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6th Aug 2022, 12:16
Replies: 19
Views: 1,527
Posted By lastgasp

You've got a helluva good memory, better than...

You've got a helluva good memory, better than mine, but when you mentioned it, it stirred up vague recollections for me of that sensational (for those innocent days) story. On this computer I am...
19th May 2021, 16:09
Replies: 13
Views: 6,813
Posted By lastgasp

Thank you for sharing that.

Thank you for sharing that.
10th Jun 2013, 19:52
Replies: 65
Views: 12,801
Posted By lastgasp

Only two proper noisy jetsall day and one of them...

Only two proper noisy jetsall day and one of them (vulcan) didn't even belong to the RAF. Have the cuts really gone that deep?


Should have gone to the Welshpool Air Show twenty-five miles to...
21st Jun 2011, 12:14
Replies: 16
Views: 2,222
Posted By lastgasp

You could look at the RYA (Royal Yachting...

You could look at the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) website - obviously UK based. Their Sea Survival course at Poole is intended for sailors, but, hey, once you're in the water, it doesn't really...
7th Jun 2011, 10:45
Replies: 7
Views: 2,721
Posted By lastgasp

Rolling/Doering Thanks for the links, that...

Rolling/Doering

Thanks for the links, that hopefully I will manage to retain this time.

In fact, AtchamTower has kindly put some effort into researching this for me. It would seem - still to be...
2nd Jun 2011, 19:57
Replies: 7
Views: 2,721
Posted By lastgasp

Atcham Thanks. PM on its way.

Atcham

Thanks. PM on its way.
2nd Jun 2011, 09:18
Replies: 7
Views: 2,721
Posted By lastgasp

Tracing WWII aircrew casualties?

I am fairly certain that a while back someone posted a link to a searchable database of RAF casualties, or perhaps it was just Bomber Command? A computer fault lost my bookmarks and, search as I...
30th Nov 2010, 13:29
Replies: 16
Views: 3,063
Posted By lastgasp

That's very sad. I learned to fly there a zillion...

That's very sad. I learned to fly there a zillion years ago, so I retain a sentimental attachment to the old place.

I stopped off to have a look at it when passing that way last year and was...
29th Jun 2010, 09:07
Replies: 39
Views: 31,149
Posted By lastgasp

Adopt a Military Grave

This might be an appropriate thread to remind ppruners that there are similar graves in churchyards all around the UK - and someone is needed to keep an eye on them.

After contacting CWGC about an...
29th Jun 2010, 09:07
Replies: 41
Views: 7,017
Posted By lastgasp

Adopt a Military Grave

This might be an appropriate thread to remind ppruners that there are similar graves in churchyards all around the UK - and someone is needed to keep an eye on them.

After contacting CWGC about an...
23rd Dec 2009, 08:27
Replies: 200
Views: 91,839
Posted By lastgasp

BBC now saying "All passengers off...

BBC now saying "All passengers off safely"
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Dec 2009, 09:51
Replies: 151
Views: 54,790
Posted By lastgasp

Thanks for all the replies. I think I've got the...

Thanks for all the replies. I think I've got the picture.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Dec 2009, 07:57
Replies: 151
Views: 54,790
Posted By lastgasp

Thanks for that. I've been searching around but...

Thanks for that. I've been searching around but hadn't found those links.

It's interesting that my own initial doubts about the feasibility/viability of such a service are shared. I'm waiting for...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Dec 2009, 07:01
Replies: 151
Views: 54,790
Posted By lastgasp

The UK Childrens Air Ambulance - Info??

Anyone in the air ambulance field with any knowledge of this?

I've never heard of this organisation but a charity I'm involved with has received a request for funds. The letter points to quite an...
9th Dec 2009, 08:53
Replies: 17
Views: 2,422
Posted By lastgasp

That story, apparently authentic, has been...

That story, apparently authentic, has been recounted on here on a previous occasion. Can't remember where/when. Think you'll have to give the search facility a good bending.
24th Nov 2009, 09:40
Replies: 10
Views: 1,645
Posted By lastgasp

The old tarmac removed is called "scalpings" and...

The old tarmac removed is called "scalpings" and is used as a base layer for new roads, drives etc.
11th Nov 2009, 14:10
Replies: 12,796
Views: 4,378,748
Posted By lastgasp

regle I have been slowly working my way...

regle

I have been slowly working my way through this thread, - undoubtedly the most fascinating and valuable record to appear here, - and to my delight spotted your reference to Len Thorne, the...
28th Sep 2009, 10:32
Replies: 53
Views: 17,436
Posted By lastgasp

Airfield Conservation Trust

Grimweasel

Haven't seen it mentioned here thus far, - apologies if it has already been.

