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27th Sep 2019, 15:56
Replies: 40
Views: 12,675
Posted By bobward

In Dizzy Allen's book he says that a book called...

In Dizzy Allen's book he says that a book called 'No Orchids for Miss Blandish' was very popular amongst the pilots on his squadron. The book was about gangsters and set in New York during...
20th Aug 2019, 06:04
Replies: 61
Views: 12,154
Posted By bobward

Unhappy We civvies driving spam cans obviously don't have...

We civvies driving spam cans obviously don't have these fearsome beasties.
However, between crew we do have a verbal shorthand to indicate 'levels of concern'.
Level 1; "That's odd";
Level 2:...
25th Jul 2019, 09:37
Replies: 84
Views: 35,442
Posted By bobward

Smile Gentlemen, Can we not just have a reasonable...

Gentlemen,
Can we not just have a reasonable discussion without degenerating into snide comments, please?

Ref the comments on the Dutch airshow. Yes it would be nice if the RAF could do a similar...
25th Jul 2019, 09:13
Replies: 48
Views: 28,236
Posted By bobward

Some of the non-live bits were interesting. The...

Some of the non-live bits were interesting. The lady BA Captain obviously know her stuff, but keeps getting cut off by the other presenters.
Having sat through the first two programmes I think I'll...
29th Jun 2019, 09:50
Replies: 33
Views: 13,369
Posted By bobward

Many years ago I saw a Jaguar lose an engine...

Many years ago I saw a Jaguar lose an engine departing Coltishall. He cleaned off all the stores just as here. However, the fuel tanks just hit the ground and broke up.
After an extended circuit she...
22nd Jun 2019, 09:49
Replies: 24
Views: 6,582
Posted By bobward

I bought a pair or Randolph sun glasses back in...

I bought a pair or Randolph sun glasses back in 1991. They're still going strong!
13th May 2019, 14:32
Replies: 9
Views: 1,408
Posted By bobward

Many thanks to you all for the advice and...

Many thanks to you all for the advice and comments.
Senior management is currently planning stuff for our trip early next year, so my early input is crucial.

We went to South Island a couple of...
11th May 2019, 18:19
Replies: 9
Views: 1,408
Posted By bobward

Museums on North Island New Zealand

My wife and I are planning a trip to North Island early next year. Having Googled it, I've not been able to find much information on aviation museums there.
Would Pruners be able to offer any advice...
11th May 2019, 18:14
Replies: 47
Views: 14,420
Posted By bobward

Low flying?

in 2000Years ago I was happily looking forward to retirement as it meant I could indulge visits to the fences at the wealth of bases in Norfolk and Suffolk.
Then they closed Coltishall, Honington,...
11th Apr 2019, 07:26
Replies: 4,866
Views: 1,291,003
Posted By bobward

Air Cadet flying

Last year I quit as an ATC instructor after 42 years. I had become totally fed up with the way the senior management of the organisation (=HQAC) were performing. They had driven most of the fun out...
20th Mar 2019, 08:32
Replies: 33
Views: 7,314
Posted By bobward

NOW we know what our Brexit divorce settlement...

NOW we know what our Brexit divorce settlement will be spent on!
28th Feb 2019, 21:11
Replies: 395
Views: 218,474
Posted By bobward

Thanks

Having spent most of the day at RAF Marham today I'd like to post a big thank you to everyone involved in todays flypasts. The fact that several hundred people turned up today shows how much...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Feb 2019, 20:08
Replies: 61
Views: 8,796
Posted By bobward

Having seen and enjoyed the Alpha Papa movie a...

Having seen and enjoyed the Alpha Papa movie a while back I thought I'd give htis a try. The only bit I found really funny was his scene with the hygiene lady and the Hi Jean greeting. The rest I...
19th Feb 2019, 19:35
Replies: 395
Views: 218,474
Posted By bobward

Tornado GR last flight

Thanks to the crews of the two jets that did a low go-around at Norwich this afternoon.
It was great to see you!
12th Feb 2019, 14:31
Replies: 13
Views: 2,425
Posted By bobward

Were they training close to Gatwick, just before...

Were they training close to Gatwick, just before Christmas last year??
1st Feb 2019, 16:14
Replies: 16
Views: 3,803
Posted By bobward

….Chivenor??

….Chivenor??
9th Jan 2019, 17:08
Replies: 157
Views: 30,965
Posted By bobward

Way back in 1980 World in Action (I think) were...

Way back in 1980 World in Action (I think) were filming an interview with some talking head at Mildenhall. Said head was denying that any alleged spy planes were operating in the Uk when a certain...
9th Jan 2019, 16:56
Replies: 201
Views: 38,323
Posted By bobward

My first ever flight was in a Cadet Mk 3 at RAF...

My first ever flight was in a Cadet Mk 3 at RAF Swanton Morley in 1966. First solo in the Mk 3 February 1968. I can still remember the pre take off checks (CISTRS) as taught back then.
Happy days,...
28th Nov 2018, 15:24
Replies: 40
Views: 9,365
Posted By bobward

All, I think you'll find that RIAT has...

All,
I think you'll find that RIAT has contracted a bit over the years. No longer will you get 200 or so aircraft in the static park.
When was the last time they had 25 Hercs etc on the flight...
20th Nov 2018, 13:09
Replies: 32
Views: 5,704
Posted By bobward

If we haven't enough aircraft left, why not paint...

If we haven't enough aircraft left, why not paint each side of the fin with a different unit badge? At least that way the jet and units would be recognised for
the outstanding service given over the...
2nd Nov 2018, 15:50
Replies: 103
Views: 45,306
Posted By bobward

A little bit of (probably useless) information...

A little bit of (probably useless) information to add to Chris Gibson's comments.
The Indefatigable gas field is about fifty miles north east of Cromer in Norfolk, ie the southern North Sea....
30th Oct 2018, 19:59
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By bobward

Dave / Icare, Thanks for the prompt replies. ...

Dave / Icare,
Thanks for the prompt replies.
My apologies. What I didn't mention in my post was that I had already done a little bit of research, that was how I found the unit and serial number....
30th Oct 2018, 13:17
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By bobward

Hampden crash, North Norfolk 1941

All,
I'm researching a Hampden crash in North Norfolk as I plan to build a model of the aircraft for a mate. He lost his uncle in the crash.
The aircraft went down at Cawston, North Norfolk on 10...
30th Oct 2018, 12:22
Replies: 16
Views: 3,742
Posted By bobward

I think the ASCC (?) still does this, although...

I think the ASCC (?) still does this, although they are not so well published as before.
Tryhttp://www.designation-systems.net/non-us/soviet.html
27th Sep 2018, 21:10
Replies: 12
Views: 3,538
Posted By bobward

Thank heavens it's being built by Bell and not...

Thank heavens it's being built by Bell and not Cyberdyne systems......
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