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10th Oct 2021, 14:49
Replies: 18
Views: 6,267
Posted By topgas

Fast jets over North London

4 ship of FJs just flown over Southgate/North Finchley/Whetstone/Barnet area, banking, possibly F15s, at 1000-1500 feet. Glorious sound, but why were they there? Same happened on Thursday at about...
20th May 2021, 22:29
Replies: 157
Views: 22,580
Posted By topgas

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9599079/C...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9599079/Civilians-fast-tracked-roles-militarys-secretive-Strategic-Command.htmlAlso in The Times, but behind a paywall

"The military could fast-track...
7th Dec 2020, 18:51
Replies: 83
Views: 40,054
Posted By topgas

The AFPRB take into account the fact that members...

The AFPRB take into account the fact that members of the Armed Forces do not contribute to their eventual pension. They are meant to find a civilian comparator job to set the salary. They then abate...
1st Dec 2020, 09:17
Replies: 2,598
Views: 361,106
Posted By topgas

Thank you. I was confused by what appear to be...

Thank you. I was confused by what appear to be glazing panels behind the glare shield but are probably just reflections. Wide cockpit.
Back to OH
30th Nov 2020, 21:03
Replies: 2,598
Views: 361,106
Posted By topgas

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/701x355/cockpit2_482efe2f57920bf7745b97a8902c384a5fd00aa0.jpg
As it is OH, I hope you won't mind me posting one I don't know the answer to. It is a...
9th Oct 2020, 07:28
Replies: 20
Views: 16,137
Posted By topgas

2010, methinks (edit - thank you, TS, I’d...

2010, methinks

(edit - thank you, TS, I’d forgotten about the 2011 one)
11th Sep 2020, 09:47
Replies: 70
Views: 15,768
Posted By topgas

I flew to Berlin from Luton in the early...

I flew to Berlin from Luton in the early eighties, checking in at the Smith Air desk, and I'm fairly sure we flew in to Gatow. Dan Air possibly.
29th Apr 2020, 09:02
Replies: 126
Views: 42,335
Posted By topgas

Traffic wardens?

Traffic wardens?
22nd Apr 2020, 22:14
Replies: 38
Views: 9,640
Posted By topgas

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2015-to...

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/2015-to-2020-government-policy-military-aid-to-the-civil-authorities-for-activities-in-the-uk/2015-to-2020-government-policy-military-aid-to-the-civil-author...
11th Apr 2020, 23:06
Replies: 20
Views: 6,233
Posted By topgas

The inbound track had it coming from northern...

The inbound track had it coming from northern Italy
5th Mar 2020, 07:29
Replies: 385
Views: 316,593
Posted By topgas

BBC reporting that EasyJet will take Flybe...

BBC reporting that EasyJet will take Flybe passengers fo £65 on comparable routes, and will fly Flybe staff home for free today and tomorrow
18th Feb 2020, 20:46
Replies: 46
Views: 53,092
Posted By topgas

The Trident could use reverse thrust for...

The Trident could use reverse thrust for emergency descent, 10,000 ft/min, and before touchdown. The C17 can use reverse thrust on all engines for tactical descents at 15,000 ft/min
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Jan 2020, 14:31
Replies: 44
Views: 6,865
Posted By topgas

Presumably a good docking is one where the ship...

Presumably a good docking is one where the ship and the harbour wall can be used again. :O
31st Jan 2020, 13:29
Replies: 7
Views: 2,035
Posted By topgas

Be interesting to know how fast.

Be interesting to know how fast.
31st Jan 2020, 13:03
Replies: 103
Views: 38,516
Posted By topgas

If they look out of the window now, they’ll see...

If they look out of the window now, they’ll see their accommodation below them
6th Jan 2020, 16:19
Replies: 38
Views: 15,237
Posted By topgas

Impressive bomb load on the A6 - two thirds the...

Impressive bomb load on the A6 - two thirds the maximum load in the Vulcan
1st Jan 2020, 12:14
Replies: 53
Views: 19,300
Posted By topgas

The L1A1 conversion kit (L12A1) is described at ...

The L1A1 conversion kit (L12A1) is described at
L12A1 Conversion Kit British .22 Rimfire FAL (http://www.smallarmsreview.com/display.article.cfm?idarticles=1995)
6th Nov 2019, 20:44
Replies: 86
Views: 64,601
Posted By topgas

I thought there were more drop down passenger...

I thought there were more drop down passenger masks than seats, to allow for infants sitting on laps
5th Nov 2019, 16:47
Replies: 94
Views: 63,255
Posted By topgas

I used to fly regularly to Larnaca from LHR on...

