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23rd Sep 2021, 13:50
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Posted By BEagle

And from 18 years ago: ...

And from 18 years ago: https://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/89696-long-range-non-penetrator-lrnp.html
23rd Sep 2021, 11:32
Replies: 8
Views: 2,155
Posted By BEagle

Stamford curry and Ruddles County was indeed de...

Stamford curry and Ruddles County was indeed de rigeur!

The poor docs who went into the chamber with us must have had to suffer over and over again, because every course did the Ruddles and curry...
22nd Sep 2021, 08:21
Replies: 8
Views: 1,994
Posted By BEagle

We were given a briefing about winglets and the...

We were given a briefing about winglets and the cost/benefit at an ARSAG conference a few years ago.

After loads of data and graphs, the presenter concluded that there would be no significant...
21st Sep 2021, 08:23
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
Posted By BEagle

The Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/445 FCL.1005...

The Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/445 FCL.1005 '25%' rule change was discussed at EASA's #5 FCL TAG/SSCC meeting at Köin in June 2015. I stated:

After discussions, the conclusion was:


The...
20th Sep 2021, 22:22
Replies: 8
Views: 2,155
Posted By BEagle

Oh the joys of AMTC and 2 minutes at 30mm Hg...

Oh the joys of AMTC and 2 minutes at 30mm Hg every so often before chamber runs....
20th Sep 2021, 16:26
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Views: 5,161
Posted By BEagle

That must have been quite a ride!!!

That must have been quite a ride!!!
14th Sep 2021, 20:36
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Views: 1,048
Posted By BEagle

Yes! ...

Yes!

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14th Sep 2021, 11:38
Replies: 37
Views: 5,699
Posted By BEagle

You can also add C130P to the list! I think...

You can also add C130P to the list!

I think it was on 21st February and we were both in the hold at KKIA waiting for the weather to improve. The C130 was going to be very late for his next...
13th Sep 2021, 21:22
Replies: 37
Views: 5,699
Posted By BEagle

No, it was 600+381 = 981!!

No, it was 600+381 = 981!!
13th Sep 2021, 10:42
Replies: 37
Views: 5,699
Posted By BEagle

From my article in RAF Yearbook special Air War...

From my article in RAF Yearbook special Air War in the Gulf.
12th Sep 2021, 16:23
Replies: 37
Views: 5,699
Posted By BEagle

I recall a TriStar Boscombe Down receiver trial...

I recall a TriStar Boscombe Down receiver trial in my early days on the VC10K. The main problem was that the TriStar had a significant bow wave and we also had to be quite adept at maintaining the...
11th Sep 2021, 23:01
Replies: 37
Views: 5,699
Posted By BEagle

According to my article in the RAF Yearbook...

According to my article in the RAF Yearbook special, 981 VC10K sorties with a 99% success rate.
11th Sep 2021, 22:39
Replies: 37
Views: 5,699
Posted By BEagle

I would be amazed if any TriStar prodded a VC10K...

I would be amazed if any TriStar prodded a VC10K during OP GRANBY.
11th Sep 2021, 16:34
Replies: 37
Views: 5,699
Posted By BEagle

Photo of the Nimrod R1P banking away after...

Photo of the Nimrod R1P banking away after refuelling can be seen on p.57 of AFM Gulf Special.

On the same page, there is also a photo of the 'nose art' applied to XV235 'Muscat Belle'.
10th Sep 2021, 21:37
Replies: 37
Views: 5,699
Posted By BEagle

Well, you can certainly add the Nimrod R1! I...

Well, you can certainly add the Nimrod R1! I refuelled one once, then took a photo of him as he banked away after having been cleared to leave. It was later published; not sure in which magazine it...
10th Sep 2021, 09:42
Replies: 37
Views: 5,699
Posted By BEagle

Also EA-3B Skywarrior. The tanker crew who...

Also EA-3B Skywarrior. The tanker crew who refuelled it didn't know what it was, but it was cleared against a wing hose....

....at night.
6th Sep 2021, 18:29
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
Posted By BEagle

We discussed this at length at an EASA meeting...

We discussed this at length at an EASA meeting and the agreed policy was as I have stated.

If a student needs 100 hrs dual before reaching the standard required before taking the PPL Skill Test,...
5th Sep 2021, 22:51
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
Posted By BEagle

Not so. See FCL.1005: Limitation of privileges...

Not so. See FCL.1005: Limitation of privileges in case of vested interests of Regulation (EU) 2019/1747


Which means for a PPL course, it's 25% of 25 hours, i.e. 6h 15 min, no matter how long...
1st Sep 2021, 22:28
Replies: 19
Views: 3,077
Posted By BEagle

I was at a mate's wedding on 25th Aug 1984 and...

I was at a mate's wedding on 25th Aug 1984 and was enjoying the reception at the Langdale Chase Hotel on Ambleside. At one point a pair of Firecrappers flew up the lake at low level - I gather they...
31st Aug 2021, 18:55
Replies: 7
Views: 515
Posted By BEagle

1. Icing is covered in the 'Flight Hazards'...

1. Icing is covered in the 'Flight Hazards' section of the Met exam at 050.10.01.00. NOT in the Op Procs exam!
2, ELT frequencies were NOT in the approved exam questions developed by the UK PPL...
30th Aug 2021, 10:23
Replies: 115
Views: 34,995
Posted By BEagle

Back in 2000 during the pre-Christmas 'visits...

Back in 2000 during the pre-Christmas 'visits season' at Mount Pleasant, some MP turned up to wander about, look at the penguins, visit the odd radar site etc. At some dinner, the topic of the...
25th Aug 2021, 08:44
Replies: 22
Views: 2,392
Posted By BEagle

I rang NATS yesterday and subsequently received...

I rang NATS yesterday and subsequently received the following e-mail:
18th Aug 2021, 21:58
Replies: 19
Views: 5,872
Posted By BEagle

Neither produced the wonderful Hunter blue note...

Neither produced the wonderful Hunter blue note though!!

And yes, a GT6 could produce a blue note if the IAS was high enough....or so I'm led to believe!
18th Aug 2021, 16:10
Replies: 41
Views: 10,385
Posted By BEagle

Fortunately, by the time I went through TWU at...

Fortunately, by the time I went through TWU at Brawdy in 1976, all was pretty good. The QFIs were (apart from one who disappeared under a cloud many years later, accompanied by a Wg Cdr Plod) good...
16th Aug 2021, 18:51
Replies: 103
Views: 28,406
Posted By BEagle

The Future Large Aircraft (FLA) was originally...

The Future Large Aircraft (FLA) was originally supposed to replace all the RAF’s large a/c. That proved unfeasible, so the tanker/transport requirement became Future Strategic Tanker Aircraft (FSTA)...
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