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Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Dec 2019, 00:12
Replies: 43
Views: 5,559
Posted By 70plus

Have a look at vc10.net for everything you could...

Have a look at vc10.net for everything you could ever wish to know about the VC10.
The website is run by Dutchman Jelle Hieminga and is the definitive place of reference for both civil and military...
21st Oct 2019, 23:23
Replies: 3
Views: 1,107
Posted By 70plus


I see a piece about RAF Linton-on-Ouse featured on tonight's BBC 1 Inside Out magazine programme for the Yorkshire area.
Sad that the base is due to close soon after some 50 yrs of training...
Forum: Questions
7th Aug 2019, 08:41
Replies: 21
Views: 4,631
Posted By 70plus

Ask the person where his ATPL (flying licence...

Ask the person where his ATPL (flying licence needed to be a captain) was issued and when. Then ask him when he first started flying and ask again for what his total number of Flying Hours are. Most...
2nd Aug 2019, 12:46
Replies: 1
Views: 1,599
Posted By 70plus

16 August 2019 -MEMORIAL TO BE UNVEILED at Tangmere

A memorial is to be unveiled close to the Tangmere Military & Aviation Museum, Chichester Sussex on Friday 16 August 2019.
It will commemorate the crew of a 10 Sqn Halifax bomber whose crew were...
1st Aug 2019, 10:02
Replies: 9
Views: 2,968
Posted By 70plus

M Eng David Simpson

I'd like to expand the very brief details we have about David in our 10 Sqn Association website Obits . See: HOME - 10 Squadron Association - Royal Air Force (http://www.10sqnass.co.uk)
Does anyone...
16th Jul 2019, 19:34
Replies: 16
Views: 2,661
Posted By 70plus

CHEQUER BOARD When you go, find your way north...

When you go, find your way north of the old airport and try to find the old ‘Chequer Board’ hill-face which we all had to look for, aiming at it before the tight right turn at about...
24th Feb 2019, 10:13
Replies: 67
Views: 19,139
Posted By 70plus

Crashing Aircraft Avoiding People on Ground

I totally agree. If a B17 were about to crash the crew certainly wouldn’t be aware of people in their way until it was within a few hundred metres of them at best. Have any of the readers noticed...
23rd Dec 2018, 19:08
Replies: 0
Views: 1,255
Posted By 70plus

Capt Doug Evans WW2 10 Sqn, BSAA, BEA, Gulf Air Air UK

DOUGGIE EVANS, DFC - WW2 Halifax captain, Lancashire Aircraft Corporation/British South American Airlines/BEA (BA) /Gulf Air/Air UK
Liveryman and Master Air Pilot certificate holder - Guild of...
30th Mar 2018, 22:32
Replies: 62
Views: 16,467
Posted By 70plus

Dave Berry’s Queens Commendation

If you have Tales From the Crewroom by Dave de B, I would refer you to Chapter 12 for his version of my recent post.
.......I too have wondered if he’s still around......I’ll have to ask the...
27th Mar 2018, 19:52
Replies: 62
Views: 16,467
Posted By 70plus

Flt Eng Awarded Green Endorsement on a Brit

I was a Britannia sqn copilot in May 1973 with the rest of the crew being OCU instructors doing performance trials. We were doing a net flt path second segment climb out of shortly to be opened...
29th Jun 2017, 20:52
Replies: 9
Views: 9,808
Posted By 70plus

Would this be the RAF navigator Terry Rourke from...

Would this be the RAF navigator Terry Rourke from 99 Sqn Britannia days in the 70's ? If so a truly unique character (and good nav too) RIP Terry even if I've got the wrong one.
10th Jun 2017, 18:34
Replies: 12
Views: 3,875
Posted By 70plus

MICK DOBSON: Funeral next Thursday 15th...


Funeral next Thursday 15th June is noted but does anyone know the time please?
Please send reply to [email protected] We have a number of members who may want to pay their...
22nd Apr 2017, 01:06
Replies: 12,739
Views: 3,637,044
Posted By 70plus

Sannatuu ---- George Sproates: Please...

