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23rd Nov 2021, 11:33
Replies: 65
Views: 21,637
Posted By Arclite01

When my Dad was on Shacks in Malta (1956) they...

When my Dad was on Shacks in Malta (1956) they had ASV13.

He says they largely relied on visual detection of Submarines and only used ASV13 at night when but they still relied on Flares and...
13th Sep 2021, 17:22
Replies: 23
Views: 7,798
Posted By Arclite01

That is actually really interesting - especially...

That is actually really interesting - especially the storage aspects...... not sure we will ever have a platform to air launch ours though.

Arc
10th Sep 2021, 16:58
Replies: 23
Views: 7,798
Posted By Arclite01

I am assuming they are cheaper to...

I am assuming they are cheaper to purchase.................

We are going to need large numbers of these and places to store them. I assume they launch from a runway too.

And large numbers of...
31st Aug 2021, 11:25
Replies: 108
Views: 34,556
Posted By Arclite01

Spot on Ken Scott - that is exactly what I...

Spot on Ken Scott - that is exactly what I thought. Except it'll be backed up later on with a statement saying 'he never agreed with the initial decision to retire C130 in the first place........' of...
20th Aug 2021, 10:44
Replies: 863
Views: 162,347
Posted By Arclite01

Not to mention the fact that we'd be fighting in...

Not to mention the fact that we'd be fighting in urban areas - with the high casualty rates that creates..................

Arc
21st Jul 2021, 09:14
Replies: 17
Views: 3,411
Posted By Arclite01

China would treat Taiwan like it has Hong Kong. ...

China would treat Taiwan like it has Hong Kong.

See how well that is going. They haven't even started there yet............

Arc
20th Jul 2021, 11:42
Replies: 19
Views: 3,287
Posted By Arclite01

Sculthorpe ? Arc

Sculthorpe ?

Arc
15th Jul 2021, 11:49
Replies: 85
Views: 23,660
Posted By Arclite01

Had a trip in the Twin Pin at Sleap a few years...

Had a trip in the Twin Pin at Sleap a few years ago and handled the controls.

Was surprised how big it was on the ground, how big it was inside and how slow it flew.

The amount of aileron drag...
10th Jun 2021, 14:57
Replies: 43
Views: 13,746
Posted By Arclite01

Wonder why he didn't use Fairford ? chops 2...

Wonder why he didn't use Fairford ?

chops 2 hours off the car journey.............

Arc
1st Jun 2021, 09:28
Replies: 5,211
Views: 1,549,281
Posted By Arclite01

Sadly I think, the issue with Kenley is that it...

Sadly I think, the issue with Kenley is that it is really a small site and only a 'one line' school (squadron). Currently it serves Kent Wing, Surrey & Sussex Wings, London Wing, Hampshire et al...
30th May 2021, 16:09
Replies: 5,211
Views: 1,549,281
Posted By Arclite01

Wethersfield ? or Little Ris ? Arc

Wethersfield ? or Little Ris ?

Arc
13th Apr 2021, 10:00
Replies: 35
Views: 8,751
Posted By Arclite01

If you are serving then there is probably a Sqn...

If you are serving then there is probably a Sqn on your station. I'd find out what night they parade and then pop in for a look around and talk to the CI's and Sqn staff - they will give you all the...
11th Mar 2021, 13:45
Replies: 13
Views: 3,298
Posted By Arclite01

For me it highlights the issue of reliance on a...

For me it highlights the issue of reliance on a single type for the role. Lose 1 due to a fleet wide tech issue - lose them all...................

Arc
10th Mar 2021, 11:39
Replies: 803
Views: 281,064
Posted By Arclite01

l wouldn't want his job at the moment that's for...

l wouldn't want his job at the moment that's for sure.............

Arc
26th Feb 2021, 09:15
Replies: 11
Views: 3,016
Posted By Arclite01

I would think this is for real outsize loads...

I would think this is for real outsize loads rather than the conventionally considered heavy lift of the underslung load..................

Arc
23rd Feb 2021, 11:11
Replies: 226
Views: 63,049
Posted By Arclite01

I think I knew him through his son in the 1980's...

I think I knew him through his son in the 1980's when he was Living in OMQ's a Biggin Hill, although working at MoD staff by then. I think he'd also been a QFI at Syerston on the JP, then...
22nd Feb 2021, 10:26
Replies: 226
Views: 63,049
Posted By Arclite01

Idlestop Was that Wg Cdr Mike Hayden by any...

