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7th Oct 2019, 08:51
Replies: 42
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Slow Biker At Song Song Range we did indeed...

Slow Biker

At Song Song Range we did indeed use an offset on the Float Target, to avoid damaging or sinking it. We built in a correction factor to the Bombing Angle at the Bombsight Sighting Head...
1st Oct 2019, 18:56
Replies: 42
Views: 11,194
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All the V's had a Visual Bomb Aimer Position in...

All the V's had a Visual Bomb Aimer Position in them. Normally fitted, in their earlier days, with a T4 Bombsight. They were operated by the Nav Plotter as the Nav Radar was busy playing with his...
20th Aug 2019, 20:48
Replies: 105
Views: 60,552
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I believe the Staish was actually talking on the...

I believe the Staish was actually talking on the telephone to the AOC at the time of the F100 incident, and had to excuse himself from continuing the conversation, as he had seen " a chap on a...
25th May 2019, 21:05
Replies: 21
Views: 4,556
Posted By Tengah Type

In 1960, while doing the Airshow circuit, as the...

In 1960, while doing the Airshow circuit, as the official RAF Display Squadron looping a formation of 14 Hunters, they were introduced as "Treble One Squadron".
I have never heard them being called...
14th May 2019, 15:26
Replies: 47
Views: 14,431
Posted By Tengah Type

BEagle #33 I think you are confusing two...

BEagle #33

I think you are confusing two Tansor sortie in Jun 86, it was a busy time as I flew 5 sorties in 5 days.
I was with the Boss on that Take Off on 13 Jun at 0332Z. i remember it well as...
14th May 2019, 10:08
Replies: 47
Views: 14,431
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2TWU @ #23 It was similar in 1962 with the...

2TWU @ #23

It was similar in 1962 with the Nav School Varsities. The 9 aircraft departed on the same route at 15 min intervals, and arrived at Dursley, for return to Hullavington, at random...
20th Apr 2019, 17:03
Replies: 30
Views: 7,764
Posted By Tengah Type

BEagle At last you have admitted what we always...

BEagle At last you have admitted what we always knew!!

As a Directional Consultant, who was always chauffeur driven to work, I was not the recipient of the Double Wing Master Race flying badge.
...
17th Apr 2019, 07:32
Replies: 47
Views: 18,971
Posted By Tengah Type

Timelord. Yes it can, as referenced by...

Timelord.

Yes it can, as referenced by Fallmonk in post#30.

On 21 Sept 1956 a Grumman test pilot Thomas W Attridge Jnr managed to do it in a Grumman Tiger ( Bu no 138620 ). He was flying over...
12th Mar 2019, 18:07
Replies: 33
Views: 15,600
Posted By Tengah Type

Thumbs up Do you remember the white two piece Acrilan Pile...

Do you remember the white two piece Acrilan Pile " Bunny Suit" that was issued in the late 60s? Mine was immediately purloined by the then Mrs TT to wear as a "Track Suit" to a cold evening Fireworks...
4th Mar 2019, 12:55
Replies: 980
Views: 373,002
Posted By Tengah Type

FOD/Loose articles This is not a new problem...

FOD/Loose articles

This is not a new problem unique to Boeing. I remember a story (possibly in Air Clues) from many years ago, about a Beverley which suffered from a loud thumping noise from under...
28th Feb 2019, 18:21
Replies: 67
Views: 18,913
Posted By Tengah Type

Beagle I was crewed with RFK in 1986 before...

Beagle

I was crewed with RFK in 1986 before I moved across to TTF in Jan 87. He certainly claimed, several times in my experience, to have aimed his Lightning at Dublin when he ejected. How much...
23rd Feb 2019, 09:51
Replies: 75
Views: 28,827
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The event at Sheffield commemorating a particular...

The event at Sheffield commemorating a particular crew, or crew member, is similar to what happens here in SW France. Last Saturday 16 February, I, along with 6 Overseas visitors who were relatives...
8th Feb 2019, 16:26
Replies: 51
Views: 25,835
Posted By Tengah Type

PN #48 I think it was 27, not 57, doing the...

