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4th Nov 2020, 01:38
Replies: 38
Views: 5,961
Posted By Offchocks

From my time with Monarch which was back in the...

From my time with Monarch which was back in the mid eighties:
1. W patterns. OR
2. A small contingent of locally based Flight Deck crew whose numbers were increased in High Season either by LTN...
19th Aug 2020, 23:00
Replies: 42
Views: 5,975
Posted By Offchocks

This is just a guess with regards Monarch, the...

This is just a guess with regards Monarch, the 720/707 was probably a better fit for their trans Atlantic ops due to initial price, load capacity and range capability.
When Monarch started operating...
5th Dec 2019, 07:15
Replies: 22
Views: 6,654
Posted By Offchocks

Sad to hear this. I remember Tony as a very...

Sad to hear this. I remember Tony as a very pleasant fellow, we first met in the early 70s when I was doing my CPL subjects and he his ATPLs at Roy Garthwaite's school on North Terrace, our paths...
6th Nov 2019, 08:56
Replies: 15
Views: 2,929
Posted By Offchocks

Thanks Gents for the info and humour!

Thanks Gents for the info and humour!
5th Nov 2019, 22:36
Replies: 15
Views: 2,929
Posted By Offchocks

Aircraft Formation

At 10:20 this morning a loose formation of 8-10 light aircraft flew over Gosford heading north, anybody know what the occasion is?
13th Sep 2019, 21:13
Replies: 69
Views: 25,553
Posted By Offchocks

Back in the early 70s I went for a flight as a...

Back in the early 70s I went for a flight as a passenger in a black Comanche 400 out of Parafield. Having only flown the likes of 172s and PA28s I was gob smacked at the performance, what a lovely...
10th Aug 2019, 04:50
Replies: 63
Views: 19,557
Posted By Offchocks

No they were scheduled flights with one in the...

No they were scheduled flights with one in the morning and another in the evening, as I understood it they were for route proving before the F27 was used. Good fun for a young lad in 1977!
9th Aug 2019, 06:38
Replies: 63
Views: 19,557
Posted By Offchocks

I did quite a few NWI-LHR and they were quite...

I did quite a few NWI-LHR and they were quite full, but that was in the Navajo!
10th Jul 2019, 00:29
Replies: 55
Views: 12,033
Posted By Offchocks

It was most probably with Air Anglia as AirUK did...

It was most probably with Air Anglia as AirUK did not come into existence until 1979 I believe. If memory serves me correctly, Air Anglia had a lone Herald but didn't start operating it until 1977.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jun 2019, 21:08
Replies: 25
Views: 10,206
Posted By Offchocks

“one carry-on weighing no more than 40 pounds.” ...

“one carry-on weighing no more than 40 pounds.”
Well that is a pretty generous carry-on allowance, I wonder if the airlines will accept it?
28th May 2019, 06:53
Replies: 42
Views: 14,430
Posted By Offchocks

Thanks for the information, the 1-11 was my first...

Thanks for the information, the 1-11 was my first jet, but after 35 years on Boeings I cant remember a great deal about it!
28th May 2019, 00:09
Replies: 42
Views: 14,430
Posted By Offchocks

CSDS....... constant speed drive system? I...

CSDS....... constant speed drive system?

I remember from 35 plus years ago on BAC 1-11s in far flung places, standing under the engine stub turning valves doing manual engine starts. The Spanish...
16th Apr 2019, 22:42
Replies: 82
Views: 58,343
Posted By Offchocks

I never use to volunteer what I did for a living...

I never use to volunteer what I did for a living until the questions backed me into a corner. I was never ashamed of my profession, but I’m just not the sort of person who self promotes.
I do think...
3rd Apr 2019, 20:19
Replies: 68
Views: 33,063
Posted By Offchocks

I’m afraid not, the last time I saw a tephigram...

I’m afraid not, the last time I saw a tephigram was 45 years ago.
2nd Apr 2019, 20:39
Replies: 68
Views: 33,063
Posted By Offchocks

This may sound like heresy to some, but I believe...

This may sound like heresy to some, but I believe a lot of the in-depth knowledge that was required for the UK ATPL had little practical value in the real world. The only possible reason for it was...
12th Feb 2019, 11:00
Replies: 38
Views: 7,909
Posted By Offchocks

Using an online inflation calculator, I came up...

Using an online inflation calculator, I came up with £1000 in 1962 is the equivalent of £20,932 in 2018.
27th Jan 2019, 19:04
Replies: 16
Views: 6,715
Posted By Offchocks

It really depends on where your final goal lies....

It really depends on where your final goal lies. Personally I changed airlines and went to Jet FO after having been a Turboprop Captain (F27) for a year, I even paid out an upgrade training bond for...
10th Sep 2018, 13:32
Replies: 26
Views: 11,114
Posted By Offchocks

I only knew Graham from the times when we were...

I only knew Graham from the times when we were part of QF gatherings having breakfast at Connie’s in Perth. A funny man with a great sense of humour! RIP.
9th Sep 2018, 21:18
Replies: 3,888
Views: 1,526,975
Posted By Offchocks

Back in the late 70s and early 80s, Monarch use...

