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27th Jan 2015, 10:22
Replies: 2
Views: 3,237
Posted By CathayBrat

http://www.pprune.org/african-aviation/543580-ugan...

http://www.pprune.org/african-aviation/543580-uganda-woes.html

Been a few years since I was in that part of the world, Barnacle Bill will give you recent gen.
However, 6 months seemed to be as...
5th Nov 2014, 00:40
Replies: 26
Views: 12,940
Posted By CathayBrat

My AME is in a small room attached to the local...

My AME is in a small room attached to the local flight school. He (and I) have no relation to the school, except its a useful room, which is set up well for the tests. His views on the CAA...
30th Oct 2014, 19:28
Replies: 37
Views: 13,013
Posted By CathayBrat

This industry has changed, permanently, from the...

This industry has changed, permanently, from the good ol days of the 70's-80's.
For better or worse, we as pilots have to accept that. As an old boss said to me, there is the door. We fly because we...
27th Jun 2014, 22:54
Replies: 16
Views: 3,764
Posted By CathayBrat

Very true, It was on HMS Itchen's commissioning,...

Very true, It was on HMS Itchen's commissioning, as a young lad brought along by the Gurkha Band, that I was convinced by a Steely, Bearded God in Dark Blue Barathea, that a life in Bettys Grey...
10th Jun 2014, 00:42
Replies: 16
Views: 3,764
Posted By CathayBrat

Military PR Machine

We all know that the crabs are the past (post, future) masters of the PR war. That is their mission statement. ( the real one, not the fluffy thing put for general release!)
However.
As this is...
9th Feb 2014, 14:53
Replies: 40
Views: 9,067
Posted By CathayBrat

But of course, as you asked nicely. The patrol...

But of course, as you asked nicely.
The patrol areas are in the area West of Cornwall, East of Maine, North of St Helena and South of Greenland. :E
Good luck in your hunt, they are v v quiet...
4th Feb 2014, 09:11
Replies: 21
Views: 6,137
Posted By CathayBrat

When I was taught at BRNC, we were told it was...

When I was taught at BRNC, we were told it was due to Queen Victorias dismay at the dirty state of Jolly Jacks hands, due to the tar and pitch from the rigging, so salutes were palm down from then...
25th Dec 2013, 02:24
Replies: 35
Views: 7,652
Posted By CathayBrat

Trossie, i hope the Tolkin ref if similar to what...

Trossie, i hope the Tolkin ref if similar to what we think. The Fall of Mordor - YouTube
BEE, hahahahahahahahaha, having lived in "the rainbow nation", its the bigest piece of :mad: in the...
25th Dec 2013, 01:19
Replies: 9
Views: 1,380
Posted By CathayBrat

The hard drive was lost, however I managed to...

The hard drive was lost, however I managed to recover most of it. Except my music. Some came back, some did not. How does one connect with a human in their Q&A bul£$hit on their web site?
19th Dec 2013, 23:43
Replies: 9
Views: 1,380
Posted By CathayBrat

Thanks, was drawn in by the ex wife, however...

Thanks,
was drawn in by the ex wife, however got a good collection, and I want it back. HOW? Vino veritas :ok:
19th Dec 2013, 22:54
Replies: 9
Views: 1,380
Posted By CathayBrat

i Tunes

Just had to replace my hard drive, and I seem to have lost my music from the fruit seller. Having reloaded iTunes, some music has returned, but not all, although the purchase history shows the rest....
13th Dec 2013, 00:01
Replies: 35
Views: 7,652
Posted By CathayBrat

If you are a single chap, then why not, only your...

If you are a single chap, then why not, only your self to look after. If you have baggage (sorry, family), then it is not the place. Period.
Getting your license validated (which btw, is the same...
26th Oct 2013, 23:41
Replies: 1
Views: 872
Posted By CathayBrat

lost it!

My lap top recently suffered a blue screen episode. My local chap fixed most of it, total wipe, but my music seems to have vanished. All payed for on the fruit site. Can i recover it from Mr jobs?...
25th Oct 2013, 21:26
Replies: 19
Views: 3,234
Posted By CathayBrat

2 blade Huey

Are there many still flying? Just watching a movie set in the near future, and the hero is in a 2 blade Huey. I thought they had been upgraded, retired or replaced with the black hawk. Or is it just...
21st Aug 2013, 21:46
Replies: 107
Views: 22,640
Posted By CathayBrat

Very liberal in the Junior Service! Not Mil...

Very liberal in the Junior Service!
Not Mil related, but when you called up for a WX brief at your inbound airport in Sub-Saharan Africa, it was always the same, day in, day out, without fail,...
15th May 2013, 11:54
Replies: 5
Views: 2,450
Posted By CathayBrat

Yup, as cavortingcheetah said, find the right...

Yup, as cavortingcheetah said, find the right chap, do the leg work, and its easy.
11th May 2013, 14:09
Replies: 5
Views: 2,450
Posted By CathayBrat

When I converted my FAA license, with TZ and...

When I converted my FAA license, with TZ and Kenyan as well, they took all the aircraft in my logbook and put it on my license. Including all variations, so a BN2 rating also included the BN2T, and...
21st May 2012, 08:19
Replies: 71
Views: 30,350
Posted By CathayBrat

Yup, he's still interested, but i'm not sure he...

