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25th Jan 2023, 22:03
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By POBJOY

As a youngster I well remember Philip Cleife...

As a youngster I well remember Philip Cleife appearing on a TV program (B&W) in which 'contestants' had to present their business to a panel with a cash prize to the eventual winner. In the end I...
24th Jan 2023, 22:56
Replies: 14
Views: 3,991
Posted By POBJOY

Ignoring the regulations

The reason that Shoreham changed everything was due to the public outcry* regarding multiple deaths. This* was quite in order especially as the airshow/display world was SUPPOSED to be subject to...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jan 2023, 22:01
Replies: 91
Views: 17,409
Posted By POBJOY

Popped in to PZ today to check on current...

Popped in to PZ today to check on current schedule, S76 does one morning and one afternoon return flight. Closed Sun.
12th Jan 2023, 23:16
Replies: 42
Views: 8,742
Posted By POBJOY

What happened to the Beau hut at Halton. engines...

What happened to the Beau hut at Halton. engines and nose used for ground running training.
1st Jan 2023, 07:30
Replies: 32
Views: 10,883
Posted By POBJOY

Max 'Hands On' No Clots involved

Another reinventing of the wheel that lost the plot, 'and no computers'. When does an organisation get to realise that when you have capable people in the system the system 'purrs' along despite...
31st Dec 2022, 18:20
Replies: 32
Views: 10,883
Posted By POBJOY

ATC 'Training' (as was)

Yes, Thats what the Worlds best Gliding Scheme could achieve 'as the norm' back then, Syerston had replaced No 1 & 2 Gliding centres, but was still actually running weeks (A&B) courses whilst also...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Dec 2022, 23:38
Replies: 91
Views: 17,409
Posted By POBJOY

Heliport to Foodstore

Post 72 covered that (keep up chaps)

When the original Heliport opened (built on a rubbish tip) the area was development free and had clear approaches close to the sea. After the 400 ft base at...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Dec 2022, 13:08
Replies: 91
Views: 17,409
Posted By POBJOY

For Scilly, Penzance, and Lands end, with a...

For Scilly, Penzance, and Lands end, with a terminal VOR/DME virtually in the St Just circuit, plus an NDB on Scilly and PZ The Island route was quite well provided for both 'route info' and airfield...
24th Dec 2022, 09:11
Replies: 888
Views: 504,049
Posted By POBJOY

Will Airshows be safer !!!!

The main Issue with Shoreham was the lack of implementation of the existing rules/guidance at the time, starting with the Display authorisation and continuing to the lack of actual Display control on...
18th Dec 2022, 18:10
Replies: 80
Views: 8,846
Posted By POBJOY

Quality History Science Museum Spitfire and Hurricane

The science museum has two very historic machines that can be viewed up close.
Both are genuine BoB veterans and in near original condition.
Hurricane KW-Z was a 615 machine that flew from Kenley,...
6th Dec 2022, 23:49
Replies: 12
Views: 2,587
Posted By POBJOY

Pobjoy had several commercial checks with Rufus...

Pobjoy had several commercial checks with Rufus over the years at Exeter, Plymouth, and Lands End. Always a pleasure to fly with him and do 'the stories bit' afterwards.
I wish I had had more time...
2nd Dec 2022, 21:19
Replies: 5
Views: 1,038
Posted By POBJOY

I used to see RH on the display circuit and...

I used to see RH on the display circuit and during a 'tent tea break' he related how he managed to wrangle a Tempest flight when attending a gunnery shoot in Germany.
He may have even 'swooped a...
2nd Dec 2022, 21:09
Replies: 48
Views: 6,437
Posted By POBJOY

Frog Kits

I indeed remember some Frog kits because they made quite a good 1/72 Hurricane which actually had a retracting u/cart. It looked better on a stand rather than its wheels due to the inability of the...
27th Nov 2022, 21:35
Replies: 118
Views: 17,576
Posted By POBJOY

With this 'RUSH' to work from home, they can let...

With this 'RUSH' to work from home, they can let the pilots operate the flight deck from home, and the cabin crew can be 'upskilled' to deal with any issues that may occur, on the other hand the...
25th Nov 2022, 22:09
Replies: 17
Views: 2,332
Posted By POBJOY

Like its brother in arms the Hurricane was...

Like its brother in arms the Hurricane was designed around the Rolls V 12 engine that was to become the Merlin.
It worked because it combined power with low frontal drag and minimum weight for its...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Nov 2022, 19:10
Replies: 91
Views: 17,409
Posted By POBJOY

Original PZ heliport

The original site was more valuable to the owners as a retail outlet (Sainsbury) and it was suggested that a Heliport could go down the road to St Erth (not a popular suggestion to the locals). The...
7th Nov 2022, 09:32
Replies: 74
Views: 6,429
Posted By POBJOY

Facts of Life

Councils are having to show they are trying to 'assist' the Carbon Neutral scenario.
Airshows are an easy target as they would find the visual effect of all those engines rather difficult to justify...
19th Sep 2022, 22:31
Replies: 22
Views: 4,437
Posted By POBJOY

Read the handbook

Of course if you bother to read the C337 handbook (quite thin) and understand the fuel system and basic (Continental) fuel injection system then starts and operation are hardly a black art. At the...
10th Sep 2022, 22:49
Replies: 22
Views: 4,437
Posted By POBJOY

The engines are def the weak spot for the 337, ok...

