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Forum: Jet Blast
25th Nov 2019, 19:09
Replies: 74
Views: 8,076
Posted By Tony Mabelis

If you check the ingredients of WD 40 you will...

If you check the ingredients of WD 40 you will find its mostly refined Kerosine and it is very inflammable if it is sprayed onto equipment that is operating and sparking at that time.
Tony
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Nov 2019, 13:10
Replies: 74
Views: 8,076
Posted By Tony Mabelis

You do realise that the tube has to be rotated 90...

You do realise that the tube has to be rotated 90 degrees to enable the pins to be released?
Tony
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Aug 2019, 09:32
Replies: 27
Views: 7,118
Posted By Tony Mabelis

I operated C18's...........50 years ago, and we...

I operated C18's...........50 years ago, and we had coking problems.
I find it amazing that the problem still exists.
Tony
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Aug 2019, 09:24
Replies: 72
Views: 78,897
Posted By Tony Mabelis

Bristow sold off their (our) pensions to various...

Bristow sold off their (our) pensions to various insurance companies.
In my case, I initially called Legal and General who after a search said they had no record.
About 12 months later I received a...
17th Feb 2019, 10:50
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By Tony Mabelis

As an engineer that looks like repair # 6370 in...

As an engineer that looks like repair # 6370 in the year '45
Tony
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2018, 19:58
Replies: 1,174
Views: 547,922
Posted By Tony Mabelis

Sounds like a 'MOD', fitting a grease nipple...

Sounds like a 'MOD', fitting a grease nipple might not be a bad idea, if it already has one, then a maintenance schedule revision to lube it more often.
Tony
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2018, 19:49
Replies: 2,705
Views: 2,207,135
Posted By Tony Mabelis

That sounds like an interesting story, how about...

That sounds like an interesting story, how about recounting it for us?
Tony
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Nov 2018, 11:15
Replies: 2,705
Views: 2,207,135
Posted By Tony Mabelis

Hi Roger, Really nice to see you are still...

Hi Roger,
Really nice to see you are still around!!
I think that the last time we met was at CSE in Oxford back in '88, you were recruiting, and I was doing my Aeroplanes II.
Since then I worked...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Nov 2018, 19:32
Replies: 1,174
Views: 547,922
Posted By Tony Mabelis

'The security at Fairoaks'.................... as...

'The security at Fairoaks'.................... as a retired LAE, I am wondering about the possibility of sabotage, locking pins and wire locking do not fail simultaneously.
Tony
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jul 2018, 09:49
Replies: 2,705
Views: 2,207,135
Posted By Tony Mabelis

I don't think the big C can be attributed to...

I don't think the big C can be attributed to working for Bristow, I retired after 50 years in aviation, of which 12 years were with Bristow.
Sadly I have had my left kidney removed due to the big C....
8th Jul 2018, 21:20
Replies: 35
Views: 5,838
Posted By Tony Mabelis

Dutch or Belgian Hunters ( I cannot remember...

Dutch or Belgian Hunters ( I cannot remember which after 55 years) were definitely fitted with Sidewinder air to air missiles.
I know this, as I was tasked with removing the rails from the aircraft...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jun 2018, 10:34
Replies: 20
Views: 2,395
Posted By Tony Mabelis

I seem to recollect that after N/S and E/W have...

I seem to recollect that after N/S and E/W have been adjusted, the residual error is taken out by bending the mounting bracket!
Tony
28th May 2018, 12:50
Replies: 57
Views: 14,376
Posted By Tony Mabelis

'Sam Weller' my old metal work master at school,...

'Sam Weller' my old metal work master at school, was an apprentice at Rollason Aircraft and Engines in the early 1940's, he then went on to be a Lancaster flight engineer for the rest of the war.
...
8th May 2018, 22:22
Replies: 2
Views: 2,430
Posted By Tony Mabelis

All a question of money, I would imagine. Tony

All a question of money, I would imagine.
Tony
4th May 2018, 10:19
Replies: 3,847
Views: 1,173,854
Posted By Tony Mabelis

Stip lights.

Stip lights.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Apr 2018, 14:14
Replies: 33
Views: 3,317
Posted By Tony Mabelis

On the subject of hard to hear television...

On the subject of hard to hear television programmes, am I the only person to notice that a lot of programmes are so dark that you really can't see what is happening, Homeland and Shetland come to...
19th Feb 2018, 10:00
Replies: 31
Views: 4,612
Posted By Tony Mabelis

I have seen a tail rotor assy on a Bell 206...

I have seen a tail rotor assy on a Bell 206 installed backwards, it took a bit of head scratching when the 'flapping' part of the rigging check allowed the blade to contact the tail boom.
Normally...
10th Feb 2018, 18:10
Replies: 37
Views: 7,858
Posted By Tony Mabelis

I remember Burnaston, I flew in there summer 1964...

I remember Burnaston, I flew in there summer 1964 in a Rollason Condor on the way to Ireland.
Tony
10th Feb 2018, 17:56
Replies: 1
Views: 1,182
Posted By Tony Mabelis

Plug doors only fall in, won't get onto the...

Plug doors only fall in, won't get onto the tarmac unless thrown there.....even in Africa!
Tony
5th Feb 2018, 19:46
Replies: 20
Views: 6,426
Posted By Tony Mabelis

I also recall going through that Tiger Club door,...

I also recall going through that Tiger Club door, for years in the early '60's (key on a string in the letterbox, you would not do that these days!)
How those aircraft would 'talk' when you were in...
17th Jan 2018, 10:54
Replies: 48
Views: 13,189
Posted By Tony Mabelis

My one Bristol Freighter experience was standing...

My one Bristol Freighter experience was standing in the Astro Dome between the engines during a ground run......very impressive!
The aircraft in question was in Dubai on a ferry flight from NZ to UK...
10th Jan 2018, 10:44
Replies: 44
Views: 7,669
Posted By Tony Mabelis

I hope you were taught only to use the handle of...

I hope you were taught only to use the handle of the big screwdriver to wake the impulse coupling.
Tony
14th Dec 2017, 10:18
Replies: 23
Views: 4,688
Posted By Tony Mabelis

Nice to see the aircraft, but as a programme,...

Nice to see the aircraft, but as a programme, trash!
Tony
4th Dec 2017, 10:38
Replies: 3
Views: 2,803
Posted By Tony Mabelis

I flew both of those Airtourers when I was...

I flew both of those Airtourers when I was training at the Biggin Hill Flying club back in 1973.
Tony
3rd Dec 2017, 22:33
Replies: 12
Views: 3,002
Posted By Tony Mabelis

I worked for Dubai Airwing, on that ramp from '77...

I worked for Dubai Airwing, on that ramp from '77 -'89.
That DC6 in the picture was dragged away by the airport authority and stored down by the fire station before being broken up, as the ramp in...
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