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22nd Sep 2022, 22:14
Replies: 18
Views: 6,767
Posted By blimey

Just out of interest, has anyone ever done, or...

Just out of interest, has anyone ever done, or heard of a first ever tanking trip being done at night? Sounds a bit nuts.
17th Sep 2022, 15:59
Replies: 112
Views: 21,484
Posted By blimey

Was James May at the controls? (see Grand...

Was James May at the controls?

(see Grand Tour S5).
23rd Aug 2022, 23:46
Replies: 137
Views: 43,126
Posted By blimey

Target rich environment - depressingly, all part...

Target rich environment - depressingly, all part of human nature.
17th Aug 2022, 22:26
Replies: 288
Views: 57,846
Posted By blimey

There's more to fulfilling a role in the armed...

There's more to fulfilling a role in the armed forces than being a bit left field.
16th Aug 2022, 16:43
Replies: 288
Views: 57,846
Posted By blimey

All the gentlemen declaring themselves to be...

All the gentlemen declaring themselves to be ladies would also crack it.
1st Jun 2022, 00:42
Replies: 61
Views: 25,734
Posted By blimey

Any 24 hour layover will probably leave you...

Any 24 hour layover will probably leave you hanging in the straps - you cannot control your sleep patterns by drawing the curtains and sticking earplugs in.
16th May 2022, 22:41
Replies: 70
Views: 33,305
Posted By blimey

Having had the pleasure of a ride in the boot...

Having had the pleasure of a ride in the boot when I knew most of them, they were impressively tight and a thoroughly nice bunch. One former's view: most fast jet jockeys would expect to pass one of...
14th Apr 2022, 17:48
Replies: 12
Views: 3,613
Posted By blimey

They've had them in use on approach into Cairo...

They've had them in use on approach into Cairo for a number of years.
17th Mar 2022, 00:03
Replies: 64
Views: 11,611
Posted By blimey

Cancelling HS2 would put a few bob in the kitty....

Cancelling HS2 would put a few bob in the kitty. Unfortunately the 37bn Test and Trace boat has sailed.
28th Jan 2022, 22:25
Replies: 66
Views: 16,470
Posted By blimey

The thing is, if you can do it at low level,...

The thing is, if you can do it at low level, especially in dodgy weather, medium level is a breeze. So train for the most difficult scenario. And it's the most fun.
11th Oct 2021, 11:09
Replies: 49
Views: 16,174
Posted By blimey

Flapless landing?

Flapless landing?
10th Oct 2021, 12:03
Replies: 49
Views: 16,174
Posted By blimey

I seem to remember reading clean, burners,...

I seem to remember reading clean, burners, 500kts, 5g sustained.
2nd Oct 2021, 17:51
Replies: 232
Views: 52,840
Posted By blimey

The Hawk: like a toy. A chimp could fly it,...

The Hawk: like a toy. A chimp could fly it, though not necessarily as the military would like. Every pilot should be given a whizz in one just for the joy of it: to experience almost perfect control...
27th May 2021, 21:28
Replies: 91
Views: 55,969
Posted By blimey

Glass raised.

Glass raised.
2nd Apr 2021, 22:52
Replies: 12
Views: 1,857
Posted By blimey

And Canadians - we have two from Bomber Command...

And Canadians - we have two from Bomber Command aged 20 and 21 in our out of the way churchyard. Thanks to my mother, they now lie under some Canadian soil.
Back to the smoke....
10th Feb 2021, 22:44
Replies: 58
Views: 30,494
Posted By blimey

Half out of uniform even better.

Half out of uniform even better.
18th Dec 2020, 22:09
Replies: 57
Views: 15,614
Posted By blimey

Stats - always interesting and usually don't tell...

Stats - always interesting and usually don't tell the full story. Two more questions which could be asked are: why do those with a Chinese background do the best, and how do those worst performing in...
28th Oct 2020, 19:47
Replies: 250
Views: 67,018
Posted By blimey

You wouldn't be able to stop Harriers flying -...

You wouldn't be able to stop Harriers flying - tarmac, tin, grass, ships.
20th Aug 2020, 12:52
Replies: 2,099
Views: 1,794,800
Posted By blimey

Everything has a price in business.

