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8th Jul 2015, 18:50
Replies: 4,718
Views: 1,162,206
Posted By maximo ping

Brian, the colour was created by scientists...

Brian, the colour was created by scientists rather than a committee, and was optimised for the night environment in which the ac was mostly operated in its last decade and a bit. Looked an awful lot...
6th Feb 2015, 23:24
Replies: 4,718
Views: 1,162,206
Posted By maximo ping

Page 2? Wrong. I only went to the K in 91,...

Page 2? Wrong.

I only went to the K in 91, but left on 31 Oct 13. Keep the history coming chaps...
25th Sep 2013, 20:18
Replies: 5
Views: 2,256
Posted By maximo ping

The things you see in fields...

Chaps, a friend of mine is currently overseas and has just had a significant birthday. At his request, as a gift to him, his farmer uncle has very recently ploughed a particular word into one of his...
30th Jun 2013, 18:54
Replies: 51
Views: 14,761
Posted By maximo ping

I'll also take a punt on John Lloyd, and the chap...

I'll also take a punt on John Lloyd, and the chap 5 in from the left looks a lot like Ron Powell, subsequently boss of ULAS. Not sure if he spent any time at Swinderby though...
30th Jun 2013, 18:51
Replies: 51
Views: 14,761
Posted By maximo ping

Subsequent conversations with QFIs who had been...

Subsequent conversations with QFIs who had been on the staff during both incarnations of the unit revealed that they, unsurprisingly, far preferred the EFTS version. FSS forced them to assess only,...
30th Jun 2013, 18:45
Replies: 51
Views: 14,761
Posted By maximo ping

I reckon that Pete Frame and Dennis Winterbottom...

I reckon that Pete Frame and Dennis Winterbottom are both in there; they were both still present in 1987 when I did EFTS, although most of the ac still had the FSS markings on.
29th Sep 2012, 23:13
Replies: 42
Views: 8,783
Posted By maximo ping

Bet he was swearing on the inside...

Bet he was swearing on the inside...
19th Apr 2012, 17:59
Replies: 88
Views: 12,821
Posted By maximo ping

In which case the answer must be Chipmunk. Lovely...

In which case the answer must be Chipmunk. Lovely for upside downy stuff, and can hover in a stiff headwind. Oh, and smells like a proper aeroplane should.
16th Mar 2012, 18:43
Replies: 84
Views: 16,114
Posted By maximo ping

I think that "Person for person, an air force...

I think that "Person for person, an air force second to none" is going to be hard to beat...
30th Jun 2011, 19:58
Replies: 70
Views: 16,434
Posted By maximo ping

Local on this one occasion!

Local on this one occasion!
28th Jul 2010, 15:28
Replies: 209
Views: 45,174
Posted By maximo ping

Unfounded speculation B P or a proper rumour???

Unfounded speculation B P or a proper rumour???
10th Mar 2010, 21:13
Replies: 135
Views: 33,849
Posted By maximo ping

Exiled, I'm sure that you've done more to combat...

Exiled, I'm sure that you've done more to combat hypertension issues in the RAF in the last 12 hours than the entire medical branch over the last 12 months (for which many thanks), but any idea where...
31st Oct 2009, 23:31
Replies: 14
Views: 1,951
Posted By maximo ping

Hmm, Staneval may now answer to OC Ops rather...

Hmm, Staneval may now answer to OC Ops rather than Gp (not necessarily ideal I grant you in terms of independence), but I don't think they're on Sqn strength yet?
13th Apr 2009, 00:54
Replies: 22
Views: 4,748
Posted By maximo ping

The Dennis referred to must have been Sqn Ldr...

The Dennis referred to must have been Sqn Ldr Winterbottom - my primary on 19EFTS Cse, until he went on lve for a couple of weeks and I discovered that apparently flying instruction could consist of...
12th Dec 2008, 19:16
Replies: 94
Views: 11,030
Posted By maximo ping

And I'm not sure that many outside of...

And I'm not sure that many outside of Typhoon-land will give much of a stuff... :(
6th Dec 2008, 12:54
Replies: 12
Views: 3,120
Posted By maximo ping

"Every organisation needs it's senior...

"Every organisation needs it's senior management."


Apostrophe police as well...:ugh:
22nd Nov 2008, 10:07
Replies: 131
Views: 37,228
Posted By maximo ping

"NO you haven't! Nobody has threatened "our"...

"NO you haven't! Nobody has threatened "our" right to have democracy since 1945. All you have done, and are doing if you are still serving, is assist implement Government policy, both foreign and...
15th Oct 2008, 23:47
Replies: 28
Views: 13,614
Posted By maximo ping

glad rag, you may wish to both a) read and...

glad rag, you may wish to both a) read and understand the original post, and b) understand that anything appearing to be at variance with it is in the realm of banter...





":(:(:(:(:(:(" ...
17th May 2008, 00:20
Replies: 32
Views: 2,953
Posted By maximo ping

Certainly not spelling tests, but as an A2 that...

Certainly not spelling tests, but as an A2 that was just there to catch us out, wasn't it?
16th May 2008, 07:37
Replies: 22
Views: 3,905
Posted By maximo ping

Well that should get rid of our last remaining...

Well that should get rid of our last remaining traces of experience...:(
14th Feb 2008, 23:41
Replies: 32
Views: 5,802
Posted By maximo ping

He was definitely Cmdt CFS in 1990, and was the...

He was definitely Cmdt CFS in 1990, and was the QFI on trip 3 of my Multi Engine Cross Over on the Jetstream. An absolute gentleman, it was the first sortie I ever actually enjoyed wholeheartedly. ...
8th Feb 2008, 12:54
Replies: 76
Views: 13,423
Posted By maximo ping

Has anyone found details of PAS rates for 2008...

Has anyone found details of PAS rates for 2008 yet?
1st Oct 2007, 20:48
Replies: 27
Views: 5,312
Posted By maximo ping

You'll be wanting to check the rules and regs out...

You'll be wanting to check the rules and regs out old chap...AFAIK it depends on the presence of an Air Trafficer to waive your auth'd msd.:E
6th Jan 2007, 23:13
Replies: 48
Views: 5,027
Posted By maximo ping

Fair point mate, one does get used to the same...

Fair point mate, one does get used to the same myopic point of view from those above, and we do all have the chance to vote with our feet.
Doesn't mean you have to do their ill-considered work for...
6th Jan 2007, 22:59
Replies: 48
Views: 5,027
Posted By maximo ping

ABIW; now thinking as far as a month ahead? ...

ABIW; now thinking as far as a month ahead? You'll go far m'lad, just the sort of strategic thinking that we've been missing for so long...:ugh:
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