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21st Sep 2020, 08:17
Replies: 34
Views: 6,931
Posted By ACW599

Didn't that non-existent aircraft come into...

Didn't that non-existent aircraft come into non-existent service in mid-1974?
10th Aug 2020, 09:00
Replies: 99
Views: 24,289
Posted By ACW599

Ah yes, but you forgot to mention reinstating the...

Ah yes, but you forgot to mention reinstating the mighty Vigilants of the ATC to strike the fatal blow...
1st Jul 2020, 17:41
Replies: 20
Views: 3,073
Posted By ACW599

Winch-launched gliding was perfectly compatible...

Winch-launched gliding was perfectly compatible at Cosford for many years with UAS/AEF and VGS flying and the West Midlands Air Ambulance. In essence, we went one way round the circuit and they went...
29th May 2020, 17:03
Replies: 64
Views: 21,631
Posted By ACW599

And what on earth is an "airframer" when it's at...

And what on earth is an "airframer" when it's at home?

Flight International isn't remotely what it was in the days of Scruggs Aviation.
23rd Apr 2020, 09:02
Replies: 79
Views: 36,655
Posted By ACW599

Fascinating -- very many thanks. How sad that all...

Fascinating -- very many thanks. How sad that all that expertise is gone.
21st Apr 2020, 14:07
Replies: 1
Views: 1,495
Posted By ACW599

Chinook in EGOS Field 24, 21 April

Great to see a Chinook in EGOS Field 24 at 1415 this afternoon -- a most stirring sight and sound much enjoyed by self and neighbour and a nice change from the local Junos. I think it's only the...
10th Oct 2019, 09:54
Replies: 25
Views: 5,690
Posted By ACW599

That would be a connection to the Emergency...

That would be a connection to the Emergency Manual Switching System (EMSS). See UK Emergency Manual Switching System (http://www.ringbell.co.uk/ukwmo/Page253.htm) All BBC transmitter sites were...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Aug 2019, 15:39
Replies: 1
Views: 812
Posted By ACW599

Journalists, eh?

According to the Sky News web site:
"The angle a compass needle makes between true north and magnetic north is called declination, and this changes along with the magnetic field."

If that's the...
14th Aug 2019, 09:11
Replies: 41
Views: 19,601
Posted By ACW599

In similar vein, the economics of being an FE at...

In similar vein, the economics of being an FE at PPL level don't look very appealing given the cost of obtaining the rating and the renewal costs. Does the income cover these?
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Aug 2019, 15:48
Replies: 20
Views: 6,847
Posted By ACW599

Oh for a 'Like' button....

Oh for a 'Like' button....
1st Jul 2019, 08:02
Replies: 41
Views: 19,601
Posted By ACW599

As the youngsters say, "in your dreams". In...

As the youngsters say, "in your dreams".

In the PPL world the going rate is more like 20-25 per flying hour -- which amongst other things means that if you don't fly due to weather or...
19th Jun 2019, 17:28
Replies: 18
Views: 4,547
Posted By ACW599

They look as though they're channelling the...

They look as though they're channelling the French knights in Monty Python and the Holy Grail ("Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries").
17th Jun 2019, 11:49
Replies: 20
Views: 9,282
Posted By ACW599

Was it ever established how fast the Lightning...

Was it ever established how fast the Lightning was at low level?
26th May 2019, 06:22
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Views: 8,657,312
Posted By ACW599

Still mashed off his tits from the previous...

Still mashed off his tits from the previous evening's frolics in the Mess, Bloggs's solo sector recce was not going well.
27th Feb 2019, 19:13
Replies: 16
Views: 4,496
Posted By ACW599

Ah, the Deltic (sigh). Not a paradigm of...

Ah, the Deltic (sigh). Not a paradigm of reliability in BR days but nothing on earth sounded like it. Utterly gorgeous. Wonder whether the ones in 'Dark' class minesweepers sounded the same?
9th Feb 2019, 07:00
Replies: 71
Views: 15,527
Posted By ACW599

In his 1981 book 'On the Psychology of Military...

In his 1981 book 'On the Psychology of Military Incompetence' Normal Dixon mentioned the Defence Mechanism Test used by the Swedish Air Force, supposedly as a test for castration anxiety. The...
10th Jan 2019, 08:38
Replies: 157
Views: 33,671
Posted By ACW599

I wondered that after I'd written it --...

I wondered that after I'd written it -- presumably it did low approaches to go-rounds. I wasn't on the A53 between Shrewsbury and Tern Hill at the time and didn't see it twice.
8th Jan 2019, 16:53
Replies: 157
Views: 33,671
Posted By ACW599

And it couldn't possibly have been the same one...

And it couldn't possibly have been the same one that did two rollers at Shawbury -- of all places -- about the same time.
3rd Nov 2018, 00:20
Replies: 5,106
Views: 1,420,206
Posted By ACW599

_Dear All _ _This is the last e mail I will...

_Dear All _

_This is the last e mail I will send in my capacity as Commandant 2 FTS. In my 52nd year of RAF service I have now crossed the finish line on a fantastic RAF career. You may wish to...
31st Oct 2018, 19:08
Replies: 451
Views: 69,014
Posted By ACW599

I have often wondered how on earth the pilots of...

I have often wondered how on earth the pilots of Lysanders and Hudsons whose task was to collect and deliver agents from and to occupied France during World War II coped with navigation. Flying over...
27th Oct 2018, 08:32
Replies: 5,106
Views: 1,420,206
Posted By ACW599

>In sum, John Middleton has made an indelible...

>In sum, John Middleton has made an indelible mark on the RAF and its Cadet Force<

That's certainly one way of putting it.
12th Oct 2018, 13:42
Replies: 110
Views: 16,644
Posted By ACW599

Without wishing to sully the portals of PPRuNe...

Without wishing to sully the portals of PPRuNe with politics, it would be interesting to know whether the current Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition would be granted a DV clearance in the light...
12th Oct 2018, 08:28
Replies: 110
Views: 16,644
Posted By ACW599

Was it Andrew Brookes who pointed out in one of...

Was it Andrew Brookes who pointed out in one of his books that Tony Benn wouldn't have passed PV when he was Minister for Technology in the 1960s and arguably instrumental in wrecking the UK airframe...
22nd Sep 2018, 09:52
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,258,509
Posted By ACW599

Indeed. A nice item for Private Eye's back pages,...

Indeed. A nice item for Private Eye's back pages, one might think...
22nd Sep 2018, 07:22
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,258,509
Posted By ACW599

Editing errors are a fact of journalistic life....

Editing errors are a fact of journalistic life. But back in the day when The Times still thought of itself as a newspaper of record, print and broadcast journalists were taught about the necessity of...
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