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26th Apr 2021, 19:02
Replies: 75
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Posted By 134brat

Just had a look at #63 and it would appear that...

Just had a look at #63 and it would appear that Mr Hedley had seen the report and just put the bare bones of the event in his book. I spent five happy years on VC10s in Base Hangar at Brize Norton...
26th Apr 2021, 13:59
Replies: 75
Views: 30,589
Posted By 134brat

Brake misassembly.

Accident investigators found that EAA maintenance staff had "...fitted restrictor pads incorrectly in one brake unit and a transfer unit in another was in it's reverse position. The result was that...
7th Apr 2021, 09:57
Replies: 2
Views: 1,171
Posted By 134brat

Would l be right in thinking that this means...

Would l be right in thinking that this means Shetland will have fewer connections between the islands than they had in the 1930s?
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Feb 2021, 11:30
Replies: 5
Views: 2,050
Posted By 134brat

Probably XT456 Wessex HU5 Retired November 87 and...

Probably XT456 Wessex HU5 Retired November 87 and allocated 8941M.

707 Squadron Culdrose 1965. 845 Squadron Culdrose 1968. This can has a long colourful history of accidents and repairs, too long...
20th Feb 2021, 09:42
Replies: 1,525
Views: 189,050
Posted By 134brat

Thanks Treadigraph for the quick reply. Only four...

Thanks Treadigraph for the quick reply. Only four left! Last time l saw one was VP-BAT bashing the circuit at Prestwick and that's about three years ago. Seems unlikely that I'll see another :{
20th Feb 2021, 08:41
Replies: 1,525
Views: 189,050
Posted By 134brat

I'm a fellow 747SP fan so, here's a question for...

I'm a fellow 747SP fan so, here's a question for the spotters out there. How many SPs are still air worthy, l would guess there are not many.
25th Jan 2021, 08:16
Replies: 18
Views: 2,218
Posted By 134brat

You could still see Caravelles of Sterling,...

You could still see Caravelles of Sterling, Finnair, Minerve, Air Provence, Balair CTA, Air Charter International and more in the mid to late 80s.
20th Jan 2021, 14:06
Replies: 11
Views: 2,620
Posted By 134brat

If we are ever allowed to travel again I would...

If we are ever allowed to travel again I would highly recommend a visit to the excellent Steven F Udvar Hazy centre near Dulles Airport. Among all the other famous and fascinating aircraft you can...
14th Jan 2021, 11:23
Replies: 1,249
Views: 940,348
Posted By 134brat

Six engineless 787s at Prestwick currently looked...

Six engineless 787s at Prestwick currently looked after by Chevron. The implications of today's announcement go beyond Norwegian.
21st Oct 2020, 18:22
Replies: 19
Views: 13,096
Posted By 134brat

Forgive me if you already know this. Your...

Forgive me if you already know this. Your Grandfather is mentioned by name on p502 of Handley Page Aircraft since 1907 by C H Barnes. There is no detail of the accident but the text provides some...
20th Oct 2020, 13:17
Replies: 3
Views: 1,668
Posted By 134brat

I was wondering if it was the one in Dutch AF...

I was wondering if it was the one in Dutch AF marks from Alba Engineering at Netherley. I have not passed that way for a while.
15th Oct 2020, 15:37
Replies: 3
Views: 1,668
Posted By 134brat

Was it a two seat version in light gray by any...

Was it a two seat version in light gray by any chance?
31st Aug 2020, 13:18
Replies: 7
Views: 906
Posted By 134brat

These are probably ex Bristows previously stored...

These are probably ex Bristows previously stored in Aberdeen All will be G-ZZS* registrations.
26th Aug 2020, 11:36
Replies: 18
Views: 2,398
Posted By 134brat

The Colgan Air Q400 crash was more recent than...

The Colgan Air Q400 crash was more recent than 2005. That was a deep stall resulting from crew fatigue.
10th Jul 2020, 19:58
Replies: 96
Views: 56,125
Posted By 134brat

Sense of proportion required

The OP refers to Covid19 as the biggest 'health emergency' of the last 100 years. Really? Can we take it then that he does not believe that the people dying in far greater numbers from other causes...
9th Mar 2020, 18:40
Replies: 27
Views: 3,988
Posted By 134brat

Hi flybuy l spent several years trying to keep...

Hi flybuy
l spent several years trying to keep the 'beast' serviceable for BRAL. The thinking behind the design was perfectly reasonable but the execution was a classic example of British over...
3rd Nov 2019, 20:54
Replies: 2,253
Views: 293,726
Posted By 134brat

Vultee BT13 Valiant?

Vultee BT13 Valiant?
22nd Sep 2019, 08:48
Replies: 3
Views: 1,350
Posted By 134brat

Have you tried abebooks.com it's a good starting...

Have you tried abebooks.com it's a good starting point if you're looking for new or used books workdwide. Good luck.
25th Jul 2019, 10:42
Replies: 34
Views: 4,947
Posted By 134brat

How about a floatplane trip in the highlands of...

How about a floatplane trip in the highlands of Scotland? Have a look online at Scotland on floats. Weather is a major issue but this summer has been ideal so far.
11th Jul 2019, 06:44
Replies: 15
Views: 8,191
Posted By 134brat

This happened about eight years ago in Birmingham...

This happened about eight years ago in Birmingham when a female engineer was near fatally injured by the rear MLG doors of a Q400. It is still a very easy situation to get into and is an example of...
2nd Jun 2019, 11:57
Replies: 43
Views: 13,018
Posted By 134brat

I have just read through this thread and am...

I have just read through this thread and am surprised to see no input from military Spey guys who worked on the Phantom. Yes, the CASC was indeed a mind boggling piece of kit to understand but the...
14th Aug 2018, 08:10
Replies: 794
Views: 565,516
Posted By 134brat

The simple answer is that the low cost business...

The simple answer is that the low cost business model was never going to be workable in a short haul low volume environment, it has just taken a while for everything to fall apart under the pressure....
6th Mar 2018, 10:25
Replies: 4
Views: 1,452
Posted By 134brat

Bristow operated at least five Widgeons the first...

Bristow operated at least five Widgeons the first two being conversions which were originally built as WS-51 G-ALIK and G-AKTW. These two aircraft were re registered after conversion, becoming G-APPS...
3rd Mar 2018, 08:42
Replies: 11
Views: 2,193
Posted By 134brat

This might have been Airspeed Ambassador G-AMAD...

This might have been Airspeed Ambassador G-AMAD of Autair International (although the accident was 3rd of July 1968 rather than 1950s.) The port flap actuator suffered a fatigue failure when the...
11th May 2017, 10:59
Replies: 1,355
Views: 842,932
Posted By 134brat

The discussion about how many pax are on a flight...

The discussion about how many pax are on a flight is pretty meaningless in a business sense unless you consider the yield.

Hre's a super-simplified example:

To the casual observer a flight...
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