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28th Sep 2022, 11:53
Replies: 176
Views: 31,900
Posted By Stitchbitch

OMS, even worse when the 'zoomies' rip the knee...

OMS, even worse when the 'zoomies' rip the knee boards off the rotary coveralls..cher ching!

The Abu Dhabi police wear something very similar to the proposed new uniform, wonder if the same...
11th Sep 2022, 20:20
Replies: 11
Views: 2,192
Posted By Stitchbitch

No expert, but it sounds like a 'C' type wing, so...

No expert, but it sounds like a 'C' type wing, so originally produced for 4 x 20mm Hispano cannon and 4 x .303 machine guns. It was felt that 2 cannon did the job sufficiently well, so the 2 outboard...
16th Aug 2022, 13:52
Replies: 137
Views: 43,266
Posted By Stitchbitch

OMS, we had quite a few on Harrier including LOG...

OMS, we had quite a few on Harrier including LOG (Schlong) and SAK. A good chuckle could be had when BAD, BAK, DIC, & HED were programmed on the same 4 ship...
24th Jun 2022, 14:21
Replies: 4
Views: 1,684
Posted By Stitchbitch

Is that the new one with the Martin-Baker US18E...

Is that the new one with the Martin-Baker US18E seat?
https://twitter.com/MB_EjectEject/status/1539540952406269953
22nd Jun 2022, 16:42
Replies: 17
Views: 3,469
Posted By Stitchbitch

Harrier? I Claim my 10! But which is the most...

Harrier? I Claim my 10! But which is the most comfortable?
14th Jun 2022, 07:48
Replies: 176
Views: 31,900
Posted By Stitchbitch

Good start with some usable kit there, but why...

Good start with some usable kit there, but why are they still pushing out the wedgewood blue shirt? I realize blunties have to wear something but times have changed.. ;)
1st Jun 2022, 23:17
Replies: 280
Views: 122,603
Posted By Stitchbitch

USN use 100% Oxygen from the get go, so they...

USN use 100% Oxygen from the get go, so they would normally wear the mask from start up. The (possibly) only fast jet pilots that don't wear a mask (during displays) are the Blue Angels who use a...
16th Mar 2022, 17:58
Replies: 6
Views: 4,068
Posted By Stitchbitch

M346 down

It looks as though an M346 trainer has crashed in Italy during a test flight with the loss of one pilot, with another in bad shape.
My thoughts are with all involved.
20th Feb 2022, 09:03
Replies: 24
Views: 5,931
Posted By Stitchbitch

There’s quite an involved process to clear Kit as...

There’s quite an involved process to clear Kit as suitable for flight. SME aircrew, RAFCAM, AES & platform PT(s) should all have been involved at some point. If it was that bad I’d be amazed if...
25th Jan 2022, 18:47
Replies: 150
Views: 46,536
Posted By Stitchbitch

Very sad to hear of the injured deck crew, here’s...

Very sad to hear of the injured deck crew, here’s to a speedy recovery for all involved.

Gums, is it tempting fate to say that the seat and PFE appear to be working as advertised?
Would be good...
14th Dec 2021, 00:32
Replies: 569
Views: 166,174
Posted By Stitchbitch

Thanks Spaz, that was pretty much my...

Thanks Spaz, that was pretty much my recollection. Times must have got it's wires crossed. 👍
13th Dec 2021, 06:43
Replies: 569
Views: 166,174
Posted By Stitchbitch

Thanks ORAC, I was specifically asking about the...

Thanks ORAC, I was specifically asking about the BAES helmet mentioned in Lyenham lads Times article.
'The air force investigators urged adjustments to the helmet including dimming the green...
12th Dec 2021, 08:42
Replies: 569
Views: 166,174
Posted By Stitchbitch

BAE helmet? Assumed that RAF F35B pilots fly with...

BAE helmet? Assumed that RAF F35B pilots fly with the same helmet as all the other F35 operators, and that the BAE 'alternate helmet' effort quietly dropped off the radar when the Collins /VIS...
3rd Dec 2021, 07:14
Replies: 292
Views: 60,096
Posted By Stitchbitch

I'm sure the tri service 'Families Association'...

I'm sure the tri service 'Families Association' won't mind changing their name to get on trend..🤣
1st Dec 2021, 06:22
Replies: 292
Views: 60,096
Posted By Stitchbitch

Aviator? Can this be applied retrospectively?...

Aviator? Can this be applied retrospectively? Asking for a friend :E
20th Nov 2021, 11:31
Replies: 1
Views: 1,542
Posted By Stitchbitch

Mirage 2000-5 for Eu Red Air.

https://www.lesechos.fr/industrie-services/air-defense/ares-la-pme-francaise-qui-rachete-les-mirage-du-qatar-1365200

ARES, a French contractor, has purchased a number of ex Greek and Qatari M2K...
19th Nov 2021, 06:24
Replies: 403
Views: 186,183
Posted By Stitchbitch

'The suits is individually tailored' may lead...

