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21st Oct 2020, 07:35
Replies: 77
Views: 15,990
Posted By Fortissimo

Oh yes, 1985 I believe... I remember seeing...

Oh yes, 1985 I believe... I remember seeing marquee roofs billowing about, but the funniest sight was the Victor nav who was so surprised he tipped his strawberries and cream into his own lap. Made...
18th Oct 2020, 12:36
Replies: 45
Views: 7,878
Posted By Fortissimo

They are unlikely to have braids and ponytails by...

They are unlikely to have braids and ponytails by this stage. My information is that an escalating NBC posture would include the order: "Parade will remove beards, braids, cornrows and ponytails."
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9th Oct 2020, 07:57
Replies: 48
Views: 8,382
Posted By Fortissimo

The 3-digit suffix for students in the FTS system...

The 3-digit suffix for students in the FTS system changed with course progress, as HP pointed out. It was simple but very effective as the first number immediately told you what level of student...
2nd Oct 2020, 15:33
Replies: 16
Views: 4,351
Posted By Fortissimo

Very good, but I don't think we should be passing...

Very good, but I don't think we should be passing comment on the bear's sexual orientation.
1st Oct 2020, 09:41
Replies: 251
Views: 88,954
Posted By Fortissimo

I was on freq when the then Lt Col Goldfein (just...

I was on freq when the then Lt Col Goldfein (just retired as Chief of Staff) was shot down in his F16CJ during the Kosovo thing. He declared that he'd been hit, had lost his engine and was gliding....
30th Sep 2020, 22:05
Replies: 251
Views: 88,954
Posted By Fortissimo

I'm not sure why it needed to have been clobbered...

I'm not sure why it needed to have been clobbered from the front? As all crew survived and the investigators will have access to the wreckage and data, there should be some answers coming out quite...
24th Sep 2020, 17:53
Replies: 96
Views: 9,998
Posted By Fortissimo

When the check digit (letter) for officers was...

When the check digit (letter) for officers was introduced, I was told it was all to do with computing time - the search starts with the letter, which means you are only looking at 1/26 of the...
23rd Sep 2020, 16:21
Replies: 24
Views: 9,475
Posted By Fortissimo

Of course, we have never done anything like that...

Of course, we have never done anything like that in the RAF... https://theaviationgeekclub.com/former-raf-jaguar-pilot-tells-the-story-of-when-he-was-shot-down-by-a-raf-phantom-interceptor/
21st Sep 2020, 12:59
Replies: 41
Views: 11,893
Posted By Fortissimo

Whatever our personal preferences for click and...

Whatever our personal preferences for click and collect etc, it is worth knowing that Amazon has a corporate goal (according to the head of their drone programme) of 30 minutes from click to drop. ...
18th Sep 2020, 13:56
Replies: 32
Views: 14,033
Posted By Fortissimo

There is full coverage of CAT evacuation issues...

There is full coverage of CAT evacuation issues in this excellent RAeS specialist paper: www.aerosociety.com/emergency-evacuation-of-commercial-passenger-aeroplanes...
18th Sep 2020, 07:54
Replies: 96
Views: 9,998
Posted By Fortissimo

[QUOTE]He then said that he was military, as were...

[QUOTE]He then said that he was military, as were all his companions and showed me his ID. I said that it had no service number on it.

He then said that 'my dear boy, when one hits 2 stars and...
17th Sep 2020, 12:09
Replies: 12
Views: 3,677
Posted By Fortissimo

Dave was a real gent, thoroughly professional and...

Dave was a real gent, thoroughly professional and good company - one of the nicest people you could hope to meet. It's a real shame he did not get to enjoy his retirement into disgraceful old age.
5th Aug 2020, 18:40
Replies: 73
Views: 13,988
Posted By Fortissimo

This is only about pay if disparity in its award...

This is only about pay if disparity in its award across a particular cohort persuades the person with the best combination of intellectual, leadership, managerial and physical gifts to leave. And if...
4th Aug 2020, 08:20
Replies: 39
Views: 22,112
Posted By Fortissimo

Don't just read page 113, read the whole chapter....

Don't just read page 113, read the whole chapter. It is very instructive!

I was aware of the LMF/ Waverer policy but not how variable its application could be. And whilst I knew that your chances...
30th Jul 2020, 11:44
Replies: 40
Views: 6,537
Posted By Fortissimo

Keeping prior experience under your hat is not...

Keeping prior experience under your hat is not sensible. As a QFI, there is nothing more frustrating than teaching people stuff they already know, which is a waste of everyone's time and resources. ...
10th Jul 2020, 10:10
Replies: 46
Views: 6,753
Posted By Fortissimo

And a 5-year old Lester May would have been...

And a 5-year old Lester May would have been writing to the papers demanding that the RAF be disbanded immediately...
30th Jun 2020, 21:49
Replies: 669
Views: 390,572
Posted By Fortissimo

Do you mean like LTC Mark McGeehan, the sqn cdr...

Do you mean like LTC Mark McGeehan, the sqn cdr in LTC Bud Holland's RHS for the Fairchild B52 accident who lost his life trying to monitor and intervene?
19th Jun 2020, 08:12
Replies: 103
Views: 50,867
Posted By Fortissimo

The Chief Inspector of Air Accidents has the...

The Chief Inspector of Air Accidents has the power under The Civil Aviation (Investigation of Air Accidents and Incidents) Regulations 2018 to investigate any aircraft incident he sees fit if he...
17th Jun 2020, 11:29
Replies: 48
Views: 29,322
Posted By Fortissimo

There is some good advice on safety risks during...

There is some good advice on safety risks during operational shutdown and restarting here: https://flightsafety.org/toolkits-resources/covid-19-safety-roadmap-and-punch-lists/

Unless crew had...
17th Jun 2020, 11:17
Replies: 223
Views: 45,533
Posted By Fortissimo

On the other hand, one of the Bomber Command...

On the other hand, one of the Bomber Command veterans who had been a 21-yr old Lancaster captain is on record talking of his experience of having his home bombed while he was on ARP duty (too young...
17th Jun 2020, 10:55
Replies: 70
Views: 19,882
Posted By Fortissimo

Lester May is also a repeat offender when it...

Lester May is also a repeat offender when it comes to airing his bigotry with the Evening Standard.

I am not sure on what evidence Storm Shadow is written off as 'dis-functional' and with no...
16th Jun 2020, 10:40
Replies: 575
Views: 181,053
Posted By Fortissimo

I admire your optimism! NK is a...

I admire your optimism!

NK is a destabilising influence in that part of the world and the danger lies in its noisy leadership prompting some form of strategic miscalculation, regardless of how...
15th Jun 2020, 21:36
Replies: 278
Views: 171,166
Posted By Fortissimo

Capt Casey's parachute may well not have opened...

Capt Casey's parachute may well not have opened and the witness is probably quite correct, but it will be for the inquiry to determine whether this was because there was an issue with the...
15th Jun 2020, 11:53
Replies: 98
Views: 118,707
Posted By Fortissimo

The E3 seems to be in exactly the right place for...

The E3 seems to be in exactly the right place for optimum use of its radar system. If it is too close the area of interest disappears into the cone of silence - the radar can't see through the...
9th Jun 2020, 15:22
Replies: 278
Views: 171,166
Posted By Fortissimo

An excellent read if you can find a copy. He is...

An excellent read if you can find a copy. He is very matter of fact about all the injuries he sustained from multiple rides on seats that were sometimes a little over-enthusiastic on the initial...
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