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17th Feb 2019, 12:48
Replies: 8
Views: 1,702
Posted By spannermonkey

RIP SIr Per Ardua

RIP SIr
Per Ardua
8th Jan 2019, 21:30
Replies: 157
Views: 28,506
Posted By spannermonkey

Never used to see one take off in the mornings...

Never used to see one take off in the mornings making a huge noise with a steep take off climb when I was on the way to school, but hey I was only a kid so I have no idea what I didn't see back then....
1st Dec 2018, 15:45
Replies: 71
Views: 15,447
Posted By spannermonkey

BV, While I'm not of that breed (I chose the...

BV,

While I'm not of that breed (I chose the far more glorious life of engineering :ok:), even I can see what they offer in terms of flexibility.
26th Nov 2018, 22:39
Replies: 11
Views: 2,772
Posted By spannermonkey

Thumbs up Thanks TOFO, Before I saw your post this...

Thanks TOFO,

Before I saw your post this evening I had already sent the declaration back in the post - along with a formal letter of compliant. :-)
21st Nov 2018, 14:39
Replies: 11
Views: 2,772
Posted By spannermonkey

Equiniti Pension Declaration

I just received a letter from Equiniti today with a request for a declaration to be completed for address and contact details. Normally I don’t have a problem with such things; however, what annoyed...
1st Nov 2018, 23:35
Replies: 71
Views: 15,447
Posted By spannermonkey

Statement - Not entirely correct Question...

Statement - Not entirely correct
Question response - No, not entirely correct

Happy? (question). Some people need to be a little less sensitive (statement).
1st Nov 2018, 00:37
Replies: 71
Views: 15,447
Posted By spannermonkey

not exactly true

not exactly true
21st Jul 2018, 14:22
Replies: 42
Views: 6,905
Posted By spannermonkey

I count myself lucky to have met Sqn Ldr Wellum...

I count myself lucky to have met Sqn Ldr Wellum on a number of occasions and can attest to the comments others have posted. A true hero, like all the others who willingly put their lives behind...
17th Apr 2018, 14:28
Replies: 4,750
Views: 1,180,164
Posted By spannermonkey

I'm of the same opinion, the issues that led to...

I'm of the same opinion, the issues that led to the current situation are unacceptable. Poor management of the fleet, a lack of accountability and disregard for airworthiness are things that in the...
21st Mar 2018, 10:12
Replies: 372
Views: 277,735
Posted By spannermonkey

This is exactly the sort of insensitive...

This is exactly the sort of insensitive opinionated tosh I refer to. You have no idea what caused the incident, yet in your self appointed authority you now believe the RAF will/should now review the...
21st Mar 2018, 01:59
Replies: 372
Views: 277,735
Posted By spannermonkey

I appreciate its all very interesting for those...

I appreciate its all very interesting for those of you who want to discuss the details of this incident, but like every other incident that quickly finds its way onto these pages - a little respect...
27th Jan 2018, 03:32
Replies: 25
Views: 8,944
Posted By spannermonkey

Had the privileged of attending a dining-in night...

Had the privileged of attending a dining-in night around 2007 when he was the top table guest of honour. Quite an amazing individual and very humbling to listen to his tales.
25th Nov 2016, 01:38
Replies: 43
Views: 7,314
Posted By spannermonkey

The one thing people seem to be focused on is...

The one thing people seem to be focused on is does Canada buy the F35 or the F18E -hmmm, ooooh, ahhhh shiny new things!!! Canada has benefited from a significant financial return in regard to work...
26th Aug 2016, 03:06
Replies: 18
Views: 4,716
Posted By spannermonkey

PF, Well done on getting through Selection. ...

PF,

Well done on getting through Selection.

It may be a moot point now given you have decided on the EngO route, but its never too late for a little more 'advice' to give you confidence in...
22nd Mar 2016, 02:05
Replies: 4,750
Views: 1,180,164
Posted By spannermonkey

Accountability

I'm curious, has it been clearly defined what the issues actually were that led to the aircraft being grounded for the past two years.

I understand there was an issue found with the controls of...
25th Jun 2015, 19:48
Replies: 43
Views: 7,444
Posted By spannermonkey

I was 'fortunate', if that's what you call...

I was 'fortunate', if that's what you call sending out lots of resumes and putting my details out there on job sites etc to have been headhunted by a company after I left the RAF.

They...
11th Mar 2012, 19:42
Replies: 27
Views: 5,171
Posted By spannermonkey

All good words and lots of advice so I will just...

All good words and lots of advice so I will just try to add what Iíve found. I left after 18 years and found my service background invaluable; I basically remained in the same field, albeit without a...
18th Jan 2012, 23:44
Replies: 19
Views: 9,129
Posted By spannermonkey

Also had the pleasure of meeting Geoffrey on a...

Also had the pleasure of meeting Geoffrey on a number of occasions and remember reading in his book that he used to put his feet on the top of the pedals so he could pull harder on the stick. Donít...
24th Jul 2011, 16:24
Replies: 18
Views: 3,037
Posted By spannermonkey

I was on AVM 12 - in early 1990, so would say...

I was on AVM 12 - in early 1990, so would say given they were chucking them through at a rate of around 1 every week or so the end of 89 was the time the first AVM course began.
27th Jan 2011, 05:31
Replies: 202
Views: 42,055
Posted By spannermonkey

A bonkers decision by a present gov backed up by...

A bonkers decision by a present gov backed up by a former who had little in the way of supporting vertical boneage!

Yes itís a shame the MR2 has gone, but it was past its best and way past...
21st Jan 2011, 11:54
Replies: 17
Views: 2,467
Posted By spannermonkey

Also had the pleasure of meeting him a couple of...

Also had the pleasure of meeting him a couple of years ago at a formal dinner. Read his book and a few weeks later someone said he would actually be a guest at our dinner - great.

Happy returns
13th Jan 2011, 12:16
Replies: 76
Views: 25,747
Posted By spannermonkey

I agree with the replies above, its not all doom...

I agree with the replies above, its not all doom and gloom on the outside, but I would add that aside from a few who 'fall into a great job the rest have to work to get what they want. Yes those from...
19th Oct 2010, 10:39
Replies: 160
Views: 32,686
Posted By spannermonkey

Just a small point, if the Harrier is to be...

Just a small point, if the Harrier is to be scrapped what happens to the 540 million paid to BAe for the life support of the aircraft, do they get to pay it back :}

As others have said, those...
23rd Sep 2010, 01:55
Replies: 9
Views: 4,665
Posted By spannermonkey

Mikej41, check your PM's

Mikej41,

check your PM's
4th Mar 2010, 21:07
Replies: 6
Views: 2,373
Posted By spannermonkey

My original question has now been answered thanks...

My original question has now been answered thanks to Gaz and Leon, Melchett, your link does not work, unless I is bein fick!
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