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18th Jul 2022, 09:44
Replies: 4
Views: 2,074
Posted By oldbeefer

Frecce Tricolori on way home from RIAT?

Frecce Tricolori on way home from RIAT?
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jul 2022, 10:13
Replies: 17
Views: 2,906
Posted By oldbeefer

Ha. I knew you'd know! From a distance, it did...

Ha. I knew you'd know! From a distance, it did look green!
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jul 2022, 09:26
Replies: 17
Views: 2,906
Posted By oldbeefer

Sea King and Wessex

Just seen a yellow Seaking and Wessex (green with red bands round the nose and tail pylon) flying in trail past Trowbridge. Real treat during the morning dog walk!
20th Jun 2022, 10:24
Replies: 173
Views: 32,996
Posted By oldbeefer

BART if I remember. A couple of former Gurkha...

BART if I remember. A couple of former Gurkha soldiers now run a pub close to me. Their curries are delish, but not quite so hot as those in Belize.
15th Feb 2022, 14:02
Replies: 26
Views: 6,992
Posted By oldbeefer

Oh that is so sad. There are just so many...

Oh that is so sad. There are just so many stories to tell. Example - in bar for happy hour with thick fog out side. Heard sound of Puma. All went quite. Five mins later Lex jumped through the...
16th Nov 2021, 09:32
Replies: 79
Views: 12,242
Posted By oldbeefer

RAF Broadwell (from a map of historic airfields)

RAF Broadwell (from a map of historic airfields)
12th Nov 2021, 12:57
Replies: 155
Views: 50,622
Posted By oldbeefer

I lifted Malcom Pledgers Whirlwind back to base...

I lifted Malcom Pledgers Whirlwind back to base in Cyprus after an engine failure (we were there with Pumas after the Turks invaded the north). He was Staish at Sy in the nineties.
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Aug 2021, 10:49
Replies: 16
Views: 5,839
Posted By oldbeefer

thanks Crab. I thought you’d know.

thanks Crab. I thought you’d know.
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Aug 2021, 09:14
Replies: 16
Views: 5,839
Posted By oldbeefer

Vigil

Watched the new drama on Beeb last night. Anyone know anything about the Seaking used in this episode?
9th Jul 2021, 10:10
Replies: 47
Views: 7,618
Posted By oldbeefer

Was on No 4 Puma course (the first batch of...

Was on No 4 Puma course (the first batch of aircrew for 230 Sqn), and ended up with 3000 hrs. Not many problems other than a blown hydraulic jack at night so ended up with only two wheels down and...
8th Jun 2021, 09:31
Replies: 20
Views: 6,123
Posted By oldbeefer

Then there were the Harriers in Germany which...

Then there were the Harriers in Germany which bombed some inflatable tanks except they were real Challengers. Fortunately, their aim was up to the usual standard and they all missed.
4th Jun 2021, 10:57
Replies: 24
Views: 3,559
Posted By oldbeefer

I actually wrote the two verses for that!

I actually wrote the two verses for that!
14th May 2021, 14:19
Replies: 7
Views: 3,351
Posted By oldbeefer

Age 94? Blimey, I must up my consumption of...

Age 94? Blimey, I must up my consumption of single malt - Stan never went on exercise without a bottle (or two). Great character RIP.
15th Mar 2021, 15:22
Replies: 35
Views: 4,765
Posted By oldbeefer

In addition to CFS(H) visits I made to the...

In addition to CFS(H) visits I made to the previously mentioned places, I also made a couple of trips to Qatar and Bangladesh. Flying down the Ganges in a Chinese built Mil 18 was one of the more...
4th Feb 2021, 10:56
Replies: 278
Views: 49,729
Posted By oldbeefer

But after sitting underneath a pair of them for...

But after sitting underneath a pair of them for 3000 hrs, I can hear little else!
2nd Dec 2020, 17:30
Replies: 226
Views: 67,493
Posted By oldbeefer

Indeed - I joined there on 1 Apr 1968 - 50th...

Indeed - I joined there on 1 Apr 1968 - 50th anniversary of the formation of the RAF and, incidentally, April Fool's Day!
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2020, 10:19
Replies: 29
Views: 7,860
Posted By oldbeefer

I'm not sure where he got a licence from - he...

I'm not sure where he got a licence from - he didn't need one to fly in the military.
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jul 2020, 10:37
Replies: 111
Views: 13,188
Posted By oldbeefer

Ah Crab - I'm straight back to Shawbury about 30...

