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Forum: Jet Blast
13th Jan 2021, 15:57
Replies: 37
Views: 4,058
Posted By Shackman

As one of bunch of young lads playing in a small...

As one of bunch of young lads playing in a small wood at the end of our road (in a post war housing estate) at the north end of Brighton, we found a large box of 'pineapples' semi buried by a tree....
11th Jan 2021, 17:15
Replies: 19,843
Views: 2,373,159
Posted By Shackman

Or even Aintree!

Or even Aintree!
11th Jan 2021, 13:41
Replies: 19,843
Views: 2,373,159
Posted By Shackman

Could it be Ascot HLS?

Could it be Ascot HLS?
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jan 2021, 11:35
Replies: 20
Views: 9,809
Posted By Shackman

You can always ask the guys of Petersfield (if I...

You can always ask the guys of Petersfield (if I remember correctly) Golf Club about the benefits of a Chinook carrying out a precautionary landing on one of their fairways. I believe the club was...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jan 2021, 10:09
Replies: 20
Views: 9,809
Posted By Shackman

Simple - blades off, another Chinook to lift out...

Simple - blades off, another Chinook to lift out as we did in the Falklands. Oh, wait a minute, can they still do buddy buddy lifts or has the weight gone up too much?
2nd Jan 2021, 15:06
Replies: 19
Views: 4,368
Posted By Shackman

The effect was known as 'rudder reversal', but...

The effect was known as 'rudder reversal', but not necessarily associated with a fin stall.

Look at the hinge line of the rudders on the fin; in extremis it was possible to put in a 'bootful' of...
2nd Jan 2021, 10:05
Replies: 115
Views: 32,056
Posted By Shackman

As Archimedes says: . You could then ask...

As Archimedes says: .

You could then ask what happened to the 6 (yes- Six) Shackleton MR 2s delivered there in the early 70's, including one 'polished up' for display purposes. Last seen on the...
19th Dec 2020, 11:06
Replies: 18
Views: 3,876
Posted By Shackman

Not long after we got our Chinooks (but after FI)...

Not long after we got our Chinooks (but after FI) a 7 Sqn ac was training at Hullavington, which is next to the M4. One of the crew noticed a tanker pulling into the side with a wheel on fire; the...
13th Dec 2020, 10:02
Replies: 43
Views: 13,533
Posted By Shackman

Not for the first time. landing at Souda Bay in...

Not for the first time. landing at Souda Bay in '72 we were described by a couple of USAF aircraft behind as a Liberator, and again in '75 on the way into Mildenhall. Recognition never seemed to be...
9th Dec 2020, 15:18
Replies: 19,843
Views: 2,373,159
Posted By Shackman

Well Gan was originally South of the Equator, but...

Well Gan was originally South of the Equator, but after Frank Easto (supernav on 205 Sqn) found he was 2 miles north of track on arrival after a 10 hour sortie from Changi., he spent the rest of our...
6th Dec 2020, 13:40
Replies: 60
Views: 9,889
Posted By Shackman

Hi olddog - still going strong I see. I...

Hi olddog - still going strong I see.

I followed exactly the same training regimen as olddog (only I was down the back for the heavy landing at Stradishall). Same holding at both Ouston and...
24th Nov 2020, 16:31
Replies: 42
Views: 28,925
Posted By Shackman

That's so old - we used all sorts of holes in the...

That's so old - we used all sorts of holes in the (unpressurised) Shack to hoover up rubbish, as taught to FE's and others from their predecessors on aircraft going back to before WWII.
19th Nov 2020, 14:51
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Views: 2,373,159
Posted By Shackman

Are we in Italy though?

Are we in Italy though?
19th Nov 2020, 14:41
Replies: 41
Views: 8,279
Posted By Shackman

Surely there must be a few refurbished Wessex...

Surely there must be a few refurbished Wessex around.
19th Nov 2020, 14:38
Replies: 53
Views: 13,126
Posted By Shackman

I'm intrigued at the number of 126 birds found on...

I'm intrigued at the number of 126 birds found on the runway. In early '73 I landed back at Kinloss before dawn after an AEW sortie 'up North'. On round out a large flock of seagulls lifted off the...
17th Nov 2020, 13:08
Replies: 19,843
Views: 2,373,159
Posted By Shackman

Having now seen the photos of the memorial I...

Having now seen the photos of the memorial I think Max Tow has hit the nail on the head. Added to which, further research into delivery flights showed that Oakes Field was the departure point for...
17th Nov 2020, 12:04
Replies: 19,843
Views: 2,373,159
Posted By Shackman

Further to that, a search of images of AHEM show...

Further to that, a search of images of AHEM show her with the fuselage letters applied by May 1946, so as she was only delivered to (picked up by?) BOAC on 22 May 46 there is a very narrow time frame...
17th Nov 2020, 11:45
Replies: 19,843
Views: 2,373,159
Posted By Shackman

I just wonder if this is a delivery or proving...

I just wonder if this is a delivery or proving flight (with pax?) from Long Beach as the aircraft does not have the full civil markings applied (G-AHEM in large letters on fuselage and wings as...
16th Nov 2020, 15:45
Replies: 19,843
Views: 2,373,159
Posted By Shackman

My first thought was Bermuda (Kindley Field era)...

My first thought was Bermuda (Kindley Field era) but was only there once and many years ago.
18th Oct 2020, 15:10
Replies: 27
Views: 8,535
Posted By Shackman

Was that 'authorised min' or just before it hit...

Was that 'authorised min' or just before it hit the ground!
17th Oct 2020, 09:59
Replies: 108
Views: 29,463
Posted By Shackman

FED and Treadigraph - I can attest to the Bucc...

FED and Treadigraph - I can attest to the Bucc going even lower. Just about 100ft, turning steeply round a hill, looked down to see Buccaneer passing underneath with the back seater looking up - and...
17th Oct 2020, 09:51
Replies: 23
Views: 3,774
Posted By Shackman

I thought it was a nice gesture to present one to...

I thought it was a nice gesture to present one to Capt Sir Tom. Shame (as mentioned in Breakfast TV) it expires just before Remembrance Day next year..
12th Oct 2020, 16:44
Replies: 3
Views: 1,841
Posted By Shackman

Did my first few sorties on JPs with a young Fg...

Did my first few sorties on JPs with a young Fg Off Rounce at 6 FTS in April 67
9th Oct 2020, 12:25
Replies: 17
Views: 4,720
Posted By Shackman

Briefly mentioned above is its width at 3.050m...

Briefly mentioned above is its width at 3.050m wide and weight at 42000kg (on 3 axles) means it is classified as an abnormal load/axle weight when driving on a public road, and hence subject to a...
7th Oct 2020, 11:58
Replies: 53
Views: 9,255
Posted By Shackman

During my time 'holding' at HQCC Northwood in...

During my time 'holding' at HQCC Northwood in 68-69, I had to visit Northolt on a number of occasions. On one visit I remember being taken out on to dispersal (no yellow jackets or people shouting at...
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