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16th Aug 2019, 19:50
Replies: 129
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Posted By condor17

Training Risky , he was seen going round and...

Training Risky , he was seen going round and round in a vertical direction yesterday [ Thurs ] . The stude was saying '' Tiger at 8 o'clock low , 8 o'clock high , 8 o'clock low '' etc. 'til energy...
8th Aug 2019, 20:18
Replies: 63
Views: 14,396
Posted By condor17

Still have a couple of rejection letters from AA...

Still have a couple of rejection letters from AA from various 70's times . No hard feelings , as the best is the advert slogan '' Bigger than you think '' . Followed a while later by '' Quicker than...
8th Aug 2019, 19:55
Replies: 35
Views: 7,631
Posted By condor17

Summer '75 74-136 passed through Tehran , several...

Summer '75 74-136 passed through Tehran , several times a week en-rte Oz . We were laid off at the time time and working 'security' in Tehran.
In dispatch office we had a sweepstake on eng failure...
8th Aug 2019, 19:00
Replies: 11
Views: 6,879
Posted By condor17

Bob V, apols for being late on parade...

Bob V,
apols for being late on parade ...'pooter broke . Your message has got through .... 'cos that JP has gone stealth and changed his login , but knows the MAN stories . He was keen and friendly...
8th Aug 2019, 17:57
Replies: 9
Views: 4,230
Posted By condor17

7 Up ..... Perhaps they'll have to rename it ''...

7 Up .....
Perhaps they'll have to rename it '' 7 Up '' . As we hear it's that long a training pipeline , so if they start at 7 , might be in Sqdn service by 28 .
Hope it's as good as the last one...
24th Jul 2019, 16:52
Replies: 1
Views: 2,498
Posted By condor17

flo , he's still aviating from WW , and regularly...

flo , he's still aviating from WW , and regularly doing a roffs run [ retired old f+++s flyin ] . Might be able to mail him . pm me .

rgds condor
17th Jun 2019, 09:28
Replies: 11
Views: 6,879
Posted By condor17

Certainly might have been Jon Pepper .. we were...

Certainly might have been Jon Pepper .. we were same course at Hamble , he left Big Bad to go to Brits ....

And Jon , if that's you ? 'Wot's with '' the Gypsy Director '' ?

Rgds condor .......
17th Jun 2019, 09:14
Replies: 26
Views: 9,264
Posted By condor17

Denis Pasco wrote '' Tested '' Marshall Test...

Denis Pasco wrote '' Tested '' Marshall Test pilots in War and Peace 1919 -1999 . Publishers Grub Street . Think ISBN is 1 -902304-35-7 .
Good read to me as I was '' Marshalls's 'Boi '' on a...
10th May 2019, 20:26
Replies: 25
Views: 6,536
Posted By condor17

If I remember correctly , and with 12 years...

If I remember correctly , and with 12 years experience of Trident walkrounds [ albeit a long time ago ] .......... The Spey engine pylons had small placards announcing they were built under licence...
24th Mar 2019, 20:30
Replies: 1,950
Views: 325,529
Posted By condor17

Was working today , so BBQ not poss . Between...

Was working today , so BBQ not poss . Between sorties , fuelled behind an RV with a young couple .
Me '' Are you staying for a CA lunch ? 'cos queue is out the door into the carpark '' .
'' No ,...
24th Mar 2019, 07:32
Replies: 726
Views: 233,240
Posted By condor17

ferrybloke , you'll be pleased to know that Hurn...

ferrybloke , you'll be pleased to know that Hurn Tower [ Bournemouth EGHH ] is still on 125.60000000....

rgds condor .
16th Jan 2019, 10:01
Replies: 34
Views: 14,690
Posted By condor17

We cannot change what happened on the day . But...

We cannot change what happened on the day . But thank you all those professionals , who did it right afterwards. For your professionalism , backbone and compassion .

rgds condor .
7th Jan 2019, 10:31
Replies: 17
Views: 4,695
Posted By condor17

Espada , 2 years ago , we noticed that we had to...

