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17th Sep 2022, 13:15
Replies: 13
Views: 4,766
Posted By Doctor Cruces

Because wewant them to know we're watching them.

Because wewant them to know we're watching them.
16th Sep 2022, 10:43
Replies: 34
Views: 9,709
Posted By Doctor Cruces

Doubtless they ae splendid folks, but every jet...

Doubtless they ae splendid folks, but every jet formation team I watched at RIAT this year was better than them by a fair degree. They looked jaded. Their eclat has worn somewhat.
14th Sep 2022, 10:40
Replies: 13
Views: 4,766
Posted By Doctor Cruces

JSTARS has been doing regular flights as well,...

JSTARS has been doing regular flights as well, caling themselves "Redeye 6". Many surveillance assets from NATO countries and Sewden have been particpating all along the western boundaries and Black...
30th Aug 2022, 09:53
Replies: 95
Views: 17,224
Posted By Doctor Cruces

Not to mention the airports themselves, they're...

Not to mention the airports themselves, they're going to charge a fortune.
16th Aug 2022, 12:01
Replies: 158
Views: 40,608
Posted By Doctor Cruces

What is needed is to take it all back in house as...

What is needed is to take it all back in house as it was in my day. What was a cynical political measure to be able to say "We've reduced the size of the military and saved x billions of pounds"...
20th Jul 2022, 15:36
Replies: 32
Views: 6,909
Posted By Doctor Cruces

Glad to see they have capped accom at 1%. I...

Glad to see they have capped accom at 1%. I remember one year when we had a pay rise the MQ rent went up so much I was actually 50p a week worse off after the pay increase. If we had one more child...
21st Mar 2022, 21:04
Replies: 148
Views: 34,635
Posted By Doctor Cruces

Shame they didn't have Google Earth back then....

Shame they didn't have Google Earth back then. Could have saved a lot of postage!
20th Mar 2022, 16:10
Replies: 148
Views: 34,635
Posted By Doctor Cruces

Mostly my point!! I hadn't seen that news report.

Mostly my point!! I hadn't seen that news report.
20th Mar 2022, 13:04
Replies: 24
Views: 3,953
Posted By Doctor Cruces

Especially if you're an American making progs for...

Especially if you're an American making progs for American audiences. Anything that aint American aint as good as anything American.
20th Mar 2022, 13:00
Replies: 148
Views: 34,635
Posted By Doctor Cruces

I agree with much that is said here re opsec on...

I agree with much that is said here re opsec on SPECIFIC events, eg the idiot who identified the GR4s accompanying the tanker northbound. However, even I who have been out of "the loop" for 25 years...
19th Mar 2022, 12:46
Replies: 189
Views: 27,738
Posted By Doctor Cruces

M2.0 Harrier? Really?

M2.0 Harrier? Really?
19th Mar 2022, 10:02
Replies: 148
Views: 34,635
Posted By Doctor Cruces

Still show up on Global ADSB.

Still show up on Global ADSB.
19th Mar 2022, 09:54
Replies: 148
Views: 34,635
Posted By Doctor Cruces

Because all you have to do is look on ADSB, and...

Because all you have to do is look on ADSB, and other radar trackers freely available on the net and you can see where lots of the military aircraft are. All the strategic recce assets are a prime...
14th Mar 2022, 09:52
Replies: 4
Views: 2,334
Posted By Doctor Cruces

They probably realised they aren't up to the...

They probably realised they aren't up to the task. Shame Britain can't see that as well. Scrapping capability before the "New Stuff" is up to the job is madness.
14th Mar 2022, 09:50
Replies: 9,940
Views: 7,771,254
Posted By Doctor Cruces

That describes politicians and diplomats the...

That describes politicians and diplomats the world over I think. It's just that the Russians are willing to tell the MOST outrageous porkies whilst, probably, not expecting anyone to believe tham.
2nd Feb 2022, 08:37
Replies: 114
Views: 25,490
Posted By Doctor Cruces

Flying suits next, Bob. Same two tone as the...

Flying suits next, Bob. Same two tone as the utility dress, :)
31st Jan 2022, 10:43
Replies: 59
Views: 13,942
Posted By Doctor Cruces

I am not a fan of this government at all, but use...

I am not a fan of this government at all, but use of what is essentially a service jet (for the duration of the contract) to fly a Government minister and team on official government business to...
24th Jan 2022, 10:44
Replies: 90
Views: 12,209
Posted By Doctor Cruces

Don't ever recall either Electra, Vanguard or...

Don't ever recall either Electra, Vanguard or Viscount having three bladed props.
23rd Jan 2022, 13:51
Replies: 66
Views: 16,470
Posted By Doctor Cruces

Obviously not seen the 15s in the Mach Loop then!

