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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2200 on: February 28, 2023, 10:24:53 am »

Thought  the  form was 800 Roy ?   
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2201 on: February 28, 2023, 04:28:51 pm »

The thing that puzzles me is that knowing the procedures manual for servicing the F35 must be about 300mm thick (or the digital equivalent) there seems to be a void around the checking procedure on removing the Red Gear after deployment.  I would have thought that in preparing the plane for flight there would have been an audit to ensure that all removable protection was accounted for and back on the wall before signing the job off and authorising lighting the blue touch paper
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2202 on: February 28, 2023, 06:17:24 pm »

Yes indeed, I imagine that checklists are being revised. I just hope the ship doesn't have any more crew members like that two timing scallywag who appealed to the film crews but was discharged after subsequently failing a drugs test and discharged from the Navy.

The TV programme did highlight just how young and relatively naive and inexperienced a lot of the crew members are. Just kids really. I guess that has always applied and one shudders to think what the crew competency on Russia's Moskva was.

Some years ago Jeremy Clarkson visited a US nuclear carrier. They carry very big crews but he was struck by the ignorance of the average matelot who seemed to have little understanding of anything beyond the specific rote instructions for their particular post and duties.

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2203 on: February 28, 2023, 06:18:21 pm »

Hi Jaymac your are right just forgot, but what's another nought?  I see that the aircraft is being recovered will she fly again or just be used for spares?
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« Reply #2204 on: February 28, 2023, 06:47:16 pm »

Hi, re the post by Colin.  I was posted to RAF Geilenkirchen (Germany) for most of the time I mentioned before and part way through my time the Americans arrived.
I was doing the radar electronics for 2 different radar sets plus a variant,helping out on 2 others and a passing knowledge of the radio side.  I assisted a couple of mates doing the instruments as well.  When we got down to what the Americans did I was amazed at the small area they covered for instance there were 3 men who between them knew one radar set and did nothing else.
They thought we were shooting a line but gradually saw that what we said was true. 

From hindsight I can only presume the the American viewpoint was limited in their expectations of what the mechanics and fitters could do.
One of the good bits was we had a detachment of Canadians and their standards of food were way above the RAF but the RAF matched them for culinary expertise.  I used to get up early to get breakfast!  The food was hotel standard even by todays measurements.
I was posted afterwards to RAF Lyneham and they used to win the Catering trophy each year I really was spoilt for food when I was in except when posted to RAF Yatesbury for training where food was bog standard and the NAAFI did a lot of evening meal business.
I might add we had our share of crashes with Canberra bombers and Meteor fighters, they were usually a write off.  Or at best sent back to UK as Cat 5.  But on one occasion the pilot brought in a Canberra with a total hydraulic failure!  I was told he had his feet on the instrument panel to get leverage.

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« Reply #2205 on: February 28, 2023, 06:57:11 pm »

Hi Baldrick back in the day the pilot would check for all th red items hanging off the a/c like aileron locks etc.  But it  can be easy to miss something. 

I was seeing a Canberra off once and the tail fin lock was still in.  I had to get a stepladder and climb up to retrieve it.  Sounds easy but both engines were running and there ain't no oxygen there!  I had to take a deep breathe and run in with the ladder grab the dangly flag, then get down and away with the ladder.  Just what health and safety would have said would be interesting to read!
By the way nobody ever says thank you!
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« Reply #2206 on: February 28, 2023, 07:24:59 pm »

I hope you put the ladder back in the cupboard Roy, you don't want any one tripping over it...safety first   {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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« Reply #2207 on: February 28, 2023, 07:28:41 pm »

The aircraft has been recovered but the priority has been to stop the Russians or Chinese finding it. Most of the electronics will be kaput but there may be some salvageable spares.

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« Reply #2208 on: February 28, 2023, 08:00:08 pm »

Hi Roy wasn't sure as I was army my worst incident was couldn't find the filling  cap clip after refuelling the chopper. We were on snow and fingers were already frozen (Jerry cans) still had to grope around and luckily found it about 10 mins.. Never dropped another one
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2209 on: March 19, 2023, 01:26:46 am »

Doomed, we are all DOOMED.




A siren-like alert will be sent to mobile phone users across the UK next month to test a new government public warning system.

It allows the government and emergency services to send urgent messages warning the public of life-threatening situations like flooding or wildfires.

The test is expected to take place in the early evening of Sunday 23 April.

Phone users will have to acknowledge the alert before they can use other features on their devices.

A message will appear on the home screens of people's devices during the test, with vibration and a loud warning sound that will ring for about 10 seconds - even if the phone is set to silent.

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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2210 on: March 19, 2023, 09:45:35 am »

Interesting to hear what sort of siren my old Nokia will emit. Klaxon? %)
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« Reply #2211 on: March 19, 2023, 10:04:52 am »

You said the 23rd April - thought it might have been the 1st April, that would really get people wondering who the idiot is in whitehall who came up with this idea.
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« Reply #2212 on: March 19, 2023, 10:14:50 am »

Worth reading up on as it seems quite clever and is in use elsewhere around the world. It is possible to trigger the alert from individual mobile network towers so the warning can be limited to a very specific area that might be subject to imminent flooding or extreme weather conditions. A handy facility with growing climate change events happening.

Could cause problems for people who might be driving as it will be illegal for them to touch their handsets and maybe dangerous if you happen to be carring out a tricky manoeuvre at the time.

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« Reply #2213 on: March 19, 2023, 10:40:59 am »

We have an alarm for years  for Severnside  just outside Bristol that used to have a lot of chemical plants . We are some distance from there but we have a repeater one 1/2 mile along the road from us right opposite  the aviation fuel bunkers. I worked in the industry for 30 years  Alarms  common as muck the one that was the most  worrying was the O2 Our gas was very hydrogen rich  took our gas holder out once plus many near misses
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Re: In the News !!!
« Reply #2214 on: March 22, 2023, 02:50:17 pm »


BBC: Multiple injuries after ship tips over at Edinburgh dockyard


         https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-65038617
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« Reply #2215 on: March 24, 2023, 11:42:34 am »

Interesting video on the Edinburgh dry dock incident with more information:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg8nZy7KVTw

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« Reply #2216 on: March 25, 2023, 04:06:11 pm »

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« Reply #2217 on: April 07, 2023, 10:57:23 pm »

Further delays on the way for the 'new' Inspiration class frigates...


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-65213646


 >:-o


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« Reply #2218 on: April 08, 2023, 11:13:07 am »

SNAFU.  O0  Never seems to am(u)aze when the British ship building industry screams like stuck pigs about foreign purchases.


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« Reply #2219 on: April 13, 2023, 06:09:56 pm »

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« Reply #2220 on: April 17, 2023, 11:37:59 am »

 
BBC: Huge donation boost to Clyde steamer project [ TS Queen Mary ]
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-65286222

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« Reply #2222 on: May 02, 2023, 09:32:18 am »

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« Reply #2223 on: May 02, 2023, 11:11:32 am »

Spell Checker Broke?
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« Reply #2224 on: May 02, 2023, 12:37:33 pm »

What a wonderful ship, it'd make a great model too but you'd need quite a few radio channels to get it all working properly.  :-)
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