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17th Jul 2022, 09:24
Replies: 5
Views: 1,737
Posted By l.garey

This caused quite a stir in the Swiss...

This caused quite a stir in the Swiss German-language press, and indeed the poor guy may be forced to resign. The details are somewhat vague, as might be expected. Difficult to imagine a reasonably...
13th Jul 2022, 09:19
Replies: 24
Views: 2,505
Posted By l.garey

I just checked my old records of my PA flights to...

I just checked my old records of my PA flights to Texel by PanAm 727 and 737s in 1982/1983 and see that of the four captains' names that I noted at the time two were clearly not Germanic but two were...
10th May 2022, 09:47
Replies: 19
Views: 2,614
Posted By l.garey

Here is a Schlepp at Lausanne in 2011. Laurence...

Here is a Schlepp at Lausanne in 2011.
Laurence
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscf0005_30540d27eba20de0c674965ac245e8e5bf5573af.jpg
13th Apr 2022, 09:29
Replies: 1
Views: 2,137
Posted By l.garey

Crash of prototype Integral R, France, 12 April 2022

I have just seen that the prototype Integral R crashed in Ariège, France, on 12 April 2022. Sadly both occupants lost their lives.
The Integral R is a specific aerobatic aircraft produced by Aura...
26th Feb 2022, 09:09
Replies: 10
Views: 7,478
Posted By l.garey

Thanks Dave. Quite right! Pilot DAR: I once had...

Thanks Dave. Quite right!
Pilot DAR: I once had a failed go-around in a Cessna 170 that only had lap straps. Result: passenger with a broken jaw. Still on my mind 45 years later
Laurence
25th Feb 2022, 16:55
Replies: 10
Views: 7,478
Posted By l.garey

I found the enquiry report...

I found the enquiry report https://www.sust.admin.ch/inhalte/AV-berichte/2375.pdf.
In French, but basically says the engine failed to produce enough power during or soon after takeoff. The...
10th Feb 2022, 15:01
Replies: 37
Views: 3,864
Posted By l.garey

It enabled me to get from Luton via Keflavik to...

It enabled me to get from Luton via Keflavik to Oakland on a student charter in 1972 on G-AYSI.

Laurence
1st Feb 2022, 15:15
Replies: 8
Views: 1,301
Posted By l.garey

Done. Good luck with the project. I grew up with...

Done. Good luck with the project. I grew up with Miles products.
Laurence
26th Nov 2021, 08:38
Replies: 25
Views: 4,939
Posted By l.garey

Thanks again to those who gave more details to my...

Thanks again to those who gave more details to my original request about the Constellations.
Laurence
25th Nov 2021, 09:09
Replies: 25
Views: 4,939
Posted By l.garey

treadigraph: thanks for that masterful piece of...

treadigraph: thanks for that masterful piece of sleuthing. At last I see them. And thanks, tubby, for the rather good news.
Laurence
24th Nov 2021, 10:15
Replies: 25
Views: 4,939
Posted By l.garey

Thanks treadigraph, but I still can't see them....

Thanks treadigraph, but I still can't see them. Must be well camouflaged! Did any of the DCs or C-97s survive too?
Laurence
PS: I got your link but it's fuzzier than on a big screen. Still can't...
24th Nov 2021, 09:42
Replies: 25
Views: 4,939
Posted By l.garey

Very interesting film, longer ron. Thanks. I...

Very interesting film, longer ron. Thanks. I remember the tragic days of the Biafran war all too well. Just a question: I assume the abandoned wrecks were filmed at Sao Tome. I wonder what happened...
21st Sep 2021, 14:40
Replies: 14
Views: 5,118
Posted By l.garey

Gayford: are you still there? Re your post: As a...

Gayford: are you still there? Re your post: As a controller at Clutch Radar in the early seventies I always understood that the name related to the “clutch” of RAF stations along the Dutch German...
9th Aug 2021, 08:40
Replies: 0
Views: 440
Posted By l.garey

Flight Lieutenant Tony Tubbenhauer, RAAF: a hundred years young

It’s not often we have the good fortune to be able to congratulate a former bomber pilot on his hundredth birthday, but today I am happy to do just that. Although I have never met Tony face to face...
23rd May 2021, 08:57
Replies: 3,505
Views: 478,599
Posted By l.garey

"I think I saw somewhere that F-Wxxx is for...

"I think I saw somewhere that F-Wxxx is for prototypes, but with numerals following the W."

Flightless Parrot: F-Wxxx is used for flight testing, after which the registration reverts to a "normal"...
13th May 2021, 14:11
Replies: 19
Views: 3,897
Posted By l.garey

PAXboy: Was you father a pilot? Maybe he learned...

PAXboy: Was you father a pilot? Maybe he learned to fly on the Harvard.

Laurence
12th Apr 2021, 08:14
Replies: 0
Views: 549
Posted By l.garey

Pilot Officer Arthur Geary, DFC: RIP 13 April 1941

It is 80 years since my third cousin, Pilot Officer Arthur Geary, DFC, died in his Blenheim during a raid on German troops in Greece, the infamous Easter Sunday raid.

Son of a well-known baker in...
8th Apr 2021, 09:20
Replies: 15
Views: 1,989
Posted By l.garey

Wonderful film. Brings back memories of my week...

