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26th Jan 2023, 13:29
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By Tony Mabelis

I think possibly this email address is obsolete,...

I think possibly this email address is obsolete, as he does not respond to mine.
He is on farcebook maybe message him.
Edit...my email just bounced back.
25th Jan 2023, 12:01
Replies: 6
Views: 733
Posted By Tony Mabelis

You might like to try his son Peter. ...

You might like to try his son Peter.
[email protected]
18th Jan 2023, 12:42
Replies: 69
Views: 7,632
Posted By Tony Mabelis

One 707 that was operated by BCAL (G-CDHW) is...

One 707 that was operated by BCAL (G-CDHW) is still flying in the guise of '272' of the Israeli airforce.
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Feb 2021, 21:35
Replies: 5,763
Views: 2,002,012
Posted By Tony Mabelis

Sadly, Bristow Old Gits Forum on Facebook...

Sadly, Bristow Old Gits Forum on Facebook reported that Stacey passed away in the last few days due to the 'Big C'.
21st Aug 2020, 14:18
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By Tony Mabelis

I recently had a problem logging on to my...

I recently had a problem logging on to my internet banking.
After a call to their helpline to turned out to be my 'phantom VPN' causing the trouble.
Now if I get the problem, I disconnect the VPN...
8th Jul 2020, 21:43
Replies: 69
Views: 8,274
Posted By Tony Mabelis

What grips me is the presenters constantly...

What grips me is the presenters constantly wittering on about the 'Nazi' aircraft......what is wrong with referring to the enemy as the Luftwaffe!
19th Feb 2020, 10:32
Replies: 74
Views: 52,979
Posted By Tony Mabelis

All newly built aircraft will have a certain...

All newly built aircraft will have a certain amount of debris left behind at construction even after careful cleaning.
When I was being trained back in the 1960's we were told of a case where a loud...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Aug 2019, 09:32
Replies: 27
Views: 10,104
Posted By Tony Mabelis

I operated C18's...........50 years ago, and we...

I operated C18's...........50 years ago, and we had coking problems.
I find it amazing that the problem still exists.
Tony
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Aug 2019, 09:24
Replies: 72
Views: 85,870
Posted By Tony Mabelis

Bristow sold off their (our) pensions to various...

Bristow sold off their (our) pensions to various insurance companies.
In my case, I initially called Legal and General who after a search said they had no record.
About 12 months later I received a...
17th Feb 2019, 10:50
Replies: 7
Views: 1,752
Posted By Tony Mabelis

As an engineer that looks like repair # 6370 in...

As an engineer that looks like repair # 6370 in the year '45
Tony
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2018, 19:58
Replies: 1,231
Views: 654,393
Posted By Tony Mabelis

Sounds like a 'MOD', fitting a grease nipple...

Sounds like a 'MOD', fitting a grease nipple might not be a bad idea, if it already has one, then a maintenance schedule revision to lube it more often.
Tony
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2018, 19:49
Replies: 2,715
Views: 2,548,591
Posted By Tony Mabelis

That sounds like an interesting story, how about...

That sounds like an interesting story, how about recounting it for us?
Tony
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Nov 2018, 11:15
Replies: 2,715
Views: 2,548,591
Posted By Tony Mabelis

Hi Roger, Really nice to see you are still...

Hi Roger,
Really nice to see you are still around!!
I think that the last time we met was at CSE in Oxford back in '88, you were recruiting, and I was doing my Aeroplanes II.
Since then I worked...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Nov 2018, 19:32
Replies: 1,231
Views: 654,393
Posted By Tony Mabelis

'The security at Fairoaks'.................... as...

'The security at Fairoaks'.................... as a retired LAE, I am wondering about the possibility of sabotage, locking pins and wire locking do not fail simultaneously.
Tony
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jul 2018, 09:49
Replies: 2,715
Views: 2,548,591
Posted By Tony Mabelis

I don't think the big C can be attributed to...

I don't think the big C can be attributed to working for Bristow, I retired after 50 years in aviation, of which 12 years were with Bristow.
Sadly I have had my left kidney removed due to the big C....
8th Jul 2018, 21:20
Replies: 35
Views: 6,991
Posted By Tony Mabelis

Dutch or Belgian Hunters ( I cannot remember...

Dutch or Belgian Hunters ( I cannot remember which after 55 years) were definitely fitted with Sidewinder air to air missiles.
I know this, as I was tasked with removing the rails from the aircraft...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jun 2018, 10:34
Replies: 20
Views: 3,191
Posted By Tony Mabelis

I seem to recollect that after N/S and E/W have...

I seem to recollect that after N/S and E/W have been adjusted, the residual error is taken out by bending the mounting bracket!
Tony
28th May 2018, 12:50
Replies: 57
Views: 17,681
Posted By Tony Mabelis

'Sam Weller' my old metal work master at school,...

