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25th Jan 2018, 09:56
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Posted By Schiller

Yes, Chugalug, the 2CV pick-ups were useful. ...

Yes, Chugalug, the 2CV pick-ups were useful.

To get the maximum out of them you could sit them out like a racing dinghy, which gave much better performance going round corners. To add gaiety to...
24th Jan 2018, 20:40
Replies: 12,707
Views: 3,570,000
Posted By Schiller

Danny They gave me a Seafire to beat up the...

Danny

They gave me a Seafire to beat up the fleet,
I beat up the Nelson and Rodney a treat,
Forgot the tall mast that sticks out from Formid,
And a seat in the goofers was worth fifty quid.
...
24th Jan 2018, 20:11
Replies: 12,707
Views: 3,570,000
Posted By Schiller

Chugalug Just a quick reply, if I may. ...

Chugalug

Just a quick reply, if I may.

We never, ever landed with our hook down ashore. If needed to prevent an overrun it could always be lowered during the landing run.

Where the confusion...
22nd Jan 2018, 11:37
Replies: 12,707
Views: 3,570,000
Posted By Schiller

Bit puzzled by that. I flew off carriers into...

Bit puzzled by that. I flew off carriers into Changi many times but never ever landed with my hook down.
24th Nov 2017, 15:09
Replies: 3,821
Views: 1,108,028
Posted By Schiller

McAlpine was taken over by a consortium of Mac...

McAlpine was taken over by a consortium of Mac and GEC, the electrical company.
9th Nov 2017, 16:50
Replies: 76
Views: 14,446
Posted By Schiller

Some years ago I knew a chap who had been...

Some years ago I knew a chap who had been involved in codebreaking in the western desert in the days before Ultra - just stick and string stuff. The Italians could be pretty careless. He said that...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Sep 2017, 11:42
Replies: 15
Views: 2,005
Posted By Schiller

''Necrophilia'' comes from Greek...

''Necrophilia'' comes from Greek...
29th Aug 2017, 13:46
Replies: 43
Views: 16,028
Posted By Schiller

Madbob We may be thinking of different...

Madbob

We may be thinking of different memorials, of course.

But the original quotation, I believe, was on a grave at El Alamein

''To the world he was a soldier; to me he was the world''
...
23rd Aug 2017, 12:53
Replies: 15
Views: 4,868
Posted By Schiller

From the pilot's notes: ''Pressing a DECK...

From the pilot's notes:

''Pressing a DECK TAKE-OFF button on the cockpit port wall releases the locking solenoid and allows the UP button to be pressed in, but does not make the hydraulic...
19th Aug 2017, 17:34
Replies: 15
Views: 4,868
Posted By Schiller

In practice, I don't remember ever using it.

In practice, I don't remember ever using it.
16th Jun 2017, 09:15
Replies: 12
Views: 2,309
Posted By Schiller

Dunno about the Jaguar, but most military...

Dunno about the Jaguar, but most military aircraft have a steady/flashing option for the nav lights. On the carrier, we used to go from flashing to steady (or was it the other way round?) on the...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Mar 2017, 13:39
Replies: 10
Views: 1,507
Posted By Schiller

Anyone who has pancakes for breakfast deserves to...

Anyone who has pancakes for breakfast deserves to be charged. Kippers, man, kippers. Or kedgeree. Baconeggsmushroomstomatosfriedbreadkidneysblackpudding if you're desperate.
9th Nov 2016, 15:02
Replies: 12,707
Views: 3,570,000
Posted By Schiller

Much older than Conrad, Danny. Edmund Spenser, I...

Much older than Conrad, Danny. Edmund Spenser, I think.
23rd Mar 2016, 16:51
Replies: 75
Views: 15,919
Posted By Schiller

RedhillPhil Not really true, RedhillPhil. We...

RedhillPhil

Not really true, RedhillPhil. We used to launch with full internal fuel - with a catapult launch TOW was never an issue. But the SFC of the beast was appalling and we used a Scimitar...
30th Jan 2016, 09:48
Replies: 17
Views: 4,506
Posted By Schiller

The Venom was never the 'ultimate evolution of...

The Venom was never the 'ultimate evolution of the Vampire' but a very different aircraft. It came after the DH110, for instance. (The type number was DH112). The design was begun when it became...
14th Nov 2015, 16:10
Replies: 20
Views: 4,502
Posted By Schiller

Not really true, M the M. We used to launch with...

Not really true, M the M. We used to launch with full internal fuel - with a catapult launch TOW was never an issue. But the SFC of the beast was appalling and we used a Scimitar to top up about 25...
22nd Sep 2015, 09:47
Replies: 58
Views: 10,019
Posted By Schiller

No, Kitbag, you're right it can't float. The...

No, Kitbag, you're right it can't float. The present masts are made of steel and rest on the dock bottom, stayed out to the dockyard on either side.
6th Sep 2015, 09:45
Replies: 127
Views: 42,235
Posted By Schiller

The Seamew had the, probably unique, feature of...

The Seamew had the, probably unique, feature of being able to blow the U/C off (prior to ditching). Not a switch one would want to operate in error...
17th Aug 2015, 11:12
Replies: 24
Views: 3,026
Posted By Schiller

'Rada-equipped' eh? That explains the Laurence...

'Rada-equipped' eh? That explains the Laurence Olivier connection, then.
23rd Jul 2015, 22:32
Replies: 48
Views: 10,154
Posted By Schiller

Oh absolutely, Haraka. But it was still the first...

Oh absolutely, Haraka. But it was still the first jet deck-landing!
23rd Jul 2015, 17:50
Replies: 48
Views: 10,154
Posted By Schiller

Thanks for the picture of the Ryan Fireball FR1,...

Thanks for the picture of the Ryan Fireball FR1, DaveReidUK. It was the first aircraft to fly onto the deck under jet power alone, a month before 'Winkle' Brown flew the Sea Vampire on to HMS Ocean.
4th Jun 2015, 08:51
Replies: 36
Views: 6,048
Posted By Schiller

Wander00

I don't know how many admirals were mounted, but 1SL (Sir Rhoderic Mcgrigor) certainly was. I was a visitor to his flat, above Admiralty Arch, at the time. He was no horseman; at breakfast he...
6th May 2015, 18:37
Replies: 90
Views: 21,791
Posted By Schiller

Retractable probe on the Bucc

The problem with the retractable probes on the early Mk I was not that they didn't work - they extended and retracted fine - but that they were too short. As you approached the basket it rode up in...
15th Jan 2015, 15:39
Replies: 62
Views: 17,659
Posted By Schiller

G-AIDS at Stapleford

From my logbook:

16 Apr 1958 Tiger Moth G-AIDS Self FIRST SOLO .10 mins

I still remember it, even though it wasn't actually my first - that
had been in a glider a year...
8th Oct 2014, 14:10
Replies: 34
Views: 9,304
Posted By Schiller

Mossies embarked

One of my CO's many years ago flew FAA Mosquitoes. The first squadron was formed and started to work-up; however, the project was abruptly cancelled before they embarked. The aircraft had...
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