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9th Feb 2017, 15:20
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Best Wishes to the Aircraft Captain

I flew many hours with the Captain on VC10's as part of the front end operating crew. He was a true professional and I would have no qualms flying with him captaining an aircraft with myself as a...
10th Jan 2016, 14:26
Replies: 4,729
Views: 1,215,242
Posted By OldNavigator

Help With Attaching Photos

Can anyone give me advice how I can insert JPG of PDF images. _ I have a few interesting shots to put into the thread from my 14 years on Albert
11th Oct 2015, 19:54
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Posted By OldNavigator

Friday Nites @ Lyneham

Seem to remember post Happy Hour in late 80's, early 90's was off to the Trotting Horse for more quiet entertainment.
Also remember a Friday night with a co-pilot driving along the bund road on...
11th Oct 2015, 17:24
Replies: 122
Views: 22,766
Posted By OldNavigator

Miss Distance

Great view from 80ft beneath the tin triangle on the overshoot @ Staverton
11th Oct 2015, 14:56
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Views: 22,766
Posted By OldNavigator

Magnificent fly past @ Staverton Airport

Great sight and sound- a couple of minutes early but the approx 2000 watching greatly enjoyed it. Shame it is for the last time!!
3rd Sep 2015, 09:20
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Views: 1,215,242
Posted By OldNavigator

Nav Kit

Reading the threads reminds me of various new bits of kit - Supersonic flight transition was frequently used with visitors to the flight deck. Also a special addition to some airframes, was the...
15th Oct 2013, 16:52
Replies: 174
Views: 59,620
Posted By OldNavigator

Location of Photo

The photo shown in August is at Saunders Island settlement, I have seen similar shots from there, one showing a house with the fin of a Hercules peeping above it
15th Oct 2013, 16:45
Replies: 26
Views: 7,953
Posted By OldNavigator

VX303 Memories

First trip in XV303 Aug 1989, the Decci schedule going via Wittering to Decci flying through the night. I was flying with a Staneval/OCU instructor crew as the planned Nav was Ill, I was a Junior...
1st Oct 2013, 16:33
Replies: 60
Views: 18,755
Posted By OldNavigator

Hercules delivery - British Pathe

Could we get a movie made to see the passing out of the C-130 see HERCULES FOR RAF - British Pathé (http://www.britishpathe.com/video/hercules-for-raf/query/Hercules+Plane)

Or could we get...
26th Sep 2013, 16:39
Replies: 60
Views: 18,755
Posted By OldNavigator

Sad I won't be able to go

It is great news to see there is a party to celebrate the passing of this great aircraft. I spent 3 brilliant years on 47 from 1988-1992 and then onto 30,LXX & 24 Sqn's with tours ar SNavo & OpsO...
18th Jan 2013, 18:53
Replies: 37
Views: 9,496
Posted By OldNavigator

GE's - Many Brilliant Mates

I spent 14 years on C130 then 6 years on VC10 working with GEs.

I have many happy memories of flying with, working with and socialising with true professionals who kept some ageing aircraft...
2nd Sep 2011, 19:26
Replies: 83
Views: 12,176
Posted By OldNavigator

Aircrew to Teacher

Just to let people know that you can successfully leave the RAF and transition to teaching successfully.

I spent 22 years in service on C130 and VC10, and I have now spent a couple of years in...
9th Mar 2011, 19:51
Replies: 41
Views: 9,041
Posted By OldNavigator

A Great Guy

Bob is well remembered as a highly professional loadie who I first got to know whilst on a 30Sqn Det at MPA way back in 1992.

As a Yorkshireman we had great banter about our love of Rugby League...
29th Jan 2011, 08:54
Replies: 2,041
Views: 497,676
Posted By OldNavigator

What was the true state of MR4

I have read this thread and news reports with interest.

I suspect that the MR4 has been wisely cancelled - There has been a history of throwing good money after bad with many BAe projects - e.g....
4th Jan 2011, 19:46
Replies: 44
Views: 11,113
Posted By OldNavigator

Gunny - A Great Bloke

Dave

I remember Dave from many moons ago as a top colleague and a great bloke who will sadly be missed.

I also remember him from time spent with him on the cricket field as a keen and able...
17th Dec 2010, 15:36
Replies: 116
Views: 24,353
Posted By OldNavigator

Long Trips

My longest : 13:55 31 Dec 1992, requiring AAR listening to Big Ben at midnight on HF on a trip from Asi - MPA

This having done 12 hrs the previous day on a Comp A callout from MPA - ASI, with the...
16th Nov 2010, 19:17
Replies: 44
Views: 11,113
Posted By OldNavigator

Happy Memories

Dave

You were a top bloke & a top Navigator and a great colleague during my 14 years at the home of the Herc.

I will be thinking of you

RIP
22nd Sep 2010, 19:12
Replies: 11
Views: 2,022
Posted By OldNavigator

Further Thoughts Ref Print

I also have a recollection of seeing such a print in OC Ops office during my time at the base
22nd Sep 2010, 19:09
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Views: 2,022
Posted By OldNavigator

Re Comet Brit Herc print / painting

I was at Lyneham from 1988 - 2002.

I remember seeing a print / painting in the O Mess with all 3 aircraft in it - what happened to it I do not know
12th Sep 2010, 08:54
Replies: 47
Views: 11,299
Posted By OldNavigator

Ref Wrong Airfield

At the time there was an exercise going on in Turkey.

The Stn Cdr at the time landed at the wrong airfield around Ankara. There was the main International airport and 2 or 3 military bases...
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