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29th Sep 2019, 23:56
Replies: 17
Views: 2,766
Posted By seven g

Weather 'Flag'Criteria

Can anyone remember the criteria and origins of the 'Flags'declared as weather changed at Stations in the 70s? I presume something different is used now. I seem to remember Red flag was cloud base...
2nd May 2019, 05:26
Replies: 41
Views: 13,472
Posted By seven g

Number of RAF Aircraft

Having done a quick count from a few sources I estimate the number of aircraft in the RAF now to be about 1000. That includes operational types of all sorts plus trainers, unmanned, etc. Anyone got...
24th Apr 2019, 06:39
Replies: 18
Views: 4,824
Posted By seven g

gums, Pleiku was hit on the night of 29/30 Jan...

gums,
Pleiku was hit on the night of 29/30 Jan 68 (Tet) . Were you guys launched for that?
seven g
6th Mar 2019, 06:04
Replies: 14
Views: 3,112
Posted By seven g

Nice mirror pic. Re the group picture, I assume...

Nice mirror pic. Re the group picture, I assume the flying team members are in the flashy suits. What did the other three winged gentlemen do, or were they in another team? Innocent question.
12th Feb 2018, 04:07
Replies: 143
Views: 37,646
Posted By seven g

Haven't read all the responses in this thread but...

Haven't read all the responses in this thread but the RAF had a 'treatment' programme for pilots with flying phobias - at least in the early 70s. My understanding was that once a pilot 'fessed up -...
20th Dec 2017, 03:12
Replies: 24
Views: 4,187
Posted By seven g

With Fortitude undergone the Rigorous Requirements

Those who recognize the title of the thread will have done the sea survival course at RAF Mount Batten. I did mine in 72. Was chucked off the back of a boat in the Channel, towed (sometimes...
2nd Oct 2017, 01:18
Replies: 50
Views: 13,297
Posted By seven g

In the early 70s at CFS Rissy we used to provide...

In the early 70s at CFS Rissy we used to provide spin famil training to the CFS Gnat squadron (4 Sqn?), Valley QFIs and at times to FJ squadrons (Lightings I recall). Reading the earlier posts it...
19th Jul 2017, 02:58
Replies: 9
Views: 6,215
Posted By seven g

I thought Lee went out to OZ as a RAF officer -...

I thought Lee went out to OZ as a RAF officer - on loan. He was certainly there with Pete Ryall who was still in RAF uniform and later returned to Rissy. I know Lee flew both Vampires and Macchis...
18th Jul 2017, 05:52
Replies: 40
Views: 8,574
Posted By seven g

Slight thread drift. Never saw a Cannuk F104...

Slight thread drift. Never saw a Cannuk F104 display but in the early 70s the Belgian Slivers in F104Gs were up there with the best. Entered crowd rear, as everyone did in those days, at around 450+....
10th Jul 2017, 04:10
Replies: 28
Views: 3,371
Posted By seven g

On the chart Little Rissington doesn't appear to...

On the chart Little Rissington doesn't appear to have the Eureka symbol. Or perhaps it has been chopped off? Rissy certainly had one a few years later.
7th Jul 2017, 05:24
Replies: 1
Views: 812
Posted By seven g

CFS Tutorial System

Does anyone remember the tutorial system used at Rissy in the early 70’s where course hours were replaced by tutorial ‘chats’. Did it survive and do CFS still use it?
16th Aug 2016, 01:58
Replies: 9
Views: 4,739
Posted By seven g

For the full story from Slessor himself try and...

For the full story from Slessor himself try and get a copy of his autobiography, 'The Central Blue' published c 1957. It's a good read. I got an old copy last year from the South American internet...
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