Yup, he's still interested, but i'm not sure he would be able to clamber into the nav position, on 2 points. 1, he's now 70 yrs old, and not a nimble as he was, and 2, depending on which model it...
13th Apr 2012, 10:29
Replies: 14
Views: 2,912
Posted By CathayBrat

The Telegraph joins most media outlets for...

The Telegraph joins most media outlets for getting facts wrong. Was watching BBC south east the other day about a Mk1 spitfire that has been restored. The archive footage that went with the report...
17th Nov 2011, 15:03
Replies: 259
Views: 176,058
Posted By CathayBrat

Emergency MPD 2011-008-E: Martin-Baker Aircraft...

Emergency MPD 2011-008-E: Martin-Baker Aircraft Company Limited: Inspection of Ejection Seat Drogue Shackle Connection to Scissor Shackle | Publications | CAA...
21st Oct 2011, 09:12
Replies: 34
Views: 12,306
Posted By CathayBrat

When going through the attic years ago i came...

When going through the attic years ago i came across my old mans flying helmet, grow bag (with 45 Sqn tabs still on), flying boots and officers great coat. The helmet looked silly on me (on the pub...
12th Jul 2011, 12:30
Replies: 5,917
Views: 768,044
Posted By CathayBrat

Utah? Thought it may have something to do with...

Utah? Thought it may have something to do with the sun-dance film festival, but no airport there!
10th Jun 2011, 14:40
Replies: 199
Views: 376,904
Posted By CathayBrat

After 10 years of flying there, that is true. I...

After 10 years of flying there, that is true. I don't think anyone will ever fully understand it. :hmm: I left because i felt my life span was getting shorter the longer i stayed. It was not my...
10th Jun 2011, 09:01
Replies: 199
Views: 376,904
Posted By CathayBrat

Oh, i do beg your pardon, i was looking for the...

Oh, i do beg your pardon, i was looking for the "Is aviation in Africa really unsafe" thread, but i seem to have walked into the "Africa Politics Hamster wheel". Does this mean Jet Blast has started...
9th Jun 2011, 09:06
Replies: 6
Views: 1,364
Posted By CathayBrat

Coastal, based in Dar, old terminal, do flights...

Coastal, based in Dar, old terminal, do flights every hour to zanzi. Or try Zanair, they do it in reverse.
25th May 2011, 14:02
Replies: 27
Views: 13,039
Posted By CathayBrat

Must be having an off day then! Not enough time...

Must be having an off day then! Not enough time spent in the bar, have you gone soft on us SBC?
25th May 2011, 09:47
Replies: 27
Views: 6,868
Posted By CathayBrat

Not sure if you can call the Ugandan Army a...

Not sure if you can call the Ugandan Army a "militia". They control the Airport and the port now, and have done for a while. It is still a mess up there, but it has improved from the S:mad:thole it...
24th May 2011, 12:50
Replies: 84
Views: 20,520
Posted By CathayBrat

Fixed that for you. :E

Fixed that for you. :E
9th Mar 2011, 15:58
Replies: 2
Views: 1,069
Posted By CathayBrat

The northern part of somali, declared...

The northern part of somali, declared independance from the rest (1991 i think), the former british somaliland, capital is Hargiesa, any other questions?
Been there, not a bad place, all things...
24th Feb 2011, 13:43
Replies: 29
Views: 6,226
Posted By CathayBrat

Ah, the mighty T22, batch 2. During initial sea...

Ah, the mighty T22, batch 2. During initial sea time there were 22 of us in a cabin area that you were legally allowed to keep 3 pigs!:eek: Very cosy. And the towed array was above us, full of fuel,...
26th Jan 2011, 09:16
Replies: 5
Views: 1,822
Posted By CathayBrat

Hi SBC, long time! Dont forget the 100+hrs of...

Hi SBC, long time!
Dont forget the 100+hrs of "line training" on the 206.
Been a while since i was there, but i think TZ can be funny about moving ratings over, maybe they have changed and...
24th Jan 2011, 10:25
Replies: 12
Views: 7,375
Posted By CathayBrat

Ah, African VFR charts. Almost none around that...

Ah, African VFR charts. Almost none around that are any use. Most of the ones we had had big white areas saying relief data unavailable. Like the maps of old, here be dragons! If u can, take a garmin...
17th Jan 2011, 12:49
Replies: 354
Views: 68,019
Posted By CathayBrat

Those magnificent men in their flying machines....

Those magnificent men in their flying machines. Bloody brilliant
Airplane 1&2 (mil bit being his "flashbacks"), still funny
Hot shots, love the Gnats

Worst? The list is long and etc......
12th Jan 2011, 09:07
Replies: 106
Views: 15,479
Posted By CathayBrat

To bloody right, every FAA check ride i have had...

To bloody right, every FAA check ride i have had made me work for it, including the oral checks. True, the exams are easy, but their system is more focused on the practical side, eg, can he/she fly....
7th Jan 2011, 08:50
Replies: 106
Views: 15,479
Posted By CathayBrat

Now thats depressing. :{ As i have that many...

Now thats depressing. :{
As i have that many hrs, mainly command of Mr Beechcrafts fine toys, flying in very challenging areas south of the Med, but i am now classed as a novice! Now have a job in...
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