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6th Jan 2020, 10:34
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Posted By staircase

If true very sad. Another good bloke that will be...

If true very sad. Another good bloke that will be missed.
11th Dec 2019, 12:59
Replies: 77
Views: 19,567
Posted By staircase

This thread reminds me of the comment by one of...

This thread reminds me of the comment by one of the ‘Few’, on one of the History Channels, when he was asked how he felt when he heard Churchill’s speech about ‘never owing so much to so few.’
...
4th Dec 2019, 16:06
Replies: 22
Views: 10,284
Posted By staircase

I wonder who paid the bill? Aeroplane and...

I wonder who paid the bill?

Aeroplane and load back where it started, and yet KLM in for 12 hours flying.

Looks like the only people to make money out of this will be the lawyers.
2nd Oct 2019, 09:03
Replies: 53
Views: 50,529
Posted By staircase

Some years ago before retirement, my management...

Some years ago before retirement, my management 'encouraged' plog fuel. One day I got back after a flight to see the fleet manager filling in a report to explain why he had shut down with less than...
22nd Sep 2019, 18:57
Replies: 24
Views: 5,160
Posted By staircase

i reckon the wing in the photo goldy 2311 is a...

i reckon the wing in the photo goldy 2311 is a Hudson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jja6k136NuE
10th Aug 2019, 11:51
Replies: 27
Views: 6,498
Posted By staircase

All very interesting , but the Beaufighter - what...

All very interesting , but the Beaufighter - what would you given to have had a go at flying one? Not in combat, just a dam good couple of hours driving it around for fun.

Mind you, it would...
1st Aug 2019, 16:53
Replies: 47
Views: 7,101
Posted By staircase

Does anyone remember the; 'White Knuckles...

Does anyone remember the;

'White Knuckles Cadet Mk2, with the Flesh Creep engine. Made out of a newly discovered composite of weetabix, and flown by a small family of hamsters'?
11th Jul 2019, 09:34
Replies: 8
Views: 4,238
Posted By staircase

It would be interesting to know where Ken is now...

It would be interesting to know where Ken is now - I can't think where or when, but I am sure that somehow or another he owes me money!!
21st Jun 2019, 21:14
Replies: 1
Views: 1,524
Posted By staircase

Well it was taken after I left Christmas '85.

Well it was taken after I left Christmas '85.
15th May 2019, 16:50
Replies: 57
Views: 16,671
Posted By staircase

Yes they did, and one member of the 543 team was...

Yes they did, and one member of the 543 team was at Brooklands last week to represent them.
10th May 2019, 16:16
Replies: 57
Views: 16,671
Posted By staircase

I was a bit surprised that it was not better...

I was a bit surprised that it was not better attended, or that the 50th anniversary was not more widely publicised.

However, then my offspring did point out that no one under 50 was alive at the...
Forum: Tech Log
10th May 2019, 13:46
Replies: 16
Views: 2,845
Posted By staircase

As soon as I looked at that Rhodes chart, I found...

As soon as I looked at that Rhodes chart, I found myself wondering why the sun was up in the sky, and checking my watch to make sure it was not 02.00 hrs.
8th Apr 2019, 18:13
Replies: 27
Views: 10,318
Posted By staircase

Ummm, I remember every 1369 debrief, all of which...

Ummm, I remember every 1369 debrief, all of which began with;
'if only you could develop a little more tact'
Says it all really
3rd Apr 2019, 13:34
Replies: 61
Views: 50,907
Posted By staircase

Having been retired a number of years now I...

Having been retired a number of years now I wonder if my ‘tuppence worth’ is relevant, but here goes.

My first simulator sessions were when I became a F/O and subsequently a captain on an analogue...
1st Apr 2019, 20:42
Replies: 123
Views: 32,200
Posted By staircase

I tried to do POP to LGW in '94, but chickened...

I tried to do POP to LGW in '94, but chickened out and went to Cardiff for some gas after 8hrs 20mins. It was a VERY full load of 233 and some very old 'children' on the load sheet,(if you see what I...
25th Mar 2019, 15:44
Replies: 107
Views: 99,371
Posted By staircase

Had this sort of thing myself just after computer...

Had this sort of thing myself just after computer rostering and flight plans first became the norm in the eighties.

Checked into the crew room expecting to go to AGP from my roster, and was given...
9th Mar 2019, 17:42
Replies: 57
Views: 16,671
Posted By staircase

bill fly, check your private messages

bill fly, check your private messages
7th Mar 2019, 10:01
Replies: 14
Views: 2,772
Posted By staircase

Brian looks a bit thinner than when I knew him as...

Brian looks a bit thinner than when I knew him as my instructor on the Rissie course a few years (1975) later than that photo .

A very good bloke who taught me a lot. I hope he is still well and...
1st Mar 2019, 08:44
Replies: 79
Views: 17,694
Posted By staircase

Me to Mrs. Staircase; 'Good God, my simple...

Me to Mrs. Staircase;

'Good God, my simple question has produced 3 web pages of answers'

Mrs. Staircase;

'What a sad bunch of old geezers 'ppruners' are, with nothing else to do but discuss...
27th Feb 2019, 08:10
Replies: 22
Views: 3,993
Posted By staircase

''they carried a reduced bomb load''. The...

''they carried a reduced bomb load''.

The weight I have seen quoted for ABC was 650lb's, plus the weight of the extra crew member, so effectively a 1,000 reduction in payload.

As for Harris not...
26th Feb 2019, 10:37
Replies: 79
Views: 17,694
Posted By staircase

Well i guess that answers my question, thanks for...

Well i guess that answers my question, thanks for the prompt reply.
26th Feb 2019, 10:11
Replies: 79
Views: 17,694
Posted By staircase

saluting a Prime Minister

A real genuine question, and no politics please, but constitutional answers only.

Watching our Prime Minister on the television, each time she passes a serviceman she gets a salute.

Since the...
25th Feb 2019, 16:22
Replies: 22
Views: 3,993
Posted By staircase

BC - ABC...

BC - ABC (http://www.lancaster-archive.com/bc_abc.htm)

Wiki may well be wrong Pontius!
25th Feb 2019, 07:48
Replies: 22
Views: 3,993
Posted By staircase

'In WW2 ABC would be sending out jamming signals...

'In WW2 ABC would be sending out jamming signals to confuse the German night fighter radars and conceal the main force bombers. Of course the emissions on the German AI radar frequencies could be...
14th Feb 2019, 12:17
Replies: 7
Views: 3,272
Posted By staircase

The Romans even had the foresight to 'bend'...

The Romans even had the foresight to 'bend' Ermine Street around RW 23 at Scampton.

It was also a very clever thought, to build that bridge in Gainsborough to stop the U-Boats getting down the...
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