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9th Feb 2021, 14:45
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Posted By BSD

East Malaysia perhaps?

East Malaysia perhaps?
3rd Feb 2021, 18:13
Replies: 255
Views: 31,912
Posted By BSD

Just play the first few moments of "Catch-22"...

Just play the first few moments of "Catch-22" which I'm sure you can find on YouTube, The black night disolving into morning light as the sun rises, then all of a sudden a click, a whirr and the...
31st Jan 2021, 15:04
Replies: 25
Views: 3,228
Posted By BSD

David, My home is near Meesden (where the...

David,

My home is near Meesden (where the Hermes came down) I've often ridden my bike, or run around the area and wondered if they were trying to make it into Nuthampstead. Though I'm not sure...
31st Jan 2021, 11:11
Replies: 29
Views: 6,317
Posted By BSD

mcoates, Thank you for the reference, ...

mcoates,

Thank you for the reference,

BSD.
30th Jan 2021, 14:39
Replies: 29
Views: 6,317
Posted By BSD

Glad the pilot wasn't too badly (I trust) hurt,...

Glad the pilot wasn't too badly (I trust) hurt, but may I ask, does anyone know the history of this particular aeroplane, who built it and when?

Cheers,
28th Jan 2021, 17:35
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Posted By BSD

Malaysia perhaps?

Malaysia perhaps?
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jan 2021, 17:40
Replies: 57
Views: 3,686
Posted By BSD

Clint Eastwood's car in "Play Misty for me" ...

Clint Eastwood's car in "Play Misty for me"
Great actor, good film (scary as heck) but brilliant car - an XK150 DHC.
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jan 2021, 20:44
Replies: 368
Views: 20,370
Posted By BSD

The Flying Sikh no less! Didn't he make his name...

The Flying Sikh no less! Didn't he make his name driving for Volvo though? As far as Datsuns were concerned in the Safari Rally, wasn't it the 1600 SSS that was so competitive.I remember the works...
14th Jan 2021, 17:19
Replies: 8
Views: 1,763
Posted By BSD

Fantastic! Well worth listening to and not just...

Fantastic! Well worth listening to and not just for the Dreamlifter details. The Q & A session that follows his talk is remarkable.

Good spot India Four Two, thank you for the heads-up.
7th Jan 2021, 14:38
Replies: 74
Views: 23,223
Posted By BSD

Early 70ís I recall seeing a KC-135 tanker with...

Early 70ís I recall seeing a KC-135 tanker with the forward fuselage painted to look like a giant can of Coors.

Had never heard of Coors beforehand.

Now who could take offence at that?
...
4th Jan 2021, 15:28
Replies: 1,164
Views: 877,890
Posted By BSD

Having watched the YouTube presentation...

Having watched the YouTube presentation recommended by Zomerkoning (post 1053) about Long Haul and low cost, I'd say Norwegian's future survival will not be well served by long haul 787 operations.
...
4th Jan 2021, 13:03
Replies: 19
Views: 4,490
Posted By BSD

Stunning photos! As you say Washout,...

Stunning photos!

As you say Washout, surprisingly little or no Rudder/Aileron in an assymetric condition.

Only suggestion I can come up with for that is; maybe nos 1 (and 2 if running) were at...
2nd Oct 2020, 23:18
Replies: 38
Views: 20,411
Posted By BSD

So sad to hear of their demise, my sympathy to...

So sad to hear of their demise, my sympathy to all there who are now out of a job.

I can still hear their 707s Saturday afternoon departures out of Perth, Western Australia ringing in my ears!
...
2nd Oct 2020, 14:16
Replies: 38
Views: 8,050
Posted By BSD

Whilst not a 125 (Westwind) not at Luton (Sydney,...

Whilst not a 125 (Westwind) not at Luton (Sydney, Kingsford-Smith) and well below 12,000' the only executive jet, ADI related accident I can recall was the Pel-air crash.

Most unlikely to be the...
21st Sep 2020, 13:32
Replies: 8
Views: 2,451
Posted By BSD

Iím very sorry to hear your news. We will all...

Iím very sorry to hear your news. We will all miss him for his insightful, accurate and often very witty comments here in PPRUNE.

Although I never met him, or knew who he was, he was one of the...
6th Sep 2020, 08:59
Replies: 46
Views: 6,237
Posted By BSD

I have a feeling East African Airways had a stall...

I have a feeling East African Airways had a stall related incident (though it may have been a yaw damper Dutch Roll event) on an air test of a VC-10 over the Indian Ocean off the coast of Kenya.

I...
21st Aug 2020, 09:42
Replies: 70
Views: 14,559
Posted By BSD

A (flight) engineer once told me.... He'd...

A (flight) engineer once told me....

He'd been a ground engineer on the Beverly. Based in Bahrain, it was tedious and uncomfortable when servicing the engines and working on the top of the...
25th Jul 2020, 12:15
Replies: 1,206
Views: 157,720
Posted By BSD

Hang about! I think I've just seen a Westland...

Hang about! I think I've just seen a Westland Wasp heading west, whilst looking North from our vantage point here in NW Essex.

My fading eyesight not being what it was, and nothing showing on...
24th Jul 2020, 10:36
Replies: 87
Views: 11,593
Posted By BSD

Turned up at Cardiff one fine day and as we...

Turned up at Cardiff one fine day and as we taxied in to the terminal, a 747 (IIRC Wardair) was parked at a curious angle: Turning off or maybe on, to the stand ( on the runway side of the terminal...
21st Jul 2020, 15:04
Replies: 5
Views: 2,061
Posted By BSD

What a sad loss. He came skiing once with a few...

What a sad loss. He came skiing once with a few of my pals (all non aviation) who named him "Reheat Roger" Great company.

I fondly recall a story he once told of his RAF days. Being tasked...
6th Jul 2020, 23:53
Replies: 1,206
Views: 157,720
Posted By BSD

I guess around 4:00 pm. I heard the piston...

I guess around 4:00 pm. I heard the piston engines from within the house, their ďunsynchronised beat notesĒ drew me out to see what it was.

Ashamed of myself when I realise I might have mistaken 2...
6th Jul 2020, 18:33
Replies: 1,206
Views: 157,720
Posted By BSD

A Gulfsteram 650 flanked (closely) by 2 piston...

A Gulfsteram 650 flanked (closely) by 2 piston singles (Extras?) at 3000', here over NW Essex, heading north towards Duxford.

A most welcome, not everyday sight.

Now, who might know what that...
29th May 2020, 22:00
Replies: 84
Views: 16,610
Posted By BSD

For some reason (which is beyond me) I can't...

For some reason (which is beyond me) I can't upload the photo I took of the plaque itself. If you can't read it, it states:In Memory of
Flt. Lt. Nicholas Gresham Cooke, D.F.C.
A Keen sailor In...
29th May 2020, 21:51
Replies: 84
Views: 16,610
Posted By BSD

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x480/img_6086_7d94382493a1826237dc3bf9b93e90a8ca11223f.jpg
Taken today, 29/May/2020, the plaque at Blakeney, commemorating F/L Nicholas Cooke...
27th May 2020, 20:10
Replies: 84
Views: 16,610
Posted By BSD

Blakeny church is indeed worth a visit - walk up...

Blakeny church is indeed worth a visit - walk up to the top of the tower for a fabulous view.

id seen the stained glass but didnít realise the significance.

Facinating to think of the BSAA...
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