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19th Nov 2021, 12:34
Replies: 36
Views: 6,955
Posted By Sideshow Bob

It all depends on whether the flight is pre or...

It all depends on whether the flight is pre or post sale. I very much doubt that it is pre sale, and post sale, it would be difficult to argue that the aircraft meets the UK ANO dispensation for...
4th Nov 2021, 14:13
Replies: 3
Views: 1,687
Posted By Sideshow Bob

Absolutely correct, it's what stopped use...

Absolutely correct, it's what stopped use procuring 3 more Tristars in mid 2000s
(pe the Tristars were going really cheap)
4th Nov 2021, 11:53
Replies: 25
Views: 6,001
Posted By Sideshow Bob

Thing you had one too many "r"s in your sentence...

Thing you had one too many "r"s in your sentence lol
20th Oct 2021, 14:32
Replies: 84
Views: 15,002
Posted By Sideshow Bob

Must admit, I did plenty of BFs on Bloodhounds,...

Must admit, I did plenty of BFs on Bloodhounds, never did an AF though.
8th Oct 2021, 12:37
Replies: 4
Views: 1,365
Posted By Sideshow Bob

We're also investing in swarms ...

We're also investing in swarms
https://www.janes.com/defence-news/news-detail/raf-to-expand-swarming-drone-capabilities ...
13th Sep 2021, 13:35
Replies: 59
Views: 9,698
Posted By Sideshow Bob

Funny you should say that as I've come across a...

Funny you should say that as I've come across a few of those names as advisors on other "development" projects, especially John Fielding and Iain Gray both ex BAe and now in Senior positions at...
22nd Aug 2021, 21:33
Replies: 50
Views: 11,883
Posted By Sideshow Bob

I once went Brize - Hawaii in 2 day but not in...

I once went Brize - Hawaii in 2 day but not in something quite as slow as Fat Albert
22nd Jun 2021, 20:28
Replies: 623
Views: 120,901
Posted By Sideshow Bob

We had a small hairy Nav turn up on the Sqn, when...

We had a small hairy Nav turn up on the Sqn, when asked his name his first words were "Don't call me Monkey Boy" (a name he'd gained during Nav Training). Well you can guess what his Sqn name badge...
10th Jun 2021, 21:16
Replies: 2,598
Views: 360,743
Posted By Sideshow Bob

That looks like a Comet 1, OH if correct

That looks like a Comet 1, OH if correct
9th Jun 2021, 21:21
Replies: 12
Views: 7,664
Posted By Sideshow Bob

and a 45+ years old design, Searchwater was first...

and a 45+ years old design, Searchwater was first fielded on the MR2 mid 70s and into service in '79.
13th May 2021, 12:24
Replies: 11
Views: 2,895
Posted By Sideshow Bob

XV229 was the last MR.2 to fly, another one bits...

XV229 was the last MR.2 to fly, another one bits the dust. I've now reached that age where everything I've flown is either in a museum or has been scrapped.
29th Apr 2021, 08:29
Replies: 20
Views: 6,320
Posted By Sideshow Bob

I visited the Cape in Sept 19, just before the...

I visited the Cape in Sept 19, just before the outbreak; there is a Saturn V, broken down into stages, hanging from the roof of the Apollo Center. It is truly amazing.
28th Apr 2021, 21:19
Replies: 2,598
Views: 360,743
Posted By Sideshow Bob

absolutely right did say it was easy. Tristar KC1...

absolutely right did say it was easy. Tristar KC1 ZD952 (ex-BA -500) in the cruise.
27th Apr 2021, 20:43
Replies: 2,598
Views: 360,743
Posted By Sideshow Bob

Since it's been two weeks, here's an easy one to...

Since it's been two weeks, here's an easy one to get thread back up the list
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/898x720/20201222_180520_27d91aecad7aa55f2441d356b0a0a9150373f263.jpg
22nd Apr 2021, 14:43
Replies: 48
Views: 17,328
Posted By Sideshow Bob

Is it the aircrew's fault when It's seldom the...

Is it the aircrew's fault when It's seldom the crew themselves who do the assessment but will get the blame when whoever did the reccie spent more time assessing the refreshment facilities rather...
22nd Apr 2021, 12:12
Replies: 10
Views: 2,617
Posted By Sideshow Bob

... and being able to safely land them, just ask...

... and being able to safely land them, just ask Elon Musk LOL

There's a really interesting Series called Narco Wars on National Geographic charting the history of the battles to stop trafficking...
12th Apr 2021, 21:17
Replies: 32
Views: 5,435
Posted By Sideshow Bob

Not all of us did IOT.

