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18th Aug 2017, 13:10
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Posted By Monsun

Thunderbird7. Unfortunately they've had problems...

Thunderbird7. Unfortunately they've had problems with another engine. I visited BBMF last Thursday and the Dak had its starboard engine removed and needed a replacement. Have seen elsewhere that...
9th Oct 2016, 22:15
Replies: 6
Views: 3,373
Posted By Monsun

Very sad news. I contacted Gerry a few years...

Very sad news.

I contacted Gerry a few years ago regarding his time on Javelins (23 and 60 Sqns). Before this he flew Hunters with 98 Sqn at Jever.

After his time on Javelins he was an...
2nd Aug 2016, 08:22
Replies: 287
Views: 134,110
Posted By Monsun

And many thanks to Wokkafans from me as well!

And many thanks to Wokkafans from me as well!
1st Aug 2016, 21:47
Replies: 287
Views: 134,110
Posted By Monsun

I think the TV programme would have been an...

I think the TV programme would have been an episode of the documentary series Man Alive on BBC which was done at Wildenrath in 1980. I spoke with Graham Clarke a few years ago who had to fly the...
12th Dec 2015, 09:10
Replies: 39
Views: 7,977
Posted By Monsun

Regarding noise at Leeming I recall a half hour...

Regarding noise at Leeming I recall a half hour programme by Tyne Tees television all about Tornado noise featuring one particularly gobby woman from Scruton who was up in arms about the new...
3rd Nov 2015, 16:00
Replies: 287
Views: 134,110
Posted By Monsun

Smuj You might be confusing two separate...

Smuj

You might be confusing two separate incidents at Akrotiri. The one involving Martin Bee occurred on 23/5/74 (XS928) and indeed was a titanium fire which led to the No.1 engine winding down...
29th Oct 2015, 19:16
Replies: 50
Views: 12,378
Posted By Monsun

Peel are making just as good a job of running...

Peel are making just as good a job of running Durham Tees Valley....
15th Oct 2015, 11:37
Replies: 287
Views: 134,110
Posted By Monsun

Hello newt. Still haven't found your old TVR I'm...

Hello newt. Still haven't found your old TVR I'm afraid (or my first one for that matter).

P.S. Sorry for thread drift
4th Sep 2015, 20:10
Replies: 1,757
Views: 898,454
Posted By Monsun

The AAIB will 'come-on' in time but in terms of...

The AAIB will 'come-on' in time but in terms of the departure from North Weald the take off performance of the Hunter T.7 is known and the runway state and weather is also known. Even at this early...
25th Aug 2015, 16:16
Replies: 1,757
Views: 898,454
Posted By Monsun

I really hope that AH comes through this and...

I really hope that AH comes through this and recovers but would question whether he will be able to help the AAIB in any meaningful way.

My CFI had a serious accident the year after he taught me...
25th Aug 2015, 09:48
Replies: 1,757
Views: 898,454
Posted By Monsun

Roland Les Hatcher is a former Lightning...

Roland

Les Hatcher is a former Lightning pilot who passed through the OCU in 1967 and subsequently flew with 19, 56 and 111 Squadrons
2nd Aug 2015, 17:59
Replies: 13
Views: 4,818
Posted By Monsun

Yes it was 1971 (if it's the one I'm thinking of)...

Yes it was 1971 (if it's the one I'm thinking of) but it was an F.3 so 111 Squadron? It happened four times altogether with Lightnings but the Wattisham incident was probably the most impressive of...
31st Mar 2015, 16:41
Replies: 20
Views: 5,105
Posted By Monsun

Looks like a total cock up all round on this one....

Looks like a total cock up all round on this one. Apparently the coin itself is now having to be re-designed to show how much it is worth....
22nd Feb 2015, 11:02
Replies: 66
Views: 24,219
Posted By Monsun

and it's Beamont and not Beaumont....

and it's Beamont and not Beaumont....
8th Jul 2014, 18:20
Replies: 27
Views: 11,042
Posted By Monsun

It wasn't Binbrook, it was newt on MPC but he's...

It wasn't Binbrook, it was newt on MPC but he's still not allowed to tell us what really happened.....
17th Mar 2014, 19:30
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,383,672
Posted By Monsun

Regarding the theory that MH370 got close to...

Regarding the theory that MH370 got close to SIA68 so as to transit Indian airspace without suspicion, it reminds me of a story I heard from a former RAF Lightning pilot who was based at Akrotiri in...
16th Mar 2014, 14:18
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,383,672
Posted By Monsun

Something I would like to know. Would voice...

Something I would like to know. Would voice analysis be able to ascertain whether the final call (Roger that) was made by the same person who had carried out the previous radio transmissions?
12th Mar 2014, 19:25
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,383,672
Posted By Monsun

As one of the possibilities in this case has to...

As one of the possibilities in this case has to be pilot action, I seem to recall that the captain had a simulator at his house. Would it be possible that the software on this could show what flight...
7th Mar 2014, 19:10
Replies: 18
Views: 4,558
Posted By Monsun

The figure quoted for the F.6 ventral of 610...

The figure quoted for the F.6 ventral of 610 gallons is correct and 170 gallons was lost when the Aden gun installation was fitted. Each of the overwing ferry tanks held 260 gallons.
23rd Dec 2013, 17:55
Replies: 73
Views: 16,217
Posted By Monsun

Visited Church Fenton several times with the ATC....

Visited Church Fenton several times with the ATC. First was on 20 April 1969 when I flew in Chipmunks WK624 and WP845. Happy days!
13th Nov 2013, 12:19
Replies: 22
Views: 9,742
Posted By Monsun

Iris There are also details of the accident...

Iris

There are also details of the accident that run to about a page in Lightning Eject (Pen and Sword Books)
8th Nov 2013, 18:53
Replies: 22
Views: 9,742
Posted By Monsun

I have some information on Alan Garside but not...

I have some information on Alan Garside but not that much I'm afraid. He went straight from Operational Conversion Unit around June 1959 to fly Hunters with 66 Squadron at Acklington in...
8th Nov 2013, 15:47
Replies: 9
Views: 4,176
Posted By Monsun

Doug The first photo appeared in Air Clues...

Doug

The first photo appeared in Air Clues of April 1964 and the caption records the four as (L to R) W/C M.S Khanna (C.O. of an Indian AF Hunter squadron), Master Navigator A. Parker and F/L G....
9th Oct 2013, 17:00
Replies: 37
Views: 16,517
Posted By Monsun

Thanks neilf92, I stand corrected!

Thanks neilf92, I stand corrected!
9th Oct 2013, 12:58
Replies: 37
Views: 16,517
Posted By Monsun

Have done extensive research on the Lightning, in...

Have done extensive research on the Lightning, in terms of sinking back onto the runway after take off I make it five as follows

1) 6/5/66, XM213 of 226 OCU, S/L Paul Hobley
2) 27/9/66, XR714...
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