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14th May 2012, 18:34
Replies: 123
Views: 33,623
Posted By Monty77

Demons Have to agree with you. I'm...

Demons

Have to agree with you.

I'm ex-rotary and did NI in the early nineties. There were a lot of very immature first tour pilots who thought they were God 'because they went outside the...
27th Apr 2012, 19:11
Replies: 88
Views: 14,442
Posted By Monty77

Fantom. All military flying is better (more...

Fantom.

All military flying is better (more fun) than civvy flying.

Turning upside down is fun. G is OK. Putting your tailwheel on the needle spike of a German Alpine peak then conducting a 360...
24th Apr 2012, 19:37
Replies: 88
Views: 14,442
Posted By Monty77

Guys, I am seriously impressed by your...

Guys,

I am seriously impressed by your recollection of the numbers.

For me, Ternhill was a blinding nightmare of helmeted, moustache-faced loonies leering at me,asking if we're 'gonna make...
23rd Apr 2012, 17:23
Replies: 88
Views: 14,442
Posted By Monty77

Shorts of Belfast, to be precise. With Brazilian...

Shorts of Belfast, to be precise. With Brazilian bits.

Engineers hated it (as I was told) because you couldn't 'rob' airframe bits off a hangar queen to keep the right number on the daily line....
23rd Apr 2012, 15:55
Replies: 88
Views: 14,442
Posted By Monty77

Tucano. A well built and easily maintained...

Tucano.

A well built and easily maintained advanced trainer with jet-like handling.

I. Diot:{
13th Apr 2012, 18:49
Replies: 23
Views: 10,195
Posted By Monty77

Top place and people. I tried to get there...

Top place and people.

I tried to get there two years ago as a 5000hr rotary bloke Brit mil/but now an elementary QFI. 47 years old with original teeth and hair, since you ask.

Didn't wash on...
6th Apr 2012, 20:12
Replies: 15
Views: 6,126
Posted By Monty77

Tried and failed, sadly. Rotary bloke with 5000...

Tried and failed, sadly.
Rotary bloke with 5000 and currently fixed-wing with 1000 turbo/piston instructional = soz mate.
They were very nice about it but it seems they will target specific areas,...
11th Feb 2012, 19:44
Replies: 41
Views: 10,015
Posted By Monty77

Seldom fit for reality

Seldom has a problem with rank structure.

Good luck with that because it's everywhere.
30th Dec 2011, 16:56
Replies: 764
Views: 448,892
Posted By Monty77

Point of Order on the relative speed of rotary...

Point of Order on the relative speed of rotary types in NI.

Pumas certainly suited the Greens with relatively long transits. 130kts versus 100/110kts is not a huge difference, especially in S....
2nd Oct 2011, 16:08
Replies: 39
Views: 6,590
Posted By Monty77

Wyler Totally agreed with all you say, 'when...

Wyler

Totally agreed with all you say, 'when we were in'.

Generous contract (16 years min) can be struck off the list.

Canning the pre-wings studes was a shocking loyalty reversal. Even back...
30th Sep 2011, 21:07
Replies: 26
Views: 12,184
Posted By Monty77

These may help: Checks waste time. ...

These may help:

Checks waste time.

Never check, assume.

Never chicken out at decision height. You will look weak.

Hope this helps, don't care if it doesn't.
18th Sep 2011, 18:34
Replies: 37
Views: 10,226
Posted By Monty77

SH Songbook

Glory Camlough Mountain.

'I was feeling pretty stupid cos I didn't have a gun'.

True story of a Wessex crew in Northern Ireland (when everyone was really, really wanky) who got stuck VMC on top...
6th Sep 2011, 19:18
Replies: 122
Views: 32,594
Posted By Monty77

Or, You could land a job with BAE in Saudi...

Or,

You could land a job with BAE in Saudi as an IP then after a few years claim you are too stressed out to fly with Saudi students.

Do not pass GO, collect half a million quid and poke off to...
27th Aug 2011, 20:08
Replies: 43
Views: 11,132
Posted By Monty77

Amateurs. Overtaking another fast jet...

Amateurs.

Overtaking another fast jet formation over Central, yes, that's Central London readers, IMC.

If you're going to cock it up, do it properly.

Luckily, nobody clapped wings.

Some...
13th Aug 2011, 20:46
Replies: 40
Views: 34,101
Posted By Monty77

Yeah right, and I'm an astronaut. Spill, or...

Yeah right, and I'm an astronaut.

Spill, or look like a fool.:ok:
10th Jul 2011, 21:06
Replies: 16
Views: 3,271
Posted By Monty77

In my humble opinion, this is all going wrong. ...

In my humble opinion, this is all going wrong.

The Yanks have stood back, us and the French are cutting along. Soft Suez?

We don't have the capability, nor do the French. Even combined, we...
28th Jun 2011, 17:33
Replies: 156
Views: 25,838
Posted By Monty77

This is supposed to be a debate about the Prime...

This is supposed to be a debate about the Prime Minister's comment, 'You do the fighting, I'll do the talking.'

