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25th Jan 2012, 17:16
Replies: 40
Views: 9,219
Posted By Jig Peter

Angel Lingering smells

From ages back I can still remember the smell of the Prentice - mainly what we then didn't call Avgas, probably leaking from the fuel cock below the instrument panel (if that's where it was). That...
7th Dec 2011, 14:52
Replies: 15
Views: 3,527
Posted By Jig Peter

Devil @ Roadster 280

Seems you don't know about the Olympus (Concorde, if you really don't know about what Bristol did ...) and the rest (Pegasus etc).
I'm sure they'd never have gone along the "Super-duper, frightfully...
13th Nov 2011, 16:45
Replies: 15
Views: 3,132
Posted By Jig Peter

Rules change

The A340 was designed for the "long thin" routes of the time, when the ETOPS rules were diffent from now, while the A330 was for the "shorter and thicker" legs (Freud, where art thou?) and by skilful...
6th Nov 2011, 10:37
Replies: 18
Views: 2,520
Posted By Jig Peter

Confrontation/VietNam comparison

As far as "where it was at" goes, I meant that reporting and protesting were concentrated on VietNam rather than the events in Borneo and the Straits of Malacca which were "low key" and a much more...
5th Nov 2011, 17:36
Replies: 18
Views: 2,520
Posted By Jig Peter

@ Melchet 01 Is there a possible comparison...

@ Melchet 01

Is there a possible comparison with "the Afghan business" in the "confrontation" with Indonesia from 1962- 66 ? Coming after (and sometimes considered as) an extension of the...
28th Oct 2011, 18:14
Replies: 71
Views: 18,996
Posted By Jig Peter

@ teetering head (post 52)

Early generation jets on both sides of the Channel had their engines at about half span, like the Meteor, Me 262 and the Arado bomber whose type number slips my memory. Probably due to good...
28th Oct 2011, 18:04
Replies: 71
Views: 18,996
Posted By Jig Peter

Devil @ Pr00ne during my time in FEAF, our task was...

@ Pr00ne
during my time in FEAF, our task was confronting the Indonesians in Sumatra and North Borneo and also secondarily being sufficiently nuke-proficient if the Big Northern Power needed a spot...
27th Oct 2011, 16:47
Replies: 71
Views: 18,996
Posted By Jig Peter

@ Pr00ne Canberra radar - The first...

@ Pr00ne

Canberra radar - The first Canberra version, the B.1, was supposed to have a version of H2S radar which never materialised (shades of things to come !). I think that only the first...
26th Oct 2011, 17:35
Replies: 71
Views: 18,996
Posted By Jig Peter

@ Pr00ne I sympathise with your feelings...

@ Pr00ne

I sympathise with your feelings about your choices for postings after training - by that time it had clearly been "relegated"after a much longer career than anyone could have thought of...
15th Oct 2011, 15:20
Replies: 13
Views: 2,777
Posted By Jig Peter

Just add a hyphen, and then there's little doubt...

Just add a hyphen, and then there's little doubt that there's no suggestion that the re-formed Squadron is (already ?) in need of reform.
Forum: Tech Log
15th Oct 2011, 14:58
Replies: 1,412
Views: 380,342
Posted By Jig Peter

With all the learned (and others) discuisions...

With all the learned (and others) discuisions about stalls, deep or otherwise, the point has been missed that when the airspeed became unreliable, the PF seems to have started at once to hold the...
14th Oct 2011, 15:12
Replies: 244
Views: 49,595
Posted By Jig Peter

Not "In" any more

The Boss of the first (and quite small) firm for which I worked after leaving the Air Force was a recently retired Air Vice Marshal. far above my (former) status. Knowing his exalted position, I...
13th Oct 2011, 17:05
Replies: 71
Views: 18,996
Posted By Jig Peter

According to Spec ...

With its development history going back to gliders carrying troops and vehicles (Hamilcar ?) later given two Bristol Mercuries to enable it to reach the DZ it was aimed at), the "wizard idea" the...
12th Oct 2011, 16:41
Replies: 244
Views: 49,595
Posted By Jig Peter

Class Consciousness +

"Way back when" my brother-in-law, a young industrial chemist on his way to fame and fortune accepted a middle management post with a brewery in Norfolk. This was a new thing for the company, as they...
11th Oct 2011, 16:20
Replies: 71
Views: 18,996
Posted By Jig Peter

Angel Eulogy

Considering that the first (weren't there others?) Canberra Spec dates from 1945, the aircraft is quite amazing - and so elegantly simple ... The sleek fuselage, with the wings joining it on the...
9th Oct 2011, 16:43
Replies: 39
Views: 6,485
Posted By Jig Peter

Trouble at 't back end

Long before I was sent to a Shropshire field to learn to fly on the Prentice, I had felt a bit sorry for it - pictures in the aeronautical Press showed that the first prototype had a neat fin and...
9th Oct 2011, 16:23
Replies: 25
Views: 2,942
Posted By Jig Peter

Angel Venom 1 start

When the Venom FB1 came into service (the ones after other units bent theirs through pulling too much 'g' and the aircraft had to have red lines painted on) on every start an asbestos blanket was put...
8th Oct 2011, 16:52
Replies: 39
Views: 6,485
Posted By Jig Peter

A variable pitch propeller on an "Initial...

A variable pitch propeller on an "Initial trainer" ? What must their Airships have been thinking of (or their experts at the Cotswold School of Aeroplane Driving who were rumoured to have thought up...
8th Oct 2011, 16:41
Replies: 25
Views: 2,942
Posted By Jig Peter

@ Brakedwell

Thought you might have been doing a "have-on" - I think I did have one on a Vamp 5, but it was "in a far-off land, a long time ago" ...
Regards,
JP
8th Oct 2011, 16:18
Replies: 25
Views: 2,942
Posted By Jig Peter

Over-priming ?

Whoever primed a Goblin before start-up? Or a Ghost for that matter - "LP and HP cocks on, throttle closed, press button" and off yer goes (or not if it don't light or if the Ghost starter cartridge...
8th Oct 2011, 16:03
Replies: 71
Views: 18,996
Posted By Jig Peter

Angel T4 bang-seats

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Having converted onto the Canberra at Bassingbourn in 1957 and then flown them for 2 Squadron tours (with a ground tour in between) I can't remember a T4 without bang-seats, but the "little...
6th Oct 2011, 15:35
Replies: 71
Views: 18,996
Posted By Jig Peter

A very pleasant way to earn one's crust - perhaps...

A very pleasant way to earn one's crust - perhaps you should have lowered the seat you sat in. All controls and switches easily accessible without loosening the seat harness ...
With Mae West,...
4th Oct 2011, 17:35
Replies: 9
Views: 1,249
Posted By Jig Peter

Nice one, skwinty !!!

Nice one, skwinty !!!
4th Oct 2011, 17:18
Replies: 23
Views: 4,721
Posted By Jig Peter

146 engines

ISTR that there was, at the time, no suitable engine for a "twin" 146, which was why deH went for the four converted helicopter engines (but I wasn't there then, and probably missed amny other things...
4th Oct 2011, 17:12
Replies: 9
Views: 1,249
Posted By Jig Peter

Odd that the "French" Hunters pictured on the...

Odd that the "French" Hunters pictured on the link are registered in Canada ...
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