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16th Sep 2019, 17:30
Replies: 15
Views: 1,285
Posted By pettinger93

Frankly, ANYTHING I can do to avoid clearing...

Frankly, ANYTHING I can do to avoid clearing customs in the US would be wonderful. Quite apart from the normal extensive delays, the regularly gratuitously rude and insulting behaviour of the US...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Sep 2019, 19:41
Replies: 25
Views: 3,755
Posted By pettinger93

Further to my last: I would strongly suggest that...

Further to my last: I would strongly suggest that you contact the Liverpool Dock Port Authority as soon as possible. They will need to arrange a clear space for you to land. Working docks are complex...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Sep 2019, 19:31
Replies: 25
Views: 3,755
Posted By pettinger93

From my experience as a shipbroker, tide should...

From my experience as a shipbroker, tide should not be a problem, as the roro ship in question will probably be in the enclosed dock, with the water level constant and the ramp will not be too...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Sep 2019, 11:02
Replies: 68
Views: 35,562
Posted By pettinger93

if you read the report in the link given above,...

if you read the report in the link given above, it does say that the dual hydraulic system in the B3 cannot easily be retro fitted to the B2 helicopter built with the single system, and that the...
7th Aug 2019, 10:29
Replies: 28
Views: 7,627
Posted By pettinger93

A few years ago, at a rather drunken wedding...

A few years ago, at a rather drunken wedding event in Hamburg, ( with military connections) my wife and I were the only English in a large hall of Germans (and few Danes). We had obviously not been...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Aug 2019, 10:00
Replies: 67
Views: 13,152
Posted By pettinger93

From the time when I spent a lot of time around...

From the time when I spent a lot of time around Toddbrook Reservoir, there are 4 water control methods. The main inlet stream can be diverted around the lake, there is a small low level outflow pipe,...
6th Aug 2019, 09:37
Replies: 69
Views: 15,798
Posted By pettinger93

The outrage about wrongly worn badges also...

The outrage about wrongly worn badges also extends to submariners in the Royal Navy. The 'dolphin' badge awarded to those who have qualified as such is highly regarded in the RN, as its a long and...
28th May 2019, 17:54
Replies: 14
Views: 5,342
Posted By pettinger93

Many years ago, I was walking the dog in East...

Many years ago, I was walking the dog in East Sussex on the day of a major flypast at Buckingham Palace ( royal funeral perhaps?), when a close formation of 9 Hercules came over at about 500 feet. I...
12th May 2019, 15:22
Replies: 41
Views: 20,494
Posted By pettinger93

The BBC has a video showing the aircraft on fire...

The BBC has a video showing the aircraft on fire across the central reservation of a dual carriageway: looks like the A 40 to me.
9th Apr 2019, 14:00
Replies: 46
Views: 21,197
Posted By pettinger93

I see in The Times today that Ryan Air are said...

I see in The Times today that Ryan Air are said to be reducing their services from Stansted to Edinburgh and Belfast from around 4 times a day to 2 or 4 times a week. Seems rather drastic but is...
3rd Apr 2019, 16:45
Replies: 12,697
Views: 3,540,119
Posted By pettinger93

Not sure how appropriate this request is, but...

Not sure how appropriate this request is, but knowing how expert so many contributors are on this thread, maybe someone can help?
As mentioned earlier on in the thread, my father, Major Harold...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Mar 2019, 17:44
Replies: 73
Views: 36,028
Posted By pettinger93

DeltaNG: Apologies that I missed your joke....

DeltaNG:
Apologies that I missed your joke. (Though there have been dafter suggestions made in all seriousness elsewhere on Pprune)
The mere fact that helicopters are considered a viable option at...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Mar 2019, 22:07
Replies: 73
Views: 36,028
Posted By pettinger93

DeltaNG: maybe you are just being provocative,...

DeltaNG: maybe you are just being provocative, but have you ever seen, or experienced, the sea states usual between Land End and the Scillies? Hovercraft might indeed be fast and not subject to cloud...
18th Mar 2019, 13:10
Replies: 37
Views: 6,709
Posted By pettinger93

Re the A380 'go around' on Saturday: we had been...

Re the A380 'go around' on Saturday: we had been thrown around a lot in cloud on the approach, and as we broke into the clear I was watching the approach using the fin camera on my seat-back screen....
17th Mar 2019, 15:11
Replies: 37
Views: 6,709
Posted By pettinger93

Thank you, gentlemen. So nothing remarkable,...

Thank you, gentlemen. So nothing remarkable, then. (though quite an uncomfortable novelty for me!)
17th Mar 2019, 12:18
Replies: 37
Views: 6,709
Posted By pettinger93

Go-arounds- how common?

Forgive a perhaps naive question: having flown lot as SLF over the years, (mostly around Europe, but sometimes further afield) I have never , until last night, experienced a 'go around' on landing....
17th Mar 2019, 12:11
Replies: 23
Views: 9,073
Posted By pettinger93

Just returned from around trip with Emirates from...

Just returned from around trip with Emirates from London Gatwick via Dubai to Colombo: absolutely excellent service .
18th Feb 2019, 09:31
Replies: 26
Views: 12,304
Posted By pettinger93

As a non-technical person: what happens to the...

As a non-technical person: what happens to the well-washed Harrier airframe afterwards? Scrapped or repaired?
27th Jan 2019, 15:03
Replies: 72
Views: 54,665
Posted By pettinger93

Quite a few years ago, I was flying (as a...

Quite a few years ago, I was flying (as a passenger) UK to Copenhagen, (I think it was an A320, but might be wrong,) for the whole flight in which starboard wing had no winglet and the port one did....
16th Jan 2019, 14:47
Replies: 41
Views: 11,257
Posted By pettinger93

Seem to remember that in the memoirs of one of...

Seem to remember that in the memoirs of one of the ww2 ATA ladies, she described as delivering new 2 spitfires to an operational base with a colleague. Weather was poor, and they proceeded...
16th Jan 2019, 10:31
Replies: 42
Views: 19,647
Posted By pettinger93

Most of the complaints on this thread relate to...

Most of the complaints on this thread relate to the media reporting (or mis-reporting) the Airlander press release, then blaming the Airlander company for the media mistakes. Agree that the concept...
16th Jan 2019, 10:19
Replies: 29
Views: 13,946
Posted By pettinger93

A few years ago I boarded an Aer Lingus flight at...

A few years ago I boarded an Aer Lingus flight at Dublin for Gatwick. Chap sitting next to me was settling down, with seatbelt on, when another man arrived at the last minute. Both of them had a...
13th Jan 2019, 21:22
Replies: 42
Views: 19,647
Posted By pettinger93

To be fair, the BBC has issued a correction to...

To be fair, the BBC has issued a correction to their original online article, changing the emphasis from the original implication that, because of the 'collapse', the prototype had failed,. The...
22nd Dec 2018, 15:04
Replies: 1,178
Views: 691,141
Posted By pettinger93

The contrast between the media reports on the...

The contrast between the media reports on the crowds and confusion at Gatwick, and my own experience as SLF to Belfast on the 21st Dec is amazing. Seeing the press reports of chaos, and expecting...
22nd Nov 2018, 17:01
Replies: 113
Views: 41,449
Posted By pettinger93

After the tanker had left the loading jetty, she...

After the tanker had left the loading jetty, she saw the frigate coming down the fjord on her radar, but had no way of knowing which ship it was, because the frigate's AIS was switched off the...
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