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10th Aug 2022, 18:53
Replies: 66
Views: 15,129
Posted By Bob Viking

JW411

Not that I disagree with you that 6-8 years is a ludicrous timeframe, but may I please ask what aircraft type you qualified on in 1962? Also could you please give us an idea of what flying training...
8th Aug 2022, 15:20
Replies: 66
Views: 15,129
Posted By Bob Viking

Ewan.

You are, of course, completely correct. Please accept my apologies.

My glibness was over the top. Also it was intended as a bit of a dig at a self-confessed civilian who probably has no actual...
7th Aug 2022, 18:02
Replies: 66
Views: 15,129
Posted By Bob Viking

LJ

Fair enough. Iím happy to be proven wrong. But the unit I spent time with on exercise recently might be the yin to your yang.

BV
7th Aug 2022, 12:30
Replies: 24
Views: 3,946
Posted By Bob Viking

Relief Sir?

Just to be serious for a moment. Iím all for claiming back every penny but can we do some simple maths for a second?

Letís say a barber cut costs £10 (I realise this may not be taking inflation...
7th Aug 2022, 11:02
Replies: 66
Views: 15,129
Posted By Bob Viking

A56

I donít know if youíve ever spent much time with Guard units but whilst I agree they are equipped to a serious level I would still take some convincing that they are trained to a serious level.

BV
4th Aug 2022, 14:08
Replies: 11
Views: 3,162
Posted By Bob Viking

Just wait

Itís only a matter of time until someone provides a link to the story of the Lightning ENGO flight.

BV
31st Jul 2022, 13:42
Replies: 122
Views: 53,854
Posted By Bob Viking

BEagle

Experience from other oil related incidents had shown that the engine will work just fine with limited oil as long as you keep the RPM stable. That is probably what led us down the straight in path...
31st Jul 2022, 11:46
Replies: 122
Views: 53,854
Posted By Bob Viking

BEagle

I know exactly what youíre saying. Iím not about to throw spears since I wasnít in the cockpit but my 3000+ Hawk hours did lead me to question it.

By way of mitigation though I have come to...
29th Jul 2022, 12:16
Replies: 128
Views: 22,557
Posted By Bob Viking

Nutty

Already wearing it!

BV
29th Jul 2022, 12:12
Replies: 128
Views: 22,557
Posted By Bob Viking

MPN11

Sometimes us pilots feel that maybe we just imagine that the Ďbluntiesí donít like us. Iím glad youíre here to remind us that even senior Ďbluntiesí really do/did hold a deep seated jealousy or...
20th Jul 2022, 10:41
Replies: 20
Views: 4,461
Posted By Bob Viking

Voting with your feet

I love the RAF. I have greatly enjoyed my time in the RAF, but I made the decision earlier this year to leave and I will be out within a few weeks.

I fully understand that the MOD does not have a...
27th Jun 2022, 21:04
Replies: 53
Views: 13,621
Posted By Bob Viking

Steam chicken

There are other things to consider. Firstly it might be wingmen rather than wingman. That means a lot more weapons and coverage than one person in one aircraft could manage. Also, people are bloody...
23rd Jun 2022, 09:50
Replies: 30
Views: 4,684
Posted By Bob Viking

Herod

Iím confused. Are you agreeing with me or disagreeing?

BV
23rd Jun 2022, 07:44
Replies: 30
Views: 4,684
Posted By Bob Viking

This place cracks me up.

A thread about modern electric training aircraft took until post #6 to start talking about jets from the 1960ís. Classic.

For what itís worth, I think itíd be pretty amazing if the RAF could make...
15th Jun 2022, 09:23
Replies: 128
Views: 22,557
Posted By Bob Viking

Roland

Why would anyone in their right mind pay to buy uniform that their employer mandates they should wear? If the RAF couldnít give me blue uniform that fits and is comfortable to wear thatís bad right?...
15th Jun 2022, 08:28
Replies: 128
Views: 22,557
Posted By Bob Viking

Roland

In 23 years I have never paid for any blue uniform (apart from a new hat). Iíve also not had anything since my initial issue (which still fits) and the updated bits as they have been released.
...
15th Jun 2022, 02:56
Replies: 280
Views: 121,582
Posted By Bob Viking

MGD

I canít speak for the exact flare programming for an F18 vs SA3 (also allowing for a little artistic licence) but a single flare initiation will often dispense multiple flares.

