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3rd Jun 2022, 16:34
Replies: 151
Views: 29,390
Posted By Audax

Been racking whatís left of my brains about the...

Been racking whatís left of my brains about the Linton EIIR. I think we took 36 airframes, 33 flyers of which 3 were airborne spares plus 3 ground spares.
3rd Jun 2022, 16:14
Replies: 151
Views: 29,390
Posted By Audax

When Linton flew an 80 over RIAT the formation...

When Linton flew an 80 over RIAT the formation was 21 plus airborne spares.

When we did E II R over Portsmouth, canít recall the actual number in the formation but it was mid 30s, quite exciting...
5th Sep 2021, 16:29
Replies: 16
Views: 2,961
Posted By Audax

Certainly 525kts in my day. I seem to remember...

Certainly 525kts in my day. I seem to remember some intercept profiles were called 525 Fast or 525 Slow but canít for the life in me recall the nuts and bolts of these profiles.
22nd Aug 2021, 17:59
Replies: 16
Views: 3,928
Posted By Audax

MPN11, if you think the bad guys donít monitor...

MPN11, if you think the bad guys donít monitor likely airfields for silent launches, Iím afraid youíre in cloud cuckoo land, an example:-

Years ago, I was guesting with the Norwegians around...
1st Aug 2021, 09:59
Replies: 14
Views: 4,736
Posted By Audax

Have a look at abct.org.uk (Airfields of Britain...

Have a look at abct.org.uk (Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust([I think]), all listed there and shown on the map, can be fiddly to use.
7th May 2021, 16:49
Replies: 52
Views: 10,953
Posted By Audax

IIRC, an F84 with some sort of Astro/sun/star...

IIRC, an F84 with some sort of Astro/sun/star tracker under a glass dome in the nose crossed the Atlantic decades ago.
7th May 2021, 16:24
Replies: 56
Views: 10,759
Posted By Audax

I’m going to rename my den 74 Sqn and put a...

I’m going to rename my den 74 Sqn and put a plaque on the door, after all there’s more to do with real aviation in situ than some of the units out there now.
26th Feb 2021, 03:40
Replies: 226
Views: 66,606
Posted By Audax

Idle stop, other QFIs on 2 Sqn around at the time...

Idle stop, other QFIs on 2 Sqn around at the time you mention included:-

Garth Bennett, Clive Roberts, Neil Buckland, Russ Morley, Mike Sykes, Mike Kempster, John Andres, Chris Burwell, Brian...
7th Feb 2021, 19:00
Replies: 226
Views: 66,606
Posted By Audax

On one occasion l did the pre-chop check ride...

On one occasion l did the pre-chop check ride with a guy who did fail his CFI ride the next day. Ended up as my nav on Phantoms a few years later! No hard feelings, he knew he wasn’t going to get...
7th Feb 2021, 07:33
Replies: 226
Views: 66,606
Posted By Audax

Jimmy H had been a FAC in Vietnam flying the...

Jimmy H had been a FAC in Vietnam flying the push-pull Cessna on longish sorties. Inevitably, on one trip the local cuisine caught up with him, a touch of Motezumas Revenge, Jimmy managed to do the...
17th Jan 2021, 10:37
Replies: 6
Views: 3,691
Posted By Audax

Ian was indeed on the Vintage Pair. He did my...

Ian was indeed on the Vintage Pair. He did my check out when I was selected to fly the Meteor, including taking part in the Lord Mayorís Parade in Nov 77. The incoming LM had been a VR pilot and...
9th Dec 2020, 19:34
Replies: 42
Views: 17,653
Posted By Audax

Wasnít there a nav [observer, looker, talking...

Wasnít there a nav [observer, looker, talking tacan?] who banged out of a Sea Vixen just before it hit the ground with lots of bank applied, possibly landing at Yeovilton? Hit the ground still in the...
18th Oct 2020, 14:53
Replies: 27
Views: 9,237
Posted By Audax

Whilst trying the 5ft bit, didnít an Army Sioux...

Whilst trying the 5ft bit, didnít an Army Sioux dip a skid into the water, possibly in a Lough in NI?
12th Sep 2020, 09:18
Replies: 462
Views: 297,647
Posted By Audax

The real Fulmar, the feathered one, deters...

The real Fulmar, the feathered one, deters aggressors by vomiting a noxious oily substance at the predator. Whatís the equivalent in the aluminium version, lobbing meat pies in the general direction?
13th Jul 2020, 18:59
Replies: 36
Views: 11,343
Posted By Audax

To confirm what 2 TWU said Bob, MoD in the shape...

To confirm what 2 TWU said Bob, MoD in the shape of me, plus others, was most certainly involved In the early days. At one stage, we even took prospective bidders around Linton, most were trying to...
12th Apr 2020, 05:14
Replies: 97
Views: 36,507
Posted By Audax

Once knew a USAF exchange pilot who in a previous...

Once knew a USAF exchange pilot who in a previous existence had been a FAC in Vietnam flying the push-pull Cessna. Inevitably, on one longish sortie, Motezumas Revenge set in and he really had to...
23rd Mar 2020, 05:51
Replies: 43
Views: 21,542
Posted By Audax

Malkovitch, to be frank, the pilots are just one...

