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26th Mar 2018, 14:36
Replies: 32
Views: 13,289
Posted By Wessex Boy

Just remember that they are recruiting Future...

Just remember that they are recruiting Future captains, not just Pilots, so highlight any leadership experience, dealing with difficult situations and people and stepping out of your comfort zone.
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Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jan 2017, 15:19
Replies: 69
Views: 17,662
Posted By Wessex Boy

You will need to include the fixes that didn't...

You will need to include the fixes that didn't appear in SOPS, such as freeing off the starter solenoid by whacking the nose 4" down from the captain's windscreen with the side of the fire axe and...
3rd Aug 2016, 19:00
Replies: 1,219
Views: 861,793
Posted By Wessex Boy

Thanks DS, will make enquiries.... We wanted to...

Thanks DS, will make enquiries....
We wanted to get some answers whilst she is 16 so that she can make some career/uni decisions during Lower 6th.
I'll put her through a CAA Class 1 this autumn and...
1st Aug 2016, 19:13
Replies: 1,219
Views: 861,793
Posted By Wessex Boy

Thanks DS, would you know how to get in contact...

Thanks DS, would you know how to get in contact with them please?
31st Jul 2016, 19:29
Replies: 1,219
Views: 861,793
Posted By Wessex Boy

Does anyone have a good contact at OASC to...

Does anyone have a good contact at OASC to discuss a medical issue with please?
My Daughter is very keen to join but has a medical issue that appears to preclude even applying
30th Oct 2015, 18:47
Replies: 287
Views: 140,241
Posted By Wessex Boy

I watched most of the show on the CCTV screen on...

I watched most of the show on the CCTV screen on the VC10 whilst supping beers!
stayed mostly dry, it was a horrendous day!
30th Oct 2015, 17:58
Replies: 287
Views: 140,241
Posted By Wessex Boy

Yes of course PN, I had forgotten there was an F2...

Yes of course PN, I had forgotten there was an F2 at all!
30th Oct 2015, 15:52
Replies: 287
Views: 140,241
Posted By Wessex Boy

I went on cadet camp to Binbrook twice; '83 &...

I went on cadet camp to Binbrook twice; '83 & '87, what a difference between the two years!
In '83 it was deafeningly busy with full flightlines for 5, 11 and LTF and constant activity. I spent a...
23rd Oct 2015, 12:48
Replies: 5,179
Views: 1,483,278
Posted By Wessex Boy

Some Gliders must now be airworthy again as my...

Some Gliders must now be airworthy again as my daughter flew in a Vigilant at Syerston last Friday whilst on CCF camp at Wittering
15th Jun 2014, 14:13
Replies: 40
Views: 27,166
Posted By Wessex Boy

Apologies for Thread resurrection

Apologies for Thread resurrection, just stumbled into this.
My Grandfather worked at Channel from the '50s and was the last employee kept on by the administrators. I have just been given my late...
24th Feb 2014, 10:45
Replies: 1
Views: 2,077
Posted By Wessex Boy

Nice Vid! I see Mike is getting a Lightning...

Nice Vid!

I see Mike is getting a Lightning T5 back into the air, does he still have the Bucc or did that get sold?
24th Feb 2014, 07:38
Replies: 10
Views: 5,520
Posted By Wessex Boy

Nice one! There is a movement on Facebook to...

Nice one!

There is a movement on Facebook to get one flying again: https://www.facebook.com/groups/463920787030860/ but it looks like we have been taken over by events
3rd Jan 2014, 11:04
Replies: 187
Views: 106,771
Posted By Wessex Boy

I had a very good meal there in December (went by...

I had a very good meal there in December (went by Taxi) and saw a Cub-like thing joining the circuit for the strip on Dec 28th as I drove past
23rd Aug 2013, 22:25
Replies: 343
Views: 95,057
Posted By Wessex Boy

Agreed, still looks like something from...

Agreed, still looks like something from Thunderbirds
23rd Aug 2013, 22:18
Replies: 147
Views: 25,897
Posted By Wessex Boy

haha, very good! No Jabba was a Direct Entry...

haha, very good!

No Jabba was a Direct Entry Loadmaster, I can't recall if he went Puma or Chinook?
23rd Aug 2013, 16:56
Replies: 147
Views: 25,897
Posted By Wessex Boy

One of my fellow studes on 67 Crewman course at...

One of my fellow studes on 67 Crewman course at Shawbury disembarked a Wessex for the stops without removing his monkey harness and took the entire rail and mountings with him...this then grounded...
23rd Aug 2013, 14:09
Replies: 343
Views: 95,057
Posted By Wessex Boy

Will be such a shame to see these retire. I...

Will be such a shame to see these retire.

I haven't flown on a VC10 but my last Air Cadet camp was at Binbrook and incorporated the last of the Lightning show (1987), which many of you will...
23rd Aug 2013, 12:08
Replies: 63
Views: 17,184
Posted By Wessex Boy

I could lose hours on that AMARC website. I...

I could lose hours on that AMARC website.

I love the personal stories attached to this C5A and the incidents she was involved in:

AMARC Experience - AMARC Experience...
17th Sep 2012, 10:59
Replies: 57
Views: 9,246
Posted By Wessex Boy

When Flying into these Active Museums a little...

When Flying into these Active Museums a little bit of extra care needs to be taken as the locals do tend to operate slightly differently and have different needs to the average GA jockey, eg PA28s...
18th Jun 2012, 16:30
Replies: 78
Views: 46,520
Posted By Wessex Boy

I seem to recall one o fthe Norfolk Broads being...

I seem to recall one o fthe Norfolk Broads being used for a Floatplane test in one of the comics a few years ago?

I flew Chalks Mallard from Miami-Bimini-Nassau in 1980 (It was the Blue & White...
18th Jun 2012, 15:17
Replies: 127
Views: 30,235
Posted By Wessex Boy

One of my compatriots on Shawbury course 68...

One of my compatriots on Shawbury course 68 ('88-'89) lost a 1200 lb training load somewhere in deepest Shropshire...apparently it hit and killed a prize cow.

Both Crewman and Captain deny...
8th Jun 2012, 07:34
Replies: 23
Views: 5,253
Posted By Wessex Boy

They made the local news...but obviously didn't...

They made the local news...but obviously didn't admit to the Islip Visit!
My guess is the re-positioning was to put them near the Courtyard Hotel...

BBC News - RAF helicopter makes a...
7th Jun 2012, 11:30
Replies: 23
Views: 5,253
Posted By Wessex Boy

These modern cabs just don't have the 'character'...

These modern cabs just don't have the 'character' of the old girls...
6th Jun 2012, 22:54
Replies: 23
Views: 5,253
Posted By Wessex Boy

Just found out that it only made it as far as...

Just found out that it only made it as far as Stanwick (5 miles) and will be overnighting there!
6th Jun 2012, 22:37
Replies: 23
Views: 5,253
Posted By Wessex Boy

I bet you can't free off a starter solenoid with...

I bet you can't free off a starter solenoid with a hearty slap with the side of the fire axe, nor clean the crackers with a fire extinguisher fired into the intake whilst the engine is spun up with...
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