Red Dragon Flt

Discussion in 'The Fleet Air Arm' started by Richie, May 16, 2010.

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  1. When 845 Sqdn conceived the “Red Dragon†flight for HRH in the 70's, many of the major components on the aircraft (Wessex HU5’s – there were two of them) were “lifed†(airframe flying hours or calander based), engines, gearboxes, fuel computers etc.

    I believe they were 10% used but less than 50% used, i.e. if a “donkey†was lifed at 800 hours it was removed whether serviceable or not after 400 flying hours.

    Does this concept apply to the current duo of his offspring?
  2. Do you really think fueling the media fire with stories like this is really helpfull in the current climate? :hmph:
  3. Agreed, why make it easy for them..?

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