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30th Jan 2023, 21:26
Replies: 459
Views: 434,180
Posted By JEM60

I seem to remember an American saying. 'Watch him...

I seem to remember an American saying. 'Watch him spin, watch him burn, he took off bank in a low speed turn'.Very appropriate to this discussion. Spectacularly demonstrated to me in a glider when...
20th Dec 2022, 09:23
Replies: 140
Views: 39,316
Posted By JEM60

Flight deck visit on a 747/200. Asked what it...

Flight deck visit on a 747/200. Asked what it was like to fly something so large. Reply. 'Well, easy really!. We just fly this little bit at the front and hope the rest follows!!.'
17th Dec 2022, 22:37
Replies: 140
Views: 39,316
Posted By JEM60

BA747-200. G-AWNO. Capt. Hugh Dibley. Appropriate...

BA747-200. G-AWNO. Capt. Hugh Dibley. Appropriate as wife and I going to the U.S. Grand Prix. {Dibley did quite a lot of motor racing] Same to Montreal.
EL AL 747-200. Heathrow to Tel Aviv
Air...
15th Dec 2022, 08:51
Replies: 295
Views: 152,451
Posted By JEM60

Couldn't agree more!!. Having seen 9 Airshow...

Couldn't agree more!!. Having seen 9 Airshow crashes and 11 lives lost, I cringed at what I saw at Oshkosh on numerous occasions. In England, I never liked to see close formation aerobatics. I...
4th Dec 2022, 10:52
Replies: 548
Views: 217,168
Posted By JEM60

May have posted this before, but can't scroll...

May have posted this before, but can't scroll through 25 pages!!. When I was 15 or so I used to cycle to Bovingdon from near Aylesbury. Took some time!!. Was near the traffic lights on the...
15th Oct 2022, 15:10
Replies: 109
Views: 19,623
Posted By JEM60

GEEZERS. Very like my experiences, missing the...

GEEZERS. Very like my experiences, missing the G.222 and the SU.at Paris. I can add the P.38 at Duxford, and the Firefly at the same Venue.. and a fatal collision at Oshkosh. Sad days. My wife...
15th Oct 2022, 10:45
Replies: 109
Views: 19,623
Posted By JEM60

I remember the Brands Hatch Harrier very well. I...

I remember the Brands Hatch Harrier very well. I was at Clearways, not far from it's pad. The pilot was David [or was it Dudley?] Carvell [ex Red Arrows I believe]. My memory is that he completed his...
18th Sep 2022, 08:45
Replies: 119
Views: 25,581
Posted By JEM60

Reported on another site as to having been...

Reported on another site as to having been already winched out, and is on hard standing.
6th Sep 2022, 09:09
Replies: 81
Views: 7,439
Posted By JEM60

Shack, MR3?? Never saw one fly!. Went all the...

Shack, MR3?? Never saw one fly!. Went all the way to Cape Town to a show that it was flying in. It got to the end of the runway at Ysterplatt, had a big mag drop and returned, never to be seen...
5th Sep 2022, 12:07
Replies: 81
Views: 7,439
Posted By JEM60

Used to help a farmer friend in Little Missenden,...

Used to help a farmer friend in Little Missenden, Bucks, not far in a straight line from Bovingdon. Used to see the B.25 filming three or four Mosquitos regularly for a time. Good days!.
30th Jul 2022, 18:00
29th Jul 2022, 22:09
Replies: 94
Views: 14,459
Posted By JEM60

Second ever flight was in a Beverley at Abingdon...

Second ever flight was in a Beverley at Abingdon as an A.T.C. cadet.
12th Jul 2022, 19:08
Replies: 10
Views: 3,838
Posted By JEM60

SueVetements Absolutely right. CAF show...

SueVetements Absolutely right. CAF show Harlingen 1983. My trainers melted!!!!!,
30th Jun 2022, 10:54
Replies: 20
Views: 4,613
Posted By JEM60

Seem to remember several years ago that an...

Seem to remember several years ago that an Instructor and pupil were killed at Kidlington? when taking off near a helicopter that was doing a hot refuel in their vicinity. It rolled inverted on...
1st Jun 2022, 07:39
Replies: 66
Views: 24,838
Posted By JEM60

1983. Houston Hobby Airport, Texas. Southwest...

1983. Houston Hobby Airport, Texas. Southwest Airlines. ALL crew loading baggage!!. All smiling and lovely people, looking as if they enjoyed what they were doing. Different times, eh.
16th Mar 2022, 23:07
Replies: 25
Views: 6,168
Posted By JEM60

A D.C.8 Airliner went supersonic many years ago....

A D.C.8 Airliner went supersonic many years ago. Hard to believe, but it WAS true!.
16th Nov 2021, 10:26
Replies: 5
Views: 3,140
Posted By JEM60

Breighton Airfield crash 14th November 2021

Apart from ASN, cannot find any information regarding this fatal crash on the airfield on Sunday. Any more news???
11th Nov 2021, 21:21
Replies: 548
Views: 217,168
Posted By JEM60

I was also standing on this spot when a Meteor...

