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18th Aug 2022, 08:21
Replies: 9
Views: 1,565
Posted By longer ron

Nice pic of 320 BJ :) Clearly visible are the...

Nice pic of 320 BJ :)
Clearly visible are the dummy gun pod with cameras fitted and the CBLS with cameras fitted on the port outer station/pylon for recording the Missile Launch.
17th Aug 2022, 08:15
Replies: 9
Views: 1,565
Posted By longer ron

ZD318,319 and 320 would have cycled through AAEE...

ZD318,319 and 320 would have cycled through AAEE at various times in the mid to late 1980's,I was on night shift at Dunsfold at that time so cannot supply any details on that subject.
318 was a bit...
17th Aug 2022, 07:45
Replies: 50
Views: 12,285
Posted By longer ron

They did do engine runs just the other day (via...

They did do engine runs just the other day (via an FB friend) so the Aircraft is sort of 'Live'.
Not sure if just low power anti det runs or if they took the power above idle.
13th Aug 2022, 12:39
Replies: 22
Views: 2,742
Posted By longer ron

He certainly ended up with an ATPL but I do not...

He certainly ended up with an ATPL but I do not know the original date of issue - some images of his Licences in link below.

https://www.heritageconcorde.com/concorde-test-pilot---brian-trubshaw
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Aug 2022, 05:59
Replies: 748
Views: 93,001
Posted By longer ron

Yes definitely a feature :) The heating/vent...

Yes definitely a feature :)
The heating/vent system in the Volvo 240/260 series was the best in any car I ever owned/drove,I am not a fan of 'climate control' systems in cars,I much prefer being...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Aug 2022, 21:52
Replies: 748
Views: 93,001
Posted By longer ron

Interesting D Type - the ladies' in my volvo's...

Interesting D Type - the ladies' in my volvo's usually wore tight/and/or short skirts which did not 'billow in the breeze' - but then again they didn't have to to give a nice view :) - distraction or...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Aug 2022, 13:33
Replies: 748
Views: 93,001
Posted By longer ron

I used to have a Volvo 244 (1800) - followed by a...

I used to have a Volvo 244 (1800) - followed by a 262 2.7 Ltr V6 Automatic (great glider/towing car),they both had a foot operated lever in the footwell which opened up ram air into the driver and...
2nd Aug 2022, 21:45
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By longer ron

The other thing with Easy is that they usually...

The other thing with Easy is that they usually would close the gate at the scheduled time - I used to fly out of brizzle regularly with Ezyjet and sometimes the gate would be closed and we are all...
31st Jul 2022, 06:55
Replies: 122
Views: 53,956
Posted By longer ron

On my last Hawk Unit (not military) if the mag...

On my last Hawk Unit (not military) if the mag plug change was carried out on a turn round or (say) if an engine runner was not available after an evening mag plug change - we did the mag plug leak...
29th Jul 2022, 09:30
Replies: 13
Views: 3,003
Posted By longer ron

Charles Blair did a low pass down the main Ramp...

Charles Blair did a low pass down the main Ramp at Brawdy in 1977 - but I think it was the 'other' survivor - Sandringham, VP-LVE (now 'Beachcomber' at Solent Sky),he had wanted to land at Pembroke...
29th Jul 2022, 09:17
Replies: 13
Views: 3,003
Posted By longer ron

There was another interesting video made about...

There was another interesting video made about the Sunderland,I could not remember the title but managed to have a rummage through our extensive (and very sad) DVD collection yesterday :)

It is -...
24th Jul 2022, 21:48
Replies: 13
Views: 3,003
Posted By longer ron

Some pics I took at Calshot whilst the Sunderland...

Some pics I took at Calshot whilst the Sunderland was in residence (1993 ish ?),some taken from top of martello tower.


https://i.imgur.com/46PJAUI.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/39ZfT8J.jpg
...
24th Jul 2022, 18:53
Replies: 13
Views: 3,003
Posted By longer ron

The link below is the TV programme I mentioned...

The link below is the TV programme I mentioned above - Edward's Flying Boat - I have not watched the 3 videos posted but will do so tonight,therefore not sure if any of the footage from the TV...
23rd Jul 2022, 21:10
Replies: 13
Views: 3,003
Posted By longer ron

There was a TV programme about Edward Hulton and...

There was a TV programme about Edward Hulton and the Sunderland - cannot remember the title at the moment but I am fairly sure we have it on DVD if not already on youtoob.
I will have a look for it...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Jul 2022, 06:44
Replies: 56
Views: 7,537
Posted By longer ron

As other posters have alluded to - most fires are...

As other posters have alluded to - most fires are caused by 'careless' individuals with cigarettes/BBQ's etc - easy to start a fire when the ground is so dry :(
20th Jul 2022, 06:14
Replies: 27
Views: 2,595
Posted By longer ron

Also just to clarify for anybody else joining the...

Also just to clarify for anybody else joining the discussion on page 2,the youtube video I posted on the previous page had been captioned incorrectly by the youtube channel uploader,Eisenhower's P51...
19th Jul 2022, 19:49
Replies: 27
Views: 2,595
Posted By longer ron

You would have to specify which 'plane' you mean...

