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8th Dec 2020, 06:45
Replies: 5
Views: 3,227
Posted By Edmund Spencer

Australian F18

Two pilots have been forced to eject from a fighter jet (http://9news.com.au/aircraft) at Amberley Airbase, south-west of Ipswich (http://9news.com.au/ipswich) in Queensland.
The incident involving...
25th May 2020, 08:09
Replies: 68
Views: 23,882
Posted By Edmund Spencer

The SHAR seemed to handle pretty well at that...

The SHAR seemed to handle pretty well at that speed. The big thing both Mog and I noticed was the vicious snap roll when we fired the AIM9L. As Mog mentioned, quite attention grabbing at that height...
7th Mar 2020, 07:52
Replies: 2
Views: 1,526
Posted By Edmund Spencer

If you get a trip to London pop down to Goodwood...

If you get a trip to London pop down to Goodwood Aerodrome near Chichester. Free of charge and very quick.
12th Feb 2020, 03:36
Replies: 7
Views: 1,540
Posted By Edmund Spencer

Many of the Avmed doctors in Hong Kong will do a...

Many of the Avmed doctors in Hong Kong will do a British CAA/EASA class 2 medical for you.
I did mine in Hong Kong last year.
8th Nov 2019, 03:40
Replies: 12
Views: 6,159
Posted By Edmund Spencer

I'm fairly certain you just have to pass the...

I'm fairly certain you just have to pass the medical of your own Jurisdiction. This needn't have anything, whatsoever, to do with your HKCAD medical.
For example I recently qualified for an EASA...
8th Jan 2019, 08:01
Replies: 10
Views: 2,116
Posted By Edmund Spencer

Oh yes!! Pulled up from low level with a bit too...

Oh yes!! Pulled up from low level with a bit too much enthusiasm once. Nearly damaged my instructor.
7th Aug 2018, 04:09
Replies: 7
Views: 4,045
Posted By Edmund Spencer

Anyone missing a panel?

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.gmforum.com-vbulletin/720x960/38612188_2347199991958598_3571949013877915648_n_dde49b6d8b84a265f20ee322bdd4e3cede47ff6a.jpg

Roadside Paris CDG 7 Aug 2018
This...
27th Feb 2018, 05:20
Replies: 40
Views: 20,840
Posted By Edmund Spencer

A terrific Boss of the 1 Sqn detachment in HMS...

A terrific Boss of the 1 Sqn detachment in HMS Hermes during the Falklands in 1982.
20th Oct 2017, 11:32
Replies: 90
Views: 19,890
Posted By Edmund Spencer

"Groan!" It's kinda what you do isn't it?...

"Groan!"
It's kinda what you do isn't it? 100ft AGL is rather high in a real combat environment. Upside down. Of course and pulling 5 or 6 g to keep down and into the next valley. It's what we all...
26th Sep 2017, 16:18
Replies: 4
Views: 4,247
Posted By Edmund Spencer

Looks like absolutely straight down. (No forward...

Looks like absolutely straight down. (No forward gouge.)
Flat spin?
17th Jul 2017, 11:06
Replies: 6
Views: 9,499
Posted By Edmund Spencer

Deepest condolences.

Deepest condolences.
7th Jul 2017, 04:25
Replies: 10
Views: 2,224
Posted By Edmund Spencer

China's first operational aircraft carrier.

China's first operational aircraft carrier Liaoning arrives in Hong Kong
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-40527918
Forum: Questions
24th Sep 2014, 09:43
Replies: 17
Views: 3,477
Posted By Edmund Spencer

Seems like my last post was moderated! Here is...

Seems like my last post was moderated!
Here is the reference to the Philippine Airlines HiJack:
Philippine Airlines Flight 812 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
27th Aug 2014, 02:58
Replies: 18
Views: 7,580
Posted By Edmund Spencer

'ere we go! Lies, damned lies and statistics! ...

'ere we go!
Lies, damned lies and statistics!
Who is going to have a go at spinning this lot?
Let's start by:
Total hours flown by B747's vs. total hours flown by DC10's?
Hours per fatal...
30th Jul 2014, 06:34
Replies: 4
Views: 2,513
Posted By Edmund Spencer

If you are looking for your block times simply...

If you are looking for your block times simply look at your real time roster.
Otherwise download your logbook.
ES
16th Mar 2014, 00:30
Replies: 11,823
Views: 21,649,814
Posted By Edmund Spencer

Not unusual to tanker fuel up to the mainland...

Not unusual to tanker fuel up to the mainland Chinese ports. Ideally, sufficient fuel to get there and back but limited by landing weight etc.
ES
12th Mar 2014, 21:04
Replies: 11,823
Views: 21,649,814
Posted By Edmund Spencer

in an absolute emergency you will transmit on the...

in an absolute emergency you will transmit on the VHF frequency in use.
For example, these people would possibly have been directed as follows:
"Contact Singapore Radio on 8942".
However, they...
12th Mar 2014, 20:44
Replies: 11,823
Views: 21,649,814
Posted By Edmund Spencer

The hand over on this route is usually KL to...

The hand over on this route is usually KL to Singapore on VHF followed by a short period on Singapore HF/CPDLC followed by a hand off to Saigon on VHF. The communications and ATC are, in my...
8th Mar 2014, 11:00
Replies: 11,823
Views: 21,649,814
Posted By Edmund Spencer

Most civil aircraft reach top of climb...

Most civil aircraft reach top of climb approximately 30 minutes after take off, give or take. (Depending on ATC restrictions A/C weight etc)
This aircraft had, apparently, been airborne for a couple...
1st Mar 2014, 10:25
Replies: 60
Views: 19,378
Posted By Edmund Spencer

At least one of the pilots Dave Morgan shot down...

At least one of the pilots Dave Morgan shot down on 8 June ejected. I flew very close to him in his parachute a second or two later.
I don't think he survived or that his body was ever recovered.
ES
24th Jan 2014, 10:51
Replies: 40
Views: 7,554
Posted By Edmund Spencer

The Ardiles combat was an interesting one. By...

The Ardiles combat was an interesting one.
By all accounts he was on his own as his opposite number had gone u/s.
He was apparently flying a Mirage V with heat seeking missiles (Matra 550?) and...
30th Nov 2013, 11:08
Replies: 38
Views: 11,248
Posted By Edmund Spencer

I regret my memories of the event are rather...

I regret my memories of the event are rather hazy. I can, however, say with absolute certainty that I was never in visual contact with either element of the A4's. I was flying in 'fighting wing' on...
28th Nov 2013, 19:37
Replies: 38
Views: 11,248
Posted By Edmund Spencer

HMS Coventry 1982

How close was Neil Thomas to the inbound raid to HMS Coventry when he was hauled off due "Birds Affirm" on 25th May 1982.
Had he called visual contact? And, if so, what was the range?
Naval Eye can...
28th Nov 2013, 19:30
Replies: 0
Views: 953
Posted By Edmund Spencer

HMS Coventry 1982

How close was Neil Thomas to the inbound raid to HMS Coventry when he was hauled off due "Birds Affirm" on 25th May 1982.
Had he called visual contact? And, if so, what was the range?
Naval Eye can...
18th Sep 2013, 12:49
Replies: 43
Views: 16,807
Posted By Edmund Spencer

BomberH Been offline for a long time. I meant...

BomberH
Been offline for a long time.
I meant absolutely no offence. The RAF No 1 Sqn were the most incredibly courageous fellows.
You guys were flying around at low level against capable ground...
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