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2nd Oct 2022, 16:38
Replies: 60
Views: 5,615
Posted By bobward

Just back from a short holiday in northern Italy....

Just back from a short holiday in northern Italy. Flew NWI to Bergamo. We now have to report three hours before departing. The flight was an hour late departing - 'late arrival of the inbound...
2nd Oct 2022, 16:29
Replies: 219
Views: 26,943
Posted By bobward

Some very impressive lists there. However, like...

Some very impressive lists there. However, like MFC Fly, I too have flown in the Beagle Husky, courtesy of No 5 AEF at Cambridge.
The nice pilot let me fly it for a while, and I succeeded in making...
2nd Oct 2022, 16:22
Replies: 4
Views: 417
Posted By bobward

Didn't Gary Numan put out a message a while ago...

Didn't Gary Numan put out a message a while ago that he'd hung up his helmet, due to friends being killed?
30th Sep 2022, 15:22
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By bobward

Don't forget that there was a tragic collision...

Don't forget that there was a tragic collision between an HH60 and a bird a few years ago where al the crew were lost. Maybe avoiding the areas you mention was a lesson well learned.
30th Sep 2022, 15:20
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By bobward

I did around five hours on the Cessna 152 before...

I did around five hours on the Cessna 152 before switching to PA38/28. As far as I recall the view down in the Cessna was good, although the high wing made it difficult to scan above the aircraft....
22nd Sep 2022, 14:16
Replies: 86
Views: 9,698
Posted By bobward

How about exchange tours for senior ranks with...

How about exchange tours for senior ranks with those in Ukraine? From the way they've handled things to date, they could teach our senior rankers a thing or two about getting things done.
22nd Sep 2022, 14:13
Replies: 118
Views: 21,607
Posted By bobward

My wife and I were in Italy last week, and thus...

My wife and I were in Italy last week, and thus missed Monday's events. We were very touched by the number of Europeans who, on hearing us speak, expressed their sympathy at Her Majesty's demise....
13th Sep 2022, 19:34
Replies: 30
Views: 7,288
Posted By bobward

Maybe having an RJ around persuades the bad guys...

Maybe having an RJ around persuades the bad guys not to use their top-of-the-range kit, to avoid it being picked up by the good guys?
Just saying.....
12th Sep 2022, 14:31
Replies: 63
Views: 16,871
Posted By bobward

AS the Dutch are buying the Embraer, why nota ...

AS the Dutch are buying the Embraer, why nota joint squadron, as per France and Germany and the (!) C130?
11th Sep 2022, 17:03
Replies: 36
Views: 7,429
Posted By bobward

Whatever crown it may be, wear it with honour and...

Whatever crown it may be, wear it with honour and pride.

(Excuse an old civvy, former VRT, butting in here)
11th Sep 2022, 16:57
Replies: 11
Views: 2,189
Posted By bobward

A first glance I thought this was connected to...

A first glance I thought this was connected to the RAF use of civvy airport trhread.
10th Sep 2022, 08:36
Replies: 101
Views: 19,196
Posted By bobward

Bentwaters is also looking quite good. As many...

Bentwaters is also looking quite good. As many will remember it was used at least once by the Harrier force for a dispersed base exercise, as was St Mawgan.

They could also use Norwich, although,...
9th Sep 2022, 15:37
Replies: 4
Views: 2,786
Posted By bobward

A really great read.

A really great read.
1st Sep 2022, 17:03
Replies: 101
Views: 19,196
Posted By bobward

MPN, The Typhoon does have a built-in ladder,...

MPN,
The Typhoon does have a built-in ladder, similar to the one the F4 had, or at least the 29Sqn T1 that was on static display at a RIAT years ago did!

I'm sure there must be an airframe...
1st Sep 2022, 16:56
Replies: 159
Views: 44,720
Posted By bobward

JTO, The serial number is in blue just above...

JTO,
The serial number is in blue just above the under fin. it's just visible although very indistinct.

Cheers
B
19th Aug 2022, 13:44
Replies: 3,271
Views: 418,583
Posted By bobward

A Coastguard S92 dropped into our local hospital...

A Coastguard S92 dropped into our local hospital during the late morning. This heli was probably from Humberside, although I can't confirm that right now.
Hope whoever the casualty is makes a full...
29th Jul 2022, 13:52
Replies: 10
Views: 1,860
Posted By bobward

Nutty, ...

Nutty,
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1325/canberra_b_i_8_xm278_14sqn_de3687bf886cb16a1ce47f9598efab1997039dcb.jpg...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jul 2022, 19:17
Replies: 171
Views: 51,812
Posted By bobward

It just goes to show that anyone can have a bad...

