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Photos - 39 Sqn UAVs

Old 25th Sep 2012, 22:35
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Photos - 39 Sqn UAVs

Nice collection of photos of 39 Sqn Reaper UAVs and some other UK UAVs can be seen here:
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Old 25th Sep 2012, 22:48
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Ooh, didn't realise we had reintroduced Sgt pilots!
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Old 26th Sep 2012, 02:55
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Remember when 39 flew PR 9s and all the crews were nuts, including Al Suicide.

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Old 26th Sep 2012, 06:00
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What a waste....bringing Boom Bang back from a Sortie!

There was nothing out there worth hitting?

No Terry Taliban with an AK waltzing about the mountains?

No Terry transmitting on a Cell Phone or Walkie Talkie?

Neat Kit they have to work with....
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Old 26th Sep 2012, 06:37
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All combat pilots beware! This is the future!
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Old 26th Sep 2012, 08:46
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Sgt Pilot ! What is the RAF coming to ?
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Old 26th Sep 2012, 11:07
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Sgt Pilot ! What is the RAF coming to ?
Its senses.
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Old 26th Sep 2012, 11:37
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It's senses. Unlikely.
More likely its sensors. I suspect he is a sensor operator.
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Old 26th Sep 2012, 14:44
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Ringside seat to see the Sentinel :)

Slightly digressing but this months Combat Aircraft (courtesy of WH Smiths) there's pub photos taken by joe public on the highway running past Creech, of the Beast taking off/landing in broad daylight !
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Old 26th Sep 2012, 15:32
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Check out the last write up - I didn't know it could hover!

Now, that is impressive.

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Old 26th Sep 2012, 19:39
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Sgt Pilot ! What is the RAF coming to ?

When 24 Squadron RFC was equipped with DH 5s at least one of the pilots was a Corporal.
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Old 26th Sep 2012, 20:11
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Dont hide your light under a bushel Rosevidney - I believe the AAC had quite a few NCO pilots in more recent times May still have, for all I know.
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Old 27th Sep 2012, 19:26
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TTN you must remember that I retired from the Hairy Arm Corps a third of a century ago and I can't claim to be au fait with todays service! That said, the majority of pilots in my time were SNCOs or W/Os. I am also old enough to remember a rating pilot (with bell bottomed trousers and a kiss-me-quick hat) of the FAA and of course the RAF in the old days had plenty of non-officer aircrew.
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Old 27th Sep 2012, 19:55
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gijoe - nice spot... And by the way, the Sgt is the sensor operator and the vast majority of pilots in the AAC are NCOs and very good they are
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