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2nd Dec 2021, 16:32
Replies: 5
Views: 2,062
Posted By morton

Before the video started (#4) I thought we were...

Before the video started (#4) I thought we were in for a burst of "Ride of the Valkyries". Wrong again!
28th Nov 2021, 17:09
Replies: 280
Views: 112,444
Posted By morton

even losing a nuclear bomb off a towed...

even losing a nuclear bomb off a towed transportation trolley
If you are talking about Bruggen then it wasn't lost. It fell of the trolley and got a little dent.
14th Oct 2021, 11:01
Replies: 37
Views: 12,848
Posted By morton

Ref Cloud & Clunk Weather Radar (CCWR) Yes,...

Ref Cloud & Clunk Weather Radar (CCWR)

Yes, it was. Not sure why you ask

No particular reason tucumseh, just a flash back in time and thinking, with a tenuous connection, of the V-Bomber...
13th Oct 2021, 15:06
Replies: 37
Views: 12,848
Posted By morton

I can also add a bit about the XV108 thunderstorm...

I can also add a bit about the XV108 thunderstorm damage based on the image posted by morton, if that is allright?
Absolutely fine by me.
I see from your site that 108 got pinged only 13 days after...
13th Oct 2021, 10:12
Replies: 37
Views: 12,848
Posted By morton

FILO What exactly are you hoping to achieve? ...

FILO What exactly are you hoping to achieve?
What is so suspicious for someone wanting to know a bit more in something they were part of? Wouldn't you (especially Aircraft ground crew who know...
4th Jun 2021, 13:55
Replies: 4
Views: 4,305
Posted By morton

This one? ...

This one?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1969_theft_of_C-130
18th May 2021, 09:48
Replies: 44
Views: 8,520
Posted By morton

The event was worthy of note and there was...

The event was worthy of note and there was obviously a lot of faffing about to get all the Aircraft in position. So why did these gentlemen not wear their uniforms and give some gravitas to the...
5th May 2021, 16:53
Replies: 35
Views: 11,462
Posted By morton

Ref post 29. Does this link help? ...

Ref post 29. Does this link help?

https://www.rafweb.org/Ranks-Uniform/Ranks6A.htm

Thread drift – I was at Seletar 69-71. That was during the year when the Military pay review gave the Forces a...
12th Apr 2021, 09:17
Replies: 17
Views: 5,263
Posted By morton

A pity British Midland isn’t still around. We...

A pity British Midland isn’t still around. We used to operate LHR-MME. The route might have been introduced because Tony Blair had his constituency at Sedgefield about 15 miles up the road but I...
3rd Apr 2021, 10:23
Replies: 24
Views: 15,566
Posted By morton

In 25 years I have been the ‘safety man’ and sat...

In 25 years I have been the ‘safety man’ and sat in the cockpit of three Aircraft watching tugs disappearing into the distance – one only returned after I made a call to ATC on the ground frequency....
31st Mar 2021, 15:55
Replies: 850
Views: 844,386
Posted By morton

Ref post 728. When you see what Airlines are...

Ref post 728. When you see what Airlines are doing to save money / weight / fuel costs I cannot see them duplicating anything.

https://www.aerotime.aero/23619-17-things-airlines-change

Modern...
30th Mar 2021, 15:35
Replies: 850
Views: 844,386
Posted By morton

Ref post 711 - Who pays? Indonesia has been...

Ref post 711 - Who pays?

Indonesia has been down this road before. See the salvage section of this.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Air_Flight_574
30th Mar 2021, 10:32
Replies: 14
Views: 4,267
Posted By morton

Nutloose, ref XF 509 - maybe it’s a trial paint...

Nutloose, ref XF 509 - maybe it’s a trial paint scheme if First Minister Nicola gets her way with Independence and we want a Scottish Air Force?
22nd Mar 2021, 11:21
Replies: 288
Views: 131,688
Posted By morton

​​​​​ Wow, are you what is called a snowflake?...

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Wow, are you what is called a snowflake? You realise this is the military aviation section with military humour?

Standing by for incoming and thread drift!
27th Feb 2021, 13:52
Replies: 19
Views: 6,790
Posted By morton

Thread drift. Landflap, I wouldn’t get too...

Thread drift. Landflap, I wouldn’t get too excited. We are to them what birds, butterflies etc now on view at the Natural History Museum were to Victorian zoologists. They would just need a bigger...
9th Feb 2021, 13:36
Replies: 58
Views: 28,818
Posted By morton

I didn’t think Officers and Other Ranks were...

I didn’t think Officers and Other Ranks were allowed to fraternise outside of work.
Or was it classed as work?
An ideal situation for Doddington to riposte “It’s a job and someone had to do it!”
4th Feb 2021, 13:07
Replies: 5
Views: 1,536
Posted By morton

Is it a stealth Fighter?

Is it a stealth Fighter?
30th Jan 2021, 17:43
Replies: 7
Views: 2,300
Posted By morton

ZH875. I will ping you in the next few days. ...