Sannatuu ---- George Sproates:

Please contact ICM via this email : [email protected] (10 Sqn Assoc) It will then be forwarded to him and hopefully you will be able to use normal home emails...
1st Feb 2017, 15:22
Replies: 4
Views: 2,298
Posted By 70plus

Feb 2017 - Just Heard the news about Fred

It is February 2017 and I have just seen the sad news about Fred Moffatt passing away last year.
I knew Fred when I was on 99 Sqn’s Britannias and since he was on the ‘other’ 511 Sqn I never...
17th Jan 2017, 22:16
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,335,972
Posted By 70plus

The cost of installing all ETOPS aircraft with a...

The cost of installing all ETOPS aircraft with a detachable, solar-powered transmitter on a floating balloon which could be barostatically released at below say 20 metres, would surely be less than...
22nd Oct 2016, 21:43
Replies: 26
Views: 14,044
Posted By 70plus

AVIANCA B787 Intercepted by Venezuelan Sukhois

It appears that an Avianca Dreamliner from Madrid to Bogota was intercepted by 2 Venezuelan Su 30s today. The B787 is alleged to have suffered failures of its transponder height and callsign info...
10th May 2016, 13:17
Replies: 213
Views: 121,518
Posted By 70plus

SELF-DISCIPLINE - Not Discipline

As in so many walks of life these days, it's not authoritarian imposed discipline that is required to prevent this abysmal behaviour but SELF -DISCIPLINE. Sadly this is usually learned by example,...
11th Mar 2016, 14:33
Replies: 1
Views: 1,516
Posted By 70plus

10 Sqn 1982 - South Atlantic Medal

Members of 10 Sqn's VC10 crews who carried out medical repatriation flights from Uruguay during the Falklands Conflict may now be entitled to the South Atlantic Medal and Rosette.....read on....
9th Dec 2015, 11:43
Replies: 7
Views: 3,023
Posted By 70plus


Ian sells himself short. He omitted to mention that having served on 10 Squadron, he later chose to embark on the writing of a 10 Squadron Centennial History book three years ago. The Squadron has...
31st Aug 2015, 14:28
Replies: 9
Views: 5,677
Posted By 70plus


In an uncanny twist of fate we read of not only Chris passing away but also (in this forum and in the Military Aviation one too) of Chris' other QFI (I was one) at Abingdon with London UAS in the...
31st Aug 2015, 13:51
Replies: 30
Views: 24,410
Posted By 70plus


I first met Eric when I arrived at London UAS as a QFI in late 1976. We shared an office there for a while and many good times together in London and at Abingdon, for the next three years. He was...
25th Aug 2015, 10:24
Replies: 9
Views: 5,677
Posted By 70plus

Chris Kelleher RIP

Would this Chris Kelleher be the young Cadet Pilot student I had whilst instructing as a QFi on Bulldogs at London UAS (Abingdon) in 1977?
He was then a second year university student at one of...
15th Aug 2015, 18:00
Replies: 30
Views: 7,851
Posted By 70plus

Researching WW2 Records

Don't forget that there are many squadron associations that hold a variety of records and photos. For example the 10 Sqn Assoc holds a complete set of all the WW2 Forms 540/541 (Ops Record Books) for...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Mar 2015, 00:51
Replies: 15
Views: 3,483
Posted By 70plus

FDRs & CVRs - Solar Powered Floating Locators

I have been advocating a similar idea ever since Malaysian 370 disappeared: a barostatic release of the FDR & CVR deploying when an aircraft descends below a certain depth of water, or after a...
1st Jan 2015, 10:29
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,797,088
Posted By 70plus

YET AGAIN - Why Not?......

I recall, after MX370 disappeared last year, posting a plea for aircraft manufacturers to install a simple water-pressure or salt water-activated device in the upper part of the tail in ETOPS flight...
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