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12th Apr 2021, 09:09
Replies: 17
Views: 4,344
Posted By Ken Scott

The story as I have always understood it was that...

The story as I have always understood it was that the ghostly Meteor pilot was attempting an asymmetric roller but went spearing off the side of the runway, crashed through the OM car park (writing...
31st Mar 2021, 18:44
Replies: 88
Views: 29,225
Posted By Ken Scott

Now where might they have sourced that document? ...

Now where might they have sourced that document? Exactly why I stated at post #2 that Facebook & on here weren’t the forums to raise this. Washing our dirty laundry in public might make the author...
30th Mar 2021, 13:57
Replies: 88
Views: 35,715
Posted By Ken Scott

Not a bird strike but many years ago I was...

Not a bird strike but many years ago I was westbound to N America around 30W at FL260 when an insect impacted the middle of my windscreen, I always thought that was one very lost (& unlucky) bug.
29th Mar 2021, 11:01
Replies: 88
Views: 29,225
Posted By Ken Scott

Are Facebook/ pprune really the ideal venues for...

Are Facebook/ pprune really the ideal venues for airing these types of issues?
28th Mar 2021, 13:02
Replies: 450
Views: 100,563
Posted By Ken Scott

A similar technique I found very useful for...

A similar technique I found very useful for airborne decisions too - how would the ensuing events sound to someone reading the accident report in a crew room? It managed to filter some of my more...
25th Mar 2021, 13:06
Replies: 88
Views: 35,715
Posted By Ken Scott

A few years ago when I had some time to kill & I...

A few years ago when I had some time to kill & I was in something of a reflective mood I went through my old logbooks to work out how many ac I’d flown had been subsequently lost during the nearly 40...
24th Mar 2021, 17:32
Replies: 78
Views: 11,510
Posted By Ken Scott

Bang goes your anonymity, Mogwi...!!

Bang goes your anonymity, Mogwi...!!
23rd Mar 2021, 11:33
Replies: 729
Views: 234,758
Posted By Ken Scott

Good to see the DT quoting the ‘army Chinooks’,...

Good to see the DT quoting the ‘army Chinooks’, maybe the RAF should paint them blue?
22nd Mar 2021, 18:37
Replies: 63
Views: 23,828
Posted By Ken Scott

I was matching the mathematical sequencing of the...

I was matching the mathematical sequencing of the previous poster. The day-to-day reality of A400 availability & reliability is indeed far worse.
22nd Mar 2021, 15:11
Replies: 63
Views: 23,828
Posted By Ken Scott

And half as reliable.

And half as reliable.
19th Mar 2021, 10:55
Replies: 76
Views: 14,595
Posted By Ken Scott

This accords with the realisation I had around...

This accords with the realisation I had around half way through my time in the RAF, that the purpose of the organisation was not the delivery of air power but it existed to give its personnel (at...
11th Mar 2021, 16:27
Replies: 26
Views: 6,690
Posted By Ken Scott

Having done a Staff Ride to the dams some years...

Having done a Staff Ride to the dams some years ago I too was very impressed with the run-in to the Eder. Looking down from the castle (the IP) to the headland which marked the turning point to aim...
10th Mar 2021, 17:27
Replies: 36
Views: 5,832
Posted By Ken Scott

The institution of higher education where I...

The institution of higher education where I studied in the early 80s had a hall of residence which was reputed to be a twin of one of those blocks, fortunately I was never a resident but had reason...
10th Mar 2021, 15:40
Replies: 450
Views: 100,563
Posted By Ken Scott

Indeed it was. When it came time to leave he said...

Indeed it was. When it came time to leave he said to me, ‘so you’re swinging my prop, then?’ I agreed although I’d never done it but the boss became all ‘elf & safety and refused to allow me, or...
10th Mar 2021, 13:49
Replies: 450
Views: 100,563
Posted By Ken Scott

I was a QFI on a UAS where one day the boss had a...

I was a QFI on a UAS where one day the boss had a call from a former student who wished to visit the airfield. The boss was rather NFI about it until the ex-student said, ‘I bet you’d be more helpful...
10th Mar 2021, 10:40
Replies: 26
Views: 6,690
Posted By Ken Scott

I stand corrected, 4 were flown to the scrapyard.

I stand corrected, 4 were flown to the scrapyard.
10th Mar 2021, 10:06
Replies: 26
Views: 6,690
Posted By Ken Scott

I believe they used 3 Lancasters for the filming,...

I believe they used 3 Lancasters for the filming, flown by crews from some of the RAF’s Lincoln sqns. Once filming was completed all the ac were flown to the scrapyard...
9th Mar 2021, 17:01
Replies: 450
Views: 100,563
Posted By Ken Scott

The family who owned the big estate near where I...

The family who owned the big estate near where I grew up in Devon were the Bastards. Not pronounced ‘B’stard’, if anyone did they would correct them, ‘it’s Bastard’.
9th Mar 2021, 06:54
Replies: 450
Views: 100,563
Posted By Ken Scott

https://www.pegasusarchive.org/normandy/geoffrey_p...

https://www.pegasusarchive.org/normandy/geoffrey_pine_coffin.htm

There you go. Known by his men as ‘Wooden box’.
7th Mar 2021, 13:51
Replies: 12
Views: 3,334
Posted By Ken Scott

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/960x1440/f988d75c_c1a5_43df_a3a7_46fe4fd30144_76189468c3871800c9a44c0ef492494030297534.jpeg

Concorde v F4 air combat fully explored in this...
7th Mar 2021, 13:47
Replies: 450
Views: 100,563
Posted By Ken Scott

There was a Gunner William Rea, serving with the...

There was a Gunner William Rea, serving with the Canadian RA, KIA in 1916...
6th Mar 2021, 14:44
Replies: 450
Views: 100,563
Posted By Ken Scott

The USN had a Rear Admiral Rea, although he was...

The USN had a Rear Admiral Rea, although he was then promoted to Vice Admiral which wasn’t quite so amusing.
5th Mar 2021, 14:33
Replies: 18
Views: 5,157
Posted By Ken Scott

The C130 is quite STOL, with added rockets almost...

The C130 is quite STOL, with added rockets almost VTOL!
4th Mar 2021, 16:36
Replies: 450
Views: 100,563
Posted By Ken Scott

Not ‘once’ but ‘is’, apparently. AOC 1 Gp I...

Not ‘once’ but ‘is’, apparently. AOC 1 Gp I believe.
4th Mar 2021, 13:44
Replies: 450
Views: 100,563
Posted By Ken Scott

I knew a Sgt Sargeant, and a Flt Lt Leader - not...

I knew a Sgt Sargeant, and a Flt Lt Leader - not sure if the latter was ever promoted...
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