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8th May 2018, 17:26
Replies: 71
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Posted By Brit312

[QUOTE=Chris Scott;10141252]That's interesting,...

[QUOTE=Chris Scott;10141252]That's interesting, WHBM, but what is your source of information? My understanding is that the F/E and Nav were on secondment from BUA, but the captain and co-pilot had...
3rd Apr 2018, 13:45
Replies: 61
Views: 8,245
Posted By Brit312

As an apprentice with BOAC in the early 1960s we...

As an apprentice with BOAC in the early 1960s we had an Argonaut to play with, well it was supposedly to give us some piston engine practical experience. George Tippens [an old BOAC overseas...
28th Feb 2018, 14:16
Replies: 61
Views: 21,653
Posted By Brit312

I had 30 great years as a F/E in the UK , but...

I had 30 great years as a F/E in the UK , but leading up to it was a 5 year apprenticeship and 2 years in the hanger and I enjoyed it all even the bit of working inside a Comet 4 fuel tanks.
On...
25th Jan 2018, 14:49
Replies: 43
Views: 5,185
Posted By Brit312

Just thought I would add my two pennies worth ,...

Just thought I would add my two pennies worth , but had to look up my log book first,

Last Sydney through the west that I operated was leaving London on the 17-7-74 and arriving back at...
11th Nov 2017, 08:55
Replies: 42
Views: 6,887
Posted By Brit312

I spent 31 years of my working life as a Flight...

I spent 31 years of my working life as a Flight Engineer,

My background was a 5 year apprenticeship followed by two and half years working in the hanger. Using this as my experience...
13th Jul 2017, 19:50
Replies: 291
Views: 75,863
Posted By Brit312

Mr Oleo Strut, It was indeed a long...

Mr Oleo Strut,
It was indeed a long time ago now when I was involved with the VC-10 [1965 to 1975 ] and the little grey brain cells are going fast, but for the life of me I cannot remember...
7th Apr 2017, 20:15
Replies: 20
Views: 5,109
Posted By Brit312

Thanks Tonytales and Megan for the corrections...

Thanks Tonytales and Megan for the corrections regarding the earliest B-29.
My limited experience is with R3350 BD engines, which had no turbo chargers just a straight supercharger. Tonytales I...
7th Apr 2017, 17:54
Replies: 20
Views: 5,109
Posted By Brit312

Megan, An interesting read and just to add...

Megan, An interesting read and just to add a few points :-

1] The B-29 R3350 was a carburetor engine and so I was told this was a source of the engine fires on that particular...
2nd Jun 2016, 11:43
Replies: 62
Views: 14,947
Posted By Brit312

I would like to point out that if the Concorde...

I would like to point out that if the Concorde type B had gone ahead it would have had Retractable canards also, so as to improve the aircraft's low speed operation.
27th Mar 2016, 16:45
Replies: 29
Views: 6,737
Posted By Brit312

in 1968 when British Eagle were using their...

in 1968 when British Eagle were using their Britannia for the immigration charters to Australia,the flying time was about 36 hours with a total journey time of about 40 hours
The routing was...
23rd Nov 2015, 16:48
Replies: 81
Views: 19,592
Posted By Brit312

I have just looked in my log book and can find...

I have just looked in my log book and can find only two entries in 7 years for the VC-10 going to Washington and both of these were via Philadelphia, this was in the years 1970 and 1971.
31st Mar 2015, 14:22
Replies: 14
Views: 3,819
Posted By Brit312

checking with Stringfellows book on the Lockheed...

checking with Stringfellows book on the Lockheed Constellation it would seem that KLM operated 1049C, 1049E, 1049G, 1049H, , but whether all at the same time I cannot tell
16th Feb 2015, 19:05
Replies: 67
Views: 12,597
Posted By Brit312

If you want to see a picture of the cap go to the...

If you want to see a picture of the cap go to the following site

http://www.iaopa.eu/mediaServlet/storage/gamag/feb10/pp36-39.pdf

The famous gap became apparent to the BA crews in the very...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Jul 2012, 15:53
Replies: 41
Views: 7,808
Posted By Brit312

I would agree with all that has been said so far...

I would agree with all that has been said so far regards the pros of fitting the engine under the wing against fuselage mounted, and yes wing mounted engines help with wing bending, so resulting in a...
6th Jul 2012, 12:05
Replies: 3
Views: 1,487
Posted By Brit312

The first time I operated the trans Pacific route...

The first time I operated the trans Pacific route was 22/05/70 but it had been operating for some time before then . The aircraft through out the trip was a Standard VC-10, but by the time I managed...
26th Jun 2012, 11:49
Replies: 12
Views: 3,017
Posted By Brit312

It is some years now since I was a F/E on Connies...

It is some years now since I was a F/E on Connies and that was on the 749 not the mighty 1649, which was somewhat different to it's smaller brothers.

So on the 749 and 1049 [just looked up the...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Jun 2012, 12:40
Replies: 19
Views: 2,492
Posted By Brit312

I think the terms are being used incorrectly here...

I think the terms are being used incorrectly here
Leaning means reducing the fuel:air mixture ratio

When in the climb, engines, even old ones with an altitude capsule, will reduce the weight of...
31st May 2012, 12:04
Replies: 11
Views: 5,972
Posted By Brit312

Warmtoast, I think it is more...

Warmtoast,
I think it is more likely that the mechanic is checking the oil level in the # 1 engine. To refuel, the caps would normally be in the highest point of each tank in the top...
1st May 2012, 17:59
Replies: 0
Views: 651
Posted By Brit312

articles about oldish airliners

A person on another aviation web site posted this web site which contains all sorts of articles about aeroplanes in the 1950s and 1960s and I thought some of you on this section of PPRUNE would enjoy...
23rd Jan 2012, 21:21
Replies: 181
Views: 57,268
Posted By Brit312

I hear that "Natural England" are objecting on...

I hear that "Natural England" are objecting on the grounds that it is adjacent to a SSSI and a SPA in the form of Yateley Common and all the noise!! could affect the endangered birds
23rd Jan 2012, 21:16
Replies: 41
Views: 6,401
Posted By Brit312

After crewing on a Connie I can tell you the...

After crewing on a Connie I can tell you the sweetest sound in the world was when you when you had managed to get all four engines started.

However after being on the beast for hours the sweetest...
22nd Dec 2011, 22:06
Replies: 30
Views: 8,277
Posted By Brit312

Tom Stoney was a Training Captain on VC-10s in...

Tom Stoney was a Training Captain on VC-10s in 1968 at least, and although I have not seen the video, but whose ever hands he was swatting from the throttles it definitly was not the F/E as he had...
17th Nov 2011, 09:06
Replies: 44
Views: 6,974
Posted By Brit312

I watched a bit of this series on BBC2 last night...

I watched a bit of this series on BBC2 last night and if I am correct this series is set in the early to mid 1960's. If that is correct then what was a flight from New York to London doing operating...
27th Oct 2011, 17:57
Replies: 25
Views: 8,558
Posted By Brit312

As a BOAC apprentice 1960 to 1965 I remember the...

As a BOAC apprentice 1960 to 1965 I remember the Argonaut fondly. It was retained for engine /airframe apprentices to get some piston engine experience which was at that time required for their City...
14th Oct 2011, 15:20
Replies: 41
Views: 7,983
Posted By Brit312

My memory of BOAC to the Caribbean was there was...

My memory of BOAC to the Caribbean was there was no definate route,or at least they kept changing, except that to Barbados, so I looked up my log book and here goes

28/06/69-- New York--Mo Bay--...
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