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3rd Nov 2021, 15:26
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Posted By Hipper

Edit - wrong report! Now we are getting...

Edit - wrong report!

Now we are getting somewhere!

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/pilot-overloaded-scots-bound-plane-20468815
...
2nd Nov 2021, 17:30
Replies: 2,402
Views: 2,807,034
Posted By Hipper

Say half hour booking in at Amsterdam makes it...

Say half hour booking in at Amsterdam makes it double the time. And what if he did arrive at Nantes for a commercial flight departure at 1830, could he have got a flight then (he seems to have been...
29th Oct 2021, 07:54
Replies: 2,402
Views: 2,807,034
Posted By Hipper

I do understand that an AOC requires higher...

I do understand that an AOC requires higher documentation and also that a CPL requires more training and expertise then a PPL. Yet, the grey charter system seems to operate without excessive major...
28th Oct 2021, 14:53
Replies: 2,402
Views: 2,807,034
Posted By Hipper

I qualify as I'm a member of the public and...

I qualify as I'm a member of the public and whilst I've learnt a lot as a result of reading on this case I still fail to see how only having a private licence makes someone an incompetent pilot....
25th Oct 2021, 15:35
Replies: 2,402
Views: 2,807,034
Posted By Hipper

I agree. Thanks for posting jumpseater. This...

I agree. Thanks for posting jumpseater.

This court case though is not about the cause of the crash, which seems to be some mechanical issue that led to carbon monoxide poisoning. But for that, the...
11th Aug 2021, 15:30
Replies: 82
Views: 23,581
Posted By Hipper

I believe that site to be safe. It was created by...

I believe that site to be safe. It was created by the late Richard Howard, son of the Co-pilot of XD864 who, whilst I disagree with a lot of what he wrote, put in a lot of research into the matter of...
18th Mar 2021, 11:44
Replies: 18
Views: 3,150
Posted By Hipper

I thought I read or heard somewhere that this...

I thought I read or heard somewhere that this change of numbers of nuclear warheads was due to improvements or replacements that will mean some of the old and new warheads will exist at the same...
18th Mar 2021, 11:31
Replies: 122
Views: 16,072
Posted By Hipper

On the subject of war losses of population, it's...

On the subject of war losses of population, it's true the figures are staggering but if we had lost those sort of numbers I doubt there would have been anymore taste for the war. Our politicians are...
18th Mar 2021, 11:01
Replies: 16
Views: 2,392
Posted By Hipper

I posted some pics of the Victory Flypast of the...

I posted some pics of the Victory Flypast of the 8th June 1946 here:

Goodwill (https://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/410951-operation-goodwill-1946-merged.html)
6th Aug 2020, 09:52
Replies: 5
Views: 951
Posted By Hipper

Mauripur 1951

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x387/r18s_eba4e9cbc2249b4bd8437b57276f3ac88a4766a6.jpg


Anybody any idea what is going on here?

This was taken in 1951 at Mauripur RAF...
16th Jun 2020, 08:04
Replies: 8
Views: 1,552
Posted By Hipper

Be interesting if you could have a go again now...

Be interesting if you could have a go again now and see if you would get through.

Not quite the same but I failed my eleven plus. Recently I took a similar exam on line and passed. Unfortunately...
12th Jun 2020, 10:16
Replies: 29
Views: 8,590
Posted By Hipper

The classic book on RN submarine warfare is...

The classic book on RN submarine warfare is Edward Young's One of Our Submarines. Later in the book he enters the Japanese war and as you say, at this time they were feeding on scraps.
12th Jun 2020, 10:12
Replies: 29
Views: 8,590
Posted By Hipper

I first saw the original Das Boot as a television...

I first saw the original Das Boot as a television mini series on BBC2. According to Wiki this comprised six fifty minute episodes and was in 1985. The original 149 minute film had been released in...
27th Jan 2020, 19:15
Replies: 11
Views: 2,200
Posted By Hipper

I never heard of this and I thought I knew a bit...

I never heard of this and I thought I knew a bit about Enigma. I don't recall it mentioned in Hinsley's British Intelligence in the Second World War although I could have missed it.

Here's a bit...
14th Dec 2019, 09:58
Replies: 8
Views: 5,152
Posted By Hipper

AAIB report on the BBC: ...

AAIB report on the BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-50780832

How strange that it has some things in common with this crash in August 1960 involving my father's Valiant...
4th Dec 2019, 17:47
Replies: 34
Views: 9,306
Posted By Hipper

I thought the point of Air Gunners, at least in...

I thought the point of Air Gunners, at least in practice (as opposed to theory) was not just using the guns but also - perhaps mostly - to look out for friendly aircraft (collisions), their bombs,...
23rd Jun 2019, 10:32
Replies: 60
Views: 18,177
Posted By Hipper

Giles take on the effects on Londoners of the V1...

Giles take on the effects on Londoners of the V1 campaign.

'It's ridiculous to say these new flying bombs have affected people in any way!'

