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1st Jun 2022, 14:22
Replies: 280
Views: 122,597
Posted By newt

In my days on fast jets…..you never flew with...

In my days on fast jets…..you never flew with your mask down! Only actors do it so you can see their lips moving!
14th Feb 2022, 11:54
Replies: 115
Views: 33,396
Posted By newt

Surely it’s not as bad as streaking through the...

Surely it’s not as bad as streaking through the Mess on a ladies guest night!😂😂😂😂
26th Jan 2022, 08:20
Replies: 66
Views: 16,473
Posted By newt

Best way to see Scotland…….. one hundred feet...

Best way to see Scotland…….. one hundred feet doing 500 kts!👍👍👍
30th Mar 2021, 16:05
Replies: 13
Views: 6,938
Posted By newt

Maybe the RAF will buy them after they are...

Maybe the RAF will buy them after they are reduced to nothing but drones and helicopters!
19th Dec 2020, 23:54
Replies: 3
Views: 3,434
Posted By newt

Resign your commission

Just a thought from a long retired guy. Can you still resign your commission years after you left the service?
15th Dec 2020, 22:04
Replies: 29
Views: 11,013
Posted By newt

Just be aware that on the first day the Boss may...

Just be aware that on the first day the Boss may not be the Boss. At least not until you get to the bar! A spoof on the new boy can take all sorts of different forms. Just be ready 😂😂😂😂
8th Jan 2020, 21:00
Replies: 35
Views: 13,115
Posted By newt

So what the hell is skill fade?

So I’ve had a beer and turn on the TV. I’m presented by the Reds in the USA! After a couple of days they suffer from.......Skill fade!........could someone please explain?
10th Nov 2019, 12:02
Replies: 21
Views: 9,694
Posted By newt

I can’t even believe he has the nerve to attend!...

I can’t even believe he has the nerve to attend! When I see pictures of him with the IRA it makes my blood boil.
3rd Nov 2019, 09:05
Replies: 73
Views: 41,115
Posted By newt

I remember well a sortie against Concorde from...

I remember well a sortie against Concorde from Wattisham! in a Mk6 Lightning. Initially a head on supersonic to fire Red Top Missile acquired and for real would have been fired! Then converted to a...
22nd Aug 2019, 11:35
Replies: 32
Views: 17,102
Posted By newt

Thanks for your support Dark Thunder! It should...

Thanks for your support Dark Thunder! It should not be forgotten that the F2 and F2a retained two Aden cannons so was very capable of close dog fighting especially at low level. The F6 was retro...
21st Aug 2019, 20:18
Replies: 32
Views: 17,102
Posted By newt

So his tail is clear in the hover after his...

So his tail is clear in the hover after his fifteen minute sortie..... could not write the book!
21st Aug 2019, 19:41
Replies: 32
Views: 17,102
Posted By newt

“CHECK SIX”........both of you!!

“CHECK SIX”........both of you!!
20th Aug 2019, 19:36
Replies: 32
Views: 17,102
Posted By newt

So much bull! It’s not just the aircraft and...

So much bull! It’s not just the aircraft and it’s radar and weapons......it’s the guy in the cockpit who wins or looses the day! DACT is exciting and rewarding flying! In the Lightning force we had...
20th Aug 2019, 19:32
Replies: 61
Views: 17,711
Posted By newt

I always briefed non aircrew passengers, lucky...

I always briefed non aircrew passengers, lucky enough to be scared by flying with me........ If I call eject, eject, eject.....if you hear the third one......you will be on your own!!
20th Jul 2019, 11:53
Replies: 77
Views: 48,650
Posted By newt

(if not the crusty old buggers who had their...

(if not the crusty old buggers who had their turn). I object Runaway Gun! Apparently I’m a Grumpy Old Git!! So get it right!
19th Jul 2019, 06:28
Replies: 77
Views: 48,650
Posted By newt

How many frontline aircraft types have we lost...

How many frontline aircraft types have we lost but the Arrows survive? Surely with the size of the RAF now, they can no longer be justified on cost grounds alone!

Retired to my bunker with a glass...
22nd Jun 2019, 09:26
Replies: 79
Views: 29,873
Posted By newt

I agree Beags! People used to get very nervous...

I agree Beags! People used to get very nervous when I hand flew the 747! I’ve even seen them try to do a downwind ILS rather than an into wind visual! Just a shame that flying is becoming such a...
21st Jun 2019, 23:10
Replies: 79
Views: 29,873
Posted By newt

Well said OK465! The autopilot brigade have a lot...

