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by GertrudetheMerciless
Mon 12 Jan 2009, 9:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Air Force 1 - The Search Begins
Replies: 11
Views: 2117

Re: Air Force 1 - The Search Begins

Manonthefence wrote:What they need is the VC-10 if they want smooth cruising and good field performance. :grin:



Depends how tight his schedule is. If he can factor a day here and there for the occasionally temperamental airframe, I couldn't agree more. :smile:
by GertrudetheMerciless
Sun 11 Jan 2009, 8:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Grob Tutors - RAF or Privately owned?
Replies: 8
Views: 1289

Re: Grob Tutors - RAF or Privately owned?

SilentFlight wrote:Nearly correct. The aircraft are actually owned by the Royal Bank of Scotland and are lease hired back to VT



Owned by RBS, which almost makes them a state owned asset! :grin:

Good old PFIs...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Fri 05 Dec 2008, 11:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: A380 Too Quiet For Pilots
Replies: 5
Views: 1472

Re: A380 Too Quiet For Pilots

Bruggen130 wrote:Looks like they need some Night Nurse on board :smile:


I wouldn't be so picky...

...any nurse will do. :biggrin:
by GertrudetheMerciless
Mon 27 Oct 2008, 9:42 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Sunny Brize - 27.10.08
Replies: 12
Views: 1781

Re: Sunny Brize - 27.10.08

MartinNeedham wrote:Last one's a stunner matie :clap: :clap:

MartinNeedham


Agreed. Cracking shot. :smile:
by GertrudetheMerciless
Thu 25 Sep 2008, 7:48 pm
Forum: Old Warden Air Displays
Topic: Shuttleworth Autumn Show 2008
Replies: 17
Views: 3948

Re: Shuttleworth Autumn Show 2008

Why, oh why, do we have to have these ludicrous clashes with Duxford... It's nonsensical. Old Warden shows have almost invariably been the first Sunday of the month for years (other than the sunset shows of course). I think that the clashes have been progressively introduced by the easterly airfiel...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Thu 25 Sep 2008, 5:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: New Hercules - C-130XL
Replies: 14
Views: 2362

Re: New Hercules - C-130XL

Looks like a re-hashed and modernised 1950s design...




...oh no, it is (but with a funky XL name tag. Woo!) :grin:
by GertrudetheMerciless
Thu 18 Sep 2008, 12:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: William goes SAR
Replies: 41
Views: 4824

Re: William goes SAR

As for Wales doing it, why should he be allowed to fast track his training for his wings and be exempt from alot of training in doing so. And do you really think he'll go straight to the SAR OCU? Nope. It has been published in the press that his further training will take 18months. On can assume th...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Wed 17 Sep 2008, 9:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: William goes SAR
Replies: 41
Views: 4824

Re: William goes SAR

As for Wales doing it, why should he be allowed to fast track his training for his wings and be exempt from alot of training in doing so. And do you really think he'll go straight to the SAR OCU? Nope. It has been published in the press that his further training will take 18months. On can assume th...
by GertrudetheMerciless
Tue 09 Sep 2008, 9:04 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Strategic Airlift Shortfall
Replies: 10
Views: 3679

Re: Strategic Airlift Shortfall

Armadillos wrote:All valid issues however issues which need addressing so as the RAF can more effectively carry out commitments surely?



Very much so - I entrirely agree. Sadly the RAF can only use the budget given to it by the treasury.
by GertrudetheMerciless
Mon 08 Sep 2008, 7:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Strategic Airlift Shortfall
Replies: 10
Views: 3679

Re: Strategic Airlift Shortfall

I think the government should bite the built and allow the MoD to buy say 15 in total would go along way in spreading hours over the fleet and ease pressure on Hercules fleet as well, seem to remember being told their hours are alitle steep too. Slight lack of space at Brize, particularly with the ...