I don't know much about them, but the Airfield Conservation Trust are also active in this field -...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Sep 2009, 06:19
Replies: 52
Views: 20,463
Posted By lastgasp

A misinterpretation, I think. Most reports...

A misinterpretation, I think.

Most reports indicate it was 40 mins after the Mayday before the crash site was located.
15th Sep 2009, 10:12
Replies: 13
Views: 4,375
Posted By lastgasp

Back to the O.P. For what it's worth, I had...

Back to the O.P.

For what it's worth, I had the same symptoms that, in my total medical ignorance, I self-diagnosed as a touch of sciatica, a word I knew but did not really understand. I...
26th Aug 2009, 10:33
Replies: 6
Views: 1,966
Posted By lastgasp

Connoisseurs of journalism may enjoy this, taken...

Connoisseurs of journalism may enjoy this, taken from the crews' local paper, the Wolverhampton Express and Star:

"The aircraft is thought to have stalled as it tried to avoid a fog bank while...
22nd Jul 2009, 16:17
Replies: 6
Views: 3,582
Posted By lastgasp

I think it was on the ukga website last time I...

I think it was on the ukga website last time I looked
21st Jul 2009, 08:56
Replies: 14
Views: 1,301
Posted By lastgasp

I think this is a long-standing issue. Back in...

I think this is a long-standing issue. Back in the days I was into motorcycle racing I can recall that teams encountered mysterious performance problems with previously perfectly set-up engines...
6th Jul 2009, 16:53
Replies: 7
Views: 913
Posted By lastgasp

Just realised Englishal has already mentioned it...

Just realised Englishal has already mentioned it - but worth repeating - please take note of the noise abatement circuit. Shobdon is an excellent place and doesn't want to upset it's neighbours.
1st Jul 2009, 15:32
Replies: 5
Views: 1,121
Posted By lastgasp

Cheers. That's obviously the one they mentioned. ...

Cheers. That's obviously the one they mentioned.

Two in quick succession as you say but, sadly, the outcome of this latest crash looks likely to be much more serious.
1st Jul 2009, 15:14
Replies: 5
Views: 1,121
Posted By lastgasp

Light aircraft down near Stoke on Trent

Just caught the tail end of BBC reporting a light aircarft down near to Stoke on Trent.

Can't see anything on here yet. Has anyone any details?
11th Jun 2009, 10:05
Replies: 60
Views: 17,998
Posted By lastgasp

I would like to thank all those who have...

I would like to thank all those who have contributed information/impressions to this thread.

It has proved to be most interesting and helpful. Well done, guys!
14th Apr 2009, 04:04
Replies: 5
Views: 1,653
Posted By lastgasp

There is already a thread running on this

There is already a thread running on this
2nd Apr 2009, 13:54
Replies: 10
Views: 3,476
Posted By lastgasp

According to G-INFO registration has been...

According to G-INFO registration has been cancelled
27th Mar 2009, 07:40
Replies: 35
Views: 7,210
Posted By lastgasp

Only just noticed this thread. Fl. Lt Mac...

Only just noticed this thread.

Fl. Lt Mac (an early post) is missing the point, surely. It is one of the international conventions on tax that it is paid on income in the country where that...
14th Mar 2009, 22:01
Replies: 9
Views: 3,079
Posted By lastgasp

Halfbaked Boy Forgive my ignorance, but...

Halfbaked Boy

Forgive my ignorance, but your reference to Dove spares seems to imply that somewhere out there there is still a demand for spares for Doves, which in turn implies that there might...
10th Mar 2009, 10:13
Replies: 20
Views: 7,075
Posted By lastgasp

God help us. This is typical of pprune threads. ...

God help us. This is typical of pprune threads.

A human being is dead. No-one knows who he was or what he was, but somewhere a family is grieving a tragic loss.

No shred of humanity or common...
11th Feb 2009, 15:38
Replies: 78
Views: 19,102
Posted By lastgasp

Police spokesman on Radio 5 has just confirmed...

Police spokesman on Radio 5 has just confirmed four fatalities.

Rest in Peace
4th Feb 2009, 11:24
Replies: 50
Views: 11,900
Posted By lastgasp

Montag Re: Cabin crew giving re-assurance -...

Montag

Re: Cabin crew giving re-assurance - I recall a really bad landing (I won't mention the airline) when we were clearly too hot over the threshold and I was convinced we would have to go...
14th Jan 2009, 13:41
Replies: 20
Views: 3,396
Posted By lastgasp

Baggage handlers arrested for hit and run

BBC reporting that two Heathrow baggage handlers have been arrested today after their tug hit a parked aircraft, causing damage to the outer skin, and they allegedly drove off without reporting the...
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