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23rd Jun 2022, 01:30
Replies: 38
Views: 6,770
Posted By oldpax

Argonaut of Aden airways.

I flew from Khormaksar to Mombasa for a holiday in june 1963 just 60 years ago!The Argonaut was in BOAC colours but think had Aden Airways not BOAC on the fuselage?
Came back ,same aircraft and...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jun 2022, 06:17
Replies: 80
Views: 8,917
Posted By oldpax

Pop music

Listening on "you tube" to "stars on 45" and sang the words of all the clips! !!
19th May 2022, 00:32
Replies: 14
Views: 6,718
Posted By oldpax

Lightning

Its all lies!Another attack by a UFO,we are being kept in the dark about it!
Forum: Jet Blast
16th May 2022, 00:03
Replies: 106
Views: 12,746
Posted By oldpax

Driving an electric vehicle

What effect does having a heater/air con have on how long a charge lasts?Also driving at night?
15th May 2022, 10:12
Replies: 81
Views: 35,542
Posted By oldpax

Co-pilot

Back in the early 90s I flew a lot with "Air Sunshine"in twin engined nine seaters.All but once I sat in the right hand seat for three hours over the Bahamas to Miami.
As ex RAF elect I recognised...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th May 2022, 01:18
Replies: 106
Views: 12,746
Posted By oldpax

Fuel

I remember being told that petrol was a by product of oil refining! Its where the government gets its spending money from!Someone (401?) Mentioned bunker oil,this is residue from refining.No longer...
13th May 2022, 00:56
Replies: 17
Views: 3,435
Posted By oldpax

Nautical tale!

A U.S.naval officer based on a "training"base in the Caribbean was buying repo boats and had them brought down on vessels coming for training,then sell for a good profit!He was found out and...
23rd Apr 2022, 03:38
Replies: 3,166
Views: 428,776
Posted By oldpax

Could it be?

Piaggio(?),an italian job?
21st Apr 2022, 00:04
Replies: 92
Views: 8,489
Posted By oldpax

Fly past

Some famous pilots on there!What would this list look like now!
17th Apr 2022, 01:54
Replies: 149
Views: 16,608
Posted By oldpax

1956 refugees!

I was a school boy in 1956 and well remember the arrival of " refugees"to ex RAF Hednesford from Hungary.Some supposedly released by the russians from Hungarian jails.These"refugees" went on a...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Apr 2022, 02:28
Replies: 41
Views: 8,865
Posted By oldpax

Divorce

First one cost me,second one cost nothing,third one We were just "partners,22 years with number 4.
I have outlived num 2and 3 num one is hanging on but ill.
num 1 and two were serial...
11th Apr 2022, 22:46
Replies: 23
Views: 3,013
Posted By oldpax

Could it be?

Possibly Yeovil?
9th Mar 2022, 23:48
Replies: 91
Views: 21,269
Posted By oldpax

Design

Battery changes !Worst I came across,the Hastings.Second the Shackelton.Boiling batteries on the Hunters (middle east) resulting in stripping out the radios etc and washing down with bicarb/water!
3rd Mar 2022, 07:02
Replies: 91
Views: 21,269
Posted By oldpax

Hawker Hunter

Some electrical components were not easy to get at!Engine fire bottles,and worse,changing the two generators ,eack about 60 lbs each and you had to pull them from the gearbox onto your chest!Engine...
22nd Feb 2022, 02:12
Replies: 11
Views: 2,383
Posted By oldpax

Plymouth Airport

Talking on sunday to a friend in Plymouth ,apparently the city council are to reopen the airport?
17th Feb 2022, 02:35
Replies: 33
Views: 5,049
Posted By oldpax

Corsairville

In the book corsairville is described as a small collection of grass huts!
4th Feb 2022, 10:04
Replies: 60
Views: 12,176
Posted By oldpax

Cheap option

Thought we (the RAF) were using drones?Would they npt be cheaper to put on station?
28th Jan 2022, 00:27
Replies: 2
Views: 1,091
Posted By oldpax

