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28th Nov 2021, 08:41
Replies: 283
Views: 116,468
Posted By dctyke

even losing a nuclear bomb off a towed...

even losing a nuclear bomb off a towed transportation trolley ……..
25th Nov 2021, 06:29
Replies: 283
Views: 116,468
Posted By dctyke

This could have been so easily avoided, all it...

This could have been so easily avoided, all it wanted was a strap from one blank under the ac to the other blank. Like a lot of twin intake ac had back in the day. Lessons learnt, yeh right 🙄
21st Nov 2021, 16:07
Replies: 283
Views: 116,468
Posted By dctyke

I’m reliably informed that the Leeds and...

I’m reliably informed that the Leeds and Liverpool Canal magnetic fishing team have been deployed.

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19th Nov 2021, 14:23
Replies: 36
Views: 7,065
Posted By dctyke

Chug, I can only answer for my time period 72-07...

Chug, I can only answer for my time period 72-07 and aircraft within the RAF, not leaving the RAF to another Air Force.
As a footnote a cannot remember any fast jet that didn’t have its fair share...
18th Nov 2021, 16:20
Replies: 36
Views: 7,065
Posted By dctyke

It will state the fault(s) or limitations on the...

It will state the fault(s) or limitations on the particular airframe and the person authorising the aircraft to fly within certain constraints. For example monitoring a crack, one flight to base only...
18th Nov 2021, 09:44
Replies: 36
Views: 7,065
Posted By dctyke

one flight out of U.K. authorisation? Plenty of...

one flight out of U.K. authorisation? Plenty of us have signed one flight only Red/Green Line to get an aircraft back to home base.
17th Nov 2021, 16:08
Replies: 283
Views: 116,468
Posted By dctyke

That’s another 1% on inflation………..

That’s another 1% on inflation………..
12th Nov 2021, 06:34
Replies: 2
Views: 3,200
Posted By dctyke

RAF RC-135 intercepted

surely we don’t do this sort of thing, it’s only those nasty Russians.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/british-spy-plane-intercepted-mid-25435015
11th Nov 2021, 06:55
Replies: 266
Views: 54,896
Posted By dctyke

Thanks, I see that now. I notice they are now...

Thanks, I see that now. I notice they are now officially titled RRH (remote radar head) rather than RAF these days.
10th Nov 2021, 13:07
Replies: 266
Views: 54,896
Posted By dctyke

Watching a 100sqn Hawk doing its stuff over my...

Watching a 100sqn Hawk doing its stuff over my house as they have for the last twenty years. When they stop is that the end of RAF Staxton Wold which is just down the road? I’m surprised it’s...
5th Nov 2021, 08:07
Replies: 23
Views: 7,690
Posted By dctyke

Will bring electronic warfare and hacking to a...

Will bring electronic warfare and hacking to a all new level. Will be a busy airspace when the opposition have of them as well.
22nd Oct 2021, 09:13
Replies: 398
Views: 243,835
Posted By dctyke

What happened to the pitot probe in the 2nd pic?

What happened to the pitot probe in the 2nd pic?
20th Oct 2021, 14:39
Replies: 84
Views: 15,158
Posted By dctyke

Wasn’t the Javelin the first to do proper Cold...

Wasn’t the Javelin the first to do proper Cold War QRA?
16th Oct 2021, 10:00
Replies: 75
Views: 16,508
Posted By dctyke

Come on folks, it’s been ever thus in our...

Come on folks, it’s been ever thus in our aircraft and engineering environment for years. Achieve a certain rank, come up with some half baked money saving plan that will dazzle the MOD who will...
11th Oct 2021, 08:29
Replies: 18
Views: 6,285
Posted By dctyke

Well you will be pleased to know there is another...

Well you will be pleased to know there is another “normal league game with nothing at stake” next week! Personally I wouldn’t say two teams travelling from the USA to play in front of a packed...
26th Sep 2021, 08:02
Replies: 19
Views: 4,643
Posted By dctyke

At the 75th anniversary we we given British...

At the 75th anniversary we we given British Aerospace display bl755 to load onto the 1(f) GR7 static hide display. Really light weight (fibreglass?) however no way they could have flown. The only...
13th Sep 2021, 10:27
Replies: 26
Views: 5,358
Posted By dctyke

In the future the most devastating will be...

