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by C24
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: Predannack 17June1966
Replies: 3
Views: 1667

Re: Predannack 17June1966

Thanks Yammer, corrected.

I'm losing the plot more and more as time goes by but it is not difficult for me to remember that morning.

(The Wessex was piloted by the Captain under guidance of the Station CFI.)
by C24
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: RNAS Culdrose & Predannack
Topic: Predannack 17June1966
Replies: 3
Views: 1667

Re: Predannack 17June1966

Not forgotten.
by C24
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: MIG 29's move closer to UK
Replies: 14
Views: 5328

Re: MIG 29's move closer to UK

:roll:

I've lost the plot on this one but great fun re-reading the thread hoping to understand it.

Keep posting ;)
by C24
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: August 1955. 707 barrel rolls
Replies: 16
Views: 1557

Re: August 1955. 707 barrel rolls

Jus for the record

· A barrel roll is a simple maneuver that is difficult to describe without visuals… ... It's called a Roll because when done properly, the airplane's track appears to Roll around the inside of a barrel or tube, not because the airplane is actually Rolling, as in an Aileron Roll.
by C24
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: August 1955. 707 barrel rolls
Replies: 16
Views: 1557

August 1955. 707 barrel rolls

:thumbs: :thumb: :clap: Well, on its first public outing over a lake near the production plant, watched by thousands, the Boeing test pilot performed two barrel rolls, one after another at low altitude. Mr and Mrs Boeing had gathered many bosses of American airlines to watch not knowing that it woul...
by C24
Fri May 24, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Google upholds the laws??
Replies: 0
Views: 118

Google upholds the laws??

I was planning a trip and wanted to get some idea of the time to allow. I reckon on an average speed for trips of less than 200miles of 55-60mph. Google offered a shorter time than my calculation. Searching online offered the followings rom G 3 Jan 2018 · The time and day it is - and the usual traff...
by C24
Thu May 23, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: RAF Wittering & Cottesmore
Topic: Exercise swift pirate
Replies: 1
Views: 605

Re: Exercise swift pirate

There was a C130 of the RNAF & a C17 around on Tuesday and a C17 yesterday with a Chinook in the distance. Not close enough to gather info & a short visit.
by C24
Thu May 23, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: F15. The end is nigh!
Replies: 7
Views: 2747

Re: F15. The end is nigh!

G'day Both✈️

I've never understood why on the visits we were told not to photograph the stern. The aircraft has been around for donkeys' years at airshows etc. If the USAF are so concerned then all F15s should wear underpants (or in American English, shorts).
🇺🇸 🇬🇧
by C24
Mon May 20, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Royal Navy Captain Sacked
Replies: 36
Views: 2340

Re: Royal Navy Captain Sacked

His reported actions in the battle of Copenhagen for one and didn't he have some sort of extra marital relationSHIP?

Didn't he show his real colours in the end? Great bloke as I understand it.

Cast not the first stone!
by C24
Sat May 18, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Lynx XZ199. 20th anniversary, today
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Re: Lynx XZ199. 20th anniversary, today

It should and I have corrected it. Thank you.

I've just returned from the site having deposited some more flowers. Four colleagues turned up as I was leaving. :)
by C24
Sat May 18, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: D Day 75th Anniversary Schemes
Replies: 17
Views: 3662

Re: D Day 75th Anniversary Schemes

Some snaps here

viewtopic.php?f=287&t=96810

Cheers
by C24
Sat May 18, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Lynx XZ199. 20th anniversary, today
Replies: 3
Views: 683

Lynx XZ199. 20th anniversary, today

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46914224765_370abde492.jpg ZX199-20th by Charlie , on Flickr In memory of WO2 Andreij PRENCZEK, AAC WO2 Stuart DONNAN, AAC SSGT Peter CLYNE, REME. On a transit between Dishforth and Odiham the No2 engine oil pressure registered a problem; the engine failed as the...
by C24
Sat May 18, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Royal Navy Captain Sacked
Replies: 36
Views: 2340

Re: Royal Navy Captain Sacked

His rank is Commodore, who was captain of the ship.

It is likely that there is more to this than has been (poorly) reported. Chances are that we will never know the full story.
by C24
Thu May 16, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Current Military Photography
Topic: F15. The end is nigh!
Replies: 7
Views: 2747

F15. The end is nigh!

;)

ImageF16-15-7791-ed-1 by Charlie, on Flickr

:)
by C24
Wed May 08, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: IX (B) squadron "aggressors"
Replies: 27
Views: 3133

Re: IX (B) squadron "aggressors"

Originally posted here

viewtopic.php?f=90&p=1083996#p1083996

I then saw this post ;)
by C24
Wed May 08, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What made you laugh today?
Replies: 177
Views: 22574

Re: What made you laugh today?

:D

On a Forces News programme.

The name of the CO of IX(B) Sqdn. Simon Batt. Quite appropriate ;)

Best wishes to them all in their new role. ;)
by C24
Wed May 08, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: Machloop ban
Replies: 210
Views: 23684

Re: Machloop ban

:roll: Which reminds me of a DoE Award w/end whilst assessing Gold groups in the '80s. I was heading north, near the top of Gunnerside when I was undertaken by a Tornado. The backseater looked up and waved as the pilot lifted to rise over the ridge. Made my day :) Someone I know followed a family ca...
by C24
Sat May 04, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Back to the land of sand
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Back to the land of sand

Thank you. I like the butterflies
by C24
Wed May 01, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: What made you laugh today?
Replies: 177
Views: 22574

Re: What made you laugh today?

Wednesday evening

I've just heard a report that the Defence Minister was the person who leaked about the Chinese phone deal.

Must be nice to know that one's boss is on your side.

Vote tomorrow ;)
by C24
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: The Fighter Control Mess
Topic: ANZAC day
Replies: 2
Views: 553

ANZAC day

Lest we forget

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