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1st May 2021, 12:36
Replies: 63
Views: 13,538
Posted By Tinribs

We all have personal understanding of the...

We all have personal understanding of the situation the soldiers faced, I was in the province at the time.
The individual concerned was well known to security forces , his face was displayed on most...
21st Apr 2021, 14:44
Replies: 63
Views: 13,538
Posted By Tinribs

All this anguish could have been avoided if the...

All this anguish could have been avoided if the letters had said "at the present time". they did not and that lack was not accidental , it gave the politicians an opportunity to say that had acted....
11th Apr 2021, 17:03
Replies: 64
Views: 15,118
Posted By Tinribs

What started the questioning was that Sully did...

What started the questioning was that Sully did not maker a hard turn into wind and commence a glide approach. The established industry wisdom until about ten years before the accident was that a...
3rd Apr 2021, 17:31
Replies: 87
Views: 24,582
Posted By Tinribs

The story BMI long hall 707 crew talking about...

The story
BMI long hall 707 crew talking about No 1 cabin crew.
She has a technique with new FOs she pretends she can't get suitcase undone asks FO to go to her room and help
FO enters room and...
3rd Apr 2021, 17:15
Replies: 87
Views: 24,582
Posted By Tinribs

In BMI one of the very senior captains who...

In BMI one of the very senior captains who thought he was clever always carried a piece of wire coat hanger bent into a circle. He would then place it in the hat rim of an unsuspecting colleague so...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Apr 2021, 11:32
Replies: 35
Views: 10,618
Posted By Tinribs

We taught a whole generation of younger people...

We taught a whole generation of younger people that if you are annoyed by anyone or anything you may take what ever action suits you and blame old idiots or racists or your school or the system....
26th Mar 2021, 16:45
Replies: 103
Views: 19,803
Posted By Tinribs

I flew for bmi for twenty years then eastern for...

I flew for bmi for twenty years then eastern for five.
Mostly the females were better than the males given age and experience.
I only ever flew with one female who was not well up to the job;...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Mar 2021, 18:52
Replies: 35
Views: 10,618
Posted By Tinribs

Try reading "the Veteran"

Try reading "the Veteran"
11th Mar 2021, 14:14
Replies: 450
Views: 102,606
Posted By Tinribs

It can go the other way. Tanking a Buc to the...

It can go the other way. Tanking a Buc to the gulf in 68 back seater seemed out of touch with calls a bit. After landing changing break chute and refuelling with back seater helping we went to the...
10th Mar 2021, 12:45
Replies: 415
Views: 164,859
Posted By Tinribs

On my first visit to the clutch I walked out to...

On my first visit to the clutch I walked out to the local town and on my way back stopped at an atractive looking coffee shop. I asked for "cafe und cooken"
in the best British manner and sat to...
8th Mar 2021, 12:07
Replies: 450
Views: 102,606
Posted By Tinribs

Names

At RAE Bedford we had an ACE Holborne
2nd Mar 2021, 17:31
Replies: 1
Views: 1,075
Posted By Tinribs

Remember Brian v well from the Viscount and the...

Remember Brian v well from the Viscount and the 737. He also had the good judgement to follow my advice about dogs
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Mar 2021, 17:27
Replies: 47
Views: 6,720
Posted By Tinribs

Some of the old/bold treated the FD with some...

Some of the old/bold treated the FD with some suspicion They used to tell a story about Ron Hardy, BMIs much respected chief pilot, who always did his checks with the most junior instructor in the...
2nd Mar 2021, 17:18
Replies: 19
Views: 5,028
Posted By Tinribs

The sweets had a problem because they became a...

The sweets had a problem because they became a wet and sticky mess in the tin after opening. After eating the sweets you found a polly bag to stop the sweets going sticky
26th Feb 2021, 18:57
Replies: 20
Views: 7,619
Posted By Tinribs

I flew the Castor in a Canberra at RAE in late...

I flew the Castor in a Canberra at RAE in late 70's. Seemed to work
19th Feb 2021, 12:34
Replies: 530
Views: 155,578
Posted By Tinribs

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Boss walks into crew room where "discussion is ongoing"
Boss: Ian you are always arguing
Ian: No I'm F...ing not

Boss not popular after fatal crash
Senior flt cdr: I am unhappy that...
12th Feb 2021, 16:42
Replies: 75
Views: 36,508
Posted By Tinribs

Best flypast I ever saw was a loony F111 who flew...

Best flypast I ever saw was a loony F111 who flew down the crowd line jettisoning fuel from between the jet pipes all the way down the strip then hit reheat as he flew away, sonic boom as the dumped...
12th Feb 2021, 16:22
Replies: 530
Views: 155,578
Posted By Tinribs

Better get Navigator jokes going again Young...

Better get Navigator jokes going again

Young pilot enters bar in RAF Club Piccadilly, approaches senior looking chap at the bar
Sir Sir I have just heard this brilliant navigator joke and I'm...
11th Feb 2021, 15:15
Replies: 88
Views: 14,908
Posted By Tinribs

I think the last Brit to be shot by the IRA in...

I think the last Brit to be shot by the IRA in Ulster was hit in the back by a 50 cal, he died of course but the round ripped off his belt buckle which then seriously injured the lady driver the...
11th Feb 2021, 15:10
Replies: 450
Views: 102,606
Posted By Tinribs

My favourite Aunt asked me to her dining out as a...

My favourite Aunt asked me to her dining out as a retiring colonel, splendid evening. After the meal as a very junior officer I was keeping in the background until a very senior chap pointed out a...
5th Feb 2021, 16:00
Replies: 81
Views: 15,729
Posted By Tinribs

I was passing through Prestwick, sort of 70,s,...

I was passing through Prestwick, sort of 70,s, when there was a BAC 111 "parked" nearby in a sorry state. The story was that training for flapless landing they had pulled the cb to stop the flapless...
26th Oct 2016, 16:57
Replies: 93
Views: 35,259
Posted By Tinribs

Then and Now

I must be a contemporary of Sharpend. Joined Jan 64 stayed to 38/16 than ran away to an airline, BMI, who were happy o take me because I had flown the Viscount in the RAF

As it happens I recently...
17th Oct 2016, 18:48
Replies: 32
Views: 8,757
Posted By Tinribs

Red Kit

I cannot speak for their modern kit, my experience is well out of date but it may be a start

I was in a ex military Russian helicopter crash when the chopper went end over down the strip. We...
Forum: Questions
16th Oct 2016, 19:37
Replies: 33
Views: 11,730
Posted By Tinribs

seeing stars

The V Force conversion was long and detailed
One small exercise was to sit the newcomer on the astro stool with oxygen mask on, cabin alt about 8,000'. Sees stars through periscopic sextant. While...
16th Oct 2016, 19:15
Replies: 240
Views: 50,717
Posted By Tinribs

presentation clock?

After twenty years I did not get a clock but they did take my watch away
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