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18th Sep 2022, 15:11
Replies: 112
Views: 20,699
Posted By kenparry

Not quite. Chocks did not come into it. The Wg...

Not quite. Chocks did not come into it. The Wg Cdr engineer was on one of Lyneham's runways; the problem was that, having engaged reheat to troubleshoot a problem with an alternator dropping...
27th Aug 2022, 14:47
Replies: 14
Views: 2,337
Posted By kenparry

GxA would not be go-around. In the early 70s the...

GxA would not be go-around. In the early 70s the term used for what is now called "going around" was usually "overshooting" - a suitably ambiguous word, hence the later change to "GA"
17th Aug 2022, 07:30
Replies: 19
Views: 2,031
Posted By kenparry

And the Beaver still seems to be the most common...

And the Beaver still seems to be the most common type of aircraft in the wilder parts of Alaska -the US very dependent on a 1940s Canadian aircraft. Some now turbine powered, but the original radial...
7th Aug 2022, 16:27
Replies: 6
Views: 1,243
Posted By kenparry

I suggest that it is a Saab Safir, not a Piper...

I suggest that it is a Saab Safir, not a Piper product. Look at the shape of the front of the cowling, and the windscreen. No idea of where when or why.
26th Jul 2022, 06:50
Replies: 90
Views: 11,034
Posted By kenparry

Ref post #23: the tractor unit in that photo...

Ref post #23: the tractor unit in that photo (towing the Lancaster nose section) is a Bedford product, though I don't know the model.
16th Jul 2022, 09:55
Replies: 27
Views: 2,642
Posted By kenparry

That top photo could well be Duxford, which still...

That top photo could well be Duxford, which still has that Belfast Truss type of hangar - not as many as before a film outfit blew up a couple without permission. Battle of Britain film, I think?
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jul 2022, 16:40
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By kenparry

The language for the ATIS is English, not German....

The language for the ATIS is English, not German. TG = Time Group, perhaps, but what for? ATIS timed at 1350, could the obs have been taken at 1332? This is no more than a guess.....
26th Jun 2022, 14:31
Replies: 33
Views: 7,965
Posted By kenparry

All single-seat Hunters were fitted with Mk2 or...

All single-seat Hunters were fitted with Mk2 or Mk3 seats, rated at 90kts/ground level. The 2-seaters all had the Mk4 seat, with the same ejection envelope. One major difference is the Mk4 uses a...
24th Jun 2022, 06:29
Replies: 33
Views: 7,965
Posted By kenparry

The inboard tanks appear to be the standard...

The inboard tanks appear to be the standard 230-gall type. Outboards are certainly longer than the 100-gall, could be the 150-gallon developed for the Swiss AF.
23rd Jun 2022, 08:52
Replies: 33
Views: 7,965
Posted By kenparry

Not really; the Avon 200 series had problems all...

Not really; the Avon 200 series had problems all through its service life. I have vivid memories of watching my wingman eject from a Hunter 9 at Leconfield after his engine quit, from what turned out...
8th Jun 2022, 06:47
Replies: 19
Views: 1,664
Posted By kenparry

Thankfully I was never part of the V-force, but...

Thankfully I was never part of the V-force, but did spend some time at Filton, which had a dispersal site some way to the N of the ATC tower. Being on a civvy field, the V-force facility was...
4th Jun 2022, 06:51
Replies: 151
Views: 30,053
Posted By kenparry

Arrows airbrake use: isn't it to push up the RPM...

Arrows airbrake use: isn't it to push up the RPM to improve throttle response?
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Jun 2022, 19:20
Replies: 14
Views: 2,273
Posted By kenparry

The link seems to indicate that a whole list of...

The link seems to indicate that a whole list of additives will be banned - but unleaded AVGAS? I suspect not. These euro regs are mind-numbing to read, but I hope that's what is written
30th May 2022, 06:34
Replies: 61
Views: 25,718
Posted By kenparry

In the days before JAA, when Italy ran FTL under...

In the days before JAA, when Italy ran FTL under its own national rules, they could (and did) roster Rome to New York and return within a single duty period - and, I think, with only a 2-pilot crew.
26th May 2022, 07:50
Replies: 3,073
Views: 445,731
Posted By kenparry

The Vulcan had "umbrella-handle" control sticks,...

The Vulcan had "umbrella-handle" control sticks, for operation by one hand only, not the yoke shown. Yes, definitely a Victor, confirmed by the windscreen layout also.
20th May 2022, 16:06
Replies: 7
Views: 3,946
Posted By kenparry

On FR24, metar at 1550Z: 200/16 9999 few001 26/12...

On FR24, metar at 1550Z: 200/16 9999 few001 26/12 q1021 nosig

Most recent landing 46 min ago
15th May 2022, 15:59
Replies: 5
Views: 1,918
Posted By kenparry

Corporate/exec flying is where you need contacts....

Corporate/exec flying is where you need contacts. Much recruiting is done that way - much more than in the airline world.
15th May 2022, 09:23
Replies: 60
Views: 9,701
Posted By kenparry

MTOW variation: Two ways - structural, or...

