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13th Mar 2018, 19:41
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Posted By Dengue_Dude

Must have been weird - Spitfire vs Spitfire with...

Must have been weird - Spitfire vs Spitfire with no mistaken identity issues . . .

RIP sir . . .
7th Mar 2015, 08:05
Replies: 30
Views: 6,578
Posted By Dengue_Dude

Further to #25

NB Dengue_Dude is my old name on this browser, I'm Brian W May

I've been further informed by Mr Michael Naxton, Curator of Lord Ashford's medal collection that Lord Ashford actually donated over a...
28th Feb 2015, 06:24
Replies: 41
Views: 11,214
Posted By Dengue_Dude

Adopting callsign 'Prima Donna' . . . and? I...

Adopting callsign 'Prima Donna' . . . and?

I was trained on the Varsity, so much so, my local air museum (about 3 miles away) has a cockpit from one of the said Varsities in this incumbent's...
4th Sep 2014, 23:02
Replies: 73
Views: 18,636
Posted By Dengue_Dude

Must admit I enjoyed it too.

Must admit I enjoyed it too.
4th Sep 2014, 14:48
Replies: 4,767
Views: 1,419,659
Posted By Dengue_Dude

Don't know about anyone else, I SO wish I'd had a...

Don't know about anyone else, I SO wish I'd had a digital camera for all those years - or even an iPhone camera!

I have nothing on Red Flag at all - we took the Buccaneers out in 1977 and nary a...
3rd Sep 2014, 08:56
Replies: 4,767
Views: 1,419,659
Posted By Dengue_Dude

AA62 You too have a PM :cool:

AA62

You too have a PM :cool:
1st Sep 2014, 23:51
Replies: 4,767
Views: 1,419,659
Posted By Dengue_Dude

Anyone know how Bert is? I last saw him on 30,...

Anyone know how Bert is? I last saw him on 30, but understood he retired and was driving a crew coach at Brize.

His nickname on 30 was Gloria after the character in 'It Ain't 'Alf 'Ot Mum'. ...
1st Sep 2014, 16:35
Replies: 4,767
Views: 1,419,659
Posted By Dengue_Dude

Omega, Pete Tyas sadly has passed away. I'm...

Omega,

Pete Tyas sadly has passed away. I'm sure he would not object to those of us who remember him with affection (sometimes trepidation) having a laugh at his antics.

I used to keep my...
31st Aug 2014, 15:37
Replies: 4,767
Views: 1,419,659
Posted By Dengue_Dude

Ah . . . the joys of the lumpy box: ...

Ah . . . the joys of the lumpy box:

Salmonella on a stick
Lark's vomit sandwiches
World's skinniest chocolate eclairs
Armadillos (unidentified meat sealed with grease en croute)
Weekend Pork...
31st Aug 2014, 09:51
Replies: 4,767
Views: 1,419,659
Posted By Dengue_Dude

Just in case he's still with us, I'll not mention...

Just in case he's still with us, I'll not mention his name, but anyone remember the incident where a flight engineer used the Elsan for a gronk but hadn't dropped his flying suit quite far enough?
...
29th Aug 2014, 21:06
Replies: 4,767
Views: 1,419,659
Posted By Dengue_Dude

AA62 We were sitting on the ramp . . ....

AA62



We were sitting on the ramp . . . similar effect old chap, oh boy, oh boy (especially to young hormone-charged aircrew wannabee).

Happy days, for us at least.
28th Aug 2014, 15:51
Replies: 4,767
Views: 1,419,659
Posted By Dengue_Dude

Operation Ablaut (if memory serves). I was...

Operation Ablaut (if memory serves). I was holding for the Thorney OCU and went as an 'extra' loadmaster as Lyneham was short of crews (!) and were carrying oodles of pax.

I was drinking Keo a...
27th Aug 2014, 12:39
Replies: 116
Views: 21,907
Posted By Dengue_Dude

Get's my vote . . . (and the A & E...

Get's my vote . . .

(and the A & E sanction, however implausible it would be to apply as it's subjective).
27th Aug 2014, 11:56
Replies: 30
Views: 15,071
Posted By Dengue_Dude

If you need an updated photo of that cockpit...

If you need an updated photo of that cockpit section in Doncaster, just shout as I only live a couple of miles away from it. However, it's pretty mashed up and most of the flight deck has been...
27th Aug 2014, 11:48
Replies: 4,767
Views: 1,419,659
Posted By Dengue_Dude

In my day we always seemed to stay in Block...

In my day we always seemed to stay in Block 100/101/102 each room with French Doors and a urinal (OK it was a sink . . .)

Happy days, Masirah detachments shuttling between there and Akrotiri...
26th Aug 2014, 22:02
Replies: 4,767
Views: 1,419,659
Posted By Dengue_Dude

I too was at Colerne on Black Team, flew on Base...

I too was at Colerne on Black Team, flew on Base 3 airtest with the same crew Smuj, then applied and went flight engineer.

The rest is personal history . . . (lot of parallels there old chap)...
21st Aug 2014, 20:09
Replies: 43
Views: 7,624
Posted By Dengue_Dude

In all seriousness, hat's off to the Hawk, the...

In all seriousness, hat's off to the Hawk, the crews and those who have maintained it at all levels.

It's been a superb training platform and doing well in its latest iterations.
21st Aug 2014, 18:23
Replies: 43
Views: 7,624
Posted By Dengue_Dude

Does this mean the Gnats are gone . . . ;)

Does this mean the Gnats are gone . . . ;)
19th Aug 2014, 21:11
Replies: 274
Views: 148,180
Posted By Dengue_Dude

Has anybody yet satisfactorily explained how a...

