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1st Sep 2020, 09:05
Replies: 184
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Posted By Chris Scott

Thanks bean, I stand corrected. Evidently, more...

Thanks bean, I stand corrected. Evidently, more BUA cadets were seconded to BUA(CI) at Jersey on the Dart Herald than I had remembered. Those of us who were sent to fly more pedestrian types like the...
31st Aug 2020, 14:55
Replies: 184
Views: 79,839
Posted By Chris Scott

Peter Harrison - RIP

Hello Crashmonster and BobH, you are both most welcome - albeit with sad news of Peter Harrison (https://www.pprune.org/showthread.php?p=9236382). IIRC, he was a Cambrian cadet, and probably ended up...
22nd May 2020, 14:08
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,626,052
Posted By Chris Scott

If the two photos by Plane Spotters Pakistan...

If the two photos by Plane Spotters Pakistan (Post #60) are of the accident a/c on the accident flight - rather than simply on a previous, routine air test - the deployment of the RAT suggests...
9th May 2020, 16:09
Replies: 26
Views: 5,185
Posted By Chris Scott

Thanks for setting me straight on that, Pali. In...

Thanks for setting me straight on that, Pali. In my ignorance of the history, I was misinterpreting something I had heard said yesterday on BBC Radio 4 by Max Hastings, the journalist and historian...
9th May 2020, 09:11
Replies: 157
Views: 48,180
Posted By Chris Scott

Reckon you've guessed already, Jelle: the unique...

Reckon you've guessed already, Jelle: the unique Type 1109 (http://www.british-caledonian.com/G-ARTA.html)...

Nice photo of another familiar cockpit, but you forgot something obligatory:...
8th May 2020, 17:06
Replies: 26
Views: 5,185
Posted By Chris Scott

I hear that Russia celebrates VE day tomorrow, as...

I hear that Russia celebrates VE day tomorrow, as East Berlin may not have surrendered until the 9th?

Share your sentiments on a missed opportunity to remind more of us that we still have an RAF,...
8th May 2020, 16:19
Replies: 157
Views: 48,180
Posted By Chris Scott

This should be a lot easier to identify... ...

This should be a lot easier to identify...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/800x672/p1020398_copy_1faa48d585284b36ba3201fcce8ea322696c8214.jpg

Could it be one of only two VC10...
16th Apr 2020, 13:41
Replies: 127
Views: 34,936
Posted By Chris Scott

I don't know when the change to licensing rule I...

I don't know when the change to licensing rule I mentioned above (https://www.pprune.org/showthread.php?p=10746175) was introduced, and you haven't stated which year you were flying Herons...
13th Apr 2020, 00:20
Replies: 127
Views: 34,936
Posted By Chris Scott

G-ARZG is correct. Morton's had become part of...

G-ARZG is correct. Morton's had become part of the BUA group. However, in 1968, after the purge of the group by Alan Bristow, it merged with BUA (CI) and BUA (Manx) to become part of the newly-formed...
11th Apr 2020, 00:32
Replies: 127
Views: 34,936
Posted By Chris Scott

In 1967/8, we (Morton's, based at Gatwick) used...

In 1967/8, we (Morton's, based at Gatwick) used to operate a charter most weeks Monday - Thursday for the AEA (Atomic Energy Authority), carrying technicians and the odd scientist, I think, from...
8th Apr 2020, 22:12
Replies: 157
Views: 48,180
Posted By Chris Scott

Hi ExAscoteer2, Thanks for decoding that stuff!...

Hi ExAscoteer2,
Thanks for decoding that stuff!

This thread has produced so many anecdotes worthy of discussion, but the following one has to be top of the list...


On a personal note:...
7th Apr 2020, 17:23
Replies: 157
Views: 48,180
Posted By Chris Scott

Welcome to PPRuNe, Lezourez! Can you explain to...

Welcome to PPRuNe, Lezourez! Can you explain to this non-mil novice what are "GE + 4 and Jag GC"?

