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27th Feb 2019, 21:05
Replies: 67
Views: 18,371
Posted By Odanrot

I was in the tower at Valley for this incident...

I was in the tower at Valley for this incident and in the bar with said pilot after he was plucked out of the Irish sea and I knew him well. This post is defamatory and a total load of boŁŁocks.
24th Feb 2019, 19:38
Replies: 11
Views: 5,467
Posted By Odanrot

Yes I do. He was my QFI at RAF Syerston in 1968....

Yes I do. He was my QFI at RAF Syerston in 1968. A Flying Officer who just didn’t bother to take the B Exam to get promoted to Flt Lt. He came to be an instructor following a tour in the Middle East...
22nd Feb 2019, 21:12
Replies: 395
Views: 212,737
Posted By Odanrot

Excellent. BS defeated- he’s a mate of mine too.

Excellent. BS defeated- he’s a mate of mine too.
22nd Feb 2019, 21:00
Replies: 395
Views: 212,737
Posted By Odanrot

So let me get this straight, the Chief of the Air...

So let me get this straight, the Chief of the Air Staff, a previous Tornado pilot, Sqn Cdr, Stn Cdr current on the jet but only as a VSO, has an ex Harrier Pilot, now Tornado Stn Cdr as his nav, with...
18th Jan 2019, 19:43
Replies: 118
Views: 63,693
Posted By Odanrot

Another thought. Soon, like 3 days, it’s the...

Another thought. Soon, like 3 days, it’s the anniversary of the Kemble head on in 1971. John Haddock died in that accident. He was my first QFI at Syerston. Not an easy man to get to know but the...
18th Jan 2019, 19:30
Replies: 118
Views: 63,693
Posted By Odanrot

When little joe was asked what he wanted to be...

When little joe was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up he replied, a fighter pilot!

Dont’t be silly his mother replied, you can’t do both!
I remember 1980 (I think) when I helped convert...
3rd Apr 2018, 21:35
Replies: 30
Views: 8,395
Posted By Odanrot

I was an 18 year old Pilot Officer amending AP129...

I was an 18 year old Pilot Officer amending AP129 in Ops Wg HQ at Little Rissington when Al made his point. Now I’m 68, retired after flying 5000 hrs in RAF fast jets. Never flew under Tower Bridge...
3rd Feb 2016, 16:43
Replies: 15
Views: 6,583
Posted By Odanrot

Two gentlemen. I was a QFI with Steve at...

Two gentlemen.

I was a QFI with Steve at Valley and worked with Heinz when he was Chief Test Pilot at BAE Dunsfold in the Eighties. We delivered Hawks to Saudi together. The bug.. :mad:decided to...
26th Jan 2016, 19:03
Replies: 127
Views: 24,016
Posted By Odanrot

A first class choice for CDS. The appointment is...

A first class choice for CDS. The appointment is made by the PM and needs HM's approval it is not a rotational post - any more.

Peachy got it because he impressed the PM in his previous...
23rd Oct 2015, 17:27
Replies: 96
Views: 26,783
Posted By Odanrot

Finningly Boy. Firstly, I obviously have...

Finningly Boy.

Firstly, I obviously have more confidence in the British electorate than do you, although probably not much. Secondly, rather than putting JC in No 10 and totally destroying the...
21st Oct 2015, 19:23
Replies: 96
Views: 26,783
Posted By Odanrot

As an aside if I recall correctly you 'only'...

As an aside if I recall correctly you 'only' needed 5 O levels back in the day to be able to apply for Pilot.

Am I correct?

Would 5 GCSE's get me in now if so?

Back on topic, sort of,...
21st Oct 2015, 15:55
Replies: 96
Views: 26,783
Posted By Odanrot

Pr00ne. No he was more the quiet Jeremy Corbyn...

Pr00ne. No he was more the quiet Jeremy Corbyn type. Now that was 3 quid well spent.
21st Oct 2015, 10:00
Replies: 96
Views: 26,783
Posted By Odanrot

Remember it all too well, really disrupted...

Remember it all too well, really disrupted day-to-day training and the producer/director was a PITA left-wing pinko.

Most of the Valley Hawk flying was done by the staff, very little was student...
20th Oct 2015, 19:26
Replies: 175
Views: 31,540
Posted By Odanrot

Yes it was Dan W he was OC 2 at 4 FTS, good...

Yes it was Dan W he was OC 2 at 4 FTS, good bloke. Jindabyne, I have no doubt you were a good instructor as we knew each other in the 80s and from our time together that was evident. We did a BOI...
20th Oct 2015, 16:23
Replies: 175
Views: 31,540
Posted By Odanrot

Big pants, you do yourself an injustice, I was a...

Big pants, you do yourself an injustice, I was a Standards QFI at Valley in 1982 and we didn't have any crap Creamies!

During my time at Valley I had great students when I was a B2, didn't need to...
13th Oct 2015, 20:44
Replies: 287
Views: 130,191
Posted By Odanrot

Never flew it as I was busy making holes in the...

Never flew it as I was busy making holes in the ground but always remember it gave us muddies the best "fur balls." In my later days when I was flying the mighty Fin in defence of the realm it used...
30th Sep 2015, 15:50
Replies: 77
Views: 18,274
Posted By Odanrot

Yes, but then they grow up. You can't be...

Yes, but then they grow up.


You can't be a fighter pilot and grow up - it's one or the other:ok:
28th Sep 2015, 19:59
Replies: 37
Views: 14,543
Posted By Odanrot

Louis was a stude at Valley in the early 80s. He...

Louis was a stude at Valley in the early 80s. He wasn't my stude but I remember him being a good mate to have a beer with. Lots of that era of studes turned out to be bloody good combat pilots and he...
27th Sep 2015, 15:46
Replies: 77
Views: 18,274
Posted By Odanrot

If you can read and write Fast Jets. If you can...

If you can read and write Fast Jets. If you can read or write Multis. If you can read or write while being tossed about in a washing machine Helos.
14th Sep 2015, 20:41
Replies: 22
Views: 8,026
Posted By Odanrot

When I was a Flt Lt I flew with a 2 Star (not...

When I was a Flt Lt I flew with a 2 Star (not qualified on type) who didn't agree with me on when to lower flap in the cct. He didn't do it twice! Reported me to the Stn Cdr who took my side. No...
14th Sep 2015, 20:23
Replies: 1,757
Views: 883,884
Posted By Odanrot

Deefer Dog, wise words from one so young. ...

Deefer Dog, wise words from one so young.

Would anyone care to explain the purpose of this discussion? I am a retired RAF Fastjet pilot who has flown the Hunter and performed LL aeros. I have now...
26th Aug 2015, 14:19
Replies: 1,757
Views: 883,884
Posted By Odanrot

First post so gentle please. Fast jet retired,...

First post so gentle please. Fast jet retired, flown the Hunter and done some display flying.

My problem is that Im on holiday in Germany, arrived day of crash, and can't get my IPad to play...
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