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18th Oct 2019, 10:20
Replies: 14
Views: 3,430
Posted By Vendee

I'm going to stick my neck out and say the...

I'm going to stick my neck out and say the aircraft. At least the Jag could hold max reheat on the brakes and the Abingdon Jags were always clean, i.e. no tanks, no pylons. I once saw a display Jag...
17th Oct 2019, 12:31
Replies: 123
Views: 57,796
Posted By Vendee

I had a couple of back seat fast jet trips back...

I had a couple of back seat fast jet trips back in the 80's including on a post major servicing Jaguar airtest. I know for certain that I would have done the same as the unfortunate Cpl Bayliss. I...
16th Oct 2019, 19:15
Replies: 267
Views: 251,931
Posted By Vendee

Talking of oversize holes, I used to work for a...

Talking of oversize holes, I used to work for a helicopter manufacturer who designed and embodied a flotation bag modification for the British Army. They used the forward undercarriage mountings as...
7th Oct 2019, 17:26
Replies: 3,260
Views: 2,843,415
Posted By Vendee

And there's nothing in it for the whistleblower...

And there's nothing in it for the whistleblower is there? It's not like he's seeking asylum in the U.S......... oh hang on.....:rolleyes:
2nd Oct 2019, 18:01
Replies: 267
Views: 251,931
Posted By Vendee

In my experience, the time quoted for an...

In my experience, the time quoted for an inspection is purely the time it takes to inspect. It doesn't include any work required to get access to the inspection area and restoring the aircraft to a...
4th Sep 2019, 09:01
Replies: 3,260
Views: 2,843,415
Posted By Vendee

So what does that tell us? Yes, MAX pilots should...

So what does that tell us? Yes, MAX pilots should practice this in the sim but not if it will cost Boeing or the airlines for the additional sim sessions? I do hope that EASA and other non US...
31st Aug 2019, 23:03
Replies: 13
Views: 4,237
Posted By Vendee

I saw them in formation with other aircraft,...

I saw them in formation with other aircraft, flying west to east over Blakeney on the north Norfolk coast on Thursday afternoon. I wasn't quick enough to get my camera out of its bag and in any case...
19th Aug 2019, 07:12
Replies: 34
Views: 11,349
Posted By Vendee

We are talking 3 or 4 large hangars. They won't...

We are talking 3 or 4 large hangars. They won't get planning permission for that in the grounds of an historic chateau.
5th Aug 2019, 08:04
Replies: 108
Views: 77,267
Posted By Vendee

In the UK, some coach companies have fitted a...

In the UK, some coach companies have fitted a device to their vehicles which requires a "clean" breath sample to be given before the engine can be started. I was on a coach through a hot and heavily...
30th Jul 2019, 12:33
Replies: 82
Views: 102,442
Posted By Vendee

His lips were moving.

His lips were moving.
16th Jun 2019, 15:04
Replies: 12,008
Views: 2,774,862
Posted By Vendee

The RB199 in the Tornado was one of the first to...

The RB199 in the Tornado was one of the first to use optical pyrometers to record and control EGT. They were more accurate than conventional downstream thermocouples but they were much higher...
15th Jun 2019, 08:53
Replies: 3,260
Views: 2,843,415
Posted By Vendee

Its a phrase that gets trotted out all the time...

Its a phrase that gets trotted out all the time these days. The No.1 priority for any business is to make money.
17th May 2019, 07:48
Replies: 34
Views: 7,824
Posted By Vendee

Mildenhall is only 20 miles from Cambridge. I...

Mildenhall is only 20 miles from Cambridge. I live a further 10 miles up the road from Mildenhall and they are currently building 5000 homes near me that are going to be bought in the main by...
26th Apr 2019, 21:18
Replies: 170
Views: 86,825
Posted By Vendee

Well I came off Harriers soon after that. They...

Well I came off Harriers soon after that. They may have carried on deploying to Hullavington for some years.
26th Apr 2019, 21:14
Replies: 12
Views: 3,893
Posted By Vendee

To quote (roughly) from one of his books "What do...

To quote (roughly) from one of his books "What do you say to an ex Tornado nav"?........ "A big Mac and large fries please". The point being that following the post cold war cutbacks, there were more...
23rd Apr 2019, 20:43
Replies: 8
Views: 2,433
Posted By Vendee

Maybe you are right Thunderbird but I think it...

Maybe you are right Thunderbird but I think it would take more than 3 RJ's to figure out the people of Norfolk.... or even Brexit.
23rd Apr 2019, 20:23
Replies: 8
Views: 2,433
Posted By Vendee

Maybe it was them then and I just didn't see...

Maybe it was them then and I just didn't see their refuelling booms.
23rd Apr 2019, 19:02
Replies: 8
Views: 2,433
Posted By Vendee

Possibly but you can usually see the boom from...

Possibly but you can usually see the boom from the rear of the aircraft.They also seemed too high for something just departed from Mildenhall.
23rd Apr 2019, 18:39
Replies: 8
Views: 2,433
Posted By Vendee

Rivet Joint over Norfolk tonight?

At about 18.30 this evening I saw three, 4 engined aircraft flying line astern near Thetford, Norfolk. They were at about 10-15,000 ft spaced maybe a mile apart heading north. After they passed...
22nd Apr 2019, 20:05
Replies: 49
Views: 19,366
Posted By Vendee

The yellow and black handle on the seat is a bit...

The yellow and black handle on the seat is a bit of a worry.
21st Apr 2019, 09:47
Replies: 170
Views: 86,825
Posted By Vendee

Indeed. I remember deploying there with 1(F) Sqn...

Indeed. I remember deploying there with 1(F) Sqn Harriers in 1984.
13th Apr 2019, 05:54
Replies: 95
Views: 27,083
Posted By Vendee

So many people missing the point of this ad which...

So many people missing the point of this ad which is "all trades in the RAF are open to both sexes", something which hasn't always been the case . It is a message that the RAF need to get across and...
3rd Apr 2019, 18:58
Replies: 169
Views: 90,503
Posted By Vendee

They do. I've been told the runway isn't in great...

They do. I've been told the runway isn't in great shape and I know that the approach lighting has been pulled up.
29th Mar 2019, 15:43
Replies: 95
Views: 27,083
Posted By Vendee

Obviously not.

Obviously not.
29th Mar 2019, 07:30
Replies: 95
Views: 27,083
Posted By Vendee

Why would you try to recruit men on purpose?...

Why would you try to recruit men on purpose? Because that's what we have done for a very long time without any complaints from the misogynists.
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