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Old 27th Jan 2014, 10:15
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0'clock position question

Sorry new in your Forum. maybe this was asked already before ;
Just received and saw for teh first time this absolutely superb video :

Typhoon - a ride with the best: The Science Museum, London - YouTube

A question puzzle me, does someone (RAF) knows why the guy is always refering to his leader as being in "6 o'clock " position as obviously he is on his 11 ?
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Old 27th Jan 2014, 10:28
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Listen again: "The Lead's 6 o'clock is clear".

Clearly the #2 pilot is checking that his leader's rear hemisphere is clear of threats.

A very good promotional video showing the dream of every true, red-blooded U/T pilot!

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Old 27th Jan 2014, 11:00
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Thanks BEagle, I understood it at " I am clear of the leader" which is , for me, mere " civilian pilot " what I would be worried about when pullig 6Gs turns at 480 Kts at 250 ft!
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"Bandits at 12 o'clock!"

"Oh, jolly good, it's only 4.30!"
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Old 27th Jan 2014, 11:13
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Good to hear at 4.33 he remembers to check his pants.. or at least that's what it sounds like!
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Classic quotes.

"Boss, is that you in my 6 o'clock"?

"Behind the line from 3 to 9 and coming down"!!

"Buchan/Boulmer/Neat Bogey dope"! - "Roger, check 6"#

# almost invariably the right call
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ST, yep, you're right. "Pants checked."
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I always found low level flying exciting (especially when the ACO were "not above 150 ft agl") but tbh, I never felt the need to check my pants afterwards
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Do some people have a 6 o'clock then???
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Don't run into things in your 12 o'clock!
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Sun's over the Yardarm !

" Bandits 12 o'clock high !"
 
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Do some people have a 6 o'clock then???
Only when I drive, then everything's in my 6 o'clock.
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Seem to remember 17 and 20 had plenty Wholigan!

Hope your feet are dry!!
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How much of that narrative is for the display, and how much is for 'real'?
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"WOT'CHER 6" SOAF used to rule!!!
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16 were much smoother though Bill!!!!!
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Alf - suspect he's been asked by the shooter in the back seat to say out loud what he would normally just mentally run through; to provide audio commentary for the pictures - it all sounds pretty reasonable and not for show...
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Clock Codes...is there an 'app' for that?
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When we change from Greenwich Mean Time to British Summer Time does everything around you move by an hour?
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