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2nd Jan 2022, 16:23
Replies: 66
Views: 42,043
Posted By Jackonicko

The boss of 17 then would have been Mike...

The boss of 17 then would have been Mike Armitage. 14 went from 'Mac' Furze to Tim McElhaw during that time frame, and 60 were under Joss Linford. Bill Bailey was Staish, IIRC.
22nd Dec 2021, 11:25
Replies: 1
Views: 1,111
Posted By Jackonicko

Press releaseUK and Japan to develop future...

Press releaseUK and Japan to develop future fighter jet engine demonstratorThe UK and Japan announce plans to develop a future fighter aircraft engine demonstrator and agree to explore further combat...
22nd Dec 2021, 02:09
Replies: 1
Views: 1,111
Posted By Jackonicko

Japanese F-3 and Tempest to share a common engine?

Expect an announcement today confirming co-development of the powerplant for the F-3 fighter by the UK and Japan, and of agreements for the co-development of other systems for F-3 and Tempest. This...
20th Dec 2021, 21:54
Replies: 719
Views: 304,543
Posted By Jackonicko

This is hands down the best aviation book of the...

This is hands down the best aviation book of the year for me, and one of the all time great aircrew bios.
18th Dec 2021, 21:57
Replies: 626
Views: 97,699
Posted By Jackonicko

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ukraine-prim...

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/ukraine-prime-minister-moscow-russia-ben-wallace-b1978558.html
17th Dec 2021, 21:16
Replies: 28
Views: 5,962
Posted By Jackonicko

I think they reached their decision on that some...

I think they reached their decision on that some years ago.....
3rd Dec 2021, 18:54
Replies: 292
Views: 55,129
Posted By Jackonicko

And he's right Aviator applies just as well to a...

And he's right Aviator applies just as well to a female pilot as to a male one.

It does not, however, apply to someone who doesn't fly an aircraft (or crew it).

This is like calling a theatre...
29th Nov 2021, 21:19
Replies: 292
Views: 55,129
Posted By Jackonicko

The Royal Air Force does not own the word...

The Royal Air Force does not own the word 'aviator', which has an accepted, long-standing and well-understood meaning.

Which is someone who flies.

Calling every member of the RAF an 'aviator'...
25th Nov 2021, 21:32
Replies: 20
Views: 5,598
Posted By Jackonicko

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYl1CDa92_Y ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYl1CDa92_Y

Gerry Mayhew interviewed.
25th Nov 2021, 21:20
Replies: 20
Views: 5,598
Posted By Jackonicko

Funny, but a little unfair. In my albeit...

Funny, but a little unfair.

In my albeit limited experience, Mike Wigston seems to be a good-humoured, friendly chap, who is charismatic and inspirational, devoted to his service and his people...
22nd Nov 2021, 21:58
Replies: 20
Views: 5,598
Posted By Jackonicko

Thanks GA!

Thanks GA!
22nd Nov 2021, 21:57
Replies: 20
Views: 5,598
Posted By Jackonicko

Excellent source! Many thanks....

Excellent source! Many thanks....
22nd Nov 2021, 09:37
Replies: 20
Views: 5,598
Posted By Jackonicko

Thanks very much Jagnut, much appreciated! ...

Thanks very much Jagnut, much appreciated!

Now all I need is someone who knew where he did his USAF F-16 exchange!
22nd Nov 2021, 09:16
Replies: 20
Views: 5,598
Posted By Jackonicko

It's heart-warming to hear such praise for the...

It's heart-warming to hear such praise for the chap, though I'd still like to know if his first Jag unit was 6, 54, or 41!

Your admiration is obviously shared by Ben Wallace.
21st Nov 2021, 14:48
Replies: 20
Views: 5,598
Posted By Jackonicko

Innocuous query about AM Gerry Mayhew

His bio lists him flying the Jaguar and then (on exchange) the USAF F-16C, but no details are given as to which units. His command of XIII Squadron with the Tornado, and of RAF Leuchars are detailed...
7th Nov 2021, 22:36
Replies: 52
Views: 11,296
Posted By Jackonicko

AW149 is a mil-spec helicopter originally...

AW149 is a mil-spec helicopter originally designed to meet a (Turkish) military requirement. It is in military service with Thailand and Egypt.

The Egyptian AW149s have even operated from their...
29th Oct 2021, 19:03
Replies: 77
Views: 18,215
Posted By Jackonicko

OK I'll bite: The accusation is that Tranche...

OK I'll bite:

The accusation is that Tranche 1 Typhoons are not 'airworthy', or that their safety case is in some way inadequate.

