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2nd Jul 2021, 09:55
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Posted By idle stop

Thanks to all. I think Lord Flash's steer has hit...

Thanks to all. I think Lord Flash's steer has hit the mark. I have been trying to track Andy down since before what would have been the 40th anniversary of our Wings day in 2016.
2nd Jul 2021, 09:03
Replies: 6
Views: 3,248
Posted By idle stop

Many thanks. Giving that a go.

Many thanks. Giving that a go.
1st Jul 2021, 20:52
Replies: 6
Views: 3,248
Posted By idle stop

Andy Barrett

I'm trying this again!
Andy Barrett...AJ Barrett. (Gp Capt?) Went through Linton with him and was his Best Man. Lost touch after he came back from posting as Asst Air Attache in Washington, and...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jun 2021, 12:25
Replies: 27
Views: 6,999
Posted By idle stop

Thanks, Guy. I was just about to post the SETP...

Thanks, Guy. I was just about to post the SETP tribute when I saw you already had.
What a sad loss to the rotary and flight test community. His wisdom will live on.
RIP Shawn.
3rd Apr 2021, 18:08
Replies: 87
Views: 33,811
Posted By idle stop

Not looking for a halo, but back in the day,...

Not looking for a halo, but back in the day, circa late 1981 at 1 Sqn, 2 FTS, (Gazelles) my QHI day was something like this: 07:30 arrive at Sqn to see how many aircraft we had actually been...
19th Mar 2021, 21:40
Replies: 35
Views: 3,835
Posted By idle stop

I was fortunate to be invited by some of my old...

I was fortunate to be invited by some of my old students from Bristow days to spend a morning at HKGFS this time 2 years ago. Great setup, superb airraft and equipment. Still the odd expat on...
10th Mar 2021, 22:59
Replies: 226
Views: 61,650
Posted By idle stop

Ah, ExAscoteer...the Tincano! Yes, a shame it...

Ah, ExAscoteer...the Tincano! Yes, a shame it needed a bigger engine to try to meet the RAF Spec. This in turn caused havoc with the Spin characteristics, and gave a period of busy employment to my...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Mar 2021, 12:11
Replies: 202
Views: 48,994
Posted By idle stop

I think he had both mags on. Having suffered a...

I think he had both mags on. Having suffered a single mag failure in a R22 at about 400 ft in the climb, the MAP dropped considerably IIRC.
Two interesting points....instrument panel shows Canadian...
2nd Mar 2021, 19:30
Replies: 226
Views: 61,650
Posted By idle stop

Thanks for putting me right on that, Haraka. I...

Thanks for putting me right on that, Haraka. I seem to remember it was not just the unexpected depth of cloud but also to do with overload of ATC instructions, and having to reach across cockpit to...
1st Mar 2021, 16:42
Replies: 226
Views: 61,650
Posted By idle stop

Pete Kemp was on ULAS similar time as me. Last...

Pete Kemp was on ULAS similar time as me. Last ran across him at Binbrook, I think about 1988 when I was doing a Chipmunk summer camp there. IIRC he was doing a Sim instructor tour. I think also it...
27th Feb 2021, 17:06
Replies: 226
Views: 61,650
Posted By idle stop

Speke... How the memory plays tricks! You are...

Speke...
How the memory plays tricks! You are absolutely correct. I thought the accident was whilst I was still there in ‘76. April 1977 I was already at Odiham, just about to start Puma OCU, having...
26th Feb 2021, 20:19
Replies: 226
Views: 61,650
Posted By idle stop

Audax: yes, I recall Russ Morley and Clive...

Audax: yes, I recall Russ Morley and Clive Roberts. I think our 8 Course was there when Ron Dowler had his accident. If he is still here ( hope so) that is indeed fantastic.

FMM910: Any names on...
22nd Feb 2021, 17:09
Replies: 226
Views: 61,650
Posted By idle stop

Staircase: Hello! Glad to hear that you are still...

Staircase: Hello! Glad to hear that you are still about. Commiserations for those who have moved on. So yes, thanks again! PM me if you wish; identities confidential, of course.
Arclite01: Just...
21st Feb 2021, 18:38
Replies: 226
Views: 61,650
Posted By idle stop

So another dip into Logbook No 1. It was Jimmy...

So another dip into Logbook No 1.
It was Jimmy Howard who sent me solo at Elvington on 15th October 1975. But Ken Jones was my 'Primary' QFI. Other names...Sqn Ldr Miles (Sqn Boss) then: Holding,...
16th Feb 2021, 19:25
Replies: 226
Views: 61,650
Posted By idle stop

Ok...back on thread. Saturday Steak Nights in the...

Ok...back on thread. Saturday Steak Nights in the Mess. ABBA days!
(But the Puma with the background Mayan ruins did bring back memories!)
15th Feb 2021, 22:28
Replies: 226
Views: 61,650
Posted By idle stop

And on the subject of airframes, a couple of...

And on the subject of airframes, a couple of years ago I sat 2 of my grandchildren in the cockpit of a JP3a fuselage at the RAF Museum in Hendon. Seeing the 1FTS logo, I noted the tail number and...
15th Feb 2021, 20:09
Replies: 226
Views: 61,650
Posted By idle stop

Sorry, off thread. Never mind the clerics, got a...

Sorry, off thread. Never mind the clerics, got a fair few hours in the precise old bird behind.....! More memories....
8th Feb 2021, 14:19
Replies: 226
Views: 61,650
Posted By idle stop

One of the guys on 8 Course was chopped only a...

