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24th Jun 2022, 21:16
Replies: 33
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Posted By CharlieJuliet

This Hunter probably has a Martin Baker Mk 4 seat...

This Hunter probably has a Martin Baker Mk 4 seat in it (although some single seaters had earlier seats), and this seat has a 80 ft/sec gun which is at the limit for damaging your back (rocket seats...
1st Apr 2022, 20:37
Replies: 34
Views: 9,292
Posted By CharlieJuliet

Anyone remember Lossiemouth in the early 80's...

Anyone remember Lossiemouth in the early 80's when the Staish used to appear at Met Briefing and sit down to: 8.30 in 5 4 3 2 1 - but the actual time was set on his a*** hitting the chair. For a...
14th Mar 2022, 22:17
Replies: 5
Views: 2,092
Posted By CharlieJuliet

Yes we received one last year. Not sure why they...

Yes we received one last year. Not sure why they don't know who has renewed. Maybe hoping for a double payment!!
29th Jan 2022, 21:31
Replies: 160
Views: 173,438
Posted By CharlieJuliet

I was, I think, 186 course at Cerney ('63). As I...

I was, I think, 186 course at Cerney ('63). As I remember there was a gentleman who had been medically recoursed and was still a Sgt waiting to graduate who supervised our bang seat demo on he rig.....
30th Sep 2021, 20:31
Replies: 97
Views: 19,329
Posted By CharlieJuliet

I have a couple of memories of the 'eating...

I have a couple of memories of the 'eating command' eateries. First was after diverting from Binbrookone misty night with several other Lightnings and, as always, going straight to the aircrew feeder...
26th Sep 2021, 21:40
Replies: 63
Views: 16,055
Posted By CharlieJuliet

Tornado F 2

In 1987, at EPTS, we exchanged our Lightning T5 XS 422 for a Tornado F2 ZD 935.. Whilst the F2 acceleration at low level exceeded that of the Lightning any hope of level supersonic flight at 40,000...
5th Sep 2021, 13:32
Replies: 16
Views: 2,980
Posted By CharlieJuliet

According to the FRCs that I have at Issue 2 the...

According to the FRCs that I have at Issue 2 the limit was 2.0M/650 knots clean and 2.0M/625 knots with AAR probe. My memory is that we were limited in the 60's to 2.0M/525 knots. Anyone remember...
20th May 2021, 20:35
Replies: 2
Views: 1,234
Posted By CharlieJuliet

Yes, 14 June 68 was in 5 Sqn's 4 ship flying C...

Yes, 14 June 68 was in 5 Sqn's 4 ship flying C (which was either XR 757 or XS 923 - and I think it was 923 by then). See that we flew on the nest day for a public day.
1st Feb 2021, 20:30
Replies: 186
Views: 38,064
Posted By CharlieJuliet

XT 910 2 sorties S/L Pete Highton was the Captain

XT 910 2 sorties S/L Pete Highton was the Captain
31st Jan 2021, 20:26
Replies: 186
Views: 38,064
Posted By CharlieJuliet

On revisiting my logbook I see Coningsby to...

On revisiting my logbook I see Coningsby to Valley on March 3 1968. From memory (I was on 1 course 228 OCU) we were in the midst of poor weather and few aircraft, and the OCU decided to try and find...
16th Jan 2021, 18:27
Replies: 186
Views: 38,064
Posted By CharlieJuliet

I thought that we were a 12 ship, but will bow to...

I thought that we were a 12 ship, but will bow to Paddy's better memory. I remember that we flew at low level in loose formation in some pretty bad weather. As we neared Bardsey Island, our I/P, we...
15th Jan 2021, 20:46
Replies: 186
Views: 38,064
Posted By CharlieJuliet

Interesting to see #85. On 1 July 1969 6 Sqn,...

Interesting to see #85. On 1 July 1969 6 Sqn, from Coningsby, did a flypast over Carnarvon with 12 Phantoms for the Prince of Wales Investiture; we were meant to be joined by XX Lightnings which had...
11th Jan 2021, 21:55
Replies: 186
Views: 38,064
Posted By CharlieJuliet

First trip to Valley for an Open Day weekend...

First trip to Valley for an Open Day weekend 18/20 June 1965 in 85 Sqn Binbrook Meteor F8 WK 654 and then not again till on MPC. Lightning Firestreak was from 5 Sqn F6 XS894 28 April 1967, and...
10th Jan 2021, 21:21
Replies: 186
Views: 38,064
Posted By CharlieJuliet

OOPs not sure why that came out twice - sorry!!...

OOPs not sure why that came out twice - sorry!! Now fixed!
10th Jan 2021, 21:20
Replies: 186
Views: 38,064
Posted By CharlieJuliet

Also fired a Winder on 21 Jun 73. Here are the...

Also fired a Winder on 21 Jun 73. Here are the only pics I've got of the Firestreak launch - sadly none of the Winder as I think that the Winder took out the Jindy!!! Often wondered if the controls...
10th Jan 2021, 19:30
Replies: 186
Views: 38,064
Posted By CharlieJuliet

Hi, Have some info on 5 Sqn MPC 23 Apr 67 to 9...

Hi, Have some info on 5 Sqn MPC 23 Apr 67 to 9 May 67 will see what my log book says. I think I fired a Firestreak on28 Apr 68!!
27th Oct 2020, 21:42
Replies: 3
Views: 1,215
Posted By CharlieJuliet

I was in the 4th form at the Duke of York in...

