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18th Sep 2020, 19:30
Replies: 10
Views: 3,740
Posted By Yellow Sun

An interesting thread, but this source portrays...

An interesting thread, but this source portrays the incident in a slightly different light :


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3rd Sep 2020, 20:10
Replies: 70
Views: 12,520
Posted By Yellow Sun

For a fairly comprehensive account of corridor...

For a fairly comprehensive account of corridor operations and associated activities try:

Looking Down The Corridors by Kevin Wright and Peter Jeffries
ISBN 978 0 7509 5577 5 (tel:978 0 7509 5577...
24th Aug 2020, 19:11
Replies: 62
Views: 14,879
Posted By Yellow Sun

In fact it all started to change somewhat earlier...

In fact it all started to change somewhat earlier than that. Does anyone recall the introduction in the 1980s of blood tests as part of the Annual Medical and the rather curious little form you had...
18th Aug 2020, 11:33
Replies: 34
Views: 2,891
Posted By Yellow Sun

No truth at all. SMB wasnít interested in...

No truth at all. SMB wasnít interested in aircraft, all that interested him was the bottom line. Once you understood that and made your decisions accordingly Midland was a pretty good company to work...
24th Jul 2020, 18:49
Replies: 24
Views: 8,148
Posted By Yellow Sun

I do like the apochryphal tale of the US Air...

I do like the apochryphal tale of the US Air Force crew chief on first seeing a Beverley:

"Build it yourself Mac?"

YS
4th Jul 2020, 19:57
Replies: 7
Views: 2,830
Posted By Yellow Sun

I would have thought that the MCA would be the...

I would have thought that the MCA would be the best place to ask that question.

I still have a Hornbeam card with the Cyrillic alphabet on the reverse but I suspect the phone number is somewhat...
2nd Jul 2020, 19:44
Replies: 21
Views: 4,387
Posted By Yellow Sun

Hi, You sent me a Private Message(PM) but I ...

Hi,
You sent me a Private Message(PM) but I am unable to respond as you are unable to receive PMs. Could you check your message settings; although I think it's proably to do with having made...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jul 2020, 19:17
Replies: 20
Views: 5,725
Posted By Yellow Sun

In 1958 Brown was Head of the British Naval Air...

In 1958 Brown was Head of the British Naval Air Mission And part of his brief was to provide assistance to the newly reformed Marinenflieger. One evening he was invited by senior wartime naval...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jul 2020, 16:07
Replies: 20
Views: 5,725
Posted By Yellow Sun

Should you have a copy of Wings On My Sleeve by...

Should you have a copy of Wings On My Sleeve by Capt. Eric Brown, (https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/SearchResults?sts=t&cm_sp=SearchF-_-home-_-Results&an=&tn=Wings+on+my+sleeve&kn=&isbn=) the last...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jul 2020, 10:21
Replies: 20
Views: 5,725
Posted By Yellow Sun

I wondered what became of former members of the...

I wondered what became of former members of the GDR armed forces post reunification and happened upon this study. (https://www.jstor.org/stable/40270327?seq=1) You will have to register to read it...
14th Jun 2020, 07:44
Replies: 26
Views: 4,917
Posted By Yellow Sun

The emplacements for the engines were also in...

The emplacements for the engines were also in place at Charles de Gaulle but only on 09R. I donít know whether or not the engines were ever installed.

YS
9th Jun 2020, 16:51
Replies: 43
Views: 7,686
Posted By Yellow Sun

I think youíll find the clue is autocat YS

I think youíll find the clue is autocat

YS
6th Jun 2020, 16:59
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By Yellow Sun

Airship Operations

For a fascinating insight into the operation of airships i would strongly recommend My Airship Flights 1915-1930 by Cpt George Meager AFC....
24th May 2020, 19:29
Replies: 182
Views: 73,957
Posted By Yellow Sun

Angel EX BA Cabin Crew

:ok:
That's what the RAF needs, a few ex BA CSDs to knock them into shape. Make the SWO look like a pussycat.

YS:)
22nd May 2020, 06:15
Replies: 12
Views: 2,177
Posted By Yellow Sun

Now thereís a name I havenít heard for a year or...

Now thereís a name I havenít heard for a year or nearer 50!

YS
16th May 2020, 18:16
Replies: 12
Views: 3,786
Posted By Yellow Sun

That had to happen. Add up the digits of the...

That had to happen. Add up the digits of the serial numbers of the squadron’s aircraft and you will see why:

664, 665, 666

YS
12th May 2020, 15:56
Replies: 182
Views: 73,957
Posted By Yellow Sun

Thatís pretty much what I said at post #8. I...

Thatís pretty much what I said at post #8. I would also add that aviation related ground roles would probably only be open to those with some relevant service experience. The last time this sort of...
12th May 2020, 11:55
Replies: 182
Views: 73,957
Posted By Yellow Sun

This has raised its head before, sometime in the...

This has raised its head before, sometime in the 1970s IIRC. Nothing came of it then and; possibly apart from a small number of recent leavers; I would be surprised if anything came of it this time....
8th May 2020, 19:46
Replies: 29
Views: 3,107
Posted By Yellow Sun

There was no “practice emergency”, the aircraft...

There was no “practice emergency”, the aircraft departed as an exercise Search and Rescue sortie and the flare ignited in the bomb bay shortly after departure from RW 31.

The radio and intercom...
6th May 2020, 18:11
Replies: 383
Views: 245,548
Posted By Yellow Sun

I suppose thatíll be a L1 then😊 YS

I suppose thatíll be a L1 then😊

YS
6th May 2020, 13:03
Replies: 29
Views: 3,107
Posted By Yellow Sun

Very unlikely as this would have taken them...

Very unlikely as this would have taken them towards the USNAWF and they would have been stopped long before then.

YS🇺🇸☀️
2nd May 2020, 11:00
Replies: 19
Views: 3,811
Posted By Yellow Sun

The late Brian Essex; then OC 236 OCU; went out...

The late Brian Essex; then OC 236 OCU; went out to 29 Palms with Tony Banfield (note: Tony not Ernie) to do the AM2 matting trial and presumably validate the short field landing procedure.

Weights...
1st May 2020, 06:20
Replies: 29
Views: 3,107
Posted By Yellow Sun

In the 1980s St Eval had a prominent HF aerial...

In the 1980s St Eval had a prominent HF aerial array on the old airfield site.

YS
28th Apr 2020, 15:15
Replies: 93
Views: 21,773
Posted By Yellow Sun

Another vote for the JP in all its guises, it...

Another vote for the JP in all its guises, it really just did what it said on the tin. The only other aircraft of the same class I flew in; very briefly; was the CL41 Tutor. A lot of similarities but...
26th Apr 2020, 17:57
Replies: 17
Views: 1,965
Posted By Yellow Sun

it has recently been discussed here Varsity Astro...

it has recently been discussed here Varsity Astro Compass. (https://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/631667-vickers-varsity-astro-compass.html)

YS
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