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24th Nov 2018, 23:38
Replies: 161
Views: 32,840
Posted By Willi B

Geriaviator, Well said.

Geriaviator,
Well said.
17th Nov 2018, 22:09
Replies: 161
Views: 32,840
Posted By Willi B

I also enjoyed an email correspondence with him...

I also enjoyed an email correspondence with him earlier this year which covered not only his distinguished RAF flying/ATC career but his post service experiences as a 'VAT Man'. He had a unique sense...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Sep 2017, 08:02
Replies: 3
Views: 1,111
Posted By Willi B

Hugh Hefner

The recent news of Hugh Hefner’s demise brought back some Cold War memories.

Many will remember 'QRA' and Lightning 'scrambles' as a regular weekly occurrence back in the 60s.

So it was on a...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Apr 2017, 00:37
Replies: 64
Views: 10,040
Posted By Willi B

The Hack Green papers that I saw also referred to...

The Hack Green papers that I saw also referred to 'Zombies' - the name given those poor souls who were irradiated and unable to fend for themselves. There were plans to somehow round them up (didn't...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Apr 2017, 01:44
Replies: 64
Views: 10,040
Posted By Willi B

Nostalgia I recall being told by a Vulcan...

Nostalgia


I recall being told by a Vulcan pilot during a 'Mickey' at Lossie that his primary survival aid was a copy of the telephone directory of the British Embassy in Stockholm.


And...
Forum: ATC Issues
28th Nov 2015, 04:21
Replies: 75
Views: 19,350
Posted By Willi B

FLTLT Tom Currie DFM, ex WW2 SIG and instructor...

FLTLT Tom Currie DFM, ex WW2 SIG and instructor at Shawbury on the GCA courses at Sleap in the mid 60s. A real gent!
19th Oct 2015, 21:16
Replies: 287
Views: 132,579
Posted By Willi B

nipva Thanks for the photographs. PN...

nipva

Thanks for the photographs.


PN and BBadanov,


Your respective recollections of the photograph in question are correct.
18th Oct 2015, 22:57
Replies: 287
Views: 132,579
Posted By Willi B

As Shakespeare's Henry V said, 'Old men forget'. ...

As Shakespeare's Henry V said, 'Old men forget'.


Hopefully I'll be reminded shortly.
18th Oct 2015, 22:45
Replies: 287
Views: 132,579
Posted By Willi B

nipva Please see your PMs

nipva


Please see your PMs
18th Oct 2015, 03:58
Replies: 287
Views: 132,579
Posted By Willi B

More years ago than I care to recount, I saw a...

More years ago than I care to recount, I saw a photo of a Lightning that had taken station on the port side of a Russian 'Bear', somewhere over the North Sea. In the Bear's bomb aimer's 'bubble' was...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Sep 2015, 00:39
Replies: 28
Views: 2,916
Posted By Willi B

The Colonial Bond

George Lazenby is still dining out on his one Bond appearance - Actor George Lazenby tells of Bond regrets, studio blacklisting at Spyfest appearance in hometown of Goulburn, NSW - ABC News...
11th Jul 2015, 06:08
Replies: 110
Views: 21,133
Posted By Willi B

Just been advised by Garuda in Sydney that there...

Just been advised by Garuda in Sydney that there will be departures ex Denpasar for SYD/MEL this afternoon; and that the airline is planning scheduled departures from SYD and MEL to Denpasar tomorrow...
9th Jul 2015, 09:25
Replies: 110
Views: 21,133
Posted By Willi B

Thanks swh. It's still not clear to me why J* and...

Thanks swh. It's still not clear to me why J* and V should cancel.
9th Jul 2015, 08:47
Replies: 110
Views: 21,133
Posted By Willi B

Flights Cancelled

Global Aviator


I'm with you. I have family members scheduled to fly from Sydney to Bali on Sunday via Garuda. So far as I can see, Garuda flights are still operating. I'm concerned for their...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jan 2015, 05:17
Replies: 20,218
Views: 2,638,714
Posted By Willi B

Meanwhile, in inner Melbourne - Homeless...

Meanwhile, in inner Melbourne -


Homeless camp reminder of what's bad about Melbourne (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/homeless-camp-reminder-of-whats-bad-about-melbourne-20150104-12hosz.html)
Forum: Night Stop
24th Dec 2014, 08:49
Replies: 6
Views: 5,727
Posted By Willi B

Stayed in the Metropole a few years ago - c'est...

Stayed in the Metropole a few years ago - c'est magnifique


Hotel Metropole Hanoi, Vietnam luxury hotel in Hanoi - Sofitel Legend (http://www.sofitel-legend.com/hanoi/en/)
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Oct 2014, 01:40
Replies: 20,218
Views: 2,638,714
Posted By Willi B

I though Emma Alberici did a very good job of...

I though Emma Alberici did a very good job of showing this idiot up for what he truly is, an empty headed fool with misguided beliefs who seems unlikely to make any positive contribution to...
7th Sep 2014, 16:06
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,508,430
Posted By Willi B

I was SLF on yesterday's QF9. Before taxying at...

I was SLF on yesterday's QF9. Before taxying at Dubai, the CAPT announced a delay due to a checked in bag with no matching pax on board having to be removed. In the current Middle East environment,...
17th Jul 2014, 02:33
Replies: 136
Views: 16,920
Posted By Willi B

On board one of Her Majesty's flat tops in the...

On board one of Her Majesty's flat tops in the Indian Ocean on a no scheduled flying day listening to the BBC World Service coverage via the ship's tannoy.
12th Jul 2014, 11:18
Replies: 5
Views: 2,067
Posted By Willi B

Thanks HH.

Thanks HH.
12th Jul 2014, 08:38
Replies: 5
Views: 2,067
Posted By Willi B

Thanks. We have around 200K FF points but the QF...

Thanks. We have around 200K FF points but the QF web site says we'll still need around $8K for a Business Class fare. I was hoping to find something less expensive.
12th Jul 2014, 06:30
Replies: 5
Views: 2,067
Posted By Willi B

QF Upgrades

In September, I'm flying QF business class to London for work at my employer's expense. My wife wants to come with me. Any tips for new players about getting upgrades from economy? Is it possible to...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th May 2014, 05:43
Replies: 155
Views: 16,175
Posted By Willi B

Robert Burns' Tam O'Shanter is the classic tale...

Robert Burns' Tam O'Shanter is the classic tale of a chap stopping off to have a few beers after work before going home. Who cannot relate to:


While we sit bousing at the nappy...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Dec 2013, 22:30
Replies: 20,218
Views: 2,638,714
Posted By Willi B

Re the GG, IMHO, Angus Houston would be a better...

Re the GG, IMHO, Angus Houston would be a better choice. He has form in challenging politicians' versions of events!
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Oct 2013, 06:31
Replies: 20,218
Views: 2,638,714
Posted By Willi B

Hardly a ringing endorsement for 'Slick Willie'. ...

Hardly a ringing endorsement for 'Slick Willie'.

While he managed a Caucus vote of 63.95% , he could only muster 40.08% of the membership vote, thus scraping over the line with 52.02% of the...
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