I was in the 4th form at the Duke of York in Nairobi, and were were kept at school to complete prelims (plus the 6th form) whilst the rest of the school was given over to refugees. Although we had...
3rd Jul 2020, 20:17
Replies: 60
Views: 12,305
Posted By CharlieJuliet

FED - yes no real holding. Attested in Nairobi in...

FED - yes no real holding. Attested in Nairobi in Apr 63 so fellow colonial (5200...)
3rd Jul 2020, 14:00
Replies: 60
Views: 12,305
Posted By CharlieJuliet

Joined Apr 63. South Cerney Apr - Jul 63. FTS...

Joined Apr 63. South Cerney Apr - Jul 63. FTS Acklington JP Aug 63 - Aug 64 (104 dual and 62 solo). Held CAW Manby/Strubby Varsities Sep - Nov 64 (30 hrs). AFS Meteors Manby/Strubby Nov 64 - Apr 65...
16th Mar 2020, 20:34
Replies: 13
Views: 2,312
Posted By CharlieJuliet

Any thoughts as to whether training is safe or...

Any thoughts as to whether training is safe or not? I am in the over 70 age group and I wonder if I should delay any flights till later in the season? Any advice appreciated.
30th Sep 2019, 19:47
Replies: 17
Views: 3,071
Posted By CharlieJuliet

YS interesting comment as I remember B3 but you...

YS interesting comment as I remember B3 but you must be correct in that it was Command/type related. However, I think that the max crosswind for most types was 25 knots in those days - maybe the duty...
30th Sep 2019, 14:57
Replies: 17
Views: 3,071
Posted By CharlieJuliet

Black Flag used to be accompanied with a number -...

Black Flag used to be accompanied with a number - I think 1 to 5. I recall runway blocked, ice and crosswind. This allowed simplification when the colour states were passed from Ops via a phone (no...
15th Aug 2019, 21:44
Replies: 11
Views: 2,181
Posted By CharlieJuliet

Benbecula and Stornoway also have DME arcs if one...

Benbecula and Stornoway also have DME arcs if one wants to venture to the far north.
5th Jun 2019, 21:05
Replies: 3
Views: 2,705
Posted By CharlieJuliet

Try looking for MASL Bulldog spares. They have...

Try looking for MASL Bulldog spares. They have lots of stuff for the Dog.
19th Apr 2019, 19:12
Replies: 39
Views: 12,535
Posted By CharlieJuliet

On 228 we taught using full aft stick till 10 deg...

On 228 we taught using full aft stick till 10 deg nu and then holding till lift off. This ensured formation take-offs were together. One of the instructors queried this technique, but full aft stick...
15th Dec 2018, 20:10
Replies: 116
Views: 29,983
Posted By CharlieJuliet

Lightning/Phantom 60's and 70's. Remember Happy...

Lightning/Phantom 60's and 70's. Remember Happy Hour/2fors but don't remember drinking on a deceased's bar bill.
14th Nov 2018, 21:13
Replies: 153
Views: 32,785
Posted By CharlieJuliet

Get your instructor to do 2 landings - watch...

Get your instructor to do 2 landings - watch carefully and repeat. As above - the picture says all and it is a 'learned skill'.
5th Nov 2018, 19:34
Replies: 70
Views: 14,239
Posted By CharlieJuliet

Best technique I found doing several landings on...

Best technique I found doing several landings on a day with a 45 kt crosswind was wing down. The big advantage was that this was a stable condition and on touchdown there was no worry about drifting...
30th Oct 2018, 20:42
Replies: 13
Views: 3,941
Posted By CharlieJuliet

Sounds like a suboptimal Toom

Sounds like a suboptimal Toom
2nd Oct 2018, 17:54
Replies: 28
Views: 6,074
Posted By CharlieJuliet

Very sad news. Was at SORF from Sept 64 as co on...

Very sad news. Was at SORF from Sept 64 as co on the Varsity and then did AFS on the Meteor at Strubby. Moved to the Strubby Seco hutted Mess in Nov 64 and left Strubby in Apr 65. As stated above,...
16th Sep 2018, 09:11
Replies: 23
Views: 7,525
Posted By CharlieJuliet

I don't recall either oil or O2 being a problem...

I don't recall either oil or O2 being a problem on the 5 Bahrain trips, but I recall one of the guys on the way back nearly ran out of O2. I am not sure if he had done something to deplete his O2,...
15th Sep 2018, 20:02
Replies: 23
Views: 7,525
Posted By CharlieJuliet

From memory 5 Sqn did Bahrain and back to...

From memory 5 Sqn did Bahrain and back to Binbrook non stop in May 68, and I think that these legs were over 8 hours. Perhaps an ex 74 Sqn pilot could comment on the times to Singapore? Over 2 hours...
6th Aug 2018, 20:25
Replies: 27
Views: 6,079
Posted By CharlieJuliet

Did the bang seat ride in '63 (seem to remember...

Did the bang seat ride in '63 (seem to remember that the time delay of .5 sec before the seat fired seemed to last forever!!), and the 2 Lightning runs above in '65 and '66. But the Phantom run in...
16th Jul 2018, 20:10
Replies: 27
Views: 6,079
Posted By CharlieJuliet

The decompressions were to 56k ft for partial...

The decompressions were to 56k ft for partial pressure jerkin and g suits and 60 k ft plus a Taylor helmet. Without the helmet it was uncomfortable breathing against the oxygen pressure whereas with...
28th Apr 2018, 19:58
Replies: 26
Views: 5,761
Posted By CharlieJuliet

Very good assist; travelled to Lincs yesterday...

Very good assist; travelled to Lincs yesterday and found that Humberside App was incorrect in Skydemon, but was correct in the monthly updates available online for download.
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