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QE F35 birdstrike filmed

Old 5th Dec 2019, 16:46
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QE F35 birdstrike filmed

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07wzk6s

Interesting thing, when you get to 3-35mins it appears thet BAe have raided the Jaguar cars parts bin to source the seats.. his handy rank holder on the side is the seat belt retainer lol.
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Interesting thing, when you get to 3-35mins it appears thet BAe have raided the Jaguar cars parts bin to source the seats.. his handy rank holder on the side is the seat belt retainer lol.
Try some research.
https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/...cent-showcase/
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Originally Posted by Video Mixdown View Post
Try some research.
Why should Nutty bother, when some PPRuNers clearly know everything? Then again, I suppose everybody in the UK can indeed be expected to read the Shropshire Star.
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A couple of observations about the video. I heard an American accent giving instructions. Are there US exchange personnel on board? The F-35 is in US markings. Cross-operating or embarked?
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Originally Posted by India Four Two View Post
A couple of observations about the video. I heard an American accent giving instructions. Are there US exchange personnel on board? The F-35 is in US markings. Cross-operating or embarked?
I think this was filmed last year during initial trials; those aircraft did have US markings.
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Old 5th Dec 2019, 19:26
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Originally Posted by Harley Quinn View Post
I think this was filmed last year during initial trials; those aircraft did have US markings.
Yes, and there was a deployment of test personnel on board for the exercises. Comment is made in the program that they brought everything with them - own cameras etc. and that the aircraft is filmed/recorded as much as possible during the trials.

I noted some senior looking USMC guys on board in the back of shot during the rolling landing trials.

That little bird never stood a chance against the massive hoover!
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Old 5th Dec 2019, 19:33
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Hmmm, QE Skippers donít have a good record when it comes to motor vehicles. Maybe its a cunning ruse to avoid being caught?

HMS Queen Elizabeth captain removed from post 'over car misuse' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-48310522

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As well as the Falcon, I assume that a 12 gauge couldn't be used against said avian intruders while airborne - provided one didn't hit a jet?!
No doubt they're all protected species - or there'd be howls of animal rights outrage...
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Putting on my Spotters cap, I'm intrigued that Wings' chair (3:30 in the clip) has very nice rank badges attached.....going astern

Worth a round in the Wardroom; at least



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Originally Posted by tartare View Post
As well as the Falcon, I assume that a 12 gauge couldn't be used against said avian intruders while airborne - provided one didn't hit a jet?!
No doubt they're all protected species - or there'd be howls of animal rights outrage...
The carrier seems to attract a wide variety of birds, including at least 1 Peregrine Falcon.
That predator's presence would normally be enough to ensure other birds give the area a wide berth. However, it seems the ship is treated as the 'local patch' by its resident birds, who presumably find enough to eat along the deck..
I wonder whether better hygiene in terms of food wastes etc would be helpful in lessening the appeal of these ships to possibly hazardous avifauna.
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Originally Posted by John Eacott View Post
Putting on my Spotters cap, I'm intrigued that Wings' chair (3:30 in the clip) has very nice rank badges attached.....going astern

Worth a round in the Wardroom; at least
Please translate for those of us who haven't done time bobbing up and down on the briny...
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Please translate for those of us who haven't done time bobbing up and down on the briny...
The curl at the top of an RN Officer's rank badge overlaps. The correct way to wear them is with the braid going under the curl at the front. The other way round ( as on Wings' chair) is known as 'going astern' and when/if spotted the wearer is the one to buy the beers.

If one has two sets of rank badges, and mixes them up it is possible to be going astern one one shoulder and ahead on the other.

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So should we all write into him demanding a beer?
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Bengo - thanks for the clarification. Perhaps someone should contact Jaguar and point out the error as those rank badges appear to be fixed?
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Bengo - thanks for the clarification. Perhaps someone should contact Jaguar and point out the error as those rank badges appear to be fixed?
Looks to me like they're on pop studs. Probably a box near by with a load of different ranks to be fixed whoever is 'in the chair' as it were.
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Perhaps the chair is facing aft...
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Perhaps the chair is facing aft...
Good point - thinking about it I think the chairs face athwartships.
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