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2nd Jul 2020, 17:08
Replies: 45
Views: 6,798

Realistically such short time to flying in war is...

Realistically such short time to flying in war is silly.

A more realistic figure would be 150-200 hours. Can't quite read the total hours at the bottom of that image but could be 155 or 185. That...
2nd Jul 2020, 09:45
Replies: 21
Views: 4,753

Unless things have changed any controller worth...

Unless things have changed any controller worth his salt should be able to arrange an airways crossing if he picks up the phone and talks to the sector controller.
A normal unit would obtain a...
2nd Jul 2020, 09:34
Replies: 45
Views: 6,798

Just gone through some notes I have. Grading -...

Just gone through some notes I have.
Grading - Grob Tutor - 14 hours - 1 month - no solo
EFT - Grob Tutor - 66 hours - 7 months - solo at 11 hours
BFJT - Tucano - 121 hours - 9 months - solo at 8...
15th Jun 2020, 18:00
Replies: 98
Views: 118,699

Truly sad news. Thoughts are with the pilot's...

Truly sad news. Thoughts are with the pilot's family, friends and colleagues.

For a brief moment today I really thought this would have a better outcome.
15th Jun 2020, 12:16
Replies: 98
Views: 118,699

Just noticed this Orac. D323 group of areas is...

Just noticed this Orac. D323 group of areas is huge and mainly comes close to the coastline. Some even inland. If they were meant to be in D323 play area then that is where they were, not "well west...
15th Jun 2020, 12:04
Replies: 98
Views: 118,699

Certainly hope. The one going reciprocal does not...

Certainly hope. The one going reciprocal does not bode well though. Could just be a refuel changeover.

Fingers remain firmly crossed.
15th Jun 2020, 11:34
Replies: 98
Views: 118,699

unlikely. I think folk are seeing Panther's...

unlikely. I think folk are seeing Panther's return to Lakenheath just now on a 7700 and putting 2+2 together to get 5.

Events are several hours apart.
23rd May 2020, 21:34
Replies: 180
Views: 49,697

Thanks GeeRam, from what see there is that...

Thanks GeeRam, from what see there is that intention to close Scampton in 2022. Interesting to see how it all turns out.

I still think Leeming as a base and Linton airspace for practice would...
23rd May 2020, 21:16
Replies: 180
Views: 49,697

I understand they intend to use the airspace over...

I understand they intend to use the airspace over Scampton for practice. This raises a question or two from me.

- Is the MOD intending to keep the runway at Scampton serviceable on the off-chance...
18th May 2020, 23:23
Replies: 180
Views: 49,697

Latest "gen" is Waddo has been chosen as RAFAT's...

Latest "gen" is Waddo has been chosen as RAFAT's new home.
...
31st Jan 2020, 11:57
Replies: 104
Views: 35,269

Maybe they just intend to offload as they over...

Maybe they just intend to offload as they over fly. Parachutes issued at Wuhan would save a road trip back up from Brize.
;-)
30th Jan 2020, 15:52
Replies: 104
Views: 35,269

From the Beeb... "When passengers arrive at...

From the Beeb...

"When passengers arrive at Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, they will be transported to former NHS staff accommodation in the north-west of England."
...
27th Jan 2020, 09:31
Replies: 6,775
Views: 357,802

Ikea equipment storage building instructions; ...

Ikea equipment storage building instructions;
Pilot: "It says "Twist nuts A and B into place" "
Nav: " I can't see how that will work but I'll give it a go"
24th Jan 2020, 08:43
Replies: 10
Views: 4,256

There have been rumours about what is happening...

There have been rumours about what is happening at Leeming for a while now.

-Tranche 1 Typhoons into aggressor role.
- Front-line Typhoon Sqn to be based there.
- Red Arrows move to Leeming.
-...
23rd Jan 2020, 15:23
Replies: 637
Views: 1,574,394

There is too much noise from someone washing...

There is too much noise from someone washing dishes to really be sure.

Has the location of that video been identified? I may have missed it.
23rd Jan 2020, 12:03
Replies: 6,775
Views: 357,802

Don't worry, I know a guy in Hungary who will...

Don't worry, I know a guy in Hungary who will have this fixed in a day.
23rd Jan 2020, 12:02
Replies: 6,775
Views: 357,802

Early pioneers of "round the world SOLO flying"....

Early pioneers of "round the world SOLO flying". Front seat punkhawallah and ground support don't count... Sure to inspire future generations.
23rd Jan 2020, 11:36
Replies: 637
Views: 1,574,394

There is a fair amount of background noise but...

There is a fair amount of background noise but from this sequence in Triumph61 post above I think the "bang" at 46 seconds is a sonic boom.
At 33 seconds we see the launch.
At 43 seconds we see the...
21st Jan 2020, 14:38
Replies: 637
Views: 1,574,394

one would expect Primary Radar would be used. It...

one would expect Primary Radar would be used. It would still show on radar but without the supplementary SSR data.
20th Jan 2020, 11:10
Replies: 6,775
Views: 357,802

They were all too busy looking up to notice the...

They were all too busy looking up to notice the little telltale of what was to come...Meghan carrying a purse full of Canadian $$.
Royals don't carry cash.
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jan 2020, 14:01
Replies: 9
Views: 931

Not at all correct. I think you need to brush...

Not at all correct.
I think you need to brush up on what Primary Radar and Secondary Surveilance Radar are, and how they work.
14th Jan 2020, 15:48
Replies: 637
Views: 1,574,394

1. I have no doubt to authenticity of the latest...

1. I have no doubt to authenticity of the latest video. It answers a couple of my questions.

2. At heightened alert readiness I have no doubt that missile battery could be in autonomous mode. ie...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jan 2020, 13:22
Replies: 15,175
Views: 927,412

... lubricate sheep so they are easier to...

... lubricate sheep so they are easier to...
10th Jan 2020, 00:28
Replies: 637
Views: 1,574,394

For what it's worth here's my take on this. I...

For what it's worth here's my take on this.
I do think there may have been an initial technical fault which may or may not have been communicated to ATC which caused the aircraft to turn back...
8th Jan 2020, 10:43
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