey's Own

Anyone?
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Old 14th Apr 2012, 00:09   #2 (permalink)
 
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Anyone what?
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Old 14th Apr 2012, 02:01   #3 (permalink)
 
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Mike Seward was a dry man, not a pilot.
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Old 14th Apr 2012, 03:06   #4 (permalink)
 
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Thought that was the case...
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Old 14th Apr 2012, 03:25   #5 (permalink)
 
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Mike Seward was a dry man, not a pilot.
Allegedly
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Old 14th Apr 2012, 03:44   #6 (permalink)
 
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Sorry, what on earth have you started this thread for?
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Old 14th Apr 2012, 04:50   #7 (permalink)
 
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Mike has flown more than 8000 hours in the Nimrod...
That is a lot of pies.
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Old 14th Apr 2012, 07:55   #8 (permalink)
 
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Two stories from 2 years ago, why?
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Old 14th Apr 2012, 12:26   #9 (permalink)
 
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Oh, he's been at it again has he?

I remember someone posting here in 2008 about him being a Nimrod pilot Walt, using his past 'experience' to get a pilot job, but someone from the company got suspicious and posted questions on here about his past

MadMark!!!
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Old 14th Apr 2012, 16:11   #10 (permalink)
 
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I know of at least 5 other backenders that have appeared in the news as "pilots"

It's the media....9/10 they get the *****ing aircraft wrong. To the desk jockey typing this sh1te, a man, or woman, who flies is a pilot. Period.

Jackincko...if you're reading, I don't mean you. I'm not talking about aviation specialists.

As for the aforementioned chap...bad form discussing him (again!) this way on PPRuNe; don't know why it is not moderated out.

And for the record, he is/was both dry man and civvie pilot, as are many others.
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Old 25th Apr 2012, 19:55   #11 (permalink)
 
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Are you kidding, he is telling everyone he is a nimrod pilot when he never was...
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Old 26th Apr 2012, 09:50   #12 (permalink)
 
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He did indeed fly as PIC from Kinloss many times but mostly in Fulmar Gliding clubs chippy tug.....

Fecker gave me a rollocking once for missing a PA28 checkout with him as I was stuck flying space cadets in one of Her Majestys finest plastic motor gliders. Apparantly he never got the 'message' I sent despite it being scrawled in massive writing on the whiteboard right behind where he was standing....

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Old 26th Apr 2012, 10:23   #13 (permalink)
 
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I used to tell young ladies I was a dolphin trainer when I never actually was....




We also once tried to pass off the 5 man crew as a visiting UK polo team, with the GE as team manager! That didn't work on the young ladies in question either..!!
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Old 26th Apr 2012, 10:48   #14 (permalink)
 
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Many years ago (Easter 1964?) we took some gliders from Cranwell to W-s-M towed by Chipmunks. A more high performance single-seater went in its trailer. The sailplane landed out and even Mike J******n was not prepared to try to aero tow it out of the small field so we set off through the Mendips on a ground retrieve. On the way back we stopped at a rather nice pub and were served by a delightful but not over-bright West Country lass. All of us in old flying suits with a long trailer on the back of, ISTR, a Ford Anglia. By the time we left DC L*****n has almost coninced her were were part of a circus and conveying trained dachsund horses.
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Old 27th Apr 2012, 21:39   #15 (permalink)
 
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Joined the Air Force at same time, same Swinditz flight, same AAITC.
Was already a pilot then.
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