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12th May 2021, 17:03
Replies: 43
Views: 5,347
Posted By JW411

Which is why it was known as the Vomit Comet.

Which is why it was known as the Vomit Comet.
10th Apr 2021, 16:48
Replies: 17
Views: 2,185
Posted By JW411

John; it's a hangar not a hanger.

John; it's a hangar not a hanger.
9th Apr 2021, 16:57
Replies: 58
Views: 21,844
Posted By JW411

To be honest, I am actually amazed that anyone...

To be honest, I am actually amazed that anyone even noticed.
12th Mar 2021, 16:19
Replies: 40
Views: 8,847
Posted By JW411

And if I remember right, the aiming point at...

And if I remember right, the aiming point at Tangmere was the letter "S" in a circle on runway 25 just before the intersection. (Today's piece of useless information).
11th Mar 2021, 17:09
Replies: 40
Views: 8,847
Posted By JW411

Which reminds me of a (fortunately) funny story....

Which reminds me of a (fortunately) funny story. The first time I got involved with dropping a double MSP (Medium Stressed Platform) I was a young co-pilot flying with my learned ancient captain who...
11th Mar 2021, 17:08
Replies: 40
Views: 8,847
Posted By JW411

Which reminds me of a (fortunately) funny story....

Which reminds me of a (fortunately) funny story. The first time I got involved with dropping a double MSP (Medium Stressed Platform) I was a young co-pilot flying with my learned ancient captain who...
6th Mar 2021, 14:38
Replies: 450
Views: 104,683
Posted By JW411

I always thought that Ian Dick's parents had a...

I always thought that Ian Dick's parents had a sense of humour when they gave him the initials "ICH".
5th Mar 2021, 17:01
Replies: 60
Views: 23,557
Posted By JW411

I don't know what sort of aeroplane BA/BY has...

I don't know what sort of aeroplane BA/BY has been flying but I simply cannot go along with his statement that "the wing, stab and fin are completely clear of contamination. Each time, every time...
13th Feb 2021, 10:15
Replies: 530
Views: 156,812
Posted By JW411

I had it in my mind that 2 Navs together was...

I had it in my mind that 2 Navs together was known as solid state stereo.
12th Feb 2021, 17:01
Replies: 530
Views: 156,812
Posted By JW411

I think it was Henry Morgan. Halfway across the...

I think it was Henry Morgan. Halfway across the Pond in the middle of the night I got out of my seat to go for a walk (we are in a Belfast). Going past Henry I asked him in a jocular fashion "Are we...
12th Feb 2021, 16:45
Replies: 37
Views: 12,526
Posted By JW411

This sort of reminds me of my first visit to...

This sort of reminds me of my first visit to Bardufoss on 16.02.65. It was snowing like hell and we broke out at minimums from a PAR approach. Landed on a runway with snow rolled flat with gravel...
28th Jan 2021, 17:04
Replies: 9
Views: 1,798
Posted By JW411

Eddie's all time favourite aircraft was the...

Eddie's all time favourite aircraft was the Hawker Hunter. He told me in the pub one day that the designer, Sidney Camm, had got it absolutely right apart from the lack of an airbrake. He had not...
22nd Jan 2021, 16:45
Replies: 9
Views: 1,798
Posted By JW411

Eddie had three sisters; Alice, Hetty and Sybil -...

Eddie had three sisters; Alice, Hetty and Sybil - definitely no Dianna.
22nd Jan 2021, 12:04
Replies: 9
Views: 1,798
Posted By JW411

You've got the wrong Rigg. Dianna Rigg was the...

You've got the wrong Rigg. Dianna Rigg was the sister of Hugh Rigg who was also an ETPS man. I don't think Eddie ever picked up a golf club in his life. His hobbies were sailing, gliding and car...
19th Jan 2021, 16:04
Replies: 7
Views: 1,170
Posted By JW411

That's a great shame. I flew with Dick a few...

That's a great shame. I flew with Dick a few times and shared several ales with him. He was good company.
19th Jan 2021, 11:53
Replies: 0
Views: 991
Posted By JW411

Wg Cdr E C Rigg MBE AFC MRAeS

Eddie died peacefully yesterday 18.01.21 aged 94. See "Where Are They Now" forum.
19th Jan 2021, 11:46
Replies: 9
Views: 1,798
Posted By JW411

Wg Cdr E C Rigg MBE AFC MRAeS

Eddie died peacefully yesterday 18.01.21 aged 94. He joined the RAF in 1945 and after training at Cranwell, served on 3 Sqn (Tempest V and Vampire F.1) followed by 26 Sqn (Vampire FB.5). ETPS in 1953...
8th Jan 2021, 16:40
Replies: 21
Views: 6,347
Posted By JW411

Not true. The Sultan drew a pistol to shoot his...

Not true. The Sultan drew a pistol to shoot his son Qaboos but only succeeded in shooting himself in the foot. He was quickly bundled into the waiting casevac Ardet Argosy at Salalah with full...
27th Nov 2020, 11:49
Replies: 3,877
Views: 1,364,003
Posted By JW411

He was probably ex-Laker. That is exactly what we...

He was probably ex-Laker. That is exactly what we did when turning round in the turning circle at Luton. F/E at One Door Left on the interphone could tell me just how close I was getting to the grass.
15th Nov 2020, 16:28
Replies: 60
Views: 21,087
Posted By JW411

35 years ago DOD decided that I should be a Field...

35 years ago DOD decided that I should be a Field Officer Grade 4 (O-4). This was a little bit bit better than my ex-RAF rank of Flt Lt.
14th Nov 2020, 17:59
Replies: 96
Views: 56,703
Posted By JW411

Just to introduce a bit of levity into what is...

Just to introduce a bit of levity into what is going to be a long "why didn't he do this or that" from people who have mostly never been near an aeroplane but think that they know everything.

When...
24th Oct 2020, 11:58
Replies: 843
Views: 265,642
Posted By JW411

My vote is a Wellington and a Blenheim V.

My vote is a Wellington and a Blenheim V.
15th Oct 2020, 11:57
Replies: 843
Views: 265,642
Posted By JW411

Now that we have successfully got out of Aden,...

Now that we have successfully got out of Aden, let's go back to getting out of El Adem. I quote from my book about 53 Squadron:

"A coup d'etat in Libya by Colonel Mohammer Ghaddafi deposed King...
9th Oct 2020, 16:41
Replies: 843
Views: 265,642
Posted By JW411

There was no RAF Khormaksar in 1968. We left in...

There was no RAF Khormaksar in 1968. We left in November 1967. My personal last flight out was XP408 Khormaksar - Muharraq on the 23rd.
8th Oct 2020, 11:53
Replies: 68
Views: 8,789
Posted By JW411

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

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