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  1. DoctorEvil Sep 3, 2021

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    Interesting. VC10 isn't the most common aircraft type around. And isn't Brize Norton a RAF base?
     
  2. MRC Sep 4, 2021

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    Correct on both counts, The RAF were the last operators of the VC10 which was retired in 2013. "Crabair" is the Army's name for the RAF.
     
  3. DoctorEvil Sep 4, 2021

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    Oh, I see. Thanks for the info. Wasn't familiar with the slang :D
     
  4. Dug Sep 4, 2021

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    Small correction....Crabair is the Fleet Air Arm, part of the Senior Service, nickname for the RAF, and RAF personnel are referred to as 'crabs'. No idea what they called us. Service banter and all that, don't you know. Nothing to do with lice of course:).
    VC 10 had a few incidents and accidents, but over extensive service with the RAF, ending in 2013, a solid enough aircraft.
     
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  5. DoctorEvil Sep 4, 2021

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    Haha. Yes, I'm familiar with inter-service rivalry. When I was in school, the Army cadets used to call the Air Force cadets "Fairies". The Air Force cadets in turn called them "Grunts".
     
  6. DoctorEvil Sep 5, 2021

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  7. Twocats Married... with children Sep 5, 2021

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    The most dangerous two words in aviation are "watch this" :)
     
  8. DoctorEvil Sep 5, 2021

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    Lol
     
  9. 8100_RPM Sep 9, 2021

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    Is that you @Mad Dog with the Sierra Hotel takeoff? :D



    You can skip to 4:45 if you don't want to see the classics.
     
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  10. guppydriver Sep 9, 2021

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    Love it...LMAO..

    My airline has used the term of endearment "guppy" for the 737 for as long as anyone can remember. Once upon a time, we had quite the fleet of 747's, affectionately know as whales (for obvious reason), so I guess guppy was just a natural sobriquet. All this was before they stretched the model to the almost ridiculous size it is now (see max10).
     
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  11. guppydriver Sep 9, 2021

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    Those are quite the workhorses! I have three Omegas on my wish list and I keep fluctuating which to buy first. I think I need a speedy like yours!

    Happy Birthday! I would guess you are SEA, ANC, or PDX based based on your user name.
     
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  12. DoctorEvil Sep 10, 2021

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    Thanks for posting.
    That take off is more reminiscent of another MD product, the F/A-18!
     
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  13. DoctorEvil Sep 10, 2021

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    May I ask which three Omegas?
     
  14. DoctorEvil Sep 10, 2021

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    OMG, the Max10 looks almost twice the size of the original "guppy". Maybe they should now call it the "trout" :D
     
  15. EskimoJoe Sep 11, 2021

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    Thanks! I’m based in LAX actually but you’re deduction is solid. Not much mystery to it. Are you thinking vintage speedy or modern? I use the Chronometer to time how late the hotel van is to pick us up…aside from that not as many uses as the Apollo guys had.
     
  16. CameronD Sep 12, 2021

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    My office yesterday. IMG_6639.jpg
     
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  17. RCAFBuster Sep 12, 2021

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    I've been flying for about 40 years, joining the RCAF directly out of high school. I followed in my Dad's footsteps as he was a Military fighter pilot too.

    I started as a jet instructor, then got my dream - to fly fighters. First the CF-5, then the CF-18. I flew F-18s for 7 1/2 years for both the RCAF and RAAF.

    I've been a Corporate and Warbirds pilot for almost 22 years now.

    I've always worn a wristwatch, from our issued Omegas in the RCAF to a wide variety of what ever takes my fancy on the day. Almost always vintage mechanical.

    Cheers,

    Buster

    avalon pepsi.jpg CIMG5194.jpg IMG-20210828-WA0001.jpg RCAF Omega 6 pck.jpg
     
  18. DoctorEvil Sep 12, 2021

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    Thanks for sharing. That's awesome being able to fly all sorts of interesting aircraft. Which warbirds do you fly?

    Thanks also for the pics of your watches. Your GMT looks like its been around the place! Also didn't know that Omega was an issued chrono in the RCAF. Do you know the reference?

    And lastly, I think we were both at the same airshow! Australian International Airshow in March 2019? That's an F-35 from 3Sqn RAAF.
    IMG_20190302_114059.jpg
     
  20. RCAFBuster Sep 12, 2021

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    Yes, we were at the same Avalon airshow. This GMT is a 1972.

    I fly the Vampire, Meteor, Canberra, Sabre and A-37B Dragonfly.

    The RCAF Omega were either HA60 (36mm) or HA62 (38mm), both using the unique and rare Lemania 2221 hacking movement, only for these chronographs.

    Cheers,

    Buster

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