27-01-2018 11:03 - edited 27-01-2018 11:07
You’ll be surprised how many mishaps everyday, but I can’t remember anyone in ATC killing anyone through negligence during my time.
The Harrier was a very versatile aircraft. It’s V/STOL capability made it standout from every other aircraft in the world, but when things went wrong, it went wrong fast.
HERE is a report about the 1st harrier I saw fall out of the sky. (Nothing graphic but there are links so you can find out more)
Because the Harrier was unique it made working at Wittering unique too. Whereas normal airfields have a main runway (black)and sometimes a parallel(black) Wittering had various vertical pads(yellow) aircraft carrier ramp (yellow), grass strips (green) and lots of short take off strips(red) too. Which made for very interesting scenes looking out the windows of ‘local’ (goldfish bowl on top of tower) See the pic
on 27-01-2018 13:07
@Anonymous That info about the Harrier was fascinating.
My cousin (now deceased) worked as one of the engineers during the development of the Harrier jump jet. He called it 'his baby' (lol).....He was so proud of it and was also based at Wittering
What a unique magnificent plane that was. I know nothing about aviation as such, though I do know there was nothing more amazing as watching the Harrier take off and land (Particularly on aircraft carriers)
on 27-01-2018 13:28
on 27-01-2018 13:55
on 27-01-2018 14:57
27-01-2018 20:56 - edited 27-01-2018 21:20
Hey @Anonymous this isn't your fault at all. You told us where your user name came from and the rest of us (mainly me) ran with the fact you were an ATC....
No problem. If @Marjo wants to move any part of it, it will probably go in the Virtual lounge or some other place....
It makes fascinating reading anyway
on 27-01-2018 20:58
Thank you @Anonymous for the info ... what a responsible job you had
I too liked the famous Harrier Jump Jet ... couldn't believe att I 1st saw it take off vertically ...
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on 28-01-2018 00:02
I apologise profusely! :-(
Couldn’t really justify starting a new thread talking ‘me me me’ but maybe I
No apologies necessary @Anonymous I'm not to bothered about getting my wrist slapped as things are but I have to say I'm totally in awe of the job you did....although I'm not to sure that the parachutists were 😉