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5th Apr 2017, 00:45
Replies: 51
Views: 34,543
Posted By RRAAMJET

It really, really saddens me to read this. Friend...

It really, really saddens me to read this. Friend says things are chaotic.
I just have happy memories of flying for what was then absolutely the world's #1 carrier, and by far the most difficult to...
18th Jul 2016, 17:59
Replies: 38
Views: 9,098
Posted By RRAAMJET

We used to fly HM to Marham for Sandringham,...

We used to fly HM to Marham for Sandringham, often with the dogs aboard. The Royal Train was used infrequently.

BEags is absolutely correct ref security and imposing risk to the travelling...
18th Jul 2016, 15:49
Replies: 38
Views: 9,098
Posted By RRAAMJET

3 decades since I flew that very jet, can't...

3 decades since I flew that very jet, can't imagine they have that many cycles or hours on them, even now. And that may be the problem: not enough usage for reliability. Hard to tell from photo, but...
2nd Nov 2015, 16:02
Replies: 98
Views: 59,516
Posted By RRAAMJET

Hey Crash-bandicoot, "firm and within operational...

Hey Crash-bandicoot, "firm and within operational limits" on 3% of landings on a widebody is still unacceptable. Shows where we are headed with experience levels worldwide on WB, and management...
10th Sep 2015, 14:21
Replies: 22
Views: 9,395
Posted By RRAAMJET

Well chaps, back in my day in CX we had an...

Well chaps, back in my day in CX we had an evacuation in NRT off a Trimotor in crappy conditions, video out there somewhere. The pax grabbed their duty free and smashed it all over the foot of the...
28th Aug 2015, 18:32
Replies: 112
Views: 54,195
Posted By RRAAMJET

Thumbs up Will do Got to get it off tape medium first;...

Will do
Got to get it off tape medium first; live in the Keys and need specialist to do it, but Office Depot recc'd a place.
28th Aug 2015, 15:38
Replies: 112
Views: 54,195
Posted By RRAAMJET

I have a night video of me with John Stone and...

I have a night video of me with John Stone and Priesty in the 3-holer from overhead the Island to touchdown, filmed by a sim manufacturer crew to get their computer model accurate. I've got to get it...
25th Aug 2015, 17:23
Replies: 112
Views: 54,195
Posted By RRAAMJET

Loved flying the IGS! Never looked at the...

Loved flying the IGS! Never looked at the checkerboard…I had my own ground references for alignment, which differed slightly from L-1011 to -400. I was a practitioner of the 'weasel appwoach' in fair...
25th Aug 2015, 14:36
Replies: 1,757
Views: 908,112
Posted By RRAAMJET

Totally correct, Phil and Bunny. 20k-plus hours...

Totally correct, Phil and Bunny. 20k-plus hours in airliners has left me with ZERO recent experience in aeros and I wouldn't dream of attempting even a ferry flight in a pointy thing these days. Last...
24th Aug 2015, 18:38
Replies: 1,087
Views: 961,590
Posted By RRAAMJET

Irish Steve: "TMA base FL550"??? What they...

Irish Steve: "TMA base FL550"??? What they operating out of Gatport Airwick these days? U2?

Jackoniko: I know you're an experienced FJ chap, thanks for posting, but I believe that the video shot...
24th Aug 2015, 00:54
Replies: 1,757
Views: 908,112
Posted By RRAAMJET

What MSOCS said, in spades. Particularly ref...

What MSOCS said, in spades. Particularly ref Andy, whom I remember hosting at BoBD outside my Sqn many years ago at the visiting aircrew tent.

Similar 'outrage' and knee jerk followed the Reno...
11th Apr 2015, 04:28
Replies: 16
Views: 4,622
Posted By RRAAMJET

I was horrified to realize I'm officially history...

I was horrified to realize I'm officially history by finding no less than 3 airframes I'd actually flown at Hendon. And I'm not sure about the Grasshopper glider in reception, coz I flew those, too....
Forum: North America
11th Apr 2015, 03:29
Replies: 28
Views: 9,949
Posted By RRAAMJET

What NGFellow said: don't spend money converting...

What NGFellow said: don't spend money converting type rating.

