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30th Sep 2019, 19:04
Replies: 14
Views: 4,764
Posted By 50+Ray

1430 on Thurs 10 Oct at Grantham Crem I have...

1430 on Thurs 10 Oct at Grantham Crem I have heard. Belton Woods after.
R
25th Sep 2019, 06:54
Replies: 14
Views: 4,764
Posted By 50+Ray

Dreadful news. Alan was an extremely talented...

Dreadful news. Alan was an extremely talented aviator, and a real good bloke. We worked together for a long time at Barkston/Cranditz, and enjoyed a couple of jaunts to the south of France by...
8th Mar 2019, 08:18
Replies: 16
Views: 4,508
Posted By 50+Ray

Sorry to say I shall miss the funeral - I will be...

Sorry to say I shall miss the funeral - I will be in Bahrain. Condolences to family. I will raise a glass in salute.
Ray
7th Mar 2019, 12:35
Replies: 16
Views: 4,508
Posted By 50+Ray

Sad news. A fellow Captain on 44(R) and a...

Sad news. A fellow Captain on 44(R) and a resident of the village where I grew up. Any funeral details?
Ray
20th Dec 2018, 08:59
Replies: 40
Views: 7,343
Posted By 50+Ray

Well I went to CFS at the end of '80, and spent...

Well I went to CFS at the end of '80, and spent the rest of my time instructing on puddlejumpers until 2012. Medics got me in the end, but I was well into my 7th logbook by then.
R
10th Dec 2018, 17:45
Replies: 1,036
Views: 411,178
Posted By 50+Ray

I really did not wish to join in this debate,...

I really did not wish to join in this debate, but...
I have taken all sorts of stuff into a cockpit, and thankfully never jammed anything. The sterile area painting is an obvious good idea.
I do...
15th Nov 2018, 13:36
Replies: 161
Views: 32,415
Posted By 50+Ray

Late as usual! I concur with all the other Thread...

Late as usual! I concur with all the other Thread fans. Danny was an absolute treasure. RIP.
Ray
27th Oct 2018, 09:42
Replies: 4,866
Views: 1,290,575
Posted By 50+Ray

His applause was distinctly muted. This is the...

His applause was distinctly muted. This is the second time I have been embarrassed by the selection made by the committee, and it causes me to consider my continued membership of HCAP
14th Aug 2018, 08:14
Replies: 197
Views: 61,353
Posted By 50+Ray

Rumour only - dent in cabin roof of one of the...

Rumour only - dent in cabin roof of one of the Phenom cabs at Waddo. Cat ?
28th Apr 2018, 08:24
Replies: 201
Views: 36,708
Posted By 50+Ray

Agree with most of the above. What a waste of tax...

Agree with most of the above. What a waste of tax payers money! Expensively produced Bollocks.
2nd Apr 2018, 18:37
Replies: 71
Views: 9,773
Posted By 50+Ray

Absolutely agree with the comments above about...

Absolutely agree with the comments above about ATC. To amplify my post No2 I got my gliding A+B at 16, PPL from the Flying Scholarship at 17 and then IACE to Canada that summer. First attended ULAS...
29th Mar 2018, 19:44
Replies: 71
Views: 9,773
Posted By 50+Ray

Hello young Beagle. My first solo was in a PA28...

Hello young Beagle. My first solo was in a PA28 at Oxford, on 22 March 1968. The ATC Flying Scholarship meant I was absent from school for four weeks in my Upper Sixth, which did not help the A level...
2nd Mar 2018, 15:21
Replies: 57
Views: 13,811
Posted By 50+Ray

Agree with Timelord. Long duration would...

Agree with Timelord.
Long duration would entirely depend on how much was in the bomb bay and what the minmum landing fuel for diversion was that day. Longest in my log book was 6 hours 30 minutes,...
12th Feb 2018, 16:00
Replies: 19
Views: 3,309
Posted By 50+Ray

Best Met Brief I remember was for night flying at...

Best Met Brief I remember was for night flying at Oakington in early spring 1973. We Studes had spent a relaxed day punting/ogling the Cambridge talent, then from a beautiful day we were stunned by a...
9th Feb 2018, 15:36
Replies: 69
Views: 14,507
Posted By 50+Ray

#20 Vulcan had a stick!

#20 Vulcan had a stick!
9th Feb 2018, 06:46
Replies: 69
Views: 14,507
Posted By 50+Ray

And Dominie

And Dominie
8th Jan 2018, 09:51
Replies: 82
Views: 45,067
Posted By 50+Ray

Certainly some of the earliest WSOs trained in UK...

Certainly some of the earliest WSOs trained in UK for RSAF Tornados were qualified pilots. I met one lad at Finningley in late 1986 who I had sent first solo nearly two years earlier. The RSAF at the...
3rd Sep 2017, 21:56
Replies: 170
Views: 56,845
Posted By 50+Ray

During my Vulcan time I do not recall any...

During my Vulcan time I do not recall any occasions when I rolled from an asymmetric approach. A simulated Double Engine Failure After Take off was initiated by throttling back the pair on one side....
12th Jul 2017, 07:30
Replies: 111
Views: 40,854
Posted By 50+Ray

But 42 years ago I did marry a Navigator's...

But 42 years ago I did marry a Navigator's daughter.......
25th Apr 2017, 18:51
Replies: 47
Views: 8,839
Posted By 50+Ray

I brought back a prayer mat from Saudi which had...

I brought back a prayer mat from Saudi which had a built in compass to ensure kneeling towards Mecca. It has 400 degrees:-(
20th Mar 2017, 12:54
Replies: 56
Views: 19,740
Posted By 50+Ray

Nice picture to start the thread! I flew my...

Nice picture to start the thread!
I flew my first RAF solo in 518 on 09 Feb 1969, off the grass of White Waltham.
I well remember the rollocking after picking up the heroic QFI from the caravan for...
15th Mar 2017, 19:22
Replies: 25
Views: 6,807
Posted By 50+Ray

In my view they are travelling in after a roller.

In my view they are travelling in after a roller.
1st Mar 2017, 16:10
Replies: 1,036
Views: 411,178
Posted By 50+Ray

Good grief!

Good grief!
9th Jan 2017, 10:47
Replies: 183
Views: 81,525
Posted By 50+Ray

Authentic NBS XM594 at Newark has the 90 way...

Authentic NBS
XM594 at Newark has the 90 way fitted. The only missing bits I am aware of are in the AEOs station, e.g. 18228 display & some jamming/HF blanks.
Ray
23rd Aug 2016, 09:01
Replies: 413
Views: 55,521
Posted By 50+Ray

Very well put NigG. Ray

Very well put NigG.
Ray
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