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15th Jun 2021, 20:02
Replies: 46
Views: 9,496
Posted By Avtur

Same old negative comments we endure twice...

Same old negative comments we endure twice yearly. Congratulations to all the Military personnel who received an award.
30th Nov 2020, 22:10
Replies: 25
Views: 7,646
Posted By Avtur

Typo or contradicting?

Typo or contradicting?
8th Oct 2020, 14:42
Replies: 48
Views: 11,068
Posted By Avtur

51 Sqn Nimrods used "Vulcan 51" for...

51 Sqn Nimrods used "Vulcan 51" for non-operational sorties.
25th Jun 2020, 20:50
Replies: 469
Views: 204,276
Posted By Avtur

Not too bad...

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30th Oct 2019, 13:22
Replies: 458
Views: 287,810
Posted By Avtur

Good luck Kippers, and safe flying.

Good luck Kippers, and safe flying.
13th Aug 2019, 15:53
Replies: 77
Views: 46,905
Posted By Avtur

Saw the Red Arrows in Halifax, NS on Sunday at...

Saw the Red Arrows in Halifax, NS on Sunday at the start of their North American tour. Not the full display, presumably due to the location, but nice to see them nevertheless. Was bemused however by...
20th Jun 2019, 15:04
Replies: 13
Views: 3,223
Posted By Avtur

I will never complain about the cold again after...

I will never complain about the cold again after watching this.
19th Feb 2019, 17:41
Replies: 66
Views: 20,458
Posted By Avtur

...Pardon?

...Pardon?
19th Feb 2019, 13:53
Replies: 66
Views: 20,458
Posted By Avtur

From the article, it looks like an ID Card, not...

From the article, it looks like an ID Card, not an annotated Drivers Licence.
14th Jan 2019, 20:05
Replies: 7
Views: 3,124
Posted By Avtur

This has been sorted out now. Gareth was the AEO...

This has been sorted out now. Gareth was the AEO on XV230. RIP matey.
5th Oct 2018, 14:18
18th Sep 2018, 13:33
Replies: 46
Views: 10,471
Posted By Avtur

Used to love our "training" weekends to Lorient...

Used to love our "training" weekends to Lorient and Nimes. Great times in lovely places.
7th Sep 2018, 08:56
Replies: 139
Views: 33,759
Posted By Avtur

That reminds me of a quite embarrassing incident...

That reminds me of a quite embarrassing incident on my first ever Orderly Sergeant: I had volunteered for a Christmas Day OS at St Mawgan as a 21 year old single guy (yes, I can hear the city fathers...
7th Sep 2018, 08:23
Replies: 54
Views: 27,429
Posted By Avtur

And the Dambusters bar is a treasure trove of...

And the Dambusters bar is a treasure trove of information and artifacts as of 2011 when I was last there.(Deliberate collaboration with the thread drift btw)
16th May 2018, 17:29
Replies: 52
Views: 9,742
Posted By Avtur

Ah yes, a Lady L's bacon and halumi sandwich the...

Ah yes, a Lady L's bacon and halumi sandwich the morning after the night before.
4th May 2018, 17:56
Replies: 140
Views: 13,139
Posted By Avtur

I thought something had gone wrong with the site,...

I thought something had gone wrong with the site, but now realise that you have changed it...for the worse. Very, very slow, presumably because of the numerous annoying ads that are now cluttering up...
4th May 2018, 17:45
Replies: 67
Views: 11,421
Posted By Avtur

I was also born in a RN hospital there, but have...

I was also born in a RN hospital there, but have had no issues with Malta appearing on my British Passport. That said, I did recently have a US Immigration Officer ask why I was born in Malta. He...
20th Apr 2018, 19:53
Replies: 80
Views: 31,570
Posted By Avtur

I was on the flight deck of a USAF RC-135 Rivet...

I was on the flight deck of a USAF RC-135 Rivet Joint, when the pilots were being observed by their STANEVAL. At TOC at FL290 I asked whether there was a reason that RJ SOPs required the Captain's...
4th Apr 2018, 10:10
Replies: 61
Views: 28,374
Posted By Avtur

Not sure what happens when you order direct from...

Not sure what happens when you order direct from Canada for shipping to the UK, but just be aware that in Canada, the price you see on the tag is not the price you pay...you usually have to add the...
23rd Mar 2018, 04:31
Replies: 64
Views: 14,144
Posted By Avtur

Radar101 As an ex RAF Air Engineer, we are...

