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9th Sep 2019, 21:01
Replies: 22
Views: 6,094
Posted By sharpend

Inadvertent release? Happened all the time. Here...

Inadvertent release? Happened all the time. Here is a bit from my book (sorry about the plug):
'Life continued with many incidents. After all, we young things were entrusted with live ordinance. I...
9th Sep 2019, 20:54
Replies: 3,840
Views: 1,919,209
Posted By sharpend

I missed episode 3, but watched a recording...

I missed episode 3, but watched a recording tonight, so late call from me. Yes, it was interesting and showed me how much had changed since I was a TWU instructor. When Beagle was a student and I his...
28th Aug 2019, 13:11
Replies: 360
Views: 171,874
Posted By sharpend

Yup continuity was rubbish. But the program was...

Yup continuity was rubbish. But the program was better than last week.
27th Aug 2019, 20:20
Replies: 14
Views: 3,219
Posted By sharpend

Nope, that is not an AFC. How do I know?

Nope, that is not an AFC. How do I know?
23rd Aug 2019, 15:07
Replies: 360
Views: 171,874
Posted By sharpend

Your post Beagle merely shows how young you are....

Your post Beagle merely shows how young you are. Or does it prove that I really am a dinosaur :)

Signed, your Gramps.
23rd Aug 2019, 15:02
Replies: 360
Views: 171,874
Posted By sharpend

Talking Actually, maybe I am naive (don't answer that),...

Actually, maybe I am naive (don't answer that), but I joined to fly aeroplanes and never gave war a thought. War was something that happened before my time. It would never happen to me. Years later,...
21st Aug 2019, 21:07
Replies: 360
Views: 171,874
Posted By sharpend

Agreed. Mind you I am now a dinosaur; I passed...

Agreed. Mind you I am now a dinosaur; I passed CFS 49 years ago and do not recognise the RAF of today. Here is a little bit from my book:

'However, for me the fun seems to have mainly evaporated....
21st Aug 2019, 19:05
Replies: 17
Views: 4,770
Posted By sharpend

Think I have seen this before... many years ago.

Think I have seen this before... many years ago.
21st Aug 2019, 19:02
Replies: 360
Views: 171,874
Posted By sharpend

Herod, I'm sure that the TV company put that...

Herod, I'm sure that the TV company put that rubbish in. As if the pilot would be able to monitor that frequency.. I wonder what else was 'put in'
21st Aug 2019, 18:45
Replies: 360
Views: 171,874
Posted By sharpend

Quite true. I cut 1 cm off the tops of one finger...

Quite true. I cut 1 cm off the tops of one finger on each glove to use when using my iPad in flight. However, given the cost of an F35 helmet, I'm sure technology could design a glove to work with a...
21st Aug 2019, 18:37
Replies: 360
Views: 171,874
Posted By sharpend

Talking [QUOTE=BEagle;10550953] 6. I was lucky enough...

[QUOTE=BEagle;10550953]
6. I was lucky enough to be on the first of the 'new' Chivenor courses and reckon that sharpend and his colleagues had it spot on at the time.

How true...
21st Aug 2019, 18:33
Replies: 360
Views: 171,874
Posted By sharpend

Anyone who flies without gloves, be it a puddle...

Anyone who flies without gloves, be it a puddle jumper or a F35, is an idiot and thinks 'it will not happen to me'. I am always appalled to watch fools fly light aircraft in t-shirts and shorts; some...
21st Aug 2019, 08:24
Replies: 360
Views: 171,874
Posted By sharpend

Not me personally. This generation is shaped by...

Not me personally. This generation is shaped by the media, the internet and social media.
21st Aug 2019, 08:09
Replies: 360
Views: 171,874
Posted By sharpend

Lima Juliet, Well maybe we are a bunch of old...

Lima Juliet, Well maybe we are a bunch of old fogies, but personally I have found a sea-change in attitudes over the years caused by lack of discipline & respect for authority/elders, all across the...
20th Aug 2019, 21:05
Replies: 360
Views: 171,874
Posted By sharpend

Just watched it. As an ex TWU instructor (1980 -...

Just watched it. As an ex TWU instructor (1980 - 83) I was amazed how much has changed. Not for the better. For a student to state 'I have a problem with authority' to calling the instructor 'mate'....
12th Aug 2019, 11:41
Replies: 102
Views: 49,992
Posted By sharpend

What ever you think of Bader, like Churchill, he...

What ever you think of Bader, like Churchill, he inspired the general public. In WW2 we needed people like them. yes, I'm sure he could be arrogant and abrasive, but he tied up the Germans in...
4th Aug 2019, 16:51
Replies: 34
Views: 13,046
Posted By sharpend

Did you spot his nose growing longer?

Did you spot his nose growing longer?
29th Jul 2019, 19:01
Replies: 9
Views: 2,717
Posted By sharpend

MEng Dr David Simpson

Sad news about Dave Simpson copied from another forum RIP Dave

'It is with a heavy heart that I write to let you know that my brother Dr and MEng David Simpson passed away peacefully at home in...
22nd Jul 2019, 07:45
Replies: 58
Views: 11,976
Posted By sharpend

What a question! How long have you got? nothing...

What a question! How long have you got? nothing will change until we get a government which understands the importance of defence. Whilst successive PMs/Cabinets favour so-called celebs (think Blair)...
15th Jul 2019, 12:16
Replies: 33
Views: 13,206
Posted By sharpend

RIP Dick. We served on Canberras and Jaguars....

RIP Dick. We served on Canberras and Jaguars. Happy days. Blue skies.
23rd Jun 2019, 10:29
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,274,332
Posted By sharpend

When I left the RAF as a pilot with an...

When I left the RAF as a pilot with an 'Exceptional' rating, I had over 2000 hrs P1 Chippies & Bulldogs and had been an A2 Chippy/Bulldog QFI. I was in current fly practice and medically fit. So I...
12th Jun 2019, 12:51
Replies: 3
Views: 2,415
Posted By sharpend

Yup, I purchased a new one from DHSL. BTW, the ...

Yup, I purchased a new one from DHSL. BTW, the Beagle Pup & Bulldog Club are looking to source lots of new hard-to-get Bulldog spares, eg u/c seals as much of what is available is time expired. But...
4th Jun 2019, 09:55
Replies: 9
Views: 2,554
Posted By sharpend

Avionixs Skyecho2

I'm looking at collision avoidance kit. Has anybody used.got one of these collision avoidance units? How reliable? I gather it only sees Flarm and ADSB but better than nothing. Is there anything...
25th May 2019, 12:43
Replies: 67
Views: 16,511
Posted By sharpend

Not just that Beagle, but in my case firing 303...

Not just that Beagle, but in my case firing 303 rifles at South Cerney.
4th May 2019, 17:49
Replies: 22
Views: 9,135
Posted By sharpend

Mind you, talking of customs at Brize, it was the...

Mind you, talking of customs at Brize, it was the custom (excuse the pun) that on most AT arrivals the crew were cleared customs onboard. The crew filled in the customs chit before landing,...
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