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28th Aug 2019, 10:18
Replies: 80
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Posted By brakedwell

I remember the Funchal 757 well, it was very...

I remember the Funchal 757 well, it was very creased all the way up behind the nosewheel. Boeing put on a new nose and flew it back to Seattle to complete the repair.
9th Aug 2019, 09:27
Replies: 218
Views: 88,351
Posted By brakedwell

I can imagine the mad flurry of activity at...

I can imagine the mad flurry of activity at Bovingdon too!
21st Jul 2019, 10:10
Replies: 721
Views: 255,418
Posted By brakedwell

These photos were taken at the Buraimi Fort and...

These photos were taken at the Buraimi Fort and our Twin Pin on the strip in 1959'
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18th Jul 2019, 16:32
Replies: 18
Views: 3,412
Posted By brakedwell

I will give you the third blank stare Jock, after...

I will give you the third blank stare Jock, after ten years on the Brit. Eight years RAF, two years civil.
5th Jul 2019, 14:58
Replies: 123
Views: 30,924
Posted By brakedwell

Well done. I remember taxying RM into the slot...

Well done. I remember taxying RM into the slot next to the airport early in the summer of 83 when a large window facing the pan shattered due to the strange noise the engines used to make at idle as...
5th Jul 2019, 07:44
Replies: 123
Views: 30,924
Posted By brakedwell

I won't argue with you, but I flew the Air Europe...

I won't argue with you, but I flew the Air Europe 757 for ten years and the only original engines were on KRM and IKF. KRM was re-engined after the first summer. We only had IKF for the first summer.
5th Jul 2019, 07:17
Replies: 123
Views: 30,924
Posted By brakedwell

I was an Air Europe 757 Capt in 1993 and remember...

I was an Air Europe 757 Capt in 1993 and remember our first 757, GBKRM being re-engined not long after after the first summer.
1st Jul 2019, 08:50
Replies: 218
Views: 88,351
Posted By brakedwell

I flew Meteor 8's out of RAF Nicosia in 1958, but...

I flew Meteor 8's out of RAF Nicosia in 1958, but never managed to get my hands on the NF14 belonging to FCS at Bovingdon.when I was on Coastal Com in 1961/2. Flew some of their Ansons to help them...
6th May 2019, 20:01
Replies: 22
Views: 9,143
Posted By brakedwell

A long time ago Lyneham customs threw the book at...

A long time ago Lyneham customs threw the book at a Gib Shackleton crew for smuggling, watches I think. Three of the excise men lived in the officers mess and were part of the regular bar crowd....
1st Apr 2019, 20:07
Replies: 123
Views: 30,924
Posted By brakedwell

The planned routing was BKK - KHI - BEL - LGW -...

The planned routing was BKK - KHI - BEL - LGW - Copenhagen with a full load of large Danes. I was keen to reduce the aggro caused by an impending Gulf War and used every trick I had learned when...
15th Feb 2019, 14:19
Replies: 118
Views: 64,618
Posted By brakedwell

Train Station get's my hackles up. I use to use a...

Train Station get's my hackles up. I use to use a Railway Station.
11th Feb 2019, 10:08
Replies: 5,648
Views: 1,396,078
Posted By brakedwell

Wow, the Chinese will be terrified, sabre...

Wow, the Chinese will be terrified, sabre rattling mister Williamson should stick to selling fireplaces!
7th Feb 2019, 16:27
Replies: 71
Views: 14,171
Posted By brakedwell

Ditto in Transport Command, notably in Singapore!

Ditto in Transport Command, notably in Singapore!
7th Feb 2019, 14:36
Replies: 71
Views: 14,171
Posted By brakedwell

Big ego, big ticker, small pricker.

Big ego, big ticker, small pricker.
24th Jan 2019, 15:44
Replies: 35
Views: 7,007
Posted By brakedwell

I wonder if they do a Vampire.

I wonder if they do a Vampire.
24th Jan 2019, 14:56
Replies: 35
Views: 7,007
Posted By brakedwell

At least you only use it once.

At least you only use it once.
21st Jan 2019, 10:31
Replies: 40
Views: 8,341
Posted By brakedwell

I'm surprised the poor chap hasn't been offered...

I'm surprised the poor chap hasn't been offered counselling and a stress management course.
8th Jan 2019, 15:14
Replies: 157
Views: 30,738
Posted By brakedwell

It wasn't there when I wasn't there for the last...

It wasn't there when I wasn't there for the last time in 1974.
7th Jan 2019, 09:33
Replies: 57
Views: 11,603
Posted By brakedwell

Will this mean a new Changi Slip?

Will this mean a new Changi Slip?
25th Dec 2018, 19:12
Replies: 24
Views: 7,573
Posted By brakedwell

and the winner was . . . . . a one eyed fish...

and the winner was . . . . . a one eyed fish gutter from Grimsby, the source of many a winner :eek:
25th Dec 2018, 17:54
Replies: 24
Views: 7,573
Posted By brakedwell

Reminds me of Strubby Grimmy parties

Reminds me of Strubby Grimmy parties
4th Dec 2018, 15:27
Replies: 73
Views: 15,526
Posted By brakedwell

Blimey, he joined 14 years after I left .

Blimey, he joined 14 years after I left .
5th Nov 2018, 18:14
Replies: 38
Views: 3,483
Posted By brakedwell

Mercenaries have been around for thousands of...

Mercenaries have been around for thousands of years./
14th Oct 2018, 20:46
Replies: 9
Views: 4,272
Posted By brakedwell

I remember Rupert joining 152 squadron in Bahrain...

I remember Rupert joining 152 squadron in Bahrain towards the end of 1960 after a spell as a Shackleton co-pilot. I had no idea he was six years older than me as he looked so young when I showed him...
4th Oct 2018, 09:46
Replies: 147
Views: 16,415
Posted By brakedwell

I would imagine it was a real handful with it's...

I would imagine it was a real handful with it's narrow track undercarriage and steep nose up angle on the ground - all the ingredients of a vicious ground looper! The small fin and rudder worries me...
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