'Sam Weller' my old metal work master at school, was an apprentice at Rollason Aircraft and Engines in the early 1940's, he then went on to be a Lancaster flight engineer for the rest of the war.
...
4th May 2018, 10:19
Replies: 3,889
Views: 1,555,325
Posted By Tony Mabelis

Stip lights.

Stip lights.
19th Feb 2018, 10:00
Replies: 31
Views: 5,879
Posted By Tony Mabelis

I have seen a tail rotor assy on a Bell 206...

I have seen a tail rotor assy on a Bell 206 installed backwards, it took a bit of head scratching when the 'flapping' part of the rigging check allowed the blade to contact the tail boom.
Normally...
10th Feb 2018, 18:10
Replies: 37
Views: 10,728
Posted By Tony Mabelis

I remember Burnaston, I flew in there summer 1964...

I remember Burnaston, I flew in there summer 1964 in a Rollason Condor on the way to Ireland.
Tony
10th Feb 2018, 17:56
Replies: 1
Views: 1,370
Posted By Tony Mabelis

Plug doors only fall in, won't get onto the...

Plug doors only fall in, won't get onto the tarmac unless thrown there.....even in Africa!
Tony
5th Feb 2018, 19:46
Replies: 20
Views: 8,013
Posted By Tony Mabelis

I also recall going through that Tiger Club door,...

I also recall going through that Tiger Club door, for years in the early '60's (key on a string in the letterbox, you would not do that these days!)
How those aircraft would 'talk' when you were in...
17th Jan 2018, 10:54
Replies: 50
Views: 19,438
Posted By Tony Mabelis

My one Bristol Freighter experience was standing...

My one Bristol Freighter experience was standing in the Astro Dome between the engines during a ground run......very impressive!
The aircraft in question was in Dubai on a ferry flight from NZ to UK...
10th Jan 2018, 10:44
Replies: 44
Views: 9,205
Posted By Tony Mabelis

I hope you were taught only to use the handle of...

I hope you were taught only to use the handle of the big screwdriver to wake the impulse coupling.
Tony
14th Dec 2017, 10:18
Replies: 23
Views: 5,695
Posted By Tony Mabelis

Nice to see the aircraft, but as a programme,...

Nice to see the aircraft, but as a programme, trash!
Tony
3rd Dec 2017, 22:33
Replies: 12
Views: 3,473
Posted By Tony Mabelis

I worked for Dubai Airwing, on that ramp from '77...

I worked for Dubai Airwing, on that ramp from '77 -'89.
That DC6 in the picture was dragged away by the airport authority and stored down by the fire station before being broken up, as the ramp in...
18th Nov 2017, 22:35
Replies: 25
Views: 10,845
Posted By Tony Mabelis

He was a Fleet Air Arm pilot. Tony

He was a Fleet Air Arm pilot.
Tony
26th Oct 2017, 10:31
Replies: 864
Views: 1,062,755
Posted By Tony Mabelis

Sean Dignam was working with me in Warri around...

Sean Dignam was working with me in Warri around 1970.
11th Oct 2017, 10:12
Replies: 3,889
Views: 1,555,325
Posted By Tony Mabelis

What a super picture of the hangar full of...

What a super picture of the hangar full of Proctor's!
Lovely aircraft, its a pity about the glue they used.
Tony
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Aug 2017, 09:37
Replies: 20
Views: 4,945
Posted By Tony Mabelis

I worked with your Dad on Das Island in 1967-68,...

I worked with your Dad on Das Island in 1967-68, a mutual love hate relationship!
Tony
29th Jul 2017, 21:26
Replies: 864
Views: 1,062,755
Posted By Tony Mabelis

My Bristow career started when I was 21 years and...

My Bristow career started when I was 21 years and 7 days old.
I saw the light after 12 years.
Are you on 'Bristow Old Gits' on Facebook?
28th Jul 2017, 23:14
Replies: 864
Views: 1,062,755
Posted By Tony Mabelis

My one claim to fame.................a photo...

My one claim to fame.................a photo credit for the picture of Bristows Riley Dove at Uli Village school and a mention in the picture of the crashed S55 near Ughelli.

As someone who was...
21st May 2015, 10:05
Replies: 8
Views: 5,894
Posted By Tony Mabelis

@Bigglesbrother I've identified...

@Bigglesbrother
I've identified myself................now??
Tony
21st May 2015, 10:03
Replies: 8
Views: 5,894
Posted By Tony Mabelis

Sorry to hear the sad news of Terry Peat, nice...

Sorry to hear the sad news of Terry Peat, nice guy to work with.
RIP
Tony
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