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10th Nov 2022, 13:11
Replies: 52
Views: 11,133
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Having read granmarriott's take on [email protected], I...

Having read granmarriott's take on [email protected], I find it interesting that one person's inspirational leader becomes, by the time he's reached the top of the greasy pole, another's lying, conniving...
5th Nov 2022, 12:38
Replies: 10
Views: 2,316
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Thanks Alamo - he obvs has a doppelganger. Shy,...

Thanks Alamo - he obvs has a doppelganger. Shy, we're definitely talking about the same one - he could operate the Chinook better than many drivers too.
4th Nov 2022, 14:21
Replies: 10
Views: 2,316
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Is the fella 3rd from the left one MW, Navigator...

Is the fella 3rd from the left one MW, Navigator of this parish but actually a better pilot than many of the 2-winged master race?
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Nov 2022, 11:53
Replies: 107
Views: 25,788
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

I think backtothebeat's excellent post deserves...

I think backtothebeat's excellent post deserves more than a mere 'like' - the points made are extremely pertinent. W Mids was one of the forces that believed the advice (I think it was a Home Office...
14th Oct 2022, 22:21
Replies: 22
Views: 6,409
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Fair go, Shy - that says all that needs to be...

Fair go, Shy - that says all that needs to be achieved, apart from the knife-edge ridge jobs for which skids (or the back 2 on a Chinook :ok:) are the ideal stable emplaning/deplaning platform. Re...
13th Oct 2022, 21:54
Replies: 22
Views: 6,409
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Very nicely done, kudos to 9 PARA RE and the...

Very nicely done, kudos to 9 PARA RE and the QGE... but I still have a 2001-era handheld GPS with something like 150-160 LS locations carefully entered in Lat/Long using my UK-provided maps (the...
13th Oct 2022, 17:22
Replies: 22
Views: 6,409
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Well, that was educational! Thought I was...

Well, that was educational! Thought I was looking at a misdirected Kerch-Bridge-comment then recognised the islands; so they finally built the causeway, eh?! A lot less fun than the flying-coffin...
12th Oct 2022, 20:47
Replies: 12,311
Views: 11,312,306
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

ISTR that another of the T62's weaknesses was...

ISTR that another of the T62's weaknesses was that it had an automatic case ejection system (that could be switched off under certain circumstances, like NBC) which always lowered the gun barrel to a...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Oct 2022, 18:23
Replies: 48
Views: 8,440
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

I've just been looking at 2 of my photos of SOAF...

I've just been looking at 2 of my photos of SOAF AB205s and they definitely have the t/r on the aircraft's left side, with blade descending in front of the t/r g/box (ie anti-clockwise when viewed...
2nd Oct 2022, 22:02
Replies: 22
Views: 6,409
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Maybe so - but I took one look at all the...

Maybe so - but I took one look at all the trackers they wanted to put on the 'puter just to see the vid and decided it wasn't for me.
2nd Oct 2022, 18:30
Replies: 22
Views: 6,409
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Hmmm - Puma vs B212 - I know which I'd rather...

Hmmm - Puma vs B212 - I know which I'd rather take into the Brunei jungle pads (the Sperry autopilot/AFCS on the ATUDB 212s was lovely). Just watch out for those hangar doors, fellas.
2nd Oct 2022, 16:23
Replies: 22
Views: 6,409
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Happy memories of excellent co-operation from...

Happy memories of excellent co-operation from what was then (1998) 7 Flt AAC - 2 of us Loan Service types were trying to get ATUDB up to speed on NVG and we were... underresourced. Fortunately 7 Flt...
8th Sep 2022, 23:31
Replies: 12,311
Views: 11,312,306
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

aviation content... sort of...

aviation content... sort of (https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/x8x97i/ukrainian_farmers_know_to_put_destroyed_russian/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3)

made me smile, anyway. ...
8th Sep 2022, 13:15
Replies: 13
Views: 2,836
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Please PLEASE can PPRuNe have a 'like' button for...

Please PLEASE can PPRuNe have a 'like' button for the above posts? Pretty please?


The issue has been requested to IB many, many times.

We live in hope 😇

Senior Pilot
6th Sep 2022, 23:32
Replies: 12,311
Views: 11,312,306
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Don't dismiss N Korean munitions lightly. In the...

Don't dismiss N Korean munitions lightly. In the 1980s the Omani army lacked a suitable counter-battery weapon (PDRY had 130mm artillery), so they 'sourced' a supply of 130mm guns for themselves. ...
5th Sep 2022, 14:40
Replies: 46
Views: 8,495
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Thanks for the corrections - as you can probably...

Thanks for the corrections - as you can probably tell, I never did look at the Air Force List and obvs misunderstood what the very nice man from Exam Wing said at the end of the debrief :hmm:
3rd Sep 2022, 18:59
Replies: 46
Views: 8,495
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Interested to read BEagle's account of the...

