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7th Aug 2019, 08:02
Replies: 156
Views: 131,628
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The standard radar for the P-8A is the APY-10...

The standard radar for the P-8A is the APY-10 which has been derived from the long family of airborne maritime radars fitted to the P-3. The APS-149 is an externally fitted sensor in a "canoe"...
17th Jul 2019, 22:41
Replies: 156
Views: 131,628
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Congratulations on the start of the road to...

Congratulations on the start of the road to getting a capability back on track. The UK has a great team in the US.

We shouldn't be that far behind you.
Cheers, NLH
16th Jul 2019, 01:57
Replies: 4
Views: 1,913
Posted By Not Long Here

Big Win

I see Big Win has departed. I always remember him as a very hard, but ultimately fair boss back in the day. And a stout defender of the value of MPA.
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10th Aug 2018, 20:08
Replies: 29
Views: 7,342
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Not only Observers but also Aco operators from...

Not only Observers but also Aco operators from the RN flew on exchange with the Nimrod force. We also sent Nav's to the RN to fly with the them.
4th Aug 2018, 19:08
Replies: 31
Views: 5,177
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MO*** wasn't limited to transport. Did an...

MO*** wasn't limited to transport. Did an overseas trip from Kinloss as Mike Oscar Golf Golf Yankee once. There was a list kept in Ops and you just got the next one.

Cheers, NLH
14th May 2018, 06:51
Replies: 5
Views: 1,671
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That brings back memories. Did Ten Tors in 1974...

That brings back memories. Did Ten Tors in 1974 as a DE Fitter at Locking. I was the Team Lead and it was the proudest moment of my then young life to bring them all in having completed the course.
...
28th Apr 2018, 19:54
Replies: 59
Views: 16,916
Posted By Not Long Here

Only half right pr00ne, the P-8A production line...

Only half right pr00ne, the P-8A production line will cease in 2022 with long lead items meaning last orders in the next 12 months. So if the UK want more yes they can order them through the FMS...
25th Jun 2017, 22:50
Replies: 60
Views: 19,019
Posted By Not Long Here

Sort of correct in that yes the 920 ATC was still...

Sort of correct in that yes the 920 ATC was still fitted but, when we went to the colour Tac Display this included it's own Pentium based computing system (high spec then) which offloaded all of the...
6th Oct 2015, 21:16
Replies: 11
Views: 2,427
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23 total - Nine on station 1, seven each on...

23 total - Nine on station 1, seven each on Stations 4 and 5. Can't remenber what the standard mix was though.
16th Sep 2015, 18:19
Replies: 33
Views: 8,235
Posted By Not Long Here

RIP Smithy, One of natures true gentlemen.

RIP Smithy,

One of natures true gentlemen.
18th Jun 2015, 18:21
Replies: 1,628
Views: 385,759
Posted By Not Long Here

LM have been touting a Sea Herc for some time but...

LM have been touting a Sea Herc for some time but it only exists on paper. To get serious interest they need to actually come up with a prototype.
3rd Jul 2014, 07:15
Replies: 8
Views: 4,319
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As someone who spent over 8000 hours on one of...

As someone who spent over 8000 hours on one of those seats I cannot quite recommend them for their comfort. Although I had been known to drop off on a long inbound transit with a surfeit of Jock Pies...
12th Apr 2014, 04:37
Replies: 30
Views: 6,710
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Leon said "Maybe this is the crew we should have...

Leon said "Maybe this is the crew we should have sent to the west coast of Australia? So far the MPAs have seen and heard nothing - only the ships have managed to locate a pinging sub-surface...
11th Apr 2014, 05:41
Replies: 21
Views: 6,125
Posted By Not Long Here

Something else to note about the GMP deduction is...

Something else to note about the GMP deduction is that it does not apply if you live in a Commonwealth country where the UK State Pension is frozen for life at the rate you access it.

I...
30th Jan 2014, 16:20
Replies: 37
Views: 5,346
Posted By Not Long Here

Australia - otherwise known as the West Island :}

Australia - otherwise known as the West Island :}
29th Jan 2014, 05:10
Replies: 43
Views: 18,010
Posted By Not Long Here

I went through 6FTS with Simon - god - nearly 40...

I went through 6FTS with Simon - god - nearly 40 years ago now. Simon was the life and soul then.

Being in Maritime before I jumped ship to the land of the Long White Cloud - our paths never...
25th Oct 2013, 22:13
Replies: 19
Views: 3,106
Posted By Not Long Here

For a wee while yet we still have some: ...

For a wee while yet we still have some:

RNZAF - Aircraft - UH-1H Iroquois (http://www.airforce.mil.nz/about-us/what-we-do/aircraft/iroquois.htm)
1st Jun 2013, 00:43
Replies: 42
Views: 7,839
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That annoyed me a wee bit about 10 years ago when...

That annoyed me a wee bit about 10 years ago when my crew won the AW but weren't permitted to take part in Fincastle although we were an operational crew (in fact Advanced crew) embedded in 42(R). :(
19th Apr 2013, 18:37
Replies: 15
Views: 4,818
Posted By Not Long Here

Unixman, Yes it was really easy to find the...

Unixman,

Yes it was really easy to find the names of the crew on the internet but come on, does it really matter. The OP has celebrated 50 years of extra life that may not have been available but...
6th Apr 2013, 20:58
Replies: 21
Views: 4,275
Posted By Not Long Here

30 Afghan Interpreters To Be Resettled In...

30 Afghan Interpreters To Be Resettled In Hamilton... | Stuff.co.nz (http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/8511194/Afghan-interpreters-to-arrive-this-month)
2nd Mar 2013, 00:14
Replies: 23
Views: 4,697
Posted By Not Long Here

Flying from Seeb pre-hostilities GW1 we had to...

Flying from Seeb pre-hostilities GW1 we had to get DIPCLEAR for the Unhelpful Arab Emirates to transit to the Northern PG and submit a Flight Plan. Had one occasion where we ended up holding at the...
23rd Feb 2013, 19:38
Replies: 81
Views: 17,816
Posted By Not Long Here

The September CPI was 2.2% for those on pensions....

The September CPI was 2.2% for those on pensions. I don't normally get a letter just an update to show that the April & May figures will be increased (April as its a part month due to my date and May...
9th Feb 2013, 21:40
Replies: 19
Views: 5,526
Posted By Not Long Here

OCTU, Henlow graduated all types in the '70s, not...

OCTU, Henlow graduated all types in the '70s, not just ground trades
21st Jan 2013, 00:17
Replies: 20
Views: 5,633
Posted By Not Long Here

Wings Over Wairarapa: WWII Fly-by: Mosquito, 2...

Wings Over Wairarapa: WWII Fly-by: Mosquito, 2 Spitfires, 2 Kittyhawks, Mustang & Corsair - YouTube

The end of the airshow and i don't know why its there twice !!
20th Jan 2013, 19:05
Replies: 20
Views: 5,633
Posted By Not Long Here

The end of the air show was a Mossie led...

The end of the air show was a Mossie led formation with Spitfires, Mustangs and Kittyhawk. A truly impressive sight and sound which I cannot see being repeated.

Then the Mosquito wrapped it up...
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