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24th Jun 2019, 13:11
Replies: 10
Views: 3,440
Posted By olympus

Used System Restore a number of times over the...

Used System Restore a number of times over the years (XP, Vista, W8.1) when a computer is misbehaving for no reason that is immediately apparent to me. Most recently my W10 laptop had started...
24th Jun 2019, 12:49
Replies: 6
Views: 1,867
Posted By olympus

I do! I flew it twice in 1977. Once in August and...

I do! I flew it twice in 1977. Once in August and once in September.
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jun 2019, 13:14
Replies: 43
Views: 5,262
Posted By olympus

I recently flew business class STN-DXB and onward...

I recently flew business class STN-DXB and onward to BKK and return on Emirates. All the booking/seat reservations/limo booking and paying was done online and I was instructed to print off my...
12th May 2019, 12:00
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By olympus

I did some training in MEA's 707 simulator in...

I did some training in MEA's 707 simulator in Beirut in the early seventies. Exactly as described by the OP - 3D model of the runway and surrounding landscape fastened to the wall and traversed by a...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Mar 2019, 12:17
Replies: 235
Views: 55,651
Posted By olympus

The 'blast with a ref's whistle' is a good idea...

The 'blast with a ref's whistle' is a good idea but not having such a whistle I use an air horn (box of two bought off eBay for a small amount). Doesn't need as much 'puff'. May be a coincidence but...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Mar 2019, 12:08
Replies: 42
Views: 4,258
Posted By olympus

Only ever listen to radio in the car and can't...

Only ever listen to radio in the car and can't bear pop music and banal chatter first thing in the morning so listen to R4. I switch to R2 for the drive home from the dog walk and try to catch the...
11th Feb 2019, 12:22
Replies: 23
Views: 8,629
Posted By olympus

Well, I must disagree here. I flew Emirates for...

Well, I must disagree here. I flew Emirates for the first time STN to BKK via DXB back in November and I have to say I thought they were excellent. Admittedly, I flew Business Class out and First on...
29th Jan 2019, 19:42
Replies: 7
Views: 1,905
Posted By olympus

I used the SQ lounge when flying out with TG last...

I used the SQ lounge when flying out with TG last year. Thought it was excellent-quiet, good internet, superb choice of food and beverages and a view out onto the ramp. No departure announcements so...
22nd Jan 2019, 20:01
Replies: 5
Views: 1,698
Posted By olympus

I was sorry to read this. Peter checked me out...

I was sorry to read this. Peter checked me out prior to my instructing part-time at BHSF in the early eighties when I was between 'proper' jobs. I believe he flew the DC10 with Laker; he was quite...
20th Jan 2019, 13:30
Replies: 11
Views: 2,541
Posted By olympus

Many years ago I granted the F/D jumpseat of a...

Many years ago I granted the F/D jumpseat of a full F27 to a passenger who was desperate to get out of Aberdeen (!) and down to Teesside. The weather was fairly grim so he had a ringside seat at a...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jan 2019, 12:29
Replies: 65
Views: 3,785
Posted By olympus

The French have previous form... In Paris...

The French have previous form...

In Paris some years ago, an attempt to introduce wheel clamps for parking malefactors was greeted by a spontaneous campaign of superglueing the locks which caused...
16th Dec 2018, 11:36
Replies: 7
Views: 1,348
Posted By olympus

Haven't been to Antananarivo for over thirty...

Haven't been to Antananarivo for over thirty years when British Aerospace sent me to flog them a 125 so my info is out-of-date but my recollection is that very little English is spoken there so brush...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Oct 2018, 15:37
Replies: 64
Views: 4,605
Posted By olympus

I've posted this before... When I went to...

I've posted this before...

When I went to live in Dublin and once I was settled with an address that wasn't an hotel, I applied for a Republic of Ireland driving licence by submitting my UK...
13th Oct 2018, 18:35
Replies: 9
Views: 4,232
Posted By olympus

According to the Telegraph, Rupert's wife has...

According to the Telegraph, Rupert's wife has also died, just a couple of weeks after Rupert.
Forum: Cabin Crew
10th Oct 2018, 19:04
Replies: 50
Views: 26,229
Posted By olympus

I've posted this before on a similar thread... ...

I've posted this before on a similar thread...

I used to fly with a first officer who had a smallish, visible and rather faded tattoo. He always regretted getting it and referred to it as '...my...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Oct 2018, 15:54
Replies: 12
Views: 989
Posted By olympus

Saw him live in concert in Beirut back in '70 or...

Saw him live in concert in Beirut back in '70 or '71 and have liked his music ever since. Sorry to hear of his passing.
20th Sep 2018, 18:44
Replies: 7
Views: 1,314
Posted By olympus

Thanks for the info re the fuel surcharge. Seems...

Thanks for the info re the fuel surcharge. Seems a lot - nearly 50% of the 'fare'.

GY11 - thanks for those insights; they have given me food for thought. The last thing I would want is to arrive...
19th Sep 2018, 15:25
Replies: 7
Views: 1,314
Posted By olympus

Emirates fares

I'm looking to book a business class flight to the Far East (actual destination not yet decided) and have discovered that Emirates operate an overnight service from STN to DXB with onward connections...
21st Aug 2018, 12:49
Replies: 7
Views: 3,087
Posted By olympus

I have a copy of the biography of Dr Matt Banks,...

I have a copy of the biography of Dr Matt Banks, 'No Man Despairs' if that helps anyone.
20th Aug 2018, 15:04
Replies: 9
Views: 4,232
Posted By olympus

Rupert Aubrey-Cound

Just seen in the Telegraph the announcement of Rupert's death at the age of 87.

Flew with him many times on the F27 at Air UK in the eighties.. Believe he had been with BAF and he was previously...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Jun 2018, 15:47
Replies: 46
Views: 2,862
Posted By olympus

On my recent F Class trip to BKK, on the outward...

On my recent F Class trip to BKK, on the outward leg there was a married couple seated across the aisle from me. I had noted that at check-in they were accompanied by two children and a nanny and of...
28th May 2018, 12:05
Replies: 43
Views: 6,037
Posted By olympus

I'm also getting prompts from MS that 'my W10...

I'm also getting prompts from MS that 'my W10 system upgrade failed', apparently because my Avira antivirus is incompatible with the upgrade.

Suits me; I'll keep the Avira and forget about the...
19th May 2018, 15:13
Replies: 46
Views: 4,860
Posted By olympus

For a small airline Air UK operated (at various...

For a small airline Air UK operated (at various times) quite an array of types - Bandeirante, SD330/360, F27 (many variants), BAe146 (all variants), F100, B737, ATR72 and probably others.
13th Apr 2018, 11:47
Replies: 33
Views: 8,814
Posted By olympus

wowzz and HH With hindsight I tend to agree...

wowzz and HH

With hindsight I tend to agree with you but there was a difference of some £250 between Opodo and Thai direct (and a slightly greater difference between the cheapest quote and the...
12th Apr 2018, 19:54
Replies: 33
Views: 8,814
Posted By olympus

Well, I've now returned from my first class round...

Well, I've now returned from my first class round trip so here are a few comments...

In the end I decided to book my flights on Thai as I thought this gave the best combination of destination (who...
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