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29th Sep 2022, 10:14
Replies: 162
Views: 19,099
Posted By Mogwi

Keep it civil. Mog

Keep it civil.

Mog
14th Sep 2022, 08:52
Replies: 10,246
Views: 8,221,454
Posted By Mogwi

Actually the Argentine troops had huge stocks of...

Actually the Argentine troops had huge stocks of food and ammo in Stanley and the grunts in the hills (only 5 miles away) may have been cold but were well stocked with ammo and had mobile...
12th Sep 2022, 14:57
Replies: 87
Views: 20,326
Posted By Mogwi

Obviously a Capt’s sector taking the King to...

Obviously a Capt’s sector taking the King to Scottyland - tracked beautifully, just 2 feet left of the centreline all the way down the runway!

Mog
10th Sep 2022, 14:09
Replies: 26
Views: 4,586
Posted By Mogwi

Having done a little bit of offensive counter-air...

Having done a little bit of offensive counter-air in a hostile environment with dumb bombs, I would have been extremely happy to leave it to long-range smart stuff.

Mog
6th Sep 2022, 17:54
Replies: 17
Views: 1,436
Posted By Mogwi

Yes, I was invited to land at the other end of...

Yes, I was invited to land at the other end of the runway - easy!

Mog
5th Sep 2022, 16:16
Replies: 101
Views: 19,289
Posted By Mogwi

In Germany many moons ago, the Harriers operated...

In Germany many moons ago, the Harriers operated very effectively from a grass strip owned by the local model aircraft club. I seem to recall that it was around 250m long and was quite adequate - no...
29th Aug 2022, 21:42
Replies: 6,640
Views: 2,014,197
Posted By Mogwi

Dodgy stern glands can be a bit of a bug pain! ...

Dodgy stern glands can be a bit of a bug pain!

Mog
29th Aug 2022, 20:35
Replies: 27
Views: 5,836
Posted By Mogwi

Main problem was that flow to the reaction...

Main problem was that flow to the reaction controls became ineffective below 20 noz, so all of a sudden there was no way of keeping the jet pointing upwards! Hence the requirement to carefully nudge...
26th Aug 2022, 15:32
Replies: 27
Views: 5,836
Posted By Mogwi

I can assure you that on ths occasion, the pitch...

I can assure you that on ths occasion, the pitch angle was nearer 90 deg than 60 or 70. John lifted off and rotated almost immediately to about 90 deg with me watching.

JF was certainly the master...
25th Aug 2022, 16:20
Replies: 27
Views: 5,836
Posted By Mogwi

Imagine the co-ordination of nozzle position and...

Imagine the co-ordination of nozzle position and power setting along with getting the pitch angle correct and retracting the gear all at the same time.; it was the best Harrier takeoff I had...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Aug 2022, 17:01
Replies: 88
Views: 12,315
Posted By Mogwi

I also remember someone hover-taxiing in cloud up...

I also remember someone hover-taxiing in cloud up Black Mountain in Norn Iron, to resupply a rebro, when he was caught by a sudden gust of wind and knocked the tailwheel off the Walter. I was asked...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Aug 2022, 16:52
Replies: 88
Views: 12,315
Posted By Mogwi

Yes, heard him on the way down. WRAF girl in the...

Yes, heard him on the way down. WRAF girl in the back for a jolly, as I recall. Very sad.

Mog
21st Aug 2022, 15:35
Replies: 158
Views: 40,882
Posted By Mogwi

I didn’t get one. Not even a mention of my last...

I didn’t get one. Not even a mention of my last SHAR trip, where I managed to struggle the jet back and land it with no pitch control! I also avoided the local school, church and old folks home.
...
20th Aug 2022, 16:00
Replies: 158
Views: 40,882
Posted By Mogwi

Good luck BV, I am sure that you will prosper...

Good luck BV, I am sure that you will prosper away from the RAF. It took me 2 years to get an airline job but then I enjoyed 19 fun years in the big red and white (sometimes silver!) birds. Great for...
19th Aug 2022, 15:38
Replies: 12
Views: 2,321
Posted By Mogwi

Minimum hardness for a grass strip was CBR...

Minimum hardness for a grass strip was CBR (Californian Bearing Ratio) of 2.5 at 6 increasing with depth. For smoothness, it was Landrover at 30kts without knocking yourself out or losing your...
16th Aug 2022, 16:27
Replies: 26
Views: 6,183
Posted By Mogwi

Turn towards the crowdline with low energy, G...

Turn towards the crowdline with low energy, G stall, goodnight. Very sad to see.

