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19th May 2022, 16:23
Replies: 101
Views: 16,702
Posted By Haraka

Ops

Without pointing fingers, it has been my experience on Ops that many problems have been due internally due to inane tasking and irrelevant requests coming down through the system.
Of course...
19th May 2022, 11:48
Replies: 101
Views: 16,702
Posted By Haraka

Indeed ! We back configured a Victor Tanker...

Indeed !
We back configured a Victor Tanker with a vertical 6 inch F95 camera in the nose for this very long range recce mission to look around South Georgia for Maritime activity.
This was about...
19th May 2022, 08:33
Replies: 101
Views: 16,702
Posted By Haraka

Anybody here involved in the first RAF mission of...

Anybody here involved in the first RAF mission of the conflict?
(AFAIK it wasn't a Vulcan, Harrier, Nimrod or Canberra )
19th May 2022, 08:28
Replies: 131
Views: 19,814
Posted By Haraka

I remember many yeas ago listening to the...

I remember many yeas ago listening to the politicking about Turkey joining the EU. Concerns about such factors as the EU then bordering Iran.....
16th May 2022, 17:54
Replies: 31
Views: 3,015
Posted By Haraka

Several. But never knew what they were called...

Several. But never knew what they were called until later,,,,,,,,,,,,
15th May 2022, 17:52
Replies: 56
Views: 23,222
Posted By Haraka

THAT, for me at least, has got to be one of the...

THAT, for me at least, has got to be one of the funniest punch line submissions for a long time !
12th May 2022, 08:40
Replies: 31
Views: 2,783
Posted By Haraka

N.B. There is a difference between an opinion and...

N.B. There is a difference between an opinion and a qualified opinion ;)
1st May 2022, 17:10
Replies: 28
Views: 5,352
Posted By Haraka

N.B. that a number of Hastings components still...

N.B. that a number of Hastings components still had inherited Halifax reference numbers.
H.P went " bust" partly because Sir Fred refused to amalgamate. IIRC The RAF preferred the military HPR 7...
27th Apr 2022, 17:35
Replies: 17
Views: 3,536
Posted By Haraka

Ray Hilborne ,(he of the S5 replica) was very...

Ray Hilborne ,(he of the S5 replica) was very keen, planning on using the original certification. We tried to get some BA interest..........
27th Apr 2022, 11:08
Replies: 17
Views: 3,536
Posted By Haraka

Years ago there appeared a re-manufactured and...

Years ago there appeared a re-manufactured and updated Ford TriMotor , then there was the updated Dornier 24 .... I also remember a scheme to build a new H.P. 42 !
27th Apr 2022, 10:37
Replies: 25
Views: 4,312
Posted By Haraka

Timelord NB and Mission " As briefed"...

Timelord NB and Mission " As briefed" :)
27th Apr 2022, 10:33
Replies: 25
Views: 4,312
Posted By Haraka

Indeed 4 Sqn were the primary RAFG Harrier recce...

Indeed 4 Sqn were the primary RAFG Harrier recce providers in the late 70's, However 3 Sqn also kept it as a secondary commitment and their "Recce Weeks" were a delight to support from 4 Sqn RIC ,...
25th Apr 2022, 07:00
Replies: 92
Views: 8,029
Posted By Haraka

IIRC the first "fly by" on that day was of a...

IIRC the first "fly by" on that day was of a Tiger Moth piloted by a young Quentin Oswell on a qualifying cross country. Later a Wing Commander, "Q" will be remembered fondly by many..
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Mar 2022, 17:26
Replies: 43
Views: 5,574
Posted By Haraka

Along with " General Montgomery flies back to...

Along with " General Montgomery flies back to front"
17th Mar 2022, 10:47
Replies: 146
Views: 18,233
Posted By Haraka

"Mr Pope's best recollections abut the "real"...

"Mr Pope's best recollections abut the "real" photos that he saw of the alleged Calvine diamond and its chase aircraft while he was working in Sec(AS)2a."
Well that says it all
:)
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Mar 2022, 07:55
Replies: 46
Views: 4,106
Posted By Haraka

I recall in N.I; the fun we had teaching newly...

I recall in N.I; the fun we had teaching newly arrived Army Officers in Province a Gaelic Toast:
"Poch ma Hon"
" Now say it all together guys, so you won't forget it!" :)

( It translates...
6th Mar 2022, 06:20
Replies: 146
Views: 18,233
Posted By Haraka

Looks like a mash up including some shots of a...

Looks like a mash up including some shots of a possible D 21 ( or representation thereof) in post 129... :)
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Mar 2022, 11:11
Replies: 102
Views: 34,128
Posted By Haraka

"Never more than a couple of kilometres from the...

