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7th Apr 2021, 14:51
Replies: 8
Views: 2,933
Posted By matelo99

Steve, the trouble is it gets quite boring when...

Steve, the trouble is it gets quite boring when you say ďthen the computer said no, againĒ repeatedly. Sadly the stories of today pale into insignificance when compared to stories of even the early...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jan 2021, 22:08
Replies: 58
Views: 6,513
Posted By matelo99

Late to the party (as always it seems) I spent...

Late to the party (as always it seems)
I spent 2020 getting over a seemingly major medical issue to start the year.

Then off to Norway to partake in major exercises only to rapidly run for home...
15th Jun 2020, 19:37
Replies: 6
Views: 2,468
Posted By matelo99

Gutting news, I remember he used to restore...

Gutting news, I remember he used to restore anitque furniture, he repaired an old table that had suffered some Flight Deck landing damage in Daedalus Mess after a boisterous Taranto night. He was a...
24th Apr 2020, 20:56
Replies: 10
Views: 2,585
Posted By matelo99

You could try Navy wings, navywings.org.uk they...

You could try Navy wings, navywings.org.uk they have just tried something similar recently and may have some contacts that you could use.
5th Apr 2020, 07:29
Replies: 9
Views: 4,129
Posted By matelo99

The issue I have with the likes of TCAS (and TAS...

The issue I have with the likes of TCAS (and TAS and CADS along with all the rest) are that in times of war these will be turned off, all the lessons we learn and all the reliance we place on them in...
30th Mar 2020, 06:07
Replies: 26
Views: 4,230
Posted By matelo99

Can the learned people of prune answer this for...

Can the learned people of prune answer this for me?

why have none of the Naval Air Squadrons SH or Harriers been awarded Battle Honours for the same conflicts?

I know this is an RAF list but...
27th Mar 2020, 08:20
Replies: 26
Views: 4,230
Posted By matelo99

Why wait 20 years after an event? The query I...

Why wait 20 years after an event? The query I have is why havenít Army or Navy squadrons been awarded Battle honours for the same conflicts? (I assume Fleet and Land just havenít applied).
Iím...
2nd Jan 2020, 07:54
Replies: 1
Views: 1,956
Posted By matelo99

thatís very funny! Although I do wonder if the...

thatís very funny! Although I do wonder if the new army recruitment campaign gets its way, if some of the new recruits may find a similar thing happening to them. 😂
25th Dec 2016, 10:40
Replies: 3
Views: 2,195
Posted By matelo99

Very sad news.

Very sad news.
4th Dec 2016, 07:22
Replies: 44
Views: 25,116
Posted By matelo99

Personally, I think FRIs are never aimed at the...

Personally, I think FRIs are never aimed at the people that need them. If people are about to leave, money won't keep them in, why not offer them a decent qualification to aim for when they leave...
18th May 2016, 08:36
Replies: 42
Views: 13,012
Posted By matelo99

Ok Lala I'll bite. How about the other...

Ok Lala I'll bite.

How about the other circumstances going on here such as:
1. The crews and MAOT informed the organisers that they need to move the loos when the site was recce'd the week...
Forum: Questions
11th Sep 2015, 08:14
Replies: 10
Views: 5,130
Posted By matelo99

Vertically separated circuits

Raf benson has multiple heights for different types. Fixed wing at 800', load lifting aircraft at 600' and rotary at 1000' if my memory serves me right although I may be 100' out on 1 of them. It...
Forum: ATC Issues
11th Sep 2015, 01:03
Replies: 8
Views: 3,149
Posted By matelo99

Vertically split VFR circuits

Benson. 500' for loads, 700 for grobs and 1000' for rotary.
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Sep 2015, 19:05
Replies: 29
Views: 5,214
Posted By matelo99

Why the F16 Escort?

What would happen if the disgruntled passenger actually turned out to be more? A distraction for hijackers to coordinate their attack etc? (A bit extreme I know), what happens if disgruntled...
28th Aug 2015, 23:20
Replies: 1
Views: 1,632
Posted By matelo99

Visitor on 18/36

If it was a small white one with pink tips, then she was taking part in the UK juniors competition. Rained out of the sky.
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Aug 2015, 20:01
Replies: 67
Views: 10,972
Posted By matelo99

Help settle an argument about DA/MDA

We use the QFE height (the one in brackets) to set our radalt warnings. NHP will set 100' and HP will set the QFE DH. We use the QNH DH for working out the actual DHs.
Forum: Tech Log
14th May 2015, 18:51
Replies: 1
Views: 1,001
Posted By matelo99

Our 406 beacons are registered to the...

Our 406 beacons are registered to the organisation. We then sign out a jacket so that if a beacon is activated we know who has that beacon and what they were supposed to be doing. The important bit...
7th Feb 2015, 12:01
Replies: 28
Views: 6,232
Posted By matelo99

Many of the few may have been reservists but they...

Many of the few may have been reservists but they were current and very competent. Reservists today have to do a minimum of 19 days a year. How current and competent are they?

In the fleet air...
30th Sep 2014, 12:30
Replies: 11
Views: 2,473
Posted By matelo99

Let us tell you the specific procedures once all...

Let us tell you the specific procedures once all our guys are safely out of a warzone. It's a risk balance question.
15th Sep 2014, 05:47
Replies: 6
Views: 2,440
Posted By matelo99

You commission/decommission equipment, you form...

You commission/decommission equipment, you form and disband the personnel. ie a ship is commissioned, the ship's company is formed.

We had a long debate about this when we Transitioned 846 NAS...
21st Aug 2014, 13:43
Replies: 10
Views: 3,572
Posted By matelo99

Just out of curiosity, if you've already passed...

Just out of curiosity, if you've already passed Army Flying Grading and aptitude and flown 40 hours, why isn't the AAC an option?
5th Aug 2014, 05:09
Replies: 23
Views: 9,441
Posted By matelo99

The very long winded way of joining the RN as a...

The very long winded way of joining the RN as a pilot is to join as a rating, maybe Air Engineering Technician if you're into that sort of stuff, then getting your qualifications from Petty Officer...
5th Aug 2014, 04:57
Replies: 33
Views: 7,191
Posted By matelo99

The question you have to ask is: Did they need...

The question you have to ask is: Did they need air cover?

I suspect at the moment the answer is no, it is purely a ground threat; is any armour involved? I'd say probably not. The main threat is...
14th Mar 2014, 18:41
Replies: 7
Views: 1,662
Posted By matelo99

Well, for starters it was a training torpedo...

Well, for starters it was a training torpedo (lump of concrete instead of a live warhead and motor) so it's pretty much a non event already.
Secondly the torpedo launcher is actually on the main...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Feb 2014, 21:20
Replies: 61
Views: 4,891
Posted By matelo99

I'd say that if the officials are unsure of the...

I'd say that if the officials are unsure of the dimensions of the sinkhole then it's better to be safe than sorry. Without a proper look at the dimensions under the surface the actual diameter could...
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