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3rd Jun 2022, 14:58
Replies: 151
Views: 30,068
Posted By Dominator2

DaveReidUK Dave, I am suggesting that as...

DaveReidUK

Dave, I am suggesting that as you sit at Buckingham Palace and look down the Mall towards Admiralty Arch all of the aircraft appear from slightly left of centre. This would indicate...
3rd Jun 2022, 12:33
Replies: 151
Views: 30,068
Posted By Dominator2

I thought that the flypast was superb. As for...

I thought that the flypast was superb.
As for wondering . All I can say is "have you ever tried to fly line abreast for a long time?

Might be my imagination but all waves appeared to be angled...
2nd Jun 2022, 07:49
Replies: 4
Views: 2,926
Posted By Dominator2

I understand that its a Rolls Royce issue,...

I understand that its a Rolls Royce issue, however, they are blaming a sub-contractor.

In the mean time, once again, the student pilots are the ones to loose out. Some of this bunch that are...
1st Jun 2022, 11:52
Replies: 280
Views: 122,547
Posted By Dominator2

Many years ago when Top Gun was made it was quite...

Many years ago when Top Gun was made it was quite normal in the US Navy for Fast Jet pilots and RIOs to fly with their mask down a lot of the time.

Apparently their Regulators put them on 100%...
30th May 2022, 10:34
Replies: 4
Views: 2,926
Posted By Dominator2

Hawk T2 Engine problems delay FJT

Can anyone shed any light on what is happening with Fast Jet Training at RAF Valley.

I am led to understand that the Hawk T2 is suffering from an engine problem and Fast Jet Courses may be delayed...
20th Dec 2021, 12:38
Replies: 79
Views: 20,482
Posted By Dominator2

I think that many of you miss the real point! ...

I think that many of you miss the real point!

What a fantastic capability the ASRAAM has to take out such a target. This makes the seeker head and avionics an absolute world beater.

We should...
11th Dec 2021, 08:31
Replies: 78
Views: 30,367
Posted By Dominator2

I am at a loss as to why it is recommended to fit...

I am at a loss as to why it is recommended to fit a Stall Warning System when an Angle of Attack Indicator with Audio Warning would achieve so much more?

Is it just that the Coroner was not...
9th Nov 2021, 14:20
Replies: 78
Views: 30,367
Posted By Dominator2

ROC man I think that maybe Jerry is wrong? ...

ROC man

I think that maybe Jerry is wrong?
My understanding is that the Practice Engine Failure was initiated with "apparently" enough height and speed to get to Low Key. Once the pilot had...
23rd Oct 2021, 16:49
Replies: 84
Views: 16,685
Posted By Dominator2

Peter Carter I totally agree, for those...

Peter Carter


I totally agree, for those of us who served in 2ATAF and 4ATAF in the 1970s and early 80s the Cold War was very real. It is very annoying for those who were born or served after...
5th Oct 2021, 12:19
Replies: 97
Views: 19,327
Posted By Dominator2

Timelord, That may be true but often not much...

Timelord, That may be true but often not much more was achieved. Any way, the Maritime Instructors knew all of the best eating places. Seemed to make it all worthwhile!
5th Oct 2021, 08:19
Replies: 97
Views: 19,327
Posted By Dominator2

One of the most boring trips on Dominies was a...

One of the most boring trips on Dominies was a 2.5 hr trip to Sola Stavanger. All so that the baby Navs could practice a 3 Position Line Fix!

The offset was that a 5 minute walk from where the...
2nd Oct 2021, 11:57
Replies: 232
Views: 52,853
Posted By Dominator2

Hunter F6 by far and away the best. Every pilot...

Hunter F6 by far and away the best. Every pilot that I know walks away from a flight in a Hunter with a smile on their face.

Had the misfortune to fly both a KingAir and a Grob Tutor. IMHO both...
22nd Jul 2021, 08:19
Replies: 122
Views: 32,857
Posted By Dominator2

To start with why not look at Joint User...

To start with why not look at Joint User (Civilian/Mil) airfields with Fast Jets, especially Air Defence assets deployed across a number of airfields. You could call them Middleton St George and...
8th Jun 2021, 17:06
Replies: 113
Views: 25,084
Posted By Dominator2

May have been until recently the Dominie T1...

May have been until recently the Dominie T1 (HS125 200 Series). Two Vipers in close formation made a hell of a noise. In recent years we were theoretically banned from many European civilian...
6th Apr 2021, 13:51
Replies: 29
Views: 9,890
Posted By Dominator2

LOMCEVAK, My comments were slightly tongue in...

LOMCEVAK, My comments were slightly tongue in cheek. Yes , a clean F4 did accelerate quite well in Full A/B and may catch the unwary! I seem to recall that we could be airborne in 2500ft and land in...
5th Apr 2021, 15:05
Replies: 29
Views: 9,890
Posted By Dominator2

ex82watcher, Your story reminded me of a trip I...

ex82watcher, Your story reminded me of a trip I did while doing my PPL at a flying club on the South Coast near Brighton. One day I had gone to Biggin with my Instructor in a Cessna 150 for some...
5th Apr 2021, 13:54
Replies: 29
Views: 9,890
Posted By Dominator2

LOMCEVAK . I believe that the recommended...

LOMCEVAK .
I believe that the recommended technique was Full Aft Stick until the nose started to rise and then move the stick forward to hold the takeoff pitch attitude 8-12deg. The aircraft...
5th Apr 2021, 11:55
Replies: 29
Views: 9,890
Posted By Dominator2

I agree with LOMCEVAKS numbers but would add that...

