Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

 
Search: Posts Made By: Bigpants
Showing results 1 to 25 of 389
Search took 0.27 seconds.
12th Aug 2020, 09:09
Replies: 6,007
Views: 1,656,585
Posted By Bigpants

One of the benefits of the Mil Aviation section...

One of the benefits of the Mil Aviation section of Prune is that it provides the public with a comprehensive 50 year history of MOD procurement cock ups which have wasted £ Billions for little...
1st Jun 2020, 17:30
Replies: 5,115
Views: 1,427,399
Posted By Bigpants

Really enjoyed reading the last handful of posts...

Really enjoyed reading the last handful of posts as it sums up the fiasco nicely and perhaps justifies allowing a prune thread to run on for some years in order that as the facts unfold a clearer...
29th May 2020, 13:38
Replies: 5,115
Views: 1,427,399
Posted By Bigpants

https://ukga.com/news/view?contentId=48392 ...

https://ukga.com/news/view?contentId=48392

Fear not all can be fixed to the satisfaction of the CAA and the aircraft sold on with a warranty.

Sooooo why did the MoD not do that for the ACO...
9th May 2020, 10:00
Replies: 354
Views: 193,009
Posted By Bigpants

"Figures released to Labour MP Stephen Doughty...

"Figures released to Labour MP Stephen Doughty showed that fewer than 300 people arriving in the UK were quarantined in the run-up to coronavirus lockdown on 23 March. The Home Office figures showed...
30th Apr 2020, 09:36
Replies: 208
Views: 36,086
Posted By Bigpants

If it is of any comfort to readers the Chinese...

If it is of any comfort to readers the Chinese were writing much the same stuff about the British Empire in the 19th century. Back then we got China hooked on opium and used military muscle to...
8th Apr 2020, 16:54
Replies: 9
Views: 3,052
Posted By Bigpants

Arrived at RAF Binbrook in 1985 with John Carter...

Arrived at RAF Binbrook in 1985 with John Carter and Paul Sutton. There had been a fatal in 83,84 and 85 plus other ejections and injuries. Given there were only 2 active Squadrons, the Lightning...
3rd Apr 2020, 18:30
Replies: 129
Views: 24,482
Posted By Bigpants

Tangmere, had a trip in a glider there c1973 and...

Tangmere, had a trip in a glider there c1973 and apparently aircraft from RAF Thorney Island had used the runways for circuit training.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Tangmere
16th Mar 2020, 11:01
Replies: 3
Views: 1,109
Posted By Bigpants

I was on 39 IoT RAFC with Colin, a very decent...

I was on 39 IoT RAFC with Colin, a very decent gent, lost touch with him as we went our separate ways in the RAF and heard the news some years ago, sadly missed.
21st Nov 2019, 10:57
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,972,119
Posted By Bigpants

I was suggesting that a SAM system on a ship is a...

I was suggesting that a SAM system on a ship is a more effective 24/7 air defence or airspace denial weapon than an F35.

I appreciate re the point above that one cannot bolt an S400 to a ship and...
18th Nov 2019, 15:46
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,972,119
Posted By Bigpants

If one UK Carrier were equipped with the F35 and...

If one UK Carrier were equipped with the F35 and the other had the Russian S400 SAM system on its deck which would be the more effective airspace denial weapon?

Nothing fancy by way of integration...
1st Nov 2019, 14:29
Replies: 2
Views: 1,983
Posted By Bigpants

I was a creamy on 1 Sqn 4FTS a long time ago when...

I was a creamy on 1 Sqn 4FTS a long time ago when he was the boss. Chris Taylor something of a fixture at RAF Valley, a great source of knowledge and common sense.
9th Oct 2019, 08:38
Replies: 5,115
Views: 1,427,399
Posted By Bigpants

Hi Chevron, I was going through advanced fast jet...

Hi Chevron, I was going through advanced fast jet training in 1982 and became a QFI at Valley later that year. Never heard of any fast jet pilots holding for that long back then so assume he was...
4th Oct 2019, 16:49
Replies: 5,115
Views: 1,427,399
Posted By Bigpants

OK look will ask when next flying but apparently...

OK look will ask when next flying but apparently these EFTS people are not holding pilots in staff positions but something else and yes the contracted RAF Flying Training System is a disaster...
29th Sep 2019, 09:57
Replies: 5,115
Views: 1,427,399
Posted By Bigpants

Has anyone else witnessed Elementary Flying...

Has anyone else witnessed Elementary Flying Training (EFT) cadet pilots being farmed out to AEF/UAS in order to help free up the training backlog?

Seems totally unfair that resources originally...
13th Aug 2019, 08:51
Replies: 41
Views: 19,748
Posted By Bigpants

Interesting thread, I recently approached AOPA...

Interesting thread, I recently approached AOPA about renewing my FI certificate and they were very helpful but frankly after looking at the requirements I was discouraged. Aged 62 I was originally...
22nd Jul 2019, 16:28
Replies: 40
Views: 11,884
Posted By Bigpants

Political answer is very simple, the coalition...

Political answer is very simple, the coalition and in particular George Osborne came into power with a financial plan. On Day 1 George found a note on his desk from Liam saying "sorry chum their is...
15th Jul 2019, 13:27
Replies: 384
Views: 246,002
Posted By Bigpants

Please tell me that just for once a major MOD...

Please tell me that just for once a major MOD project can be delivered on time, on budget and on spec.....btw did they pay for the "does not dive into the ground" option?
8th Jul 2019, 08:20
Replies: 10
Views: 4,166
Posted By Bigpants

Hopefully it will be released eventually as a DVD?

Hopefully it will be released eventually as a DVD?
2nd May 2019, 09:14
Replies: 41
Views: 13,520
Posted By Bigpants

How many are serviceable and how many current and...

How many are serviceable and how many current and combat ready crews?
13th Apr 2019, 17:48
Replies: 5,115
Views: 1,427,399
Posted By Bigpants

A few years back I offered a draft article to Air...

A few years back I offered a draft article to Air Power in which I suggested that the RAF should radically change its approach to cadet flying. I pointed out that a couple of self build programmes...
7th Apr 2019, 13:48
Replies: 27
Views: 10,741
Posted By Bigpants

Commiserations, I have dropped a fair few social...

Commiserations, I have dropped a fair few social and professional clangers over the years. Learn from it, but try not to let it dog you is all I can suggest.
3rd Apr 2019, 13:24
Replies: 67
Views: 18,905
Posted By Bigpants

prOOne read the whole thread please to get some...

prOOne read the whole thread please to get some context here I did suggest the AEF need better equipment re Bone Dome rather than making 13 year old children wear an Alpha Helmet

My other point...
3rd Apr 2019, 08:54
Replies: 67
Views: 18,905
Posted By Bigpants

Hi Bill, agreed in the old days that was a...

Hi Bill, agreed in the old days that was a reasonable way forward as we were in the mob. Risk management in the RAF in the 21st century has changed a great deal because of a series of accidents and...
1st Apr 2019, 18:43
Replies: 67
Views: 18,905
Posted By Bigpants

Did not know the T 4 could not accommodate two...

Did not know the T 4 could not accommodate two pilots with bone domes.

How did they get around that given the T4 could operate at high altitude and clip along pretty smartly at low level?
1st Apr 2019, 16:04
Replies: 67
Views: 18,905
Posted By Bigpants

OK but is it true?

[QUOTE=DCThumb;10435417]The Prefect was not selected by the RAF. It is part of a PFI where it is up to the contractor to select/provide the equipment. Ascent chose the Prefect.[/QUOTE

OK does the...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 389
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright İ 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.