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Owl 83 12th Dec 2018 13:04

Old memories...
Met Ken in Dubai back in ‘74.
He had his hands full with all us new kid pilots.
Had not thought of him in ages.
Thanks to Stacey and Ralph for their memories.

Ainippe 12th Dec 2018 13:34

Ken Phillipose
 
Just a memory from years back, Ken arrived at our house having just flown into LHR. He hired a car to drive down and was stopped by the police near Crawley for supposedly having a rear light out. The copper knock on his window and Ken wound down the window and without saying anything handed him his Indian Driving licence. The copper then subjected him to 2 minutes of abuse about “Effin Indians ” “ wogs” etc etc and finished his tirade with threatening to get his car impounded.

Ken waited a minute then said “ thank you very officer - would you like my UK driving licence?” in perfect English, said copper got back in car without saying another word and disappeared- clearly worried he was going to get done for discrimination,!!

Ken thought it was highly amusing

twinstar_ca 15th Dec 2018 18:17

Desperate times do call for desperate measures!!! :}:}:D

SASless 15th Dec 2018 18:22

A bit of a change since I flew with the Ox, Marcus, and Dave on the 58T's!

At least Bristow seems to finally be hiring based upon "Looks" as compared to back then!

Tail-take-off 15th Dec 2018 20:07

Just had a horrific image flash through my mind of Ox & Sparky in thongs 😮

SASless 15th Dec 2018 21:35

Ox....Thong!

Some sights once imagined just cannot be un-imagined!

I still laugh thinking of all those Smoked Salmon Sammies he handed up to me upon realizing they were not boiled Ham, Mayo, and Bread.

Had he tweaked to me ordering them over the radio....I would not be here to tell the story.

industry insider 16th Dec 2018 05:15

You'd be wearing thongs on your feet in Australia (flip flops).

Barbados wrote:



“We have always known that Bristow is just better than the other helicopter companies because, well, it just is” said a senior BRS Australia management spokesperson from his Darwin office. “We can’t understand why clients don’t realise this and are not more willing to pay our premium rates to help improve the stock price” added the spokesperson. “I shouldn’t reveal our plans but between us, the S-92 flight attendants are just the first of many innovations coming to Bristow”. Other measures are understood to include performance based pay for pilots using hand scanners so that pilots will be paid according to how many times they touch their joysticks in flight.
LOL

Too Cloudy 16th Dec 2018 06:54

Latest EO for the S92 in Broome


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune....833f4589a0.jpg

Brother 16th Dec 2018 07:32

Most of Broome is having a laugh at BRS expense over the skimpy girls going for a 92 flight. I hear its not worked out well for some of those involved though. bit silly taking the girls on an air test. i bet the client is impressed.

212man 16th Dec 2018 14:57


Originally Posted by Brother (Post 10336721)
Most of Broome is having a laugh at BRS expense over the skimpy girls going for a 92 flight. I hear its not worked out well for some of those involved though. bit silly taking the girls on an air test. i bet the client is impressed.

if true it would seem a number of people skipped the ‘decision making’ section in their CRM courses!

SASless 16th Dec 2018 15:44

I see a Strike looming....when the Pilots realize the Flight Attendants are making more money on Tips than the Pilots are in wages!

griffothefog 16th Dec 2018 20:31

I still have the memories of transmission oil dripping on my head...

Fareastdriver 16th Dec 2018 21:02

Getting back to Aberdeen. Last month I went to Graham Lee and Keith Gates Funerals. I didn't know Keith that much but during my time at Aberdeen Graham featured a lot.

PiC Teeside, Chief pilot S76A, Tiger, then Yarmouth and China and Stornoway.. As an engineer said when I told him. "He always had a smile on his face."

SASless 17th Dec 2018 00:44

Griffo......just old fashioned Sikorsky Pomade....slicker then Dapper Dan!

Nigerian Expat Outlaw 17th Dec 2018 17:43

I'll never forget flying LHS with Peter Morgan on a double Beryl day when a passenger tapped me on the shoulder to tell me water was dripping from the cabin ceiling.

Without batting an eyelid he pressed the PA and announced that refreshments were being served in seat 1A. Never a dull moment with Peter !

NEO

212man 17th Dec 2018 18:17


Originally Posted by Nigerian Expat Outlaw (Post 10337767)
I'll never forget flying LHS with Peter Morgan on a double Beryl day when a passenger tapped me on the shoulder to tell me water was dripping from the cabin ceiling.

Without batting an eyelid he pressed the PA and announced that refreshments were being served in seat 1A. Never a dull moment with Peter !

NEO

One of his less controversial ones then. Not quite like the ‘“OIld Man of Hoy on the left hand side, and some xxxxxx xxxxx xxxxx on the right hand side” announcement he made flying over Orkney one day!

Nigerian Expat Outlaw 17th Dec 2018 18:27

Oh Yes, and when asked what service we required en route to the Beatrice responding to Lossie radar with "Room Service please". We were on a line check with Brian Backhouse crumpled into the jump seat, me RHS with my head in my hands.

He got 6 months P1 U/S for that and couldn't care less.

NEO

industry insider 18th Dec 2018 10:54


Oh Yes, and when asked what service we required en route to the Beatrice responding to Lossie radar with "Room Service please". We were on a line check with Brian Backhouse crumpled into the jump seat, me RHS with my head in my hands.He got 6 months P1 U/S for that and couldn't care less. NEO
I don't remember Pete Morgan but sounds like a very amusing character.

A line check with Brian Backhouse, ahhh yes, I remember those ones where the RNAV would mysteriously fail at SHD and not come back on line until the Thistle, working like mad with DR calculations and radios.

Fareastdriver 18th Dec 2018 14:02


SHD and not come back on line until the Thistle, working like mad with DR calculations and radios.
Never a problem: I just tuned into the Consul at Stavanger which gave me distances to go. That was the first time he had heard about it.

Before your time Brian.

SASless 18th Dec 2018 14:32

I used the Consol Station as well....when leaving the Ekofisk headed back to Teeside.

Then the ILS Localizer....and Sea Buoys leading to the Commercial Ship Channel as Radar Markers.


https://atchistory.files.wordpress.c...n-aid-1966.pdf


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