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Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jan 2022, 16:42
Replies: 28
Views: 3,948
Posted By Sleeve Wing

A thread for the old and bold, eh ? Better get my...

A thread for the old and bold, eh ? Better get my 'oar' in !
My first trip was in an Auster J.I/N, G-AIGR, at Leicester East., with a next door neighbour. He was an engineer at Austers, Rearsby, so...
21st Jan 2022, 17:45
Replies: 26
Views: 4,669
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Zara Rutherford

Already in the file for HCAP's T & A dinner this year I would hope.
Tremendous achievement and a helluva lot of courage to complete this, particularly with comparatively low experience. I say...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jan 2022, 18:58
Replies: 392
Views: 68,314
Posted By Sleeve Wing

It really is time he got the message. Get jabbed...

It really is time he got the message. Get jabbed or you're not welcome. :ugh:
4th Jan 2022, 17:04
Replies: 49
Views: 3,802
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Nostalgia ? So was I, Dixi. How about Boscombe...

Nostalgia ? So was I, Dixi. How about Boscombe ? Maybe not now but certainly in the timeframe I assume you're talking about.
4th Jan 2022, 16:49
Replies: 49
Views: 7,848
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Remind me please, somebody. I had a suit made by...

Remind me please, somebody. I had a suit made by Cairds of Elgin who I believe was the Scottish offshoot of either G&H or Moss Bros ?
I was based at Lossie at the time - 1963/4
I still have the...
Replies: 10
Views: 4,742
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Twinotterifr, When you eventually attain...

Twinotterifr,

When you eventually attain your own command, you'll occasionally have to fly with people like this.
You'll also find that some people can fly sims and some can fly aeroplanes !...
8th Dec 2021, 10:03
Replies: 48
Views: 8,228
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Who dreams up this stuff ? :ugh:

Who dreams up this stuff ? :ugh:
4th Dec 2021, 16:37
Replies: 37
Views: 4,305
Posted By Sleeve Wing

>> that it is out of date and no longer fit for...

>> that it is out of date and no longer fit for purpose, unless you want to teach in the style of a 60s FI. <<

>>> Ive tried on at least 3 occasions to make replies to this post. I’ve contacted...
1st Dec 2021, 23:56
Replies: 31
Views: 4,312
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Thanks for your support, Jan, but ST is correct...

Thanks for your support, Jan, but ST is correct with a total of 4096. Old age and dementia are obviously creeping up on me ! :ouch:
1st Dec 2021, 17:24
Replies: 20
Views: 3,858
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Surprised the Zlin hadn't had it's day earlier ! ...

Surprised the Zlin hadn't had it's day earlier ! However , phf, the sub'ing out of the UPRT to CRM is an inspired choice, isn't it ?
They aren't too far away, have a good fleet of Slingsby T67s and...
1st Dec 2021, 16:26
Replies: 31
Views: 4,312
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Not quite, spatston. "Squawk" however came from...

Not quite, spatston. "Squawk" however came from the association with "Parrot", didn't it, which was the original NATO codename for IFF (Identification Friend or Foe ) Mk1 equipment. This basically...
30th Nov 2021, 16:04
Replies: 31
Views: 4,312
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Yeh, right, 'Adley. What you said. Me too ! 'Oo...

Yeh, right, 'Adley. What you said. Me too ! 'Oo dreamed up conspikewiti any road ? I can' even spell it ! :ugh:
27th Nov 2021, 15:27
Replies: 20
Views: 3,858
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Thanks, portsharbourflyer. With ref. to your ⌗6...

Thanks, portsharbourflyer.
With ref. to your ⌗6 observation, (13th Sept), the OAA experience was when I was asked back to do some support UPRT and aerobatics instruction in 2003. This was required...
11th Nov 2021, 10:46
Replies: 74
Views: 13,416
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Great dits about the good old days of hats,...

Great dits about the good old days of hats, gentlemen. Keep 'em coming.
I remember clearly when doing the Pre-assessment course at Hornchurch in 1955, the only bloke who wore a trilby was the...
Forum: Middle East
26th Oct 2021, 16:33
Replies: 14
Views: 8,306
Posted By Sleeve Wing

FlyTBFL. >>> it also shows that they don’t...

FlyTBFL.

>>> it also shows that they don’t care who they hire as long they meet the numbers <<<

I'm afraid it was ever thus. It's big business and you're only a cog, no matter what effort or...
20th Oct 2021, 17:09
Replies: 22
Views: 2,224
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Sounds like you were lucky, Dave. Remember the...

Sounds like you were lucky, Dave.
Remember the previous “lockdown “ for the Olympics ? We even needed a full flight plan, slot times and return plan for a training detail.....every time !
God help...
18th Oct 2021, 17:32
Replies: 8
Views: 1,237
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Valid question with very succinct answers but...

Valid question with very succinct answers but doesn’t this just show how stupid and unnecessary some of the CAA paperwork has become ?
Even an experienced professional pilot is having trouble...
14th Oct 2021, 12:49
Replies: 21
Views: 5,200
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Why am I reading about a birdstrike ? Birdstrikes...

