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NutLoose 5th Dec 2019 16:46

QE F35 birdstrike filmed
 
See

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.

Video Mixdown 5th Dec 2019 17:00


Originally Posted by NutLoose (Post 10633221)
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/

hoodie 5th Dec 2019 17:16


Originally Posted by Video Mixdown (Post 10633230)
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. :rolleyes:

India Four Two 5th Dec 2019 18:42

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?

Harley Quinn 5th Dec 2019 19:06


Originally Posted by India Four Two (Post 10633282)
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.

unmanned_droid 5th Dec 2019 19:26


Originally Posted by Harley Quinn (Post 10633293)
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!

Lima Juliet 5th Dec 2019 19:33


Originally Posted by Video Mixdown (Post 10633230)

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


tartare 5th Dec 2019 23:04

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...

John Eacott 6th Dec 2019 04:27

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 :p


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etudiant 7th Dec 2019 00:57


Originally Posted by tartare (Post 10633406)
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.

BEagle 7th Dec 2019 09:12


Originally Posted by John Eacott (Post 10633517)
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 :p

Please translate for those of us who haven't done time bobbing up and down on the briny...:confused:

Bengo 7th Dec 2019 11:51


Originally Posted by BEagle (Post 10634187)
Please translate for those of us who haven't done time bobbing up and down on the briny...:confused:

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.


NutLoose 7th Dec 2019 12:52

So should we all write into him demanding a beer?

BEagle 7th Dec 2019 13:36

Bengo - thanks for the clarification. Perhaps someone should contact Jaguar and point out the error as those rank badges appear to be fixed?

Auxtank 7th Dec 2019 14:59


Originally Posted by BEagle (Post 10634332)
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.

Nige321 7th Dec 2019 17:27

Perhaps the chair is facing aft...:8

Auxtank 9th Dec 2019 17:58


Originally Posted by Nige321 (Post 10634438)
Perhaps the chair is facing aft...:8

Good point - thinking about it I think the chairs face athwartships.


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