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22nd Jul 2013, 19:40
Replies: 343
Views: 88,048
Posted By Art Field

Whilst a parade to mark the final {?} demise of...

Whilst a parade to mark the final {?} demise of the VC10 is entirely right and proper, to deny the Fun Bus an airborne farewell on the fateful day after it has served us so well would be a sad way to...
27th Jun 2013, 11:35
Replies: 343
Views: 88,048
Posted By Art Field

As one who came to the VC10 mainly in the Tanker...

As one who came to the VC10 mainly in the Tanker side, did 10 superb years, but last flew it 20 years ago and has just watched one on the approach to Brize, oh boy what a great aircraft.
22nd May 2013, 21:58
Replies: 141
Views: 25,818
Posted By Art Field

At last ,10 Squadron, an honest job for you as...

At last ,10 Squadron, an honest job for you as you join a tanker fleet with a tradition of service that goes right back to 214 and it's Valiants and which I am sure you will make every effort to...
6th Mar 2013, 10:45
Replies: 162
Views: 28,141
Posted By Art Field

Medmenham, great food, gracious living.

Medmenham, great food, gracious living.
14th Feb 2013, 17:57
Replies: 25
Views: 6,588
Posted By Art Field

Sadly, there is no RAF ground or air unit any way...

Sadly, there is no RAF ground or air unit any way near to " The Suntrap of the South " but I recall being told of an RFC airfield located on the Crumbles, a bank of shingle between Eastbourne and...
6th Feb 2013, 21:28
Replies: 114
Views: 54,792
Posted By Art Field

Ulf Burberry created some unfortunate friction...

Ulf Burberry created some unfortunate friction between the two tanker squadrons by attempting to reinvent the wheel. 214 had been devising techniques for the safe and effective operation of tanking...
6th Feb 2013, 18:33
Replies: 114
Views: 54,792
Posted By Art Field

Having Water Meth on the tanker Valiants (I think...

Having Water Meth on the tanker Valiants (I think it was only in the tanker version) was a godsend. As mentioned by fareastdriver and ian16th it gave a boot up the proverbial at just the right time....
5th Feb 2013, 16:11
Replies: 49
Views: 8,728
Posted By Art Field

I have made over 1000 receiver contacts with...

I have made over 1000 receiver contacts with Valiant,Victor1 and 2, Vulcan, VC10, Nimrod and Herc I have tanked behind Valiant, Victor 1 and 2, Vulcan, VC10, Tristar and Herc. I must have watched...
2nd Feb 2013, 21:25
Replies: 114
Views: 54,792
Posted By Art Field

Just for the record, the crew that were flying...

Just for the record, the crew that were flying the Valiant on that fateful day were not aware of how close they had come to death as they clambered out of the aircraft. On levelling off rather...
7th Jan 2013, 10:29
Replies: 31
Views: 6,980
Posted By Art Field

The stability of the drogue depends on several...

The stability of the drogue depends on several factors. The length of the hose, the size of the drogue canopy, the speed of the tanker, the setting of the fitting of the pod to the wing, the amount...
24th Dec 2012, 12:34
Replies: 124
Views: 30,526
Posted By Art Field

If I am allowed another one. As the captain of...

If I am allowed another one. As the captain of the airborne spare Viictor for ihe Paris Air Show/Buccaneer crash mentioned earlier, seeing the looks of horror on the faces of the lead Victor crew as...
23rd Dec 2012, 09:56
Replies: 124
Views: 30,526
Posted By Art Field

After struggling through the OCU with all kinds...

After struggling through the OCU with all kinds of personal and family problems I was finding A VC10 tanker captaincy a bit of a problem until one day, on taking my seat in the fun bus, everything...
15th Dec 2012, 20:17
Replies: 294
Views: 78,025
Posted By Art Field

I wonder if it is necesary to spend the time and...

I wonder if it is necesary to spend the time and the money training crews to cat111 ILS standard. Not a recorded statistic but a fact . In 25 years continuous flying Victor and VC10 Tankers I was...
10th Dec 2012, 22:54
Replies: 114
Views: 54,792
Posted By Art Field

The terminology used by 214 Sq had pretty well...

The terminology used by 214 Sq had pretty well settled down when I joined as a co in 1961. There were still aircraft lined up for a first go. In my time there was a Scimitar that tried and failed,...
1st Dec 2012, 21:40
Replies: 23
Views: 5,716
Posted By Art Field

I certainly would not wish to cast aspersions on...

I certainly would not wish to cast aspersions on the ability of any of 101 Squadrons captains, indeed I was one in the late 80's and I am sure the high standard required from us has been...
1st Dec 2012, 12:42
Replies: 23
Views: 5,716
Posted By Art Field

I should perhaps have said current re the...

I should perhaps have said current re the experience of AAR trialers
1st Dec 2012, 12:26
Replies: 23
Views: 5,716
Posted By Art Field

I am not making excuses for anyone but it was...

I am not making excuses for anyone but it was over 30 yers ago when the VC10 conversion was carried out and that had its problem as had the Victor programme before that. Although we do not know the...
18th Nov 2012, 11:40
Replies: 294
Views: 78,025
Posted By Art Field

D-IFF Perhaps there aint none.

D-IFF

Perhaps there aint none.
25th Oct 2012, 15:51
Replies: 48
Views: 16,803
Posted By Art Field

Fair to middling thanks Beags. Yes the other...

Fair to middling thanks Beags. Yes the other pilot (me) was a graduate of the Little Rissie school of aviation instruction and provided the push to clear the tanker. The instructor riding controls...
24th Oct 2012, 17:51
Replies: 48
Views: 16,803
Posted By Art Field

Many moons ago a Victor captain was selected to...

Many moons ago a Victor captain was selected to train up as an Air to Air Refuelling Instructor, He was already qualified, of course, to receive fuel whilst sitting in the left hand seat. Now was to...
12th Oct 2012, 11:11
Replies: 87
Views: 16,722
Posted By Art Field

Started with Magister, unfortunatly smashed,...

Started with Magister, unfortunatly smashed, along with himself, by a fellow cadet a couple of weeks later. Then Chipmunk, Harvard, T33, thanks to the RCAF. T0 be followed Piston Provost, Anson,...
5th Oct 2012, 20:48
Replies: 42
Views: 8,788
Posted By Art Field

I wonder how crewing will be decided, all RO and...

I wonder how crewing will be decided, all RO and all AF. If one goes last minute sick so you wind up mixed crew whose rules do you work to, who decides crewiung priorities. It appears that ATr ops...
30th Sep 2012, 17:22
Replies: 42
Views: 8,788
Posted By Art Field

My apologies to the gentlemen for engaging laptop...

My apologies to the gentlemen for engaging laptop before now rapidly ageing brain.
However, although many years now removed from active tanker ops I would argue that two AAR sorties a year for...
30th Sep 2012, 12:08
Replies: 42
Views: 8,788
Posted By Art Field

Good luck to the Trio. I notice that all three...

Good luck to the Trio. I notice that all three have a multi company background, let us hope they will stay at it. I would like to know whether they will do any of the tanking sorties, whenever that...
2nd Sep 2012, 10:26
Replies: 84
Views: 23,124
Posted By Art Field

Wink Yes Beags, the K's were a bit draggy and thirsty,...

Yes Beags, the K's were a bit draggy and thirsty, but what an aircraft for the job the old Funbus has been. Best 10 years of my time in the RAF.
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