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23rd Nov 2020, 08:43
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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: 933
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: 933
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: 933
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: 933
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: 933
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: 20,487
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: 20,487
Posted By l.garey

Brilliant. Thanks! Laurence

Brilliant. Thanks!

Laurence
7th Nov 2020, 17:02
Replies: 73
Views: 20,487
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: 20,487
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: 66
Views: 7,377
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: 1,547
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: 1,547
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...
16th Sep 2020, 08:50
Replies: 12
Views: 1,547
Posted By l.garey

Amazing stuff to look through, akerosid! I...

Amazing stuff to look through, akerosid!
I liked the comment on one "London" chart from 1954: "Runways will take Stratocruisers".

Laurence
15th Sep 2020, 08:00
Replies: 66
Views: 7,377
Posted By l.garey

769 years of SOLO flying? But they even let some...

769 years of SOLO flying? But they even let some of us fly with someone else in the aeroplane afterwards!

Laurence
14th Sep 2020, 14:49
Replies: 66
Views: 7,377
Posted By l.garey

My first solo also thanks to those wonderful...

My first solo also thanks to those wonderful Flying Scholarships. All of 62 years ago, in August 1958 in Tiger Moth G-AHXN at Marshalls Cambridge. My seventh flight and after 5h35 dual. My first go...
5th Sep 2020, 09:49
Replies: 27
Views: 4,602
Posted By l.garey

Trident 2Es were used GVA-LHR-GVA at least until...

Trident 2Es were used GVA-LHR-GVA at least until November 1981. Indeed they were my last Trident flights.

Laurence
27th Aug 2020, 14:24
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By l.garey

Amos: I'll send a copy of the original via email....

Amos: I'll send a copy of the original via email. Let me know if you get it OK:

Laurence
27th Aug 2020, 10:24
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By l.garey

Fauteuil: yes we are seriously cross posting...

Fauteuil: yes we are seriously cross posting today!
The "fabric" is so badly done (as is the case of the Tiger Moth parked next to the Aiglet) that I wondered at the time if this was wrapping rather...
27th Aug 2020, 10:16
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By l.garey

Re the photo I just posted, above, I can't say if...

Re the photo I just posted, above, I can't say if these were the original colours. In fact the fabric is very sagging, so looks as if it might not be original. For a photo of W4104 in camouflage see:...
27th Aug 2020, 09:51
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By l.garey

I have one of Pakistan Air Force J/5F Aiglet...

I have one of Pakistan Air Force J/5F Aiglet Trainer W4108 that I took at the PAF Museum, Karachi, on 27 March 2007.

Laurence...
20th Aug 2020, 16:25
Replies: 18
Views: 3,768
Posted By l.garey

As DaveReid says, LAP North was the old terminal...

As DaveReid says, LAP North was the old terminal site along the Bath Road in the 1950s and 1960s. I just went back to my spotting records and marvel at the lists of "classic" sightings I made there...
1st Aug 2020, 10:03
Replies: 16
Views: 2,338
Posted By l.garey

Certainly looks like it! Laurence

Certainly looks like it!

Laurence
1st Aug 2020, 07:58
Replies: 2
Views: 1,110
Posted By l.garey

treadigraph: Yes, they were fortunate. When I saw...

treadigraph: Yes, they were fortunate. When I saw the photo I feared the worst. I haven't yet seen any reports on the circumstances. Maybe the wings sheared off and left the fuselage relatively...
31st Jul 2020, 16:48
Replies: 2
Views: 1,110
Posted By l.garey

Crash of Bücker 131 Switzerland, 28 July 2020: minor injuries only

A Bücker 131 Jungmann of the Gruyère Aero Club, HB-UVB, crashed on final approach to Epagny airfield, Switzerland, on 28 July 2020. It crashed into trees near the airfield, destroying the aircraft...
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