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23rd Nov 2021, 11:51
Replies: 65
Views: 21,699
Posted By exMudmover

Shack Trip RAF Sharjah 1970. As a young...

Shack Trip

RAF Sharjah 1970. As a young DFGA Hunter pilot I thought it would be amusing to see how the other half lived, i.e. a trip in one of the Mk2s of the resident 210 Sqn. They still had...
31st Oct 2021, 19:20
Replies: 47
Views: 10,191
Posted By exMudmover

KenThere were different marks of Goblin in the UK...

KenThere were different marks of Goblin in the UK and Australian Vampires. The posts above show the Goblin 35 for Australia; those I flew had the Goblin 3.
"I flew the RAF's T11 in training at...
31st Oct 2021, 12:59
Replies: 95
Views: 12,138
Posted By exMudmover

Ah, happy memories of the pre-Harrier Whirlwind...

Ah, happy memories of the pre-Harrier Whirlwind training at Ternhill in ’71. To get us fast-jet types used to ‘hoovering’ they gave us 6 hours of dual helicoptering, ending up with engine-off...
26th Aug 2021, 14:35
Replies: 18
Views: 2,894
Posted By exMudmover

Read Straight Down!: The North American A-36...

Read Straight Down!: The North American A-36 Dive-Bomber in Actionby Peter C Smith

It's all there
21st Aug 2021, 13:24
Replies: 41
Views: 10,948
Posted By exMudmover

Easy Street I was not that naïve. I knew I...

Easy Street

I was not that naïve. I knew I had to put up and shut up, as the PAIs/ QWIs were assessing the film and could easily get you chopped from the squadron.

It wasn’t until I became...
20th Aug 2021, 13:19
Replies: 41
Views: 10,948
Posted By exMudmover

Courtney Mil Thank you for your...

Courtney Mil



Thank you for your detailed insight!

I have often thought we should gravitate towards the USAF Instructor Pilot system. In the good old days of Cold War mudmoving I was...
18th Aug 2021, 13:11
Replies: 41
Views: 10,948
Posted By exMudmover

What Does the I in QWI Stand For? A Question by...

What Does the I in QWI Stand For? A Question by an Ex-Creamie



In the bad old days of the Cold War, PAIs (QWIs in old money), were accustomed to bullying and humiliating their unfortunate...
18th Aug 2021, 10:13
Replies: 41
Views: 10,948
Posted By exMudmover

Easy Street "and they quite often end up in...

Easy Street

"and they quite often end up in the "good pilot but not QWI (Weapons School) material" bracket at the end of their first front line tour". My italics.

Where exactly have you...
8th Aug 2021, 13:47
Replies: 46
Views: 11,486
Posted By exMudmover

MightyGem The ground designation for LGB...

MightyGem

The ground designation for LGB attacks in the Falklands was carried out by a TACP with the Welsh Guards, under the command of Major Mike Howes, calling himself Green Dragon on the radio....
29th Jul 2021, 10:09
Replies: 4
Views: 2,300
Posted By exMudmover

Yes, that's him.

Yes, that's him.
27th Jul 2021, 18:18
Replies: 4
Views: 2,300
Posted By exMudmover

The Stupid things some people do in the air

The Stupid Things some people do in the air

This wondrous tale is by a Fg Off CW Scott of 32 Sqn in 1926, flying the new Gloster Grebe fighter. Scott was apparently the ‘Senior Flying Officer’...
26th May 2021, 15:33
Replies: 1
Views: 1,437
Posted By exMudmover

Smart guys, those Russians. Getting a military...

Smart guys, those Russians. Getting a military base inside the back of an HGV!
23rd Mar 2021, 10:01
Replies: 62
Views: 14,481
Posted By exMudmover

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1800x1118/ggturner_7f2cc8ac6b7e9f60d70eff902619db60a8ab5939.jpg

Dusk Strike Goose Green on 35mm AA Battery in support of 2 Para 28 May 1982.
...
16th Feb 2021, 16:05
Replies: 11
Views: 2,750
Posted By exMudmover

In the late 60s Gemini wangled a display at...

In the late 60s Gemini wangled a display at Bardufoss, inside the Arctic circle. In the short-range JP4 we had to stage via Manston (customs), Aalborg (Denmark), Gardermoen, Oerland and Bodo...
16th Feb 2021, 15:50
Replies: 22
Views: 5,573
Posted By exMudmover

Middle of the line is where he should be

Middle of the line is where he should be
14th Feb 2021, 12:29
Replies: 22
Views: 5,573
Posted By exMudmover

LINE ABREAST FORMATION Line abreast is like...

LINE ABREAST FORMATION

Line abreast is like any other line formation (echelon, line astern, etc.), The leader flies straight and level and the pilot next in line lines up known formation...
30th Nov 2020, 15:16
Replies: 35
Views: 7,413
Posted By exMudmover

There was a great program on the Smithsonian...

There was a great program on the Smithsonian Channel recently about what happened to the 617 squadron after the dam buster raid. Having put together a squadron capable of precision bombing, the RAF...
29th Apr 2020, 11:13
Replies: 93
Views: 24,517
Posted By exMudmover

Hi Retired BA/BYJP4 Inverted Spins. Never...

