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19th Jul 2019, 11:36
Replies: 18
Views: 3,463
Posted By ARCHIE1

Throttle Lever Colours

This may not answer the question fully but, as a member of the team preserving XM496 at Kemble, my answer when asked by visitors why the throttles are topped with different colours, is usually that...
17th Dec 2018, 19:46
Replies: 110
Views: 23,067
Posted By ARCHIE1

Following Argosy conversion at Thorney Island in...

Following Argosy conversion at Thorney Island in mid-63, those pilots and navigators on my course destined for 105 Sqn undertook a short bombing course at RAF Lindholme followed by an air photography...
2nd Oct 2018, 18:14
Replies: 28
Views: 5,490
Posted By ARCHIE1

Sorry to see that. Staff Nav '69 and GD...

Sorry to see that. Staff Nav '69 and GD Aerosystems '73. Lots of memories but it certainly seemed to be one of the most relaxed and well run Officers' Messes I ever encountered, probably because, as...
30th Sep 2017, 20:08
Replies: 0
Views: 1,378
Posted By ARCHIE1

XM496

Dear Pruners

We know what it is - XM496, the last surviving RAF Bristol Britannia; we know approximately when it was - very early 1960s, from the livery, black props and no star name; but we would...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Sep 2015, 22:09
Replies: 143
Views: 19,953
Posted By ARCHIE1

First glider solo was in a T7 Kirby Cadet at RAF...

First glider solo was in a T7 Kirby Cadet at RAF Hornchurch in 1959. A large Cu on the downwind leg delayed my return to Earth sufficiently, and much against my better judgement, to upgrade my...
6th May 2015, 21:09
Replies: 8
Views: 4,309
Posted By ARCHIE1

Britannia performance - take off run required

The difficulty here is that the Take Off Distance Available (TODA - paved run plus clearway over which to climb to a screen height) and the Take Off Run Available (TORA - paved surface alone) are...
23rd Apr 2015, 21:53
Replies: 33
Views: 5,690
Posted By ARCHIE1

METEOR

Eleven or so hours in the back seat of various NF14(T)s, 1 ANS, RAF Stradishall, April 63. One of the ANS fleet is in the Jet Age Museum at Staverton (recommended); another, which is in my log book,...
10th Jul 2014, 22:55
Replies: 32
Views: 4,698
Posted By ARCHIE1

I met and fell in love with Mrs Archie1 just over...

I met and fell in love with Mrs Archie1 just over 50 years ago at Headley Court, in the days when the Orderly Officer used to raise and lower the flag from his wheelchair and MRAF Lord Tedder was an...
16th Sep 2013, 21:24
Replies: 31
Views: 6,111
Posted By ARCHIE1

And, just to even things up, I was on 511. Not...

And, just to even things up, I was on 511. Not that there was much inter-squadron rivalry, especially as we shared the pooled aircraft fleet. But I must say those pictures of 496 at Thule show just...
21st Jun 2013, 21:00
Replies: 31
Views: 5,708
Posted By ARCHIE1

THANKS

I was an air transport 3-star fix navigator throughout and only encountered the Mears Slide on academic courses such as the Staff Nav and Aerosystems but I would like to express my thanks and...
27th Dec 2011, 07:32
Replies: 7
Views: 3,683
Posted By ARCHIE1

THE SHEPHERD

Thanks for that. I have the book, which I have read many times, but nothing so evocative as listening to the story again, read elegantly, in a darkened conservatory under a starlit sky with just a...
21st Sep 2010, 21:00
Replies: 11
Views: 1,763
Posted By ARCHIE1

Just a pedantic note here. It's Britannia with...

Just a pedantic note here. It's Britannia with one 't' not two. Brittany Ferries have two 't's but then that's where they are from whereas the Whispering Giant was British. I only mention this...
26th Jun 2010, 16:00
Replies: 5,917
Views: 621,357
Posted By ARCHIE1

Southrop, Gloucestershire?

Southrop, Gloucestershire?
7th Apr 2010, 06:40
Replies: 62
Views: 19,433
Posted By ARCHIE1

Sad day. I remember these two from as far back as...

Sad day. I remember these two from as far back as 1976, my first tour on 10 Sqn. At the time, XV109 seemed to be undergoing a very deep major in Base Hangar and bore the logo 'Enola Gay' daubed on...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Nov 2009, 11:36
Replies: 39
Views: 2,957
Posted By ARCHIE1

Nz Wines

There is another NZ wine of note, the Nobilo range. BA currently carry this, LCA to LHR at least, as one of their two whites, the other being a French Chardonnay. I was first attracted to the...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Sep 2009, 19:36
Replies: 36
Views: 4,333
Posted By ARCHIE1

Are we saying then that we know for certain that...

Are we saying then that we know for certain that a Red Arrows Hawk did not fly very low and very noisily over this horse's stable causing it to panic and hit its head, fatally? I can't be too sure...
6th Sep 2009, 19:17
Replies: 3,441
Views: 632,944
Posted By ARCHIE1

Thank you, Spewing Stew. An impressive display in...

Thank you, Spewing Stew. An impressive display in any colour scheme....
19th Jun 2009, 19:04
Replies: 5,917
Views: 621,357
Posted By ARCHIE1

Sorry for the delay, everyone. Nothing to add so...

Sorry for the delay, everyone. Nothing to add so OPEN HOUSE!
18th Jun 2009, 23:42
Replies: 5,917
Views: 621,357
Posted By ARCHIE1

.. Hucknall?

.. Hucknall?
26th Apr 2009, 06:00
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By ARCHIE1

Thank you scottpe. Please see your PMs. It is in...

Thank you scottpe. Please see your PMs. It is in fact George and Annie Brookes who are enquiring, aircraft technician at Lyneham 68 - 71 'ish. I am merely the intermediary, owning the computer!...
25th Apr 2009, 14:34
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By ARCHIE1

John Brown ALM

Grateful for any lead to John Brown, a C130 ALM at Lyneham early 70s? Mutual friends, the Brookes, would like to get in touch again. Please PM me.
25th Apr 2009, 07:11
Replies: 85
Views: 10,918
Posted By ARCHIE1

Beat me to it, FoxtrotAlpha18! I was about to say...

Beat me to it, FoxtrotAlpha18! I was about to say that, while there were lots of Meteors about during my childhood in the UK, it took until a couple of years ago for me to be introduced to that F8...
24th Apr 2009, 20:26
Replies: 13
Views: 4,593
Posted By ARCHIE1

You are right -'Beyond the Blue Horizon' by...

You are right -'Beyond the Blue Horizon' by Alexander Frater first published 1986. I have a much thumbed and well loved copy in front of me as I write. Frater was however writing more about Imperial...
13th Apr 2009, 07:05
Replies: 12
Views: 1,123
Posted By ARCHIE1

Thanks for those two videos everyone. Not a dry...

Thanks for those two videos everyone. Not a dry eye in the house here!

India Four Two. You were probably waiting for Flight No. 6369 operated on 9 Apr 69 by Britannia XM 518 Captain Flt Lt...
11th Apr 2009, 08:57
Replies: 5,750
Views: 619,418
Posted By ARCHIE1

Thanks, evansb. OPEN HOUSE!

Thanks, evansb.

OPEN HOUSE!
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