Idlestop

Was that Wg Cdr Mike Hayden by any chance ?

Arc
18th Feb 2021, 16:44
Replies: 5,211
Views: 1,549,281
Posted By Arclite01

Konig engines - that well known manufacturer...

Konig engines - that well known manufacturer :hmm:

Arc
8th Feb 2021, 17:12
Replies: 22
Views: 5,176
Posted By Arclite01

There was definitely an Armageddon Hospital at...

There was definitely an Armageddon Hospital at Little Riss up to and including during GW1....................cardboard coffins et al. I had a trip around it...............

Arc
8th Feb 2021, 16:58
Replies: 9
Views: 2,337
Posted By Arclite01

Classic My old boss was on the EOD crews in...

Classic

My old boss was on the EOD crews in the RE in the 70's and 80's.

He said they used to get at least 1 call a week from an old person saying 'during the war I remember a bomber dropping...
10th Dec 2020, 11:17
Replies: 36
Views: 9,011
Posted By Arclite01

2038............................. Arc

2038.............................

Arc
4th Dec 2020, 10:10
Replies: 226
Views: 63,049
Posted By Arclite01

There are very few people in the RAF that care...

There are very few people in the RAF that care about history nowadays.

There is no-one in the MOD who cares a jot about history.

It's all about the money and personal political agendas.

All...
6th Nov 2020, 09:56
Replies: 5,211
Views: 1,549,281
Posted By Arclite01

I would agree that access is not that easy into...

I would agree that access is not that easy into Grob 109's for the less than able bodied. My concern is not about getting in, but getting out in an emergency (engine fire on the ground say ?)

Lets...
30th Oct 2020, 12:09
Replies: 5,211
Views: 1,549,281
Posted By Arclite01

Merryfield not happening now for 621VGS then ?

Merryfield not happening now for 621VGS then ?
25th Sep 2020, 14:17
Replies: 6
Views: 1,308
Posted By Arclite01

I flew in WT914 while it was at West Malling 618...

I flew in WT914 while it was at West Malling 618 VGS

Arc
22nd Sep 2020, 12:10
Replies: 24
Views: 9,355
Posted By Arclite01

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1920x1080/stirling_2_ca8b808afeb06a39c1258519003ba5b2_f776a26e8cef6a670cf523b9601f1ee51c21e557.jpg

Let's hope they are coming home. God bless.
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15th Sep 2020, 14:57
Replies: 31
Views: 6,421
Posted By Arclite01

ATA Pilots Chug...................:) Arc

ATA Pilots Chug...................:)

Arc
14th Aug 2020, 09:30
13th Aug 2020, 16:36
Replies: 20
Views: 3,411
Posted By Arclite01

I don't like the new site at all. It looks and...

I don't like the new site at all. It looks and feels cheap and tinny.

The older version felt much more robust.

Lets hope it gets sorted out soon.

Arc
31st Jul 2020, 10:38
Replies: 99
Views: 28,277
Posted By Arclite01

and isn't West Freugh closed now anyway (as an...

and isn't West Freugh closed now anyway (as an airfield) ?

Arc
2nd Jul 2020, 14:28
Replies: 20
Views: 3,722
Posted By Arclite01

There is a VGS there now (Ternhill). Quiet...

There is a VGS there now (Ternhill).

Quiet Chetwynd would be better :-)

Arc
5th Jun 2020, 10:47
Replies: 142
Views: 41,037
Posted By Arclite01

Venture T2 RAF ACCGS Syerston October 1981. Flt...

Venture T2 RAF ACCGS Syerston October 1981. Flt Lt Tapson...................

Great fun, game changer, life changer......................alongside the ghosts of the LFS

Solo in an aeroplane...
28th May 2020, 11:16
Replies: 141
Views: 75,712
Posted By Arclite01

That guy was just taking the p1$$ surely. ...

That guy was just taking the p1$$ surely.

That sort of aeroplane is not operated by your average PPL type person. And it can't just operate out of your average small airfield.

He knew exactly...
11th May 2020, 13:19
Replies: 17
Views: 6,120
Posted By Arclite01

It'll buff out............. Arc

It'll buff out.............

Arc
7th May 2020, 16:34
Replies: 5,211
Views: 1,549,281
Posted By Arclite01

Great to see those Belgian kids having fun. ...

Great to see those Belgian kids having fun.

Lots of flying, lots of happy smiling faces !!, not huge amounts of expensive kit, just adequate, in the right amounts.

Well done Royal Belgian Air...
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