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Forum: Rotorheads
7th Apr 2021, 21:57
Replies: 106
Views: 28,201
Posted By TorqueOfTheDevil

One point which hasn't been mentioned yet on this...

One point which hasn't been mentioned yet on this thread is that the NMH is meant to replace three other niche military fleets as well as the Puma. The other three types are all much smaller, so the...
31st Mar 2021, 20:16
Replies: 6
Views: 2,596
Posted By TorqueOfTheDevil

And he was equally esteemed in his time at...

And he was equally esteemed in his time at Shawbury in the early years of DHFS, for his peerless personal and professional qualities.
31st Mar 2021, 20:10
Replies: 87
Views: 33,481
Posted By TorqueOfTheDevil

You forgot 'the wrong aircraft'. Is any of the...

You forgot 'the wrong aircraft'. Is any of the Ascent platforms actually able to deliver the same quality of training as its predecessor? I don't know much about the Avenger, but both rotary types...
30th Mar 2021, 19:58
Replies: 27
Views: 12,102
Posted By TorqueOfTheDevil

Fair enough. But 'Grob woes' and 'a Grob' is...

Fair enough. But 'Grob woes' and 'a Grob' is still lazy and unhelpful!
24th Mar 2021, 21:07
Replies: 27
Views: 12,102
Posted By TorqueOfTheDevil

Finally, someone who refers to the aircraft...

Finally, someone who refers to the aircraft correctly. The Tutor may be having difficulties, but right now the other two types of Grob in RAF service are pretty much okay!
24th Mar 2021, 20:42
Replies: 76
Views: 17,457
Posted By TorqueOfTheDevil

OC 84 Sqn is still a Sqn Ldr. OC 78 was also a...

OC 84 Sqn is still a Sqn Ldr. OC 78 was also a Sqn Ldr in Falklands days (until 2007 ISTR) but became a Wg Cdr when it reformed as a Merlin unit.
2nd Dec 2020, 13:09
1st Dec 2020, 19:40
Replies: 41
Views: 11,163
Posted By TorqueOfTheDevil

The case for a smaller simpler aircraft to...

The case for a smaller simpler aircraft to replace Puma (and maybe the other ancient small twins dotted around the place) is fairly clear. This may or may not come to pass - but increasing the size...
1st Dec 2020, 19:38
Replies: 41
Views: 11,163
Posted By TorqueOfTheDevil

For once, I think the answer will be 'fewer...

For once, I think the answer will be 'fewer Chinooks'.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2020, 20:21
Replies: 64
Views: 11,968
Posted By TorqueOfTheDevil

...then you've seen a group of people (including...

...then you've seen a group of people (including the casualty) who need a SAR helicopter. Of course, GNAAS are known for being extremely reluctant to call in a rescue helicopter...
13th Oct 2020, 17:45
Replies: 459
Views: 309,661
Posted By TorqueOfTheDevil

...but not winching training. And therein lies a...

...but not winching training. And therein lies a large part of the problem.
22nd Sep 2020, 12:20
Replies: 459
Views: 309,661
Posted By TorqueOfTheDevil

Actually, just maritime under Ascent's plans. ...

Actually, just maritime under Ascent's plans. But as we approach the two and a half year point, how many students have been trained in maritime skills?
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2020, 12:07
Replies: 2,913
Views: 909,069
Posted By TorqueOfTheDevil

Doing the latter is basically doing the former!

Doing the latter is basically doing the former!
15th Sep 2020, 14:13
Replies: 459
Views: 309,661
Posted By TorqueOfTheDevil

Why does it have flot gear?

Why does it have flot gear?
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Sep 2020, 17:25
Replies: 2,609
Views: 819,217
Posted By TorqueOfTheDevil

Things have changed since his day - the pool at...

Things have changed since his day - the pool at Yeovilton is somewhat chilly these days!
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Sep 2020, 20:15
Replies: 1,362
Views: 354,696
Posted By TorqueOfTheDevil

I'm not trying to tell you about search fatigue -...

I'm not trying to tell you about search fatigue - I'm merely pointing it out seeing as you had forgotten to mention it! As it happens, I did make it to the last line of your previous post, but it...
19th Aug 2020, 22:28
Replies: 23
Views: 4,699
Posted By TorqueOfTheDevil

I'd take Honolulu over Holyhead any day, and I...

I'd take Honolulu over Holyhead any day, and I suspect anyone else who has ever had the pleasure of Valley might agree
19th Aug 2020, 22:24
Replies: 36
Views: 10,869
Posted By TorqueOfTheDevil

Why not paint Piss Off Biggles on the roof and...

Why not paint Piss Off Biggles on the roof and see what happens?
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Aug 2020, 22:07
Replies: 1,362
Views: 354,696
Posted By TorqueOfTheDevil

How can you claim that without ever trying it? ...

How can you claim that without ever trying it? What none of the old guard have admitted is how tired (and bored) human eyes and brains get during a search, especially over large tracts of water. ...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Apr 2020, 13:23
Replies: 877
Views: 427,126
Posted By TorqueOfTheDevil

Unlikely, this long after the broadcast

Unlikely, this long after the broadcast
18th Dec 2019, 13:55
Replies: 52
Views: 22,421
Posted By TorqueOfTheDevil

But we're not trying to sell both of them - are...

But we're not trying to sell both of them - are we?
17th Dec 2019, 15:25
Replies: 52
Views: 22,421
Posted By TorqueOfTheDevil

I think both Tom Watson and the Change UK...

I think both Tom Watson and the Change UK defectors might disagree quite strongly, not to mention other Jewish Labour MPs! Corbyn failed not just because of Brexit, but because on his watch Labour...
13th Dec 2019, 11:29
Replies: 788
Views: 269,133
Posted By TorqueOfTheDevil

Wasn't there something going on in Afghanistan...

Wasn't there something going on in Afghanistan for a while?



A fair point, but not the fault of those who went. And having those assets allowed us at least to take part (again, rightly or...
27th Aug 2019, 22:03
Replies: 384
Views: 208,081
Posted By TorqueOfTheDevil

The silence is deafening!

The silence is deafening!
7th Feb 2019, 20:51
Replies: 41
Views: 12,182
Posted By TorqueOfTheDevil

And 'allegedly' there was the 4-ship of Hawks...

And 'allegedly' there was the 4-ship of Hawks recovering from a week in Gibraltar, around the turn on the millennium, who found that the weather at Valley had clagged in and the PAR failed at the...
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