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8th Jun 2021, 13:54
Replies: 39
Views: 14,657
Posted By Timelord

Looks like leftover bits from AEW Nimrod!

Looks like leftover bits from AEW Nimrod!
3rd Jun 2021, 12:37
Replies: 36
Views: 4,870
Posted By Timelord

Indeed it could. Airlines have been doing Zero...

Indeed it could. Airlines have been doing Zero Flight Time conversions for some years now. The first trip however will have been done with a training captain and probably a “screen” FO.
2nd Jun 2021, 22:49
Replies: 36
Views: 4,870
Posted By Timelord

I like that idea, the less you fly the more you...

I like that idea, the less you fly the more you get paid. It could be called “ non flying pay”
2nd Jun 2021, 17:25
Replies: 12
Views: 2,688
Posted By Timelord

Not from the Mediterranean!

Not from the Mediterranean!
2nd Jun 2021, 16:20
Replies: 36
Views: 4,870
Posted By Timelord

Bobward is quite right of course. There is now a...

Bobward is quite right of course. There is now a simulator in a centrifuge at Cranwell but I do not know how often squadron aircrew go there. Not often I suspect. And not just g; wearing all the kit...
2nd Jun 2021, 13:13
Replies: 36
Views: 4,870
Posted By Timelord

I am one of this forum’s “grumpy old men” but...

I am one of this forum’s “grumpy old men” but before I became one I spent 4000+ hours in rear cockpits and then 15 years in the simulator business. I know little about the capabilities and tactics of...
28th May 2021, 17:54
Replies: 89
Views: 14,508
Posted By Timelord

Looks OK to this GOM. More to the point are there...

Looks OK to this GOM. More to the point are there actually any displays planned this summer?
25th May 2021, 12:57
Replies: 4
Views: 2,205
Posted By Timelord

“The Strike Wings” by Roy Conyers Nesbit only...

“The Strike Wings” by Roy Conyers Nesbit only refers to Tsetse Mosquitoes, no mention of the 6 pounder being fitted to Beaufighters.
24th May 2021, 15:36
Replies: 17
Views: 5,657
Posted By Timelord

When Prince Charles flew in a Vulcan he commented...

When Prince Charles flew in a Vulcan he commented that he couldn’t understand why RAF ground crew all wore white overalls.
20th May 2021, 09:04
Replies: 6,273
Views: 1,782,219
Posted By Timelord

More interestingly, what is she doing back...

More interestingly, what is she doing back alongside? Storms in the Solent ? Really ?
18th May 2021, 08:33
Replies: 46
Views: 7,026
Posted By Timelord

I am being a devil’s advocate here, but surely...

I am being a devil’s advocate here, but surely the question is not; “Can an admin branch Gp Capt make decisions about flying operations?” - the answer is clearly no. But can a flying branch Gp Capt...
17th May 2021, 14:50
Replies: 46
Views: 7,026
Posted By Timelord

Hard to say what is more irritating; doubling the...

Hard to say what is more irritating; doubling the number of Group Captains or the use of “standing up” .
9th May 2021, 18:43
Replies: 12
Views: 3,673
Posted By Timelord

From my experience the safest place to be for...

From my experience the safest place to be for miles around was on the target!
4th May 2021, 11:56
Replies: 77
Views: 10,443
Posted By Timelord

I don’t think that works. Blue Parrot was the...

I don’t think that works. Blue Parrot was the Buccaneer radar. Blue jacket (I think I remember) was the Doppler.
27th Apr 2021, 19:48
Replies: 6,273
Views: 1,782,219
Posted By Timelord

I think you mean: “ Especially as the joint...

I think you mean: “ Especially as the joint RN/RAF force can only........”
12th Apr 2021, 14:34
Replies: 15
Views: 2,912
Posted By Timelord

So, does anyone know the answer to the original...

So, does anyone know the answer to the original question? Are any BAe personnel going to sea? I would have thought they would need sim techs even if the pilots do their own instructing / operating....
11th Apr 2021, 16:47
Replies: 15
Views: 2,912
Posted By Timelord

It would be a shame if operating the sims became...

It would be a shame if operating the sims became too automated. There were hours of fun to be had driving a simulated Toyota Hilux round a simulated Helmand whilst the crew tried to position for a...
11th Apr 2021, 12:09
Replies: 15
Views: 2,912
Posted By Timelord

I was in the sim business when this idea was...

I was in the sim business when this idea was first mooted. The company that got the contract was trying to recruit civilian sim instructors and technicians including for time at sea. They were not...
29th Mar 2021, 14:45
Replies: 33
Views: 8,418
Posted By Timelord

Follow Project Astra; Every day is April Fools...

Follow Project Astra; Every day is April Fools Day.

I suppose that if everyone is an aviator, it follows that everyone gets a flying badge !
28th Mar 2021, 22:49
Replies: 33
Views: 8,418
Posted By Timelord

Yes, but they were / are doing their job whilst...

Yes, but they were / are doing their job whilst airborne. Their ground based colleagues didn’t get the badge. That’s my point.
28th Mar 2021, 22:14
Replies: 33
Views: 8,418
Posted By Timelord

I trust that the new OC Space Command will be...

I trust that the new OC Space Command will be leading from the front by replacing his (so last century) pilot’s wings with one of those.

That was tongue in cheek but this is a genuine question:...
12th Feb 2021, 13:07
Replies: 10
Views: 4,179
Posted By Timelord

Lom, Sadly, I don’t think the crew did eject...

Lom, Sadly, I don’t think the crew did eject from the wing fold pin accident in Germany.
27th Jan 2021, 16:47
Replies: 11
Views: 4,165
Posted By Timelord

No reason at all. My doubt is about operating...

No reason at all. My doubt is about operating them being a part time duty for “Other professions”. Astra seems to envisage your “Job at hand” rather differently.
27th Jan 2021, 09:57
Replies: 11
Views: 4,165
Posted By Timelord

s Indeed. According to Project Astra it will be...

s
Indeed. According to Project Astra it will be so easy to fly manned and unmanned vehicles that “Other professions” will do it in their spare time.
23rd Jan 2021, 11:12
Replies: 14
Views: 3,088
Posted By Timelord

PS, all references to forward/backward/ left /...

PS, all references to forward/backward/ left / right relative to rearward facing Crew!
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