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John Privett01/11/2014 21:22:50
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Posted by Josip Vrandecic -Mes on 21/10/2014 18:44:43:
The real Stealth Fighter !

Edited By Josip Vrandecic -Mes on 21/10/2014 18:45:24

I think I've posted this one somewhere on here before (though not in this thread) as I uploaded it to my album precisely one year ago. (Well, one year and 28 minutes ago actually...)

This is a Stealth Airliner, pictured (or not) at Newcastle Airport... wink 2

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cymaz02/11/2014 20:38:38
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A few funny anecdotes, apologies if you already know them.

 

 

Edited By cymaz on 02/11/2014 20:39:22

Vinegar Dave10/01/2015 15:03:52
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Again apologies if you have heard this one but WW1 pilots were told on take off that if their engine was to fail 'Don't Turn back'. If you bank to the left you will burn and if you bank to the right you will crash so go straight on and you might crash or burn but you have a chance!

Average life consistancy of a pilot was 12 days to be shot down and a 1 in 3 in that is excluding a chance of being killed in take off or landing...

and they wanted to get out of the trenches?

jeff2wings10/01/2015 15:47:34
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J D 810/01/2015 15:53:22
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And if you lasted a fortnight and got your eye in so to speak,you might last three months!

denis parkinson10/01/2015 16:08:40
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Posted by cymaz on 02/11/2014 20:38:38:

A few funny anecdotes, apologies if you already know them.

Awsome Cymaz, never seen those before

Edited By cymaz on 02/11/2014 20:39:22

Vinegar Dave10/01/2015 16:25:22
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Posted by John Privett on 01/11/2014 21:22:50:
Posted by Josip Vrandecic -Mes on 21/10/2014 18:44:43:
The real Stealth Fighter !

Edited By Josip Vrandecic -Mes on 21/10/2014 18:45:24

I think I've posted this one somewhere on here before (though not in this thread) as I uploaded it to my album precisely one year ago. (Well, one year and 28 minutes ago actually...)

This is a Stealth Airliner, pictured (or not) at Newcastle Airport... wink 2

cimg5155.jpg

Vinegar Dave10/01/2015 16:28:20
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That's it!

It's flight MH 322...

Steve Hargreaves - Moderator11/01/2015 11:42:55
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Posted by Vinegar Dave on 10/01/2015 15:03:52:

Again apologies if you have heard this one but WW1 pilots were told on take off that if their engine was to fail 'Don't Turn back'. If you bank to the left you will burn and if you bank to the right you will crash so go straight on and you might crash or burn but you have a chance!

Average life consistancy of a pilot was 12 days to be shot down and a 1 in 3 in that is excluding a chance of being killed in take off or landing...

and they wanted to get out of the trenches?

What was even more scary was the number of training accidents in one book I read they reckoned it was around 1/3rd of all pilots killed were killed in training....smile o

Chuck Plains11/01/2015 11:58:17
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Posted by John Privett on 01/11/2014 21:22:50:

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Was that taken at the Jet Wash?

Vinegar Dave12/01/2015 10:36:37
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Posted by Steve Hargreaves - Moderator on 11/01/2015 11:42:55:
Posted by Vinegar Dave on 10/01/2015 15:03:52:

Again apologies if you have heard this one but WW1 pilots were told on take off that if their engine was to fail 'Don't Turn back'. If you bank to the left you will burn and if you bank to the right you will crash so go straight on and you might crash or burn but you have a chance!

Average life consistancy of a pilot was 12 days to be shot down and a 1 in 3 in that is excluding a chance of being killed in take off or landing...

and they wanted to get out of the trenches?

What was even more scary was the number of training accidents in one book I read they reckoned it was around 1/3rd of all pilots killed were killed in training....smile o

It was similar with the 109 in WW2 ( although not quite 1in 3 but still a lot) many crashed the thing in landng in training

Don Fry19/01/2015 12:50:43
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Guardian newspaper has supplied us with the correct phrase for the next airframe write-off. Following the failed landing of a reusable rocket first stage over the pond, the explosive aftermath was described as a RUD. Stands for Rapid unscheduled disassembly. Much better than 2 carrier bag job

Steve T19/01/2015 13:15:07
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RUD awesome......wish I had thought of it.

Ronaldo12/10/2018 18:52:29
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SR 7113/10/2018 04:20:18
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Thats how a wiff of superglue affects me for a couple of days sad

Dave Cooper 313/10/2018 23:33:26
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Beware Props ! - True story apparently. In the Fleet Air Arm, Fairey Gannets had the Bristol Siddeley "Double Mamba" engine fitted with twin co-axial (contra-rotating) propellers. During engine run-up, and under certain light conditions, there was a sort of 'stroboscopic' effect. If you stood looking directly at the aircraft head-on this could have a somewhat mesmerising effect on some people.

One day, a rating whilst marshalling a Gannet forwards, got so affected and walked straight forward into the props.

I'm not sure if the pilot ever flew again....glad I wasn't there to witness it.

Dave C (ex-849 Sqdn, RNAS Brawdy)

cymaz14/10/2018 01:57:42
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sad Messy...

Back to the funnies laugh

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KiwiKid14/10/2018 02:21:56
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When you can't rely on airport security.

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KiwiKid14/10/2018 02:30:30
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Decisions.

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KiwiKid16/10/2018 02:42:57
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