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25th Mar 2020, 12:52
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Posted By vulcanite

I'm sure I remember 'racing' with other tearaway...

I'm sure I remember 'racing' with other tearaway teenagers on Saturday nights in the late 60's from Braintree to STN to get a cup of coffee in the airport caff, in clapped out Minis and Anglias and...
2nd Mar 2020, 22:11
Replies: 5
Views: 1,113
Posted By vulcanite

RAF Croughton Gate Guardians

Went past today. Seem to remember they were an F-100 and and an F-105(?). When did they disappear - and where did they go?
30th Oct 2019, 11:56
Replies: 48
Views: 6,316
Posted By vulcanite

The bigger problem is that pax are carrying much...

The bigger problem is that pax are carrying much more in carry- on bags than ever before, and a lot of these will not fit into the airline's gauge anyway - should any of the ground staff be arsed to...
26th Oct 2019, 11:51
Replies: 19,100
Views: 2,169,818
Posted By vulcanite

Long Marston, near Stratford-upon-Avon?

Long Marston, near Stratford-upon-Avon?
28th Aug 2019, 14:06
Replies: 12
Views: 4,016
Posted By vulcanite

Great information - but where do you get it from??

Great information - but where do you get it from??
28th Aug 2019, 09:52
Replies: 12
Views: 4,016
Posted By vulcanite

Thanks. Hellova diversion from the Med to...

Thanks. Hellova diversion from the Med to Fairford.
28th Aug 2019, 08:44
Replies: 19,100
Views: 2,169,818
Posted By vulcanite

Caution: thread drift. Many years ago I too had a...

Caution: thread drift. Many years ago I too had a Mk 1 3 litre Capri. Went very well in a straight line, but didn't like corners or stopping. as a glutton for punishment I then had a Mk 2 Scimitar,...
28th Aug 2019, 08:28
Replies: 12
Views: 4,016
Posted By vulcanite

Diverting from where?

Diverting from where?
28th Aug 2019, 07:40
Replies: 12
Views: 4,016
Posted By vulcanite

B52 orbits this morning

For the last hour or so a B52 has been doing wide orbits NW/SE guessing 5000ft approx. 2 miles east of Tewkesbury, and 10 north of Cheltenham.
Any ideas?
31st Mar 2019, 16:20
Replies: 35
Views: 8,523
Posted By vulcanite

Try watchdoctors.co.uk, based in Tring, Herts.

Try watchdoctors.co.uk, based in Tring, Herts.
15th Aug 2018, 15:33
Replies: 32
Views: 3,232
Posted By vulcanite

During my career with Flybe in the UK carried...

During my career with Flybe in the UK carried quite a few organs for transplant from A to B. Yes they were packed in a cool box, most often carried on the flight deck as cabin crew sometimes not so...
16th Jul 2018, 12:23
Replies: 259
Views: 51,058
Posted By vulcanite

On my EU Flight Crew Licence, issued by the CAA...

On my EU Flight Crew Licence, issued by the CAA in 2014:
Page 3, Note IX (Validity) "This licence shall remain in force for the holder's lifetime unless revoked suspended or varied.
The privileges...
12th Jul 2018, 18:27
Replies: 4
Views: 998
Posted By vulcanite

That would fit, if I mis-identified the C5 (very...

That would fit, if I mis-identified the C5 (very possibly). But I'd still like to know what its little escort ship was...
12th Jul 2018, 16:39
Replies: 4
Views: 998
Posted By vulcanite

C5 plus escort

About 1700L a C5 plus escort was tracking northish at about 5000', north of Cheltenham, then did a 180 and was tracking south south east. The escort had an unswept wing - but what was it?
And I'm...
7th Jul 2018, 10:22
Replies: 8
Views: 7,951
Posted By vulcanite

Johnny Bravo was a very stylised cartoon...

Johnny Bravo was a very stylised cartoon character back in the noughties. Plenty of images on Google, try it again.
6th Jul 2018, 12:25
Replies: 8
Views: 7,951
Posted By vulcanite

At Flybe, he was rather famously(?) known as...

At Flybe, he was rather famously(?) known as 'Johnny Bravo' - Google it.
2nd Dec 2017, 11:11
Replies: 3,849
Views: 1,228,593
Posted By vulcanite

Funny old thing, but when the airport was in the...

Funny old thing, but when the airport was in the doldrums, they very much liked having Luton Flight Training, as every take off, landing and touch and go counted as 'movements' for the airport's...
24th Nov 2017, 16:22
Replies: 3,849
Views: 1,228,593
Posted By vulcanite

Back in the mid 80's we lived at the top end of...

Back in the mid 80's we lived at the top end of Tennyson Rd, backing onto the Memorial Park, and quite close to the big water tower. One hot, very still summer barbecue Sunday evening, the peace was...
25th Jun 2017, 15:36
Replies: 3,849
Views: 1,228,593
Posted By vulcanite

I was a flying instructor at Luton Flight...

I was a flying instructor at Luton Flight Training at the time, and the blockwork had LIA (Luton International Airport) inset in a darker colour. We all wondered for whose benefit this was, as the...
16th Jan 2017, 10:39
Replies: 3,849
Views: 1,228,593
Posted By vulcanite

...And I believe Spacegrand morphed into Jersey...

...And I believe Spacegrand morphed into Jersey European, which became British European, which became Flybe.
12th Jan 2017, 22:05
Replies: 3,849
Views: 1,228,593
Posted By vulcanite

There was also a company called Executive...

There was also a company called Executive Express, who ran Kingairs amongst others. They also managed Britannia's Golden Eagle (C421) for them.
They did either newspapers or mail to Dublin - as I...
9th Sep 2016, 20:35
Replies: 18
Views: 4,232
Posted By vulcanite

Many years ago, one of Gill Air's Royal mail...

Many years ago, one of Gill Air's Royal mail contracts was a weekday STN BFS empty return to STN, leaving STN at 2100L. You had to be punctual, or if running late had to get a code from the Postie....
23rd Oct 2015, 20:53
Replies: 39
Views: 13,196
Posted By vulcanite

I was on the Company Council for several years...

I was on the Company Council for several years with a UK regional carrier.
I well remember a conversation with a member who was quite rightly and eloquently buttonholing me on issues that he had...
3rd Dec 2011, 08:31
Replies: 7
Views: 4,782
Posted By vulcanite

I too remember this programme. A/c had Redcoats...

I too remember this programme. A/c had Redcoats on one side and Redair on t'other. Used to park outside the old Monarch hangar at LTN.
Weren't they Canadair CL44's though, with a completely swing...
28th Jul 2011, 07:18
Replies: 3,930
Views: 1,847,688
Posted By vulcanite

The Co. also got permission from BA to use...

The Co. also got permission from BA to use 'Beeline', then SA Brussels pipped them to the post with it.
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