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19th May 2022, 22:46
Replies: 135
Views: 29,769
Posted By BEagle

Such a shame... I have 'To the Unknown Man'...

Such a shame...

I have 'To the Unknown Man' Vol.1 & Vol.2 - but on vinyl from exactly 40 years ago.
18th May 2022, 07:21
Replies: 5,958
Views: 3,205,320
Posted By BEagle

I don't believe that recording to be authentic. ...

I don't believe that recording to be authentic. Background klaxon is probably an audio file and the voices are describing Moskva damage information freely available from the Internet.
17th May 2022, 19:53
Replies: 38
Views: 3,463
Posted By BEagle

Nope, 'Stavros' was 'Phil the Greek', otherwise...

Nope, 'Stavros' was 'Phil the Greek', otherwise known as HRH The Prince Philip RIP.
17th May 2022, 16:03
Replies: 31
Views: 3,015
Posted By BEagle

OP. DENY CHRISTMAS Well-known to the RAF AAR...

OP. DENY CHRISTMAS Well-known to the RAF AAR force when yet another OOA operation in support of Trust-me-Tone's 'Bring a Bottle' mini-wars was called at short notice.....and off we went to some...
12th May 2022, 21:27
Replies: 17
Views: 3,331
Posted By BEagle

Lancaster MR3 from RAF Kinloss to RAF Merryfield,...

Lancaster MR3 from RAF Kinloss to RAF Merryfield, land, take-off again and return to Kinloss. Purpose of 'crew training' flight? To deliver salmon to the Officers' Mess for a Guest Night!
11th May 2022, 08:34
Replies: 38
Views: 3,463
Posted By BEagle

Back to boarding school, then PPL courtesy of an...

Back to boarding school, then PPL courtesy of an RAF Scholarship the following Easter before RAFC Cranwell in September!

I did graduate to a single seat glider in Autumn 1967 though - the mighty...
8th May 2022, 14:08
Replies: 146
Views: 28,116
Posted By BEagle

Regarding fitness, BBC2 at 20:00 tonight 8th May...

Regarding fitness, BBC2 at 20:00 tonight 8th May looks interesting:
3rd May 2022, 19:14
Replies: 101
Views: 16,751
Posted By BEagle

Nope - incoming round. Perhaps from a Tommy?

Nope - incoming round. Perhaps from a Tommy?
3rd May 2022, 16:45
Replies: 101
Views: 16,751
Posted By BEagle

Didn't you also take a 7.62 round through a...

Didn't you also take a 7.62 round through a Wessex rotor blade in earlier life in NornIrn, Mog?
3rd May 2022, 10:52
Replies: 22
Views: 5,192
Posted By BEagle

Allegedly, in 2016, the RAF 'showed interest' in...

Allegedly, in 2016, the RAF 'showed interest' in equipping 'some' Voyagers with the boom system. But how many and which? The RAF doesn't own its Voyagers and relies on core and surge fleets from...
2nd May 2022, 23:38
Replies: 146
Views: 28,116
Posted By BEagle

I'm surprised that even Wiggy the Woke would...

I'm surprised that even Wiggy the Woke would allow some claptrap like that to appear in print. Sarah, you need to tell the 'Air Media and Communications Project Manager' that such nonsense simply...
2nd May 2022, 16:59
Replies: 92
Views: 8,030
Posted By BEagle

In the mid-1950s Westlands serviced and tested...

In the mid-1950s Westlands serviced and tested Sabres at RAF Merryfield. Typically, they got behind in their work and started doing full power engine tests at the...
29th Apr 2022, 15:42
Replies: 28
Views: 5,353
Posted By BEagle

Halifax B III or B VI, I would assume?

Halifax B III or B VI, I would assume?
28th Apr 2022, 23:00
Replies: 38
Views: 3,463
Posted By BEagle

Ah yes - that little green booklet. Mine was...

Ah yes - that little green booklet. Mine was obtained through the RAF GSA from RAF Locking when I was a CCF cadet:
...
28th Apr 2022, 08:20
Replies: 44
Views: 10,378
Posted By BEagle

I would hope that the USAF has learned valuable...

I would hope that the USAF has learned valuable lessons after the utter absurdity of the KC-46A debacle....
26th Apr 2022, 22:03
Replies: 17
Views: 3,536
Posted By BEagle

That looks hideous! I was privileged to have...

That looks hideous!

I was privileged to have a look around D-AQUI, the Lufthansa Stiftung Ju52/3M at Hamburg airport before it was sadly grounded and what struck me most was how small the cabin...
25th Apr 2022, 19:14
Replies: 48
Views: 7,066
Posted By BEagle

Cornish Jack, also the RW08 ILS (as it was then)...

Cornish Jack, also the RW08 ILS (as it was then) had a glideslope which undulated due to local terrain. It was OK to fly manually down to 200' a.g.l., but not auto-coupled.

is still stated for...
25th Apr 2022, 19:04
Replies: 40
Views: 3,974
Posted By BEagle

MoD doesn't allow service personnel who were...

MoD doesn't allow service personnel who were awarded the 'Liberation of Kuwait' medals by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait to wear them on their service uniforms - but presumably once they've left the service...
22nd Apr 2022, 09:48
Replies: 92
Views: 8,030
Posted By BEagle

On the day itself, there were 318 aircraft on...

