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17th Feb 2019, 07:51
Replies: 86
Views: 130,664
Posted By Hockham Admiral

" The airline carried 522,000 passengers on...

" The airline carried 522,000 passengers on 29,000 flights in 2018"
Is that a true fact? That equates to EIGHTEEN pax per flight...........
Sorry, guys and gals, many of us have suffered poor...
27th Dec 2018, 09:41
Replies: 48
Views: 9,385
Posted By Hockham Admiral

She certainly was! With a clean wing Mk 2A and...

She certainly was! With a clean wing Mk 2A and newish Speys she would reach M.95 or 620kts on arrival at a display back in the day. You had to be very sure that you kept the ball in the middle above...
18th Dec 2018, 08:18
Replies: 8
Views: 2,766
Posted By Hockham Admiral

David was the finest Tech Instructor I met on the...

David was the finest Tech Instructor I met on the Belfast over my 22 years flying her. He was our CGI and had the responsibility of explaining the obtuse peculiarities of the Belfast's workings, in...
Forum: Freight Dogs
2nd Dec 2018, 11:49
Replies: 37
Views: 20,501
Posted By Hockham Admiral

Belfast and Guppy news

An ex-HeavyLift pilot flew down to Bournemouth on Friday (30/11) and happened to be parked near the Guppy. It was being worked on by Mike McKeever and the owner (who also owns G-HLFT in Cairns). They...
6th Nov 2018, 09:38
Replies: 38
Views: 29,044
Posted By Hockham Admiral

In fact it was the "Long Toss" manouevre which I...

In fact it was the "Long Toss" manouevre which I recall involved a 4g pull-up from 100ft at 540kts at 7nm from target. The bomb would automatically release at about 45degs NU (or the IRE shouted...
Forum: Freight Dogs
1st Jul 2018, 08:00
Replies: 24
Views: 13,117
Posted By Hockham Admiral

Because ours had water methanol injection, JW.

Because ours had water methanol injection, JW.
17th Jun 2018, 07:54
Replies: 22
Views: 6,569
Posted By Hockham Admiral

HMFC cetainly had a Harrier Flt Lt flying until...

HMFC cetainly had a Harrier Flt Lt flying until his retirement at 55 years old, PN.
He joined us directly from that and flew the Guppy for Heavylift as a FO for a few years. I remember giving him a...
23rd Jun 2016, 06:04
Replies: 7
Views: 2,367
Posted By Hockham Admiral

Those guys were seriously LOW!

Those guys were seriously LOW!
20th Sep 2014, 10:01
Replies: 30
Views: 22,738
Posted By Hockham Admiral

Heavylift Crash?

Is Hevilift a follow-on company from HeavyLift CA, please?
Forum: Freight Dogs
25th Feb 2014, 06:46
Replies: 16
Views: 7,022
Posted By Hockham Admiral

Just had this mail yesterday from my spotter...

Just had this mail yesterday from my spotter friend who works at the aerodrome:

IT`S GONE.

I've been off work ill since last Tuesday John but when I returned today I noticed it's gone. I always...
1st Feb 2014, 11:00
Replies: 723
Views: 134,631
Posted By Hockham Admiral

I must take you to task, Beagle, because I too...

I must take you to task, Beagle, because I too went through 237 OCU back in the very early 70's. (And sorry to go so off-topic).

The staff were hard on you but I always found their criticism to be...
18th Jul 2013, 09:27
Replies: 1,150
Views: 628,856
Posted By Hockham Admiral

HMFC, JW? ;)

HMFC, JW? ;)
Forum: Freight Dogs
4th Mar 2013, 09:31
Replies: 5
Views: 4,932
Posted By Hockham Admiral

Here's some latest info; though not strictly...

Here's some latest info; though not strictly correct as the Belfast does not require a Navigator and the MTOW is 231,000 lbs.

Flightstar Trading LLC...
Forum: Freight Dogs
28th Feb 2013, 17:21
Replies: 195
Views: 125,950
Posted By Hockham Admiral

JW.............."Hanging is far too kind. I...

JW.............."Hanging is far too kind.
I simply do not believe that these people can be cured. How can any normal person do these things to a child?
I await the tree-huggers who will come and...
Forum: Freight Dogs
30th Jan 2013, 09:30
Replies: 5
Views: 4,932
Posted By Hockham Admiral

PM sent, Malcolm.

PM sent, Malcolm.
Forum: Freight Dogs
21st Jan 2013, 09:56
Replies: 5
Views: 4,932
Posted By Hockham Admiral

I've asked that question in DG&P Reportimg...

I've asked that question in DG&P Reportimg Points, Malcolm.;)
21st Jan 2013, 09:53
Replies: 58
Views: 38,887
Posted By Hockham Admiral

Belfast in Cairns

Can anyone out there confirm that GE's are working on the Belfast at the moment, please?:confused:
18th Jan 2013, 10:44
Replies: 36
Views: 7,569
Posted By Hockham Admiral

The Belfast was probably the best example of an...

The Belfast was probably the best example of an aeroplane that needed a permanent GE on board!
In HeavyLift days, when we were going somewhere really outlandish, we would often take Mike McKeever....
20th Dec 2012, 10:50
Replies: 95
Views: 44,749
Posted By Hockham Admiral

JW411, When HeavyLift started flying the...

JW411,

When HeavyLift started flying the Belfast around the world the Chief Pilot was Bob Reynolds (who I am sure you will remember) and he usually told ATC or whoever that it was a "Super...
7th Dec 2012, 10:42
Replies: 18
Views: 4,416
Posted By Hockham Admiral

Quite correct, Hilife. HeavyLift brought them...

Quite correct, Hilife. HeavyLift brought them over in the Belfast....

I remember when we brought the first one in and the General i/c Army Aviation was waiting to greet us....

I asked him what...
Forum: Freight Dogs
7th Dec 2012, 10:30
Replies: 98
Views: 59,406
Posted By Hockham Admiral

DH, the 'Guppy' Tynes don't have the water-meth...

DH, the 'Guppy' Tynes don't have the water-meth injection which makes them pretty useless for the Belfast in any sort of hot/high conditions at T/O.

And I doubt any sort of CAA anywhere would look...
Forum: Freight Dogs
7th Dec 2012, 10:26
Replies: 24
Views: 12,160
Posted By Hockham Admiral

Thanks, Mutt... that's the pic I was writing...

Thanks, Mutt... that's the pic I was writing about.
Forum: Freight Dogs
3rd Dec 2012, 13:10
Replies: 24
Views: 12,160
Posted By Hockham Admiral

HF... NOT according to Cairns ATC last week: ...

HF... NOT according to Cairns ATC last week:

Out of interest I emailed CNS yesterday, and enquired about her condition, and received this reply from the airport ops manager - "Neil, I would...
Forum: Freight Dogs
10th Mar 2011, 07:28
Replies: 48
Views: 11,727
Posted By Hockham Admiral

You WERE a Freight Dog when you were sent to...

You WERE a Freight Dog when you were sent to Singapore for 10 days and returned home after 6 weeks!!! (Family not even informed.....)
Forum: Freight Dogs
10th Mar 2011, 07:26
Replies: 48
Views: 11,727
Posted By Hockham Admiral

If you were a Freight Dog flying the Belfast fuel...

If you were a Freight Dog flying the Belfast fuel would drip (or pour!) out of the wings most of the time......
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