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20th Dec 2020, 06:42
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By finncapt

PM sent. Interestingly, my sent item mailbox...

PM sent.

Interestingly, my sent item mailbox now shows a PM to you and also to HB.

It showed no recent (within the past year) messages yesterday.

I would be fascinated to know why it has...
19th Dec 2020, 19:31
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By finncapt

The two persons are VP959 and Horace Batchelor. ...

The two persons are VP959 and Horace Batchelor.

I may also have sent a message to chris scott but cannot be certain.
19th Dec 2020, 16:26
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By finncapt

Messages not sending

For the second time in the last few months, I have sent a PM to another member which, although I have pressed the send button, has not been received.

I have been a member for several years but...
7th Sep 2020, 16:10
Replies: 21
Views: 3,781
Posted By finncapt

We do not have a problem with "ne'er do wells",...

We do not have a problem with "ne'er do wells", but do have many four legged visitors which want to eat the cat's food or the vegetable garden.
You may consider POE (power over ethernet) cameras...
9th Apr 2020, 13:29
Replies: 98
Views: 29,103
Posted By finncapt

I was at Southampton UAS from late 65 until...

I was at Southampton UAS from late 65 until middle 68.

Originally we were based on the same (town) side as the College but, during my time, we moved to the west side of the airfield, alongside the...
10th Dec 2019, 09:48
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By finncapt

May be similar to your problem. I found I...

May be similar to your problem.

I found I couldn't delete some e-mails from my iphone although they happily deleted on my ipad.

Eventually solved the problem by deleting my email account on...
24th Nov 2019, 17:50
Replies: 12
Views: 4,417
Posted By finncapt

I have come to the conclusion that it was an...

I have come to the conclusion that it was an AN-26, the wing planform seems about right andI could easily have been mistaken about the low wing as it flew directly overhead.

This thread has...
23rd Nov 2019, 20:28
Replies: 12
Views: 4,417
Posted By finncapt

Wondered about a YS11 - only seen one once in the...

Wondered about a YS11 - only seen one once in the Caribbean - are any active in Europe.

I thought West air had got rid of their ATPs and didn't think it was one, assume they would sound like an...
23rd Nov 2019, 18:41
Replies: 12
Views: 4,417
Posted By finncapt

Thanks for that, it was low wing and not Q400. ...

Thanks for that, it was low wing and not Q400.

We get many ATRs (finnair operate them) and a few AN26s (one regular one that has very unsynched props) and it wasn't those.

What piqued my...
23rd Nov 2019, 16:35
Replies: 12
Views: 4,417
Posted By finncapt

748 look alike.

Between about 1400 and 1500 local time (1200/1300Z) today an HS748 look alike aircraft flew over on the approach to 22L at Helsinki Vantaa (EFHV).

It was gear down which made me look up from my...
6th Oct 2019, 06:35
Replies: 16
Views: 4,827
Posted By finncapt

Island reserve has been mentioned. The VC10...

Island reserve has been mentioned.

The VC10 was, often, unable to divert from Bermuda to a mainland US airport, on a flight from the UK, so we took island reserve.

If I remember correctly, this...
7th Sep 2019, 05:24
Replies: 576
Views: 704,663
Posted By finncapt

Been there about 23? years ago when, I think,...

Been there about 23? years ago when, I think, Danair pilots were joining us and BA wanted to introduce a different pay scale at LGW.

Management, and the press, painted the same picture as now -...
24th Jul 2019, 18:12
Replies: 7
Views: 4,172
Posted By finncapt

P4. Yes, I got the letter, have read the gov...

P4.

Yes, I got the letter, have read the gov website and think I have worked out my best option.

I will pm you tomorrow, need a glass of wine now - it is a bit later in Finland.

Alan
24th Jul 2019, 12:55
Replies: 7
Views: 4,172
Posted By finncapt

BA APS pension discretionary award

If any other retired members have received a letter regarding opting out, of the above, because they have Enhanced Protection (Dormant Primary) could they drop me an email please.

I am unsure of...
8th Jul 2019, 11:47
Replies: 934
Views: 694,829
Posted By finncapt

FFHKG. Whilst you may be correct, you have...

FFHKG.

Whilst you may be correct, you have not stated that the credit card used on the BA website has not been used at any time before/since for any other transactions.

A bit of leap to come to...
28th Jun 2019, 05:54
Replies: 81
Views: 25,872
Posted By finncapt

ProPax Re post #70. The VC10, certainly...

ProPax

Re post #70.

The VC10, certainly in BOAC and probably generally, was not cleared to use reverse in flight.

I think you may be thinking of the Trident.
24th Jun 2019, 12:34
Replies: 4
Views: 2,931
Posted By finncapt

One can often tell a blown electrolytic capacitor...

One can often tell a blown electrolytic capacitor as they bulge at the top.

I have ressurected several flatscreens by replacing bulged capacitors.
20th Jun 2019, 06:15
Replies: 5
Views: 3,394
Posted By finncapt

Has an "s" crept into the http bit as in https? ...

Has an "s" crept into the http bit as in https?

