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30th Nov 2009, 14:23
Replies: 99
Views: 30,023
Posted By NYF

Possibly. But he was certainly flying Phantoms...

Possibly. But he was certainly flying Phantoms with 892 off Ark between December 1971 and September 1973.
23rd Sep 2009, 16:15
Replies: 8
Views: 1,824
Posted By NYF

Attack State Red

I couldn't agree more re Danger Close. I can also strongly recommend Attack State Red by Colonel Richard Kemp and Chris Hughes. It's a genuinely exceptional account of the Royal Anglians tour that...
10th Sep 2009, 11:39
Replies: 15
Views: 1,652
Posted By NYF

Hmmm

The are, undoubtedly, huge amounts of oil, but less and less that's relatively cheap and easy to extract. We're also getting through it quickly.

The International Energy Agency (not an...
7th Aug 2009, 15:24
Replies: 57
Views: 15,078
Posted By NYF

Tales from the Chinook frontline

So, the Bootneck's long threatened book about flying Chinooks in Afghanistan, Immediate Response, has finally hit the shelves. And, who'd have thought it, it's actually a great read. More...
27th Apr 2009, 18:24
Replies: 85
Views: 11,120
Posted By NYF

Definitely the sound of race-tuned Rolls-Royce...

Definitely the sound of race-tuned Rolls-Royce Merlin engines being thrashed to within an inch of their life and beyond in the Unlimited Class final at the Reno Air Races. While watching from one of...
26th Apr 2009, 19:35
Replies: 501
Views: 224,463
Posted By NYF

For anyone who enjoyed Geoff Wellum's First Light...

For anyone who enjoyed Geoff Wellum's First Light or Pierre Clostermann's The Big Show I can also strongly recommend James Goodson's Tumult in the Clouds, a gripping, brilliantly written account of...
23rd Mar 2009, 20:18
Replies: 16
Views: 3,098
Posted By NYF

Mid-sixties is a bit more like it. The first FAA...

Mid-sixties is a bit more like it. The first FAA instructors arrived at Miramar in 1964. The idea being that they were supposed to learn from the Americans all about operating the F-4. A useful added...
2nd Mar 2009, 19:35
Replies: 114
Views: 47,301
Posted By NYF

QUOTE: "There were a few RAF crew doing...

QUOTE:
"There were a few RAF crew doing exchanges with the US, but they certainly were not allowed into Vietnam. Even transport crews were only allowed partway across the Pacific."

One RN crew -...
5th Jan 2009, 10:37
Replies: 359
Views: 48,173
Posted By NYF

No problem. It was brought to his attention while...

No problem. It was brought to his attention while he was Deputy Director of Naval Air Warfare in the MoD. You'll find it on pages 285 and 286. Save you the trouble of wading through the whole thing...
4th Jan 2009, 20:05
Replies: 359
Views: 48,173
Posted By NYF

Magic Mushroom - For what it's worth, Ray Lygo...

Magic Mushroom - For what it's worth, Ray Lygo gives a clear account of his discovery that Australia had been moved 200 miles to the west in his autobiography. Not saying it's right or wrong, only...
12th Dec 2008, 20:40
Replies: 29
Views: 7,876
Posted By NYF

ARXW - that 892 incident occurred in february...

ARXW - that 892 incident occurred in february 1972 on the Atlantic Fleet Weapons Range off Puerto Rico. An 892 F-4 launched from Ark Royal hit a US Navy ERA-3B Skywarrior from VAQ-33 with an inert...
19th Sep 2008, 13:19
Replies: 25
Views: 5,587
Posted By NYF

From the horse's mouth

I've heard the bootneck's writing his own book, coming out next year ...
26th Aug 2008, 09:22
Replies: 13
Views: 2,764
Posted By NYF

A couple of alternatives ...

Rather than go for the Damien Lewis book - which manages to get L Cpl Mathew Ford's name wrong - I'd hold out for Apache by Ed Macy. Macy was the Apache pilot who won an MC during the Jugroom Fort...
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