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Post by mel wilson » Thu Oct 07, 2010 6:47 pm

Whoooa ..... 8O way to go man.
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Post by Brain Licker » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:59 pm

Well the medical is passed, so the doc has deemed me fit to fly under the CAA medical.

What's next..? A fitness test.

Stay tuned folks.
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Post by mel wilson » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:56 pm

With you all the way Gav :wink:
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Post by Brain Licker » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:06 pm

Well last night was a good laugh!

Nothing too challenging other than accepting free booze. :D

Also, we start flying within the next 2 weeks to get familiar with the aircraft (they've updated the avionics since I last flew). Should be goood!
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Post by mel wilson » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:37 pm

Man ....... I am soooooo jelous :x
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Post by Canberra Man » Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:46 pm

Hi Brian. <<<<<< LOL ......RD
I joined Air Cadets (2292 Market Rasen. Lincs.) in 1963 in Warrant rank and stayed for over thirty years. I ended up with the Cadet Forces Medal and clasp and the Commandants Commendation. Its a grand life, go for it. I am now 80 and still doa bit at the local aviation museum. Just for interest, I did my NS with the Royal Artillery in 1948 and three months after demob I had joined the RAF. Ended up on 617 Squadron as electrician working on Avro Licolns and then we received the Canberra, what a beauty.

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Post by Brain Licker » Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:36 pm

Update!

Well it's official, I'm in. Fitness test last week, passed. Also managed to get all the flying kit issued, waiting on a personalised name badge coming through, but got flying last Friday.
Can't say too much after signing the Official Secrets Act, but I now have a service number - put it that way.

On the aircraft - the new avionics are much easier to and more accurate (being digital). Also it's great getting back to flying. It's been a while.
Started with slightly more 'advanced' manoeuvres seeing as I have 'experience' haha. Then finished the flight off nicely with aeros. Shall try and get some pics next time and post them here.

Last night - 2 guys from II sqn came along to give us a really interesting talk on the GR4. Got some nice HUD footage of ops in Afghanistan from an A10 that one of the pilots had managed to get a hold of whilst out there. Unfortunately they don't record the Tornados HUD, but we did get to see some of the recon imagery taken by the RAPTOR pod. Now that's a 'camera' I'd like to own - partly because it's only used on a Tornado haha.

Anyway as per usual, stay tuned folks.
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Post by skipperdan » Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:10 pm

I am extremely happy for you.

I can sense the excitement in our postings!!!

May you continue to travel through life with your wings fully swept, at high Mach, and low alpha.
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...Air Operations Branch Director
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...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

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Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
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Post by rd » Sat Nov 27, 2010 5:55 am

Congrats Brain, and all the best of wishes. It's exciting to see a member here doing what they planned to do. :D

Some pics would be really nice.

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Post by jaeger52 » Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:04 pm

Congradulations BL! =D>

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I hope you have a long, happy and distinguished flying career!

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Post by harkonnen » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:24 pm

Way to go! So glad to hear of your accomplishments... it's exciting to imagine you going for it and doing so well.
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Post by Brain Licker » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:23 am

Hello folks, belated happy new year etc to you all! Hope everyone is well.

Another little update:

Sqn life is fantastic, so much fun and definitely making lifelong friends.

Plenty coming up in the next few months. Rugby tournaments starting in early Feb, Burns Supper this coming Saturday in Edinburgh should be a riot and of course the flying - booked in to finally start the syllabus next week.

So many things on this year, it's shaping up to be a tiring but immensely enjoyable one!

Once again, stay tuned.
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Post by mel wilson » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:28 am

Well done Gavin, at last all the hard work is starting to reap rewards, you certainly have a real good career and lifestyle ahead of you, congrats man, you deserve it. =D>

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Post by harkonnen » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:08 pm

So good to hear Brain Licker, enjoy.
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Post by Brain Licker » Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:19 am

Update a year on...

Recently had a flight in a CH-47 Chinook. Absolutely amazing. Both the crew and the aircraft serving their time in Afghanistan twice.

Here's some photos and a short slow-mo video. (Still plenty more snippets of video to come, just needing it edited)
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Post by skipperdan » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:57 pm

I am always excited to read posts from anybody who shows initiative to get off of their computer chair and sits in an aviation seat!
I AM NOT A PILOT. I JUST LOVE AVIATION.

CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
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Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Post by harkgoddammit » Mon Feb 06, 2012 8:09 am

So cool to hear how much you are accomplishing & especially how much you are enjoying it all - right on!

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Post by Brain Licker » Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:14 pm

Hey guys! Another one of those 'long time, no post' things.

Had a solid week's worth of flying last week there and thought I'd share what I managed to capture on my GoPro camera.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 382&type=1

And a video:
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Post by mel wilson » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:01 pm

Great vid Gavin, where was this?

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Post by skipperdan » Sun Jun 17, 2012 8:54 pm

Great video.

I felt that I was sitting next to you in the aircraft.

KEEP THE BLUE SIDE UP!
I AM NOT A PILOT. I JUST LOVE AVIATION.

CAPTAIN--CIVIL AIR PATROL
...Emergency Services Training Officer
...Instructor at the Florida Wing Conference 2012.
...Mission Observer (front right seat)
...Air Operations Branch Director
...Flew several times in a Cessna 182 with G1000 (maintaining the MFD).
...Attended two day class conducted by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center
...Completed training for Flight Line Marshall, Flight Release Officer, and Mission Radio Operator.

You should visit your local Civil Air Patrol Squadron and complete an application for membership.
.
Please watch this video that my son made of a Discovery Flight from Albert Whitted Airport (my home base). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EMUg1jiCss
.
Please check out scenery that I helped develop for Albert Whitted Airport http://www.surclaro.com/download.php?query=KSPG&op=search&cid=
.
Check out this article in Air and Space Magazine concerning Albert Whitted Airport:
http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/The-Airport-That-Wouldnt-Die.html

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Post by Brain Licker » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:06 am

This was out of RAF Leuchars (EGQL). We managed to find a break in the circuit between the Typhoons both 6sqn and 1sqn (soon to reform at Leuchars) as well as Tucanos from Linton on a land-away nav sortie for 2 weeks. Busy, busy, busy!
The route we took was from Leuchars, north to Tayport, over Broughty Ferry, north again to the Brechin area. We have it as between sectors 1 and 2 on our charts. But with the clouds making it difficult we had to opt for flying into breaks in them. There was also a civvie a/c operating +/-1.5 miles from us but was being a nuisance by not reporting visual or squawking to atc. Also during this sortie a pfl - or practiced forced landing - was carried out just south of Arbroath. This involves simulating an engine failure and carrying out all the procedures towards completing a landing without the 'home' airfield in sight. So we flew around 300ft across the A92 and over a farmer's field mostly scaring the pigs. All in all a nice final flight.
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I say final as I've completed the two years on the squadron and unfortunately due to various cuts in next to everything, amen't being kept on. However, I'm heading Vancouver way on the 20th and hope to make something out there over the summer. Feel free to get in touch if you're near!
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Post by mel wilson » Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:07 am

Best of luck Gavin, it's good to see you making something of yourself and having fun at the same time, well done mate and keep it coming, always good to read up on your progress. =D>

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