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22nd Jun 2017, 14:24
Replies: 94
Views: 24,816
Posted By Winchweight

So replace Puma (entered production in 1968) with...

So replace Puma (entered production in 1968) with Black Hawk (entered service in 1976ish)?

Great forward planning there chaps...
6th Apr 2017, 14:32
Replies: 43
Views: 10,986
Posted By Winchweight

C130 still has an ASRA capability and the A400M...

C130 still has an ASRA capability and the A400M is currently trialling it.
14th Dec 2016, 11:52
Replies: 18
Views: 5,002
Posted By Winchweight

All the essential plumbing is present on all...

All the essential plumbing is present on all A400Ms, but the UK did not buy the AAR role fit items - pods, additional tanks etc, as they felt they already had sufficient capability with existing...
13th Dec 2016, 16:20
Replies: 18
Views: 5,002
Posted By Winchweight

Yes, the UK retrofit program has been running for...

Yes, the UK retrofit program has been running for months and a second program is already planned to take them further still.
12th May 2016, 14:23
Replies: 121
Views: 60,186
Posted By Winchweight

Seriously? Pentagon Warning Raises Threat of...

Seriously?

Pentagon Warning Raises Threat of C-17 Cancellation - latimes (http://articles.latimes.com/1993-05-12/news/mn-34398_1_air-force-officials)

And although its been around a while (in...
13th Sep 2011, 10:02
Replies: 385
Views: 362,312
Posted By Winchweight

Its currently busy on certification work and to...

Its currently busy on certification work and to reassure the doubters it flew past my window not an hour ago. :ok:
18th Apr 2011, 07:54
Replies: 88
Views: 13,879
Posted By Winchweight

Here's how it went when I did it last year: ...

Here's how it went when I did it last year:

Wife says - " You just getting older and more hacked off. You are gaining no new skills or experiences. If you stay you'll just be older and less...
15th Apr 2011, 06:53
Replies: 16
Views: 2,948
Posted By Winchweight

I have just done it. I PVR'd then used my...

I have just done it. I PVR'd then used my resettlement to "learn the ropes" for my new job in Spain, notionally unpaid, although I received an advance of my removals fees and disturbance package (a...
15th Apr 2011, 06:46
Replies: 30
Views: 4,661
Posted By Winchweight

If you PVR and they take away your flying pay,...

If you PVR and they take away your flying pay, stop flying. :E
15th Apr 2011, 06:35
Replies: 736
Views: 366,085
Posted By Winchweight

Chasing jet skiers at 50' up lower Loch Erne, and...

Chasing jet skiers at 50' up lower Loch Erne, and 'cos their jetskis made so much noise they didn't know we were there until we on topped!:ooh:

Sneaking along the cliff side towards Belleek,...
7th Apr 2011, 13:28
Replies: 78
Views: 21,228
Posted By Winchweight

I returned from my 3rd tour (rotary aircrew) in...

I returned from my 3rd tour (rotary aircrew) in Afghan to be posted to Shawbury. Very nice thinks I, but I was immediately dragged kicking and screaming into Ex Green Tiger, a Taceval-esque exercise...
14th Mar 2011, 07:43
Replies: 101
Views: 20,775
Posted By Winchweight

I was very fortunate to attend the premiere of...

I was very fortunate to attend the premiere of this film, in London 2 weeks before it was screened. The monies raised were all for RAFBF and Geoffery was there himself. My wife and I were extremely...
14th Mar 2011, 07:19
Replies: 12
Views: 3,229
Posted By Winchweight

Left in Dec 10, got gratuity 28 days later. ...

Left in Dec 10, got gratuity 28 days later.

Pension - filled out the forms and sent to tax office as I now pay tax overseas, haven't heard a thing.
8th Mar 2011, 06:54
Replies: 120
Views: 21,076
Posted By Winchweight

No, no... I am sure that HWI will be giving back...

No, no... I am sure that HWI will be giving back all his allowances and paying for his beer out of his own money. After all how can he maintain the moral high ground otherwise.:D

I guess this is...
4th Mar 2011, 12:29
Replies: 120
Views: 21,076
Posted By Winchweight

I suspect that HWI has been away from his Mummy...

I suspect that HWI has been away from his Mummy too long and is fed up with being "in the barrel" every night for the amusement of his fishy cohorts.

And as they say "any fool can be...
4th Mar 2011, 12:23
Replies: 41
Views: 7,071
Posted By Winchweight

Gunboat..... like we have any left. And even if...

Gunboat..... like we have any left. And even if we did, like we could afford to send it to the Colonies. Have you seen the price of diesel? :(
2nd Mar 2011, 14:10
Replies: 1,209
Views: 254,113
Posted By Winchweight

Maybe we should establish a NFZ over Charlie...

Maybe we should establish a NFZ over Charlie Sheen too...


Charlie Sheen v Muammar Gaddafi: whose line is it anyway? | World news | guardian.co.uk...
1st Mar 2011, 13:10
Replies: 190
Views: 27,277
Posted By Winchweight

There’s a line missing though…. Billy – have...

There’s a line missing though….

Billy – have you seen Cleggy this weekend?

Dave – who?

Billy – Cleggy, your deputy!

Dave – nah, haven’t seen him all week. Off playing rugger or on his...
1st Mar 2011, 09:32
Replies: 190
Views: 27,277
Posted By Winchweight

Dillusional? He launched a PR coup with...

Dillusional?

He launched a PR coup with aeroplanes which are scheduled to be scrapped earlier than planned, flown from a base due to be closed this year, by crews who are waiting for possible...
18th Feb 2011, 07:01
Replies: 22
Views: 7,035
Posted By Winchweight

Wilco, thanks chaps

Wilco, thanks chaps
17th Feb 2011, 10:46
Replies: 22
Views: 7,035
Posted By Winchweight

Question about ELCs once you-ve left - I...

Question about ELCs once you-ve left -

I PVR'd and walked, with my exit date being Christmas Day 2010!

Can I still use my ELCs and complete a PPL / NPPL or does that rule only apply to serving...
16th Feb 2011, 12:59
Replies: 398
Views: 105,335
Posted By Winchweight

Just a rumour, but I have heard of early release...

Just a rumour, but I have heard of early release from Service with immediate lump sum but being offered in return for pension delayed until 65! As I say it is a rumour, but has anyone heard...
16th Feb 2011, 08:17
Replies: 736
Views: 366,085
Posted By Winchweight

They are exhausts and because they are angled...

They are exhausts and because they are angled upwards and outwards it is not too big a deal. However flight deck crew changes were a bigger deal, especially at Shawbury were crews changed all the...
15th Feb 2011, 06:30
Replies: 736
Views: 366,085
Posted By Winchweight

On the pad at BBK 0200, three bacon sarnies from...

On the pad at BBK 0200, three bacon sarnies from TSW
Grobbling up R13 in foul weather to collect a video with crucial int..... and returning it to the NAAFI!
Sitting on the pad at XMG watching...
7th Feb 2011, 07:56
Replies: 12
Views: 1,498
Posted By Winchweight

I think they will, but in my case I pre-empted...

I think they will, but in my case I pre-empted them and contacted the Tax Office directly as I am now living and earning overseas (paying tax there too)

That said the tax code is still a bit Fubar...
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