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Red Arrows on channel 5 - 'Kings Of The Sky'

Old 13th Feb 2019, 20:46
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I don't remember so much hugging in the RAF?
Also, how did an LAC get on the reds?!
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Old 13th Feb 2019, 20:48
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With others, and in the company of two ex-leaders, I watched the Reds at RIAT last year. Not good.. very large gaps, uneven formation keeping, and an upward burst?. Really disappointing; and the ex chaps kept shtum!

That said, an excellent TV production.



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Old 14th Feb 2019, 07:15
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Agreed, an excellent production. But it made me feel old, very old, when one of the 2019 season newbies mentioned (with no hint of irony, indeed with some pride) that he and his wife had a "vision board" in their kitchen, which in his case had had a picture of the Reds on it.

Can't imagine anyone of our generation having a "vision board" in their kitchen.

There again, perhaps Beags had one - with a piccie of Section Officer Harvey on it !
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 07:49
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You know you're old when the Flt Lt mate you got pissed with at happy hour is the AOC doing the PDA...
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 10:34
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Originally Posted by Floppy Link View Post
You know you're old when the Flt Lt mate you got pissed with at happy hour is the AOC doing the PDA...

Nice to see that 'young' Bunny Warren did so well for himself.

Well, we were all younger twenty two years ago when we worked from the same building.
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 14:33
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I was, quite by chance in the hospitality tent at Kemble for the 40th anniversary of the Gnat and watched the then current team, surrounded by former leaders and team members. Lotts of "62 out there" and so on. Enlightening experience
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Old 14th Feb 2019, 22:45
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Originally Posted by jindabyne View Post
With others, and in the company of two ex-leaders, I watched the Reds at RIAT last year. Not good.. very large gaps, uneven formation keeping, and an upward burst?. Really disappointing; and the ex chaps kept shtum!

That said, an excellent TV production.
With a few thousand members of the general public, and in the company of my (difficult to impress) Wife , I also watched the Reds at RIAT last year..
We all thought they were magnificent.
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 08:17
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I thought the whole series came across very well; particularly Red 1 who showed a really good level of commitment, understanding, grit & compassion.

Not quite sure how much good all the hugging between senior female to junior males achieves?
On hearing certain charges, objectivity might prove difficult.

Overall, a "hit" with me.

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Old 15th Feb 2019, 08:43
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Originally Posted by Tashengurt View Post
I don't remember so much hugging in the RAF?
Also, how did an LAC get on the reds?!
He is probably an SAC tech because if you watch the current careers advert for the RAF featuring the Dead Sparrows, it follows some girl around and announces her name and job as RAF technician at the end... except her rank is SAC, so she is a mechanic, the Technician these days is denoted by the ring around the prop.
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 08:48
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I thought the whole programme was excellent (éclat!!). Good insight as to how that iconic team operates. Particularly impressed with Mr Ling going from a desk to PDA as Red 3 in 6 weeks. Bloody amazing and well deserving of the Honourable Company of Air Pilot's award he won last October.
Brilliant stuff - Well done everyone and thoughts are with the Family of Cpl Jonathan Bayliss (RIP).
Good wishes for the future to all inc David Stark.
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 08:52
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Good - I'm pleased to hear that. Quite possibly a different day and display.
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 14:19
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Originally Posted by thegypsy View Post
Just watched the latest which I recorded and somewhat disappointed to hear the leader pronounce schedule as skedule

Got off a BA flight ( A320 ) where the F/O who was flying it stood by the door when we were offloading at LHR ( When did they start doing that? ) who likewise pronounced it as skedule. I probably embarrassed him by pointing out the errors of his ways poor lad. I keep hearing it on BBC too from people who should know better.
Train Station get's my hackles up. I use to use a Railway Station.
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 16:29
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Skedule, Train Station and now..... Stores!!

My wife advised me that she was going shopping. I had to remind her that was she actually going storing as there no shops left, only stores. Right, off now to buy the Haddock and Chips from the Chip Store..... Er, which way out?....
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 16:45
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Although in fairness a train station makes more sense than a railway station.

Yes, agree about the hugging - both M-M and M-F - all a little weird for a couple of reasons.
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 18:45
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Slightly off track, but it is a Rumour Site. I followed a small convoy of civvy flatbed trucks carrying Red Arrows GSE to RAF Leeming yesterday. Hmmmm........................................
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Old 15th Feb 2019, 19:12
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Slightly off track, but it is a Rumour Site. I followed a small convoy of civvy flatbed trucks carrying Red Arrows GSE to RAF Leeming yesterday. Hmmmm........................................
Ssshhhh..... Don’t tell him Pike...
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 08:00
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Originally Posted by taxydual View Post
Slightly off track, but it is a Rumour Site. I followed a small convoy of civvy flatbed trucks carrying Red Arrows GSE to RAF Leeming yesterday. Hmmmm........................................
Rumour has it that BBMF Chipmunks have also been drafted in, something to do with a big push on pilot training at the mo...
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Old 16th Feb 2019, 08:49
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Originally Posted by brakedwell View Post
Train Station get's my hackles up. I use to use a Railway Station.
“Use” to use? That really gets my back up....

Where’s your grammar? Down the Bingo?
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Old 20th Feb 2019, 18:01
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Watching from this side of the pond with a certain sense of nostalgia and a good deal pride in the team. Perty did a stunning job of keeping the team on course to complete a fantastic season, which, without the incident, was going to be without a doubt a tasking season. The whole team deserve a well-earned BZ and I hope that some awards are in the offing come the end of the year...

Bunny..how can you not have even a hint of grey???? Bastard ;O))
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