Malkovitch, to be frank, the pilots are just one link in the chain. What about the cabin crew, ground crew, engineers, baggage handlers etc etc etc, all of whom are essential for getting the aircraft...
3rd Feb 2020, 16:01
Replies: 75
Views: 40,941
Posted By Audax

Funniest Bucc flypast at Linton in the 70s. After...

Funniest Bucc flypast at Linton in the 70s. After the first pass, whilst turning for another go, front seater decided to open the bomb bay, an anguished NO from the back was too late. There was a...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Nov 2019, 12:15
Replies: 33
Views: 11,669
Posted By Audax

My thoughts are with the donor, it’s all very...

My thoughts are with the donor, it’s all very well giving one kidney but!
20th Sep 2019, 13:29
Replies: 20
Views: 5,804
Posted By Audax

There is a large white arrow clearly visible on...

There is a large white arrow clearly visible on Google Earth just to the east of Skipness village (by the graveyard) at the top end of the Mull of Kintyre. I believe this is a hangover from WW11 and...
14th Aug 2019, 13:23
Replies: 35
Views: 12,001
Posted By Audax

Quite a rant there gijoe. When youíve put your...

Quite a rant there gijoe. When youíve put your toys back in your cot (assuming youíre allowed toys), could you translate please so normal humans can understand?
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5th Aug 2019, 14:34
Replies: 34
Views: 14,784
Posted By Audax

There was a similar occasion on the Lightning OCU...

There was a similar occasion on the Lightning OCU when a student holding prior to Valley claimed the CI was so impressed with him that he was skipping other training and going direct to the...
Forum: Night Stop
28th Apr 2019, 19:43
Replies: 18
Views: 6,379
Posted By Audax

One of the best good value feeds is a murtabak...

One of the best good value feeds is a murtabak (several spellings) at Zam Zams at the west end of Arab Street, really good and huge portions unless you are careful. An institution for many decades.
21st Apr 2019, 10:38
Replies: 39
Views: 12,332
Posted By Audax

AoA was used for the approach and landing. A...

AoA was used for the approach and landing. A rough ‘on’ speed was worked out depending on aircraft weight, this was checked against the AoA on finals to hopefully mitigate against the AoA system...
21st Apr 2019, 05:03
Replies: 39
Views: 12,332
Posted By Audax

The full aft stick technique catered for the many...

The full aft stick technique catered for the many configurations, weights, loads and/or the variable c of g positions these configurations created, the aircraft got airborne when it was ready. As for...
11th Aug 2018, 14:28
Replies: 76
Views: 13,033
Posted By Audax

Wasn't the F3 upgraded to Avon 302s (the GT) and...

Wasn't the F3 upgraded to Avon 302s (the GT) and then the so called tuned jet pipes (the GTS)? Dook, I've flown both the aircraft pictured by yourself and Newt.
11th Aug 2018, 07:23
Replies: 76
Views: 13,033
Posted By Audax

Newt, there was a good reason the MK2 was yours,...

Newt, there was a good reason the MK2 was yours, if we gave you a 2A it simply meant you had more fuel per sortie with which to get into trouble!
26th Jul 2018, 12:02
Replies: 217
Views: 62,460
Posted By Audax

Linton is ideally situated for the Basic Fast Jet...

Linton is ideally situated for the Basic Fast Jet Training role, oodles of free airspace and easy access to the low level system in any direction, RLG nearby, most of which is not applicable to...
18th Jul 2017, 09:11
Replies: 21
Views: 12,705
Posted By Audax

At the outbreak of WW2, the Sqn CO became...

At the outbreak of WW2, the Sqn CO became concerned about a possible lack of petrol for the no doubt large and powerful cars the aircrew possessed. So, a member was sent out to obtain some of the...
19th Oct 2015, 05:20
Replies: 171
Views: 38,044
Posted By Audax

Like every walk of life, there are good and not...

Like every walk of life, there are good and not so good QFIs in the RAF. Over the years I had extensive experience instructing at every level including a spell on CFS (when it was CFS and not the...
19th Oct 2015, 04:40
Replies: 79
Views: 23,588
Posted By Audax

Many years ago, there was a rogue C130 based out...

Many years ago, there was a rogue C130 based out in the Far East, every so often in the cruise it would pitch up for no reason. No fault could be found after extensive work then some bright spark...
15th Aug 2015, 05:36
Replies: 55
Views: 11,980
Posted By Audax

'Old equipment still serviced and radiating' ...

'Old equipment still serviced and radiating'

That seems to fit many senior retired officers!
29th Jul 2015, 05:34
Replies: 93
Views: 20,673
Posted By Audax

Mid 60s at Fawlty Towers, there was a Flt Sgt...

Mid 60s at Fawlty Towers, there was a Flt Sgt Flight, SNCO i/c D Sqn
24th Jul 2015, 06:09
Replies: 49
Views: 28,967
Posted By Audax

EESDL. nothing on the Leeds East web site, any...

EESDL. nothing on the Leeds East web site, any further details?

As a kid, I used to attend the CF air shows, then spent some time flying Chipmunks there during the infamous Valley to Chivenor hold...
15th Jun 2015, 05:51
Replies: 32
Views: 10,512
Posted By Audax

But there have been civilian QFIs in the system...

But there have been civilian QFIs in the system for years, the last big input was in 1997ish when ex Mil pilots were recruited and know as Aviation Officers, wearing uniform but employed by the Civil...
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