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26th May 2018, 11:56
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Posted By Arclite01

If AEF staff are remaining VR(T) on basis of...

If AEF staff are remaining VR(T) on basis of 'Accountability' then VGS staff should also be in that category - for the same reasons

IMHO.

Arc
24th May 2018, 12:31
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Posted By Arclite01

with it's amazing infrastructure and...

with it's amazing infrastructure and roads/railways/airports setup...................:O

TBH I think with the massively contracting Defence estate HQAC and 2FTS are clutching at straws for...
23rd May 2018, 16:32
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Posted By Arclite01

Honington also on my list. East Wretham has...

Honington also on my list.

East Wretham has no proper airfield since 1948. There is a helipad there though.
Bodney is in a similar state - heli Ops only there now. No proper airfield since the...
23rd May 2018, 14:04
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Posted By Arclite01

The northern grass was Ok for basic Mk3 work but...

The northern grass was Ok for basic Mk3 work but not so sure about the Viking though - and actually the Northern grass was where Eugene Esmonde and his Swordfish took off from to try and intercept...
22nd May 2018, 10:30
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Posted By Arclite01

I think that the thing the US fails to understand...

I think that the thing the US fails to understand now is that there are alternative partners for these countries to go to - including China and Russia, both of whom have no scruples about who they...
22nd May 2018, 10:20
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Posted By Arclite01

Cats You've already admitted previously on...

Cats

You've already admitted previously on this thread that you don't have any experience of ACO Gliding Operations.

I'd just leave it there.

Arc
21st May 2018, 15:35
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Posted By Arclite01

Typo Definitely RAF...

Typo

Definitely RAF Wittering.........................:)

FFS.................... (Fat Finger Syndrome)

Arc
21st May 2018, 12:32
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Posted By Arclite01

All valid points Woodvale not suited to...

All valid points

Woodvale not suited to Winch Launch VGS as I believe there would be a conflict with Tutor Ops. I believe that was why 631 VGS was re-equipped with Vigilant as it has previously...
21st May 2018, 11:08
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Posted By Arclite01

The Viking to Vigilant and Vigilant to Viking...

The Viking to Vigilant and Vigilant to Viking conversion has been done before and there is a fairly well practised route for doing this, and involves support from ACCGS staff. The real issue is the...
17th May 2018, 12:09
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Posted By Arclite01

Good job. :ok: Heard him on Radio 4...

Good job. :ok:

Heard him on Radio 4 yesterday afternoon. Modest and well spoken chap it seemed to me.

Arc
15th May 2018, 15:45
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Posted By Arclite01

Something in my head said that someone, somewhere...

Something in my head said that someone, somewhere felt that the Air Cadets were becoming just a bit too much of a private air force. Let's clip their wings

1. Reduce the number of VGS
2. Get rid...
14th May 2018, 14:04
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Posted By Arclite01

It smacks of the TSR2 and the Avro Arrow. ...

It smacks of the TSR2 and the Avro Arrow.

Destroy all the evidence - physical and documentary - that way our incompetence will never be discovered or auditable..............

Hmmm

Arc
29th Apr 2018, 19:45
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Posted By Arclite01

FRTOL Tester/Examiner Norfolk Area

Hi All

In the scramble to convert EASA licences the CAA have come back and told me that they are unable to issue my EASA PPL as my FRTOL (Radio Licence) has expired and also has not English...
22nd Apr 2018, 10:45
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Posted By Arclite01

Of all those on the list only Mildenhall would...

Of all those on the list only Mildenhall would have any real immediate aviation use in a conflict. The others are largely not in that category. Being realistic if it was a national crisis of WW2...
18th Apr 2018, 15:09
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Posted By Arclite01

Not to mention the ATCO who also sounded...

Not to mention the ATCO who also sounded incredibly relaxed.............

Arc
17th Apr 2018, 17:30
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Posted By Arclite01

Edmondson was at WM when I was a staff cadet...

Edmondson was at WM when I was a staff cadet there. I think his nickname was 'Mr Mann' (no idea why).

If I remember rightly he worked for Digital (a company long since subsumed into the company...
17th Apr 2018, 13:34
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Posted By Arclite01

Timelord re: Your #15 - it's Neil Williams...

Timelord

re: Your #15 - it's Neil Williams following the Varsity in to the approach - he's flying a Hastings.

The full story is in his book 'Airborne' ISBN-10: 190655921X

a great read.
...
17th Apr 2018, 13:26
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Posted By Arclite01

I was also a singer 'Going Underground' by the...

I was also a singer 'Going Underground' by the Jam. No idea why.

1st solo - Venture RAF Syerston September 1981. Thank you Flt Lt Tapson............

Arc

P.S. I also swore lots on my first...
13th Apr 2018, 11:12
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Posted By Arclite01

I also taught the CCF on various VGS's. Fair...

I also taught the CCF on various VGS's.

Fair to say that almost without exception they were the scruffiest and relatively undisciplined bunch I've ever met. But I also found them to be some of the...
10th Apr 2018, 11:00
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Posted By Arclite01

That book is great. Alex was a nice guy - I flew...

That book is great. Alex was a nice guy - I flew with him in the Mk3 at Kenley and later on at West Malling in the Vanguard (ASK21). I seem to remember he worked for the Sevenoaks Chronicle in some...
10th Apr 2018, 10:44
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Posted By Arclite01

I had some previous Venture T2 time so most of...

I had some previous Venture T2 time so most of the syllabus was about winch launch/launch failures and landings for me.

Arc
10th Apr 2018, 09:59
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Posted By Arclite01

18 Launches for me. Arc

18 Launches for me.

Arc
20th Mar 2018, 11:06
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Posted By Arclite01

Paper Tiger. NATO is the way to go if we are...

Paper Tiger.

NATO is the way to go if we are going down this route.

I am sure that some of this (and other threats of removal/retreat/reduction in various areas.....) is leverage in the...
16th Mar 2018, 17:09
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Posted By Arclite01

Let's face it.............. it's not the sort of...

Let's face it.............. it's not the sort of thing that Mrs Merkle and her cronies have the slightest interest in.

Until they get someone in power who gives a FRA it's not going to change.
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15th Mar 2018, 10:49
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Posted By Arclite01

I have actually said for a long while that up to...

I have actually said for a long while that up to now we have been lucky and by fighting wars or actions against third class enemies (equipment - not people) we have been successful and lucky.

If...
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