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Old 2nd Mar 2009, 19:55
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Still Wee Jock
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Suffolk, England
Posts: 25

Real jets - big, noisy, dirty and beautiful, I had the privilege to woosh around the sky in XT866 in April 1981 when my squadron (43 F) were on detachment to Akrotiri. Drop-tankless, slippery as hell, Mach 0.9 at the top of the burner climb. Lots of the groundcrew were lucky enough to get a trip, not many were girls, but this (now getting pretty middle aged I've got to say!) girl did and it was awesome, like belting around with a rocket strapped to your arse. Won't ever forget it.
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