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27th Mar 2021, 13:16
Replies: 33
Views: 7,244
Posted By blind pew

Friend waited for the wind to drop before...

Friend waited for the wind to drop before paragliding with radio and driving lights on. Had to get the breakdown services to jump the electrical system via the lighting system to get out.
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Mar 2021, 07:47
Replies: 22
Views: 2,338
Posted By blind pew

In the 80s the Austrians caught a Swiss colonel...

In the 80s the Austrians caught a Swiss colonel spying on them at a time they were allies. Even better was a mate invaded Liechtenstein after taking a wrong road but escaped before anyone knew the...
25th Mar 2021, 09:38
Replies: 31
Views: 5,346
Posted By blind pew

On a side note around 20 years ago the GSA...(UK...

On a side note around 20 years ago the GSA...(UK military gliding association) did a trial with two crews and two aircraft one of which had dayglow orange anti collision markings no doubt brought on...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Mar 2021, 17:03
Replies: 42
Views: 8,557
Posted By blind pew

In the old days when pilots tried to do a greaser...

In the old days when pilots tried to do a greaser we had a captain, who if he thought you had accidentally got it right in spite of trying extremely hard, would put a large boot of rudder in during...
21st Mar 2021, 19:54
Replies: 74
Views: 15,315
Posted By blind pew

EXCRAB Council house...luxury....washing glass...

EXCRAB
Council house...luxury....washing glass IN a pub!
Spoilt mate.
Prefab moi..collected the empty bottles from outside the pub, washed the labels off in a cold water tank on the top of an ack...
21st Mar 2021, 13:46
Replies: 74
Views: 15,315
Posted By blind pew

My health ruined by various neurotoxins as well,...

My health ruined by various neurotoxins as well, last commercial flight was when I was 44..1994 but yes without a doubt. Sadly my wife has Parkinson’s from the crap sprayed around our second home in...
21st Mar 2021, 10:49
Replies: 23
Views: 5,440
Posted By blind pew

Thanks

Looks right...kept his history quiet except when he was dying slowly of C. Talked about France during the Battle of the Bulge along the narrow muddy roads and his foot being stuck in a rotting...
21st Mar 2021, 09:40
Replies: 23
Views: 5,440
Posted By blind pew

Volkenrode 1945 with my late father in...

Volkenrode 1945 with my late father in law..lancs..D-day +1..Bulge ..ghent..Belsen..RAF signals.
Any ideas of the aircraft?
Thanks...
20th Mar 2021, 18:26
Replies: 43
Views: 9,135
Posted By blind pew

F-I SEX

I misread the thread title..have I been in lockdown too long or am I just an old perve?
16th Mar 2021, 09:43
Replies: 30
Views: 3,719
Posted By blind pew

I too wanted to fly it after I did two sessions...

I too wanted to fly it after I did two sessions on the sim during sélection for SR.. Hardest bit of flying in my career and all raw data including duck and dive with stepped level offs using VORs...
9th Mar 2021, 17:23
Replies: 26
Views: 9,647
Posted By blind pew

https://www.midilibre.fr/2021/03/09/disparition-du...

https://www.midilibre.fr/2021/03/09/disparition-du-vol-mh370-larmee-americaine-pourrait-elle-avoir-abattu-le-boeing-777-9417214.php

Spéculation that the Americans shot it down. Rich for a country...
22nd Feb 2021, 17:04
Replies: 36
Views: 7,185
Posted By blind pew

Around that period I was working for Swissair and...

Around that period I was working for Swissair and a captain, full of enthusiasm and pride, confided that he had been nominated to fly a DC9 to Canada for a government in exile.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Feb 2021, 09:12
Replies: 6
Views: 1,133
Posted By blind pew

Many moons ago I was on a 17 day trip ANC TOKYO...

Many moons ago I was on a 17 day trip ANC TOKYO ANC and decided to go to Sarfend for Sunday lunch and some conjugals so bought a ticket on the opposition and my old employer.
Three quarters of the...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Feb 2021, 10:04
Replies: 57
Views: 14,521
Posted By blind pew

Continous descent trials

Heathrow mid 70s..followed a T3 in on westerlies. co pilot whinged that the distance to go informed by the approach controller was some minor distance out compared with his doppler driven distance...
7th Feb 2021, 14:51
Replies: 109
Views: 65,682
Posted By blind pew

BEA

Lost a viscount in the early 70s on an airtest out of glasgow to iirc.
5th Feb 2021, 08:34
Replies: 415
Views: 163,877
Posted By blind pew

No difference to the bombing campaign against...

No difference to the bombing campaign against British European Airways where the flight deck were lied to and the only really public attack was a Trident that diverted out of Belfast to...
4th Feb 2021, 02:38
Replies: 63
Views: 6,417
Posted By blind pew

ETOPS Not very sporting of you. Remember...

ETOPS
Not very sporting of you.
Remember uncle Charlie getting the record driving the TriStar to Paris. What wasn’t mentioned is that the trolleys were still in the isles, trays on laps and CC...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Feb 2021, 13:29
Replies: 56
Views: 2,591
Posted By blind pew

My tuppence worth I have two homes and have had...

My tuppence worth
I have two homes and have had a couple of problems.
25 years ago I had my home in ireland replumbed in plastic and the only leak has been from the push on shower mixer which was...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jan 2021, 19:10
Replies: 161
Views: 10,688
Posted By blind pew

Renault

Have a koleos with a DPF, for the past five years after around 3000 km I get injector fault. It is down to failure of the DPF cleaning cycle. Its been to numerous renault garages in Ireland, England...
30th Jan 2021, 17:37
Replies: 81
Views: 15,482
Posted By blind pew

Airbus

Wasn't there a new big one having a pre acceptance engine run up at Toulouse that ended up broken over the blast deflectors after some bright spark pulled a CB to silence the take off warning?
30th Jan 2021, 17:05
Replies: 63
Views: 6,417
Posted By blind pew

You wouldn’t be the only one Etops. Good news...

You wouldn’t be the only one Etops.
Good news Lord McNallys libel reform act was voted into law three years ago..changes everything.
29th Jan 2021, 13:09
Replies: 333
Views: 167,892
Posted By blind pew

Two captains

Unfortunately often pilot performance goes out of the window when two mates fly together...The confusion one can also see with PF and PNF incident reports such as the recent irish one.
My first...
28th Jan 2021, 12:42
Replies: 333
Views: 167,892
Posted By blind pew

Absolutely no surprise as was the swiss mid air,...

Absolutely no surprise as was the swiss mid air, crossair’s two losses and a host of other dangerous or quasi legal practices in the last 40 years.
Problem being the influence of the Swiss military...
25th Jan 2021, 07:38
Replies: 450
Views: 100,563
Posted By blind pew

Buying titles yes you could as my father had a...

Buying titles
yes you could as my father had a mate from Canvey who collected a few, some had rights to grazing and other quaint medieval land rights.
I also had a flying school acquaintance who,...
24th Jan 2021, 08:16
Replies: 450
Views: 100,563
Posted By blind pew

Frau Doktor

Those that speak forms of German have the quaint way of showing possession by their wives using their titles.
Sitting on a remote stand I noticed a limo draw up at the aircraft steps and out popped...
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