PN #48

I think it was 27, not 57, doing the Weather Reconnaissance.
7th Feb 2019, 22:33
Replies: 71
Views: 14,326
Posted By Tengah Type

F-16GUY #33 Perfection!

F-16GUY #33

Perfection!
7th Feb 2019, 19:26
Replies: 71
Views: 14,326
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BomberH Did you never meet a WIWOL ( or...

BomberH
Did you never meet a WIWOL ( or BEagle ) who told you what a REAL FIGHTER PILOT was ? It did not involve mud moving, but did involve lots of hand movements in the bar,, while describing...
7th Feb 2019, 19:01
Replies: 71
Views: 14,326
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Charliegolf Dangerous territory, in this...

Charliegolf Dangerous territory, in this forum, equating mud moving minijet pilots with REAL FIGHTER PILOTS. Watch your six.!
7th Feb 2019, 17:16
Replies: 71
Views: 14,326
Posted By Tengah Type

Orca #21 Love It!! You learn something every...

Orca #21 Love It!! You learn something every day.https://www.pprune.org/images/infopop/icons/icon6.gif

And there was I thinking that all that was required was to be hirsute, have prehensile toes...
6th Feb 2019, 06:56
Replies: 980
Views: 373,002
Posted By Tengah Type

BEagle More than a litre? Maybe! Sometimes...

BEagle

More than a litre? Maybe! Sometimes it is of a darker hue. The local Bordeaux is quite palatable also.

I got an email from Nic to say he is handing over the TB reins. Hope somebody else...
5th Feb 2019, 19:00
Replies: 980
Views: 373,002
Posted By Tengah Type

Sandiego89 # 883 The Flight Refuelling Mk 20...

Sandiego89 # 883

The Flight Refuelling Mk 20 AAR pod was designed as an underwing store to be carried by Royal Navy aircraft such as Buccaneer, Sea Vixen and Scimitar for Buddy-Buddy refuelling....
5th Feb 2019, 08:13
Replies: 980
Views: 373,002
Posted By Tengah Type

BEagle The problems at Scampton were not...

BEagle

The problems at Scampton were not caused by the wing mounted AAR pods but by the ground clearance below the Underwing Fuel Tanks on the K2. The pods were head high, whereas the clearance...
15th Jan 2019, 19:57
Replies: 157
Views: 30,988
Posted By Tengah Type

First one I saw was at Offutt AFB in mid May 1970...

First one I saw was at Offutt AFB in mid May 1970 at their Open Day. A "Motor Glider" arrived and flew a couple of low slow circuits. Then changed to "Rocket Ship" to depart. Totally amazing! Also...
15th Jan 2019, 19:35
Replies: 201
Views: 38,408
Posted By Tengah Type

My ATC Gliding Course was with 613 VGS at RAF...

My ATC Gliding Course was with 613 VGS at RAF Halton between June and August 1961. A total of 8 flights in T21 and 19 dual and 3 solo in T31. Total Flight Time 2hrs 38mins.
Fortunately the weather...
28th Dec 2018, 15:47
Replies: 41
Views: 8,781
Posted By Tengah Type

You could also have a lot of fun with setting the...

You could also have a lot of fun with setting the Variation to whatever value was required. We often flew a" single heading " from Hong Kong to Singapore, despite a track change of 20 degrees as we...
28th Dec 2018, 10:20
Replies: 41
Views: 8,781
Posted By Tengah Type

Even in the 80s you could have problems. In April...

Even in the 80s you could have problems. In April 82 just after the Argentinians had invaded the Falkland Islands, and before the Victor tankers deployed to Ascension Island, there was an AAR trail...
15th Dec 2018, 19:59
Replies: 110
Views: 22,850
Posted By Tengah Type

Happy Hour in the 60's The concept of Happy...

Happy Hour in the 60's
The concept of Happy Hour in the 60's was to encourage all the officers to mingle and not just stay in their own specialist groups, Aircrew, Engineers etc, with the use of...
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