Espada , 2 years ago , we noticed that we had to bend down to look out of the windows on an American 737-800 . Mmm I thought , didn't have to do that on company 737-200s , 300s , or 400s . The...
21st Dec 2018, 18:07
Replies: 14
Views: 4,186
Posted By condor17

Not long home after a double shuttle to GLA ....

Not long home after a double shuttle to GLA . News on and instantly shocked , as bad as 911 . I'd just flown that route twice just hours earlier , and to lose some of our crew family in that manner...
7th Dec 2018, 20:03
Replies: 34
Views: 2,932
Posted By condor17

De Havilland [ Australia ] Drover 3 eng looks lie...

De Havilland [ Australia ] Drover 3 eng looks lie a Dove , tailwheel fixed u/c.

condor
6th Dec 2018, 08:26
Replies: 31
Views: 5,170
Posted By condor17

MPN , like you it was a/c regs [ Seething ] and...

MPN , like you it was a/c regs [ Seething ] and serials [ RAF Coltishall ] ..... And Car numberplates ! Probably because cars were rare then . Dad did not get one until 1960 .
We lived nowhere near...
3rd Dec 2018, 12:10
Replies: 11
Views: 2,108
Posted By condor17

Think DA was held back by Boeing for avionics...

Think DA was held back by Boeing for avionics testing . Possibly our 73's were very early ADV [ Super ? ] models , certainly with 2 channel a/p enabling Cat111A , 50' 200m. a/land. With full P2...
3rd Dec 2018, 08:48
Replies: 23
Views: 7,295
Posted By condor17

Bigbux , thanks for a great laugh , best all week...

Bigbux , thanks for a great laugh , best all week ..
Davef68 .. 2nd best all week .
LJ , don't send them by road , go by air as a practice diversion in Class G airspace ... Some studes find it on...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Nov 2018, 17:02
Replies: 30
Views: 9,469
Posted By condor17

Airborne at AMS with a 30 min leg to LHR in a 75...

Airborne at AMS with a 30 min leg to LHR in a 75 . 'Oh look' , quoth I a yellow a/brake caution [ details now fzzy ] . F/O flying ' man brakes then ' .
I get the QRH out , quite a read thru' ... '...
7th Nov 2018, 08:48
Replies: 17
Views: 3,192
Posted By condor17

We used to taxi in and out with a single Spey...

We used to taxi in and out with a single Spey shut down on Tridents ... No minimum warm up time either . Only came in with Rb211s.
737-200s ,once APU on line taxi on one JT8 , occasional skipper...
13th Sep 2018, 20:48
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By condor17

PS , delivery crews of Tridents to fire heaps /...

PS , delivery crews of Tridents to fire heaps / wrecking etc. took some souvenirs . Not much as difficult to remove ... 8 day clock a no go ; stopwatchs easy . Mind you the a/c library were short of...
13th Sep 2018, 20:40
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By condor17

A lot of Trident flight systems in museum /...

A lot of Trident flight systems in museum / retired a/c were sold / robbed to keep BAC S-111s flying as the Smiths flight system were similar .
Operaters of the S-11s went around museums etc to...
13th Aug 2018, 16:59
Replies: 29
Views: 7,342
Posted By condor17

M609 , personal best is 7 mins 10 sec wheels off...

M609 , personal best is 7 mins 10 sec wheels off - wheels on , for 22 nm . CPH - MMO in a 733 ..

condor .
21st May 2018, 08:05
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By condor17

I was 57 whilst learning to be an FI . Hardest...

I was 57 whilst learning to be an FI . Hardest course I'd ever done , grey cells lacking , speed of thought slowing , etc.
So a big thank you to my FIC 'destructor and all of that ilk ; you're doing...
8th May 2018, 20:09
Replies: 45
Views: 8,450
Posted By condor17

Ken , Rat , 'n Smudge I too remember that the...

Ken , Rat , 'n Smudge I too remember that the Omega was not so good on North / South legs , just where it was most needed . And the Barlu wx radar trick . Mind you when got on 732s it was heaven ....
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