BV
14th Jun 2022, 05:27
Replies: 128
Views: 22,557
Posted By Bob Viking

TBM

Is that meant as a negative? Sartorially speaking Iíd rather look French than follow current British trends.

BV
14th Jun 2022, 03:46
Replies: 128
Views: 22,557
Posted By Bob Viking

My thoughts.

A few caveats before I pass judgment.

1. I spend 99.99% of my time at work in a flying suit.
2. This may well be a display of sample uniforms and may not be a final product (I genuinely have no...
12th Jun 2022, 11:25
Replies: 17
Views: 3,396
Posted By Bob Viking

LAL

What the hell do you think youíre doing? You should know better. You donít come on here spouting actual facts based on relevant and current information. Iím disappointed in you.

BV
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8th Jun 2022, 15:34
Replies: 151
Views: 29,790
Posted By Bob Viking

Of course they were. But times change. As an...

Of course they were. But times change. As an example, instead of a whole squadron dropping a couple of bombs each to damage a target, you can now have one jet drop one bomb and destroy a target. And...
8th Jun 2022, 13:53
Replies: 151
Views: 29,790
Posted By Bob Viking

Dan Gerous

Google suggests 479 aircraft in the current RAF inventory. So if you wish to count them in the picture you might be correct.

I would suggest that the current RAF inventory contains a good mixture...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jun 2022, 15:25
Replies: 37
Views: 7,574
Posted By Bob Viking

Not true my friend. Modern fighter aircraft are...

Not true my friend. Modern fighter aircraft are designed with flight control systems that absolutely allow you to yank the stick as hard as you like at any speed. The computers will decide what is...
5th Jun 2022, 15:14
Replies: 151
Views: 29,790
Posted By Bob Viking

Airbrake out

Iím sure I recall someone telling me that the disturbed airflow behind the airbrake also helps to make the smoke trail bloom more. Not sure if thatís a genuine reason or not but it seems feasible to...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jun 2022, 09:58
Replies: 47
Views: 6,214
Posted By Bob Viking

Can I just come right out and say it?

I think the Sikh soldier looks awesome and fearsome all at the same time. Iím glad heís on our side.

BV
2nd Jun 2022, 18:31
Replies: 34
Views: 5,864
Posted By Bob Viking

AFC? I wish!

Thankyou for your votes of confidence in my ability but letís just say a few years in Oman has helped my rack!

BV
2nd Jun 2022, 13:48
Replies: 34
Views: 5,864
Posted By Bob Viking

CG

Haha. No. Iím not even a lowly MBE.

BV
2nd Jun 2022, 13:27
Replies: 34
Views: 5,864
Posted By Bob Viking

Yin and Yang.

MPN Iím quite the opposite. I missed the QGJM since I joined in 99, Iíve never been on Ops and I have five medals. Work that one out!

BV
2nd Jun 2022, 11:20
Replies: 34
Views: 5,864
Posted By Bob Viking

Nutty

Itís not Ďend ofí though is it. Youíll be back in December and you know it. 🤣

BV
1st Jun 2022, 09:50
Replies: 280
Views: 121,582
Posted By Bob Viking

Cooperplace

I regularly remove my mask below 10000í cabin altitude for comfort during low workload moments. I always keep it on at low level for face protection in case of a bird strike and for take off and...
30th May 2022, 16:38
Replies: 280
Views: 121,582
Posted By Bob Viking

DP

Youíre right about the CGI. It made me do some serious head scratching and googling!

BV
28th May 2022, 05:37
Replies: 280
Views: 121,582
Posted By Bob Viking

BVís TG2 review.

Saw the movie last night.

It was cheesy, corny, far-fetched, unrealistic and the most American movie I have ever seen.

I loved every second of it.

It is exactly what true TG fans would...
27th May 2022, 14:32
Replies: 280
Views: 121,582
Posted By Bob Viking

TG2

Iím going to see it in a couple of hours. Iím like a kid on Christmas Eve. Iím so excited itís ridiculous! Weíre doing the full IMAX, 4D experience.

Iíll report back tomorrow.

BV
16th May 2022, 12:04
Replies: 16
Views: 4,418
Posted By Bob Viking

Chevvron

They are. There are nine (or at least there will be if and when they are all delivered) Hawk Mk167s there from 11 Sqn QEAF.

BV
11th May 2022, 08:47
Replies: 16
Views: 4,566
Posted By Bob Viking

BN

Itís still possible nowadays but MSD is the law and there is no hiding! Thankfully some of us are permitted a more exciting MSD.

BV
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