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6th Sep 2019, 08:02
Replies: 19
Views: 2,869
Posted By POBJOY

Barking Creek

Although a tragic incident at the time, this event had the effect of 'fine tuning' our defence system and was probably a lesson that would have had to be learnt anyway.
It was all new technology...
15th Aug 2019, 22:35
Replies: 102
Views: 49,862
Posted By POBJOY

Both Kenneth Moore and Richard Todd did more to...

Both Kenneth Moore and Richard Todd did more to 'set' their respective characters than the persons themselves, consequently the vast majority of the public consider they were actually like their film...
7th Aug 2019, 21:42
Replies: 47
Views: 6,178
Posted By POBJOY

I did read that there were some remains of S...

I did read that there were some remains of S Hornets in the bundo at DALE.
Being as it is quite remote !!! you never know.
Next year when I can escape, I am going back to a barn in Wales to see if...
7th Aug 2019, 20:47
Replies: 47
Views: 6,178
Posted By POBJOY

Airdale

As a young Air Cadet I well remember a crop of Airdales appearing at Biggin.
They were supposed to be the British answer to the C172; alas they were merely a disguised Auster with a nosewheel. and a...
30th Jul 2019, 21:36
Replies: 47
Views: 6,178
Posted By POBJOY

Yuk Speak

Was it Mike that used the term 'YUK SPEAK' for various official documents or statements that failed to cover the point in question !!!
30th Jul 2019, 19:25
Replies: 2
Views: 871
Posted By POBJOY

RAF Kenley and 615 GS

Just a heads up for September 2020 for anyone involved with 615 Gliding School at RAF Kenley circa 1960-80.
It is proposed to have a meet at our former 'home' at a time to be decided that will...
24th Jul 2019, 23:02
Replies: 40
Views: 10,337
Posted By POBJOY

Perhaps Boris will make the Spanish an offer so...

Perhaps Boris will make the Spanish an offer so we can get some capability back into the system.
1st Jul 2019, 19:14
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,274,043
Posted By POBJOY

No Gliding or Shooting

It seems that a drill rifle went walkabout from a Squadron and due to case's (not ATC) of deactivated sometimes getting reactivated there was a big knee jerk, or should I say another knee jerk. All...
25th Jun 2019, 21:51
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,274,043
Posted By POBJOY

ALF WARMINGER

There was a wonderful tale in an old S&G magazine which related to the said A Warminger and P Scott after they had landed out in some competition.
Plod arrived on scene and demanded to see their...
24th Jun 2019, 21:09
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,274,043
Posted By POBJOY

Basic Gliding good for decision making

Those of us lucky enough to have experienced Cadet gliding at its best were not aware at the time what it gave us in addition to the 'Solo' bit.
From day one you got 'hands on' with both machinery...
22nd Jun 2019, 22:06
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,274,043
Posted By POBJOY

USE OF GLIDING

One of the facets of ATC GLIDING (in the days of minimum dual and max solo's) was it encompassed so much for youth to adhere to.
It had a good balance of discipline against enthusiasm, and promoted...
3rd Jun 2019, 21:18
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,274,043
Posted By POBJOY

Risk or Lawyers benefit

Why do I get the feeling that if Bear Grylls was leading the Cadets numbers would be going up rather than down.
The Scouts are going great guns, and civvy gliding clubs sending 14 year olds solo so...
2nd Jun 2019, 17:51
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,274,043
Posted By POBJOY

Cadet Numbers

When you consider that they had 50 million of libor money thrown at it, it is hardly a good return on Bangs for your Bucks.
A ship without a rudder is going nowhere, and unless the leadership is...
1st May 2019, 22:28
Replies: 22
Views: 9,132
Posted By POBJOY

Many moons ago 'down west' a Tax Inspector was...

Many moons ago 'down west' a Tax Inspector was doing regular ciggy runs to France, and some of his customers were (you guessed) other tax employee's.
Always nice to remind them about it when being...
18th Apr 2019, 00:50
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,274,043
Posted By POBJOY

5 YEAR 'PAUSE'

I see; 5 years on and 2 FTS has built a bigger empire, but the VGS element is now minimal., and Cadet solo !!!!.
With NO CHANGE there will be NO DIFFERENCE, just more of the HYPE, TYPE, and TRIPE...
15th Apr 2019, 16:36
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,274,043
Posted By POBJOY

IS THERE THE WILL TO CHANGE DIRECTION

'ATC Gliding 'AS WAS' is still doable, but not under the current management regime, who have effectively killed it off.
Ask yourselves why; with new winches, trucks, and a supposedly reasonable...
14th Apr 2019, 11:38
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,274,043
Posted By POBJOY

WHY the Air Cadets 'should change' but cant/will not.

Leaving the tech aspects aside for a moment the Air Cadets need a top to bottom change for the organisation to survive as a credible youth (Aviation related) operation.
The organisation's problems...
13th Apr 2019, 01:19
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,274,043
Posted By POBJOY

Tuned up VW Engine

It so happened that a certain ultralight VW powered aircraft (Rollason Turbulent) was 'improved' for racing. On the airframe side it received some 'cleaning up' including a reduced height windscreen...
12th Apr 2019, 16:52
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,274,043
Posted By POBJOY

(Grob 2500 Engine For Grob engine read VW...

(Grob 2500 Engine

For Grob engine read VW type 4.
Limbach were 'converting' VW for years with all consumable parts available (and to a very high spec).
The LAA have already confirmed they will...
10th Apr 2019, 22:14
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,274,043
Posted By POBJOY

Its not that bad really

Now come on chaps its not all doom and gloom.
I have it on very good authority that Crass Control at Cranwell have ordered some extra Group Captain uniforms for a new batch of 'celeb endorsee's',and...
12th Mar 2019, 01:07
Replies: 26
Views: 3,639
Posted By POBJOY

Well lots of people report ongoing Radio problems...

Well lots of people report ongoing Radio problems after expensive refits, so not everyone a happy bunny there. The cost of a full refit really has concentrated the minds of those who only operate...
28th Feb 2019, 18:25
Replies: 201
Views: 37,344
Posted By POBJOY

Spoilers or no

The real benefit of NOT having spoilers was the ability to learn precision side slipping which became very useful later when one had to do PFL's in non flapped powered machines.
In a real emergency...
10th Feb 2019, 19:40
Replies: 2,056
Views: 2,519,368
Posted By POBJOY

HIGH PROFILE and MONEY

There are two factors here that will ensure finding a 'responsibility trail '.When substantial amounts of money are concerned there will be parties that require that 'someone pays' and the legal...
10th Feb 2019, 19:03
Replies: 2
Views: 1,907
Posted By POBJOY

IN A FEW DAYS

I think they meant a few months
7th Feb 2019, 15:02
Replies: 2,056
Views: 2,519,368
Posted By POBJOY

DUTY OF CARE PATH

PDR1 & PB 84
The whole point here is there is no clear 'path' on responsibility (or easily found records), and therefore only a very messy legal battle will ensue that in itself will only feed the...
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