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Forum: Rotorheads
24th Feb 2018, 21:22
Replies: 20
Views: 12,646
Posted By Gandalf the Viking

BJ was the first 61 to position to Shetland in...

BJ was the first 61 to position to Shetland in May 1971 when Shell started drilling in what was to become the Brent oilfield. 47 years. Good record.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jan 2016, 11:31
Replies: 54
Views: 8,454
Posted By Gandalf the Viking

FLIR introduced 1984 by Bristow. :D

FLIR introduced 1984 by Bristow. :D
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Mar 2013, 16:47
Replies: 251
Views: 62,090
Posted By Gandalf the Viking

January 1983 BHL "What have you flown?" ...

January 1983

BHL "What have you flown?"
GtV "RN Seakings for seven years"
BHL "When can you start?"

AAhh the good old days ( when CRM stood for Count the Rings Mate!)

;)
14th Dec 2012, 15:04
Replies: 5
Views: 2,109
Posted By Gandalf the Viking

Did anyone spot Tennyson's poem? - "For I dipt...

Did anyone spot Tennyson's poem? -
"For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see,
Saw the Vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be;
Saw the heaven fill with commerce,...
15th Aug 2012, 08:28
Replies: 26
Views: 3,598
Posted By Gandalf the Viking

Reminds me of a story I read many years ago. A...

Reminds me of a story I read many years ago. A Scottish based airline pilot (genuine) owned a launderette as a sideline. On his regular visits he would usually pop into the newsagent next door for...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Aug 2012, 11:26
Replies: 23
Views: 3,695
Posted By Gandalf the Viking

Not strictly Class 1 but military aircrew...

Not strictly Class 1 but military aircrew medicals.
1. During my initial selection board, when it came to the preliminary medical I was shown into the office of one Surgeon Commander A*****n. For...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Jul 2012, 13:49
Replies: 114
Views: 33,913
Posted By Gandalf the Viking

When I was on 819NAS at Prestwick late 70's he...

When I was on 819NAS at Prestwick late 70's he visited and wrote an article for some spotters' rag. One line raised a bit of a laugh in the crew room. Probably not 100% word perfect but the gist...
9th Oct 2009, 11:48
Replies: 99
Views: 30,418
Posted By Gandalf the Viking

Fred was my beefer on RNEFTS Buldogs at RAF...

Fred was my beefer on RNEFTS Buldogs at RAF Leeming in the summer of 1975 - a terrific instructor who took a
cak-handed novice and showed him the pure joy of flying.
At that time he was turning...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Jan 2009, 14:18
Replies: 1,407
Views: 236,727
Posted By Gandalf the Viking

There has been all sorts of thread drift and 'my...

There has been all sorts of thread drift and 'my dad's bigger than your dad' to-ing and fro-ing, but getting back to the point:- Crab, what you are now saying (admitting) is that the Royal Air Force...
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