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12th Apr 2020, 13:09
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Posted By oldandbald

Remember the Radar Training well, on one occasion...

Remember the Radar Training well, on one occasion given "you have it " and then pilot feathered the right hand engine learnt a lot about asymetric in a short moment. Pilot then called Exercise "" ...
6th Apr 2020, 17:00
Replies: 378
Views: 41,758
Posted By oldandbald

Remember Ford operating MD-87s into Stansted in...

Remember Ford operating MD-87s into Stansted in the mid 90s, I think these were VP-BOP and VP-BOO . In those days , as I recall, if ATC didn't specify an airspeed restriction they reduced to about...
20th Mar 2020, 12:20
Replies: 11,849
Views: 953,480
Posted By oldandbald

So I guess we are in Italy ?

So I guess we are in Italy ?
1st Mar 2020, 11:42
Replies: 8
Views: 2,731
Posted By oldandbald

TAIL CONE witnessed a similar incident at Luton...

TAIL CONE
witnessed a similar incident at Luton years ago with a British Midland DC-9 , cleaner pulled the wrong handle , can't remember how they put it back but it wasn't delayed very long
18th Nov 2019, 14:49
Replies: 3,849
Views: 1,241,642
Posted By oldandbald

Hope this clarifies. The small round CRT left of...

Hope this clarifies. The small round CRT left of the controller is a DFTI (Distance from touchdown indicator) . Early version taken off the AR-15 Primary only blips ,usually set gated to the 10...
6th Aug 2019, 21:52
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Posted By oldandbald

For info. photo was July 1980 given to me...

For info. photo was July 1980 given to me personally by McAlpine Helicopters , I was SATCO/ATC Manager
12th Mar 2019, 15:22
Replies: 19,168
Views: 2,204,934
Posted By oldandbald

It isTHE Luton Airport not Barton. Old Farmhouse/...

It isTHE Luton Airport not Barton. Old Farmhouse/ Directors House/ then Freds Bar in the middle
31st Dec 2018, 14:49
Replies: 10
Views: 1,994
Posted By oldandbald

https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id...

https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19500413-0
4th Oct 2018, 17:47
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Views: 1,241,642
Posted By oldandbald

Phantom "go-around" Not sure if that was the...

Phantom "go-around"

Not sure if that was the same one but I remember the late MGC letting a Phantom do a go around on 08 with a near vertical climb on re-heat. I was i/c at the time and casually...
3rd Oct 2018, 19:03
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Views: 1,241,642
Posted By oldandbald

Certainly N88CH CV880 visited in 1978 ...

Certainly N88CH CV880 visited in 1978 Aircraft N88CH (1961 Convair 880-22M-22 C/N 22-7-6-58) Photo by Peter Nicholson (Photo ID: AC956533)...
1st Oct 2018, 23:03
Replies: 19,168
Views: 2,204,934
Posted By oldandbald

Madley

Back to previous challenge Hess was flown from Madley I expect because he was being held then at Maindiff Court Hospital Abergavenny which was nearby
11th Jul 2018, 14:27
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Views: 59,785
Posted By oldandbald

Air Spain As far as I recall they used Air...

Air Spain

As far as I recall they used Air Spain *** eg "Air Spain 115 " Sounded like hand held mikes, heavy accent and background noise. Had a few interesting DC-8 arrivals at Luton !!
5th Apr 2018, 17:53
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Views: 1,241,642
Posted By oldandbald

SRA 08

Out of interest, and Iím sure Vintage ATCO would agree , that the SRA to 08 , particularly with a crosswind, was not easy. At about one and a half miles, coincident with ridge where the M1 motorway...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Mar 2018, 21:34
Replies: 18
Views: 1,867
Posted By oldandbald

I do remember that on the acr430 (3cm) on an SRA...

I do remember that on the acr430 (3cm) on an SRA a VC10 showed as two distinct "blips" one just behind the first. No prizes!
1st Mar 2018, 09:10
Replies: 3,849
Views: 1,241,642
Posted By oldandbald

The 125 accident was in 1967 and it was...

The 125 accident was in 1967 and it was performing a training departure on runway 26 - very sad
https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19671223-1
17th Nov 2017, 17:53
Replies: 3,849
Views: 1,241,642
Posted By oldandbald

Yes, I remember that way back when Bernard was...

Yes, I remember that way back when Bernard was AD. Soon got a bit dubious when crews worked out where the micophones were. Then we had in the late 70s very early video recorder to record the radar to...
9th Nov 2017, 21:50
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Views: 1,241,642
Posted By oldandbald

First 747 at Luton was LX-KCV 10th July 1987 sub...

First 747 at Luton was LX-KCV 10th July 1987 sub for Britannia Faro and back
26th Jun 2017, 19:20
Replies: 3,849
Views: 1,241,642
Posted By oldandbald

Must have been another one because I recall...

Must have been another one because I recall standing out there in the fog that morning looking at the scene. Just don't have a date and the tapes were played showing how close to having something...
26th Jun 2017, 17:53
Replies: 3,849
Views: 1,241,642
Posted By oldandbald

Monarch 720 -Runway Damage

Do any recall an incident late 70s early 80s when a Monarch 720 damaged the runway surface on Take-Off. It was a damp foggy morning and during the night resurfacing work had been carried out leaving...
12th Mar 2017, 17:46
Replies: 3,849
Views: 1,241,642
Posted By oldandbald

Dan-Air Comet

Like Vintage ATCO (Vintage as well!) I cannot put a date on the Comet incident. However if my memory serves me correct it was ‘DD which subsequently managed an overrun at Newcastle. I did however...
18th Feb 2017, 10:31
Replies: 3,849
Views: 1,241,642
Posted By oldandbald

Dan-Air 1-11 photo

The Dan-Air 1-11 , originally posted by "Buster the Bear" is definitely at Luton. If you look at various photos on the web of Britannia Brits. being broken up behind the hangars they tally with the...
19th Jan 2017, 17:28
Replies: 3,849
Views: 1,241,642
Posted By oldandbald

EXT111 The nightly EXT111 was a Beech99 (see...

EXT111
The nightly EXT111 was a Beech99 (see previous posts 1756 and 1762 ) Those who know me will understand why I remember
17th Nov 2016, 20:58
Replies: 19,168
Views: 2,204,934
Posted By oldandbald

I think that is Tenerife North/Los Rodeos GCXO...

I think that is Tenerife North/Los Rodeos GCXO , if correct Open House as I regret nothing to offer
26th Aug 2016, 19:43
Replies: 16
Views: 4,396
Posted By oldandbald

Although I cannot answer your question I did...

Although I cannot answer your question I did place a Lien on G-BBDK Southern Inernational Cargo and taped up the door late one night at Luton for unpaid debts in either '80 or '81. Freight was ready...
26th May 2016, 17:01
Replies: 3,849
Views: 1,241,642
Posted By oldandbald

I may be wrong but I have feeling that TEA ...

I may be wrong but I have feeling that TEA (Trans European Airways) brought one of their A300s into Luton in the late 70s. I am sure someone out there will confirm or not. OO-TEF was c/n 2 and...
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