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24th May 2019, 20:35
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Posted By oldlag53

Oooo, rushing to judgement there. He may very...

Oooo, rushing to judgement there. He may very well have had a stroke or brain tumour, both of which can cause this kind of behaviour. Might explain why the poor man died later....
17th Oct 2018, 10:25
Replies: 7
Views: 4,949
Posted By oldlag53

Essex Police have a very active Planewatch scheme...

Essex Police have a very active Planewatch scheme going at STN. We have an excellent relationship with them, including monthly meets at the Aerozone. Each applicant receives an ID card which...
25th Apr 2016, 13:17
Replies: 47
Views: 5,661
Posted By oldlag53

...I believe Air UK had G-UK + a director's...

...I believe Air UK had G-UK + a director's initials...

Just have to correct you a bit, Mr. c52...

I was at Air UK at the time and never did find out who was the crawler who sucked up to the...
20th Apr 2016, 19:36
Replies: 11
Views: 4,142
Posted By oldlag53

Two VH-3Ds and three MV-22Bs from Marine...

Two VH-3Ds and three MV-22Bs from Marine Helicopter Squadron One have been at RAF Mildenhall for the last few days...
20th Apr 2016, 19:32
Replies: 7
Views: 2,704
Posted By oldlag53

F22s have been deployed to Lakenheath until May,...

F22s have been deployed to Lakenheath until May, conducting training with other Europe-based aircraft.

They are from the 95th Fighter Sqdn based at Tyndall AFB, Florida.
14th Aug 2014, 09:19
Replies: 274
Views: 137,929
Posted By oldlag53

How exactly would he control the yoke? I'm no...

How exactly would he control the yoke? I'm no expert, but as far as I know they haven't developed a hand that can do much more than act as a 'holder'? Or does he have a hook??

To the pilots who...
28th Sep 2010, 08:30
Replies: 26
Views: 4,359
Posted By oldlag53

I flew in a TAA Viscount with my family from...

I flew in a TAA Viscount with my family from Brisbane to Sydney in February 1966 ...we were catching a ship to the uk after 4 years in Oz.

Sadly I don't remember any details - I was a fresh-faced...
7th Sep 2010, 08:29
Replies: 18
Views: 2,815
Posted By oldlag53

Also known in airline circles as the Yugo, as in...

Also known in airline circles as the Yugo, as in 'yugo and tell the pax their flight's gone tech...'
9th Aug 2010, 10:01
Replies: 32
Views: 9,202
Posted By oldlag53

Anyone know if the budgets such as Ryanair and...

Anyone know if the budgets such as Ryanair and Easyjet overbook? Presumably their no-shows are considerably less than the industry average...
30th Nov 2009, 07:58
Replies: 14
Views: 12,751
Posted By oldlag53

Yes, frankly every 'spontaneous/jokey' event on...

Yes, frankly every 'spontaneous/jokey' event on Top Gear is clearly staged. Dunno whether it's because I'm turning into an old git, but I just don't find the programme funny any more. It's trying too...
12th May 2009, 07:48
Replies: 8
Views: 2,041
Posted By oldlag53

Google 'prestwick movements', and a very good...

Google 'prestwick movements', and a very good website will tell you that OY-NCL operated through PIK on Sunday May 3rd...
7th Mar 2009, 08:38
Replies: 3,441
Views: 646,835
Posted By oldlag53

I hate to be a partypooper but when I worked...

I hate to be a partypooper but when I worked full-time in the marketing department of a large charity, we did a study of funds we received from London Marathon runners. Sadly only 10% of runners who...
29th Jan 2009, 08:37
Replies: 33
Views: 2,877
Posted By oldlag53

OK, I'll have a go at some definitions - bear in...

OK, I'll have a go at some definitions - bear in mind that I became a spotter at MAN in 1968, so these are local (and old) expressions:

Reggie spotter = takes down registrations no matter what,...
26th Jan 2009, 09:04
Replies: 3,441
Views: 646,835
Posted By oldlag53

Tim, Firstly, I do applaud your brave and...

Tim,

Firstly, I do applaud your brave and persistent efforts on behalf of the Vulcan to keep the discussion going on this forum. About a year or so ago I had the 'temerity' to question the...
22nd Jan 2009, 08:45
Replies: 7
Views: 1,397
Posted By oldlag53

What drivel...who is this man???!! First of...

What drivel...who is this man???!!

First of all, the word you are looking for is 'obsessive' not 'obsessor'.



This gem proves your theory, not disproves it - Concorde and Comet were both...
15th Jan 2009, 08:37
Replies: 2
Views: 455
Posted By oldlag53

Sorry to burst bubbles, but (IMHO) flying car not...

Sorry to burst bubbles, but (IMHO) flying car not a reality - ever...

The same high standards will have to apply to flying cars as to aircraft, so only those who have trained (ie. with the skills...
9th Oct 2008, 08:14
Replies: 7
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Posted By oldlag53

If UFOs are really craft from intelligent aliens,...

If UFOs are really craft from intelligent aliens, how come they only ever appear to people who can't write proper English??!!:eek::eek:
27th Aug 2008, 09:03
Replies: 12
Views: 1,211
Posted By oldlag53

The Renaissance offers a Plane Spotters Package...

The Renaissance offers a Plane Spotters Package at the weekends (Fri/Sat nights) for about 90 a night. Great value for money as you get a full buffet breakfast, and a decent room with a spectacular...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Aug 2008, 08:22
Replies: 22
Views: 1,949
Posted By oldlag53

ArthurR makes a very valid point. I am not a...

ArthurR makes a very valid point. I am not a fanboy for BAA, but as he says it will be another greedy multinational that will take over - will they be any better? Doubtful.

Look at some of the...
14th Jun 2008, 08:37
Replies: 163
Views: 40,637
Posted By oldlag53

...and there is the 'small' matter of frequent...

...and there is the 'small' matter of frequent flyer rewards. One assumes that most business class flyers are employees or (well-off) self-employed, and they ain't going to give up the perk of...
1st Mar 2008, 12:57
Replies: 3,441
Views: 646,835
Posted By oldlag53

If you guys want an idea of just how loopy and...

If you guys want an idea of just how loopy and amateurish TVOC are, just take a look at the commercial sponsorship page on their website. Firstly, the Wall Of Fame page doesn't work in Firefox - text...
30th Nov 2007, 09:28
Replies: 158
Views: 30,334
Posted By oldlag53

You are a bit behind the times, young sir...us...

You are a bit behind the times, young sir...us trendy geeky spotters (ahem) are glued to our SBS-1s, which do precisely this in the comfort of our own homes. Check out the Kinetic Avionics website...
21st Nov 2007, 07:54
Replies: 20
Views: 4,783
Posted By oldlag53

Yep, should have been more thoroughly checked,...

Yep, should have been more thoroughly checked, but you gotta wonder about the intelligence of the graphic designer who put it there in the first place!!

Surely you would cross-check with a map...
20th Oct 2007, 07:30
Replies: 85
Views: 23,745
Posted By oldlag53

As one of the 'doom-mongers' I feel it is my duty...

As one of the 'doom-mongers' I feel it is my duty to eat some humble pie and say, well done to everyone involved. She looks and sounds absolutely immaculate...
16th Oct 2007, 07:37
Replies: 14
Views: 1,714
Posted By oldlag53

I would say - still, national carriers for your...

I would say - still, national carriers for your particular needs. British Airways would be my choice. The 'flag' IATA carriers are the only ones that still retain some semblance of the 'old' form of...
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