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I just cannot clear this up in my mind. Tim Le Page, he was either F.O, South African, blonde hair and an eye for the ladies or he was in the training school and famous for rounding up parties for Jack at the beach house...which one is which and does anyone know where they are now??? It's altzeimers my dear....who are you??
Oooh Fokkerwokker we must know each other.....?? Anyway, thanks for all your help guys....did my first flight with TLP (he was FO then) got a bit confused with the other Tim though so if that's the case then I can't remember his surname but I believe his boyfriend was called Mike?? Oooh yes, everybody goes on these days about aircraft types....I loved the VC10 and the Lockheed Tri-star...... xx
Fabulous posting.... you have my never-ending respect....!!!
It's about time all the "whipper snappers" took time out to realise just how elegant Gulf Air was in the good old days..""
My (still gorgeous) wife.. still waxes lyrical about the cabin crew course in the early 80's.... Whereupon... she was advised as a "British" crew memeber - to always pack a cocktail dress.... "Quote... Just in case my dear... your invited up to the British Embassy for afternoon drinks..Unquote"
She still blethers on about that course... and I can tell you even in the 80's.. the good old days were still there to be enjoyed..
Thank the Good Lord that Ryanair hasn't yet appeared in the Gulf..!!
We first met up when I was his Production Flight Test Engineer in the RHS of his first Jetstream command flight with Handley Page. Some years later he was my F/O on the Tri-moth with Gulfair. A great guy in all respects and left us far too soon.
Ah yes, Salalah! The BAC 1-11 arrival: Over the top at 20,000, turn out to sea, crossing the coast gear down and spoilers out down to 10,000' turn back to beacon and cross the coast inbound at about 800' on a left base for the strip!!! Good job they didn't have Stingers then!
what memorıes! am also sad to say thet my great frıend Capt Ken Fraser dıed last year. What a tıme ıt was then! Hello to you all,GF gang! I was on the 737 then came back on the 767, and next year I wıll have been flyıng for 40 years(stıll at ıt!) but my fondest memorıes are wıth GF.My wıfe of 25 yrs.(marrıage that ıs)was a GF stewardess. It was all of you who made that aırlıne what was truly a fıve-star- trısatar experıence!!
The Tim in Cabin Crew Training was Tim Willis. It was his partner Mike who departed the Kuwait Building not Tim himself.
As mentioned in an earlier post Rad Gammages departure was not a pleasant one. Roni his wife, who lives in Cyprus has still not received the settlement from Gulf Air approaching 1 year after his sad demise. I have visited her recently and her efforts to sort the mess out falls on deaf ears with the powers that be in GF. Shame on them. We had no problems with welfare in the earlier years.
Do any of you remember Capts Graham Humberstone & Stu Ross? I met Graham on the day of the Harrods Bombing while he was working for an outfit based at LGW flying an executive BAC1-11. He was a friend of a friend's family and he agreed to show us round as we were a couple of aviation mad teenagers.
Stu Ross was another inspiration & was one of my line trainers on the B757 with Air2Bob some 12 years later.
GF in the 70's & 80's seemed like a cracking place to be judging by half of the stories I remember!
I have been reading this thread with nostalgia, as working for GF in the 80's left me with many happy memories. I remember Captain Gammage as a lovely, kind man who had temendous respect for his fellow crewmembers. I particularly remember Captain Gammage offloading an extremely odious passenger in CDG (LHR-CDG-BAH), long before this became the'norm'. Very sorry to hear of his sad demise.