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12th Jan 2022, 18:16
Replies: 27
Views: 4,491
Posted By 60024

I was involved in a synthetic exercise at Waddo...

I was involved in a synthetic exercise at Waddo about 12 years or so ago where there was a USAF A-10 pilot and a RM Harrier pilot 'flying' as a CAS pair using desktop PCs. A Brigadier stood behind...
19th Feb 2021, 16:01
Replies: 12
Views: 5,747
Posted By 60024

When I turned up to my Italian exchange tour, I...

When I turned up to my Italian exchange tour, I was told that a few months earlier one of the crews had been flying on a standard LL route along one of the northern valleys in Sicily. Due to the...
13th Jan 2021, 16:17
Replies: 11
Views: 3,224
Posted By 60024

The problem with the white fins was that on a...

The problem with the white fins was that on a typical hazy, sunny day you it looked like your wingman in battle fmn didn't have a fin.......
9th Nov 2020, 11:04
Replies: 28
Views: 5,017
Posted By 60024

Yes! Wondered if I'd heard him correctly...

Yes! Wondered if I'd heard him correctly (although I thought he said "the military arm of the RAF" to be pedantic.
11th Aug 2019, 20:36
Replies: 102
Views: 57,812
Posted By 60024

I met him at the Battle of Britain Museum on his...

I met him at the Battle of Britain Museum on his 70th birthday. I was subsequently sent a signed copy of his biography inscribed with best wishes for my flying training. Still got the book, though I...
13th Mar 2019, 09:07
Replies: 16
Views: 4,186
Posted By 60024

It's ok, he/she has got a spare......

It's ok, he/she has got a spare......
19th Apr 2018, 20:51
Replies: 2,035
Views: 402,805
Posted By 60024

I fired my Weber up for the first time this...

I fired my Weber up for the first time this season yesterday. It was bought in the Rheindahlen BX in 1988. The main problem is that my local sainsbury's sell charcoal that is 99% smoke, just to annoy...
29th Mar 2018, 20:24
Replies: 71
Views: 12,309
Posted By 60024

I had my 30 hours at Eastleigh in 1978 and...

I had my 30 hours at Eastleigh in 1978 and retired last year. One of the chaps on the course after mine subsequently landed on a Spanish freighter....

I was somewhat taken aback during the last...
5th Mar 2018, 10:35
Replies: 20
Views: 5,520
Posted By 60024

iirc there was a lot of concrete shrapnel damage...

iirc there was a lot of concrete shrapnel damage to the fuselage, only the crutching mechanism of the port drop tank remained and the port intake was split in two where a whip aerial on top of the...
29th Oct 2017, 12:13
Replies: 33
Views: 9,070
Posted By 60024

There was a Dutch F-27 display in the late 1970s...

There was a Dutch F-27 display in the late 1970s that was flown with one of the props feathered. Saw it at IAT/RIAT a couple of times iirc.
8th Sep 2017, 17:28
Replies: 20
Views: 11,296
Posted By 60024

I agree with the comments about the cover photo....

I agree with the comments about the cover photo. My copy arrived yesterday in the post from RAFBF, which seems odd seeing as it it not being released until Monday.

Incidentally, the caption to the...
17th Aug 2017, 18:16
Replies: 74
Views: 16,967
Posted By 60024

I reckon you have answered your own question in...

I reckon you have answered your own question in line three....
18th Jul 2017, 14:04
Replies: 40
Views: 10,163
Posted By 60024

Remember seeing a Canadian five-ship in filthy...

Remember seeing a Canadian five-ship in filthy weather at one of the Biggin Hill shows in the late 1970s. I have a couple of slides somewhere in storage with a loose gaggle of them all with the...
29th Jun 2017, 16:21
Replies: 7
Views: 2,114
Posted By 60024

Thanks David. My wife thought they were red from...

Thanks David. My wife thought they were red from where she was.
29th Jun 2017, 11:40
Replies: 52
Views: 21,902
Posted By 60024

I was approaching my 56th birthday when I stopped...

I was approaching my 56th birthday when I stopped in March. A month or so before that I flew in a 111 yr old cockpit on an OLF sortie👹👹. If it's all you've ever done then it is perfectly normal.
29th Jun 2017, 11:34
Replies: 7
Views: 2,114
Posted By 60024

Hawk 3-ship over Guildford

Anyone know why a Hawk 3-ship was flying around in Vic just north of Guildford at around 1210 on 29 June? Possibly in Farnborough's radar pattern. Good to see, though obviously not low enough!...
3rd May 2017, 14:32
Replies: 75
Views: 19,403
Posted By 60024

Not in the GR1/4. Leon mentioned rocking a switch...

