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21st Nov 2022, 19:38
Replies: 422
Views: 145,868
Posted By Exrigger

It would seem another one has gone: ...

It would seem another one has gone:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11453943/Red-Arrows-commander-suspended-amid-probe-relationship-colleague.html
24th Oct 2022, 09:44
Replies: 11
Views: 3,864
Posted By Exrigger

Found this article, ...

Found this article,
...
25th Sep 2022, 09:58
Replies: 14,407
Views: 14,380,176
Posted By Exrigger

Exactly, not only would it empower Russia to...

Exactly, not only would it empower Russia to escalate knowing the West/NATO would just blow hot air, but I would also reckon that others would see that as a weakness and could carry out their...
26th Aug 2022, 16:07
Replies: 422
Views: 145,868
Posted By Exrigger

Be interesting to know if any Defence Air Safety...

Be interesting to know if any Defence Air Safety Occurrence Reports (DASORs) have been submitted and what will be done to close them down. Many years ago I saw two for issues of a similar nature,...
3rd Dec 2021, 20:40
Replies: 78
Views: 31,132
Posted By Exrigger

The comment quoted from the coroner explains why...

The comment quoted from the coroner explains why the MOD avoided a corporate manslaughter charge again, in isolation that is probably correct, but add all the other failures of duty of care in the...
19th Nov 2021, 16:52
Replies: 78
Views: 31,132
Posted By Exrigger

Pity the MOD wiggle out of being charged with...

Pity the MOD wiggle out of being charged with Corporate Manslaughter:

https://www.cps.gov.uk/legal-guidance/corporate-manslaughterGovernment Departments Section 11(1) and Schedule 1 of the Act...
1st Oct 2020, 12:03
Replies: 843
Views: 310,586
Posted By Exrigger

Thanks DeanoP, as I said great times but a bit...

Thanks DeanoP, as I said great times but a bit scary with armed guards on school busses and a bomb scare in one of our blocks of flats down Mala high street.

Just looked back and realised I posted...
1st Oct 2020, 09:13
Replies: 843
Views: 310,586
Posted By Exrigger

From RADFAN site: In March 1959, 208...

From RADFAN site:

In March 1959, 208 Squadron disbanded and on 1 April, 142 Squadron was renumbered 208, still flying Venoms out of Eastleigh. This situation continued until May 1960 when the last...
3rd Sep 2020, 20:47
Replies: 61
Views: 9,473
Posted By Exrigger

I just scroll to the bottom of the cookie list...

I just scroll to the bottom of the cookie list and select 'reject all' and then close on the second window, still irritating I don't visit as much due to this.
13th Mar 2020, 19:18
Replies: 469
Views: 306,555
Posted By Exrigger

Probably daft questions, is all the kit fitted...

Probably daft questions, is all the kit fitted for the role and if it is fitted and working would they use the transit as a training opportunity?
19th Feb 2020, 21:21
Replies: 102
Views: 44,322
Posted By Exrigger

When I was on 230 OCU at RAF Scampton 1970/71, I...

When I was on 230 OCU at RAF Scampton 1970/71, I made Snoopy zaps out of dayglo and they ended up in quite a few places, some had details painted on them, it passed the time.
9th Dec 2019, 20:33
Replies: 53
Views: 22,307
Posted By Exrigger

Still there from my Laptop, it was intermittent...

Still there from my Laptop, it was intermittent as it has had a revamp:

https://www.egoat.net/
14th Nov 2019, 16:26
Replies: 64
Views: 39,198
Posted By Exrigger

Found this one on YouTube, Hazardous Ops from...

Found this one on YouTube, Hazardous Ops from 1989 with Windsor Davies:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ad7rkB_GE6Y
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Jul 2019, 21:13
Replies: 21
Views: 13,348
Posted By Exrigger

Possibly a Marker Beacon Antenna: Marker...

Possibly a Marker Beacon Antenna:

Marker Beacon Antenna Archives - Sensor Systems Inc., Aircraft Antenna (http://www.sensorantennas.com/products/marker-beacon/)
9th Apr 2019, 07:55
Replies: 30
Views: 10,461
Posted By Exrigger

According to the Wiki link I provided earlier,...

According to the Wiki link I provided earlier, the operational range is quoted as: 93 Kilometres (58 miles)
Don't have any idea as to the veracity of Wiki in this matter.
5th Apr 2019, 08:10
Replies: 30
Views: 10,461
Posted By Exrigger

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALARM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ALARM
22nd Mar 2019, 14:43
Replies: 206
Views: 122,326
Posted By Exrigger

It would be 5 replacing 6, the seventh one was...

It would be 5 replacing 6, the seventh one was removed from service years ago and stripped down.
11th Mar 2019, 06:49
Replies: 9
Views: 3,332
Posted By Exrigger

I have to admit I do use one, it gets us extra on...

I have to admit I do use one, it gets us extra on board spending money with P&O, plus 10% of a range of stuff we buy at Christmas and birthdays, not much but if they want to give a discount why not,...
26th Jan 2019, 20:18
Replies: 398
Views: 255,149
Posted By Exrigger

Vaguely remember two RAF Coningsby, 229 OCU F2...

