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29th May 2020, 14:15
Replies: 9
Views: 1,830
Posted By Fareastdriver

I'm totally lost. There must be a story...

I'm totally lost. There must be a story somewhere.
29th May 2020, 10:02
Replies: 9
Views: 1,830
Posted By Fareastdriver

Compass Airlines/Airways?

I don't know how or why but these pitched up whilst sorting through old papers. I cannot find anything on the internet as it preceded that. Bring back memories to anyone?
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Forum: Jet Blast
28th May 2020, 15:37
Replies: 25
Views: 1,424
Posted By Fareastdriver

5g is no problem for a short time. Wracking it...

5g is no problem for a short time. Wracking it round for more than 180 degrees it is preferable to wear a G suit.
Forum: Jet Blast
28th May 2020, 12:41
Replies: 18
Views: 1,523
Posted By Fareastdriver

The Chinese based fleabay sellers will put an...

The Chinese based fleabay sellers will put an estimated delivery time on their invoice. My last one on the 28th April quoted between 6th May and the 10th June. If you want it in a hurry you have to...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th May 2020, 12:29
Replies: 45
Views: 5,409
Posted By Fareastdriver

Not being a member of loyalty schemes mean that...

Not being a member of loyalty schemes mean that the different companies have to compete for your business. By presenting you a 'Big Saver' loyalty card they have your business and can jack up the...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th May 2020, 17:44
Replies: 3,507
Views: 254,900
Posted By Fareastdriver

Should any of the photographers who have been...

Should any of the photographers who have been crowding Cummings in the last week get the Virus then they can get Cummings put away for a fortnight.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th May 2020, 15:25
Replies: 599
Views: 258,118
Posted By Fareastdriver

The 'sports afternoon' went in the early sixties...

The 'sports afternoon' went in the early sixties with the establishment of the 5 day week.
27th May 2020, 07:58
Replies: 198
Views: 30,918
Posted By Fareastdriver

Where on Earth did you get that rubbish from. I...

Where on Earth did you get that rubbish from. I happen to know a lot of Chinese who have toured overseas and not one of them is a Party member. There are also about 50,000 Chinese studying at Western...
26th May 2020, 20:13
Replies: 198
Views: 30,918
Posted By Fareastdriver

A bit difficult when over 100 million Chinese go...

A bit difficult when over 100 million Chinese go on overseas tours every year.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th May 2020, 13:41
Replies: 24
Views: 7,493
Posted By Fareastdriver

1966: The Valiant V bombers had just been...

1966: The Valiant V bombers had just been grounded and scrapped leaving a number of aircrew without a job. Confrontation in Borneo was in full swing so suddenly the RAF had a source of pilots they...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th May 2020, 10:19
Replies: 3,507
Views: 254,900
Posted By Fareastdriver

What amuses me about this is the rat pack of...

What amuses me about this is the rat pack of media throwing up their hands in horror at him supposedly disobeying the lockdown rules. The ones crowding shoulder to shoulder with their cameras and...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th May 2020, 14:51
Replies: 45
Views: 5,409
Posted By Fareastdriver

It also saves you paying for extra cover when you...

It also saves you paying for extra cover when you hire something that has an expensive surcharge.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th May 2020, 08:48
Replies: 599
Views: 258,118
Posted By Fareastdriver

I haven't seen a helicopter's ASI with that range...

I haven't seen a helicopter's ASI with that range of speed markings for nearly fifty years.
23rd May 2020, 17:44
Replies: 198
Views: 30,918
Posted By Fareastdriver

Back in early 1997 I was chatting to a fairly...

Back in early 1997 I was chatting to a fairly important Chinese official about the impending handover of Hong Kong.

"After that it will be Macao," I said.

"Yes; and after that it will be...
22nd May 2020, 20:01
Replies: 310
Views: 92,278
Posted By Fareastdriver

I was there somewhat before you; 1948-49, The...

I was there somewhat before you; 1948-49, The salvage dump was at that time full of Lancasters that were being broken up. There was also a Sunderland, how it had arrived at Aldergrove I had no idea...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd May 2020, 08:45
Replies: 36
Views: 4,406
Posted By Fareastdriver

The Turmo 3/C series gas turbines in the 330 Puma...

The Turmo 3/C series gas turbines in the 330 Puma started off in life as motive power for French High Speed railway trains. They could run on anything as long as it was liquid. One can of engine oil...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st May 2020, 19:36
Replies: 7,311
Views: 609,667
Posted By Fareastdriver

Let's hope we have herd immunity.

Let's hope we have herd immunity.
Forum: Jet Blast
21st May 2020, 19:31
Replies: 108
Views: 6,173
Posted By Fareastdriver

It's gonna come. It's up to the guvmint to make...

It's gonna come. It's up to the guvmint to make arrangements for them.

The last time I was in Shanghai the streets were awash with them.
21st May 2020, 18:36
Replies: 43
Views: 12,703
Posted By Fareastdriver

Depends on how this Corvid 19 works out. It is...

Depends on how this Corvid 19 works out. It is possible that in eighteen months or so it will, like SARs and various historical flu viruses, die out or a cure may be found. In that case the 380s...
21st May 2020, 07:44
Replies: 310
Views: 92,278
Posted By Fareastdriver

I presume that they had a more sophisticated...

I presume that they had a more sophisticated system for relieving the pilots than two buckets in the footwells.
Forum: Rotorheads
19th May 2020, 19:11
Replies: 71
Views: 27,648
Posted By Fareastdriver

Correction: Doppler systems tend to unlock over...

Correction: Doppler systems tend to unlock over calm water.
Thanks. It was a long time ago.
Forum: Rotorheads
19th May 2020, 15:43
Replies: 71
Views: 27,648
Posted By Fareastdriver

I was burning it up in a Puma over a Norwegian...

I was burning it up in a Puma over a Norwegian fiord with the radalt set at a safe 30 ft. when a sudden movement caught my eye. It was the radalt needle going to full sweep at about 1,000 ft..
...
19th May 2020, 08:43
Replies: 198
Views: 30,918
Posted By Fareastdriver

A bit difficult to run secretly with this lot...

A bit difficult to run secretly with this lot next door.

From Wiki:
Forum: Jet Blast
17th May 2020, 19:19
Replies: 32
Views: 2,204
Posted By Fareastdriver

Before anybody who knows about the subject posts...

Before anybody who knows about the subject posts an answer, my guess is displacement.
17th May 2020, 07:50
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By Fareastdriver

Judging by the dead grass around it I wouldn't...

Judging by the dead grass around it I wouldn't drink the water.

It could well be a septic tank vent dating from the days before it was an airfield. Or a power/communications connection point?
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