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18th Jul 2020, 14:31
Replies: 220
Views: 33,673
Posted By Odanrot

The first action to airbrush the dog’s name from...

The first action to airbrush the dog’s name from history has just been taken. The Vikings plundered, killed and raped thousands of ancient Britons, yet sensible people are not offended by people of...
18th Jul 2020, 14:12
Replies: 220
Views: 33,673
Posted By Odanrot

The Sqn flew a formation into Upper Heyford using...

The Sqn flew a formation into Upper Heyford using Nigger as the callsign - it caused a bit of a fuss. Not the best decision of that week and from then on it changed to Black Dog.
18th Jul 2020, 12:19
Replies: 220
Views: 33,673
Posted By Odanrot

There must be thousands of books on sale...

There must be thousands of books on sale worldwide with the word “Nigger” printed In them, some telling the story of slavery. Clearly, we must make It illegal to own one then gather them up and burn...
8th Jul 2020, 19:47
Replies: 669
Views: 390,554
Posted By Odanrot

Where do you get the idea that anyone here feels...

Where do you get the idea that anyone here feels that his “mistake” was anything other than unintentional? The discussion is about possibilities of how it happened and being discussed by professional...
8th Jul 2020, 19:14
Replies: 669
Views: 390,554
Posted By Odanrot

There is also the fact that the Hawk behaves as a...

There is also the fact that the Hawk behaves as a straight wing aeroplane whereas the Hunter a swept wing aeroplane, and therein lies the difference.
In a Hawk max CL comes as you achieve light...
22nd May 2020, 14:13
Replies: 278
Views: 171,148
Posted By Odanrot

From your experience? Do you have experience of...

From your experience? Do you have experience of tellIng a passenger to eject? Telling someone what to do In a classroom is very different from what they might or might not do in a very frightening...
8th Apr 2020, 15:04
Replies: 3
Views: 1,141
Posted By Odanrot

I bet he knew all about self-isolation. ...

I bet he knew all about self-isolation.

Thank you sir.
23rd Mar 2020, 22:33
Replies: 12
Views: 3,463
Posted By Odanrot

Tom was on the front I was behind him when we set...

Tom was on the front I was behind him when we set off tobogganing down the stairs in our accommodation at Deccimomannu on an ironing board.
We we’re doing alright when the pointy bit of the ironing...
28th Jan 2020, 13:31
Replies: 65
Views: 28,502
Posted By Odanrot

Thumbs up There I was cruising the North German Plain at...

There I was cruising the North German Plain at 420kts, 250ft when an F16 appeared in my 10 o’clock turning left. He rolled out in my 12 o’clock about a mile ahead. Without manoeuvring at all I...
18th Dec 2019, 13:36
Replies: 11
Views: 3,596
Posted By Odanrot

that was banned by 1Gp.

that was banned by 1Gp.
9th Dec 2019, 10:50
Replies: 19
Views: 5,682
Posted By Odanrot

There’s only one thing you need to know about...

There’s only one thing you need to know about AAR, and that is that there are only two sorts of pilots that do it.

Those that have f****d up behind a tanker and those that are in the queue.
19th Nov 2019, 20:45
Replies: 23
Views: 14,893
Posted By Odanrot

In the 60s I flew the Canberra and on one...

In the 60s I flew the Canberra and on one occasion got to 53,000ft dressed in the same kit I flew in at 250Ft. It was definitely designed for 250ft.

At that great height MCrit and stalling speed...
29th Sep 2019, 21:06
Replies: 40
Views: 14,093
Posted By Odanrot

Struggling with some of this, thought it was a...

Struggling with some of this, thought it was a question why RAF Sqn Cdrs are called Boss.
My first Boss was Sir on first encounter each day then Boss, same on second etc ........... Then, when I was...
21st Aug 2019, 20:54
Replies: 360
Views: 191,173
Posted By Odanrot

What he said, spot on viz

What he said,

spot on viz
20th Aug 2019, 21:50
Replies: 61
Views: 13,915
Posted By Odanrot

Well as I’m here, prior to Tornado I always...

Well as I’m here, prior to Tornado I always thought my feet passing his head was a good clue that I wasn’t happy.

When Tornado came in we started off being told that “Both” was the best selection,...
20th Aug 2019, 21:36
Replies: 360
Views: 191,173
Posted By Odanrot

Mmmmmmm? Don’t post too much, normally wait for...

Mmmmmmm? Don’t post too much, normally wait for Beagle to tell me what I think.

Having been a stude, instructor and standards Flt Cdr at Valley, as well as spending my RAF life shifting soil I...
27th Feb 2019, 21:05
Replies: 67
Views: 19,878
Posted By Odanrot

I was in the tower at Valley for this incident...

I was in the tower at Valley for this incident and in the bar with said pilot after he was plucked out of the Irish sea and I knew him well. This post is defamatory and a total load of boŁŁocks.
24th Feb 2019, 19:38
Replies: 11
Views: 5,803
Posted By Odanrot

Yes I do. He was my QFI at RAF Syerston in 1968....

Yes I do. He was my QFI at RAF Syerston in 1968. A Flying Officer who just didn’t bother to take the B Exam to get promoted to Flt Lt. He came to be an instructor following a tour in the Middle East...
22nd Feb 2019, 21:12
Replies: 395
Views: 228,978
Posted By Odanrot

Excellent. BS defeated- he’s a mate of mine too.

Excellent. BS defeated- he’s a mate of mine too.
22nd Feb 2019, 21:00
Replies: 395
Views: 228,978
Posted By Odanrot

So let me get this straight, the Chief of the Air...

So let me get this straight, the Chief of the Air Staff, a previous Tornado pilot, Sqn Cdr, Stn Cdr current on the jet but only as a VSO, has an ex Harrier Pilot, now Tornado Stn Cdr as his nav, with...
18th Jan 2019, 19:43
Replies: 139
Views: 79,630
Posted By Odanrot

Another thought. Soon, like 3 days, it’s the...

Another thought. Soon, like 3 days, it’s the anniversary of the Kemble head on in 1971. John Haddock died in that accident. He was my first QFI at Syerston. Not an easy man to get to know but the...
18th Jan 2019, 19:30
Replies: 139
Views: 79,630
Posted By Odanrot

When little joe was asked what he wanted to be...

When little joe was asked what he wanted to be when he grew up he replied, a fighter pilot!

Dont’t be silly his mother replied, you can’t do both!
I remember 1980 (I think) when I helped convert...
3rd Apr 2018, 21:35
Replies: 30
Views: 9,445
Posted By Odanrot

I was an 18 year old Pilot Officer amending AP129...

I was an 18 year old Pilot Officer amending AP129 in Ops Wg HQ at Little Rissington when Al made his point. Now I’m 68, retired after flying 5000 hrs in RAF fast jets. Never flew under Tower Bridge...
3rd Feb 2016, 16:43
Replies: 15
Views: 6,714
Posted By Odanrot

Two gentlemen. I was a QFI with Steve at...

Two gentlemen.

I was a QFI with Steve at Valley and worked with Heinz when he was Chief Test Pilot at BAE Dunsfold in the Eighties. We delivered Hawks to Saudi together. The bug.. :mad:decided to...
26th Jan 2016, 19:03
Replies: 127
Views: 25,564
Posted By Odanrot

A first class choice for CDS. The appointment is...

A first class choice for CDS. The appointment is made by the PM and needs HM's approval it is not a rotational post - any more.

Peachy got it because he impressed the PM in his previous...
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