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12th Jun 2019, 17:25
Replies: 61
Views: 17,646
Posted By ExAscoteer

The balloon unit at Hullavington was binned in...

The balloon unit at Hullavington was binned in late 1993.
8th Jun 2019, 18:55
Replies: 61
Views: 17,646
Posted By ExAscoteer

It wasn't just the Empire Training Scheme but the...

It wasn't just the Empire Training Scheme but the American BFTS, Arnold, and Towers schemes.

My late Father trained under the BFTS scheme in Miami, Oklahoma. Upon return to UK he was sent to the...
18th May 2019, 13:36
Replies: 29
Views: 7,754
Posted By ExAscoteer

Indeed. I remember SCOTTACs being routinely 16...

Indeed. I remember SCOTTACs being routinely 16 aircraft.
3rd May 2019, 18:25
Replies: 24
Views: 9,362
Posted By ExAscoteer

Nope, of course not!

Nope, of course not!
2nd May 2019, 13:57
Replies: 41
Views: 12,242
Posted By ExAscoteer

The Civilian VC10s bound for 101 Sqn were stored...

The Civilian VC10s bound for 101 Sqn were stored IIRC at Abingdon before being moved to Filton for the conversion work (I remember seeing them in the Brabazon hangar in the early 1980s).

AFAIK 101...
2nd May 2019, 12:25
Replies: 41
Views: 12,242
Posted By ExAscoteer

Indeed, although a bit later than August. The...

Indeed, although a bit later than August. The Jetstreams (45(R)Sqn) moved in October and the Dominies (later becoming 55(R)Sqn) moved in November to Cranditz.
2nd May 2019, 10:45
Replies: 41
Views: 12,242
Posted By ExAscoteer

Those figures are incorrect. The RAF originally...

Those figures are incorrect. The RAF originally had 66 C-130. By 1979 we had lost 4 (Fairford XV180, Pisa XV216, Tromsų XV194, Colerne XV198).

WRT the Jetstreams, 26 were initially ordered, of...
23rd Apr 2019, 12:49
Replies: 16
Views: 4,728
Posted By ExAscoteer

Here you go: ...

Here you go:

http://village.photos/images/user/803f7e27-12b5-4f48-a624-80db48f175a9/3a5e39a9-6510-4bbc-bb9d-f7ce69e29a2e.jpg
26th Mar 2019, 18:59
Replies: 21
Views: 6,515
Posted By ExAscoteer

Albert nose art: fatslagsh photos |...

Albert nose art:

fatslagsh photos | C-130.net (http://www.c-130.net/g3/c-130-photos/European-C-130-Photos/British-C-130-Photos/fatslagsh)
bettyboob photos C-130.net...
22nd Mar 2019, 17:53
Replies: 16
Views: 3,585
Posted By ExAscoteer

We certainly did on the C-130. At high fuel loads...

We certainly did on the C-130. At high fuel loads you'd use the AUX tank (wing shoulder tank) fuel before the EXT tank fuel; the latter providing the wing bending relief.
8th Mar 2019, 15:31
Replies: 31
Views: 6,824
Posted By ExAscoteer

Urban myth from a story published in the Guardian...

Urban myth from a story published in the Guardian in 1991 and subsequently recanted.

The cabin boy was called Tom.
6th Mar 2019, 02:04
Replies: 4,712
Views: 1,102,613
Posted By ExAscoteer

How were you fed down the route? It depended...

How were you fed down the route?

It depended upon the twats at 1 / 38 Gp Admin.

We were either on 'Rates' ie a fixed rate per per meal per place (easy give everyone their allowance), or...
6th Mar 2019, 01:39
Replies: 294
Views: 166,383
Posted By ExAscoteer

The fact is that MFTS doesn't bloody work!

The fact is that MFTS doesn't bloody work!
6th Mar 2019, 01:35
Replies: 33
Views: 9,373
Posted By ExAscoteer

Indeed. And he has done **** all about it. Ergo...

Indeed. And he has done **** all about it. Ergo he should resign (or at least **** off)

We had a Flying Trainining system that was the envy of the world (CFS). Now we have **** all!
6th Mar 2019, 01:32
Replies: 33
Views: 9,373
Posted By ExAscoteer

Indeed. And he has done **** all about it. Ergo...

Indeed. And he has done **** all about it. Ergo he should resign (or at least **** off)

We had a Flying Train
ing system that was the envy of the world (CFS). Now we have **** all!
5th Mar 2019, 19:28
Replies: 33
Views: 9,373
Posted By ExAscoteer

Air Commodore Simon Edwards, RAF flg trg, you sir...

Air Commodore Simon Edwards, RAF flg trg, you sir are a ******* tit if you think the MFTS works and that holds of 18 months to 2 years post Initial Officer Trg prior to EFTS is acceptable.I say this...
5th Mar 2019, 19:14
Replies: 33
Views: 9,373
Posted By ExAscoteer

Listening to the Radio 4 Prog it is apparent that...

Listening to the Radio 4 Prog it is apparent that MFTS is not fit for purpose. I say this as an ex (A2) QFI.

Having been at Wittering recently, and having talked to Aircrew Stude holdees, they...
5th Mar 2019, 11:39
Replies: 33
Views: 9,373
Posted By ExAscoteer

I was at Wittering recently. The prospective...

I was at Wittering recently. The prospective pilots that I spoke to have been holding between 18 months to 2 years post IOT!
4th Mar 2019, 19:43
Replies: 14,705
Views: 1,579,025
Posted By ExAscoteer

I was under the impression that Lightnings staged...

I was under the impression that Lightnings staged through El Adem on the way East in 1966.

Oh well.
4th Mar 2019, 19:40
Replies: 14,705
Views: 1,579,025
Posted By ExAscoteer

I'll take a punt on El Adem.

I'll take a punt on El Adem.
4th Mar 2019, 19:18
Replies: 14,705
Views: 1,579,025
Posted By ExAscoteer

So these are RAF FMk6s?

So these are RAF FMk6s?
4th Mar 2019, 19:11
Replies: 14,705
Views: 1,579,025
Posted By ExAscoteer

Kuwait maybe?

Kuwait maybe?
4th Mar 2019, 17:51
Replies: 14,705
Views: 1,579,025
Posted By ExAscoteer

Tengah perchance?

Tengah perchance?
22nd Feb 2019, 18:22
Replies: 26
Views: 6,940
Posted By ExAscoteer

What an utterly ignorant post.[/left]

What an utterly ignorant post.[/left]
13th Feb 2019, 16:18
Replies: 51
Views: 31,017
Posted By ExAscoteer

The 1950s 'phoned. Apparently they'd like their...

The 1950s 'phoned. Apparently they'd like their sexist back.
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