ZH875.
I will ping you in the next few days.
Morton
30th Jan 2021, 14:03
Replies: 7
Views: 2,300
Posted By morton

Arghh! Should have known that. I was at Wyton and...

Arghh! Should have known that. I was at Wyton and had PVR’d (Premature Voluntary Release). Having been at Wyton for four years I qualified for an environmental posting (should have been a priority...
30th Jan 2021, 12:19
Replies: 7
Views: 2,300
Posted By morton

XH560 looking a little better. I presume the...

XH560 looking a little better. I presume the probe went during Operation Corporate?
...
29th Dec 2020, 16:10
Replies: 115
Views: 40,419
Posted By morton

Oh well, onwards and upwards! Or is it Per ardua...

Oh well, onwards and upwards! Or is it Per ardua ad astra?
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1024x646/vc10_up_a_ffd49e04b69564c551c84754ba60e5c2249e16b2.jpg
14th Nov 2020, 22:43
Replies: 96
Views: 60,218
Posted By morton

Pistonprop - Radio silence was only one aspect. I...

Pistonprop - Radio silence was only one aspect. I thought the low circle back after take off and abnormal approach might have been an indicator of things not going too well.
14th Nov 2020, 16:07
Replies: 96
Views: 60,218
Posted By morton

So, he takes off, doesn’t get very high and...

So, he takes off, doesn’t get very high and circles back to the Airfield – all in Radio silence. Those in the tower have a terrific view of him coming round, landing and running into the overshoot....
6th Oct 2020, 12:23
Replies: 22
Views: 9,112
Posted By morton

I know it is comparing Apples and Pears but I...

I know it is comparing Apples and Pears but I have just come across this on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYOgsgnZ8dw

Note how the B52 uses the curvature of the Earth to become...
24th Jul 2020, 16:42
Replies: 22
Views: 5,631
Posted By morton

Air Pig Video Modern Aircraft have EGPWS...

Air Pig Video

Modern Aircraft have EGPWS that gives out a warning of ‘Don’t sink’ on approaches. I just wondered, when taking off in that steam driven ergonomic slum, did the Nav in the back...
1st May 2020, 17:18
Replies: 42
Views: 23,048
Posted By morton

All for it in principle as long as these same...

All for it in principle as long as these same Companies do not plead poverty and ask for Government hand outs whilst paying out Dividends. Or is that too simplistic?
31st Mar 2020, 11:49
Replies: 19
Views: 4,657
Posted By morton

I suppose Secrets aren’t very secret these days! ...

I suppose Secrets aren’t very secret these days!
Nor in those days either. In July / August 1977 the Daily Telegraph had a nice picture of an R1 on their front page taken by a helpful Swedish Air...
10th Mar 2020, 10:50
Replies: 50
Views: 20,287
Posted By morton

The Sunday Post – a Scottish paper so they should...

The Sunday Post – a Scottish paper so they should know better – correctly identified the Typhoons as coming from Lossiemouth. Problem is that Lossiemouth is identified as a ‘Fife base’ according to...
6th Jan 2020, 16:07
Replies: 121
Views: 55,682
Posted By morton

Aug 74 to Aug 77 on 16 Squadron or re-titled to...

Aug 74 to Aug 77 on 16 Squadron or re-titled to Zulu Squadron, Black Sector for exercise purposes. The area, looking at Google Earth, now looks like a solar panel farm. Incongruous for an area I...
8th Nov 2019, 10:48
Replies: 23
Views: 9,548
Posted By morton

The Vampire pilot talks of a then-secret ability...

The Vampire pilot talks of a then-secret ability for the Vulcan to immediately generate full power. When I read that I assumed it to be either/and/or the Take Off / Cruise switch and the JPT limiter...
3rd Nov 2019, 16:12
Replies: 13
Views: 4,645
Posted By morton

Let Google be your friend!...

Let Google be your friend!...
31st May 2019, 15:13
Replies: 8
Views: 2,131
Posted By morton

Try looking on the Airmech site CAA Licensing...

Try looking on the Airmech site CAA Licensing (http://www.airmech.co.uk/forums/forumdisplay.php/21-CAA-Licensing)
Your questions have probably been asked a few times before on there along with the...
20th Apr 2019, 23:11
Replies: 21
Views: 8,036
Posted By morton

Another of the good guys departed. He made an...

Another of the good guys departed. He made an austere life at Tabuk more tolerable by his actions or inactions regarding our ‘enhanced social life’ venues that we had on Base. Happy days! Toot Toot!...
4th Apr 2019, 10:54
Replies: 58,039
Views: 9,412,485
Posted By morton

The brief was to make a helicopter that was a...

The brief was to make a helicopter that was a good runner. Ostriches are good runners!
We also do a stealth version in Owl feathers.
13th Feb 2019, 11:46
Replies: 119
Views: 67,035
Posted By morton

Rear crew seat pins. I don’t recall any rear...

Rear crew seat pins.

I don’t recall any rear seat pins. What I do recall is a Corporal Nav Inst getting his legs trapped under the table after accidentally inflating the Nav Plotters assist...
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