Interested to read BEagle's account of the fixed-wing method of upgrading to A2 - a LOT of time and training given to the candidate. I don't know if it's still the same (as I left the service some...
28th Aug 2022, 23:47
Replies: 12,311
Views: 11,312,306
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Have since learned that it dates back to 2016,...

Have since learned that it dates back to 2016, which is why when I posted it at #8565 I included the comment about the unit since transferring (via the Bosporus, with Turkish approval, I've also just...
28th Aug 2022, 17:35
Replies: 12,311
Views: 11,312,306
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

https://www.reddit.com/r/RussiaUkraineWar2022/comm...

https://www.reddit.com/r/RussiaUkraineWar2022/comments/wzc59h/russian_equipment_is_failing_everywhere_on_this/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

Aviation content, albeit briefly. ...
19th Aug 2022, 16:42
Replies: 12,311
Views: 11,312,306
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Meanwhile, a redditor found this linky from...

Meanwhile, a redditor found this linky from Twatter (you'll have to quote this post to see the link):
https://twitter.com/PaulJawin/status/1560516212383162373
..a Russian drone was downed, within...
12th Aug 2022, 14:26
Replies: 165
Views: 43,949
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Baldeep, VSOs falling on their swords after...

Baldeep,

VSOs falling on their swords after execrable decisions? After the example set by an MRAF et al with the Mull debacle? Another job that will take a generation to fix; another bunch of...
12th Aug 2022, 14:19
Replies: 15,476
Views: 671,402
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

The decision by 'Thule' to change the test...

The decision by 'Thule' to change the test vehicle for their new range of top-boxes comes in for some justified criticism.
10th Aug 2022, 21:18
Replies: 165
Views: 43,949
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

I know this is a buoy that has been rounded in...

I know this is a buoy that has been rounded in another thread recently, but:

Moving on 14 years, OCdt Blunder started OCTU at Henlow in June 76 (6-day and 8-day camps moving pinepoles around...
6th Aug 2022, 22:21
Replies: 24
Views: 4,337
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

It used to be 4 'opes: Envelope, Antelope, Bob...

It used to be 4 'opes: Envelope, Antelope, Bob 'ope and No...
2nd Aug 2022, 20:47
Replies: 18
Views: 4,257
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

uxb99, I'm pretty sure Apache is a taildragger,...

uxb99, I'm pretty sure Apache is a taildragger, Blackhawk too. Even the Chinook usually arrives tail first. OK, none of them arrived that recently..
2nd Aug 2022, 11:42
Replies: 12,311
Views: 11,312,306
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

How very Russian to demonstrate the anti-vehicle...

How very Russian to demonstrate the anti-vehicle effects of the weapon.. on an ambulance (at around 2:29 in the video) :yuk:
29th Jul 2022, 12:39
Replies: 15,476
Views: 671,402
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

If only VPs last reported words were: "So...

If only VPs last reported words were:

"So you say the Ukrainians can get 7 HIMARS to hit one bridge? Well, let's see if they can do it when the bridge is moving.."

(PS - Nutloose, I believe...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jul 2022, 13:04
Replies: 61
Views: 14,927
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Link to thirdsector.co.uk article:...

Link to thirdsector.co.uk article: (https://www.thirdsector.co.uk/regulator-freezes-bank-account-air-ambulance-charity/governance/article/1794035)25 July 2022 by Russell Hargrave...
26th Jul 2022, 18:03
Replies: 54
Views: 9,331
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Trying to find my reference books (not easy with...

Trying to find my reference books (not easy with re-decorating going on at the mo') to see how many op descents the Rhodesian Fire Force teams used to carry out in one day (I think at a push they...
18th Jul 2022, 15:52
Replies: 12,311
Views: 11,312,306
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Now reported on reddit that the Su34 was a, er,...

Now reported on reddit that the Su34 was a, er, Red-on-Red? own goal... as in shot down by the Russian's air defences.
14th Jul 2022, 14:57
Replies: 21
Views: 6,466
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Air Staff Target

Air Staff Target
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jul 2022, 11:56
Replies: 11
Views: 2,489
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Used to see videos of crews doing this when I...

Used to see videos of crews doing this when I worked for a powerline unit in the UK. I'm SOOO glad I live in a country where frequent, occasionally-heavy rain does all the insulator-washing we need!
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Jul 2022, 18:27
Replies: 79
Views: 16,275
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Don't know the layout of the cyclic on the...

Don't know the layout of the cyclic on the Ecureil, but I suspect the load-pickle and float-deploy switches are pretty close together. Unexpected pitch-down? Push every button within reach,...
29th Jun 2022, 12:54
Replies: 3
Views: 2,135
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

Had the pleasure of going through the best course...

Had the pleasure of going through the best course in HM Forces (QHI) in the mid-80s with young Lt Thornton and his 2 (also very good) RN colleagues. Happy times :ok:
28th Jun 2022, 17:40
Replies: 12,311
Views: 11,312,306
Posted By Thud_and_Blunder

I think you meant "ready for lunch"

I think you meant "ready for lunch"
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