One of the guys on 8 Course was chopped only a few days before the end of the JP3a phase...and impending Wings Parade. Sad to get that far, but. However, he was lucky...there was a later trawl of...
7th Feb 2021, 19:41
Replies: 226
Views: 61,650
Posted By idle stop

OMQs at Dishforth were obviously tame by...

OMQs at Dishforth were obviously tame by comparison!
My last trip to Linton was to have a go in the Tucano. At the time one of the aspects of my day job was lead-in training for occasional students...
7th Feb 2021, 10:15
Replies: 226
Views: 61,650
Posted By idle stop

Great bit of history, Audax! And saved me a...

Great bit of history, Audax!
And saved me a search. Remember now Boss was Ken Miles. Nice chap too.
6th Feb 2021, 19:42
Replies: 226
Views: 61,650
Posted By idle stop

Meet and Greet for 8 Course. B**ler espies our...

Meet and Greet for 8 Course. B**ler espies our USAF exchange instructor with a chest full of medal ribbons...’I guess you got a couple of those for instructing, Sir’ he quips. ‘Well, as a matter of...
4th Feb 2021, 21:04
Replies: 226
Views: 61,650
Posted By idle stop

My memories of Linton are all happy ones. Such a...

My memories of Linton are all happy ones. Such a good atmosphere; having only one Officers’ Mess helped...staff and studes in the bar in flying suits in the bar until 1900...the honesty/chits barrel...
2nd Feb 2021, 21:44
Replies: 226
Views: 61,650
Posted By idle stop

aeroid...suggest you pm me! proone....for...

aeroid...suggest you pm me!

proone....for interim, read temporary! There was a big pool of holding would-be pilots 75-76 and after some of us had been scattered around various bases and squadrons...
2nd Feb 2021, 20:12
Replies: 226
Views: 61,650
Posted By idle stop

Thanks, Threeputt. Very sorry to hear about John....

Thanks, Threeputt. Very sorry to hear about John. RIP indeed.
Aeroid...you may even have been one of the QFIs on our squadron?
Another memory of Linton...the wooden toll bridge I was in OMQ at...
12th Jan 2021, 15:31
Replies: 226
Views: 61,650
Posted By idle stop

Spot-on, TH. Have his contact details. Pete...

Spot-on, TH. Have his contact details. Pete Butler I bumped into a few years back...he had ended up with BA. The rest???
12th Jan 2021, 13:11
Replies: 226
Views: 61,650
Posted By idle stop

Methinks there may be two Richard Head! I was on...

Methinks there may be two Richard Head! I was on ULAS 69-71 and think that RH was senior to me by a year, and as an APO he would normally have gone straight to Cranditz. So unlikely he would have...
11th Jan 2021, 17:54
Replies: 226
Views: 61,650
Posted By idle stop

Tram... Further research is that was actually...

Tram...
Further research is that was actually our Wings day photo on 30th April 1976, and the RO in the middle was AVM P J Lagesen, CB, DFC, AFC, then the AOC No 1 Gp. I got all the other names...
10th Jan 2021, 11:55
Replies: 226
Views: 61,650
Posted By idle stop

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1361/linton_no_8_course_ibfts_july_1976_d780900bc006eda099c0cb6b501cfa8bacdaa7bf.jpg
Linton No 8 IBFTS July 1976
End of JP5a phase, and off to...
4th Nov 2020, 15:46
Replies: 44
Views: 7,716
Posted By idle stop

My aeroplane..well, 20% of it, so no question of...

My aeroplane..well, 20% of it, so no question of hiring. Just a question of whether the airfield is allowed to provide service of getting it out and in the hangar, and staying open for movements. Gas...
4th Nov 2020, 14:56
Replies: 44
Views: 7,716
Posted By idle stop

Thanks, BB. So I canít take my sailing dinghy...

Thanks, BB.
So I canít take my sailing dinghy out on my local deserted lake, as was allowed before GA started up again on 4th July. But no mention of airfields....guess it is all a matter of...
4th Nov 2020, 08:29
Replies: 44
Views: 7,716
Posted By idle stop

Please will somebody (BB?) provide an...

Please will somebody (BB?) provide an authoritative reference for the Shapps quote?
So according to the Govt website one can go fishing with one friend but not play tennis, or even play golf alone....
2nd Nov 2020, 21:09
Replies: 72
Views: 14,345
Posted By idle stop

Snoop Pains me to say it, but having served my last few...

Pains me to say it, but having served my last few light blue years on a tri-service unit...
Ďthe Royal Navy has traditions, the Army has customs, but the Royal Air Force only habitsí.
Now thereís a...
8th Nov 2019, 02:39
Replies: 2
Views: 2,321
Posted By idle stop

Simon Lloyd Morrison was on the same ETPS Course...

Simon Lloyd Morrison was on the same ETPS Course as me in 1986.
30th Oct 2019, 17:25
Replies: 6
Views: 3,248
Posted By idle stop

Andy Barrett

Andy and I were on No 8 IBFTS at Linton in 75-76. He went on to Victors and also 32 (The Royal) Sqn. After his tour in Washington, and when my first wife was terminally ill, we lost contact.
Anybody...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Oct 2019, 17:09
Replies: 205
Views: 136,005
Posted By idle stop

Does anyone have a link to the actual FAI report,...

Does anyone have a link to the actual FAI report, please?
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