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17th Jul 2019, 15:32
Replies: 2
Views: 1,367
Posted By KPax

Good news for someone at last

This appears to be a common sense decision.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49017783
7th Jun 2019, 13:53
Replies: 23
Views: 8,688
Posted By KPax

Hypothetically speaking, if the RJ was trying to...

Hypothetically speaking, if the RJ was trying to depart Waddo for a sortie but was prevented from taking off with full fuel due to the runway, I assume it would be a USAF Tanker that would provide...
29th May 2019, 14:13
Replies: 23
Views: 8,688
Posted By KPax

Tanker Issues

Probably been discussed before however, it still makes grim...
30th Apr 2019, 10:37
Replies: 9
Views: 3,693
Posted By KPax

From the non flying fraternity, I was a very...

From the non flying fraternity, I was a very junior Ops Clerk on 72 Sqn in 1979 and had the honour and privilege to work with Flt Lt Paton, funny yes, but also an extremely nice person who had time...
29th Apr 2019, 18:09
Replies: 24
Views: 9,467
Posted By KPax

Would the Nimrod have found this

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48090616
9th Jan 2019, 20:02
Replies: 157
Views: 30,038
Posted By KPax

One of the best trips you can get, at Akr it was...

One of the best trips you can get, at Akr it was in a BMW M5, a bit of a rush entering the runway at 110 mph with the guy who is driving (pilot) using one hand to steer and one hand to use the radio,...
9th Jan 2019, 16:21
Replies: 8
Views: 4,492
Posted By KPax

Mirage 2000 down in Northern France,

Reports that a Mirage 2000 has gone down in Northern France, thoughts go out to the crew, no word as yet on how they are.
8th Jan 2019, 16:45
Replies: 157
Views: 30,038
Posted By KPax

Google is your friend. 9th Strategic...

Google is your friend.

9th Strategic Reconnaissance Wing Detachment 3, RAF Akrotiri (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Akrotiri), Cyprus (U-2)

Initially Central Intelligence Agency...
6th Jan 2019, 17:28
Replies: 20
Views: 3,666
Posted By KPax

We could always send some of our low level...

We could always send some of our low level attack/anti ship aircraft, actually do we have any.
30th Dec 2018, 19:08
Replies: 86
Views: 27,002
Posted By KPax

I am assuming that the X 37B has been produced at...

I am assuming that the X 37B has been produced at one of these sights, people are being very coy (quite right) about what it has been doing up there.
21st Dec 2018, 18:16
Replies: 14
Views: 4,163
Posted By KPax

Got called in to the RCC at Pitreavie about 5...

Got called in to the RCC at Pitreavie about 5 minutes after the first call, a very long night.
7th Dec 2018, 14:02
Replies: 73
Views: 15,104
Posted By KPax

Sir Stu Peach surely dispelled the myth that you...

Sir Stu Peach surely dispelled the myth that you have to be a Pilot to get to the top of the tree.
6th Dec 2018, 12:40
Replies: 73
Views: 15,104
Posted By KPax

I still believe that in this 'modern world' it...

I still believe that in this 'modern world' it should be the best person for the job, not the best pilot.
3rd Dec 2018, 06:23
Replies: 73
Views: 15,104
Posted By KPax

New CAS

Air Marshal Michael Wigston CBE is to be promoted Air Chief Marshal and appointed as Chief of the Air Staff, in succession to Air Chief Marshal Sir Steven Hillier; congratulations Sir.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Oct 2018, 21:12
Replies: 1,173
Views: 520,107
Posted By KPax

Watched the after football show it was a 169, ac...

Watched the after football show it was a 169, ac departed then just outside the stadium was seen to spin to the ground according to eye witnesses, tail rotor problem already mentioned.
11th Oct 2018, 11:36
Replies: 110
Views: 15,401
Posted By KPax

PV interview at Pitreavie Castle by a retired Sqn...

PV interview at Pitreavie Castle by a retired Sqn Ldr RAFP, I had been warned that he liked to stop the interview to have a brew, he would then resume the interview by sitting behind you to ask his...
3rd Oct 2018, 14:20
Replies: 3
Views: 1,645
Posted By KPax

I did hear 'clear to roll, one ahead landing' F3...

I did hear 'clear to roll, one ahead landing' F3 behind Hawk in Akr, Controller lost their ticket. Response from the Hawk pilot 'not on this runway
13th Sep 2018, 12:53
Replies: 120
Views: 19,626
Posted By KPax

Bruggen in the mid 70's had an excellent JR Mess,...

Bruggen in the mid 70's had an excellent JR Mess, with a very scary WO. He would prowl the Mess with his spoon and any complaints were followed by a dip of his spoon, if the complaint was justified...
12th Sep 2018, 12:19
Replies: 45
Views: 8,185
Posted By KPax

In the 70's when the American 'Boomer' crews...

In the 70's when the American 'Boomer' crews changed over at Holy Loch you could see the outgoing crew waiting in Prestwick Airport waiting for the TWA flight to take them home. The USN Shore...
30th Aug 2018, 10:26
Replies: 31
Views: 6,344
Posted By KPax

I thought that Inverness was the main Diversion...

I thought that Inverness was the main Diversion for Lossie, and there was a possibility of a hanger being built. Isn't there also still an ATC presence at Kinloss provided by Lossie ATC.
27th Aug 2018, 14:49
Replies: 41
Views: 7,590
Posted By KPax

We were moved out of the COC at Bruggen in the...

We were moved out of the COC at Bruggen in the mid 70's (1978) so they could remove the Asbestos lining. We were given chest X Rays for 10 years to check, very novel working out of the old standby...
11th Aug 2018, 10:50
Replies: 6
Views: 1,558
Posted By KPax

Where to fire, when to fire, surely the guy who...

Where to fire, when to fire, surely the guy who is actually firing the weapon has the final decision even though orders have been issued.
11th Aug 2018, 10:09
Replies: 6
Views: 1,558
Posted By KPax

Decision Making

I am assuming that the F15 pilot who was scrambled to the incident at SeaTac would have had a decision to make, with a lot of built up area not an easy one I would imagine.
28th Jul 2018, 16:25
Replies: 32
Views: 3,725
Posted By KPax

I may be wrong, but during my 38 years in the RAF...

I may be wrong, but during my 38 years in the RAF I was confined on 3 separate occasions for stuff that had nothing to do with me. If the order is given I don't see that there is much that you can...
15th Jul 2018, 17:20
Replies: 28
Views: 3,610
Posted By KPax

Announcement on Spaceport Expected 16th July.

Saw this today in various media, not what I was expecting.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-44838787
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