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FAA Stories – Our Dits

Wherever there are Navy pilots, there are stories…and plenty of them!

This is the place where you can find our ‘dits’. A ‘dit’ is defined as ‘a story – sometimes exaggerated’. We’ll leave you to make up your own minds!

While we cannot guarantee that our collection of stories are historically accurate, but we’re sure that they are pretty close! They are tales from across the Fleet Air Arm by people who were there (we think).

We hope you enjoy our stories and please let us know if you have one of your own to share!

Tales from The Sea

Tales from The Sea

Night Carrier Operations

Night Carrier Operations

Sea Harrier Ejection

Sea Harrier Ejection

A Hair Raising Experience

A Hair Raising Experience

Russians, Minis and Torpedoes

Russians, Minis and Torpedoes

Emergency Refreshments

Emergency Refreshments

Lobster for Dinner?

Lobster for Dinner?

007 – Engineer?

007 – Engineer?

The Auster

The Auster

Phantom Testing

Phantom Testing

Attempting to Fly the Gazelle

Attempting to Fly the Gazelle

Commander G C ‘Tank’ Sherman

Commander G C ‘Tank’ Sherman

Communication Breakdown

Communication Breakdown

The Other Fellow’s Point of View

The Other Fellow’s Point of View

The World’s Greatest Flying Club

The World’s Greatest Flying Club

Lt Cdr Jock Moffat

Lt Cdr Jock Moffat

Wideawake Terns

Wideawake Terns

Sea Princes and Newly Weds!

Sea Princes and Newly Weds!

Scramble Time

Scramble Time

The Ships’ Position Is

The Ships’ Position Is

A Cold Descent

A Cold Descent

Swordfish Dead Stick Landing

Swordfish Dead Stick Landing

Expect the Unexpected

Expect the Unexpected

Somewhere in the Far East

Somewhere in the Far East

Henry Mitchell’s Day Out

Henry Mitchell’s Day Out

A Spot Of Bother With The Sea Vixens

A Spot Of Bother With The Sea Vixens

How I Shot Myself Down

How I Shot Myself Down

Helicopter World Bagpipe Playing Height Record

Helicopter World Bagpipe Playing Height Record

The Runaway Sea King

The Runaway Sea King