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18th Nov 2022, 12:21
Replies: 22
Views: 4,563
Posted By morton

See here at 06:30 ...

See here at 06:30
https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=lancaster+bomber+switches#fpstate=ive&vld=cid:b62d1fb3,vid:XD-dyk9q3g0
19th Aug 2022, 14:08
Replies: 15,533
Views: 673,788
Posted By morton

OK, for a small fee I told you I would help with...

OK, for a small fee I told you I would help with your stop & search demonstration.

You told me that I had to assume the position and then I would be frisked.

Why are there so many paying...
17th Aug 2022, 12:19
Replies: 327
Views: 67,431
Posted By morton

O/C SHQ “We have been sent a directive from on...

O/C SHQ “We have been sent a directive from on high to check that we have enough SNCO Buffoons. Do we meet the Quota?”

ADJ “We are one short but Corporal Morton meets the Qualifications. Shall we...
17th Aug 2022, 10:16
Replies: 15,533
Views: 673,788
Posted By morton

Time for the draw and you all made life...

Time for the draw and you all made life problematic for me. I did like the reference to Jeremy Clarkson's Lightning – 622 at #12530 - but difficult decisions had to be made. Here we go.

3rd is...
16th Aug 2022, 14:20
Replies: 15,533
Views: 673,788
Posted By morton

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1454x1038/spitfire_at_seletar_0b3b9a1c7b0ac1d2cd89bdd7265788bb40909777.jpg
Some great answers and well spotted all those who did time in Singapore....
15th Aug 2022, 18:00
Replies: 15,533
Views: 673,788
Posted By morton

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/995x768/pprune_220815_spitfire_5b9a9aaf019fd205ff8686180dbe7a6b33ca6f0c.jpg
Thank Nutloose, here is my offering
11th Aug 2022, 17:12
Replies: 15,533
Views: 673,788
Posted By morton

No you can’t go on holiday to the Ukraine with...

No you can’t go on holiday to the Ukraine with your friends. Get down this minute and finish your paper round!
8th Aug 2022, 12:03
Replies: 47
Views: 14,758
Posted By morton

If I recall correctly decades ago we had ranks on...

If I recall correctly decades ago we had ranks on the bottom end receiving welfare,

Absolutely correct Megan (Post #3). At Scampton in the early 70’s, Works & Bricks decided to install storage...
10th Jun 2022, 19:32
Replies: 3
Views: 2,323
Posted By morton

ZZ666

OK, quiz time. Do we wish ZZ666 happy birthday since its last flight or have we handed it back because we cannot afford it?
https://www.radarbox.com/data/registration/ZZ666?tab=activity
16th May 2022, 10:19
Replies: 31
Views: 3,532
Posted By morton

Some of the older readers who could remember...

Some of the older readers who could remember going off to Christmas Island must have wondered what was happening when Operation Grapple (Yugoslavia) was announced in 1992 for the Bosnian War.
25th Apr 2022, 10:22
Replies: 9
Views: 3,169
Posted By morton

Excellent! The only things missing were drip...

Excellent! The only things missing were drip trays!
1st Apr 2022, 14:29
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By morton

The guys on Airmech are the best ones to ask - a...

The guys on Airmech are the best ones to ask - a wealth of experience.
CAA Licensing (http://www.airmech.co.uk/forums/forumdisplay.php/21-CAA-Licensing)
19th Dec 2021, 16:00
Replies: 24
Views: 7,549
Posted By morton

So if the C-17 will be dispensing munitions, does...

So if the C-17 will be dispensing munitions, does that make it a B-17 then?
Only in the same way that the F117 ( a Bomber) was designated a Fighter.
Yes but no.
2nd Dec 2021, 16:32
Replies: 5
Views: 2,491
Posted By morton

Before the video started (#4) I thought we were...

Before the video started (#4) I thought we were in for a burst of "Ride of the Valkyries". Wrong again!
28th Nov 2021, 17:09
Replies: 403
Views: 187,479
Posted By morton

even losing a nuclear bomb off a towed...

even losing a nuclear bomb off a towed transportation trolley
If you are talking about Bruggen then it wasn't lost. It fell of the trolley and got a little dent.
14th Oct 2021, 11:01
Replies: 37
Views: 13,514
Posted By morton

Ref Cloud & Clunk Weather Radar (CCWR) Yes,...

Ref Cloud & Clunk Weather Radar (CCWR)

Yes, it was. Not sure why you ask

No particular reason tucumseh, just a flash back in time and thinking, with a tenuous connection, of the V-Bomber...
13th Oct 2021, 15:06
Replies: 37
Views: 13,514
Posted By morton

I can also add a bit about the XV108 thunderstorm...

I can also add a bit about the XV108 thunderstorm damage based on the image posted by morton, if that is allright?
Absolutely fine by me.
I see from your site that 108 got pinged only 13 days after...
13th Oct 2021, 10:12
Replies: 37
Views: 13,514
Posted By morton

FILO What exactly are you hoping to achieve? ...

