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20th Sep 2022, 16:16
Replies: 118
Views: 22,853
Posted By toratoratora

Yep-the Commonwealth now includes two countries...

Yep-the Commonwealth now includes two countries that were never part of the British Empire. Perhaps Furbpilot can explain that?
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jul 2022, 18:42
Replies: 57
Views: 10,118
Posted By toratoratora

Not just the big airbus jets, FD-the 320 has a 6...

Not just the big airbus jets, FD-the 320 has a 6 foot displacement between pilot and antenna…
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jul 2022, 14:37
Replies: 57
Views: 10,118
Posted By toratoratora

This is a bit of a bęte noir of mine. My...

This is a bit of a bęte noir of mine.
My company was training newbies to fly PAPIs to touchdown-and then wondering why we had so many long landings! Hardly surprising when so much of the TDZ was...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jul 2022, 12:34
Replies: 57
Views: 10,118
Posted By toratoratora

Without wishing to plough through all of the very...

Without wishing to plough through all of the very learned data on this thread, PAPIs are only as good as their last flight check, and that is a very variable standard! As pointed out previously, they...
6th Feb 2022, 22:48
Replies: 114
Views: 25,921
Posted By toratoratora

Absolutely in tune with this! I did two years...

Absolutely in tune with this! I did two years attached to the Army and felt far smarter and more military-minded in good ol’ junglies. When I came back to an RAF station, it just seemed so…..REMF….....
4th Feb 2022, 14:23
Replies: 114
Views: 25,921
Posted By toratoratora

Yes, it does-the same way I don’t display my job...

Yes, it does-the same way I don’t display my job title away from work, unlike some.
3rd Feb 2022, 20:39
Replies: 114
Views: 25,921
Posted By toratoratora

I can honestly never remember being saluted in...

I can honestly never remember being saluted in Civvies…
3rd Feb 2022, 20:01
Replies: 114
Views: 25,921
Posted By toratoratora

“They aren’t essential for saluting - your arm...

“They aren’t essential for saluting - your arm goes up and down just as easily without one, what other purpose do they serve?”

Because you salute the Officers’ cap or hat badge (i.e. the Crown),...
16th Dec 2021, 16:13
Replies: 10
Views: 2,434
Posted By toratoratora

Glad it ain’t just me, then…

Glad it ain’t just me, then…
30th Jun 2021, 11:23
Replies: 51
Views: 40,015
Posted By toratoratora

Just shown my 18 yr old daughter that photo....

Just shown my 18 yr old daughter that photo. ‘Would you fly on an airline whose pilots were dressed like that?’
Answer: ‘absolutely bloody not!’

Nuff said.
24th Jun 2021, 19:08
Replies: 152
Views: 39,144
Posted By toratoratora

Utter rubbish. Do you have any idea how far in...

Utter rubbish. Do you have any idea how far in advance manoeuvres such as these are planned?
20th Jun 2021, 11:20
Replies: 43
Views: 17,556
Posted By toratoratora

I don’t buy that. His Facebook link says he is a...

I don’t buy that. His Facebook link says he is a ‘researcher’. So go and research, then.
19th Jun 2021, 21:25
Replies: 43
Views: 17,556
Posted By toratoratora

Don’t see why that absolves him from factual...

Don’t see why that absolves him from factual correctness. If you don’t know, pick the brains of someone who does…
19th Jun 2021, 19:25
Replies: 43
Views: 17,556
Posted By toratoratora

I am afraid that these days, accuracy and fact...

I am afraid that these days, accuracy and fact matter far less than ‘engagement’ and ‘likes’. This video is doubtless well-meaning, but if you don’t actually know what you are talking about, then...
19th Jun 2021, 12:40
Replies: 43
Views: 17,556
Posted By toratoratora

Unusual description of BLC, there…..

Unusual description of BLC, there…..
29th May 2021, 19:06
Replies: 34
Views: 9,903
Posted By toratoratora

Gonna be sweaty as F!

Gonna be sweaty as F!
29th May 2021, 19:05
Replies: 89
Views: 20,091
Posted By toratoratora

Trouble is, the Union flag is just a bit too...

Trouble is, the Union flag is just a bit too ‘busy’ to be splashed onto a Typhoon in this fashion, and doesn’t really do much for the aircraft’s beautiful lines. I would have loved to see a design...
22nd Apr 2021, 10:14
Replies: 69
Views: 18,347
Posted By toratoratora

So in that sense, it seems to me that Mercer is...

