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3rd Apr 2019, 23:54
Replies: 117
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Posted By Rhys Perraton

Hello all from Rhys

Hello Biggin and Fairflighters, thought I would put out my current e.mail [email protected]
11th Nov 2018, 22:13
Replies: 92
Views: 49,677
Posted By Rhys Perraton

Hello 763 Jock Mike, I am in contact with Andy...

Hello 763 Jock Mike, I am in contact with Andy now, that's good. Sorry about the Airbus, having been Boeings myself, 727, 737, 757, 767 I am a believer in the well known saying....If it aint BOEING...
7th Nov 2018, 20:12
Replies: 92
Views: 49,677
Posted By Rhys Perraton

1 FTS studes

Hello, I have seen mention of Andy Walton on here, if anyone has contact info please post it or e.mail me at [email protected]
Also would like to hear from anyone else from that course and RAF...
29th Jul 2017, 02:49
Replies: 10
Views: 2,365
Posted By Rhys Perraton

Thanks for posting that picture, many memories. I...

Thanks for posting that picture, many memories. I joined the AOTS course after a very good but cold Outward Bound winter mountain course at Eskdale in the Lake District. Have a picture of that...
26th Apr 2017, 18:42
Replies: 13
Views: 3,163
Posted By Rhys Perraton

Bit off topic, but about the Kings wings, I...

Bit off topic, but about the Kings wings, I bought a battledress from that used clothing place near Nottingham/Syerston after being robbed for new stuff by Gieves the thieves, and it had Kings pilot...
Forum: Canada
18th Aug 2016, 15:54
Replies: 1
Views: 1,654
Posted By Rhys Perraton

Exemption from CARS

Finally Transport Canada has followed the USA and UK in allowing paying flights in warbirds and historically significant aircraft, including jets, without the operator holding a 700 series operating...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jun 2016, 17:56
Replies: 615
Views: 215,532
Posted By Rhys Perraton

Denis Kenyon

Hello Denis, a blast from the past, met you some times at airshows in UK and at Shoreham. I'm looking to talk with someone knowledgeable about Enstroms, if you see this please e.mail me. Thanks
Rhys...
11th May 2016, 17:17
Replies: 3
Views: 2,389
Posted By Rhys Perraton

Hello Martin, good to hear from you, it's been a...

Hello Martin, good to hear from you, it's been a while, sorry to hear about Gibbo, or the Gibbon as Bellis would call him. Happy days indeed. Hope Trumps Balmedie golf course isn't spoiling things...
26th Jan 2016, 02:05
Replies: 323
Views: 159,654
Posted By Rhys Perraton

Was that the same Ray Elliott who flew Daks in...

Was that the same Ray Elliott who flew Daks in Aberdeen and was an instructor examiner ? If so I did a couple of renewals with him and travelled to Sumburgh a few times in the Dak, jolly nice chap.
11th Jan 2016, 19:06
Replies: 10
Views: 5,190
Posted By Rhys Perraton

When McDonald Aviation in Dundee leased, or...

When McDonald Aviation in Dundee leased, or bought, a Heron from Fairflight I took GANNO to them in Dundee and stayed on for a bit to do some training with Roger and the other chap, can't remember...
7th Jan 2016, 01:16
Replies: 117
Views: 67,081
Posted By Rhys Perraton

That evening we were having a bit of a do at the...

That evening we were having a bit of a do at the Pegasus Flying Club when Gibbs arrived fresh from his out of petrol alighting. It's of course a hazy memory but I do recall that at the end of the...
6th Jan 2016, 20:42
Replies: 117
Views: 67,081
Posted By Rhys Perraton

Carried over from AH&N Luton airport page re...

Carried over from AH&N Luton airport page re Doves. As I recall the 2 Fairflight ones were SUW, original fin, and TGK, swept fin. Now which one was it that Bob Gibbs landed at a disused airfield...
6th Jan 2016, 01:59
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Views: 1,108,078
Posted By Rhys Perraton

Drift here from Luton airport to Doves but GAROI...

