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18th Sep 2006, 08:28
Any Ex-National maniacs still got a license?Come on admit it!!!
Chris Morris?Jake Walsh?Geoff Bennett?Steve Hayman?Ross Waddams?Nick Newbold?Guy Delvaux? etcetcetc
Lets have a reunion? :E
18th Sep 2006, 13:38
Geoff Bennett Captain with SQ on the 777. :ok:
18th Sep 2006, 14:35
Geoff Bennett as mentioned before is now with Singapore, Jake Walsh is a Captain with 2bob. Nigel Francis retired from BA and was last working for Astreus...
18th Sep 2006, 16:46
Nick Newbold is at BA as well...........................:)
19th Sep 2006, 13:07
There is a Dalmation in a jag in the car park, any ideas when the SN979 is due down ?
19th Sep 2006, 14:18
Yes Howarth ,lover of (many and varied) dogs, where are you ? :E
19th Sep 2006, 14:58
Hummpf....I didn't get a mention ;)
Chris Morris also with 2-Bob.
Howarth doing a summer contract with Eirjet. That dopey dog so complimented it's master, and vice versa! (Sorry, Tim!)
Steve Hayman was with Tommy Cook, last I heard.
I think Guy Delvaux is with KLM on the B767.
But, there are soooo many others......I know where some others are, any news on:
Trevor "Doc" Laundy
20th Sep 2006, 17:33
Chaz and John are(were?)with Brunei.
I flew with Bill at easy.
What about Lindsey Ford?
21st Sep 2006, 20:51
Steve Hayman was with Tommy Cook, last I heard.
Indeed, he mighty CRM expert so I shall watch what I write...
21st Sep 2006, 21:45
Last time I spoke to Eugene he was at LATCC giving me a direct Paris in 1996
21st Sep 2006, 22:28
I remember three students at the poly doing their cpl in 1986 went on to National.They had all worked at Stapleford.One had been a medical student.
bravo 4 golf
22nd Sep 2006, 06:58
lyndsey ford is working ex sen for Flightline on the 146 .
22nd Sep 2006, 08:44
What about Captain Sarkis Kolanjan? Is he still with KLMUK?
22nd Sep 2006, 10:24
Jon Whitehouse is currently a trainer on 767 with Royal Brunei,since 1993. Chas McTaggart has just left RBA to fly 747-400 with Singapore Cargo. Tim Howarth was knocking around Italy flying for Volare on A320 but understand from previous post that he is now in Ireland.
Martin Germann has just returned to Royal Brunei after 8 years in Italy with Air Europe Italy & Blue Panorama.
Bill Stephens is on A320 with Easyjet.
Name some more.
22nd Sep 2006, 11:52
Thanks for those.
Ian Morris Dragonair
Steve Mc Kinnell Ryanair
Is Gordon the BAC111 BHX noise abatement specialist with TC?
I'm sure there are still quite a few with Britannia(Thomson, Saunders?)
What about John Gray?
22nd Sep 2006, 15:21
CLAW - any decent jokes ? Anyone still in contact with Nick the Greek ?
22nd Sep 2006, 17:17
My flying is still a reasonable joke!;)
Had dinner with "Nick the Greek" and his family in Cyprus last year; he's Training Manager with Eurocypria.
Any more names, guys?
22nd Sep 2006, 17:17
Capt. Lim Khoy Hing was flying 777s with Malaysian. He has left them and now flying an Airbus, I believe. Does anyone know who with?
23rd Sep 2006, 09:32
So, where do we hold the reunion?
3 Magpies Pub,Bath Road,LHR.
BaslerEch Pub,Hauptbahnhof, FRA
The Irish Village, DXB
Dirty Nelly's, PER
Queens Castle 11, Patpong,BKK
Pat O'Rielly's BNE
Pompino Bar,AUK(it really exists)
Last sunday in the month maybe
23rd Sep 2006, 13:21
Re John Gray
I met a couple of New Zealand pilots last year, John was about to get a command on an an Airbus
24th Sep 2006, 19:41
What a blast from the past, names here that I have not heard for many, many years, and all of them lost touch with.
