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25th Mar 2020, 13:01
Replies: 3
Views: 1,171
Posted By Akrotiri bad boy

Pre-Loved Biz Jets

I've been scanning the Aviation-Safety web site for some time and noticed a trend towards first generation biz jets having unusual "accidents". The latest to fall victim is a 1970 era HS125 found...
17th Mar 2020, 21:41
Replies: 30
Views: 6,862
Posted By Akrotiri bad boy

I can attest to the fragility of the "Noddy Cap"....

I can attest to the fragility of the "Noddy Cap". As a young buck LAC rigger on 226OCU it often fell to me to spend a shift in the riggery repairing split Noddy Caps. The caps were stitched back...
3rd Oct 2019, 19:09
Replies: 13
Views: 1,687
Posted By Akrotiri bad boy

Cavok AN12's

Nice to hear the Cavok Antonovs clawing across Yorkshire. FR24 shows Liverpool - Gothenburg, has anyone any further info on what they're carrying and how long the contract's likely to last?

Akro
10th Jun 2019, 19:35
Replies: 10
Views: 2,468
Posted By Akrotiri bad boy

Emirates - MAN vs GLA

I'll be travelling to AKL early next year and having worked my way through the various options decided that Emirates was the best bet. I was then faced with a choice of MAN, (a 90 min drive), or...
21st Jan 2019, 21:33
Replies: 49
Views: 8,359
Posted By Akrotiri bad boy

I remember the BIA "Paper Plane". They used to...

I remember the BIA "Paper Plane". They used to come into Lossie around 01:00hrs carrying the Scottish daily rags which had been printed earlier that evening in Manchester. I was riggering on 226OCU...
8th Jan 2019, 19:47
Replies: 157
Views: 32,215
Posted By Akrotiri bad boy

I didn't drink beer with the spaceman who didn't...

I didn't drink beer with the spaceman who didn't have anything to do with it whilst I wasn't there at any time during various Toom APC's in the early '80's. Something might have been at the far end...
24th Aug 2018, 11:38
Replies: 8
Views: 1,836
Posted By Akrotiri bad boy

WestJet Glasgow Service

As this morning's inbound WestJet flight passed over Akro Towers on its way into GLA I thought; "Trans Atlantic in a 737, nice". I know the current 800/900 models are quite capable of undertaking...
24th Aug 2018, 10:59
Replies: 29
Views: 7,537
Posted By Akrotiri bad boy

Devil Has anyone told wee Krankie the Yankees are...

Has anyone told wee Krankie the Yankees are coming? Lossie could be following Faslane into SBA status in a foreign land.
16th May 2018, 20:27
Replies: 52
Views: 8,630
Posted By Akrotiri bad boy

Akrotiri means hard tack and gruel for me:yuk:. ...

Akrotiri means hard tack and gruel for me:yuk:. That was after an ocean of St Panteleimon:yuk: an inland sea of Kokkinelli:yuk: and an enforced rest which left me with a stripey sun tan courtesy of...
22nd Apr 2018, 09:45
Replies: 59
Views: 17,395
Posted By Akrotiri bad boy

P8 Infrastructure at Lossiemouth

Recent reports suggest a multi-miilion pound development to be constructed at Lossiemouth in advance of the P8's arrival. This will include a three bay aircraft hangar with associated maintenance...
17th Apr 2018, 17:58
Replies: 19
Views: 4,516
Posted By Akrotiri bad boy

Returning to the original post and the "nose down...

Returning to the original post and the "nose down attitude". Never having had the opportunity to take to the air in a BUFF I have a question for those who have.

On rotation do you actually pull...
9th Nov 2017, 22:27
Replies: 399
Views: 139,647
Posted By Akrotiri bad boy

ALH 20 B A Mk III Cortina in a rather fetching...

ALH 20 B
A Mk III Cortina in a rather fetching RAF MQ windowsill blue:cool:, hand brushed courtesy of a chum in station workshops.
9th Nov 2017, 20:25
Replies: 399
Views: 139,647
Posted By Akrotiri bad boy

MG Bank Robbery This has gone down in the...

