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5th Dec 2020, 12:46
Replies: 26
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Posted By Tempsford

As I approach 50 years in aviation, being 3rd...

As I approach 50 years in aviation, being 3rd generation aviation and with 3 sons in aviation, it would be fair to say that aviation is in my family genes. Coming to the end of my career, I can look...
19th Jul 2019, 19:46
Replies: 18
Views: 4,065
Posted By Tempsford

Thank you, you may well be right.

Thank you, you may well be right.
18th Jul 2019, 20:06
Replies: 18
Views: 4,065
Posted By Tempsford

Thank you for your feedback folks. I worked on...

Thank you for your feedback folks. I worked on military and civil Britannias and noted the permutations of the colours of throttle lever knobs. It always puzzled me and still does. Hopefully there is...
14th Jul 2019, 10:22
Replies: 18
Views: 4,065
Posted By Tempsford

Britannia Throttle Levers

Can anyone please advise as to why the throttle levers on the Brit have different coloured knobs. On the Brits I have seen 1&2 are the same colour with 3&4 being another colour. Any guidance from ex...
16th Mar 2018, 10:14
Replies: 3,888
Views: 1,527,186
Posted By Tempsford

I concur, all three hangars are still there....

I concur, all three hangars are still there. Google Earth Satellite verifies this. Either H 24 or 26 still has the rails in the floor for the dollies to allow the Napier Lincoln to be hangared...
18th Feb 2018, 16:33
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Views: 1,527,186
Posted By Tempsford

The scale of the three Court Line Girls in front...

The scale of the three Court Line Girls in front of the 1-11 is interesting. Must have been the ‘Tom Thumb’ Crew?
6th Oct 2017, 18:22
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Views: 1,527,186
Posted By Tempsford

The Air Start unit used to start the 720 plugged...

The Air Start unit used to start the 720 plugged into the l/h fuselage just fwd of the wing. This noisy beast was also very heavy. Towing it slowly was advisable as it took some stopping. On the...
6th Oct 2017, 18:16
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Views: 1,527,186
Posted By Tempsford

As one of the Airline Engineering guys who...

As one of the Airline Engineering guys who applied a ‘calculated tap’ to the Spey I can tell you that it was the CSDS PRV that we ‘tapped’. The mechanism was prone to sticking. I have seen various...
30th Sep 2017, 23:31
Replies: 3,888
Views: 1,527,186
Posted By Tempsford

There was an engine test cell down there. Might...

There was an engine test cell down there. Might have something to do with it?
29th Sep 2016, 07:45
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Posted By Tempsford

Up on the Ponderosa there is G-BCBA B720-023B in...

Up on the Ponderosa there is G-BCBA B720-023B in Invicta colors. This a/c went to Air Nuigini in Feb 16. It returned to the UK in 1977 and then operated for Monarch.
27th Sep 2016, 17:23
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Posted By Tempsford

OY-APU leased to Monarch from Maersk as G-BBZG...

OY-APU leased to Monarch from Maersk as G-BBZG from 02-02-74 to 12-12-75. The aircraft then returned to Maersk. That would tally with the December 75 date for the photo.
Temps.
26th Sep 2016, 05:32
Replies: 4,329
Views: 2,674,055
Posted By Tempsford

Well said Aluminium Shuffler. I fail to...

Well said Aluminium Shuffler. I fail to understand anyone who takes pleasure in another persons misfortune. The airline industry is tenuous enough without such irresponsible behaviour. As an ex...
27th Aug 2016, 19:30
Replies: 70
Views: 93,404
Posted By Tempsford

It appears that The Inlet Cowl has failed...

It appears that The Inlet Cowl has failed structurally as the remaining part of the assembly is still attached to the Engine Fan Case. The failure appears to have gone into the Wing Leading Edge and...
25th Aug 2016, 14:16
Replies: 65
Views: 23,945
Posted By Tempsford

I flew on Carvair G-ASDC LTN-NAP in the late 70's...

I flew on Carvair G-ASDC LTN-NAP in the late 70's carrying a RR Spey to change on a Monarch BAC 1-11. I arrived at work in time to be advised that the rest of the engine change team had gone on the...
17th Apr 2016, 15:29
Replies: 3,888
Views: 1,527,186
Posted By Tempsford

I worked with your dad for many years at Airline...