'The suits is individually tailored' may lead some to imagine Saville Row, there is a standard size range of F-35 PFE, Sizing/fitting is just about the same as you'd get in any Squipper bay, only the...
17th Nov 2021, 17:08
Replies: 403
Views: 186,183
Posted By Stitchbitch

If it was the lift fan I wonder if the seat auto...

If it was the lift fan I wonder if the seat auto ejected the pilot? Something Harrier pilots would have found useful..
29th Sep 2021, 16:44
Replies: 97
Views: 19,336
Posted By Stitchbitch

Coningsbys aircrew (Sothside) feeder was pretty...

Coningsbys aircrew (Sothside) feeder was pretty good in the early 90s, IV(AC) had a good one at Laarbruch.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Aug 2021, 19:41
Replies: 953
Views: 960,613
Posted By Stitchbitch

I get to try quite a few flying helmets for work,...

I get to try quite a few flying helmets for work, most of the non 'household names' and some that are, are absolute garbage. Comfotable garbage but still... I can't recommend many but I would say...
31st Jul 2021, 21:19
Replies: 4
Views: 1,925
Posted By Stitchbitch

Wouldn't use Greygate, it'll damage the optical...

Wouldn't use Greygate, it'll damage the optical clarity. Years ago we used calotherm and a soft lint free cloth. If you can't get hold of a kit at work then Key Survival Equipment might have a few...
31st Jul 2021, 09:18
Replies: 44
Views: 13,095
Posted By Stitchbitch

Well done RAF, moving forwards and creating new...

Well done RAF, moving forwards and creating new badges, traditions, units, culture and customs whilst still giving a nod to the past with the single wing design.
30th Jul 2021, 14:24
Replies: 111
Views: 43,414
Posted By Stitchbitch

Not the usual pirate hunting ground off Salalah/...

Not the usual pirate hunting ground off Salalah/ East Yemen. Not the usual 'pirates' either..
16th Jul 2021, 16:54
Replies: 33
Views: 8,259
Posted By Stitchbitch

I would imagine that all the support players...

I would imagine that all the support players roles will soon be filled by drone aircraft.
Would the rear crew roles be any different if sat behind a console on a military base rather than in the...
12th Jul 2021, 18:29
Replies: 66
Views: 14,860
Posted By Stitchbitch

That's what I was told by the old timers when I...

That's what I was told by the old timers when I was there several years later. The sheer mention of Mosquito would start a healthy debate between fighter pilots and bomber pilots about who should...
6th Jul 2021, 07:07
Replies: 11
Views: 3,232
Posted By Stitchbitch

Always worth a watch, thanks for posting. Shame...

Always worth a watch, thanks for posting. Shame the home team cant do similar, it would be nice to see something but probably result in a grounding for breaking umpteen safety regs.
28th Jun 2021, 06:45
Replies: 623
Views: 126,729
Posted By Stitchbitch

There once was a USMC exchange pilot known as...

There once was a USMC exchange pilot known as Droopy (ancient cartoon character) due to his facial expressions. 'Tiny' the worlds biggest armourer and chap called 'Bungalow' because there was...
18th Jun 2021, 06:26
Replies: 14
Views: 3,674
Posted By Stitchbitch

Squipper porn. It's a non-steerable T11...

Squipper porn. It's a non-steerable T11 parachute normally jumped with a reserve based on the UK LLP aeroconical. The boxy design allows for a slower decent rate (19 feet a second) for the 95th...
10th Jun 2021, 15:59
Replies: 43
Views: 14,353
Posted By Stitchbitch

Both flew into St Mawgan later, AF1 went on a bit...

Both flew into St Mawgan later, AF1 went on a bit of a senic tour first though.
28th May 2021, 12:17
Replies: 89
Views: 19,956
Posted By Stitchbitch

Liking the old school XXX markings, just a shame...

Liking the old school XXX markings, just a shame that the fuselage/fin scheme is so conservative compared to GAF, ITAF and RSAF display Typhoons. Missed opportunity?
24th May 2021, 11:35
Replies: 4
Views: 2,829
Posted By Stitchbitch

'In Russia, plane ejects you!' It sounds as if...

'In Russia, plane ejects you!' It sounds as if all thankfully survived to tell the tale.
19th May 2021, 05:58
Replies: 25
Views: 12,255
Posted By Stitchbitch

:} In normal circumstances it's feasible to...

:}

In normal circumstances it's feasible to repair the damage to the cockpit floor, bulkhead, instruments, canopy, fit new seats, rails and dependant on other damage, put the aircraft back into...
9th May 2021, 08:11
Replies: 56
Views: 11,070
Posted By Stitchbitch

Squadron - a unit or military organisation. ...

Squadron - a unit or military organisation.

I'm glad the numbers are in use again, and I'd be pretty sure that the people who in future become part of those Squadrons will cherish the often hard...
20th Feb 2021, 11:09
Replies: 4
Views: 1,683
Posted By Stitchbitch

and the Il-78..

and the Il-78..
12th Feb 2021, 12:10
Replies: 85
Views: 20,790
Posted By Stitchbitch

You might have a very good point here, but it...

You might have a very good point here, but it would never happen for a whole multitude of reasons, and if it did...it'd be over budget and delayed 🤣
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