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9th Jul 2020, 17:35
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Shack 1

If memory has not gone too far in the mists of time ,the Shackleton 1Was I think; BSF and BA ,I should think all the other marks were the same .
I read that the problems between the Canadian and...
7th Apr 2018, 17:52
Replies: 61
Views: 9,524
Posted By avionic type

The Aeroplane or the Flight magazine quoted...

The Aeroplane or the Flight magazine quoted that the toilets at the rear of the Comet 4B were not the places for a quick read or quiet contemplation ,in an article of the introduction of the model ...
8th Jan 2018, 18:11
Replies: 44
Views: 7,827
Posted By avionic type

Where Were You Shaggy Sheep driver in September...

Where Were You Shaggy Sheep driver in September 1953/March 1954 when I needed your wisdom ? I was ground crew on HQ Transport Command Com Flt at Upavon where all the pilots were Group Captain and...
24th Dec 2017, 14:03
Replies: 44
Views: 7,827
Posted By avionic type

Thank you all for the replies to the my cartridge...

Thank you all for the replies to the my cartridge starter question ,the reason I asked was when I saw some Chipmunks for disposal at some airshow a few years ago the one with the engine cowl open...
20th Dec 2017, 18:28
Replies: 44
Views: 7,827
Posted By avionic type

Anybody remember when the RAF Chipmunks were...

Anybody remember when the RAF Chipmunks were converted from Coffman Starters to electric ? we had lots of fun with them on misfires [approach with caution!!!] the mod was done after the early 50s,;...
10th Jul 2017, 17:07
Replies: 45
Views: 8,576
Posted By avionic type

In view that they are wet leased Qatar must have...

In view that they are wet leased Qatar must have a huge "back up" of crews to keep 9 A320s flying 2 or 3 times a day 6 or 7 days a week with hotel accommodation ect and does anyone know who is doing...
29th Jun 2017, 19:54
Replies: 291
Views: 83,093
Posted By avionic type

One of my best memories of over 45 years at LAP...

One of my best memories of over 45 years at LAP /Heathrow / LHR ,were the day an announcement was made that the "B ofB Memorial Flight"were giving a FLY By down 28 right so the off duty erks went to...
17th Jun 2017, 19:26
Replies: 39
Views: 6,774
Posted By avionic type

The 951 first class configuration did not last...

The 951 first class configuration did not last long if my fading memory recollects, once they were fitted with higher rated engines they were reconfigured to all tourist class probably in a matter of...
16th Jun 2017, 20:01
Replies: 39
Views: 6,774
Posted By avionic type

Getting back to Vanguard seating British Airways...

Getting back to Vanguard seating British Airways Museum has some fine pictures of them ,hope it helps
2nd Jun 2017, 18:09
Replies: 11
Views: 4,434
Posted By avionic type

There was an excellent TV programme many years go...

There was an excellent TV programme many years go showing the still burning plane , and bystanders reports of what they saw ,also the report of the Accident Investigation Branch the cause [fuel...
28th Apr 2017, 19:57
Replies: 130
Views: 81,930
Posted By avionic type

Does anyone remember the Troopship Empire Medway...

Does anyone remember the Troopship Empire Medway in the early 50s? she was a bundle of fun ,rolled her way across the Bay of Biscay like a drunken sailor on her way to Gibraltar and the Near and Far...
27th Mar 2017, 19:01
Replies: 10
Views: 2,739
Posted By avionic type

o Our engineer headsets [push backs ect] never...

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Our engineer headsets [push backs ect] never had any amplification control in fact we had to stuff cotton wool in the ear cups to reduce the volume of the flight deck chatter it didn't half hurt...
9th Mar 2017, 19:18
Replies: 24
Views: 7,805
Posted By avionic type

Foot note to above. How was your equivalent to...

