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22nd May 2020, 11:35
Replies: 29
Views: 11,396
Posted By Mogwi

For those of you who have watched part 3 and had...

For those of you who have watched part 3 and had a flickering BS caption, I should explain. I said that I entered the final engagement at 760 kts - what I meant was 670 kts. 760 would have been nice...
21st May 2020, 15:08
Replies: 29
Views: 11,396
Posted By Mogwi

The pilot reported that he lost control of the...

The pilot reported that he lost control of the aircraft after I passed overhead. He thought that he had had a tail rotor failure and tried to throw it onto the side of the hill. From my inspection of...
17th May 2020, 12:38
Replies: 29
Views: 11,396
Posted By Mogwi

Thanks Bomber, mists of time! He was a great...

Thanks Bomber, mists of time! He was a great character and sorely missed.

Mog
15th May 2020, 10:22
Replies: 40
Views: 15,623
Posted By Mogwi

I believe that No1(F) might have brought recce...

I believe that No1(F) might have brought recce pods aboard but they were not used by SHARs and I cannot remember their use by GR3s.

Mog
12th May 2020, 08:57
Replies: 40
Views: 15,623
Posted By Mogwi

As Bomber H has stated, the SHAR F95 was SFO and...

As Bomber H has stated, the SHAR F95 was SFO and we had two lenses; the normal one for standard low-level phots and another with a longer focal length for high-level work. This was only rarely used,...
29th Apr 2020, 08:25
Replies: 93
Views: 20,377
Posted By Mogwi

My father said that. He soloed on the Chippy in...

My father said that. He soloed on the Chippy in the same week that I did (1968) whilst doing a RNR stint at Wyton. Most of his flying was on Seafires (North Altantic, Arctic convoys and Far East)...
23rd Apr 2020, 10:05
Replies: 77
Views: 33,448
Posted By Mogwi

My dear Tuc, what a fascinating insight into the...

My dear Tuc, what a fascinating insight into the Blue Fox. I do not think any of us had an inkling of those facts; we just got on with using the kit as best we could.

The main drawback was the...
18th Apr 2020, 15:18
Replies: 14
Views: 5,778
Posted By Mogwi

Was he giving them the bird?

Was he giving them the bird?
18th Apr 2020, 11:12
Replies: 36
Views: 8,425
Posted By Mogwi

Yup, I was on the board for that one. Missed the...

Yup, I was on the board for that one. Missed the LOX plant with (as I recall) c 2000 L of LOX in it by 20'. Now that would have been a bang!

The pilot thought that he had made a switch pigs but we...
17th Apr 2020, 15:28
Replies: 29
Views: 6,832
Posted By Mogwi

This is known as a " low slot, port side " in the...

This is known as a " low slot, port side " in the RN.

Mog
27th Mar 2020, 09:45
Replies: 58
Views: 24,484
Posted By Mogwi

Several years ago Compton Abbas (800m grass) had...

Several years ago Compton Abbas (800m grass) had a night visit from a Herc. Landed, backed up and departed.

Mog
26th Mar 2020, 14:01
Replies: 32
Views: 7,637
Posted By Mogwi

Looks to me as if they were attempting an aileron...

Looks to me as if they were attempting an aileron roll with an upward vector - but ran out of aileron authority as the airspeed rapidly decreased. Distinct adverse yaw in the initial stages of the...
22nd Mar 2020, 14:34
Replies: 50
Views: 18,171
Posted By Mogwi

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1460x2000/bear_d_2__0a99f0ebf11d0f56be6988e416623e22725b581d.jpg
Things were much more black and white in my time!

Mog
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11th Mar 2020, 09:52
Replies: 24
Views: 6,891
Posted By Mogwi

First attack on Stanley airfield, 1st May 82 -...

First attack on Stanley airfield, 1st May 82 - HUD film showed 480 kts with rad alt flicking between 5 and 15 ft over the sand dunes. Climbing to 150' for the weapon release seemed stratospheric!
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9th Mar 2020, 10:54
Replies: 24
Views: 6,891
Posted By Mogwi

Reminds me somewhat of the road to Belmopan (look...

Reminds me somewhat of the road to Belmopan (look it up!) but we did that at 450 kts. Surprised the odd 4-tonner, as I recall.

swing the lamp.

Mog
8th Mar 2020, 12:58
Replies: 179
Views: 47,446
Posted By Mogwi

At least I didn't nick the Captain's bath!!

At least I didn't nick the Captain's bath!!
6th Mar 2020, 16:40
Replies: 179
Views: 47,446
Posted By Mogwi

I thought that was pheromones! Mog

I thought that was pheromones!

Mog
25th Feb 2020, 13:44
Replies: 14
Views: 5,072
Posted By Mogwi

Good God! What could POSSIBLY go wrong!

Good God! What could POSSIBLY go wrong!
24th Feb 2020, 10:44
Replies: 742
Views: 258,948
Posted By Mogwi

PM sent. Mog

PM sent.

Mog
21st Feb 2020, 10:09
Replies: 742
Views: 258,948
Posted By Mogwi

Having just passed the 53rd anniversary of my...

Having just passed the 53rd anniversary of my first solo, I was wondering if there any PPruners out there who have a list of Chippies operating on RNEFTS at Linton-on-Ouse between July and November...
20th Feb 2020, 08:28
Replies: 103
Views: 36,061
Posted By Mogwi

I was given a "combat proven" sticker by the...

I was given a "combat proven" sticker by the Roland missile team at Farnborough in the early 80s after a discussion about the success of their kit down south. It was applied to the fin of my Sea...
14th Feb 2020, 15:25
Replies: 38
Views: 11,228
Posted By Mogwi

When I was back there this time last year, I was...

When I was back there this time last year, I was informed that the only minefields that were not now cleared were the ones around Stanley airfield. These were on/near the beaches and subject to...
7th Feb 2020, 15:02
Replies: 28
Views: 8,456
Posted By Mogwi

Sad news, a fine officer and aviator. I remember...

Sad news, a fine officer and aviator. I remember an ad-hoc formation rejoin at VL one Saturday afternoon on his wing; he in the Fury and me in the jumping bean.

Mog
16th Jan 2020, 15:39
Replies: 23
Views: 6,333
Posted By Mogwi

Just think of the savings in flying rations!

Just think of the savings in flying rations!
13th Jan 2020, 19:58
Replies: 23
Views: 5,594
Posted By Mogwi

Flew a jumping bean past the Pres in USS Iowa for...

Flew a jumping bean past the Pres in USS Iowa for the bi-centennial in NYNY and was slightly concerned to see several Dalek guns tracking us.

mog
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