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26th Oct 2016, 17:57
Replies: 93
Views: 33,589
Posted By Tinribs

Then and Now

I must be a contemporary of Sharpend. Joined Jan 64 stayed to 38/16 than ran away to an airline, BMI, who were happy o take me because I had flown the Viscount in the RAF

As it happens I recently...
17th Oct 2016, 19:48
Replies: 32
Views: 8,272
Posted By Tinribs

Red Kit

I cannot speak for their modern kit, my experience is well out of date but it may be a start

I was in a ex military Russian helicopter crash when the chopper went end over down the strip. We...
Forum: Questions
16th Oct 2016, 20:37
Replies: 33
Views: 10,519
Posted By Tinribs

seeing stars

The V Force conversion was long and detailed
One small exercise was to sit the newcomer on the astro stool with oxygen mask on, cabin alt about 8,000'. Sees stars through periscopic sextant. While...
16th Oct 2016, 20:15
Replies: 240
Views: 47,963
Posted By Tinribs

presentation clock?

After twenty years I did not get a clock but they did take my watch away
11th Oct 2016, 16:35
Replies: 32
Views: 7,089
Posted By Tinribs

Pensions anyone?

I will never come to terms with the way we paid NI conts for so many years not knowing we would lack a state pension in return because of the serps issue.

I only discovered this twenty years after...
7th Oct 2016, 19:52
Replies: 177
Views: 53,302
Posted By Tinribs

Don't like the Brits

Do not be sad that this man doesn't like us
That is what the British are for
Our function is to be not liked, without us it would have to be someone else
3rd Oct 2016, 17:59
Replies: 61
Views: 17,764
Posted By Tinribs

British Radar

When we first saw the Searchwater at RAE RRs it wasn't that great, I once saw Wolf Rock logged at doing 20 knots but improved rapidly and when it was released I understand crews were v happy with it
3rd Oct 2016, 17:54
Replies: 635
Views: 213,528
Posted By Tinribs

Shackle Rattling

I was the Maint TP at the Canberra MU, I knew the shackle should be slack ,because they said so, many times; but I never understood why.

If I did not know with several tours done on many seats...
3rd Oct 2016, 17:44
Replies: 38
Views: 8,832
Posted By Tinribs

Scottish Independance

It has always puzzled me that our Scottish cousins strongly sought freedom but wanted to give it up to Europe, odd that.
Having lived in Scotland for five years it seems an emotional decision when a...
2nd Oct 2016, 18:34
Replies: 635
Views: 213,528
Posted By Tinribs

Pins in?

It is some years now but!

As I recall with the Mk 10 seat if the seat pan handle was slightly dislodged it was possible to insert the pin through the seat aperture passing not through but under...
2nd Oct 2016, 18:19
Replies: 11
Views: 3,696
Posted By Tinribs

JP in the air

I flew for Eastern for five years 05/10 and the airline owner had a JP sometimes flew.
The main man was Dave Thomas I think
1st Oct 2016, 19:48
Replies: 61
Views: 17,764
Posted By Tinribs

What machine?

I spent some years playing with the Searchwater radar in a Viscount and so have some interest in the project

Naturally we are concentrating on winged types but there are others

Long loitering...
1st Oct 2016, 19:29
Replies: 4,339
Views: 2,585,738
Posted By Tinribs

Kaik Question

You ask if I doubt the integrity of Mon staff, I did no such thing and only those seeking fault could infer that from my post.

The staff are unknown to me and I cannot assess their demeanor
What...
26th Sep 2016, 20:46
Replies: 635
Views: 213,528
Posted By Tinribs

Causes liability?

As a qualified H&Safety risk assessor with 15K hours, mostly jet I feel entitled to an opinion which members may of course accept or reject

It seems to me that MB were obliged to design a seat...
26th Sep 2016, 20:28
Replies: 4,339
Views: 2,585,738
Posted By Tinribs

Going Bust?

After 50 years flying the only airline I recall ceasing business in a controlled way was BMI Baby. They announced well in advance they expected to stop flying, sold no more tickets and then made all...
19th Sep 2016, 20:12
Replies: 172
Views: 42,397
Posted By Tinribs

sniffing a walt

still seeking a way of sniffing out a potential walt without wrongly accusing him.

Someone must know a way
16th Sep 2016, 10:14
Replies: 42
Views: 26,317
Posted By Tinribs

double failure in a twin

One of the issues to come out of the Kegworth crash was that we hadn't been given training on restarting using the APU air as in a ground start.
It was hard to use the systems correctly without...
11th Sep 2016, 20:48
Replies: 172
Views: 42,397
Posted By Tinribs

service numbers

I may be able to shed some light on the final letter quoted by some.

There were many errors in transcribing service numbers with accompanying turmoil in the paperwork. At some time in the sixties...
11th Sep 2016, 20:33
Replies: 27
Views: 5,236
Posted By Tinribs

watching

I was bedbound after surviving an aircraft crash, it made me feel really lucky
Forum: Tech Log
10th Sep 2016, 20:58
Replies: 28
Views: 5,584
Posted By Tinribs

Absurd not so

Dis says our procedures are absurd, this attitude displays ignorance of the long and tortuous process through which they have developed and the blood spilt in the process
UK is odd in having...
10th Sep 2016, 20:46
Replies: 18
Views: 8,815
Posted By Tinribs

JPs

I was P 66 at Strawberry from Nov 84 to Mar 85
Lived in the mess pretty cheap as I was a reserver for chipmunks, eventually realised this was not the long term job I had thought and so went back to...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Sep 2016, 16:40
Replies: 28
Views: 5,584
Posted By Tinribs

altimeter settings

The questioner, and many of the answerers, seem to be confusing different aspects of altimter settings

The UK has regional pressure settings for atimeter settings regions which are the lowest...
14th Aug 2016, 21:41
Replies: 237
Views: 80,361
Posted By Tinribs

M,emories

I have happy memories of Farnborough because they loaned me Dove to do my civil instrument rating. I was based at Bedford which a sub station.To get to Stansted where all instrument ratings were...
8th Aug 2016, 16:37
Replies: 25
Views: 7,376
Posted By Tinribs

responsibilities

It has long been established practice that previous colonial powers are duty bound to previous colonies to provide them with certain services or facilitate their use. There is no law or treaty...
29th Jul 2016, 20:19
Replies: 26
Views: 4,990
Posted By Tinribs

Pension and contracts

I suppose I am bound to take a jaundiced view but when I signed on and took the queens shilling, well actually the queens pound, I was to get a pension at 38 with a gratuity and my full state...
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