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17th Oct 2020, 22:12
Replies: 72
Views: 13,961
Posted By Brian W May

It is a great barometer of how lamentable...

It is a great barometer of how lamentable recruitment must be.

I saw CAS's comments on the version I read and it was utterly pathetic PC claptrap.
14th Oct 2020, 13:15
Replies: 92
Views: 25,745
Posted By Brian W May

I suspect that was why the bomb was found nose...

I suspect that was why the bomb was found nose up, I reckon there's a very lucky dredger crew around there . . .
14th Oct 2020, 11:26
Replies: 92
Views: 25,745
Posted By Brian W May

LOUD . . . . !!!

LOUD . . . . !!!
11th Oct 2020, 16:24
Replies: 43
Views: 38,830
Posted By Brian W May

Makes me chuckle. I've flown with Wayne several...

Makes me chuckle. I've flown with Wayne several times and in a couple of different companies.

Tall stories? Yep tons of them. Unless you're married to him, he's pretty harmless.

One...
11th Sep 2020, 17:29
Replies: 3
Views: 1,573
Posted By Brian W May

Thanks, that DOES ring a bell.

Thanks, that DOES ring a bell.
25th Aug 2020, 19:03
Replies: 3
Views: 1,573
Posted By Brian W May

Help ID this 47 Sqn Nav - Op Bushel.

For the life of me I cannot remember my nav's name on our Op Bushel det.

...
25th Aug 2020, 18:51
Replies: 3
Views: 1,573
Posted By Brian W May

Steve Evans, Davey Whiting ex 47 Sqn

Heard Steve was a captain at Manchester

Davey Whiting still in Wootten Bassett

Can anyone help with contact info, regarding OP Bushel under Bob Rowley's captaincy (RIP)?

Thanks
28th Sep 2019, 18:01
Replies: 23
Views: 7,068
Posted By Brian W May

Second I believe. M & S gear in later life (on...

Second I believe. M & S gear in later life (on Varsities anyway). The Mk9 definitely had two stage supercharger.
21st Sep 2019, 14:47
Replies: 48
Views: 32,907
Posted By Brian W May

Surely not ?

Surely not ?
21st Sep 2019, 11:10
Replies: 48
Views: 32,907
Posted By Brian W May

Have you TRIED to light cold AVTUR? AVGAS,...

Have you TRIED to light cold AVTUR?

AVGAS, different matter.

Whilst I appreciate why the rules are there (40+ years of experience flying/refuelling), I do think there are times where the...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Aug 2019, 20:37
13th Aug 2019, 08:08
Replies: 197
Views: 111,134
Posted By Brian W May

Oh well, further degradation of standards. ...

Oh well, further degradation of standards. (Don't bother to harangue as it's water off a duck's back)

Perhaps a measure of how difficult recruitment to HM Forces is nowadays.

I can't imagine...
4th Aug 2019, 19:34
Replies: 84
Views: 31,984
Posted By Brian W May

Best flying jacket I got was from European Air...

Best flying jacket I got was from European Air Transport (DHL), made in Paris, black leather with a zipped in quilted liner for cold weather and sporting a fur collar.

Luxury. When I think of my...
30th Jul 2019, 13:29
Replies: 9
Views: 3,482
Posted By Brian W May

That's sad. Nice guy and I've had a couple of...

That's sad. Nice guy and I've had a couple of nice chats with him since he and I retired.

First met Dave on Applied Flight at 6FTS when he was a young man questing to join the green bag brigade. ...
25th Jul 2019, 15:56
Replies: 40
Views: 17,816
Posted By Brian W May

I think you might find his majority increases.

I think you might find his majority increases.
22nd Jul 2019, 21:38
Replies: 19
Views: 6,766
Posted By Brian W May

Had a couple of very happy years there in 1971-73...

Had a couple of very happy years there in 1971-73 before departing to go aircrew.

Fabulous station, lovely surrounding area and great fun in Bath.
Forum: Tech Log
21st Jul 2019, 18:43
Replies: 10
Views: 3,156
Posted By Brian W May

As an ex flight engineer, unusable fuel should be...

As an ex flight engineer, unusable fuel should be in the basic weight and index IIRC.
5th Jul 2019, 15:39
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,432,716
Posted By Brian W May

Been saying that for years.

Been saying that for years.
2nd Jul 2019, 16:33
Replies: 54
Views: 46,488
Posted By Brian W May

My feelings entirely. He won't do it again . . .

My feelings entirely. He won't do it again . . .
23rd Jun 2019, 21:11
Replies: 28
Views: 11,553
Posted By Brian W May

Me too. Didn't realise Mick Windeatt had...

Me too.

Didn't realise Mick Windeatt had gone too. Remember him commissioning from Thorney as a FS.

Oh dear . . .
28th May 2019, 20:08
Replies: 34
Views: 13,593
Posted By Brian W May

Sleeping there gave me a really nasty headache ....

Sleeping there gave me a really nasty headache . . . but they had a Class 6 no less and we were able to stock up for Perth and Woomera et al.

The only downside? One of the skippers was Jeff...
28th May 2019, 18:43
Replies: 28
Views: 11,553
Posted By Brian W May

John Stappard was my favourite skipper when I was...

John Stappard was my favourite skipper when I was on HCS. We flew many, many times together and he was an absolute gent.

Even when he 'fell over' at Thule whilst repairing to the accommodation,...
Forum: Freight Dogs
21st May 2019, 11:36
Replies: 546
Views: 198,012
Posted By Brian W May

Still the nicest office I ever worked in.

Still the nicest office I ever worked in.
18th May 2019, 17:04
Replies: 3
Views: 4,663
Posted By Brian W May

Not so Smartwings then . . .

Not so Smartwings then . . .
11th May 2019, 23:32
Replies: 17
Views: 5,888
Posted By Brian W May

"under development as early as 2011 and was...

"under development as early as 2011 and was reportedly born from Barack Obama's emphasis on cutting civilian casualties " A glorious pun surely :)
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