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Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jan 2022, 08:33
Replies: 78
Views: 5,662
Posted By longer ron

Indeed Chris - what makes me smile is that on our...

Indeed Chris - what makes me smile is that on our 2 cars - the stalks are almost identical and the wiper stalk has just been moved round 180 on the steering column and so operates 'down' instead of...
27th Jan 2022, 08:27
Replies: 1,225
Views: 556,666
Posted By longer ron

Not sure about P2 Pobjoy,my 'D' Cat and 'P1'...

Not sure about P2 Pobjoy,my 'D' Cat and 'P1' ratings were done locally,maybe P2 could be awarded either way - perhaps by an 'A' Cat on a GS ? I think only the Boss was an A Cat on 613 at that time....
26th Jan 2022, 11:33
Replies: 222
Views: 39,740
Posted By longer ron

I thought I had lost my old 'P2' Chit forever but...

I thought I had lost my old 'P2' Chit forever but came across it today whilst looking for something else.
I got my P2 rating when the CGS Trappers visited Halton during the best month to fly open...
26th Jan 2022, 11:30
Replies: 1,225
Views: 556,666
Posted By longer ron

I thought I had lost my old 'P2' Chit forever but...

I thought I had lost my old 'P2' Chit forever but came across it today whilst looking for something else.
I got my P2 rating when the CGS Trappers visited Halton during the best month to fly open...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jan 2022, 09:51
Replies: 78
Views: 5,662
Posted By longer ron

Andy - all RHD cars used to have the RH ind stalk...

Andy - all RHD cars used to have the RH ind stalk as standard.
We have 2 cars - one is a 2005 Suzuki Grand Vitara which has a RH ind stalk :)
The other car is a 2008 Kia Sportage and it has a LH...
24th Jan 2022, 10:16
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By longer ron

Looks like a camera port/window,is it part of a...

Looks like a camera port/window,is it part of a recce pod ?
24th Jan 2022, 09:20
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By longer ron

Do you have any other pictures to give an all...

Do you have any other pictures to give an all round view of the item ?
And perhaps some dimensions ?
23rd Jan 2022, 20:24
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By longer ron

VW15 = Vickers Weybridge 15 ?? Or posssibly...

VW15 = Vickers Weybridge 15 ??
Or posssibly Vickers Wisley - although I do not think they actually did much production work at Wisley.
23rd Jan 2022, 19:56
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By longer ron

I believe that VX185 had been WFU in 1959 (ie...

I believe that VX185 had been WFU in 1959 (ie before BAC was formed)
Canberra numbers were usually EA2,EA3 etc
EE insp Stamps were usually EEP although Canberras were also built by Avro,HP and...
23rd Jan 2022, 16:46
Replies: 10
Views: 733
Posted By longer ron

Doubtful Possel as VX185 would have been built...

Doubtful Possel as VX185 would have been built by/for English Electric.

BAC formed = 1960
Canberra VX185 completed circa 1951
23rd Jan 2022, 09:03
Replies: 26
Views: 4,638
Posted By longer ron

Impressive - sincere congrats to Zara - it just...

Impressive - sincere congrats to Zara - it just being 2021/early '22 must have made things more difficult.
:)
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jan 2022, 15:56
Replies: 11
Views: 1,938
Posted By longer ron

Ships positioned at the same time as invading a...

Ships positioned at the same time as invading a country beginning with 'U' ??
21st Jan 2022, 07:15
Replies: 222
Views: 39,740
Posted By longer ron

Thanks for the nice pic and info BDM :) The...

Thanks for the nice pic and info BDM :)
The canopy bar equipped K8 was one of those situations where when I first entered the cockpit - it seemed a bit strange and almost claustraphobic to have the...
20th Jan 2022, 19:13
Replies: 222
Views: 39,740
Posted By longer ron

Hi BDM - nice pics of the old K8 and nice little...

Hi BDM - nice pics of the old K8 and nice little write up.
A club K8 that I used to fly was an ex Netherlands Glider and had the anti Fence Wire Canopy Bars still fitted - very useful for the left...
19th Jan 2022, 16:27
Replies: 1,225
Views: 556,666
Posted By longer ron

Yes Treadi - Slingsby Gliders (at least up to the...

Yes Treadi - Slingsby Gliders (at least up to the Skylark 4) are operated as Annex 2 gliders with a BGA number/Tri Graph.
18th Jan 2022, 22:03
Replies: 222
Views: 39,740
Posted By longer ron

Yes thankfully I was long gone from Halton by...

Yes thankfully I was long gone from Halton by that time.
One little coincidence from Halton was that I later (after leaving Halton) ended up in front of a Wingco Eng (MT related) and the fact that I...
18th Jan 2022, 16:35
Replies: 222
Views: 39,740
Posted By longer ron

When I was flying at Halton - 613 was the sole...