As we've all gone massively off topic, I don't mind sharing with you a memory of...
21st Jun 2011, 19:22
Replies: 156
Views: 25,838
Posted By Monty77

Brian Thank you for your correction. You are...

Brian

Thank you for your correction. You are quite right.

Monty
21st Jun 2011, 15:46
Replies: 156
Views: 25,838
Posted By Monty77

Lord Farquar in Shrek said to his heroes,"Some of...

Lord Farquar in Shrek said to his heroes,"Some of you may die, but that is a risk I'm prepared to take.".

The PM might as well have said,"You do the dying, I'll do the talking.".

I'm a Tory of...
15th Jun 2011, 13:49
Replies: 37
Views: 8,079
Posted By Monty77

MAINJAFAD Begged borrowed and stole? I...

MAINJAFAD

Begged borrowed and stole? I admire the USA and have found all the Americans I have met (mostly mil) to have been respectful and courteous. I am a fan. If I could get a Green Card, I...
8th May 2011, 19:29
Replies: 83
Views: 27,495
Posted By Monty77

Tail rotor strike on the compound wall as he...

Tail rotor strike on the compound wall as he overcooked it on the way in.

Some of you may recall the two tailwheel holes in the wriggly tin wall at Dungannon. OC 72 and STANO. Libellous in this...
30th Apr 2011, 17:14
Replies: 14
Views: 6,370
Posted By Monty77

Pity. 'Goolie Chit'? I'll have one of...

Pity.

'Goolie Chit'? I'll have one of those! And I'd be off to Soho quicker than Harry pinching Pippa's arse on the balcony!

60 Sqn learnt in Afghanistan during the '20's that gold is better...
6th Mar 2011, 20:06
Replies: 25
Views: 7,854
Posted By Monty77

And before any of you purists object, a pelican...

And before any of you purists object, a pelican may look elegant in normal flight.

Not when under fire.
6th Mar 2011, 19:58
Replies: 25
Views: 7,854
Posted By Monty77

Rod Leigh was the consummate spec air crew...

Rod Leigh was the consummate spec air crew 'mate'.

He knew everything about instruction and more importantly, how to deliver it to different people. When he was on CFS at Linton in the mid/late...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Feb 2011, 20:37
Replies: 29
Views: 6,682
Posted By Monty77

Oh well, if it's New York Times or the BBC, it...

Oh well, if it's New York Times or the BBC, it has to be true, hasn't it?

Show me your videos/pictures.

Put them here for us to see.

Machine gun nests mowing down women and children who are...
Forum: Middle East
21st Feb 2011, 21:03
Replies: 29
Views: 6,682
Posted By Monty77

Oh, and please post the pictures.

Oh, and please post the pictures.
Forum: Middle East
21st Feb 2011, 21:00
Replies: 29
Views: 6,682
Posted By Monty77

It's Seef, and it's not an area, it's a mall. ...

It's Seef, and it's not an area, it's a mall.

You'd make a great journalist.
Forum: Middle East
21st Feb 2011, 20:38
Replies: 29
Views: 6,682
Posted By Monty77

Red Max I agree with parabellum. I...

Red Max

I agree with parabellum.

I live in Bahrain. Your link to the ABC journalist is not a video. It's a an audio recording. If you think that's a record of somebody getting a good kicking,...
16th Dec 2010, 19:55
Replies: 100
Views: 21,221
Posted By Monty77

Toppers to Linton

NoD. I accept your challenge. Unfortunately I cannot remember the time but definitely sub 3 minutes.

The wind had to be right for favourable runways, and the last thing you needed was a mate at 5...
16th Dec 2010, 19:09
Replies: 2
Views: 1,425
Posted By Monty77

SAR Tactics?

Er, probably not. Good luck anyway.
20th Jun 2010, 20:22
Replies: 28
Views: 7,438
Posted By Monty77

Runway Fun

With due respect to the originator bit of thread creep, but....

Taxying out one blustery day, front seat elects to re-engage gust lock in a Tucano as it's a long old taxi and the ailerons are...
14th Jun 2010, 17:16
Replies: 28
Views: 7,438
Posted By Monty77

Coarse Combat

From the back of my logbook, an exerpt from a longer article attributed to Sqn Ldr K.G.Holland, Wildenrath, Feb 1977. The article covers the brief, mission and debrief. This bit concerns the...
23rd Mar 2010, 14:56
Replies: 12
Views: 3,312
Posted By Monty77

Hey Bob! I saw it too! Not only were they...

Hey Bob!

I saw it too! Not only were they doing wingovers and loops at low level, one of them flew over my house inverted at 50 feet and gave my wife the finger, causing her to drop our family pet...
28th Jun 2009, 19:26
Replies: 60
Views: 31,788
Posted By Monty77

Erm, yes. 'Bigging up' people who fly...

Erm, yes.

'Bigging up' people who fly ridiculously low to impress others reflects on those who do it, and those who can't, but are impressed by those who do.

Inevitably, there is a crash, with...
24th Jun 2009, 18:22
Replies: 7
Views: 2,113
Posted By Monty77

The Great Santini's Flying Circus. 72. You had to...

The Great Santini's Flying Circus. 72. You had to be there.:ok:
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