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4th Nov 2020, 02:38
Replies: 38
Views: 2,940
Posted By Offchocks

From my time with Monarch which was back in the...

From my time with Monarch which was back in the mid eighties:
1. W patterns. OR
2. A small contingent of locally based Flight Deck crew whose numbers were increased in High Season either by LTN...
20th Aug 2020, 00:00
Replies: 42
Views: 4,191
Posted By Offchocks

This is just a guess with regards Monarch, the...

This is just a guess with regards Monarch, the 720/707 was probably a better fit for their trans Atlantic ops due to initial price, load capacity and range capability.
When Monarch started operating...
26th Mar 2020, 20:34
Replies: 2
Views: 1,404
Posted By Offchocks

Hi Herod, thanks for trying ..... contact now...

Hi Herod, thanks for trying ..... contact now made!
21st Mar 2020, 10:25
Replies: 2
Views: 1,404
Posted By Offchocks

Capt. Peter Bailey

Does anyone know the whereabouts of Peter Bailey ex Air Anglia, Air Uk and Ryanair. Trying to get hold of Peter for an Air Anglia reunion which also celebrates the airline’s 50th anniversary.
11th Dec 2019, 10:49
Replies: 4
Views: 1,598
Posted By Offchocks

I knew Nigel back in the days of Air Anglia, a...

I knew Nigel back in the days of Air Anglia, a lovely person both on and off the flight deck!
RIP Nigel.
5th Dec 2019, 08:15
Replies: 22
Views: 5,260
Posted By Offchocks

Sad to hear this. I remember Tony as a very...

Sad to hear this. I remember Tony as a very pleasant fellow, we first met in the early 70s when I was doing my CPL subjects and he his ATPLs at Roy Garthwaite's school on North Terrace, our paths...
6th Nov 2019, 09:56
Replies: 15
Views: 2,597
Posted By Offchocks

Thanks Gents for the info and humour!

Thanks Gents for the info and humour!
5th Nov 2019, 23:36
Replies: 15
Views: 2,597
Posted By Offchocks

Aircraft Formation

At 10:20 this morning a loose formation of 8-10 light aircraft flew over Gosford heading north, anybody know what the occasion is?
13th Sep 2019, 22:13
Replies: 69
Views: 22,373
Posted By Offchocks

Back in the early 70s I went for a flight as a...

Back in the early 70s I went for a flight as a passenger in a black Comanche 400 out of Parafield. Having only flown the likes of 172s and PA28s I was gob smacked at the performance, what a lovely...
10th Aug 2019, 05:50
Replies: 63
Views: 16,837
Posted By Offchocks

No they were scheduled flights with one in the...

No they were scheduled flights with one in the morning and another in the evening, as I understood it they were for route proving before the F27 was used. Good fun for a young lad in 1977!
9th Aug 2019, 07:38
Replies: 63
Views: 16,837
Posted By Offchocks

I did quite a few NWI-LHR and they were quite...

I did quite a few NWI-LHR and they were quite full, but that was in the Navajo!
10th Jul 2019, 01:29
Replies: 49
Views: 9,119
Posted By Offchocks

It was most probably with Air Anglia as AirUK did...

It was most probably with Air Anglia as AirUK did not come into existence until 1979 I believe. If memory serves me correctly, Air Anglia had a lone Herald but didn't start operating it until 1977.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jun 2019, 22:08
Replies: 25
Views: 9,253
Posted By Offchocks

“one carry-on weighing no more than 40 pounds.” ...

“one carry-on weighing no more than 40 pounds.”
Well that is a pretty generous carry-on allowance, I wonder if the airlines will accept it?
28th May 2019, 07:53
Replies: 43
Views: 12,384
Posted By Offchocks

Thanks for the information, the 1-11 was my first...

Thanks for the information, the 1-11 was my first jet, but after 35 years on Boeings I cant remember a great deal about it!
28th May 2019, 01:09
Replies: 43
Views: 12,384
Posted By Offchocks

CSDS....... constant speed drive system? I...

CSDS....... constant speed drive system?

I remember from 35 plus years ago on BAC 1-11s in far flung places, standing under the engine stub turning valves doing manual engine starts. The Spanish...
16th Apr 2019, 23:42
Replies: 82
Views: 51,119
Posted By Offchocks

I never use to volunteer what I did for a living...

I never use to volunteer what I did for a living until the questions backed me into a corner. I was never ashamed of my profession, but I’m just not the sort of person who self promotes.
I do think...
3rd Apr 2019, 21:19
Replies: 69
Views: 28,375
Posted By Offchocks

I’m afraid not, the last time I saw a tephigram...

I’m afraid not, the last time I saw a tephigram was 45 years ago.
2nd Apr 2019, 21:39
Replies: 69
Views: 28,375
Posted By Offchocks

This may sound like heresy to some, but I believe...

This may sound like heresy to some, but I believe a lot of the in-depth knowledge that was required for the UK ATPL had little practical value in the real world. The only possible reason for it was...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Feb 2019, 01:21
Replies: 551
Views: 117,555
Posted By Offchocks

I had a scam call from a woman saying my MS...

I had a scam call from a woman saying my MS system had some problems, after a couple of minutes I just said you must be pulling my leg to which she replied ........... "it is not long enough" and...
12th Feb 2019, 12:00
Replies: 38
Views: 6,002
Posted By Offchocks

Using an online inflation calculator, I came up...

Using an online inflation calculator, I came up with £1000 in 1962 is the equivalent of £20,932 in 2018.
27th Jan 2019, 20:04
Replies: 16
Views: 5,941
Posted By Offchocks

It really depends on where your final goal lies....

It really depends on where your final goal lies. Personally I changed airlines and went to Jet FO after having been a Turboprop Captain (F27) for a year, I even paid out an upgrade training bond for...
10th Sep 2018, 14:32
Replies: 26
Views: 9,522
Posted By Offchocks

I only knew Graham from the times when we were...

I only knew Graham from the times when we were part of QF gatherings having breakfast at Connie’s in Perth. A funny man with a great sense of humour! RIP.
9th Sep 2018, 22:18
Replies: 3,866
Views: 1,283,121
Posted By Offchocks

Back in the late 70s and early 80s, Monarch use...

Back in the late 70s and early 80s, Monarch use to have an Italian speaker on their Italian flights. I remember being introduced by one Italian speaker to her uncle at 1:00am on a extended transit at...
5th Sep 2018, 13:36
Replies: 3,866
Views: 1,283,121
Posted By Offchocks

Georgeablelovehowindia I know Sandy very well as...

Georgeablelovehowindia I know Sandy very well as we started on the same course and correspond on FB occasionally, I did not know about the dump truck though.
When on the 737 I blew over a "honey"...
5th Sep 2018, 08:57
Replies: 3,866
Views: 1,283,121
Posted By Offchocks

Two of the 1-11s were ex Court Line and I think...

Two of the 1-11s were ex Court Line and I think the third was from Bcal. The two ex Court Line aircraft had the seat back catering when I joined in '78, but how long those seats remained I'm not sure.
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