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31st Oct 2020, 20:47
Replies: 108
Views: 28,142
Posted By lsh

I believe that it was an F104 that collided with...

I believe that it was an F104 that collided with a two seat Harrier in the mid-80's?
Bruce Cogram was killed, the pilot under check ejected and survived.

lsh
31st Oct 2020, 20:42
Replies: 62
Views: 18,400
Posted By lsh

inbalance Well, I landed on it in 2014...

inbalance

Well, I landed on it in 2014 (possibly 2013??) regularly, using ATR.
We were flying freight.
I believe it was for political / business reasons, so it could then be said that BER had...
24th Oct 2020, 16:00
Replies: 25
Views: 6,100
Posted By lsh

Pleased to say he checked in on facebook for his...

Pleased to say he checked in on facebook for his birthday a couple of days back!
The virtues of a glass of red!
So many stories of flying with him.............all good!

lsh
:E
24th Oct 2020, 11:53
Replies: 25
Views: 6,100
Posted By lsh

"NW". lsh

"NW".

lsh
24th Oct 2020, 11:04
Replies: 25
Views: 6,100
Posted By lsh

We had a first generation Harrier pilot on our...

We had a first generation Harrier pilot on our squadron.
Superb bloke, great pilot, still with us.
Though exceedingly modest, he was happy to answer any direct questions.
His description (IIRC)...
20th Oct 2020, 17:15
Replies: 108
Views: 28,142
Posted By lsh

"The Vikings"! F104 display pair. Near the...

"The Vikings"!
F104 display pair.

Near the end of the display, one does a gear down, slow-ish pass.
His mate "gooses" him at high speed and pulls up in front.
Fantastic stunt, as we were all...
19th Oct 2020, 16:36
Replies: 27
Views: 8,284
Posted By lsh

Reading the radalt from the centre seat of the...

Reading the radalt from the centre seat of the Puma:
"15 feet.......higher pitch........10 feet............higher again...........FIVE FEET............there's no more!"
The gear was up - the radalt...
10th Oct 2020, 16:57
Replies: 25
Views: 5,111
Posted By lsh

No. Very much wanted to pilot something, so got...

No. Very much wanted to pilot something, so got licences & left in '98.
Never regretted it, had a really good, fulfilling, time and retired at 56.

lsh
:E
9th Oct 2020, 20:02
Replies: 25
Views: 5,111
Posted By lsh

Perhaps, to keep them flexible, they could be...

Perhaps, to keep them flexible, they could be known as General Duties (Pilot)?
Never catch on, I guess.

lsh
:E
7th Oct 2020, 19:22
Replies: 25
Views: 5,111
Posted By lsh

It was a sad day when the Flight Engineers went. ...

It was a sad day when the Flight Engineers went.
They were good value in so many ways.
We generally had a couple on SH squadrons.

lsh
:E
3rd Oct 2020, 09:16
Replies: 96
Views: 10,468
Posted By lsh

I am S812**** Joined 11 May 76 Swinderby. My...

I am S812**** Joined 11 May 76 Swinderby.

My Grandfather was "Pte No 3197 Royal Fusiliers 23.2.15."
Promoted "Temp 2nd Lt" on 25.9.15.
He became a "Temp Lieut" on 13.11.16 with the RFC.
His RFC...
15th Sep 2020, 13:33
Replies: 31
Views: 5,086
Posted By lsh

10% of pilots in the BoB were Polish or Czech. ...

10% of pilots in the BoB were Polish or Czech.

They absolutely should be represented by their national flags.

Without them, would the BoB result have been the same?
It was, after all, a...
5th Jul 2020, 10:13
Replies: 669
Views: 392,461
Posted By lsh

Does the fact that the display was started using...

Does the fact that the display was started using a "bent loop" manoeuvre indicate that the venue was unsuitable?

lsh
23rd Jun 2020, 08:30
Replies: 102
Views: 51,544
Posted By lsh

Rwy 09 at Bristol gets my vote!

Rwy 09 at Bristol gets my vote!
19th Jun 2020, 16:30
Replies: 102
Views: 51,544
Posted By lsh

The winds at BHX were between 80 to 100 degrees...

The winds at BHX were between 80 to 100 degrees off the runway (33). Full x-wind component.

The same winds (if they were the same?) at EMA would have been 20 to 40 degrees off the runway (27)....
18th Jun 2020, 09:41
Replies: 102
Views: 51,544
Posted By lsh

Rudder, Rudder, RUDDER! They never cancelled...

Rudder, Rudder, RUDDER!

They never cancelled the drift, the a/c was pointing in the wrong direction most of the time.

If the wind was too strong, go somewhere more into wind (EMA?).
4th Jun 2020, 12:14
Replies: 279
Views: 174,114
Posted By lsh

"Retired BA/BY: Even now, if the engine failed in...

"Retired BA/BY: Even now, if the engine failed in my Warrior and I set it up for a forced landing but I can restart the engine, I would probably continue with the forced landing if it was looking...
1st Jun 2020, 08:33
Replies: 54
Views: 19,460
Posted By lsh

It needs a 'chute release, for activating after...

It needs a 'chute release, for activating after touchdown.
Was a big worry for Apollo missions.
I believe F111 had release too.

lsh
:E
26th May 2020, 14:42
Replies: 6
Views: 2,029
Posted By lsh

We have ordered a red, white & blue flower...

We have ordered a red, white & blue flower arrangement for MGM, "From his RAF comrades".
If you wish to make a small contribution, please PM me.

lsh
23rd May 2020, 09:45
Replies: 6
Views: 2,029
Posted By lsh

Funeral details below. "Funeral set for 1400...

Funeral details below.

"Funeral set for 1400 hrs Friday 29 May at Marienfeld with the service in Marienfeld Church."

lsh
22nd May 2020, 09:27
Replies: 6
Views: 2,029
Posted By lsh

MALM Mike Meager RIP

Sadly, Mike lost his fight with cancer yesterday morning, Thursday 21st May 2020.
He was in Germany, where he had lived with his wife Uta for many years.
Mike joined the Support Helicopter Force in...
19th May 2020, 17:28
Replies: 279
Views: 174,114
Posted By lsh

Whatever the speed was at the top of the...

Whatever the speed was at the top of the manoeuvre, I think it highly likely that the angle of bank (60 deg?) selected immediately took the aircraft out of limits.

lsh
15th May 2020, 09:24
Replies: 36
Views: 9,701
Posted By lsh

Put a sock in it! lsh :E

Put a sock in it!

lsh
:E
15th Apr 2020, 19:43
Replies: 168
Views: 64,197
Posted By lsh

Many summers ago, I was painting my porch and had...

Many summers ago, I was painting my porch and had some interesting conversations with my neighbour.
I was telling him about "poor morale in the RAF".
He replied "you should try being on a Fairey...
15th Mar 2020, 10:59
Replies: 5,176
Views: 1,448,121
Posted By lsh

Are you taking the pith?! lsh :E

Are you taking the pith?!

lsh
:E
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