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5th Sep 2022, 13:11
Replies: 3,238
Views: 416,022
Posted By Four Turbo

Yes, the Typhoon had an interesting AoA! Anyone...

Yes, the Typhoon had an interesting AoA! Anyone got a nice photo or more information? Then two independant Typhoons. What's going on?
7th Jul 2022, 10:18
Replies: 91
Views: 24,524
Posted By Four Turbo

At one stage there were two one-eyed pilots at...

At one stage there were two one-eyed pilots at Lyneham. One had a left eye; the other a right. They managed to organise a trip together (without a problem). This swiftly lead to a new Flying...
17th Jun 2022, 09:49
Replies: 173
Views: 32,991
Posted By Four Turbo

Cranwell lunch in the late 50s included a...

Cranwell lunch in the late 50s included a separate fish course. so a free four course meal. Then another for dinner.
23rd Apr 2022, 11:09
Replies: 92
Views: 9,019
Posted By Four Turbo

This MAY be wrong; please correct me if it is! I...

This MAY be wrong; please correct me if it is! I believe the BIG problem with Meteor practice engine failures was that they actually turned the engine OFF to begin with. Great until things went wrong...
7th Mar 2022, 11:11
Replies: 11
Views: 1,697
Posted By Four Turbo

Don't know about the 30s but when I started in...

Don't know about the 30s but when I started in 1955 there were no SIDs, STARs or TAPs. I seem to remember that a guy called Jeppesen was makin a few sketches and notes as he flew around the States....
27th Jan 2022, 16:17
Replies: 46
Views: 7,122
Posted By Four Turbo

Croydon memories

Lovely film. Brought back many happy memories of my Flying Schol at Croydon in the sunny summer of 1955. Airways Aero Club on Tiger Moths G-ANDE and G-ANEW. - both sort of still around. I managed...
5th Jan 2022, 12:00
Replies: 49
Views: 8,878
Posted By Four Turbo

I seem to remember that in 1957 it was Glyn Mills...

I seem to remember that in 1957 it was Glyn Mills for those of us in the T.......s
27th Dec 2021, 10:56
Replies: 6
Views: 3,674
Posted By Four Turbo

You should have seen the Transit Mess bar at Luqa...

You should have seen the Transit Mess bar at Luqa at lunchtime in the 70s. All ranks in all uniforms not drinking in THEIR Mess!
4th Dec 2021, 13:44
Replies: 24
Views: 6,566
Posted By Four Turbo

Vampire ejections

Two T11s, both solo students, collided on the Cranwell approach in 1959. I remember being on the funeral parade, so at least one did not make it. Could be the 17 April entry on the above records.
15th Nov 2021, 11:01
Replies: 74
Views: 14,107
Posted By Four Turbo

AND he is still a Flt Lt. When does rank...

AND he is still a Flt Lt. When does rank inflation kick in for the royals?
6th Nov 2021, 12:46
Replies: 25
Views: 5,499
Posted By Four Turbo

Much earlier 'Green Shields'

I think the Green Shield problem started much earlier. I was on 77 Entry (1957 -60). As I recall it was in our last year that University suddenly became RAF flavour of the month. Graduates then...
20th Oct 2021, 11:00
Replies: 84
Views: 16,679
Posted By Four Turbo

For those of us on Canberras at the time MRCA...

For those of us on Canberras at the time MRCA stood for 'Must Refurbish Canberras Again'. Carried guns, bombs, nukes, cameras, Elint from 0 to 50.000 feet. All in an aircraft designed at the end...
29th Jul 2021, 11:57
Replies: 4
Views: 2,386
Posted By Four Turbo

Looks like he continued exploring the boundaries...

Looks like he continued exploring the boundaries of aviation - with some considerable success! And that is not what finally killed him.
12th Mar 2021, 11:31
Replies: 450
Views: 119,176
Posted By Four Turbo

Names for a smile

At Wildenrath in the early sixties two of the ladies in the Officers' Mess were named Trudi Cant and Susie Quinn. We had lots of fun with both. (Well that's my memory of it; any one else there at...
26th Oct 2020, 11:10
Replies: 250
Views: 67,018
Posted By Four Turbo

Mosquito PR

My vote goes with a PR Mosquito. Cheap, fast at low level, very small radar signature. Flying PR Canberras in early 60s Germany we reckoned that a Mossy could do all that we could - and come back...
Forum: Freight Dogs
22nd Oct 2020, 10:54
Replies: 14
Views: 4,795
Posted By Four Turbo

Happy memories of many hours flying Electras for...

Happy memories of many hours flying Electras for Channel. And the Flight Engineers always there with us!
8th Oct 2020, 14:53
Replies: 48
Views: 11,926
Posted By Four Turbo

Callsigns

OK. Whilst we are talking callsigns can anybody explain why we got 'Sierra' AND 'Zero'. Caused endless confusion when we used 'Sierra' for Standards. So 'Sierra Zero Four' could come back as...
Forum: Questions
4th Jul 2020, 12:35
Replies: 43
Views: 17,667
Posted By Four Turbo

Another thing to miss!

Reminds me of being a young lad piloting a Canberra low level off the Dutch coast. Bad weather forcing us down to avoid controlled airspace above. Asked nav to advise about obstacles ahead. 'Sea...
29th Feb 2020, 10:19
Replies: 240
Views: 99,915
Posted By Four Turbo

One we did have...but?