I'm one of the pre-interviewers. Also a former green card holder, no degree (but ex-mil). Your experience is valuable, no doubt about...
11th Apr 2015, 02:56
Replies: 87
Views: 35,138
Posted By RRAAMJET

Ok, I'll bite... Ex CX from early 90's. When...

Ok, I'll bite...

Ex CX from early 90's. When I went for my US citizen interview VETA LTD was on file as "US-company" for employment records. Does VETA still exist?

As some have mentioned here,...
9th Mar 2015, 04:13
Replies: 84
Views: 109,514
Posted By RRAAMJET

Flying Clog, good post...I flew for that lot 2...

Flying Clog, good post...I flew for that lot 2 decades ago, was a struggle then. Nothing has improved much....?

Now:
Capt
Legacy
$20k + month 73hrs
16% 401k
Blah blah

"Grass is greener"...
9th Mar 2015, 03:47
Replies: 41
Views: 10,812
Posted By RRAAMJET

Exascoteer and camelspyder are prob former Sqn...

Exascoteer and camelspyder are prob former Sqn mates of mine (early 90's?)...

Rarely post here any more, but I have to say my last yr in RAF flying Doms was a hoot. GREAT Sqn and lotsa fun with...
17th Dec 2014, 03:12
Replies: 27
Views: 23,801
Posted By RRAAMJET

Rarely post here anymore, but in this case, from...

Rarely post here anymore, but in this case, from what I have read, good job crew. Single eng landings never routine, and calming the pax whilst planning all adds to the potential drama...so in this...
17th Aug 2014, 03:14
Replies: 1,203
Views: 831,129
Posted By RRAAMJET

Exmm...best of luck I was you 30+ years ago,...

Exmm...best of luck

I was you 30+ years ago, never thought I stood a chance.
Ended up USAF Exchange tour etc, had a blast.

Be a leader, but be humble, and you'll surprise yourself, and the...
17th Aug 2014, 02:21
Replies: 26
Views: 11,853
Posted By RRAAMJET

Wally and Priesty....2 decades ago, but what a...

Wally and Priesty....2 decades ago, but what a blast! Miss them all, don't miss the hangovers in the Rama Gardens.

RIP boys
4th Jan 2014, 03:50
Replies: 16
Views: 4,112
Posted By RRAAMJET

BEags.... Was at that Swapped my wings for a...

BEags....
Was at that
Swapped my wings for a Czech "checker" Sqn patch...just checked downstairs: still got it here in Florida Keys....
Cheers
14th Jun 2013, 22:19
Replies: 54
Views: 12,136
Posted By RRAAMJET

Hi BEags, yes, I had to do a re-read...

Hi BEags, yes, I had to do a re-read too...realized what BV meant! The Internet can be a black hole for phrases unintentionally, I suppose...

Regardless, BV's obvious connection to the graduating...
Forum: North America
14th Jun 2013, 03:56
Replies: 10
Views: 4,880
Posted By RRAAMJET

Hi Pie... I'm a Brit living in the Keys flying...

Hi Pie...
I'm a Brit living in the Keys flying long haul for one of the 'big 3'...

My advice:
You have a MUCH better chance than most I've seen here in the last 13 yrs in making your dream come...
14th Jun 2013, 03:16
Replies: 10
Views: 4,249
Posted By RRAAMJET

Well, I just walked around it, chaps, and it's...

Well, I just walked around it, chaps, and it's pretty f****d, I'd say.
Looks like fwd bulkhead wrecked, and there's a worrying kink in the fuselage.
They've already painted-out all the markings,...
24th Oct 2012, 02:49
Replies: 87
Views: 16,948
Posted By RRAAMJET

Wow, some amazing stuff on here, didn't know the...

Wow, some amazing stuff on here, didn't know the Hunter had that many variants; (who put 'two write-offs'!? Funny...or perhaps not so much?). Anyway:

Slingsby
Cherokee
Tomahawk
Bulldog
T-37...
20th Aug 2011, 21:48
Replies: 163
Views: 57,992
Posted By RRAAMJET

Hello Taxydual! Met you at re-union? ...

Hello Taxydual!

Met you at re-union?

Cheers...ex-TQF living in USA...(not K8)
K4 was a great Capt, lots of fun to fly with, and v professional. Hung out to dry is right. I'd fly with him...
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