Foot note to above. How was your equivalent to ASV 13 radar? Ever seen Radar Mechs of 20 and above go grey in a week trying to keep the thing working?
9th Mar 2017, 19:04
Replies: 24
Views: 7,805
Posted By avionic type

Dear Black Sheep, During the 18 month period I...

Dear Black Sheep, During the 18 month period I was servicing Shack 1s in Gibraltar we only had 1 engine change caused by engine failure and 4 when on a training " circuits and bumps" and the crew...
3rd Mar 2017, 20:05
Replies: 24
Views: 7,805
Posted By avionic type

I too was with 224squadron at Gibraltar from 1951...

I too was with 224squadron at Gibraltar from 1951 to 53 as a SAC electrician ground crew and did the course at Avros at Chatterton flew as flying ground crew to the UK 4or 5 times and went on I think...
14th Oct 2016, 19:15
Replies: 22
Views: 6,362
Posted By avionic type

Further to my previous post ,full power runs on...

Further to my previous post ,full power runs on the Spey [Trident, BAC1-11]left one with, what did you say?and ringing in the ears
14th Oct 2016, 14:37
Replies: 22
Views: 6,362
Posted By avionic type

Having been in the airline/military at the noisy...

Having been in the airline/military at the noisy end of engines for 50 odd years the worst ones were flying in MK1 Shackletons for long periods and been on ground runs of military jets the worst...
16th Sep 2016, 13:34
Replies: 257
Views: 71,577
Posted By avionic type

It must have been taken early 47 as when I...

It must have been taken early 47 as when I arrived 47/48 the maintenance area with 4 hangers had been built and the North Side was taken over by American, European and UK airlines for arrivals and...
15th Sep 2016, 20:08
Replies: 257
Views: 71,577
Posted By avionic type

Anybody Know where BSAAs Base was before it came...

Anybody Know where BSAAs Base was before it came to Heathrow looks like they were preparing a brand new Lancastrian ] for a proving flight and the wheel [which looks like a Lanc main wheel for...
15th Sep 2016, 18:46
Replies: 12
Views: 3,959
Posted By avionic type

Ah HEATHROW DIRECTOR ,I see the mystical "Tales...

Ah HEATHROW DIRECTOR ,I see the mystical "Tales of the Late Great Capt. Wellford " has arisen again I heard it was on a "Lizzy" and the instrument was a Ukulele, after a complaint that he didn't...
1st Sep 2016, 18:38
Replies: 257
Views: 71,577
Posted By avionic type

Airports Ed, Though I wasn't one of the BOAC ...

Airports Ed, Though I wasn't one of the BOAC gang I believe spare parts lists were submitted to the Air Ministry and permission was given I believe to remove them from brand new Halifax's at I...
31st Aug 2016, 19:12
Replies: 257
Views: 71,577
Posted By avionic type

Airports Ed As I picked up the Lanc at...

Airports Ed As I picked up the Lanc at LAP/LHR/Heathrow and was a Hanger Brat I can't comment on the spares situation we seemed to manage . but prior to the Lanc I worked the Halton/Haslifax both in...
29th Aug 2016, 19:42
Replies: 257
Views: 71,577
Posted By avionic type

Shackman were you on 1,2,or 3sI was on 1s at...

Shackman were you on 1,2,or 3sI was on 1s at Gibraltar, perhaps we had better start a new thread.
29th Aug 2016, 19:38
Replies: 257
Views: 71,577
Posted By avionic type

Thank goodness their flying lives were short like...

Thank goodness their flying lives were short like the Halifax /Halton they were wildly expensive to fly and let's face were meant to be bombers, hoisted onto the airlines as there were no Dollars to...
25th Aug 2016, 14:20
Replies: 257
Views: 71,577
Posted By avionic type

Phoenix 1969 ,as a young lad my contact with...

Phoenix 1969 ,as a young lad my contact with Glamorous Stewardesses was virtually nil, as they were private school, Swiss finishing, Debs,photos in THE TATLER in twin set and pearls, they were well...
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