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26th Jan 2021, 07:03
Replies: 4,763
Views: 1,272,716
Posted By DCThumb

Reminded of the 24 Sqn Christmas Review. Green...

Reminded of the 24 Sqn Christmas Review. Green bag on table (curtain around table legs), crew proceed to remove all manner of things from the bag as an explanation of what the heck we were lugging...
26th Jan 2021, 06:51
Replies: 98
Views: 101,106
Posted By DCThumb

I met the crew of the Global that had the similar...

I met the crew of the Global that had the similar incident in 2006 whilst on recurrent. It was only a few weeks after it had happened.
They stressed that the vibration was so severe that they...
25th Jan 2021, 05:09
Replies: 4,763
Views: 1,272,716
Posted By DCThumb

AR5? I remember the ridiculous time in Gulf War...

AR5?
I remember the ridiculous time in Gulf War 1 (c) when Saddam was kicking off again. LYE was in the middle of TACEVAL and we had to play, even as an operational route departure....,the upshot...
24th Dec 2020, 16:46
Replies: 4,763
Views: 1,272,716
Posted By DCThumb

I've just seen on Facebook that MEng Derek Jeans...

I've just seen on Facebook that MEng Derek Jeans has passed away. Very sad - a true gent and a great instructor. And, incidentally, responsible for my PPrune username. Blue Skies Derek
22nd Dec 2020, 07:01
Replies: 23
Views: 7,346
Posted By DCThumb

It’s a shame Sentinel is to be broken up for...

It’s a shame Sentinel is to be broken up for scrap (although there may be ongoing compliance/corrosion issues I’m unaware of). Remove the classified bits and you have an aircraft with a pod and...
16th Dec 2020, 16:05
Replies: 158
Views: 123,717
Posted By DCThumb

The trouble is that the 'Employer' may say report...

The trouble is that the 'Employer' may say report ETD-45, but when the aircraft owner turns up and it isn't ready to go, it is he (or she) that will fire you, not the 'employer'/management company.
21st Nov 2020, 21:21
Replies: 3
Views: 1,079
Posted By DCThumb

A friend of mine had a good approach to it. Be...

A friend of mine had a good approach to it.
Be paid slightly more than the highest paid Captain on the fleet....There is Then no temptation to leave and restart flying
not realistic in all...
19th Nov 2020, 07:35
Replies: 5
Views: 1,257
Posted By DCThumb

http://globalhealthtravelclinic.co.uk they...

http://globalhealthtravelclinic.co.uk

they have a clinic in Guildford - IgM results in 10 minutes, PCR in less than 24 hrs. Used them several times.
29th Oct 2020, 09:28
Replies: 250
Views: 53,663
Posted By DCThumb

Sentinel most definitely not out performed by...

Sentinel most definitely not out performed by (comparable) Gulfstreams....can't answer for PR9.

But Sentinel has been a sad tale of lack of investment and slow decline since SDSR 2010. Such a...
22nd Oct 2020, 12:01
Replies: 31
Views: 6,126
Posted By DCThumb

No issues at all - military do it all the time. ...

No issues at all - military do it all the time. Always used the maxim that if power is still at idle, you can stop. Once the power comes on, you are committed to get airborne. Always worth looking...
26th Jun 2020, 07:57
Replies: 16
Views: 3,906
Posted By DCThumb

Thats exactly what they would say.....nothing to...

Thats exactly what they would say.....nothing to see here, move along lol

My advice - wear a tinfoil hat.
26th Jun 2020, 07:55
Replies: 466
Views: 191,615
Posted By DCThumb

I quite like it.....with 1 exception. WHY didn't...

I quite like it.....with 1 exception. WHY didn't they line up the registration with United Kingdom? Does my head in lol!
23rd Jun 2020, 06:53
Replies: 33
Views: 7,375
Posted By DCThumb

The costs to rework Sentinel would be greater...

The costs to rework Sentinel would be greater than buying a secondhand Global Express and doing the same work, so no!
18th Jun 2020, 07:37
Replies: 466
Views: 191,615
Posted By DCThumb

It’s a great theory, and it’s exactly what was...

It’s a great theory, and it’s exactly what was done when the VC10 VIP role disappeared and 32 Sqn lost most of its assets.

A few years later a National Audit Office Report stated that more was...
17th Jun 2020, 06:57
Replies: 466
Views: 191,615
Posted By DCThumb

Blair Force one was cancelled because Blair was...

Blair Force one was cancelled because Blair was cancelled. The project was cancelled because his successor didn’t like the sound of ‘Brown force One’...
17th Jun 2020, 06:53
Replies: 16
Views: 3,906
Posted By DCThumb

Yes, I can confirm that is is on a top secret...

Yes, I can confirm that is is on a top secret mission for the government, The registration gives it away - de-gaussing was the term applied to reducing a ships magnetic signature so that it didn’t...
6th Jun 2020, 08:22
Replies: 8
Views: 1,533
Posted By DCThumb

You are getting differing answers because the...

You are getting differing answers because the answer is different for every country. In some countries, you arrive at a customs port of entry and are given a ‘permit to proceed’ which allows you to...
3rd Jun 2020, 17:31
Replies: 47
Views: 17,307
Posted By DCThumb

Sentinel didn't wait 3 years after 2008, the...

Sentinel didn't wait 3 years after 2008, the first deployment was in the same year...

Regrettably the sole reason for its obsolescence was SDSR 2010. There was a very simple paperwork solution to...
2nd Jun 2020, 22:16
Replies: 54
Views: 9,245
Posted By DCThumb

tdracer, as I recall - and its been many years...

tdracer, as I recall - and its been many years since I studied this - the Germans knew this. The airfields were rather well defended and any attack on them would come at a high price. Also, bearing...
2nd Jun 2020, 22:08
Replies: 47
Views: 17,307
Posted By DCThumb

HAS59 - that's exactly what we bought it for - WP...

HAS59 - that's exactly what we bought it for - WP Tanks on the German plains, Iraqi tanks in the desert! However, we found it equally useful in other ways. When it comes to MTI, you are just...
31st May 2020, 06:38
Replies: 47
Views: 17,307
Posted By DCThumb

[QUOTE Work was found for it to do but that's not...

[QUOTE Work was found for it to do but that's not the same thing.[/QUOTE]

Interesting. I always had a fairly cynical view of the utility of Sentinel but some time ago I met a PJHQ planner who said...
27th May 2020, 17:14
Replies: 47
Views: 17,307
Posted By DCThumb

What Protector lacks is the ability to look at...

What Protector lacks is the ability to look at large areas in the same way as Sentinel - even with 20 of them! I note in the manufacturers blurb, it quotes a 'long range' of 80km.....thats almost...
27th May 2020, 17:06
Replies: 47
Views: 17,307
Posted By DCThumb

Not a hope. Much cheaper to buy a second hand...

Not a hope. Much cheaper to buy a second hand Global Express.
24th May 2020, 07:36
Replies: 279
Views: 178,057
Posted By DCThumb

Just an observation. The initial left turn...

Just an observation. The initial left turn starts as the aircraft moves up and out of formation - it looks like an instinctive easing wide to avoid the lead once sight of him is lost. The reasoning...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd May 2020, 22:17
Replies: 33
Views: 5,312
Posted By DCThumb

It depends on how your type does performance...

It depends on how your type does performance calcs. The type I fly, for example, has a wet V1 that is always 10kts(ish) below Vr, regardless of runway length, because it is a Vgo not a Vstop. Your...
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