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25th May 2022, 18:06
Replies: 112
Views: 17,967
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Gosh........!!

Is it the 25th already.....??

We had done a few things with our 6 GR3's following the 21st landings - and we had already lost one to a missile attack on Day 1, rather than flying...
21st May 2022, 20:03
Replies: 5,991
Views: 3,246,641
Posted By ex-fast-jets

In the mid-90's, I spent 6 months in Sarajevo on...

In the mid-90's, I spent 6 months in Sarajevo on a UN assignment on behalf of HM Govt.

I fear to say that some of the other countries represented there were painful to deal with.

France,...
19th May 2022, 14:33
Replies: 112
Views: 17,967
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Crab etc

I accept your hit............

There was a wonderful MetMan on HERMES who one morning presented us with a Black and White OHP (remember those?) slide of the weather systems around us.

There was...
19th May 2022, 14:15
Replies: 112
Views: 17,967
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Haraka

Thanks for bringing this whole thread back to reality.

It was not just Harriers which were involved - there were so many others who did so many things way outside their normal area of expertise,...
18th May 2022, 20:20
Replies: 112
Views: 17,967
Posted By ex-fast-jets

On 18 May 1982............

................I took off from ATLANTIC CONVEYOR in a GR3 and transferred to HERMES.

With my fellow GR3 drivers, we were effectively the Cavalry which allowed the SHAR community to abandon the...
5th May 2022, 18:56
Replies: 112
Views: 17,967
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Andy Thanks very much for posting that...

Andy

Thanks very much for posting that video.

Fascinating.

Whatever their claims, they were undoubtedly a very effective deterrent to many attacks by us against the airfield, so even if they...
2nd May 2022, 18:28
Replies: 112
Views: 17,967
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Mog - why were you flying so high? And...

Mog - why were you flying so high?

And smiling for the photo Op?

If you had been doing some proper low flying, the round would have passed safely over you without putting an unsightly hole in...
2nd May 2022, 18:25
Replies: 22
Views: 5,203
Posted By ex-fast-jets

I am unconvinced with the need for an all B fleet...

I am unconvinced with the need for an all B fleet - other than commonality.

Some C's would be nice, but I think that converting our carriers retrospectively to be able to use them properly is...
20th Mar 2022, 17:15
Replies: 2,035
Views: 402,870
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Sittingstress

How nice to see some sanity in this crazy world we now seem to occupy.

We suffer from this "Black Orb" Fraternity every year, as if BBQ'inq is simply a summer event to be excited about in the...
7th Mar 2022, 17:45
Replies: 21
Views: 5,820
Posted By ex-fast-jets

SD89 & Nut To clarify a little....... ...

SD89 & Nut

To clarify a little.......

BN was parked at the rear end, starboard side of HERMES. It was pretty much the only ship that could take it, as INVINCIBLE was so much smaller and fully...
4th Mar 2022, 09:59
Replies: 21
Views: 5,820
Posted By ex-fast-jets

I first met BN when it landed on HERMES after a...

I first met BN when it landed on HERMES after a timely airiest when ATLANTIC CONVEYOR was hit. I then saw it a few more times at Port San Carlos when it was doing a great job in support of land...
2nd Mar 2022, 15:58
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Views: 3,246,641
Posted By ex-fast-jets

If I was Ukrainian, I would be immensely proud of...

If I was Ukrainian, I would be immensely proud of what those people are doing and have achieved.

I am not Ukrainian, but I am still amazed and in awe of what they are doing.

I wish them well...
2nd Mar 2022, 15:50
Replies: 2
Views: 1,118
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Very pretty - but what is the point of building...

Very pretty - but what is the point of building them and owning them if you are afraid to use them when there is a clear need in Europe to do so?
27th Feb 2022, 16:28
Replies: 5,991
Views: 3,246,641
Posted By ex-fast-jets

I fear that we are closer to a nuclear exchange...

I fear that we are closer to a nuclear exchange now than we ever were during the "Cold War".

Maybe not strategic - I hope not - but possibly tactical.

"If I can't have Ukraine, then I'll trash...
4th Feb 2022, 15:38
Replies: 60
Views: 12,084
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Unsure that there are enough 5* hotels in the...

Unsure that there are enough 5* hotels in the Lossie area to cope with the requirements of the Truckie fleet.

Perhaps the crew might have to stay in the resident RAF accommodation that normal folk...
6th Jan 2022, 17:02
Replies: 8
Views: 2,740
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Oh this makes me feel so old............... ...

Oh this makes me feel so old...............

How can F-16's be retired.........

If I could afford one, I would buy one - or two................
29th Dec 2021, 18:59
Replies: 23
Views: 5,597
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Salute - Again - Gums

You really should have a go in the Scooter - you would love it!

My limited experience was in the A-4M with the P408 engine - what a machine! I was on exchange with VX-5 at China Lake - great...
29th Dec 2021, 16:19
Replies: 23
Views: 5,597
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Salute Gums....... I also flew the A-7E...

