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Forum: Jet Blast
3rd May 2021, 10:05
Replies: 9,670
Views: 4,223,506
Posted By nipva

Yes indeed - I was referring to the Ch4...

Yes indeed - I was referring to the Ch4 commentator. Thanks for your observation, my post duly amended
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd May 2021, 08:04
Replies: 9,670
Views: 4,223,506
Posted By nipva

Raving commentator

After the excitement of the first two races, this was a bit of a disappointment really.

Indeed it was and a bit of an anti-climax after all the hype. The only 'excitement' was provided by the new...
30th Jan 2021, 12:15
Replies: 40
Views: 13,804
Posted By nipva

Apologies, for some reason I had assumed this was...

Apologies, for some reason I had assumed this was a Brawdy issue not a Valley one. Next time I will read the question!
30th Jan 2021, 11:15
Replies: 40
Views: 13,804
Posted By nipva

I am a bit surprised by the apparent distress to...

I am a bit surprised by the apparent distress to the locals from these 'booms'. From memory from my time at Brawdy as an instructor on both Hawk and Hunter, all medium/upper air exercises were flown...
23rd Jan 2021, 10:29
Replies: 186
Views: 31,461
Posted By nipva

EXFIN, PM sent this morning

EXFIN,
PM sent this morning
22nd Jan 2021, 09:59
Replies: 186
Views: 31,461
Posted By nipva

Several visits over the years but only one...

Several visits over the years but only one missile:
22Mar71 QRA Red Top firing Lightning F6 XR765.
Missile broke up structurally immediately post launch due to failure of the ALTAS unit. The firing...
10th Dec 2020, 10:05
Replies: 23
Views: 1,836
Posted By nipva

KnC I am unclear as to what your compatibility...

KnC
I am unclear as to what your compatibility issue is. You now agree that the port is a micro USB for which there are cables readily available. So, is it a physical thing or are you having...
10th Dec 2020, 08:05
Replies: 23
Views: 1,836
Posted By nipva

K n C I have a Sony Cybershot DSC-V5 and the...

K n C
I have a Sony Cybershot DSC-V5 and the download port is a standard mini-USB socket definitely not a micro. Don't know if this helps.
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5th Dec 2020, 13:55
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By nipva

Asturias, Thanks for this but I may not have...

Asturias,

Thanks for this but I may not have explained the problem very clearly. The now missing taskbar is the All Apps taskbar that is normally accessed by the windows key on the keyboard or the...
4th Dec 2020, 10:59
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By nipva

All Apps Taskbar - Windows 10

My All Apps taskbar normally on the LH side of my laptop screen has arbitrarily? disappeared and despite all my efforts remains hidden. It is normally 'summoned' by the windows icon in the bottom LH...
22nd Nov 2020, 17:54
Replies: 35
Views: 3,407
Posted By nipva

Tom, At the beginning of 1968 the powers that...

Tom,
At the beginning of 1968 the powers that be decided that all Flying Training Command aircraft should be finished in what became known as the raspberry ripple scheme and the proramme started...
22nd Nov 2020, 15:14
Replies: 12
Views: 2,459
Posted By nipva

Slightly off topic, WA669's second career began...

Slightly off topic, WA669's second career began when she was rescued, along with Meteor F8 VX467, f rom deep storage at 5MU in 1975 to take over the bulk of the target towing task at TWU Brawdy. - a...
22nd Nov 2020, 12:43
Replies: 35
Views: 3,407
Posted By nipva

5 MU was at Kemble and XN607went through the...

5 MU was at Kemble and XN607went through the paint shop there at the end of August 1968 before being returned to Leeming on 6th September in its new 'raspberry ripple' paint scheme. I suspect that it...
25th Oct 2020, 08:44
Replies: 13
Views: 4,733
Posted By nipva

Thanks S-D. got there eventually!

Thanks S-D. got there eventually!
24th Oct 2020, 08:07
Replies: 13
Views: 4,733
Posted By nipva

Thank you all for your replies but my main...

Thank you all for your replies but my main question 'Does the KC135 boom have the facility to lock into the receiver's refuelling receptacle?' remains unanswered. I assume that this facility must...
23rd Oct 2020, 14:30
Replies: 13
Views: 4,733
Posted By nipva

KC135 tug?

I have recently seen a programme on television on the KC135 during which an account was made of a KC!35 towing an F4 that had had an engine failure during an Atlantic crossing and was unable to...
5th Oct 2020, 14:52
Replies: 266
Views: 115,390
Posted By nipva

I am surprised that no one has commented on how...

I am surprised that no one has commented on how fortunate the F35 pilot was on being able to eject. His canopy must have been very close to being the point of impact on his frame. For this to escape...
3rd Sep 2020, 14:35
Replies: 15
Views: 4,821
Posted By nipva

FGA9 or F6

Clipped Wings,
At Chivenor 229OCU, 63 and 234 squadrons were F6 sqns , the FGA9s were only used by 79Sqn for refresher courses, PAI courses etc so basic OCU students thus only flew the F6, at least...
1st Sep 2020, 14:33
Replies: 15
Views: 4,821
Posted By nipva

My apologies - dyslexia lures. My answer above...

My apologies - dyslexia lures. My answer above was for XG196 not XG169. The latter does not appear in my logbook at all having flown some 90+ single seat Hunters whilst at 229OCU Chivenor and TWU,...
1st Sep 2020, 14:20
Replies: 15
Views: 4,821
Posted By nipva

XG196 was definitely an F6 whilst at Chivenor -...

XG196 was definitely an F6 whilst at Chivenor - it is in my logbook as such in 1969. It was converted to F6A for its time at Brawdy where it was still alive and kicking with tail no. 25 in 1981 when...
27th Aug 2020, 13:39
Replies: 23
Views: 11,203
Posted By nipva

Typhoon at 78000+ ft

Typhoon Rampage 21 abeam Dundee at 78600ft on Plane Finder with his No 2 Rampage 22 in company at 46k. Unusual to say the least.-any ideas?
21st Aug 2020, 17:23
Replies: 41
Views: 16,705
Posted By nipva

Could it not also be a Vitesse?

Could it not also be a Vitesse?
18th Aug 2020, 17:18
Replies: 2
Views: 1,633
Posted By nipva

Ed Durham's Lightning pilots site index...

Ed Durham's Lightning pilots site index (http://www.lightningpilots.com) has him living in Hayling Island. Try contacting Ed via his site. He may be able to give you Tony's email address.
13th Aug 2020, 09:24
Replies: 5
Views: 2,473
Posted By nipva

'A 23-year-old example, the lead C4-model...

'A 23-year-old example, the lead C4-model airframe (ZH867)'

Wasn't ZH865 the lead aircraft? It was certainly the first to be delivered - seen here arriving at Boscombe on its delivery flight from...
17th Apr 2020, 07:59
Replies: 14
Views: 2,981
Posted By nipva

Nah, new camouflage scheme. The RAF tried it...

Nah, new camouflage scheme.

The RAF tried it some years ago:


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