Wonderful film. Brings back memories of my week at Hawkinge in 1958 flying WT918 and XA282, with up to 11 launches in a day. A Cert on the third day after 19 duel with Flt Lt Matthews and Ladley, and...
8th Feb 2021, 09:42
Replies: 278
Views: 50,244
Posted By l.garey

[QUOTE=finfly1;10985938]I was wondering why...

[QUOTE=finfly1;10985938]I was wondering why nobody had mentioned an aircraft with such a totally distinctive sound. Around 1955, I used to tear out of my home with my 8x30 binoculars to watch as they...
6th Feb 2021, 09:43
Replies: 278
Views: 50,244
Posted By l.garey

pulse1: the Lincoln had Merlins. The Griffons...

pulse1: the Lincoln had Merlins. The Griffons were on the Shackleton.

Laurence
6th Feb 2021, 08:57
Replies: 278
Views: 50,244
Posted By l.garey

That's very memory-evoking, Lancman. When I was...

That's very memory-evoking, Lancman. When I was in the ATC in the 1950s I was lucky enough to fly in the Lincolns at Upwood. It was rare to be alongside the pilot (if not, my favourite spots were in...
3rd Feb 2021, 10:22
Replies: 278
Views: 50,244
Posted By l.garey

Some pleasant memories on this thread! I'm old...

Some pleasant memories on this thread!
I'm old enough to remember hearing B-36s in Eastern England in the 1950s. Unmistakable even if I didn't always see them. And the few times I did see one it...
23rd Nov 2020, 08:43
Replies: 2
Views: 2,466
Posted By l.garey

This sad story is made even more tragic with...

This sad story is made even more tragic with local media reports of evidence that the pilot may have taken his own life in this incident. He was a very well respected member of the local community...
13th Nov 2020, 08:10
Replies: 8
Views: 1,474
Posted By l.garey

Sorry about that 2 sheds. I did reply but maybe I...

Sorry about that 2 sheds. I did reply but maybe I deleted it instead of sending it ?? It was just to say thanks for the suggestion. In fact I got another PM with the information I needed, but I am...
12th Nov 2020, 14:41
Replies: 8
Views: 1,474
Posted By l.garey

Thanks 2 sheds. I've replied to your message. ...

Thanks 2 sheds. I've replied to your message.

Laurence
12th Nov 2020, 08:22
Replies: 8
Views: 1,474
Posted By l.garey

Thanks, dduxbury for that information. I'll...

Thanks, dduxbury for that information. I'll follow it up.

Laurence
11th Nov 2020, 10:26
Replies: 8
Views: 1,474
Posted By l.garey

Thanks for the reply Geriaviator, and the story. ...

Thanks for the reply Geriaviator, and the story.

I also got some information from Don Clark www.211squadron.org (http://www.211squadron.org/) with a photograph of the installation in the Mark I. ...
9th Nov 2020, 09:04
Replies: 8
Views: 1,474
Posted By l.garey

Blenheim Mk I: WOP/AG seat

My third cousin was Pilot Officer Arthur Charles Geary, DFC, a wireless operator/air gunner with 211 Squadron on the Blenheim Mk I. I am in the process of writing a short article about his career,...
8th Nov 2020, 14:53
Replies: 73
Views: 24,233
Posted By l.garey

I think I see only 6 Moths in that picture, of...

I think I see only 6 Moths in that picture, of which the second appears to be G-EBVx (maybe K, but not sure). The first one could be the G-ABHN that you mentioned, but might not be! Which one our...
8th Nov 2020, 08:17
Replies: 73
Views: 24,233
Posted By l.garey

Brilliant. Thanks! Laurence

Brilliant. Thanks!

Laurence
7th Nov 2020, 17:02
Replies: 73
Views: 24,233
Posted By l.garey

Thanks FV. I can't get at my impressment logs any...

Thanks FV. I can't get at my impressment logs any more (you know why!) so if you could look I'd be most grateful.
Laurence
7th Nov 2020, 14:14
Replies: 73
Views: 24,233
Posted By l.garey

Good to hear from you Nina. I hope your...

Good to hear from you Nina. I hope your information will be helpful to the enquirer.

It's also good to see this thread revived. I have a question. My third cousin was Arthur Charles Geary, DFC,...
18th Sep 2020, 14:17
Replies: 63
Views: 11,963
Posted By l.garey

I42: yes you certainly stirred up some memories....

I42: yes you certainly stirred up some memories. Thanks for that.
You say:
My whole PPL was non-radio, including landing at Kidlington and Sywell!

Mine, in the Tiger Moths (post 20, above), was...
17th Sep 2020, 08:13
Replies: 12
Views: 2,236
Posted By l.garey

Further to my post above about parking at LAP:...

Further to my post above about parking at LAP: later, in 1959, the old BOAC Argonauts were lined up, presumably for disposal. Can anyone work out where this parking was?

Laurence...
17th Sep 2020, 07:58
Replies: 12
Views: 2,236
Posted By l.garey

I42 and Dave: I noticed that, about the parking...

I42 and Dave: I noticed that, about the parking on 28R. How would that have affected landing on what was left for that purpose on 28R I wonder. Maybe it was for take-off only. I visited LAP twice in...
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