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21st Apr 2021, 19:30
Replies: 48
Views: 10,258
Posted By LOMCEVAK

First confirmed, managed to avoid the second. If...

First confirmed, managed to avoid the second. If not well rigged then when lowering the gear it can free fall and the handle rotates very quickly! TFC’s is well rigged.
16th Apr 2021, 12:07
Replies: 41
Views: 8,107
Posted By LOMCEVAK

During that era there was a deployment of F-111s...

During that era there was a deployment of F-111s from Canon and Mountain Home to Boscombe every three years to exercise and work up from a planned wartime forward operating base. I cannot be certain...
15th Apr 2021, 16:18
Replies: 41
Views: 8,107
Posted By LOMCEVAK

A couple of weeks after this raid I worked...

A couple of weeks after this raid I worked embedded a USAF unit in Nevada for a month and to say that the RAF were popular and well respected because of the support offered to this mission would be...
8th Apr 2021, 19:13
Replies: 169
Views: 145,062
Posted By LOMCEVAK

I remember that this story first broke in the...

I remember that this story first broke in the Sunday Express. At the main Morning Briefing at Boscombe the next day the Group Captain stood up and asked if anyone knew what it was all about (I was...
6th Apr 2021, 19:01
Replies: 29
Views: 7,920
Posted By LOMCEVAK

Dominator2, The YF-4M XT 852 did indeed have...

Dominator2,

The YF-4M XT 852 did indeed have drooped ailerons and the slotted stab (I am not sure whether or not the other YF-4M, XT 853, did or did not). Therefore, it would be interesting to...
5th Apr 2021, 15:36
Replies: 29
Views: 7,920
Posted By LOMCEVAK

Dom2, The stab scrape occurred on my fourth...

Dom2,

The stab scrape occurred on my fourth Phantom sortie, the other three having been in ‘C’ fit. I was trying to fly the technique that you describe but I was too slow in moving the stick...
5th Apr 2021, 13:25
Replies: 29
Views: 7,920
Posted By LOMCEVAK

Without the Sparrow you were still always forward...

Without the Sparrow you were still always forward of the aft cg limit but handling was degraded. What I should have said above is that we carried a Sparrow to improve the flying qualities in pitch...
5th Apr 2021, 11:00
Replies: 29
Views: 7,920
Posted By LOMCEVAK

When discussing maximum speeds it needs to be...

When discussing maximum speeds it needs to be made clear whether it is the maximum in level flight or in a dive. I am sure that a Spey engined F4 could not achieve 2.0M in level flight but I did...
28th Mar 2021, 07:32
Replies: 59
Views: 6,068
Posted By LOMCEVAK

It has been alluded to above but I think that it...

It has been alluded to above but I think that it is worth mentioning specifically that Prince Charles did some training on XS770, hence its interesting colour scheme.
7th Mar 2021, 19:17
Replies: 450
Views: 101,133
Posted By LOMCEVAK

Good spot and thank you. My error, now corrected...

Good spot and thank you. My error, now corrected in my post.
7th Mar 2021, 11:18
Replies: 450
Views: 101,133
Posted By LOMCEVAK

I remember Sgt Sergeant (George), who has already...

I remember Sgt Sergeant (George), who has already been mentioned, on 208 Sqn. I have also met a Captain Cannon who was in the RA at the time. And ACM Sandy Wilson’s parents were very forward...
21st Feb 2021, 11:58
Replies: 3
Views: 1,958
Posted By LOMCEVAK

It is great that these fascinating stories are...

It is great that these fascinating stories are now being told. It is also very sobering that this project started almost 50 years ago!
20th Feb 2021, 14:52
Replies: 19
Views: 5,581
Posted By LOMCEVAK

In these days of CGI it is great that real...

In these days of CGI it is great that real aircraft were used in making this. At 46 mins there is the sequence of the attack by two Bf109s. These were genuine DB605 engined 109's, albeit one of...
13th Feb 2021, 14:44
Replies: 58
Views: 12,482
Posted By LOMCEVAK

B747-200 flight from DEL to LHR after 5 nights in...

B747-200 flight from DEL to LHR after 5 nights in Delhi. Crew on the flight deck preparing for push back. Ground engineer says "The Upper Deck toilet is out of action but the MEL says that you can...
12th Feb 2021, 17:10
Replies: 10
Views: 4,036
Posted By LOMCEVAK

Apologies. Many thanks for the correction.

Apologies. Many thanks for the correction.
12th Feb 2021, 11:55
Replies: 10
Views: 4,036
Posted By LOMCEVAK

As I recall, the accident to XV345 was due to a...

As I recall, the accident to XV345 was due to a fatigue failure in one wing stub spar due to surface cracking and it was not related to any fin failure. I had finished the OCU a few days before and...
12th Feb 2021, 11:44
Replies: 530
Views: 154,940
Posted By LOMCEVAK

Cornish Jack, The banter to which you refer is...

Cornish Jack,
The banter to which you refer is grammatically correct so anyone who takes offence to it is doing so based on their interpretation of a perfectly valid statement! I have to say that I...
3rd Feb 2021, 18:07
Replies: 260
Views: 36,851
Posted By LOMCEVAK

Gets my vote! The Meteor makes a similar noise...

Gets my vote! The Meteor makes a similar noise also.
31st Jan 2021, 18:02
Replies: 40
Views: 13,451
Posted By LOMCEVAK

I started flying Hawk T1 airtests in the mid-80s...

I started flying Hawk T1 airtests in the mid-80s and I am sure that the current dive to 0.98M was in the schedule by then. The directional trim change that occurs as you accelerate does vary from...
26th Jan 2021, 07:57
Replies: 77
Views: 16,462
Posted By LOMCEVAK

A few thoughts of mine on this: 1. It is not...

A few thoughts of mine on this:
1. It is not the type that you fly that matters but what you do with it. You could fly the most powerful and agile aircraft in the world but if all you were allowed...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Jan 2021, 07:33
Replies: 24
Views: 2,254
Posted By LOMCEVAK

I agree that the depth of the question should be...

I agree that the depth of the question should be appropriate to the level of experience of the person taking the exam and the level of knowledge that they require but it must not, within any context,...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Jan 2021, 15:41
Replies: 24
Views: 2,254
Posted By LOMCEVAK

This is a very ambiguous question. In this...

This is a very ambiguous question. In this context, precisely what is meant by 'yaw'? Is it yawing moment due to the thrust asymmetry ie. an instantaneous value with no yaw rate present? Is it the...
2nd Jan 2021, 14:54
Replies: 33
Views: 9,731
Posted By LOMCEVAK

There was another asymmetric aspect to the Mk 104...

There was another asymmetric aspect to the Mk 104 engines in the F3 and that was the surge boundaries. At the tested conditions (21 AOA in a turn, and either slam max dry to idle and when just...
2nd Jan 2021, 08:51
Replies: 102
Views: 41,424
Posted By LOMCEVAK

28 Dec 1990, 4 hours in a Tornado GR1A on the...

28 Dec 1990, 4 hours in a Tornado GR1A on the final trial sortie of the ‘Gulf Pack 2’ upgrade of the recce systems. Monstrous turbulence when trying to tank, the low level was mainly IMC. ‘Amber’ on...
6th Dec 2020, 10:43
Replies: 60
Views: 10,453
Posted By LOMCEVAK

At that time Initial Officer Training (IOT) was...

At that time Initial Officer Training (IOT) was 16 weeks for direct entry cadets. For those who were University Cadets it was 14 weeks because there was a two week University Cadet Introductory...
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