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Old 27th Oct 2014, 23:24
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Hurrah!

(But do tell, did it float?)
Will ask engineers when I see them next!

So you got your fuel draw back
It was a bit sketchy but yes...
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Old 27th Oct 2014, 23:45
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surely we should draw a line under all of this......
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Old 28th Oct 2014, 00:04
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Sharpen up, there's plenty of lead left in the pencil yet.
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Old 28th Oct 2014, 00:56
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These pencil jokes are getting a bit pointless....
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Old 28th Oct 2014, 01:19
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A bit blunt.
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Old 28th Oct 2014, 06:15
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Without wanting to draw a shade over the whole incident just yet..... Did the pencil float or not..?
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Old 28th Oct 2014, 10:46
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Hopefully, there's a lesson here, to follow proper procedures when fuelling or checking tanks. Don't try to cut corners, Dot the I's and cross the T's. Don't entrust someone who's known to be not the sharpest pencil in the box.Sometimes, you just have to be blunt and make a pointed refusal to let them near.
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Old 28th Oct 2014, 12:02
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High lead fuel = pencil floating

Low lead fuel = pencil sunk

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Old 30th Oct 2014, 13:36
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Spoke to engineers this morning.

Pencil was floating just below the surface. Luckily after taxying a/c to hangar pencil was visible from fuel filler cap so was easily retrieved.
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Old 30th Oct 2014, 14:09
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Was this written up?
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Old 30th Oct 2014, 15:00
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I bet he drew the Mont blanc on that one.
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Old 30th Oct 2014, 15:53
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So the saga has drawn to a close?
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Old 30th Oct 2014, 16:33
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I decided not to give the culprit a written warning though it was a bit of a "hard" call.
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Old 30th Oct 2014, 20:07
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No paper mate?
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Old 31st Oct 2014, 16:05
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If it had been a Swiss PA38, the registration would have started HB-
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Old 31st Oct 2014, 20:56
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Very black day in Cyprus. 5B-
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Old 31st Oct 2014, 21:48
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.... all these one liners.....
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Old 31st Oct 2014, 22:04
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Could you please post an image of the pencil?
BP, are you Sheldon Cooper?
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Old 31st Oct 2014, 23:04
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I can't think of anything to add to this thread. Someone's drained all the lead from my pencil!


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Old 1st Nov 2014, 11:48
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Just think of the extra thrust you'd have got if it had been a propelling pencil!
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