Everything has a price in business.
20th Aug 2020, 12:37
Replies: 2,099
Views: 1,794,800
Posted By blimey

They would have been better taking VR rather than...

They would have been better taking VR rather than being strung along with the promise of VR/PT saving jobs. So questions need asking:

Did BALPA know before VR closed on those who'd end up with...
7th Jul 2020, 22:30
Replies: 2,099
Views: 1,794,800
Posted By blimey

CRS pool pay 'subsidised' by the collective hit. ...

CRS pool pay 'subsidised' by the collective hit.
PT % should have been imposed to keep everyone employed, rather than trying to persuade the sometimes less than altruistic to do the right thing....
6th Jul 2020, 23:32
Replies: 14
Views: 4,418
Posted By blimey

George III: 'We didn't wish harm on the...

George III:

'We didn't wish harm on the Americans
Just to punish them with a few bloody noses
Then to make laws for the happiness of both communities
But lack of discipline got into the army...
1st Jul 2020, 16:59
Replies: 2,099
Views: 1,794,800
Posted By blimey

The bottom line for taxation is does it raise...

The bottom line for taxation is does it raise more? If it's too high it doesn't, but it does satisfy the green-eyed.
In the UK the top 5% of earners (80k+) pay 50% of the total income tax - that...
16th Jun 2020, 22:49
Replies: 2,099
Views: 1,794,800
Posted By blimey

So can we passengers expect 30 000+ really p*ssed...

So can we passengers expect 30 000+ really p*ssed off customer facing staff, a poisonous atmosphere on the flight deck if people are brought in to replace refusenics, and about 12 000 really angry...
6th Jun 2020, 17:35
Replies: 2,099
Views: 1,794,800
Posted By blimey

Is that 1255 full time positions or pro-rated for...

Is that 1255 full time positions or pro-rated for the part timers. If it's a full time equivalent, that's not far off up to a third of the workforce.
27th May 2020, 22:24
Replies: 91
Views: 55,969
Posted By blimey

A glass of the finest has been duly raised.

A glass of the finest has been duly raised.
27th May 2020, 17:54
Replies: 2,099
Views: 1,794,800
Posted By blimey

Another vote for part time - reduce the cap on a...

Another vote for part time - reduce the cap on a sliding scale until everyone is retained.

The cost of temporarily employing extra heads (continuation training, medicals, and admin) is money found...
10th May 2020, 10:21
Replies: 2,099
Views: 1,794,800
Posted By blimey

Paddington A junior pilot + a course...

Paddington



A junior pilot + a course might be a lot cheaper than a type rated senior pilot.
2nd May 2020, 10:15
Replies: 2,099
Views: 1,794,800
Posted By blimey

Alternatively, it would be cheaper to retrain and...

Alternatively, it would be cheaper to retrain and keep junior 747 34pp scalers rather than the more senior 777 24pp scalers.

Let's hope that can of worms doesn't need to get opened.
17th Dec 2019, 00:11
Replies: 49
Views: 26,698
Posted By blimey

I once flew a Swiss big cheese in the back of a...

I once flew a Swiss big cheese in the back of a jet they were thinking about buying. He gave me a watch as he got out as a thank you. They're still in the market I think.
28th May 2019, 00:12
Replies: 91
Views: 55,969
Posted By blimey

Glass has been raised.

Glass has been raised.
11th Apr 2019, 09:18
Replies: 47
Views: 21,436
Posted By blimey

I got a gentle dink passing 1000' - all legal on...

I got a gentle dink passing 1000' - all legal on the film debrief.
2nd Apr 2019, 19:34
Replies: 34
Views: 10,080
Posted By blimey

If it's only one eye and you're the right sort of...

If it's only one eye and you're the right sort of chap you might get away with a monocle.
16th Jan 2019, 21:37
Replies: 6,995
Views: 6,724,846
Posted By blimey

Yes you can. And you'd be right to do so.

Yes you can. And you'd be right to do so.
15th Jan 2019, 20:58
Replies: 32
Views: 7,433
Posted By blimey

Beachmaster at Anzio.

Beachmaster at Anzio.
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