I agree with LOMCEVAKS numbers but would add that if approaching the Trop too quickly it was possible to make a second climb once above M1.03 (Ramps travelled) back up to 45,000ft and then a 5 deg...
31st Mar 2021, 12:09
Replies: 87
Views: 35,598
Posted By Dominator2

Paul Rice, Your comments are from one who is...

Paul Rice, Your comments are from one who is totally out of touch with the present situation at Valley. You imply that maybe you served at some time but then your comments show that you have little...
21st Jan 2021, 16:57
Replies: 186
Views: 38,063
Posted By Dominator2

Quite a few visits to EGOV over 37 years but not...

Quite a few visits to EGOV over 37 years but not as many missiles as sarn1e!!

18 Oct 1973 JP 5 XW307 BFT Navex Land away
Advanced Flying Training 3 Sqn Hunter 8 July 74 – 11 Oct 74
Refresher ...
10th Dec 2020, 12:32
Replies: 217
Views: 63,166
Posted By Dominator2

Trumpet, Why would you think that the Air Board...

Trumpet, Why would you think that the Air Board would do something so sensible.

It would of course mean that the BBMF Fighter Pilots would have to travel to Scampton. Oh dear!!

It would also...
10th Dec 2020, 09:07
Replies: 217
Views: 63,166
Posted By Dominator2

One may suggest that the Trial is complete. ...

One may suggest that the Trial is complete.

Recommendation: Waddington is unfit for RAFAT Operations due to poor weather factor and incompatibility with Front Line Operations.

Further...
2nd Dec 2020, 12:08
Replies: 226
Views: 67,534
Posted By Dominator2

I also recall great days at Linton when in 1972...

I also recall great days at Linton when in 1972 it was by far and away the Premier BFTS. The staff student relationship was at the forefront of a new era. Just imagine being permitted to be in the...
25th Nov 2020, 10:10
Replies: 2
Views: 1,583
Posted By Dominator2

Air Marshal Sir John Baird, KBE, CStJ, DL, FRAeS, FRCPE, Surgeon-General RIP

Air Marshal Sir John Baird, Surgeon-General who pushed for change in military medicine.

After specialising in aviation medicine he was later hailed as ‘the most able and distinguished Surgeon...
20th Nov 2020, 17:47
Replies: 48
Views: 17,875
Posted By Dominator2

LOMCEVAK, A very detailed post on the F3...

LOMCEVAK,

A very detailed post on the F3 AWS/AMDS, your memory serves you well. My first trial under the tuition of Mal G was the AWS/AMDS. Our findings were (I believe) that the system was...
8th Nov 2020, 15:08
Replies: 34
Views: 13,000
Posted By Dominator2

The Tornado F3 could make 800kts IAS at low level...

The Tornado F3 could make 800kts IAS at low level prior to limitations being introduced! Possibly the fastest, however not a "real fighter".

BV, For your interest the F4 could compete for many...
1st Nov 2020, 08:58
Replies: 12
Views: 5,485
Posted By Dominator2

Yes it was 74 (Tiger) Squadron and the OC was...

Yes it was 74 (Tiger) Squadron and the OC was Cliff Spink. If the story is true the Spitfire pilot was almost certainly "The Major"?
5th Oct 2020, 17:29
Replies: 267
Views: 129,578
Posted By Dominator2

flighthappens, The story maybe 42 year old...

flighthappens,

The story maybe 42 year old but the lesson is still there. You make your comments with a usual Aussi lack of understanding as to what has been said.

There is absolutely no...
5th Oct 2020, 09:15
Replies: 267
Views: 129,578
Posted By Dominator2

It amazes me that the United States Military...

It amazes me that the United States Military still has such a “colonial” attitude towards R/T. The reluctance for a world power to use the Internationally agreed standard is appalling and does lead...
29th Jun 2020, 09:12
Replies: 481
Views: 216,031
Posted By Dominator2

I'm pleased to see that the F35 Force AAR...

I'm pleased to see that the F35 Force AAR techniques have improved since they started at Beaufort NC. Still some "stabbing in the dark".

By comparison the Typhoon pilot shows how to do it!
4th Jun 2020, 10:12
Replies: 283
Views: 195,193
Posted By Dominator2

1974 I was a student on 3 Sqn at No 4FTS Valley...

1974 I was a student on 3 Sqn at No 4FTS Valley flying the Hunter. We had just started the formation phase when I was confronted by a similar incident.

By no means do I claim that what happened...
22nd May 2020, 13:20
Replies: 283
Views: 195,193
Posted By Dominator2

pontiflex, I think that your suggestion of...

pontiflex,

I think that your suggestion of what may have happened is totally unfounded and equally unacceptable. Trying to allocate blame with absolutely NO proof is ridiculous.

From my...
7th May 2020, 18:45
Replies: 41
Views: 14,841
Posted By Dominator2

To throw in my credentials, 41 years flying...

To throw in my credentials, 41 years flying single and twin engine jets and only the last was not cleared for formation landings. A basic flying skill taught to, and practiced by, all fighter pilots...
18th Apr 2020, 12:15
Replies: 742
Views: 461,543
Posted By Dominator2

I was under the impression that Hawker Hunter...

I was under the impression that Hawker Hunter Aviation Ltd (HHA) owns a fully fully airworthy and flyable F4F (Ex GAF)?

Anyone have any updates? i
26th Mar 2020, 10:02
Replies: 742
Views: 461,543
Posted By Dominator2

Phantom Driver, That may have been...

Phantom Driver,



That may have been true in the late 80s but certainly to at the start. When Beauvechain first got their F16s they preferred to operate with the Wildenrath FGR2s. Although the...
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