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9th Dec 2018, 07:49
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I once guested on a USAF Rammstein based C130,...

I once guested on a USAF Rammstein based C130, whilst they flew in the UK LFS. There was a rail of back pack parachutes behind the normal entrance door. They said they could be used if everybody on...
27th May 2018, 16:59
Replies: 69
Views: 42,556
Posted By mr ripley

Remembered again. Blue skies!

Remembered again. Blue skies!
2nd Sep 2017, 09:23
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Posted By mr ripley

Interesting reading for those with a passion for...

Interesting reading for those with a passion for this subject:
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/61398/Medals-Interim-Report-July-12.pdf
Personally, I think...
15th Jan 2017, 07:59
Replies: 37
Views: 23,189
Posted By mr ripley

Did my flying scholarship at Rogers in 1983. ...

Did my flying scholarship at Rogers in 1983. Some of those names are familiar, especially Bob Walker, who was so full of enthusiasm. And had a habit of offering you a polo whilst doing something...
1st Nov 2016, 15:44
Replies: 7,039
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Posted By mr ripley

Swapping and sector swapping is the way ahead. ...

Swapping and sector swapping is the way ahead. Can completely re-write the roster and extend or reduce trip length. All subject to FTLs. The beauty is that if its legal then it can be done, via...
1st Nov 2016, 15:41
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Posted By mr ripley

High of 21 Low of 6 tomorrow

High of 21 Low of 6 tomorrow
16th Aug 2016, 08:00
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Posted By mr ripley

Quite correct. It is a retention scheme to allow...

Quite correct. It is a retention scheme to allow British Military pilots to take the initial parts of selection and then just the simulator in the final months before leaving. The idea is to stop...
5th Aug 2016, 03:08
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Posted By mr ripley

Dubai ATC don't make a ''check gear' call. What...

Dubai ATC don't make a ''check gear' call. What they will do is tell you where they wish you to vacate the runway.
Inadvertant AT disconnect is unlikely in a 777.
Aviate Navigate Communicate...
31st Jul 2016, 16:10
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Posted By mr ripley

Agreed, Been with the company for almost 11...

Agreed,

Been with the company for almost 11 years all on the 777. I take pleasure in going to work and flying my roster as published or more likely 'as swapped'.

I bid to go to the same places...
13th Feb 2016, 15:28
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Posted By mr ripley

The other thing to note is that we get 2 weeks...

The other thing to note is that we get 2 weeks leave in summer and winter and a weeks Duty Free each season (to make up for Bank holidays). You can opt to work in the DFW. Most people can get...
28th Dec 2015, 15:16
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Posted By mr ripley

Ok, my go at answering your Qs. Consider this a...

Ok, my go at answering your Qs. Consider this a holding response until, somebody who is more experienced in the subject areas replies.
1.1 I think you need at least 1500 hrs multi and there probably...
18th Dec 2015, 13:41
Replies: 130
Views: 124,080
Posted By mr ripley

Why should it be locked?

Why should it be locked?
17th Dec 2015, 10:06
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Posted By mr ripley

I've been in 10 years, joining as a DEP on 777. ...

I've been in 10 years, joining as a DEP on 777.

As probably mentioned, lifestyle means different things to different people. My preference is flying East with the odd Caribbean and South American...
19th Nov 2015, 17:31
Replies: 4,727
Views: 1,182,888
Posted By mr ripley

Thoughts on flying Albert

When I first got to fly Albert, it wasn't the handling that bothered me but slotting into a crew and hearing all those voices on the intercom. I found the a/c was good in pitch but more sluggish in...
9th Nov 2015, 16:57
Replies: 4,727
Views: 1,182,888
Posted By mr ripley

As a former QFI elsewhere and of course on Hercs...

As a former QFI elsewhere and of course on Hercs I don't really appreciate that comment.
11th Sep 2015, 09:39
Replies: 4,727
Views: 1,182,888
Posted By mr ripley

Ah yes S** V**** twin brother, excellent! I...

Ah yes S** V**** twin brother, excellent! I agree. The best Flt Commander I ever knew.
It wasn't D*** B****** but not sure, I was down there just after with the same Det Co
Does anybody remember...
8th Sep 2015, 22:38
Replies: 4,727
Views: 1,182,888
Posted By mr ripley

The Japes

I remember when Pedro was a ground school instructor during one of my OCU courses. He had a thing going about awarding an Honorary Baldric badge for reasons which i can't quite recall.

Stories...
27th May 2015, 21:07
Replies: 69
Views: 42,556
Posted By mr ripley

Indeed not forgotten, Graham S - my first...

Indeed not forgotten,
Graham S - my first introduction to the Hercules fleet, a top instructor on BFT.
Freddie - IOT, METS, a marvellous weekend in Berlin, Friday nights at Lyneham, your love of...
28th Jan 2015, 17:45
Replies: 4,727
Views: 1,182,888
Posted By mr ripley

Kigali

Smuj,
That brings back memories. I seem to remember that we had more crews than aircraft and it was a bit of a bun fight to fly.
The flight across the Serengeti and the view of Kilimanjaro were...
18th Jan 2015, 10:56
Replies: 64
Views: 7,920
Posted By mr ripley

18 Apr 1990 JP5A XW351 Fg Off ***** and Self ...

18 Apr 1990
JP5A XW351
Fg Off ***** and Self
5 Min dual
Waddington to Cranwell

however it was just under 2.5 mins and rather good fun
16th Dec 2014, 15:50
Replies: 4,727
Views: 1,182,888
Posted By mr ripley

It was Halifax

It was Halifax
16th Dec 2014, 11:54
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Views: 1,182,888
Posted By mr ripley

AA62 I believe we were on 30 Sqn together...

AA62
I believe we were on 30 Sqn together during TMs stewardship?

Carrying on the snow theme :
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/mjg66/halifax029.jpg
6th Dec 2014, 14:25
Replies: 4,727
Views: 1,182,888
Posted By mr ripley

Which one, the exploding leading edge or the...

Which one, the exploding leading edge or the buddy buddy?
Feb 1993 30 Sqn
Off to Oslo-Bergen then RTB
Charging off down the runway with GE in the cupola who says f**k at the same time as lots of...
6th Dec 2014, 13:25
Replies: 4,727
Views: 1,182,888
Posted By mr ripley

Buddy buddy in the Congo ...

Buddy buddy in the Congo
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/mjg66/TrevsCongoTravail076.jpg
6th Dec 2014, 13:20
Replies: 4,727
Views: 1,182,888
Posted By mr ripley

It was meant to be a quick trip to Oslo. ...

It was meant to be a quick trip to Oslo.
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/mjg66/Wing-1.jpghttp://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f191/mjg66/Wing3.jpg
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