Obviously not seen the 15s in the Mach Loop then!
6th Nov 2021, 14:39
Replies: 25
Views: 6,899
Posted By Doctor Cruces

I can't see the problem of making Covid Vaccine a...

I can't see the problem of making Covid Vaccine a condition of employment. Why should it be different to any other required condition of employment such as educational attainment, ability to speak a...
30th Sep 2021, 10:51
Replies: 97
Views: 19,313
Posted By Doctor Cruces

Sharpend I recall the RNEFTS feeder at...

Sharpend

I recall the RNEFTS feeder at Topcliffe was excellent too. Got the best steak sarnie for miles around.
The feeder by 1312 at MPA was a cut above as well.
25th Sep 2021, 11:37
Replies: 3
Views: 1,805
Posted By Doctor Cruces

Not run by beancounters probably. The UK planners...

Not run by beancounters probably. The UK planners clearly believe one seat = less training required, less infrastructure, half the bang seats, half the accomodation etc etc. Half the ability to...
21st Sep 2021, 12:04
Replies: 76
Views: 19,323
Posted By Doctor Cruces

A/ Politics B/ We're broke

A/ Politics
B/ We're broke
15th Sep 2021, 22:41
Replies: 4
Views: 1,400
Posted By Doctor Cruces

Until America finds it expedient to dump the UK...

Until America finds it expedient to dump the UK and Australia......
30th Jul 2021, 12:02
Replies: 90
Views: 27,610
Posted By Doctor Cruces

Because ADSB isn't brilliant, ADSB can lose low...

Because ADSB isn't brilliant, ADSB can lose low aircraft whilst still airbourne and why are you so naff?
29th Jul 2021, 20:13
Replies: 90
Views: 27,610
Posted By Doctor Cruces

Is Brize open again? Just seen 2 x C17 on ADSB...

Is Brize open again? Just seen 2 x C17 on ADSB land there.
24th Jul 2021, 19:30
Replies: 122
Views: 32,845
Posted By Doctor Cruces

No roads without huge potholes either, Bob!!

No roads without huge potholes either, Bob!!
15th Jul 2021, 18:30
Replies: 33
Views: 8,245
Posted By Doctor Cruces

Well, you're just a very experienced practitioner...

Well, you're just a very experienced practitioner with many years under your belt. How can you expect to know as much as an "expert" with no real expertise on actually doing anything other than...
6th Jul 2021, 18:47
Replies: 12
Views: 3,209
Posted By Doctor Cruces

What a huge waste of lives and money Afghanistan...

What a huge waste of lives and money Afghanistan was. Within days of all coalition forces leaving it will be back to a medieval, religious zealot regime controlled by a few and suffered by the rest.
22nd Jun 2021, 13:50
Replies: 46
Views: 12,158
Posted By Doctor Cruces

Had an SNCO from handbrake house call me up and...

Had an SNCO from handbrake house call me up and accuse me of fiddling my travel expenses. He said that XXXXXXXX was nowhere near the home to duty mileage I had clamed for many months as he had...
16th Jun 2021, 12:07
Replies: 40
Views: 11,463
Posted By Doctor Cruces

Lack of airframes maybe? Too many cuts, too many...

Lack of airframes maybe? Too many cuts, too many PFI contracts on far too favourable terms for the contractors etc. Don't see the problem though, when we had tons of airlift we used charter aircraft...
6th Jun 2021, 16:16
Replies: 1,400
Views: 336,737
Posted By Doctor Cruces

It's tragic to see the way MME has declined over...

It's tragic to see the way MME has declined over the years. When I worked there for British Midland we had four rotations a day to LHR (Mon-Fri) with very high load factors, (IIRC we did a couple on...
17th Apr 2021, 20:06
Replies: 41
Views: 10,142
Posted By Doctor Cruces

I remember the incident very well, it caused a...

I remember the incident very well, it caused a lot of manure to impact the rotary air mover! I remember Suzanne too but don't recall her surname. I recall working with her when she was doing some...
17th Apr 2021, 11:20
Replies: 41
Views: 10,142
Posted By Doctor Cruces

Don't remember that, however if I was off shift...

Don't remember that, however if I was off shift and they didn't stay long.......
I well remember the Agressor controllers working from ERD when Neat was off air for major work for a couple of weeks...
17th Apr 2021, 11:12
Replies: 77
Views: 36,396
Posted By Doctor Cruces

Of course it should be an object lesson but I'd...

Of course it should be an object lesson but I'd be willing to bet it won't. Our procurement/planners have been woeful in that regard for decades, probably longer.
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