Back in the late 70s and early 80s, Monarch use to have an Italian speaker on their Italian flights. I remember being introduced by one Italian speaker to her uncle at 1:00am on a extended transit at...
5th Sep 2018, 12:36
Replies: 3,888
Views: 1,526,975
Posted By Offchocks

Georgeablelovehowindia I know Sandy very well as...

Georgeablelovehowindia I know Sandy very well as we started on the same course and correspond on FB occasionally, I did not know about the dump truck though.
When on the 737 I blew over a "honey"...
5th Sep 2018, 07:57
Replies: 3,888
Views: 1,526,975
Posted By Offchocks

Two of the 1-11s were ex Court Line and I think...

Two of the 1-11s were ex Court Line and I think the third was from Bcal. The two ex Court Line aircraft had the seat back catering when I joined in '78, but how long those seats remained I'm not sure.
5th Sep 2018, 07:53
Replies: 3,888
Views: 1,526,975
Posted By Offchocks

Yes I did mean John Wheelright, I was trying to...

Yes I did mean John Wheelright, I was trying to be slightly discreet, failed again!:)
5th Sep 2018, 02:50
Replies: 3,888
Views: 1,526,975
Posted By Offchocks

Great to see those Mayflys. I operated as a FO on...

Great to see those Mayflys. I operated as a FO on the 28thJuly down to Milan with John "Woodright", then the following day down to Alicante with John McLean-Hall, what a great Captain and wonderfully...
30th Jul 2018, 11:59
Replies: 13
Views: 2,785
Posted By Offchocks

Merci Monsieur Le Pingouin it worked!

Merci Monsieur Le Pingouin it worked!
29th Jul 2018, 21:59
Replies: 13
Views: 2,785
Posted By Offchocks

Reading Pprune problem

Whilst reading Pprune on my IPad, after loading the main home page or subsequent threads, when I scroll down the page doesn’t move smoothly but “staggers” down or may even return to the beginning....
12th Jul 2018, 00:49
Replies: 503
Views: 317,709
Posted By Offchocks

Both have been heavily involved for a number of...

Both have been heavily involved for a number of years with the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) south of Sydney. Together, the aircraft they have flown are the DC3, Caribou, Convair...
9th Jul 2018, 20:57
Replies: 259
Views: 61,187
Posted By Offchocks

Correct and I personally retired voluntarily at...

Correct and I personally retired voluntarily at 63. I don’t have a problem with those that wish to continue working at 65 plus if they can pass their medicals etc., however I doubt there would be...
25th Jun 2018, 22:27
Replies: 13
Views: 3,022
Posted By Offchocks

I didn't know Ron Knight, but having read his...

I didn't know Ron Knight, but having read his posts I would have liked to have met him and have a chat over a beer!

RIP
21st Jun 2018, 13:55
Replies: 25
Views: 7,738
Posted By Offchocks

Having worked in Europe for 13 years and always...

Having worked in Europe for 13 years and always required to carry an alternate, then 27 years with QF and not carrying an alternate a lot of the time, I can honestly say both fuel policies work.
One...
14th May 2018, 04:32
Replies: 161
Views: 99,361
Posted By Offchocks

I was expecting to read about a cracked...

I was expecting to read about a cracked windscreen, but this incident would have been exciting! The only other time I have heard of a windscreen departing the aircraft was the BA BAC1-11, that is...
16th Apr 2018, 04:13
Replies: 21
Views: 11,954
Posted By Offchocks

Having worked for QF and now retired, as long as...

Having worked for QF and now retired, as long as procedures haven’t changed, the PA was for crew and PAX as a backup to the recorded PA and to reassure them the pilots were carrying out the procedure.
6th Apr 2018, 21:03
Replies: 3,888
Views: 1,526,975
Posted By Offchocks

vintage ATCO Thanks for the reply. Level bust it...

vintage ATCO Thanks for the reply. Level bust it was a good one so it may have been you!
The flight was a good example of no matter how well you plan, there are rare times the plan turns to rubbish....
6th Apr 2018, 09:47
Replies: 3,888
Views: 1,526,975
Posted By Offchocks

Hi vintage ATCO, since you kept records, did you...

Hi vintage ATCO, since you kept records, did you do a late night SRA for a Monarch BAC1-11 on the 8th June 1982, or it could have been the very early hours of the 9th June.
If so it would have been...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Mar 2018, 21:55
Replies: 54
Views: 20,421
Posted By Offchocks

Personally I think a lot of this thread is a beat...

Personally I think a lot of this thread is a beat up about nothing.
As a professional I would expect that you would assess what is required on the day at a particular airfield, whether you use...
14th Feb 2018, 23:18
Replies: 3,888
Views: 1,526,975
Posted By Offchocks

I did a 1-11 type rating course there in '78. I...

I did a 1-11 type rating course there in '78. I can't remember if it was the dinning room or restaurant, but there was waiter service and free booze at lunch, our instructor quickly learned that it...
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