Exhibit: And there I was... Ripping Yarns
Comments: Pilots like a good yarn. A terrifying experience in the air can sometimes make a good yarn later on, when safely back on terra firma.
MiGMan's curated videos
- Can you park a family sedan under an F-15? | www.avweb.com/articles/eglin This web link is no longer valid
- - Close Air Support in Vietnam with WOLF 20. Andy Bush was there and he tells how it was done | www.simhq.com/simhq3/sims/air_combat/wolf1/wolf1.shtml This web link is no longer valid
- Dad's Flying Stories: Lt. Colonel Jesse G. Chilcoat, Jr. Flight Instructor extraordinaire. | http://users.erols.com/viewptmd/Dad.phpl This web link is no longer valid
- The Ultimate Personal Water Craft Repellent | Advanced Tactical Weaponry for the catamaran sailor | www.west.net/~lpm/hobie/archives/v1-i2/humor.shtml This web link is no longer valid
"A computer simulator for RAF pilots is so complete in every detail of the north Wales landscape it even includes a rude message painted on a forestry worker's van.
Steve Baughn was so annoyed by the noise of low-flying jets that he painted a plain-speaking sign on the roof of his van - P*** Off Biggles.
Now it is one of the landmarks which student pilots come across when they use the new flight simulator at the RAF Valley base on Anglesey.
The state-of-the-art simulator uses detailed satellite pictures of Wales and the van is shown parked next to Mr Baughn's remote cottage near Bala, Gwynedd.
Mr Baughn painted a similar - but now faded - message on a barn 15 years ago.
But the protest only increased noise levels as pilots changed their flight paths to take a look.
- from BBC: RAF Sim so real the Welsh are included!