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8th Sep 2022, 14:38
Replies: 80
Views: 36,374
Posted By thegypsy

In Gordomac's case it was Gulf Air where you have...

In Gordomac's case it was Gulf Air where you have no rights.
10th Aug 2022, 06:28
Replies: 3
Views: 1,298
Posted By thegypsy

Thanks Renfrew.

Thanks Renfrew.
31st Jul 2022, 20:27
Replies: 3
Views: 1,298
Posted By thegypsy

Multi coloured A380

Just saw this A380 airborne from LHR 7 minutes ago heading East. Who owns this?

I remember Singapore having two such 747-400s. One of which took off from a closed runway in Taiwan hitting...
9th Jun 2022, 08:57
Replies: 19
Views: 1,691
Posted By thegypsy

Ken Parry. Guess you did not play...

Ken Parry.

Guess you did not play rugger.have a mess kit and go to church?? So unsuitable for the V Force.
16th May 2022, 08:49
Replies: 60
Views: 9,874
Posted By thegypsy

Had smoke in Flight Deck in MZ when operating ...

Had smoke in Flight Deck in MZ when operating Nice to Luton.

Went into Lyon awaiting engineers to rectify caused by CB fault I seem to remember.
Had a bad weather radar too.
11th May 2022, 20:15
Replies: 38
Views: 3,859
Posted By thegypsy

Just looking at my little green certificate I...

Just looking at my little green certificate
I joined Oxford University Gliding Club at RAF Bicester early sixties. Cert No 40445 with A B and C certificates and Silver C height during my three...
13th Mar 2022, 10:58
Replies: 35
Views: 4,500
Posted By thegypsy

Bader

PrOOne
Suggest you look in the mirror as you seem very pleased with yourself!? Judging by your posts.
21st Nov 2021, 15:35
Replies: 315
Views: 115,962
Posted By thegypsy

The only ex Hastings pilot I met was a Ralph...

The only ex Hastings pilot I met was a Ralph Moring who signed me off on the Aztec around 1970.
3rd Nov 2021, 17:04
Replies: 51
Views: 39,939
Posted By thegypsy

Why are they wearing hats? In Lauda Air in 90's...

Why are they wearing hats? In Lauda Air in 90's gave them up.
29th Aug 2021, 08:01
Replies: 60
Views: 9,874
Posted By thegypsy

G BMMZ was a nightmare of an aircraft. Useless...

G BMMZ was a nightmare of an aircraft. Useless weather radar.
I had smoke in cockpit on flight from Nice to Luton, landed at Lyon and waited for engineers from Ltn to fix it.
Latter when a B767/757...
Replies: 28
Views: 5,058
Posted By thegypsy

If you are visual I would say go visual. I...

If you are visual I would say go visual.

I seem to recall Heraklion RW 27 was one of many.
8th Jun 2021, 13:06
Replies: 106
Views: 16,491
Posted By thegypsy

Re B707/B737 This was overseas so they made their...

Re B707/B737 This was overseas so they made their own rules. Not a problem.

Just had to remember to trim down when selecting Flaps 14.
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Cannot remember what landing was like!!!
8th Jun 2021, 08:34
Replies: 106
Views: 16,491
Posted By thegypsy

Flew to Cyprus in 1977 on honeymoon in an...

Flew to Cyprus in 1977 on honeymoon in an Airtours B707.

I was current on the B707 at the time and in answer to an earlier query Yes on UK ATPL was rated 707/720.


Same as later I was rated...
1st Jun 2021, 13:20
Replies: 113
Views: 23,479
Posted By thegypsy

Yes your memory serves you right. I got landed...

Yes your memory serves you right. I got landed with taking one of the B737 freighters the night of the hurricane that Michel Fish mentioned from EMA to AGP. And looking at charts a 80 it headwind...
28th May 2021, 21:04
Replies: 156
Views: 86,163
Posted By thegypsy

Used to do a Kai Tak turnaround from Bangkok with...

Used to do a Kai Tak turnaround from Bangkok with Lauda Air.staying at Rama Gardens Hotel for two days before back to Vienna.
23rd May 2021, 21:09
Replies: 113
Views: 23,479
Posted By thegypsy

The topic was B737/200s not A300 or B737/300s...

The topic was B737/200s not A300 or B737/300s which Britannia inherited from the Brownies after the take over. (Yes take over not merger) despite the outrageous merging of seniority .
23rd May 2021, 14:35
Replies: 113
Views: 23,479
Posted By thegypsy

Yes you are right sorry. Was thinking when...

Yes you are right sorry. Was thinking when Britannia took over the Brownies they came with just 300s I seem to remember ?
23rd May 2021, 14:24
Replies: 113
Views: 23,479
Posted By thegypsy

Orion's 737s were _300s not 200s

Orion's 737s were _300s not 200s
17th Feb 2021, 13:37
Replies: 44
Views: 7,287
Posted By thegypsy

When my father's Stirling was shot down over...

