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12th May 2021, 12:04
Replies: 108
Views: 14,889
Posted By SimonK

Thing is that even if they got all the military...

Thing is that even if they got all the military assets mentioned above, the costs of running them would be significantly higher than they are at present due to economies of scale.

Sturgeon was...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th May 2021, 14:28
Replies: 33
Views: 12,680
Posted By SimonK

Did wonder if it was LTE rather than a failure...

Did wonder if it was LTE rather than a failure per se? Looked like they were turning and coming into the hover, likely heavy aswell, at the same time. No idea what the wind was, but likely a big...
17th Apr 2021, 18:01
Replies: 8
Views: 2,943
Posted By SimonK

Hi Steve, I was on 2 RAF course and flew it...

Hi Steve,

I was on 2 RAF course and flew it in Bosnia and Iraq 2002-6, happy to help if you don’t mind an ex-Crab viewpoint.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Mar 2021, 08:59
Replies: 198
Views: 56,832
Posted By SimonK

Wow. Never saw that one coming. Good luck to all.

Wow. Never saw that one coming. Good luck to all.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Nov 2020, 13:12
Replies: 16
Views: 5,410
Posted By SimonK

Very interesting book and one I’ve literally just...

Very interesting book and one I’ve literally just finished reading myself - as an aside fascinating reading in there about the paramilitary missions flown by the ‘Fenix’ squadron of Learjets, some...
13th Nov 2020, 16:49
Replies: 7
Views: 3,916
Posted By SimonK

Awful. But at least there’s some closure now and...

Awful. But at least there’s some closure now and the alternative posed in the press (abduction and murder) never happened. RIP.
10th Nov 2020, 15:37
Replies: 25
Views: 5,116
Posted By SimonK

“Super dull logbook question” this thread does...

“Super dull logbook question” this thread does not deliver :D

I collect WW2 aircrew logbooks and have about 30 RAF/Luftwaffe logbooks....guess I’m the only geek who finds them fascinating!
6th Nov 2020, 12:14
Replies: 3
Views: 1,854
Posted By SimonK

Sad days indeed, worked very closely with them...

Sad days indeed, worked very closely with them when I was at R&S Wg and they were a hugely impressive and talented bunch of guys and girls. All the best for whatever’s next...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Oct 2020, 07:36
Replies: 2,610
Views: 798,455
Posted By SimonK

Yeah fair point about the “glorious”. I landed at...

Yeah fair point about the “glorious”. I landed at 1635 in Scatsta with Capt Jean on the 23rd and the 1620z Metar shows broken at 700’ and 5000m, however I distinctly remember it was lovely weather...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Oct 2020, 19:59
Replies: 2,610
Views: 798,455
Posted By SimonK

Indeed.. I was flying that day into Scatsta and...

Indeed.. I was flying that day into Scatsta and have a photo somewhere at about the same time the 332 crashed, i seem to recall it was glorious weather and in my experience of 7 years of flying out...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2020, 08:24
Replies: 2,610
Views: 798,455
Posted By SimonK

Were your friends or relatives in the back? No,...

Were your friends or relatives in the back? No, good and glad to hear it - so let’s take emotion out of the argument and discuss it like grown-ups. That’s why crime victims don’t get to set the...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2020, 08:07
Replies: 2,610
Views: 798,455
Posted By SimonK

Well said. I think you hit the nail on the head,...

Well said. I think you hit the nail on the head, some of the ‘characters’ on here piling in on the pilots (I don’t know them, but I know both were highly thought of) need to take a long hard look in...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Aug 2020, 15:22
Replies: 24
Views: 5,016
Posted By SimonK

Yes you’re right helicrazi - I was one of the 14...

Yes you’re right helicrazi - I was one of the 14 but jumped for another position for reasons I won’t go into on here, along with several others. I think the final numbers were 2 co-pilots and 7...
13th Jun 2020, 20:20
Replies: 6
Views: 2,468
Posted By SimonK

Wasn’t he the course coordinator? I remember a...

Wasn’t he the course coordinator? I remember a really lovely chap, iirc we did a skit at the end of course review about him (in the nicest possible way) that he took with very good grace. RIP.
12th Jun 2020, 11:49
Replies: 29
Views: 7,884
Posted By SimonK

Really enjoying this series even if the onshore...

Really enjoying this series even if the onshore subplot is a bit lame and superfluous. My own little random U-Boat story was when I used to go back to Austria as a child to see our extended family,...
8th Jun 2020, 17:55
Replies: 29
Views: 9,582
Posted By SimonK

I asked him this a few days ago.....he said...

I asked him this a few days ago.....he said ‘Tornado’!
26th Apr 2020, 11:50
Replies: 47
Views: 23,491
Posted By SimonK

Quick thread resurrection - I was researching a...

Quick thread resurrection - I was researching a logbook I own to a 183 Sqn Typhoon pilot and followed the comments above to Peter Brett's interviews on Youtube. There's hardly any views and they're...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Mar 2019, 12:56
Replies: 14
Views: 3,361
Posted By SimonK

Probably Performance Class 2e restricted. I won’t...

Probably Performance Class 2e restricted. I won’t go into the boring details but I think this May have been the issue in the days in question. All valid points raised above though aswell.
17th Jan 2019, 09:27
Replies: 139
Views: 81,492
Posted By SimonK

Hats off to the Reds and the rest of the team,...

Hats off to the Reds and the rest of the team, they came across really well. Very sad to see the engineer who was killed at Valley in the programme last night, he came across as an exceptionally...
28th Sep 2018, 05:54
Replies: 12,789
Views: 3,989,705
Posted By SimonK

Thanks again mate, fascinating....I think I can...

Thanks again mate, fascinating....I think I can help with the numbers you mention. SD250 etc is the bombload, eg SD 250kg bombs and the points are the totals towards medals. My mE109 ace also records...
27th Sep 2018, 15:46
Replies: 12,789
Views: 3,989,705
Posted By SimonK

Thats absolutely superb, thank you sir! I do read...

Thats absolutely superb, thank you sir! I do read a little German (nowhere near enough for a half-austrian though ;) ) and I’ve managed to work out a lot, but I find the old fashioned writing...
27th Sep 2018, 15:41
Replies: 32
Views: 6,257
Posted By SimonK

I believe you’re right and it was always my...

I believe you’re right and it was always my understanding that my logbook was official property. I have seen a few WW2 logbooks for sale with the accompanying paper condolence slips sent to the...
26th Sep 2018, 22:10
Replies: 12,789
Views: 3,989,705
Posted By SimonK

Hi Ian, I found a few of your posts on...

Hi Ian,

I found a few of your posts on Lydall and what an amazing history he had.....funny but the logbook I was given that got me started was a very similar background of Blenheims and...
26th Sep 2018, 19:19
Replies: 12,789
Views: 3,989,705
Posted By SimonK

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1460x2000/fc136072_32d7_47be_9752_64ee15750179_91e9ebe4fea12482475cdaf657228562601f9d76.jpeg...
26th Sep 2018, 18:21
Replies: 12,789
Views: 3,989,705
Posted By SimonK

Hello mate, not at all, exactly the same as an...

Hello mate, not at all, exactly the same as an RAF logbook, although some Flugbuch were filled in by clerks as opposed to pilots/aircrew, What was interesting that the Germans did, that we didn’t,...
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