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22nd Nov 2021, 10:35
Replies: 20
Views: 5,608
Posted By Megaton

First Jag tour in early 90s was on 6 Sqn.

First Jag tour in early 90s was on 6 Sqn.
12th May 2020, 15:52
Replies: 182
Views: 82,337
Posted By Megaton

i wouldn’t believe all you hear from your buddy....

i wouldn’t believe all you hear from your buddy. List of potential slots is available and FJs aren’t amongst them.
12th May 2020, 14:20
Replies: 182
Views: 82,337
Posted By Megaton

Three year Return of Service I believe.

Three year Return of Service I believe.
12th May 2020, 14:09
Replies: 182
Views: 82,337
Posted By Megaton

Pilots with no military experience will have to...

Pilots with no military experience will have to go through 6 months officer training. Re-treads would undertake 2 week refresher course. As always, you join the military as an officer first and pilot...
30th May 2019, 14:25
Replies: 168
Views: 98,964
Posted By Megaton

Before first 9 ships are flown RAFAT usually...

Before first 9 ships are flown RAFAT usually utilitise 6 slots per day. Once theyíre into 9 ships drops to 3 slots. Moving to another active airfield is a folly thatís failed before.
19th Apr 2019, 22:57
Replies: 14
Views: 3,712
Posted By Megaton

If itís my sector I usually ask captain to do the...

If itís my sector I usually ask captain to do the welcome on board PA so I can concentrate on ATC clearance, push back procedures, radio etc. After that I do all the PAs associated with the sector.
9th Mar 2019, 12:33
Replies: 153
Views: 31,727
Posted By Megaton

Congratulations. Youíll never ever do another...

Congratulations. Youíll never ever do another first solo again!
12th Feb 2019, 20:55
Replies: 139
Views: 82,827
Posted By Megaton

Can you give one example of when this has...

Can you give one example of when this has happened?
26th Jan 2019, 01:46
Replies: 139
Views: 82,827
Posted By Megaton

Their own office is one of the perks of being...

Their own office is one of the perks of being part of the Synchro Pair. None of the other pilots, bar Red 1, has one.
18th Dec 2018, 09:31
Replies: 1,029
Views: 445,361
Posted By Megaton

Don’t know what was in the A330 FCOM but other...

Don’t know what was in the A330 FCOM but other Airbus FBW aircraft had a note explicitly warning against putting objects on or around the sidestick. Also, haven’t read this thread in its entirety but...
25th Nov 2018, 16:49
Replies: 61
Views: 13,008
Posted By Megaton

I remember that one. Lineys would heat coins with...

I remember that one. Lineys would heat coins with their lighters and take aim at the girls while they were displaying their wares on the stage. Recall the GLO was quite a good shot too.
8th Oct 2018, 22:10
Replies: 67
Views: 20,043
Posted By Megaton

Is the Tutor fleet still grounded? My son thinks...

Is the Tutor fleet still grounded? My son thinks he’s going flying this weekend.
30th Apr 2018, 13:18
Replies: 15
Views: 4,090
Posted By Megaton

Alex, Very sorry to hear of your loss. Dick...

Alex,

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Dick instructed me during my ATPLs and we thoroughly enjoyed his insight and humour. I’ll never forget his exam preparation tip for the night before: have a...
24th Apr 2018, 12:40
Replies: 372
Views: 299,362
Posted By Megaton

Modifications for smoke are extensive and require...

Modifications for smoke are extensive and require the aircraft to be surveyed and bespoke kits manufactured by BAeS. May not be much difference to fly the aircraft but you can’t simply rotate through...
24th Apr 2018, 07:22
Replies: 372
Views: 299,362
Posted By Megaton

That is BS. The Reds aircraft are highly modified...

That is BS. The Reds aircraft are highly modified for their role. Aircraft from storage are occasionally taken from Shawbury and re-roled to the RAFAT fit but this is a fairly lengthy process. Itís...
11th Jan 2018, 15:31
Replies: 109
Views: 70,522
Posted By Megaton

Boscombe Down Black Day

What a load of nonsense. Itís history now but the link to Boscombe Downís Black Day doesnít belong on here. Apply Occam's Razor and youíll probably come up with the correct answer.
22nd Nov 2017, 09:04
Replies: 33
Views: 11,320
Posted By Megaton

And the dinosaurs?

And the dinosaurs?
8th Aug 2017, 18:04
Replies: 87
Views: 23,400
Posted By Megaton

Engineering officer to civvie 777 pilot.

