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11th Aug 2020, 08:11
Replies: 99
Views: 15,624
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Unfortunately, with that suggestion, you would be...

Unfortunately, with that suggestion, you would be wrong. "They" really are looking at it.
21st May 2020, 15:37
Replies: 43
Views: 14,004
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Simple and short answer, No. Slightly longer...

Simple and short answer, No.

Slightly longer one - modification is never easy, simple or cheap. D&D and flight trials would be long and expensive. The A380 is way too big to fill any role apart...
6th May 2020, 21:50
Replies: 62
Views: 12,650
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Where is the 'Like' button?

Where is the 'Like' button?
11th Dec 2019, 12:13
Replies: 77
Views: 21,291
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Does anyone know if Bates still do SD hats? ...

Does anyone know if Bates still do SD hats? Regrettably my current one is on its last legs and is unlikely to see out my remaining years in the Service, and its certainly not fit for any formal...
10th Dec 2019, 15:48
Replies: 58
Views: 19,845
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Didn't a certain northern station used to have a...

Didn't a certain northern station used to have a piano-based competition on Tain Range in the 80s? ISTR that the target was attacked by the station's squadrons - Jags, Buccaneers, Hunters,...
4th Nov 2019, 08:11
Replies: 384
Views: 246,421
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Just in time by the look of it: Russian...

Just in time by the look of it:

Russian Deployment (https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/security/2019/10/russian-northern-fleet-massive-submarine-show)
15th Aug 2019, 14:56
Replies: 77
Views: 44,760
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

One major, one minor, one 'at home' is the...

One major, one minor, one 'at home' is the rotation. Majors were/are: Far East 2016, USA/Canada 2019; Minor was Middle East & Pakistan 2017; At Home was RAF 100 2018. Next year should see a 'minor'...
22nd Jul 2019, 14:29
Replies: 83
Views: 37,599
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

As someone who has been a display supervisor a...

As someone who has been a display supervisor a few times in the past, all before the regulations and rules were tightened up post-Shoreham, I can guarantee you that you are totally and utterly wrong...
19th Jul 2019, 13:15
Replies: 77
Views: 44,760
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Of course we could just forget that the Household...

Of course we could just forget that the Household Cavalry also have a front line combat role! Who is dying on ops for lack of good kit; now, not 10 years ago?



Thereby completely missing the...
20th Jun 2019, 15:48
Replies: 79
Views: 27,678
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

I donít know, I wasnít there and donít know what...

I donít know, I wasnít there and donít know what the wind of the day was! :hmm:
20th Jun 2019, 14:06
Replies: 79
Views: 27,678
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Iím with SAS and F16 on this, nothing...

Iím with SAS and F16 on this, nothing particularly bad about that approach. Possibly a last minute runway change, maybe got caught out by the wind in the final turn, but nicely recovered and landed...
30th May 2019, 11:27
Replies: 23
Views: 9,347
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

True, but that was because the original KUR was...

True, but that was because the original KUR was removed to make the PFI work. Other, more sensible, KC-30s operators can AAR their versions.
14th May 2019, 07:23
Replies: 10
Views: 5,079
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Does anyone have the full article? I try to...

Does anyone have the full article? I try to avoid giving the Murdochs any money if at all possible.
6th Mar 2019, 21:20
Replies: 33
Views: 10,062
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Oh yes! At every stage of training.

Oh yes! At every stage of training.
14th Nov 2018, 21:57
Replies: 161
Views: 37,063
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Goodbye Danny. I have enjoyed your witty,...

Goodbye Danny. I have enjoyed your witty, insightful and interesting contributions to the site over recent years. I wish I’d had the opportunity to meet you in person. Rest in peace or soar with the...
17th Sep 2018, 20:26
Replies: 24
Views: 6,957
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Sorry ACW, I don't have all of that info to hand,...

Sorry ACW, I don't have all of that info to hand, but according to Boeing (http://www.boeing.com/defense/maritime-surveillance/p-8-poseidon/index.page) the MTOW of a P8 is 189200 lbs, which if memory...
13th Sep 2018, 12:32
Replies: 24
Views: 6,957
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

The runway at Kinloss is neither long enough, nor...

The runway at Kinloss is neither long enough, nor strong enough for a fully laden P8. The runway was due for a full refurbishment about 10 years ago and it has only been patched ever since - it...
27th Apr 2018, 06:11
Replies: 41
Views: 5,327
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Does that idiot Khan ever actually travel around...

Does that idiot Khan ever actually travel around London? United? Heís having a laugh; itís one of the least united parts of the country!!

Some of our politicians petty blustering over whether...
24th Apr 2018, 06:13
Replies: 59
Views: 18,088
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Oh really? Why would a front-line, multi-role,...

Oh really? Why would a front-line, multi-role, multi-man, weapons platform not need a simulator? 🙄
14th Mar 2018, 08:29
Replies: 54
Views: 7,943
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Nail, Hammer, Head! This decision has nothing to...

Nail, Hammer, Head! This decision has nothing to do with Brexit.
22nd Feb 2018, 08:48
Replies: 47
Views: 14,461
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Used to do a glide approach into Muharraq in the...

Used to do a glide approach into Muharraq in the VC10 many years ago. IIRC 30000 feet, 30 nms DME, select idle power, use combination of speed brakes, gear and flaps/slats to adjust glide path, low...
22nd Feb 2018, 07:32
Replies: 19
Views: 3,064
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Did I miss the part of the announcement where...

Did I miss the part of the announcement where SofS said that the Armed Forces would be increased in size to compensate for all those taking flexi time off? Or did that get covered in the increase in...
22nd Feb 2018, 07:27
Replies: 57
Views: 29,611
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

What gets me about most of these films, is that...

What gets me about most of these films, is that despite our [cough, cough] advancing years and loss of brain cells through beer and who knows what else, we all still remember the films and their...
2nd Feb 2018, 10:43
Replies: 22
Views: 4,434
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

NAB - Spot on. It is worth comparing the French...

NAB - Spot on. It is worth comparing the French military and our own, as well as population size, GDP etc. They don't have all the capabilities we have, but they do seem to be able to deliver the...
2nd Feb 2018, 09:32
Replies: 148
Views: 61,031
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

I have a QFI qualification and I've always...

I have a QFI qualification and I've always fancied a go at flying helicopters; maybe I should apply.
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