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7th Nov 2013, 14:49
Replies: 13
Views: 7,065
Posted By Data-Lynx

End Of Another Era: The South Atlantic Flight

This pensioner has been slow to appreciate a MoD report (http://www.naval-technology.com/news/newsuk-mod-axe-ice-patrol-ship)to replace the Red Plum with HMS PROTECTOR. While taking this...
19th May 2012, 11:40
Replies: 271
Views: 57,402
Posted By Data-Lynx

BZ

All credit to the Hawks for their 'EiiR' and to the massed Tuk Tuks and the SpArrows. Great display
19th May 2012, 10:41
Replies: 271
Views: 57,402
Posted By Data-Lynx

Typhoon Timing

Airsound - I too was speechless - but only because it took a while to stop laughing. I also particularly liked the comment:

If you will permit a crusty comment from the GRANBY flypast over...
21st Mar 2011, 09:21
Replies: 1,209
Views: 256,079
Posted By Data-Lynx

Op Ellamy

http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafcms/mediafiles/456E4A53_5056_A318_A818665E2AA1FB8E.jpg
Amidst this light blue glossy, does anyone know what an "Ellamy" is? Google thinks it is a mis-spelling for an...
21st Jul 2010, 17:21
Replies: 209
Views: 45,331
Posted By Data-Lynx

Growler?

FJJP. In my world, a growler is a small iceberg or ice floe just large enough to be hazardous for shipping, so any allusion to navigating the Titanic could be unfortunate. It can also be any...
21st Jul 2010, 13:55
Replies: 103
Views: 27,474
Posted By Data-Lynx

The RAF is in danger of being destroyed on the ground

The Spectator has chipped with a blog (http://www.spectator.co.uk/coffeehouse/6157023/the-raf-is-in-danger-of-being-destroyed-on-the-ground.thtml) which notes that the service arms have mobilised...
22nd Mar 2010, 18:53
Replies: 16
Views: 2,128
Posted By Data-Lynx

Green Wasps

Lee. Are you including the 'Green' Wasps? 845 and 848 each had one in the early 70's as a CO's run about & comms aircraft in the days of large squadrons (16 Wessex HU5 plus 4 more spares). I do not...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Mar 2010, 16:54
Replies: 528
Views: 239,902
Posted By Data-Lynx

All Mks

As another who has stumbled into this thread, it has been a cracking read , especially for one of two overconfident Junglie sprogs who, in mid '72, were catapulted into three successive Wessex tours:...
8th Mar 2010, 18:43
Replies: 68
Views: 22,850
Posted By Data-Lynx

Not only is T&B is right about the Belvedere's...

Not only is T&B is right about the Belvedere's Gazelles, there is a devil in the detail. The Gazelles ECUs were mounted vertically (look at the belly intakes and the exhausts behind the pilot's ear...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Mar 2010, 07:35
Replies: 47
Views: 7,791
Posted By Data-Lynx

14 and 15 right at the back are both rotors...

14 and 15 right at the back are both rotors stopped. I moved onto the Wessex HU5 from the Whirlwind and you had to be wary of gusts, especially on board in the final stages of applying the rotor...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Mar 2010, 18:11
Replies: 47
Views: 7,791
Posted By Data-Lynx

Too True. One of the Flight Safety images shown...

Too True. One of the Flight Safety images shown to us sprogs, before we left Hillers and got to clamber up the side of the beast, was a very impressive example of blade sail downwards, way below the...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Mar 2010, 17:55
Replies: 112
Views: 27,638
Posted By Data-Lynx

CHC and No.1 Boy. I am old enough to remember...

