Reds Incident 8 Nov 11 [amended title]

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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Cocker » Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:56 pm

R I P :(
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Sploosher » Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:13 pm

RIP to a talented and dedicated flyer who sadly lost his life in these unfortunate circumstances..................... :((
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Terryjones » Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:17 am

Only just heard the news last night from a friend. I could hardly believe it. I'm absolutely gutted to hear another one of these fine pilots has gone west. It's almost like they are cursed at the moment.
My heart goes out to the family and the Red Arrows team.

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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Ducati Boy » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:27 am

Very sad for the loss of another aviator, condolences to the family and comrades.

To those who are no doubt curious on how the ejection system works, this may help. The Hawk has a variant of the Martin Baker Mk 10 ejection seat, which is a "zero Zero" rocket propelled seat capable of performing with aircraft stationary on the ground with the canopy down and locked. Take a look at the link below, it explains nearly all of the process of a normal ejection. I believe the system in the Hawk does have a command ejection option operable from either cockpit to allow one occupant to eject the other in case of injury or unconciousness.

An uncommanded ejection from a stationary aircraft, although unexpected, physically unpleasant and extremely scary, would normally be survivable assuming:

a. The occupant is strapped in properly to the seat and parachute and is hooked up to all correct systems.
b. The ejection sequence functioned correctly.

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http://www.martin-baker.com/products/Ej ... k--10.aspx
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Mayfly » Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:42 pm

In memory of a very dear friend - Mike Pearson

Very fond memories of Robbie Gilvary - DTs 1st Vulcan Captain who taught DT all he knew.
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Stigish » Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:00 pm

I didn't feel it was right for me to post until now as I was quite angered by all the comments I'd read across the www (excluding IA).
A very sad, tragic loss indeed. Me and the family met him and chatted as we did Jon back in the summer as we always make an effort to speak to the new guys.
RIP Flt Lt Sean Cunningham.
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:35 pm

Such a DAMNED shame, now we await the publication of the OFFICIAL ENQUIRY! :-o

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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Hungry Haggis » Wed Nov 09, 2011 3:16 pm

R.I.P.
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Dee » Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:19 pm

RIP Red 5, my condolences to his family and friends. :( :(
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Aceyone » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:00 pm

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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Gully » Wed Nov 09, 2011 7:10 pm

Tragic loss for his family and all at Scampton.

Blue skies, Red 5.

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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Crew chief » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:07 pm

It amazes me that the two losses the Reds have had this year the pilots were born and lived only 10 miles apart.
One in Southam, Warwickshire and the other here in Coventry.
R.I.P both.

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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Nov 09, 2011 8:39 pm

Crew chief wrote:It amazes me that the two losses the Reds have had this year the pilots were born and lived only 10 miles apart.
One in Southam, Warwickshire and the other here in Coventry.
R.I.P both.

cc.



I thought RED 5 was from South Africa! :-o
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Hydealfred » Thu Nov 10, 2011 12:07 am

Such a dreadful waste of a talented young life. Life can be so cruel sometimes.
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Mayfly » Thu Nov 17, 2011 2:36 pm

The ban on non-essential flights for the Tornado because of checking the seats has been lifted but not for the Hawk or Tucano yet.
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Re: Another Reds Incident

Postby Molerat » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:46 pm

Strange hearing jet noise again after a quiet week or so.
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Re: Reds Incident 8 Nov 11 [amended title]

Postby Minty4371 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:54 pm

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Re: Reds Incident 8 Nov 11 [amended title]

Postby Mayfly » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:48 pm

Martin Baker press release.

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Re: Reds Incident 8 Nov 11 [amended title]

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:32 pm

Doesn't give anything away! :-o
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Re: Reds Incident 8 Nov 11 [amended title]

Postby RLN » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:37 pm

Apart from saying it wasn't the seat's fault.
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Re: Reds Incident 8 Nov 11 [amended title]

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:49 pm

RLN wrote:Apart from saying it wasn't the seat's fault.



Indeed, my point was that nothing has been voiced with regard the initiation of the seat!
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Re: Reds Incident 8 Nov 11 [amended title]

Postby RLN » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:03 pm

I suppose that MB have to be very careful. We'll have to wait for the MAAIB report.
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Re: Reds Incident 8 Nov 11 [amended title]

Postby Sooty655 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:30 pm

Funeral tomorrow 10.30am Coventry Cathedral. :(
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Re: Reds Incident 8 Nov 11 [amended title]

Postby Xplumberlives » Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:45 pm

RLN wrote:I suppose that MB have to be very careful. We'll have to wait for the MAAIB report.




That would be the most prudent course of action!
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Re: Reds Incident 8 Nov 11 [amended title]

Postby Jigsaw » Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:42 pm

RAF announces resumption of flying for all Hawk T1's (Breaking news on Sky).
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