Hi Retired BA/BYJP4 Inverted Spins.

Never tried a full inverted, but used to do inverted flick rolls for a bit of fun, back in the 60s before the Mk 4 rudder posts started to crack up and all...
10th Nov 2018, 18:00
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,203,304
Posted By exMudmover

Many Happy Returns Danny, and get well soon. ...

Many Happy Returns Danny, and get well soon.

Yours Aye

ExMudmover
29th Aug 2018, 16:57
Replies: 102
Views: 18,395
Posted By exMudmover

Franek, Check your PMs ExMudmover

Franek,

Check your PMs

ExMudmover
3rd Mar 2018, 11:49
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,203,304
Posted By exMudmover

Danny, Check your PMs ExMudmover

Danny, Check your PMs

ExMudmover
6th Sep 2017, 19:06
Replies: 170
Views: 61,506
Posted By exMudmover

Early 80s at TTTE. Student Pilot solo supersonic...

Early 80s at TTTE. Student Pilot solo supersonic run (flown at 2000ft over the North Sea), Rather inexperienced Staff Nav in the back.

With wings 45 stude selects reheat and electric jet leaps...
30th Jul 2016, 21:26
Replies: 287
Views: 144,239
Posted By exMudmover

Treble one I made an error in my original...

Treble one

I made an error in my original post. The run-in speed was a lot higher than 400kt, probably nearer 500. Remember also the Harrier had a high thrust to weight ratio , (even the T4), so...
29th Jul 2016, 19:23
Replies: 287
Views: 144,239
Posted By exMudmover

NickB I believe that pic was taken from a...

NickB

I believe that pic was taken from a Harrier, but stand to be corrected.
I've also heard it said that Mike Thompson was piloting the Lightning, but heard others say that isn't correct...

...
20th May 2016, 17:53
Replies: 56
Views: 23,771
Posted By exMudmover

Hi sandiego89 Yes we used the big 330gal...

Hi sandiego89

Yes we used the big 330gal tanks often on ferry flights. They limited handling and could not be used for any hard manoeuvring or VTOL work. The big gotcha was landing. In the...
19th May 2016, 09:29
Replies: 56
Views: 23,771
Posted By exMudmover

Hi Mogwi, .......[I] We did actually, ...

Hi Mogwi,

.......[I]

We did actually,

There was just one day when we had the chance of an AA engagement with the ‘winders. That was 19 May, our one and only ‘training’ day, before we began...
28th Jun 2015, 11:36
Replies: 16
Views: 4,706
Posted By exMudmover

TYPICAL BBC - CAN'T EVEN BOTHER TO CHECK THE...

TYPICAL BBC - CAN'T EVEN BOTHER TO CHECK THE BASICS.

I've just sent the following email to the BBC:

Dear Sir or Madam

Reference your news item today about redundant RAF sites.

Your...
2nd Dec 2014, 18:45
Replies: 46
Views: 10,863
Posted By exMudmover

mudmoving Typhoon

Courtney,

“It was always supposed to be multi-role. The air-to-air role was done first because that was always the priority, especially as F-3 was being withdrawn from service, with the various...
7th Nov 2014, 17:26
Replies: 38
Views: 7,646
Posted By exMudmover

jaguar taxying

Er Nutloose,

Don't forget the Cranwell jobbies as well... They taxy too, though none of them fast, as I believe the reheat is Balked on all of them

I thought the Jag needed reheat to taxy?
...
16th Oct 2014, 18:37
Replies: 53
Views: 20,375
Posted By exMudmover

TFR in the GR1 worked more or less as...

TFR in the GR1 worked more or less as advertised. At the GR1 Trinational OCU in the 80s we flew night TFR in most weather, except heavy rain showers, which the system would attempt to climb over....
10th Jul 2014, 11:11
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,203,304
Posted By exMudmover

leeming

Danny,

I have emailed you about the time we spent at Leeming

Look forward to hearing from you.

ExMudmover
24th Jan 2014, 09:50
Replies: 12
Views: 3,527
Posted By exMudmover

IMC Low Level

Kharmael,

Certainly did a bit of LL IMC ATF in my day (early days of the GR1 force). Technically not permitted because of inflexibility of LL rules. Happened all the time at night, so what was...
22nd Jan 2014, 18:36
Replies: 12
Views: 3,527
Posted By exMudmover

low flying in imc

Kharmael,

Quote: not gonna low fly in (sic) instruments now are we?

Ever heard of ATF?
19th Aug 2013, 10:51
Replies: 14
Views: 2,739
Posted By exMudmover

Long Tan

The Battle of Long Tan

Excellent book by Lex MacAulay
2nd Aug 2013, 09:35
Replies: 79
Views: 13,258
Posted By exMudmover

Cold War flying Risks

Jayand “…nobody got hurt” ?

Heathrow Harry “…with almost unlimited pointy kit with the minimal risk of getting maimed/killed.”

Hardly.

If you just look at the Fast Jet accident rate...
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