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6th Nov 2019, 17:30
Replies: 86
Views: 56,361
Posted By kiwibrit

Thanks for the tech briefing, including why the...

Thanks for the tech briefing, including why the O2 supply is not tested, Flight Alloy. I think that the RAF VC10 C Mk1s I worked with in the late 60s had a manifold supply to the passenger emergency...
6th Nov 2019, 11:12
Replies: 86
Views: 56,361
Posted By kiwibrit

It's decades since worked with an airliner -...

It's decades since worked with an airliner - VC10 in the RAF. But IIRC a functional check of all the passenger oxygen masks was an item of a periodic maintenance schedule. I assume that I still so...
4th May 2019, 08:43
Replies: 120
Views: 107,936
Posted By kiwibrit

I get 'Sorry, this content is not available in...

I get 'Sorry, this content is not available in your region' from the link. Here is an alternative article link...
20th Jan 2018, 11:18
Replies: 217
Views: 156,931
Posted By kiwibrit

BBC version of events...

BBC version of events (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-42759124).
2nd Jul 2012, 19:56
Replies: 185
Views: 48,770
Posted By kiwibrit

Sorry, I don't inhabit this section of pprune...

Sorry, I don't inhabit this section of pprune much, and had assumed - wrongly, that language here was not that specific. So let me clarify. Clearly engine intakes must always be checked before start...
1st Jul 2012, 09:32
Replies: 185
Views: 48,770
Posted By kiwibrit

As a former Vulcan SEngO, that's how I see it,...

As a former Vulcan SEngO, that's how I see it, too.
3rd Jun 2012, 19:12
Replies: 150
Views: 24,913
Posted By kiwibrit

Hmm. It'd be interesting to see how the agreed...

Hmm. It'd be interesting to see how the agreed boundary between Scotland and the rest of Britain would go. I'd also be interested to know who it intended to pay for the HBOS and RBS debts. Alex...
17th May 2012, 14:00
Replies: 27
Views: 4,180
Posted By kiwibrit

IX did a better job bombing Tirpitz, too :ok:

IX did a better job bombing Tirpitz, too :ok:
7th May 2012, 10:36
Replies: 16
Views: 4,437
Posted By kiwibrit

Pretty much as happened when the last socialist...

Pretty much as happened when the last socialist French president, Mitterand, was elected. Within a couple of years, austerity was back. My guess is that it will be so again - the alternative is the...
20th Apr 2012, 19:11
Replies: 1
Views: 1,655
Posted By kiwibrit

Previous discussion...

Previous discussion (http://www.pprune.org/military-aircrew/453905-pakistan-f16-vs-typhoon-reality-tall-tales-merged.html)

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17th Mar 2012, 11:32
Replies: 84
Views: 16,057
Posted By kiwibrit

We do have a greatly reduced number of aircraft. ...

We do have a greatly reduced number of aircraft. OTOH, in those days, unless nuclear weapons were used, we had a pretty poor chance of hitting targets with an individual aircraft, so we needed a...
3rd Mar 2012, 21:29
Replies: 34
Views: 10,737
Posted By kiwibrit

Hmm -I have the greatcoat I got as an APO -...

Hmm -I have the greatcoat I got as an APO - Crombie, RE City IIRC (but I could be wrong). Bates SD hat with original box. Never could get myself to get rid of them!
5th Feb 2012, 23:34
Replies: 198
Views: 28,933
Posted By kiwibrit

Tiger Tales, both IX and 617 claim to have...

Tiger Tales, both IX and 617 claim to have delivered the sinking bomb. The truth probably is that nobody knows - though associated long-running disputed ownership of the Tirpitz bulkhead was...
1st Feb 2012, 23:55
Replies: 89
Views: 17,144
Posted By kiwibrit

I must admit I am stretching my memory here. I...

I must admit I am stretching my memory here. I can't remember whether it had started to come into service, TBH.
1st Feb 2012, 10:27
Replies: 89
Views: 17,144
Posted By kiwibrit

The Tonados would have been very vulnerable in a...

The Tonados would have been very vulnerable in a low-level attack using JP233. At a higher level, the Vulcan was the right aircraft for the job.
1st Jan 2012, 14:36
Replies: 8
Views: 2,903
Posted By kiwibrit

Wow. Full marks to him for giving it a go.

Wow. Full marks to him for giving it a go.
14th Nov 2011, 18:52
Replies: 51
Views: 17,161
Posted By kiwibrit

CEDIT - having to rake up memories long ago, but...

CEDIT - having to rake up memories long ago, but IIRC it stood for Command Engineering Development and Investigation Team. I think they developed possible modifications and servicing procedures for...
8th Oct 2011, 23:26
Replies: 47
Views: 11,416
Posted By kiwibrit

We could do immaculate finish .... when CinC...

We could do immaculate finish .... when CinC Strike flew to Goose ;)
3rd Oct 2011, 23:53
Replies: 47
Views: 11,416
Posted By kiwibrit

This ex SEngO still eats and drinks beer. But...

This ex SEngO still eats and drinks beer. But the scramble you are picturing took place before mu day - we had TFR and RWR - and no white in the roundels.
8th Sep 2011, 22:54
Replies: 27
Views: 3,687
Posted By kiwibrit

Hmm. Today's low interest rates mean that I am...

Hmm. Today's low interest rates mean that I am probably subsidising your mortgage with my savings.:)
8th Sep 2011, 00:35
Replies: 27
Views: 3,687
Posted By kiwibrit

Signed. Will not hold my breath.

Signed. Will not hold my breath.
2nd Sep 2011, 15:11
Replies: 89
Views: 16,056
Posted By kiwibrit

Hard to lay that one at BAe's door. I think BAe...

Hard to lay that one at BAe's door. I think BAe might have been quite happy with the GAU - though whether OR would have been happy with the weight of the GAU is another matter.
25th Aug 2011, 22:58
Replies: 10
Views: 2,240
Posted By kiwibrit

I think I remember that picture at Marham in the...

I think I remember that picture at Marham in the late 60s - IIRC a night picture - but I could be wrong - memories dim with time!
22nd Aug 2011, 22:55
Replies: 16
Views: 2,847
Posted By kiwibrit

What do we call Dunsfold now?

What do we call Dunsfold now?
25th Jul 2011, 18:00
Replies: 67
Views: 15,894
Posted By kiwibrit

Surely the real point is whether further public...

Surely the real point is whether further public money and time should be consumed on BOIs of incidents long ago. BoIs were conducted and reviewed in good faith. Where blame was determined, it was...
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