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28th Oct 2020, 07:21
Replies: 247
Views: 70,428
Posted By Stitchbitch

Bit of Googling and it appears to be an...

Bit of Googling and it appears to be an unofficial nickname for the F35 Lightning II which let's be honest is a bit of a mouthful?
11th Oct 2020, 08:19
Replies: 4
Views: 1,653
Posted By Stitchbitch

I wonder how much of the1949 LF survives in...

I wonder how much of the1949 LF survives in today's LF?
5th Sep 2020, 14:20
Replies: 7
Views: 4,041
Posted By Stitchbitch

Nice to see my former Sqn boss gainfully employed...

Nice to see my former Sqn boss gainfully employed :}
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2020, 00:35
Replies: 8
Views: 1,575
Posted By Stitchbitch

I must have missed the bit about stopping the...

I must have missed the bit about stopping the virus, it wasn't mentioned prior to this, under the impression the OP wants to build a face shield/maxilliofacial shield?
I'm told the respirator in the...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Aug 2020, 06:31
Replies: 8
Views: 1,575
Posted By Stitchbitch

If it all proves too much then these guys sell...

If it all proves too much then these guys sell receivers and a retro fit kit for Eagle and Alpha 900 helmet face shields. Key Survival Equipment | Global Support Services, Survival Equipment And...
26th Jul 2020, 08:48
Replies: 67
Views: 31,157
Posted By Stitchbitch

That would depend on what you need the helmet to...

That would depend on what you need the helmet to do. The Striker line of helmets would be obvious, but then there’s the Gentex helmet for Euro users, UK Mil helmets for UK and UK overseas...
24th Jul 2020, 16:37
Replies: 27
Views: 6,819
Posted By Stitchbitch

Nope. It was in BBMF’s hangar for a while, and...

Nope. It was in BBMF’s hangar for a while, and was a bit of a basket case. The boys worked their magic and rolled it in glitter and it then went back to 1(F) at Leuchars.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Jun 2020, 16:14
Replies: 26
Views: 4,134
Posted By Stitchbitch

In the spirit of providing options for some -...

In the spirit of providing options for some - potentially only useful if you wear an Alpha helmet in your helicopter/aircraft - which possibly won't be the majority of readers?...
12th May 2020, 13:00
Replies: 182
Views: 74,148
Posted By Stitchbitch

Surely if they can capably fly a large aircraft...

Surely if they can capably fly a large aircraft without crashing it into anything/anyone then they should do okay on the RAFs large aircraft without the complete officer training bit?
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Apr 2020, 07:21
Replies: 76
Views: 19,244
Posted By Stitchbitch

Does anyone know what is happening in the U.K....

Does anyone know what is happening in the U.K. with regards to front seat crew PPE? There seems to be quite a few variations on a theme.

I ask as the company I work for are working hard to get a...
14th Apr 2020, 01:15
Replies: 45
Views: 11,976
Posted By Stitchbitch

I think you might be right, Spitfire Mk.2A P7350...

I think you might be right, Spitfire Mk.2A P7350 is possibly the oldest aircraft still flying with the RAF?
4th Apr 2020, 09:38
Replies: 128
Views: 95,031
Posted By Stitchbitch

Surely more than 10? Or is it one each for the FJ...

Surely more than 10? Or is it one each for the FJ trainees on the course...
17th Mar 2020, 13:06
Replies: 30
Views: 7,482
Posted By Stitchbitch

Agreed, the Jag brake para was very fiddly,...

Agreed, the Jag brake para was very fiddly, especially the pre-mod type. Luckily my Squadron had a jet that could stop then land so we didn’t have the issue of repacking. Much like the emergency...
10th Mar 2020, 07:12
Replies: 57
Views: 18,649
Posted By Stitchbitch

When 4 (AC) Sqn moved to Cottesmore, one of our...

When 4 (AC) Sqn moved to Cottesmore, one of our Pilots had V8TOL or something very similar on his Italian hairdressers car. He also had a great ‘tri’ iirc.
2nd Feb 2020, 08:32
Replies: 8
Views: 2,209
Posted By Stitchbitch

When I was AR5’ing on F.3, we’d just swapped to...

When I was AR5’ing on F.3, we’d just swapped to Mk.31 LSJ with the plate on the front. IIRC there were vertical slots on the front closure plate that the mount would clip into. The AR5 manifold then...
30th Jan 2020, 06:11
Replies: 115
Views: 43,301
Posted By Stitchbitch

The loss rate continued when we got back to the...

The loss rate continued when we got back to the U.K, with W_z and W_m senior joining the club. Interesting time to be a Squipper or Armourer. 🤣
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jan 2020, 07:12
Replies: 35
Views: 10,579
Posted By Stitchbitch

There’s a small NPAS related article towards the...

There’s a small NPAS related article towards the end of the news letter, looks like a new flight helmet maintenance service for Police rotor heads.
27th Nov 2019, 17:16
Replies: 384
Views: 196,197
Posted By Stitchbitch

Agreed CK. If they’d used 1/72 markings instead...

Agreed CK. If they’d used 1/72 markings instead of 1/32 it might have helped
20th Nov 2019, 17:45
Replies: 10
Views: 3,020
Posted By Stitchbitch

HH Key Survival occasionally have some in...

HH Key Survival occasionally have some in ([email protected]) , most people have swapped over to the slightly more modern wires and quick release fittings (even BBMF) as they are easier to get.
7th Nov 2019, 06:41
Replies: 14
Views: 3,750
Posted By Stitchbitch

Not sure about T’nado but on Harrier it was lots...

Not sure about T’nado but on Harrier it was lots of water..and some ‘other useful items’ to help in protection, location, water, food and recovery.
31st Oct 2019, 19:29
Replies: 197
Views: 105,455
Posted By Stitchbitch

Perhaps RAFCAM might ask the Saudis for some...

Perhaps RAFCAM might ask the Saudis for some evidence, after all they have been flying in full sets using U.K. oxygen masks since Lightening days. Not sure how Typhoons ADOM masks sit with a beard...
17th Oct 2019, 06:02
Replies: 128
Views: 95,031
Posted By Stitchbitch

chopper2004 The T6 has ejection seats, however it...

chopper2004 The T6 has ejection seats, however it uses the US style man mounted torso harness, rather than the traditional M-B style combined harness found on all current RAF ejection seat equipped...
9th Oct 2019, 06:03
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,976,054
Posted By Stitchbitch

ORAC the pilot flight equipment (cold water...

ORAC the pilot flight equipment (cold water immersion garment and thermal protection liner) would keep the ejectee snug, but I’d imagine you’d still want to get into a raft or be rescued fairly...
14th Sep 2019, 16:34
Replies: 30
Views: 8,015
Posted By Stitchbitch

I seem to remember a Hawk vs Paraglider near miss...

I seem to remember a Hawk vs Paraglider near miss that happened fairly recently?
15th Aug 2019, 14:49
Replies: 67
Views: 31,157
Posted By Stitchbitch

No inflating boots required. Inflating socks...

No inflating boots required. Inflating socks instead, not many pilots used them when IWOT.
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