...
19th Jun 2019, 11:52
Replies: 79
Views: 29,867
Posted By Hipper

I'm not aircrew. Is there really a problem...

I'm not aircrew.

Is there really a problem with this landing. Presumably there are no passengers on board so that's not an issue. What about stress to the airframe?
19th Jun 2019, 11:45
Replies: 60
Views: 18,177
Posted By Hipper

My Dutch born mother was in The Netherlands...

My Dutch born mother was in The Netherlands during the war. She had a scar on her forehead and told us young boys it was caused by a V2 rocket. Of course I assumed she meant that the rocket had hit...
11th Jun 2019, 17:39
Replies: 44
Views: 13,475
Posted By Hipper

The King's Choice - the sinking of the Blucher: ...

The King's Choice - the sinking of the Blucher:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ79i11JSnU

I think this is pretty good but on the IMDB someone points out that 'The rate of fire from the smaller...
6th Jun 2019, 10:31
Replies: 44
Views: 13,475
Posted By Hipper

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3486080/reviews?ref_=t...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3486080/reviews?ref_=tt_urv

This review seems fair. Basically the film had a budget of 80,000!
6th Jun 2019, 10:23
Replies: 44
Views: 13,475
Posted By Hipper

'You can't tell a book by it's covers' is true! ...

'You can't tell a book by it's covers' is true!

I knew an author of war history and he told me he had little say on the cover art.
20th May 2019, 16:11
Replies: 6
Views: 2,452
Posted By Hipper

Snaith Days by Keith S Ford (superb book if you...

Snaith Days by Keith S Ford (superb book if you can find it) has the following on pages 45-46:

Base and aircraft were allocated operational call signs for both R/T (voice) and C/W (morse)...
12th May 2019, 18:04
Replies: 103
Views: 49,440
Posted By Hipper

'All three of them'.

'All three of them'.
14th Apr 2019, 13:51
Replies: 14
Views: 2,094
Posted By Hipper

I don't know what the situation is with Canadians...

I don't know what the situation is with Canadians who flew in the RAF but the next of kin of a British RAF personnel can get info about their career:
...
7th Mar 2019, 08:28
Replies: 2,402
Views: 2,807,034
Posted By Hipper

Another question then. When a pilot submits his...

Another question then. When a pilot submits his flight plan does he have to show his Flight Crew Licence?
5th Mar 2019, 20:07
Replies: 113
Views: 48,934
Posted By Hipper

Norway is an area where a few WW2 German ships...

Norway is an area where a few WW2 German ships got spectacular damage.

Gneisenau:

Gneisenau - Gallery - Operation "Juno" (http://www.scharnhorst-class.dk/gneisenau/gallery/gallgneisejuno.html)...
2nd Mar 2019, 11:09
Replies: 2,402
Views: 2,807,034
Posted By Hipper

I generally agree with the 'rules is rules'...

I generally agree with the 'rules is rules' concept and that they should be followed as I presume they are designed for safe flying, but I'd like to ask, are there more accidents involving 'grey...
27th Feb 2019, 13:15
Replies: 2,402
Views: 2,807,034
Posted By Hipper

I'm not in the aviation industry, just...

I'm not in the aviation industry, just interested, and I would like to ask a couple of questions please.

1. In relation to VFR and IR flying, firstly, I presume it is reasonable to assume that a...
26th Feb 2019, 14:04
Replies: 67
Views: 21,955
Posted By Hipper

Thanks to everyone for their contributions. I...

Thanks to everyone for their contributions. I appreciate everyone posting openly on a troubling subject. I'm more enlightened as a result.
22nd Feb 2019, 11:04
Replies: 67
Views: 21,955
Posted By Hipper

Question: Pilots in Crashing Aircraft Avoiding People on the Ground

This may be a subject that is a bit distasteful and if the mods think it unacceptable they are welcome to delete it with my apologies.

A current thread marks a flypast for a crashed USAAF aircraft...
17th Feb 2019, 15:32
Replies: 8
Views: 1,947
Posted By Hipper

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-44769549/the-last...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-44769549/the-last-survivor-of-the-great-escape-camp-tells-his-story
10th Feb 2019, 17:08
Replies: 2,402
Views: 2,807,034
Posted By Hipper

Mr Ibbotson was 59. Lawyers etc. have...

Mr Ibbotson was 59.

Lawyers etc. have internships where they don't get paid to get experience.
5th Feb 2019, 09:25
Replies: 40
Views: 16,954
Posted By Hipper

Thanks or that. I love the one about a third...

Thanks or that.

I love the one about a third the way down where a Liberator has tail damage caused by a collision with 'another Liberator who didn't see her and got too close'!
26th Jan 2019, 09:50
Replies: 19
Views: 2,898
Posted By Hipper

Can also buy the DVDs: ...

Can also buy the DVDs:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Imperial-War-Museum-Royal-Fleet/dp/B000F7M6OQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1548499725&sr=1-1&keywords=the+royal+navy+fleet+air+arm

There are a lot...
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