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15th Jun 2022, 14:51
Replies: 144
Views: 50,669
Posted By LOONRAT

Yellow Gnat in formation with the Reds

Yes the aircraft is G-MOUR which I bought/ helped rebuild and flew on displays on behalf of David Gilmore in Uk and Europe for a few years. Invited by the team to visit and undertake some formation...
9th Jun 2022, 08:14
Replies: 144
Views: 50,669
Posted By LOONRAT

UPDATED RED ARROWS WEBSITE

Glad to see website updated to show the 7 display pilots but obviously done in a rush as the text for the team leader still says he leads 9 aircraft display team and display sequences still show 9...
8th Jun 2022, 19:36
Replies: 144
Views: 50,669
Posted By LOONRAT

Red arrows confusing display team make up

It seems the team are suffering an Annus horribilis this season. Transparency and truth seem to be at odds over the team now flying a seven ship full display formation as the official RAF website...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Nov 2021, 08:45
Replies: 5
Views: 3,216
Posted By LOONRAT

A NEW TWIST ON 'GOING FOR A SPIN'

Very scary even though its a brillainat bit of computer trickery - I hope.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7giIfB0sLis
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Oct 2021, 09:02
Replies: 166
Views: 51,729
Posted By LOONRAT

G-LAWX S92 Incident Discussion

A very thought provking responce by Dickie B and for me the following is particulary cogent.

My reading of the report is that the cockpit gradient was completely wrong and if I am correct in...
30th May 2021, 12:41
Replies: 34
Views: 9,631
Posted By LOONRAT

Re competition - some air displays (IAT as an...

Re competition - some air displays (IAT as an example) offer a prize for the best display - subtle external pressure here at play !!!!
30th May 2021, 09:23
Replies: 34
Views: 9,631
Posted By LOONRAT

DISPLAY FLYING A PERSONAL VIEW

I first started display flying in 1973 and have completed over 2000 displays worldwide in a wide variety of military and civilian fixed wing and rotary machines. I have lost a lot of close friends in...
14th May 2021, 16:50
Replies: 7
Views: 3,360
Posted By LOONRAT

Stan The Man

Had the pleasure to fly with Stan on HOCF learning to fly the mighty Wessex in 1967 He introduced me to low flying and his liberal view of NB 50 ft. On 72 Sqdn we crossed paths again when we went on...
16th Feb 2021, 07:32
Replies: 11
Views: 2,821
Posted By LOONRAT

RAF Displays Abroad

Its my recollection that when I was leading The Gemini Team in 1973 and the Swords Team in 1974 we used RAFAIR for the transits to our european trips and then used 'Gemini' and 'Swords' when on...
30th Sep 2020, 08:47
Replies: 9
Views: 2,202
Posted By LOONRAT

Great info. I am finding trying to build airports...

Great info. I am finding trying to build airports and install approaches etc a great add on experience to the sim programme. Youtube is helping me a lot. If you go to...
27th Sep 2020, 16:28
Replies: 9
Views: 2,202
Posted By LOONRAT

Thanks for info on updates etc. I am busy working...

Thanks for info on updates etc. I am busy working on creating an airport at BGBW Narsaserauq as it does not exist so I wanted it so I could fly across the atlantic and recreate some of my...
24th Sep 2020, 09:12
Replies: 459
Views: 323,238
Posted By LOONRAT

Brain lobotomy looks very effective !!! see here...

Brain lobotomy looks very effective !!! see here if you are not squeamish https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjPwETslJyc&has_verified=1
23rd Sep 2020, 08:46
Replies: 9
Views: 2,202
Posted By LOONRAT

MS FS2020 Delux

Having lost my licence due to ill health I decided to buy MS2020. I have had great fun and have branched out at trying to create airports that do not exist in the programme. Being 75 and not very...
5th Sep 2020, 07:45
Replies: 61
Views: 8,182
Posted By LOONRAT

QUOTES

'So blogs a good landing can be assured if you remember not to let the ground do the rounding out for you'
24th Jul 2020, 11:23
Replies: 19
Views: 3,149
Posted By LOONRAT

You would be well advised to check this out...

You would be well advised to check this out http://www.aero-hesbaye.be/pdf_doc/flying_in_Europe.pdf
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jul 2020, 11:20
Replies: 20
Views: 15,302
Posted By LOONRAT

Homemade ultralight mosquito helicopter

I think I would prefer a Robinson R22 than this little baby.
Just listen to the numbers and I am not sure about the gaffer tape to secure the ballast on the tail boom !!!!
...
18th Jun 2020, 10:21
Replies: 13
Views: 2,866
Posted By LOONRAT

Dame Vera Lynn RIP Forces Sweetheart

Very sad news of the passing of a truly great person who has done so much to raise the moral of the military and the civilan community in peace, war and national pandemic. I truly hope and pray we...
11th May 2020, 09:50
Replies: 9
Views: 3,034
Posted By LOONRAT

GEMINI AEROBATIC TEAM Many thanks for the video...

