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1st Oct 2019, 20:14
Replies: 9
Views: 4,450
Posted By Photoplanet

Truly an Officer and a Gentleman... I have had...

Truly an Officer and a Gentleman... I have had the pleasure of working for Al both at home and on Det... The headline pic is a wonderfully accurate depiction of his demeanour....Robustly fair, but...
26th Mar 2018, 12:52
Replies: 372
Views: 287,353
Posted By Photoplanet

During my time on the RAF Tornado F3 / ADV as...

During my time on the RAF Tornado F3 / ADV as groundcrew, the twin-stick trainer variants were very few and highly sought after.

I don't remember whether the command ejection selector was any...
22nd Mar 2018, 11:50
Replies: 372
Views: 287,353
Posted By Photoplanet

Many thanks for the info, much appreciated.

Many thanks for the info, much appreciated.
22nd Mar 2018, 11:02
Replies: 372
Views: 287,353
Posted By Photoplanet

Does anyone have details for this one...? Would...

Does anyone have details for this one...? Would there have been a Service Inquiry for this, considering that the aircraft landed safely?
27th Sep 2017, 19:30
Replies: 44
Views: 13,681
Posted By Photoplanet

From Wikipedia (not the most definitive source,...

From Wikipedia (not the most definitive source, but I was in a hurry)... "She served as a council-appointed board member of Kensington and Chelsea TMO, the tenant management organisation which...
3rd May 2017, 14:05
Replies: 75
Views: 15,468
Posted By Photoplanet

-For Combat, is it not required to lift the...

-For Combat, is it not required to lift the throttle at its forward limit, then push it forward further? It has been many years since I worked on the Tornado F3 at Leuchars, but lifting the throttle...
1st Sep 2015, 22:25
Replies: 21
Views: 5,784
Posted By Photoplanet

"They were paid to be there, so I think...

"They were paid to be there, so I think spectators would not be the correct term."



They were employed to be at that location... Is this the argument that portrays in the same context, the...
30th Jun 2015, 21:52
Replies: 40
Views: 10,937
Posted By Photoplanet

Amazing photoset... Sad to see this almost...

Amazing photoset...

Sad to see this almost unique 'aircraft' in such a decayed state... The interior pictures show a very clean and 'fresh' environment, nice and shiny in those areas that have...
27th Apr 2015, 22:38
Replies: 417
Views: 122,099
Posted By Photoplanet

Bear in mind that currently, the SAC who flight...

Bear in mind that currently, the SAC who flight services your aircraft gets paid about the same as the SAC who cooks your breakfast (if you are fortunate to still have RAF Chefs)...
27th Apr 2015, 22:25
Replies: 417
Views: 122,099
Posted By Photoplanet

Quote: with flying pay being...

Quote:
with flying pay being abolished for the days when aircrew are not actually flying?
Assuming/hoping this is veiled (albeit poor) attempt at humour, I will add in...
27th Apr 2015, 22:18
Replies: 417
Views: 122,099
Posted By Photoplanet

Well, if the move for officer training must...

Well, if the move for officer training must remove all traces of previous establishments, then why not Milton-Keynes? great rail links, kind of east-central and with few prior incarnations of...
27th Apr 2015, 21:44
Replies: 417
Views: 122,099
Posted By Photoplanet

I suppose that if officer training were to be...

I suppose that if officer training were to be centralised, then Sandhurst would be the natural conclusion, as the location is more travel friendly to those likely to attend than either of the other...
13th Jan 2015, 21:10
Replies: 18
Views: 4,061
Posted By Photoplanet

Never saw that one coming...:E

Never saw that one coming...:E
1st Oct 2014, 19:58
Replies: 6
Views: 1,870
Posted By Photoplanet

Once again, thank you, all who have taken part...

Once again, thank you, all who have taken part thus far...

I plan to close the survey on Friday evening, so there's still a couple of days to contribute, if you wish. The response has been...
25th Sep 2014, 13:19
Replies: 6
Views: 1,870
Posted By Photoplanet

Many thanks for those of you who have already...

Many thanks for those of you who have already taken the time to complete the short questionnaire.

The survey is still open and available, and so far, the results have been 'interesting', and not...
24th Sep 2014, 07:17
Replies: 6
Views: 1,870
Posted By Photoplanet

Thanks for the research tip, Mal Drop. I'll look...

Thanks for the research tip, Mal Drop. I'll look into it, alongside many other leads that the project has generated.
23rd Sep 2014, 19:40
Replies: 6
Views: 1,870
Posted By Photoplanet

Request for assistance: Short Questionnaire for degree research.

Greetings one and all;

I am currently undertaking a BSc (Hons) Engineering Management degree course at the University of Lincoln.

As part of my research for the dissertation phase, I am...
9th Apr 2014, 19:15
Replies: 234
Views: 49,754
Posted By Photoplanet

You've got towels that have been in RAF service...

You've got towels that have been in RAF service longer than the new guy on Sqn has been alive....
20th Mar 2014, 20:24
Replies: 1,030
Views: 417,964
Posted By Photoplanet

...Roadster 280... ...

...Roadster 280...

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This was not...
6th Feb 2014, 20:50
Replies: 723
Views: 137,120
Posted By Photoplanet

Just finished reading the report... The facts...

Just finished reading the report... The facts can be understood, an unfortunate series of errors, compounded by an engineering anomaly... Either one may have been mitigated, in different...
6th Feb 2014, 19:19
Replies: 723
Views: 137,120
Posted By Photoplanet

Quoting SPHLC: No... Approximately...

Quoting SPHLC:



No... Approximately 10 Newtons per Kg. Kg is a downwards (weight) force, influenced by gravity. Newtons are a measure of force, in any direction. 60 Newtons would be...
30th Jan 2014, 23:05
Replies: 723
Views: 137,120
Posted By Photoplanet

Well, that was my thinking... And if the engine...

Well, that was my thinking... And if the engine was running, the pins would have already been removed, at least that was the case when I was Tornado F3 Groundcrew...

I am currently on a course...
30th Jan 2014, 22:36
Replies: 723
Views: 137,120
Posted By Photoplanet

Quoting Longer Ron: Why was the engine...

Quoting Longer Ron:

Why was the engine identified for replacement in this case, was it resultant from the ejection ?
21st Jan 2014, 20:02
Replies: 723
Views: 137,120
Posted By Photoplanet

Murphy's Law has no place anywhere near ejection...

Murphy's Law has no place anywhere near ejection seats. It's been a few years since I was working on Tornado F3s as an Airframe Technician, but the reverence with which the seats and associated...
13th Jan 2014, 18:40
Replies: 45
Views: 12,276
Posted By Photoplanet

BATCO I'm not sure what direction that...

BATCO


I'm not sure what direction that statement is heading in, but the LS&GCM is awarded to non-commissioned personnel (and, I believe, Officers commissioned from the ranks) after completing 15...
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