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21st Nov 2021, 15:35
Replies: 315
Views: 109,534
Posted By thegypsy

The only ex Hastings pilot I met was a Ralph...

The only ex Hastings pilot I met was a Ralph Moring who signed me off on the Aztec around 1970.
3rd Nov 2021, 17:04
Replies: 52
Views: 32,258
Posted By thegypsy

Why are they wearing hats? In Lauda Air in 90's...

Why are they wearing hats? In Lauda Air in 90's gave them up.
2nd Oct 2021, 14:44
Replies: 1
Views: 1,072
Posted By thegypsy

Colin Dawson

I met him when I went down to GF for interview when I was on B737 and B707 in KAC.Around 1977/79
I remember him getting an HGV licence when Court Line went bust .
29th Aug 2021, 08:01
Replies: 35
Views: 6,585
Posted By thegypsy

G BMMZ was a nightmare of an aircraft. Useless...

G BMMZ was a nightmare of an aircraft. Useless weather radar.
I had smoke in cockpit on flight from Nice to Luton, landed at Lyon and waited for engineers from Ltn to fix it.
Latter when a B767/757...
Replies: 28
Views: 4,146
Posted By thegypsy

If you are visual I would say go visual. I...

If you are visual I would say go visual.

I seem to recall Heraklion RW 27 was one of many.
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Jun 2021, 13:33
Replies: 96
Views: 7,475
Posted By thegypsy

Is Boris so broke that he cannot afford a haircut...

Is Boris so broke that he cannot afford a haircut or does he think he is clever looking like he has been dragged through the hedge backwards?? Asshole!
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jun 2021, 10:52
Replies: 18
Views: 1,701
Posted By thegypsy

It is time Councils get their act together and...

It is time Councils get their act together and Clamp foreign registered vehicles as owners know they will traced.
8th Jun 2021, 13:06
Replies: 106
Views: 12,531
Posted By thegypsy

Re B707/B737 This was overseas so they made their...

Re B707/B737 This was overseas so they made their own rules. Not a problem.

Just had to remember to trim down when selecting Flaps 14.
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Cannot remember what landing was like!!!
8th Jun 2021, 08:34
Replies: 106
Views: 12,531
Posted By thegypsy

Flew to Cyprus in 1977 on honeymoon in an...

Flew to Cyprus in 1977 on honeymoon in an Airtours B707.

I was current on the B707 at the time and in answer to an earlier query Yes on UK ATPL was rated 707/720.


Same as later I was rated...
1st Jun 2021, 13:20
Replies: 113
Views: 20,266
Posted By thegypsy

Yes your memory serves you right. I got landed...

Yes your memory serves you right. I got landed with taking one of the B737 freighters the night of the hurricane that Michel Fish mentioned from EMA to AGP. And looking at charts a 80 it headwind...
28th May 2021, 21:04
Replies: 156
Views: 81,509
Posted By thegypsy

Used to do a Kai Tak turnaround from Bangkok with...

Used to do a Kai Tak turnaround from Bangkok with Lauda Air.staying at Rama Gardens Hotel for two days before back to Vienna.
23rd May 2021, 21:09
Replies: 113
Views: 20,266
Posted By thegypsy

The topic was B737/200s not A300 or B737/300s...

The topic was B737/200s not A300 or B737/300s which Britannia inherited from the Brownies after the take over. (Yes take over not merger) despite the outrageous merging of seniority .
23rd May 2021, 14:35
Replies: 113
Views: 20,266
Posted By thegypsy

Yes you are right sorry. Was thinking when...

Yes you are right sorry. Was thinking when Britannia took over the Brownies they came with just 300s I seem to remember ?
23rd May 2021, 14:24
Replies: 113
Views: 20,266
Posted By thegypsy

Orion's 737s were _300s not 200s

Orion's 737s were _300s not 200s
8th Apr 2021, 19:57
Replies: 113
Views: 70,089
Posted By thegypsy

John Cullom

New John in1997 when he was a B757 F/O in Sunways Sweden. Likeable chap and the girls loved him. I was based in Antalya with him that summer before they went bust in October a month after I left to...
17th Mar 2021, 16:21
Replies: 1
Views: 973
Posted By thegypsy

Simon Sewell

Came across him in '96 when we were both B757 Captains with Sunways Sweden, also GF before. Last heard then he was in Dorset. Having not flown the B757 for a few years which was rectified after Base...
17th Feb 2021, 13:37
Replies: 44
Views: 6,641
Posted By thegypsy

When my father's Stirling was shot down over...

When my father's Stirling was shot down over Belgium all eight on board were killed because he had a second dickey with him otherwise it would have been seven. Feb 1943

In Jan 1942 my mother's...
14th Feb 2021, 17:15
Replies: 36
Views: 6,832
Posted By thegypsy

Gordomac So you had a F/E on the panel then...

