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27th Nov 2022, 11:20
Replies: 9
Views: 1,332
Posted By Sleeve Wing

I was taught it was all to do with the Partial...

I was taught it was all to do with the Partial pressure of Oxygen at FL100. After all, the air we breathe is only 20% Oxygen anyway.
Sufficient there for the human body to operate then. Above FL130,...
22nd Nov 2022, 09:54
Replies: 50
Views: 7,400
Posted By Sleeve Wing

The shortest grace I ever heard in a Wardroom was...

The shortest grace I ever heard in a Wardroom was similar to MPN11,
"For what we are about to receive, Thank God ".
Used it at another function and it did a lead balloon impression, followed by a...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By Sleeve Wing

twinotterifr. All good stuff but now a...

twinotterifr.

All good stuff but now a tendency to overcomplicate.
Basically, BE AHEAD OF THE GAME, particularly if, because of ATC or the weather, things get a little busy.
Have weather...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By Sleeve Wing

All the above, but above all........Don't be an...

All the above, but above all........Don't be an arsy little know-it-all just because you're straight out of groundschool.
The Captain's probably forgotten more than you know so just listen politely...
21st Sep 2022, 17:50
Replies: 97
Views: 12,606
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Perhaps we saw virtually the whole of our armed...

Perhaps we saw virtually the whole of our armed forces on duty on Monday, padded out of course with Police and Scout contingents.
They did put on a fine, memorable show though.........
16th Sep 2022, 18:09
Replies: 119
Views: 24,972
Posted By Sleeve Wing

One of those "Oh sh*t" moments. Not giving up...

One of those "Oh sh*t" moments. Not giving up without a fight, is it ?

Another excuse to close such "a dangerous airfield" ...........
4th Sep 2022, 23:07
Replies: 81
Views: 7,119
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Mosquito Squadron

I remember the the filming of 633 Sqn. from Inverness Dalcross Airfield. It was 1963.
I was based at Lossie at the time and they closed the LL area for a few days while the Mosquitoes were in and...
31st Jul 2022, 11:48
Replies: 23
Views: 9,887
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Innaflap. I am tempted to believe that only...

Innaflap.

I am tempted to believe that only an ICT engineer playing with his simulator could regard this as a laughing matter.
The Skipper, right or wrong, won't be laughing at the moment. Once...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jul 2022, 11:02
Replies: 14
Views: 1,737
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Thanks, aek, for drawing attention to a skill...

Thanks, aek, for drawing attention to a skill that is becoming more commonly practiced.

>>> Let's consider formation flighting. Not in an ICAO-defined formations, but of much closer, like that on...
19th Jun 2022, 11:57
Replies: 22
Views: 4,954
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Post §12.

>>> and even Scimitars <<<.
Thanks, Jack, for mentioning the FAA and the much maligned Beast. Just a bit before it's time and then totally overshadowed by the Buccaneer.
We were using the technique...
3rd Jun 2022, 12:20
Replies: 66
Views: 24,573
Posted By Sleeve Wing

No sense of humour, ericferret. Imagine having...

No sense of humour, ericferret.
Imagine having to spend the day with such a starchy skipper. He knows all the rules but doesn't apparently recognise the sheer joy of competently operating his...
3rd Jun 2022, 12:06
Replies: 151
Views: 30,371
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Fortunately it was a good day although a bit...

Fortunately it was a good day although a bit lumpy over the city.
A good effort by everyone involved from the sharp end to the techies ....... and the 70 formation was a delight.
I'd like to thank...
1st Jun 2022, 12:09
Replies: 66
Views: 24,573
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Tenerife. 2.am. Loaders shift change time. ...

Tenerife. 2.am. Loaders shift change time. Passengers already boarded
Getting late to get back and F/O noticed 3 or 4 baggage trolleys at the aircraft but nothing happening.
Went down and found 3...
1st Apr 2022, 11:06
Replies: 55
Views: 29,794
Posted By Sleeve Wing

It's been going on for at least 50 years ! I...

It's been going on for at least 50 years !
I suspected one in the dim and distant when I was a young captain. All his BS just didn't ring true and, although he was quick, knew the manuals inside...
21st Mar 2022, 10:07
Replies: 48
Views: 4,839
Posted By Sleeve Wing

BPF. I'm not flying as much for virtually the...

BPF. I'm not flying as much for virtually the same reasons as rans6 and, as you mention, it's the EMC situation that concerns me most.
I usually try to fit in a PFLWOP if I get the chance and then...
6th Mar 2022, 11:14
Replies: 21
Views: 4,341
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Just for further info........ In the early...

Just for further info........
In the early sixties, there was a Low Level route from Cape Wrath/Garvie Island to Stroma in the Pentland Firth.
This obviously passed just to the north of Dounreay...
1st Mar 2022, 17:05
Replies: 91
Views: 21,649
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Just so, aa62. Off the line into the hangar in...

Just so, aa62.
Off the line into the hangar in the evening, engine change, duplicate signatures then out onto the line for engine runs and tweeks.
Ready for service again for the dawn patrol. ...
1st Mar 2022, 11:18
Replies: 91
Views: 21,649
Posted By Sleeve Wing

As AA62 has mentioned military aircraft, I must...

