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Boris flies in Typhoon

Old 19th Jul 2022, 11:15
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294 pounds weight limit for the Mk16A - must have been awfully close with flight kit.
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Old 19th Jul 2022, 11:34
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Originally Posted by deltahotel View Post
No gloves either
Indeed. Bet he took off with them on. Incapable of operating his go pro with them on I wager.
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Old 19th Jul 2022, 11:49
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294 pounds weight limit for the Mk16A - must have been awfully close with flight kit.
Maybe that's why he left the gloves off!
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Old 19th Jul 2022, 12:01
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Tabloid headlines must be "Buffoon in a Typhoon"
No, BuffHoon was not allowed to fly FJ because of a medical issue!

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Old 19th Jul 2022, 12:14
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Some here may have forgotten how overwhelming a FJ ride can be for an inexperienced pax. It's perfectly understandable that he forgot to lower his visor.
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Old 19th Jul 2022, 12:27
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With a lowered vizor nobody would know it was the 'Convict' (Thanks to the Guardian's John Crace for the epitaph).
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Old 19th Jul 2022, 12:34
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294 pounds weight limit for the Mk16A - must have been awfully close with flight kit.
His flight suit did look a little snug....
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Old 19th Jul 2022, 13:55
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Couldn't the pilot "accidentally" eject him?
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Old 20th Jul 2022, 08:09
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No, BuffHoon was not allowed to fly FJ because of a medical issue!
Incorrect. Geoff Hoon flew in the back of a Hawk in about 2004.
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Old 20th Jul 2022, 12:49
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Any idea which callsign they operated under?

I understand that there might be some appropriate callsigns operating out of Conningsby and I hope someone in Ops employed their sense of humour

3(F) use Chaos, Rampage and Nightmare amongst others

11(F) use Havoc and Tyrant

12 use Vandal, Vermin and Deadpool

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Old 21st Jul 2022, 11:33
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Can't wait to read all the acidic comments about Sunak/Truss/Starmer when their turn comes.

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Originally Posted by Ewan Whosearmy View Post
Some here may have forgotten how overwhelming a FJ ride can be for an inexperienced pax. It's perfectly understandable that he forgot to lower his visor.

"However, this time, due to the “informal” setting of the flight, the usual protocol was not respected. Instead, the passenger was examined by a doctor four hours before the flight. He was declared apt to participate in the flight, under the condition that he would not be submitted to a negative load factor. That information was not communicated to the pilot.

The civilian was already nervous when he entered the cockpit, with his heart rate recorded between 136 and 142 beats per minute. The investigation found that the safety checks of the passenger had been approximate at best. He carried out most of his installation into the cockpit by himself. As a consequence, his visor was up, his anti-g pants were not worn properly, his helmet and oxygen mask were both unattached, and his seat straps were not tight enough."

Curious accidental ejection Rafale
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