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17th Dec 2010, 09:01
Replies: 38
Views: 6,805
Posted By kitwe

Dominie Colours

Diablo Rouge

Don't think the (DH125) Dominie ever wore yellow training bands. We had one or two at Stradishall in early 1966 that were silver overall with orange Dayglo nose and tail.
6th Dec 2010, 20:54
Replies: 122
Views: 13,068
Posted By kitwe

As a former fast jet nav, I agree that advances...

As a former fast jet nav, I agree that advances in avionics have meant that the navigator's role in the future RAF will disappear. What E- appears not to have considered, in the case of the GR4, is...
1st Dec 2010, 11:09
Replies: 51
Views: 11,916
Posted By kitwe

The Helpful Stacker

Why Hucknall? I thought "Peggy" came from Bristol.
30th Nov 2010, 19:07
Replies: 11
Views: 4,999
Posted By kitwe

The Derry & Richards Memorial Medal

If "Glum" had taken the trouble to do some basic research, he would have noted that the Derry & Richards Memorial Medal is awarded only to test pilots. Why, therefore, would it ever have been...
8th Oct 2010, 16:23
Replies: 6
Views: 1,730
Posted By kitwe

ATR43

I think you will find the clue is in the title of the original post.
4th Oct 2010, 19:19
Replies: 51
Views: 9,764
Posted By kitwe

SODCAT

Society of Directional Consultants and Allied Trades. The Air Marshal is a fully paid up member. He was one of my students at FY. If he was awarded a QCVSA, not MID, it is not necessarily awarded...
24th Jul 2010, 18:31
Replies: 26
Views: 4,409
Posted By kitwe

Globemaster

It's a C74 Globemaster 1. The one you are thinking of is the C124 Globemaster 2.
30th Jun 2010, 14:05
Replies: 14
Views: 2,489
Posted By kitwe

Italian Air Force Transports

The 767 has been loaned by Boeing because of the late delivery of the It AF KC767 tanker aircraft. Ihe It AF main transport aircraft are C130Js and C27Js. They do not operate Transalls.
3rd Jun 2010, 18:57
Replies: 15
Views: 3,289
Posted By kitwe

Astrodome

Although I have no experiece of the DC4/C54 dome, I, like many others of my generation, spent many hours looking out of the dome whilst using the sextant in the Varsity. In my humble opinion, the...
2nd Jun 2010, 19:51
Replies: 9
Views: 2,791
Posted By kitwe

Double Zero

Please check your PMs.
2nd Jun 2010, 19:00
Replies: 9
Views: 2,791
Posted By kitwe

Double Zero

438 was undertaking A&AEE trials when the accident occurred. The pilot was a very well respected test pilot serving on A Squadron!
25th Apr 2010, 08:59
Replies: 33
Views: 3,415
Posted By kitwe

Aren't engine covers free?

In the words of a former Chief of Defence Procurement, "British A******** is in business to make money, not aeroplanes". I cannot imagine that any of the other aircraft manufacturers are in any way...
21st Apr 2010, 21:12
Replies: 6
Views: 1,205
Posted By kitwe

Not just station commanders. I was once...

Not just station commanders. I was once b***ocked by OC Admin at Stradishall for wearing coloured kit on the Officers' Mess tennis courts. Apparently only whites were allowed!
15th Apr 2010, 21:46
Replies: 8
Views: 2,798
Posted By kitwe

RAF F35A??? Thought we were ordering the F35B. ...

RAF F35A??? Thought we were ordering the F35B. Cheap shot CirrusF!
13th Feb 2010, 21:11
Replies: 56
Views: 13,989
Posted By kitwe

Parabellum. The flying boats in question...

Parabellum.

The flying boats in question were SARO Princesses and they were still in existence in 1965. Three were built but I think only one (G-ALUN) was completed and flown. I don't think it...
7th Feb 2010, 09:29
Replies: 7
Views: 1,517
Posted By kitwe

The caption under the video screen clearly...

The caption under the video screen clearly indicates that it is a video of an Italian Air Force 707 landing at Prague.
6th Jan 2010, 18:50
Replies: 53
Views: 27,047
Posted By kitwe

Buccaneer Rear Stick RAE Farnborough had a...

Buccaneer Rear Stick

RAE Farnborough had a Buccaneer in the 1980s (think it was in the "Nightbird" programme) which was apparently trialled with a control "stick" in the rear cockpit. I...
6th Jan 2010, 14:01
Replies: 53
Views: 27,047
Posted By kitwe

Buccaneer Wingtips - NutLoose The Buccaneer...

Buccaneer Wingtips - NutLoose

The Buccaneer S1 and S2 had wingtips of different shapes (seem to remember that the S1's were rounded and the S2's were more swept). When I was on "A" Sqn at A&AEE...
10th Dec 2009, 18:51
Replies: 56
Views: 12,619
Posted By kitwe

The RAF Museum at Cosford acquired an F111 for...

The RAF Museum at Cosford acquired an F111 for its Cold War Exhibition quite a long time ago.
7th Oct 2009, 19:16
Replies: 99
Views: 28,939
Posted By kitwe

Jackonicko Sorry, I got it wrong. The first...

Jackonicko

Sorry, I got it wrong. The first Buccaneer Sea Eagle firing was by Andy Sephton and me on 8 Oct 1984. Fred and I fired the second one on 15 Oct 84. The trials aircraft was XT288,...
7th Oct 2009, 13:56
Replies: 99
Views: 28,939
Posted By kitwe

Rod Frederiksen Fred served on "A" Sqn at...

Rod Frederiksen

Fred served on "A" Sqn at A&AEE for a second time in 1983-84. Before his Sea Harrier Sea Eagle firing, he conducted the first Sea Eagle firing by a military crew, from a Buccaneer...
22nd Sep 2009, 19:34
Replies: 6
Views: 2,237
Posted By kitwe

Dick Chelu RIP

I have just been told that Dick Chelu, former Nimrod nav and Groundschool instructor at Cranwell and Linton, passed away this morning, whilst on holiday in Orlando. Another good one gone!
5th Sep 2009, 08:19
Replies: 185
Views: 26,036
Posted By kitwe

[B]Tankertrashnav[B] I started flying in...

[B]Tankertrashnav[B]

I started flying in Phantoms in 1970. All of the aircraft that I subsequently flew in (including some of the prototypes) had altimeters calibrated in millibars.
13th Aug 2009, 20:26
Replies: 13
Views: 1,877
Posted By kitwe

Dominie PA

PN - In my time, I flew around 250 hours as a PA (not a lot, I admit). I was a Nav sqn cdr, not a LLTS nav and you are wrong to say that only LLTS navs flew as PAs. I often flew with BNTS students....
12th Aug 2009, 19:00
Replies: 13
Views: 1,877
Posted By kitwe

Dominie Pilot's Assistant

During my time on the staff at Finningley ('89-92), the Dominie PAs were drawn from the instructional staff of Nav School and AEELS. We had to pass a PA's course, run, if I remember correctly, by...
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