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12th Jun 2021, 10:34
Replies: 11
Views: 1,870
Posted By Sleeve Wing

So what’s your point, Cc ? The usual one about...

So what’s your point, Cc ? The usual one about overpaid bus drivers. Or are you dreaming of the future and 200 seat drones ?
Perhaps you should remember that there would actually be no employment...
3rd Jun 2021, 10:51
Replies: 144
Views: 11,581
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Agreed, Mooncrest. As I mentioned in Post...

Agreed, Mooncrest.

As I mentioned in Post ⌗10. "never a match for the (P&W JT8D-equipped) DC9" ! It could walk all over a 1-11 without breaking sweat. A really stimulating aircraft to...
31st May 2021, 07:51
Replies: 144
Views: 11,581
Posted By Sleeve Wing

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/765x536/rps173g_axln_537ab80e5f114990dfbfe6c5aacaec5c52180203.jpg

...And , of course, the borrowed Air Cymru in the 90s.
...
23rd May 2021, 11:33
Replies: 34
Views: 4,052
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Chipmunk 75th.

Gentlemen,

A couple of shots taken at Old Warden on the 22nd.May, 2021. 16 ship formation led by Robert Miller. I think they did the aeroplane proud, don't you ?
...
17th May 2021, 15:40
Replies: 24
Views: 3,427
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Lovely. What a way to satisfy one's long career. ...

Lovely. What a way to satisfy one's long career.
With all that lifetime's experience, can you imagine it was done without giving it some considerable thought ?
No. Just a good, reliable and...
14th May 2021, 13:52
Replies: 38
Views: 6,059
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Bit late into this thread but was a bit confused...

Bit late into this thread but was a bit confused by the title.
Surely the Washington was the B-50 and the B-29, the Superfortress. It certainly was when I was spotter in the middle 50s.
The main...
2nd May 2021, 21:38
Replies: 17
Views: 8,852
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Hector Taylor

retired OK.
Believe they had both served in the RAFVR(T).
They were two of the best and most consistent instructors, certainly around the Midlands, in the 60s/70s.
I had a number of check rides...
1st May 2021, 20:05
Replies: 74
Views: 21,969
Posted By Sleeve Wing

39 years.

A successful operation completed in a short time against a capable airborne enemy.
Best wishes to all who served during that period including those back in the UK who were considered too valuable to...
18th Apr 2021, 17:09
Replies: 27
Views: 5,244
Posted By Sleeve Wing

See you're only 45, Nickler, so your predicament...

See you're only 45, Nickler, so your predicament is tough especially within the present C19 situation.
I'm sure we all appreciate your sentiments about present employment too. Your qualifications...
Forum: Questions
12th Apr 2021, 14:29
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By Sleeve Wing

1. Dead reckoning. Height against distance to...

1. Dead reckoning. Height against distance to STAR altitude. Regular checks because of wind speed differences with altitude. Also makes sure you can get the Cabin Pressure down within descent limits....
27th Mar 2021, 17:20
Replies: 15
Views: 4,418
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Sea Vixen, Sea Hawk, Buccaneer, Steve ? Did...

Sea Vixen, Sea Hawk, Buccaneer, Steve ? Did someone say Scimitar ?? ;)
25th Mar 2021, 22:57
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Old, not bold. >>> Was BLAC the same...

Old, not bold.

>>> Was BLAC the same organisation as ABAC, under another name? <<<

Yes. Changed it's name at the end of the 60s.

The Association of British Aero Clubs became British Light...
17th Mar 2021, 21:15
Replies: 29
Views: 4,561
Posted By Sleeve Wing

I have a few thousand hours on the Viscount....

I have a few thousand hours on the Viscount. Could it be simply that the longer nacelle gave a more streamlined shape, a better thrust line for all that power and helped the C.of G. forward some ? It...
9th Mar 2021, 14:33
Replies: 20
Views: 6,863
Posted By Sleeve Wing

With reference to the Harvard query, both the...

With reference to the Harvard query, both the marks that I have flown had a stick control column. Think Mustang and you'll be able to visualise exactly. Can't think of a more ergonomic and convenient...
2nd Mar 2021, 10:51
Replies: 1
Views: 1,113
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Capt.Brian Waters. RIP.

Sadly I have to mention that Brian died suddenly last Sunday. He had been diagnosed with a virulent form of thyroid cancer.
After the RAF, Brian joined British Midland Airways in the mid 70s, flying...
30th Jan 2021, 09:05
Replies: 7
Views: 1,842
Posted By Sleeve Wing

I think that we're all fed up with the twelve...

I think that we're all fed up with the twelve months of house arrest, no popping down to the pub and a screw up on every arrangement we try to make. It actually worse than the aftermath of WW2 at a...
23rd Jan 2021, 15:59
Replies: 9
Views: 1,798
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Thanks, Bill. Very sad to hear that. We didn't...

Thanks, Bill.
Very sad to hear that. We didn't keep in touch; he was on his way to the Tripartite Harrier outfit when I last saw him. I actually only had occasion to fly with him once, as he was on...
22nd Jan 2021, 14:11
Replies: 9
Views: 1,798
Posted By Sleeve Wing

JW411. Agree - you could be right. Hugh...

JW411.
Agree - you could be right.
Hugh certainly had the illustrious sister as she occasionally came into the Mess at LOO where he was instructing when I was a stude.
Complete with ponytail then,...
6th Jan 2021, 12:14
Replies: 19
Views: 6,477
Posted By Sleeve Wing

>>>From the anchorage it was possible to watch...

>>>From the anchorage it was possible to watch the activity above the ranges at Donna Nook and Holbeach, perhaps they found it interesting? <<<

Hi A.b.b.,
Same thing used to happen at Rosehearty...
1st Jan 2021, 09:25
Replies: 4
Views: 1,073
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Have a great 2021, everybody. More flying, less...

Have a great 2021, everybody. More flying, less sim !
26th Dec 2020, 16:29
Replies: 25
Views: 9,112
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Very sad to hear this. I never had the...

Very sad to hear this. I never had the opportunity to meet face to face but was referred to Rod by a mutual chum, Jenx, when I started instructing on civilian Bulldogs.
Spinning a Bulldog can be...
3rd Dec 2020, 20:32
Replies: 224
Views: 54,615
Posted By Sleeve Wing

RAF Linton on Ouse

I arrived there on frosty evening in January, 1962, after driving up from Devon.
I was on the Royal Navy's 102 Fixed Wing course to fly, first, the JP3 and then the Vampire
The Commanding Officer...
20th Nov 2020, 22:03
Replies: 14
Views: 4,321
Posted By Sleeve Wing

As you say, Crudge, being new to Pprune doesn't...

As you say, Crudge, being new to Pprune doesn't allow you to send Private Messages to anyone until you've contributed, I think, five replies on this site.
I'll PM (Private Message) you and we'll try...
20th Nov 2020, 12:52
Replies: 14
Views: 4,321
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Crudge. If this is you, Pete, so pleased to...

Crudge.
If this is you, Pete, so pleased to hear you had a great and obviously interesting career.
I have so much to thank you for, for persisting with such a louche stude !
I'm one of the names...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Oct 2020, 23:25
Replies: 40
Views: 12,877
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Blue skies, Dennis. Met you then watched your...

Blue skies, Dennis. Met you then watched your display at North Weald some years ago. Absolutely amazing, very skilled flying. Apparently impossible manoeuvres made possible. Brilliant. Another who'll...
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