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28th May 2019, 10:04
Replies: 169
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Posted By squawking 7700

pr00ne, My 'substance' for that...

pr00ne,
My 'substance' for that info comes from supplying equipment to a couple of contractors that work on essential infrastucture at Scampton, Waddington, Cranwell, Coningsby,...
28th May 2019, 06:49
Replies: 169
Views: 88,953
Posted By squawking 7700

Heard last Friday that there's a real possibility...

Heard last Friday that there's a real possibility of them staying at Scampton.
4th Jan 2019, 11:48
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,262,213
Posted By squawking 7700

LJ, That was my point, regardless of...

LJ,
That was my point, regardless of whether it's the AAIB or a Mil AAIB manned by civi's/mil personnel or any other watchdog organisation, the purseholder (government) ultimately pulls the...
3rd Jan 2019, 20:07
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,262,213
Posted By squawking 7700

I didn't ask how much it would cost, I asked who...

I didn't ask how much it would cost, I asked who would pay for such 'independence' - if it's government funded then the government and all its facets pulls the strings, look at the XX177 whitewash,...
3rd Jan 2019, 12:53
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,262,213
Posted By squawking 7700

But Chuggy, who would pay for an independent UK...

But Chuggy, who would pay for an independent UK Military Air Regulation and Mil AAIB and for them to be independent of each other?............they'd be government funded, which means exactly the same...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jun 2018, 08:32
Replies: 82
Views: 5,657
Posted By squawking 7700

It all started off in 1977 with the need for...

It all started off in 1977 with the need for transport to start my apprenticeship, I think I've got the folling in the correct order:-
Honda SS50 - lime green 5 speed, started me off doing my own...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Feb 2018, 20:58
Replies: 185
Views: 16,183
Posted By squawking 7700

Should I email Derbyshire's CC? - last Tuesday...

Should I email Derbyshire's CC? - last Tuesday 30th Jan at 12:46/12:47 I observed a marked police BMW on the A52 out of Derby exceeding the temporary 40mph limit by, in my estimation 3-4mph.

Upon...
25th Jan 2018, 07:09
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,262,213
Posted By squawking 7700

cats - Indeed, these aircraft's recent...

cats - Indeed, these aircraft's recent maintenance programme and history has been akin to that of a back street garage.......but without the history, because that's acknowledged (by 2FTS) as...
25th Jan 2018, 06:30
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,262,213
Posted By squawking 7700

chevvron, I'm fairly familiar...

chevvron,
I'm fairly familiar with Netherthorpe and at least North Denes is flat (Netherthorpe's 'arrestor' system, aka the hedge, has been put to good use several times).

I guess...
24th Jan 2018, 22:04
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,262,213
Posted By squawking 7700

WOW - I'm not disputing that total hours/launches...

WOW - I'm not disputing that total hours/launches may be known but the fact remains, and it is a fact acknowledged by 2FTS/MoD, that these aircraft have an incomplete maintenance history.
There...
24th Jan 2018, 15:40
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,262,213
Posted By squawking 7700

Chevvron - you know what they say - how do you...

Chevvron - you know what they say - how do you end up a millionaire in aviation.......start with ten million.

I know North Denes, and I've thought of asking when it was operational whether I could...
24th Jan 2018, 15:10
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,262,213
Posted By squawking 7700

WOW, yes, you could probably sell them for those...

WOW, yes, you could probably sell them for those figures to that particular market but would any club in the UK or elsewhere in the world buy one knowing their history? - or lack of history as...
19th Jan 2018, 09:32
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,262,213
Posted By squawking 7700

Before Southern Sailplanes commenced the...

Before Southern Sailplanes commenced the overhaul, the assets' open market value was nil.

Those through the overhaul programme might be worth 30-40K each, having spent, reputedly, 100K per...
19th Jan 2018, 08:39
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,262,213
Posted By squawking 7700

Yes, it does make you wonder - with the...

Yes, it does make you wonder - with the documented admission from 2FTS that documentation (see what I did there) had been destroyed, just what details have been retained?

Could, or did, VGS CO's,...
19th Jan 2018, 07:42
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,262,213
Posted By squawking 7700

Yes, and the RAF love their paperwork......except...

Yes, and the RAF love their paperwork......except that which proves airworthiness......and even if they had it.......they destroy it.
18th Jan 2018, 10:30
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,262,213
Posted By squawking 7700

I've seen a K8 with a banana fuz, so it can be...

I've seen a K8 with a banana fuz, so it can be done.

Try finding people these days who can weld to aircraft spec, scarf joint and re-cover in some old linen - there's far more people in the world...
8th Dec 2017, 10:39
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,262,213
Posted By squawking 7700

The type i.e. primary or DG1000, or anything...

The type i.e. primary or DG1000, or anything inbetween, is immaterial but the physical maintenance and documented maintenance is of utmost importance as it is that, or more precisely lack of, that...
17th May 2017, 11:38
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,262,213
Posted By squawking 7700

Until those in positions of responsibility with...

Until those in positions of responsibility with regard to this mess are publicly named and shamed for exposing children to risk, nothing will be done about it.

You could say the RAF have taken an...
26th Oct 2016, 13:16
Replies: 184
Views: 53,590
Posted By squawking 7700

There's always Gib.......

There's always Gib.......
30th Sep 2016, 11:12
Replies: 635
Views: 205,888
Posted By squawking 7700

There's a third point to add - it's apparent that...

There's a third point to add - it's apparent that a number of people in the UK knew/know of the issues and I'd guess that more than one person who works/has worked on those seats, knows of the issues...
14th Jun 2016, 16:23
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,262,213
Posted By squawking 7700

With regard to documentation, isn't one of the...

With regard to documentation, isn't one of the issues that there is no maintenance history beyond three years old? as that was mandated by the MAA? why only keep records for three years? is it...
23rd May 2016, 11:12
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,262,213
Posted By squawking 7700

Someone over on Gliderpilot.net is looking for a...

Someone over on Gliderpilot.net is looking for a two drum winch - anyone know where there might be one available? :O


7700
27th Apr 2016, 16:40
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,262,213
Posted By squawking 7700

"noting that the current problem on gliding is...

"noting that the current problem on gliding is precisely the same as forced the scrapping of MRA4"

Hence my comments regarding disposal in the not too distant future rather than return to service....
27th Apr 2016, 09:48
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,262,213
Posted By squawking 7700

And the new white fleet (actually yellow)...

And the new white fleet (actually yellow) vehicles.


7700
27th Apr 2016, 07:33
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,262,213
Posted By squawking 7700

It'll also be easier to dispose of 2 drum winches...

It'll also be easier to dispose of 2 drum winches in a year or so when they're considered surplus to requirements.

And talking of surplus to requirements, could we run a lottery for how long it'll...
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