I happen to know a lot of these names because I was a humble loader then Ops guy with National Airways 1988-89, then left under a cloud. I still look back on those days at SEN as damn good times, like (I think) you guys, as a great grounding for a career to come. I have flown with a few of the names mentioned, RHS due single crew those days, some long-haul, BGY-SEN (with Ford) in a BE90 against headwinds in daylight (just), bloody long haul at just under 4 hours! (200Kg of DHL). SEN-SVG-FBU-SEN with Sarkis on my 20th Birthday, just to offload newspapers by hand from the 200, up to me waist in snow. SEN-AMS-SEN with Kemp, great days. Alas, despite a good grounding, I do still wish I had chosen a real job. I was bitten by the aviation bug at National, and despite various chances to get out I have remained in Ops, determined to stick at it until I get it right, if you can forgive the stolen quote.
From the groundie side, if I may, Andy Mac I believe is now a Pilot, flying (or looking forward to last I heard many moons ago) BE20s, Trigger was at Maersk with me ‘till he left for Emerald prior to them going bump.
Steve Clarke was at Maersk, now believed at BACON. I have now gone full circle and stay up all night these days, back in box hauling Ops, with one of our NAA customers, something to do with Dropping it, Hiding it or Losing it! Now we fly 100’s of tonnes in 757s, but at my end it is all the same principle. At VB with me were Dave Warner and Steve Moody, both moving on prior to redundancy.
Other unforgettable names:
Nick ‘what slots do you want for tonight’ Whale
T***** El* Sh***y (Got one for a Cortina). Last seen in the Midlands. (Can’t say any more)
Godwin Ottobo (? Spelling)
Eddie Stevens (Dobbin?)
Christope, The other Cypriot
Pete Kemp (I think with Air Contractors)
Perry, can’t remember the Surname, known as ‘the prop’
Nigel, (I think I still owe you 60 quid for a mark2 Escort) Freeman
And a shed load Shorts drivers, again sorry about the pun.
They were good times, bet if the money was the same as now we would all go back, wouldn’t we…………..?
What ever happened to Simon Case and Andy Green?
G-CLAW, if you are who I think you are, I lost touch with you a long while ago after a hard drive fail, big time. Lost the lot! Like to catch up again, now EMA based so on your doorstep next time you do your sim. No Noddy vans or stop signs promise mate, just a beer.
Anyone that has a good photo of G-OEMS (NCA/SABENA colours) please PM me, would love to commission a painting of SN972 departing SEN, I put the seats in and took them out enough, she is still the best looking BE20.
Fly safe, Bored.
24th Sep 2006, 20:28
Andy Green still at SEN running Trans Euro Air (TRJ).
It is always nice to think back to those National Airways days. I have some fond memories of those days. I still fly for KLM on the 744 out of AMS ,but live in Canada still married to the same woman with 3 kids (27/26/17). Sarkis is flying for Emirates on the 777. I am happy to read that we all did well. Amazing to see how we are living scattered around the globe.
I see that Geoff moved to Singapore, a place I have spend many lay-overs.
And I understand that Lindsay is till living in Southend . I am sure we all have lots of tories to tell of what happened during all those years since. It is always nice to stay in contact.
18th Oct 2006, 13:47
I was recently a student at stapleford flight centre but live in southend.
Andy Mac is flying the BE200, Navajo and Seneca for London Executive Aviation out of Slapleford.
18th Oct 2006, 15:03
Chatting to one of our guys, believe Fordie still at 449 ******* *****, hell of a place that was................ Good times there, till T**** got me saddled up, hey ho. Glad things worked out for you mate, B744 a long way from the BE90 and the midnight departure call to 'National ops'. Guess you still fly a lot of nights, just different time zones................
Fly safe Guy.
Did Andy get Training Capt on the BE20? Last time I spoke to him, twas on the cards.
All of you, fly straight, be good, but play hard.
18th Oct 2006, 16:58
I believe that Godwin Otober is with EZY.
9th Nov 2006, 09:46
Sarkis Kolanjan left KLM UK for Emirates about 7 years ago.