Salute Gums.......

I also flew the A-7E during my time with the USN 78-81.

Enjoyed both - the A-7E was the better bomber, but the A-4M was so much more enjoyable to fly. And it wasn't too bad...
29th Dec 2021, 16:02
Replies: 23
Views: 5,597
Posted By ex-fast-jets

What A Lovely Piccie

Thanks for that Spaz

I flew the A-4M with the USN 78-81.

I loved it - it was a great aircraft, and I am so pleased to see variants of it surviving into the modern hi-tech/plastic world. Well...
30th Nov 2021, 13:02
Replies: 403
Views: 181,486
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Clearly I have no idea what happened here,...

Clearly I have no idea what happened here, but.........

During my time on HERMES in 82, a fellow GR3 mate was due to take off and was lined up at a distance from the front end which he thought was...
4th Nov 2021, 16:06
Replies: 25
Views: 6,726
Posted By ex-fast-jets

I was in Saudi when we were "invited" to have the...

I was in Saudi when we were "invited" to have the Anthrax Jab.

A doctor - or Medic of some sort - gave us a brief and told us to go for it - Vets have it all the time he said, so it is perfectly...
4th Nov 2021, 15:56
Replies: 25
Views: 5,287
Posted By ex-fast-jets

101 Entry graduated on 16 Mar 1973. Was that...

101 Entry graduated on 16 Mar 1973.

Was that the last proper Cranwell Entry to Graduate, before the Green Shield Stamp Brigade arrived??
4th Nov 2021, 15:30
Replies: 76
Views: 20,409
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Let me add to the list......... Mark Hare

Let me add to the list.........

Mark Hare
19th Oct 2021, 09:31
Replies: 22
Views: 5,368
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Where does libel sit in the modern internet world...

Where does libel sit in the modern internet world on an open forum?

We never met - but I have met and spoken to folk who did know him, and their opinions were very different from some of the...
10th Oct 2021, 20:31
Replies: 8
Views: 3,565
Posted By ex-fast-jets

If you are still with us, Wholigan, you might...

If you are still with us, Wholigan, you might have actually flown this wee beastie - so I am in for 100 if you are looking for help to buy it.

I never flew the 104 properly - but I did sandbag...
30th Sep 2021, 10:51
Replies: 97
Views: 19,103
Posted By ex-fast-jets

To keep Gums on-side............ Chretin's -...

To keep Gums on-side............

Chretin's - a Mexican outlet just outside MCAS Yuma in Arizona......

Not on-base admittedly, but it fed aircrew - lots of them - so it was an "Aircrew Feeder"...
23rd Sep 2021, 13:31
Replies: 11
Views: 3,158
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Sympathy for Doctors................??? ...

Sympathy for Doctors................???

Amazing...............!!
23rd Sep 2021, 09:17
Replies: 11
Views: 3,158
Posted By ex-fast-jets

2Planks............... And I bet the rest of...

2Planks...............

And I bet the rest of your course in the decompression chamber remember it just as well!!
14th Sep 2021, 18:48
Replies: 15
Views: 7,794
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Mark was an intelligent man, a great pilot, and a...

Mark was an intelligent man, a great pilot, and a good friend. A good "cabin fellow" on HERMES, matched, perhaps, by another fellow Crab who had the misfortune to fly SHARs rather than proper...
8th Aug 2021, 18:43
Replies: 46
Views: 11,958
Posted By ex-fast-jets

For What It Is Worth

I flew 3 of these sorties - one 30 May 82, and 2 on 31 May 82.

Once the LGB kits had been delivered to us, we were keen to try them as we had not had any practice with them, but there were no...
29th Jul 2021, 14:34
Replies: 2,035
Views: 402,870
Posted By ex-fast-jets

BEagle

Always the negatives, Moriarty, always the negatives...........
28th Jul 2021, 17:50
Replies: 2,035
Views: 402,870
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Well done, tartare.. Re-cycle, save the...

Well done, tartare..

Re-cycle, save the planet, doing what Mrs T suggested - a winner - and avoid burning charcoal and reducing CO2 emissions.

Plus, enjoy the easier option, with great flavour...
23rd Jul 2021, 18:14
Replies: 122
Views: 31,589
Posted By ex-fast-jets

We were quite good at off-base Ops in the good...

We were quite good at off-base Ops in the good old Harrier days - "1"s in TACEVAL across the board pretty much says it all.

But do those now in charge have any idea of the support tail that we had...
1st Jul 2021, 10:39
Replies: 29
Views: 7,191
Posted By ex-fast-jets

From my experience interfacing with the Cloggy...

From my experience interfacing with the Cloggy F-16s in the 90's, I am surprised that they have any fatigue life left on them!
30th Jun 2021, 12:15
Replies: 28
Views: 11,920
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Ignore him. He will love all the angst he is...

Ignore him.

He will love all the angst he is causing.

Don't give him the oxygen he needs.
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