Engineering officer to civvie 777 pilot.
8th Aug 2017, 10:07
Replies: 87
Views: 23,400
Posted By Megaton

And now a training captain at BA.

And now a training captain at BA.
27th Jul 2017, 17:50
Replies: 29
Views: 8,835
Posted By Megaton

Couple of years ago, I interspersed some light...

Couple of years ago, I interspersed some light aircraft flying with my day job in the 747. Basic flying skills were ok but landing a light aircraft was terrifying after years of flaring the 747 at...
Forum: Middle East
17th Jul 2017, 11:12
Replies: 159
Views: 88,540
Posted By Megaton

Not sure about MRU airspace but there are plenty...

Not sure about MRU airspace but there are plenty of FIRs where it's not ATC responsibility to double check a read back. Also, the EK had numerous opportunities to work out out that there was...
13th Mar 2017, 11:04
Replies: 75
Views: 18,813
Posted By Megaton

An informed guess would be that the neoprene was...

An informed guess would be that the neoprene was added to prevent erosion of the fin leading edge. We used to use the same technique on the Jag in the late eighties and early nineties.
9th Mar 2017, 06:25
Replies: 128
Views: 41,864
Posted By Megaton

Years ago I organised a cocktail party in the US...

Years ago I organised a cocktail party in the US to thank our hosts for their continuing hospitality and support. I can't remember on which day the event was held but the only joint UK-US operation...
5th Mar 2017, 09:34
Replies: 1,029
Views: 445,361
Posted By Megaton

Don't know about the A330 but other side-stick...

Don't know about the A330 but other side-stick Airbus aircraft I've flown had a specific note in the FCOM not to leave objects in the vicinity of the side stick. I would suggest that to leave a bulky...
31st Oct 2016, 23:23
Replies: 93
Views: 35,788
Posted By Megaton

Paying more money is most definitely not the...

Paying more money is most definitely not the answer. Having jumped ship from the RAF over a decade ago, I can assure you that more money does not make you happier or more tolerant. More money doesn't...
6th Oct 2016, 23:04
Replies: 6,993
Views: 6,583,924
Posted By Megaton

If you have 40 yrs to go in the industry then a...

If you have 40 yrs to go in the industry then a few years of BA short haul is not the end of the world.
6th Oct 2016, 22:59
Replies: 52
Views: 12,984
Posted By Megaton

Humberside 1998. Sent solo when the circuit was...

Humberside 1998. Sent solo when the circuit was quiet only to find a commercial jet on final approach so I was told to extend the downwind. But the time I'd turned onto base I could barely see the...
3rd Oct 2016, 19:03
Replies: 26
Views: 7,897
Posted By Megaton

Not all of this year's First Years are new to the...

Not all of this year's First Years are new to the Team. Perhaps they've thought about the training issue already.........
26th Sep 2016, 07:10
Replies: 3
Views: 1,505
Posted By Megaton

Gledhill perhaps?

Gledhill perhaps?
16th Sep 2016, 08:26
Replies: 25
Views: 4,287
Posted By Megaton

Definitely not new....

Solar Sunrise (http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/solar-sunrise.htm)
13th Sep 2016, 21:14
Replies: 172
Views: 45,252
Posted By Megaton

Saluted Paddy Hine coming out of the Mess at...

Saluted Paddy Hine coming out of the Mess at Coltishall by mistake. He was wearing Fg Off rank tabs and I was a Flt Lt at the time.
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Sep 2016, 21:51
Replies: 38
Views: 9,876
Posted By Megaton

Without wishing to blow smoke up their collective...

Without wishing to blow smoke up their collective backsides, I have no doubt whatsoever that they will cope with a third runway. Heathrow has the best controllers in the world bar none.
27th Jul 2016, 17:33
Replies: 6,993
Views: 6,583,924
Posted By Megaton

All based on seniority, company requirements and...

All based on seniority, company requirements and the bidding aspirations of those more senior than you. In practice, at the moment, Airbus commands have taken as little as a year from joining the...
22nd Jun 2016, 13:42
Replies: 192
Views: 36,220
Posted By Megaton

Not to mention the Synchro midair in Greece or...

Not to mention the Synchro midair in Greece or the air test aircraft that was parked up by ATC at the end of an air test.
2nd Jun 2016, 09:02
Replies: 206
Views: 41,245
Posted By Megaton

If you ever get a chance to visit the range at...

If you ever get a chance to visit the range at Tolicha Peak, drop into the Sourdough Bar in Beatty, Nv. Rough as fcuk but with a certain rustic charm.
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