It just goes to show that anyone can have a bad day. Sometimes you are lucky and get away with it to become older and a little wiser. Other times, you don't.
Condolences to the family and sympathy...
24th Jul 2022, 18:56
Replies: 198
Views: 115,430
Posted By bobward

Just a thought, as a taxpayer and aviation...

Just a thought, as a taxpayer and aviation enthusiast. If the USAF are buying the E&, might we buy a couple more as well?
Might save a few quid on conversion costs etc
23rd Jul 2022, 20:01
Replies: 10
Views: 1,860
Posted By bobward

Thanks for the replies. It all helps! As an ATC...

Thanks for the replies. It all helps!
As an ATC cadet I went on camp to RAF Wildenrath in summer 1968. We were taken around the hangers by a Canberra Pilot (Flt/Lt G**lyer I think). He said he...
23rd Jul 2022, 09:09
Replies: 10
Views: 1,860
Posted By bobward

Cold War Q and the Buccaneer

As an avid modeller for many years I try to 'theme' my building of 1/72 kits. I'm currently working through what i call Cold war Q in RAF Germany.
The Tornado and Jaguar are done, and future plans...
23rd Jul 2022, 09:05
Replies: 76
Views: 15,948
Posted By bobward

Isn't there a ban on teams displaying at FB due...

Isn't there a ban on teams displaying at FB due to housing encroaching the area?
19th Jul 2022, 13:22
Replies: 3,271
Views: 418,583
Posted By bobward

How about a Kazakhstan government A321 that just...

How about a Kazakhstan government A321 that just landed at Norwich?
19th Jul 2022, 13:18
Replies: 76
Views: 15,948
Posted By bobward

I made the mistake of trying to get to the show...

I made the mistake of trying to get to the show by driving through Farnborough town on Monday.
A bad move as I took two hours plus to travel 1.5 miles from the edge of town to the car park. The...
19th Jul 2022, 13:13
Replies: 9
Views: 1,871
Posted By bobward

Red face Black eagles at Fairford on Friday, and have to...

Black eagles at Fairford on Friday, and have to say that they were outstanding. I'm ashamed to admit that they were even better than the Reds.
If you ever get the chance to see them, take as they...
30th Jun 2022, 13:57
Replies: 3,364
Views: 459,279
Posted By bobward

Kaman Seasprite?

Kaman Seasprite?
24th Jun 2022, 13:28
Replies: 21
Views: 5,251
Posted By bobward

Half a billion pounds for cadet flying? YGBSM!

Half a billion pounds for cadet flying? YGBSM!
16th Jun 2022, 12:04
Replies: 18
Views: 1,956
Posted By bobward

Tread, Norman Ryder did it, in the open sea as...

Tread,
Norman Ryder did it, in the open sea as well!
2nd Jun 2022, 13:40
Replies: 151
Views: 30,085
Posted By bobward

GIve HE a break Mr Roome. He's only being paid a...

GIve HE a break Mr Roome. He's only being paid a paltry 120k for reading an autocue........
30th May 2022, 14:07
Replies: 44
Views: 8,178
Posted By bobward

Isn't there a fuselage at Duxford, or am I...

Isn't there a fuselage at Duxford, or am I confusing myself here?
30th May 2022, 14:05
Replies: 3,271
Views: 418,583
Posted By bobward

1: I saw M-STAR depart Stanstead back in March....

1: I saw M-STAR depart Stanstead back in March. She looks gorgeous in that executive sheme!
2: At the other end of the spectrum, a Grob 109 just puttered overhead homeplate here in Norfolk. At least...
28th May 2022, 16:09
Replies: 7
Views: 1,269
Posted By bobward

It depends on what you want from the show I...

It depends on what you want from the show I think. I agree with Asturias that Farnborough don't want the oiks to attend, even though as either tax payers of travelling public, we pay vast amounts to...
18th May 2022, 15:21
Replies: 3,364
Views: 459,279
Posted By bobward

Isn't this a T28A model? Later versions and the...

Isn't this a T28A model? Later versions and the French Fennec had three bladed props if my braincell is correct.
18th May 2022, 15:18
Replies: 3,271
Views: 418,583
Posted By bobward

Harking back a few posts: didn't the...

Harking back a few posts: didn't the Thunderscreech give people instant nausea (literal, not metaphorical) when it wound up the fan?

Very quiet in my part of Norfolk today. Just one of the locals...
7th May 2022, 14:14
Replies: 455
Views: 197,562
Posted By bobward

The Liquidator was a 1960's film staring Rod...

The Liquidator was a 1960's film staring Rod Taylor as a supposed assassin. He actually 'sub-contracted' the work to a character played by Eric Sykes See this link for more details.The Liquidator...
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