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13th Dec 2017, 09:11
Replies: 263
Views: 129,587
Posted By Madbob

WO Jack Holt Linton on Ouse

I did my BFT at Linton in1980-81 when we were blessed by having a great SWO In the form of W/O Jack Holt who apart from being a big man physically had the bearing of a Guardsman andthe always bulled...
28th Nov 2017, 01:20
Replies: 232
Views: 99,940
Posted By Madbob

Rescue v “recovery”p

I don’t have a maritime or SAR background but in terms of searching for a wreck rather than one with potentially live survivors on board is there any difference? What kind of probability is there now...
21st Nov 2017, 12:00
Replies: 46
Views: 29,185
Posted By Madbob

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Had two close calls in 1979-1980 when flying Jet Provosts at Linton The first was a close one with a Bulldog head-on when I dived through a hole in some stratus with a base os around 2000 feet...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Oct 2017, 21:47
Replies: 3,039
Views: 500,096
Posted By Madbob

Jem60 many many thanks for your encouraging reply...

Jem60 many many thanks for your encouraging reply to need you and right now as two of us he drugs I am on hav suzanne de effects that can make me ne f the l depressed which was s comes petrel all en...
10th Oct 2017, 11:43
Replies: 66
Views: 20,745
Posted By Madbob

What also impresses me is that the F/A-18 is such...

What also impresses me is that the F/A-18 is such a good aircraft aircraft with the precicise control systems and feedback via its flying controls for such close formation aerobatics. It must weigh...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Sep 2017, 16:54
Replies: 3,039
Views: 500,096
Posted By Madbob

Annakm, Thanks for your kind reply. Very...

Annakm,
Thanks for your kind reply. Very happily I am blessed by having a most close and supportive family; my wife Suzanne I have known since I was 13 and we have been married for 32 years and we...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Sep 2017, 14:49
Replies: 3,039
Views: 500,096
Posted By Madbob

Ed thanks for your well- meant words of...

Ed thanks for your well- meant words of encouragement I have to tell you they mean a lot, also thanks for the links which I had not read before. My chief concern is whether my consultant will...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Sep 2017, 16:49
Replies: 3,039
Views: 500,096
Posted By Madbob

Madbob update to posts 2973, 2991 and 3011

Well chaps and chapesses
Following my seizure on the 28th Aug and a week thereafter in hospital I had a new MRI scan last week which was followed up this week on Tuesday by a neuro/oncology review...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Sep 2017, 11:31
Replies: 3,039
Views: 500,096
Posted By Madbob

Brainy 330 and reply to post no, 3003

Brainy 330,

Firstly all the best with your surgery and secondly here is an update of my own personal experience a year on from my own first diagnosis with a giloma tumour in the insula region of...
28th Aug 2017, 15:04
Replies: 43
Views: 24,677
Posted By Madbob

Airman epitaph My late father who died in...

Airman epitaph


My late father who died in 2012, was a WWII Stirling pilot, and he cut out this one he found and had it stuck inside of one of his logbooks....




He had seen it on the...
9th Aug 2017, 18:48
Replies: 7
Views: 1,704
Posted By Madbob

PN My angle was whether countries such as South...

PN
My angle was whether countries such as South Korea, Japan and other western leaning states in range and therefore feeling sufficiently threatened by the implicit threat of Kim Jong-un & procure...
9th Aug 2017, 15:00
Replies: 7
Views: 1,704
Posted By Madbob

israel's "Iron Dome" as an area ICBM defence against N. Korea?

I know little about the Iron Dome system that Israel has developed to protect its citizens from an attack other than what was shown on TV of it swatting scuds and Hezbolla's rockets fired from the...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Aug 2017, 19:07
Replies: 3,039
Views: 500,096
Posted By Madbob

Brainy330 Firstly I want to wish you all the...

Brainy330
Firstly I want to wish you all the best with your own treatment and to hope that the treatment can begin without delay.
My own tumour is a high grade glioma and I will refer you to...
17th Jun 2017, 17:16
Replies: 116
Views: 69,268
Posted By Madbob

Just seen the video and thought it strange that...

Just seen the video and thought it strange that the pilot did not opt for an arrested landing into a cable as that would have minimised the ground slide, and minimised the risk of loss of directional...
2nd May 2017, 14:25
Replies: 25
Views: 5,388
Posted By Madbob

Wash AAIA

Call me a cynic but I think to call any airspace nowadays an area of intense aerial activity is plane wrong! 30 years ago it was so different but today the numbers are simply not there and it's a...
8th Apr 2017, 07:49
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,166,723
Posted By Madbob

Get well soon Danny. We are all thinking of you...

Get well soon Danny. We are all thinking of you and wish your early return to normal ops.

Take care

Maddbob
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Apr 2017, 13:25
Replies: 5,651
Views: 3,419,749
Posted By Madbob

VF Thanks for posting your...

VF




Thanks for posting your wonderful pictures. Happily I seem to notice very few show evidence of damaged buildings or roads, infrastructure etc. from the earthqakes in Nepal. I hope that...
30th Mar 2017, 13:48
Replies: 38
Views: 11,398
Posted By Madbob

Or the banana jet..... not a "fighter" but a very...

