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9th Aug 2019, 20:41
Replies: 69
Views: 15,830
Posted By olddog

Wives with "Wings"

( slight thread drift) No objection to wives wearing wings or dolphins . I presented Mrs Old Dog with daiamante and siver wings on our 25th wedding anniversary. After 25 years married to me, she had...
8th Aug 2019, 09:10
Replies: 69
Views: 15,830
Posted By olddog

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1187x1472/flying_badge_aa96e2dc1227adaf58f771c2b4eb60f0cfe0becd.jpg
As awarded Feb 1968
3rd Aug 2019, 12:57
Replies: 69
Views: 15,830
Posted By olddog

Flight Jacket

I would hope that you'd be laughed at if you wore it anywhere on a RAF Station. God knows what the SWO would say!
2nd Aug 2019, 22:28
Replies: 69
Views: 15,830
Posted By olddog

RAF FLIGHT JACKET

Is anyone else offended by this piece of TAT (https://www.bradford.co.uk/raf100jacketbge.html?tid=367089&gclid=EAIaIQobChMImKetj5jl4wIVia3tCh2KCwqWEAQYASABEgJqpPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds)?

Apparently...
17th Jul 2019, 10:40
Replies: 40
Views: 10,974
Posted By olddog

Harrier

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0jgZKV4N_A

This explains it all (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0jgZKV4N_A)
16th Jul 2019, 08:38
Replies: 4
Views: 1,906
Posted By olddog

WIN HARRIS

I first met Win when I was at AOTS South Cerney in 1966. I worked under his guidance for most of my 40 years in the RAF. He was a fair, but demanding, Boss and a champion of anything to do with MPA...
10th Jan 2019, 10:07
Replies: 201
Views: 37,429
Posted By olddog

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/469x375/cable_cut_dbb117b16592acbd1dfcdba444a1937ee0c083d8.jpg
617GS Hendon. Not a bad landing! A winch cable was dropping onto the glider and the...
10th Jan 2019, 09:56
Replies: 201
Views: 37,429
Posted By olddog

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/709x500/cgi_1966_936977056383f5f5fae6eb38930159d3a3522301.jpg
Hendon 1964/5
10th Jan 2019, 09:53
Replies: 201
Views: 37,429
Posted By olddog

First trip in a Cadet Mk3 Dec 62 at a very snowy...

First trip in a Cadet Mk3 Dec 62 at a very snowy Swanton Morley on a course with Jeff Naylor, Dougie King and Co. Weather meant that I had to complete the course at Hendon (617 GS). First solo 9 Jun...
24th Oct 2018, 23:38
Replies: 11
Views: 3,881
Posted By olddog

Probably one of the best maritime tac navs ever. ...

Probably one of the best maritime tac navs ever. A strong character with a good sense of fun. Gone too soon. The scruffs bar in the sky will be a livelier place!
5th Aug 2018, 19:58
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,274,989
Posted By olddog

I enjoyed my 1500 or so launches in T31 and T21s...

I enjoyed my 1500 or so launches in T31 and T21s at Hendon and Bovingdon as a Cdt, Staff Cdt and CI prior to an RAF career spanning 39 years as a pilot. A bit of research (...
5th Aug 2018, 08:39
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,274,989
Posted By olddog

From Dave Unwin. Just the other day I flew a...

From Dave Unwin. Just the other day I flew a mate in a T-31, 60 years to the day that he went solo in one. He'd been on a course, gone solo in less than the prescribed number of launches and had...
19th Jul 2018, 21:37
Replies: 38
Views: 5,524
Posted By olddog

In late April 1986 (at the time of the Chenobyl...

In late April 1986 (at the time of the Chenobyl disaster) we were deployed to Andoya from SM on a routine detachment. We returned the day after the disaster and were met by the groundies all in...
10th Jul 2018, 09:14
Replies: 244
Views: 53,307
Posted By olddog

Wishing all involved today sunshine and a smooth...

Wishing all involved today sunshine and a smooth ride. Fly safe and enjoy the unique experience of flying low (relatively) over central London. Wish I could be there to see it.
4th Jun 2018, 23:50
Replies: 168
Views: 32,318
Posted By olddog

Forgotten Heroes

Old Grey Ladies
3rd Apr 2018, 16:23
Replies: 60
Views: 16,357
Posted By olddog

Although we occasionally practised water meth...

Although we occasionally practised water meth take offs to check the sevicability of the system the only time I remember using it for real was to CLIMB to join the pattern at Nairobi International...
3rd Apr 2018, 16:14
Replies: 60
Views: 16,357
Posted By olddog

In its day I believe the Shackleton was as good...

In its day I believe the Shackleton was as good as any ASW aicraft. ASV21, with a good operator, was an effective search and location radar against snorting diesel submarines. It also had great...
3rd Apr 2018, 15:52
Replies: 60
Views: 16,357
Posted By olddog

I remember asking to join airways at FL40...

I remember asking to join airways at FL40 somewhere over central england in a Shack and being told the lowest available level on the airway was FL60. We replied "Is OK if we just borrow your...
29th Mar 2018, 23:43
Replies: 71
Views: 9,705
Posted By olddog

First solo, Cadet Mk3 617 GS RAF Hendon June...

First solo, Cadet Mk3 617 GS RAF Hendon June 1963. Went on as Staff Cadet and CI until joining the RAF in Oct 1966. Flying Scholarship at Cranfield 1965. The Rogers Aviation Cup for that year sits...
15th Feb 2018, 22:45
Replies: 5
Views: 1,644
Posted By olddog

Hi Shackman, Seems we are the only 2 still alive...

Hi Shackman, Seems we are the only 2 still alive (or able to read)? Sadly heard the news of John Laws passing a day or 2 ago.
14th Feb 2018, 13:35
Replies: 5
Views: 1,644
Posted By olddog

184 Cse 6 FTS Acklington 1968

50 years ago, this bunch of keen young men graduated with their RAF Wings. I wonder how many hours we put together over the years. I'll start the ball rolling with 11000 (mainly Bulldog and...
8th Feb 2018, 10:45
Replies: 69
Views: 14,401
Posted By olddog

And the secondary effect of yaw is? Roll. ...

And the secondary effect of yaw is? Roll. Asymetric flight requires use of both rudder and aileron. - Nutloose - well done you beat me to it!
23rd Dec 2017, 13:03
Replies: 122
Views: 25,471
Posted By olddog

And Pensions too!

While we're at it what about veterans (Pensioners)? I served in the UK armed forces whilst earning my RAF pensions. My pensions are paid into an English Bank by an English Agency and are taxed at...
22nd Oct 2017, 10:05
Replies: 44
Views: 12,978
Posted By olddog

As a former QFI/CO with happy memories of RAF...

As a former QFI/CO with happy memories of RAF Woodvale, I am aware that the future of the airfield has been reviewed many times. Somehow it has survived several rounds of defence cuts despite more...
26th Mar 2017, 09:23
Replies: 101
Views: 34,261
Posted By olddog

Early 70s. RN Carrier (Old ARK ROYAL?) attend...

Early 70s. RN Carrier (Old ARK ROYAL?) attend dining in night at St Mawgan as guests. Piano disapears from bar leaving a note that it will be used to test catapult at 10W outbound. Piano is...
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