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User currently offlineA320ajm From United Kingdom, joined May 2006, 544 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3170 times:

Hi all
Just been watching the news and there has been anundercover report on RAF Nimrods b he programme Panarama. I will be watching this show with interest. What are people's views on the Nimrod. Do you think that they need replacing?
Thanks
A320ajm


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User currently offlineLhrstu From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3129 times:

Everytime I watch panorama I end up thinking that they take a small risk/problem/whatever and blow it up out of all proportion in 30 minutes of sensationalist journalism; a poor shadow of it's former self. So I don't hold out much for this program, but we'll see...

Anyway, linky:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6716003.stm


User currently offlinePMN1 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2007, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2800 times:

Didn't see the programme but from the newspaper reports that had been coming out in the months before, the opinion of those flying them is a big yes.

User currently offlineOpso1 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 527 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

I lost a good friend in the explosion. There have been about another 15 similar occurencies (which have luckily been put out) since the accident last September. The crews dread flying in them now, but cannot refuse- it's their jobs- operational requirements and all that, but it is getting beyond a joke now...

The MRA 4 has not got any updated AAR equipment or added safety equipment for dealing with the same type of accident that happened.

The military chiefs say that the Nimrod is "as safe as it needs to be"- would you get on a civilian aircraft if the CEO or captain stated that?

The simple problem is money- the British military/ government doesn't have any (except to throw at the 25th Anniversary Falklands practices and Flypast...

OPSO1


User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

While I have a lot of respect for the RAF (I worked with them for a couple of years) everytime I see a Nimrod I think back to Kelly Johnson's statement "if it looks good it will fly good". No wonder the RAF crews don't want the fly the Nimrods.

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