Vaguely remember two RAF Coningsby, 229 OCU F2 aircraft, doing an oil usage trial by flying non-stop to Cyprus, cleaning the cockpit out on return took a little while longer than usual, and there was...
15th Dec 2018, 09:40
Replies: 40
Views: 9,027
Posted By Exrigger

Added to that, look at the cost to RAF Bases and...

Added to that, look at the cost to RAF Bases and civilian contractors under MRP-145 who now have to trawl through all their local documents/procedures/contracts and then amend them appropriately,...
28th Aug 2018, 08:08
Replies: 41
Views: 10,499
Posted By Exrigger

Add to the list Strontium Chromate, that was in...

Add to the list Strontium Chromate, that was in little bags clipped along the bottom of the Nimrod fuselage under the fuel cells that had to be replaced each Major servicing, always wondered why the...
26th Aug 2018, 18:17
Replies: 41
Views: 10,499
Posted By Exrigger

The link shows other asbestos uses in aircraft...

The link shows other asbestos uses in aircraft and following the links at the bottom of the page, there are a lot of industries that utilised asbestos:
...
14th Aug 2018, 07:32
Replies: 222
Views: 28,945
Posted By Exrigger

Don't forget, for the groundcrew it was quite an...

Don't forget, for the groundcrew it was quite an achievement to get to fly in some aircraft, Vulcan and Hunter in my case, some like Nimrod and Chinook it is part of deploying and maintaining...
13th Aug 2018, 15:09
Replies: 222
Views: 28,945
Posted By Exrigger

Britannia VC10 Tristar Boeing 747 Boeing...

Britannia
VC10
Tristar
Boeing 747
Boeing 737
Airbus A320
Nimrod (quite a few)
Hercules (a couple)
Jet Provost (Several times)
Chipmunk (quite a few)
6th Aug 2018, 21:01
Replies: 217
Views: 64,016
Posted By Exrigger

Every time I go past there, I think of my two and...

Every time I go past there, I think of my two and a bit years in the block closest to the A15 and Bowl/Swimming pool end, top floor, end room overlooking A15, I also spent many a time in both the...
5th Aug 2018, 14:11
Replies: 58
Views: 12,685
Posted By Exrigger

Probably because some links don't say what they...

Probably because some links don't say what they are made of, and if you search for '100% cotton RAF short sleeved shirts', there does not seem to be any matches on the first two/three pages of links...
4th Aug 2018, 20:44
Replies: 58
Views: 12,685
Posted By Exrigger

Could try these: ...

Could try these:

https://uniformstores.co.uk/raf-mans-wedgewood-shirt-short-sleeve-13-p.asp
...
21st Jul 2018, 12:27
Replies: 293
Views: 133,537
Posted By Exrigger

The Landing Gear will be easy to sort out as it...

The Landing Gear will be easy to sort out as it looks like it is the same as the Tornado gear, plenty of spares around, and Tech Pubs will be a lot of cut and paste from Tornado manuals, should allow...
18th May 2018, 16:12
Replies: 20
Views: 2,822
Posted By Exrigger

You learn something new everyday here, I had made...

You learn something new everyday here, I had made some assumptions from staying at the Petwood over the years, and I know what you mean about being vague, some links:
...
18th May 2018, 13:01
Replies: 20
Views: 2,822
Posted By Exrigger

I went to the linked show at the Odeon Lincoln,...

I went to the linked show at the Odeon Lincoln, it was a birthday present from my grandsons, what surprised me was there was not as many people as I expected, I think the screening was less than half...
22nd Mar 2018, 18:33
Replies: 64
Views: 15,524
Posted By Exrigger

I suppose if one has a Licentiateship in...

I suppose if one has a Licentiateship in Aeronautical Engineering off the back of a service career one could also consider 'engineer' an appropriate moniker, also dictionary definition:
...
22nd Mar 2018, 16:31
Replies: 64
Views: 15,524
Posted By Exrigger

From my records: I started as an: Aircraft...

From my records:

I started as an:
Aircraft Fitter Airframe - Trade Group 1 - Aircraft Engineering,

this then changed to:
Aircraft Technician Airframe - Trade Group 1 - Aircraft Engineering,...
19th Mar 2018, 20:18
Replies: 12
Views: 2,522
Posted By Exrigger

Thanks Wensleydale, I would not know never having...

Thanks Wensleydale, I would not know never having worked on them, so posted in good faith, however mute point now as he has what was requested now.
18th Mar 2018, 21:55
Replies: 12
Views: 2,522
Posted By Exrigger

There is also this site, with a link on the RH...

There is also this site, with a link on the RH side if you want to use the photos:

https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk/objects/co8418709/avro-shackleton-a-e-w-2-aeroplane
6th Mar 2018, 13:07
Replies: 701
Views: 264,057
Posted By Exrigger

And here lies the issue that this and other...

And here lies the issue that this and other similar threads keep highlighting: the constant changing of technical information, regulations, reducing training has culminated in a confusing and...
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