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10th Jan 2019, 19:46
Replies: 201
Views: 38,836
Posted By FL575

Mk 3 tales

Straight from ‘ATC Record of Service – Gliding Training’

4 Oct 59 Mk3 WT917 Self 4 min (624 Gliding School-Exeter Airport)

What is not recorded, is that our launches (by winch) were conducted...
3rd Jan 2019, 19:58
Replies: 11
Views: 1,519
Posted By FL575

Home (https://www.fifecountry.co.uk/) > Mens...

Home (https://www.fifecountry.co.uk/) > Mens (https://www.fifecountry.co.uk/mens) > Accessories (https://www.fifecountry.co.uk/mens/accessories) > Other...
21st Apr 2018, 09:12
Replies: 3
Views: 923
Posted By FL575

Andy, Have a look at your PMs.

Andy,

Have a look at your PMs.
9th Nov 2017, 12:13
Replies: 399
Views: 135,727
Posted By FL575

Laarbruch '77 OC 'A', (in capacity as Ground...

Laarbruch '77

OC 'A', (in capacity as Ground Defence Commander) decrees that, in order to get into the spirit of things, when the hooter goes, all off base personnel are to drive in wearing NBC...
28th Apr 2016, 19:59
Replies: 81
Views: 11,485
Posted By FL575

Deskex76, Don't worry about the cost. By the...

Deskex76,

Don't worry about the cost. By the time a committee have sorted this out, the RAF will only be of the size that requires half a dozen, and that will include a couple of spares.
10th Dec 2015, 11:48
Replies: 38
Views: 10,185
Posted By FL575

'an RAE Canberra' I don't think so!

'an RAE Canberra'

I don't think so!
30th Apr 2015, 10:35
Replies: 6
Views: 1,544
Posted By FL575

Blackburn B2

Oddly enough, I recently came across this photograph in my files. It is an official Royal Air Force photograph, and on the reverse is stamped ' R.A.F. OFFICIAL 18 Jul 1970 R.A.F. LECONFIELD'. There...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Jul 2014, 17:20
Replies: 25
Views: 3,562
Posted By FL575

So, let me get this straight. 'The spokesman...

So, let me get this straight.

'The spokesman said that while the DVLA earned £6.7million from private parking companies in the past year, the cost of providing the data was £7.6million. She added:...
12th May 2014, 17:59
Replies: 8
Views: 4,290
Posted By FL575

What could go wrong

Watching this video reminded me of the time that we fired a flare at low level.

Normally, on airfields, the grass is kept cut short. However, in the 1970s, in an endeavour to reduce the number of...
3rd May 2014, 17:35
Replies: 36
Views: 6,354
Posted By FL575

Phil, I am surprised that there has not yet...

Phil,

I am surprised that there has not yet been an answer to your question, as there must be many ex-Royal Air Force pilots who read this column!

The simple answer is no, you do not have a...
30th Apr 2014, 12:30
Replies: 36
Views: 6,354
Posted By FL575

GOLF BRAVO ZULU and oftenflylo, I think that...

GOLF BRAVO ZULU and oftenflylo,

I think that this the scratty little thing to which you refer. Each sheet is only 4in x 2in (10cm x 5cm).

From the left: Medical Certificate, IMC Rating,...
27th Apr 2014, 11:28
Replies: 36
Views: 6,354
Posted By FL575

Sorry that I seem unable this time to show the...

Sorry that I seem unable this time to show the photographs 'normally'!
27th Apr 2014, 11:25
Replies: 36
Views: 6,354
Posted By FL575

This is a 1938 Aviator’s Certificate, issued by...

This is a 1938 Aviator’s Certificate, issued by The Royal Aero Club in 1938.

It is quite small, some 4¼inches by 3 inches (11cm x 7.5cm), with a leather cover.

On the second page the holder’s...
9th Apr 2014, 17:57
Replies: 47
Views: 16,208
Posted By FL575

Could we help?

Thinking about the original post.

Nav and me were coming back from the West Country, passing through the Oxford - Cambridge corridor at FL200. We were with London Mil who asked us if we could help...
28th Mar 2014, 10:13
Replies: 46
Views: 7,343
Posted By FL575

Allan, Obviously some people will know...

Allan,

Obviously some people will know instantly what the object is, and I ask them to hold off answering for a little while.

Those that do not know sometimes find it interesting to try and...
27th Mar 2014, 21:12
Replies: 46
Views: 7,343
Posted By FL575

Another unusual item

At first, this in the photographs looks like any aviation themed scale ruler. It has markings at 1:50,000 & 1:250,000. It has distances run at various speeds i.e. 420kt, 450kt & 480kts. There is also...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jan 2014, 11:39
Replies: 76
Views: 7,408
Posted By FL575

Windy, It is quite normal to have overflow...

Windy,

It is quite normal to have overflow pipes with outlets in such a position. The idea is that if you put them somewhere that flows on to people, something gets done about it!

Many...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Aug 2013, 14:54
Replies: 13,213
Views: 10,511,313
Posted By FL575

A chap with a big parcel under his arm walks into...

A chap with a big parcel under his arm walks into a high street optician’s practice, and asks if he can have an appointment with the optician.

The receptionist tells him that he is lucky, there...
26th Jul 2013, 19:01
Replies: 4
Views: 1,273
Posted By FL575

Hello, The booklet, 'Badges, Bases &...

Hello,

The booklet, 'Badges, Bases & Bosses', published by The Canberra Association, indicates that 'Wg Cdr J E Holland DFC' took command of 16 Squadron 28 Oct 60
8th May 2013, 11:04
Replies: 24
Views: 3,682
Posted By FL575

I remember being Duty Pilot in the Tower one...

I remember being Duty Pilot in the Tower one morning at Wyton in 1972. The first six aircraft to get airborne were all station aircraft, and all different types.

I forget the order, but they were:...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Feb 2013, 17:58
Replies: 67
Views: 6,161
Posted By FL575

C'est magnifique

The whole (excuse the pun) problem of seat placement is dealt with admirably at a restaurant in Antibes, France, called ‘Les Vieux Murs’.

In the Gents, the seats are always down, and there is a...
6th Jul 2012, 11:58
Replies: 46
Views: 11,234
Posted By FL575

Tinribs This is an example of the Air...

Tinribs

This is an example of the Air Traffic Control photograph taken at Gibraltar to which I think you refer. The photograph has a clock in the top left hand corner, and has date in the bottom...
28th Dec 2011, 16:48
Replies: 16
Views: 2,552
Posted By FL575

Warwick ASR Aircraft

http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff188/essjaypr9/Warwick.jpg

This photograph shows a Warwick G R Mk 1 ASR. This mark of aircraft carried a Mk 1A lightweight airborne lifeboat, 17.7M long and...
1st Jun 2011, 15:38
Replies: 46
Views: 7,343
Posted By FL575

You are, of course, absolutely correct. It...

You are, of course, absolutely correct.

It is a HGU/Artificial Horizon cover for the Canberra T4 aircraft. If you rotate the photograph 90 degrees anti clockwise, you will see how. The two 'L'...
31st May 2011, 16:21
Replies: 46
Views: 7,343
Posted By FL575

Continuing my theme of What/Where/How. I submit...

Continuing my theme of What/Where/How. I submit the following.

The enclosed picture is of an item closely associated with aviation. It is about 5in x 4in, and made of aluminium. When new, is is...
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