When my father's Stirling was shot down over Belgium all eight on board were killed because he had a second dickey with him otherwise it would have been seven. Feb 1943

In Jan 1942 my mother's...
14th Feb 2021, 17:15
Replies: 36
Views: 8,001
Posted By thegypsy

Gordomac So you had a F/E on the panel then...

Gordomac

So you had a F/E on the panel then in Northeast wheras we in BEA had a Pilot which was reason I left and joined Britannia .
5th Jan 2021, 18:59
Replies: 2
Views: 1,582
Posted By thegypsy

I think you will find the Caravan is a gas...

I think you will find the Caravan is a gas turbine and approved for PerfA.
5th Jan 2021, 17:39
Replies: 2
Views: 1,582
Posted By thegypsy

Interesting flight

As a B767 Lauda Captain after landing at Puerta Plata we were then positioned to Santiago in South of island.
All seven cabin crew and us two pilots piled into single engined Cessna Caravan with a...
Forum: Middle East
5th Jan 2021, 17:03
Replies: 13
Views: 6,282
Posted By thegypsy

Seeing as both countries support different...

Seeing as both countries support different terrorist organisations one should not be surprised.

All western countries ignore this because of their wealth.
22nd Dec 2020, 07:52
Replies: 20
Views: 4,230
Posted By thegypsy

Glad to see nobody is claiming " the gypsy "...

Glad to see nobody is claiming " the gypsy " title but just a gypsy!!

When I was in Britannia I also operated Gibraltar Airways flights from Gatwick and Yemen Airways flights from Sanaa.

Would...
19th Dec 2020, 19:17
Replies: 20
Views: 4,230
Posted By thegypsy

Gordomac Just remember I am the gypsy.!! In 78...

Gordomac
Just remember I am the gypsy.!! In 78 I was in KAC on B707 and used to fly into Tehran and remember the vast collection of aircraft on the ground.
Just counting number of companies I have...
15th Dec 2020, 13:40
Replies: 32
Views: 7,000
Posted By thegypsy

Ken Scott i will keep Kindle in mind but whilst...

Ken Scott
i will keep Kindle in mind but whilst I can walk
To local Waitrose I will get my Telegraph later in day.and not sure I want my breakfast ruined by reading of the death of someone in a...
14th Dec 2020, 10:29
Replies: 32
Views: 7,000
Posted By thegypsy

Ken Guess you have to subscribe to get that?...

Ken
Guess you have to subscribe to get that? Instead I get a free Telegraph every day by spending £10 at local Waitrose which is close to me!
14th Dec 2020, 08:03
Replies: 32
Views: 7,000
Posted By thegypsy

Never had a problem with Varifocals either. ...

Never had a problem with Varifocals either.

Just had Cataract surgery privately in London.

Special lenses with both eyes done at same time and now only need reading glasses for the small print...
8th Dec 2020, 08:10
Replies: 663
Views: 156,781
Posted By thegypsy

I wonder if MM is now accepted in this rural...

I wonder if MM is now accepted in this rural idyll and has had an at home in his own property?

Did he ever come clean as to his previous life in the ranks?
30th Nov 2020, 12:58
Replies: 25
Views: 3,857
Posted By thegypsy

Helen49 So " and yes the white hat ....... Very...

Helen49
So " and yes the white hat ....... Very distinguished " Guess you must have seen me in the terminal then !!???
29th Nov 2020, 17:17
Replies: 25
Views: 3,857
Posted By thegypsy

As a "White Hatter" my first trip to LBA was on...

As a "White Hatter" my first trip to LBA was on the 3rd July 1980 and out the next day to Palma as a Luton based Pilot.
12th Nov 2020, 19:32
Replies: 38
Views: 6,027
Posted By thegypsy

Luckily we in Britannia only used B767s for...

Luckily we in Britannia only used B767s for Florida or places like Cancun trips so I never had to tech stop so never had the pleasure of meeting Gordomac in Bangor.
Forum: Middle East
12th Oct 2020, 19:12
Replies: 2
Views: 2,471
Posted By thegypsy

I used to go there in the 70's and remember a 707...

I used to go there in the 70's and remember a 707 which looked abandoned.
used to there and Taiz in 737s and to Sanaa and Aden in 707s.

Remember the dust devils!
3rd Oct 2020, 17:35
Replies: 39
Views: 11,008
Posted By thegypsy

I used to fly the B707 and B737 albeit on...

I used to fly the B707 and B737 albeit on different days in the late 70's as an F/O and later as Captain both B757/B767 as did lots of my colleagues.

Shortest flight on B707 was Kuwait to Abadan...
2nd Oct 2020, 10:17
Replies: 38
Views: 22,526
Posted By thegypsy

I knew someone who joined SAA after Court Line...

I knew someone who joined SAA after Court Line went bust on the 747 .Spent several years there just doing the radio, never allowed to fly it.
Luckily transferred onto B737 and got a better job after...
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