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5th Sep 2019, 00:01
Replies: 34
Views: 16,456
Posted By stickstirrer

Dick Shuster some Memories

I met Dick during CFS course in 1981 and what a naughty man!! He had the ability to think up outrageous pranks , get us to play them out then sit back and with shaking shoulders, pretend it had...
10th Mar 2019, 16:48
Replies: 33
Views: 15,874
Posted By stickstirrer

Owen O’Mahonry

I too remember Owen and his wonderful sense of humour when I enjoyed ULAS in 71-74. His story of climbing to height to put an aggressive swarm of bees that had arrived in a Dominie? to sleep I...
9th Mar 2019, 23:29
Replies: 20
Views: 6,783
Posted By stickstirrer

Dick’s Funeral

..and another 2 Jag mates plus one 2 star and several lightning jocks... Heather had the casket decorated with blue sky ‘wrap’ and the length of the lid had a 56 Sqn lightning photo applied. Looked...
9th Mar 2019, 23:06
Replies: 546
Views: 340,290
Posted By stickstirrer

CI or Plain Error?

Lightning nails it for me. One cannot rule out the ‘mini stroke’ thesis so CI cannot be disproved therefore legally only one conclusion to the charge. But....

First ; I know many ‘mates’ in...
20th Feb 2019, 08:37
Replies: 20
Views: 6,783
Posted By stickstirrer

Sad News

cheerio Dick, goodbye to a larger than life character, humourous, amusing, good natured and kind. I will miss you and was proud to have met up again after a long gap and see you so happy with Heather...
24th Apr 2018, 00:05
Replies: 372
Views: 287,252
Posted By stickstirrer

Blue Hawk

The Reds Hawks are rotated from other users eg 100Sqn to even the fatigue usage. No extra cost at all if next ‘rotated’jet is painted blue not red.....
28th Mar 2018, 01:13
Replies: 372
Views: 287,252
Posted By stickstirrer

[QUOTE=Bob Viking;10098708]I am often one of the...

[QUOTE=Bob Viking;10098708]I am often one of the more vocal posters on here with all matters pertaining to Hawk operations. However, there are times to STFU. This is one of them.

I doubt (hope)...
2nd Oct 2017, 23:38
Replies: 50
Views: 12,669
Posted By stickstirrer


CFS spinex visits 1986 to F4 , Lightning and Jag stations. I concur that the aim was to remind FJ pilots of spin/departure symptoms and how disorientating a spin can be especially if it went...
12th Dec 2015, 17:03
Replies: 58,040
Views: 8,430,813
Posted By stickstirrer

I call them seagulls, not Reindeer...have to...

I call them seagulls, not Reindeer...have to throw stones at them to get them airborne...
2nd Apr 2015, 14:04
Replies: 2
Views: 3,664
Posted By stickstirrer

George Kirk

Last known living in Pau, SW France. Please send my regards if you contact him, MS, he was my first instructor on the JP at Cranwell 1975. :D
31st Jan 2014, 00:24
Replies: 723
Views: 137,030
Posted By stickstirrer

Inadvertant firing

I concur with RetiredBA/BY ( I have 19 years experience flying the T1). The initiation of the seat firing still seems to me to be the most peculiar thing about the accident. The pull needs to be...
3rd Mar 2012, 18:01
Replies: 34
Views: 11,024
Posted By stickstirrer

Angel raf greatcoat available

I have a proper greatcoat available for sale, below knee length, ranked, proper original buttons. I am 6', 42" chest. Bought when in Cold War Germany, 1979....hardly worn. Make me an offer? :cool:
9th Nov 2011, 11:33
Replies: 259
Views: 170,199
Posted By stickstirrer

MB Mk 10 equipped aircraft grounded

Tornado, Hawk and Tucano grounded this morning. Sadly points to equipment problem, at least pilot error now seems more remote.
Condolences and sympathy to Sean's family, colleagues and the team; I...
8th Nov 2011, 23:59
Replies: 15
Views: 4,465
Posted By stickstirrer

The loudest man in NATO..

Met the man in question for the first time at Koksijde airshow in 1990 ish. He introduced a famous world land speed record holder, his F4 pilot, to me with the intro : 'Have you met my nose gunner?'...
21st Aug 2011, 19:19
Replies: 184
Views: 242,845
Posted By stickstirrer

Fair enough, well done in very difficult...

Fair enough, well done in very difficult circumstances.
21st Aug 2011, 18:16
Replies: 184
Views: 242,845
Posted By stickstirrer

Fuel at the end of a display: 180-250 kgs approx...

Fuel at the end of a display: 180-250 kgs approx depending upon the diversion being used.
Condolences to family, friends and team mates, terribly terribly sad for all.
Guessing at the causes of...
23rd Jul 2011, 14:21
Replies: 82
Views: 36,267
Posted By stickstirrer

Red face Coffee Mate?

I was in the crewroom when the incident mentioned happened. It was a Group Captain and a very pleasant Flt Flt QFI, they had done the weather ship and the crewroom was full of instructors and...
11th Jul 2011, 23:34
Replies: 74
Views: 28,787
Posted By stickstirrer


Having flown with Tex on the Jaguar it was lovely to see his name pop up again...asked how the Javelin handled he said, 'rather like the Camel actually' and what was the best tactic to adopt if...
30th Jan 2011, 19:03
Replies: 3
Views: 1,491
Posted By stickstirrer

Jaguar Reunion

Can anyone tell me who organises the Jaguar pilots' reunion and is one planned for 2011? TVM
30th Jan 2011, 18:53
Replies: 5
Views: 2,873
Posted By stickstirrer

Jaguar Reunion

Does anyone know when the next Jag reunion is going to be (2011?) and who I could contact to find out? TVM
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