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25th Aug 2019, 18:56
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Great thread !! I did some of my time there !! ...

Great thread !!
I did some of my time there !!
Didnt see much reference to Express Aviation with Ralph the original West End spiv !! ( and Glynis !!of course)
After Express went to Marni and Peter...
16th Aug 2019, 07:39
Replies: 2,056
Views: 2,520,674
Posted By GotTheTshirt

Maintenance on an FAA registered aircraft has to...

Maintenance on an FAA registered aircraft has to be signed off by either an FAA licenced mechanic or an FAA Approved Repair Station. Be interesting to see which in this case.
1st Aug 2019, 08:35
Replies: 47
Views: 6,202
Posted By GotTheTshirt

Yes memories of early aviation indoctrination. ...

Yes memories of early aviation indoctrination.
The couple I remember was :
"He is so secure in his job he reads Flight from the front !"

and when RR was developing the RB
Government Man :" How...
23rd Jul 2019, 07:44
Replies: 43
Views: 19,593
Posted By GotTheTshirt

Some of us less intelligent ones are not on...

Some of us less intelligent ones are not on twitter !!:8
16th Apr 2019, 17:42
Replies: 6
Views: 1,977
Posted By GotTheTshirt

Angry When I started at Burnaston as a sprog they were...

When I started at Burnaston as a sprog they were just finishing the Spartan Mossies.
I think they came from storage at RAF Silloth. They were worked by Derby Aviation and ferried to Canada.
After...
9th Apr 2019, 07:38
Replies: 22
Views: 16,775
Posted By GotTheTshirt

So they are suing BA ??? What control did BA...

So they are suing BA ???
What control did BA have over the quality of air entering the cabin ?
Did they have a BA specific procedure?
Are the BA aircraft somehow different from all the other same...
3rd Apr 2019, 09:56
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,250,432
Posted By GotTheTshirt

One think I don't understand in all the above. ...

One think I don't understand in all the above.
The consensus is that these pilots were not adequately trained or knowledgeable about the aircraft, which may of course be true.
But to get into their...
30th Mar 2019, 09:48
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,250,432
Posted By GotTheTshirt

Dave, Have you ever worked in Indonesia ? I...

Dave, Have you ever worked in Indonesia ?
I have and I agree with the guys above. Its known as the midnight parts store !!
and contra to what you might think some of these guys are technically...
16th Mar 2019, 12:23
Replies: 3,818
Views: 1,087,773
Posted By GotTheTshirt

The first page of that log book has Captain...

The first page of that log book has Captain Daniels. Dave Daniels like many of that era were real characters!
The Viking windshields were always a problem with leaking and his log book entry was ...
15th Mar 2019, 13:29
Replies: 3,818
Views: 1,087,773
Posted By GotTheTshirt

Blackpool

I am not sure which hanger they were in at Blackpool.
When we started the Blackpool services we has the use of a hanger at Blackpool. The first time we put a Viking in everyone was carefully...
13th Mar 2019, 11:38
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,250,432
Posted By GotTheTshirt

Re the FAA and grounding I wonder if the FAA...

Re the FAA and grounding I wonder if the FAA would be reluctant to ground an Airbus with the same situation !!
11th Mar 2019, 16:52
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,250,432
Posted By GotTheTshirt

Is there some logic in having a couple of...

Is there some logic in having a couple of switches operating in the opposite sense to the rest ??
15th Feb 2019, 08:11
Replies: 2,056
Views: 2,520,674
Posted By GotTheTshirt

Regarding insurance is there a legal requirement...

Regarding insurance is there a legal requirement to have valid insurance on a "private " aircraft as there is on a motor vehicle?
14th Feb 2019, 14:21
Replies: 38
Views: 4,564
Posted By GotTheTshirt

The Hamble system worked too well !! After a...

The Hamble system worked too well !! After a while they found they were churning out more than BOAC could take so they were furloughed and we had two of them flying the Aztec at Air London based in...
12th Feb 2019, 07:58
Replies: 2,056
Views: 2,520,674
Posted By GotTheTshirt

Regarding the "registration"of the aircraft then...

Regarding the "registration"of the aircraft then there is another situation that I have not seen commented on.
US ownership of anything is considered property tax which varies from State to State...
11th Feb 2019, 10:29
Replies: 9
Views: 1,866
Posted By GotTheTshirt

Slightly off subject but when I was working in...

Slightly off subject but when I was working in Brussels the Sabena old timers were rebuilding a Lysander in one of the back hangers
Did they ever finish it??
10th Feb 2019, 21:38
Replies: 2,056
Views: 2,520,674
Posted By GotTheTshirt

I have not seen the reason for the delay to the...

I have not seen the reason for the delay to the original 0900 flight plan.
A morning departure, I would have thought, would obviously be what Mr Ibbotson would have preferred, so the delay, I would...
5th Feb 2019, 20:39
Replies: 2,056
Views: 2,520,674
Posted By GotTheTshirt

A lot of coverage regarding FAA pilot...

A lot of coverage regarding FAA pilot requirements but I wonder how the FAA maintenance requirements were covered for the N-reg pressurised aircraft?
26th Jan 2019, 08:28
Replies: 2,056
Views: 2,520,674
Posted By GotTheTshirt

I notice the REACH website does not mention FAA...

I notice the REACH website does not mention FAA approval. It does say that they can support Isle of Man and FAA registered aircraft.
This presumably means that just call in a freelance A & P...
25th Jan 2019, 15:43
Replies: 2,056
Views: 2,520,674
Posted By GotTheTshirt

Minimum sign off would require an FAA A and P...

Minimum sign off would require an FAA A and P Mechanic sign off.. Higher maintenance such as an Annual would require an FAA I.A. ( inspection Authorisation) or an FAA Certificated Repair station....
15th Jan 2019, 15:09
Replies: 3,818
Views: 1,087,773
Posted By GotTheTshirt

Also the fuselage cheat lines on the first two...

Also the fuselage cheat lines on the first two are not on the last.
28th Dec 2018, 15:37
Replies: 181
Views: 58,294
Posted By GotTheTshirt

I ran the Maintenance company at Backbushe for a...

I ran the Maintenance company at Backbushe for a few years and Andy Aldridge was one of my customers ( amongst other including Doug!!)
I had a PPL but had never flown taildraggers. Andie's theory...
9th Dec 2018, 08:36
Replies: 90
Views: 31,207
Posted By GotTheTshirt

Coffman, We maintained the university air...

Coffman,
We maintained the university air squadron aircraft at Burnaston Derby.
They would fly the Havards and Chipmunks in during Autumn and took them back after overhaul in the Spring, moving the...
17th Nov 2018, 08:21
Replies: 3,818
Views: 1,087,773
Posted By GotTheTshirt

When I first came to Luton 1961 that area that is...

When I first came to Luton 1961 that area that is being reworked (top right) was grass ! Where that truck is under the e of Macs sign was the taxiway out to the runway !
11th Sep 2018, 19:37
Replies: 38
Views: 3,882
Posted By GotTheTshirt

I was in Libya during the Arab Isreali war and...

I was in Libya during the Arab Isreali war and the Vautours were used to precision bomb Arab runways leaving them useless for fighter takeoffs but ok for Herc !!
I was there with 2 learjets and the...
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