The engines are def the weak spot for the 337, ok for sensible private use, but not beefy enough for single eng training and multiple shut downs. As to the eng failure/gear issue then if it is down...
8th Sep 2022, 22:46
Replies: 81
Views: 7,370
Posted By POBJOY

My goodness if I had known they were still flyind...

My goodness if I had known they were still flyind Mossies at Exeter in 63 I would have hitch hiked down the A30 from Surrey in my ATC uniform and hung around for a flight.
As it was I used to go up...
7th Sep 2022, 06:56
Replies: 41
Views: 4,464
Posted By POBJOY

Relocation !!!

There must be somewhere they can go on that site?[/QUOTE]

As alluded in an earlier post there is a vast amount of land adjoining the Civil Airport and not in its security zone that was part of the...
6th Sep 2022, 22:17
Replies: 41
Views: 4,464
Posted By POBJOY

council response

This may take a few days to get out in the normal public domain.
6th Sep 2022, 22:14
Replies: 41
Views: 4,464
Posted By POBJOY

Thats about it, which is why the CAF departed...

Thats about it, which is why the CAF departed when faced with reality. The 'museum' aspect was given much assistance to help them establish themselves, but they were in a poor location for visitor...
6th Sep 2022, 06:06
Replies: 41
Views: 4,464
Posted By POBJOY

its all about costs

I think you will find they 'could not agree on the terms for another lease' which in effect meant that the potential income would not meet the future costs. Cornwall Council are obliged to operate...
5th Sep 2022, 23:04
Replies: 41
Views: 4,464
Posted By POBJOY

Reality rules OK

Those of us who work in the area knew only too well that once someone had to pay for facilities it would fail that test.
It is quite obvious that they ignored the basics of 'business' in that you...
5th Sep 2022, 05:31
Replies: 41
Views: 4,464
Posted By POBJOY

Sustainability

If you choose to have an operation based at a Civil Airport (as opposed to a disused airfield) the costs are always going to be against you for obvious reasons. When the CAF honeymoon period finished...
4th Sep 2022, 22:47
Replies: 41
Views: 4,464
Posted By POBJOY

Newquay Airport is not such a 'huge site' as the...

Newquay Airport is not such a 'huge site' as the former RAF St Mawgan which still operates the former camp area and a substantial parcel of land to the North.
There are several reasons for the...
3rd Sep 2022, 22:14
Replies: 41
Views: 4,464
Posted By POBJOY

The serious question is 'who should subsidise...

The serious question is 'who should subsidise this venture' when we have an ongoing problem in Cornwall with the lack of affordable housing and an increasing number of people who need real support...
18th Aug 2022, 22:08
Replies: 59
Views: 9,815
Posted By POBJOY

Corrosion Heaven

Well that would fix it well and truly, might as well pour acid over it.
6th Aug 2022, 06:22
Replies: 165
Views: 44,580
Posted By POBJOY

Back to basics !!!

Oh dear what a mess (but not a surprise) . This ongoing 'gamekeeper turned poachers' scenario is endemic in the realms of Government circles and well established in all levels of
(early retirement...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Jun 2022, 09:42
Replies: 91
Views: 17,409
Posted By POBJOY

History repeating itself

My points were both confirmation of AF elevations and highlighting that despite 50 years of tech advance nothing has changed. L-end still gets socked in when PZ is flyable, and even PZ is subject to...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Jun 2022, 21:24
Replies: 91
Views: 17,409
Posted By POBJOY

AF elevation and NDB

Both St Marys and PZ used to have an NDB. L-End (400ft) had the Cot Valley and red & white telephone poles for the Rapides !!!
St Marys (116ft) and Tresco PZ (sea level) were not usually the...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Jun 2022, 23:57
Replies: 91
Views: 17,409
Posted By POBJOY

Coping with Covid

The Simple truth is Costs are rising more than fare prices can cope with. having had the mega problem of a new service set up then Covid, with only a small seating capacity that limits earnings I do...
24th Jun 2022, 22:26
Replies: 21
Views: 5,439
Posted By POBJOY

Joining the LAA

MOD realise that the LAA operate affordable aircraft that the Pilots can fix themselves.
1st Jun 2022, 23:35
Replies: 280
Views: 124,532
Posted By POBJOY

I think he actually had a cigar lighter !!!!

I think he actually had a cigar lighter !!!!
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