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10th May 2019, 02:40
Replies: 41
Views: 12,833
Posted By bonajet

Just to amplify the Gutersloh Harrier strength....

Just to amplify the Gutersloh Harrier strength. From 1977 to 1980 these were the aircraft on 3(F) - total 21, including the two T4s

A XV741. K XW763 W XV808
B XV738. L XW917 Y XV801
C XW764 M...
12th Nov 2017, 07:40
Replies: 399
Views: 134,999
Posted By bonajet

Re Treble One’s post at 119. The story I heard...

Re Treble One’s post at 119. The story I heard was that CinC RAFG was on holiday when he saw a roadside notice by a cafe/bar saying “Come and watch the crazy Englanders fly under the bridge”. He...
29th Jul 2017, 00:08
Replies: 23
Views: 3,715
Posted By bonajet

The hardest manœuvre for me was the 2 out line...

The hardest manœuvre for me was the 2 out line abreast barrel roll. This was made harder by the engine response being slower than older jets and meant that position had to be maintained by use of...
20th Jun 2017, 11:08
Replies: 7
Views: 2,482
Posted By bonajet

Have I misread this Whenurhappy? As it stands...

Have I misread this Whenurhappy? As it stands resettlement courses start five eyers before retirement. You take a voluntary extension of five years at Gp Capt's pay/allowances and are upset that...
27th Mar 2017, 12:11
Replies: 34
Views: 5,943
Posted By bonajet

Funnily enough Tengah, I had mine on in the...

Funnily enough Tengah, I had mine on in the garden today doing the same task. With special wee proof flaps on to boot!
10th Mar 2017, 10:44
Replies: 26
Views: 7,476
Posted By bonajet

Hello Dave - John Hickie was the GLO on 1(F) - an...

Hello Dave - John Hickie was the GLO on 1(F) - an Army major posted in as the Ground Liaison Officer.
You might get more responses re-kit if you explained what the mannequin is going to be used for...
17th May 2016, 08:38
Replies: 10
Views: 4,050
Posted By bonajet

As spoz points out, it's not law yet and there's...

As spoz points out, it's not law yet and there's an election in July. Whatever the outcome of the election, changes to the superannuation rules will happen, rightly or wrongly, as the politics of...
23rd Aug 2014, 02:20
Replies: 35
Views: 6,502
Posted By bonajet

OK I'll bite, F62. Which years and what fleet...

OK I'll bite, F62. Which years and what fleet are you talking about?
28th Jul 2014, 22:20
Replies: 45
Views: 11,526
Posted By bonajet

It most certainly wasn't done that way in the 80s...

It most certainly wasn't done that way in the 80s BOAC! Maybe it's the post Diana generation expressing their feelings.
24th Jul 2014, 09:58
Replies: 15
Views: 2,719
Posted By bonajet

40 years ago a girlfriend's father told me that...

40 years ago a girlfriend's father told me that he, whilst holding/detached from Hong Kong, managed to fly off HMS Ocean in Korea. As he was a very credible RAF pilot, later on Javelins and one of...
23rd Jul 2014, 22:49
Replies: 20
Views: 4,112
Posted By bonajet

Hello JEM It's been on Pprune before: Photo:...

Hello JEM
It's been on Pprune before:
Photo:
http://forum.keypublishing.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=173309&d=1243341612
It landed short of Boscombe Down in Jan 52 apparently.
21st May 2014, 00:10
Replies: 9
Views: 1,711
Posted By bonajet

In answer to AA62, I was in Belize when the...

In answer to AA62, I was in Belize when the Corsairs ferried up from Honduras on their way to the Confederate airforce in the US. One of the aircraft had lost a drop tank on takeoff from Honduras...
5th Mar 2014, 07:53
Replies: 84
Views: 37,775
Posted By bonajet

Thanks RW, I hadn't read that thread. Lots of...

Thanks RW, I hadn't read that thread. Lots of good stuff. The Aug 79 F104 crash at Yeovilton was, rumour has it, because the Display Control asked the pilot to complete his display quickly. He did.
5th Mar 2014, 03:35
Replies: 84
Views: 37,775
Posted By bonajet

You are correct "thing" - of the first 110...

You are correct "thing" - of the first 110 ordered up to XZ445 in 1979, I think 60 were lost, or 54%. By XZ999 at the end of 82 it was 67 out of 134 or 50%. The F104 has always got a bad press due...
24th Oct 2013, 12:00
Replies: 9
Views: 3,179
Posted By bonajet

A word of caution about Avis. I booked through...

A word of caution about Avis. I booked through the HK number, picked my car up at Heathrow and used my UK credit card. I stupidly gave them my Australian address rather than one in UK. When it...
13th Oct 2013, 00:44
Replies: 26
Views: 7,795
Posted By bonajet

Didn't fly many C130s but XV303 gave me a...

Didn't fly many C130s but XV303 gave me a memorable holiday at El Centro in Nov 89 and here she is.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v409/bonajet/XV3032Nov89ElCentro.jpg?t=1381623611
22nd Aug 2013, 07:31
Replies: 4
Views: 3,400
Posted By bonajet

I'd try Oxford. HK02-2 is their 330-200. ...

I'd try Oxford. HK02-2 is their 330-200. Contact Mike FitzCosta +852 3666 9011. His email is michael.fitz at oaa dot com.
29th May 2013, 09:50
Replies: 31
Views: 5,769
Posted By bonajet

I remember flying some 50th anniversary first day...

I remember flying some 50th anniversary first day covers on the 27th July 1989 in XS235. This was to celebrate fifty years since the first flight and, if my memory serves me, we went to Hatfield. ...
11th May 2013, 12:45
Replies: 19
Views: 3,521
Posted By bonajet

JW - there was no mention of the double barrel...

JW - there was no mention of the double barrel Illiff at the time so it may not be him. The CF Geoff Rolfe was a very kindly and patient man who did my first two RAF duals.
11th May 2013, 08:20
Replies: 19
Views: 3,521
Posted By bonajet

Hello JW, Was that the Geoff Rolfe who was a...

Hello JW,
Was that the Geoff Rolfe who was a Chipmunk QFI at Church Fenton in 72?
7th May 2013, 23:35
Replies: 9
Views: 2,351
Posted By bonajet

Yes it was thanks Dave. You are a mine of...

Yes it was thanks Dave. You are a mine of information.
The Flt Lt v. Fg Off point earlier could be a drop in rank caused by change to a permanent commission? Probably too late to be a change from...
6th May 2013, 23:52
Replies: 9
Views: 2,351
Posted By bonajet

Interesting thanks Dave. I'd never heard of the...

Interesting thanks Dave. I'd never heard of the Skylarks and there are, presumably, Lee Jones (Yellow Jacks), Keith Williamson ( AOC38 when the Harriers went to Belize in 75) and Peter Frame ( OC...
12th Feb 2013, 23:40
Replies: 18
Views: 3,803
Posted By bonajet

Yes I agree. Can the move be reversed please? ...

Yes I agree. Can the move be reversed please? By the way, has anyone worked out how to display only the forum subjects that interest you?
11th Feb 2013, 04:44
Replies: 48
Views: 12,157
Posted By bonajet

On converting to the Harrier, I chose the usual...

On converting to the Harrier, I chose the usual high seat position, in order to see as much of the outside world as possible. When weaponeering or combat started and the HUD became more important,...
14th Dec 2012, 11:36
Replies: 5
Views: 2,601
Posted By bonajet

Slight digression - Colin Holman (RIP), what a...

Slight digression - Colin Holman (RIP), what a lovely chap. Latter days at Chivenor and Amman. Ended up in NZ where his daughter still lives.
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