According to Aerad for April 1996, figures for Heraklion (LGIR), 115 ft amsl, longest runway 09/27...
6th Apr 2020, 13:37
Replies: 157
Views: 48,180
Posted By Chris Scott

Yes, as a boyhood example I well remember in the...

Yes, as a boyhood example I well remember in the early 1960s the long and frustrating wait to complete my collection of War Planes of the Second World War by William Green...
In the 1970s on our...
5th Apr 2020, 20:49
Replies: 157
Views: 48,180
Posted By Chris Scott

That would have been interesting. Don't think I...

That would have been interesting. Don't think I can lay my hands on any figures for empty U/C-down ferrying.

I feel a bit out of order posting data for BUA's Type 1103, as none of them was ever...
5th Apr 2020, 17:20
Replies: 157
Views: 48,180
Posted By Chris Scott

Entebbe/Gatwick direct off the old runway

Yes, WHBM. As you know, BUA had to give up SAY soon after Rhodesia declared UDI on 11/11/65. But actually you didn't lose this BUA "winter" timetable for 1964/5, which you posted on a previous thread...
2nd Apr 2020, 23:45
Replies: 157
Views: 48,180
Posted By Chris Scott

Ndola T/O performance

Yes, the first BUA VC10 - a Type 1103 later incorporated into BCAL after Caledonian took over BUA in 1970/71 - replaced Britannias on the weekly BR211 route...
1st Apr 2020, 23:36
Replies: 157
Views: 48,180
Posted By Chris Scott

Yes, the unique sound of four Conways idling...

Yes, the unique sound of four Conways idling after landing and then spooling down at some tropical aerodrome - so often at night - was the cue to alight from the crew transport and go to work!
...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jan 2020, 16:31
Replies: 175
Views: 41,529
Posted By Chris Scott

I hesitate to go off topic but as a kind...

I hesitate to go off topic but as a kind Moderator may be surveying this interesting thread:

In December I tried to reply to a PM from a newbie to PPRuNe that was a plea for information about a...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Jan 2020, 15:44
Replies: 20
Views: 6,184
Posted By Chris Scott

Tip: ask Owain Glyndwr...

Tip: ask Owain Glyndwr...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jan 2020, 16:42
Replies: 56
Views: 6,517
Posted By Chris Scott

Thanks for clarifying that, vilas. One minor...

Thanks for clarifying that, vilas.

One minor observation, if I may: I think it's important not to confuse GS-mini - i.e., the minimum ground-speed calculated for an approach by the GS-mini system...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jan 2020, 14:22
Replies: 56
Views: 6,517
Posted By Chris Scott

That's right, and as far as I can remember that...

That's right, and as far as I can remember that protocol on the reporting of gusts in METARS has not changed in around fifty years. Reported wind speeds are, of course, mean speeds, unless annotated...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Jan 2020, 19:24
Replies: 56
Views: 6,517
Posted By Chris Scott

Quote from vilas: "It has to do with gain...

Quote from vilas:
"It has to do with gain modulation of flight controls. F3 is very sensitive so F full handles better."

Yes. I'm not going to show my ignorance of the current A320 FCOM regarding...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Jan 2020, 22:43
Replies: 56
Views: 6,517
Posted By Chris Scott

Hi Unhooked, As a retired old fart, I hesitate...

Hi Unhooked,
As a retired old fart, I hesitate to argue with a current operator, but I experienced the first 14 years of A320 ops and your scenario remains all too familiar 18 years later.

In...
3rd Jan 2020, 19:05
Replies: 0
Views: 1,117
Posted By Chris Scott

Gp Capt John Jennings, DFC, QCVSA - Obituary

Group Captain John Jennings died on 28th November 2019, aged 95, survived by his wife and six children.

Fighter pilot, serving in the RAF from 1943 - 1979, including service in Aden as OC a...
26th Dec 2019, 23:05
Replies: 49
Views: 20,128
Posted By Chris Scott

Yes indeed. Having finally listened to the four...

Yes indeed. Having finally listened to the four podcasts, one can see at least one reason why the RAeS might have waited 25 years before making them available to all and sundry. Davies's overall...
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