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22nd Oct 2019, 09:31
Replies: 174
Views: 97,292
Posted By EXFIN

I know Valley very well although my Hawk time was...

I know Valley very well although my Hawk time was only AFT & TWU. Aircraft there regularly fly PEFATOs to R19/01 from the longer R13/31, the only time you tend to see a return to the take-off runway...
20th Aug 2019, 22:13
Replies: 360
Views: 180,209
Posted By EXFIN

Well, an Instructor saying ‘sweet’ was different....

Well, an Instructor saying ‘sweet’ was different. However, in his defence if when I went through Brawdy in the mid ‘80’s an Instructor had said ‘jolly good show bloggs’ I might have thought ‘that’s...
22nd Jan 2019, 23:13
Replies: 395
Views: 219,228
Posted By EXFIN

I would hope the National Arboretum Memorial in...

I would hope the National Arboretum Memorial in Staffordshire would be high on the list. Commemorate the fallen Tornado Aircrew.
19th Aug 2018, 20:11
Replies: 27
Views: 5,117
Posted By EXFIN

Simply put, I joined as an Airman in July ‘81 &...

Simply put, I joined as an Airman in July ‘81 & was lucky enough to be commissioned in August ‘85. As an Airman it was ‘Wanton damage’, as an Officer ‘High Spirits’!
10th Aug 2018, 09:20
Replies: 46
Views: 5,698
Posted By EXFIN

Goose Bay to Alaska, 3 AAR’s 8hrs. Transport guys...

Goose Bay to Alaska, 3 AAR’s 8hrs. Transport guys tucking into their in-flight meals whereas we had sandwiches cut into small bite sized amounts! At least the AAR sections broke down the boredom of...
1st Aug 2018, 20:23
Replies: 21
Views: 6,657
Posted By EXFIN

So is there any room outside at Valley for a...

So is there any room outside at Valley for a Bloodhound Gate Guard��
29th Jul 2018, 22:53
Replies: 197
Views: 61,760
Posted By EXFIN

I well remember in RAFG prior to GW1 only 3 crews...

I well remember in RAFG prior to GW1 only 3 crews per Squadron were AAR qualified for the Goose Bay deployment Jets, too difficult apparently! Once the proverbial hit the fan, it was easy enough for...
Forum: Middle East
23rd May 2018, 08:11
Replies: 10
Views: 6,984
Posted By EXFIN

I left late Dec 2017, at that time there was no...

I left late Dec 2017, at that time there was no need to surrender your licence or CofT.
18th May 2018, 16:28
Replies: 20
Views: 2,207
Posted By EXFIN

In the Film, the enemy coast crossing is Anglesey...

In the Film, the enemy coast crossing is Anglesey in North Wales with its 2 distinctive Lighthouses on Llanddwyn Island, Newborough, situated in the south corner of the Island. The Wikipedia article...
29th Apr 2018, 09:45
Replies: 40
Views: 7,342
Posted By EXFIN

Some of the early GR1As were converted from...

Some of the early GR1As were converted from existing GR1s which involved removing both guns and installing the TIRRS infra red video system and a SLIR which I believe was an upgraded version from...
28th Apr 2018, 13:10
Replies: 40
Views: 7,342
Posted By EXFIN

Last flew one 22 years ago but ZA369 was a recce...

Last flew one 22 years ago but ZA369 was a recce variant GR1A then converted to GR4A not a trainer. The bottom most button on the left hand side was an event record button, useful if you passed an...
8th Mar 2018, 09:52
Replies: 35
Views: 11,587
Posted By EXFIN

I always thought V meant heavier than air, this...

I always thought V meant heavier than air, this related to the fact that when the designation came into use there were no helicopters, just airships ‘lighter than air’ and fixed wing ‘heavier than...
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