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Forum: Jet Blast
12th May 2021, 16:13
Replies: 16
Views: 1,171
Posted By bobward

A new career for the Duchess

BBC news reports that Ellen de Generes is about to end her talk show in the US.
Could this be a tailor made opportunity for a certain Duchess, once she's finished her writing that is?

What say...
10th May 2021, 19:14
Replies: 69
Views: 9,235
Posted By bobward

One reason giving for leaving is that they are...

One reason giving for leaving is that they are fed up with being dictated to by and external authority ie Whitehall.
Sooooooo, ditch Whitehall and do what Brussels tells you.

Personally I don't...
6th May 2021, 11:15
Replies: 6
Views: 1,100
Posted By bobward

There was a school of thought that suggested it...

There was a school of thought that suggested it better to use the radar to get guns on the target than just to light it up. It must have offered potential for the Havoc and fighters to collide as...
6th May 2021, 11:08
Replies: 33
Views: 8,901
Posted By bobward

Surprised that, with the number who seem to be...

Surprised that, with the number who seem to be involved, they didn't go for a pan-NATO joint unit, like the E3 unit.
Just an observation from a non-professional observer.
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Apr 2021, 15:07
Replies: 52
Views: 3,415
Posted By bobward

One of our low hour students got too close to a...

One of our low hour students got too close to a helicopter on finals a few months ago. The turbulence from the helicopter flipped the aircraft, about 30 degrees I'm told. Not the sort of thing you'd...
15th Apr 2021, 12:33
Replies: 35
Views: 6,907
Posted By bobward

Sky sports, I'd agree with your comment about...

Sky sports,
I'd agree with your comment about the organisation being risk averse. We had a large town common within yards of our unit HQ and for years used it for night exercises. This all came to...
14th Apr 2021, 16:42
Replies: 35
Views: 6,907
Posted By bobward

I had a great time as a cadet in the late 1960's...

I had a great time as a cadet in the late 1960's to early 70's. A couple of years after I left as a cadet I went back as a civilian instructor. I ended up serving for over 40 years as CI - AWO- sqdr...
12th Apr 2021, 15:48
Replies: 132
Views: 27,661
Posted By bobward

I take a simple viewpoint; would I have liked to...

I take a simple viewpoint; would I have liked to have hoisted a beer or two with him in the bar. Unquestionably yes I would!
25th Mar 2021, 08:56
Replies: 2
Views: 870
Posted By bobward

Thanks Treadi, Two more to add to the logbook!

Thanks Treadi,
Two more to add to the logbook!
24th Mar 2021, 16:14
Replies: 2
Views: 870
Posted By bobward

P39 and P40 fuselage hulks

I hope this is the right place to ask this question!

Back in September 2004 I visited the Fantasy of Flight collection in Polk City. Sitting in one of the hangers were two fuselage hulks: a P39...
18th Mar 2021, 17:44
Replies: 16
Views: 2,377
Posted By bobward

After the last year, how about a sense of...

After the last year, how about a sense of humour??:}
18th Mar 2021, 17:41
Replies: 6
Views: 1,483
Posted By bobward

Possible end to the Farnborough Air Show -...

Possible end to the Farnborough Air Show - FighterControl (https://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=337&p=1276913#p1276913)

Success! Here's the link!
18th Mar 2021, 17:39
Replies: 6
Views: 1,483
Posted By bobward

Farnborough International airshow to end?

There's a report on the Fighter Control website stating that, due to film works at Farnborough extending out to 2024, the airshow would be unlikely to happen

Sadly I can't copy the link across to...
12th Mar 2021, 14:34
Replies: 3
Views: 1,214
Posted By bobward

Errrr, reports of MY death are slightly...

Errrr, reports of MY death are slightly exaggerated!

It gave me a spooky feeling when I read this thread title - didn't realise here were two of us around!

I spent all my life playing with...
28th Feb 2021, 11:29
Replies: 19
Views: 6,023
Posted By bobward

"There are more things in Heaven and Earth than...

"There are more things in Heaven and Earth than dreamed of in your philosophy" said a wise person.

I have no opinion either way. However, I often ask myself this question:
If a life form has...
28th Feb 2021, 11:22
Replies: 2
Views: 1,107
Posted By bobward

Why not just drop by and say hello? Most of the...

Why not just drop by and say hello? Most of the instructors I've met are pretty affable people, it goes with the job!
28th Feb 2021, 11:18
Replies: 20
Views: 3,572
Posted By bobward

I've helped out at a local flying school for the...

I've helped out at a local flying school for the last ten years. Last summer was one of the busiest we've ever had. They are still training commercial students with a steady, albeit slower...
27th Feb 2021, 14:52
Replies: 0
Views: 529
Posted By bobward

Battle of Britain 50th flypast callsigns

There's been a thread running on Fighter Control asking for details of the above.
Could anyone here help out please?

Thread address is:
BOB Flypast 1990 Buckingham Palace Call Signs? -...
25th Feb 2021, 13:20
Replies: 7
Views: 4,385
Posted By bobward

What about all those surplus A380's around the...

What about all those surplus A380's around the world?

Sorry, forgot - they weren't built in the good old US of A were they......:hmm::O:rolleyes:
18th Feb 2021, 13:33
Replies: 33
Views: 6,166
Posted By bobward

Historic Flight 666

Wasn't this a flight from Lisbon to the UK during the second world war that was shot down by Luftwaffe interceptors over the Bay of Biscay?
The actor Leslie Howard was one of those lost. It was also...
17th Feb 2021, 16:15
Replies: 12
Views: 1,979
Posted By bobward

I seem to remember something in a spotting...

I seem to remember something in a spotting magazine saying that the code was related to the airframe number or build number?
16th Feb 2021, 18:57
Replies: 8
Views: 2,929
Posted By bobward

There's a thread over on Fighter Control that...

There's a thread over on Fighter Control that list the planned works. As well as the new hanger there are various storage areas and resurfacing of the taxiways in the north east corner.
10th Feb 2021, 15:55
Replies: 81
Views: 17,168
Posted By bobward

If the OP was fishing, 'twould see he's got a...

If the OP was fishing, 'twould see he's got a nibble or three.....

Where is the reasoned argument to either agree with or refute his questions?

Don't ask me - I'm just a civilian who's taxes...
8th Feb 2021, 15:33
Replies: 58
Views: 12,622
Posted By bobward

It's not just airplanes either....

Apologies for thread drift. I just thought you might like to know that aviation isn't the only business with poo problems.

When in paid employment I worked for a company that had several platforms...
3rd Feb 2021, 13:29
Replies: 23
Views: 3,848
Posted By bobward

Is it me, or are there a couple of chicanes on...

Is it me, or are there a couple of chicanes on that runway?
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