Ah Crab - I'm straight back to Shawbury about 30 years ago!
22nd May 2020, 11:30
Replies: 6
Views: 2,315
Posted By oldbeefer

That's very sad. Worked with him throughout my...

That's very sad. Worked with him throughout my time on Pumas. Really nice guy to have around.
16th Apr 2020, 10:29
Replies: 46
Views: 16,805
Posted By oldbeefer

[QUOTE=Fareastdriver;10750046]I was on No 4...

[QUOTE=Fareastdriver;10750046]I was on No 4 Course in September 1971.

Well - so was I!
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Apr 2020, 10:23
Replies: 23
Views: 5,987
Posted By oldbeefer

Was on No 4 Puma Course and flew 3000 hrs on...

Was on No 4 Puma Course and flew 3000 hrs on them. Went on an exchange tour with the French Air Force flying Alouettes (3 yrs after last flying the Puma). When they found out my experience level,...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2020, 11:54
Replies: 19
Views: 3,557
Posted By oldbeefer

SHY - I think it was 75 when I did the first...

SHY - I think it was 75 when I did the first trials on Mk 1 PNG with Barry R in NI. I had goggles that could only see outside. Copilot had no gogs and could see the instruments with normal cockpit...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Feb 2020, 14:32
Replies: 17
Views: 3,444
Posted By oldbeefer

GrayHorizons - that reminds me of the Swingfog...

GrayHorizons - that reminds me of the Swingfog device used in Belize to control mossies - the guy used to walk through the Mess with it going full chat. Total IMC for quite a few minutes! Don't...
14th Nov 2019, 19:02
Replies: 25
Views: 11,056
Posted By oldbeefer

NoProbs

I was there in the Lossie bar! Seem to remember we were doing fighter affil. Was also (later) in Belize when strange films were shown.
4th Sep 2019, 16:15
Replies: 360
Views: 207,071
Posted By oldbeefer

I was really pleased to see daft games and loadsa...

I was really pleased to see daft games and loadsa booze still allowed in these PC days!
6th Aug 2019, 09:29
Replies: 57
Views: 24,934
Posted By oldbeefer

FAREASTDRIVER. I was involved in that. Eight...

FAREASTDRIVER. I was involved in that. Eight hours a day in the seat. We found those skips flew very badly and slowly when empty. Then someone discovered that if you bit the bullet and flew a bit...
25th Jul 2019, 10:07
Replies: 7
Views: 4,557
Posted By oldbeefer

Adblocker works well, and it's free!

Adblocker works well, and it's free!
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Feb 2019, 10:30
Replies: 9
Views: 3,018
Posted By oldbeefer

Seven on board?

Seven on board?
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Dec 2018, 09:13
Replies: 17
Views: 2,877
Posted By oldbeefer

Also brakes on for sloping ground landings

Also brakes on for sloping ground landings
19th Dec 2018, 09:35
Replies: 40
Views: 9,090
Posted By oldbeefer

I also know of two who went Rotary.

I also know of two who went Rotary.
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Nov 2018, 18:50
Replies: 66
Views: 11,960
Posted By oldbeefer

I seem to remember that, once in a position to be...

I seem to remember that, once in a position to be able to, getting that scrapped from the syllabus!
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Nov 2018, 10:39
Replies: 1,186
Views: 637,665
Posted By oldbeefer

"s it me or is that wire locking incorrect in the...

"s it me or is that wire locking incorrect in the pic above?"

I don't think so - looks as though the smaller bit on the end is part of the shaft and the big nut covered in blue is locked to it.
26th Oct 2018, 16:14
Replies: 60
Views: 13,794
Posted By oldbeefer

I also remember a pair of Harriers in RAFG who...

I also remember a pair of Harriers in RAFG who were tasked to drop dummy bombs on some inflatable Russian tanks. They succeeded in almost hitting a group of Challengers some distance away, having...
25th Oct 2018, 18:46
Replies: 60
Views: 13,794
Posted By oldbeefer

Then there were the two A10s who, after landing...

Then there were the two A10s who, after landing at Shawbury, asked for taxy instruction to be told 'you're not here - you must have landed at Sleap' (civvy airfield 5 nm from SHY with similar runway...
20th Oct 2018, 20:21
Replies: 43
Views: 10,521
Posted By oldbeefer

As an ex military helicopter pilot, it has...

As an ex military helicopter pilot, it has confirmed my belief that most long haul pilots are over paid prima donnas!
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