MTOW variation:

Two ways - structural, or paperwork.

The earliest Britannia 737-200 variant had an MTOW of 49442kg, the final batch 55111kg. They were all designated B737-204 (which was only a...
14th May 2022, 07:05
Replies: 3,073
Views: 445,731
Posted By kenparry

B-36 possibly?

B-36 possibly?
10th May 2022, 15:31
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By kenparry

dj6: there is also the issue of route licensing...

dj6: there is also the issue of route licensing - now much more open than decades ago, and within the EU there is not really any issue any more for carriers based there. However, the UK is now...
10th May 2022, 13:29
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By kenparry

I suggest that the OP does not understand the...

I suggest that the OP does not understand the charter business. The airline's customer is the charterer, which is normally a tour operator rather than a travel agent. That tour operator buys the...
5th May 2022, 17:04
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By kenparry

In 1962 I was a student on the Vampire at Valley,...

In 1962 I was a student on the Vampire at Valley, and there was also there a helicopter unit that did mountain training for the SAR role - using Whirlwinds at the time. My recollection is that it...
30th Apr 2022, 11:34
Replies: 1,482
Views: 96,878
Posted By kenparry

That fin and tab look like a recipe for flutter. ...

That fin and tab look like a recipe for flutter.

Boulton Paul Overstrand: the type being, I suggest, the name of the subject grass strip.

OH if correct.
25th Apr 2022, 06:57
Replies: 41
Views: 5,481
Posted By kenparry

More than one of my airline contemporaries (UK,...

More than one of my airline contemporaries (UK, 1980s onward) wore military ribbons from their service in the 1960s. Nobody seemed to comment.
22nd Apr 2022, 09:32
Replies: 92
Views: 9,017
Posted By kenparry

Regarding National Service pilots, the expressed...

Regarding National Service pilots, the expressed intention was that after their 2 years NS they would join a Royal Auxiliary Air Force fighter squadron for some years (maybe 6-8?) to fly the Vampire...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Apr 2022, 15:56
Replies: 11
Views: 2,438
Posted By kenparry

Those remind me of the terrible seats installed...

Those remind me of the terrible seats installed in some early B767. When they got really bad, someone wrote them up for discomfort. The tech log entry to clear the issue was "Ground tested, no...
13th Apr 2022, 16:08
Replies: 90
Views: 37,979
Posted By kenparry

Ref post #83: I suspect that "J D Mercer" ...

Ref post #83:

I suspect that "J D Mercer" is Jack Mercer, who was a QFI at Bristol UAS at the end of the '50s when I was a student there. He would be about the right age, and wore several WW2...
10th Apr 2022, 15:22
Replies: 1,482
Views: 96,878
Posted By kenparry

The right-hand truck in the original photo looks...

The right-hand truck in the original photo looks to me to be a UK-built Ford. Airport? Sorry, no idea
7th Apr 2022, 10:01
Replies: 19
Views: 2,280
Posted By kenparry

Yes, that's right. I was told that he demolished...

Yes, that's right. I was told that he demolished one of the Kestrels in a landing accident, from which he escaped intact. On leaving the wreck he was alleged to have said "Three hundred and two". ...
7th Apr 2022, 09:53
Replies: 3
Views: 2,360
Posted By kenparry

Katherine, I am in contact with John: just...

Katherine,

I am in contact with John: just tried to reach him by phone, but no answer, so I have left a message which includes the email address that you gave. I hope he will contact you.
...
5th Apr 2022, 16:04
Replies: 19
Views: 2,280
Posted By kenparry

Two separate outfits are being confused here. ...

Two separate outfits are being confused here.

First, the Kestrels at West Raynham were flown by the Tripartite Kestrel Evaluation Squadron, in 1965-66. There were 9 aircraft, 3 each funded by...
26th Mar 2022, 16:02
Replies: 28
Views: 2,942
Posted By kenparry

Ref the Colerne museum: I understand that most,...

Ref the Colerne museum: I understand that most, maybe all, of the surviving aircraft went to Cosford.
24th Mar 2022, 08:40
Replies: 3,073
Views: 445,731
Posted By kenparry

Best wishes for that, Noyade - but I trust you...

Best wishes for that, Noyade - but I trust you will still be able to lift a tinnie?
21st Mar 2022, 17:58
Replies: 570
Views: 973,348
Posted By kenparry

Ref the wing parts that appear to have separated,...

Ref the wing parts that appear to have separated, I suspect from their state and the descent profile, that the aircraft reached its divergence speed and the outboard wings came off. This would not...
10th Mar 2022, 06:44
Replies: 27
Views: 6,949
Posted By kenparry

Bob: Not just nowadays. Back in the 60s I did...

Bob:
Not just nowadays. Back in the 60s I did 2 tours on Hunter DFGA. Our war options included the NATO Central Region, and the opposition included such things as SAM6 and ZSU-23, both in large...
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