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20th Dec 2017, 14:22
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Posted By Spiney Norman

R-R. I would suggest that the thing that should...

R-R.
I would suggest that the thing that should be considered re-Teesside would be that Air Ambulance operations will often be at a high flight priority. This would/could mean that aircraft have to...
27th Nov 2017, 14:31
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Posted By Spiney Norman

Iíd have said that it was probably Bernard Clack...

Iíd have said that it was probably Bernard Clack who sent EGGW solo in 1986. Issues with RU and G-ATHR were pretty rare but the Mooney (G-OBAL) was regularly dinging the prop on the ĎLight aircraft...
21st Nov 2017, 16:30
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Posted By Spiney Norman

I seem to remember there was an occurence where...

I seem to remember there was an occurence where the TWR controller passed a noise reading that was a round number to an aircraft, (possibly an N reg WOBUN departure). The aircraft then replied that...
17th Nov 2017, 21:36
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Posted By Spiney Norman

All this talk of noise readings in the Tower...

All this talk of noise readings in the Tower reminds me of JR on night duties. His snoring made the 1883 Krakatoa eruption sound like an Ant breaking wind!
17th Nov 2017, 20:59
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Posted By Spiney Norman

It was mounted below the anemometer display on...

It was mounted below the anemometer display on the left of the Tower seat, (or AIR as it would probably be now known). I seem to remember that the record reading was 110 for a Dan air B727. What he...
6th Oct 2017, 16:27
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Posted By Spiney Norman

Thanks guys! Excellent. I thought the engineers...

Thanks guys! Excellent. I thought the engineers were hitting something but from my seat in GMC it was difficult to see, even with binoculars! They seemed to use the aircraft engineers equivalent of a...
6th Oct 2017, 12:26
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Posted By Spiney Norman

LTNman. Pretty sure they had windows but...

LTNman.
Pretty sure they had windows but no heat or electrical power. I certainly do sympathise and often did when I was sitting in the warm taking those readings on the RVR notepad. The...
6th Oct 2017, 00:37
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Posted By Spiney Norman

Itís certainly a very nice picture of the...

Itís certainly a very nice picture of the aircraft but also features the Tels Viva van! I canít describe how cold a morning like that used to feel as I left the warmth of ATC to carry out the...
23rd Sep 2017, 01:41
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Posted By Spiney Norman

You’re correct about the type but I’m sure it was...

You’re correct about the type but I’m sure it was later. 1974 or even beyond that. I remember one of the ATCOs on duty saying that the pilot remarked on the RTF that he’d thought one day he’d land it...
19th Jan 2017, 22:02
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Posted By Spiney Norman

Now this almost touches on a subject I haven't...

Now this almost touches on a subject I haven't seen mentioned previously....Shopping for diversions. The ideal situation. Heathrow and/or Gatwick in LVPs due to radiation fog but Luton on the hill...
19th Jan 2017, 21:43
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Posted By Spiney Norman

AP. I certainly remember that! Dark side of the...

AP. I certainly remember that! Dark side of the Moon as a backing track to half mile talkdowns.. all the best old chap. Retirement is getting closer....
19th Jan 2017, 16:11
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Posted By Spiney Norman

I suspect this was the trip that I did in the BN2...

I suspect this was the trip that I did in the BN2 (G-BDWG) as we unloaded at Northern Executive and you've jogged my memory with the Sporting Chronicle as that was, indeed, the cargo we carried. I...
18th Jan 2017, 12:18
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Posted By Spiney Norman

He shoots....He scores....

He shoots....He scores....
17th Jan 2017, 21:19
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Posted By Spiney Norman

I remember someone doing that for Air Ecosse and,...

I remember someone doing that for Air Ecosse and, no, it wasn't me!

P.S. If it's who I think, they liked to write letters to the Daily Telegraph too.

Antek...As I become a real pensioner this...
17th Jan 2017, 17:48
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Posted By Spiney Norman

The operator name given on the flight plan...

The operator name given on the flight plan related to a company in London that was, supposedly, engaged in the Diamond trade. As the usual destinatons were either Deelen or Rotterdam I suppose that...
17th Jan 2017, 08:57
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Posted By Spiney Norman

Although it wasn't a postal/paper flight there...

Although it wasn't a postal/paper flight there was a regular I haven't seen mentioned. G-AZBK, an Aztec which regularly flew to Deelen in the Netherlands. This one was during the day. I believe it...
17th Jan 2017, 08:45
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Posted By Spiney Norman

Morning Antek! I did a RH seat ride to...

Morning Antek!

I did a RH seat ride to Manchester in the BN2 and believe it was G-BDWG which was Euroair. We delivered the load to the Southside Hangars which are now long gone under 23L/05R. We...
15th Jan 2017, 12:22
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Posted By Spiney Norman

Here's one for the log keepers...I believe the...

Here's one for the log keepers...I believe the Nomad that operated the Nightexpress flight for a short time after they commenced ops with that type may have been a 'manufacturers loan' with a VH...
17th Oct 2016, 15:59
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Posted By Spiney Norman

That's interesting. Atlantic air transport. Was...

That's interesting. Atlantic air transport. Was that before/during/after Instone? One of our ATCAs went to work for them at Stansted. (AS). Top chap who, I've no doubt would have made an excellent...
17th Oct 2016, 14:20
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Posted By Spiney Norman

Top stuff! We used to regularly try to get...

Top stuff! We used to regularly try to get interesting transits to do a fly by. One day the BBMF lancaster was passing by and accepted our invitation. Meanwhile, a Monarch 720 was back-tracked ready...
17th Oct 2016, 13:05
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Posted By Spiney Norman

Lb. I certainly remember those nights! The most...

Lb. I certainly remember those nights! The most dificult part was getting time on the R/T to read out the Wobun clearances. One in the tower and one on Approach. I do remember a short lived DC3...
17th Oct 2016, 08:47
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Posted By Spiney Norman

The XP parcels I remember was a Fokker F27 which...

The XP parcels I remember was a Fokker F27 which I think came from Maastricht, (which I incorrectly thought was the EXT111 point of departure). It seemed to spend the day at Luton, often parked on...
16th Oct 2016, 15:29
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Posted By Spiney Norman

That's great LB! I'd forgotten the BE99 and the...

That's great LB! I'd forgotten the BE99 and the grass runway landing! I'd have loved to have witnessed that one. But not to have been filling the forms in afterwards!
16th Oct 2016, 13:01
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Posted By Spiney Norman

F-FN seemed to operate for a considerable period...

F-FN seemed to operate for a considerable period but must have been replaced by another aircraft after the accident for at least a while. I have no idea what. Probably the longest lived cargo flight...
14th Oct 2016, 21:03
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Posted By Spiney Norman

I suspect that would be F-BPFN from LFPN? You may...

I suspect that would be F-BPFN from LFPN? You may remember him sliding off the runway in snowy conditions one day? The Fire team got Britannia to loan them a rather ricketty mobile crane to assist...
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