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23rd Dec 2019, 12:31
Replies: 26
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Posted By possel

I did see a Cessna 172 take off on a taxiway at...

I did see a Cessna 172 take off on a taxiway at right angles to 27R (or 28R as it might have been then) in about 1963. The taxiway was due north of the central island (probably the current A7 or...
20th Dec 2019, 11:18
Replies: 98
Views: 69,607
Posted By possel

Just for the record, getting back on topic, the...

Just for the record, getting back on topic, the title of this thread is actually incorrect, as those Islanders are operated by the Army, not the RAF. The Brigadier mentioned is of course in the Army...
17th Dec 2019, 16:29
Replies: 345
Views: 152,954
Posted By possel

I was at Scampton 1980-82 (as an engineer) and we...

I was at Scampton 1980-82 (as an engineer) and we still had 230 Operational Conversion Unit until near the end of 81 (IIRC). Any brand new co-pilots would have come through the Jetstream- there were...
13th Dec 2019, 16:37
Replies: 8
Views: 1,864
Posted By possel

Here's the missing link, and click on...

Here's the missing link, and click on "publications":...
11th Dec 2019, 15:58
Replies: 96
Views: 30,308
Posted By possel

Which is exactly what it was designed to do And...

Which is exactly what it was designed to do
And that's why![/left]
10th Dec 2019, 16:39
Replies: 35
Views: 9,206
Posted By possel

In about 1979, the station padre came to my...

In about 1979, the station padre came to my office in workshops at Henlow clutching a hallmarked silver chalice, slightly bent. It transpired that it had been thrown out in Malta (1975 presumably)...
8th Dec 2019, 17:16
Replies: 96
Views: 30,308
Posted By possel

No, we all know that was the Shorts Belfast (or...

No, we all know that was the Shorts Belfast (or "Belslow"!)
3rd Dec 2019, 19:24
Replies: 96
Views: 30,308
Posted By possel

Well it was designed at Hatfield but de Havilland...

Well it was designed at Hatfield but de Havilland had long become Hawker Siddeley by then. And actually Wedgie Benn was the person who refused govt subsidy for it in 1974, when it was then shelved...
2nd Dec 2019, 19:17
Replies: 27
Views: 3,556
Posted By possel

Elsewhere (but can't remember where), I read that...

Elsewhere (but can't remember where), I read that this pass was on pink paper. Hence, presumably, this was the origin of the "pink chit" which most officers in the Mess bar late on Friday nights said...
2nd Dec 2019, 17:45
Replies: 115
Views: 96,279
Posted By possel

That's not the same thing is it? Only one engine...

That's not the same thing is it? Only one engine had a problem, they shut down a serviceable engine.
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Nov 2019, 15:45
Replies: 10,938
Views: 1,458,983
Posted By possel

Not quite - "worse" is the comparative and...

Not quite - "worse" is the comparative and there's nothing compared, so it should say "worst". At least "Grammar" is correct!
20th Nov 2019, 15:10
Replies: 125
Views: 94,160
Posted By possel

(My bold) That's a heck of a typo - if so,...

(My bold)
That's a heck of a typo - if so, she'll be suing her employer for sexual harrassment?!
3rd Nov 2019, 20:14
Replies: 121
Views: 85,491
Posted By possel

And moreover I am sure that the RAF never lost a...

And moreover I am sure that the RAF never lost a pilot in a Tucano - pretty good for any aircraft, far less a trainer!
2nd Nov 2019, 15:01
Replies: 67
Views: 14,046
Posted By possel

No one has mentioned the RN Chipmunks at...

No one has mentioned the RN Chipmunks at Roborough. I recall (while at HQRAFSC c.1987) that we had a contract with Slingsbys to repaint a number of Chipmunks including a couple of RN ones. The...
1st Nov 2019, 18:14
Replies: 41
Views: 8,947
Posted By possel

I can't say it never happened to a Gnat, but they...

I can't say it never happened to a Gnat, but they were retired by 1979 (which is a lot more than 25 years) and the Reds event along Loch Ness was definitely a Hawk, as above.
31st Oct 2019, 11:48
Replies: 728
Views: 244,900
Posted By possel

Thanks Dora, I'm gratified that my memory was...

Thanks Dora, I'm gratified that my memory was correct!
27th Oct 2019, 18:33
Replies: 121
Views: 85,491
Posted By possel

Thanks LOMCEVAK, that's very interesting. 380...

Thanks LOMCEVAK, that's very interesting. 380 KIAS must have made their eyes water!!
26th Oct 2019, 15:16
Replies: 121
Views: 85,491
Posted By possel

Good old ZF135 - "T1", the first of 130! It...

Good old ZF135 - "T1", the first of 130!

It hardly seems like 30 years ago that the Tucano entered service but, apart from the BBMF's Chipmunk(s?), that's the last aircraft out of service that I...
25th Oct 2019, 19:29
Replies: 41
Views: 8,947
Posted By possel

When the Hawk happened, I was doing a BoI at...

When the Hawk happened, I was doing a BoI at Wyton on the Canberra which had been wheels up at Bedford! I can still recall the navs name in that Hawk - he had a camera on his lap!
24th Oct 2019, 11:45
Replies: 41
Views: 8,947
Posted By possel

They did indeed divert to Inverness. The...

They did indeed divert to Inverness. The technician in the back seat suffered serious injuries after his ejection and (IIRC) was invalided out, receiving no compensation as he had not been commanded...
24th Oct 2019, 11:31
Replies: 38
Views: 8,156
Posted By possel

I have read that he insisted that "his" bombers...

I have read that he insisted that "his" bombers were used solely for strategic rather than tactical purposes even when elements of Bomber Command were highly capable of delivering precise attacks on...
24th Oct 2019, 10:29
Replies: 121
Views: 85,491
Posted By possel

Nope. I was in the Mod(PE) Tucano office and can...

Nope. I was in the Mod(PE) Tucano office and can categorically say that the clown was in HQRAFSC at Brampton! Not the only stupid thing he was responsible for in respect of Tucano.
19th Oct 2019, 14:30
Replies: 121
Views: 85,491
Posted By possel

Lovely photo of six Dominies at post #82 - I...

Lovely photo of six Dominies at post #82 - I guess on their farewll, in 2008? Apart from the Tucano I worked on those for four years... All so long ago!
8th Oct 2019, 18:01
Replies: 32
Views: 5,745
Posted By possel

That question is comprehensively covered in Tom...

That question is comprehensively covered in Tom Wenham's book "False Dawn - The Beagle Aircraft Story" (published by Air-Britain) which I recommend despite the price. Sadly it is not well covered in...
5th Oct 2019, 15:43
Replies: 417
Views: 195,603
Posted By possel

To summarise, Murgatroyd was back in Manchester...

To summarise, Murgatroyd was back in Manchester Crown Court on Friday (4 Oct 19), where he pleaded guilty to an offence of fraud, of making a false declaration to obtain insurance, and was sentenced...
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