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24th May 2020, 12:06
Replies: 23
Views: 2,294
Posted By chevvron

I remember when I was first in the queue at the...

I remember when I was first in the queue at the ATM in Lightwater, Surrey and the machine announced it couldn't dispense cash; I was aware of people queueing behind me and without looking round I...
Forum: ATC Issues
23rd May 2020, 05:33
Replies: 663
Views: 135,883
Posted By chevvron

Sorry I lied! Thinking back, I reckon...

Sorry I lied!
Thinking back, I reckon Wisley/Ockham came into use with the big LTMA re-organisation of 1977. At the same time another VOR at Stapleford Tawney was introduced named Ongar; however it...
Forum: ATC Issues
22nd May 2020, 18:44
Replies: 663
Views: 135,883
Posted By chevvron

The VOR was only installed (I think) after the...

The VOR was only installed (I think) after the airfield closed and was originally named something else, but it kept getting confused with Lambourne VOR so the name was changed.
The nearest navaid...
22nd May 2020, 11:52
Replies: 9
Views: 1,016
Posted By chevvron

Gatwick airport NOTAMMED closed 2100 - 1300 daily...

Gatwick airport NOTAMMED closed 2100 - 1300 daily so if you ask you might be able to make an approach before 1300 UTC
22nd May 2020, 09:18
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By chevvron

Non UK colleagues seem to think it's their...

Non UK colleagues seem to think it's their exclusive air to air chat frequency and shouldn't be used for emergencies practice or real according to previous threads on this subject.
21st May 2020, 15:31
Replies: 38
Views: 10,270
Posted By chevvron

Plenty of 737Maxs available.

Plenty of 737Maxs available.
21st May 2020, 09:03
Replies: 23
Views: 2,294
Posted By chevvron

We had a procedure in the UK whereby if a certain...

We had a procedure in the UK whereby if a certain code came up, the controller was to say 'confirm squawking assigned code?'
21st May 2020, 08:15
Replies: 23
Views: 2,294
Posted By chevvron

As far as I recall, all 3 main special purpose...

As far as I recall, all 3 main special purpose codes (7500, 7600 and 7700) were introduced at the same time.
20th May 2020, 10:58
Replies: 95
Views: 24,725
Posted By chevvron

Saw (from about 4 miles east of Bagshot Mast)...

Saw (from about 4 miles east of Bagshot Mast) what might have been a Cirrus heading towards Heathrow at 9.30 am from the Farnborough direction; same one maybe did Gatwick then Farnborough?
20th May 2020, 08:07
Replies: 18,976
Views: 2,113,769
Posted By chevvron

Isle of Grain?

Isle of Grain?
19th May 2020, 18:45
Replies: 10
Views: 2,053
Posted By chevvron

One of the configurations of the Short SB5 was...

One of the configurations of the Short SB5 was also quite similar.
16th May 2020, 09:01
Replies: 18,976
Views: 2,113,769
Posted By chevvron

Kingsnorth Airship Station?

Kingsnorth Airship Station?
14th May 2020, 19:19
Replies: 18,976
Views: 2,113,769
Posted By chevvron

Is it Mahon?

Is it Mahon?
Forum: ATC Issues
14th May 2020, 09:49
Replies: 26
Views: 1,985
Posted By chevvron

You're an ATCO and you have to ask a question...

You're an ATCO and you have to ask a question like that?
I think not.
13th May 2020, 08:47
Replies: 73
Views: 9,624
Posted By chevvron

Isn't the correct abbreviation 'Lt Col'? I've...

Isn't the correct abbreviation 'Lt Col'?
I've known pilots on AEFs who are retired RAF senior officers up to Air Cdre and still only use the rank of Fg Off.
On the other hand, I was given the...
8th May 2020, 23:45
Replies: 29
Views: 2,602
Posted By chevvron

www.airfieldresearchgroup.org.uk/forum/cornwall-ai...

www.airfieldresearchgroup.org.uk/forum/cornwall-airfields
8th May 2020, 19:49
Replies: 5,070
Views: 1,382,313
Posted By chevvron

Had a stencil either side of the nose in the days...

Had a stencil either side of the nose in the days I flew her.
I managed to rip the mainskid off (ground looped) so the bit above about the mainwheel explains that because I certainly didn't try to...
8th May 2020, 12:54
Replies: 5
Views: 2,871
Posted By chevvron

2,000ft verical separation; perfectly legal. I...

2,000ft verical separation; perfectly legal.
I once had 2 DC8s half a mile apart at FL350; each had the other in sight.
8th May 2020, 12:50
Replies: 16
Views: 4,118
Posted By chevvron

AND give 'em gloves and surgical masks when the...

AND give 'em gloves and surgical masks when the NHS are short of them.
8th May 2020, 11:11
Replies: 5,070
Views: 1,382,313
Posted By chevvron

Definitelly Mrs Heppell (corrected spelling) ...

Definitelly Mrs Heppell (corrected spelling)
The basic T21 fuselage appears to be the same design as that used on the T4 Falcon 111 of 1935, the original swept wing being replaced by an elegant...
7th May 2020, 16:16
Replies: 16
Views: 4,118
Posted By chevvron

Someone to watch over you. They're using RPVs...

Someone to watch over you.
They're using RPVs out of Lydd to spot illegals crossing the Channel.
7th May 2020, 16:14
Replies: 16
Views: 4,118
Posted By chevvron

Don't know about ROCman but I was ROC from 1964...

Don't know about ROCman but I was ROC from 1964 to 1971; intially post 5/N1 then after the massive shakeup of '68, I was assigned to an SD Team at StCOC.
7th May 2020, 11:19
Replies: 16
Views: 3,681
Posted By chevvron

Much easier in the 'old' days and I wasn't...

Much easier in the 'old' days and I wasn't especially 'gifted'.
In 1971, I completed my PPL(A) training for an 'approved course' syllabus in six weeks (weekdays only but a lot of days lost to...
6th May 2020, 09:00
Replies: 5,070
Views: 1,382,313
Posted By chevvron

My 'mistreatment' occured on 17 May 1967. The...

My 'mistreatment' occured on 17 May 1967. The only damage visible was a broken main skid so the Officer i/c (the late Chris Rollings who put up 'B' Cat wings whilst still a Cadet W/O) initially...
5th May 2020, 07:34
Replies: 5,070
Views: 1,382,313
Posted By chevvron

VX275: Do you know where 'Mrs Heppell' is at the...

VX275: Do you know where 'Mrs Heppell' is at the moment; somebody on the 'other' forum asked after I mentioned I had pranged it.
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