I was also standing on this spot when a Meteor T.7. landed long, left it too late to go-round, swerved off the runway to the right, whereupon the port undercarriage broke off, and it careered across...
11th Nov 2021, 21:17
Replies: 18
Views: 5,989
Posted By JEM60

Apologies Dave. I had the wrong information. ...

Apologies Dave. I had the wrong information. Regards.
10th Nov 2021, 06:48
Replies: 18
Views: 5,989
Posted By JEM60

Hi, Dave. Yes, one person alive, but I believe he...

Hi, Dave. Yes, one person alive, but I believe he died in the hands of a woman helper at the scene. All very sad, either way.
6th Nov 2021, 23:46
Replies: 18
Views: 5,989
Posted By JEM60

Remembering the 737 that crashed at Schipol a few...

Remembering the 737 that crashed at Schipol a few years ago. Flight deck scarcely damaged, yet all three pilots died. Sudden stop.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Nov 2021, 15:40
Replies: 17
Views: 5,896
Posted By JEM60

AH64 Apaches are regularly over and near my...

AH64 Apaches are regularly over and near my village of Chedburgh, near Bury St. Edmunds minus lights, obviously on a night ex near Chedburgh airfield, sometimes as late as 11 p.m. Low enough to see...
26th Oct 2021, 20:27
Replies: 5
Views: 1,971
Posted By JEM60

Ah, good days!. Did a Goodwood Travel on BOAB...

Ah, good days!. Did a Goodwood Travel on BOAB Heathrow Bay of Biscay and return. So pleased to have done it, and with a flight deck visit thrown in!.
6th Oct 2021, 17:40
Replies: 27
Views: 6,865
Posted By JEM60

My first solo machine, Cessna 150, Wycombe Air...

My first solo machine, Cessna 150, Wycombe Air Centre G-AXDJ was fatally crashed on final to Coventry Airport not long after.
3rd Sep 2021, 08:27
Replies: 31
Views: 7,954
Posted By JEM60

I remember the Coventry incident well!. Unusual...

I remember the Coventry incident well!. Unusual to see bits falling off/out. Wasn't quite sure what was happening. The aircraft was not allowed to fly in the show the next day if I recall. Sad...
6th Aug 2021, 13:03
Replies: 6
Views: 3,004
Posted By JEM60

Wife and I were in Ketchikan on this ship 3 years...

Wife and I were in Ketchikan on this ship 3 years ago. She asked me if I was going for a flight, and , despite having at one time a PPL for 10 years, I declined for the very reasons that DaveR gave....
11th May 2021, 08:46
Replies: 3,504
Views: 458,173
Posted By JEM60

2,0000 feet Treaders?. Had one over my bungalow...

2,0000 feet Treaders?. Had one over my bungalow in Chedburgh at no more than 200 feet!. 1910 yesterday evening. Lovely in the late sun
10th May 2021, 10:10
Replies: 34
Views: 4,277
Posted By JEM60

Years ago, I confided in my instructor that...

Years ago, I confided in my instructor that 'flying scares me a little bit'. His reply 'Good. Then you will treat it with the respect it deserves. ' We got on famously, and I completed the PPL in...
7th May 2021, 08:28
Replies: 3,504
Views: 458,173
Posted By JEM60

Nice Beech Staggerwing in the distance late...

Nice Beech Staggerwing in the distance late afternoon near Chedburgh.
6th May 2021, 08:19
Replies: 56
Views: 27,112
Posted By JEM60

Sadly, he didn't wear seat belts in his vintage...

Sadly, he didn't wear seat belts in his vintage BRM when racing in Australia. Thrown out and killed. As a previous poster says roll bars etc. are there for your protection......
23rd Apr 2021, 22:02
Replies: 3,504
Views: 458,173
Posted By JEM60

Lovely looking Isaacs Fury glistening in the...

Lovely looking Isaacs Fury glistening in the afternoon sun past my bungalow in Chedburgh . Great afternoon to be in that, oh, a Chipmunk in R.A.,F colours doing a couple of PFLs this morning. Nice to...
7th Apr 2021, 07:19
Replies: 15
Views: 2,009
Posted By JEM60

Happiest days of my life, apart from family of...

Happiest days of my life, apart from family of course. Staff Cadet on 613 at Halton. It was nice to see the winch driving shots. I loved winching. It became a matter of pride to be good at it. ...
2nd Apr 2021, 09:17
Replies: 26
Views: 7,309
Posted By JEM60

My wife is right, as usual. U.S. Grand Prix 1975.

My wife is right, as usual. U.S. Grand Prix 1975.
2nd Apr 2021, 08:08
Replies: 26
Views: 7,309
Posted By JEM60

My wife and I flew to the U.S. Grand Prix in...

My wife and I flew to the U.S. Grand Prix in '77??? with Capt. Dibley. He was kind enough to invite me to the Flight Deck. Good old days!. At the time, he was quite well known as a racing driver,...
3rd Mar 2021, 12:54
Replies: 39
Views: 7,956
Posted By JEM60

Just coming up to 79 years old, and my wife[aka...

Just coming up to 79 years old, and my wife[aka Senior management] has decreed no more flying!!!!. B....er!. Had years of it, loved every minute. Always treated the C.C with respect, even after...
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