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29th Aug 2022, 09:13
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Posted By bonajet

That’s the one

That’s the one
29th Aug 2022, 00:38
Replies: 27
Views: 5,946
Posted By bonajet

As shown here Wetstart. ...

As shown here Wetstart.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/472x457/episkopi_24_sep_73_4cadc6f40ef67d88f98e08fd9129da926cbb94a8.jpg
22nd Aug 2022, 01:12
Replies: 5
Views: 1,082
Posted By bonajet

Thanks I42 - enjoyed it.

Thanks I42 - enjoyed it.
19th Aug 2022, 05:17
Replies: 14
Views: 3,208
Posted By bonajet

Hello S89. It was a landing. Funnily enough I...

Hello S89. It was a landing. Funnily enough I don't remember too many ploughing incidents but we were careful to use grass strips that were firm enough. I do recall a couple of slipping off the...
18th Aug 2022, 08:21
Replies: 14
Views: 3,208
Posted By bonajet

I was on Fixed Wing Test Sqn for 88-90 and ZD 320...

I was on Fixed Wing Test Sqn for 88-90 and ZD 320 appears in my log book from Apr 88 to Jul 89. ZD 319 from Sep 88 until Nov 90. ZD 318 only appeared, as far as I was concerned, as a GR7 26 Apr 90...
18th Aug 2022, 00:58
Replies: 14
Views: 3,208
Posted By bonajet

NIREP I can help with the 1988-90 period at...

NIREP
I can help with the 1988-90 period at BDN but that's after your 86/7 requested years. Interested?
18th Jun 2022, 02:47
Replies: 206
Views: 92,730
Posted By bonajet

Thanks SpazSinbad for those links. I didn't know...

Thanks SpazSinbad for those links. I didn't know that there was a "sleight of hand" title transfer for each mission, which was a different concept to the vague discussions in 1965 of the UK buying...
17th Jun 2022, 10:00
Replies: 206
Views: 92,730
Posted By bonajet

What are your references for the UK acquiring...

What are your references for the UK acquiring U2s? There were exchange pilots for sure but "on strength U2s"?
10th Jun 2022, 00:35
Replies: 144
Views: 50,666
Posted By bonajet

That explains the recovery to a full nine but...

That explains the recovery to a full nine but doesn’t explain why two more pilots have left, dropping the team to a 7.
1st Jun 2022, 09:54
Replies: 70
Views: 33,953
Posted By bonajet

A bit of thread drift going on here. To return to...

A bit of thread drift going on here. To return to the subject - does anyone know what caused the Team to drop to 7 this year?
29th Mar 2022, 00:30
Replies: 28
Views: 3,016
Posted By bonajet

Thank you Treadigraph for that excellent...

Thank you Treadigraph for that excellent completion of the Colerne list. Good to see that most made it. I, for one, would love to hear Lou’s tales of how the whole thing started. I was a young...
28th Mar 2022, 05:20
Replies: 28
Views: 3,016
Posted By bonajet

RAF Colerne museum

Please excuse the thread drift patkinson....
The museum at Colerne stockist as of 1 Dec 72 was as shown below (from Leslie Hunt's Veteran and Vintage Aircraft Ed4).
People more current than me...
9th Jan 2021, 01:32
Replies: 38
Views: 10,569
Posted By bonajet

Please excuse the thread drift, but has anyone...

Please excuse the thread drift, but has anyone got pictures of XS235 on its North Pole trip from Thule 21 Jun 1989?
6th Apr 2020, 03:18
Replies: 129
Views: 32,452
Posted By bonajet

I agree with Portland John. Have done approaches...

I agree with Portland John. Have done approaches there in the F4 and the Harrier, but I think to overshoot only. So fixed and rotary.
21st Mar 2020, 10:11
Replies: 21
Views: 7,084
Posted By bonajet

Solo barrel rolls maybe more gentlemanly affairs...

Solo barrel rolls maybe more gentlemanly affairs Phantom Driver but formation ones are a different kettle of fish. My personal experience is five line abreast in an aircraft with poor throttle...
10th May 2019, 03:40
Replies: 41
Views: 14,997
Posted By bonajet

Just to amplify the Gutersloh Harrier strength....

Just to amplify the Gutersloh Harrier strength. From 1977 to 1980 these were the aircraft on 3(F) - total 21, including the two T4s

A XV741. K XW763 W XV808
B XV738. L XW917 Y XV801
C XW764 M...
12th Nov 2017, 08:40
Replies: 415
Views: 181,424
Posted By bonajet

Re Treble One’s post at 119. The story I heard...

Re Treble One’s post at 119. The story I heard was that CinC RAFG was on holiday when he saw a roadside notice by a cafe/bar saying “Come and watch the crazy Englanders fly under the bridge”. He...
29th Jul 2017, 01:08
Replies: 23
Views: 4,656
Posted By bonajet

The hardest manœuvre for me was the 2 out line...

The hardest manœuvre for me was the 2 out line abreast barrel roll. This was made harder by the engine response being slower than older jets and meant that position had to be maintained by use of...
20th Jun 2017, 12:08
Replies: 7
Views: 2,726
Posted By bonajet

Have I misread this Whenurhappy? As it stands...