Gordomac

So you had a F/E on the panel then in Northeast wheras we in BEA had a Pilot which was reason I left and joined Britannia .
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Feb 2021, 14:38
Replies: 217
Views: 55,105
Posted By thegypsy

As I said in post 39 two years this was similar...

As I said in post 39 two years this was similar to the Silk Air Captain who knew exactly what to do so it could never be proved as murder then suicide.
30th Jan 2021, 13:44
Replies: 7
Views: 1,955
Posted By thegypsy

Brian48Yes those London based Captains had it...

Brian48Yes those London based Captains had it made. All those trips and no standbys in UK. Hotels in Singapore.
Of all the ex 55ers from BA I only met one who was Singapore based.
29th Jan 2021, 14:35
Replies: 7
Views: 1,955
Posted By thegypsy

His name does not ring a bell but guess after 6...

His name does not ring a bell but guess after 6 months he would have been London based?
RIP
28th Jan 2021, 18:48
Replies: 10
Views: 2,531
Posted By thegypsy

I used the Flying Club bar close to the control...

I used the Flying Club bar close to the control tower in the 70's when it was frequented by Monarch, Court Line, Britannia crews.
When official closing time happened then after a few minutes a...
5th Jan 2021, 18:59
Replies: 2
Views: 1,504
Posted By thegypsy

I think you will find the Caravan is a gas...

I think you will find the Caravan is a gas turbine and approved for PerfA.
5th Jan 2021, 17:39
Replies: 2
Views: 1,504
Posted By thegypsy

Interesting flight

As a B767 Lauda Captain after landing at Puerta Plata we were then positioned to Santiago in South of island.
All seven cabin crew and us two pilots piled into single engined Cessna Caravan with a...
Forum: Middle East
5th Jan 2021, 17:03
Replies: 13
Views: 6,192
Posted By thegypsy

Seeing as both countries support different...

Seeing as both countries support different terrorist organisations one should not be surprised.

All western countries ignore this because of their wealth.
22nd Dec 2020, 07:52
Replies: 20
Views: 4,043
Posted By thegypsy

Glad to see nobody is claiming " the gypsy "...

Glad to see nobody is claiming " the gypsy " title but just a gypsy!!

When I was in Britannia I also operated Gibraltar Airways flights from Gatwick and Yemen Airways flights from Sanaa.

Would...
19th Dec 2020, 19:17
Replies: 20
Views: 4,043
Posted By thegypsy

Gordomac Just remember I am the gypsy.!! In 78...

Gordomac
Just remember I am the gypsy.!! In 78 I was in KAC on B707 and used to fly into Tehran and remember the vast collection of aircraft on the ground.
Just counting number of companies I have...
15th Dec 2020, 13:40
Replies: 32
Views: 6,128
Posted By thegypsy

Ken Scott i will keep Kindle in mind but whilst...

Ken Scott
i will keep Kindle in mind but whilst I can walk
To local Waitrose I will get my Telegraph later in day.and not sure I want my breakfast ruined by reading of the death of someone in a...
14th Dec 2020, 10:29
Replies: 32
Views: 6,128
Posted By thegypsy

Ken Guess you have to subscribe to get that?...

Ken
Guess you have to subscribe to get that? Instead I get a free Telegraph every day by spending £10 at local Waitrose which is close to me!
14th Dec 2020, 08:03
Replies: 32
Views: 6,128
Posted By thegypsy

Never had a problem with Varifocals either. ...

Never had a problem with Varifocals either.

Just had Cataract surgery privately in London.

Special lenses with both eyes done at same time and now only need reading glasses for the small print...
8th Dec 2020, 08:10
Replies: 663
Views: 152,197
Posted By thegypsy

I wonder if MM is now accepted in this rural...

I wonder if MM is now accepted in this rural idyll and has had an at home in his own property?

Did he ever come clean as to his previous life in the ranks?
30th Nov 2020, 12:58
Replies: 25
Views: 3,449
Posted By thegypsy

Helen49 So " and yes the white hat ....... Very...

Helen49
So " and yes the white hat ....... Very distinguished " Guess you must have seen me in the terminal then !!???
29th Nov 2020, 17:17
Replies: 25
Views: 3,449
Posted By thegypsy

As a "White Hatter" my first trip to LBA was on...

As a "White Hatter" my first trip to LBA was on the 3rd July 1980 and out the next day to Palma as a Luton based Pilot.
12th Nov 2020, 19:32
Replies: 38
Views: 5,489
Posted By thegypsy

Luckily we in Britannia only used B767s for...

Luckily we in Britannia only used B767s for Florida or places like Cancun trips so I never had to tech stop so never had the pleasure of meeting Gordomac in Bangor.
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Nov 2020, 17:51
Replies: 168
Views: 16,270
Posted By thegypsy

I had a cable break on my first solo on a T21 at...

I had a cable break on my first solo on a T21 at 300 ft at Weston on the Green in 1961

Luckily side slipping landed straight ahead thanks to size of airfield.
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