You would have to specify which 'plane' you mean WB as 2 different a/c are under discussion.
The P51 B conversion that Ike flew in was probably flown from ALG 'A2' (Criqueville) - where the 354th...
18th Jul 2022, 21:23
Replies: 27
Views: 2,595
Posted By longer ron

Yes Duncan - 2 different a/c - the one that Ike...

Yes Duncan - 2 different a/c - the one that Ike flew in was a 'field' conversion and once strapped into the rear cockpit he was trapped there with no parachute,the flight presumably taking place from...
16th Jul 2022, 14:08
Replies: 27
Views: 2,595
Posted By longer ron

Perhaps filmed at ALG 'A2' Criqueville,as the...

Perhaps filmed at ALG 'A2' Criqueville,as the 354th were based there Jun/July 1944 .
16th Jul 2022, 13:53
Replies: 27
Views: 2,595
Posted By longer ron

Yes I spotted that as well - this newsreel was...

Yes I spotted that as well - this newsreel was presumably filmed at an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) not too far from the Beachead,the date of 4th July confirms it was not that long after D Day....
16th Jul 2022, 07:09
Replies: 27
Views: 2,595
Posted By longer ron

He flew in a modified P51 B on 4th July -...

He flew in a modified P51 B on 4th July - newsreel below from youtoob

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBhkN4R1eF4
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Jul 2022, 19:22
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By longer ron

Oh it was deliberate CP - just my silly sense of...

Oh it was deliberate CP - just my silly sense of humour - :)
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Jul 2022, 15:11
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By longer ron

Glad you enjoyed it Artee - I do not think I have...

Glad you enjoyed it Artee - I do not think I have ever seen such high quality footage of F4 D (ford) Skyrays and F8 Crusaders Catting and Trapping.The Crusader just looks wrong for a naval...
15th Jul 2022, 10:16
Replies: 26
Views: 2,467
Posted By longer ron

Both engines are Engineering Madness though with...

Both engines are Engineering Madness though with far too many little cogs/sprockets etc just waiting to graunch up and ruin your day,and that is without even thinking of any potential sleeve valve...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Jul 2022, 18:57
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By longer ron

Flying Clipper 1962 (Sailing Ship) 1080p in the Med

There is something in this lovely 2.5 hr film for almost everybody and perhaps some interesting Viewing for the weekend ?
The Flying Clipper (1962) - a Swedish Sail Training Ship on a voyage to the...
12th Jul 2022, 09:58
Replies: 91
Views: 24,191
Posted By longer ron

I had exaccly the same - literally days to do and...

I had exaccly the same - literally days to do and had to go for annual firing - I really wasn't very interested,I was the oldest by far on the range that day and I managed to get on the best side for...
11th Jul 2022, 19:14
Replies: 12
Views: 1,357
Posted By longer ron

One is an Army Number - the other is an RAF...

One is an Army Number - the other is an RAF number.
There were occasional mistakes with duplication of numbers within the same service but they were usually eventually sorted out.
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jul 2022, 21:36
Replies: 164
Views: 23,926
Posted By longer ron

So much for the art of discussion then LOL :) ...

So much for the art of discussion then LOL :)
Obviously the world will stop using oil tomorrow and these guys will not escalate to any other potentially more serious arenas.
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jul 2022, 18:10
Replies: 164
Views: 23,926
Posted By longer ron

So in effect you are saying that your opinion is...

So in effect you are saying that your opinion is correct and any other opinion is wrong ?
6th Jul 2022, 18:05
Replies: 24
Views: 3,804
Posted By longer ron

Hi Rick Did you see this earlier post of mine ?

Hi Rick
Did you see this earlier post of mine ?
6th Jul 2022, 15:32
Replies: 24
Views: 3,804
Posted By longer ron

The info I quoted will be correct for...

The info I quoted will be correct for wartime/original engines - whether it still applies 100% to every Merlin still in use today might be another matter.I am not sure if any of the states based...
6th Jul 2022, 07:33
Replies: 24
Views: 3,804
Posted By longer ron

From Enginehistory.org ...

From Enginehistory.org

https://www.enginehistory.org/Collections/british_fasteners.shtml
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jul 2022, 07:25
Replies: 164
Views: 23,926
Posted By longer ron

Indeed but it is a bu66er to remove in a...

Indeed but it is a bu66er to remove in a hurry,the docs used superglue on my fairly recent incisions and it was still there weeks later (which was good) but trying to get the damn stuff off work...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jul 2022, 19:59
Replies: 164
Views: 23,926
Posted By longer ron

Hey it's a little unfair to say that I know...

Hey it's a little unfair to say that I know nothing about the subject Clare !
I have superglued myself to many things over the years - usually bolts and nuts in absolutely innaccesible places in the...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jul 2022, 19:16
Replies: 164
Views: 23,926
Posted By longer ron

Almost as dull as some of your posts Mr Talk ;) ...

Almost as dull as some of your posts Mr Talk ;)
The observant among us will have noticed that those nice people also stuck their own pictures on top of the oil painting/canvas ;)
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