Have I misread this Whenurhappy? As it stands resettlement courses start five eyers before retirement. You take a voluntary extension of five years at Gp Capt's pay/allowances and are upset that...
27th Mar 2017, 13:11
Replies: 34
Views: 7,614
Posted By bonajet

Funnily enough Tengah, I had mine on in the...

Funnily enough Tengah, I had mine on in the garden today doing the same task. With special wee proof flaps on to boot!
10th Mar 2017, 11:44
Replies: 34
Views: 13,629
Posted By bonajet

Hello Dave - John Hickie was the GLO on 1(F) - an...

Hello Dave - John Hickie was the GLO on 1(F) - an Army major posted in as the Ground Liaison Officer.
You might get more responses re-kit if you explained what the mannequin is going to be used for...
17th May 2016, 09:38
Replies: 10
Views: 4,145
Posted By bonajet

As spoz points out, it's not law yet and there's...

As spoz points out, it's not law yet and there's an election in July. Whatever the outcome of the election, changes to the superannuation rules will happen, rightly or wrongly, as the politics of...
23rd Aug 2014, 03:20
Replies: 35
Views: 7,585
Posted By bonajet

OK I'll bite, F62. Which years and what fleet...

OK I'll bite, F62. Which years and what fleet are you talking about?
28th Jul 2014, 23:20
Replies: 45
Views: 12,906
Posted By bonajet

It most certainly wasn't done that way in the 80s...

It most certainly wasn't done that way in the 80s BOAC! Maybe it's the post Diana generation expressing their feelings.
24th Jul 2014, 10:58
Replies: 15
Views: 3,271
Posted By bonajet

40 years ago a girlfriend's father told me that...

40 years ago a girlfriend's father told me that he, whilst holding/detached from Hong Kong, managed to fly off HMS Ocean in Korea. As he was a very credible RAF pilot, later on Javelins and one of...
23rd Jul 2014, 23:49
Replies: 20
Views: 4,630
Posted By bonajet

Hello JEM It's been on Pprune before: Photo:...

Hello JEM
It's been on Pprune before:
Photo:
http://forum.keypublishing.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=173309&d=1243341612
It landed short of Boscombe Down in Jan 52 apparently.
21st May 2014, 01:10
Replies: 9
Views: 1,881
Posted By bonajet

In answer to AA62, I was in Belize when the...

In answer to AA62, I was in Belize when the Corsairs ferried up from Honduras on their way to the Confederate airforce in the US. One of the aircraft had lost a drop tank on takeoff from Honduras...
5th Mar 2014, 08:53
Replies: 84
Views: 43,099
Posted By bonajet

Thanks RW, I hadn't read that thread. Lots of...

Thanks RW, I hadn't read that thread. Lots of good stuff. The Aug 79 F104 crash at Yeovilton was, rumour has it, because the Display Control asked the pilot to complete his display quickly. He did.
5th Mar 2014, 04:35
Replies: 84
Views: 43,099
Posted By bonajet

You are correct "thing" - of the first 110...

You are correct "thing" - of the first 110 ordered up to XZ445 in 1979, I think 60 were lost, or 54%. By XZ999 at the end of 82 it was 67 out of 134 or 50%. The F104 has always got a bad press due...
24th Oct 2013, 13:00
Replies: 9
Views: 3,249
Posted By bonajet

A word of caution about Avis. I booked through...

A word of caution about Avis. I booked through the HK number, picked my car up at Heathrow and used my UK credit card. I stupidly gave them my Australian address rather than one in UK. When it...
13th Oct 2013, 01:44
Replies: 26
Views: 8,416
Posted By bonajet

Didn't fly many C130s but XV303 gave me a...

Didn't fly many C130s but XV303 gave me a memorable holiday at El Centro in Nov 89 and here she is.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v409/bonajet/XV3032Nov89ElCentro.jpg?t=1381623611
22nd Aug 2013, 08:31
Replies: 4
Views: 3,462
Posted By bonajet

I'd try Oxford. HK02-2 is their 330-200. ...

I'd try Oxford. HK02-2 is their 330-200. Contact Mike FitzCosta +852 3666 9011. His email is michael.fitz at oaa dot com.
29th May 2013, 10:50
Replies: 31
Views: 6,417
Posted By bonajet

I remember flying some 50th anniversary first day...

I remember flying some 50th anniversary first day covers on the 27th July 1989 in XS235. This was to celebrate fifty years since the first flight and, if my memory serves me, we went to Hatfield. ...
8th May 2013, 00:35
Replies: 9
Views: 2,500
Posted By bonajet

Yes it was thanks Dave. You are a mine of...

Yes it was thanks Dave. You are a mine of information.
The Flt Lt v. Fg Off point earlier could be a drop in rank caused by change to a permanent commission? Probably too late to be a change from...
7th May 2013, 00:52
Replies: 9
Views: 2,500
Posted By bonajet

Interesting thanks Dave. I'd never heard of the...

Interesting thanks Dave. I'd never heard of the Skylarks and there are, presumably, Lee Jones (Yellow Jacks), Keith Williamson ( AOC38 when the Harriers went to Belize in 75) and Peter Frame ( OC...
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