I was on a Canberra PR sqn in Germany early 60s. Low level all the way in and out the target because of Russian radars. Projected life two sorties?? A longer serving buddy reckoned that Mosquitos...
8th Feb 2020, 09:36
Replies: 94
Views: 38,485
Posted By Four Turbo

Uniform - as in KD

Reminds me of an early morning in Malta. We had upset the AOC at dinner (tied his shoe laces together which, was taken as personal). xx Sqn officers were ordered to parade in uniform at 0630. We...
3rd Feb 2020, 10:35
Replies: 17
Views: 6,607
Posted By Four Turbo

They certainly did. I can remember a BA crew...

They certainly did. I can remember a BA crew having a field day at a (tax free) NAAFI in Germany. Gutersloh? I was filling up a C130!
28th Dec 2019, 08:55
Replies: 121
Views: 61,136
Posted By Four Turbo

Wasn't there something about the place being...

Wasn't there something about the place being designed in metres and built in yards?? Only came to light when they resurfaced the runway and had a mound of the new materials left over? Also why rooms...
15th Nov 2019, 16:48
Replies: 39
Views: 28,208
Posted By Four Turbo

Get your ATPL/IR as quick as you can. Then get...

Get your ATPL/IR as quick as you can. Then get out whilst the airlines are recruiting. Best thing I ever did. Doubled my salary and no 'Sir' to anyone! Good luck, you have a lot to offer.
7th Jul 2019, 17:21
Replies: 17
Views: 13,050
Posted By Four Turbo

Old Lady

Strangely enough there IS a connection back to Channel Express. This aircraft was the last Electra flying with Channel (as G-CEXS) when they morphed into Jet2. My last flight before retirement was to...
1st Feb 2019, 16:25
Replies: 201
Views: 58,011
Posted By Four Turbo

Happy memories of when the ATC delivered! Did my...

Happy memories of when the ATC delivered! Did my time 'backwards' somehow. Flying Schol. on Tiger Moths at Croydon airport summer of 1955. G-ANDE and G-ANEW - both still flying! My ATC squadron...
2nd Jan 2019, 09:22
Replies: 47
Views: 23,335
Posted By Four Turbo

When I was in the RAF recruiting world we had a...

When I was in the RAF recruiting world we had a long list of 'equivalents' when overseas qualifications were produced. I seem to remember that an Indian BSc (failed) was equivalent to five 'O' levels!
18th Oct 2018, 10:05
Replies: 110
Views: 18,859
Posted By Four Turbo

Hope this is not entirely off subject! Attended...

Hope this is not entirely off subject! Attended JCSS early 70s. Senior policeman lectured on dangers to security of drugs. (One spliff and out they said).
At 'Questions' I asked for his view...
12th Oct 2018, 11:51
Replies: 39
Views: 16,953
Posted By Four Turbo

MORE parking!

Why not use the airport 'OVERFLOW CAR PARK' !
26th Aug 2018, 13:52
Replies: 139
Views: 35,359
Posted By Four Turbo

OK. OO at Wildenrath early 60s as a Pilot...

OK. OO at Wildenrath early 60s as a Pilot Officer. Lowest of the low, always last in line! Evening duties required a fire check of the kitchen after it had closed. Did so - to find head chef and...
Forum: Freight Dogs
24th Aug 2018, 14:00
Replies: 448
Views: 859,858
Posted By Four Turbo

A load of water/acid fire extinguishers to FI. ...

A load of water/acid fire extinguishers to FI. Very heavy as they were shipped full of water. Doh!
1st Aug 2018, 10:10
Replies: 69
Views: 23,650
Posted By Four Turbo

Easy. I expect him/her to listen to me - even...

Easy. I expect him/her to listen to me - even if I am an old dodderer. I have learnt a lot in fifty years and the broad yellow streak up my back has served me well!
21st Jun 2018, 13:11
Replies: 72
Views: 13,729
Posted By Four Turbo

OK. How short are you? I am 80 but could still...

OK. How short are you? I am 80 but could still pass a Class One medical. Lapsed ATPL, 15000 hours (Canberras, Hercules, Electras) and a RAF A2 on piston and jet Provosts in the past. Could I...
20th Jan 2018, 16:30
Replies: 208
Views: 173,687
Posted By Four Turbo

Gardez les cameras

Reminds me of another occasion I was privy to, but thankfully not involved in. Crew assemble in hotel lobby, where it becomes apparent FO is pushing his alcoholic luck. Captain instructs him to...
10th Nov 2017, 16:25
Replies: 415
Views: 180,587
Posted By Four Turbo

Gotcha

Wildenrath 1961. New boy on first day as Orderly Officer (No. 1 Uniform all day) . Issued with a VW (proper OLD Beetle). Evening tasks included going to the other side of the airfield to 'inspect'...
26th Oct 2017, 13:50
Replies: 117
Views: 39,761
Posted By Four Turbo

OP. Still thinking? I hope that wannabees do...

OP. Still thinking? I hope that wannabees do not in fact get through IOT without a certain commitment. How then is yours going to survive a tent on ***moor in the cold and dark?
And then you get...
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