Video

Thanks I will give it a go!I have two videos,one is approach and landing at Guantanamo ,the other is the same at palisades airport.Both from a small twin .
20th Jan 2022, 23:38
Replies: 2
Views: 1,091
Posted By oldpax

Video download

I have an aviation video clip I made and would like to download it.Long time since I downloaded anything!
18th Jan 2022, 00:20
Replies: 14
Views: 3,704
Posted By oldpax

gTMO flights

I worked there in the 80s and 90s.Flights left Fort lauderdale and flew down the Bahamas then through the windward passage ,turn right and your almost there!
There was a daily service then by "Air...
13th Jan 2022, 01:46
Replies: 2,967
Views: 421,218
Posted By oldpax

Not a home build?

Is this a dirigable ?
6th Jan 2022, 01:17
Replies: 2,967
Views: 421,218
Posted By oldpax

Shorts?

Is this a flying boat?
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jan 2022, 07:24
Replies: 59
Views: 12,082
Posted By oldpax

I dont!

Back in the UK three years ago I bought the local paper and sat down for a read.Inside was an article about two men clebrating fifty years together happily "married"!I read on and remembered them...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jan 2022, 00:57
Replies: 32
Views: 5,059
Posted By oldpax

Digressing!

But does the team think over 80s should be driving HGVs?
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Dec 2021, 04:18
Replies: 32
Views: 5,059
Posted By oldpax

Road transport drivers

A friend of mine has just turned 80.He is awaiting the return of his HGV licence and plans to return to being a "knight of the road!!" .Does this worry anyone?Yes he passed a.medical but is taking...
23rd Dec 2021, 23:58
Replies: 33
Views: 13,618
Posted By oldpax

Underground

Dear Sue
as difficult as people having to tell you where to place your heavier than air machine so you dont hit another one.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Dec 2021, 23:20
Replies: 949
Views: 210,564
Posted By oldpax

Scam?

Had an E mail from a person called Graham Williams.Dear Ken,hope you and your family are well.I would like to ask you a favour,
yours sincerly Graham!
What!!!!! I do not know anyone of that name...
9th Dec 2021, 02:04
Replies: 2,967
Views: 421,218
Posted By oldpax

Twin eng

P-38 lightning?
7th Dec 2021, 05:29
Replies: 23
Views: 6,435
Posted By oldpax

Venturas

Portugal sent six to Ballykelly,all on 204 dispersals.What a sight!Sorry no pictures,this would be 1960.
22nd Nov 2021, 10:39
Replies: 65
Views: 22,440
Posted By oldpax

Shackeltons

Almost Two years on 204 quadron,best ever time in Coastal command.Many adventures as a lowlyLAC/SAC but cannot compare to aircrew stories!
Did sit in the left hand seat for half an hour which made...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Nov 2021, 00:17
Replies: 106
Views: 7,958
Posted By oldpax

Giving up.

I encountered an old colleague on a project in Saudi ,offered him a cigarette and he declined!I asked him why he stopped(he had been a heavy smoker),my doctor said I would die if I did not give up!Oh...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Oct 2021, 01:35
Replies: 167
Views: 13,196
Posted By oldpax

Wind turbines

Largest one I have read about is 2megawatt.So to replace a 2000 megawatt station(coal fired) would take 1000 wind turbines!Luckily along came the gas fired stations which by 2030 will be showing...
10th Oct 2021, 01:55
Replies: 16
Views: 2,350
Posted By oldpax

1958

The year I joined as a boy entrant to get near aeroplanes!That was avery good video!!
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Oct 2021, 01:40
Replies: 167
Views: 13,196
Posted By oldpax

Tidal flow generators.

About what output are we envisiging ?What materials will be used?What will be designed to prevent corrosian of components?Time is running out for gas fired plants ,profits will soon be going down as...
8th Oct 2021, 01:07
Replies: 3,166
Views: 428,776
Posted By oldpax

Prince Charles

I was stationed at Oakington when he had flying lessons,dont recall the Chipmunk being that colour?
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