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18th Apr 2017, 10:55
Replies: 26
Views: 3,823
Posted By Finbarr

Mike Titterton Hercs then Dan Air Macclesfield?

Mike Titterton Hercs then Dan Air Macclesfield?
14th Dec 2016, 13:00
Replies: 2
Views: 2,165
Posted By Finbarr

Sadly Geoff Skelton went to the big hangar in the...

Sadly Geoff Skelton went to the big hangar in the sky a couple of years or so ago. I found out from 24 Sqn Association and had an email forwarded via them to his son Andrew but no reply. Geoff and I...
19th Oct 2016, 14:46
Replies: 7
Views: 4,857
Posted By Finbarr

Dave Barraclough is doing well with organising...

Dave Barraclough is doing well with organising the 50th anniversary of our graduation (13 Jan 66) Contact him at cmbarraclough at btinternet dot com.
27th Sep 2016, 10:13
Replies: 7
Views: 4,857
Posted By Finbarr

I am! 50 years! I tried to generate interest a...

I am! 50 years! I tried to generate interest a few months ago but failed (I inadvertently called it the silver jubilee instead of golden!)
11th Jul 2016, 13:53
Replies: 52
Views: 13,966
Posted By Finbarr

Rocky - you are, of course correct! As are...

Rocky - you are, of course correct!

As are you, Newt, sadly.
5th Jul 2016, 12:07
Replies: 52
Views: 13,966
Posted By Finbarr

226 Course RAF South Cerney 1966

September 26th is the silver jubilee of the course that changed many of our lives - in my case for the better! Anybody still around and possibly even up for a reunion in the 'Nelson' or 'Fish & Duck'?
6th May 2015, 11:10
Replies: 323
Views: 160,622
Posted By Finbarr

Steve Kerr

'Juan' Kerr was a 737 FO with Dans. He, along with several others, joined Airtours at its formation in 1991. He was my FO on the MD83 conversion course and later got his command then advanced to the...
31st Mar 2015, 21:16
Replies: 8
Views: 7,079
Posted By Finbarr

I joined the Royal Air Force with 'Dan' Gurney in...

I joined the Royal Air Force with 'Dan' Gurney in September 1966 and we went through training together till we went our separate ways - he to Victors and me to Hercules. Met again briefly in Laker....
26th Mar 2015, 00:12
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,940,806
Posted By Finbarr

Don't know much about Airbuses (I was a Boeing...

Don't know much about Airbuses (I was a Boeing man myself) and I have neither the time nor the patience to wade through 40+ pages of the usual drivel - but surely the only explanation is suicide by...
16th Feb 2015, 22:45
Replies: 462
Views: 167,129
Posted By Finbarr

Then to Manx.

Then to Manx.
16th Feb 2015, 14:41
Replies: 462
Views: 167,129
Posted By Finbarr

No - Manktelow went on to the "Whispering Giant"...

No - Manktelow went on to the "Whispering Giant" and never let you forget it!
23rd Jul 2014, 12:46
Replies: 3
Views: 1,943
Posted By Finbarr

It is amazing how you can fly with someone on and...

It is amazing how you can fly with someone on and off and know very little abut them. A most charming and unassuming chap. RIP.
6th Feb 2014, 10:31
Replies: 14
Views: 7,017
Posted By Finbarr

Sadly I heard this after my last medical in...

Sadly I heard this after my last medical in December. An absolute gent who made the medical more of a social occasion - it was over before you'd realised it. To say he will be sorely missed is an...
5th Dec 2013, 07:11
Replies: 89
Views: 36,519
Posted By Finbarr

Your Dad did my line training on the Herald in...

Your Dad did my line training on the Herald in 1975. Nice man.
11th Nov 2013, 08:32
Replies: 89
Views: 36,519
Posted By Finbarr

Saw him at Dr Chapman's 90th birthday bash in...

Saw him at Dr Chapman's 90th birthday bash in July - training on Airbuses somewhere - CAE/Oxford?
11th Sep 2013, 09:40
Replies: 3
Views: 2,464
Posted By Finbarr

Same for me, Redbaron

Same for me, Redbaron
3rd Aug 2013, 21:20
Replies: 89
Views: 36,519
Posted By Finbarr

Angle Marr

Well Campbell - there's a blast from the past! Is she still around?
29th Jul 2013, 20:53
Replies: 89
Views: 36,519
Posted By Finbarr

No, Red Baron, I joined in (I think!) May '75 as...

No, Red Baron, I joined in (I think!) May '75 as a FO along with Geoff Skelton, Bob Hirons, Pete Brown and Paul Mansbridge and one or two others. After our stay in the Lakers Hotel in Redhill, we...
29th Jul 2013, 15:47
Replies: 89
Views: 36,519
Posted By Finbarr

Great reminiscing! I was there from 75-77 and...

Great reminiscing! I was there from 75-77 and again when it became Air UK up to 84, although I mustn't feature in your logbook.

Just heard yesterday that Geoff Skelton died last October.

And it...
4th Jun 2013, 19:43
Replies: 3,499
Views: 1,212,132
Posted By Finbarr

Pier 1 @LGW

Sad to see Pier 1 at LGW being demolished. Many happy memories of BCAL, DAN, Air Europe etc operating from this pier.

The 'jetways' were a bit unique in that they only moved in and out and not...
2nd Jun 2013, 20:03
Replies: 992
Views: 952,019
Posted By Finbarr

It's quite simple really - in some (most?)...

It's quite simple really - in some (most?) companies PF does the walk round, except if it's raining, then the FO does it.

Incidentally, just done my usual MPL - LGW commute with EZY. Watched...
27th May 2013, 20:20
Replies: 12
Views: 5,886
Posted By Finbarr

I've eventually found out. If anyone's...

I've eventually found out. If anyone's interested, the gradients are:

10/12/14 degrees

And the speeds are:

2.7/4.0/5.4 kph
Forum: ATC Issues
23rd May 2013, 22:22
Replies: 177
Views: 38,297
Posted By Finbarr

Be great to see the odd BA aircraft painted in...

Be great to see the odd BA aircraft painted in Northeast/Cambrian and other regional paint jobs.
22nd May 2013, 16:25
Replies: 12
Views: 5,886
Posted By Finbarr

WPW - if you knew how unfit I was you would...

WPW - if you knew how unfit I was you would understand the need for practice! Googling 'Bruce Protocol' reveals a test of seven levels, total 21 minutes. Last time I did it there were only three...
22nd May 2013, 09:37
Replies: 12
Views: 5,886
Posted By Finbarr

Stress ECG

In order to be an SFE (I have no intention of flying in an aircraft again!) I need a Class one medical, and, being of a certain age, I need to do three three-minute sessions on the 'treadmill'.
...
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