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30th Jun 2022, 07:48
Replies: 8
Views: 927
Posted By staircase

I once asked an old Transport Command navigator...

I once asked an old Transport Command navigator about navigating across the desert in the 1950’s and 60’s.

He said that it was easy; you just followed the oil slick that the Beverley’s had left...
25th May 2022, 15:15
Replies: 9
Views: 1,301
Posted By staircase

Arthur, check your PM's.

Arthur, check your PM's.
25th Apr 2022, 06:33
Replies: 149
Views: 16,613
Posted By staircase

As an ex Linton ‘hand’, I was drawn to this post....

As an ex Linton ‘hand’, I was drawn to this post. I make no comment on what has been already posted but would like to recount a conversation that I had with a waiter in a hotel in Banjul, all be it...
16th Mar 2022, 08:28
Replies: 11
Views: 1,750
Posted By staircase

I also asked the Tank Museum this question, and...

I also asked the Tank Museum this question, and got an answer this morning. They confirmed that it was to 'move the aerial', but not to prevent shorting, but too prevent the coaxial machine gun...
15th Mar 2022, 15:58
Replies: 11
Views: 1,750
Posted By staircase

no, the model has a very thin whip aerial on a...

no, the model has a very thin whip aerial on a spring attachment to pick up the radio control signal, although it is in the same position. However the turret on the model only revolves around 340...
14th Mar 2022, 13:51
Replies: 11
Views: 1,750
Posted By staircase

5 mins - must be something of a record, but I...

5 mins - must be something of a record, but I knew someone would know/find out.

Thanks
14th Mar 2022, 13:36
Replies: 11
Views: 1,750
Posted By staircase

not aviation but a tank question

As the thread title states, not aviation related, but if Ppruners will grant me a little licence, I have accepted that this forum is the font of all (military) knowledge

Just bought the grandson a...
1st Mar 2022, 09:45
Replies: 91
Views: 21,272
Posted By staircase

Very surprised that no one has mentioned the 3-30...

Very surprised that no one has mentioned the 3-30 - the 'shed'.

I will leave readers of this post to guess which end of question being asked it belongs to in my opinion.
14th Jan 2022, 08:57
Replies: 15
Views: 3,496
Posted By staircase

A fair comment ORAC, but I notice that within a...

A fair comment ORAC, but I notice that within a few hours of this making the news reports then revelations of more Number 10 parties surface. Now I wonder who could have made those public?

But if...
13th Jan 2022, 19:58
Replies: 15
Views: 3,496
Posted By staircase

Nothing to do with a 'dead cat on the table'...

Nothing to do with a 'dead cat on the table' then?

Might take another news story of the front page do you think?
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jan 2022, 08:31
Replies: 94
Views: 8,253
Posted By staircase

I have just had all 4 replaced on a 12 year old...

I have just had all 4 replaced on a 12 year old Ford Fusion. One broken and the other 3 rusted to all most breaking.

I wonder if any of this is not just the state of the roads, since that would...
6th Jan 2022, 08:44
Replies: 43
Views: 8,935
Posted By staircase

Another New Year resolution gone. Having said...

Another New Year resolution gone. Having said that I would no reply here I am again. However I see crab has got there first but here goes anyway in reply to Bword

Para 1. Lies and deception a...
5th Jan 2022, 20:25
Replies: 43
Views: 8,935
Posted By staircase

Ah, there we have the Iraq problem in a nut...

Ah, there we have the Iraq problem in a nut shell. No plan afterwards, and no appreciation of the local politics reference Sunni and Shia. Of the obvious opportunities that Iran would take to open up...
5th Jan 2022, 13:04
Replies: 43
Views: 8,935
Posted By staircase

Yes I did see that reported comment from Hoon...

Yes I did see that reported comment from Hoon this morning, and it just reinforced my opinion, once endorsed by a departing BBC political correspondent, who thought that just to get selected as an...
4th Jan 2022, 19:59
Replies: 43
Views: 8,935
Posted By staircase

O.K. the I will put another spin on it. The...

O.K. the I will put another spin on it.

The reasons we went to war were, to say the least open to debate. However, it was not just some on this side of the Atlantic that bought into it. I remember...
4th Jan 2022, 09:24
Replies: 43
Views: 8,935
Posted By staircase

Sometimes the sites on this forum get me...

Sometimes the sites on this forum get me interested enough to comment and this thread is one of them.



The comments above seem to me to reflect the growing sense that politics has become...
22nd Nov 2021, 08:26
Replies: 315
Views: 113,548
Posted By staircase

Well there are still a few of us about Gypsy, and...

Well there are still a few of us about Gypsy, and I think I would speak for all if I said that we would meet anyone as long as they were buying the drink!
21st Oct 2021, 08:00
Replies: 2,967
Views: 421,377
Posted By staircase

Just noticed this thread, but 1950's dials, 2...

Just noticed this thread, but 1950's dials, 2 engines and an early bang seat. It is not a Meteor, so a Javelin or a Scimitar, but the 'sunshine' was to much of a clue!

