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13th Jan 2021, 19:01
Replies: 21
Views: 5,486
Posted By ex-fast-jets

My first - and regular - instructor at Cranwell...

My first - and regular - instructor at Cranwell in 69.

He sent me on my first jet solo in a JP4 - so everything that followed is all his fault!!

Glad to know that he is alive and well.
8th Jan 2021, 19:48
Replies: 21
Views: 5,933
Posted By ex-fast-jets

I have not operated in the circles of SultanQ and...

I have not operated in the circles of SultanQ and his mates, but I spent way too much time at the end of the 90's and early 00's in the Middle East - mostly Kuwait, Saudi and Bahrain. And a bit of...
4th Jan 2021, 10:21
Replies: 135
Views: 39,188
Posted By ex-fast-jets

With Biden as PotUS, perhaps a forward based USAF...

With Biden as PotUS, perhaps a forward based USAF in Ireland? That might appeal to many.

Just a thought..............
29th Dec 2020, 19:14
Replies: 2,011
Views: 369,533
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Think carefully, tartare - and before you spend...

Think carefully, tartare - and before you spend your hard-earned money, don't get confused by the banter..........

I have had two charcoal Webers, and three Gas Webers........

The charcoal ones...
25th Dec 2020, 21:53
Replies: 2,011
Views: 369,533
Posted By ex-fast-jets

What a load of rubbish - you, sir, are an utter...

What a load of rubbish - you, sir, are an utter disgrace......

Short Ribs - proper beef ribs (bone in, of course) - fish of all sorts.........

Chicken, pork, lamb.................

All work...
25th Dec 2020, 14:23
Replies: 2,011
Views: 369,533
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Don't even think of reverting to cave-man...

Don't even think of reverting to cave-man techniques - you will regret it...........

Stick with a Weber Gas - or, if you want to appease your friendly neighbours, an Outback.

Gas is good -...
3rd Dec 2020, 19:02
Replies: 100
Views: 21,160
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Thread Drift........ You didn't mention...

Thread Drift........

You didn't mention Chivenor - the finest Station that should never, ever have been closed.

If the RAF is destined only to have one operational base - Chivenor should have...
1st Dec 2020, 21:07
Replies: 23
Views: 4,335
Posted By ex-fast-jets

In addition to others already mentioned........ ...

In addition to others already mentioned........

Jeremy Hall
Steve Wakely
Andy Bloxham
Jim Downey
John Roberts
Keith Holland
Brian Weatherley
Paul Adams
1st Dec 2020, 20:08
Replies: 147
Views: 54,297
Posted By ex-fast-jets

No Name Input

I cannot offer the names of the individuals..............

My first - when I was training at Valley in 1970, we had a young (well, old to us youth - but probably still in his 20's) Met Man who...
18th Nov 2020, 20:14
Replies: 58
Views: 18,949
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Oh Dear........

I prefer the "Kevin The Carrot" message............

By the way, does anyone know what happened to the Turkey??

Or must we wait until 25 Dec for the obvious????
8th Nov 2020, 17:35
Replies: 34
Views: 10,642
Posted By ex-fast-jets

The Harrier - By A Margin

No fighter could go backwards faster than a Harrier.............
1st Nov 2020, 20:24
Replies: 250
Views: 53,208
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Kevin the Carrot seems to be having fun this...

Kevin the Carrot seems to be having fun this year.

Perhaps we should ask him/her??
27th Oct 2020, 19:39
Replies: 16
Views: 5,145
Posted By ex-fast-jets

No - but my reply has to have at least 10...

No - but my reply has to have at least 10 characters, so - No.
24th Oct 2020, 20:56
Replies: 106
Views: 32,384
Posted By ex-fast-jets

I'm with beardy. There are times to hold...

I'm with beardy.

There are times to hold back before speculating, and wait for official investigations to be concluded before offering personal - and possibly unsubstantiated - opinions which...
22nd Oct 2020, 17:06
Replies: 68
Views: 23,455
Posted By ex-fast-jets

At the risk of being boring............ ...

At the risk of being boring............

Jerry Pook and Mark Hare actually straffed and killed a Chinook and Puma in the vicinity of Mt Kent early on - and they haven't made a great fuss of having...
16th Oct 2020, 21:59
Replies: 48
Views: 11,382
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Let's Get Positive

Can we forget the subtle - or not subtle - comments........

Let's all get behind this young man and applaud what he is doing.

At his age, he needs us all to thank him for his efforts, without...
16th Oct 2020, 20:59
Replies: 48
Views: 11,382
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Nothing To Do With Humour

Sorry - but the original title is wrong IMHO.

Nothing to do with misplaced humour.

This young man is doing something many of his age are not - he deserves full support and does not need subtle...
16th Oct 2020, 19:00
Replies: 48
Views: 11,382
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Less Negative Vibes, Moriarty!!

For goodness sake - give the kid and his Dad a break.

A young boy of his age doing something for charity???..........good on him.

Does it matter what he wears??

Well done, young man - and...
21st Aug 2020, 19:31
Replies: 124
Views: 26,563
Posted By ex-fast-jets

I refer you all to my previous post #5......... ...

I refer you all to my previous post #5.........

By quoting from his book, and discussing it/him, you are providing him with the oxygen he needs to breathe.

This is supposed to be a network for...
8th Aug 2020, 10:15
Replies: 124
Views: 26,563
Posted By ex-fast-jets

By quoting from his book, and discussing it/him,...

By quoting from his book, and discussing it/him, you are providing him with the oxygen he needs to breathe.
30th Jul 2020, 21:10
Replies: 40
Views: 6,737
Posted By ex-fast-jets

PPL is a good start - many of us did so courtesy,...

PPL is a good start - many of us did so courtesy, in my case, of an RAF Scholarship.

But if you assume that you know nothing, that is an even better start.

"A couple of rungs on the job ladder"...
14th Jul 2020, 21:43
Replies: 76
Views: 19,058
Posted By ex-fast-jets

Now that, TEEEJ, takes me to a very different...

Now that, TEEEJ, takes me to a very different memory, many years on......

MRE's - colloquially known as Meals Rejected by Ethiopians.......

Can I say that now?............

I was visiting...
14th Jul 2020, 20:13
Replies: 76
Views: 19,058
Posted By ex-fast-jets

As a young, 16-year old CCF(Navy) cadet, I went...

As a young, 16-year old CCF(Navy) cadet, I went on a camp to Ballykelly in about 1966.

We were flown in a Shackleton - Mk2, Phase 3 - important because the Mk2 had a tail wheel, so was still a...
5th Jul 2020, 20:28
Replies: 14
Views: 4,152
Posted By ex-fast-jets

I was on exchange with the USAF at Langley AFB in...

I was on exchange with the USAF at Langley AFB in 89/91 and took my boat to Yorktown/Williamsburg one 4 July flying the White Ensign - which I was not entitled to fly - but it got some good banter...
27th Jun 2020, 19:10
Replies: 63
Views: 29,030
Posted By ex-fast-jets

I am not certain that he is a polemicist. I...

I am not certain that he is a polemicist.

I do think that he is a fanatical believer in his own position which has coloured his judgement beyond reason and so he writes the irrational stuff that...
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