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19th Feb 2021, 17:27
Replies: 4
Views: 1,124
Posted By Mogwi

"Will the effluent from 4 engines cause any...

"Will the effluent from 4 engines cause any issues with refuelling from wing pods?"

Not sure that effluent will be a problem... Eflux might though😊
19th Feb 2021, 17:18
Replies: 12
Views: 4,901
Posted By Mogwi

I see that the aircraft landed at Orange. Must...

I see that the aircraft landed at Orange. Must have needed some juice. Perhaps he should have kept his eyes peeled 🙂
19th Feb 2021, 13:20
Replies: 39
Views: 6,253
Posted By Mogwi

You are most welcome, Sir! The book is about...

You are most welcome, Sir!

The book is about to be released in Argentina - could be interesting! Also being released in UK as an audiobook next week, for those who can't be bothered to read it!!
...
19th Feb 2021, 10:32
Replies: 39
Views: 6,253
Posted By Mogwi

Correct! Most engagements were in-shoot-away home...

Correct! Most engagements were in-shoot-away home for tea. I think that I was the only one to use VIFF in combat and that was trying to splash a Pucara in Stanley harbour.

Stanley was protected by...
17th Feb 2021, 09:41
Replies: 17
Views: 2,592
Posted By Mogwi

Might work as an Airfix. Mog

Might work as an Airfix.

Mog
15th Feb 2021, 10:03
Replies: 39
Views: 6,253
Posted By Mogwi

Actually, on the Harrier it increased the pitch...

Actually, on the Harrier it increased the pitch rate, which gave an instantaneous increase in rate of turn BUT this caused a loss of airspeed with the resultant reduction in rate of turn.

Usefull...
10th Feb 2021, 09:55
Replies: 662
Views: 265,526
Posted By Mogwi

Hostile Skies released as an audio book shortly. ...

Hostile Skies released as an audio book shortly.


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hostile-Skies-Battle-Falklands/dp/B08NF66VPK/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Hostile+skies+audiobook&qid=1612950761&sr=8-1
7th Feb 2021, 14:51
Replies: 14
Views: 2,604
Posted By Mogwi

You are most kind, Sir! Available as an audio...

You are most kind, Sir! Available as an audio book wef Ist March as well.

mog
30th Jan 2021, 13:55
Replies: 14
Views: 2,604
Posted By Mogwi

My publisher advised me to steer well clear of...

My publisher advised me to steer well clear of the MoD, which I did. Didn't hear a peep from anyone after publication. I had been retired for 15 years by the time I got around to writing it though.
...
28th Jan 2021, 14:07
Replies: 40
Views: 13,092
Posted By Mogwi

First time I dropped a bang was in a Jumping Bean...

First time I dropped a bang was in a Jumping Bean T4 on an air test near Düsseldorf. Nobody noticed - or maybe they were used to large bangs from a few years earlier!😈

In in later life, I used to...
23rd Jan 2021, 11:01
Replies: 299
Views: 72,326
Posted By Mogwi

It was my privilege to count amongst my friends...

It was my privilege to count amongst my friends Cecil Lewis (Sagittarius Rising), who not only flew in both wars but also became one of the founding fathers of the BBC. He was great friends with GBS,...
16th Jan 2021, 17:05
Replies: 176
Views: 38,693
Posted By Mogwi

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/320x240/image_900d6bd1f26a459ffa7de12a9c1fc75944e6ff99.jpeg
11th Jan 2021, 14:07
Replies: 180
Views: 26,341
Posted By Mogwi

Copies of log-book sent. Mog

Copies of log-book sent.

Mog
2nd Jan 2021, 13:37
Replies: 21
Views: 6,023
Posted By Mogwi

I believe that there was a Royal Navy Trial...

I believe that there was a Royal Navy Trial Houdini in the 70s (?) using the F4. Same principle but the lights were connected to a rear-facing light-sensor, so that they could be varied to match the...
22nd Dec 2020, 14:15
Replies: 27
Views: 8,126
Posted By Mogwi

You may laugh (and many did!) but the Jag was...

You may laugh (and many did!) but the Jag was supposed to be built for the French Navy!

Mog
19th Dec 2020, 13:09
Replies: 18
Views: 4,004
Posted By Mogwi

Best I had was using the Wessex to pull a car off...

Best I had was using the Wessex to pull a car off a deserted beach in norn iron. The young couple had been too engrossed in their own company to notice the advancing tide and managed to wave us down...
17th Dec 2020, 15:40
Replies: 58
Views: 18,458
Posted By Mogwi

Full chat on touch-down only became SOP with the...

Full chat on touch-down only became SOP with the advent of the angled deck. Before that, if you missed a wire you ended up in the barrier! As MOGWI senior discovered.

Although to be fair, his donk...
11th Dec 2020, 12:53
Replies: 217
Views: 57,422
Posted By Mogwi

Wonderful memories of Linton in '67: Fire...

Wonderful memories of Linton in '67:

Fire extinguisher fights in the accommodation blocks
Illicit rifle range in the basement
Brake fade in the Ford Popular requiring the use of airbrakes...
6th Dec 2020, 16:21
Replies: 1
Views: 1,395
Posted By Mogwi

Yes, he returned with one winder onboard. PM...

Yes, he returned with one winder onboard. PM sent.

Mog
1st Dec 2020, 16:08
Replies: 23
Views: 4,443
Posted By Mogwi

As my late Pa used to say -"Never fly below half...

As my late Pa used to say -"Never fly below half your wingspan".

Nick Taylor
John E-J
Al Curtis
Gordie Batt

All still on CAP down south.

Mog
1st Dec 2020, 09:25
Replies: 16
Views: 4,617
Posted By Mogwi

I suspect that it refers to the fairly regular...

I suspect that it refers to the fairly regular removal of the toll gate by certain budding RN pilots on their way back from a good run-ashore.

Not me, of course, yer 'onour!

Mog
24th Nov 2020, 13:46
Replies: 111
Views: 128,123
Posted By Mogwi

Been there! August '85 over the Channel in...

Been there!

August '85 over the Channel in murk from 1000' to FL impossible. Vectored for an inbound at 10,000' and Freddie rolled me out 1/2 mile astern but I didn't have any radar contact -...
14th Nov 2020, 15:44
Replies: 33
Views: 6,848
Posted By Mogwi

Ah, yes. Effin big church and green phone boxes,...

Ah, yes. Effin big church and green phone boxes, if I recall. By the time it was ID'd, it was quicker to keep going west. No one seemed to mind though. 😊
10th Nov 2020, 13:29
Replies: 28
Views: 3,672
Posted By Mogwi

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/720x540/image_b66e1a5154e0010504dbaa8fd9f2283623a94962.jpeg
The Tiger remembers.
31st Oct 2020, 15:15
Replies: 108
Views: 30,003
Posted By Mogwi

Hail Hum! As you say, happy days. I was...

Hail Hum!

As you say, happy days.

I was duty pilot in the tower at Güt for the departure of 4 X Italian 104s on one occasion. # 4 dropped back badly on take-off and they disappeared into the...
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