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Forum: Jet Blast
28th Oct 2020, 15:01
Replies: 65
Views: 1,487
Posted By Buster11

How has 'the floor' become common usage when...

How has 'the floor' become common usage when people refer to an outdoors surface that you walk on or, in most media interviews, fall onto? That, surely, is 'the ground'; floors are what most...
19th Oct 2020, 13:54
Replies: 26
Views: 4,687
Posted By Buster11

Many thanks, MarcK. Shows how long ago mine was,...

Many thanks, MarcK. Shows how long ago mine was, as it was B&W. I'll see if anyone can come up with others; the one I had was military, with one of the interpretations being MoD (PE)'s version.
18th Oct 2020, 20:39
Replies: 26
Views: 4,687
Posted By Buster11

What the Pilot Wanted Cartoons

Does anyone have a copy of a sequence of cartoons called What the Pilot Wanted that he could copy to me please? It started with a swing hung from a tree branch, followed by several drawings showing...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Sep 2020, 10:27
Replies: 16
Views: 1,064
Posted By Buster11

Any thoughts on the last bit of my initial...

Any thoughts on the last bit of my initial posting? On what occasions do the British police actually use tear gas? Is there a police equivalent of Terms of Engagement?
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Sep 2020, 17:22
Replies: 16
Views: 1,064
Posted By Buster11

Illegal Raves

When reading recent reports of thousands of unmasked people attending illegal 'raves', keeping villages awake all night and doubtless spreading COVID, a single question keeps popping into my mind....
28th Aug 2020, 21:19
Replies: 3
Views: 638
Posted By Buster11

Highland Airports on TV

There's a surprisingly well-done series called Puirt-adhair/Highland Airports on BBC Alba at 20.30 on Wednesdays. It covers activities at several Scottish airports and a gliding club and, best of...
16th Aug 2020, 09:43
Replies: 77
Views: 8,971
Posted By Buster11

Was the rack of what looked like 30 RATO bottles...

Was the rack of what looked like 30 RATO bottles on a B-47 jettisoned after take-off? Presumably there was an area over which this was always done. Any mishaps known?
11th Aug 2020, 09:43
Replies: 11
Views: 1,431
Posted By Buster11

Mastermodels will almost certainly be able to...

Mastermodels will almost certainly be able to help; founded by Laurie Barr who flew high-performance microfilm airctaft in one of the Cardington sheds. They've been in the businerss for maybe 50...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Aug 2020, 20:05
Replies: 129
Views: 13,176
Posted By Buster11

Just a query for those who might know. Would that...

Just a query for those who might know. Would that spherical shock-wave and blast be characteristic of a thermobaric weapon?
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jul 2020, 09:56
Replies: 177
Views: 9,661
Posted By Buster11

Bought in 1960 for £4.50 (£4.10s then), a 1932...

Bought in 1960 for £4.50 (£4.10s then), a 1932 Morris Cowley. Three speed crash box, fuel suply via an Autovac and a raisable front windscreen. The fabric roof lining had a rather obscene-looking...
7th Jun 2020, 17:20
Replies: 15
Views: 2,873
Posted By Buster11

Given that it has a pannier does that not make it...

Given that it has a pannier does that not make it a Halton?
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jun 2020, 09:46
Replies: 120
Views: 13,424
Posted By Buster11

Maybe a slight drift, but how is it that the word...

Maybe a slight drift, but how is it that the word 'technology' has somehow morphed today into only meaning IT and computers and electronic widgets?
5th Jun 2020, 09:28
Replies: 142
Views: 37,216
Posted By Buster11

First glider solo T-31 at HCGIS, Detling in 1952,...

First glider solo T-31 at HCGIS, Detling in 1952, instructors F/O Meddings and the great Derek Piggott. Then with a Flying Scholarship in a Magister at Redhill, April 24th, 1953, instructors Chinn...
29th May 2020, 18:54
Replies: 84
Views: 15,919
Posted By Buster11

The Defiant is mentioned in yesterday's episode...

The Defiant is mentioned in yesterday's episode of Invasion on BBC4. As the presenter sits in the aircraft's four-gun turret he intones "This aircraft is one of my favourites, the Defiant bomber"....
Forum: Jet Blast
17th May 2020, 15:33
Replies: 74
Views: 6,261
Posted By Buster11

Failing a strap wrench, I have a scrap toothed...

Failing a strap wrench, I have a scrap toothed cam belt which works a treat if you want a good grip on a stuck lid. Might be worth a try.
12th May 2020, 20:20
Replies: 106
Views: 11,783
Posted By Buster11

Has Anyone Flown Commercially Lately?

Have any of you taken a commercial flight recently? How were things like social distancing, masks, queuing, carry-on bag checking, departure lounge seating, boarding and on-board seating handled? I...
10th May 2020, 10:02
Replies: 7
Views: 1,852
Posted By Buster11

RATOG for Helicopters

While re-reading Winkle Brown's Wings On My Sleeve I came across a reference to US helicopters using vertical rocket assisted take off gear during high altitude operations during the Korean conflict....
3rd May 2020, 17:21
Replies: 34
Views: 6,747
Posted By Buster11

Borneo Escort - Javelins

Apologies if this has already been referenced elsewhere but a quick search showed nothing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMvXaAEt0I4
60 Squadron at Butterworth.
23rd Apr 2020, 15:45
Replies: 1,804
Views: 187,331
Posted By Buster11

Got it MR. Well done. Passed to you for action.

Got it MR. Well done. Passed to you for action.
23rd Apr 2020, 09:54
Replies: 1,804
Views: 187,331
Posted By Buster11

Ignore that 'Head south'. The brain cell's...

Ignore that 'Head south'. The brain cell's clearly under some strain here. Try east from France instead.
22nd Apr 2020, 22:14
Replies: 1,804
Views: 187,331
Posted By Buster11

Not English. Head south.

Not English. Head south.
21st Apr 2020, 20:08
Replies: 1,804
Views: 187,331
Posted By Buster11

Neither France nor USA.

Neither France nor USA.
18th Apr 2020, 16:28
Replies: 1,804
Views: 187,331
Posted By Buster11

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1314x567/avia_bh_6_860cfd74af2d4434e4014df6bc3fe8027eef6c81.jpg
OK, here's another one with its tail on a trestle.
11th Apr 2020, 11:08
Replies: 4
Views: 937
Posted By Buster11

10 Foot Diameter Turrets?

To pass the time while dutifully locked down Iíve been re-reading the Putnam book The British Bomber Since 1914. In discussing the B.1/39 specification which eventually led to the Halifax, it quotes...
10th Apr 2020, 11:26
Replies: 1,804
Views: 187,331
Posted By Buster11

10/10, MR. I haven't see that drawing though. You...

10/10, MR. I haven't see that drawing though. You have the baton.
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