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Crashed after a technical defect while in a hover at Gutersloh, West Germany. The pilot ejected but was killed
And this one - lost, with no radio, so he couldn't find the carrier, and running low on fuel - he intended to hop out and be rescued by a passing container ship, but saw a fair possibility of putting the plane down reasonably safely.
The van driver's insurance claim form should have made interesting reading.
There was a huge amount of internecine empire-building activity, both between the services and inside each one.there was considerable inter-service friction at the time, not so much banter as quite nasty.
Jesus who is that idiot making that drivel.This has been a great watch all this morning....action starts at 9am on the feed.
Lots of F-15's, F-35's a few F-16s and a couple of Alpha Jets thrown in too so far.......
An old friend of mine a few years ago emigrated on marrying a woman in St Petersburg - the Florida one.Looking at the 'radar' just now, I noticed a TUI flight from Bristol, allegedly going to Melbourne in one go - this seemed somewhat unlikely, especially as they were heading west out into the Atlantic.
Well, it turns out that this Melbourne is in Florida - you would want to be bloody careful typing that into the sat-nav.
And, it seems that you can fly from Melbourne to Naples without ever leaving Florida.
People really should think of new names for new places...
I'm reminded of a couple who found a really cheap flight back to Birmingham from Las Vegas, and were surprised by how quick it was, and how warm it was when they got off - in Alabama.
And not forgetting 16MU who sent loads of equipment out there, including on the final successful voyage of the Atlantic Conveyor.Harriers lining up for a bomb run during the Falklands campaign. I got talking to an RAF pilot in the Globe Hotel, Port Stanley and he explained that a contingent of Harrier pilots had been seconded to a carrier for the that event. He also explained there was considerable inter-service friction at the time, not so much banter as quite nasty. (Probably classified information at the time now I look back on it.) I guess he thought that being Merchant Navy I was OK .... (which of course I am. )
There's no doubt though that the Harrier earned its money on that job.
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