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3rd Jun 2020, 18:45
Replies: 25
Views: 9,340
Posted By haltonapp

Air Tanker

What is the global down turn in aviation doing to Air Tankers bottom line, how are they managing without any income from the unused assets of the RAF A330 fleet?
18th May 2020, 19:54
Replies: 157
Views: 47,326
Posted By haltonapp

I did a gear down ferry in an A300 from Porto to...

I did a gear down ferry in an A300 from Porto to Brussels and we could not fly the sector until we had permission from all the countries we had to fly over!
21st May 2018, 00:31
Replies: 16
Views: 3,884
Posted By haltonapp

I went to the golf course at about 1100, on...

I went to the golf course at about 1100, on Saturday, it was very busy, had a problem finding a parking space!
17th Apr 2018, 18:37
Replies: 40
Views: 7,945
Posted By haltonapp

Interesting, that most of the comments about how...

Interesting, that most of the comments about how many schools they went to are from the older generation! The RAF offered a greater choice of postings both at home and overseas in the fifties and...
4th Jan 2018, 17:42
Replies: 34
Views: 13,807
Posted By haltonapp

Surely the only reason we have so many squadrons...

Surely the only reason we have so many squadrons is to make posts for wing commanders and squadron leaders. Why else would we have two squadrons of Voyager aircraft for a usable fleet of nine...
17th Dec 2017, 22:12
Replies: 9
Views: 4,267
Posted By haltonapp

I Remember going there in an Albert on a cable...

I Remember going there in an Albert on a cable trainer in 1973, we left uk with ladies magazines, filled a pallet with fresh fruit and veg from Pretoria, on arrival we were invited to Two Boats,...
14th Dec 2017, 17:51
Replies: 120
Views: 27,532
Posted By haltonapp

So what we have now, a posting to Lossiemouth,...

So what we have now, a posting to Lossiemouth, not only puts you a long way from your family and friends, unless you are jockanese, puts you in a higher tax bracket! Also you want F35 personnel to...
12th Dec 2017, 16:53
Replies: 120
Views: 27,532
Posted By haltonapp

Scottish Income Tax

If the Scottish government raises income tax tomorrow will those servicemen and women posted to Scotland have to pay the higher tax?
12th Nov 2017, 20:54
Replies: 34
Views: 11,296
Posted By haltonapp

I remember training a student and impressing on...

I remember training a student and impressing on him that when trailing the hoses to monitor their deployment, this we did, we then watched the basket on the right hand hose start to spin and twist...
5th Nov 2017, 18:36
Replies: 42
Views: 19,338
Posted By haltonapp

I think it was at a party for participants at...

I think it was at a party for participants at Dayton Air Show in the 80’s that a Thunderbird pilot introduced himself to a group of 101 Sqn aircrew as “hi I’m Thunderbird 6” to which a Scottish Flt...
27th Aug 2017, 17:43
Replies: 25
Views: 5,788
Posted By haltonapp

Can he chew gum and walk in a straight line with...

Can he chew gum and walk in a straight line with a bone dome in one hand? Treat all those who are not fighter pilots as beneath him and not worthy of respect? I'm sure he'll do well!
11th Aug 2017, 17:05
Replies: 25
Views: 9,781
Posted By haltonapp

I had a main gear failure to lock down on a C1K...

I had a main gear failure to lock down on a C1K going into Bardufoss in the early 70's, went into the hold at 10000', depressurised, carried out the wind down drill, still no engagement of the pins...
9th Jul 2017, 17:53
Replies: 22
Views: 6,799
Posted By haltonapp

We lost more vehicles than that in the Keil canal...

We lost more vehicles than that in the Keil canal on exercise "Bold Guard" in the 70's!
12th Jun 2017, 20:01
Replies: 12
Views: 3,946
Posted By haltonapp

Did he not finish his time on 216?

Did he not finish his time on 216?
27th May 2017, 11:55
Replies: 80
Views: 19,399
Posted By haltonapp

Air Traffic Controllers

Are RAF air traffic controllers, trained at Shawbury, up to the standard required to control traffic at Northolt? This is in regard to the airprox last year between an A380 and a Gulfstream, the...
25th May 2017, 17:21
Replies: 47
Views: 46,002
Posted By haltonapp

I've just spent 3678 for an Arthroscopy of my...

I've just spent 3678 for an Arthroscopy of my knee, perhaps he might have done it cheaper!
28th Apr 2017, 20:54
Replies: 58
Views: 10,161
Posted By haltonapp

When I was on 8 Sqn in 68, avpin was transported...

When I was on 8 Sqn in 68, avpin was transported in unopened drums in the Argosy when we went to Masirah for live firing. Memories come flooding back, green water in the swimming pool, currency...
2nd Nov 2016, 11:32
Replies: 198
Views: 72,062
Posted By haltonapp

Buy a Rolex, no battery!

Buy a Rolex, no battery!
27th Jul 2016, 22:13
Replies: 71
Views: 6,780
Posted By haltonapp

I believe that DHL are testing a drone capable of...

I believe that DHL are testing a drone capable of delivering packages to a distribution centre!
3rd Nov 2015, 10:47
Replies: 18
Views: 4,139
Posted By haltonapp

UK Fog

So how did the RAF's fleet of modern transport aircraft cope with the weather over the last couple of days? I am sure the aircraft are capable of operating to CATIIIc standard, but did we have crews...
11th Sep 2015, 20:03
Replies: 34
Views: 6,791
Posted By haltonapp

I only remember "Topper" Brown, I arrived at...

I only remember "Topper" Brown, I arrived at Waddo in June 69, and left in October 70. Great memories of the Raven Club, the place to be in Lincoln on a Saturday night, and Sunday night with the pig...
8th Sep 2015, 21:40
Replies: 34
Views: 6,791
Posted By haltonapp

As an ex flat iron rigger, one of C/T "Topper"...

As an ex flat iron rigger, one of C/T "Topper" Browns lads at Waddo, I don't get all misty eyed on seeing a Vulcan flying, it was not an easy aircraft to maintain. Wing fuel tank bag change springs...
17th May 2015, 02:47
Replies: 337
Views: 202,909
Posted By haltonapp

It's a rumour network for heavens sake! If you...

It's a rumour network for heavens sake! If you don't like what is said, don't read it! If you want to write letters of condolence, write to the Times. I have no sympathy for people who suffer...
7th Mar 2015, 21:51
Replies: 16
Views: 3,506
Posted By haltonapp

I went from Kingston Jamaica to Grand Cayman in...

I went from Kingston Jamaica to Grand Cayman in XV107 on the 17th June 1983, great night stop!
20th Feb 2015, 21:11
Replies: 698
Views: 372,897
Posted By haltonapp

Bit late I know Beagle, I'm not that avid a...

Bit late I know Beagle, I'm not that avid a follower of pprune, but I have your photo of the frightenings over the Alps still hanging on the wall! Happy days!!
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