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22nd Jul 2019, 14:29
Replies: 59
Views: 11,436
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

As someone who has been a display supervisor a...

As someone who has been a display supervisor a few times in the past, all before the regulations and rules were tightened up post-Shoreham, I can guarantee you that you are totally and utterly wrong...
19th Jul 2019, 13:15
Replies: 35
Views: 7,024
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Of course we could just forget that the Household...

Of course we could just forget that the Household Cavalry also have a front line combat role! Who is dying on ops for lack of good kit; now, not 10 years ago?



Thereby completely missing the...
20th Jun 2019, 15:48
Replies: 79
Views: 25,638
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

I donít know, I wasnít there and donít know what...

I donít know, I wasnít there and donít know what the wind of the day was! :hmm:
20th Jun 2019, 14:06
Replies: 79
Views: 25,638
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Iím with SAS and F16 on this, nothing...

Iím with SAS and F16 on this, nothing particularly bad about that approach. Possibly a last minute runway change, maybe got caught out by the wind in the final turn, but nicely recovered and landed...
30th May 2019, 11:27
Replies: 23
Views: 8,688
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

True, but that was because the original KUR was...

True, but that was because the original KUR was removed to make the PFI work. Other, more sensible, KC-30s operators can AAR their versions.
14th May 2019, 07:23
Replies: 10
Views: 4,848
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Does anyone have the full article? I try to...

Does anyone have the full article? I try to avoid giving the Murdochs any money if at all possible.
6th Mar 2019, 21:20
Replies: 33
Views: 9,461
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Oh yes! At every stage of training.

Oh yes! At every stage of training.
14th Nov 2018, 21:57
Replies: 161
Views: 31,255
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Goodbye Danny. I have enjoyed your witty,...

Goodbye Danny. I have enjoyed your witty, insightful and interesting contributions to the site over recent years. I wish I’d had the opportunity to meet you in person. Rest in peace or soar with the...
17th Sep 2018, 20:26
Replies: 24
Views: 6,223
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Sorry ACW, I don't have all of that info to hand,...

Sorry ACW, I don't have all of that info to hand, but according to Boeing (http://www.boeing.com/defense/maritime-surveillance/p-8-poseidon/index.page) the MTOW of a P8 is 189200 lbs, which if memory...
13th Sep 2018, 12:32
Replies: 24
Views: 6,223
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

The runway at Kinloss is neither long enough, nor...

The runway at Kinloss is neither long enough, nor strong enough for a fully laden P8. The runway was due for a full refurbishment about 10 years ago and it has only been patched ever since - it...
27th Apr 2018, 06:11
Replies: 41
Views: 4,513
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Does that idiot Khan ever actually travel around...

Does that idiot Khan ever actually travel around London? United? Heís having a laugh; itís one of the least united parts of the country!!

Some of our politicians petty blustering over whether...
24th Apr 2018, 06:13
Replies: 59
Views: 16,391
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Oh really? Why would a front-line, multi-role,...

Oh really? Why would a front-line, multi-role, multi-man, weapons platform not need a simulator? 🙄
14th Mar 2018, 08:29
Replies: 54
Views: 7,047
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Nail, Hammer, Head! This decision has nothing to...

Nail, Hammer, Head! This decision has nothing to do with Brexit.
22nd Feb 2018, 08:48
Replies: 47
Views: 11,381
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Used to do a glide approach into Muharraq in the...

Used to do a glide approach into Muharraq in the VC10 many years ago. IIRC 30000 feet, 30 nms DME, select idle power, use combination of speed brakes, gear and flaps/slats to adjust glide path, low...
22nd Feb 2018, 07:32
Replies: 19
Views: 2,929
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Did I miss the part of the announcement where...

Did I miss the part of the announcement where SofS said that the Armed Forces would be increased in size to compensate for all those taking flexi time off? Or did that get covered in the increase in...
22nd Feb 2018, 07:27
Replies: 48
Views: 14,516
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

What gets me about most of these films, is that...

What gets me about most of these films, is that despite our [cough, cough] advancing years and loss of brain cells through beer and who knows what else, we all still remember the films and their...
2nd Feb 2018, 10:43
Replies: 22
Views: 4,058
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

NAB - Spot on. It is worth comparing the French...

NAB - Spot on. It is worth comparing the French military and our own, as well as population size, GDP etc. They don't have all the capabilities we have, but they do seem to be able to deliver the...
2nd Feb 2018, 09:32
Replies: 152
Views: 56,544
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

I have a QFI qualification and I've always...

I have a QFI qualification and I've always fancied a go at flying helicopters; maybe I should apply.
26th Jan 2018, 09:19
Replies: 253
Views: 71,482
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

If you think Defence would be allowed to keep the...

If you think Defence would be allowed to keep the savings, you are living in cloud cuckoo land. Any savings (actually cuts) would be grabbed by the Treasury to spend on the black hole that is the...
25th Jan 2018, 15:29
Replies: 87
Views: 16,789
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Dinosaur alert: But I'm with sharpend on...

Dinosaur alert:

But I'm with sharpend on this.

Many years ago, when the RAF jealously guarded its own standards and traditions, there was a "senior responsible owner" (to use modern parlance)...
25th Jan 2018, 13:15
Replies: 33
Views: 7,712
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Have you encouraged their schools to get involved...

Have you encouraged their schools to get involved in the RAF 100 Schools programme (http://raf100schools.org.uk)?
22nd Jan 2018, 10:32
Replies: 253
Views: 71,482
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Bit harsh on the DanBat and their heavy armour...

Bit harsh on the DanBat and their heavy armour that were at Camp Bastion for many years; the Dutch F-16s that were in Afghanistan and the Belgian F-16s that were in Syria/Iraq!!
18th Jan 2018, 14:07
Replies: 37
Views: 4,183
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Gets my vote, far too much handwringing going on...

Gets my vote, far too much handwringing going on across the country about what might or could happen when they, just as equally, might not. When are you setting this party up?
15th Jan 2018, 11:33
Replies: 253
Views: 71,482
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

I think you've answered your own question there.

I think you've answered your own question there.
15th Dec 2017, 08:32
Replies: 122
Views: 25,180
Posted By Roland Pulfrew

Not strictly true. The last operational RAF...

Not strictly true. The last operational RAF flying base in Scotland is in an IV postcode - many internet companies view IV postcodes as "remote" and thus add delivery charges, even though a...
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