GEMINI AEROBATIC TEAM
Many thanks for the video which brings back happy memories of my military display days in the 70's. I led the Gemini Aetobatic team in 1973 with Dusty Miller as my No 2. I...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd May 2020, 08:48
Replies: 610
Views: 336,745
Posted By LOONRAT

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/682x415/1968_raf_odiham_diamond_9_flypast_overhead_base_0a3772fe855d925180814ed085da2776d806bc22.jpg
Diamond 9 Practice 72 Sqn RAF Odiham 1968 Happy...
24th Apr 2020, 09:58
Replies: 40
Views: 9,924
Posted By LOONRAT

During my research about my fathers career I came...

During my research about my fathers career I came across these documents showing his flight in G-ALSA RMA CATHAY Statocruser on his atlantic crossing from New York to London in November 1953. At 0300...
9th Feb 2020, 10:42
Replies: 32
Views: 16,814
Posted By LOONRAT

Lt Cdr Peter Sheppard AFC RN - RIP

Vey sad to hear of Peter's passing. I have now lost 2 great RNFAA friends from my display days. RIP.
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20th Jan 2020, 09:44
Replies: 116
Views: 51,287
Posted By LOONRAT

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/540x462/1974_swords_team_photo_b_w_87d9d50bffa27b6eeac058743365a735fdca6314.jpg
RAF Leeming Swords Team Members 1974 Dick Thomas No 4, Mike Fox No...
20th Jan 2020, 09:20
Replies: 30
Views: 17,337
Posted By LOONRAT

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1333/hawk_for_sale_69d1fd91340b1be0a9dad5fb18cf568c03d48cbf.jpg
Hawk T1 XX292 now up for sale. It will probably end up in the USA where it...
20th Jan 2020, 09:07
Replies: 8
Views: 3,376
Posted By LOONRAT

Sad to hear of Tevors passing. He mentored me on...

Sad to hear of Tevors passing. He mentored me on arrival for my first SH tour on 72 Sqn flying the Wessex in 1968. A great teacher and friend RIP.
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Dec 2019, 09:50
Replies: 10
Views: 2,365
Posted By LOONRAT

David Dixon RIP

Yes the voice is that of David Dixon and you should check out the thread David Dixon (Former Chairman Helicopter Board Of Examiners) RIP...
19th Jun 2019, 08:42
Replies: 105
Views: 41,414
Posted By LOONRAT

THE FUTURE ? I HOPE NOT

'Welcome to the first computer flown transatlantic crossing. Let me assure you that although we have no pilots aboard our triple computer system and advanced programing guarantees you will have a...
7th Mar 2019, 07:44
Replies: 41
Views: 32,589
Posted By LOONRAT

FARNBOROUGH MEMORIES

We lived in Cove just to the north of Farnborough in 1950 and all the aircraft from the airshows would provide a fantastic sight from our back garden. When we moved away we always went to the public...
6th Mar 2019, 10:51
Replies: 14
Views: 4,070
Posted By LOONRAT

Gemini Team Vergiate 1973

Left to Right Back Row - Sqn Ldr Olly Knight - Team Manager - Always on tour with team to authorise and oversee, Fg Off Dusty Millar - No 2. Flt Lt Brian Fuller - Team Commentator, Flt Lt Bob...
5th Mar 2019, 08:13
Replies: 14
Views: 4,070
Posted By LOONRAT

Dusty Miller Mirror Image

Photo of Gemini over Lake Garda 1973 display Vergiate.
'Dusty' as No 2 formating on me inverted whilst he kept formation whilst getting a cricked neck looking upwards.
If I held it for too long...
4th Mar 2019, 17:30
Replies: 14
Views: 4,070
Posted By LOONRAT

1970's Gemini Team

I led the team in 1973 with Graham 'Dusty' Miller as my No 2 who progressed on to become Air Marshall Sir Graham Miller. He retired January 2008.
...
26th Jul 2017, 12:00
Replies: 29
Views: 14,825
Posted By LOONRAT

Alex Tarwid

Alek was my flight commander on 72 Sqn (1967 - 1970) and I can recall many stories about this charismatic non-pc larger than life personality who taught me a lot on how to operate a Wessex...
16th Feb 2017, 17:10
Replies: 701
Views: 262,133
Posted By LOONRAT

Heard court case now scheduled for 17 May 17.

Heard court case now scheduled for 17 May 17.
10th Sep 2016, 09:28
Replies: 2
Views: 7,828
Posted By LOONRAT

P51 G-SHWN Taxying accident Sweden

Heard rumour's that G-SHWN has had a taxying accident in Sweden. Pilot OK
4th Jul 2016, 15:27
Replies: 377
Views: 216,493
Posted By LOONRAT

Dave Fenton RIP

Very sorry to hear of David's passing. A great engineer who was a credit to the team and his profession. He will be fondly membered and missed by many.
14th Jun 2016, 15:57
Replies: 377
Views: 216,493
Posted By LOONRAT

JUBILEE DUO AND ROTHMANS PHOTOS

In response to a request for more photos I am posting 4 more showing the Jubilee Duo with myself and Marcus Edwards and the RAT aircraft during major overhauls at Blackbushe prior to the 1978 display...
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