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Just doing a bit of gentle browsing when I came across this. More memories than I could shake a stick at. I started with Peters Aviation in 1976 moved on to join Brian Sharman in EAST AIR flying the twin com and went back to Peters when we were sold out in1978. Then spent a couple of years with Air Anglia. Remember Jerry Fawke on a Munich trip saying last time he'd been there was to bomb the B******s. Had a memorable day out with Min Brown when we had 2 engine failures on the same day fortunately not at the same time. The PA was a joy as we had a bunch of A10 pilots on board "Gentlemen we have stopped one of the engines so we can slow down to your normal speed and make you feel at home".
I remember the fist time I flew with Compo, he walks up the steps of the F27, looks at me and grunts as I give a cheery "Hello Captain!" Then he goes into the flight deck and says to the No 1..."Is he a P..F then?" Lol!
What happened to the scheduling chap? Not Gary Lewis...Phil?
Remember Compo used to have a knackered Moggy 1000 estate , the half timbered sort, and one day "someone" put a wet fish under the passenger side floor mat. A couple of months later "someone" felt guilty and removed the now maggot infested corpse. Compo hadn't noticed things had got more than a little whiffy, haddock-wise.
I recall another "fishy" type incident...On the way back from Stavanger, after a day stop and sumptious buffet lunch, the FO during flight, just as Compo had begun doing his PA to the pax, was complaining of itching in the nether regions...so Compo and myself suggest what it may be...and the FO said he had been to the doc and it wasn't C--bs. There was a silence and Compo started his PA, just as the FO pulled a large prawn from his trousers and threw it at Compo!! "The doctor diagnosed me with a case of Prawns..." LOL!
Incidentally, when you left Air UK Ltd you could choose your crew for your last trip and I chose Compo as my skipper.
I was only with the Exec Fleet for a year (1977) but had a most enjoyable time. Fantom you made it a great place to work, thanks! I'll always remember your story and picture of your steed in Germany!
Does anyone remember that house just outside the airport which was converted into a drinking establishment? I think it was called the Red Door or something......it was the cause of a few headaches for quite a few, myself included!
Piggy and Sue lived around the corner from me in Aylsham and arranged one early morning an ambulance for my wife, she was off to have our first born who now also flies.