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10th Mar 2020, 14:49
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Posted By Shaft109

'So, has there been any effect whatsoever on RAF...

'So, has there been any effect whatsoever on RAF recruiting between 2014 and now?'

No, but that's not the whole point of the organisation these days.
3rd Mar 2020, 12:16
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Posted By Shaft109

Good news or bad?? You can't make it up.

https://www.raf.mod.uk/news/articles/former-mod-gliders-to-be-used-by-charity-to-change-lives/
17th Jun 2019, 16:45
Replies: 20
Views: 9,350
Posted By Shaft109

As a slight side step on the original question...

As a slight side step on the original question how much variability was there between individual airframes?

I.e. were there literally individual aircraft that just were faster? Wiki shows that...
27th May 2019, 14:38
Replies: 16
Views: 5,272
Posted By Shaft109

I was surprised how loud the bangs were when the...

I was surprised how loud the bangs were when the reheats engaged.

A great day and well worth the trip down, but didn't get to see the Victor fly - unlike last time lol.
27th May 2019, 14:36
Replies: 34
Views: 13,426
Posted By Shaft109

Miners

"There were no miners...in reality they used oil drilling technology to pump liquid nitrogen under the reactor, but then realized it was unnecessary and stopped the effort"

There were, see my...
Replies: 16
Views: 5,928
Posted By Shaft109

I managed to scrape a 94% pass ratio by just...

I managed to scrape a 94% pass ratio by just wasting time after work too for months and months.....

Seriously mate it's one thing to get the exams out of the way quickly but another totally to...
8th May 2019, 18:01
Replies: 34
Views: 13,426
Posted By Shaft109

This film with period footage is a bit of an eye...

This film with period footage is a bit of an eye opener

https://youtu.be/p5GTvaW34O0

An another really good drama with a n excellent performance by Ade Edundson (of Bottom fame)
...
10th Apr 2019, 08:22
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Views: 1,427,438
Posted By Shaft109

Typo

Erm is that 200 launches per year per airframe?

Where does that fit into normal useage before the pause versus Civil gliding numbers?

Doesn't seem very high
21st Mar 2019, 13:14
Replies: 168
Views: 94,704
Posted By Shaft109

If Linton and Halton are going to close why not...

If Linton and Halton are going to close why not concentrate everything on Scampton? Lots of space for Initial Recruit training, Reds stay, Airspace restrictions don't change, maybe BBMF as a visitors...
13th Mar 2019, 18:29
Replies: 5,115
Views: 1,427,438
Posted By Shaft109

Good luck to him - he could start by not treating...

Good luck to him - he could start by not treating the Volunteers like mushrooms.

If the leadership is seen (and indeed felt to be) putting the effort in everyone else will respond in kind and be...
4th Mar 2019, 18:53
Replies: 52
Views: 18,366
Posted By Shaft109

One for Beagle

Your solo Gnat is comfortably in retirement at RAFM Cosford,

https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/documents/collections/85-A-146-HS-Gnat-T-1-XR977.pdf
21st Jan 2019, 06:44
Replies: 40
Views: 8,734
Posted By Shaft109

Dodged a bullet

In all seriousness - if she made any kind of allegation against him his life would be destroyed and with all due respect it seems some donít grasp that fact.

Years ago this would be laughed off...
23rd Nov 2018, 14:36
Replies: 40
Views: 10,245
Posted By Shaft109

Hello - I'm sure someone could explain what I'm...

Hello - I'm sure someone could explain what I'm missing here.

Lakenheath is to be substantially rebuilt to accommodate USAF F35 in the UK. Understood. Literally next door is Mildenhall which is to...
16th Nov 2018, 16:19
7th Nov 2018, 19:58
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Views: 1,427,438
Posted By Shaft109

Volunteers

Well as Tucumseh has pointed out any new aircraft will be on the road to UN airworthiness from day 1 unless registered on the CAA/ BAA register but you can read all about it on this very thread ...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Oct 2018, 17:02
Replies: 46
Views: 7,601
Posted By Shaft109

I knew they flexed but not to that level every...

I knew they flexed but not to that level every rotation-

Also Does a helicopter talk to you in the same way as an aircraft through feel in the controls ?
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Oct 2018, 16:43
Replies: 46
Views: 7,601
Posted By Shaft109

Rotor blade stall

Hello- just a fixed wing guy here with a question or 2.

Are the main rotors (or indeed the tail rotor) prone to stalling in the same way as a fixed wing ie critical Alpha?

what sort of symptoms...
18th Oct 2018, 10:58
Replies: 52
Views: 9,199
Posted By Shaft109

Valiant Spars

Sorry for the slight creep but I recall seeing an in depth technical article about the alloy degrading in the spars, although it seems to have vanished from online.

It explained the concept of...
30th Sep 2018, 20:25
Replies: 19
Views: 1,791
Posted By Shaft109

Training

As my handle implies I did my ab initio training on the Grob G109b Vigilant with the VGS.
I know some people think it was the wrong aircraft for the job but I am confident when I say learning in a...
27th Aug 2018, 14:07
Replies: 41
Views: 8,874
Posted By Shaft109

I'm quite surprised it stayed in common use long...

I'm quite surprised it stayed in common use long after the UK realised in 1906 that Asbestos was dangerous.

DOes anyone know which type it was?

Chrysotile, Amosite or Crocidolite ? (White,...
28th Jul 2018, 19:35
Replies: 5,115
Views: 1,427,438
Posted By Shaft109

109

Unfortunately Thud those Vigilants will be reduced to dust in short order to prevent anything of them turning up elsewhere.
25th Jul 2018, 10:11
Replies: 180
Views: 49,719
Posted By Shaft109

RAF Topcliffe

Surely the end of L-o-O also means Topcliffe airfield (recently resurfaced) will be left to wither away too.
15th Jul 2018, 19:56
Replies: 66
Views: 38,651
Posted By Shaft109

Old hangars

Before the VGS world got biffed I'd regularly stayed over at RAF Topcliffe in the old TANS Navigation classrooms converted into dorms for cadets and instructors, on the side of the C Type overlooking...
2nd Jul 2018, 10:34
Replies: 23
Views: 5,745
Posted By Shaft109

Were the ducts and nozzles permanently linked?

I have a vague understanding on the way the nozzles and ducts interlocked, ie more down nozzle more bleed air to the ducts.

Was this proportional or was some other mixing involved?

And my main...
2nd Jul 2018, 09:45
Replies: 5,115
Views: 1,427,438
Posted By Shaft109

AGS

What about all those Vigilant PTTs now languishing in various rooms cross the country?
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