(Login LancMan) 57 Rescue Moderators Posted Dec 9, 2004 1:14 AM
The data you mention in your post of trips in the order of 4.15, 4.45, 5.00, 5.10 etc., still does not add up to only marginally more than 3 hours per trip if the "claim" of number of trips as set agaianst the airframe hours are considered.
I take on board your point about Chorley's book, but quite simply, the only way to add any kind of provenance at all would be to look at the ORB for 76 Sqn. I don't have it, hence my enquiry above as to whether anyone else did. The trouble with books is that if data is written into them that the author has included and is unwittingly incorrect, it becomes cast in stone and the false nature of said data becomes cast in stone.
Do not misread the contect of my word "claim" in my original posting John - i think you did in your reply - it was merely meant to suggest that either the airframe hours or the number of trips flown were incorrect.
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