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16th Jul 2019, 21:30
Replies: 73
Views: 53,301
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Having made a bad call on one occasion ..... no...

Having made a bad call on one occasion ..... no disaster resulted .... I wrote a letter of explanation and my reasoning to the then Flight Manager. He replied to the effect that if I never made a...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jul 2019, 20:00
Replies: 81
Views: 9,871
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Flying out of LAX for TYO, made the usual Welcome...

Flying out of LAX for TYO, made the usual Welcome Aboard P.A. announcement, route, weather, time change etc. then added "if today is your birthday make the most of it, as we cross the Date Line in...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jul 2019, 22:54
Replies: 14
Views: 1,317
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

........and I was concerned that the chimney next...

........and I was concerned that the chimney next to my bed would collapse onto me.........

Yes, on my first visit to the Tokyo Hilton Hotel I tried to estimate the height/distance ratio of the...
13th Jun 2019, 09:09
Replies: 40
Views: 12,054
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

A psychiatrist died and was met at the Pearly...

A psychiatrist died and was met at the Pearly Gates by St. Peter, who said - " I'm glad you've come, we're having a bit of trouble with God, he thinks he's a BOAC Captain."
12th Jun 2019, 09:09
Replies: 40
Views: 12,054
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

I remember him well ! In the days before the...

I remember him well ! In the days before the scrambled egg hats, too.

Who's on the flight deck running the engine ? Ops. Officer ? The other guy was a Captain, too.
12th Jun 2019, 05:37
Replies: 40
Views: 12,054
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Another story, from the days of Piston engined...

Another story, from the days of Piston engined throttle consoles, with power, mixture, pitch, carb heat, reverse etc. some 16 levers ? One of the NAB's asked the F/Eng. why he was wearing white...
12th Jun 2019, 03:06
Replies: 40
Views: 12,054
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

There were moments of humour of course. Although...

There were moments of humour of course. Although we are not naming names, and rightly so, this tale can only be told by doing so, apologies to all concerned.

Capt Burt was known for his...
12th Jun 2019, 03:00
Replies: 40
Views: 12,054
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

No, the "Pink un" F.T. Stock Market prices...

No, the "Pink un" F.T. Stock Market prices !
11th Jun 2019, 08:55
Replies: 40
Views: 12,054
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

I knew him as Ron "the Blade" ( for the same...

I knew him as Ron "the Blade" ( for the same reason ) . Once addressed as Captain xxxxxx, with a soft G, as was normal for that name, he barked "it's a hard G, for a hard man." but I recall...
9th Jun 2019, 01:18
Replies: 40
Views: 12,054
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

North Atlantic Barons. In the early days of...

North Atlantic Barons.

In the early days of BOAC, North America was the only location that then paid overseas allowances in local currency, i.e. US Dollars, because of course US hotel contracts...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jun 2019, 03:03
Replies: 48
Views: 5,467
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

QUOTE]Wife got a ticket in Texas.[/QUOTE] ...

QUOTE]Wife got a ticket in Texas.[/QUOTE]

USA driving. After a convivial evening with the station staff, was driving home in the hired car having persuaded the skipper - who was more then well...
29th May 2019, 08:40
Replies: 8
Views: 1,575
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

treadigraph - "not a lot of people know that" ...

treadigraph - "not a lot of people know that" wilco.
Forum: Jet Blast
27th May 2019, 23:30
Replies: 75
Views: 6,226
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Kale. No question.

Kale. No question.
27th May 2019, 23:24
Replies: 8
Views: 1,575
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

.. Me too, told I'm allowed one message only,...

.. Me too, told I'm allowed one message only, the orange bar is solid across, tick the "empty box" option ( or words to that effect) and it doesn't.

Not a new user.

What gives ?
5th May 2019, 01:46
Replies: 34
Views: 5,501
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

[QUOTE......... lumbering and unrelable...

[QUOTE......... lumbering and unrelable Stratocruisers[/QUOTE],

Do you mind ! extract from my logbook ..... 22nd January 1959, Boeing 377 G-ANTY "Coriolanus" Barcelona - Accra .... engine...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Feb 2019, 03:17
Replies: 268
Views: 35,012
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Agreed, and that one who wrote for the "pink...

Agreed, and that one who wrote for the "pink 'un." who was the only journalist ( of the times - with a small "t" ) who had the slightest idea about aviation, and so usually got it nearly right ...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Feb 2019, 03:04
Replies: 268
Views: 35,012
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

K & C. I strongly object to that...

K & C.



I strongly object to that "ageist" remark. ( Mods ? ) At age 84 I have recently passed the necessary medicals to both drive and fly, and voluntarily undertaken an aged driver...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jan 2019, 07:00
Replies: 268
Views: 35,012
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

It is compulsory in New Zealand now to have motor...

It is compulsory in New Zealand now to have motor cycle headlights on at all times, 24/7. But how do you know when it fails ? Easy at night, but not in the day. I was stopped by the Plod when my...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Jan 2019, 21:34
Replies: 268
Views: 35,012
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Why should he ? I don't, at age 84, and ......

Why should he ? I don't, at age 84, and ... have just passed the necessary 2 year medical, which includes eyesight, to allow me to drive for another 2 years at least, and ... just undergone a...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Nov 2018, 23:14
25th Nov 2018, 08:44
Replies: 20
Views: 2,537
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Our Britannia 312 circa the "50's had a small...

Our Britannia 312 circa the "50's had a small cubicle rigged as a Gents Toilet, with just a urinal pot on the wall. In that era we flew charters for the Gov't. carrying immigrants from the West...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Nov 2018, 01:35
Replies: 6
Views: 822
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Farcebook, forget the whole damned thing, get a...

Farcebook, forget the whole damned thing, get a Life. ( only my opinion of course, to which I am entitled. )
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Nov 2018, 21:34
Replies: 49
Views: 5,626
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Correct, and there is no licence fee for watching...

Correct, and there is no licence fee for watching TV, but iPlayer can be viewed by spoofing ones' IP number, VPN or similar, did it once, hardly worth the effort most times, so haven't repeated the...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Nov 2018, 21:37
Replies: 74
Views: 5,235
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Came out of the Captain Cook hotel in Anchorage,...

Came out of the Captain Cook hotel in Anchorage, to go for breakfast ( remember, it was a point of honour never to eat in the hotel that one slept in ! ) A very smartly dressed young woman stepped...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Nov 2018, 21:29
Replies: 49
Views: 5,626
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Come to New Zealand, just about to set off to the...

Come to New Zealand, just about to set off to the local fleapit this afternoon, where it will cost me around 6. ($13 NZ Senior Rate )

Back. Bit disappointed after all the hype, and that's not to...
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