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10th Aug 2018, 10:19
Replies: 47
Views: 9,142
Posted By RimBim

Thanks team, for saying how good ACMI, ie., RAIDS...

Thanks team, for saying how good ACMI, ie., RAIDS is for debriefing and thence future training (by saving the sortie as avi or the debrief files for 3D or 2D viewing).
Speaking as the Civvie bloke...
8th Jun 2018, 19:18
Replies: 59
Views: 23,156
Posted By RimBim

Splendid progress so far but I wonder if the RWR...

Splendid progress so far but I wonder if the RWR could do with being a few mm to the right?
14th May 2017, 08:03
Replies: 11
Views: 4,359
Posted By RimBim

Was the 'School Bully' from Stalky and The Moral...

Was the 'School Bully' from Stalky and The Moral Reformers?
RIP
2nd Feb 2017, 15:05
Replies: 86
Views: 19,424
Posted By RimBim

I managed to get a ride in a Hunter at Thumrayt,...

I managed to get a ride in a Hunter at Thumrayt, 40 odd years ago. Bugger nearly managed to make me use the sick bag but not quite, beating up the wadis and up and over the escarpments. It'd taken...
7th Aug 2016, 19:19
Replies: 29
Views: 9,801
Posted By RimBim

Mainjafad - thank you for an excellent potted...

Mainjafad - thank you for an excellent potted history - much appreciated by one who forgets these things.
16th Jul 2016, 09:58
Replies: 18
Views: 4,098
Posted By RimBim

Well, the Hunter may still be a jolly good and...

Well, the Hunter may still be a jolly good and fast jet, but using a 40-50 yr old as an aggressor against a Typhoon? Street cred alone for the latter? Like!
Also, tricky to find space in the Hunter...
15th Jul 2016, 17:03
Replies: 18
Views: 4,098
Posted By RimBim

I see, having looked at the HHA site - from IAI....

I see, having looked at the HHA site - from IAI. A cutaway model. Bless 'em. And good luck Simon!
15th Jul 2016, 16:18
Replies: 18
Views: 4,098
Posted By RimBim

But HHA haven't been kitted to carry the RAIDS...

But HHA haven't been kitted to carry the RAIDS pod - that idea fell through some years ago I thought? Even though HHA were v. enthusiastic trying to interest Coningsby in the Hunter doing Red air!...
28th Dec 2015, 15:34
Replies: 3
Views: 2,011
Posted By RimBim

Splendid bit of flying!

Splendid bit of flying!
8th Dec 2015, 19:17
Replies: 42
Views: 19,330
Posted By RimBim

I'm interested that the A10s can carry Cubic P5...

I'm interested that the A10s can carry Cubic P5 ACMI pods while firing guns and missiles from port and s'bord wing stations - pretty useful config! Is this the case for other USAF jets?
1st Apr 2015, 17:16
Replies: 26
Views: 6,143
Posted By RimBim

A big thank you and farewell to the two civvy...

A big thank you and farewell to the two civvy ladies who ran the Guardroom for so many years. May they long remember that ex Sqn Ldr, Mr Angry about whom we so often shared reminiscences.
14th Oct 2014, 15:54
Replies: 74
Views: 20,024
Posted By RimBim

Someone will give in at last and the new...

Someone will give in at last and the new aggressor will be - the Hunter Crew!
Bless 'em.
6th Sep 2014, 20:39
Replies: 73
Views: 15,057
Posted By RimBim

Favourite transistor? OCP71 - the optical jobber....

Favourite transistor? OCP71 - the optical jobber. My dad could get dozens from work and we covered them with black bodge tape to make a more generally useful OC71. Could use them in just about...
23rd Oct 2013, 17:00
Replies: 5
Views: 2,159
Posted By RimBim

Google for Martin Shaw New Avengers - there's a...

Google for Martin Shaw New Avengers - there's a short clip on YouTube with the a/c
16th Sep 2013, 18:36
Replies: 9
Views: 5,227
Posted By RimBim

Sorry! Couldn't remember the correct 'Contract'...

Sorry! Couldn't remember the correct 'Contract' term. I was Rapier from '76 for a few years and had my camera blown off its tripod by a Jaguar ruffling my hair over the edge of an escarpment.
16th Sep 2013, 16:35
Replies: 9
Views: 5,227
Posted By RimBim

And I guess the Omani aircrew are as daring and...

And I guess the Omani aircrew are as daring and wonderful to watch at low level as their RAF loan service presecessors were! Bad news indeed.
27th Apr 2013, 19:53
Replies: 38
Views: 4,299
Posted By RimBim

I had my first 'trail' tour in the Benromach...

I had my first 'trail' tour in the Benromach distillery in Forres. Good tour(free) - small group and a splendid dram. Hmm, I'm at Lossie next week and if it's raining praps a tour somewhere on Tues...
1st Jul 2012, 16:36
Replies: 33
Views: 6,729
Posted By RimBim

Success

I reckon that most Fast Jet dudes would accept that RAIDS is useful, reliable and cost effective - in service from CQWI 2003!
1st Jun 2012, 18:59
Replies: 15
Views: 2,857
Posted By RimBim

I was part of the convoy delivering the Rapier...

I was part of the convoy delivering the Rapier systems to Thumrait from MAM in 1976 and we drove past a couple of large, shallow lakes with tiny fish in them. These lakes appear after heavy rain and...
2nd May 2012, 18:43
Replies: 11
Views: 4,495
Posted By RimBim

Frodo - you've earned yourself a RAIDS laser...

Frodo - you've earned yourself a RAIDS laser pointer!
26th Aug 2011, 15:48
Replies: 43
Views: 5,916
Posted By RimBim

Hi, speaking as someone trying to find a colour...

Hi, speaking as someone trying to find a colour 7" monitor bright enough to work in a FJ cockpit in full sun at 25000' (with consequential explosive depressurisation issues) for potential SA use,...
7th Dec 2007, 18:17
Replies: 44
Views: 6,729
Posted By RimBim

Cool They have special skills

:sad:I know two have gone into UK defence companies working on RAF projects and are able to use their old chums/contacts in the FJ sqns, can talk a/crew talk and therefore be a useful conduit and...
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