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18th Jan 2020, 22:29
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Posted By 6foottanker

No, nor on arrival.

No, nor on arrival.
16th Nov 2019, 20:30
Replies: 165
Views: 58,309
Posted By 6foottanker

One major benefit is that Lossie will in the...

One major benefit is that Lossie will in the future be able to take Voyager - something that currently means every large Lossie Sqn move has to be done through Brize or occasionally Prestwick. This...
5th Jun 2019, 20:15
Replies: 23
Views: 9,057
Posted By 6foottanker

Your thinking appears that be entrenched in the...

Your thinking appears that be entrenched in the times before 9-11. An RS of 3 hours could not cater for the UKs response to the perceived aviation terrorist threat, which QRA is regularly called out...
22nd Nov 2018, 21:11
Replies: 14
Views: 3,217
Posted By 6foottanker

F-16s refuel at around 315 IAS, and would more...

F-16s refuel at around 315 IAS, and would more likely refuel mid-20K. Very unlikely to be able to operate above FL280 due to non-RVSM capability of formations. Normal for a block of airspace with...
25th Mar 2018, 15:15
Replies: 12
Views: 4,067
Posted By 6foottanker

No RAF at Travis now, as I was the last! RAFLO...

No RAF at Travis now, as I was the last! RAFLO moved (excuse the pun) to McCarran (Vegas) about 10 years ago, and the exchange programme was wound up when I left in 2013. The C-17 crew training that...
17th Aug 2017, 21:35
Replies: 6
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Posted By 6foottanker

Flown the 10 for a few hours (IP) and can only...

Flown the 10 for a few hours (IP) and can only think it is to either stop a bit of PIO (moving left and right but having trouble stopping astern) or to shack your position once you've moved back to...
26th Jul 2017, 17:52
Replies: 56
Views: 10,486
Posted By 6foottanker

A turn south would have flown us into the lead...

A turn south would have flown us into the lead (easterly) jet, and you are assuming both F-15s don't change track. They were requested to stop climb as they approached the tanker (and reduced climb...
26th Jul 2017, 10:10
Replies: 56
Views: 10,486
Posted By 6foottanker

Agreed that the F-15s should have awareness of...

Agreed that the F-15s should have awareness of the activity of Area 8, but the report failed to mention that the tankers have no awareness of the bookings for the Wash ATA either. A simple info...
25th Jul 2017, 18:57
Replies: 56
Views: 10,486
Posted By 6foottanker

Once I'd picked my coffee mug off the carpet, I...

Once I'd picked my coffee mug off the carpet, I took a snap of the TCAS for posterity. Just grabbed the camera from it's storage location by the side stick...

AARA 8 is capped at FL 160 as at the...
4th Jun 2017, 18:05
Replies: 17
Views: 9,177
Posted By 6foottanker

We had a few established crew fail the Voyager...

We had a few established crew fail the Voyager anthros a few months back because of the rather arbitrary measurements that are in place, despite the flight deck being ENORMOUS! Nothing that a quick...
2nd Jun 2017, 11:35
Replies: 10
Views: 5,064
Posted By 6foottanker

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2702425/putin-aircra...

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2702425/putin-aircraft-carrier-fleet-dover-raf-typhoons/

Not unusual for a tub to be on Q.
30th May 2017, 14:42
Replies: 229
Views: 57,636
Posted By 6foottanker

What's this then?? ...

What's this then??

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/qualifying-time-for-accumulated-campaign-service-medal-reduced
18th Mar 2017, 08:47
Replies: 22
Views: 9,924
Posted By 6foottanker

Didn't come tanking though. Lame.

Didn't come tanking though. Lame.
1st Mar 2017, 13:56
Replies: 1,030
Views: 415,359
Posted By 6foottanker

Forces News reporting a verdict of not guilty on...

Forces News reporting a verdict of not guilty on the 3 charges of perjury and false records.
22nd Aug 2015, 16:44
Replies: 13
Views: 4,433
Posted By 6foottanker

Madras is the 10 Sqn AAR call sign, Tartan is the...

Madras is the 10 Sqn AAR call sign, Tartan is the 101 Sqn call sign. However, they are currently used day about, so Monday is Madras 11, Tuesday is Tartan 21, Wednesday would be Madras again. Crew...
12th Jan 2015, 05:47
Replies: 39
Views: 8,520
Posted By 6foottanker

Vasco, Listen to regie and stop talking like...

Vasco,

Listen to regie and stop talking like you have a clue what you're on about. Or are you a bluntie in disguise?!?

Regie listed correctly: 3 brackets on leg to lajes on the two and single...
2nd Dec 2014, 20:00
Replies: 0
Views: 1,388
Posted By 6foottanker

Pilot killed as US F-16 crashes on ops

F-16 pilot killed in Middle East crash (http://www.airforcetimes.com/story/military/pentagon/2014/12/01/air-force-f-16-pilot-killed-middle-east/19733527/)

SHAW PILOT IDENTIFIED IN SOUTHWEST ASIA...
20th Sep 2014, 21:05
Replies: 34
Views: 6,118
Posted By 6foottanker

Other than the finger, Goose?

Other than the finger, Goose?
18th Dec 2013, 22:12
Replies: 20
Views: 8,292
Posted By 6foottanker

Thumbs up Technically, no Voyager does not yet fly that...

Technically, no Voyager does not yet fly that route because we have no ETOPS clearance for the military version of the jet. Neither do we have MAA approval to charge for carrying passengers...
10th Oct 2013, 16:03
Replies: 19
Views: 6,658
Posted By 6foottanker

Heard part of the mayday call whilst crewing in...

Heard part of the mayday call whilst crewing in for my flight on Tuesday morning. Called as an engine failure by the flight lead, who sounded remarkably calm under the circumstances. Not sure...
25th Aug 2013, 17:30
Replies: 24
Views: 3,183
Posted By 6foottanker

Stupid forward slash :*

Stupid forward slash :*
25th Aug 2013, 17:20
Replies: 24
Views: 3,183
Posted By 6foottanker

Stupid upload

Stupid upload
25th Aug 2013, 17:14
Replies: 24
Views: 3,183
Posted By 6foottanker

OK, who knows what this is?

Whilst being Her Maj's representitive in the former colony of America, I was asked to attend the memorial of a former Second World War Spitfire and Beaufighter pilot.

Whilst there, the family...
24th Aug 2012, 15:57
Replies: 25
Views: 6,260
Posted By 6foottanker

Being based at Travis on the mighty '10, I'll...

Being based at Travis on the mighty '10, I'll fill you all in: Learjet it was, filmed earlier this year. It was the first cloudy day we had had in a month, which ruined many of the planned shots....
23rd Jul 2012, 14:48
Replies: 79
Views: 28,573
Posted By 6foottanker

I think some of the UK readers would be shocked...

I think some of the UK readers would be shocked by the limited hours and general lack of experience and worldly flying knowledge of some of the current generation of US pilots, especially aircraft...
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