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2nd Dec 2010, 10:11
Replies: 63
Views: 10,732
Posted By Low Ball

Opprtunies For Harrier Pilots

Gentlemen and Ladies if there are any.

Like the service life and a hot jet? Why waste all that expirience and knowledge when you are an ace at weapons and can hover. Ever thought of doing the...
3rd Sep 2010, 11:16
Replies: 80
Views: 30,252
Posted By Low Ball

BastON, I wouldn't want to get into a tiger...

BastON,

I wouldn't want to get into a tiger can throwing contest with you on here but I do know my Whirlwinds from my Wessex and my RAF officers and NCOs from my RN officers. Similarly I know...
3rd Sep 2010, 08:28
Replies: 80
Views: 30,252
Posted By Low Ball

BastON and Old Duffer, I was in Long Jawi...

BastON and Old Duffer,

I was in Long Jawi Nov 65 to Mar 66 with 1 KOSB

Sorry to hear of the real reason why the Wessex 1s were in the river

LB
2nd Sep 2010, 15:50
Replies: 80
Views: 30,252
Posted By Low Ball

Confrontation

I was an Infantry Officer during Confrontation Deployed in the Third Division and based in Long Jawi. As a late arrival after a jungle warfare course in Kota Tingi (Malaya) I travelled from Sibu to...
25th May 2010, 08:48
Replies: 6
Views: 1,812
Posted By Low Ball

On Panorama last night and an excellent half...

On Panorama last night and an excellent half hours viewing. Christina S continues to come across as an amazing woman.

Some interesting questions arise from this; is there any coincidence that the...
17th Feb 2010, 14:04
Replies: 68
Views: 19,546
Posted By Low Ball

XV 121

I was the resident QHI in NI Feb 76 to Jul 77. I have 7 entries in the log book for XV 121 during the period Aug 76 to Oct 76. Most of this was PNG training for incoming pilots interspersed with...
3rd Feb 2010, 08:37
Replies: 240
Views: 45,011
Posted By Low Ball

Removal Of Fittings

Surely you take all the Lynham light bulbs with you. Lots of other trivia also have value like road signs, building signs, swingy up barriers for the snowdrops, street lights, door knobs -why remove...
15th Jan 2010, 15:16
Replies: 8
Views: 1,851
Posted By Low Ball

Flying Badge

Barnstormer,

IIRC, from my time as aircrew, 'Wings' are known as the Flying Badge. So the award of Wings would be known as the award of the Flying Badge.

LB
27th Nov 2009, 08:34
Replies: 272
Views: 40,241
Posted By Low Ball

Several posters on this page would appear to have...

Several posters on this page would appear to have missed the point in answering, or not as the case may be, the query - 'why do we need 9A and Wildcat?'

Point One Wildcat and 9A will have the...
11th Sep 2009, 08:55
Replies: 11
Views: 2,704
Posted By Low Ball

We have enough helicopters

Just caught the BBC news at home and now see it's on the BBC news on line.

A Lt Col in the AAC, presently in charge of helicopter operations in Helmand province claims he has enough helicopters.
...
10th Sep 2009, 12:29
Replies: 38
Views: 4,766
Posted By Low Ball

RJM You seem to have concerns about (your...

RJM

You seem to have concerns about (your words) women 'at the pointy end of things' You need to be clear about what 'combat arms' you are refering to. For combat arms read 'to close with and...
10th Sep 2009, 08:27
Replies: 35
Views: 7,109
Posted By Low Ball

Geoff was my first student straight from CFS. I...

Geoff was my first student straight from CFS. I always felt that students 'gave' as much as they 'got' and I learned a huge amount teaching him to fly.

Our paths crossed several times in our...
9th Sep 2009, 08:19
Replies: 2
Views: 1,659
Posted By Low Ball

Victor to the sky

Heard on last nights news but pictures in todays Daily Telegraph as a Victor takes to the sky with a 'frozen engineer' on the throttles.

Well done the pilot for getting the whole thing back on the...
8th Sep 2009, 09:19
Replies: 60
Views: 11,584
Posted By Low Ball

Balance Gentlemen (and Ladies) Balance

There are now 3 pages of effective willy waving – who can carry more pax – who is faster – who throws up the biggest dust cloud and so on. Most of this from aircrew of one or the other type with the...
2nd Sep 2009, 08:35
Replies: 45
Views: 12,326
Posted By Low Ball

Heard this piece this morning driving to work. ...

Heard this piece this morning driving to work.

This is a must for all followers of the Chinook-still hitting back thread

Much stick on the programme of senior officers who had often been the...
20th Aug 2009, 13:10
Replies: 17
Views: 3,682
Posted By Low Ball

Uav Losses

With two PREDATORS down (one cat 5 and one awaiting repair) and no replacements is this requirement getting smaller? Maybe this recruiting drive is just for HERMES/WATCHKEEPER and you still need...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2009, 15:26
Replies: 2
Views: 974
Posted By Low Ball

John Kendrick Found

Thanks to all who helped I have now found John.

He is content for me to pass on his contacts to any who have been trying to track him down - please PM me if required.

Well done PPRUNE

LB
8th Jul 2009, 15:22
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By Low Ball

John Kendrick

Gentlemen,

I have now found John Kendrick who is happy to be contacted by those who know him. PM me for details if you need them.

