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Old drills that you just can't forget.

Old 21st Mar 2013, 10:55
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SCAMPE?

PUBWO(C)?

Some Captains still look at me bemused when I deviate from the Big Airline SOP brief into "I will stop for a top line red, red hyd or a major loss of thrust. Engine failure above 250kts, I'll turn right for rw19 and from 300kts I'll turn d/w for 32"!!!
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 10:59
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Gliding, the five S's for a field landing site selection:

Size, Slope, Surface, Surrounds and Stock.

Think that's right ?

Smudge
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 11:01
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Take position
Undo
Aim
Fire
Cease fire
Shake
Shake again
Do up
Reverse
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 11:15
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Spectacles
Testicles
Wallet
Watch
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 11:35
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"Emergency Safe Release my be initiated at any time after takeoff"

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Old 21st Mar 2013, 11:51
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TAFFIOHHHCCP from 1979?
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 12:26
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From 1971 and they are probably still taught today.

The position and hold must be firm enough to support the weapon
The weapon must point naturally at the target
The shot must be released and followed through without disturbing the position.
Sight alignment (aiming) must be correct.

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Old 21st Mar 2013, 12:28
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No one has mentioned:

STINT FLAGS which I stuck to even when my force chose STIFF QIM

and anyone identify this that I still am able to real off and imagine doing it:

RPM: Max
Mixture: Fully Rich
Induction Air: Cold
Fuel: booster pump on, contents, balance, both
Speed below 135: flaps to inter
Harness
Canopy
Brakes
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 13:06
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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!
Slight thread drift, I remember an article about the Vietnam war and a General touring recruits on the range with the M60, he asked several recruits, a hoard of cong are coming at you and you have a jam, what do you do?
All answered,

belt off, clear blockage, belt on, carry on

And then he arrived at a Vietnam vet and asked again...

Belt off, pack off and f*ck off was the reply....

Back to the thread
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 13:26
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To combine:

I found myself at a museum sitting in the cockpit of a Wessex
...and ...

changing the drive configuration on a helicopter, a procedure that involved moving throttles and switches with much dexterity and panache
.. how about:

Stb SSL fully forward
Pt SSL fully back
Both Turbines running
No.1 needle below 180
Main Drive selected "IN"
Indicator cross-hatched
Indicator "IN"

..and still lots of people (not me chief) fcuked it up ......
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 13:31
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How about,

Same, rolling, pulling,half, pause, FIRE, recover!
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 13:37
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Hoover hooving alright, hoover stops.

Switch of hoover,
Check bag, bag full, empty bag, replace bag,
Switch on hoover.

Hoover hooving alright, hoover stops,
Switch of hoover,
Check pipe, pipe blocked, clear blockage,
Switch on hoover

Hoover hooves a few more hooves and hoover stops again,
Hoover f****d.
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 13:44
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Aunt and Uncle Fornicate Freely However Weary

Jet Povost 3/4 downwind checks

Airbrakes IN
Undercarriage DOWN,
Fuel
Flaps to T/O
Harness tight and locked
Wheelbrakes ON - holding, OFF - exhausting
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 13:44
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WARNING. Do not drink coffee while reading this thre..............bugger!
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 14:22
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Unlocked
Bolt gone
Runs free
Indicators checked

Answers on a postcard ....
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 14:32
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Safe.
Off.
None actioned.
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 14:47
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"Kick the tyres, light the fires, we'll brief in the air, last man airborne buys the coffee".
Variation - "Kick the tyres, light the fires, check in on 243".

Low level Ejection - "Zoom and Boom"
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 14:58
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30mRad - Bulldog pre-landing checks!

I'm glad no-one's mentioned the stupid 'TIMTS' thing taught by the old farts at METS....
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 15:17
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"Kick the tyres, light the fires, check in on 243".
and...first one airborne is leader.
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 15:27
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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
SiloeSid,

I wasn't 'picking', I was querying because I remember being taught differently.

I remember the T in GRIT as being Target, as in:

'Left 2 O'Clock, 5 enemy in open, RAPID Fire'.
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