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30th May 2019, 16:01
Replies: 13
Views: 6,133
Posted By Stitchbitch

Boscombe go to Sweden to fly Grippen,...

Boscombe go to Sweden to fly Grippen, unfortunately this YMS was unable to go with them ;).
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd May 2019, 11:24
Replies: 15
ANR
Views: 4,265
Posted By Stitchbitch

That works well for government/military where...

That works well for government/military where these sort of things are well considered and organisations have the funding to carry out noise surveys (RAFCAM/QQ).
In relation to the helmet mentioned...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd May 2019, 08:20
Replies: 15
ANR
Views: 4,265
Posted By Stitchbitch

ANR doesn't stop high frequencies, these can...

ANR doesn't stop high frequencies, these can damage hearing.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd May 2019, 11:36
Replies: 15
ANR
Views: 4,265
Posted By Stitchbitch

ANR pros: Good level of sound attenuation, you...

ANR pros: Good level of sound attenuation, you can still hear aural clues despite the noise cancelling, R-R solution.
ANR cons: Very Expensive for OEM approved system, hearing loss, maintenance...
20th Apr 2019, 08:23
Replies: 4
Views: 2,206
Posted By Stitchbitch

TM, Check PM.

TM, Check PM.
6th Apr 2019, 07:28
Replies: 22
Views: 5,897
Posted By Stitchbitch

I’d have gone across to REME if the chance had...

I’d have gone across to REME if the chance had presented itself during the 4 1/2 years I spent supporting AAC. For Junior ranks the opportunity for career progression and increase in responsibilities...
31st Mar 2019, 04:23
Replies: 67
Views: 17,119
Posted By Stitchbitch

LJ I’m not quite sure which helmets you’re...

LJ I’m not quite sure which helmets you’re referring to as not providing cranial protection? Modern helmets provide full head protection, Upper face by polycarbonate visors, lower face by either a...
8th Mar 2019, 06:48
Replies: 294
Views: 166,794
Posted By Stitchbitch

What’s the low down on the T6 Texan II these...

What’s the low down on the T6 Texan II these days, are they ‘mission capable’ yet? Why T6 and not PC21? I ask as two places I’ve visited recently seem to have no problems getting swarms of the things...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Mar 2019, 01:55
Replies: 944
Views: 898,648
Posted By Stitchbitch

ANR will still lead to damage hearing, CEP users...

ANR will still lead to damage hearing, CEP users are better off. Wire free CEP is now a thing from Gentex (who own Alpha Eagle, having bought out the UK company) and looks very promising. A...
17th Feb 2019, 11:11
Replies: 16
Views: 5,293
Posted By Stitchbitch

Although it won’t affect training delays, perhaps...

Although it won’t affect training delays, perhaps the RAF might carry out a junior ranks ‘future pilot’ grading course, similar to the AAC? That way you might identify potential pilots that are...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Feb 2019, 19:57
Replies: 25
Views: 5,612
Posted By Stitchbitch

It’s nice to know that part of the support for...

It’s nice to know that part of the support for Apache is provided by RAF Squippers embedded with the AAC and REME workshop. No 4 star hotels there I can assure you.
16th Feb 2019, 08:00
Replies: 118
Views: 63,767
Posted By Stitchbitch

Rumour has it that BBMF Chipmunks have also been...

Rumour has it that BBMF Chipmunks have also been drafted in, something to do with a big push on pilot training at the mo...
5th Feb 2019, 06:27
Replies: 40
Views: 13,929
Posted By Stitchbitch

For info interests sake, which F15 is easier to...

For info interests sake, which F15 is easier to spot in visual range, the light grey C or the ‘shoot me down grey’ E?
5th Feb 2019, 06:12
Replies: 10
Views: 2,866
Posted By Stitchbitch

AMTC/RAFCAM had use of the one at Farnborough, as...

AMTC/RAFCAM had use of the one at Farnborough, as their own multi million pound centrifuge at RAF Henlow was a complete cock up. Apparently.
18th Jan 2019, 06:28
Replies: 118
Views: 63,767
Posted By Stitchbitch

..as did the ex-Reds fighter pilots on the...

..as did the ex-Reds fighter pilots on the Flight.

Listening to the comms during the opposition Spit display at RIAT one year, you’d have been forgiven for thinking they’d been on the Helium...
8th Jan 2019, 11:58
Replies: 10
Views: 1,974
Posted By Stitchbitch

Haemorrhoids seemed to be a popular complaint,...

Haemorrhoids seemed to be a popular complaint, although I never had to scrap any kit due to ‘Below the waist’ fails, but plenty due to MPs vomiting in the back of T birds - thanks to over...
29th Dec 2018, 12:54
Replies: 9
Views: 2,719
Posted By Stitchbitch

Having stitched more than quite a few pairs of...

Having stitched more than quite a few pairs of flaps to boots during my Harrier time, I’m quite glad the inflatable boot was quietly shuffled off before my Typhoon tour (edit: the sock remained)....
27th Dec 2018, 11:25
Replies: 9
Views: 2,719
Posted By Stitchbitch

The socks were still part of the kit, although I...

The socks were still part of the kit, although I only know of one pilot that used them, FCAGT (speed jeans) and the inflatable bladder in the Flight Jacket (Life Preserver) stayed, as did the much...
15th Dec 2018, 07:16
Replies: 21
Views: 8,422
Posted By Stitchbitch

Same. Old seats like this are no longer...

Same. Old seats like this are no longer supported by M-B, I believe a company in Tetbury, Glos owned by and operated by ex-RAF squippers and bomb heads are doing a roaring trade in maintaining and...
24th Nov 2018, 14:16
Replies: 22
Views: 4,815
Posted By Stitchbitch

Value is subjective. If there’s any provenance...

Value is subjective. If there’s any provenance connected to what’s left of the airframe then you may get something for it. Original Spitfire parts are few and far between, so even something with no...
22nd Nov 2018, 06:10
Replies: 366
Views: 334,399
Posted By Stitchbitch

Spanish Eurofighters recently A2A refuelled from...

Spanish Eurofighters recently A2A refuelled from an A400M. Nice capability to have...
21st Nov 2018, 22:05
Replies: 4
Views: 1,527
Posted By Stitchbitch

TD, seems like a nice chap.

TD, seems like a nice chap.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Nov 2018, 06:59
Replies: 13
Views: 2,936
Posted By Stitchbitch

Does headborne mass have any effect on your...

Does headborne mass have any effect on your overall condition after a day of flying?
14th Nov 2018, 06:02
Replies: 31
Views: 6,955
Posted By Stitchbitch

They appear to close at 1.26.

They appear to close at 1.26.
12th Nov 2018, 06:02
Replies: 9
Views: 2,460
Posted By Stitchbitch

Frankenstein became Beaufort and ML Lifeguard and...

Frankenstein became Beaufort and ML Lifeguard and are now part of Survitec. Helmets Ltd became Helmet Integrated Systems Ltd and are now owned by Gentex. I wonder how much longer it will be before...
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