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17th Nov 2022, 19:18
Replies: 16
Views: 2,624
Posted By sharpend

Defence Budget

That very generous Chancellor has promised that defence spending will continue to be 2% of GDP. How kind. But what many fail to realise is that figures today made public show that GDP will reduce...
12th Nov 2022, 09:05
Replies: 52
Views: 11,093
Posted By sharpend

Indeed, I very much admired Whiskey Walker.

Indeed, I very much admired Whiskey Walker.
3rd Nov 2022, 14:21
Replies: 31
Views: 6,532
Posted By sharpend

Still does not accept VETGATEWAY19 & wants...

Still does not accept VETGATEWAY19 & wants payment.
20th Aug 2022, 09:23
Replies: 327
Views: 67,291
Posted By sharpend

I served for 39 years. I never saw any racial...

I served for 39 years. I never saw any racial discrimination in all that time. It also appears that gay people kept their habits hidden, so I never saw any of discrimination on that subject; the fact...
11th Aug 2022, 14:56
Replies: 47
Views: 14,748
Posted By sharpend

I recall many years ago that even some married...

I recall many years ago that even some married junior officers were receiving benefits. Disgraceful.
22nd Jul 2022, 17:01
Replies: 1
Views: 1,599
Posted By sharpend

Gordon Hannam.

I saw in another part of PPrune that my great chum Gordon Hannam has died. Tragic news. I flew with Gordon on 6 Sqn Jaguars and he was a close mate. I visited him in Hong Kong and later in...
22nd Jul 2022, 16:59
Replies: 15
Views: 7,105
Posted By sharpend

Tragic news. I flew with Gordon on 6 Sqn Jaguars...

Tragic news. I flew with Gordon on 6 Sqn Jaguars and he was a close mate. I visited him in Hong Kong and later in Cheltenham. Any news of the funeral?
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Jun 2022, 17:21
Replies: 11
Views: 1,814
Posted By sharpend

Thanks guys, So far done exercises 1 - 5 without...

Thanks guys, So far done exercises 1 - 5 without difficulty... Will enjoy everything, but not so confident about the hovering bit...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jun 2022, 22:12
Replies: 11
Views: 1,814
Posted By sharpend

New to helos

Hi learned ones, I am a very experienced ex military QFI with a PPL(A). I'm starting a course towards a PPL(H), on the Cabri G2. I'm told I get some dispensation in training and exams. The exams...
15th Jun 2022, 10:54
Replies: 0
Views: 461
Posted By sharpend

PPL(A) to PPL(H)

Hi learned ones, I am a very experienced ex military QFI with a PPL(A). I'm starting a course towards a PPL(H), on the Cabri G2. I'm told I get some dispensation in training and exams. The exams...
14th Feb 2022, 09:35
Replies: 115
Views: 33,602
Posted By sharpend

Why was RAF deputy in garden without any clothes...

Why was RAF deputy in garden without any clothes on? | Daily Mail Online (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10508959/Why-RAF-deputy-garden-without-clothes-on.html)

If true, how stupid. But...
14th Jan 2022, 15:18
Replies: 66
Views: 17,909
Posted By sharpend

'[QUOTE=Just This Once...;11169555] Innocent, to...

'[QUOTE=Just This Once...;11169555] Innocent, to a lower burden of proof in a civil court, whilst actively evading the courts, disclosure process, actually being 'served', using the Met Police as a...
13th Jan 2022, 17:33
Replies: 66
Views: 17,909
Posted By sharpend

Sad he went under, but only himself to blame. He...

Sad he went under, but only himself to blame. He could have had it all.
10th Jan 2022, 17:53
Replies: 15
Views: 4,199
Posted By sharpend

His name is correct.! Just a typo in the title.

His name is correct.! Just a typo in the title.
3rd Jan 2022, 14:22
Replies: 11
Views: 4,133
Posted By sharpend

RIP. Blue skies. Sad that it took a while to be...

RIP. Blue skies. Sad that it took a while to be notified here.
2nd Jan 2022, 12:56
Replies: 15
Views: 4,199
Posted By sharpend

John Halstead RIP

Just heard that Flt Lt John Halstead, late of No 10 Sqn VC10,and OnTrack Aviation died on Christmas Eve from cancer. RIP John; I enjoyed our flights together.
1st Jan 2022, 16:14
Replies: 66
Views: 43,484
Posted By sharpend

I was there on 14 Sqn at that time. Was your...

I was there on 14 Sqn at that time. Was your father the boss of 17 Sqn?
17th Dec 2021, 11:28
Replies: 15
Views: 5,364
Posted By sharpend

I'm sad to hear this. Tom was a mate from Jaguar...