Not all of us did IOT.
30th Mar 2021, 17:31
Replies: 72
Views: 13,764
Posted By Sideshow Bob

A certain ex Herc and E-3D Nav has C130NAV

A certain ex Herc and E-3D Nav has C130NAV
27th Mar 2021, 23:47
Replies: 450
Views: 111,851
Posted By Sideshow Bob

why should he? He's done nothing wrong apart from...

why should he? He's done nothing wrong apart from making authorities aware of criminal behaviour
25th Mar 2021, 14:02
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,677,481
Posted By Sideshow Bob

24hrs is up, OUAQUKGF is spot on it's Seeb during...

24hrs is up, OUAQUKGF is spot on it's Seeb during Enduring Freedom/Operation Veritas. The dispersal is now under the Stands for the new terminal. The accommodation site can still be seen just to the...
25th Mar 2021, 08:47
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,677,481
Posted By Sideshow Bob

The picture was taken in Dec 01 so very much in...

The picture was taken in Dec 01 so very much in the time of the outfall from 9/11. Still a little far north OUAQUKGF Ops, the Boulevard (the corridor mentioned) ran from the Arabian Sea/Gulf of Oman...
24th Mar 2021, 20:43
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,677,481
Posted By Sideshow Bob

It's somewhere in between (although Afghanistan...

It's somewhere in between (although Afghanistan was just a corridor away).
24th Mar 2021, 16:46
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,677,481
Posted By Sideshow Bob

Definitely not on in the Americas

Definitely not on in the Americas
24th Mar 2021, 15:02
Replies: 2,598
Views: 360,743
Posted By Sideshow Bob

The picture gives it away, it so looks like a...

The picture gives it away, it so looks like a Schneider Trophy aircraft. Built for the 1930 race but wasn't finished on time; did establish a speed record in 1934 though. My guess is the Macchi...
24th Mar 2021, 14:02
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,677,481
Posted By Sideshow Bob

Thanks Max Tow, again without nipping up into the...

Thanks Max Tow, again without nipping up into the loft I have nothing too old but here's one from the turn of the 21st Century...
24th Mar 2021, 09:54
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,677,481
Posted By Sideshow Bob

Not sure of the airfield's name in 1940, but as...

Not sure of the airfield's name in 1940, but as the RAF like to name bases after the area the guardroom is situated in, I'm guessing something like RAF Kipevu (suburb of Mombasa) (or was it a RNAS as...
23rd Mar 2021, 14:40
Replies: 25
Views: 3,839
Posted By Sideshow Bob

[QUOTE=Krystal n chips;11013167]Here you...

[QUOTE=Krystal n chips;11013167]Here you go.....only ever met three who were anything but what you would expect an F/E to be..../QUOTE]

Who were the other two lol
(ex Nimrod & Tristar Air...
21st Mar 2021, 17:05
Replies: 2,598
Views: 360,743
Posted By Sideshow Bob

It certainly is the P1 panel from the Mighty...

It certainly is the P1 panel from the Mighty Hunter. There's a reason the horizon topples to 90 degrees; I could explain but it's been a long time and the flight instruments are not exactly straight...
20th Mar 2021, 22:13
Replies: 2,598
Views: 360,743
Posted By Sideshow Bob

under normal conditions the aircraft would be...

under normal conditions the aircraft would be between 200 to 500ft at 220kts and up to 60 degrees of bank. Definitely not a prop or a twin but sometimes flown as a twin.
19th Mar 2021, 10:36
Replies: 2,598
Views: 360,743
Posted By Sideshow Bob

As no one has taken the open house invite, I'll...

As no one has taken the open house invite, I'll offer this one up. It's a bit easy but the only one I have to hand....
17th Mar 2021, 22:53
Replies: 28
Views: 8,250
Posted By Sideshow Bob

Well as a Gen X dinosaur who has already done...

Well as a Gen X dinosaur who has already done one, I'm going to sit back, grab the popcorn and wait to see what the boomers have to say.
12th Mar 2021, 21:24
Replies: 2,598
Views: 360,743
Posted By Sideshow Bob

Open house

Open house
12th Mar 2021, 14:59
Replies: 36
Views: 7,103
Posted By Sideshow Bob

There's probably a reason for that, first tent as...

There's probably a reason for that, first tent as you entered the compound. Seeb Dec 2001 (Op Oracle)...
12th Mar 2021, 14:02
Replies: 2,598
Views: 360,743
Posted By Sideshow Bob

I've always been fascinated by the F1-11 ejection...

I've always been fascinated by the F1-11 ejection capsule concept. It must of been a little strange for those who did eject.
11th Mar 2021, 20:40
Replies: 2,598
Views: 360,743
Posted By Sideshow Bob

Side by side seating pilot and wso, twin engine,...

Side by side seating pilot and wso, twin engine, 60s avionics; got to be a F1-11
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