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    Default Air tests...when did they occur?


    I’ve be reading Guy Gibson’s book “Enemy Coast Ahead” and it made me aware of something that I had not noticed about my Dad’s operational time with 77 Sqn at Full Sutton.

    I had always thought that crews did an air test each day of an Op on the aircraft assigned to them for that trip.

    Yet when I review my Dad’s log book he completed an air test on only 6 of his 35 Ops.

    Can any one tell me what the conventional wisdom was with regards to air tests? Were they only necessary if there had been a snag on the last flight that aircraft made?


    Last edited by anglin.mj; 28th September 2020 at 00:12.
    Mike Anglin

    Barrie, Canada

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