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12th Jan 2020, 10:51
Replies: 23
Views: 5,417
Posted By pontifex

Whenever I was opn finals at Marham I was...

Whenever I was opn finals at Marham I was watching the runway!
24th Oct 2019, 15:03
Replies: 57
Views: 17,740
Posted By pontifex

Go back to flying control models, they are not...

Go back to flying control models, they are not affected.
9th Oct 2019, 17:34
Replies: 25
Views: 5,494
Posted By pontifex

TTN If I told you I would have to kill you!

TTN If I told you I would have to kill you!
7th Sep 2019, 10:13
Replies: 121
Views: 85,898
Posted By pontifex

I flew all three contenders. The Tucano was not...

I flew all three contenders. The Tucano was not the best and required a more powerful engine before it could meet the required performance issues. Apart from that its handling charactistics were...
18th Aug 2019, 15:50
Replies: 61
Views: 12,737
Posted By pontifex

TTN, When just rotated in one of our funships...

TTN,
When just rotated in one of our funships one dawn T/O you may remember when a flock of seaguls was collected. All four donks wavered a bit but still kept going. The AEO (bless has cottons)...
23rd Jul 2019, 15:28
Replies: 84
Views: 36,588
Posted By pontifex

Actually Stitchbitch I got my thing for aviation...

Actually Stitchbitch I got my thing for aviation talking to a very pleasant German Me109 pilot who had just been brought in to wait to be picked up. I was about 4 years old. Nevar found out who he...
16th Jun 2019, 15:18
Replies: 72
Views: 53,367
Posted By pontifex

Looks like a perfectly normal spin from which he...

Looks like a perfectly normal spin from which he actually recovered but far too late.
6th Jun 2019, 11:23
Replies: 104
Views: 37,793
Posted By pontifex

To be quite honest Mrs P got cold and board so we...

To be quite honest Mrs P got cold and board so we came home. As we got here they flew over the house. Very impressive!
3rd Jun 2019, 10:34
Replies: 104
Views: 37,793
Posted By pontifex

Nutloose, The published route is Eastbourne,...

Nutloose,

The published route is Eastbourne, Beachy Head. Is that for real, or is it Eastbourne(Beachy Head)? If the former it probably means the formation is going to fly along the sea front,...
1st May 2019, 10:55
Replies: 157
Views: 155,907
Posted By pontifex

BA/BY It was a runaway trim not a stab. A trim...

BA/BY It was a runaway trim not a stab. A trim cutout switch was installed on the centre bit right by the captain's hand. Almost every sim ride included a trim runaway thereafter. I lived...
6th Apr 2019, 10:15
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,382,430
Posted By pontifex

I have grown slightly cross eyed following the...

I have grown slightly cross eyed following the huge volume of posts concerning the tragic events with the 737 MAX. One item that seems to have been mentioned just once (or thereabouts) is that...
3rd Apr 2019, 15:42
Replies: 168
Views: 92,000
Posted By pontifex

When I was doing the Gnat CFS course the Arrows...

When I was doing the Gnat CFS course the Arrows were using Fairford (so were we!). Why can't they do it again?
10th Jan 2019, 11:14
Replies: 201
Views: 40,817
Posted By pontifex

First flight ever was in a Miles Magister from...

First flight ever was in a Miles Magister from Lympe in (I think) 1949. Dad paid for a quick round the airfield job whilst we were on hols at Sandgate. First solo in a T31 at Martlesham Heath. ...
6th Dec 2018, 21:31
Replies: 8
Views: 7,269
Posted By pontifex

Sounds like a re-run of the VC10/ Buccaneer...

Sounds like a re-run of the VC10/ Buccaneer accident all those years ago. Created a great deal of bad feeling.
12th Nov 2018, 10:32
Replies: 31
Views: 13,379
Posted By pontifex

Many years ago I had a ground tour as a personnel...

Many years ago I had a ground tour as a personnel officer in a large headquarters dealing with all the junior officer [pilots. The condition was recognised even then (late 60s). It was called...
26th Oct 2018, 12:10
Replies: 70
Views: 11,298
Posted By pontifex

When I trained in Canada (1956) I was taught the...

When I trained in Canada (1956) I was taught the wing down technique. It worked a treat, particularly on Harvards (a well known beast). Back to the UK, where the QFIs considered Canadian trained...
27th Sep 2018, 19:49
Replies: 7
Views: 2,063
Posted By pontifex

Yes Alex, he did have a place in Cyprus, in the...

Yes Alex, he did have a place in Cyprus, in the village of Pissouri (or something like that). He was my nav when we were the first RAF crew to return to the the country after their bust up with...
22nd Aug 2018, 15:53
Replies: 35
Views: 5,485
Posted By pontifex

Get the train to London then hop on a bus. It's...

Get the train to London then hop on a bus. It's even better if, like me, you are a kna-----d old s--t and have a free bus pass!
13th Aug 2018, 10:21
Replies: 35
Views: 6,425
Posted By pontifex

Flown all the Vs from Valiant to Victor 2. Total...

Flown all the Vs from Valiant to Victor 2. Total about 6K hrs. Never flown with less than 5. Except once at BD.
28th Jul 2018, 20:32
Replies: 62
Views: 11,770
Posted By pontifex

I have done a fair amount of pilot training both...

I have done a fair amount of pilot training both civil and military and I have had to give the dreaded interview to a goodly number of students. Practically without exception it has been greeted...
7th Apr 2018, 12:04
Replies: 60
Views: 11,801
Posted By pontifex

The way we did it with the Lanc was to set up a...

The way we did it with the Lanc was to set up a holding pattern a fair bit down range. One I was thinking of was using the flood barrier prior to advancing on the pool of London where SWMBO was...
17th Mar 2018, 19:05
Replies: 62
Views: 16,709
Posted By pontifex

Yup, Multiple bird strike on take off in a...

Yup, Multiple bird strike on take off in a Victor. (Roosting Gulls at dawn). Fairly gripping.
17th Mar 2018, 18:45
Replies: 46
Views: 11,281
Posted By pontifex

Is that Peter Smith TP?

Is that Peter Smith TP?
13th Mar 2018, 13:26
Replies: 46
Views: 11,281
Posted By pontifex

Air Europe was also my first civil line. I have...

Air Europe was also my first civil line. I have since flown for a number of others. None of than came close to AR. Then standard of airmanship, management and staff involvement were without peer. ...
3rd Mar 2018, 09:46
Replies: 57
Views: 14,059
Posted By pontifex

The longest I can find in my logbook is 8.00...

The longest I can find in my logbook is 8.00 unrefueled, but that was in the queen of the skies on a cruise climb operation. (A Valiant for those who are in any doubt.)
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