Not in the GR1/4. Leon mentioned rocking a switch on the end of the throttles to select which radio, but that wasn't the case with the GR, the sector is on the stick.

The red button on the stick...
15th Apr 2017, 20:47
Replies: 63
Views: 24,925
Posted By 60024

I might have expected to see the rudders move as...

I might have expected to see the rudders move as the jet was turned under its own power....
24th Mar 2017, 16:56
Replies: 101
Views: 38,456
Posted By 60024

Which was all very well until the first use when...

Which was all very well until the first use when it was discovered that PSA (?) had incorporated air bubbles into the concrete. When hot, air expands.....:eek:
4th Mar 2017, 16:43
Replies: 6
Views: 3,712
Posted By 60024

Instructional airframe going to the tech school...

Instructional airframe going to the tech school at Cosford I heard.

Beaten to it by one minute!
24th Jan 2017, 19:30
Replies: 18
Views: 6,454
Posted By 60024

Spanky was there 86-87 IIRC

Spanky was there 86-87 IIRC
22nd Jan 2017, 17:25
Replies: 18
Views: 6,454
Posted By 60024

For Local Hero, the filming in the fishing...

For Local Hero, the filming in the fishing village took place next door to Rosehearty Range at Pennen, hence the frequent jet noise. I guess the film crew decided that if you can't beat them......
12th May 2016, 09:28
Replies: 15
Views: 2,134
Posted By 60024

Thanks Stuff.

Thanks Stuff.
12th May 2016, 08:41
Replies: 15
Views: 2,134
Posted By 60024

Travel Insurance - Service cancellation cover

After many years with MRL providing my Travel Insurance, including cover for cancellation for Service reasons MRL have told me that they can no longer offer cancellation for Service reasons. The...
15th Feb 2016, 08:50
Replies: 31
Views: 6,070
Posted By 60024

Willard, <<<Local optician, quite by chance, is...

Willard,
<<<Local optician, quite by chance, is called Memory.>>

If the Memory Opticians is the same one in Wiltshire I went to, Mammary opticians would have been more appropriate! My new specs...
4th Aug 2015, 13:12
Replies: 51
Views: 39,764
Posted By 60024

Whereas on the apple maps app there are all sorts...

Whereas on the apple maps app there are all sorts of aircraft that appear to have been cut out by a ten year old and pasted on
24th Feb 2015, 18:29
Replies: 12
Views: 5,558
Posted By 60024

West Raynham is already covered in panels. The...

West Raynham is already covered in panels. The runway appears to be an access road now. The old Bloodhound site has been left alone - so far.
29th Jan 2015, 21:20
Replies: 20
Views: 7,405
Posted By 60024

On the BBC 10pm news the reporter in the studio...

On the BBC 10pm news the reporter in the studio stated it was Tornados that made the interception again......http://www.pprune.org/images/smilies/thumbs.gif
25th Dec 2014, 11:05
Replies: 7
Views: 2,962
Posted By 60024

Santa's flown past quarters at Lossie this...

Santa's flown past quarters at Lossie this morning waving from his yellow sleigh. Well done guys :D
5th Sep 2014, 17:15
Replies: 287
Views: 145,664
Posted By 60024

depending on the girl, maybe e would be the...

depending on the girl, maybe e would be the correct answer!
20th Aug 2014, 19:18
Replies: 29
Views: 13,402
Posted By 60024

500n, In that photo the fireball is possibly...

500n,

In that photo the fireball is possibly about 1000ft above the nearest hilltops. Now that would need some very tall pylons to support wires, given the nature of the terrain in that part of...
19th Aug 2014, 19:58
Replies: 29
Views: 13,402
Posted By 60024

The original article says that a parachute has...

The original article says that a parachute has been found, but nobody with it.

The 20:21 Telegiornale update says that the crews (pilots and navs ejected) but are 'lost'.

Photo here ( at...
17th May 2014, 17:47
Replies: 34
Views: 11,039
Posted By 60024

<<Not difficult when you didn't need to (have to)...

<<Not difficult when you didn't need to (have to) do any flight planning...>>

And they usually briefed on Guard......:rolleyes:
9th Apr 2014, 18:46
Replies: 29
Views: 6,990
Posted By 60024

How about starting at 001AA in a similar way to...

How about starting at 001AA in a similar way to the way that car registrations swapped the year letter from the end to the front.
28th Jan 2014, 22:24
Replies: 13
Views: 3,002
Posted By 60024

Depends on the aircraft type and what the...

Depends on the aircraft type and what the emergency drills say. Landing with, say, one main gear down and the rest up is not usually good. The RN lost a Sea Fury a few years back near Prestwick...
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