I'm sad to hear this. Tom was a mate from Jaguar days. Blue skies old chap and RIP.
21st Nov 2021, 12:41
Replies: 8
Views: 2,419
Posted By sharpend

I'm with The B Word. Having flown single seat,...

I'm with The B Word. Having flown single seat, Hunters & Jaguars and Strike/Attack Canberras (B(I)8s & B15s I much favour 2 man cockpits. Allows the pilot to concentrate of flying rather than...
25th Oct 2021, 14:23
Replies: 9
Views: 1,635
Posted By sharpend

I could let you have a GNS 5870 MFI for 10 +...

I could let you have a GNS 5870 MFI for 10 + postage. Upgraded my iPad to include GPS.
15th Oct 2021, 08:46
Replies: 9
Views: 3,094
Posted By sharpend

Probably true. Cadet are flying Chippies at YUAS....

Probably true. Cadet are flying Chippies at YUAS. We swopped our Chippies for Bulldogs in circa 1972.
9th Oct 2021, 14:47
Replies: 49
Views: 16,296
Posted By sharpend

Totally agree Mike. I got a clean Jaguar up to...

Totally agree Mike. I got a clean Jaguar up to M1.1 at 6000 feet (by accident). And I was going up! Shall not say where :)
30th Sep 2021, 11:24
Replies: 97
Views: 19,408
Posted By sharpend

Actually one probably not mentioned was the ...

Actually one probably not mentioned was the feeder at RAF Rufforth, near York, called 'Marco's'. |In the 70s Rufforth was a relief landing ground for RAF Church Fenton and the feeder was run just...
29th Sep 2021, 15:09
Replies: 97
Views: 19,408
Posted By sharpend

Brawdy. Strammer Max was brilliant.

Brawdy. Strammer Max was brilliant.
23rd Sep 2021, 10:49
Replies: 4
Views: 2,279
Posted By sharpend

I knew John from all three types. Lovely chap....

I knew John from all three types. Lovely chap. RIP & blue skies.
28th Aug 2021, 14:14
Replies: 22
Views: 3,065
Posted By sharpend

I have re-registered with password it issued and...

I have re-registered with password it issued and the correct user name but keep getting this: Your connection isn't privateAttackers might be trying to steal your information from...
19th Jun 2021, 16:59
Replies: 25
Views: 5,240
Posted By sharpend

The first tranche of Jaguars did not have guns;...

The first tranche of Jaguars did not have guns; certainly the ones I flew in 1964 did not. I understand also that during the Aden gun trials the exhaust caused some damage resulting from an...
4th Jun 2021, 10:21
Replies: 57
Views: 11,463
Posted By sharpend

I am (was) a qualified simulator instructor...

I am (was) a qualified simulator instructor (Jaguar) with 10,000 real hours in my log book. All types. Simulation has it's place, especially for emergencies etc, but no substitute for the real...
31st May 2021, 10:38
Replies: 254
Views: 46,152
Posted By sharpend

I just give up. There is no hope.

I just give up. There is no hope.
16th May 2021, 21:37
Replies: 4
Views: 2,792
Posted By sharpend

Gentleman John Wolley

I have just read this on the 10 Sqn Association website. John was truly a gentleman and a very special aviator. Blue skies old chum, you had a good innings; you also taught me a lot about being a...
18th Apr 2021, 09:03
Replies: 63
Views: 19,692
Posted By sharpend

Nearly hit a swimmer, popped over him. That is...

Nearly hit a swimmer, popped over him. That is always the problem ditching in shallow water close to a busy beach. Pity the water there was also deep & the aeroplane sank. I suspect it will be a...
17th Apr 2021, 18:38
Replies: 132
Views: 34,062
Posted By sharpend

Sad no missing man formation

Sad no missing man formation
13th Apr 2021, 13:00
Replies: 35
Views: 9,395
Posted By sharpend

Depends on the Sqn. I did just the same, but...

Depends on the Sqn. I did just the same, but despite driving 20 miles to instruct each week (as programmed), often my student cadets did not turn up. Various feeble excuses, but mainly lacking...
13th Apr 2021, 12:51
Replies: 12
Views: 3,915
Posted By sharpend

After 39 years of service and about to retire (6...

After 39 years of service and about to retire (6 weeks), I was sent to the Falklands :)
30th Mar 2021, 17:13
Replies: 122
Views: 54,551
Posted By sharpend

I hit a duck in a Hawk... Pate :)

I hit a duck in a Hawk... Pate :)
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