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29th Jan 2021, 17:49
Replies: 9
Views: 3,018
Posted By KG86

On a couple of occasions, I had US Army pilots in...

On a couple of occasions, I had US Army pilots in the other seat of my RAF Chinook. Invariably, when I lifted to the hover, they would say that the vibration was so severe, to them, that in the US...
2nd Jul 2020, 16:13
Replies: 41
Views: 9,489
Posted By KG86

I remember an Andy Sollitt on Wessex.

I remember an Andy Sollitt on Wessex.
24th Jun 2020, 07:49
Replies: 25
Views: 5,055
Posted By KG86

A number of years ago, the Inter-Services Gliding...

A number of years ago, the Inter-Services Gliding Championship was held at Middle Wallop. The trophy was to be presented by the Director Army Air Corps, a 2-star general then. The winner was an RAF...
26th Feb 2020, 21:00
Replies: 13
Views: 7,117
Posted By KG86

On my way to Hong Kong in a VC10, we parked in...

On my way to Hong Kong in a VC10, we parked in Colombo right next to a IL62. Just looking out of the window, I gained the impression that the Russian designers had rushed through a copy of the VC10....
15th Dec 2019, 19:19
Replies: 134
Views: 86,849
Posted By KG86

ShyTorque/RetiredBA/BY, Today's SH crews in...

ShyTorque/RetiredBA/BY,

Today's SH crews in the sims wear flying suits, gloves, helmets and (when night training) NVG, at the very least. They occasionally wear Load Carrying Jerkins, NBC hoods...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Nov 2019, 21:04
Replies: 47
Views: 11,135
Posted By KG86

As an experienced rotary operator, I offer my...

As an experienced rotary operator, I offer my thoughts.

Jet engines become more efficient as height increases (at least in the height band in which we operate), but rotors become less efficient. ...
28th Apr 2019, 18:35
Replies: 9
Views: 4,393
Posted By KG86

I first met Barry on 28 Sqn in Hong Kong in 1976,...

I first met Barry on 28 Sqn in Hong Kong in 1976, where I took over from him as the Junior Pilot, and we flew together often in Northern Ireland in the years after that. Barry was a towering...
21st Dec 2018, 10:14
Replies: 12,075
Views: 3,062,343
Posted By KG86

As they say in Ireland, "Whale Oil Beef...

As they say in Ireland, "Whale Oil Beef Hooked"
24th Sep 2018, 16:04
Replies: 84
Views: 16,190
Posted By KG86

I was leading a formation of 4 Chinooks on a...

I was leading a formation of 4 Chinooks on a navex in Germany, and we had booked ourselves into Coleman US Army Airfield (Mannheim) for a refuel. Good old Strike Command issued fresh random formation...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Apr 2018, 14:46
Replies: 30
Views: 7,430
Posted By KG86

No video or pics unfortunately. Flying a...

No video or pics unfortunately.


Flying a UK Chinook on a task, in Germany, a couple of decades ago. My task took me to Norvenich. I was approaching their IP South for a VFR arrival, at about...
15th Nov 2017, 16:21
Replies: 415
Views: 164,848
Posted By KG86

RAF Gutersloh Officers' Mess, Annual Reception...

RAF Gutersloh Officers' Mess, Annual Reception (not allowed to call it the Battle of Britain Reception!).

Staish is worried about how to ensure that the German guests are linked up with their...
6th Nov 2017, 08:37
Replies: 58,039
Views: 9,023,419
Posted By KG86

It's the wrong trousers, Gromit!

It's the wrong trousers, Gromit!
5th Sep 2017, 11:55
Replies: 170
Views: 59,784
Posted By KG86

O-B, I guess my crackles got in the way of...

O-B,

I guess my crackles got in the way of the story!

What he had actually said to me was, 'On the count of 3, pull the Speed Select Lever back.' He was then going to count '3... 2... 1......
4th Sep 2017, 16:57
Replies: 170
Views: 59,784
Posted By KG86

I was a stude, learning to fly helicopters on the...

I was a stude, learning to fly helicopters on the Whirlwind (big aircraft, single jet engine which could, and was often, flown with a manual throttle!).

Trip 4, and I am wobbling back towards...
8th Apr 2017, 15:12
Replies: 49
Views: 9,275
Posted By KG86

In my humble opinion, Air Traffic Control is not...

In my humble opinion, Air Traffic Control is not a military task, and could/should be privatised, just as SAR was.

Fighter Control and Ops Spt are, and I am not surprised that they are emerging as...
13th Mar 2017, 10:50
Replies: 128
Views: 40,892
Posted By KG86

One of my 'moments': Instructing on Wessex,...

One of my 'moments':

Instructing on Wessex, we were conducting a low level navex to the South of Shawbury. We had crossed into a neighbouring LFA and, at that time, had to climb to 250 ft agl. ...
21st Feb 2017, 09:33
Replies: 43
Views: 22,005
Posted By KG86

Qinetiq - Isn't that what you get when you run...

Qinetiq - Isn't that what you get when you run out of potential?
17th Feb 2017, 09:21
Replies: 64
Views: 13,486
Posted By KG86

When was the last dogfight? Well I can...

When was the last dogfight?

Well I can confirm that at least one took place in Op Desert Storm in 1991, as I watched it on the downlink from AWACS.

It was between a US F15 and an Iraqi Mig 29....
6th Jun 2016, 08:54
Replies: 13
Views: 5,127
Posted By KG86

SwitchMonkey, Thanks very much for the flag...

SwitchMonkey,

Thanks very much for the flag protocol link. Fascinating stuff.

What the document illustrates, however, is the 'awkward' nature of the UK. The UK comprises Great Britain (the...
2nd Dec 2015, 08:41
Replies: 166
Views: 33,545
Posted By KG86

Has anyone ever seen Sharkey Ward and Jeremy...

Has anyone ever seen Sharkey Ward and Jeremy Corbyn in the same room?
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Nov 2015, 15:53
Replies: 12
Views: 4,330
Posted By KG86

Duncan was my first Chinook QHI, and then a...

Duncan was my first Chinook QHI, and then a colleague and friend on the Chinook Force, and at the MSHATF.

An enormously experienced pilot and instructor, and an utter gentleman. He once told me...
12th Jul 2015, 10:12
Replies: 124
Views: 31,621
Posted By KG86

Not really a question for a military aviation...

Not really a question for a military aviation forum, more for the Scottish Parliament/Office. FAIs are a civil matter.
2nd Apr 2015, 12:06
Replies: 52
Views: 10,931
Posted By KG86

The DFC recipients were not awarded the medals...

The DFC recipients were not awarded the medals because they came under fire, they were mostly awarded because they deliberately flew into fire, to complete their mission, or to pick up the grievously...
12th Nov 2014, 11:42
Replies: 64
Views: 13,276
Posted By KG86

As to T93's suitability to post on this forum,...

As to T93's suitability to post on this forum, let me draw your attention to its title/aims:

"Military Aviation A forum for the professionals who fly military hardware. Also for the backroom boys...
7th Nov 2014, 07:42
Replies: 6
Views: 1,928
Posted By KG86

TD72 Until I saw your age, I wondered why...

TD72

Until I saw your age, I wondered why you were asking. I thought you might be about 20 yrs old, born in the Rutland area, with an unexplained affinity towards garlic.
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