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9th Sep 2020, 15:36
Replies: 61
Views: 4,629
Posted By hoodie

<Sigh> "What does that sign say, laddie?" ...

<Sigh> "What does that sign say, laddie?"

"Errr, 'Stores'?"

"That's right. And if we wanted you to have it, it'd say 'Issues', wouldn't it? Now jog on."
14th Aug 2020, 13:43
Replies: 124
Views: 24,226
Posted By hoodie

I've not seen it explained anywhere, so what were...

I've not seen it explained anywhere, so what were the actual orders he disobeyed and how did that mean the war was not lost?
11th Aug 2020, 09:35
Replies: 218
Views: 114,341
Posted By hoodie

There's zero evidence for that, and it would be...

There's zero evidence for that, and it would be an extraordinary - and totally unnecessary - risk during an already high risk operation.

The suggestion really doesn't stand up in any sense at all.
5th Aug 2020, 18:48
Replies: 218
Views: 114,341
Posted By hoodie

How fascinating! The background doesn't look...

How fascinating! The background doesn't look like Virginia. Perhaps Groom Lake, TTR or Edwards North?

It's a strange combination of presumably low observable features (nose, MRH, engine inlets...
2nd Aug 2020, 19:20
Replies: 40
Views: 10,525
Posted By hoodie

Of course it isn't! :ugh: Whyever should...

Of course it isn't! :ugh:


Whyever should it?
27th Jul 2020, 17:50
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By hoodie

The relevant FAR relating to flying in the US...

The relevant FAR relating to flying in the US with a "based on" licence is 14CFR 61.75 (https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/61.75), which is clear:



A Part 67 medical certificate is of...
7th Jul 2020, 09:44
Replies: 22
Views: 8,572
Posted By hoodie

ORAC, I think chevron may be referring to the...

ORAC, I think chevron may be referring to the Shorts built ex-RAF Tucs. Nothing underhand about those.

(Not sure what they have to do with Lebanese Hunters, though!)
26th Jun 2020, 09:27
Replies: 5,115
Views: 1,426,761
Posted By hoodie

So on that basis you implicitly propose that...

So on that basis you implicitly propose that EVERY cable launch gliding site in the UK should now have an ATZ around it.

That'll make the chart look quite something.
30th Mar 2020, 17:13
Replies: 32
Views: 8,052
Posted By hoodie

Not all F-104s had downwards firing seats; only...

Not all F-104s had downwards firing seats; only the XF-104s and early F-104As.
http://www.ejectionsite.com/f104seat.htm

One of Roly Beamont's memoirs has a sobering description of his briefing as...
27th Jan 2020, 13:40
Replies: 81
Views: 94,007
Posted By hoodie

USAF E-11A BACN (Global Express) crash AFG

Doesn't look good. :(
https://theaviationist.com/2020/01/27/u-s-air-force-e-11a-bacn-battlefield-airborne-communications-node-aircraft-crashes-in-afghanistan/
19th Dec 2019, 10:02
Replies: 98
Views: 72,076
Posted By hoodie

The Intelligence and Security Committee ...

The Intelligence and Security Committee (http://isc.independent.gov.uk/)does.
5th Dec 2019, 16:16
Replies: 16
Views: 6,106
Posted By hoodie

Why should Nutty bother, when some PPRuNers...

Why should Nutty bother, when some PPRuNers clearly know everything? Then again, I suppose everybody in the UK can indeed be expected to read the Shropshire Star. :rolleyes:
2nd Dec 2019, 16:54
Replies: 5,115
Views: 1,426,761
Posted By hoodie

Thanks POBJOY. That's quite depressing. I hope...

Thanks POBJOY. That's quite depressing. I hope they aren't just left to rot as it sounds like they could still be viable if the right commercial arrangement could be found.

Fingers crossed.
2nd Dec 2019, 11:54
Replies: 5,115
Views: 1,426,761
Posted By hoodie

Thanks for the update, POBJOY. Does that...

Thanks for the update, POBJOY.

Does that mean that the engine and maybe panel upgrades will happen if the aircraft are sold on, and there is a plan for the sale?

Or is it simply that it could...
1st Dec 2019, 19:07
Replies: 5,115
Views: 1,426,761
Posted By hoodie

Is there any update (or at least, fresh rumour!)...

Is there any update (or at least, fresh rumour!) about the fate of the Vigilants?

Are they going to be scrapped or sold on, and if sold on why the apparent delay? I hope the engines at least are...
20th Nov 2019, 17:48
Replies: 38
Views: 13,665
Posted By hoodie

You think that's mad? This is MAD: The...

You think that's mad? This is MAD:

The question remains what Premier would openly fire a Nuke knowing full well that the Soviet Union will be obliterated in return.

Rather have someone who...
16th Nov 2019, 19:50
Replies: 26
Views: 4,177
Posted By hoodie

I've never heard of a rule that differentiates...

I've never heard of a rule that differentiates between GA ops in CAS and Class G based on the engine. What rule is that?
18th Oct 2019, 10:44
Replies: 9
Views: 2,415
Posted By hoodie

(Buster posted about these aircraft first, but...

(Buster posted about these aircraft first, but I'll leave this for the pics)

There was the Myasishchev M-17 Stratosphera (MYSTIC-A) - and perhaps also the M-55 (MYSTIC-B), although it seems that...
8th Oct 2019, 12:26
Replies: 25
Views: 5,713
Posted By hoodie

If the AA system could be used to talk to his...

If the AA system could be used to talk to his driver, why couldn't the PM also use it to talk to Whitehall?
24th Sep 2019, 13:12
Replies: 54
Views: 9,147
Posted By hoodie

An example from Arnhem could be that of Maj...

An example from Arnhem could be that of Maj Robert Henry Cain VC (https://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/robert-henry-cain-victoria-cross.html)
2nd Sep 2019, 16:57
Replies: 211
Views: 80,349
Posted By hoodie

Whether one is a Remainer or a Leaver, you have...

Whether one is a Remainer or a Leaver, you have to acknowledge that is NOT what the voters were very clearly told at the time in the Government leaflet that came through everybody's door....
2nd Sep 2019, 16:47
Replies: 360
Views: 191,071
Posted By hoodie

"I've told you a thousand times. That's not a...

"I've told you a thousand times. That's not a toilet seat; it's the upper fan door"
27th Aug 2019, 19:42
Replies: 360
Views: 191,071
Posted By hoodie

And nobody on the squadrons knew they wouldn't be...

And nobody on the squadrons knew they wouldn't be at the time.

Bit of an important point that, I'd say.
25th Aug 2019, 20:06
Replies: 12
Views: 2,112
Posted By hoodie

It's not 'SLCP', it's 'SLPC'. 'Single Lever Power...

It's not 'SLCP', it's 'SLPC'. 'Single Lever Power Control', as found in Cirrus and the like.
24th Aug 2019, 15:26
Replies: 21
Views: 5,661
Posted By hoodie

Not sure I understand this point properly. By...

Not sure I understand this point properly. By "immersion suit", do you mean a device designed BOTH to protect against hypothermia AND provide buoyancy?

I ask because the usual (UK) definition I...
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