Drift here from Luton airport to Doves but GAROI was definitly not a Riley conversion, original proper Gypsy machine, Fred's baby and Fairflight's first and last Dove. Happy Days.
19th Dec 2015, 14:04
Replies: 117
Views: 67,081
Posted By Rhys Perraton

Hi Andy, good to hear your news, got your e.mail...

Hi Andy, good to hear your news, got your e.mail but lost it, if you can send again I can reply. Not able to make it to Biggin to meet up this time, it's rather a long way to go for a pint.
Cheers,...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Nov 2015, 00:54
Replies: 17
Views: 4,693
Posted By Rhys Perraton

Yes, a first class chap and no mistake, in these...

Yes, a first class chap and no mistake, in these days of elf and safety and hi viz vests, yukk, we can ill afford to lose such characters who are not being replaced it seems. I knew Ken in Redhill,...
19th Nov 2015, 23:43
Replies: 117
Views: 67,081
Posted By Rhys Perraton

Hi Andy, have you fixed any flying machines...

Hi Andy, have you fixed any flying machines lately, good to hear you are sitting up and taking nourishment.
Happy days, never to be seen again, at Fairflight.
Where and when were you at Bristow's,...
16th Oct 2015, 01:49
Replies: 185
Views: 579,630
Posted By Rhys Perraton

Hello Danny42C, bit off context but I have a 1941...

Hello Danny42C, bit off context but I have a 1941 Stearman that was used for Army Air Corps training in Florida. Later in life it was a cropduster with a P&W 985 Wasp Junior but now has an original...
28th Sep 2015, 03:41
Replies: 21
Views: 7,082
Posted By Rhys Perraton

I was lucky enough to fly both the wonderful Dove...

I was lucky enough to fly both the wonderful Dove and Heron for Fairflight at Biggin Hill, probably the largest UK operator of the types. Happy days indeed. Mk 8 GARFZ was sadly lost in a hangar fire...
15th Aug 2015, 00:26
Replies: 78
Views: 10,522
Posted By Rhys Perraton

AOC authorised thread drift re never call it a...

AOC authorised thread drift re never call it a 'plane.

Willard said " Aeroplane is just so faggotty and pompous ".

You had better tell that to Flying Officer W.J. "Pissy" Pearson.
...
14th Aug 2015, 20:47
Replies: 78
Views: 10,522
Posted By Rhys Perraton

Never, never call it a plane, it's an aeroplane.

Never, never call it a plane, it's an aeroplane.
2nd Jun 2015, 14:29
Replies: 369
Views: 179,052
Posted By Rhys Perraton

Excellent little film about Perrin and great...

Excellent little film about Perrin and great shots from the Pitts.
As a friend and one of his early flying and aerobatic instructors I particularly enjoyed it, I'm sure he would have gone on to...
10th Dec 2014, 01:36
Replies: 369
Views: 179,052
Posted By Rhys Perraton

Good to see this excellent thread back, seems...

Good to see this excellent thread back, seems that an admin foul up and some finger trouble caused it to get temporarily mislaid.
Hopefully there will be some more interesting contributions.
27th Nov 2014, 02:16
Replies: 117
Views: 67,081
Posted By Rhys Perraton

On the names of Surrey and Kent instructors in...

On the names of Surrey and Kent instructors in the 60's i missed out Cyril Pegram, sorry Cyril if you are reading this.
GAROI was of course the flagship Dove of Fairflight and Fred's baby. I had the...
27th Nov 2014, 01:42
Replies: 117
Views: 67,081
Posted By Rhys Perraton

Living only 5 miles from Biggin I had my first...

Living only 5 miles from Biggin I had my first ever flight there in the 50's some time at a Battle of Britain air day on a Rapide joy flight and the next year my second flight in a Bell 47.
In the...
25th Nov 2014, 19:46
Replies: 117
Views: 67,081
Posted By Rhys Perraton

http://www.johnwillis.co.uk/theclub/november2012.p...

http://www.johnwillis.co.uk/theclub/november2012.pdf
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