We had an Argyll officer attached to 42 down south in 82, got hit in the ankle on a night attack and started jumping about. Some said it was a very good highland fling......The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders used to have an exchange with the RM - one of their officers would go and spend two years with one of the Commandos (42?) on completion of the AACC, and a RM officer would spend two years with the Argylls. Possibly it's been kept on since all the Battalions came under the banner of the RRS.
When I did my resettlement workshop about running your own business there was a cha there who planned to open an autogyro school. I don't know if he did but it seemed a splendid idea.
Loads of hours on these and the Kirby out of RN Condor. Bundles of fun and lots of thermals along the coast. In one of the Sedberghs the cable release was a bit sticky necessitating a good kicking at the last minute. Ours were technicolour.Nah, the other one I flew in was one of these - although it was all silver rather than a technicolour eyesore.
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From Tangmere, where the best thermals came from the concrete baking in the sun at the local sewage farm....
Edited to add: nearly lost my instructor out of one of these. He was grimly determined to get one of the two available cables. So he dived into the second cockpit having had a leak somewhere and yelled at the nearby cadets to attach one. His straps still weren't done up when I yelled 'all out'. We got a cable break at about 200 ft, whereupon I slammed the nose down to keep flying speed. My still not strapped in instructor came a couple of feet out of his seat.
EM may have been involved...
Isn't that the silly cow who thought equipping German Soldiers with broom handles and only having 4 serviceable aircraft a good idea???And banned by Ursula Von Der Leyen after being in use by the Wehrmacht, Waffen SS and Bundeswehr since 1935. Silly cow. The EU Panzer Korp will have to get another marching song now.
"Panzerlied was composed in 1935. In 2017, the German Army was banned from publishing song books containing Panzerlied and other marching songs by the Minister of Defence Ursula von der Leyen as part of new efforts at denazification"
It is, and putting creche's in barracks. Her successor - AKK is just as bad. Old Fritz (Frederick the Great) must be turning in his grave.Isn't that the silly cow who thought equipping German Soldiers with broom handles and only having 4 serviceable aircraft a good idea???
I think it is....
We had an Argyll officer attached to 42 down south in 82, got hit in the ankle on a night attack and started jumping about. Some said it was a very good highland fling......
They are cheaper than Helicopters and some very robust designs that would lend them selves to this.Apologies for thread drift:
A few of us were chatting it over one day and the conclusion was that with the enclosed two seaters available nowadays at around 60K - 70K there is scope for some ventures. Not that I intend to do it, but my favourite notion would be an executive taxi service using school playing fileds - no traffic jams and arrange for a road going taxi to collect them from the field and take them to and from their meeting - ideal for the UK.
Also, in your business they are being actively trialled by a couple of US police/sheriffs depts. as a thrifty alternative to very expensive helicopters.
Twat.I nearly killed us by over-zealously testing NR droop by unloading the head and bunting it. It took more altitude than I planned to recover. Luckily not as much as I had...
It does look a bit lean, and minimalistic, but weight saving in gyros is paramount.Good project, but you need to feed that thing.
Nick Vaux was adjutant at Lympston on my Commando course.Nick Vaux wrote his book (1986) Stafford was still serving.
They are cheaper than Helicopters and some very robust designs that would lend them selves to this.