Has anybody yet satisfactorily explained how a disconnect between PF and the controls be deemed not to compromise flight safety? At any time but especially on landing?

If that's the case, why do...
17th Aug 2014, 13:49
Replies: 274
Views: 148,180
Posted By Dengue_Dude

OPEN QUESTION TO FLYBE AIRLINES

Quote from the BBC:

Flybe said the senior captain was one of its "most experienced and trusted pilots", and the safety of passengers and crew had not been compromised in any way.

Question:
...
12th Aug 2014, 22:19
Replies: 35
Views: 8,000
Posted By Dengue_Dude

Nothing new here (doesn't make it right, just no...

Nothing new here (doesn't make it right, just no surprise).

Just think how our 'hero' Churchill treated the members of Bomber Command. They carried out his wishes, but when it became expedient,...
11th Aug 2014, 21:36
Replies: 36
Views: 8,622
Posted By Dengue_Dude

AA62, re Op Bushel relaxation of rules. Thanks. ...

AA62, re Op Bushel relaxation of rules. Thanks.

Funny, I didn't know that - we were just doing it. Mind you, I was just following the skipper (Bob Rowley RIP).

Interesting too we were also...
11th Aug 2014, 10:57
Replies: 36
Views: 8,622
Posted By Dengue_Dude

When we were free-dropping in Ethiopia the...

When we were free-dropping in Ethiopia the pallets were triple bagged and shrink wrapped. We dropped (ME) from about 10 (ten) feet RADALT (I called the heights) with 50% flap and gear down to...
5th Aug 2014, 21:37
Replies: 8
Views: 4,447
Posted By Dengue_Dude

Not to worry guys, the Canadians are reinforcing...

Not to worry guys, the Canadians are reinforcing us - that Lanc is on its way . . .

DON'T PANIC!
5th Aug 2014, 19:09
Replies: 122
Views: 29,986
Posted By Dengue_Dude

Deck chair off Waddington's approach, summer...

Deck chair off Waddington's approach, summer weekend, a couple of beers followed by a couple more . . .

You'll see two :cool:
5th Aug 2014, 16:49
Replies: 32
Views: 10,270
Posted By Dengue_Dude

It's my understanding the last time Spitfires...

It's my understanding the last time Spitfires visited Laarbruch (prior to this), they didn't land . . .


M. Eng Butcher - it was my pleasure to know this gentleman at RAF Finningley. Nice guy...
4th Aug 2014, 21:30
Replies: 4,767
Views: 1,419,659
Posted By Dengue_Dude

Yep they are wet. The Iranians...

Yep they are wet.

The Iranians (pre-Ayatollah) had some too - definitely wet, but don't think they are the full (sic) 9,000 lb ones, I think they are slightly smaller in volume.

TR1/U2-R --...
4th Aug 2014, 18:46
Replies: 4,767
Views: 1,419,659
Posted By Dengue_Dude

Did you guys notice the Yank SF aircraft had two...

Did you guys notice the Yank SF aircraft had two external tanks on each wing . . . that must be obscene.

Bordering on 80,000 lb fuel (average fuel flow 5,000 lb/hr) and the bloody thing was being...
3rd Aug 2014, 17:29
Replies: 25
Views: 5,905
Posted By Dengue_Dude

You mean the two noisy fuel leaks pushed by a...

You mean the two noisy fuel leaks pushed by a bloody bowser full of fuel - oh yes.

Fortunately never in anger, only checked out by it when at Lyneham.

Apparently melting the tar between...
3rd Aug 2014, 13:46
Replies: 4,767
Views: 1,419,659
Posted By Dengue_Dude

It was just your observation that the ADS arms...

It was just your observation that the ADS arms were connected and a comment earlier in the thread about not going beyond the ramp horizontal in flight - absolutely.

I was just 'agreeing' that the...
3rd Aug 2014, 08:47
Replies: 4,767
Views: 1,419,659
Posted By Dengue_Dude

Isn't there a clue in the nomenclature? I...

Isn't there a clue in the nomenclature?

I always thought that ADS meant Air Despatch System, inferring they were fitted to ALLOW airborne stores release (along with the Bombracks).
2nd Aug 2014, 19:35
Replies: 116
Views: 21,907
Posted By Dengue_Dude

Sounds like Ebola is the ultimate illegal...

Sounds like Ebola is the ultimate illegal immigrant . . .

The other ones are bad enough, this would potentially escalate beyond belief.
29th Jul 2014, 19:09
Replies: 18
Views: 3,960
Posted By Dengue_Dude

Wasn't aware we had enough aircraft to REQUIRE...

Wasn't aware we had enough aircraft to REQUIRE deconfliction . . . :E
27th Jul 2014, 22:23
Replies: 145
Views: 31,041
Posted By Dengue_Dude

Not one mention of Kebabs and Kokinnelli . . ....

Not one mention of Kebabs and Kokinnelli . . . don't believe they were there!

Best of luck to the whole RAFAT for 2014+
27th Jul 2014, 21:54
Replies: 4,767
Views: 1,419,659
Posted By Dengue_Dude

Funny thing is I still have one of the brown tin...

Funny thing is I still have one of the brown tin boxes the Smoke Floats came in - in my shed.

Along with the orange HUPRA bag, God I had to do some negotiating with the Squippers to get that. ...
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