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5th Feb 2019, 11:07
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Posted By DeanoP

Shackman: I took these photos on 27th or 29th...

Shackman:
I took these photos on 27th or 29th October 1971. Flypast at Naval Base Sembawang. 29th Oct was my last flight from Changi before relocating to Lyneham
Previous images were deleted by...
30th Jan 2019, 10:24
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Views: 111,451
Posted By DeanoP

Engines running crew changes were often done on...

Engines running crew changes were often done on the RAF C130K fleet. The Air Loadmaster (ALM) would exit first from the crew entrance door and screen the engines off with his very long intercomm lead...
13th Jan 2019, 10:51
Replies: 41
Views: 11,268
Posted By DeanoP

The movement of the North Magnetic Pole is dealt...

The movement of the North Magnetic Pole is dealt with by applying a correction, Magnetic Variation to the magnetic compass. We have been doing this, successfully, from the early days of air...
10th Jan 2019, 10:48
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Views: 29,952
Posted By DeanoP

Reference Post No54 I remember the incident...

Reference Post No54

I remember the incident on 7 Dec 1977, and the award of the QGM to Bernie Limb. Found this description on the internet. I believe that Bernie was the driver of the Landrover.....
20th Jul 2018, 13:53
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Views: 52,534
Posted By DeanoP

Seeing the Centenary parade for the RAF and the...

Seeing the Centenary parade for the RAF and the displaying of the Colours reminded me of an incident that happened whilst I was on 147 ITS Course at South Cerney.

Some members of one of the...
15th Apr 2018, 12:58
Replies: 45
Views: 9,025
Posted By DeanoP

I believe that a Tristar demonstrating autoland...

I believe that a Tristar demonstrating autoland at Brize Norton suffered a very heavy landing with enormous damage to the aircraft. It happened late 1985 or early 1986. Maybe someone has more...
30th Nov 2017, 09:05
Replies: 38
Views: 16,304
Posted By DeanoP

Ref Post No37: Is this the same Hamish Raynham...

Ref Post No37:
Is this the same Hamish Raynham who had ballet training before joining the RAF? If so, he used to astound us by doing very high kicks/jumps in the bar. It might have been at Thorney...
13th Nov 2017, 10:26
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Views: 80,975
Posted By DeanoP

Three Engine Overshoot - Hastings

Found this on the internet.


The 81st Entry
RAF Halton Aircraft Apprentices
Sept 1955 - July 1958
Issue Number 36
Aug 2013
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Home >> Archives >> Journal 36 >> Article No 5
2nd Nov 2017, 19:04
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Views: 7,557
Posted By DeanoP

Reference Posts No 24 and 29. I believe that...

Reference Posts No 24 and 29.

I believe that the display pilot in question 'was dealt within house' by promotion and latterly becoming a Station Commander.
22nd Oct 2017, 15:01
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Views: 184,773
Posted By DeanoP

Kamaran Island was a fishing destination from...

Kamaran Island was a fishing destination from Khormaksar. I flew both JJ and his predecessor FER there. On one occasion we had to spend the night there sleeping in a very basic, derelict hut on...
11th Oct 2017, 22:33
Replies: 29
Views: 7,768
Posted By DeanoP

I kept my Personal Medical Record (B/Med27) on...

I kept my Personal Medical Record (B/Med27) on discharge in case I developed a condition attributable to these injections having had them all. So far no adverse reactions.

I did find that I was...
30th Aug 2017, 14:07
Replies: 26
Views: 4,004
Posted By DeanoP

Ref: Drift Sight

Whilst measuring drift angle, it could also be used for a ground speed check by timing, in seconds, an object on the ground, or a wave on the sea transiting from one graticule to the other and using...
21st May 2017, 10:21
Replies: 4,718
Views: 1,115,710
Posted By DeanoP

Ref: Post no 4583

Could SirPeterHardingsLoveChild give a translation to his swahili quote.

Google translate gives: 'Mi today believe I work, my mechanic m'kuu'.

Does 'Mkuu' mean dead?
15th May 2017, 18:35
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Posted By DeanoP

Reference Post No: 4571 for Aeroid. I think...

Reference Post No: 4571 for Aeroid.

I think I have identified you as 'Snoopy' from ' Snoopy and the Red Baron' days.

Your navigator was Len Davis (RIP) and not Pete Thompson. I preceded you...
9th Oct 2016, 17:57
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Posted By DeanoP

Brian, Thanks for that but the mind boggles! I...

Brian,
Thanks for that but the mind boggles! I stand corrected. I was obviously hiding in a cupboard!
9th Oct 2016, 10:13
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Views: 1,115,710
Posted By DeanoP

I was on 108 Hastings course at Thorney Island...

I was on 108 Hastings course at Thorney Island and Copilot solo was a 'must see' event as described in previous posts. On one of the solos the aircraft started to swing from side to side which...
11th Jul 2016, 18:08
Replies: 243
Views: 58,747
Posted By DeanoP

langleybaston Sincere apologies for my...

langleybaston

Sincere apologies for my inappropriate post and offence caused. Post withdrawn.
11th Jul 2016, 12:01
Replies: 243
Views: 58,747
Posted By DeanoP

Heard over the N.Atlantic on the chat frequency. ...

Heard over the N.Atlantic on the chat frequency.

Delta to Birdseed; What's your destination?

Birdseed: We are off to Nassau. We are going to lie on the sand and look at the stars. How...
19th Apr 2016, 22:52
Replies: 4,718
Views: 1,115,710
Posted By DeanoP

Ref Posts 4272 & 4278

Dougie an old photo of you in pre- Omega days. You look wonderfully in control.

Reference your comments about straying off track in N.Atlantic and being violated. I can recall only two extreme...
11th Apr 2016, 08:48
Replies: 38
Views: 7,434
Posted By DeanoP

Pontius Ref Post No 33. Are you referring to...

Pontius Ref Post No 33.

Are you referring to the loss of a Canberra over Ethiopia in the 60's. If so I believe Fg Off Gibbon, who was on No5 Air Nav course at Topcliffe with me, was the navigator....
9th Apr 2016, 23:20
Replies: 38
Views: 7,434
Posted By DeanoP

With reference to CCWR overheating.

In 1979 I was navigator on a C130 flight back to the UK from Woomera staging through Fiji, Pago Pago (American Samoa) and Honolulu.

After a night stop in Fiji we took off for Pago where, after...
7th Apr 2016, 21:39
Replies: 38
Views: 7,434
Posted By DeanoP

There were no clouds around on the test but the...

There were no clouds around on the test but the Nav would have expected to get a radar return from that very big Cumulonimbus cloud resembling Gan on the approach!! Hence the 'snag' no radar returns....
9th Mar 2016, 11:24
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Views: 1,115,710
Posted By DeanoP

48 Squadron Origin of Badge

On return to the UK from Changi early in 1972, Bass Brewery were reminded of this connection and were very generous in donating barrels for Sqn piss-ups and hosting visits to the brewery. Shame MOD...
9th Feb 2016, 18:07
Replies: 4,718
Views: 1,115,710
Posted By DeanoP

Nostalgia Sewart Originals

DeanoP for one,as Aeroid will remember.
Luke warm, slightly shrunk and trying to be sober.
9th Feb 2016, 14:21
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Views: 1,115,710
Posted By DeanoP

1,000,000 hours

I wonder what the final total was. Anyone know?


http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/Dean_Pringuer/img017_zpsqiy7gu4n.jpg


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