MG Bank Robbery

This has gone down in the anals of history. I remember the BFBS TV announcement; " We interrupt this broadcast of Corinna Schnarbels and her German speaking parrot to bring you...
8th Nov 2017, 19:39
Replies: 399
Views: 139,647
Posted By Akrotiri bad boy

Wildenrath early '80's Finish phantom phixing...

Wildenrath early '80's
Finish phantom phixing around midnight, too late for the station bars. Crawl under crash gate step across road into the Pony Hof and enjoy an audience with the "ladies" until...
3rd Aug 2017, 19:43
Replies: 20
Views: 7,450
Posted By Akrotiri bad boy

What Goes Around Comes Around

And a win for the little gal:ok: Mrs Akro also now in receipt of 351. That's the week in Benidorm paid for courtesy of the orange oompah loopahs
19th Jul 2017, 20:20
Replies: 20
Views: 7,450
Posted By Akrotiri bad boy

What goes around comes around

Knock me down with a feather if I don't fall foul of squeezyjet again! This time it's a delayed return fllight from Alicante. First offering was a E4.50 ticket for the inconvenience, which nicely...
27th Jun 2017, 16:56
Replies: 8
Views: 2,121
Posted By Akrotiri bad boy

I did it in a HPR7 Herald too:8 BIA...

I did it in a HPR7 Herald too:8

BIA Blackpool to Lossiemouth circa 1980. In order to sit down I had to fashion a throne out of bales of the Scottish Daily Mail (printed in Manchester). I'm sure...
26th Apr 2017, 17:42
Replies: 20
Views: 7,450
Posted By Akrotiri bad boy

I can gaurantee you that at no point during the...

I can gaurantee you that at no point during the check-in debacle was the "C" word or its monetary value mentioned. The staff created an atmosphere in which I felt a little stupid and naive at not...
25th Apr 2017, 19:56
Replies: 20
Views: 7,450
Posted By Akrotiri bad boy

EZY most certainly do over book their flights, I...

EZY most certainly do over book their flights, I speak from bitter experience.

In a previous incarnation I worked at sea and had at best an intermittent internet connection. At the end of this...
27th Feb 2017, 19:19
Replies: 28
Views: 7,476
Posted By Akrotiri bad boy

AR1 I banged out this week as well and headed...

AR1
I banged out this week as well and headed to the I thingy for the last Death in Paradise. No debagging but nevertheless some very nice shots from various aspects ;)
26th Dec 2016, 12:47
Replies: 81
Views: 14,240
Posted By Akrotiri bad boy

I'm with SSD in remembering the Caravelle's...

I'm with SSD in remembering the Caravelle's appearances at Ringway. When I stalked the terraces in the '70's they were frequent enough but stood out from other types both on the ground and airborne....
12th Nov 2016, 15:29
Replies: 970
Views: 279,564
Posted By Akrotiri bad boy

The problem may well be lack of UKBF cover. ...

The problem may well be lack of UKBF cover. Darling Theresa whilst Home Secretary issued an order that 100% of all inbound international flights would be met by Border Force officers. Failure to do...
21st Oct 2016, 19:28
Replies: 184
Views: 55,255
Posted By Akrotiri bad boy

Having steamed through the straits a "few" times...

Having steamed through the straits a "few" times the ColRegs are a little open to interpretation and it's generally best to steer around scheduled ferry traffic. My guess is the Kuznetsov went with...
21st Oct 2016, 18:00
Replies: 184
Views: 55,255
Posted By Akrotiri bad boy

Guys let's forget about the hardware and trust to...

Guys let's forget about the hardware and trust to the Civil Service. Those exhaust emissions have got to be in contravention of the MARPOL regulations and open the Kuznetsov to the possibility of an...
15th Sep 2016, 20:20
Replies: 18
Views: 3,098
Posted By Akrotiri bad boy

Now what was the name of the stricken airliner?...

Now what was the name of the stricken airliner? It was nuclear powered with the flight deck in the fin and passenger lounges in the wing roots. Could that have been the ultimate VC10 model?
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