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Forum: Questions
6th Sep 2020, 21:47
Replies: 63
Views: 17,760
Posted By pax britanica

My Canadian neighbour who has a passing interest...

My Canadian neighbour who has a passing interest in Aviation said to me the other day that he had been thinking that given our history in Aviation the Government didnt seem too concerned about...
25th Aug 2020, 13:02
Replies: 42
Views: 3,814
Posted By pax britanica

The aviation industry -industrie nowadays I...

The aviation industry -industrie nowadays I suppose was not alone in failing to adapt toa new world post WW2, not immediately after but in the 50s and 60s. I ean back in the dayw e had
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24th Aug 2020, 14:05
Replies: 36
Views: 10,276
Posted By pax britanica

Rog 747, yes of course I overlooked the...

Rog 747, yes of course I overlooked the established practice of calling it a day and not flying at night (probably quite wise) on these empire type trips. A real adventure they must have been.
24th Aug 2020, 14:03
Replies: 42
Views: 3,814
Posted By pax britanica

I think in the end it comes down to size and...

I think in the end it comes down to size and scale . As has been poijnted out the US domestic market was enormous compared to the rest of the world and given the existence of requirements for short...
24th Aug 2020, 13:52
Replies: 29
Views: 3,504
Posted By pax britanica

TCU and Springheel,, the packed lunch sounds...

TCU and Springheel,, the packed lunch sounds familiar. Coming from south of LHR the Central Area was just too far so for me it was the Cains Lane A30 spot in Bedfont, the next road down to the now...
22nd Aug 2020, 14:08
Replies: 17
Views: 2,667
Posted By pax britanica

From reading about the A bomb sorties I ahd the...

From reading about the A bomb sorties I ahd the impression there was rather more involved in the bomb bay attachments and connections than for a conventical weapon and a lot of mods had to be made to...
22nd Aug 2020, 13:59
Replies: 29
Views: 3,504
Posted By pax britanica

T'graph. Yes thats the colour scheme I...

T'graph.

Yes thats the colour scheme I recall for sure. .Why i remember the engine noise as different I am not sure but as I said living in Stanwell for may years as kid you could tell pretty much...
22nd Aug 2020, 13:39
Replies: 36
Views: 10,276
Posted By pax britanica

Incredible how many stops these flights made ,...

Incredible how many stops these flights made , how many sectors did the crew do given they were not exactly going into anything that could be called an airport in modern standards. Perhaps the pilot...
22nd Aug 2020, 13:23
Replies: 42
Views: 3,814
Posted By pax britanica

B(E)A must have been very pessimistic about...

B(E)A must have been very pessimistic about demand to downsize the roginal DH idea to the T 1 and 2 series because while the lieks of Swiss , SAS KLM served smaller markets and no doubt saw the DC9...
21st Aug 2020, 10:42
Replies: 26
Views: 3,803
Posted By pax britanica

I live in Camberley and drive along that part of...

I live in Camberley and drive along that part of the A30 daily.

I am inclined to the view that the pic is contrived.. Asa has been pointed out the aircraft is some way beyond the famous (well...
17th Aug 2020, 11:39
Replies: 29
Views: 3,504
Posted By pax britanica

On the subject of non standard BA747s I seem to...

On the subject of non standard BA747s I seem to remember they had one that had odd colours in the late 1970s -being all white witha blue cheat line rather than the normal blue lower fuselage.

I...
14th Aug 2020, 15:06
Replies: 74
Views: 14,146
Posted By pax britanica

Boris isnt bothered about the UK population just...

Boris isnt bothered about the UK population just his scumbag crooked friends who will still holiday abroad and dodge isolation by private jets and citizenship in tax havens.

Lets face it he and...
28th Jul 2020, 09:32
Replies: 662
Views: 94,869
Posted By pax britanica

I saw a BA A320 at LHR yesterday when dropping my...

