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17th Jun 2019, 14:49
Replies: 18
Views: 8,176
Posted By Brian 48nav

Wander00

I have a book entitled ' Tested - Marshall test pilots and their aircraft in war and peace 1919-1999 ' by Dennis Pasco. ISBN 1-902304-35-7.

As its title suggests it is mainly about the pilots but...
24th May 2019, 15:15
Replies: 12,643
Views: 3,456,957
Posted By Brian 48nav

EwanWhosearmy David Beaty's novel, 'The wind...

EwanWhosearmy

David Beaty's novel, 'The wind off the sea', covered pilot training at South Cerney and then night conversion at Bibury in some detail. Beaty had been a wartime RAF pilot and then...
25th Apr 2019, 14:38
Replies: 23
Views: 5,262
Posted By Brian 48nav

Wander00 - I recognised Scottie R-----, on my...

Wander00 - I recognised Scottie R-----, on my Herc' Course in '67.
25th Apr 2019, 12:54
Replies: 23
Views: 5,262
Posted By Brian 48nav

Chris Kebab, The guy in question initially...

Chris Kebab,

The guy in question initially trained on Tower and did not make it on Approach Radar before LHR 'split' in '93 with the radar function moving to West Drayton ( Now Swanwick ). We did...
25th Apr 2019, 12:18
Replies: 23
Views: 5,262
Posted By Brian 48nav

Chris Kebab, The fighter controller is the very...

Chris Kebab,
The fighter controller is the very dark-haired man!

Beagle

When my No1 son was on his second Jag' tour there was definitely a female pilot - married to a Tornado guy IIRC.

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25th Apr 2019, 08:23
Replies: 23
Views: 5,262
Posted By Brian 48nav

5 years after the film the OP supplied, the...

5 years after the film the OP supplied, the Fighter Controller joined my watch at Heathrow; allowing for time on a cadet course he must have left the RAF only 2 or 3 years after appearing in the...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Apr 2019, 19:09
Replies: 27
Views: 11,464
Posted By Brian 48nav

AyrTC - a brief look at the second attachment re...

AyrTC - a brief look at the second attachment re opening hours. Chap 4.1 states that flights for public transport are prohibited by the ANO.

When I was at PO we never had any difficulty - if a...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Apr 2019, 14:52
Replies: 27
Views: 11,464
Posted By Brian 48nav

Anthonius Gunawan Mutiara

Sadly the news, if true, that Loganair departed without ATC cover brings to mind the sad death last September of the above ATCO in Sulawesi who stayed at his post and paid with his life, to ensure a...
6th Apr 2019, 16:49
Replies: 12,643
Views: 3,456,957
Posted By Brian 48nav

Honza17 --Many thanks for that outline of Jan's...

Honza17 --Many thanks for that outline of Jan's career, I'm sure that some members of the crew room will want more!
3rd Apr 2019, 21:05
Replies: 12,643
Views: 3,456,957
Posted By Brian 48nav

Honza17 Welcome to the crewroom! Can you...

Honza17

Welcome to the crewroom! Can you tell us more about your Dad's time in the RAF? Particularly for those of us who remember him from LATCC West Drayton.
Forum: ATC Issues
28th Mar 2019, 08:23
Replies: 11
Views: 3,111
Posted By Brian 48nav

RIP Jez - you were certainly a character at...

RIP Jez - you were certainly a character at LL/LHR.
16th Mar 2019, 16:20
Replies: 13
Views: 2,138
Posted By Brian 48nav

81Sqn was the RAF's resident Far East PR/FR Sqn...

81Sqn was the RAF's resident Far East PR/FR Sqn from 1946-1970 - it was equipped with the Mosquito PR34 from 9/46 to 12/55 - as you suppose, any number of reasons why one would be in Japan.
7th Mar 2019, 08:28
Replies: 14
Views: 2,480
Posted By Brian 48nav

Thanks PN! Those were the days!

