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14th Aug 2020, 09:37
Replies: 25
Views: 7,219
Posted By newt

Voutezac, your comments on this thread are a...

Voutezac, your comments on this thread are a disgrace and an insult not only to Andy but to all his many friends. He was a great character and should always be remembered for his comradeship and...
8th Jan 2020, 21:00
Replies: 35
Views: 10,721
Posted By newt

So what the hell is skill fade?

So Ive had a beer and turn on the TV. Im presented by the Reds in the USA! After a couple of days they suffer from.......Skill fade!........could someone please explain?
10th Nov 2019, 12:02
Replies: 21
Views: 8,973
Posted By newt

I can’t even believe he has the nerve to attend!...

I can’t even believe he has the nerve to attend! When I see pictures of him with the IRA it makes my blood boil.
3rd Nov 2019, 09:05
Replies: 73
Views: 36,271
Posted By newt

I remember well a sortie against Concorde from...

I remember well a sortie against Concorde from Wattisham! in a Mk6 Lightning. Initially a head on supersonic to fire Red Top Missile acquired and for real would have been fired! Then converted to a...
6th Oct 2019, 08:57
Replies: 30
Views: 18,499
Posted By newt

I joined in January 67 and flew the Chipmunk at...

I joined in January 67 and flew the Chipmunk at Church Fenton so they were still being used then! I was also involved with these guys when they went through Brawdy! Not a series I like as it did not...
22nd Aug 2019, 11:35
Replies: 32
Views: 15,527
Posted By newt

Thanks for your support Dark Thunder! It should...

Thanks for your support Dark Thunder! It should not be forgotten that the F2 and F2a retained two Aden cannons so was very capable of close dog fighting especially at low level. The F6 was retro...
21st Aug 2019, 20:18
Replies: 32
Views: 15,527
Posted By newt

So his tail is clear in the hover after his...

So his tail is clear in the hover after his fifteen minute sortie..... could not write the book!
21st Aug 2019, 19:41
Replies: 32
Views: 15,527
Posted By newt

“CHECK SIX”........both of you!!

“CHECK SIX”........both of you!!
20th Aug 2019, 19:36
Replies: 32
Views: 15,527
Posted By newt

So much bull! It’s not just the aircraft and...

So much bull! It’s not just the aircraft and it’s radar and weapons......it’s the guy in the cockpit who wins or looses the day! DACT is exciting and rewarding flying! In the Lightning force we had...
20th Aug 2019, 19:32
Replies: 61
Views: 14,028
Posted By newt

I always briefed non aircrew passengers, lucky...

I always briefed non aircrew passengers, lucky enough to be scared by flying with me........ If I call eject, eject, eject.....if you hear the third one......you will be on your own!!
20th Jul 2019, 11:53
Replies: 77
Views: 44,771
Posted By newt

(if not the crusty old buggers who had their...

(if not the crusty old buggers who had their turn). I object Runaway Gun! Apparently I’m a Grumpy Old Git!! So get it right!
19th Jul 2019, 06:28
Replies: 77
Views: 44,771
Posted By newt

How many frontline aircraft types have we lost...

How many frontline aircraft types have we lost but the Arrows survive? Surely with the size of the RAF now, they can no longer be justified on cost grounds alone!

Retired to my bunker with a glass...
22nd Jun 2019, 09:26
Replies: 79
Views: 27,679
Posted By newt

I agree Beags! People used to get very nervous...

I agree Beags! People used to get very nervous when I hand flew the 747! I’ve even seen them try to do a downwind ILS rather than an into wind visual! Just a shame that flying is becoming such a...
21st Jun 2019, 23:10
Replies: 79
Views: 27,679
Posted By newt

Well said OK465! The autopilot brigade have a lot...

Well said OK465! The autopilot brigade have a lot to learn about aircraft handling! I have large aircraft experience and fighter experience! I’m sure military training is the best! Handling is...
21st Jun 2019, 08:10
Replies: 79
Views: 27,679
Posted By newt

Not sure how you judge half a mile from the...

Not sure how you judge half a mile from the taxiway but it looks ok to me! No heavy braking and a controlled rollout! Still do not understand why everyone is giving them such a hard time! Nothing...
21st Jun 2019, 05:40
Replies: 79
Views: 27,679
Posted By newt

Nobody has commented on the angle from where the...

Nobody has commented on the angle from where the video was taken! I think it makes it look much worse than it actually was! I can see little wrong with it. Would never happen in normal operation but...
5th Jun 2019, 21:51
Replies: 104
Views: 39,479
Posted By newt

Late but impressive! Shame they could not fly...

Late but impressive! Shame they could not fly closer formation! Wonderful atmosphere on Beachy!
5th Jun 2019, 08:53
Replies: 104
Views: 39,479
Posted By newt

Will be on Beachy Head from 2pm if anyone I know...

Will be on Beachy Head from 2pm if anyone I know is there then get in touch! Should be a fine spectacle!
27th May 2019, 20:13
Replies: 16
Views: 5,282
Posted By newt

It was a very good day and almost brought a tear...

It was a very good day and almost brought a tear to the eye! Great effort by all the guys who look after these aircraft!
21st May 2019, 21:30
Replies: 5
Views: 2,265
Posted By newt

Logbooks!

This might be boring but are there others out there who have flown in RAF jets with a relative who was able to include them in their logbook? So I flew with my Dad then I flew him! Be interested to...
10th May 2019, 09:37
Replies: 30
Views: 13,646
Posted By newt

Would you like a camera in your face when doing...

Would you like a camera in your face when doing base training or your first line landing? I think not!
28th Apr 2019, 22:47
Replies: 52
Views: 12,501
Posted By newt

Children, children, children! This is supposed to...

Children, children, children! This is supposed to be light hearted banter! Not we did more than you did! We only corrected
Brewster on his ridiculous statement that the Lightning was considered as...
28th Apr 2019, 21:17
Replies: 15
Views: 1,578
Posted By newt

Time to accelerate!l

Time to accelerate!l
28th Apr 2019, 21:14
Replies: 52
Views: 12,501
Posted By newt

Thank god for that! We are rather old and maybe...

Thank god for that! We are rather old and maybe past our prime but we did our bit. Oh and I think you meant “When I Was On Lightnings!” WIWOL!
28th Apr 2019, 19:04
Replies: 52
Views: 12,501
Posted By newt

Obviously lower deck on finishing FTS!

Obviously lower deck on finishing FTS!
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