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6th Aug 2019, 19:45
Replies: 125
Views: 93,072
Posted By Shackeng

The Swissair MD11 crash in '98 gives a clue.

The Swissair MD11 crash in '98 gives a clue.
16th Feb 2019, 15:43
Replies: 138
Views: 55,892
Posted By Shackeng

Signed, and disseminated.

Signed, and disseminated.
10th Feb 2019, 09:38
Replies: 62
Views: 92,826
Posted By Shackeng

Smile Not for some time, but while flying commercially...

Not for some time, but while flying commercially for 20 odd years, there were occasions when what I described occurred into remote airfields. Call me an old granny if you...
10th Feb 2019, 09:12
Replies: 62
Views: 92,826
Posted By Shackeng

Precisely why I suggest 'proving' engines while...

Precisely why I suggest 'proving' engines while still at a safe height before the approach, under all conditions, after failure or not, is a sound idea. Of course this normally happens at busy...
9th Feb 2019, 08:54
Replies: 62
Views: 92,826
Posted By Shackeng

True, but my point was that in all conditions,...

True, but my point was that in all conditions, failure or not, proving engines with height beneath before approach makes sense to me.
8th Feb 2019, 18:31
Replies: 62
Views: 92,826
Posted By Shackeng

I am still surprised that, under normal...

I am still surprised that, under normal conditions, but particularly after suffering an engine failure, there is no operating engine(s) proving check, at a safe height above the ground, just as you...
5th Feb 2019, 19:50
Replies: 0
Views: 725
Posted By Shackeng

Jim Homan

Does anyone know what happened to Jim, (A.J. Homan) ex 77th Entry Locking S/No 680276?
5th Feb 2019, 18:44
Replies: 8
Views: 3,818
Posted By Shackeng

He saved our bacon once landing a Mk3 Shack with...

He saved our bacon once landing a Mk3 Shack with no foot brakes (courtesy idiot 1st pilot) at Kinloss. Norman managed to bring us to a halt just prior to stopping in Staish's garden, using the hand...
1st Feb 2019, 18:01
Replies: 1
Views: 2,840
Posted By Shackeng

I'm a bit late picking this up, but last I heard...

I'm a bit late picking this up, but last I heard he lived in the Oxford area. I was his FE on Nimrods for 2 years. If I can find a contact I will PM you.
1st Feb 2019, 15:09
Replies: 18
Views: 5,322
Posted By Shackeng

A very belated RIP to my old pal Jim, we were at...

A very belated RIP to my old pal Jim, we were at Kinloss together in the late '60's. Jim was one of the best, and old school, I last saw Jim and Joan at the dedication of the Coastal Command Memorial...
31st Mar 2018, 18:37
Replies: 18
Views: 3,075
Posted By Shackeng

I'm sure if you contact RAF Marham they would be...

I'm sure if you contact RAF Marham they would be interested.
28th Mar 2018, 21:28
Replies: 43
Views: 17,015
Posted By Shackeng

To be honest I was referring to promotions...

To be honest I was referring to promotions slightly lower down the scale, but the principle appeared to be the same.
28th Mar 2018, 18:07
Replies: 43
Views: 17,015
Posted By Shackeng

So nothing has changed since I retired 42 years...

So nothing has changed since I retired 42 years ago then?
24th Mar 2018, 19:14
Replies: 31
Views: 5,752
Posted By Shackeng

Greater love hath no man....

Greater love hath no man....
23rd Mar 2018, 22:56
Replies: 26
Views: 4,207
Posted By Shackeng

Happy days Dave. See you at the CXX dinner in...

Happy days Dave. See you at the CXX dinner in May.

Chris
23rd Mar 2018, 19:43
Replies: 33
Views: 5,660
Posted By Shackeng

Yes I remember always chuckling at the regular...

Yes I remember always chuckling at the regular entry in SRO's " Volunteers are required to assist in research into the common cold" together with blandishments such as "Participants will be awarded...
22nd Mar 2018, 19:43
Replies: 64
Views: 10,973
Posted By Shackeng

Ah yes, I remember well when the RAF, in its...

Ah yes, I remember well when the RAF, in its wisdom, introduced graduate Engineering Officers in the '60's, replacing, in the main, vastly experienced ex RAF Apprentice Engineering Officers, most of...
15th Jul 2017, 21:44
Replies: 20
Views: 5,219
Posted By Shackeng

This reminds me of the Bristol Centaurus as...

This reminds me of the Bristol Centaurus as fitted to the Beverley. IIRC when it came into service the engine TBO was 200hours.
15th Mar 2014, 16:28
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,292,413
Posted By Shackeng

Quote: “All right, roger that” I never...

Quote:

“All right, roger that”

I never heard such a phrase. Where did he get "All right" from? Bizarre.

Agreed, I have been unhappy with the phrases used since they were first...
Forum: Questions
12th Oct 2012, 17:06
Replies: 12
Views: 9,890
Posted By Shackeng

Sorry to revive this thread, but as ex-BA with...

Sorry to revive this thread, but as ex-BA with Staff Travel expiring in 2 years, I am less than gruntled to discover that ex-employees of other airlines with interline agreements with BA will still...
25th Jun 2012, 19:27
Replies: 18
Views: 2,224
Posted By Shackeng

I'm very sorry to hear this news. I knew 'Kiwi'...

I'm very sorry to hear this news. I knew 'Kiwi' when he was an Air Sig on Shacks on 42 in 1965. RIP John, here's to memories of happy times.:ok:
25th Jun 2012, 19:25
Replies: 18
Views: 2,224
Posted By Shackeng

Sad news, I met Kiwi when he was an Air Sig on 42...

Sad news, I met Kiwi when he was an Air Sig on 42 Sqn. in '65, RIP John, remembering happy times.:ok:
21st Jan 2011, 16:17
Replies: 1,880
Views: 234,929
Posted By Shackeng

Not having seen the ballot paper, can anyone...

Not having seen the ballot paper, can anyone comment on the actual wording? In other words, will a strke, if called, be legal. Secondly, if a legal strike is called, will the long game, which BA has...
23rd Mar 2010, 22:49
Replies: 96
Views: 18,814
Posted By Shackeng

Lightbulb Foam Strip landing

For the record, it was a CXX crew that landed at Leeming with the nosewheel stuck up. Capt dear old Ken Maynard (RIP) as stated, Air Eng. Dave Bidgood, my golf partner. We all took the p***s...
20th Mar 2010, 13:56
Replies: 41
Views: 9,658
Posted By Shackeng

Marking the End of RAF Maritime Air Engineers

How sad that I had to hear of this today via a Truckie!!! Whatever happened to the CXX contact list?
Some names to conjure with on this thread which take me back to happy times:- Auntie Pearl, Hoss...
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