I reckon it is a Scimitar....
8th Jul 2021, 06:44
Replies: 873
Views: 174,070
Posted By staircase

a quote from a newspaper article this last...

a quote from a newspaper article this last weekend.

'the basic error we made, was we thought that democracy could be brought about from the barrel of a gun'
4th Jun 2021, 06:01
Replies: 149
Views: 20,125
Posted By staircase

It was such fun when the engine did not start as...

It was such fun when the engine did not start as a result of that bl**dy air valve.

Standing outside with something to hit the valve with, whilst the passengers watched, was always entertaining!
26th May 2021, 12:41
Replies: 13
Views: 3,749
Posted By staircase

Amen to that BH. As a F/O in the '80's I well...

Amen to that BH.
As a F/O in the '80's I well remember going down a runway, saying Vr.
Then positive rate of climb followed by gear up, and the Flight Eng passing a lit fag to the captain.
The...
10th May 2021, 20:05
Replies: 226
Views: 66,610
Posted By staircase

Interesting post blackisle. As a transporter...

Interesting post blackisle.

As a transporter turned QFI in the mid '70's, I was given given a couple of fast jet famil weeks whilst at Linton, and a couple of spinnex weeks when at CFS.

The...
20th Mar 2021, 07:45
Replies: 25
Views: 3,994
Posted By staircase

why is a Flight Engineer to be compared with a...

why is a Flight Engineer to be compared with a old time coachman?

Because he sits behind two horse's a**ses and has a whiff of horse s*t about him.

And to save me logging on again how about a...
11th Mar 2021, 07:52
Replies: 226
Views: 66,610
Posted By staircase

Good morning Idle, Didn't Al Deacon die...

Good morning Idle,

Didn't Al Deacon die spinning it?
8th Mar 2021, 07:57
Replies: 226
Views: 66,610
Posted By staircase

Ah, the snake. Was it not John C., told them it...

Ah, the snake. Was it not John C., told them it had to go?

I seem to remember that the fish also proved to be a problem. Was there not a feeling that whenever the studes came into the crew room...
23rd Feb 2021, 21:33
Replies: 29
Views: 5,314
Posted By staircase

My RAF computer looks the same as the normal...

My RAF computer looks the same as the normal issue model but the slide is only 19 cms., and the disc 9 cm diameter

Would that be of interest to you, or was the small version common?
22nd Feb 2021, 07:30
Replies: 226
Views: 66,610
Posted By staircase

Well there are some names there to remember and...

Well there are some names there to remember and mine is among them, so I thankyou for your 'thankyou'.

It is with regret however, that I am fairly sure 5 of them are now in the Officer's Mess in...
17th Feb 2021, 20:18
Replies: 12
Views: 3,645
Posted By staircase

I remember a being on a Hastings crew heading...

I remember a being on a Hastings crew heading south over Biscay. The crew had, for a reason I forget, 2 engineers. The nav., had briefed the engineer to read the API when he gave him a friendly kick...
6th Feb 2021, 09:14
Replies: 226
Views: 66,610
Posted By staircase

Oh the horror of 'F' troop on 3 Squadron, Linton...

Oh the horror of 'F' troop on 3 Squadron, Linton in that summer '75. I praise the lord that I never had to instruct with that lot, although a few of us still got our overseas student. It was soul...
30th Jan 2021, 20:46
Replies: 25
Views: 4,606
Posted By staircase

Status: Date: Tuesday 1 April...

Status:



Date:

Tuesday 1 April 1958

Type:
20th Jan 2021, 20:08
Replies: 2
Views: 1,053
Posted By staircase

My QFI on the Varsity at Oakington during the...

My QFI on the Varsity at Oakington during the Winter 70 to 71, and I remember him as a good bloke.

Mind you I seem to remember the mess bar a lot more than the flying!
13th Jan 2021, 20:19
Replies: 21
Views: 8,657
Posted By staircase

Well if he is reading this, I think it was him...

Well if he is reading this, I think it was him that bought me a yard of ale in the Junior Mess bar at Cranwell in 1968. If it was (I think) I thank him for it.
19th Dec 2020, 10:48
Replies: 55
Views: 14,221
Posted By staircase

I gave this some thought when I was still flying,...

I gave this some thought when I was still flying, and I did wonder about arriving back at, say LGW or MAN (before the second runway was built) at peak periods, with management trying very hard to get...
15th Dec 2020, 15:45
Replies: 6
Views: 3,691
Posted By staircase

Yes he was a good bloke. I am surprised that...

Yes he was a good bloke. I am surprised that there are no more comments regarding Ian. He was staff at CFS when he appeared in my log book way back in 1977, and faded but fond memories surfaced when...
2nd Dec 2020, 12:20
Replies: 226
Views: 66,610
Posted By staircase

I was house member at one time, and well remember...

I was house member at one time, and well remember a large amount of 'art' in the mess loft. Going back a couple of years ago, I noticed that all the drawings of past aircrew that lined the corridors...
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