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4th Dec 2021, 18:42
Replies: 4
Views: 1,744
Posted By lsh

Sad News, we have lost a great character. Lofty...

Sad News, we have lost a great character.
Lofty in voice and moustache too!
A nice guy.

lsh
26th Nov 2021, 16:00
Replies: 24
Views: 5,431
Posted By lsh

If you wish to pm me, I should be able to put you...

If you wish to pm me, I should be able to put you in touch with a Vampire ejectee, who survived despite being outside seat limits.
An interesting story, which he has all packaged-up, with photos.
...
9th Nov 2021, 14:14
Replies: 161
Views: 29,619
Posted By lsh

Once the aircraft has let you down - in this case...

Once the aircraft has let you down - in this case with engine failure - the sole aim thereafter is to preserve life.
The aeroplane surviving intact is a welcome bonus.
It is good to analyse these...
8th Nov 2021, 14:31
Replies: 74
Views: 12,945
Posted By lsh

His bear also flew with him. lsh

His bear also flew with him.

lsh
15th Oct 2021, 18:50
Replies: 97
Views: 18,104
Posted By lsh

At Gutersloh, Crewman AP decided to tuck into a...

At Gutersloh, Crewman AP decided to tuck into a tasty chicken leg snack early in the trip, on the way out to "IP South" (about 5 miles from airfield)!
Leaving the remnants at the back of the centre...
15th Oct 2021, 09:18
Replies: 97
Views: 18,104
Posted By lsh

The White Ration boxes at Odiham in the mid-70's...

The White Ration boxes at Odiham in the mid-70's were terrible!
Goldfish sandwiches, complete with mashed bones.
Greasy chicken leg.
Terrible stuff!
A new Catering Officer arrived, all improved...
3rd Oct 2021, 13:27
Replies: 97
Views: 18,104
Posted By lsh

Much surprised you found any - they seemed to...

Much surprised you found any - they seemed to migrate to "Fat Sgt" ----- sports bag!

lsh
:E
1st Oct 2021, 12:53
Replies: 97
Views: 18,104
Posted By lsh

Funniest thing I ever saw in a Feeder? ...

Funniest thing I ever saw in a Feeder?

Shawbury.
Spag Bol.
Great eye contact with serving staff and a loud "thank-you".
It was like the tablecloth trick...........gone wrong.
Firmly pull...
25th Aug 2021, 08:44
Replies: 37
Views: 9,036
Posted By lsh

Approximate size of British Army; 82,000. ...

Approximate size of British Army; 82,000.
Approximate size of RAF; 33,000.

lsh
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6th Aug 2021, 11:06
Replies: 30
Views: 3,318
Posted By lsh

Would you want to?! lsh

Would you want to?!

lsh
27th Jun 2021, 18:37
Replies: 623
Views: 121,191
Posted By lsh

He certainly was! lsh

He certainly was!

lsh
22nd May 2021, 19:39
Replies: 16
Views: 4,840
Posted By lsh

Filling the underfloor with fuel did not go down...

Filling the underfloor with fuel did not go down well, as I remember.

lsh
:E
1st Apr 2021, 18:51
Replies: 87
Views: 33,916
Posted By lsh

Whilst a computer might be able to produce an...

Whilst a computer might be able to produce an initial basic & efficient flying programme,
I do not think that it could ever replace the myriad of more subtle inputs that an experienced programmer...
1st Apr 2021, 17:56
Replies: 6
Views: 2,605
Posted By lsh

Phil was outstanding. I had the pleasure of...

Phil was outstanding.

I had the pleasure of two tours with him, one in RAFG, one as my Flt Cdr on 240 OCU.
Saw him in the MSHTF not so long before he went, same old Phil.
We had a go in the Puma...
18th Mar 2021, 18:07
Replies: 62
Views: 14,121
Posted By lsh

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1500x2000/fotm_abcedf1d2966d66dae6248a70addf9fc64cb7c72.jpg

lsh
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20th Feb 2021, 17:41
Replies: 47
Views: 8,265
Posted By lsh

I was an AATC at Odiham in '76 / '77 and used to...

I was an AATC at Odiham in '76 / '77 and used to get a landing fee signature from the AA aircraft, when Duty Driver.

We occasionally used the Preston Candover strip for Puma circuits.
One of our...
15th Feb 2021, 16:26
Replies: 226
Views: 61,912
Posted By lsh

I see your Padre and three Bishop's, and raise to...

I see your Padre and three Bishop's, and raise to 14 Bishops!
We still had a bird strike!

lsh
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13th Feb 2021, 09:36
Replies: 530
Views: 160,606
Posted By lsh

My youngest daughter seems to have picked up most...

My youngest daughter seems to have picked up most of the banter.

She has sung "O little town of Crossmaglen" at Christmas.
Her Shackleton Song needs more work, at the end she "....covered the...
9th Feb 2021, 15:30
Replies: 58
Views: 13,764
Posted By lsh

Definitely in one of the Spike war books, but he...

