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15th Nov 2019, 15:41
Replies: 25
Views: 9,847
Posted By noprobs

Oldbeefer: Belize strange films remind me of the...

Oldbeefer: Belize strange films remind me of the Big C in the 70s. The adult entertainment was projected on to a white(ish) sheet hanging over one of the front windows, so it was almost as clearly...
14th Nov 2019, 17:34
Replies: 25
Views: 9,847
Posted By noprobs

Best badges: During a det to Lossiemouth, my...

Best badges:
During a det to Lossiemouth, my Harrier Sqn and the resident Jaguar OCU wore the usual hours badges each evening in the bar. On Friday, the visiting Puma sqn pitched up with newly-made...
3rd Aug 2019, 09:54
Replies: 14
Views: 5,792
Posted By noprobs

Thanks for the link, Bomber. That’s a great video.

Thanks for the link, Bomber. That’s a great video.
26th Jul 2019, 18:08
Replies: 40
Views: 11,203
Posted By noprobs

Bomber, I was there on Sunday to see them perform...

Bomber, I was there on Sunday to see them perform the show finale. Iím sure you would have enjoyed it - I certainly did.
8th Apr 2019, 12:10
Replies: 47
Views: 19,423
Posted By noprobs

Way back when I used to do this risky stuff, we...

Way back when I used to do this risky stuff, we experienced quite a few such incidents. A couple of Harrier losses at Holbeach were most likely due to ricochet. One was fatal, suggesting that the...
24th Aug 2018, 15:48
Replies: 139
Views: 31,194
Posted By noprobs

I was SDO when that duty required sleeping in Ops...

I was SDO when that duty required sleeping in Ops Wg HQ. In the middle of the night, the only other occupant, the WRAF Cpl on duty in the Comcen, burst into my bedroom, switched on the light, and...
2nd Jul 2018, 10:39
Replies: 23
Views: 5,474
Posted By noprobs

It was pretty much all or nothing as the...

It was pretty much all or nothing as the butterfly valve opened. With less than about 20 degrees nozzle, no reaction controls, more than 20, full reaction control. It was a direct mechanical link,...
2nd Jul 2018, 10:35
Replies: 23
Views: 5,474
Posted By noprobs

The old metal Harrier could use the nozzles...

The old metal Harrier could use the nozzles rather more freely. It was even part of the air test to fly straight and level at speed, pull the nozzle lever back, then note the speeds at which the...
18th Jun 2018, 19:54
Replies: 58
Views: 18,584
Posted By noprobs

A few years earlier, when I was preparing for my...

A few years earlier, when I was preparing for my first display season, Richie P, then Boss of the other outfit, briefed me about the potential peril of that manoeuvre. I suppose that many of us...
4th Jun 2018, 09:28
Replies: 9
Views: 2,343
Posted By noprobs

I seem to remember there being teams involved...

I seem to remember there being teams involved with schools liaison and recruitment, which were organised regionally. With a regional liaison officer (RLO) in charge, perhaps there was a warrant...
3rd May 2018, 20:41
Replies: 20
Views: 5,140
Posted By noprobs

Mog, the Hunter T7 crash in June 93 Mr Wallace...

Mog, the Hunter T7 crash in June 93 Mr Wallace Cubitt and his Hawker Hunter T Mk.7 G-BTYL (formerly XL595) - aircrashsites.co.uk...
8th Jan 2018, 12:38
Replies: 21
Views: 5,383
Posted By noprobs

I was a QFI on 233 from 82 to 86. My T4 hours,...

I was a QFI on 233 from 82 to 86. My T4 hours, presumably including the one on your print, total over 1000, in addition to 2000 plus in single-seat variants. I'll sign your print if you get it to me.
4th Jan 2018, 12:28
18th Aug 2017, 09:55
Replies: 87
Views: 42,458
Posted By noprobs

The Telegraph also said that the BBMF would...

The Telegraph also said that the BBMF would continue to fly the Griffon-engined Chipmunk!
17th Jul 2017, 15:56
Replies: 6
Views: 9,268
Posted By noprobs

Memories

PG was indeed full of life during his first flying tour on 3(F) Sqn. I am saddened to hear that he is no more.
9th Oct 2016, 19:38
Replies: 23
Views: 7,663
Posted By noprobs

Mark Bowman was an RAF Harrier pilot before he...

Mark Bowman was an RAF Harrier pilot before he became a test pilot and went to work for BAE Systems.
20th May 2016, 20:09
Replies: 56
Views: 22,564
Posted By noprobs

Only the 2 inner pylons were wet, so 100 gal...

Only the 2 inner pylons were wet, so 100 gal tanks carried outboard were for later use on the inboard pylons. Steve Jennings gives an interesting insight into the introduction of the 330s, and Chris...
18th Jan 2016, 11:13
Replies: 8
Views: 4,221
Posted By noprobs

Bomber H flew the Harrier, and might read this.

Bomber H flew the Harrier, and might read this.
21st Nov 2015, 18:18
Replies: 15
Views: 4,819
Posted By noprobs

Yes, Pat was the Salalah man, as recounted by him...

Yes, Pat was the Salalah man, as recounted by him in Harrier Boys. He had a remarkable flying career in the RAF, with Hunter and Swift tours as a junior officer, then commanding Salalah as a Sqn Ldr,...
17th Aug 2015, 18:39
Replies: 37
Views: 13,881
Posted By noprobs

More Mexe

Endex. Lots of Mexe, with Sappers waiting to rip it up. Can the jet be fixed in time to fly out, or will it be a road move?

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13th Jun 2015, 11:07
Replies: 37
Views: 13,881
Posted By noprobs

Alternatively, here is the picture from an old...

Alternatively, here is the picture from an old RAF recruitment poster, showing Sennelager Range from the north. In the picture, there are 2 peacetime training Harrier sites, with 2 airborne Harriers...
12th Jun 2015, 16:05
Replies: 37
Views: 13,881
Posted By noprobs

Harrier Boys

The first volume of the book Harrier Boys is about to go on sale.
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Contributors will be signing copies sold at the Flying...
12th Jun 2015, 15:57
Replies: 37
Views: 13,881
Posted By noprobs

Mexe+

Here's a whole lot of kicked tin to keep us going until Monday. http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd382/noprobs2/48%20Har%20Pres.jpg[/URL]
20th Apr 2015, 18:52
Replies: 15
Views: 5,832
Posted By noprobs

There are quite a few more books in the series;...

There are quite a few more books in the series; see the publisher Grub Street's website for more details. Phantom Boys is by the same author as some of the other books, but there are several authors,...
21st Nov 2014, 09:14
Replies: 24
Views: 8,204
Posted By noprobs

There's even more for your money this time, 368...

There's even more for your money this time, 368 pages rather than the 246 of volume 1. There are 100 stories from 59 contributors, and all for £9.99. It's going to be a quiet weekend around here.
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