As AA62 has mentioned military aircraft, I must go with him on the Hunter. Best aircraft of any that I ever flew and for the engineers apparently a dream. An engine change overnight was a regular...
22nd Feb 2022, 17:40
Replies: 11
Views: 2,471
Posted By Sleeve Wing

With you, Mog. 1st.Solo, 61 years...

With you, Mog.
1st.Solo, 61 years ago........... 22,500 now.........oh, and still flying.......
They really would be short-sighted to close Roborough permanently.
Forum: Tech Log
11th Feb 2022, 10:23
Replies: 17
Views: 2,014
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Oh, how the flying world has been taken over by...

Oh, how the flying world has been taken over by the overdetailed self-protection brigade..........

Once upon a time a "dynamic maneuver"(sic) would have consisted of a 7G pull to the vertical, mid...
21st Jan 2022, 17:45
Replies: 53
Views: 10,774
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Zara Rutherford

Already in the file for HCAP's T & A dinner this year I would hope.
Tremendous achievement and a helluva lot of courage to complete this, particularly with comparatively low experience. I say...
4th Jan 2022, 17:04
Replies: 49
Views: 4,738
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Nostalgia ? So was I, Dixi. How about Boscombe...

Nostalgia ? So was I, Dixi. How about Boscombe ? Maybe not now but certainly in the timeframe I assume you're talking about.
4th Jan 2022, 16:49
Replies: 49
Views: 9,018
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Remind me please, somebody. I had a suit made by...

Remind me please, somebody. I had a suit made by Cairds of Elgin who I believe was the Scottish offshoot of either G&H or Moss Bros ?
I was based at Lossie at the time - 1963/4
I still have the...
Replies: 10
Views: 5,614
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Twinotterifr, When you eventually attain...

Twinotterifr,

When you eventually attain your own command, you'll occasionally have to fly with people like this.
You'll also find that some people can fly sims and some can fly aeroplanes !...
8th Dec 2021, 10:03
Replies: 48
Views: 9,155
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Who dreams up this stuff ? :ugh:

Who dreams up this stuff ? :ugh:
4th Dec 2021, 16:37
Replies: 37
Views: 5,390
Posted By Sleeve Wing

>> that it is out of date and no longer fit for...

>> that it is out of date and no longer fit for purpose, unless you want to teach in the style of a 60s FI. <<

>>> Ive tried on at least 3 occasions to make replies to this post. I’ve contacted...
1st Dec 2021, 23:56
Replies: 31
Views: 5,657
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Thanks for your support, Jan, but ST is correct...

Thanks for your support, Jan, but ST is correct with a total of 4096. Old age and dementia are obviously creeping up on me ! :ouch:
1st Dec 2021, 17:24
Replies: 20
Views: 5,252
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Surprised the Zlin hadn't had it's day earlier ! ...

Surprised the Zlin hadn't had it's day earlier ! However , phf, the sub'ing out of the UPRT to CRM is an inspired choice, isn't it ?
They aren't too far away, have a good fleet of Slingsby T67s and...
1st Dec 2021, 16:26
Replies: 31
Views: 5,657
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Not quite, spatston. "Squawk" however came from...

Not quite, spatston. "Squawk" however came from the association with "Parrot", didn't it, which was the original NATO codename for IFF (Identification Friend or Foe ) Mk1 equipment. This basically...
30th Nov 2021, 16:04
Replies: 31
Views: 5,657
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Yeh, right, 'Adley. What you said. Me too ! 'Oo...

Yeh, right, 'Adley. What you said. Me too ! 'Oo dreamed up conspikewiti any road ? I can' even spell it ! :ugh:
27th Nov 2021, 15:27
Replies: 20
Views: 5,252
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Thanks, portsharbourflyer. With ref. to your ⌗6...

Thanks, portsharbourflyer.
With ref. to your ⌗6 observation, (13th Sept), the OAA experience was when I was asked back to do some support UPRT and aerobatics instruction in 2003. This was required...
11th Nov 2021, 10:46
Replies: 74
Views: 14,194
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Great dits about the good old days of hats,...

Great dits about the good old days of hats, gentlemen. Keep 'em coming.
I remember clearly when doing the Pre-assessment course at Hornchurch in 1955, the only bloke who wore a trilby was the...
Forum: Middle East
26th Oct 2021, 16:33
Replies: 14
Views: 8,529
Posted By Sleeve Wing

FlyTBFL. >>> it also shows that they don’t...

FlyTBFL.

>>> it also shows that they don’t care who they hire as long they meet the numbers <<<

I'm afraid it was ever thus. It's big business and you're only a cog, no matter what effort or...
20th Oct 2021, 17:09
Replies: 22
Views: 2,408
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Sounds like you were lucky, Dave. Remember the...

Sounds like you were lucky, Dave.
Remember the previous “lockdown “ for the Olympics ? We even needed a full flight plan, slot times and return plan for a training detail.....every time !
God help...
18th Oct 2021, 17:32
Replies: 8
Views: 1,578
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Valid question with very succinct answers but...

Valid question with very succinct answers but doesn’t this just show how stupid and unnecessary some of the CAA paperwork has become ?
Even an experienced professional pilot is having trouble...
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