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14th Jun 2019, 17:14
Replies: 11,913
Views: 2,658,616
Posted By Mogwi

A quick shufti at the JPT gauge should sort that...

A quick shufti at the JPT gauge should sort that problem; JPT too high - burn some gas off. In the old days the duty pilot would calculate the max VL fuel weight for the worst engine and post it on...
25th Apr 2019, 12:41
Replies: 10
Views: 3,226
Posted By Mogwi

Yes, hard manoeuvring at base height should be...

Yes, hard manoeuvring at base height should be approached with caution! Lamp-swinging warning!


One balmy afternoon, when the earth was cooling, I was indulging in 1 v 1 ACM in a Grey...
4th Apr 2019, 13:53
Replies: 110
Views: 21,756
Posted By Mogwi

Took my C exam at RAF Bishops Court in norn iron...

Took my C exam at RAF Bishops Court in norn iron in the early 70's. Flew down from Aldergrove in the mighty Wessex and reported to the examining officer who insisted I remove the 9mm Browning...
8th Mar 2019, 13:53
Replies: 406
Views: 217,819
Posted By Mogwi

Actually Clare, as one who has recently been...

Actually Clare, as one who has recently been pinged for jury service I can tell you that it is no longer "beyond reasonable doubt" but simply "sure". There was some discussion over the precise...
6th Mar 2019, 09:08
Replies: 52
Views: 16,365
Posted By Mogwi

Bomber, PM sent on another subject. Mog

Bomber, PM sent on another subject.

Mog
6th Mar 2019, 08:53
Replies: 294
Views: 166,459
Posted By Mogwi

What a depressing story. Not the least because...

What a depressing story. Not the least because the Air Comode prefixed every sentence with "so". I always thought that we DID have a world-class training system in the old (pre-politically coerrect!)...
1st Mar 2019, 16:10
Replies: 67
Views: 18,373
Posted By Mogwi

Quite true but it happened in Germany. Major bird...

Quite true but it happened in Germany. Major bird strike at low level, engine surged and wouldn't relight. Ejection appears to have cleared surge and the jet flew around for 32 minutes avoiding F104...
28th Feb 2019, 22:06
Replies: 13
Views: 3,850
Posted By Mogwi

Might be a prob my end, PM sent. Mog

Might be a prob my end, PM sent.

Mog
27th Feb 2019, 15:55
Replies: 13
Views: 3,850
Posted By Mogwi

VMT Bengo, you might be the man to answer the...

VMT Bengo, you might be the man to answer the question. E-mail sent.

Mog
26th Feb 2019, 20:36
Replies: 79
Views: 16,891
Posted By Mogwi

I seem to remember that in the RN, one salutes...

I seem to remember that in the RN, one salutes when in uniform, raises one's headdress when in civilian clothes but salutes when in mufti but not wearing a titfer. Also works when boarding or leaving...
26th Feb 2019, 20:23
Replies: 13
Views: 3,850
Posted By Mogwi

Battle damage repair?

This might seem a peculiar request but are there any BDR experts in the room? I have recently found some HE damage to an airframe that I am keen to identify (the cause, not the airframe!).

Any...
23rd Feb 2019, 17:56
Replies: 67
Views: 18,373
Posted By Mogwi

I certainly know of one fine Naval aviator who...

I certainly know of one fine Naval aviator who left it very late to use the alternate let-down facility in a Hunter. When I remonstrated with him in hospital, he stated that when the donk ran down...
8th Feb 2019, 08:45
Replies: 71
Views: 13,418
Posted By Mogwi

I was!!!!!!

I was!!!!!!
7th Feb 2019, 13:37
Replies: 5,515
Views: 1,302,968
Posted By Mogwi

I am off to Stanley on Monday to meet and debrief...

I am off to Stanley on Monday to meet and debrief with a couple of A4 drivers. I am sure that they will have a view!

mog
7th Feb 2019, 11:53
Replies: 71
Views: 13,418
Posted By Mogwi

Hmmm... I was first-born son of a WW2 fighter...

Hmmm... I was first-born son of a WW2 fighter pilot - but he only got 3 kills!
2nd Feb 2019, 14:46
Replies: 27
Views: 6,775
Posted By Mogwi

Actually the dams/pods/lids etc did not affect...

Actually the dams/pods/lids etc did not affect the HOVER performance at all. If anything they REDUCED it because of the extra weight. What they did affect was the vertical LANDING and TAKEOFF...
2nd Feb 2019, 11:48
Replies: 27
Views: 6,775
Posted By Mogwi

I refer my learned friend to #5! As well as...

I refer my learned friend to #5!

As well as producing lift to very low air speeds during the decel, it enables a higher hover weight (or reduced RPM).

Mog
2nd Feb 2019, 08:43
Replies: 27
Views: 6,775
Posted By Mogwi

As above, the wing ( including flaps) will...

As above, the wing ( including flaps) will produce lift all the time there is a (sub-stall) angle of attack and an airflow from ahead. In a still-air hover, there is no lift BUT there is resistance...
22nd Jan 2019, 21:47
Replies: 18
Views: 4,133
Posted By Mogwi

I remember (sometime in the late 80's) leaving...

I remember (sometime in the late 80's) leaving Yeovilton in a Harvard to pick up a brand new Jumping Bean from Dunsfold. Lots more goofers to watch my arrival in the Harvard than watched my perf...
22nd Jan 2019, 08:40
Replies: 51
Views: 12,034
Posted By Mogwi

I think that I am right in saying that the first...

I think that I am right in saying that the first time the SAS was acknowledged in awards was the Falklands. Certainly the guy ahead of me in the queue to get his gong at BH was announced as such.
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19th Jan 2019, 16:46
Replies: 26
Views: 3,097
Posted By Mogwi

Not a problem wearing a flying suit with a...

Not a problem wearing a flying suit with a cut-off hose but fatal if, like one Buc pilot, you tried it with an immersion suit and had to bang out into a fjord. Suit rapidly topped up with freezing...
19th Jan 2019, 16:39
Replies: 26
Views: 3,097
Posted By Mogwi

Indeed the case. My dear departed father flew...

Indeed the case. My dear departed father flew Seafires with such turning trousers against the fiendish oriental hordes. As you say, I don't think they lasted long. (Both trousers and hordes!)

mog
16th Jan 2019, 21:36
Replies: 41
Views: 11,115
Posted By Mogwi

Sorry Chev, the years have dimmed the memory...

Sorry Chev, the years have dimmed the memory somewhat! Good show though, funny bit was the Japanese delegation who stood up and returned my bow!!
16th Jan 2019, 09:30
Replies: 41
Views: 11,115
Posted By Mogwi

I had to land on 06 at Farnborough in the 80's...

I had to land on 06 at Farnborough in the 80's when the Dash8 had stumphed in on the threshold of 24.

Same display; coordinated display between Hawk (flown by outstanding Irish pilot!) and SHAR....
14th Jan 2019, 15:52
Replies: 15
Views: 6,277
Posted By Mogwi

Duties of a No2: Stick Search Report ...

Duties of a No2:

Stick
Search
Report
Suck up the missile

I guess these little puppies are cheaper though.

mog
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