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2nd Dec 2020, 18:30
Replies: 27
Views: 4,255
Posted By oldbeefer

Indeed - I joined there on 1 Apr 1968 - 50th...

Indeed - I joined there on 1 Apr 1968 - 50th anniversary of the formation of the RAF and, incidentally, April Fool's Day!
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2020, 11:19
Replies: 29
Views: 5,845
Posted By oldbeefer

I'm not sure where he got a licence from - he...

I'm not sure where he got a licence from - he didn't need one to fly in the military.
23rd Jul 2020, 11:27
Replies: 5
Views: 1,918
Posted By oldbeefer

Went through basic training with Roger at Church...

Went through basic training with Roger at Church Fenton in '68. I can still remember the Warrant Officer in charge of our drill training shouting "Stand still Mr McGowan'. Something he seemed...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jul 2020, 11:37
Replies: 111
Views: 10,379
Posted By oldbeefer

Ah Crab - I'm straight back to Shawbury about 30...

Ah Crab - I'm straight back to Shawbury about 30 years ago!
22nd May 2020, 12:30
Replies: 6
Views: 2,029
Posted By oldbeefer

That's very sad. Worked with him throughout my...

That's very sad. Worked with him throughout my time on Pumas. Really nice guy to have around.
16th Apr 2020, 11:29
Replies: 45
Views: 12,129
Posted By oldbeefer

[QUOTE=Fareastdriver;10750046]I was on No 4...

[QUOTE=Fareastdriver;10750046]I was on No 4 Course in September 1971.

Well - so was I!
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Apr 2020, 11:23
Replies: 9
Views: 2,456
Posted By oldbeefer

Was on No 4 Puma Course and flew 3000 hrs on...

Was on No 4 Puma Course and flew 3000 hrs on them. Went on an exchange tour with the French Air Force flying Alouettes (3 yrs after last flying the Puma). When they found out my experience level,...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2020, 12:54
Replies: 19
Views: 3,136
Posted By oldbeefer

SHY - I think it was 75 when I did the first...

SHY - I think it was 75 when I did the first trials on Mk 1 PNG with Barry R in NI. I had goggles that could only see outside. Copilot had no gogs and could see the instruments with normal cockpit...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Feb 2020, 15:32
Replies: 17
Views: 2,955
Posted By oldbeefer

GrayHorizons - that reminds me of the Swingfog...

GrayHorizons - that reminds me of the Swingfog device used in Belize to control mossies - the guy used to walk through the Mess with it going full chat. Total IMC for quite a few minutes! Don't...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Dec 2019, 14:30
Replies: 12
Views: 1,466
Posted By oldbeefer

Looks like the sort of place you could buy fork...

Looks like the sort of place you could buy fork 'andles.
14th Nov 2019, 20:02
Replies: 25
Views: 10,287
Posted By oldbeefer

NoProbs

I was there in the Lossie bar! Seem to remember we were doing fighter affil. Was also (later) in Belize when strange films were shown.
4th Sep 2019, 17:15
Replies: 360
Views: 192,326
Posted By oldbeefer

I was really pleased to see daft games and loadsa...

I was really pleased to see daft games and loadsa booze still allowed in these PC days!
6th Aug 2019, 10:29
Replies: 57
Views: 22,557
Posted By oldbeefer

FAREASTDRIVER. I was involved in that. Eight...

FAREASTDRIVER. I was involved in that. Eight hours a day in the seat. We found those skips flew very badly and slowly when empty. Then someone discovered that if you bit the bullet and flew a bit...
25th Jul 2019, 11:07
Replies: 7
Views: 4,406
Posted By oldbeefer

Adblocker works well, and it's free!

Adblocker works well, and it's free!
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Apr 2019, 19:07
Replies: 25
Views: 7,270
Posted By oldbeefer

I used Plasticote on mine 3 yrs ago. Still...

I used Plasticote on mine 3 yrs ago. Still looking good https://plasti-kote.co.uk/
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Feb 2019, 11:30
Replies: 9
Views: 2,899
Posted By oldbeefer

Seven on board?

Seven on board?
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 11:06
Replies: 46
Views: 4,722
Posted By oldbeefer

Every time I bought a car in the 60s, 70s and...

Every time I bought a car in the 60s, 70s and 80s, the first thing I did was to buy a Haynes manual. Must have save a fortune over the years.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jan 2019, 20:41
Replies: 17
Views: 2,037
Posted By oldbeefer

You could say the same for any soap - there are...

You could say the same for any soap - there are those that like and those that don't.
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Dec 2018, 10:13
Replies: 17
Views: 2,654
Posted By oldbeefer

Also brakes on for sloping ground landings

Also brakes on for sloping ground landings
19th Dec 2018, 10:35
Replies: 40
Views: 7,918
Posted By oldbeefer

I also know of two who went Rotary.

I also know of two who went Rotary.
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Dec 2018, 11:35
Replies: 29
Views: 3,786
Posted By oldbeefer

Sprogget - thanks for the clarification..

Sprogget - thanks for the clarification..
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Dec 2018, 10:32
Replies: 29
Views: 3,786
Posted By oldbeefer

London Underground Drivers Salaries

Telegraph today says that some of the TfL Underground drivers are earning in excess of 100,000!. The excuse for those earning over 70,000 is that they do some driver training. Didn't seem to...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Nov 2018, 19:59
Replies: 96
Views: 13,256
Posted By oldbeefer

Other war films - seem to remember that 12...

Other war films - seem to remember that 12 o'clock High was used in my Officer Training for how to, and not to, command. Anyone else remember it from IOT?
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Nov 2018, 19:50
Replies: 66
Views: 8,665
Posted By oldbeefer

I seem to remember that, once in a position to be...

I seem to remember that, once in a position to be able to, getting that scrapped from the syllabus!
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Nov 2018, 11:39
Replies: 1,205
Views: 583,829
Posted By oldbeefer

"s it me or is that wire locking incorrect in the...

"s it me or is that wire locking incorrect in the pic above?"

I don't think so - looks as though the smaller bit on the end is part of the shaft and the big nut covered in blue is locked to it.
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