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Forum: Jet Blast
16th Sep 2019, 08:23
Replies: 24
Views: 1,835

When I first saw the thread title, I immediately...

When I first saw the thread title, I immediately thought of the Chipmunk vs Pup verse and thought 'I bet no-one thinks of even remembers that one!" Imagine my surprise! I think it appeared in a...
21st Aug 2019, 06:07
Replies: 18
Views: 3,527

The title of the original publication was "The...

The title of the original publication was "The Dams Raid: Epic or Myth?" with a second edition published in 1990 as "The Dambusters Raid". The latter included an additional chapter that further...
20th Aug 2019, 20:58
Replies: 18
Views: 3,527

The definitive book on Op CHASTISE was written...

The definitive book on Op CHASTISE was written years ago by John Sweetman; I very much doubt that Hastings' book will add anything of substance to that production.
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Aug 2019, 22:49
Replies: 35
Views: 3,581

No 1 on Trip Advisor is the International Bomber...

No 1 on Trip Advisor is the International Bomber Command Centre. Its a must-see memorial to the 57861 men and women who died in the Service of Bomber Command in WWII. Check out the reviews on Trip...
6th Aug 2019, 08:41
Replies: 54
Views: 17,818

Wow! That video gives one a vague idea of what...

Wow! That video gives one a vague idea of what must have prevailed at the Fauld underground explosion in 1944.
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jul 2019, 08:22
Replies: 48
Views: 8,625

Yep, with you there 100% ole boy! Mind you I...

Yep, with you there 100% ole boy!

Mind you I did once get the comment:

"Great Talkdown - shame the runway's 7500ft wide and only 150ft long...."

I ask you!
19th Jul 2019, 22:54
Replies: 8
Views: 1,218

THAT'S OUR BABY!!!!! Outstanding find...

THAT'S OUR BABY!!!!!

Outstanding find Archimedes! Thanks very much. :D

Now, where to find one!

(eBay seems to have the goods - thanks again Archimedes)
19th Jul 2019, 21:23
Replies: 8
Views: 1,218

Hi guys, saw all those during my own research but...

Hi guys, saw all those during my own research but I'm 99% sure none of those are the one I'm on about; most are too wide in timeframe and scope. However, the turret one is of great interest too me...
19th Jul 2019, 16:44
Replies: 8
Views: 1,218

Question LOOKING FOR A BOOK FROM THE PAST

Chaps - I'm trying to find the correct title of a book I borrowed from a library many moons ago; it was something like "Aircraft Armament (or weapons?) of the RAF during WWII" or the dates ('39 - 45)...
28th May 2019, 23:21
Replies: 15
Views: 3,484

Standard crewing arrangements for a UK heavy was...

Standard crewing arrangements for a UK heavy was for single pilot operation with a single set of controls on the LHS.

The pilot was assisted by a Flight Engineer to his right who looked after,...
28th May 2019, 10:50
Replies: 20
Views: 8,673

At the risk of repeating myself: Same as...

At the risk of repeating myself:

Same as Treadigraph

(Thanks whomsoever.....)
28th May 2019, 10:12
Replies: 15
Views: 3,484

One of the many facts of the Dambuster's mission...

One of the many facts of the Dambuster's mission not generally known (as its not covered in the film of the same name) is that Flt Lt John Vere Hopgood DFC, (M Mother), #2 in the attack on the...
27th May 2019, 09:41
Replies: 20
Views: 8,673

Same as Treadigraph

Same as Treadigraph
20th Mar 2019, 23:46
Replies: 169
Views: 90,024

The infrastructure around LOO cannot support a...

The infrastructure around LOO cannot support a huge housing estate without major Infrastructure upgrades; a more likely use for the site would be as a location for a new prison, more's the pity.
20th Mar 2019, 09:59
Replies: 169
Views: 90,024

Lakenheath would just LOVE that..........!

Lakenheath would just LOVE that..........!
20th Mar 2019, 09:51
Replies: 169
Views: 90,024

Because they're based at Leeming doesn't mean...

Because they're based at Leeming doesn't mean they to practise over that airfield; the then recently closed LOO might provide an ideal location for a relocated airspace avoid, far enough away from...
8th Mar 2019, 16:02
Replies: 42
Views: 13,650

Hi MPN-11 (or should that be CPN-4?!) ...

Hi MPN-11 (or should that be CPN-4?!)

Definitely MFF Ops conducted between Sep 82 and Feb 83; see my post #38 (last para)...
8th Mar 2019, 08:33
Replies: 42
Views: 13,650

MFF was also a standard tactic practised in the...

MFF was also a standard tactic practised in the Falklands in 1982 when RAF Stanley received the F4s. They worked in conjunction with the Lima armed GR3 Harriers; seemed to work from what we could see...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Feb 2019, 17:13
Replies: 17
Views: 2,303

I'm afraid I've seen a preview of this. ...

I'm afraid I've seen a preview of this. Outstandingly bad I'm afraid. If you read the review in the link above, you'll see that that saluting is a bulwark of the story - it's a shame that the...
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Feb 2019, 08:44
Replies: 2
Views: 1,167

One of my instructors at CATCS. Great chap,...

One of my instructors at CATCS. Great chap, always with a sense of humour and a talented cartoonist. Renrut will be missed and mourned by a generation of Mil ATCOs of 'a certain age'; clear skies...
26th Jan 2019, 09:01
Replies: 1
Views: 1,198

THEN THERE WAS ONE.......

Surprised that the recent passing of Fred Sutherland, Canadian front gunner on Les Knight's N-Nuts (the aircraft that breached the Eder Dam) on Operation Chastise hasn't been acknowledged on this...
23rd Jan 2019, 10:24
Replies: 25
Views: 4,637

Oi - join the queue behind me.....

Oi - join the queue behind me.....
2nd Jan 2019, 08:19
Replies: 95
Views: 19,941

Just reading the preamble on this thread and...

Just reading the preamble on this thread and noticed:
Any Brit Air Trafficker, of a certain age, will quote to you:
"Your landing gear appears down and locked'
Or
"Your port undercarriage does...
Forum: ATC Issues
31st Dec 2018, 19:36
Replies: 66
Views: 11,441

Mooncrest: As an ex-radar calibrator I can...

Mooncrest: As an ex-radar calibrator I can confirm that surveillance radars are installed and commissioned with various Ae tilt angles to optimise their performance for specific sites and/or roles...
18th Dec 2018, 09:46
Replies: 11
Views: 4,167

Outstanding - well done AA and my fellow ATCOs....

Outstanding - well done AA and my fellow ATCOs. Very gratifying to see the support proffered to the Military by the American public; in the UK the bereaved families would likely be hounded by HMRC...
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