Thanks PN! Those were the days!
6th Mar 2019, 19:17
Replies: 43
Views: 10,021
Posted By Brian 48nav

SwanFIS Lighting op Heathrow?

SwanFIS

Lighting op Heathrow?
6th Mar 2019, 13:51
Replies: 4,712
Views: 1,103,937
Posted By Brian 48nav

Hi C218, You had me scratching my head,...

Hi C218,
You had me scratching my head, particularly as I was aware of 2 from our course photo' who 'left' in 66. Both back row, 3rd from left sadly chopped from our nav' course - I bumped into him...
6th Mar 2019, 08:42
Replies: 14
Views: 2,480
Posted By Brian 48nav

PN No offence meant but I'm finding your...

PN

No offence meant but I'm finding your post hard to follow.

Did you and your crew display in NZ? Whose Dakota? How did you get from NZ back to Singapore, if not in your Vulcan? Was there...
6th Mar 2019, 08:35
Replies: 4,712
Views: 1,103,937
Posted By Brian 48nav

Cerney218 Interesting choice of name! If you...

Cerney218

Interesting choice of name! If you were on 218 Course at South Cerney you may be interested in looking at another thread entitled '230 Course South Cerney' - lots about the various SC...
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Feb 2019, 08:41
Replies: 54
Views: 12,848
Posted By Brian 48nav

I don't think so! HD may not remember this - as I...

I don't think so! HD may not remember this - as I think Approach had already left - but back in the mid 90s we in LL TWR enjoyed a few weeks without a GM ( the one-eyed golfer was away somewhere...
10th Feb 2019, 13:41
Replies: 71
Views: 13,434
Posted By Brian 48nav

Had a word with the Off-spring yesterday, and he...

Had a word with the Off-spring yesterday, and he said ' Tell PN bloody cheek - Didn't you mention all my hours on Mirage 2000 and Gripen?' These ex-single seat guys can be a bit sensitive if they...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Feb 2019, 08:48
Replies: 32
Views: 11,406
Posted By Brian 48nav

TDM Malc, I think you're right - I can think...

TDM

Malc, I think you're right - I can think of at least another 3 who wanted to go with APC - Mike Turner ( who did make it across a few years later ), Kevin Day and Darrell Brindley. Bobby...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Feb 2019, 14:35
Replies: 32
Views: 11,406
Posted By Brian 48nav

Bren, I always thought the bean-counters...

Bren,

I always thought the bean-counters must have been livid when they saw how many extra bums in seats were required for the various 'splits'.

If IIRC before the split LL O/R was 75 valid...
7th Feb 2019, 15:17
Replies: 71
Views: 13,434
Posted By Brian 48nav

My ex-fighter pilot son is first born, 6'4" and...

My ex-fighter pilot son is first born, 6'4" and reckoned he was the 'G King' when he was on Jaguars ( 1990-99 ) - big ego and I believe well-hung - I stopped checking when he overtook me at about 12...
7th Feb 2019, 15:10
Replies: 71
Views: 13,434
Posted By Brian 48nav

Jindy - You've just listed the attributes of a...

Jindy - You've just listed the attributes of a Hercules navigator!
5th Feb 2019, 18:54
Replies: 58
Views: 5,323
Posted By Brian 48nav

PN Bunny Gunson, ex-Coastal Siggie then CAA...

PN

Bunny Gunson, ex-Coastal Siggie then CAA ATCO at Brum', well known for his after dinner talks about ATC - very funny but with a lot of poetic licence as I think he only ever worked as an ATCO...
12th Jan 2019, 08:33
Replies: 118
Views: 63,714
Posted By Brian 48nav

Retired BA/BY I "Googled' after I had made...

Retired BA/BY

I "Googled' after I had made my post and I was right about the name, but wrong about the details - as you said he was not killed in a collision, and it was later in the 70s than I...
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