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17th Mar 2022, 18:57
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Posted By andyl999

As a total military avionics amateur I must admit...

As a total military avionics amateur I must admit that I just can't understand "binning" the only jet trainer that we have, without knowing how to replace them. Surely somebody in the MOD should have...
22nd Nov 2020, 21:25
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Posted By andyl999

Hi, I'm sorry to hear that your Father passed...

Hi, I'm sorry to hear that your Father passed away, although 96 is a good number.

I've only just got a notification that you had replied to one of my postings, apologies.

I have not been up...
14th Jul 2020, 12:08
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Posted By andyl999

The pictures of the aircraft underneath are off...

The pictures of the aircraft underneath are off Texan (Harvard in the UK), You may notice that they have retractable undercarriage, whereas the Vultee has a fixed undercarriage.

If you look...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jul 2019, 11:10
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Views: 2,456
Posted By andyl999

Whats your views on this?

New Plane (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7125387/Mysterious-bullet-shaped-aircraft-nears-flight.html) will it change civil aviation?
15th Feb 2018, 12:07
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Posted By andyl999

42C Dsrsia, at first I misread your post...

42C


Dsrsia, at first I misread your post as you said that your Father joined in Sept 41, then I realised it was 42C. My uncle (and REGLE Reg Levy my dearly departed friend) started in June 41...
14th Dec 2017, 09:41
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Views: 9,305
Posted By andyl999

BFTS 1

Ormeside 28, can you reveal which course you were on in Terrell?


Regards Andy
2nd Mar 2015, 18:14
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Views: 42,509
Posted By andyl999

So now the details unfold?

BBC News - Witchampton fatal biplane crash: Pilot 'attempted loop' (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-31697870)
28th Jan 2015, 12:52
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Posted By andyl999

enjoy

Gentlemen, enjoy Reg's book, from what I have seen (reading a chapter every night) Alex, Reg's Grandson has done excellent job!
28th Apr 2014, 15:01
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Posted By andyl999

Terrell

HF

My Uncle was at Terrell in 1941 course 3

If you are interested your Fathers first flight instructor is shown in G flight, there are also some other pictures that will give an idea to how...
7th Apr 2014, 15:42
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Views: 39,420
Posted By andyl999

Coffman thanks

It's hard to believe that there is so much documentation.


One think that makes me smile is that how close the sleeping headquarters were to the line, no cold barracks for the operators?
7th Apr 2014, 14:05
Replies: 154
Views: 39,420
Posted By andyl999

Call in Boris?

Perhaps our London Mayor should dump his plans for an estuary airport and take on Manston?


Seriously though I just cannot see any civil airport making a commercial success that far East. The...
7th Apr 2014, 13:45
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Posted By andyl999

More on Reg Levy

Gentlemen, I forgot to say that I have seen Reg's original work but as you can probably see one of Reg's grandchildren has edited it and filled in some gaps.


I also will buy a copy, Reg seemed...
7th Apr 2014, 07:31
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Posted By andyl999

Capt Reg Levy

I have been contacted by one of Reg's daughters and advised that Reg's memoirs are going to be published by that company named after South American river (From Night Flak to Hijack: It's a Small...
3rd Sep 2013, 16:51
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Views: 15,350
Posted By andyl999

Maybe we should all move on from the BBMF name...

Maybe we should all move on from the BBMF name and just say WW2MF?

This Country (the UK) has still quite large financial resources, if you look at the monies poured into the RBS, which...
3rd Sep 2013, 16:22
Replies: 83
Views: 15,350
Posted By andyl999

If some civilian engineers can do it in New...

If some civilian engineers can do it in New Zealand then surely the RAF would be able to support this plane?
3rd Sep 2013, 15:22
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Posted By andyl999

Quote WH904

"It would be difficult to argue that a Spitfire is somehow more significant than lots of other aircraft types, so given that the RAF can't operate them all, why operate any at all?"

May I...
3rd Sep 2013, 15:18
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Posted By andyl999

Pictures from last week

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v616/andyl999/flying/P1030451_zpse2c30135.jpghttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v616/andyl999/flying/P1030449_zps49e4cada.jpg
3rd Sep 2013, 10:45
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Posted By andyl999

Keep answering please

Yes I understand all the issues but this is an opportunity?

