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22nd Sep 2020, 17:51
Replies: 45
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Posted By Herod

The things we could do in the days when...

The things we could do in the days when passengers had a sense of humour, instead of a videophone and an internet link.
22nd Sep 2020, 12:59
Replies: 45
Views: 5,054
Posted By Herod

Sounds like the sort of trick Ray would play. I...

Sounds like the sort of trick Ray would play. I knew him in AirUK days, and he was always up for a laugh.
20th Sep 2020, 07:17
Replies: 86
Views: 28,687
Posted By Herod

It certainly would, but I reckon the chances are...

It certainly would, but I reckon the chances are between zero and zero. However, good static display condition would be special, and taxying condition even better. Good luck to the team undertaking...
19th Sep 2020, 20:43
Replies: 7
Views: 1,168
Posted By Herod

Centre-line thrust; i.e. no asymmetric problems

Centre-line thrust; i.e. no asymmetric problems
18th Sep 2020, 18:17
Replies: 4
Views: 788
Posted By Herod

Thanks for the story Jennifer. I've just ordered...

Thanks for the story Jennifer. I've just ordered the book. Good luck with the project. Keep the Pprune community informed.
15th Sep 2020, 12:12
Replies: 31
Views: 4,663
Posted By Herod

The RAF Ensign is flying proudly outside my...

The RAF Ensign is flying proudly outside my house, and another one outside my brother's house near Perth, WA.
15th Sep 2020, 08:48
Replies: 12
Views: 2,664
Posted By Herod

Maybe, but that was enough. As I understand it,...

Maybe, but that was enough. As I understand it, the Blitz was not intended as a prelude to invasion, but more an attempt to wear down the population to the extent they would demand surrender.
15th Sep 2020, 08:43
Replies: 63
Views: 6,325
Posted By Herod

You'll see from my user name that I was young...

You'll see from my user name that I was young Pilate's C.O. :)
11th Sep 2020, 16:59
Replies: 63
Views: 6,325
Posted By Herod

423 should be a South Cerney number. 423xxxx Dec...

423 should be a South Cerney number. 423xxxx Dec '64.

A few months ago I went in for surgery. The anaesthetist knew I was ex-service, and as I was going asked "last three". A bit of a surprise,...
10th Sep 2020, 17:30
Replies: 48
Views: 10,404
Posted By Herod

. Maybe, but saluting the "Queen's Commission"...

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Maybe, but saluting the "Queen's Commission" isn't.
9th Sep 2020, 12:30
Replies: 22
Views: 1,811
Posted By Herod

Hi Tom, The only one I can find is XJ772....

Hi Tom,
The only one I can find is XJ772. According to Wiki, it's at the de Havilland Heritage Centre. XD 613 isn't on display at Cosford, although it may be in storage. However, Wiki doesn't...
8th Sep 2020, 08:28
Replies: 35
Views: 12,188
Posted By Herod

STANDBY instruments? I'm old enough to remember...

STANDBY instruments? I'm old enough to remember when those were the ONLY instruments. Yes, we aged aviators regularly flew the ILS to Cat 1 minima using those. Just needs practice, but economics...
5th Sep 2020, 17:18
Replies: 46
Views: 5,162
Posted By Herod

washout: I presume you mean the test aircraft...

washout: I presume you mean the test aircraft only. Production aircraft certainly not.
5th Sep 2020, 07:35
Replies: 166
Views: 24,906
Posted By Herod

Maybe not possible, but if the RAF played ball,...

Maybe not possible, but if the RAF played ball, it could be the most suitable/logical alternative.
5th Sep 2020, 07:01
Replies: 166
Views: 24,906
Posted By Herod

FAStoat: Come to Cosford. We're still pretty...

FAStoat: Come to Cosford. We're still pretty much "old school" up here. Aeroplanes rule!!
4th Sep 2020, 19:51
Replies: 4
Views: 2,335
Posted By Herod

Agreed. Looking at Google Earth, the city is over...

Agreed. Looking at Google Earth, the city is over 400 nm from the mainland coast, let alone Taiwan
3rd Sep 2020, 18:17
Replies: 46
Views: 5,162
Posted By Herod

Pilots John Waterton and "Spud" Murphy ejected,...

Pilots John Waterton and "Spud" Murphy ejected, the latter at approx 300'. AEO John Tank survived. The other two rear crew were unable to disconnect their personal equipment connectors (a new type)...
1st Sep 2020, 20:41
Replies: 124
Views: 26,483
Posted By Herod

I don't know about aeroplanes, but in...

I don't know about aeroplanes, but in ground-based situations (shops etc, and in my case, museum) staff can ask that a member of the public wears a mask. However, if they say the magic word;...
1st Sep 2020, 14:28
Replies: 20
Views: 6,462
Posted By Herod

Not so.Some people/countries have to work quite...

Not so.Some people/countries have to work quite hard at it. Quite a few seem to succeed.
26th Aug 2020, 18:29
Replies: 166
Views: 24,906
Posted By Herod

Cosford anyone? Yes, I know it's an active RAF...

Cosford anyone? Yes, I know it's an active RAF airfield.
26th Aug 2020, 07:30
Replies: 166
Views: 24,906
Posted By Herod

Thanks KnC. Yes, Fareastdriver is getting upset...

Thanks KnC. Yes, Fareastdriver is getting upset for nothing. There are four hangars at Cosford, and only one of those is used for events, and none since the pandemic took hold. That leaves three...
25th Aug 2020, 21:29
Replies: 166
Views: 24,906
Posted By Herod

Admission to Cosford is free.

Admission to Cosford is free.
24th Aug 2020, 12:14
Replies: 62
Views: 14,591
Posted By Herod

"The Leith police dismisseth us". Try that three...

"The Leith police dismisseth us". Try that three times quickly.
24th Aug 2020, 12:11
Replies: 362
Views: 161,166
Posted By Herod

Be wary of league tables; they can be a two-edged...

Be wary of league tables; they can be a two-edged sword. Many years ago, a colleague on an annual assessment. "fewer days off sick; that's good" then "You tend to carry more fuel than most". His...
24th Aug 2020, 07:54
Replies: 62
Views: 14,591
Posted By Herod

In my thirties I found a whiff of O2 worked...

In my thirties I found a whiff of O2 worked wonders, but not when in my fifties. I reckon they were producing inferior oxygen!

On thread, no means then of recording alcohol levels. Even the...
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