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12th Jan 2019, 16:10
Replies: 157
Views: 28,412
Posted By BossEyed

CONSO, the B-2 rollout thing is a great story and...

CONSO, the B-2 rollout thing is a great story and far be it from me to suggest that AvLeak might have reasons to embellish how sensitive the planform was supposed to be that day, but... this is a...
27th Nov 2018, 17:29
Replies: 40
Views: 8,685
Posted By BossEyed

Boscombe was 1992. I vaguely remember it...

Boscombe was 1992.

I vaguely remember it wasn't called IAT but something a bit similar. (Pretty sure it predated the "Royal" name by quite a few years).

One quick Google later, and:
...
4th Nov 2018, 11:33
Replies: 86
Views: 25,604
Posted By BossEyed

I, too, was working there at the time. The C-5...

I, too, was working there at the time. The C-5 visit was a standard variant (IIRC), and was pre-planned. It had brought back 2x Sea King HAS Mk6 from sonar and sonics trials at AUTEC. I'm fairly sure...
28th Sep 2018, 14:31
Replies: 5,451
Views: 1,236,808
Posted By BossEyed

Because it's not an airbrake; it's the lift fan...

Because it's not an airbrake; it's the lift fan cover.

Congratulations, everybody involved. :D
21st Sep 2018, 17:57
Replies: 84
Views: 13,110
Posted By BossEyed

Always a favourite: Letter from the Duke of...

Always a favourite: Letter from the Duke of Wellington dispatched from Spain in Aug 1812:
20th Sep 2018, 16:25
Replies: 18
Views: 4,753
Posted By BossEyed

Hence Ted's logo: ...

Hence Ted's logo:
https://www.the-toy-box.com/ekmps/shops/d3262f/images/Vintage-Put-Mustard-on-it-Food-Advertising-Pin-Badge-753-p.jpg

Top chap! :ok:
17th Sep 2018, 21:03
Replies: 23
Views: 1,285
Posted By BossEyed

No, you are fine. (Super) Dimonas and...

No, you are fine.

(Super) Dimonas and G109Bs are TMGs for EASA (and SLMG for UK PPLs) as per the table on page 1 of this thread..
12th Sep 2018, 13:50
Replies: 6
Views: 1,009
Posted By BossEyed

Is the question asking for a strip for an...

Is the question asking for a strip for an occasional visit, or somewhere to be based?
22nd Aug 2018, 15:46
Replies: 17
Views: 3,231
Posted By BossEyed

It's a Northrop F-5F Tiger II ...

It's a Northrop F-5F Tiger II

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.gmforum.com-vbulletin/1200x800/northrop_f_5f_tiger_ii_2c_switzerland_air_force_jp6842833_bd4f30d6624b1128cd517171b364050cf9ac26af.jpg
20th Aug 2018, 12:06
Replies: 20
Views: 3,047
Posted By BossEyed

In BN's HC Mk.1 guise there was a very discreet...

In BN's HC Mk.1 guise there was a very discreet brass memorial plaque to DL mounted on the aft face of the interseat console.

It was there during the original FADEC development trials on that...
18th Aug 2018, 14:50
Replies: 5,451
Views: 1,236,808
Posted By BossEyed

The first Type 23, NORFOLK, initially had a...

The first Type 23, NORFOLK, initially had a lovely varnished hardwood flight deck. Fabulous for cocktail parties, not so good for flight operations. One of the first FOCFT tasks was to scuff it up,...
9th Aug 2018, 11:44
Replies: 60
Views: 4,342
Posted By BossEyed

And if you need and therefore have got that, why...

And if you need and therefore have got that, why not just display it?

Electronics are not inherently better; sometimes simple is the way to go, using the environment rather than man-made...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Aug 2018, 14:09
Replies: 21
Views: 4,784
Posted By BossEyed

That HeliHub article proposes that it is the SB>1...

That HeliHub article proposes that it is the SB>1 Defiant.
2nd Aug 2018, 15:20
Replies: 60
Views: 4,342
Posted By BossEyed

That would require the altimeter sub-scale to go...

That would require the altimeter sub-scale to go down to below 770 hPa / 23 inHg. This is my sceptical face. :8
30th Jul 2018, 12:42
Replies: 12
Views: 1,327
Posted By BossEyed

There's also an App for that ;), free from GASCo....

There's also an App for that ;), free from GASCo. Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.joncooke.gascoandroid&hl=en_GB) and iOS...
23rd Jul 2018, 12:09
Replies: 31
Views: 4,934
Posted By BossEyed

Frustratingly, PPRuNe blocks part of this link -...

Frustratingly, PPRuNe blocks part of this link - so replace the * with an o and you'll find some reasoned discussion of this.

The "news" organisations we rely on really are poor these days. :(...
16th Jul 2018, 12:04
Replies: 216
Views: 57,548
Posted By BossEyed

First flight "hoped to be" 2035? No rush, then. ...

First flight "hoped to be" 2035? No rush, then.

Ah, some reports say "Operational" by 2035; the "first flight hoped by 2035" is from the Beeb (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44848294).
6th Jul 2018, 11:19
Replies: 12
Views: 1,475
Posted By BossEyed

Harvey Plourde. And he spelled it "Compleat", as...

Harvey Plourde. And he spelled it "Compleat", as an homage to Izaak Walton.
2nd Jul 2018, 14:07
Replies: 69
Views: 8,458
Posted By BossEyed

I know you did; I'm simply pointing out that your...

I know you did; I'm simply pointing out that your PIC lines have no "proof" in them other than your formal statement that "all entries are correct" - which covers the Instructor entry as well.
2nd Jul 2018, 12:03
Replies: 69
Views: 8,458
Posted By BossEyed

A line in the logbook with the Instructor's name...

A line in the logbook with the Instructor's name in the 'Captain' column and 'PUT' in "Holder's Operating Capacity" provides the same level of proof as all your PIC lines do.
15th May 2018, 08:59
Replies: 4,750
Views: 1,178,435
Posted By BossEyed

It's evident from that image that they were...

It's evident from that image that they were always intended to be on the military register though: You can see where the allocated military serial has been covered in tape.

I suspect that image...
11th May 2018, 11:50
Replies: 19
Views: 2,719
Posted By BossEyed

Fascinating stuff, Harry. Your two links...

Fascinating stuff, Harry.

Your two links above seem to have got stuck together, so I've split them for other readers.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30394137
...
26th Feb 2018, 10:53
Replies: 96
Views: 25,847
Posted By BossEyed

As if there was any doubt about the man's (lack...

As if there was any doubt about the man's (lack of) integrity:

Disgraced Iraq lawyer Phil Shiner hid houses and even his guitars in bid to avoid paying 7m debts...
26th Feb 2018, 10:50
Replies: 644
Views: 199,830
Posted By BossEyed

As glad rag says, the Taylor Scott tragedy and...

As glad rag says, the Taylor Scott tragedy and there was also an event in the late 80s or early 90s at Boscombe when a Tornado seat went through the hangar roof, apparently severing a gas pipe as it...
25th Feb 2018, 16:49
Replies: 24
Views: 4,158
Posted By BossEyed

Not any more. One (WK518) is silver with dayglo...

Not any more. One (WK518) is silver with dayglo nose, rear fuselage and wingtips (as worn at Hull UAS in 1961).

WG486 is to reappear imminently in a scheme representing Bristol UAS.
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