On the day itself, there were 318 aircraft on static display; the flypast consisted of 641 aircraft, of which 197 were piston powered and 444 were jets....
21st Apr 2022, 21:43
Replies: 92
Views: 8,030
Posted By BEagle

The Swift F4 prototype WK198 was indeed flown by...

The Swift F4 prototype WK198 was indeed flown by Lt Cdr Mike Lithgow. It roared across at 580KIAS, then suffered an engine seizure necessitating a dead-stick landing back at Chilbolton!
21st Apr 2022, 16:05
Replies: 92
Views: 8,030
Posted By BEagle

Not quite all! One was lost over Morecambe Bay,...

Not quite all! One was lost over Morecambe Bay, another crashed near Marham and another near Coningsby.

Perhaps there were further losses?
21st Apr 2022, 08:51
Replies: 31
Views: 6,525
Posted By BEagle

Are you sure those were LOPROs? Or perhaps...

Are you sure those were LOPROs? Or perhaps KELTEX simulated ASM attacks on HM's grey war canoes, which previously used Gnats from Valley?
20th Apr 2022, 21:57
Replies: 31
Views: 6,525
Posted By BEagle

I do indeed recall 'LOPRO' exercises with...

I do indeed recall 'LOPRO' exercises with disposable Canberras in my Vulcan days. But to brighten up the excrutiating boredom of MRR, we also did the odd 'SELPRO' event - one on occasion blundering...
20th Apr 2022, 21:50
Replies: 31
Views: 6,525
Posted By BEagle

I recall Mixed Fighter Farce during an exercise...

I recall Mixed Fighter Farce during an exercise at Wattisham in the early '80s. Dispersed to the ORP, whilst waiting for something to happen, we were treated to the sight of a MFF Hawk landing with...
18th Apr 2022, 12:49
Replies: 14
Views: 1,636
Posted By BEagle

The 'rules' have not changed. Learning to fly...

The 'rules' have not changed. Learning to fly using a PMD is ONLY permitted for NPPL solo students flying non-Part 21 aeroplanes. Even then, they cannot use the 'alternative criteria' for sub...
18th Apr 2022, 09:29
Replies: 54
Views: 11,839
Posted By BEagle

Nope. That's why large aircraft with multiple...

Nope. That's why large aircraft with multiple fuel tanks use centre tank fuel first, aiming to keep the distributed fuel mass in outboard tanks for as long as possible.
18th Apr 2022, 08:55
Replies: 14
Views: 1,636
Posted By BEagle

Ab initio NPPL(SSEA) training with a PMD is ONLY...

Ab initio NPPL(SSEA) training with a PMD is ONLY permitted on non-Part 21 aeroplanes. Hence if someone wishes to train for an NPPL(SSEA) on a Cessna 150, in order to fly solo they must hold a LAPL...
16th Apr 2022, 15:29
Replies: 48
Views: 7,066
Posted By BEagle

Taking tea in the OM at Brize, as one did in...

Taking tea in the OM at Brize, as one did in those days, I was chatting with a 216 chap. As we talked, we heard a TriStar conducting a ground run, when there was an almighty series of bangs. "OOPS,...
15th Apr 2022, 21:03
Replies: 48
Views: 7,066
Posted By BEagle

Correct. I was at Brize at the time and saw the...

Correct. I was at Brize at the time and saw the photos of the damage. They weren't even sure whether it was safe to tow the aircraft off the RW.

A chap working in the Windrush Industrial Park in...
13th Apr 2022, 15:09
Replies: 34
Views: 9,064
Posted By BEagle

I have a small Braun radio controlled travel...

I have a small Braun radio controlled travel clock which is my master time reference. But what surprises me is that my expensive Bose Wave III radio, which has FM RDS reception, keeps lousy time and...
1st Apr 2022, 20:46
Replies: 34
Views: 9,064
Posted By BEagle

Whatever is this puerile 'hoorah' nonsense? It...

Whatever is this puerile 'hoorah' nonsense? It sounds appallingly Uhmerkan Mreenkaw or similar?

At one station where I served, they used to put the speaking clock over the PA at Met Brief - that...
30th Mar 2022, 20:14
Replies: 167
Views: 94,374
Posted By BEagle

No chum. In my Vulcan days, I served on 35 Sqn -...

No chum. In my Vulcan days, I served on 35 Sqn - I was never on IX Sqn.
28th Mar 2022, 23:02
Replies: 479
Views: 145,070
Posted By BEagle

The RCAF doesn't currently have a tanker which...

The RCAF doesn't currently have a tanker which can refuel the F-35A, so will they go for the -B, -C? Or hand LM a blank cheque to fit a probe to the F-35A?

A small but significant factor when...
28th Mar 2022, 17:45
Replies: 52
Views: 10,339
Posted By BEagle

After the financial crash a few years ago, I...

After the financial crash a few years ago, I decided that wasn't a risk I'd take EVER again! So now the remains of my savings are in a bank account which pays a paltry 0.05%, plus a few NS&I Premium...
25th Mar 2022, 20:31
Replies: 64
Views: 11,241
Posted By BEagle

Just after ULAS had relocated from wonderful...

Just after ULAS had relocated from wonderful White Waltham to RAF Abingdon, I recall one of our QFIs saying "Well at least we're safe now - they'll never close Abingdon!".

Sadly, about 25 years...
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