Or the banana jet..... not a "fighter" but a very well respected " bomber"


MB
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Mar 2017, 10:43
Replies: 2,022
Views: 1,218,704
Posted By Madbob

Whats' the wx like today for recovery work to...

Whats' the wx like today for recovery work to commence? Any update appreciated.
MB
20th Mar 2017, 09:57
Replies: 1,109
Views: 504,142
Posted By Madbob

GOULI I agree that having an excess of...

GOULI


I agree that having an excess of speed over the top would have given AH increased options to abort the bent loop. I.e. more lateral control to roll out without the same risk of an inverted...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Mar 2017, 09:43
Replies: 33
Views: 5,390
Posted By Madbob

Could Trump's posturing in Defence mean a reprieve for Mildenhsll?

Could The decision by Obama's administration to close Mildenhall in 2020 be now reconsidered by Trump?

MB
15th Mar 2017, 18:55
Replies: 7
Views: 3,113
Posted By Madbob

Tornado crash 27 Sep 1983

This was an early Tornado loss where the pilot was killed and there was speculation that he may have been incapacitated by the canopy following the nav's ejection. I seem to recall that this...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Mar 2017, 11:51
Replies: 3,039
Views: 500,096
Posted By Madbob

MADBOB UPDATE TO #2973

Well, chaps and chapesses


Here is Madbob checking in to say that the first round of my treatment plan has been completed and tomorrow I am starting round 2 which is chemo-only in monthly cycles...
3rd Mar 2017, 20:35
Replies: 1,109
Views: 504,142
Posted By Madbob

I do not know Andy Hill or have any "inside"...

I do not know Andy Hill or have any "inside" information to add. All I can assume is that he had every intention of when he took of at North Weald to complete his display, RTB and land safely and...
2nd Mar 2017, 12:48
Replies: 49
Views: 18,259
Posted By Madbob

Stilton I don't have any definitive...

Stilton


I don't have any definitive information but a U2 (T-bird) crashed in September 2016 in California the instructor was killed even when video shot at the time showed two ejections and two...
20th Jan 2017, 16:24
Replies: 36
Views: 14,043
Posted By Madbob

Tom I can't say I have ever flown a...

Tom


I can't say I have ever flown a Magister but I would have said its greatest flaw was not in having ejection seats:eek::eek:.
I think that with its straight wing it would have been a fairly...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Jan 2017, 12:28
Replies: 3,039
Views: 500,096
Posted By Madbob

Well chaps (and chapesses) I'm one third...

Well chaps (and chapesses)


I'm one third of the way through a 30 session radiotherapy and combines chemotherapy treatment plan at Addenbrookes hospital for an in-operable high grade glioma in my...
13th Jan 2017, 11:31
Replies: 16
Views: 3,985
Posted By Madbob

I wonder what kind of deal SAAB might be willing...

I wonder what kind of deal SAAB might be willing to do to offer Poland surplus early generation JAS 39 C/D Griphens as it plans to replace its early purchase with new generation E/F's.


I...
10th Jan 2017, 16:26
Replies: 68
Views: 18,837
Posted By Madbob

RAF - "BAGS CREW RELIEF"

1565


Here is a picture of a Piddle Pack I found when going through some old kit. It's 36 years old but happily unused!:ok: I wonder if the design has changed much in the intervening years - I...
5th Jan 2017, 16:52
Replies: 13
Views: 2,890
Posted By Madbob

Arclite01 I wonder if this might open the...

Arclite01


I wonder if this might open the door for the Red Arrows to find themselves a new mount?


MB
29th Dec 2016, 17:48
Replies: 52
Views: 14,585
Posted By Madbob

H.Peacock Try inverted flight or even a bit...

H.Peacock

Try inverted flight or even a bit of zero g mixed with a bit of negative when trying to wring the best you think you can from the JP's limited performance:🤔
Leave the throttle wide open...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Dec 2016, 15:00
Replies: 3,039
Views: 500,096
Posted By Madbob

Thanks to those sending me best wishes and to...

Thanks to those sending me best wishes and to those sharing "the journey".
My radiotherapy combined with chemo started yesterday, I had my second session in the linear accelerator at Addenbrookes...
21st Dec 2016, 16:06
Replies: 24
Views: 42,644
Posted By Madbob

Christmas wishes to Maurice and to John Marshall's family

Nik


I don't know if you are following this thread but if you are I am sure there are PPRuNer's, apart from me, here who want to thank you for what you have done as Maurice's friend and PR agent....
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Dec 2016, 07:39
Replies: 3,039
Views: 500,096
Posted By Madbob

Thanks to all who have responded to my first post...

Thanks to all who have responded to my first post of the 9th December. By way of an update I have had my pre-treatment MRI & CT scans yesterday at Addenbrookes and had a mould made of my face/head....
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Dec 2016, 09:22
Replies: 3,039
Views: 500,096
Posted By Madbob

Say again s l o w l y Thanks for your...

Say again s l o w l y


Thanks for your encouraging post. I heard from Addenbrookes yesterday and have, in the space of one week, been booked in for a third MRI scan and mask fit with treatment...
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