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16th Feb 2020, 09:18
Replies: 107
Views: 62,647
Posted By Onceapilot

Tornado canopy not normally "jettisoned". ...

Tornado canopy not normally "jettisoned".

OAP

edit: It does go as part of the ejection sequence.
15th Feb 2020, 12:14
Replies: 111
Views: 70,961
Posted By Onceapilot

Well, that is the thing. The fleets were...

Well, that is the thing. The fleets were reworked many times. I think that most items were "pooled" when removed U/S. There was certainly in-service tracking of component history but, I imagine...
15th Feb 2020, 11:07
Replies: 111
Views: 70,961
Posted By Onceapilot

Yes, I have about four sorties in 614, 1989. :) ...

Yes, I have about four sorties in 614, 1989. :)

OAP
15th Feb 2020, 09:24
Replies: 111
Views: 70,961
Posted By Onceapilot

Good work. I suggest you try to find the top...

Good work. I suggest you try to find the top coaming/glareshield panels. They are quite distinctive, were very important with all the functionality on them, including the red attention...
11th Feb 2020, 17:56
Replies: 384
Views: 216,629
Posted By Onceapilot

I will say one thing about the 150 hour ex-ab...

I will say one thing about the 150 hour ex-ab initios that I was teaching a few years ago....they certainly thought they were good! :)

OAP
11th Feb 2020, 17:49
Replies: 17
Views: 6,607
Posted By Onceapilot

Hi bspatz! Of course, we eventually operated the...

Hi bspatz! Of course, we eventually operated the three ex Pan Am -500 pax fit airliners. The six ex BA -500 jets became, four KC1 Combi tanker transports and two K1 tanker pax- due to penny...
11th Feb 2020, 16:21
Replies: 17
Views: 6,607
Posted By Onceapilot

I am not sure where this engineer slagging is...

I am not sure where this engineer slagging is going? IMO, all the engineers I worked with were excellent and, they generally produced great results, especially in adversity! :D
As for the "freight...
11th Feb 2020, 08:51
Replies: 49
Views: 37,223
Posted By Onceapilot

No, I think that you are still not seeing that...

No, I think that you are still not seeing that the leg Pin is still there in the end fitting of the sidestay. You can see the leg pin there, pointing downwards on the end of the disconnected...
11th Feb 2020, 07:40
Replies: 49
Views: 37,223
Posted By Onceapilot

Not quite. I think you can see the sidestay/leg...

Not quite. I think you can see the sidestay/leg pin is still there...in the sidestay end fitting (with yellow colour). What does appear to be missing is the Nut etc that holds it in place. :ooh:

I...
6th Feb 2020, 11:12
Replies: 94
Views: 38,487
Posted By Onceapilot

Do you know, I read that as well! And there was...

Do you know, I read that as well! And there was I, assuming that Cosford might just be able to make a V-Bomber visitor attraction out of it! Yes, of course, they would need a fully S Victor for...
6th Feb 2020, 10:02
Replies: 94
Views: 38,487
Posted By Onceapilot

Overall, better that it was put there and not...

Overall, better that it was put there and not burned in '86.:) However, let us see some common sense if there are no serious preservation offers. It would seem reasonable for the forward fuselage...
6th Feb 2020, 07:30
Replies: 6,632
Views: 2,011,384
Posted By Onceapilot

Primary role Coastels, I heard? OAP

Primary role Coastels, I heard?

OAP
6th Feb 2020, 07:26
Replies: 897
Views: 320,318
Posted By Onceapilot

Oh, I don't know....6B for two boats, oops...

Oh, I don't know....6B for two boats, oops sorry, carriers can't be a total waste of money?!

OAP
3rd Feb 2020, 10:13
Replies: 75
Views: 41,483
Posted By Onceapilot

Great post Imagegear. I estimate 80 feet above...

Great post Imagegear. I estimate 80 feet above the reviewing base. Not incredibly low but, no doubt it was going to end badly in the context. Glad it didn't end worser (as RFK might have...
31st Jan 2020, 18:27
Replies: 33
Views: 10,995
Posted By Onceapilot

Deffo trade training. OAP

Deffo trade training.

OAP
23rd Jan 2020, 09:57
Replies: 4
Views: 3,369
Posted By Onceapilot

So, am I correct in thinking that this is a 40%...

So, am I correct in thinking that this is a 40% increase in the crew/task ratio? If not, what is the task/crewing effect in real terms? It makes me laugh to remember the old crewing ratios and the...
18th Jan 2020, 16:52
Replies: 30
Views: 17,259
Posted By Onceapilot

I can only judge this from looking back a fairly...

I can only judge this from looking back a fairly long way.....:). I think found the progression from JP to completion of Hawk TWU was a great build-up that kept the pressure on as you developed in...
17th Jan 2020, 20:22
Replies: 30
Views: 17,259
Posted By Onceapilot

Hmmmm, that sounds very much like talking ones...