Definitely in one of the Spike war books, but he did not hold the patent!

lsh
:E
9th Feb 2021, 11:12
Replies: 58
Views: 13,764
Posted By lsh

Spike Milligan recalls making a paper boat (maybe...

Spike Milligan recalls making a paper boat (maybe filling it with fuel?), lighting it, then floating it down the toilet gutter.
He was gratified to see the occupants exiting rapidly in sequence!
...
8th Feb 2021, 15:58
Replies: 58
Views: 13,764
Posted By lsh

A couple of stories from our ALM training. ...

A couple of stories from our ALM training.

At ToC, ALM goes from flight deck into Herc cargo bay, carries out checks and sets up toilet (hinges down, by ramp).
The sole pax was a WRAF, sat on the...
6th Feb 2021, 10:11
Replies: 58
Views: 13,764
Posted By lsh

T&B I think you may mean Jon, as regards GW1...

T&B

I think you may mean Jon, as regards GW1 etc.

Yes, Chris did deliver CRM training, grounded following medical problems from a Chinook accident years before.

I worked for them both and...
5th Feb 2021, 09:30
Replies: 58
Views: 13,764
Posted By lsh

One of my Crewman Leader's on SH, Chris Fynes...

One of my Crewman Leader's on SH, Chris Fynes RIP, went off to do what bears do in the woods.
All went well until he pulled the top of his flying suit up............
........and ended up with...
5th Feb 2021, 09:27
Replies: 248
Views: 88,428
Posted By lsh

This was clearly a nightmare scenario for all...

This was clearly a nightmare scenario for all those serving.
So glad to see that a fair and uniform decision seems to have been reached.

lsh
:E
13th Jan 2021, 11:21
Replies: 226
Views: 61,912
Posted By lsh

Just before RH arrived on 72 Sqn at Aldergrove,...

Just before RH arrived on 72 Sqn at Aldergrove, one of the trainer's came into the crewroom with a list of new joiner's.
"You will never believe it, we have a guy coming called Rick Head"!
So, like...
14th Dec 2020, 08:40
Replies: 42
Views: 16,749
Posted By lsh

"The Final Countdown"?! lsh

"The Final Countdown"?!

lsh
31st Oct 2020, 20:47
Replies: 109
Views: 35,251
Posted By lsh

I believe that it was an F104 that collided with...

I believe that it was an F104 that collided with a two seat Harrier in the mid-80's?
Bruce Cogram was killed, the pilot under check ejected and survived.

lsh
31st Oct 2020, 20:42
Replies: 74
Views: 30,204
Posted By lsh

inbalance Well, I landed on it in 2014...

inbalance

Well, I landed on it in 2014 (possibly 2013??) regularly, using ATR.
We were flying freight.
I believe it was for political / business reasons, so it could then be said that BER had...
24th Oct 2020, 16:00
Replies: 25
Views: 7,872
Posted By lsh

Pleased to say he checked in on facebook for his...

Pleased to say he checked in on facebook for his birthday a couple of days back!
The virtues of a glass of red!
So many stories of flying with him.............all good!

lsh
:E
24th Oct 2020, 11:53
Replies: 25
Views: 7,872
Posted By lsh

"NW". lsh

"NW".

lsh
24th Oct 2020, 11:04
Replies: 25
Views: 7,872
Posted By lsh

We had a first generation Harrier pilot on our...

We had a first generation Harrier pilot on our squadron.
Superb bloke, great pilot, still with us.
Though exceedingly modest, he was happy to answer any direct questions.
His description (IIRC)...
20th Oct 2020, 17:15
Replies: 109
Views: 35,251
Posted By lsh

"The Vikings"! F104 display pair. Near the...

"The Vikings"!
F104 display pair.

Near the end of the display, one does a gear down, slow-ish pass.
His mate "gooses" him at high speed and pulls up in front.
Fantastic stunt, as we were all...
19th Oct 2020, 16:36
Replies: 27
Views: 9,006
Posted By lsh

Reading the radalt from the centre seat of the...

Reading the radalt from the centre seat of the Puma:
"15 feet.......higher pitch........10 feet............higher again...........FIVE FEET............there's no more!"
The gear was up - the radalt...
10th Oct 2020, 16:57
Replies: 25
Views: 6,964
Posted By lsh

No. Very much wanted to pilot something, so got...

No. Very much wanted to pilot something, so got licences & left in '98.
Never regretted it, had a really good, fulfilling, time and retired at 56.

lsh
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9th Oct 2020, 20:02
Replies: 25
Views: 6,964
Posted By lsh

Perhaps, to keep them flexible, they could be...

Perhaps, to keep them flexible, they could be known as General Duties (Pilot)?
Never catch on, I guess.

lsh
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