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Forum: Jet Blast
15th May 2021, 08:36
Forum: Jet Blast
15th May 2021, 02:15
Replies: 15,046
Views: 2,436,187
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Quote: Mod moves in mysterious ways. ...

Quote:


Mod moves in mysterious ways.

Say that again. With reference to the mid-air collision in Colorado, which thread I am forbidden to participate in ( Why ? ) there has now been published...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th May 2021, 00:23
Replies: 15,046
Views: 2,436,187
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

I was trying to make a comment on the present No...

I was trying to make a comment on the present No 1 Trending Thread, " Mid-Air in the US." and when I signed in I got the message that I am prohibited from participating in this thread. This...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th May 2021, 02:13
Replies: 117
Views: 8,107
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Why do you drink beer, for the - usually...

Why do you drink beer, for the - usually unfortunate - affect that alcohol has on you, or for the taste ? Unfortunately I've yet to find a decent tasting non-alcoholic beer, so unfortunately I'm...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th May 2021, 10:50
Replies: 68
Views: 4,892
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Agreed, I understand the principle, but would I...

Agreed, I understand the principle, but would I have had the determination !
Forum: Jet Blast
7th May 2021, 08:46
Replies: 68
Views: 4,892
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Forgot to say ( #27) that we had a Latitude...

Forgot to say ( #27) that we had a Latitude adjustment knob for each gyro, and, I think (?) set that to the mid-latitude value between present position and estimated next fix.
Forum: Jet Blast
6th May 2021, 23:47
Replies: 68
Views: 4,892
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Which has reminded me ....... using the DG to...

Which has reminded me ....... using the DG to navigate across the Pole and on down the other side to Alaska, we used the time before reaching the Arctic Circle, and switching from magnetic heading to...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th May 2021, 00:38
Replies: 117
Views: 8,107
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

When we first came to New Zealand, some 25 years...

When we first came to New Zealand, some 25 years ago, it was strictly No Tipping everywhere, my American wife couldn't believe it, but soon gratefully caught on ! Then we held the America's Cup...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Apr 2021, 02:00
Replies: 115
Views: 9,896
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Whatever happened to being responsibly for one's...

Whatever happened to being responsibly for one's own life ? Why not drive your car, and not rely on technology ? Ok Ok, I relied on Cat III autopilot approaches, but I had my hands and feet on the...
29th Apr 2021, 00:40
Replies: 14
Views: 3,048
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

One stuttering Captain offered to make the VHF...

One stuttering Captain offered to make the VHF call to a USA manned Weather Ship, mid-Atlantic, and after slowly stuttering his way through the position report ended with " Di- di- di- did you co-...
25th Apr 2021, 03:36
Replies: 42
Views: 7,114
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Training on a low wing Tecnam P.96, (low...

Training on a low wing Tecnam P.96, (low wing,)04- for nearly 20 years, I always suggested that my students "were kind to the nose-wheel". Never had any problems, but can appreciate some of the...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Apr 2021, 06:14
Replies: 0
Views: 508
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Why ?

Tried to post on the thread about NavCanada and Magnetic North, and got this, why ?

ExSp33db1rd, you do not have permission to access this page. This could be due to one of several reasons:


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Forum: Jet Blast
17th Apr 2021, 23:45
Replies: 65
Views: 4,471
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

It was once suggested that when stopped at busy...

It was once suggested that when stopped at busy traffic lights on the inside lane of 2 lane roads, one would like to "lean" away from cars in the adjacent, outside lane ? It was suggested that one...
Replies: 506
Views: 316,456
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Ref: KARNAK 66 and Sailvi767 - usual story,...

Ref: KARNAK 66 and Sailvi767 - usual story, ask two people and get five answers ! Best of luck.

My only experience, and not relevant now of course, was - married to an American, and holding...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Apr 2021, 10:03
Replies: 65
Views: 4,471
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

We also had two cars with indicator stalks and...

We also had two cars with indicator stalks and light stalks ob opposite sides. Such fun !

Murphy is always with us.

Once had a contest at an company annual general meeting "Fun Afternoon." A...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Apr 2021, 05:51
Replies: 145
Views: 16,104
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

So will I, will be 2.00 am Sunday where I am.

So will I, will be 2.00 am Sunday where I am.
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Apr 2021, 04:32
Replies: 65
Views: 4,471
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Once taught a farmer to fly, on one approach ...

Once taught a farmer to fly, on one approach "You're too low Fred, you're too slow Fred, power on Fred " at which point he pulled the throttle backwards. I nearly broke his wrist.
Turned out he...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Apr 2021, 01:06
Replies: 44
Views: 4,494
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Santa Monica airport, near Los Angeles,...