CHC and No.1 Boy. I am old enough to remember long and lonely low-level flogs across a deeply grey North Sea when it was not lit up like Piccadilly Circus. You only came across the odd ship. Over...
3rd Mar 2010, 12:40
Replies: 45
Views: 10,606
Posted By Data-Lynx

S-61 Triton

If we forget about the glass cockpit and new wiring, how different would a 'Triton' be from a Mk4 with Carson blades?
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Mar 2010, 07:12
Replies: 112
Views: 27,638
Posted By Data-Lynx

Evidence of Oil - two rigs in 81/2

CD. The Investor thread is Evidence of Oil - two rigs in 81/2 (http://www.iii.co.uk/investment/detail/?display=discussion&code=cotn%3ADES.L&thread=6018603&it=le&action=detail&id=6021252) and their...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Mar 2010, 07:16
Replies: 112
Views: 27,638
Posted By Data-Lynx

Who services the rig/rigs?

If there are only 2 S61Ns (CHC-BRINTEL) and they are based at MPA against a contract with the UK MOD, how can the Oil conglomerates service these oil rigs? Where will they base their hangarage, fuel...
1st Mar 2010, 17:45
Replies: 261
Views: 62,386
Posted By Data-Lynx

How do you service a Rig?

For Metman/ORAC. The Opening Session of the Special Committee on Decolonization (http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2010/gacol3199.doc.htm) in New York last week, has the UN list comprising...
25th Feb 2010, 07:12
Replies: 261
Views: 62,386
Posted By Data-Lynx

Bennys - Nots - Stills

BEags. You're young enough to remember the various orders about what you could not call the locals. I believe the sequence was:
Bennys - Do not call them Bennys.
Nots - Do not call them Bennys...
24th Feb 2010, 18:24
Replies: 261
Views: 62,386
Posted By Data-Lynx

UN Special Committee of 24 on Decolonization

Ladies and Gentlemen. If you really want a 'threat', it is more likely to arise from the UN Special Committee of 24 on Decolonization...
24th Feb 2010, 12:39
Replies: 261
Views: 62,386
Posted By Data-Lynx

Jabba. Assuming that you are not the ex-Tomcat...

Jabba. Assuming that you are not the ex-Tomcat backseater version, I don't believe this has really got as far as sabre rattling. Once the media realise that neither side proposes to invade the...
23rd Feb 2010, 15:36
Replies: 261
Views: 62,386
Posted By Data-Lynx

Arranged between John Major and Carlos Menem and...

Arranged between John Major and Carlos Menem and concluded in Washington, the 1995 agreement aimed to remove political uncertainties arising from sovereignty claims to the area by both countries...
23rd Feb 2010, 15:02
Replies: 1
Views: 429
Posted By Data-Lynx

PPRuNe Post Counter

Are there snags with the PPRuNe post counter please? Mine seems to have stuck some while ago at 297.
23rd Feb 2010, 13:33
Replies: 261
Views: 62,386
Posted By Data-Lynx

They have the Steyr AUG. Hansard noted in Mar...

They have the Steyr AUG. Hansard noted in Mar 2008 that

The main role of the FIDF (http://www.sotcw.net/downloads/Falkland_Islands_Defence_Force.pdf)is to assist in the defence of the Falkland...
22nd Feb 2010, 17:52
Replies: 261
Views: 62,386
Posted By Data-Lynx

"I couldn't give a FIG"

Chavez will not expend a bullet outside his border, but fuelled by political and media interests, this flurry is going to be awkward so it is worth a closer check on the detail. For shipping,...
22nd Feb 2010, 13:20
Replies: 13
Views: 2,921
Posted By Data-Lynx

We used blue to paint out the white, but I fear...

We used blue to paint out the white, but I fear that it was down to what was easily available at the time.

Just checking that you have seen this link...
22nd Feb 2010, 13:10
Replies: 13
Views: 2,921
Posted By Data-Lynx

I believe this view of HMS Coventry's Lynx may...

I believe this view of HMS Coventry's Lynx may help for paint schemes. I thought that COV had XZ242 but the caption says that it is XZ257.

http://www.hmfriends.org.uk/images/xz257cov49.jpg
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