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Forum: Jet Blast
8th Nov 2019, 13:15
Replies: 25
Views: 8,313
Posted By Audax

My thoughts are with the donor, it’s all very...

My thoughts are with the donor, it’s all very well giving one kidney but!
20th Sep 2019, 14:29
Replies: 20
Views: 4,111
Posted By Audax

There is a large white arrow clearly visible on...

There is a large white arrow clearly visible on Google Earth just to the east of Skipness village (by the graveyard) at the top end of the Mull of Kintyre. I believe this is a hangover from WW11 and...
14th Aug 2019, 14:23
Replies: 35
Views: 10,416
Posted By Audax

Quite a rant there gijoe. When you’ve put your...

Quite a rant there gijoe. When you’ve put your toys back in your cot (assuming you’re allowed toys), could you translate please so normal humans can understand?
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5th Aug 2019, 15:34
Replies: 34
Views: 13,358
Posted By Audax

There was a similar occasion on the Lightning OCU...

There was a similar occasion on the Lightning OCU when a student holding prior to Valley claimed the CI was so impressed with him that he was skipping other training and going direct to the...
Forum: Night Stop
28th Apr 2019, 20:43
Replies: 18
Views: 5,539
Posted By Audax

One of the best good value feeds is a murtabak...

One of the best good value feeds is a murtabak (several spellings) at Zam Zams at the west end of Arab Street, really good and huge portions unless you are careful. An institution for many decades.
21st Apr 2019, 11:38
Replies: 39
Views: 9,615
Posted By Audax

AoA was used for the approach and landing. A...

AoA was used for the approach and landing. A rough ‘on’ speed was worked out depending on aircraft weight, this was checked against the AoA on finals to hopefully mitigate against the AoA system...
21st Apr 2019, 06:03
Replies: 39
Views: 9,615
Posted By Audax

The full aft stick technique catered for the many...

The full aft stick technique catered for the many configurations, weights, loads and/or the variable c of g positions these configurations created, the aircraft got airborne when it was ready. As for...
11th Aug 2018, 15:28
Replies: 76
Views: 10,039
Posted By Audax

Wasn't the F3 upgraded to Avon 302s (the GT) and...

Wasn't the F3 upgraded to Avon 302s (the GT) and then the so called tuned jet pipes (the GTS)? Dook, I've flown both the aircraft pictured by yourself and Newt.
11th Aug 2018, 08:23
Replies: 76
Views: 10,039
Posted By Audax

Newt, there was a good reason the MK2 was yours,...

Newt, there was a good reason the MK2 was yours, if we gave you a 2A it simply meant you had more fuel per sortie with which to get into trouble!
26th Jul 2018, 13:02
Replies: 142
Views: 30,059
Posted By Audax

Linton is ideally situated for the Basic Fast Jet...

Linton is ideally situated for the Basic Fast Jet Training role, oodles of free airspace and easy access to the low level system in any direction, RLG nearby, most of which is not applicable to...
18th Jul 2017, 10:11
Replies: 21
Views: 11,662
Posted By Audax

At the outbreak of WW2, the Sqn CO became...

At the outbreak of WW2, the Sqn CO became concerned about a possible lack of petrol for the no doubt large and powerful cars the aircrew possessed. So, a member was sent out to obtain some of the...
19th Oct 2015, 06:20
Replies: 175
Views: 32,014
Posted By Audax

Like every walk of life, there are good and not...

Like every walk of life, there are good and not so good QFIs in the RAF. Over the years I had extensive experience instructing at every level including a spell on CFS (when it was CFS and not the...
19th Oct 2015, 05:40
Replies: 79
Views: 21,398
Posted By Audax

Many years ago, there was a rogue C130 based out...

Many years ago, there was a rogue C130 based out in the Far East, every so often in the cruise it would pitch up for no reason. No fault could be found after extensive work then some bright spark...
15th Aug 2015, 06:36
Replies: 55
Views: 9,660
Posted By Audax

'Old equipment still serviced and radiating' ...

'Old equipment still serviced and radiating'

That seems to fit many senior retired officers!
29th Jul 2015, 06:34
Replies: 93
Views: 18,582
Posted By Audax

Mid 60s at Fawlty Towers, there was a Flt Sgt...

Mid 60s at Fawlty Towers, there was a Flt Sgt Flight, SNCO i/c D Sqn
24th Jul 2015, 07:09
Replies: 49
Views: 27,908
Posted By Audax

EESDL. nothing on the Leeds East web site, any...

EESDL. nothing on the Leeds East web site, any further details?

As a kid, I used to attend the CF air shows, then spent some time flying Chipmunks there during the infamous Valley to Chivenor hold...
15th Jun 2015, 06:51
Replies: 32
Views: 9,177
Posted By Audax

But there have been civilian QFIs in the system...

But there have been civilian QFIs in the system for years, the last big input was in 1997ish when ex Mil pilots were recruited and know as Aviation Officers, wearing uniform but employed by the Civil...
4th May 2015, 05:55
Replies: 11
Views: 2,606
Posted By Audax

This talk about barriers reminds me of an...

This talk about barriers reminds me of an incident we had at Coltishall whilst I was going through the Lightning OCU.

There was an very new USAF instructor on the staff and on said sortie he was...
21st Apr 2015, 06:25
Replies: 19
Views: 6,840
Posted By Audax

Ah--Dinger Bell, could I tell you some stories...

Ah--Dinger Bell, could I tell you some stories about his exploits, libel laws make me prudent!
4th Mar 2015, 11:55
Replies: 46
Views: 11,437
Posted By Audax

At Linton in the mid 70s we had a really good US...

At Linton in the mid 70s we had a really good US exchange QFI. Some years previously, he'd been a FAC on the funny Cessna push/pull machine which could stay airborne for hours and inevitably, after a...
12th Feb 2015, 05:31
Replies: 42
Views: 12,520
Posted By Audax

Looked pretty good under the cockpit of a real...

Looked pretty good under the cockpit of a real Lightning
15th Dec 2014, 06:50
Replies: 7
Views: 3,863
Posted By Audax

Many years ago whilst flying the Lightning, we...

Many years ago whilst flying the Lightning, we were on a 10 day NATO exchange visit to an RDAF Sqn which was re-equipping with the Draken. I seem to recall that as part of the conversion, each pilot...
20th Oct 2014, 06:41
Replies: 75
Views: 16,497
Posted By Audax

Paul Dandecker?

Paul Dandecker?
7th Sep 2014, 14:00
Replies: 76
Views: 20,707
Posted By Audax

Stood right underneath the pair as they overflew...

Stood right underneath the pair as they overflew Linton this morning, magnificent sight and sound. Must confess to a lump in my throat.
31st Jul 2014, 06:17
Replies: 18
Views: 3,406
Posted By Audax

Newt, for you not past or passed but pi**ed!

Newt, for you not past or passed but pi**ed!
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