"Never more than a couple of kilometres from the crowd line she turned and banked and; the sound!! Majestic"
The Farnborough commentator's remarks totally echoed my own feelings as it banked.
...
5th Mar 2022, 08:46
Replies: 14
Views: 2,482
Posted By Haraka

As a microcosm of the shambles. I had the great...

As a microcosm of the shambles. I had the great privilege of being seconded to the RAF IAM during my University years. We still had a working mock up of the proposed F111K on site which was great fun...
5th Mar 2022, 07:58
Replies: 14
Views: 2,482
Posted By Haraka

I attended a lecture at The Towers in 1968...

I attended a lecture at The Towers in 1968 delivered by a Senior MoD Civilian. Inevitably there was a question from the floor about the TSR 2 cancellation. His ensuing grimace was followed by a very...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Mar 2022, 17:01
Replies: 7
Views: 1,815
Posted By Haraka

Well,it's just knocked me sideways! THIS is...

Well,it's just knocked me sideways!
THIS is talent!
28th Feb 2022, 07:49
Replies: 41
Views: 7,124
Posted By Haraka

I recall a Rock LR stuck by the side of a...

I recall a Rock LR stuck by the side of a woodland track during an RAFG exercise in the mid '70's . Bonnet was up and a Sgt was buried underneath as far his waist muttering obscenities.
" What's...
25th Feb 2022, 16:05
Replies: 58
Views: 8,900
Posted By Haraka

Thinking back a few years IIRC the RAF's own on...

Thinking back a few years IIRC the RAF's own on line advertising site had pictures of Tornadoes after the type was OOS.
Some contracted advertising guru using his" Ajiffniff." ?
13th Feb 2022, 05:28
Replies: 25
Views: 5,360
Posted By Haraka

Remembered as a real character over so many years...

Remembered as a real character over so many years . Lex Brown stories are legion.
9th Feb 2022, 16:12
Replies: 146
Views: 18,233
Posted By Haraka

Oddly enough, we're also yet to find any Harrier...

Oddly enough, we're also yet to find any Harrier pilots who have even heard of the story before we ask them about it.

Shouldn't that tell you something?
9th Feb 2022, 03:16
Replies: 70
Views: 10,060
Posted By Haraka

Petronius Arbiter " We trained hard" Committed...

Petronius Arbiter " We trained hard"
Committed suicide ( to avoid being assassinated).
7th Feb 2022, 17:15
Replies: 146
Views: 18,233
Posted By Haraka

As in any investigation, the provenance of any...

As in any investigation, the provenance of any evidence submitted has to be established before furthering for any evaluated consideration.....

I don't see that here......
5th Feb 2022, 16:52
Replies: 60
Views: 12,084
Posted By Haraka

Beags. Not tempted to have gone U/S then ? :)

Beags. Not tempted to have gone U/S then ? :)
4th Feb 2022, 16:06
Replies: 18
Views: 4,503
Posted By Haraka

OBL

Seemingly not happened since May 2 2011 ( even then "allegedly") .......... :) with no subsequent type confirmation of a ( now obsolescent) type variant ......
I rested my case on that one years ago...
2nd Feb 2022, 16:38
Replies: 25
Views: 5,435
Posted By Haraka

I remember Corporal F104G Starfighter pilots in...

I remember Corporal F104G Starfighter pilots in the German Air Force..............
2nd Feb 2022, 09:25
Replies: 114
Views: 23,516
Posted By Haraka

With all the current "wokery", am I the only one ...

With all the current "wokery", am I the only one a bit surprised at the reflectivity and apparent gender of the chosen model for the proposed garb? . ....:)
1st Feb 2022, 12:42
Replies: 114
Views: 23,516
Posted By Haraka

I thought it was a wind up :)

I thought it was a wind up :)
31st Jan 2022, 07:48
Replies: 42
Views: 5,537
Posted By Haraka

I recall also watching the RNHF Sea Fury suffer a...

I recall also watching the RNHF Sea Fury suffer a ground loop and u/c collapse at Yeovilton in 1974. (Tail wheel lock not engaged IIRC).

( BTW apparently not all Invasion stripes during the 1956...
27th Jan 2022, 04:29
Replies: 49
Views: 9,131
Posted By Haraka

Many Thanks Megan for the clarification on the...

Many Thanks Megan for the clarification on the acceptance of "round the world" flying! :)
26th Jan 2022, 09:47
Replies: 49
Views: 9,131
Posted By Haraka

I am a little lost as to what actually...

I am a little lost as to what actually constitutes a " Round the World " flight. Zara Rutherford certainly qualified in my understanding by passing through two antipodal points. I.e. directly...
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