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6th Feb 2019, 07:12
Replies: 138
Views: 55,846
Posted By dalek

Guilty B******s

Hi Brian, Tecumseh and all.
Only surprise is that incriminating evidence has survived this long.
Ben Wallace, a former Army Officer, seems tonshow genuine interest.
20th May 2014, 06:35
Replies: 277
Views: 54,253
Posted By dalek

Tony Bullimore lived for days in an upturned...

Tony Bullimore lived for days in an upturned yacht. The Australians made massive efforts to get to him, even before they knew he was alive.
There does not seem to have been any significant effort...
26th Dec 2013, 17:26
Replies: 81
Views: 18,812
Posted By dalek

F111

I seem to remember being told that the F111 was not based in Germany because it would then have round trip fuel for Moscow and would therefore have to be counted in the SALT talks.
26th Dec 2013, 16:32
Replies: 81
Views: 18,812
Posted By dalek

Charles Lindbergh

Anyone interested in long range ops in WW2 should read of Charles Lindbergh's efforts as a P38 test pilot in the Pacific. Lindbergh taught the pilots techniques that added 500mms to the range of...
27th Sep 2013, 12:42
Replies: 60
Views: 18,411
Posted By dalek

I am pretty sure that Snoopy, a modified Mk1 K...

I am pretty sure that Snoopy, a modified Mk1 K went to the Dutch Air Force. Had fewer hours than most other frames, so may still be flying?
Already booked my hols along with another old Herc Nav. ...
13th Feb 2013, 07:02
Replies: 7
Views: 1,995
Posted By dalek

Lady Captain on 30 always carried her US passport...

Lady Captain on 30 always carried her US passport as well as her UK one.
23rd Dec 2012, 10:14
Replies: 67
Views: 13,161
Posted By dalek

Seems I have started a reasonable debate. I...

Seems I have started a reasonable debate.

I would like this country to have a full MPA capability, but in the current economic climate I cannot see this happening in the forseeable future.

By...
22nd Dec 2012, 09:34
Replies: 67
Views: 13,161
Posted By dalek

HH I am sure someone has access to the...

HH

I am sure someone has access to the figures but over the life of the Nimrod the requests for assistance have been in the hundreds rather than tens.

Even when the accident is within range of...
19th Dec 2012, 12:48
Replies: 67
Views: 13,161
Posted By dalek

I don't have many problems with most things said...

I don't have many problems with most things said here.
Tourist.
An MPA based only on SAR would not be cost effective. An MPA that could not, as one of its (many) roles, provide, Search, Rescue...
18th Dec 2012, 09:53
Replies: 67
Views: 13,161
Posted By dalek

HAS 59 Good answer. We will live to regret...

HAS 59

Good answer. We will live to regret this.
18th Dec 2012, 09:15
Replies: 67
Views: 13,161
Posted By dalek

I believe the Americans no longer run permanent...

I believe the Americans no longer run permanent P3 detachments at Bermuda, Keflavik and Lajes.
So it would seem the North Atlantic nations are reducing there capability of intervening in a North...
18th Dec 2012, 07:39
Replies: 67
Views: 13,161
Posted By dalek

Long Range SAR

A year or so ago we were, after the demise of Nimrod, discussing the lack of capability to provide any SAR support out around the 20/25W area. It was only a matter of time before such a lack would...
16th Dec 2012, 11:23
Replies: 313
Views: 44,989
Posted By dalek

SLF Retrospective knowledge is wonderful. ...

SLF

Retrospective knowledge is wonderful. We now know that once the exploding tyre or titanium strip had caused a fire on that scale, a controlled crash landing was impossible.

It is unlikely...
10th Dec 2012, 12:30
Replies: 313
Views: 44,989
Posted By dalek

Dave Reid Four days prior to the accident the...

Dave Reid
Four days prior to the accident the left hand undercarriage bogie was removed for maintenance. When it was refitted a spacer was left out.
The initial accident report took great pains to...
9th Dec 2012, 15:20
Replies: 313
Views: 44,989
Posted By dalek

The strip of metal probably played no part in the...

The strip of metal probably played no part in the accident. It is more likely that the damage was caused by the undercarriage disintegration??
6th Dec 2012, 12:26
Replies: 93
Views: 26,494
Posted By dalek

Beach club in Tripoli, Libya 1964. I watched a...

Beach club in Tripoli, Libya 1964. I watched a F105 Thunderchief fly into the sea just off the coast. Not survived.

1981 Somewhere in North German plain watched a Dutch NF5 I was controlling fly...
4th Dec 2012, 09:23
Replies: 313
Views: 44,989
Posted By dalek

SSD It may be different on Concorde but from...

SSD

It may be different on Concorde but from my Military days the first priority was "fly the aircraft."
The FE should not have attempted to shut down anything until the aircraft was safely clear...
3rd Dec 2012, 12:29
Replies: 313
Views: 44,989
Posted By dalek

AZR Air France failed to produce the "Fuel...

AZR

Air France failed to produce the "Fuel Loading Sheet" and "Aircraft Loading Sheet". Documents that legally should have been retained.
So just how overweight and overfuelled the Aircraft was...
1st Dec 2012, 10:05
Replies: 313
Views: 44,989
Posted By dalek

For those interested in this subject THE...

For those interested in this subject
THE CONCORDE SERIES OF LECTURES
A Companion Guide by Pete Finlay makes interesting reading.
21st Oct 2012, 11:07
Replies: 253
Views: 60,227
Posted By dalek

One of my friends in the 90's went under the...

One of my friends in the 90's went under the nickname Sledge.

Why?

In his youth he was always being "pulled by Dogs."

If you are still out there "Hi AT."
5th Oct 2012, 06:53
Replies: 45
Views: 24,457
Posted By dalek

Al's anecdotes

Al looked even older than he was.
One of his favourite tricks was to take out his false teeth, board the aircraft with the passengers and sit down.
After a few minutes of inactivity he would say:...
4th Oct 2012, 15:49
Replies: 45
Views: 24,457
Posted By dalek

First flight on 606 June 29 1970. Thorney Island...

First flight on 606 June 29 1970. Thorney Island to Hannover.
Captain Al Brindle. Wonder what happened to him?
3rd Oct 2012, 12:21
Replies: 180
Views: 25,776
Posted By dalek

Chose Snoopy. ... Name taken. Music for Dr Who...

Chose Snoopy. ... Name taken.
Music for Dr Who started downstairs.
Chose Dr Who. ... Name taken.
Next thing I heard. ...
30th Sep 2012, 10:38
Replies: 28
Views: 10,224
Posted By dalek

Sunday Express reports that the Army Air Crops is...

Sunday Express reports that the Army Air Crops is too be disbanded? Ever heard of them?
Seriously though, who are going to run the Apache fleet?
29th Sep 2012, 10:18
Replies: 94
Views: 41,820
Posted By dalek

When on 46 Sqn (Andover), around 1970, a couple...

When on 46 Sqn (Andover), around 1970, a couple of the ex 52? Sqn boys told me they had done strip work in South Vietnam.
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