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25th Feb 2021, 09:11
Replies: 30
Views: 8,025
Posted By BEagle

Really? We used the 'Malvel rotary hand alarm...

Really? We used the 'Malvel rotary hand alarm bell' next to the phone. That 'phhsssshhht...doingggg' sound echoing across the bondhu from Block 101 is one of the classic 'sounds of the RAF'!
...
24th Feb 2021, 10:17
Replies: 40
Views: 6,059
Posted By BEagle

Always problematic refuelling a C-130. Because...

Always problematic refuelling a C-130. Because the VC10K HDU when fitted with the normal drogue was very difficult to set up at the low speed needed to refuel the C-130 and the hose would often run...
24th Feb 2021, 10:01
Replies: 1,097
Views: 449,222
Posted By BEagle

BOEING = Bits Of Engines In Neighbours' Gardens!!

BOEING = Bits Of Engines In Neighbours' Gardens!!
23rd Feb 2021, 22:33
Replies: 30
Views: 1,469
Posted By BEagle

I would too. With the earlier exams, it...

I would too.

With the earlier exams, it wasn't always unambiguously clear whether a candidate had achieved the pass mark.
23rd Feb 2021, 13:50
Replies: 40
Views: 6,059
Posted By BEagle

Tengah Type, I don't think that dummies were...

Tengah Type, I don't think that dummies were dropped. The buffeting experienced whilst flying with the chute extended was considered to present excessive risk, we were told.

The VVSO who dictated...
23rd Feb 2021, 09:58
Replies: 40
Views: 6,059
Posted By BEagle

Regarding the prototype VC10 escape system, a...

Regarding the prototype VC10 escape system, a chap who worked at Weybridge as an apprentice was on my Aero Eng course. He told me that there was a tape of Trubshaw's struggle with G-ARTA in which he...
23rd Feb 2021, 09:38
Replies: 40
Views: 6,059
Posted By BEagle

Ah yes, the 'million pound dustbin'! What an...

Ah yes, the 'million pound dustbin'!

What an utter feat of nonsense that was. The first few VC10K courses were taught how it was to be used and we listened with incredulous disdain.

The idea...
22nd Feb 2021, 15:11
Replies: 40
Views: 6,059
Posted By BEagle

When we first had the VC10K2, we had forward...

When we first had the VC10K2, we had forward facing 'Comet' seats. But then 'They' decided that we had to have the normal rear facing seats....

However, quite often on TTF pond-hops and the like...
21st Feb 2021, 19:32
Replies: 92
Views: 14,644
Posted By BEagle

Indeed - and 'heights good', who I cannot believe...

Indeed - and 'heights good', who I cannot believe was ever a commissioned officer of the Royal Air Force should be consigned to the Tower!
21st Feb 2021, 19:28
Replies: 30
Views: 1,469
Posted By BEagle

1. There is one theoretical knowledge exam which...

1. There is one theoretical knowledge exam which consists of 120 questions divided into 9 'papers'; 3 of which have 16 questions, the other 6 have 12. That was to make the 75% pass mark simple. ...
17th Feb 2021, 22:42
Replies: 12
Views: 2,878
Posted By BEagle

After an early VC10K trip to Akrotiri, we were...

After an early VC10K trip to Akrotiri, we were enjoying a delicate little glass or few of brandy sour in the bar, as you do, when the nav instructor saw that it was a clear and starlight night. So he...
17th Feb 2021, 22:21
Replies: 17
Views: 2,583
Posted By BEagle

MRCA? Must Reopen Chivenor Again! If...

MRCA? Must Reopen Chivenor Again!

If only......
17th Feb 2021, 11:19
Replies: 17
Views: 2,583
Posted By BEagle

Surely any structure intended to support high G...

Surely any structure intended to support high G manoeuvres will need som very substantial wing root 'bolts'?

Will the Areola fly? I'm not convinced.
13th Feb 2021, 09:34
Replies: 530
Views: 151,893
Posted By BEagle

In the mid '70s, the RAF Valley Astra was open to...

In the mid '70s, the RAF Valley Astra was open to all comers, including the locals. I was there once and the usual short clip of HM was shown to accompany the National Anthem. A group of locals...
9th Feb 2021, 23:47
Replies: 10
Views: 3,770
Posted By BEagle

If I recall correctly, it was the RAFG jets...

If I recall correctly, it was the RAFG jets without probes which suffered worst from the the windscreen washer problem as the UK-based aircraft's AAR probes caused sufficient airflow disturbance not...
8th Feb 2021, 09:57
Replies: 22
Views: 4,635
Posted By BEagle

Scampton was still in acceptable condition during...

Scampton was still in acceptable condition during my last ever visit there, to do my A2 in 1992. But with the move of CFS to RAFC Cranwell in 1995, it rapidly deteriorated to its current state, fit...
5th Feb 2021, 23:41
Replies: 125
Views: 17,899
Posted By BEagle

There was still quite a lot of promotional...

There was still quite a lot of promotional material for the 'VL-DDR' Baade 152 lying around in one of the rooms at the Elbeflugzeugwerke training centre at Dresden when I was doing some A310MRTT work...
5th Feb 2021, 09:42
Replies: 125
Views: 17,899
Posted By BEagle

Of course there was the rather hideous East...

Of course there was the rather hideous East German airliner, the Baade 152:

...
4th Feb 2021, 18:10
Replies: 50
Views: 2,695
Posted By BEagle

You cannot renew an SEP Class Rating by flying a...

You cannot renew an SEP Class Rating by flying a Proficiency Check in a microlight.

You can count flight time in a microlight towards revalidation of an SEP Class Rating by experience, but the...
4th Feb 2021, 13:48
Replies: 23
Views: 1,974
Posted By BEagle

Having passed my RAF Scholarship and obtained the...

Having passed my RAF Scholarship and obtained the requisite 'A' levels, I'd just started training at RAFC Cranwell in 1968. The joys of early starts, room inspections, shaved to the skull haircuts,...
3rd Feb 2021, 17:21
Replies: 100
Views: 22,303
Posted By BEagle

Views? Personally I think that something rather...

Views? Personally I think that something rather more dignified would be appropriate.
3rd Feb 2021, 00:15
Replies: 50
Views: 2,695
Posted By BEagle

Unless EASA has adopted the term 'Part 21' for...

Unless EASA has adopted the term 'Part 21' for other than Annex1 or Art.2(8) aircraft, it is simpler for those outside the UK to continue to term them as 'EASA' aircraft, in my view.
2nd Feb 2021, 23:57
Replies: 7
Views: 3,619
Posted By BEagle

It wasn't the wing sweep rate as such which...

It wasn't the wing sweep rate as such which caused the mishap, as far as I could tell, it was a mis-setting of the CG control and frequent nuisance spurious Master Caution alerts for CG out of limit...
2nd Feb 2021, 17:40
Replies: 7
Views: 3,619
Posted By BEagle

Thanks very much for the link, West Coast! An...

Thanks very much for the link, West Coast! An excellent lecture; he is candid about the cause of the mishap and the lessons learned. CG 21% aft of the configuration limit must have been eye-watering....
2nd Feb 2021, 17:16
Replies: 1,097
Views: 449,222
Posted By BEagle

Well, it'd be a 1340 mile walk, so I guess a...

Well, it'd be a 1340 mile walk, so I guess a couple of hours in a windowless Pegasaurus would indeed be preferable, particularly at this time of year!

Although they could pick up old Route 66 from...
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