I worked with your dad for many years at Airline Engineering. A good guy.
Tempsford
30th Jan 2016, 16:04
Replies: 10
Views: 3,274
Posted By Tempsford

A true gent. The last time I saw Don was over a...

A true gent. The last time I saw Don was over a cup of coffee at LGW with his grandson talking about a career in aviation. I too remember the Shuttleworth visit. Sad news, will raise a glass tonight.
25th Jun 2014, 13:54
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,900,293
Posted By Tempsford

Is it Rand Airport? Oops, too late

Is it Rand Airport?

Oops, too late
11th Apr 2014, 09:58
Replies: 24
Views: 4,988
Posted By Tempsford

Phileas, that's a good rumour to start.

Phileas, that's a good rumour to start.
10th Apr 2014, 18:08
Replies: 24
Views: 4,988
Posted By Tempsford

They came, they went and very few have managed...

They came, they went and very few have managed what Monarch has done.48 years this year as 'The Monarch' (how much has that call sign annoyed you over the years). Often derided, but a survivor....
27th Oct 2013, 16:01
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,900,293
Posted By Tempsford

A few family ties with Blackpool. Vickers,...

A few family ties with Blackpool. Vickers, Lancashire Aircraft Corporation, Hawker, Silver City, Autair, Britannia, BIA, Monarch plus a few more. If you turn the camera round you will see Abbey Road,...
27th Oct 2013, 14:31
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,900,293
Posted By Tempsford

Squires Gate?

Squires Gate?
15th Sep 2012, 16:59
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,900,293
Posted By Tempsford

RAF Yatesbury?

RAF Yatesbury?
22nd Aug 2012, 22:42
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,900,293
Posted By Tempsford

Sorry folks, just returned, open house at this...

Sorry folks, just returned, open house at this time!
22nd Aug 2012, 17:43
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,900,293
Posted By Tempsford

Rush Green?

Rush Green?
19th Aug 2012, 21:13
Replies: 10
Views: 7,315
Posted By Tempsford

When working at KRT recently, I noted that there...

When working at KRT recently, I noted that there were a number of aircraft outside the Sudan Airways hangar. On asking why there were a lot of aircaft lying around, including 'modern' types, I was...
19th Aug 2012, 17:39
Replies: 10
Views: 7,315
Posted By Tempsford

Lots of u/s aircraft on the ramp in KRT. Shortage...

Lots of u/s aircraft on the ramp in KRT. Shortage of spares due to sanctions is one of the main reasons. Whoever the sanctions may be imposed by, those sanctions are having an impact. Look at the...
7th Jul 2012, 07:36
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,900,293
Posted By Tempsford

RAF Catterick

RAF Catterick
21st Jun 2012, 18:34
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,900,293
Posted By Tempsford

Woburn Abbey?

Woburn Abbey?
5th Mar 2012, 13:30
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,900,293
Posted By Tempsford

Is it Tbilisi?

Is it Tbilisi?
18th Nov 2011, 18:31
Replies: 66
Views: 9,170
Posted By Tempsford

There may be a glut of Engineers although I would...

There may be a glut of Engineers although I would be surprised if that is the case when you ask another question. That question is ' How many top notch, well qualified, experienced Engineers (Techs...
8th Nov 2011, 16:55
Replies: 18
Views: 2,426
Posted By Tempsford

Doering Another very good tribute. ...

Doering

Another very good tribute.

Tempsford
5th Nov 2011, 06:03
Replies: 18
Views: 2,426
Posted By Tempsford

Thank you

I can't understand the attitude of some people on here. The level of nit picking is quite frankly amazing. I looked at the figures, over 3000 Lancasters lost, the numbers of aircrew lost and their...
9th Oct 2011, 15:15
Replies: 48
Views: 9,972
Posted By Tempsford

Mattgrey, The Stuka was, as you...

Mattgrey,

The Stuka was, as you say,successful against shipping. The RN losses that you quote during the campaign on Crete were very significant. But, the statement 'bereft of air cover' is...
23rd Sep 2011, 05:04
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,900,293
Posted By Tempsford

Is it Utapao Thailand?

Is it Utapao Thailand?
10th Sep 2011, 16:19
Replies: 3,441
Views: 700,305
Posted By Tempsford

Good points well made Rigger, thank you. Temps

Good points well made Rigger, thank you.
Temps
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