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Old 6th Nov 2007, 21:24   #41 (permalink)
 
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Heard on the grapevine that Jason Scattergood is now a Capt with Ryanair, Dave Meredith and Ian Lamb both skippers with bmi Baby.

And dear old Hector did my instructor test many many years ago and scribbled a few notes whilst I was briefing him. On seeing me look quizzically at his scribblings on returning to my seat he told me it was in classical greek having studied classics at university
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Old 7th Nov 2007, 00:23   #42 (permalink)
 
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Jason Scattergood just left Ryanair to go to Emirates!

I think Hector's scribblings were probably Pitman's Shorthand!

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What happened to the chap with the moustache who seemed to own the school at the time and loved drawing Thrust/drag + Lift/thrust diagrams on the board?
Think that would be Roger Truseler who I recall went down to Hurn to be an instructor there.
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Old 7th Nov 2007, 01:05   #43 (permalink)
 
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Ok how about:

Jason Stevens : LEA

Lindsey needham : LEA

Tony Myers: LEA

Richard Goodwin: Thomsonfly

Gareth Blakeley: Easyjet
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Old 11th Nov 2007, 01:33   #44 (permalink)
 
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Not to mention the infamous and good friend of mine Tim Howarth who must now have more hours on the A320 than many - he's now flying for a company in Italy but lives on his boat when he comes home!
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Old 15th Nov 2007, 08:37   #45 (permalink)
 
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Any Updates?

Anyone got any updates on what's occuring at EMFS?

Spru!
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Old 16th Nov 2007, 16:52   #46 (permalink)
 
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If you're a Member, expect something in the post very shortly.

If your not, you'll have to wait to hear what we hear !!

Fingers crossed on the anticipated outcome.
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Old 22nd Nov 2007, 14:40   #47 (permalink)
 
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Hi had my solo at burnaston air field Derby 1965 on GAPYG Chippy.
Can't believe EMSF is closing down

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Old 22nd Nov 2007, 14:50   #48 (permalink)
 
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Horizon have you got any pics of Burnaston?
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Old 23rd Nov 2007, 11:15   #49 (permalink)
 
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Sorry regret no pics of burnaston, forgot to mention i moved to EM same year,Frank Spencer was CFI.
Burnaston is now Toyota
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Old 23rd Nov 2007, 11:26   #50 (permalink)
 
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EMSF is moving to Don Air!
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Old 26th Nov 2007, 18:01   #51 (permalink)
 
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Confirmation from the school that EMFS is relocating within Donair, just the other side of the BMI maintenance hangers at EMA.

The transfer along with Gill !!! will take place this coming Thursday.

Normal service resumed........
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Old 27th Nov 2007, 10:07   #52 (permalink)
 
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Fantastic!

That's great news!

Congrats to all involved for figuring out a solution to an absurd problem!

Spru!
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Old 27th Nov 2007, 11:03   #53 (permalink)
 
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Confirmation from the school that EMFS is relocating within Donair
Actually, Donair are buying [some of the] assets of EMFS, and Donair will continue to operate an enlarged business from their existing location. The EMFS building is going, sooner or later. The four EMFS C152s are moving over, as are some of the staff (indeed including Gill I understand), and PA28 G-BPRY will to be loaned to the new organisation as it was to EMFS in the past. PA28 G-CDON has been bought by a group of EMFS members and won't be available to Donair, and I'm unsure what's happening to G-TEBZ.

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Old 28th Nov 2007, 13:28   #54 (permalink)
 
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Horizon have you got any pics of Burnaston?
Pprune photos of Burnaston
And here
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Old 28th Nov 2007, 17:12   #55 (permalink)
 
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I had my first flight ever from Burnaston in the rear seat of an Auster Autocrat - the year was 1957 and my father, Hector, was the pilot with my mother in the front also - I think she was more nervous than I was!

I also recall attending an air display there as a child when a Miles Magister flicked off a low level steep turn whilst "balloon bursting" killing the solo pilot. This happened right in front of the crowd line but it did not put me off flying but it was a salutary lesson which I have never forgotten!

Whenever I drive past the Toyota factory I mourn the loss of Burnaston!
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Old 31st Jan 2008, 04:46   #56 (permalink)
 
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Could anyone tell me what Adrian Matthewman is up to these days?
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Old 31st Jan 2008, 07:29   #57 (permalink)
 
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That's what happens when airfields become too big for their boots over here. Don't know where you live, but Leicester has a great atmosphere and the real Nottingham airport isn't that bad. If it's not too far I'd head to Leicester if I was you.


The atmosphere and surroundings of Leicester are great, sitting in uncontrolled airspace, the airfield is run by the club. Social scene is also great once the days flying is complete.
There is a cloud over Leicester though as the current landowners (our wonderful caring sharing CO-OP) are trying to break a lease with 12 years to run in order to build a new eco town!!!
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Old 31st Jan 2008, 07:37   #58 (permalink)
 
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East Midland School of Flying

I joined EMSF in 1973 after 2 years learning to fly Chipmunks in East Midland UAS. I well remember flying with Frank Spencer and Lesley Hardy at Castle Donnington. Incidently Chipmunk G-AMUF that I flew there is still going strong! I am still flying and have been with Monarch for the last 21 years.
My amusing anecdote is that ATC had a habit of asking for Captain's name and number on board. A certain pilot had the surname Haddock so his reply was " Captain Haddock with 3 soles on board".

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Old 31st Jan 2008, 08:55   #59 (permalink)
 
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I well remember flying with Frank Spencer and Lesley Hardy at Castle Donnington.
Lesley Hardy became a professional pilot for British Midland, not sure where she is now.

There was also an Australian instructor, Andrew Leet who went off to fly with Air Bridge on the Argosy.

Another one I recall was John Fleming - also went to BM.
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Old 31st Jan 2008, 09:36   #60 (permalink)
 
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East Midland School of Flying

Looking in my logbook I see that my Chipmunk checkout in January 1973 was with an instructor named Krarup. Does that name ring any bells?

Mike
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