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8th Jul 2020, 07:15
Replies: 466
Views: 184,463
Posted By Lancman

And here's me thinking that it was Ferio Ferodo...

And here's me thinking that it was Ferio Ferodo meaning "Brakes for f***'s sake".
7th Jul 2020, 08:58
Replies: 22
Views: 8,578
Posted By Lancman

The Lebanese Minister of Defence in the early...

The Lebanese Minister of Defence in the early 1980's said that the Hunters were ready to defend the country " They will only require some new tyres and carburettors".
Forum: Questions
2nd Jul 2020, 07:51
Replies: 43
Views: 15,697
Posted By Lancman

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/864x396/ballykelly_train_8a1fd244d5abd23287f8a6d75c4c0c788a46035b.jpg
Trains had the right-of-way across the runway at Ballykelly.
19th Nov 2019, 13:55
Replies: 61
Views: 14,507
Posted By Lancman

Oxenos’ description of the Mk XI depth charge...

Oxenos’ description of the Mk XI depth charge safety system is undoubtedly correct. In fact now that he mentions it I vaguely recollect being told of it when I first joined Shacks and thinking that...
18th Nov 2019, 07:35
Replies: 61
Views: 14,507
Posted By Lancman

An ex-engine fitter told me that once when he was...

An ex-engine fitter told me that once when he was working out on the wing of a Sunderland on a mooring at Pembroke Dock there was a mighty splash and a very worried armourer shouted that an armed...
20th Aug 2019, 16:37
Replies: 61
Views: 13,913
Posted By Lancman

Reject, eject.

In the early days of the RAF Britannia fleet the Captain’s pre take-off emergency briefing went something like this:-

“If any of us sees an engine failure or fire, or a major control malfunction...
17th Jul 2019, 06:37
Replies: 18
Views: 3,647
Posted By Lancman

From memory; RAF Britannias had identical black...

From memory; RAF Britannias had identical black knobs on all the thrust levers.
8th Jun 2019, 13:04
Replies: 44
Views: 12,207
Posted By Lancman

I can't comment on uniforms and protocols for...

I can't comment on uniforms and protocols for 1944 but I can comment on some of the howlers in the film regarding the handling of Lancasters. First I must state that my 750 hours on the Lanc were...
6th Jan 2019, 19:27
Replies: 97
Views: 22,314
Posted By Lancman

My older brother flew a full tour on Bomber...

My older brother flew a full tour on Bomber Command Halifaxes and Lancasters and insisted that it was "Butch" Harris and not "Butcher".
2nd Jan 2019, 10:43
Replies: 95
Views: 23,243
Posted By Lancman

The call used to be LIGHT UP. Terminology drift?

The call used to be LIGHT UP. Terminology drift?
7th Aug 2018, 08:52
Replies: 0
Views: 669
Posted By Lancman

Shackleton fly-past 1952.

I have some photographs of a Shackleton flypast on the occasion of the Queen’s Birthday in 1952 and have often wished that I could get a live sound recording of the event. 72 R.R Griffons all...
13th Jul 2018, 05:01
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By Lancman

Your dressing gown needs an earthing wire.

Your dressing gown needs an earthing wire.
12th Jan 2018, 12:52
Replies: 190
Views: 113,549
Posted By Lancman

And in-flight re-fuelling, that didn't happen...

And in-flight re-fuelling, that didn't happen either.
Forum: Tech Log
13th Dec 2017, 17:20
Replies: 2,057
Views: 1,293,302
Posted By Lancman

@ CliveL. Thank-you for your replies. As you...

@ CliveL.

Thank-you for your replies. As you say, it was all a long time ago.
Forum: Tech Log
13th Dec 2017, 14:37
Replies: 2,057
Views: 1,293,302
Posted By Lancman

@ CliveL Thanks for that detailed and very...

@ CliveL

Thanks for that detailed and very interesting description of the fuel handling on Concorde and I agree that 17% ullage does seem to be very high, I've never come across a figure that...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Dec 2017, 16:05
Replies: 2,057
Views: 1,293,302
Posted By Lancman

I understand from that excellent interview that...

I understand from that excellent interview that refuelling automatically cut off at about 83% of full tanks for safety reasons: to provide an air space that would absorb any shock wave travelling...
14th Nov 2017, 14:34
Replies: 30
Views: 1,719
Posted By Lancman

I just KNEW that I shouldn't have run that...

I just KNEW that I shouldn't have run that Userbenchmark, now I need a new graphics card too!
14th Nov 2017, 05:39
Replies: 61
Views: 6,695
Posted By Lancman

Land's End to the Scillies by Dragon Rapide for...

Land's End to the Scillies by Dragon Rapide for our honeymoon in October 1954. Got the actual date here somewhere. (lol).
3rd Nov 2017, 17:48
Replies: 81
Views: 13,973
Posted By Lancman

Nobody talked about "negative boost", anything...

Nobody talked about "negative boost", anything less than zero was "minus".
15th Sep 2017, 08:30
Replies: 5
Views: 4,735
Posted By Lancman

The Britannia engine fire warning system was...

The Britannia engine fire warning system was notoriously unreliable, leading to the saying "A red sky at night means an engine's alight".
9th Sep 2017, 14:12
Replies: 50
Views: 22,739
Posted By Lancman

Long time ago but I seem to remember the the mag....

Long time ago but I seem to remember the the mag. check was carried out at zero boost, before the rpm were up in the propellor constant speed range. An rpm drop was essential but not to exceed 50. If...
3rd Sep 2017, 07:47
Replies: 40
Views: 13,609
Posted By Lancman

The Mk 4s were ordinary Mk 1s that had been...

The Mk 4s were ordinary Mk 1s that had been partially stripped out to accommodate extra radar operators positions down the port side for training purposes.
To the best of my knowledge there was...
9th Jul 2017, 14:43
Replies: 28
Views: 7,784
Posted By Lancman

Doesn't the Roman name Pontus Lemanus come from...

Doesn't the Roman name Pontus Lemanus come from the earlier Greek "Limani" (note the 3 syllables!) meaning port or bay, which Lympne once was?
29th Jun 2017, 05:47
Replies: 69
Views: 18,634
Posted By Lancman

When I was stationed at RAF Ballykelly in 1952 my...

When I was stationed at RAF Ballykelly in 1952 my father died unexpectedly. A Shackleton programmed for a navex the next day flew a practice diversion to RAF Northolt before setting off westwards for...
5th Mar 2017, 17:21
Replies: 128
Views: 40,303
Posted By Lancman

PN, there was other traffic around, and I...

PN, there was other traffic around, and I deliberately avoided naming names.
First rule for Lancaster Flight Engineers "On take-off, Lead with the Left". Unless you've got Hercules engines.
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