Thank you to all who helped - well done PPRUNE.

This thread...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jul 2009, 12:16
Replies: 2
Views: 974
Posted By Low Ball

REUNION for 652 Sqn AAC Circa 1970 to 1973

Can anyone help locate Ron Miles and John Kendrick, at the time both Sioux pilots in Bunde. John subsequently flew Scout and I last saw him in NI '76/'77. Ron I belive went comercial on the North...
7th Jul 2009, 12:09
Replies: 3
Views: 672
Posted By Low Ball

Reunion 652 Sqn AAC circa 1970 to 1973

Can anyone help locate Ron Miles and John Kendrick, at the time both Sioux pilots in Bunde. John subsequently flew Scout and I last saw him in NI '76/'77. Ron I belive went comercial on the North...
15th Jun 2009, 14:08
Replies: 19
Views: 2,686
Posted By Low Ball

Flying Grading

Also try the flying Grading Flight at Middle Wallop staffed by Babcocks

LB
10th Jun 2009, 10:41
Replies: 13
Views: 2,710
Posted By Low Ball

Cas View Of The Future

This from last Sunday's Telegraph, CAS's view of the future may cause a few eyebrows to be raised in the RN/FAA and the Army/AAC.

Air Force Chief hints that the Navy's carrier jets are doomed...
8th Jun 2009, 08:22
Replies: 21
Views: 7,283
Posted By Low Ball

Exceptional Aircrew

I go with Tiger 16 on this one. Certainly on my side of the three flying services those who fly SF are specially selected. My guess is the that the other two Servives do the same. There is an old...
4th Jun 2009, 09:56
Replies: 44
Views: 7,010
Posted By Low Ball

What's the alternative - Round 2 - Put Your Money Where Your mouth is Time

Ok good contributions from those since I last posed the question.

Fair point Hilife and Tiger 16 Chinook is not medium so not in the arguement, but will have to be in the mix so 20 Chinooks it is...
3rd Jun 2009, 16:01
Replies: 44
Views: 7,010
Posted By Low Ball

Whats The Alternative

Trouble is what is on offer at reasonabley short notice:-
Chinook - probably the RAF heli of choice, long lead time though I understand
Merlin - Expensive, RAF seem to knock it all the time
Cougar...
22nd May 2009, 07:56
Replies: 53
Views: 7,480
Posted By Low Ball

All The Way Tim

Tim,

From someone who had a small hand in your early flying years well done indeed. More recently you have always been welcome in our Apache sim. Your kindness, interest and professionalism are...
13th May 2009, 13:31
Replies: 40
Views: 8,355
Posted By Low Ball

Respect

A good programme and respect to the crew of Humphrey. Also to the passengers who had already survived 2 helo crashes. Some B***s but probably little choice at the time. MAUM exceeded by a ton (or...
13th May 2009, 13:19
Replies: 45
Views: 8,852
Posted By Low Ball

Medals

Interesting to note that the gentleman in the picture wears both the Saudi and Kuwaiti medals from GW1. We brits are real stingy about this - what harm does it do - we earned them the hard way

LB
24th Apr 2009, 08:04
Replies: 85
Views: 12,657
Posted By Low Ball

The Middle Wallop International Airshows of the...

The Middle Wallop International Airshows of the 70s and 80s. The Massed Approach, 100 plus helicopters from all 3 services approach the airfield from points east in Hampshire. From no noise to hell...
23rd Apr 2009, 15:05
Replies: 20
Views: 2,472
Posted By Low Ball

Sounds like a great opportunity for the Olympics...

Sounds like a great opportunity for the Olympics village post 2012

LB
25th Mar 2009, 12:39
Replies: 11
Views: 2,282
Posted By Low Ball

Visit To Highly Secret Helicopter Training Base In Hampshire - Pongo Not Crab

The lad came to visit the whole base last Monday. Well done the Army and all the Contractors on base. A memorable day for him. Thanks for alerting us to the story

LB
18th Feb 2009, 12:35
Replies: 272
Views: 40,241
Posted By Low Ball

Some Answers

WG 13 your post 204. Lynx crews with 2 years to spare and a much reduced fleet size when you return. Combine this with a shortage of Apache crews and you may have your answer! Start working on...
18th Dec 2008, 09:13
Replies: 20
Views: 4,268
Posted By Low Ball

NVG In The AAC

I was an instructional Flight Commander at Middle Wallop from '73 to '76 and was posted to NI as the Theatre QHI in early '77. PNG were being trailed by D&T Sqn in the latter part of my time as the...
11th Dec 2008, 08:36
Replies: 5
Views: 1,483
Posted By Low Ball

Bed Sores

Door Slider,

10 days in bed - could be a slip of the tongue or maybe you were off sick or you'd been night flying all night hence days in bed. Brings to mind the lovely little phrase-

"Bread...
5th Nov 2008, 08:07
Replies: 41
Views: 5,182
Posted By Low Ball

Bottles and Swords

Fester,

I still work at Wallop. Look me up in Building 431 and we'll head for the bar, bottles on you and I'm sure we'll pursuade a young aspiring gun pilot to lend us a sword.

LB
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