Radar101

As an ex RAF Air Engineer, we are (there are a handful left) a class of our own for many, some dubious, reasons. As a UK Chartered Engineer, I would suggest that this position was...
22nd Mar 2018, 04:51
Replies: 1
Views: 4,002
Posted By Avtur

Shoreham Crash

Shoreham air crash: Pilot Andy Hill to be charged over deaths - BBC News (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-43494430)

BBC reporting that Andy Hill is to be charged with manslaughter.
16th Feb 2018, 22:30
Replies: 16
Views: 3,929
Posted By Avtur

Looks like Mick G was the Flt Eng?

Looks like Mick G was the Flt Eng?
16th Feb 2018, 22:24
Replies: 41
Views: 11,747
Posted By Avtur

Hmm, with the exception of getting through the...

Hmm, with the exception of getting through the gate of Alpha dispersal (Mushroom farm) there are no places on the airfield that precludes a 60m wing span aircraft from operating.
10th Feb 2018, 08:36
Replies: 5,209
Views: 1,537,123
Posted By Avtur

Sorry guys, I am bored with this thread: Are the...

Sorry guys, I am bored with this thread: Are the Air cadets still grounded as of 10 Feb 2018? I was lucky enough to go solo as a 17 year old Cadet at RAF Locking in 1983, so am not trying to being...
10th Feb 2018, 08:18
Replies: 148
Views: 63,563
Posted By Avtur

Me thinks people on this forum need to ATFQ; My...

Me thinks people on this forum need to ATFQ; My answer is simply NO.
10th Feb 2018, 08:16
Replies: 31
Views: 19,011
Posted By Avtur

Don't like them, but if they are not visible when...

Don't like them, but if they are not visible when in uniform (short sleeve included) then fine.
10th Feb 2018, 02:52
Replies: 143
Views: 42,191
Posted By Avtur

Interesting thread that has reminded me of a fear...

Interesting thread that has reminded me of a fear I encountered some 23 years into flying: After the Nimrod XV230 fire, my confidence in the airframe was seriously impaired. Every encounter with...
7th Jan 2018, 13:07
Replies: 5,209
Views: 1,537,123
Posted By Avtur

If there was a "Like" button, it would be pressed...

If there was a "Like" button, it would be pressed for Chug & Dervish's post.
10th Oct 2017, 13:17
Replies: 43
Views: 22,470
Posted By Avtur

They have been back in the air for a while. Do...

They have been back in the air for a while. Do catch up.
11th Sep 2017, 13:16
Replies: 6
Views: 2,626
Posted By Avtur

8.33 KHz channel spacing on air band VHF...

8.33 KHz channel spacing on air band VHF frequencies has been a requirement for some time in European airspace. Most UHF are either 50 KHz or 25 KHz, the latter being the latest requirement. I am...
19th Jun 2017, 22:07
Replies: 34
Views: 14,655
Posted By Avtur

Sorry to hear this 5 Sqn. From one of the...

Sorry to hear this 5 Sqn. From one of the ex-Waddo Triad. :ugh:
17th May 2017, 13:19
Replies: 50
Views: 16,216
Posted By Avtur

If you are really that interested and want to be...

If you are really that interested and want to be a WSOp, you should do it now for many reasons.
12th Apr 2017, 00:58
Replies: 29
Views: 11,404
Posted By Avtur

Worked with HMS Ocean from above during a minor...

Worked with HMS Ocean from above during a minor (in terms of reporting) conflict adjacent to the very south east North Atlantic. Respect and condolences to all that crewed her.
12th Apr 2017, 00:42
Replies: 43
Views: 12,130
Posted By Avtur

2077 Teamwork at its best. (unlike the...

2077

Teamwork at its best. (unlike the movies, there was a real camera to take that shot!). Oh, and we dropped the ASR too.

Photo courtesy of S.S (42/8)
12th Apr 2017, 00:19
Replies: 24
Views: 5,996
Posted By Avtur

Interestingly, when Nimrod R1 XW666 ditched in...

Interestingly, when Nimrod R1 XW666 ditched in the Moray Firth in May 1995, it did so with zero flap, contrary to the FRC Ditching Drill that required 40 degrees flap. This was because of a sound...
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