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23rd Sep 2021, 09:49
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Views: 1,581
Posted By sharpend

I knew John from all three types. Lovely chap....

I knew John from all three types. Lovely chap. RIP & blue skies.
28th Aug 2021, 13:14
Replies: 22
Views: 2,393
Posted By sharpend

I have re-registered with password it issued and...

I have re-registered with password it issued and the correct user name but keep getting this: Your connection isn't privateAttackers might be trying to steal your information from...
19th Jun 2021, 15:59
Replies: 25
Views: 4,103
Posted By sharpend

The first tranche of Jaguars did not have guns;...

The first tranche of Jaguars did not have guns; certainly the ones I flew in 1964 did not. I understand also that during the Aden gun trials the exhaust caused some damage resulting from an...
4th Jun 2021, 09:21
Replies: 57
Views: 9,535
Posted By sharpend

I am (was) a qualified simulator instructor...

I am (was) a qualified simulator instructor (Jaguar) with 10,000 real hours in my log book. All types. Simulation has it's place, especially for emergencies etc, but no substitute for the real...
31st May 2021, 09:38
Replies: 254
Views: 40,249
Posted By sharpend

I just give up. There is no hope.

I just give up. There is no hope.
16th May 2021, 20:37
Replies: 4
Views: 2,573
Posted By sharpend

Gentleman John Wolley

I have just read this on the 10 Sqn Association website. John was truly a gentleman and a very special aviator. Blue skies old chum, you had a good innings; you also taught me a lot about being a...
18th Apr 2021, 08:03
Replies: 63
Views: 16,990
Posted By sharpend

Nearly hit a swimmer, popped over him. That is...

Nearly hit a swimmer, popped over him. That is always the problem ditching in shallow water close to a busy beach. Pity the water there was also deep & the aeroplane sank. I suspect it will be a...
17th Apr 2021, 17:38
Replies: 132
Views: 31,110
Posted By sharpend

Sad no missing man formation

Sad no missing man formation
13th Apr 2021, 12:00
Replies: 35
Views: 8,107
Posted By sharpend

Depends on the Sqn. I did just the same, but...

Depends on the Sqn. I did just the same, but despite driving 20 miles to instruct each week (as programmed), often my student cadets did not turn up. Various feeble excuses, but mainly lacking...
13th Apr 2021, 11:51
Replies: 12
Views: 3,713
Posted By sharpend

After 39 years of service and about to retire (6...

After 39 years of service and about to retire (6 weeks), I was sent to the Falklands :)
30th Mar 2021, 16:13
Replies: 104
Views: 46,521
Posted By sharpend

I hit a duck in a Hawk... Pate :)

I hit a duck in a Hawk... Pate :)
30th Mar 2021, 16:11
Replies: 72
Views: 13,222
Posted By sharpend

Mine is VC10AFC. Many of those ex No 10 Sqn have...

Mine is VC10AFC. Many of those ex No 10 Sqn have VC10 in their number. For example, ex Nav Boss has VC10NAV & there is VC10 PLT, VC10FLY & VC10 ENG. etc.
23rd Mar 2021, 10:04
Replies: 786
Views: 265,476
Posted By sharpend

Interesting that the MOD and politically correct...

Interesting that the MOD and politically correct senior officers think that boots on ground can be replaced with drones. Are drones going to help local communities fill sandbags when flooding occurs?...
20th Mar 2021, 13:40
Replies: 76
Views: 17,185
Posted By sharpend

Ridiculous. I remember when Sqn Ldrs were...

Ridiculous. I remember when Sqn Ldrs were squadron commanders and Flt Lts flight commanders.
5th Feb 2021, 10:18
Replies: 4
Views: 1,747
Posted By sharpend

Sad to hear. RIP Potts.

Sad to hear. RIP Potts.
20th Jan 2021, 13:43
Replies: 450
Views: 109,524
Posted By sharpend

Interesting topic. It has always been a mystery...

Interesting topic. It has always been a mystery to me why senior officers, ie Sqn Ldr, Major or Lt Cdr retain their rank on retirement, whilst ranks below do not. Mind you, there are some well know...
19th Jan 2021, 10:16
Replies: 102
Views: 42,941
Posted By sharpend

I could see it old bean! As for BDZ arrival,...

I could see it old bean! As for BDZ arrival, don't be silly, 10 Sqn had no idea of that. In fact when we joined the VC10 Force, I was told a VC10 would never go anywhere near a war zone, so no need...
22nd Dec 2020, 10:16
Replies: 25
Views: 9,660
Posted By sharpend

Sad to hear. I knew Rod from Canberra days etc....

Sad to hear. I knew Rod from Canberra days etc. My vintage. Next time I fly my MASUAS Bulldog XX614, I'll think of him and ask him at the time why I fell out of my stall turn :)
17th Dec 2020, 09:12
Replies: 29
Views: 9,636
Posted By sharpend

Indeed so. As for first tours, I had a great time...

Indeed so. As for first tours, I had a great time in the '60s. Here is a bit from my book about my first day on my first tour: 'Of course, in 1967, I was the proverbial ‘Innocent Abroad’ and...
16th Dec 2020, 10:54
Replies: 29
Views: 9,636
Posted By sharpend

If it is anything like my first tour (at...

If it is anything like my first tour (at Akrotiri), I did little work, heaps of great flying, more money than I knew what to do with, everything cheap. weather fantastic, in short a great flying...
7th Nov 2020, 17:03
Replies: 7
Views: 4,001
Posted By sharpend

Sad to see, especially as I was Nick's QFI at...

Sad to see, especially as I was Nick's QFI at Church Fenton (RNEFTS) in the summer of '72 and later at Chivenor, when he converted to fast jet in the spring of '81. RIP young man. As the saying goes...
25th Oct 2020, 21:16
Replies: 250
Views: 59,751
Posted By sharpend

A re-engined refurbished VC10. Fast, the right...

A re-engined refurbished VC10. Fast, the right size to take an army company somewhere and a great tanker (3 hoses). A SA Bulldog as a cheap basic starter trainer. Strong, capable, easy to fly, A...
10th Sep 2020, 20:04
Replies: 10
Views: 1,403
Posted By sharpend

Good idea, but don't think UASs are flying...

Good idea, but don't think UASs are flying students at present. Certainly Bristol is not.
10th Sep 2020, 14:11
Replies: 48
Views: 12,352
Posted By sharpend

How long before this woke culture does away with...

How long before this woke culture does away with ranks and respect for senior personnel. I can see it coming; saluting an officer is demeaning. Glad I left,
3rd Sep 2020, 19:19
Replies: 23
Views: 4,352
Posted By sharpend

Cross wind landings. I'm not going to tell you...

Cross wind landings. I'm not going to tell you how as it really depends on your aeroplane. When I collected my first Bulldog from Prestwick in 1973 (or was it 72?), I asked what the crosswind limit...
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