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10th Aug 2022, 20:23
Replies: 4
Views: 1,277
Posted By Ken Scott

Unlikely. That would mean they’d have to admit...

Unlikely. That would mean they’d have to admit to making a big mistake.
6th Aug 2022, 11:11
Replies: 24
Views: 4,790
Posted By Ken Scott

In an airline the crews get to fly on real...

In an airline the crews get to fly on real sorties to keep current, in the RAF a mixture of poor availability of aircraft and restricted opportunities to fly as demand for routes is suppressed to...
23rd Jul 2022, 14:42
Replies: 1
Views: 1,118
Posted By Ken Scott

Good to see him looking well although his long...

Good to see him looking well although his long hair looks a little incongruous under an SD hat!

Sadly I understand that he has dementia. I had hoped to talk to him about one of his fellow pilots...
20th Jul 2022, 10:58
Replies: 20
Views: 4,467
Posted By Ken Scott

OMG BV, with you gone who will be left to defend...

OMG BV, with you gone who will be left to defend the modern RAF against all the previously departed complainers?!

Best of luck in your future (better remunerated) endeavours.
20th Jul 2022, 10:08
Replies: 20
Views: 4,467
Posted By Ken Scott

Well they held to it last year when it was 3.1%...

Well they held to it last year when it was 3.1% even though it didn’t take effect until this Apr by which time headline inflation was much higher and increasing. It would be quite a step to not pay...
18th Jul 2022, 16:45
Replies: 33
Views: 8,479
Posted By Ken Scott

Indeed, there never were any issues (with the...

Indeed, there never were any issues (with the airport) operating out of Basrah when the temp was 50 degrees C in the shade. It could tax the aircraft and crews a little though.
29th Jun 2022, 10:06
Replies: 20
Views: 5,599
Posted By Ken Scott

Presumably this was the ‘attractive WRAF’ (WAAF)...

Presumably this was the ‘attractive WRAF’ (WAAF) to which you refer…? (The only picture I could find of the late Ms York saluting, receiving instruction from Ginger Lacey along with the film’s...
8th Jun 2022, 19:12
Replies: 228
Views: 50,794
Posted By Ken Scott

I’m quite breathless after reading that even...

I’m quite breathless after reading that even though I knew the story from my your book! Awesome stuff Mog, it must bring you out in a cold sweat just to think about it!
26th May 2022, 18:57
Replies: 85
Views: 18,410
Posted By Ken Scott

One Hurricane pilot having taken off the carrier...

One Hurricane pilot having taken off the carrier for Ceylon had engine problems so landed back on, sans hook. Impressed the Navy chaps, apparently. I can’t remember his name but he was a 30 Sqn Sgt...
3rd May 2022, 12:35
Replies: 12
Views: 6,067
Posted By Ken Scott

Flying at 8000ft would imply a pressurization...

Flying at 8000ft would imply a pressurization issue, or perhaps they crew were just enjoying the views?
3rd May 2022, 12:28
Replies: 228
Views: 50,794
Posted By Ken Scott

A classic example of Poe’s Law in action…

A classic example of Poe’s Law in action…
2nd May 2022, 18:42
Replies: 228
Views: 50,794
Posted By Ken Scott

Seems like quite a lot of work to patch it up,...

Seems like quite a lot of work to patch it up, Just file off the rough edges and apply speed tape, surely?!
2nd May 2022, 18:39
Replies: 146
Views: 30,349
Posted By Ken Scott

Nutloose, you know it’s all about pilots…!!...

Nutloose, you know it’s all about pilots…!! (Well, the film anyway).
15th Mar 2022, 10:07
Replies: 32
Views: 8,909
Posted By Ken Scott

I really, really doubt that...

I really, really doubt that...
1st Mar 2022, 09:28
Replies: 77
Views: 36,210
Posted By Ken Scott

Definition of an accountant: someone who knows...

Definition of an accountant: someone who knows the cost of everything and the value of nothing.
27th Feb 2022, 12:34
Replies: 77
Views: 36,210
Posted By Ken Scott

Yes, totally. Unlikely to stop it happening...

Yes, totally. Unlikely to stop it happening though. They’ve probably already spent ‘the saving’ on some rainbow flags and new artwork for Main Building.
15th Feb 2022, 07:29
Replies: 25
Views: 5,624
Posted By Ken Scott

With the grade inflation prevalent today they’d...

With the grade inflation prevalent today they’d have at least a 2.1 in Ancient Greek...
11th Feb 2022, 10:00
Replies: 11
Views: 3,760
Posted By Ken Scott

How long will that have taken, 5 years? Are the...

How long will that have taken, 5 years? Are the contractors the same ones as those doing the M6 ‘smart’ motorway work?
25th Jan 2022, 15:29
Replies: 114
Views: 24,444
Posted By Ken Scott

Regarding salary equivalence, in the early 90s I...

