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Don't Cough or Sneeze!

#1 Post by FD2 » Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:53 pm


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#2 Post by PHXPhlyer » Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:57 pm

Any idea of which tunnel that is?

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#4 Post by PHXPhlyer » Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:13 pm

Thanks. ^:)^
Interesting factors relating to the tunnels that had to be accounted for. :-o
I wonder if the cockpit had to be modified to account for the size of his balls. :-? :ymdevil:

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#5 Post by Pontius Navigator » Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:17 pm

I made a suggestion for under ground runways wge5i did the weapons course 47 years ago. Crosswinds might have been an issue for landing and made for interesting departures but it would have made a much smaller target.

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#6 Post by Boac » Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:20 pm

wge5i
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#7 Post by FD2 » Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:39 pm

pp - I think you would need something like an AEW Gannet for that!

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#8 Post by FD2 » Sat Sep 04, 2021 10:05 pm

Thatsa betta now. Well done Dario but I can't see this being a regular attraction.


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#9 Post by Rossian » Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:31 pm

Re the AEW3 a long time ago at Lossie airday such an a/c did a low pass that ground the bottom off the radome and came to a rather ignominious halt. Airshows were a lot more exciting then. Again at Lossie a certain Italian, Capt Bandini, did his low pass abot 20' out from the crowd line and about 10' off the ground - INVERTED!, people were reaching out as he went past. The "Witch of Moray" slung below a Wessex playing the piano Winifred Atwell style trawled the crowd line then spiralled slowly up to about 3000' and cut the wire with a fantastic sound effect on the PA of a piano hitting the ground from a great height (cf from the Goon Show the sound effect of a grand piano being driven up the Great North road c/w gear changes).

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#10 Post by Pontius Navigator » Sun Sep 05, 2021 1:00 pm

We had a Belgian pilot on a ground tour display the F104 at our airshow about 19660 at Cottesmore. He did level rolls at 20 feet and rollers at 50 feet.

He would touch down, get airborne, roll, touch down and get airborne again. It was amusing watching the brains trust rushing to the tower. Quite right too with 3 nuclear armed bombers not far from the runway and embarrassing if he'd blacked the runway.

The BAF pilot 'could not understand the instructions' and carried on regardless.

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#11 Post by ian16th » Sun Sep 05, 2021 1:08 pm

Rossian wrote:
Sun Sep 05, 2021 12:31 pm
Re the AEW3 a long time ago at Lossie airday such an a/c did a low pass that ground the bottom off the radome and came to a rather ignominious halt. Airshows were a lot more exciting then. Again at Lossie a certain Italian, Capt Bandini, did his low pass abot 20' out from the crowd line and about 10' off the ground - INVERTED!, people were reaching out as he went past. The "Witch of Moray" slung below a Wessex playing the piano Winifred Atwell style trawled the crowd line then spiralled slowly up to about 3000' and cut the wire with a fantastic sound effect on the PA of a piano hitting the ground from a great height (cf from the Goon Show the sound effect of a grand piano being driven up the Great North road c/w gear changes).

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#12 Post by Boac » Sun Sep 05, 2021 4:13 pm

We had a Belgian pilot on a ground tour display the F104
Aye - that'll be 'The Mad Major'.

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#13 Post by Woody » Sun Sep 05, 2021 7:54 pm

Always loved this one :-o

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#14 Post by FD2 » Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:23 pm

Never let it be said that the Navy can't take a joke against itself. :ymdevil:


I don't know if the chap doing the full power check sneezed or coughed but it must have been a bit of a surprise for anyone relaxing working in the squadron offices. The force of the crash seems to have started to deploy the airbrake unless he thought it might help. :|

Nice whitewash job but, tut tut, looks like an asbestos roof. Luckily the stuff didn't hurt us back in those days, just like smoking, which was almost obligatory. ;)))

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