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Old 27th Jan 2016, 09:05   #281 (permalink)
 
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HI Rhys I would think he was the one and only Capt Ray Elliott, He did my Base training in ABZ on the Budgie In November/ December1979, Great Trainer and Great Captain on the Line one of Dan-Airs Finest, Sorry to hear is not well. Kind Regards T211
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Old 2nd May 2016, 12:01   #282 (permalink)
 
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Capt. "Andy" Anderson

This is the Andy Anderson I flew with back in May 1975 and periodically thereafter until his retirement. A very interesting person yet I was unaware of his distinguished past in aviation, he never discussed his past nor did he wear his medals as entitled. You don't get a DFC and Bar for on time check-in and the like. I should have known better as we had many interesting ex wartime Captains in those days. Never judge a book by it's cover!
Andy was a healthy eater as I remember. Once a mother and child visited the flight deck, the young lad was clutching a Mars Bar. Andy told him it was no good for him and, much to the joy of his Mum, the boy handed Andy the Mars Bar - only for Andy to smile mischievously and consume the confectionary once the visitors exited the flight deck. Kids, your Mars Bars are now safe!
Murray Anderson it was an honour for me to have known you and particularly for having shared your flight deck, RIP.
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Old 5th May 2016, 06:33   #283 (permalink)
 
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I also flew regularly with Andy out of NCL in the late 70's. A wonderful man with a boyish twinkle and sense of humour. An incredible role model for a young pilot and an iconoclastic view of the world. His eccentricity extended to wearing his Dan air mac over his 'civvies' as uniform. His war record and experiences self - evidently gave him an alternative view of life. A rostered duty with Andy was always a delight and it was a privilege to have flown with and know him. RIP.
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Old 5th May 2016, 16:43   #284 (permalink)
 
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Can any of you out there tell me if Geoff Cookson (ex-Dan 146) is still above ground?
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Old 6th May 2016, 11:05   #285 (permalink)
 
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Hello I was on the 146Fleet from 1986 till the End and we only had two bases Ncl & Lgw I have no recollection of a Geoff Cookson At All. T211
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Old 7th Jun 2016, 23:58   #286 (permalink)


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Anybody know if Dan Air Captains John Furber and Roger Jones are still alive?



Hi there.
I believe the Roger Jones you are enquiring about is my uncle. He flew commercially in the 70's-early 80's after his career in the RAF. He used to speak fondly of his time piloting Hastings.
Sadly, he passed away very recently, which is what has led me to this forum, randomly looking for info on his flying career.
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Old 8th Jun 2016, 10:19   #287 (permalink)
 
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Just read Yvonne Pope Sintes' autobiography - what a person, what a career - great read too. Is she still with us?
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Old 9th Jun 2016, 21:06   #288 (permalink)
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A privilege to have given up my seat for her. Morton's Air Services in the early 60's. In those days we had to ride along, I suppose just in case the new pilot suddenly decided they didn't like flying and caught a boat home.

In Germany, the press met the aircraft several times and to Yvonne's frustration, their main question was, Is it to be skirt, or trousers? Obviously, they'd never been in a Dak at 9,000 feet in the middle of winter.
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Old 10th Jun 2016, 05:52   #289 (permalink)
 
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 09:18   #290 (permalink)
 
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Like "Loose rivets". equally privileged but from the Morton's DO chair. "Wanderoo", know where I can get a copy ?
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Old 11th Jun 2016, 14:57   #291 (permalink)
 
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got mine from the well known SA river
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Old 12th Jun 2016, 14:07   #292 (permalink)
 
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Thanks Wanderoo. Very helpful. At least you can add that to your 4.4 thousand posts, eh ?
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Old 13th Jun 2016, 08:41   #293 (permalink)
 
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Oeps ! Soreeeee. Got it. Don't like cryptic clues and headed straight for my wall-map and looked hard at South African Rivers. Thought you might be in denial about getting your copy.("in denial"......get it ?.....0h pleeeze yourselves !), well glanced over at South America & googled "Panama Canal book shop". Blimey, the stuff that came up ! Memsahib intervened and informed that canals weren't rivers.She's good at the cryptic clever stuff & I've now ordered my copy. Thanks & apologies but remember we are not all as bright as you brylcream boys. Cheers. G.
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Old 14th Jun 2016, 07:58   #294 (permalink)
 
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Gordomac - "South American River is a common pseudonym for Ama..n on PPRuNe, sorry if I confused you. Hope you enjoy the book
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Old 15th Jun 2016, 11:51   #295 (permalink)
 
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Gordomac.

Oh dear, never mind……………..
4430 coming up ?? ;-)
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Old 12th Oct 2017, 18:41   #296 (permalink)
 
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Apologies for reviving a very old thread - but I just thought I could add a little to the end about a couple of people mentioned in this thread.

Lou Cuipek was my mother's first husband. He died aged 50 from a heart attack back in the early 70's - but my mother still tells stories about some of the good times they had, including both of them owning a hotel in Lyndhurst and his old Jaguar that needed fixing every time he returned from a flight.

Dick Brownie is still the wonderful gentleman that he always was and still as passionate about flying as ever. I spoke to him earlier today.
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Old 13th Oct 2017, 02:59   #297 (permalink)
 
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Does anyone remember John Smith at ABZ, or Bill Hanton?
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Commonly known to one and all as Bill Smith and John Hanton!
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Old 13th Oct 2017, 03:31   #298 (permalink)
 
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[QUOTE=C. Allcock - was he the chap with 10 children or am I thinking of a Bristow's capt?]QUOTE]

Chris Alcock. He of the many bairnes was indeed an Aberdeen based 748 Skipper.
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Old 13th Oct 2017, 03:59   #299 (permalink)
 
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Never did find out who held the stewardess out of the window by her legs on a night stop at the Busta Hotel at Scatsta, any clues?
I cannot give you an authoritative answer, however this sounds very much like the style of Ian Cook (He of hat rack testing fame?)

Anyone know of his present whereabouts?
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Old 13th Oct 2017, 09:21   #300 (permalink)
 
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Alcock, pipe, coffee cup, oops. That was when flying a 780 rather than a 748. A would-be monk in his youth.

Hanton, 4 job offers, two accepted. One in uniform of another airline after 4 sector 'earlies,', one when wearing bright red trousers. Good memories of both periods of employment.
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