Mog
13th Aug 2022, 21:38
Replies: 10,246
Views: 8,221,454
Posted By Mogwi

Slovakia, not Slovenia!

Slovakia, not Slovenia!
6th Aug 2022, 17:15
Replies: 24
Views: 4,289
Posted By Mogwi

Slim and eff all. mog

Slim and eff all.

mog
6th Aug 2022, 14:19
Replies: 24
Views: 4,289
Posted By Mogwi

Two chances mate!

Two chances mate!
5th Aug 2022, 07:09
Replies: 10,246
Views: 8,221,454
Posted By Mogwi

Poetic justice. ...

Poetic justice.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11080531/Olga-Kursa-Kachura-death-Missile-strike-kills-Russias-senior-female-officer.html
1st Aug 2022, 08:08
Replies: 19
Views: 5,882
Posted By Mogwi

Close up #2!

Close up #2!
13th Jul 2022, 17:29
Replies: 173
Views: 33,088
Posted By Mogwi

Or there was the old naval favourite of “Babies’...

Or there was the old naval favourite of “Babies’ ‘eads and train smash” or even “Sh*t on a raft”.

Mog
11th Jul 2022, 16:06
Replies: 62
Views: 16,284
Posted By Mogwi

This was done for the flight safety film but we...

This was done for the flight safety film but we did lose a SHAR overboard from Invincible during the Falklands. The captain was invited to the wardroom that evening and accosted by a SHAR pilot who...
9th Jul 2022, 10:58
Replies: 1,075
Views: 750,316
Posted By Mogwi

On being asked whether the cloudbase was fit for...

On being asked whether the cloudbase was fit for a display, after a B1 had nearly crashed doing a flat show at NAS South Weymouth several decades ago:

”Not sure really, I’ll get airborne and give...
2nd Jul 2022, 15:08
Replies: 91
Views: 24,573
Posted By Mogwi

9th May 1982, “Red leader, from Command -...

9th May 1982,

“Red leader, from Command - engage!”

I did.

Mog
27th Jun 2022, 10:43
Replies: 10,246
Views: 8,221,454
Posted By Mogwi

As I recall, they are vents to counter the...

As I recall, they are vents to counter the tendency for the lid to be removed by the airflow during high-speed ejection. Mind you, it is several decades since I did the course!

Mog
26th Jun 2022, 13:56
Replies: 60
Views: 27,844
Posted By Mogwi

I have not been to JFK for a decade but always...

I have not been to JFK for a decade but always regarded it as an accident waiting to happen. I remember one busy evening a call from ground which went “OK, everyone SHUDDUP!!”. In fact ATC across...
24th Jun 2022, 18:28
Replies: 98
Views: 31,928
Posted By Mogwi

Colchester would be good (if it still exists). ...

Colchester would be good (if it still exists).

Mog
18th Jun 2022, 16:09
Replies: 10,246
Views: 8,221,454
Posted By Mogwi

Wouldn't dream of it dear boy! Mog ...

Wouldn't dream of it dear boy!

Mog

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SHHH!
17th Jun 2022, 21:18
Replies: 228
Views: 51,792
Posted By Mogwi

Yep, spent some time with the project and I...

Yep, spent some time with the project and I believe that we will hear the mighty roar of the Peggy quite soon.

Mog
17th Jun 2022, 11:53
Replies: 228
Views: 51,792
Posted By Mogwi

I thought that it was to stop friction damage to...

I thought that it was to stop friction damage to the end of a very sensitive piece of personal equipment! 😈

Mog
16th Jun 2022, 12:12
Replies: 228
Views: 51,792
Posted By Mogwi

A sad list of lives cut short. Mog

A sad list of lives cut short.

Mog
16th Jun 2022, 11:43
Replies: 176
Views: 31,976
Posted By Mogwi

https://scontent-lhr8-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6...

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15th Jun 2022, 16:55
Replies: 22
Views: 4,900
Posted By Mogwi

Unless the hill you are lofting/tossing over has...

Unless the hill you are lofting/tossing over has just been taken in a huge bloody battle and the fired up friendlies fire up! Luckily their accuracy was about as good as their aircraft recognition....
15th Jun 2022, 15:07
Replies: 228
Views: 51,792
Posted By Mogwi

There were no heroes here Amongst the men who...

There were no heroes here
Amongst the men who tramped through
Rutted, quaking moor
Or crawled, cat-silent,
Over skittering scree
To prove the way.

No heroes fought the blazing fires
Which...
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