The BBMF I think has stagnated and a Mossie would fit in nicely (along with a few more WW2 planes).

Concerning the PM and what he can...
3rd Sep 2013, 09:58
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Posted By andyl999

Why don't we buy a Mossie for the BBMF?

I was at the Virginia Beach Military Aviation Museum last week:-

Military Aviation Museum | Home (http://www.militaryaviationmuseum.org/)

Certainly I can recommend a visit if you are in the...
2nd Feb 2012, 14:00
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Posted By andyl999

26er

Your right, Reg mentioned this as well, makes sense when you realise that The Arnold Scheme was US Army run, so was West Point.

As far as I know the Arnold Scheme was distinctly different to the...
2nd Feb 2012, 11:16
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Posted By andyl999

reply to Danny

Danny, I will check in Reg's memoirs to see where he went to school, I guess as Reg was not Catholic then it wasn't St James :0)

So far as Hazing goes I have spoken to many cadets and their...
8th Sep 2011, 16:05
Replies: 47
Views: 11,726
Posted By andyl999

Lightning Mate

10 points but what about this vectored the camera slightly right?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v616/andyl999/flying/harrier2.jpg
8th Sep 2011, 15:57
Replies: 47
Views: 11,726
Posted By andyl999

true

But just testing

How about the fin on the right?
8th Sep 2011, 12:15
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Views: 11,726
Posted By andyl999

Well Guy's you missed one in a garage in Kent?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v616/andyl999/flying/harrier.jpg
9th Aug 2010, 16:41
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Posted By andyl999

Reg's Funeral correction

Dear PPRUNers,

Just a slight correction in timing, I originally advised that the funeral was taking place at St Marys at 11:00am it's actually 11:15am.

Regards Andy
5th Aug 2010, 16:02
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Posted By andyl999

The Levy Family

Cliff, Reg's Son, Peter is reading this thread.

Regards Andy
5th Aug 2010, 08:55
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Posted By andyl999

Flypast

Forget, good idea:-

Hmmm. Funeral at Dover, 11 o'clock on the 11th. If you stretch things a little the BBMF is 'in the area', maybe even closer than I think with a short dog-leg and positioning...
3rd Aug 2010, 09:03
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Posted By andyl999

Captain Reg Levy

I learned late last night that my dear friend (and best friend) Reg selected 15 degrees flap, put the engines on full power and made just the most perfect take-off,
undercarriage up and soaring up...
29th Jul 2010, 10:59
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Posted By andyl999

Fredjhh

I have sent you a PM, just look on the top RHS of the page, enter your username and password, then you will have to copy a further sort of password that the PPRUNE webpage will display to you, that...
28th Jul 2010, 17:13
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Posted By andyl999

Reg Again

Yes of course I will tell Reg, although our conversations are quite short, I have just heard today that he is moving from a Hospital to a Hospice.

If any of you want the address to send a card...
28th Jul 2010, 09:28
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Posted By andyl999

Reg

Just to let you know, Reg has gone into hospital again, so he can't gain access to his favourite webpage (PPRUNERS).

When I have more information I will post it.

Regards Andy
9th Jul 2010, 17:04
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Posted By andyl999

Reg a question?

Can you list the aircraft types that you have flown?

Andy
10th Jun 2010, 16:20
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Posted By andyl999

flew by the famous Howard Hughes Airline

Reg, when I first travelled to the USA (1979 ish) I used to fly on Hughes Airwest, they were DC9's (rear twin engines like a BAC 1-11) they were painted all yellow and were known as "The Yellow...
9th Jun 2010, 08:47
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Posted By andyl999

BFTS 3

Ewan the is a museum in Texas Introduction - NO. 1 BRITISH FLYING TRAINING SCHOOL MUSEUM, INC, LOCATED AT TERRELL, TEXAS (http://www.bftsmuseum.org/) although they are BFTS 1 they have a lot of...
27th Apr 2010, 08:32
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Posted By andyl999

Regle

Fred, Reg has both hands firmly on his zimmerframe, he has however been eyeing up the PC's in the hospital and trying to figure out how he can bypass the card access system!

I shall pass on all...
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