HOW SO?
28th Oct 2021, 17:53
Replies: 77
Views: 18,215
Posted By Jackonicko

Indeed, since all Tranche 1 twin-stickers were...

Indeed, since all Tranche 1 twin-stickers were scrapped years ago..... Pax in a Tranche 1 Typhoon are thus very easy to quietly exclude.....
16th Oct 2021, 20:36
Replies: 77
Views: 18,215
Posted By Jackonicko

Only four jets with the TES, DD? They had six in...

Only four jets with the TES, DD? They had six in 2014, and ten in 2019.
16th Oct 2021, 10:24
Replies: 77
Views: 18,215
Posted By Jackonicko

They were originally Tranche 2s, and they were...

They were originally Tranche 2s, and they were still Tranche 2s in 2014, but they've been Tranche 1s for some time.

Are the Tranche 1s NOT RVSM compliant?
15th Oct 2021, 22:32
Replies: 77
Views: 18,215
Posted By Jackonicko

I strongly suspect that you're right. I'd just...

I strongly suspect that you're right. I'd just like to make sure.
15th Oct 2021, 22:31
Replies: 77
Views: 18,215
Posted By Jackonicko

Yes they are. Presumably they'll get four of the...

Yes they are. Presumably they'll get four of the 107 remaining T2/T3 jets.

Leaving 103 for seven frontline squadrons, the TES, the OCU, and sustainment...... For the next 20 years.
15th Oct 2021, 21:55
Replies: 276
Views: 127,818
Posted By Jackonicko

It doesn't bypass it for me, Orac!

It doesn't bypass it for me, Orac!
15th Oct 2021, 21:42
Replies: 77
Views: 18,215
Posted By Jackonicko

I remain curious about this question: 4) It...

I remain curious about this question:

4) It was explained to me that Tranche 1 aircraft would not be viable post 2025, in that they would not be in line with regulatory requirements post 2025, as...
21st Sep 2021, 09:06
Replies: 77
Views: 18,215
Posted By Jackonicko

Is it though? In the UK isn't it operated under...

Is it though? In the UK isn't it operated under an incentivised, availability-based support contract, ensuring that it meets specific availability rates at a guaranteed and predictable cost?
20th Sep 2021, 22:30
Replies: 77
Views: 18,215
Posted By Jackonicko

Typhoon Tranche 1

I am puzzled by the decision to retire the Tranche 1 Typhoons.

1) How can seven frontline squadrons, the OCU and the TES be sustained with just the 109 Tranche 2 and 3 aircraft?

2) How are...
9th Jul 2021, 23:38
Replies: 276
Views: 58,489
Posted By Jackonicko

If you're not getting rid of a whole fleet (eg...

If you're not getting rid of a whole fleet (eg including the Reds) surely the savings you make are going to be relatively modest?
9th Jul 2021, 23:37
Replies: 276
Views: 58,489
Posted By Jackonicko

They should give 100 the Tranche 1 Typhoons and...

They should give 100 the Tranche 1 Typhoons and then treat those as an entirely separate fleet. TyTAN makes them cheap to support and operate, and a low level obsolescence removal upgrade should be...
29th Jun 2021, 21:18
Replies: 701
Views: 254,022
Posted By Jackonicko

I have sat in bang seats, and share your unease,...

I have sat in bang seats, and share your unease, LB.
10th Jun 2021, 20:58
Replies: 22
Views: 3,215
Posted By Jackonicko

British European Airways - what kind of airline was it?

What was BEA?



An initial reflection is that it was:



An airline that is still seen and remembered very differently by different people.
27th May 2021, 21:46
Replies: 23
Views: 2,446
Posted By Jackonicko

Interesting. So where's the evidence supporting...

Interesting. So where's the evidence supporting the French being first? In what, where and when?

Your list of accidents looks like 71-77, ish!

Air France had endured an even more torrid time in...
26th May 2021, 22:51
Replies: 23
Views: 2,446
Posted By Jackonicko

Does that mean that Wiki is wrong when it says...

Does that mean that Wiki is wrong when it says that: "The first such landing in a BEA Trident was achieved at RAE Bedford (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAE_Bedford) (by then home of BLEU) in March...
16th Apr 2021, 11:09
Replies: 132
Views: 32,398
Posted By Jackonicko

While Britain may not have enjoyed the meteoric...

While Britain may not have enjoyed the meteoric progress under the present Queen that it did under Victoria, your sense of Philip seems to be awry. He was fiercely interested in science, technology,...
1st Apr 2021, 23:29
31st Mar 2021, 10:33
Replies: 88
Views: 28,371
Posted By Jackonicko

I thought I'd seen something since that, and more...

I thought I'd seen something since that, and more 'official'.
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