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11th Mar 2020, 17:02
Replies: 15
Views: 3,654
Posted By Albert Driver

Isn't it already Game Over? - not because of his...

Isn't it already Game Over? - not because of his new interests, but because he can't hold a mature conversation with you about it.
How is he going to cope with the robust training methods and...
8th Mar 2019, 13:10
Replies: 546
Views: 340,266
Posted By Albert Driver

Worth thinking about: Any pilot at any time can...

Worth thinking about:
Any pilot at any time can find him/herself involved in an aircraft accident whether they made a mistake or not.
In this age such an event could lead to any of us having to...
29th Nov 2018, 19:12
Replies: 3
Views: 1,080
Posted By Albert Driver

Sounds like RAE territory. Have you contacted...

Sounds like RAE territory. Have you contacted FASTA at Farnborough? They have containers full of RAE technical reports. All things wind-tunnel are much in the forefront there at the moment as they...
1st Sep 2018, 20:57
Replies: 22
Views: 2,798
Posted By Albert Driver

The high end service at the front subsidises the...

The high end service at the front subsidises the low end at the back, while the wide network and frequency of the back end trade enables the front end to be offered a decent schedule.
Separate the...
18th Jan 2018, 17:27
Replies: 18
Views: 3,585
Posted By Albert Driver

Don't remember the chocks or engines stopped...

Don't remember the chocks or engines stopped requirements.
Do remember when taxiing into the terminal at JFK the Kennedy Ground call, "Cheers, Speedbird" indicated the drinks had arrived a bit soon.
14th Nov 2017, 20:43
Replies: 69
Views: 17,538
Posted By Albert Driver

You get to be 96 because you push yourself, not...

You get to be 96 because you push yourself, not in spite of it.
23rd Jun 2017, 19:55
Replies: 5
Views: 3,839
Posted By Albert Driver

He survived the Navy and Meteors ......?

He survived the Navy and Meteors ......?
8th Jun 2017, 17:48
Replies: 67
Views: 12,735
Posted By Albert Driver

Brussels currently drawing up a draft treaty...

Brussels currently drawing up a draft treaty amendment that member states will have to sign agreeing to the EU army entering their territory any time it wants. Seriously scarey. So glad the UK is on...
9th Apr 2017, 07:54
Replies: 59
Views: 10,467
Posted By Albert Driver

To live a long life you have to have something to...

To live a long life you have to have something to live a long life FOR.

90-year-old former aviators mostly have two things in common: they did all the wrong things as far as good health is...
7th Feb 2017, 17:44
Replies: 6
Views: 2,245
Posted By Albert Driver

Have you found the rafgan website? Many stories...

Have you found the rafgan website? Many stories there.

Engine failures and subsequent ferrying were common enough but a week to change a Comet engine seems a little unusual and might trigger...
6th Apr 2016, 19:39
Replies: 26
Views: 9,535
Posted By Albert Driver

Purely practical, of course. Reduces bird...

Purely practical, of course.

Reduces bird strikes.

Should be made compulsory.......
17th Feb 2016, 14:43
Replies: 78
Views: 33,254
Posted By Albert Driver

Fifteen brilliant years on the -400 and what do I...

Fifteen brilliant years on the -400 and what do I remember most?




S--L--E--E--P

Those flight crew bunks gave me some of the best sleep ever.
'Jams on, earplugs in, door shut tight, light...
6th Dec 2015, 13:04
Replies: 43
Views: 9,084
Posted By Albert Driver

The point neglected here is the fewer the...

The point neglected here is the fewer the numbers, the more the numbers matter.

Falklands: Only two carriers available but sufficient for the job(?).
Just one lucky hit, one carrier down,...
24th Aug 2015, 10:13
Replies: 1,757
Views: 900,968
Posted By Albert Driver

1. It is not the number of casualties in 60 years...

1. It is not the number of casualties in 60 years that is the concern but the increasing numbers of airshow near-misses recently which could have resulted in a major disaster. Therefore it is right...
24th Aug 2015, 08:05
Replies: 1,757
Views: 900,968
Posted By Albert Driver

Excellent airshow at Bournemouth seafront...

Excellent airshow at Bournemouth seafront yesterday.
Great action, many good viewpoints on the cliffs or the beach, great for kids, spirited displays, instant air-sea rescue on hand if necessary...
23rd Aug 2015, 17:37
Replies: 1,757
Views: 900,968
Posted By Albert Driver

Well summed up. In my view this airshow...

Well summed up.

In my view this airshow should be given the choice of moving to the sea-front or accepting restriction to more suitable, manoeuvrable aircraft if it chooses to stay where it is.
23rd Aug 2015, 16:49
Replies: 1,087
Views: 956,549
Posted By Albert Driver

And it should be pointed out there is a suitable...

And it should be pointed out there is a suitable entirely risk-free airspace ideal for aerobatic demonstrations just a few miles away - the sea front.

Bournemouth moved their air displays from...
21st Jul 2015, 19:21
Replies: 35
Views: 19,153
Posted By Albert Driver

It needs to be said that the rumours may be...

It needs to be said that the rumours may be untrue this time but unless GC is put under cover soon we will not be so fortunate next time.
12th Mar 2015, 22:07
Replies: 6
Views: 2,088
Posted By Albert Driver

Looks like a good CAB Report to me, in both...

Looks like a good CAB Report to me, in both analysis and conclusions.

I'll make one point. In flying there really is no such thing as "light" snow. It's either snowing or it's not. Flying in...
25th Feb 2015, 17:37
Replies: 9
Views: 4,538
Posted By Albert Driver

Have you contacted BA? They have an extensive...

Have you contacted BA? They have an extensive Heritage Collection and there may be references to Boris in the archives held there. You may catch their interest if they consider it a story worth using...
21st Feb 2015, 22:19
Replies: 66
Views: 24,368
Posted By Albert Driver

.. y a w n ... zzz

.. y a w n ... zzz
18th Feb 2015, 12:04
Replies: 9
Views: 4,538
Posted By Albert Driver

On the contrary, Boris was clearly off to join...

On the contrary, Boris was clearly off to join BEA in the "County of Greater Manchester" - so important a part of BEA they even (inspiringly) named an aircraft after it :E
29th Dec 2014, 20:53
Replies: 420
Views: 66,453
Posted By Albert Driver

Shame to have wasted your annual pprune post...

Shame to have wasted your annual pprune post then, egsc.



The role of the pilot is never dull. He is responsible for the "conduct of the flight".
The flight still needs to be conducted,...
29th Dec 2014, 19:28
Replies: 31
Views: 7,950
Posted By Albert Driver

rh200 Which is why so many "winners" fail...

rh200

Which is why so many "winners" fail to hold on to the subsequent peace.
You have to win in the right way, to achieve that.
29th Dec 2014, 16:41
Replies: 4
Views: 2,331
Posted By Albert Driver

The miracle is that a country which is broke/...

The miracle is that a country which is broke/ heavily in debt has as many top state of the art efficient military assets as it has.

The job now is to plug the gaps with complete new hi-tech as...
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