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Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2021, 15:01
Replies: 32
Views: 1,336
Posted By Fareastdriver

One day in my apartment in Shenzhen the circuit...

One day in my apartment in Shenzhen the circuit breaker for the plug circuits tripped. I reset it and tried again followed by another trip. I pulled all the plugs out and tried again. No joy even...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2021, 14:19
Replies: 29
Views: 1,173
Posted By Fareastdriver

When I was at El Adem one would see the local...

When I was at El Adem one would see the local families walking alongside the road:

The junior wife at the front; then the senior wife with daughters followed by the man holding his son with one...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Feb 2021, 19:25
Replies: 146
Views: 17,715
Posted By Fareastdriver

This one had two pilots; directly employed. ...

This one had two pilots; directly employed.

https://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/535936-aw139-g-lbal-helicopter-crash-gillingham-norfolk.html?highlight=helicopter+crash+norfolk
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Feb 2021, 10:24
Replies: 6,464
Views: 518,057
Posted By Fareastdriver

Unfortunately every time I flag up one of K&c's...

Unfortunately every time I flag up one of K&c's links the page is obscured by the Guardian demanding access to my computer or insisting that I contribute to their offshore account.
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Feb 2021, 17:38
Replies: 85
Views: 5,065
Posted By Fareastdriver

Not where I am. The most common comment is: ...

Not where I am. The most common comment is: "Why can'y she forget this independence thing and get on with running the country."

She managed to lose the absolute SNP majority in the last...
27th Feb 2021, 09:40
Replies: 176
Views: 38,649
Posted By Fareastdriver

You had RADAR??????? Good God, how to spoil...

You had RADAR??????? Good God, how to spoil people. What's wrong with their eyes.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Feb 2021, 09:35
Replies: 14
Views: 1,678
Posted By Fareastdriver

From what I remember the four point hoisting and...

From what I remember the four point hoisting and locking was for a passenger pod.

They weren't in it when it was hoisted; they got in when the whole show was on the ground.
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Feb 2021, 13:31
Replies: 14
Views: 1,678
Posted By Fareastdriver

All loads tend to spin underneath a single rotor...

All loads tend to spin underneath a single rotor helicopter. They may stabilise in forward flight either naturally or artificially but after coming to the hover it will start spinning again. You...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Feb 2021, 19:30
Replies: 22
Views: 4,326
Posted By Fareastdriver

I built the coffee bar in 33 Sqn. at Odiham...

I built the coffee bar in 33 Sqn. at Odiham before it was reformed. I was in the front of XW 204 with Trevor Wood on its first flight from Odiham.

When I die I will go to Hell. My Squadron boss...
25th Feb 2021, 19:24
Replies: 90
Views: 17,346
Posted By Fareastdriver

This 'slump' in the airline industry will...

This 'slump' in the airline industry will disappear almost as fast as it arrived. The gauge is not PPRuNe but the oil markets. Airlines are the biggest consumers of oil in the world and the...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Feb 2021, 09:14
Replies: 22
Views: 4,326
Posted By Fareastdriver

Times have changed. The Royal Air Force Puma...

Times have changed. The Royal Air Force Puma replacement being announced by a Colonel.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Feb 2021, 19:20
Replies: 13,598
Views: 1,999,005
Posted By Fareastdriver

In China I used to notch my fly swat every time I...

In China I used to notch my fly swat every time I got one. After a month the handle looked like a hacksaw blade.

Or should that be an hacksaw blade?
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Feb 2021, 15:26
Replies: 146
Views: 14,804
Posted By Fareastdriver

In my old motor cycling days when we changed gear...

In my old motor cycling days when we changed gear ratios in the gearbox we used to gun it up and down the street a few times without any oil in so as to harden the gears.
24th Feb 2021, 08:41
Replies: 32
Views: 6,086
Posted By Fareastdriver

If you put one of today's airline pilots behind...

If you put one of today's airline pilots behind all those levers and switches he would have to be led away for counselling.
23rd Feb 2021, 16:18
Replies: 40
Views: 6,360
Posted By Fareastdriver

What did they have on the KC 135? Same sort of...

What did they have on the KC 135? Same sort of job.
21st Feb 2021, 21:24
Replies: 40
Views: 6,360
Posted By Fareastdriver

I can imagine the confusion. When the VC10 first...

I can imagine the confusion. When the VC10 first flew in 1962 all sorts of roles were forecast for all sorts of aircraft that were just flying or entering service. As a graduate from a Vampire AFS...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Feb 2021, 15:10
Replies: 368
Views: 20,366
Posted By Fareastdriver

I was shown an old warehouse in Shanghai at the...

I was shown an old warehouse in Shanghai at the end of the last century. It was full of cars that had been left behind/confiscated from the foreign business community. Some of the pre-war ones still...
21st Feb 2021, 14:56
Replies: 40
Views: 6,360
Posted By Fareastdriver

Positive! I finished my Valiant conversion...

Positive!

I finished my Valiant conversion in June 1962 and was posted to 90 Sqn at Honington which had just converted to the flight refuelling role. I was immediately sent on the flight...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Feb 2021, 10:23
Replies: 14
Views: 907
Posted By Fareastdriver

How much a ton will it cost to collect the coffee...

How much a ton will it cost to collect the coffee grains.
21st Feb 2021, 10:20
Replies: 19
Views: 2,148
Posted By Fareastdriver

My father had a Dalton that was fully mechanical....

My father had a Dalton that was fully mechanical. The was a long metal bar that was mounted at the bottom and as you rotated the slide it swung to give you drift and moving it against the speed...
21st Feb 2021, 10:10
Replies: 40
Views: 6,360
Posted By Fareastdriver

That looks familiar. A training board with the...

That looks familiar. A training board with the VC 10's fuel system was mounted in the air refuelling classroom at Marham in 1962.
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Feb 2021, 17:40
Replies: 368
Views: 20,366
Posted By Fareastdriver

Should anybody have a mint XJ 120 he would pay...

Should anybody have a mint XJ 120 he would pay ten grand for that.
20th Feb 2021, 17:28
Replies: 125
Views: 18,049
Posted By Fareastdriver

When Aerospatial, as it was called then,...

When Aerospatial, as it was called then, developed the S330 Puma they had this idea whereas it would be able to conceal itself in a forward location by taxiing into cover. Whirling rotor blades make...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Feb 2021, 10:23
Replies: 368
Views: 20,366
Posted By Fareastdriver

The number plate should be worth JPY 1,470,000!

The number plate should be worth JPY 1,470,000!
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Feb 2021, 08:49
Replies: 32
Views: 5,511
Posted By Fareastdriver

Launched on 30 July 2020; nearer seven months.

Launched on 30 July 2020; nearer seven months.
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