I saw a BA A320 at LHR yesterday when dropping my daughter off at a gloomy and dull T5 , really brought it home to me what an awful business this is. No stream of take offs, I think there were three...
24th Jul 2020, 14:16
Replies: 662
Views: 94,869
Posted By pax britanica

Hartington I think when French ATC were on...

Hartington

I think when French ATC were on strike back then military controllers were used until there was an accident and government stopped it.
As there are relatively few mil atc compared to...
24th Jul 2020, 11:13
Replies: 662
Views: 94,869
Posted By pax britanica

I havent seen much in the way of unsual craft...

I havent seen much in the way of unsual craft butt he last few days there seems to have been an uptick in LHR outbounds via MID or SAM as well as OCK inbounds, nothign like normal of course but...
22nd Jul 2020, 19:53
Replies: 52
Views: 4,495
Posted By pax britanica

Having been lucky enough to see a spit and P51...

Having been lucky enough to see a spit and P51 side by side a year ago the differences are radical. The Spitfire looks really old against the p51 (although it looks much nicer) and it is much...
21st Jul 2020, 18:38
Replies: 117
Views: 24,400
Posted By pax britanica

Mr Mac, the 1011 was a really nice aircraft i...

Mr Mac, the 1011 was a really nice aircraft i thought from all rspects as a passenger, i have read a lot of good comments from the flight deck too, not the first or last aircraft to be popular with...
20th Jul 2020, 10:55
Replies: 117
Views: 24,400
Posted By pax britanica

TCU Yes, very put about the sense of almost...

TCU

Yes, very put about the sense of almost being at home when you saw a BA 74 at the gate . better yet if it was just 'on the ramp' with stairs but that was a rarity. Only got the same...
19th Jul 2020, 14:29
Replies: 87
Views: 9,764
Posted By pax britanica

I remember the DL 747s at LHR because they were...

I remember the DL 747s at LHR because they were so 'exotic'. IIRC they were actually leased to Pan Am as DL didnt have international rights in those days and decided the 747 was too big. They only...
18th Jul 2020, 15:51
Replies: 9
Views: 3,818
Posted By pax britanica

Must have been very heavy , IL62 nice clean wing...

Must have been very heavy , IL62 nice clean wing designed for long range Ops, Shannon-Havana , Moscow to Beijing . Such a scary-the only word for it- take off from Serbia to where? one assumes back...
18th Jul 2020, 15:24
Replies: 117
Views: 24,400
Posted By pax britanica

I posted a bit of a eulogy to the wonderful 74...

I posted a bit of a eulogy to the wonderful 74 in BA service some weeks ago and got some legit criticism for being premature, sadly I was right . From my first flight , KHR-JFK (Carnasie 13L ...
Forum: Questions
6th Jul 2020, 12:16
Replies: 44
Views: 15,580
Posted By pax britanica

AS Wiggy points out Singapore is a good example...

AS Wiggy points out Singapore is a good example with . I was on a BA74 one evening returning to UK and Captain came on to explain that while there was no aircraft in front of us he was going to have...
22nd Jun 2020, 15:55
Replies: 662
Views: 94,869
Posted By pax britanica

FC that was indeed interesting . The BT mast a...

FC
that was indeed interesting . The BT mast a relic of the pre fibre optic days when these towers were scattered around London at the limit of line of sight microwave radio systems from the BT...
22nd Jun 2020, 10:05
Replies: 662
Views: 94,869
Posted By pax britanica

Flite phone, thanks for posting that great BOAC...

Flite phone, thanks for posting that great BOAC pic, if I pretend the winglets and extended upper deck were not there it would be the same as my first ever flight 28-11 71 ,BA175 LHR-JFK IIRC. very...
20th Jun 2020, 15:24
Replies: 662
Views: 94,869
Posted By pax britanica

RZG , I made the fatal error on here of not...

RZG , I made the fatal error on here of not reading Dave Reids post as he is as close to infallible as anyone.

So i might get the chance to see one then which would be nice. As is obvious I have...
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