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25th Nov 2021, 14:33
Replies: 797
Views: 275,034
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The 'ad astra' bit is nothing new. So old in...

The 'ad astra' bit is nothing new. So old in fact that it is in Latin, probably around the time Brian did his first spaceship ride.

So much for the habits vs traditions argument put forward by...
20th Nov 2021, 18:48
Replies: 36
Views: 7,065
Posted By Just This Once...

@Rigga - No, they did not have a valid TC or even...

@Rigga - No, they did not have a valid TC or even a DO for the aircraft itself in RAF service (long story) and no licences required for RAF personnel. They key thing about this proposal is that...
7th Nov 2021, 12:48
Replies: 1,213
Views: 371,724
Posted By Just This Once...

Australia isn't China's backyard - see a picture...

Australia isn't China's backyard - see a picture of the Earth for details.
16th Oct 2021, 22:16
Replies: 856
Views: 154,625
Posted By Just This Once...

Or perhaps the wiser heads think our very own are...

Or perhaps the wiser heads think our very own are at risk and regret that any such exposure should come ahead of their safety.

Find a mirror, take a look and think very hard about what you should...
15th Oct 2021, 23:18
Replies: 75
Views: 16,508
Posted By Just This Once...

RVSM compliance et al - if you are shepherding an...

RVSM compliance et al - if you are shepherding an airliner or just intercepting one it is best if you don't break the congested & carefully choreographed airspace by introducing a non-compliant...
14th Oct 2021, 13:50
Replies: 8
Views: 1,991
Posted By Just This Once...

It isn't the first time Team America has managed...

It isn't the first time Team America has managed a quick visit in a shiny outfit:

...
30th Sep 2021, 17:28
Replies: 31
Views: 11,407
Posted By Just This Once...

Pretty sure it was Scotland they hit recently in...

Pretty sure it was Scotland they hit recently in an Astute sub - forgot to turn and drove straight into it. The report didn't stay quiet either! :eek:
...
30th Sep 2021, 13:46
Replies: 31
Views: 11,407
Posted By Just This Once...

IF it has been deliberately allowed to decay but...

IF it has been deliberately allowed to decay but deployed anyway to play SSBN acoustic chess then senior heads would need to roll. It may not be a boomer but it still has a kettle and a bunch of...
28th Sep 2021, 09:15
Replies: 19
Views: 4,643
Posted By Just This Once...

Or perhaps just using the familiar design of one...

Or perhaps just using the familiar design of one of the contracted threshold weapons (Mk82/83 family) that would be routinely used by almost all Tornado customers?

It seems highly unlikely that a...
26th Sep 2021, 17:06
Replies: 160
Views: 52,540
Posted By Just This Once...

Could be more than that ORAC. The new engine and...

Could be more than that ORAC. The new engine and nacelle was designed with compact VFGs in mind - up to 2 per engine - and managed via an ACPC to regular aircraft power levels. Sentinel had 2 VFGs...
13th Sep 2021, 22:27
Replies: 26
Views: 5,358
Posted By Just This Once...

Well someone thinks it was worth endorsing:

Well someone thinks it was worth endorsing:
13th Sep 2021, 08:16
Replies: 26
Views: 5,358
Posted By Just This Once...

Seems like the RN addiction when it comes to the...

Seems like the RN addiction when it comes to the Strategic and Operational Air environment still has them diluting their responsibilities for a trained, sustained and capable surface and sub-surface...
12th Sep 2021, 16:17
Replies: 797
Views: 275,034
Posted By Just This Once...

In fairness just before the first reassertion of...

In fairness just before the first reassertion of British sovereignty the US did forcibly remove all the (soon to be) resident Argentinians from the Falklands and destroyed their property and arms. ...
5th Sep 2021, 10:57
Replies: 58
Views: 22,923
Posted By Just This Once...

Wiggy has always lived in his own little special...

Wiggy has always lived in his own little special bubble, oblivious to anything that cannot advance him. I doubt that this a deliberate slight against the RAF Regt, it probably never even entered his...
29th Aug 2021, 11:49
Replies: 82
Views: 23,715
Posted By Just This Once...

Thankfully my commission was commanded by Her...

Thankfully my commission was commanded by Her Majesty and not a politician.

As I see leadership and command as two distinct elements (and trust that the promotion boards do actually ensure that...
27th Aug 2021, 21:12
Replies: 248
Views: 88,430
Posted By Just This Once...

Does this mean we still have to wait to submit...

Does this mean we still have to wait to submit our choice? I'm ready to pick right now.
21st Aug 2021, 12:11
Replies: 856
Views: 154,625
Posted By Just This Once...

Not forgetting the multitude of people stuck...

Not forgetting the multitude of people stuck well-outside Kabul in places like Kandahar and Lashkar Gah - 400 miles+ from the only functional airhead and linked by a road network that has been under...
18th Aug 2021, 22:53
Replies: 856
Views: 154,625
Posted By Just This Once...

