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Old drills that you just can't forget.

Old 21st Mar 2013, 00:56
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If we're allowed non-aeronautical content...

Good Soldiers Must Eat Slowly Cooked Quail

Ground
Situation
Mission, (repeated)
Execution
Service Support
Communications
Questions

That's how orders are given prior to a operation/exercise for ground troops.

CLAP

Clearly
Loudly
(And with) Pauses

How to give Fire Control Orders

GRIT

Group
Range
Indication
Type

The way in which one gives a Fire Control Order

Mag to Grid, get Rid. Grid to Mag, Add.

Determining Magnetic Deviation from Grid North.

ICGO

I could go on...
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 01:56
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Opposite rudder
neutralize the aileron
Stick forward
power as required

Or...

Just let go.
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 02:05
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Hatches and harness
Heater and demister
Electrics - volt and loadmeter
Force trim
Caution Panel
Fuel - quantity, pressure, selection
Ts and Ps
Audio
Auto
Full Throttle
66

Now let's pull pitch and f*** off!

Think it's all there (may be a bit out of order perhaps) - any takers?
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 03:07
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Angel Drills.

Anyone remember HAZEL.
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 03:30
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Ground
Situation
Mission, (repeated)
Execution
Service Support
Communications
Questions
Surely it was:

Ground
Situation
Mission, (repeated)
Execution
Service Support
Command and Signals
Any Questions
Check Understanding


Group
Range
Indication
Type
Surely it was:

Group
Range
Indication
Target


Mag to Grid, get Rid. Grid to Mag, Add.
Only works if you have a Westerly Variation.

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Old 21st Mar 2013, 05:13
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DRIT -B

Discard, Recall, Inject, Transfer, B-scope
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 05:49
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Angel Drills.

"Tickle my penis for full satisfaction" gets a Tiger in the air every time.
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 06:18
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Trailing Aerial

That was no worry.

Just leave it on the perimeter fence on landing.

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Old 21st Mar 2013, 07:49
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Well done Beags!

Two
Tits
Make
Fecking
Fine
Grips
and
Good
Pornographic
Handholds

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Old 21st Mar 2013, 08:20
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Stand up, hook up, tell off for equipment check
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 08:54
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What does this remind you of?

Speed below 140
Airbrakes in
Undercarriage down - three reds, and hopefully three greens
Fuel sufficient for a [120/115] threshold speed
Flaps - to half or as required
Brakes on/off- pressure good/pressure released
Harness tight and locked

Its been a while since I last flew one, 1981 ISTR must check my logbook.

MB
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 09:01
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Never to be forgotten (on the 'K')
Fuel flow
Ignition
Oil Pressure
Hydraulic Pressure
ETC !
As the Eng talked the engines into life
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 09:39
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Madbob, the Jet Provost.

Below 140,
Airbrakes IN
Landing gear DOWN, 3 reds.... 3 greens
Fuel (>500 lb, wasn't it?)
Flaps to T/O
Harness tight and locked...yours?
Wheelbrakes ON - holding, OFF - exhausting

Ancient Aviator, what about that 'Series....Parallel' thing which I recall from about 1972?

Another mnemonic - ERCATLI. Anyone? I'm afraid it comes from my pongo CCF days (we didn't have an RAF section...)

Back to aircraft, how about 'Move together, stop together'? Which, if not called, prompted a voice from the back to call "Check cheeses!".

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Old 21st Mar 2013, 09:43
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Gun firing all right - gun stops:

Cock - mag off - fresh mag on - carry on firing.

(No 1 stoppage drill for the Bren)

In the dim and distant past I was a Rockape before I was a nav!
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 09:54
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Tankertrashnav, indeed! But what about the No.2 IA drill when you also had to undo the locking lever thing, pull the barrel forward, turn the gas regulator another notch using a .303 round, replace barrel, lock, recock, then carry on firing....all while the North Korean hordes were charging at you blowing their bugles?

My late father told me that, during pre-WW2 national service, the 'weapon normally, weapon stops' was practised so frequently with whatever type of machine gun they used, that one Welsh comic piped up "'scuse me, Corporal, but if this bloody gun keeps stopping, indeed to goodness, why don't we get a better one which doesn't?". That earned him extra spud peeling for a couple of days!

During some lecture back in the days of 35mm slides, the carousel failed to advance with the usual zzzz....clunk noise of the time. The lecturer then went into a well-practised routine of "Projector projecting normally, projector stops. Power off, magazine off, clear the action (and out flew the jammed slide), magazine back on, power on, continue projecting!"
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 09:58
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ExAscoteer ;
Group
Range
Indication
Type

Surely it was:

Group
Range
Indication
Target
I remember it as, and I'm pretty sure that it is...'Type'


Anyway, as for the others, I've heard of being picky, but picking on Airborne Aircrews post in that way, is as petty as if I was to post; 'Tq, Nc, T4, CWP' and you telling me that surely that only applies if you are in a Gazelle.

ICGO
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 10:05
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SiloeSid:

Yes, it's "Type" as in type of fire - 1 round, 5 rounds, rapid fire etc.

ExAscot:

Yes, Command and signals... Maybe I have forgotten...
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 10:05
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It is type, as in rapid fire etc; and for concealment:
Shape
Shadow
Shine
Surface
Silhouette
Spacing
Movement
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 10:16
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Check contents.
Check pressure.
Position glass.
Pull handle.
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 10:32
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Fuel
Flaps
Armament
STO Stop
Trim
Engine
Nozzles

It's bonkers I tell ya.
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