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13th Feb 2020, 15:56
Replies: 63
Views: 10,570
Posted By Compass Call

At Wyton in my day, we started calling them...

At Wyton in my day, we started calling them 'Spoons'.
They seemed very bemused at this and couldn't work out why.
One day one of the lads told them - and they were not happy when the realised that...
2nd Feb 2020, 19:31
Replies: 33
Views: 8,900
Posted By Compass Call

Started my aviation career when I was 20 after I...

Started my aviation career when I was 20 after I finished an engineering apprenticeship.
I stopped working on aircraft when the last flying Sea Vixen was given to the Navy, now I work building AAR...
2nd Feb 2020, 19:21
Replies: 62
Views: 25,589
Posted By Compass Call

The jags in Oman considered it low flying when...

The jags in Oman considered it low flying when you dented the roof of a Toyota car!!!
11th Jan 2020, 10:39
Replies: 12
Views: 3,269
Posted By Compass Call

Sultan Qaboos

It was reported on the BBC that His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said has died on Friday from cancer at the age at the age of 79.
It is reported that he will be succeeded by Haitham Bin Tariq Al-Said....
9th Jan 2020, 22:36
Replies: 35
Views: 10,000
Posted By Compass Call

In Oman, when the Omani pilots came back from...

In Oman, when the Omani pilots came back from leave they had to do a full week of PLT (Post Leave Training), before they were let loose on the unsuspecting public on their own!
And believe me they...
4th Jan 2020, 22:37
Replies: 77
Views: 18,965
Posted By Compass Call

Sunfish Surely a 'state of emergency' could ban...

Sunfish
Surely a 'state of emergency' could ban recreational use of waterways to allow firefighters to do their job?
Or are the Aussies so stupid they would put recreation before their country??
30th Dec 2019, 21:29
Replies: 0
Views: 640
Posted By Compass Call

John Ansley

It is with sadness that I report the passing of Flt. Lt. John Ansley in November 2019, peacefully in his sleep with his family around him.
He served from 1948 to 1970 including, 39 Sqdn, in Kabrit,...
17th Dec 2019, 09:43
Replies: 21
Views: 7,288
Posted By Compass Call

Surely Skydrol or Hyjet mist in the cabin would...

Surely Skydrol or Hyjet mist in the cabin would cause considerable breathing difficulties and eye irritation to the passengers?
16th Dec 2019, 22:24
Replies: 21
Views: 7,288
Posted By Compass Call

What is the hydraulic oil used in the Airbus...

What is the hydraulic oil used in the Airbus A330?
Is it Skydrol or something else?
10th Dec 2019, 21:21
Replies: 13
Views: 4,028
Posted By Compass Call

And there's me thinking that a 'Growler' was a...

And there's me thinking that a 'Growler' was a SHACKLETON!!!!!
9th Dec 2019, 23:06
Replies: 19
Views: 5,500
Posted By Compass Call

Homelover If I want to be nosy, I'll be nosy -...

Homelover
If I want to be nosy, I'll be nosy - so there.
7th Dec 2019, 22:46
Replies: 19
Views: 5,500
Posted By Compass Call

45-25-25 Afraid not. I was a fitter on...

45-25-25
Afraid not.
I was a fitter on Canberras back in the '70s !!
7th Dec 2019, 21:50
Replies: 19
Views: 5,500
Posted By Compass Call

So, safely assume there was no real damage to the...

So, safely assume there was no real damage to the taxpayers asset then.
Thanks for your responses gents.
7th Dec 2019, 10:17
Replies: 19
Views: 5,500
Posted By Compass Call

No response. Must have been a rumour then.

No response. Must have been a rumour then.
6th Dec 2019, 21:44
Replies: 19
Views: 5,500
Posted By Compass Call

Typhoon AAR

Heard a rumour that a Typhoon landed in the Middle East with some of the AAR gear still attached to its probe. Tanker continued on its way.
Anybody know any more? Photos?
22nd Nov 2019, 15:49
Replies: 125
Views: 94,376
Posted By Compass Call

Another complete idiot playing the race card in a...

Another complete idiot playing the race card in a futile effort to make a name for himself - one he cannot even spell!! Looking at his other social media outpourings, he really needs to go to school...
22nd Nov 2019, 15:02
Replies: 44
Views: 35,345
Posted By Compass Call

Didn't actually catch fire, did it?????

Didn't actually catch fire, did it?????
17th Nov 2019, 18:44
Replies: 12,076
Views: 2,879,577
Posted By Compass Call

Sunday Express did an article on the new carrier...

Sunday Express did an article on the new carrier today. Describing the F-35 that will fly from it they reported that the F-35 has a max speed of mach 6 !!
Is this correct? Or just another journo...
2nd Nov 2019, 23:47
Replies: 11
Views: 1,415
Posted By Compass Call

We have a governing body in the UK called 'The...

We have a governing body in the UK called 'The CAA' - 'The Company Against Aviation'.
Their remit is to ensure that us Brits do not enjoy aviation.
Need I say more!!
31st Oct 2019, 23:42
Replies: 23
Views: 8,446
Posted By Compass Call

Same video as posted on 'Aviation History and...

Same video as posted on 'Aviation History and Nostalgia' last week!
15th Sep 2019, 21:10
Replies: 38
Views: 15,311
Posted By Compass Call

Could somebody please enlighten me - Who is this...

Could somebody please enlighten me - Who is this c****n Danny Kay?
He obviously has no respect at all and is only interested in his own ego.
16th Aug 2019, 22:04
Replies: 27
Views: 6,586
Posted By Compass Call

DaveReidUK I bought the book 'Beaufighter Boys'...

DaveReidUK
I bought the book 'Beaufighter Boys' about 3 weeks ago from an online seller of second hand & new books.
I can't see any credit as yet. Although there is an 'Introduction &...
8th Aug 2019, 22:32
Replies: 27
Views: 6,586
Posted By Compass Call

The Beaufighter

I have just started reading 'Beaufighter Boys' by Graham Pitchfork, and I have learned something interesting.
The chapter one intro says:
"With its massive ROTARY engines thrusting forward of the...
2nd Aug 2019, 20:17
Replies: 57
Views: 21,564
Posted By Compass Call

I thought that the 'bomb' aiming was very good! ...

I thought that the 'bomb' aiming was very good!
Those bags must have weighed a lot looking at the way the Wokka rose when they were released.
22nd Jun 2019, 22:13
Replies: 29
Views: 10,400
Posted By Compass Call

When a passenger gets disruptive on board a civil...

When a passenger gets disruptive on board a civil passenger aircraft, why is it necessary to get the RAF to escort it back to an airport??
What is the RAF pilot supposed to do that the crew on board...
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