Santa Monica airport, near Los Angeles, California, is about to be closed down due to noise complaints from residents who moved there fully aware of the proximity of the airport. The Santa Monica...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Apr 2021, 00:54
Replies: 65
Views: 4,471
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Was taught never to take either hand through the...

Was taught never to take either hand through the 12 O'clock position, i.e when turning right, as the right hand approaches 5 O'clock and the left hand 12, move the right hand back up to 1 O'clock...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Apr 2021, 04:38
Replies: 64
Views: 5,827
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

My parents had no phone in the house until I had...

My parents had no phone in the house until I had passed age 21 and joined the RAF. If I wanted to play with a friend I walked around to his house and asked if Johnny could come out ? Eventually girl...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Apr 2021, 01:55
Replies: 30
Views: 4,717
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Agreed, ironically I was educated at a Lancashire...

Agreed, ironically I was educated at a Lancashire Grammar School, and our school tie / blazer badge was a red rose. I still get the Old Boys magazine called the Red Rose. The Wars of the Roses is...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Apr 2021, 05:12
Replies: 30
Views: 4,717
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Cornish Jack. #15 i agree that it is the...

Cornish Jack. #15

i agree that it is the "Union" flag, but part of it contains the "English" flag, so is the one to be flown in England, innit ?

if you want to persist with your stance I will...
3rd Apr 2021, 04:48
Replies: 26
Views: 6,282
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

In retrospect .... enlarged the original photo,...

In retrospect .... enlarged the original photo, Capt. doesn't look like Phil Brentnall. 2nd from the right looks familiar tho' ?
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Apr 2021, 01:08
Replies: 30
Views: 4,717
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Why not ? It's an English school in an English...

Why not ? It's an English school in an English city, Innit ?

"When in Rome .......... e.g. if you want to live in England, put up with English ways that you, or your forebears, found so attractive...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Apr 2021, 00:50
Replies: 10
Views: 2,031
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

.. Where you now " Press 1 for Spanish or 2...

..

Where you now " Press 1 for Spanish or 2 for English."

I kid you not.
2nd Apr 2021, 00:44
Replies: 26
Views: 6,282
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Akcherly ... the INS cut out the Nav on the 707,...

Akcherly ... the INS cut out the Nav on the 707, tho' the S/O P.3, (Nav qualified) was still carried " Just in Case", but had stopped actually doing any navigating before the 707 was retired.

The...
22nd Mar 2021, 08:50
Replies: 25
Views: 3,878
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Flight Engineers ? Salt of the earth, vowed...

Flight Engineers ? Salt of the earth, vowed never to fly without one, and didn't until buying a single seat VW powered Turbulent in retirement, when I became one ! Early on, wondering whether to...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Mar 2021, 09:29
Replies: 137
Views: 11,264
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

1935 Morris Eight, that I subsequently passed my...

1935 Morris Eight, that I subsequently passed my driving test on for my own licence. He eventually sold it for 20. Wish I had it now. ( the car that is, not the 20 )
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Mar 2021, 08:47
Replies: 150
Views: 16,026
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Repeat .... .... Quote ...I recall that as a...

Repeat .... .... Quote ...I recall that as a teenager I fitted a 25cc two-stroke motor to my school pushbike, but ... I had then to register it as a motor cycle, attach number plates fore and aft,...
13th Mar 2021, 20:02
Replies: 25
Views: 4,644
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Dunno, I guess so long as it's not red and blue...

Dunno, I guess so long as it's not red and blue flashing, it didn't matter ?
12th Mar 2021, 21:15
Replies: 25
Views: 4,644
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

I recall the tale of one of our "older" captains...

I recall the tale of one of our "older" captains being asked by a lady visitor to the Flt Deck one night, how he know which way to "steer" the aircraft ? " Well madam, can you see the glow from that...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Mar 2021, 06:16
Replies: 59
Views: 4,948
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Remamber Trump ?

Remamber Trump ?
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Mar 2021, 22:30
Replies: 15,046
Views: 2,436,187
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Why was the Making of the Dambusters " Thread...

Why was the Making of the Dambusters " Thread Closed " after only3 days and 27 posts ?

I wanted to add: I finished my RAF career at Scampton, although in no way connected to 617 Sqd. have...
9th Mar 2021, 22:05
Replies: 179
Views: 27,109
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

Leovinus - pls. see P.M.

Leovinus - pls. see P.M.
9th Mar 2021, 05:18
Replies: 179
Views: 27,109
Posted By ExSp33db1rd

23L ? April 1974, on the final leg of my check...

23L ? April 1974, on the final leg of my check flight to be promoted to Captain, Bahrain to London, I was cleared for a visual approach to runway 05R ! This was not a plot organised by the...
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