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8th Jul 2019, 10:47
Replies: 363
Views: 271,516
Posted By finncapt

FFHKG. Whilst you may be correct, you have...

FFHKG.

Whilst you may be correct, you have not stated that the credit card used on the BA website has not been used at any time before/since for any other transactions.

A bit of leap to come to...
28th Jun 2019, 04:54
Replies: 78
Views: 14,404
Posted By finncapt

ProPax Re post #70. The VC10, certainly...

ProPax

Re post #70.

The VC10, certainly in BOAC and probably generally, was not cleared to use reverse in flight.

I think you may be thinking of the Trident.
24th Jun 2019, 11:34
Replies: 4
Views: 1,755
Posted By finncapt

One can often tell a blown electrolytic capacitor...

One can often tell a blown electrolytic capacitor as they bulge at the top.

I have ressurected several flatscreens by replacing bulged capacitors.
20th Jun 2019, 05:15
Replies: 5
Views: 2,334
Posted By finncapt

Has an "s" crept into the http bit as in https? ...

Has an "s" crept into the http bit as in https?

Try removing it, if it has.

I have noticed that with a couple of websites recently.
12th Apr 2019, 18:09
Replies: 93
Views: 35,303
Posted By finncapt

There was a live broadcast from Malmi airfield on...

There was a live broadcast from Malmi airfield on a Finnish channel, maybe last summer but perhaps the one before, of a chap who flew a circuit in an electric airplane.

I was quite impressed.
...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Mar 2019, 19:18
Replies: 2
Views: 504
Posted By finncapt

CV Metropolitan

I went to the Helsinki aviation museum yesterday and there is a CV440.

I noticed that it did not have deicing boots (quite surprised me) and surmised that hot air was used to antice the wing...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Mar 2019, 17:59
Replies: 54
Views: 34,363
Posted By finncapt

PEI Whatever the conclusion of the...

PEI

Whatever the conclusion of the investigation into the recent accidents, I am somewhat surprised to discover that a very difficult (I know that is subjective) procedure which was required some...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Mar 2019, 09:10
Replies: 54
Views: 34,363
Posted By finncapt

May help. The company was BOAC, I thought...

May help.

The company was BOAC, I thought the incident was out of Dorval, Montreal (but could be Toronto), probably a -436.

The conversion course we did together was in 1978 and I had the...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Mar 2019, 12:19
Replies: 54
Views: 34,363
Posted By finncapt

Was on a subsequent conversion course with one of...

Was on a subsequent conversion course with one of the guys (p2?) on that.

He claimed they went past a 76 gas station below the level of the sign.

Very frightening and the forces required were...
28th Feb 2019, 18:55
Replies: 6,512
Views: 5,398,869
Posted By finncapt

My post seems to be in the wrong thread, probably...

My post seems to be in the wrong thread, probably my finger trouble, I am old!!

Can someone move it to the BA 492 thread please.

Thank you.
28th Feb 2019, 18:02
Replies: 6,512
Views: 5,398,869
Posted By finncapt

What do we have here? An approach was flown...

What do we have here?

An approach was flown into a known difficult airfield.

The approach became unstable.

A go around was flown and a diversion was made to another airfield.

A successful...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Feb 2019, 13:58
Replies: 31
Views: 2,576
Posted By finncapt

G-CPTN. Following from your advice, I have...

G-CPTN.

Following from your advice, I have taken the plunge and ordered a me arm pi.

I could pay in pounds and shipping to Finland is free.

The half term holiday, in Ivalo, is not for...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 10:26
Replies: 31
Views: 2,576
Posted By finncapt

G-CPTN That is an excellent suggestion, in...

G-CPTN

That is an excellent suggestion, in line with my thoughts, I shall see what is available here in Finland.

Thankyou.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2019, 10:09
Replies: 31
Views: 2,576
Posted By finncapt

Thankyou for your replies. The background to...

Thankyou for your replies.

The background to the question is the impending, half term, visit of grandchildren.

I am told that the 12yr old boy is interested in robots and it has been suggested...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Feb 2019, 17:37
Replies: 31
Views: 2,576
Posted By finncapt

A philosophical question

As a bit of light relief from the weighty topics being discussed on the various "hamsterwheels", I pose the following question.

What is the difference between a machine and a robot?

I thought...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jan 2019, 18:33
Replies: 8
Views: 1,399
Posted By finncapt

The Royals

Big piece of puff, on Finnish tv this evening, about the, so called, spat between Kate and Meghan.

I asked my, Finnish, wife why were the, English, royals so interesting.

She replied that they...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jan 2019, 11:21
Replies: 37
Views: 4,400
Posted By finncapt

It happens in Finland too. My wife was...

It happens in Finland too.

My wife was recently booking a flight from Ivalo to Helsinki (think Inverness to Heathrow, about hour and a half).

One of the options on the Finnair website routed...
23rd Jan 2019, 14:46
Replies: 28
Views: 2,479
Posted By finncapt

Jarvy. I am interested to hear that UK...

Jarvy.

I am interested to hear that UK passport holders do not now need a visa for Vietnam.

When we went, several years ago, my wife, Finnish, did not need a visa and the Finnish tour operator,...
22nd Jan 2019, 15:30
Replies: 6
Views: 1,429
Posted By finncapt

Why stop at just painting the planes. ...

Why stop at just painting the planes.

Perhaps they could resurrect one of the VC10s, paint it, and fly it on Sydney through the west (BA591/592 as was).

I would fly it for free, but would...
21st Jan 2019, 20:43
Replies: 28
Views: 2,479
Posted By finncapt

I did a cruise, on the Mekong, from Siem Rep (or...

I did a cruise, on the Mekong, from Siem Rep (or nearby) to Saigon (whatever it is called nowadays) about 5/6 years ago.

I was advised to and took USD in new singles and nothing bigger than 20$.
...
30th Dec 2018, 15:22
Replies: 7
Views: 1,281
Posted By finncapt

Looks very figment, (John Reed?) is he still with...

Looks very figment, (John Reed?) is he still with us?

If so, Happy New Year to him!!
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Dec 2018, 19:36
Replies: 9,054
Views: 878,924
Posted By finncapt

There seems to be an assumption here, by certain...

There seems to be an assumption here, by certain members, that a second referendum will bring in a different outcome.

Bear in mind that many people in the UK do not own a company, have a holiday...
21st Dec 2018, 18:23
Replies: 1,178
Views: 685,743
Posted By finncapt

Having had a few birdstrikes in my time, I would...

Having had a few birdstrikes in my time, I would say yes.

Think of the difference of cutting a piece of chicken relative to a piece of very burnt toast.
21st Dec 2018, 18:13
Replies: 1,178
Views: 685,743
Posted By finncapt

Don't know what I did there but it doesn't seem...

Don't know what I did there but it doesn't seem to want to delete.

I'm with you windsock but that is old style policing - we must have the high tech solution now.

Again, if it is a man in a...
20th Dec 2018, 20:45
Replies: 60
Views: 11,584
Posted By finncapt

I don't understand why, re flight planning,...

I don't understand why, re flight planning, anyone has a problem.

i suspect it is "de riguer" for some of the longer sectors that airlines operate nowadays.

i was quite happy to do it on the BA...
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