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8th Jun 2021, 09:31
Replies: 20
Views: 4,975
Posted By oldbeefer

Then there were the Harriers in Germany which...

Then there were the Harriers in Germany which bombed some inflatable tanks except they were real Challengers. Fortunately, their aim was up to the usual standard and they all missed.
4th Jun 2021, 10:57
Replies: 24
Views: 2,862
Posted By oldbeefer

I actually wrote the two verses for that!

I actually wrote the two verses for that!
14th May 2021, 14:19
Replies: 7
Views: 2,813
Posted By oldbeefer

Age 94? Blimey, I must up my consumption of...

Age 94? Blimey, I must up my consumption of single malt - Stan never went on exercise without a bottle (or two). Great character RIP.
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Mar 2021, 15:22
Replies: 137
Views: 8,779
Posted By oldbeefer

Known as a Cyclemaster. I had one when I was...

Known as a Cyclemaster. I had one when I was about 12 which I used to 'race' around the local fields with no silencer!
15th Mar 2021, 15:22
Replies: 35
Views: 3,334
Posted By oldbeefer

In addition to CFS(H) visits I made to the...

In addition to CFS(H) visits I made to the previously mentioned places, I also made a couple of trips to Qatar and Bangladesh. Flying down the Ganges in a Chinese built Mil 18 was one of the more...
4th Feb 2021, 10:56
Replies: 258
Views: 38,209
Posted By oldbeefer

But after sitting underneath a pair of them for...

But after sitting underneath a pair of them for 3000 hrs, I can hear little else!
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jan 2021, 20:59
Replies: 87
Views: 4,830
Posted By oldbeefer

The sound of my 1969 Bonnie at max chat!

The sound of my 1969 Bonnie at max chat!
2nd Dec 2020, 17:30
Replies: 224
Views: 54,545
Posted By oldbeefer

Indeed - I joined there on 1 Apr 1968 - 50th...

Indeed - I joined there on 1 Apr 1968 - 50th anniversary of the formation of the RAF and, incidentally, April Fool's Day!
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Sep 2020, 10:19
Replies: 29
Views: 6,963
Posted By oldbeefer

I'm not sure where he got a licence from - he...

I'm not sure where he got a licence from - he didn't need one to fly in the military.
23rd Jul 2020, 10:27
Replies: 5
Views: 2,150
Posted By oldbeefer

Went through basic training with Roger at Church...

Went through basic training with Roger at Church Fenton in '68. I can still remember the Warrant Officer in charge of our drill training shouting "Stand still Mr McGowan'. Something he seemed...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jul 2020, 10:37
Replies: 111
Views: 11,386
Posted By oldbeefer

Ah Crab - I'm straight back to Shawbury about 30...

Ah Crab - I'm straight back to Shawbury about 30 years ago!
22nd May 2020, 11:30
Replies: 6
Views: 2,185
Posted By oldbeefer

That's very sad. Worked with him throughout my...

That's very sad. Worked with him throughout my time on Pumas. Really nice guy to have around.
16th Apr 2020, 10:29
Replies: 46
Views: 14,902
Posted By oldbeefer

[QUOTE=Fareastdriver;10750046]I was on No 4...

[QUOTE=Fareastdriver;10750046]I was on No 4 Course in September 1971.

Well - so was I!
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Apr 2020, 10:23
Replies: 23
Views: 5,189
Posted By oldbeefer

Was on No 4 Puma Course and flew 3000 hrs on...

Was on No 4 Puma Course and flew 3000 hrs on them. Went on an exchange tour with the French Air Force flying Alouettes (3 yrs after last flying the Puma). When they found out my experience level,...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2020, 11:54
Replies: 19
Views: 3,239
Posted By oldbeefer

SHY - I think it was 75 when I did the first...

SHY - I think it was 75 when I did the first trials on Mk 1 PNG with Barry R in NI. I had goggles that could only see outside. Copilot had no gogs and could see the instruments with normal cockpit...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Feb 2020, 14:32
Replies: 17
Views: 3,064
Posted By oldbeefer

GrayHorizons - that reminds me of the Swingfog...

GrayHorizons - that reminds me of the Swingfog device used in Belize to control mossies - the guy used to walk through the Mess with it going full chat. Total IMC for quite a few minutes! Don't...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Dec 2019, 13:30
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By oldbeefer

Looks like the sort of place you could buy fork...

Looks like the sort of place you could buy fork 'andles.
14th Nov 2019, 19:02
Replies: 25
Views: 10,651
Posted By oldbeefer

NoProbs

I was there in the Lossie bar! Seem to remember we were doing fighter affil. Was also (later) in Belize when strange films were shown.
4th Sep 2019, 16:15
Replies: 360
Views: 197,698
Posted By oldbeefer

I was really pleased to see daft games and loadsa...

I was really pleased to see daft games and loadsa booze still allowed in these PC days!
6th Aug 2019, 09:29
Replies: 57
Views: 23,438
Posted By oldbeefer

FAREASTDRIVER. I was involved in that. Eight...

FAREASTDRIVER. I was involved in that. Eight hours a day in the seat. We found those skips flew very badly and slowly when empty. Then someone discovered that if you bit the bullet and flew a bit...
25th Jul 2019, 10:07
Replies: 7
Views: 4,490
Posted By oldbeefer

Adblocker works well, and it's free!

Adblocker works well, and it's free!
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Apr 2019, 18:07
Replies: 25
Views: 10,459
Posted By oldbeefer

I used Plasticote on mine 3 yrs ago. Still...

I used Plasticote on mine 3 yrs ago. Still looking good https://plasti-kote.co.uk/
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Feb 2019, 10:30
Replies: 9
Views: 2,943
Posted By oldbeefer

Seven on board?

Seven on board?
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 10:06
Replies: 46
Views: 5,018
Posted By oldbeefer

Every time I bought a car in the 60s, 70s and...

Every time I bought a car in the 60s, 70s and 80s, the first thing I did was to buy a Haynes manual. Must have save a fortune over the years.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jan 2019, 19:41
Replies: 17
Views: 2,179
Posted By oldbeefer

You could say the same for any soap - there are...

You could say the same for any soap - there are those that like and those that don't.
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