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6th Sep 2019, 12:35
Replies: 19
Views: 3,251
Posted By thunderbird7

I believe (later Sir) Francis Chichester was...

I believe (later Sir) Francis Chichester was recruited to improve navigation standards, using the technigues he had developed in his solo flights around the world - link to a book he produced to...
21st Aug 2019, 20:15
Replies: 57
Views: 22,354
Posted By thunderbird7

Can't attend but best wishes to Eric :ok:

Can't attend but best wishes to Eric :ok:
10th Aug 2019, 11:30
Replies: 9
Views: 4,238
Posted By thunderbird7

I'm sure it could get off the ground now with...

I'm sure it could get off the ground now with some episodes in the pie factory - the lead in for a succesful maritime mission starts years in advance ;)
26th Jul 2019, 08:34
Replies: 40
Views: 15,928
Posted By thunderbird7

I thought she was Japanese...... :8

I thought she was Japanese...... :8
25th Jul 2019, 12:21
Replies: 7
Views: 4,179
Posted By thunderbird7

Heaven! Thanks all :ok:

Heaven! Thanks all :ok:
25th Jul 2019, 09:10
Replies: 7
Views: 4,179
Posted By thunderbird7

ADVERTS ON PRUNE...

...are making my use and enjoyment of the site almost unbearable. Constant buffering, jumping around of the screen. I know you need ads to sell the site but its getting ridiculous.
8th Jul 2019, 07:52
Replies: 33
Views: 13,545
Posted By thunderbird7

RIP Dick. One of my instructors at CF and what a...

RIP Dick. One of my instructors at CF and what a nice bloke. Nothing better than sandbagging on the weather ship with him in the morning - didn't know Rievaulx Abbey was so tall ;)
10th Jun 2019, 00:00
Replies: 44
Views: 11,260
Posted By thunderbird7

How dare you besmirch the honour of Major John...

How dare you besmirch the honour of Major John Smith aka Sturmmbahnfuhrer Johann Schmidt!! Possibly the most entertaining WW2 adventure film ever made!


After Zulu, of course, but I digress.
6th May 2019, 06:59
Replies: 24
Views: 9,615
Posted By thunderbird7

There's a name. Akrotiri wardrobes... Forres...

There's a name. Akrotiri wardrobes... Forres waking up in kitchens... Underpants in Singapore..
23rd Apr 2019, 20:38
Replies: 8
Views: 2,434
Posted By thunderbird7

Maybe it was a formation of RJs, secretly spying...

Maybe it was a formation of RJs, secretly spying on the people of norfolk to find out what's going on with Brexit...
23rd Apr 2019, 20:37
Replies: 16
Views: 4,830
Posted By thunderbird7

Excellent stuff thanks chaps. It's bizarre to...

Excellent stuff thanks chaps. It's bizarre to think that when the film came out, people organised coach trips from Cornwall to see it in Exeter ( a foreign country ;) ).

And yet as aviators, what...
20th Apr 2019, 22:13
Replies: 16
Views: 4,830
Posted By thunderbird7

100 Hours Life of Brian

Having just had the pleasure of seeing the first ever cinema screening of Life of Brian in Cornwall, I recall hearing of the 100 hours Life of Brian badge from the Falklands.

Does anyone have a...
14th Mar 2019, 07:42
Replies: 13
Views: 3,932
Posted By thunderbird7

The scrappies opposite Gateway, as it was then!...

The scrappies opposite Gateway, as it was then! What an ignominious end to a fine flying machine and slightly odd going for the weekly shop to see a pile of buccaneers next to the old cars.
10th Mar 2019, 18:10
Replies: 33
Views: 15,600
Posted By thunderbird7

On a cold winter det to Valkenberg, many moons...

On a cold winter det to Valkenberg, many moons ago, the crew dispatched to Amsterdam to sample the cultural highlights. During a particularly artistic show, one of the crew was summoned to the stage...
8th Mar 2019, 17:03
Replies: 16
Views: 4,510
Posted By thunderbird7

Also my instructor at METS in 87. Really nice guy...

Also my instructor at METS in 87. Really nice guy and it was always interesting to fly IMC inside the cockpit when preparing for IRTs. RIP
25th Feb 2019, 07:50
Replies: 15
Views: 3,017
Posted By thunderbird7

I'm sure thats what Maggie Ross used to beat...

I'm sure thats what Maggie Ross used to beat incompetent co-pilot imprest holders with at Kinloss....
11th Feb 2019, 07:34
Replies: 27
Views: 7,618
Posted By thunderbird7

Thought pissing in boots was a well know...

Thought pissing in boots was a well know technique for softening the leather :)
24th Jan 2019, 08:07
Replies: 138
Views: 56,156
Posted By thunderbird7

Likewise. Too important to be swept under the...

Likewise. Too important to be swept under the table.
19th Jan 2019, 10:41
Replies: 51
Views: 12,339
Posted By thunderbird7

If thats the same KR, he was on my OCU crew. I...

If thats the same KR, he was on my OCU crew. I remember the arrival (2 legged) beer call (or rather dont) and then him turning up late for a lecture the next day with one leg and me thinking "bloody...
2nd Jan 2019, 10:34
Replies: 46
Views: 10,319
Posted By thunderbird7

Its almost like you need an organisation to look...

Its almost like you need an organisation to look after estates, run by the MOD - you could call it, say, MOD (PE)?

Googling MoD PE to research my pithy comment above, I came across this...
27th Dec 2018, 20:07
Replies: 20
Views: 4,224
Posted By thunderbird7

It was the section on AAR which really summed it...

It was the section on AAR which really summed it up. A long diatribe about the most common method being boom while showing extensive clips of good old RAF probe & drogue - the equivalent of not even...
3rd Dec 2018, 09:41
Replies: 46
Views: 7,044
Posted By thunderbird7

I think he meant 'after-predecessors' but...

I think he meant 'after-predecessors' but couldn't remember the word......
5th Nov 2018, 06:45
Replies: 24
Views: 5,181
Posted By thunderbird7

Next time you visit Hendon, you may be surprised...

Next time you visit Hendon, you may be surprised to see a bomb trolley with 2 x Mk57 Nuclear Depth Charges on it!!!
4th Nov 2018, 13:00
Replies: 24
Views: 5,181
Posted By thunderbird7

I thought the 2 buttons were C for coffee and N...

I thought the 2 buttons were C for coffee and N for no sugar
13th Oct 2018, 19:29
Replies: 50
Views: 21,944
Posted By thunderbird7

Listened to the extremely helpful light aircraft...

Listened to the extremely helpful light aircraft pilot on guard, orbiting and passing information toe D&D. Good that they got out.

What wasn't so good was th guard police telling him to shut up...
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