Try removing it, if it has.

I have noticed that with a couple of websites recently.
12th Apr 2019, 19:09
Replies: 146
Views: 91,416
Posted By finncapt

There was a live broadcast from Malmi airfield on...

There was a live broadcast from Malmi airfield on a Finnish channel, maybe last summer but perhaps the one before, of a chap who flew a circuit in an electric airplane.

I was quite impressed.
...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Mar 2019, 20:18
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By finncapt

CV Metropolitan

I went to the Helsinki aviation museum yesterday and there is a CV440.

I noticed that it did not have deicing boots (quite surprised me) and surmised that hot air was used to antice the wing...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Mar 2019, 18:59
Replies: 54
Views: 47,639
Posted By finncapt

PEI Whatever the conclusion of the...

PEI

Whatever the conclusion of the investigation into the recent accidents, I am somewhat surprised to discover that a very difficult (I know that is subjective) procedure which was required some...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Mar 2019, 10:10
Replies: 54
Views: 47,639
Posted By finncapt

May help. The company was BOAC, I thought...

May help.

The company was BOAC, I thought the incident was out of Dorval, Montreal (but could be Toronto), probably a -436.

The conversion course we did together was in 1978 and I had the...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Mar 2019, 13:19
Replies: 54
Views: 47,639
Posted By finncapt

Was on a subsequent conversion course with one of...

Was on a subsequent conversion course with one of the guys (p2?) on that.

He claimed they went past a 76 gas station below the level of the sign.

Very frightening and the forces required were...
28th Feb 2019, 19:55
Replies: 6,995
Views: 6,782,420
Posted By finncapt

My post seems to be in the wrong thread, probably...

My post seems to be in the wrong thread, probably my finger trouble, I am old!!

Can someone move it to the BA 492 thread please.

Thank you.
28th Feb 2019, 19:02
Replies: 6,995
Views: 6,782,420
Posted By finncapt

What do we have here? An approach was flown...

What do we have here?

An approach was flown into a known difficult airfield.

The approach became unstable.

A go around was flown and a diversion was made to another airfield.

A successful...
23rd Jan 2019, 15:46
Replies: 28
Views: 3,542
Posted By finncapt

Jarvy. I am interested to hear that UK...

Jarvy.

I am interested to hear that UK passport holders do not now need a visa for Vietnam.

When we went, several years ago, my wife, Finnish, did not need a visa and the Finnish tour operator,...
22nd Jan 2019, 16:30
Replies: 6
Views: 1,736
Posted By finncapt

Why stop at just painting the planes. ...

Why stop at just painting the planes.

Perhaps they could resurrect one of the VC10s, paint it, and fly it on Sydney through the west (BA591/592 as was).

I would fly it for free, but would...
21st Jan 2019, 21:43
Replies: 28
Views: 3,542
Posted By finncapt

I did a cruise, on the Mekong, from Siem Rep (or...

I did a cruise, on the Mekong, from Siem Rep (or nearby) to Saigon (whatever it is called nowadays) about 5/6 years ago.

I was advised to and took USD in new singles and nothing bigger than 20$.
...
30th Dec 2018, 16:22
Replies: 7
Views: 2,011
Posted By finncapt

Looks very figment, (John Reed?) is he still with...

Looks very figment, (John Reed?) is he still with us?

If so, Happy New Year to him!!
21st Dec 2018, 19:23
Replies: 1,178
Views: 768,750
Posted By finncapt

Having had a few birdstrikes in my time, I would...

Having had a few birdstrikes in my time, I would say yes.

Think of the difference of cutting a piece of chicken relative to a piece of very burnt toast.
21st Dec 2018, 19:13
Replies: 1,178
Views: 768,750
Posted By finncapt

Don't know what I did there but it doesn't seem...

Don't know what I did there but it doesn't seem to want to delete.

I'm with you windsock but that is old style policing - we must have the high tech solution now.

Again, if it is a man in a...
20th Dec 2018, 21:45
Replies: 60
Views: 18,383
Posted By finncapt

I don't understand why, re flight planning,...

I don't understand why, re flight planning, anyone has a problem.

i suspect it is "de riguer" for some of the longer sectors that airlines operate nowadays.

i was quite happy to do it on the BA...
30th Nov 2018, 17:53
Replies: 10
Views: 2,116
Posted By finncapt

PB. That's quite an interesting comment as I...

PB.

That's quite an interesting comment as I looked at the safety card, which had the correct lifejacket, and it was dated 2005.

That would agree with your posit.
27th Nov 2018, 15:39
Replies: 10
Views: 2,116
Posted By finncapt

I had to smile RB. Did you not listen to the...

I had to smile RB.

Did you not listen to the briefing?

Please don't take that as a criticism but maybe the cabin crew should emphasise that the life jacket is different.
27th Nov 2018, 08:15
Replies: 10
Views: 2,116
Posted By finncapt

Double bow

I flew in G-TTNE (BA A320 neo?) the other day and was surprised to learn that the life jacket is secured by a clip arrangement (I do listen to the briefing).

Is this the beginning of the end for...
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