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15th Sep 2020, 14:58
Replies: 31
Views: 4,663
Posted By bridgets boy

Slight Thread Drift

This is probably available on yooftoob, however I came across it in a much more appropriate place:

East Anglian Film Archive: About Anglia: Battle of Britain Anniversary Preparations at RAF...
13th Aug 2020, 08:36
Replies: 124
Views: 23,683
Posted By bridgets boy

This thread drift could have more mileage than...

This thread drift could have more mileage than the original story...
30th Jun 2020, 08:25
Replies: 111
Views: 32,355
Posted By bridgets boy

Does anyone know the amount of Air-Policing that...

Does anyone know the amount of Air-Policing that goes on in Ireland, compared to the GB? Having so much traffic, in 'normal' times, coming off the Atlantic, is there not a case for a limited...
25th Jun 2020, 09:59
Replies: 21
Views: 5,316
Posted By bridgets boy

My entire air fleet in the 1970s had silver...

My entire air fleet in the 1970s had silver undercarriages - oleos, struts, the lot. Mind you, they were all 1:72 scale, and the only cheese I knew was Dairylea triangles. Innocent days, no goat's...
12th Jun 2020, 12:43
Replies: 43
Views: 7,626
Posted By bridgets boy

So those running the show would have independent...

So those running the show would have independent evidence / confirmation that a particular airfield had been taken out - 'nothing heard'..?
29th Apr 2020, 11:15
Replies: 208
Views: 35,888
Posted By bridgets boy

1. Realise that waiting a year or 10 until the...

1. Realise that waiting a year or 10 until the next major pandemic comes along is better that conjuring up plausible deniability if you release a virus from a lab.
2. Prepare the battle space in any...
22nd Apr 2020, 18:30
Replies: 26
Views: 6,370
Posted By bridgets boy

Blueys were free for Ops - but wise to put (eg)...

Blueys were free for Ops - but wise to put (eg) 'Op Granby' in the box where the stamp goes.
5th Apr 2020, 07:50
Replies: 33
Views: 10,810
Posted By bridgets boy

Luxury - a bit like military hospitals, there are...

Luxury - a bit like military hospitals, there are other ways of getting the task done. Then something unexpected happens
2nd Apr 2020, 07:43
Replies: 35
Views: 8,371
Posted By bridgets boy

...and is Flt Lt Lyon Ben Lyon, SFSO at Gut?

...and is Flt Lt Lyon Ben Lyon, SFSO at Gut?
27th Mar 2020, 19:04
Replies: 12
Views: 3,450
Posted By bridgets boy

Very upset. Fond memories of going round to Tom's...

Very upset. Fond memories of going round to Tom's on a Sunday afternoon, possibly for a Dining-in Night debrief, and enjoying the wonderful family atmosphere, not to mention the fantastic soda bread....
7th Mar 2020, 17:50
Replies: 224
Views: 64,249
Posted By bridgets boy

Has anyone mentioned translational lift yet? RVLs...

Has anyone mentioned translational lift yet? RVLs must benefit from that, not just avoiding hot gas ingestion, pilot's view on approach..
17th Nov 2019, 08:03
Replies: 165
Views: 61,173
Posted By bridgets boy

Brize to Bruggen at least once, after the boys...

Brize to Bruggen at least once, after the boys had flown over Bruggen on their way back from Northern Watch...
20th May 2019, 20:04
Replies: 5
Views: 5,440
Posted By bridgets boy

Top bloke indeed - shocked it could be him, looks...

Top bloke indeed - shocked it could be him, looks the same as 30 years ago in BFPO 47
20th Feb 2019, 13:56
Replies: 395
Views: 227,790
Posted By bridgets boy

Looked pro as ever at their turning point prior...

Looked pro as ever at their turning point prior to MOD Andover. Goldstar jet in the lead stood out nicely
20th Feb 2019, 13:51
Replies: 26
Views: 13,122
Posted By bridgets boy

I was at Gut at the time. One wag in the mess...

I was at Gut at the time. One wag in the mess said "of course, the most embarrassing things is watching all the transfers float off down the Ems..."
4th Mar 2017, 19:52
Replies: 27
Views: 7,323
Posted By bridgets boy

What the guys all say is true - have integrity,...

What the guys all say is true - have integrity, make decisions (you will make loads, some of them result in your signature, and mean you are signing to say that an aircraft has operational...
11th Oct 2015, 16:37
Replies: 122
Views: 22,809
Posted By bridgets boy

Old Sarum

1435 or so At Old Sarum. Old Sarum Castle was heaving on all the earth walls facing the airfield with the Great British Public (plus anyone else who could appreciate it) bidding farewell. Made it...
14th Sep 2015, 05:47
Replies: 23
Views: 7,506
Posted By bridgets boy

Loud Bangs

Worst mistake by the organisers at Old Sarum was not to warn the crowds that there were going to be loud bangs (pyros set off during one of the displays). They apologised afterwards since some...
12th Sep 2015, 16:27
Replies: 23
Views: 7,506
Posted By bridgets boy

Vulcan Fuel Leak - No show at Old Sarum

Bad news - Old Sarum Airshow just announced that the Vulcan would not be appearing because of a fuel leak. Would have flown with the B17. Disappointing for the attendees, but Safety First. No...
1st Oct 2014, 21:56
Replies: 16
Views: 3,486
Posted By bridgets boy

Will never knock the Luftwaffe AT fleet - flew us...

Will never knock the Luftwaffe AT fleet - flew us back from a Kriegsmarine exchange (GR1s), into a USAF base in East Anglia at the weekend, probably MT'ed by USAF back to base (too far back to...
30th Sep 2014, 21:56
Replies: 66
Views: 24,724
Posted By bridgets boy

TSR2 at 50

27 Sep 64 First Flight... shame we missed it, although for good reasons - younger cousin still performing.
10th Jul 2014, 22:30
Replies: 64
Views: 13,430
Posted By bridgets boy

We are all from different generations (cue Python...

We are all from different generations (cue Python misquote: "I'm not!...") and we sometimes don't get the Zeit Geist, such as the furore surrounding the self appointed partial experts who didn't...
6th Jul 2014, 22:25
Replies: 11
Views: 2,314
Posted By bridgets boy

You have obviously read it in great depth and...

You have obviously read it in great depth and made judgement on the compliance of specific platforms against the criteria.
6th Jul 2014, 22:17
Replies: 11
Views: 2,314
Posted By bridgets boy

Choosing a spec and sticking to it

I'd be happy if ALL contractors could push out stuff that complied with Def Stan 00-970. No, really comply, even if it was to the predecessor (Av P 970?). Make a good aircraft that crews would be...
4th Jul 2014, 21:01
Replies: 42
Views: 9,190
Posted By bridgets boy

Sorry 500N, blame it on the arrival of Sunday...

Sorry 500N, blame it on the arrival of Sunday Times Wines quarterly submission...

Should have been the other way round, but at least you noticed! Management is shoving the animals on the ark,...
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