Regarding salary equivalence, in the early 90s I spent a week in Moscow having flown in a team to go and count tanks etc. While they were working we had the week to explore the city, along with a...
18th Jan 2022, 10:50
Replies: 24
Views: 5,298
Posted By Ken Scott

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

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1920x1280/5a9ea3b1_b81c_4d5e_91be_5499a0d44d9f_489254fc160cf84167c93913c77cdea4f051081a.jpeg
It would seem to be possible...
17th Jan 2022, 08:12
Replies: 24
Views: 5,298
Posted By Ken Scott

That attitude is why everything gets put in the...

That attitude is why everything gets put in the south. If contracts & jobs were spread more widely about the country then a few more people would get to appreciate the lower house prices and easier...
15th Jan 2022, 12:10
Replies: 24
Views: 5,298
Posted By Ken Scott

ORAC, while I appreciate that your post was...

ORAC, while I appreciate that your post was tongue-in-cheek it does touch on an attitude within the MOD that any capability can be made ‘better’ (ie: cheaper) by civvies (normally ex-mil) under...
13th Jan 2022, 17:09
Replies: 66
Views: 17,759
Posted By Ken Scott

Innocent until proven guilty?

Innocent until proven guilty?
13th Jan 2022, 13:20
Replies: 10
Views: 3,274
Posted By Ken Scott

So flying as the co/ FO, in charge of pressing...

So flying as the co/ FO, in charge of pressing the button to release the payload, but not utilizing his ‘world-class piloting skills’ to fly the 747 S&L at FL350?! He must be glad of all that time...
6th Jan 2022, 17:51
Replies: 11
Views: 5,041
Posted By Ken Scott

The original order was for 25 until Airbus...

The original order was for 25 until Airbus ‘renegotiated’ that to 22 for the same price... maybe this is an additional 3 to bring the fleet up to full strength?

There are likely to be spare ac on...
17th Dec 2021, 07:46
Replies: 28
Views: 7,013
Posted By Ken Scott

It’s always a sobering moment when you spot an...

It’s always a sobering moment when you spot an aircraft you’ve flown (the Jetstream) in a list of museum aircraft...!
16th Nov 2021, 12:55
Replies: 79
Views: 12,129
Posted By Ken Scott

Not really an issue, the extended runway runs...

Not really an issue, the extended runway runs parallel to the railway, the cross runway might have been affected had it been lengthened but has been disused for a long time.

At Ballykelly the...
16th Nov 2021, 08:46
Replies: 79
Views: 12,129
Posted By Ken Scott

Likewise, for the RAF station adjoining the town...

Likewise, for the RAF station adjoining the town of Carterton it was felt that they might get confused with RAF Cardington so it was named after the small village on its eastern boundary, Brize...
29th Oct 2021, 13:27
Replies: 29
Views: 8,862
Posted By Ken Scott

From the front-Enders perspective the J was...

From the front-Enders perspective the J was quieter as we were all issued with ANR headsets! It might have been marginally noisier down in the stalls but there was less vibration, possibly due to the...
19th Oct 2021, 13:32
Replies: 84
Views: 16,596
Posted By Ken Scott

I’m pretty sure the RAF operated the Buccaneer...

I’m pretty sure the RAF operated the Buccaneer for just a bit...!
4th Oct 2021, 16:55
Replies: 721
Views: 314,920
Posted By Ken Scott

I enjoyed the book, particularly the viewpoint of...

I enjoyed the book, particularly the viewpoint of the Germans in the story, not one that we normally get.

I didn’t especially rate the radio play, I found the characters in that rather thinly...
20th Sep 2021, 10:27
Replies: 13
Views: 4,977
Posted By Ken Scott

Presumably the Chevy has to go as its 5.7L V8...

Presumably the Chevy has to go as its 5.7L V8 makes its carbon footprint rather at odds with the MOD’s intention to become carbon-neutral...?!
20th Sep 2021, 08:50
Replies: 13
Views: 4,977
Posted By Ken Scott

Looking at the glossy brochure with its sale of...

Looking at the glossy brochure with its sale of expensive (to procure) assets being sold off (relatively) cheaply I can’t help but wonder that much (most) of it would be quite useful. HMS Scimitar...
11th Sep 2021, 12:13
Replies: 894
Views: 316,526
Posted By Ken Scott

The second half of the sentence seems at odds...

The second half of the sentence seems at odds with his desire for ‘honest, clear thinking’. To modernize the armed forces having cleared out ‘obsolete kit’ would imply replacing it with new...
31st Aug 2021, 22:03
Replies: 108
Views: 36,578
Posted By Ken Scott

’Supposedly’ being the operative word here...

’Supposedly’ being the operative word here...
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