Well said OK465! The autopilot brigade have a lot to learn about aircraft handling! I have large aircraft experience and fighter experience! I’m sure military training is the best! Handling is...
21st Jun 2019, 08:10
Replies: 79
Views: 29,873
Posted By newt

Not sure how you judge half a mile from the...

Not sure how you judge half a mile from the taxiway but it looks ok to me! No heavy braking and a controlled rollout! Still do not understand why everyone is giving them such a hard time! Nothing...
21st Jun 2019, 05:40
Replies: 79
Views: 29,873
Posted By newt

Nobody has commented on the angle from where the...

Nobody has commented on the angle from where the video was taken! I think it makes it look much worse than it actually was! I can see little wrong with it. Would never happen in normal operation but...
5th Jun 2019, 21:51
Replies: 104
Views: 43,650
Posted By newt

Late but impressive! Shame they could not fly...

Late but impressive! Shame they could not fly closer formation! Wonderful atmosphere on Beachy!
5th Jun 2019, 08:53
Replies: 104
Views: 43,650
Posted By newt

Will be on Beachy Head from 2pm if anyone I know...

Will be on Beachy Head from 2pm if anyone I know is there then get in touch! Should be a fine spectacle!
27th May 2019, 20:13
Replies: 16
Views: 5,804
Posted By newt

It was a very good day and almost brought a tear...

It was a very good day and almost brought a tear to the eye! Great effort by all the guys who look after these aircraft!
21st May 2019, 21:30
Replies: 5
Views: 2,415
Posted By newt

Logbooks!

This might be boring but are there others out there who have flown in RAF jets with a relative who was able to include them in their logbook? So I flew with my Dad then I flew him! Be interested to...
10th May 2019, 09:37
Replies: 28
Views: 14,576
Posted By newt

Would you like a camera in your face when doing...

Would you like a camera in your face when doing base training or your first line landing? I think not!
28th Apr 2019, 22:47
Replies: 52
Views: 15,331
Posted By newt

Children, children, children! This is supposed to...

Children, children, children! This is supposed to be light hearted banter! Not we did more than you did! We only corrected
Brewster on his ridiculous statement that the Lightning was considered as...
28th Apr 2019, 21:17
Replies: 15
Views: 1,982
Posted By newt

Time to accelerate!l

Time to accelerate!l
28th Apr 2019, 21:14
Replies: 52
Views: 15,331
Posted By newt

Thank god for that! We are rather old and maybe...

Thank god for that! We are rather old and maybe past our prime but we did our bit. Oh and I think you meant “When I Was On Lightnings!” WIWOL!
28th Apr 2019, 19:04
Replies: 52
Views: 15,331
Posted By newt

Obviously lower deck on finishing FTS!

Obviously lower deck on finishing FTS!
28th Apr 2019, 18:47
Replies: 52
Views: 15,331
Posted By newt

Dook! Just look at his bio! Not even worth...

Dook! Just look at his bio! Not even worth passing the time of day!
28th Apr 2019, 18:28
Replies: 52
Views: 15,331
Posted By newt

And that’s not a thing you should never do...

And that’s not a thing you should never do lightly! We still bite!
28th Apr 2019, 17:45
Replies: 52
Views: 15,331
Posted By newt

Dook! Let them have their little joke! We know...

Dook! Let them have their little joke! We know that after defending our skies in the U.K. and Germany, we both went on to be single seat Strike/ Attack pilots who spent days in Q cuddling a tactical...
26th Apr 2019, 13:34
Replies: 27
Views: 6,961
Posted By newt

“ The Lightening had a strip ASI” The strip speed...

“ The Lightening had a strip ASI” The strip speed was was not fitted to all Marks! Only the Mk 3 and 6 plus the T5 were fitted with it in RAF service. So that ASI could be from a Lightning although...
22nd Apr 2019, 18:15
Replies: 50
Views: 30,878
Posted By newt

Well I think I need a change of career and this...

Well I think I need a change of career and this would suit me down to the ground! Air conditioned office in charge of a machine that can be more effective than any manned machine! No need to put my...
18th Apr 2019, 06:25
Replies: 50
Views: 30,878
Posted By newt

Don’t suppose they need some of us old fellas...

Don’t suppose they need some of us old fellas with lots of hours?..........no I thought not...........but we would be cheap and only require a small parking space for our zimmers!
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