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Fighter pilots told 'keep windscreens clean'

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Fighter pilots told 'keep windscreens clean'

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Post by paddyboy » Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:09 pm

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Post by jem60 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:20 pm

So, there you are. howling around the Mach loop in your Typhoon, pass through a whole load of insects, etc., and then what, open the canopy and clean the windscreen?????. :S :S Windscreens are always cleaned before flight. Rampies job,
Going back many years, there I was, howling around over the Bucks countryside at Mach whatever in my Aerobat, having to avoid a Jaguar coming from Abingdon after a major overhaul back to East Anglia, and I asked myself 'whatever happened to max 250knots at low level over a major town.' See and be seen is very difficult at the speed he was travelling!!!. Guess his windscreen was dirty?? :S :)

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Post by Sky Pirate » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:02 pm

Lossiemouth on Thursday last, Canopener op's called for a Liney to come out to clean the windscreen....I joke ye not.

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Post by gamecock » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:21 pm

Why would it be a joke? Seen it happen a few times.

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Post by page_verify » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:22 am

Errr wasn't their guidance to keep inside the windscreen clear of maps and books?

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Post by Freeman Lowell » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:01 pm

page_verify wrote:Errr wasn't their guidance to keep inside the windscreen clear of maps and books?
Page, I'm sure you're correct.
The number of fighter pilots, in particular, that have nav charts and maps stuffed in their 11 or 1 o'clock field of view always surprises me. Sure, they are a comfort when you're crossing miles of empty ocean but they never seem to be secured when entering congested airspace. Perhaps when designing the cockpit layouts of modern aircraft, it's something that's overlooked as ' all navigation information will be stored electronically' ?
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Post by C24 » Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:04 pm

Wasn't there a case recently of a camera getting caught in the stick of a transport aircraft?
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Post by Andy_99 » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:34 am

C24 wrote:Wasn't there a case recently of a camera getting caught in the stick of a transport aircraft?
Yep an RAF voyager over the Med, Accident report was released a few months back.

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Re: Fighter pilots told 'keep windscreens clean'

Post by nickowen » Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:27 pm

I have been able over the years to indulge many a right-hand seat by turning up with a micropore cloth and a bottle of Mr Muscle.

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