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Boris flies in Typhoon

Old 18th Jul 2022, 13:37
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Boris flies in Typhoon

The question is... why? he had already got his marching orders, so does he now see the RAF as his plaything before he is gone? I know training has to be maintained etc, but this just seems bad timing as the rest of the UK is tightening its belt. BTW, I thought they had binned all the two seaters?

Boris Johnson flies Typhoon fighter jet | Watch (msn.com)
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 13:48
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Tabloid headlines must be "Buffoon in a Typhoon"
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 13:49
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More to the point, how did he pass the medical, and where did they get a g suit to fit him? Or did he get a pass as PM and they just trundled him around a bit?
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 15:11
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This must have been on the cards for a wee while I imagine - That's not the kind of thing that get's pulled together at a couple of weeks notice.

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Don’t forget he still has cachet in the larger world.
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More to the point, how did he pass the medical, and where did they get a g suit to fit him? Or did he get a pass as PM and they just trundled him around a bit?
Don't they use a clear visor in Tiffies then?
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More to the point, how was he allowed to experience AAR as a pax?
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He is not the first.
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Watching the video i know there are dual seat Typhoons but why does it look like he's in the front seat.
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 18:35
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Poor guy, too late for Top Gun II
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 19:34
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Originally Posted by chevvron
Don't they use a clear visor in Tiffies then?
As was briefed to myself three times I flew as Cat B pax in ejection seat fitted aircraft. Clear visor down at all times. However we know taking in information and application of it is not someone's strong point.
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No gloves either
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Old 18th Jul 2022, 22:14
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Clear & gloves?!

Surely for canopy manipulation & det cord & bird stike & cockpit fire & command ejection & all other possibilities, visor & gloves are mandatory, or is arrogance & over-assuredness in passengers now tolerated?
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How do we know it wasn't a sim ride?
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Originally Posted by ACW599
How do we know it wasn't a sim ride?
From the pictures…
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To tell the truth, If I became PM a Typhoon ride would be the first thing I organised, not the last!
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The first batch of 16 T.1 two-seaters were binned, but six T.3s were added later and remain in service.
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The Eurofighter riding the Eurofighter.
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Was it target towing ?
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Originally Posted by frank2302
Surely for canopy manipulation & det cord & bird stike & cockpit fire & command ejection & all other possibilities, visor & gloves are mandatory, or is arrogance & over-assuredness in passengers now tolerated?
All of a parcel, with ignoring briefs, (the written and spoken versions !), 'rules are for proles' attitude and a teenager's intolerance of other peoples' knowledge. The wonder of it (and the pity) is that such an entrenched attitude has not brought about its natural conclusion - so far !
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