Hmmmm, that sounds very much like talking ones industry out of existence. One thing is for sure, if they drop out of making a decent trainer product, there will be greater difficulty in getting back...
17th Jan 2020, 20:01
Replies: 247
Views: 154,929
Posted By Onceapilot

Hey, you seem to like telling us all about...

Hey, you seem to like telling us all about everything, so maybe you could tell everyone how many feet the dump masts are from the wingtips?

OAP
17th Jan 2020, 15:21
Replies: 247
Views: 154,929
Posted By Onceapilot

The dump masts are not at the wingtips. OAP

The dump masts are not at the wingtips.

OAP
15th Jan 2020, 11:22
Replies: 23
Views: 7,275
Posted By Onceapilot

Amusingly, Two-Sixteen going from the heaviest to...

Amusingly, Two-Sixteen going from the heaviest to the lightest aircraft in the RAF. :)
Good luck to them!

OAP
15th Jan 2020, 07:57
Replies: 247
Views: 154,929
Posted By Onceapilot

So, how about a little common sense here? Yes, a...

So, how about a little common sense here? Yes, a low alt fuel dump is an uncommon scenario that is normally unacceptable and merits public concern. However, it could result from a whole spectrum...
13th Jan 2020, 18:22
Replies: 897
Views: 320,318
Posted By Onceapilot

Not that surprising with a small Air Force that...

Not that surprising with a small Air Force that can rely heavily on the tankers for many capabilities.:D Ask the Navy.:}

OAP
12th Jan 2020, 13:05
Replies: 121
Views: 61,146
Posted By Onceapilot

Nellis.:) OAP

Nellis.:)

OAP
11th Jan 2020, 15:37
Replies: 22
Views: 4,507
Posted By Onceapilot

Are you selling this? Points in turn: The...

Are you selling this? Points in turn:
The envelope for FJ on a decent tanker pretty much included everything upto the point where the aircraft were unable to station keep.
Equalising OFF fuel...
11th Jan 2020, 09:34
Replies: 22
Views: 4,507
Posted By Onceapilot

Hi, I, and most AAR qualified pilots, routinely...

Hi, I, and most AAR qualified pilots, routinely conducted "IFR" AAR and Night lights-out as well. Strikes me that fully Auto AAR would be quite a big ask without some major equipment change. :)
...
10th Jan 2020, 09:56
Replies: 23
Views: 6,390
Posted By Onceapilot

Cpt B, Yes, you will probably find that the...

Cpt B, Yes, you will probably find that the spokes you see on Wx radar are from air to air radar. FJ without TCAS will often use this for SA . Also, if you are unlucky enough to be targeted by some...
9th Jan 2020, 16:39
Replies: 683
Views: 1,667,891
Posted By Onceapilot

Good work by some open minded Ppruners, IMO. ...

Good work by some open minded Ppruners, IMO. Some very well observed details of high velocity frag damage to parts of the airframe, some accurate interpretation of the recorded initial flightpath...
24th Dec 2019, 20:22
Replies: 6,632
Views: 2,011,384
Posted By Onceapilot

Comon fantiic, you're a troll! ;) I have...

Comon fantiic, you're a troll! ;) I have tracked you from your innocent beginnings, and your poor grammar... ;)

OAP
24th Dec 2019, 18:58
Replies: 6,632
Views: 2,011,384
Posted By Onceapilot

Hold on! This bit is new.... Oh no, it isn't. ...

Hold on! This bit is new.... Oh no, it isn't. Helicopter "long range" ASW. Methinks you are confusing the short range use of a helicopter from a boat with, a much more important LONG RANGE...
24th Dec 2019, 18:25
Replies: 6,632
Views: 2,011,384
Posted By Onceapilot

Thank you fanatic. Took you long enough to...

Thank you fanatic. Took you long enough to collect your thoughts. :p
I would not even care to comment on your routine propaganda (Bullets 1,2,3 and 4). I strongly suspect that your motivation here...
23rd Dec 2019, 15:43
Replies: 6,632
Views: 2,011,384
Posted By Onceapilot

Just sticking with the carriers,....We have a...

Just sticking with the carriers,....We have a ridiculous situation where, the sensible requirement for UK security to have 5th Gen combat aircraft has been corrupted. Notwithstanding that the RN have...
21st Dec 2019, 20:40
Replies: 6,632
Views: 2,011,384
Posted By Onceapilot

I wonder how long before the carriers are listed...

I wonder how long before the carriers are listed as "Fisheries protection assets"?

OAP
21st Dec 2019, 20:23
Replies: 897
Views: 320,318
Posted By Onceapilot

Insert "Laughing Policeman" ...

Insert "Laughing Policeman" Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha.........etc,etc.
We have been here for a very long time. I blame the Politco's,...it is their trainset! :p

OAP
21st Dec 2019, 20:04
Replies: 718
Views: 452,397
Posted By Onceapilot

Hmmm, I am guessing that the situation here has...

Hmmm, I am guessing that the situation here has considerable ramifications for Law?

OAP
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