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10th Nov 2018, 18:00
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Posted By exMudmover

Many Happy Returns Danny, and get well soon. ...

Many Happy Returns Danny, and get well soon.

Yours Aye

ExMudmover
29th Aug 2018, 16:57
Replies: 102
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Posted By exMudmover

Franek, Check your PMs ExMudmover

Franek,

Check your PMs

ExMudmover
3rd Mar 2018, 11:49
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Posted By exMudmover

Danny, Check your PMs ExMudmover

Danny, Check your PMs

ExMudmover
6th Sep 2017, 19:06
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Views: 57,509
Posted By exMudmover

Early 80s at TTTE. Student Pilot solo supersonic...

Early 80s at TTTE. Student Pilot solo supersonic run (flown at 2000ft over the North Sea), Rather inexperienced Staff Nav in the back.

With wings 45 stude selects reheat and electric jet leaps...
30th Jul 2016, 21:26
Replies: 287
Views: 133,963
Posted By exMudmover

Treble one I made an error in my original...

Treble one

I made an error in my original post. The run-in speed was a lot higher than 400kt, probably nearer 500. Remember also the Harrier had a high thrust to weight ratio , (even the T4), so...
29th Jul 2016, 19:23
Replies: 287
Views: 133,963
Posted By exMudmover

NickB I believe that pic was taken from a...

NickB

I believe that pic was taken from a Harrier, but stand to be corrected.
I've also heard it said that Mike Thompson was piloting the Lightning, but heard others say that isn't correct...

...
20th May 2016, 17:53
Replies: 56
Views: 22,427
Posted By exMudmover

Hi sandiego89 Yes we used the big 330gal...

Hi sandiego89

Yes we used the big 330gal tanks often on ferry flights. They limited handling and could not be used for any hard manoeuvring or VTOL work. The big gotcha was landing. In the...
19th May 2016, 09:29
Replies: 56
Views: 22,427
Posted By exMudmover

Hi Mogwi, .......[I] We did actually, ...

Hi Mogwi,

.......[I]

We did actually,

There was just one day when we had the chance of an AA engagement with the ‘winders. That was 19 May, our one and only ‘training’ day, before we began...
28th Jun 2015, 11:36
Replies: 16
Views: 4,482
Posted By exMudmover

TYPICAL BBC - CAN'T EVEN BOTHER TO CHECK THE...

TYPICAL BBC - CAN'T EVEN BOTHER TO CHECK THE BASICS.

I've just sent the following email to the BBC:

Dear Sir or Madam

Reference your news item today about redundant RAF sites.

Your...
2nd Dec 2014, 18:45
Replies: 46
Views: 10,228
Posted By exMudmover

mudmoving Typhoon

Courtney,

“It was always supposed to be multi-role. The air-to-air role was done first because that was always the priority, especially as F-3 was being withdrawn from service, with the various...
7th Nov 2014, 17:26
Replies: 38
Views: 6,766
Posted By exMudmover

jaguar taxying

Er Nutloose,

Don't forget the Cranwell jobbies as well... They taxy too, though none of them fast, as I believe the reheat is Balked on all of them

I thought the Jag needed reheat to taxy?
...
16th Oct 2014, 18:37
Replies: 53
Views: 16,278
Posted By exMudmover

TFR in the GR1 worked more or less as...

TFR in the GR1 worked more or less as advertised. At the GR1 Trinational OCU in the 80s we flew night TFR in most weather, except heavy rain showers, which the system would attempt to climb over....
10th Jul 2014, 11:11
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Posted By exMudmover

leeming

Danny,

I have emailed you about the time we spent at Leeming

Look forward to hearing from you.

ExMudmover
24th Jan 2014, 09:50
Replies: 12
Views: 3,437
Posted By exMudmover

IMC Low Level

Kharmael,

Certainly did a bit of LL IMC ATF in my day (early days of the GR1 force). Technically not permitted because of inflexibility of LL rules. Happened all the time at night, so what was...
22nd Jan 2014, 18:36
Replies: 12
Views: 3,437
Posted By exMudmover

low flying in imc

Kharmael,

Quote: not gonna low fly in (sic) instruments now are we?

Ever heard of ATF?
19th Aug 2013, 10:51
Replies: 14
Views: 2,436
Posted By exMudmover

Long Tan

The Battle of Long Tan

Excellent book by Lex MacAulay
2nd Aug 2013, 09:35
Replies: 79
Views: 11,484
Posted By exMudmover

Cold War flying Risks

Jayand “…nobody got hurt” ?

Heathrow Harry “…with almost unlimited pointy kit with the minimal risk of getting maimed/killed.”

Hardly.

If you just look at the Fast Jet accident rate...
1st Aug 2013, 21:49
Replies: 27
Views: 5,029
Posted By exMudmover

GR3s use of On-Board Laser for PW2 designation

Deliverance

The RAF GR3s did indeed try to use their own onboard YAG ranging Laser as a target designator for extreme Hi-Dive attacks on PSA, using VIFF to remain clear of SAMs and AAA. At that...
28th Jul 2013, 21:23
Replies: 12,739
Views: 3,677,420
Posted By exMudmover

Training Foreign Nationals

Pom Pax

During my time at Leeming in the late 60s as well as Iraqis we were training Jordanian, Malaysian, Singaporean and Aussie students, plus one from Aden.

And of course there were the...
24th Jul 2013, 21:24
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Views: 3,677,420
Posted By exMudmover

No Compass, No Gyro practise in the late 60s

“No Compass, No Gyro” in the late 60s

Danny,

You bet we were doing them! And speechless at the same time.

And – get this – we were still practising No Compass, No Gyro recoveries in the...
20th Jul 2013, 17:00
Replies: 12,739
Views: 3,677,420
Posted By exMudmover

Danny, The honourable art of “Mudmoving”,...

Danny,

The honourable art of “Mudmoving”, refers to Ground Attack (in Fighter-Bomber types). I quote from RAF Ground Attack Falklands which probably sums up the attitude of Fast Jet pilots...
20th Jul 2013, 13:34
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Posted By exMudmover

Danny, Can I join the long list of Pruners...

Danny,

Can I join the long list of Pruners to congratulate you on your fascinating historical blog, which is an essential read every time I log on. In particular I love your humorous...
15th Jul 2013, 20:13
Replies: 23
Views: 4,602
Posted By exMudmover

Many of my era thought that the proliferation of...

Many of my era thought that the proliferation of badges was undesirable. Like medals for crossing the Atlantic and rifle shooting - yet another American influence on the good old RAF tradition of...
24th Jun 2013, 10:53
Replies: 291
Views: 65,441
Posted By exMudmover

JFH

Engines,

Check your PMs

ExMudmover
9th Jun 2013, 11:09
Replies: 0
Views: 991
Posted By exMudmover

DFM during Malayan Emergency

I am acting on behalf of the family of Flt Sgt John Edward Payne, sometimes known as "Purdy", who was awarded the DFM on 7 Jun 1960 during the Malayan emergency. I believe he was flying a Valetta...
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