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5th Aug 2020, 09:26
Replies: 24
Views: 10,447
Posted By GeeRam

No, John hadn't achieved the 'hat-rick' of Sea...

No, John hadn't achieved the 'hat-rick' of Sea Fury prangs, it was Norwegian Spitfire Foundation chief pilot, Eskil Amdal flying it. Looking at the state of the cockpit area he was a lucky man to get...
4th Aug 2020, 20:29
Replies: 24
Views: 10,447
Posted By GeeRam

30 years ago a few weeks back, and almost in the...

30 years ago a few weeks back, and almost in the same way, coming to rest in a field after smashing into tress, after an engine failure after take-off.

Good news the crew are OK looking at the...
24th Jul 2020, 11:29
Replies: 57
Views: 15,170
Posted By GeeRam

Yeah, the group that bought the Vamp and the NF...

Yeah, the group that bought the Vamp and the NF Meatbox must be especially hacked off........given Dan Griffith only flew the NF into there for its final flight at the beginning of 2019...!

I...
23rd Jul 2020, 18:47
Replies: 118
Views: 23,273
Posted By GeeRam

It was on a B757 for me.....Stanstead to Bangor...

It was on a B757 for me.....Stanstead to Bangor and then Bangor to Orlando.....with short haul seat pitch.....horrible flight!
It was cheap for a reason.
21st Jul 2020, 09:09
Replies: 40
Views: 18,911
Posted By GeeRam

I'm still amazed that they didn't buy Gripen's,...

I'm still amazed that they didn't buy Gripen's, to replace their Draken's, given that they've had an almost continuous relationship with Saab since the inception of the post-war Austrian Airforce in...
19th Jul 2020, 16:41
Replies: 371
Views: 130,924
Posted By GeeRam

What works for Armed Services doesn't work in the...

What works for Armed Services doesn't work in the Police...... due to the very nature of the job, and basic Police skills learnt 'on the beat' that you take through the ranks, and this direct entry...
18th Jul 2020, 10:37
Replies: 118
Views: 23,273
Posted By GeeRam

And Vanguard Way on the East Side ;)

And Vanguard Way on the East Side ;)
18th Jul 2020, 10:34
Replies: 118
Views: 23,273
Posted By GeeRam

I think its the fastest still in service since...

I think its the fastest still in service since the retirement of Concorde.

I think the VC10 was faster, and it was only just prior to Covid in Feb this year that appropiately it was a BA 747 that...
17th Jul 2020, 12:48
Replies: 115
Views: 31,562
Posted By GeeRam

As a kid, I was at Heathrow with my cousin and...

As a kid, I was at Heathrow with my cousin and Uncle (who worked for BOAC) to see the first one land there, and had my only First Class flight in a BA 747, and on a Virgin 747 flight to LAX 20 odd...
17th Jul 2020, 12:27
Replies: 118
Views: 23,273
Posted By GeeRam

Didn't a BA A380 return to LHR yesterday (or...

Didn't a BA A380 return to LHR yesterday (or Wed?) from storage in France/Spain somewhere?
16th Jul 2020, 16:30
Replies: 222
Views: 30,328
Posted By GeeRam

I agree, its not just the name of a dog, as it...

I agree, its not just the name of a dog, as it has a direct connection to the raid because of its use for successful breach of the Mohne.

As said, its a slippery slope, and this is obviously done...
16th Jul 2020, 12:11
Replies: 70
Views: 4,666
Posted By GeeRam

Yes, I read Fly for your Life in the early 70's...

Yes, I read Fly for your Life in the early 70's when still at junior school, as a result of seeing him and Bader and a few others at one of the Biggin Hill BofB At Home days around 73/74. My Dad was...
15th Jul 2020, 07:05
Replies: 200
Views: 52,293
Posted By GeeRam

The melting point is not the issue, a serious...

The melting point is not the issue, a serious 1000C fire over 48 hours will have changed the structural properties of the steel. It will start to soften at only 450C and will loose 50% of its...
14th Jul 2020, 20:51
Replies: 6
Views: 1,855
Posted By GeeRam

Only one of the P-40's has been sold, or acquired...

Only one of the P-40's has been sold, or acquired by a couple of guys in NZ. The Smith family while not being aviation knowledgable, are aware of the legacy that John Smith has left, and they want to...
14th Jul 2020, 07:37
Replies: 6
Views: 1,855
Posted By GeeRam

FB.VI TE910, built by Standard Motors, and sent...

FB.VI TE910, built by Standard Motors, and sent to the RNZAF as NZ2336 in April 1947. Smith bought it direct from the RNZAF when they retired all their Mosquitos in 1956, and it has been sitting in...
13th Jul 2020, 21:42
13th Jul 2020, 08:39
Replies: 200
Views: 52,293
Posted By GeeRam

If she's listing, pressumably its the water from...

If she's listing, pressumably its the water from being poured on to her, and not being able to be pumped out............isn't that what caused the SS Normandie to turn over in New York after catching...
12th Jul 2020, 12:04
Replies: 34
Views: 4,936
Posted By GeeRam

The early E's only had the single MG/FF cannon...

The early E's only had the single MG/FF cannon mounted above the engine firing through the spinner, plus the 2 x MG's above them and the 2 x MG's in the wings, but they had lots of problems with...
12th Jul 2020, 10:29
Replies: 23
Views: 4,894
Posted By GeeRam

I assume you mean bombs possibly still on board...

I assume you mean bombs possibly still on board (if it went down on the way to target) rather than any 303 ammunition, which surely can't be a serious risk factor to any proper recovery?
11th Jul 2020, 21:29
Replies: 70
Views: 4,666
Posted By GeeRam

The presenters only read whatever script is put...

The presenters only read whatever script is put in front of them, so it will be a mix of the researchers and script writers (who may or may not have a political agenda, or just be ignorant or both)
11th Jul 2020, 08:48
Replies: 70
Views: 4,666
Posted By GeeRam

Jezza wouldn't have been my choice either, but...

Jezza wouldn't have been my choice either, but James May would have been a very good choice. Very good presenter, and has a keen interest in the BofB as a subject as well.
11th Jul 2020, 08:45
10th Jul 2020, 17:34
Replies: 34
Views: 4,936
Posted By GeeRam

And by the start of the Battle of Britain most...

And by the start of the Battle of Britain most realised the days of 8 x .303's were already over, and cannon's were the future, but the Hispano Mk.1 was just not suitable for wing mounting in...
9th Jul 2020, 16:02
Replies: 371
Views: 130,924
Posted By GeeRam

The less said about that stupid idea the better.

The less said about that stupid idea the better.
8th Jul 2020, 16:58
Replies: 70
Views: 4,666
Posted By GeeRam

I thought it was pretty dire really.........very...

I thought it was pretty dire really.........very disjointed presentation, and terrible presenters, or rather terrible script and production. Quite why they thought Kate Humble would be a good choice...
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