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8th Nov 2019, 10:48
Replies: 23
Views: 8,043
Posted By morton

The Vampire pilot talks of a then-secret ability...

The Vampire pilot talks of a then-secret ability for the Vulcan to immediately generate full power. When I read that I assumed it to be either/and/or the Take Off / Cruise switch and the JPT limiter...
3rd Nov 2019, 16:12
Replies: 13
Views: 3,529
Posted By morton

Let Google be your friend!...

Let Google be your friend!...
31st May 2019, 15:13
Replies: 8
Views: 1,644
Posted By morton

Try looking on the Airmech site CAA Licensing...

Try looking on the Airmech site CAA Licensing (http://www.airmech.co.uk/forums/forumdisplay.php/21-CAA-Licensing)
Your questions have probably been asked a few times before on there along with the...
20th Apr 2019, 23:11
Replies: 19
Views: 5,161
Posted By morton

Another of the good guys departed. He made an...

Another of the good guys departed. He made an austere life at Tabuk more tolerable by his actions or inactions regarding our ‘enhanced social life’ venues that we had on Base. Happy days! Toot Toot!...
4th Apr 2019, 10:54
Replies: 57,668
Views: 8,192,743
Posted By morton

The brief was to make a helicopter that was a...

The brief was to make a helicopter that was a good runner. Ostriches are good runners!
We also do a stealth version in Owl feathers.
13th Feb 2019, 11:46
Replies: 119
Views: 57,388
Posted By morton

Rear crew seat pins. I don’t recall any rear...

Rear crew seat pins.

I don’t recall any rear seat pins. What I do recall is a Corporal Nav Inst getting his legs trapped under the table after accidentally inflating the Nav Plotters assist...
7th Nov 2018, 15:38
Replies: 32
Views: 5,768
Posted By morton

A bit of thread drift – it looks like there is...

A bit of thread drift – it looks like there is no-one in the cockpit of the towed Tornado. Do people still ‘ride the brakes’ when Aircraft are towed? Having twice seen the towing tug disappearing...
7th Nov 2018, 15:26
Replies: 1
Views: 1,303
Posted By morton

Or is the the picture a candidate for the Caption...

Or is the the picture a candidate for the Caption competition?
6th Sep 2018, 10:36
Replies: 22
Views: 7,588
Posted By morton

I was on 16 at Laarbruch during the transition...

I was on 16 at Laarbruch during the transition time from parking the Buccs outside or in the Hangar overnight to parking them in the HAS’s – not allowed to call them Hangarettes! There were times...
15th Jun 2018, 14:20
Replies: 37
Views: 5,606
Posted By morton

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.gmforum.com-vbull...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.gmforum.com-vbulletin/1600x1200/rad1_0c17c6ac577ab08c9cf4f2faf245f9841eeac9f3.jpg

I remember back in 1972 when I was working in the Armoury / SSA going round a...
9th Jun 2018, 15:37
Replies: 168
Views: 33,030
Posted By morton

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.gmforum.com-vbull...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.gmforum.com-vbulletin/2000x1026/album0001_f03a6596f5603e71f1426f49c926b3504bc2373b.jpg

Looking through my Albums I came across these. Don’t know where or when this...
15th Apr 2018, 11:12
Replies: 45
Views: 9,374
Posted By morton

ZD 951 landed at Edinburgh back in 1992. As I was...

ZD 951 landed at Edinburgh back in 1992. As I was inbetween jobs on the ramp I had the chance to go along and have a look around it. I had a word with the Captain and he kindly allowed me into the...
31st Mar 2018, 22:23
Replies: 21
Views: 5,403
Posted By morton

Thanks langleybaston. Pedantically – if there is...

Thanks langleybaston. Pedantically – if there is such a word – Black and White are not true colours. Black absorbs all colours and white is all colours combined, which could open up a whole new...
30th Mar 2018, 15:34
Replies: 21
Views: 5,403
Posted By morton

Keeping on with the thread drift…. Shouldn't...

Keeping on with the thread drift….
Shouldn't that be 'Happy Holidaynotnecessarilyfaithrelated' at Easter?
I can trump that! Reading the television page of the Daily Mail I came across this at the...
22nd Mar 2018, 19:31
Replies: 64
Views: 11,087
Posted By morton

What is an Aircraft Engineer for that matter?...

What is an Aircraft Engineer for that matter? Whether Service or Civilian, the word ‘Engineer’ has been the subject of much debate within Aviation. On the Civilian side we seemed to be OK holding an...
7th Mar 2018, 15:13
Replies: 16
Views: 3,093
Posted By morton

Deleted as not relevant. Thanks Lonewolf 50.

Deleted as not relevant. Thanks Lonewolf 50.
4th Mar 2018, 11:58
Replies: 24
Views: 5,373
Posted By morton

BEAGLE. The premier Scampton squadron used...

BEAGLE. The premier Scampton squadron used Foxtrot, south of the RW at the western end of the aerodrome.
Did you really mean 1066 Squadron? :D Or was there another squadron there before them? Here...
30th Jan 2018, 12:41
Replies: 72
Views: 16,525
Posted By morton

Re post #44. I remember the Vulcan at Cottesmore...

Re post #44. I remember the Vulcan at Cottesmore (XM 604) crashing on 30th January 1968. I was working in the ‘Gin Palace’ at the time. The Gin Palace (Electronics Centre) was situated where the...
3rd Nov 2017, 12:33
Replies: 71
Views: 21,383
Posted By morton

PAXboy you will have missed a real treat unless...

PAXboy you will have missed a real treat unless they go back to Akrotiri! I still vividly remember staying with friends on married quarters in the mid 80’s. Coming out onto the veranda for my...
12th May 2017, 14:55
Replies: 12
Views: 5,033
Posted By morton

One for the Caption Competition …..”OK Icarus,...

One for the Caption Competition …..”OK Icarus, how high do you want us to take you this time?”
31st Dec 2016, 09:09
Replies: 78
Views: 24,937
Posted By morton

LB. My simplistic thinking is as follows. In...

LB. My simplistic thinking is as follows. In flight at a constant altitude the Aircraft generated lift (upwards force) equals the Aircraft weight (downward force). Any change to either will,...
30th Dec 2016, 20:39
Replies: 78
Views: 24,937
Posted By morton

The internet is a wonderful thing and I am now...

The internet is a wonderful thing and I am now standing corrected!
V-Force: Victors in Malaya » Finest Hour Warbirds (http://www.finesthourwarbirds.co.uk/blog/v-force-victors-in-malaya/)
30th Dec 2016, 17:52
Replies: 78
Views: 24,937
Posted By morton

I vaguely remember reading that it couldn't...

I vaguely remember reading that it couldn't release all the bombs as quickly or as closely as the picture shows. I stand to be corrected though. If they were released as shown it would be interesting...
30th Mar 2016, 21:10
Replies: 156
Views: 50,980
Posted By morton

Having stood 10 feet laterally from a Lightning...

Having stood 10 feet laterally from a Lightning F56 doing reheat runs was pretty good but standing under a Vulcan doing a cross-bleed start was a great way of checking for loose fillings!
29th Nov 2015, 23:44
Replies: 64
Views: 15,789
Posted By morton

Just watched Guy Martin and the last Vulcan...

Just watched Guy Martin and the last Vulcan flight. Some great air-to-air filming but it was also good to see a bit more of the ‘tyre-kickers’ view of the Aircraft. Seeing him opening a Hangar door...
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