FILO What exactly are you hoping to achieve?
What is so suspicious for someone wanting to know a bit more in something they were part of? Wouldn't you (especially Aircraft ground crew who know...
4th Jun 2021, 13:55
Replies: 4
Views: 4,366
Posted By morton

This one? ...

This one?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1969_theft_of_C-130
18th May 2021, 09:48
Replies: 44
Views: 9,523
Posted By morton

The event was worthy of note and there was...

The event was worthy of note and there was obviously a lot of faffing about to get all the Aircraft in position. So why did these gentlemen not wear their uniforms and give some gravitas to the...
5th May 2021, 16:53
Replies: 35
Views: 12,331
Posted By morton

Ref post 29. Does this link help? ...

Ref post 29. Does this link help?

https://www.rafweb.org/Ranks-Uniform/Ranks6A.htm

Thread drift – I was at Seletar 69-71. That was during the year when the Military pay review gave the Forces a...
12th Apr 2021, 09:17
Replies: 17
Views: 5,671
Posted By morton

A pity British Midland isn’t still around. We...

A pity British Midland isn’t still around. We used to operate LHR-MME. The route might have been introduced because Tony Blair had his constituency at Sedgefield about 15 miles up the road but I...
3rd Apr 2021, 10:23
Replies: 24
Views: 16,405
Posted By morton

In 25 years I have been the ‘safety man’ and sat...

In 25 years I have been the ‘safety man’ and sat in the cockpit of three Aircraft watching tugs disappearing into the distance – one only returned after I made a call to ATC on the ground frequency....
31st Mar 2021, 15:55
Replies: 872
Views: 905,988
Posted By morton

Ref post 728. When you see what Airlines are...

Ref post 728. When you see what Airlines are doing to save money / weight / fuel costs I cannot see them duplicating anything.

https://www.aerotime.aero/23619-17-things-airlines-change

Modern...
30th Mar 2021, 15:35
Replies: 872
Views: 905,988
Posted By morton

Ref post 711 - Who pays? Indonesia has been...

Ref post 711 - Who pays?

Indonesia has been down this road before. See the salvage section of this.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Air_Flight_574
30th Mar 2021, 10:32
Replies: 14
Views: 4,571
Posted By morton

Nutloose, ref XF 509 - maybe it’s a trial paint...

Nutloose, ref XF 509 - maybe it’s a trial paint scheme if First Minister Nicola gets her way with Independence and we want a Scottish Air Force?
22nd Mar 2021, 11:21
Replies: 288
Views: 135,973
Posted By morton

​​​​​ Wow, are you what is called a snowflake?...

​​​​​
Wow, are you what is called a snowflake? You realise this is the military aviation section with military humour?

Standing by for incoming and thread drift!
27th Feb 2021, 13:52
Replies: 19
Views: 7,216
Posted By morton

Thread drift. Landflap, I wouldn’t get too...

Thread drift. Landflap, I wouldn’t get too excited. We are to them what birds, butterflies etc now on view at the Natural History Museum were to Victorian zoologists. They would just need a bigger...
9th Feb 2021, 13:36
Replies: 58
Views: 30,740
Posted By morton

I didn’t think Officers and Other Ranks were...

I didn’t think Officers and Other Ranks were allowed to fraternise outside of work.
Or was it classed as work?
An ideal situation for Doddington to riposte “It’s a job and someone had to do it!”
4th Feb 2021, 13:07
Replies: 5
Views: 1,644
Posted By morton

Is it a stealth Fighter?

Is it a stealth Fighter?
30th Jan 2021, 17:43
Replies: 7
Views: 2,377
Posted By morton

ZH875. I will ping you in the next few days. ...

ZH875.
I will ping you in the next few days.
Morton
30th Jan 2021, 14:03
Replies: 7
Views: 2,377
Posted By morton

Arghh! Should have known that. I was at Wyton and...

Arghh! Should have known that. I was at Wyton and had PVR’d (Premature Voluntary Release). Having been at Wyton for four years I qualified for an environmental posting (should have been a priority...
30th Jan 2021, 12:19
Replies: 7
Views: 2,377
Posted By morton

XH560 looking a little better. I presume the...

XH560 looking a little better. I presume the probe went during Operation Corporate?
...
29th Dec 2020, 16:10
Replies: 115
Views: 45,004
Posted By morton

Oh well, onwards and upwards! Or is it Per ardua...

Oh well, onwards and upwards! Or is it Per ardua ad astra?
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1024x646/vc10_up_a_ffd49e04b69564c551c84754ba60e5c2249e16b2.jpg
14th Nov 2020, 22:43
Replies: 96
Views: 64,731
Posted By morton

Pistonprop - Radio silence was only one aspect. I...

Pistonprop - Radio silence was only one aspect. I thought the low circle back after take off and abnormal approach might have been an indicator of things not going too well.
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