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5th Mar 2019, 12:46
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Views: 1,330
Posted By Antek

Thanks for the replies; so it was the C130s then....

Thanks for the replies; so it was the C130s then.

Now off to Specsavers....
4th Mar 2019, 17:15
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By Antek

Northbound turboprops March 4th

Around 1230 today a turbo-prop trundled northbound across UK Home Counties/Midlands, about FL120ish. It had that 'Antonov' sound. It was followed about ten minutes later by another, then ten minutes...
10th Aug 2018, 07:53
Replies: 4,199
Views: 1,530,553
Posted By Antek

Re taxis, just use Uber. I wouldn't touch the...

Re taxis, just use Uber. I wouldn't touch the locals. But beware - the app will say 'meet at priority pick-up'. Well there's no such place; they go to pick-up zone B, but don't miss them as you'll...
19th Jan 2017, 18:19
Replies: 3,849
Views: 1,240,758
Posted By Antek

O&B - Oh yes, BE99, so it was...and yes, I well...

O&B - Oh yes, BE99, so it was...and yes, I well remember that night even if other details (such as the a/c type...) have faded!
19th Jan 2017, 16:24
Replies: 3,849
Views: 1,240,758
Posted By Antek

Yes - as I recall, Neatax Aztecs did the run...

Yes - as I recall, Neatax Aztecs did the run before the BN2.
19th Jan 2017, 12:55
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Posted By Antek

No, G-HUBB was another one. As Red Four says,...

No, G-HUBB was another one. As Red Four says, David Martin Couriers operated G-SVHA.

The Merlin was I think nightly from/to Frankfurt. It started as EO111, which became EXT111 when designators...
17th Jan 2017, 18:16
Replies: 3,849
Views: 1,240,758
Posted By Antek

I'm flattered....I'm not sure who BK actually...

I'm flattered....I'm not sure who BK actually belonged to at the time, but my remaining brain cell recalls that it did a lot of work for Unilever.
16th Jan 2017, 14:36
Replies: 3,849
Views: 1,240,758
Posted By Antek

To add to the list - Centreline (HG) with...

To add to the list - Centreline (HG) with Bandit/s. Went up north somewhere, possibly Glasgow.

There was also a P68 that did a run to Brussels I think most nights, often flown by very young...
17th Oct 2016, 13:50
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Views: 1,240,758
Posted By Antek

The Merchantman went sick one night. Bristol...

The Merchantman went sick one night. Bristol Freighter subbed for it and rumbled slowly into the sky. Shortly after, the phone went. Eldery-sounding gentleman:

"I live in Luton and wish to make a...
12th Oct 2016, 08:00
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Views: 1,240,758
Posted By Antek

VA's SRAs

500 half-mile talk downs on the AR15...?

"Hello, SRG?"
11th May 2016, 16:43
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,898,833
Posted By Antek

In recent years I believe the rule that forbade...

In recent years I believe the rule that forbade the RFFS attending medical requests was relaxed a bit, certainly airside, and was up to the fire chief's discretion. I don't recall them refusing a...
9th May 2016, 19:02
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,898,833
Posted By Antek

Traffic woes

Alas it's not just the morning....On Friday I was to pick up two visitors from arrivals at 8pm; the traffic jam was back to abeam the station. A more ill-tempered, impatient queue I have yet to see;...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Dec 2015, 19:42
Replies: 13,168
Views: 10,885,853
Posted By Antek

Following a lengthy, and at times complicated,...

Following a lengthy, and at times complicated, medical investigation I have finally been diagnosed as suffering from a fear of extensive and sometimes over-engineered buildings.

Yes, it seems...
7th Jul 2015, 17:37
Replies: 3,849
Views: 1,240,758
Posted By Antek

French Navy

The French Navy movements were training flights AFAIK. The crew of some had a quaint (French?) custom once they disembarked, and headed straight for the nearest bit of grass....:hmm:
5th Mar 2015, 14:32
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,898,833
Posted By Antek

Backtracking

Whether or not an aircraft can depart from the intersection does indeed depend on all sorts of things: take-off weight, runway state (dry/wet and thus stopping distance), temperature, company policy,...
30th Jan 2015, 17:11
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Views: 1,240,758
Posted By Antek

Maybe it's an urban myth, but I've always been...

Maybe it's an urban myth, but I've always been led to believe that (some of?) MON's 720s were actually older than their Britannias...
19th Aug 2014, 06:35
Replies: 3,849
Views: 1,240,758
Posted By Antek

Not forgetting cargo....

One of my favourites was Aer Turas. Mixed fleet of Argosy, Bristol Freighter, CL44, Britannia, and my personal favourites two DC7 and a DC4. Oh, and a DC8. Great crews too.
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Jul 2014, 07:46
Replies: 70
Views: 26,109
Posted By Antek

FlyOnTheWall

I see you list your location as Planet Earth. A bit unlikely I feel. Your views as expressed in post 45 suggest you do not belong to the real world!
18th Dec 2013, 09:44
Replies: 6,740
Views: 1,898,833
Posted By Antek

Quote '...I and others have seen aircraft...

Quote '...I and others have seen aircraft climbing just short of reaching the turning circle at 08 end!'

And I and others have seen 26 departures climbing just after reaching the 08 tc....
12th Jun 2013, 17:57
Replies: 17
Views: 1,933
Posted By Antek

MATZs

There's never any harm giving them a call, be it R/T from the air or phone from the ground. As they used to say in the old days:

Every cloud has a silver Lightning...
13th May 2013, 20:11
Replies: 8
Views: 1,979
Posted By Antek

Thanks Dave, that's the one. Long shot, but I...

Thanks Dave, that's the one. Long shot, but I wonder if the book's still around. Any chance of a PM with publication details?
13th May 2013, 17:02
Replies: 8
Views: 1,979
Posted By Antek

Canadian flight safety mag 1970s

There once was (maybe still is) a Canadian flight safety magazine, circa mid-70s, which featured amongst other things the adventures of a laid-back crew. The No1 went by the name of Stew Jane. Can...
19th Jul 2012, 06:34
Replies: 98
Views: 28,758
Posted By Antek

Modlin transport

Does anybody know where to find details of surface transport at Modlin, particularly trains? The website looks to be a bit incomplete...

It seems that trains go to/from Warszawa Gdanska, but this...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jan 2012, 18:48
Replies: 33
Views: 2,907
Posted By Antek

Phone call: please switch on your PC

Back in the summer I had a call on my landline from someone calling himself 'Microsoft Technical' asking me to switch on my PC as it had 'fluctuations', and saying that he could fix it. I was just a...
30th Jun 2011, 20:43
Replies: 4,613
Views: 924,131
Posted By Antek

kala87 - re arrivals It's normally to keep...

kala87 - re arrivals

It's normally to keep Luton inbounds clear of LOREL and the Stansted inbounds. Once they've passed the Luton overhead they can be turned downwind and descended. Can't be done...
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