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26th May 2019, 18:27
Replies: 124
Views: 73,769
Posted By dragartist

Marcantilan, Henry Jones, (H Jones grandson) is...

Marcantilan,
Henry Jones, (H Jones grandson) is running a “On this day” commentary on his Twitter page. Some interesting documents and pictures coming to light.
Thought others may be interested...
20th May 2019, 21:33
Replies: 56
Views: 24,232
Posted By dragartist

Fairy, check out the RAeS web site for Rich...

Fairy, check out the RAeS web site for Rich giving lectures at a number of the Branches. He comes over to UK twice a year. Based in Cambridgeshire. Likely to appear at Duxford talking to youngsters...
5th May 2019, 08:11
Replies: 18
Views: 2,336
Posted By dragartist

Dr Jennie Gray runs the Pathfinder Archive, they...

Dr Jennie Gray runs the Pathfinder Archive, they are affiliated to the Heritage Centre at Wyton.
best contact is through their Facebook Page. The Wyton web site with the Pathfinder stuff on appears...
17th Mar 2019, 18:33
Replies: 43
Views: 29,230
Posted By dragartist

Thank you Mariano, very well put together. I am...

Thank you Mariano, very well put together. I am sure more will be revealed over time.
20th Feb 2019, 14:15
Replies: 124
Views: 73,769
Posted By dragartist

TD recently republished his bit on Black Buck a...

TD recently republished his bit on Black Buck
a few interesting pictures I had not seen before.
20th Feb 2019, 14:10
Replies: 0
Views: 518
Posted By dragartist

Pathfinder Archive

I guess my interest stems from being at Wyton for over 30 years. I also support a local guy who has written a book “Stirling to Essen” he donates the proceeds to local good causes. Through his pages...
6th Feb 2019, 15:43
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By dragartist

Oshiv, Most design offices had developed their...

Oshiv,
Most design offices had developed their own standards. The ones we had in the EWAU design office were developed over the years. I guess the beginning of it was based on those from the...
3rd Feb 2019, 13:39
Replies: 4,712
Views: 1,102,830
Posted By dragartist

Jack, probably around 2001 we were experimenting...

Jack, probably around 2001 we were experimenting with a modified SARBE. Dedicated frequencies away from the Emergency ones. These were coded and would burst transmit a GPS location over UHF. This...
1st Feb 2019, 17:28
Replies: 134
Views: 43,553
Posted By dragartist

Over 650 now. shared on Social Media channels

Over 650 now.
shared on Social Media channels
31st Jan 2019, 18:37
Replies: 11,913
Views: 2,658,096
Posted By dragartist

Really stupid spotter type question: Saw a...

Really stupid spotter type question:
Saw a single F35 flying just north of Corby today.
Appeared to have the u/c down. Just appeared odd quite a long way from any airfield.
I guess the nearest is...
11th Jan 2019, 17:30
Replies: 157
Views: 29,615
Posted By dragartist

When the wind was blowing in the wrong direction...

When the wind was blowing in the wrong direction at Alconbury a plane like the one described never came into our hangar at Wyton for safe keeping.
A bowser would turn up to defuel those really big...
1st Dec 2018, 18:34
Replies: 31
Views: 5,717
Posted By dragartist

Ah, White Tea, I was quite instrumental in...

Ah, White Tea, I was quite instrumental in setting up the equipment clearances for that job. With the help of VX 275 who provided the old wartime technical manual from his personal archive. If I...
25th Nov 2018, 19:25
Replies: 338
Views: 321,554
Posted By dragartist

TT, your #333 is a little disengenuous. Airbus...

TT, your #333 is a little disengenuous. Airbus took on a couple of our senior MACR Loadmasters when it was still a paper aeroplane and they were building the mock up at Bremen. Some of these guys had...
23rd Nov 2018, 16:50
Replies: 338
Views: 321,554
Posted By dragartist

Re #324. The guys from the test 206 Sqn gave a...

Re #324. The guys from the test 206 Sqn gave a lecture last night at the RAeS. They discussed the ASRA trial and the CDS trial in some detail. Big issues with the CARP and feeding data into the FMS....
19th Nov 2018, 18:50
Replies: 40
Views: 9,029
Posted By dragartist

This has been all over the Anglia Region News. ...

This has been all over the Anglia Region News.
When I first saw it, the premise was that it was only the RC135s to Fairford. I understood the SF Lot (V22 and C130) was bound for Germany.
Not sure...
31st Oct 2018, 21:36
Replies: 60
Views: 10,355
Posted By dragartist

Great bit of kit Dundiggin. Well done. This is...

Great bit of kit Dundiggin. Well done. This is what I was on about @#37. I was only with the chap at Irvin you refer to the other week. He is retired like me now. We meet up occasionally. Beaufort...
28th Oct 2018, 15:02
Replies: 60
Views: 10,355
Posted By dragartist

AA62, in my 11 years the AD fraternity were...

AA62, in my 11 years the AD fraternity were always resistant to any alternate harness. VX will know when we were developing 02 Boscombe proposed a cut down jacket to carry the regulator. The chopper...
27th Oct 2018, 14:23
Replies: 12,643
Views: 3,454,945
Posted By dragartist

I wonder if the barrage balloon was one from...

I wonder if the barrage balloon was one from Hullavington used for parachute training. Looking at the report the wind was blowing in the wrong direction.
Hugh Hunt of Trinity College Cambridge did a...
26th Oct 2018, 15:57
Replies: 60
Views: 10,355
Posted By dragartist

Good to hear from you AA62, hope things are well....

Good to hear from you AA62, hope things are well.
it was always the same during trials, so many people on board they all wanted a closer look.
in spite of a reminder during the brief they all made...
26th Oct 2018, 07:18
Replies: 60
Views: 10,355
Posted By dragartist

Love it VX, have suffered most of those effects,...

Love it VX, have suffered most of those effects, particularly #5 on numerous occasions.
the comments above regarding the crew running to the ramp was always one of my bug bears. They always got in...
25th Oct 2018, 15:54
Replies: 60
Views: 10,355
Posted By dragartist

SAS, I remember AA62 putting some pictures up on...

SAS, I remember AA62 putting some pictures up on the C130 thread of a UK platform trashing the commanders jeep parked at or near the DZ marker board.
I have heard a few rumours from my time in...
24th Oct 2018, 18:48
Replies: 59
Views: 16,245
Posted By dragartist

Those interested in P8, Poseidon, Cambridge...

Those interested in P8, Poseidon, Cambridge Royal Aeronautical Society next lecture is being given by the RAF Gp Capt responsible for the project at Cambridge University Engineering Laboratory on...
3rd Oct 2018, 18:34
Replies: 66
Views: 14,666
Posted By dragartist

I’m not sure if many folks pay book price for...

I’m not sure if many folks pay book price for anything these days. Daughter works for Lucazade. Drag just gave the 7 seat family car to youngest son with four kids. Their car was BER. Eldest son...
21st Sep 2018, 18:45
Replies: 108
Views: 9,830
Posted By dragartist

LB re your #46. i remember preparing OHP slides...

LB re your #46.
i remember preparing OHP slides using Lumicolour “F” fibre tip pens. Make a spellin mistake and start again.
we had red, blue and black celluloid tapes of various thicknesses used...
21st Sep 2018, 17:32
Replies: 108
Views: 9,830
Posted By dragartist

What an interesting thread. I will also have...

What an interesting thread.
I will also have some in my drawer in the garage.
Plastic Sheeting for covering desks etc became very scarce in early 1990s. I may have recovered the last piece of...
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