I used to fly regularly to Larnaca from LHR on the evening flight. There was an El Al flight at about the same time, so their passengers were going through at the same time. One evening, the rabbi in...
1st Nov 2019, 10:57
Replies: 141
Views: 62,850
Posted By topgas

Why is it set in stone that aircrew must have a...

Why is it set in stone that aircrew must have a minimum rank of Sgt?
28th May 2019, 20:50
Replies: 16
Views: 5,480
Posted By topgas

The video doesn't do justice to the volume of low...

The video doesn't do justice to the volume of low frequency noise which just resonates through your whole body. Fantastic day, with the VC10, Comet, Beluga and Shack all open to visit the cockpit....
17th Feb 2019, 08:31
Replies: 14
Views: 9,045
Posted By topgas

​​​​​​​ Not sure how a Greek AOC would help, as...

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Not sure how a Greek AOC would help, as Greece is another country.
23rd Jan 2019, 22:58
Replies: 26
Views: 4,318
Posted By topgas

The Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion had a 1 megawatt...

The Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion had a 1 megawatt reactor flying 1955-1957 in the Convair NB36-H (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convair_NB-36H). The crew section was lead and rubber lined and weighed...
21st Jan 2019, 15:44
Replies: 1
Views: 2,050
Posted By topgas

Shoreham air crash manslaughter trial under way

I'm sure that most are aware that the trial of the pilot of the aircraft that crashed at the Shoreham air show has commenced and is expected to last up to seven weeks. Last BBC coverage here...
23rd Dec 2018, 13:05
Replies: 1,178
Views: 742,981
Posted By topgas

In some circumstances you can be "unarrested",...

In some circumstances you can be "unarrested", but I'm not sure if that applies after the time they have been held
22nd Dec 2018, 21:20
Replies: 32
Views: 5,842
Posted By topgas

It's only the second one that is incorrect

It's only the second one that is incorrect
21st Dec 2018, 21:12
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,159,291
Posted By topgas

Obituary for Sqn Ldr John M'Kenzie-Hall in...

Obituary for Sqn Ldr John M'Kenzie-Hall in today's Telegraph here (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2018/12/20/squadron-leader-john-mkenzie-hall-helicopter-pilot-carried-troops/), but behind a...
7th Dec 2018, 11:14
Replies: 68
Views: 11,452
Posted By topgas

Those berets certainly look useful for keeping...

Those berets certainly look useful for keeping the right ear warm!
3rd Dec 2018, 12:48
Replies: 68
Views: 11,452
Posted By topgas

Here's an example of three letters on black nose ...

Here's an example of three letters on black nose
https://www.nationalcoldwarexhibition.org/images/collections/aircraftondisplay/avro-york-c1/x19516_l.jpg
from...
3rd Dec 2018, 00:02
Replies: 13
Views: 2,624
Posted By topgas

Simplythebeast, my humblest apologies, my comment...

Simplythebeast, my humblest apologies, my comment was based on what has been posted on this forum, I think, not on first hand experience. I'm now educated!
​​​​​​​topgas
30th Nov 2018, 23:53
Replies: 13
Views: 2,624
Posted By topgas

Hi Cargosales, I'm sure SSAFA can help. Point...

Hi Cargosales,
I'm sure SSAFA can help. Point of contact is Forces Line, 0800 731 4880. Huddersfield is in the W Yorkshire Branch area, their email is [email protected], but I don't know how...
29th Nov 2018, 14:54
Replies: 68
Views: 11,452
Posted By topgas

I think K is the second letter of a two letter...

I think K is the second letter of a two letter code. There are photos of Yorks with two and three letters on the nose. It is in standard camouflage pattern.
19th Nov 2018, 13:40
Replies: 232
Views: 99,750
Posted By topgas

With the eye of faith, you can just about make...

With the eye of faith, you can just about make out the two mid-line and upper right doors. This photo shows them more clearly...
12th Nov 2018, 19:54
Replies: 113
Views: 47,263
Posted By topgas

Solar TS is 250m long, 44m wide,and would have...

Solar TS is 250m long, 44m wide,and would have been showing masthead white lights on the short mast towards the bow and the mast on top of the bridge, as well as red/green navigation lights, probably...
2nd Nov 2018, 22:03
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,159,291
Posted By topgas

Malta Story was on TV the other afternoon. Apart...

Malta Story was on TV the other afternoon. Apart from Mk XIV Spitfires used in ground shots, apparently the only ones they could find, they used archival footage, including this shot of a Mk Vb(trop)...
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