So in that sense, it seems to me that Mercer is right to take a stand here. If the crimes of terrorists were effectively ‘wiped’, then the misdemeanours of all parties pre the GFA should have also...
21st Apr 2021, 19:16
Replies: 69
Views: 18,347
Posted By toratoratora

Simply never understood how the so-called...

Simply never understood how the so-called ‘comfort letters’ could ever be legally interpreted as a ‘guarantee’ against future prosecution. AFAIK, there is no such mechanism in British Law.
20th Apr 2021, 23:14
Replies: 69
Views: 18,347
Posted By toratoratora

An MP with actions to match his stated...

An MP with actions to match his stated principles. We haven’t seen such for an awfully long time.
17th Apr 2021, 15:54
Replies: 23
Views: 13,508
Posted By toratoratora

Precisely-a point missed entirely by the...

Precisely-a point missed entirely by the illustrious Mr. Calder and every other news outlet who never bother to check a suitable source before pushing out this bilge!
13th Apr 2021, 12:59
Replies: 132
Views: 34,139
Posted By toratoratora

Surely the acid test when determining the...

Surely the acid test when determining the character of anyone...
10th Apr 2021, 22:07
Replies: 132
Views: 34,139
Posted By toratoratora

So, Etudiant, prove you are worthy of your nom de...

So, Etudiant, prove you are worthy of your nom de plume and do some reading-plenty out there.
Briefly, he was a passionate supporter of technology, was an environmentalist before the word even...
3rd Apr 2021, 19:30
Replies: 26
Views: 7,209
Posted By toratoratora

Do you reckon Hugh bought that Cobra on a BOAC...

Do you reckon Hugh bought that Cobra on a BOAC SFO salary?
31st Mar 2021, 10:57
Replies: 87
Views: 35,706
Posted By toratoratora

My lad, nearly 17, has had his heart set on...

My lad, nearly 17, has had his heart set on flying in the RAF since he was a nipper, following family tradition. As of now, I cannot recommend that path to him.
Sad times.
31st Mar 2021, 10:52
Replies: 72
Views: 15,093
Posted By toratoratora

F4 JET seen at RIAT in 2019

F4 JET seen at RIAT in 2019
23rd Mar 2021, 12:44
Replies: 15
Views: 4,674
Posted By toratoratora

Can’t wait to get a copy. Loved ‘Meteor...

Can’t wait to get a copy. Loved ‘Meteor boys’-prob because my Dad is in it!
4th Mar 2021, 18:31
Replies: 96
Views: 44,126
Posted By toratoratora

Momoe, you beat me to it!

Momoe, you beat me to it!
Forum: Questions
27th Feb 2021, 17:52
Replies: 20
Views: 4,295
Posted By toratoratora

The worst I have encountered was GRADE: ...

The worst I have encountered was GRADE:

Gather
Review
Analyse
Decide
Evaluate

Basically rubbish-who reviews before analysing, or indeed evaluating? Some bright spark tried to make it fit...
12th Feb 2021, 19:28
Replies: 530
Views: 167,041
Posted By toratoratora

My kids (17 and 16) are delightfully non-PC...

My kids (17 and 16) are delightfully non-PC (blame the father), and often use the sympathy phrase. However, I have to warn them to be very careful where and to whom they display their highly...
26th Jan 2021, 13:43
Replies: 450
Views: 119,852
Posted By toratoratora

Paddy Bandon was something of a legend: ...

Paddy Bandon was something of a legend:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percy_Bernard,_5th_Earl_of_Bandon
No lover of pomposity, for sure!
This is a great thread-I can think of so many anecdotes on...
15th Jan 2021, 15:57
Replies: 44
Views: 20,493
Posted By toratoratora

Only saw the one contrail (live near to...

Only saw the one contrail (live near to M11)-unless they were in close?
15th Jan 2021, 15:56
Replies: 44
Views: 20,493
Posted By toratoratora

Nah- that would be BVI, Bahamas or Caymans!

Nah- that would be BVI, Bahamas or Caymans!
9th Jan 2021, 12:48
Replies: 872
Views: 906,644
Posted By toratoratora

So it lost 7875 feet in 11 seconds-jeez. Has...

So it lost 7875 feet in 11 seconds-jeez.
Has to be vertical, and surely largely intact to achieve that ROD.
7th Jan 2021, 11:46
Replies: 74
Views: 27,877
Posted By toratoratora

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

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/ef99c064_5748_4a16_884f_463c345dfd8d_5a2be1d7d16f1a2cc1b3d5b6e5e78a994f480fc4.jpeg
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