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19th Feb 2019, 19:32
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Posted By Strumble Head

Thank you. My earlier comment was based only on...

Thank you. My earlier comment was based only on the commentaries in this thread, as I had no counterbalancing information. It's a very long time since I had any contacts in/with the CAA (last...
19th Feb 2019, 17:50
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Posted By Strumble Head

So in summary: 1. In due course, the UK AAIB...

So in summary:
1. In due course, the UK AAIB will produce their report summarising their considered view on what is likely to have happened. Along with many reading and contributing to this forum,...
24th Jan 2019, 20:52
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Posted By Strumble Head

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Thank you for calling out that key point. I'd just used the title text from the AAIB report. On checking I see the registration has since been reallocated. Goes to show that as mentioned in many...
23rd Jan 2019, 18:52
Replies: 40
Views: 13,051
Posted By Strumble Head

Ok, I'll bite on this one! Re behaviours that...

Ok, I'll bite on this one! Re behaviours that might be experienced with 'refugees' - agreed, but so were some of the people we assisted when I used to be a lifeboat crewman way, way back. Not many,...
23rd Jan 2019, 18:33
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Views: 2,491,323
Posted By Strumble Head

Am I alone in finding that details such as...

Am I alone in finding that details such as 'N'-registered aircraft being operated in UK and Europe with unsuspecting passengers on a PPL are bringing back unhappy memories of Graham Hill and his last...
21st Jan 2019, 18:29
Replies: 25
Views: 4,607
Posted By Strumble Head

Yes. Sadly money talks in so many things, and I...

Yes. Sadly money talks in so many things, and I would like to 'do my bit' to help ensure that those who perpetrated these acts of vandalism face justice.
15th Nov 2018, 18:31
Replies: 161
Views: 31,624
Posted By Strumble Head

Along with so many I mourn the loss of Danny. ...

Along with so many I mourn the loss of Danny. Someone who maintained gentle wit and robust recollection until the very end. His posts often felt close to home, as my father was trained as a Fleet...
24th Oct 2018, 17:22
Replies: 51
Views: 10,650
Posted By Strumble Head

Cool We'll spy on yours if you spy on ours?

No, no, that absolutely does not happen. This has been stated by both HMG and the US Government on many occasions. So it must be true.
22nd Oct 2018, 16:36
Replies: 99
Views: 20,959
Posted By Strumble Head

Looks like the usual Ryanair logic - path of...

Looks like the usual Ryanair logic - path of least resistance allied with keeping costs down at all costs. As already mentioned, what if any jurisdiction do Essex Police have in relation to an...
20th Aug 2018, 18:32
Replies: 35
Views: 4,778
Posted By Strumble Head

The last time I looked this was a reasonable...

The last time I looked this was a reasonable deal. Sadly the days when local knowledge allowed one to tuck a car away in side streets overnight appear to have gone. No personal knowledge of the...
14th Apr 2018, 11:29
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Views: 429,246
Posted By Strumble Head

Well, probably that's most of the functioning a/c...

Well, probably that's most of the functioning a/c that we have available when matched against all the (competing) current threats and requirements?
As a very-ex-Superpower we have to deal with...
26th Feb 2018, 17:54
Replies: 123
Views: 23,000
Posted By Strumble Head

PDR - the professional bodies are Institutions,...

PDR - the professional bodies are Institutions, not Institutes. The Women's Institute is a wonderful thing, but does not confer any form of professional status on participants. Whereas I consider...
25th Feb 2018, 14:40
Replies: 123
Views: 23,000
Posted By Strumble Head

(Ladies and) Gentlemen, just wanted to say how...

(Ladies and) Gentlemen, just wanted to say how much I'm enjoying this thread for many reasons. Couldn't get into commercial aviation as a 'driver, airframes' due to dodgy eyesight but both my father...
19th Feb 2018, 17:59
Replies: 49
Views: 8,655
Posted By Strumble Head

Predictive text or planned obfuscation

And there was me getting all excited about the curtain being lifted on the mysterious world of the obfuscated names for those 'sensitive' dispersal locations.
Heartbroken to find that it was just...
2nd Feb 2018, 17:45
Replies: 152
Views: 56,906
Posted By Strumble Head

First time you get to see 'HR' in many...

First time you get to see 'HR' in many organisations - when you push the 'leave' button and they want to tick the 'leaver interview' box to demonstrate how much they care! First time was yea long...
11th Nov 2017, 19:57
Replies: 5
Views: 1,997
Posted By Strumble Head

It will be nice to see SACLANT reappear (for role...

It will be nice to see SACLANT reappear (for role no. 2 above.) I can then eBay my old badges on to the next generation!
9th Aug 2017, 20:14
Replies: 2
Views: 1,225
Posted By Strumble Head

And thanks again!

Yup, thanks from me too. Sadly topical just now ...
28th Jun 2017, 18:43
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Posted By Strumble Head

Hi Steve, my father David Woodhead was - going to...

Hi Steve, my father David Woodhead was - going to Brawdy when St Davids closed, and then taking the operation to Yeovilton when Brawdy in turn closed.
16th May 2017, 17:58
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Views: 1,191
Posted By Strumble Head

Gerry Taylor - ex-BOAC, ex-ASGUL (Bahrain)

Sad to report that Gerry Taylor died on 19 April 2017. Gerry's career in aviation began with wartime service in RAF Bomber Command as a navigator on Nos. 550 and 617 Sqns. He went on to BOAC and...
3rd Nov 2016, 21:48
Replies: 29
Views: 4,911
Posted By Strumble Head

OMs ...

Oppo of mine came back in shock from a short stay at a USAFE station. Apparently they reduced his bill and apologised profusely because the microwave had been u/s throughout his stay.
19th Sep 2016, 17:09
Replies: 25
Views: 3,812
Posted By Strumble Head

Ah, Proper removable storage ....

IIRC, floppy disks (agh, US spelling!) went
8"
5 1/4"
3 1/2"

and now optical drives are becoming passe.
23rd Jun 2016, 17:45
Replies: 56,273
Views: 7,957,456
Posted By Strumble Head

"If we both look up, she might not think it was...

"If we both look up, she might not think it was you ... "
10th May 2016, 17:37
Replies: 57
Views: 13,444
Posted By Strumble Head

Does British Telecom pay more or less to its...

Does British Telecom pay more or less to its company pension scheme members depending on whether they are contracted in or out? Or have I missed the point altogether?

Hi, I do work for BT...
1st Aug 2012, 09:36
Replies: 9
Views: 1,566
Posted By Strumble Head

Kipper fleet & MAOC Northwood

Torque of the devil - Kipper Fleet - term of endearment (?) for UK MPA. Surprised to find only the other month that MAOC Northwood still exists! Rgds.
1st Jul 2012, 11:26
Replies: 17
Views: 3,194
Posted By Strumble Head

Not a suitable topic?

Agree with Phil9560 - discussions about GBAD are not a topic for an open forum. However, anyone who (a) has an 'O'-level knowledge of physics and (b) reads the Richard Cox book already cited should...
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