Why am I reading about a birdstrike ? Birdstrikes happen and crews take the necessary action.
As long as we share the same airspace...........:ugh: Mods ?
10th Oct 2021, 10:26
Replies: 7
Views: 1,494
Posted By Sleeve Wing

OK, Cat3C, Maybe I was being a little bit...

OK, Cat3C,
Maybe I was being a little bit harsh.
A few years ago, when I was doing a lot of instructing, I actually recommended the Farnborough lads and lasses for quite a prestigious award which...
8th Oct 2021, 16:07
Replies: 7
Views: 1,494
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Farnborough

Dave, just expect to be treated now as a bit stupid !
Since Farnborough’s elevation of status, they have become a little like Southampton; they unfortunately think they are now on a par with...
29th Sep 2021, 17:09
Replies: 3
Views: 1,057
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Another poignant reminder that we’re all getting...

Another poignant reminder that we’re all getting older. I flew a lot with Simon when he was with BMA, probably on the DC9. First class bloke.
Very sad news. Fair winds, mate.
22nd Sep 2021, 14:36
Replies: 23
Views: 7,429
Posted By Sleeve Wing

A few years when I was doing a biannual check on...

A few years when I was doing a biannual check on a well-known pilot in a Yak 52. I as usual made a little preparation for the unexpected.
It was autumn time and I had checked with a local strip that...
13th Sep 2021, 11:17
Replies: 20
Views: 3,858
Posted By Sleeve Wing

If true, then that really is a shame. ...

If true, then that really is a shame.
Commercial training at Oxford has been an institution for years but, with all the pretenders now in existence, maybe time for a shake up.
I had the good...
9th Sep 2021, 16:16
Replies: 73
Views: 9,859
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Flyingheels. As Northsouth says, get the...

Flyingheels.

As Northsouth says, get the drills and flap selection out of the way in plenty of time.
Then TRIM OUT at your constant approach speed/steady power setting.
At the flair, where are...
9th Sep 2021, 15:58
Replies: 12
Views: 2,961
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Sounds like a transAtlantic flight, NS. Nothing...

Sounds like a transAtlantic flight, NS.
Nothing to prevent his approach with 2000m., either commercially .....or even as a private flight.
The cloudbase at the commercial DH would probably still...
26th Aug 2021, 10:19
Replies: 37
Views: 9,182
Posted By Sleeve Wing

So, campbeex, how long have they been prescribing...

So, campbeex, how long have they been prescribing Viagra to “other sex” ?
All in the name of equality ??
22nd Aug 2021, 17:29
Replies: 12
Views: 3,574
Posted By Sleeve Wing

It was, t211. Thank you for the confirmation. ...

It was, t211. Thank you for the confirmation. :ok:
Recall is beginning to fail ! Age is a terrible thing.
21st Aug 2021, 17:32
Replies: 12
Views: 3,574
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Met Yvonne a few times when she was with Dan....

Met Yvonne a few times when she was with Dan. Wonderful lady and a damned good operator.
I believe she was Captain of the VERY first all female crew to fly out of the UK. Her F/O on a 1-11 out of...
20th Aug 2021, 18:26
Replies: 11
Views: 2,984
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Perhaps a little pessimistic, tartare ? I seem...

Perhaps a little pessimistic, tartare ?
I seem to remember that Average passenger nominal weights were something like - Males 85Kg, Females 70Kg, Children 25Kg and babes-in-arms ignored.
Surely...
16th Aug 2021, 12:09
Replies: 19
Views: 6,163
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Thanks, wub. Much better view of the main road...

Thanks, wub.
Much better view of the main road after that as well as making it far easier for his wife to mow the lawn ...... :ok:
15th Aug 2021, 18:21
Replies: 19
Views: 6,163
Posted By Sleeve Wing

I seem to remember, Beags, that he also bought a...

I seem to remember, Beags, that he also bought a Lightning some time back. Much to the consternation of his wife, said airframe apparently decided to descend into his lawn. Could this be true ?
I...
1st Aug 2021, 09:53
Replies: 8
Views: 1,544
Posted By Sleeve Wing

I think the thing to remember, DJP, is that this...

I think the thing to remember, DJP, is that this is not really a box-ticking exercise.
Having carried out such instruction for a long time, albeit mainly prior to aerobatic training, the idea is to...
29th Jul 2021, 23:30
Replies: 8
Views: 2,075
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Jeez, I’m glad I don’t do the job anymore when...

Jeez, I’m glad I don’t do the job anymore when any T,D or H. can listen in to private security r/t.
Anyway, what happened to Company frequencies ?
I know that during the 70s I had a lot of...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Jul 2021, 17:44
Replies: 13
Views: 2,523
Posted By Sleeve Wing

I’m with Jim Hacker (⌗2) on this. Common sense...

I’m with Jim Hacker (⌗2) on this. Common sense again.
Landing and Taxi light backglare, flashing Nav lights, rotating beacons all distract.
Maybe, if you need to be seen, then keep the steady ones...
10th Jul 2021, 11:58
Replies: 83
Views: 12,940
Posted By Sleeve Wing

“At this moment in time” really “gets up my...

“At this moment in time” really “gets up my nose” ....! :mad:
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