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Old 31st Jul 2015, 13:19
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Gear up

This guy was just too keen to get the gear up


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Cunaek9W24
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Old 31st Jul 2015, 16:08
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Even jets have itches that just need to be scratched.
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Old 31st Jul 2015, 16:14
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surprised he stayed in the seat with all that banging behind him.................
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Old 31st Jul 2015, 20:32
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He must have thought "I wonder if anyone noticed?" as he sauntered away.
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Old 31st Jul 2015, 21:02
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"Hello Chief, don't worry about the aircraft steps..."
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Old 31st Jul 2015, 21:03
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It happened to a Lightning at Akrotiri when I was there 1965-67. Dawn patrol and an over-keen pilot...
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Old 31st Jul 2015, 21:05
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Polonium on his cornflakes the following morning I think
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Old 1st Aug 2015, 18:57
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Hmmm! Watched a similar at Valley 'performed' by a Gnat stude, No 3 in a formation take-off.The slipper tanks ruptured and the fuel spill ignited and followed the aircraft along the runway, about 20 yards astern. The first vehicle in the queue to cross the runway at the departure end was an AvGas bowser, whose driver reckoned he stripped every gear in the box trying to get one to move away from the approaching fire-ball!!the aircraft eventually came to rest, on the peri-track, a short distance behind the vehicle queue and 'Bloggs' was out and legging it in short order! The 22 det standby Whirly rushed over seeing the possibility of 'trade', only to make a VERY rapid lateral exit as the pneumatic seat blew upwards. No idea if 'Bloggs' continued beyond the 'nil coffee, nil biscuits' interview, but it served as a useful visual aid for our S&R studes re approaching burning Gnats!!
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Old 1st Aug 2015, 20:54
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It's happened before, and it'll happen again !

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Old 1st Aug 2015, 21:01
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It happened to a friend of mine in a Venom on a carrier - at night - very spectacular show of sparks. He did relate to me the first words of the Welsh CPO who arrived first, but this being a family forum.....
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Old 1st Aug 2015, 21:40
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It's happened before, and it'll happen again !
Hopefully not, Danny. These days it's a ridiculously expensive embarrassment and one that I don't want to help pay for.
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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 17:03
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Wheels Up on Take Off

It happened at Wattisham in 70 or 71, No. 1 TFF and I won't name the driver!

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Old 2nd Aug 2015, 17:59
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Yes it was 1971 (if it's the one I'm thinking of) but it was an F.3 so 111 Squadron? It happened four times altogether with Lightnings but the Wattisham incident was probably the most impressive of the lot.
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Old 3rd Aug 2015, 01:19
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At least he knows where the fulcrum is now...
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