In the future the most devastating will be launched from the back of a transit van!
9th Sep 2021, 22:51
Replies: 701
Views: 252,727
Posted By dctyke

Bottom line is that this accident would never had...

Bottom line is that this accident would never had happened if the RAF had maintained ejection seat bays. Prior to bay shutdown the shackle was always fitted/released by operating the barostatic...
5th Sep 2021, 09:49
Replies: 58
Views: 22,923
Posted By dctyke

i cannot help wondering what his plans are for...

i cannot help wondering what his plans are for the regiment. It would be harder to get rid if they had gone out and done their job with honour.
5th Sep 2021, 08:00
Replies: 58
Views: 22,923
Posted By dctyke

RAF Regiment. Heads will roll!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9958461/Top-RAF-commander-blasted-63-officers-telling-no-clue-use-regiment.html


i was surprised not to see them out there, after all it is their job.
28th Aug 2021, 14:16
Replies: 37
Views: 12,807
Posted By dctyke

was he on ‘actuals’ 😉

was he on ‘actuals’ 😉
27th Aug 2021, 09:58
Replies: 856
Views: 154,625
Posted By dctyke

When we pulled out of Incerlik at short notice...

When we pulled out of Incerlik at short notice two policeman came out purely to destroy documents. They could not be shredded, they had to be incinerated. Took them nearly a week going virtually non...
26th Aug 2021, 15:14
Replies: 856
Views: 154,625
Posted By dctyke

Where is he proposing to fly the menagerie to? I...

Where is he proposing to fly the menagerie to? I take it if they came to U.K. quarantine rules would apply. Finding a facility to place them wouldn’t be straight forward notwithstanding the cost.
24th Aug 2021, 07:31
Replies: 856
Views: 154,625
Posted By dctyke

With room on transports at a premium surprised to...

With room on transports at a premium surprised to see an RAF C17 bringing back what is clearly a civilian 4x4 amongst the passengers sat on the floor.
16th Aug 2021, 18:11
Replies: 856
Views: 154,625
Posted By dctyke

just announced another 200 troops flying out...

just announced another 200 troops flying out there. Good luck to them all
16th Aug 2021, 13:47
Replies: 856
Views: 154,625
Posted By dctyke

Meanwhile RAF aircraft and personnel possibly...

Meanwhile RAF aircraft and personnel possibly hostages to civilians on the runway………
16th Aug 2021, 12:41
Replies: 856
Views: 154,625
Posted By dctyke

Germans currently saying they cannot take off...

Germans currently saying they cannot take off because of people on the runway.
16th Aug 2021, 09:57
Replies: 856
Views: 154,625
Posted By dctyke

Then let’s hope it doesn’t come down to people or...

Then let’s hope it doesn’t come down to people or equipment.
16th Aug 2021, 07:01
Replies: 856
Views: 154,625
Posted By dctyke

Never worked with helicopters whilst in the RAF...

Never worked with helicopters whilst in the RAF so don’t know too much about them regarding range. Where will the ones flying in Kabul fly to, will they have to destroy some before they leave the...
14th Aug 2021, 10:13
Replies: 88
Views: 20,172
Posted By dctyke

Are they “top leaders” in the NHS?

Are they “top leaders” in the NHS?
13th Aug 2021, 07:48
Replies: 25
Views: 7,345
Posted By dctyke

at one time it was popular head gear on harrier...

at one time it was popular head gear on harrier winter deployments.
8th Aug 2021, 11:03
Replies: 8
Views: 2,750
Posted By dctyke

Hero mouse saves village………..

Hero mouse saves village………..
3rd Aug 2021, 15:56
Replies: 70
Views: 15,322
Posted By dctyke

It used to really wind me up when junior ranks...

It used to really wind me up when junior ranks with weight issues were getting threats of been thrown out when there was plenty of evidence of more senior ranks “getting away with it”.
31st Jul 2021, 09:08
Replies: 44
Views: 11,934
Posted By dctyke

Who will be the first to get a Ultraviolet or...

Who will be the first to get a Ultraviolet or Infrared endorsement? Of course we still have (I think) the Space Drome at Spadeadam, just needs a bit of a clean up to get it up and running.
29th Jul 2021, 14:08
Replies: 16
Views: 6,230
Posted By dctyke

Tinker AFB issues

https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2021/07/27/air-exercise-with-tight-turnaround-no-sleeping-pills-prompts-investigation-at-tinker/
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