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10th May 2021, 14:39
Replies: 6
Views: 1,205
Posted By dixi188

Maybe it's just in case the little darlings come...

Maybe it's just in case the little darlings come accross some event where someone died or found a slightly racist historical comment. They could be scarred for life reading about such things.:)
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6th May 2021, 18:08
Replies: 37
Views: 4,511
Posted By dixi188

A guy I used to fly with on the A300 did his...

A guy I used to fly with on the A300 did his Hamble course as a BOAC cadet around 1964/5 and expected to go on the 707 or VC-10. He was very suprised to be sent to the Gulf to fly the DC-3 for about...
6th May 2021, 12:00
Replies: 1,533
Views: 190,727
Posted By dixi188

I thought the P3 Orions were operated by the US...

I thought the P3 Orions were operated by the US Navy.
6th May 2021, 08:18
Replies: 2,265
Views: 295,261
Posted By dixi188

Better survival chance when being shot at?

Better survival chance when being shot at?
2nd May 2021, 12:46
Replies: 37
Views: 4,511
Posted By dixi188

Just searghed Google. There is a pic of 'VF in...

Just searghed Google. There is a pic of 'VF in that colour scheme. Its from vc10.net
1st May 2021, 16:46
Replies: 18
Views: 2,734
Posted By dixi188

ISTR the -510s had a Smiths autopilot instead of...

ISTR the -510s had a Smiths autopilot instead of the Elliott one on other 1-11s, also they had a DECCA Nav system.
Another difference, BEA didn't want the front airstairs so to keep the aircraft in...
30th Apr 2021, 20:15
Replies: 18
Views: 2,734
Posted By dixi188

Most BAC1-11s I worked on had Collins 618M comm...

Most BAC1-11s I worked on had Collins 618M comm TRs. as did many other transport aircraft of that era. I wonder if there was a pin jumper on the connector to enable the tone.
Some a/c had King...
29th Apr 2021, 13:04
Replies: 1,533
Views: 190,727
Posted By dixi188

What's odd about them? I spent 14 years on B4...

What's odd about them?
I spent 14 years on B4 and never thought anything odd unless you mean the winglets on the -600.
28th Apr 2021, 00:21
Replies: 439
Views: 131,939
Posted By dixi188

Makes sense now.

Makes sense now.
27th Apr 2021, 14:59
Replies: 439
Views: 131,939
Posted By dixi188

Ah! The new 10 and 12 day weeks!:)

Ah! The new 10 and 12 day weeks!:)
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Apr 2021, 23:49
Replies: 131
Views: 22,231
Posted By dixi188

Only yesterday my 34 year old daughter told me a...

Only yesterday my 34 year old daughter told me a story of a coach trip to Spain from the UK when she was at Uni.
The Spanish drivers would change over with the coach cruising along at about 80ks. I...
25th Apr 2021, 23:41
Replies: 10
Views: 1,166
Posted By dixi188

I hear what you are saying and there were...

I hear what you are saying and there were deficiencies in the training at the time, but a STAN system would have saved the day.
23rd Apr 2021, 17:29
Replies: 10
Views: 1,166
Posted By dixi188

I think all freighters should have something like...

I think all freighters should have something like this. With modern tech it should be quite possible to make it reliable.
We lost two good guys on an F27 at GCI due to an out of trim aircraft and...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Apr 2021, 19:45
Replies: 21
Views: 1,826
Posted By dixi188

FlightDetent Some years ago at East Midlands...

FlightDetent

Some years ago at East Midlands the snow had been cleared and Braking action reported as good. We were the first to land and had to go to the end to vacate. All well until the last...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Apr 2021, 00:12
Replies: 32
Views: 2,329
Posted By dixi188

I would think Heathrow's third runway is not...

I would think Heathrow's third runway is not needed now, but I'll bet they keep pushing for it. The construction industry wants it.
20th Apr 2021, 00:05
Replies: 12
Views: 4,491
Posted By dixi188

I guess all the oil canning will come out when...

I guess all the oil canning will come out when it's pressurised.
Is it perhaps canvas sheeting to protect it during construction?
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Apr 2021, 18:16
Replies: 115
Views: 7,747
Posted By dixi188

I've seen loads of UFOs. Until you can identify...

I've seen loads of UFOs.
Until you can identify an aircraft in the sky it is a UFO.:)
As for ET, not a chance in my opinion.
Might need my tin hat now.
19th Apr 2021, 18:02
Replies: 12
Views: 4,491
Posted By dixi188

The tin looks a bit thin. What sort of weapon...

The tin looks a bit thin.
What sort of weapon is it supposed to stop?
18th Apr 2021, 13:05
Replies: 179
Views: 19,886
Posted By dixi188

I have one of those ESSO fold outs somewhere but...

I have one of those ESSO fold outs somewhere but not in such condition, it was on my bedroom wall as a kid.
18th Apr 2021, 13:02
Replies: 1,533
Views: 190,727
Posted By dixi188

Re the 40612 graffiti, Anyone remember the...

Re the 40612 graffiti, Anyone remember the sprayed on sillouette of an SR71 that appeared on signs around Mildenhall in 1971/2 ish.
I don't know why, but I always liked KC135 #38038 and C141 #...
16th Apr 2021, 15:40
Replies: 23
Views: 10,866
Posted By dixi188

Sounds like it is a couple of weeks too late.:)

Sounds like it is a couple of weeks too late.:)
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Apr 2021, 18:48
Replies: 37
Views: 2,360
Posted By dixi188

I have thought quick replacement battery packs...

I have thought quick replacement battery packs are the way to go since the start of EVs.
If it was on a pallet type arrangement under the car that can be removed/fitted with a pallet trolley in less...
5th Apr 2021, 19:06
Replies: 6
Views: 1,956
Posted By dixi188

A couple of weeks ago the Smithsonian program on...

A couple of weeks ago the Smithsonian program on the B24 Liberator showed a shot of RAF Lancasters starting up when they talking about the first long range B24 raid in the Pacific. I didn't think the...
2nd Apr 2021, 17:22
Replies: 72
Views: 11,880
Posted By dixi188

Was that AE? Don't remember that one but D....

Was that AE?
Don't remember that one but D. Maxxxxx had L100FLY and PJ had FLY2IT.
Forum: Tech Log
1st Apr 2021, 09:59
Replies: 10
Views: 2,054
Posted By dixi188

First thought, IIRC,on all 747s the leading edge...

First thought, IIRC,on all 747s the leading edge devices are air operated so if bleeds are off what holds them out?
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