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Forum: Rotorheads
21st Oct 2020, 07:02
Replies: 49
Views: 7,494
Posted By Fonsini

So when they put those upward facing diffusers on...

So when they put those upward facing diffusers on the exhausts did that solve the oil drip problem, or was there just an oil vomit on startup as it burped out the accumulated oil ?

PS - I never...
20th Oct 2020, 12:48
Replies: 40
Views: 6,686
Posted By Fonsini

It would be more interesting to know why the...

It would be more interesting to know why the Swedes are ramping up so significantly - makes me wonder if they have any specific intel.

On a side note I worked there for a while for an unnamed...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2020, 10:16
Replies: 49
Views: 7,494
Posted By Fonsini

Gems for sale - £5,000 “as pulled” up to £25,000...

Gems for sale - £5,000 “as pulled” up to £25,000 for serviced and mint. Interesting how they make specific mention of an integral oil tank - was the oil consumption really that bad ?

Gem Turbines...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Oct 2020, 19:29
Replies: 49
Views: 7,494
Posted By Fonsini

Quite right, I stand corrected.

Quite right, I stand corrected.
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Oct 2020, 15:34
Replies: 49
Views: 7,494
Posted By Fonsini

What happened to all the retired Lynx ?

With the removal of the Lynx from RAF and RN service I was curious as to how the British disposed of them - military sales, civilian, or were they all scrapped ?
19th Oct 2020, 15:29
Replies: 15
Views: 5,966
Posted By Fonsini

Ahh the old bigotry, itís never far away for some.

Ahh the old bigotry, itís never far away for some.
19th Oct 2020, 14:49
Replies: 80
Views: 16,811
Posted By Fonsini

During training (at night) for Operation Chastise...

During training (at night) for Operation Chastise a Lancaster had just settled down at the 60 foot drop height over water when the crew saw a second Lancaster pass under them.
15th Oct 2020, 17:04
Replies: 5
Views: 3,163
Posted By Fonsini

Strangely this story reminds me of the British...

Strangely this story reminds me of the British movie Conflict of Wings - now how many of you have seen that one?

Conflict of Wings (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conflict_of_Wings)
14th Oct 2020, 09:21
Replies: 89
Views: 20,695
Posted By Fonsini

Now that is some impressive research - nice work 👍

Now that is some impressive research - nice work 👍
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Oct 2020, 13:12
Replies: 366
Views: 415,608
Posted By Fonsini

A husband advised his wife that they were in...

A husband advised his wife that they were in financial difficulties and that she would have to resort to the world’s oldest profession to help them get by. After her first day “on the job” her...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Oct 2020, 13:01
Replies: 50
Views: 4,612
Posted By Fonsini

I would imagine that ministers were simply...

I would imagine that ministers were simply presented with a list of local and international locations which met a series of required parameters and Ascension was on that list.

It clearly got a...
2nd Oct 2020, 12:40
Replies: 15
Views: 5,608
Posted By Fonsini

This seems to be provoking more interest in the...

This seems to be provoking more interest in the UK than it has in the US.

You guys do know that you’re not actually American, right ?
30th Sep 2020, 09:17
Replies: 251
Views: 89,059
Posted By Fonsini

Thanks, that answers one key question.

Thanks, that answers one key question.
30th Sep 2020, 08:37
Replies: 251
Views: 89,059
Posted By Fonsini

I doubt that pilot will need to pay for any...

I doubt that pilot will need to pay for any drinks for quite some time, great job indeed.

Does anyone know what time the accident occurred, night time refuelings between FJs and Hercs are...
29th Sep 2020, 13:15
Replies: 5
Views: 2,041
Posted By Fonsini

Weren’t they at it for a few years back in the...

Weren’t they at it for a few years back in the 90s as well ?

Those areas are riddled with petty tribal rivalry and ethnic hatred, bit like Scotland really.
25th Sep 2020, 08:03
Replies: 24
Views: 9,477
Posted By Fonsini

What with all the banging and rattling of a...

What with all the banging and rattling of a GSh-30 going off 3 feet from your right earhole the pipper must have been right on target, because he would surely have let go of the trigger after the...
17th Sep 2020, 07:16
Replies: 26
Views: 10,324
Posted By Fonsini

Apparently this happened the other day as...

Apparently this happened the other day as well....


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16th Sep 2020, 21:57
Replies: 20
Views: 5,657
Posted By Fonsini

I confess I’m most interested to hear what...

I confess I’m most interested to hear what engines they have (or perhaps will) put in it.
10th Sep 2020, 10:32
Replies: 11
Views: 3,594
Posted By Fonsini

I recall having lunch at Ferranti’s facility in...

I recall having lunch at Ferranti’s facility in Nottingham back in the 80s with a guy who worked as a technician on Saudi Lightnings and his tales of Saudi operations were far from complimentary. My...
10th Sep 2020, 10:10
Replies: 5
Views: 1,352
Posted By Fonsini

I wonder if we will have the same go-around...

I wonder if we will have the same go-around regarding the vulnerability of silo basing that we saw during development of the otherwise excellent (but very pricey) LGM-118A. Just my 2 cents but the...
5th Sep 2020, 09:21
Replies: 4
Views: 2,363
Posted By Fonsini

If I were in the PLAAF leadership I would be very...

If I were in the PLAAF leadership I would be very worried that Taiwan has a tracking radar/SAM combo that can shoot down fighters at a range of 600 miles or more.

Journalists :hmm:
21st Aug 2020, 19:26
Replies: 73
Views: 11,738
Posted By Fonsini

AI Controlled F-16 Defeats Piloted F-16

Better start considering those alternate careers.

AI Controlled F-16 Defeats Pilot (https://uk.yahoo.com/news/ai-pilot-thoroughly-beats-human-095004286.html)

An AI pilot has defeated a US Air...
16th Aug 2020, 08:09
Replies: 16
Views: 3,844
Posted By Fonsini

Thanks Jack, itís an impressive sounding rank !

Thanks Jack, itís an impressive sounding rank !
12th Aug 2020, 13:27
Replies: 16
Views: 3,844
Posted By Fonsini

An amazing story of survival with or without...

An amazing story of survival with or without maggots, bailing out over the jungle must be wonderful until you reach the trees. When I was 16 I did a stint working as a laborer for a Warrington based...
12th Aug 2020, 13:15
Replies: 5
Views: 2,335
Posted By Fonsini

A buddy of mine was a WSO in a similar F-15E...

A buddy of mine was a WSO in a similar F-15E during Desert Storm, the capabilities of the jet back then sounded like a SciFi novel, including a combat emergency requiring the use of Vmax (which...
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