When I was flying at Halton - 613 was the sole gliding user of the airfield (except for occasional glider flights from the 'other' Bessonneau' Hangar/Chipmunk Flight down by the control tower),I...
18th Jan 2022, 15:23
Replies: 222
Views: 39,740
Posted By longer ron

Sounds fun - the trip I was talking about was...

Sounds fun - the trip I was talking about was when I was on the staff of 613 GS,I already knew I was in trouble on that trip as our then CO Sqn Ldr 'Jacko' was parked up in the layby up on the tring...
18th Jan 2022, 09:55
Replies: 222
Views: 39,740
Posted By longer ron

We have had a couple of good wave days this...

We have had a couple of good wave days this year,here is a wee pic I took at 9,000 ft in a K8,it was fffairly ccccold in the cockpit - good job the sun was out :).Looking south towards the Forth.
...
18th Jan 2022, 09:53
Replies: 222
Views: 39,740
Posted By longer ron

Glad you got back to the field ok JC - I saw it...

Glad you got back to the field ok JC - I saw it happen many times with older gliders - there is absolutely no truth in the rumour that I might have had to land in an unusual part of Halton Airfield ...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jan 2022, 07:54
Replies: 392
Views: 68,248
Posted By longer ron

As has been pointed out numerous times - Novax is...

As has been pointed out numerous times - Novax is absolutely free to do whatever he likes - as long as he does not expect to be able to travel freely into countries who have set covid related entry...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jan 2022, 10:32
Replies: 392
Views: 68,248
Posted By longer ron

Zero sympathy from me FOR - if one is a player on...

Zero sympathy from me FOR - if one is a player on the international stage then the only common sense covid vax route was to have at least the minimum vaccination(s) to guarantee international travel....
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jan 2022, 09:34
Replies: 392
Views: 68,248
Posted By longer ron

Not strictly true CT as you well know ;)

Not strictly true CT as you well know ;)
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jan 2022, 09:11
Replies: 392
Views: 68,248
Posted By longer ron

ESTA works ok for the States but it does not...

ESTA works ok for the States but it does not guarantee entry into the country,one still has to queue through the 'immigration' gates for details to be checked/photographed and fingerprinted.
15th Jan 2022, 11:42
Replies: 8
Views: 2,565
Posted By longer ron

My last flights in a Hawk (whilst still in...

My last flights in a Hawk (whilst still in uniform ;) ) were Abingdon - Brawdy - Abingdon in Feb '83...
XX281 post servicing/mod programme and delivery to Brawdy,pick up XX261 and deliver back to...
14th Jan 2022, 11:52
Replies: 8
Views: 2,565
Posted By longer ron

pba - AFAIK - the final 'standard' Hawk T1 was...

pba - AFAIK - the final 'standard' Hawk T1 was delivered in 1982 and the T1A programme was commenced in 1983.
14th Jan 2022, 10:27
Replies: 8
Views: 2,565
Posted By longer ron

Actually after a couple more coffees perhaps I...

Actually after a couple more coffees perhaps I can add a little anecdotal stuff.
After leaving the mob and via an 11 month gliding holiday in zimbabwe with occasional work on the AFZ Hawk T60's.
I...
14th Jan 2022, 08:38
Replies: 8
Views: 2,565
Posted By longer ron

^^^^^^ Sounds accurate JTC AFAIK all standard...

^^^^^^ Sounds accurate JTC
AFAIK all standard production Hawk T1's were fully wired for the weapons role, the Valley Hawks did not have the Gunsight (or Mass Key/Flag ?) fitted to the Glare Shields....
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jan 2022, 14:44
Replies: 42
Views: 5,307
Posted By longer ron

We had not had a meter reader for quite a while -...

We had not had a meter reader for quite a while - the last estimate was higher than we had actually used but as winter was coming we just left it as was.
Cue the most recent Bill - estimate still...
10th Jan 2022, 16:38
Replies: 34
Views: 9,065
Posted By longer ron

I was on detachment at a coastal Airfield/Airport...

I was on detachment at a coastal Airfield/Airport many years ago - the reds were operating out of VASS - when they taxy'ed out the jet efflux was going to be sweeping the professional spectators...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jan 2022, 16:24
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By longer ron

It was just random NA - I don't know how many...

It was just random NA - I don't know how many episodes survive - that one just happened to pop up on a search :)
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jan 2022, 14:17
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By longer ron

I have just realised that I should really have...

I have just realised that I should really have written 405 Lines about the picture quality :cool: .
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jan 2022, 11:33
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By longer ron

Hope you enjoy it UFO - quality is not brill but...

Hope you enjoy it UFO - quality is not brill but I don't think many episodes survive (happy to be wrong about that :) )
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jan 2022, 09:47
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By longer ron

Definitely get the Drover in the 1959 series...

Definitely get the Drover in the 1959 series Treadi :)
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jan 2022, 09:32
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By longer ron

And from even further back - the original Flying...

And from even further back - the original Flying Doctor series with Richard Denning (1959/60)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyKp3cGs5Z4
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