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Old 14th Jun 2007, 22:32
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I was all fixed up for a jolly in an F3, when I went u/s !

Glandular fever put a stop to my fun!
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Old 15th Jun 2007, 05:38
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Jeeeez BluntM8 - - - you were bloody lucky there matey!!!! Close run thing.
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BluntM8,

Your jolly in an F3 would have been the trip of a lifetime - it was a single-seater!

Hey Wholigan,

Is the first letter of your christian name R ?

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Old 15th Jun 2007, 08:42
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Phanjagthunar,

"Just like they found the little buttons on the engine instrument panel that magically gave you a little more poke at the moment critique!"

Must admit I can't remember those, even with over 1800 hours on type!
Mind you, I've cracked 60 now and perhaps Newt is right in that the memory ain't quite what it used to be.

....and by the way 2-star, just where do you think you would be without your mother and QFIs.....?

Orrabest,

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JP, you make my point! QFIs never knew about the things that really mattered! For example, one I knew was even confused about what constituted the bombing target at Nordhorn Range; so he opted to throw a 1000lb inert at the RSO!

I am pretty sure that I had 1800 hours on type by the time you joined the JF; and I certainly had a lot more by the time you left it! I also feel sure that the subject mod was in and out (though the button remained in place therefter) before you joined the JF too.

My mother taught me a lot more about flying than any QFI ever did!

Keep taking the Philosan!
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Old 15th Jun 2007, 16:58
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Hey Wholigan,

Is the first letter of your christian name R ?
Yep Jaguar Pilot - - - and the rest of it's oj.

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Phanjagthunhar

You have not responded to my ten second PM rule and, after consultation with some personal friends on this site, you have been rumbled.

The only engine "switches" fitted to the Jaguar were PTR.
These were not on the "instrument panel", but I have forgotten where they were. Please tell me where they were.

If you had more Jaguar hours than me when I joined the force, then you would have had to acquire more than 600 hours per year. Has any Jaguar pilot achieved this? All Jaguar pilots please respond.
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I've been frantically trying to think who I know who flew all 4 of Phantom, Jaguar, Hunter and Harrier. I know loads who flew 3 of those types and loads who flew 3 of those types plus one other but me poor old head's hurting with the effort of remembering that particular all-4-type flyer. Damn - age is a sod!! Help!!
Oh - by the way - it is true that unburned fuel comes out of the intakes and flows around the cockpit area if the Jag goes backwards!!! SV will verify that for me!
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Oh - by the way - it is true that unburned fuel comes out of the intakes and flows around the cockpit area if the Jag goes backwards!!! SV will verify that for me!
It's all on film folks! (ETPS?)
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Old 16th Jun 2007, 22:10
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Jaguar Pilot,

The PTR switches are on the L/H cockpit rail, and I'm sure you will agree with me when I say that they gave you no more thrust, only allowed the thrust to be distributed a little more evenly over the speed range!!


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Old 16th Jun 2007, 22:37
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Tsk Tsk

Methinks JP refers to the Max Rating switch which was, indeed, on the engine instrument panel and increased TGT by 25(?) deg.

VERY naive of the engineering fraternity to imagine that pilots would limit its use to take-off - simply because that's what the clearance was!!

Sadly, it was soon inhibited.
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Old 17th Jun 2007, 09:33
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"I've been frantically trying to think who I know who flew all 4 of Phantom, Jaguar, Hunter and Harrier."

I did-and a few more
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Old 17th Jun 2007, 09:37
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There is only one guy I know who has flown them all Wholigan!! I know who it is and I dont think JP has any idea who it is!! I also notice your name is not on the list for the Jaguar Farewell Weekend?? Will you be teaching straight and level 1 instead of having a few beers at Coningsby??

Once agin I retire to my bunker and await the banter!!
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Thanks Flipflopman.

I knew that but just wanted to see if Phanjag does.

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Hey Wholigan,

Fire and fuel come out of the Jaguar intakes even when you are forwards at 400KIAS. This ocurred S+L to me just before the pitch at Lossie.

Transpired that an HP blade had detached.

Still, the jet was fine on one engine - just stick to the rules.

Now then Phanjagthunha, just what were the PTR switches actually designed for?

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Will you be teaching straight and level 1 instead of having a few beers at Coningsby??
- - - - - low blow newt ya bugga - - - low blow!!!

However, sadly I'm having great problems manning St Mawgan for summer camp this year, so I'll have to be there instead of supping milk at Coningsby!

Hope you guys all have a great time and have several drinks for me.
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Hay Newt , y'owl bugger.

I know that U kin speek inglish like lossapeeple on vissite.

Issa noo jag werld innit mates
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Old 18th Jun 2007, 08:45
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JP!

The more you say, the more you make my point about knowing things that are important! Had I wanted to speak about PTR switches (and note that I specifically mentioned 'buttons'), I would have done so. Why is it that QFIs never listen?!

Capt Kirk kindly educates you later in the thread. Worryingly, he also remembers correctly the TGT increase; clearly, his powers of recollection are better than your 'I've forgotten where the PTR switches were' ones! How could you forget that, being a QFI and all?!

So, I humbly advance the argument that you and your 'personal friends' (are there any other types, and do you really have some?!) have rumbled no one! You will have to do better than that to catch me out; then again, t'was ever thus!

I notice, too, that you declined to commnet on QFIs dropping bombs! Perhaps you do not want to be rumbled!

Keep taking the tablets!
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Old 18th Jun 2007, 08:51
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Wholigan,

How the devil?!

You know me well! The only clue I offer at this point is that you are not considering the 't'!

OK, one more to help the grey matter! Where was the fixed cross above/below LFD?!! Ask Geoff Boycott!

Aye,
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Old 18th Jun 2007, 09:35
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JP:

"Now then Phanjagthunha, just what were the PTR switches actually designed for?"

Simple!! Something else for QFIs to bang on about in ground training when they ran out of 'watch the china alpha' blah! First question usually was: 'can someone tell me where the PTR switches are?' Oh, and for more instantaneous and linear thrust response in situations such as single engine flying and AAR; how much of the latter did you do in the pussy cat?

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