I have planned many a NEO and executed quite a...

I have planned many a NEO and executed quite a few of them in all sorts of places. I also happened to be amongst the first in AFG in the autumn of 2001 and enjoyed Christmas dinner that year at...
18th Aug 2021, 19:33
Replies: 856
Views: 154,625
Posted By Just This Once...

Not that much difference over here with those...

Not that much difference over here with those Afghans we are duty-bound to recover to the UK. For many years our main operating area was in Helmand (in the south) and we drew a great deal of our...
16th Aug 2021, 18:40
Replies: 107
Views: 32,384
Posted By Just This Once...

As a leased aircraft only, at that stage anyway.

As a leased aircraft only, at that stage anyway.
16th Aug 2021, 18:38
Replies: 107
Views: 32,384
Posted By Just This Once...

Ken Scott You recall correctly. The whole...

Ken Scott You recall correctly. The whole Hercules Rolling Replacement (Tranche 1 & Tranche 2), A-400M & C-17A is a saga worthy of a novel.
15th Aug 2021, 14:23
Replies: 248
Views: 88,430
Posted By Just This Once...

Easy Street I think the nail you hit here...

Easy Street
I think the nail you hit here reflects the lack of trust between the MoD and AFPS members and to be frank, there is good reason for this.

Fine print is one thing but the MoD can hide...
9th Aug 2021, 09:09
Replies: 42
Views: 11,941
Posted By Just This Once...

Feel sorry for a dude who gets his name...

Feel sorry for a dude who gets his name linked/published on an additional public forum even when he has just been found not guilty.

NutLoose Why do you seek comments about a named (and innocent)...
8th Aug 2021, 20:35
Replies: 248
Views: 88,430
Posted By Just This Once...

I can only presume that whatever compulsory...

I can only presume that whatever compulsory interest rate has been awarded is not onerous enough to prompt rapid resolution and has only encouraged the 'slow walk'.

It is for a period from 2015 to...
5th Aug 2021, 14:31
Replies: 63
Views: 18,842
Posted By Just This Once...

You mean the youngest fleet of E-3s that were...

You mean the youngest fleet of E-3s that were brought to their airworthiness knees by an aggressively incompetent PT?

Presumably scrap value plus a few bits sold-off. The 'zero careful owners'...
17th Jul 2021, 11:20
Replies: 32
Views: 9,391
Posted By Just This Once...

Fog, you may think you are having a dig at...

Fog, you may think you are having a dig at aircrew supporting SF whilst flying under an RN, RM or Army cap badge (a little harsh there too given the light blue supporting all those elements) but you...
16th Jul 2021, 16:00
Replies: 24
Views: 6,865
Posted By Just This Once...

Hope the same seamstress doesn't do parachutes...

Hope the same seamstress doesn't do parachutes...
13th Jul 2021, 13:50
Replies: 24
Views: 6,865
Posted By Just This Once...

The video makes clear that several squadrons...

The video makes clear that several squadrons around the world are eagerly waiting for it, including this one:

...
6th Jul 2021, 20:27
Replies: 62
Views: 9,814
Posted By Just This Once...

A serving squadron leader I presume?

A serving squadron leader I presume?
6th Jul 2021, 09:24
Replies: 62
Views: 9,814
Posted By Just This Once...

Only the Army could have a 'Senior Enlisted' post...

Only the Army could have a 'Senior Enlisted' post where the first holder is actually a commissioned officer but wears the rank of a warrant officer...
21st Jun 2021, 09:09
Replies: 21
Views: 4,446
Posted By Just This Once...

I guess the government has no intention of...

I guess the government has no intention of reversing course on a tax exercise originally aimed at private contributory schemes from killing the public non-contributory schemes. I've never seen the...
12th Jun 2021, 14:20
Replies: 53
Views: 16,741
Posted By Just This Once...

GR1, both guns, fast rate with tracer in the...

GR1, both guns, fast rate with tracer in the haribo mix was no drama at night.

To put that into context, whilst we doing that with the first 'coloured' NVG-modified cockpit against a single target...
7th Jun 2021, 19:08
Replies: 57
Views: 10,071
Posted By Just This Once...

Old ground I know but if you don't practise with...

Old ground I know but if you don't practise with the complete weapon system in peacetime it is unlikely to be with you in wartime.

Going to war with a logistics, armament and engineering system...
2nd Jun 2021, 09:21
Replies: 12
Views: 3,231
Posted By Just This Once...

No dates or timescales, no aircraft numbers, no...

No dates or timescales, no aircraft numbers, no logistics, no support, no contract and no money allocated.

There is nothing in the article to justify the 'Second tranche of F-35s confirmed' title...
30th May 2021, 23:15
Replies: 19
Views: 5,945
Posted By Just This Once...

Picking-up PPE or just getting it delivered by...

Picking-up PPE or just getting it delivered by the Turkish Air Force....?
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