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30th Sep 2022, 15:36
Replies: 80
Views: 6,445
Posted By condor17

'Scuse thread drift . Chevvron , as all 3 are...

'Scuse thread drift .
Chevvron , as all 3 are retired , probably statute of limitations is expired ..

Yarmouth , That was probably the MS880B Rallye , got to FI in one 50 yrs later .
Peter M ,...
28th Sep 2022, 09:37
Replies: 80
Views: 6,445
Posted By condor17

Yarmouth , fully agree with AQ, UK, GF ... [...

Yarmouth , fully agree with AQ, UK, GF ... [ don't know OU ? ] Ops .. Keep 'em coming .
Read Taffy Rich [ a name I'd not heard in 50 yrs ] and realised S.M. connection .
As a land scout won an Air...
22nd Sep 2022, 09:39
Replies: 29
Views: 4,282
Posted By condor17

Tubby , G was course behind us at college . Still...

Tubby , G was course behind us at college . Still meet socially with some of his course , so will pass rgds next time .

rgd condor
22nd Sep 2022, 08:41
Replies: 115
Views: 41,319
Posted By condor17

The Trident outer engine pylons were licence...

The Trident outer engine pylons were licence built from Sud Aviation Caravelle design ..
I Remember the licence plate from 12 years of walkrounds .
The A 320 series has very similar hydraulics and...
21st Sep 2022, 15:03
Replies: 29
Views: 4,282
Posted By condor17

Thanks for memory jog .. forgot about Cyprus ,...

Thanks for memory jog .. forgot about Cyprus , and Air Ceylon .
Filled in on a sim ride with an Air Ceylon guy who was 748 Capt , and T1E F/O . He was upgrading to Trid. Capt and was given some sim...
13th Sep 2022, 15:04
Replies: 29
Views: 4,282
Posted By condor17

Kanyon , I was on BEA/BA Trident fleets from '73-...

Kanyon , I was on BEA/BA Trident fleets from '73- Dec'85 [ the bitter end ] . No lady pilots on the fleet then . Never heard of any on NorthEast T1Es before they joined us .. None after joining BA....
7th Aug 2022, 15:08
Replies: 24
Views: 5,005
Posted By condor17

Maybe the military running out of airfields to...

Maybe the military running out of airfields to give practice visiting different stations .
Back in th '70s , operating a Trident into NCL Rwy 05 . No parallel taxiway , so it was a 3 point turn on...
31st Jul 2022, 11:02
Replies: 24
Views: 2,429
Posted By condor17

I imagine the Comets would have good performance...

I imagine the Comets would have good performance out of Templehof , being well over powered with 4 Avons . 'Tho even the '' jet noise , the sound of freedom '' thinkers would not have liked the...
20th Jul 2022, 14:27
Replies: 24
Views: 2,429
Posted By condor17

BEA/BA crews either worked into Berlin or pax'd...

BEA/BA crews either worked into Berlin or pax'd in for normally 6 day tours , inc. standby tours . Originally Viscounts then 111s [ MAN as well as LHR crews ], lastly 737s , up to 10 a/c . With up to...
10th Jul 2022, 13:44
Replies: 18
Views: 1,956
Posted By condor17

Civi air law says ..thou shalt not fly closer...

Civi air law says ..thou shalt not fly closer than 500' [ feet ] to any person , vessel , vehicle , or structure .
Additionally over settlements [ towns ] not closer than 1000' or gliding distance...
10th Jul 2022, 13:22
Replies: 44
Views: 8,198
Posted By condor17

Thanks guys , That's the cannon , never walked...

Thanks guys , That's the cannon , never walked past it to read the plaque , mostly in a rush to sign in on time . Every day's a school day .
The cop shop , I knew had moved . Last in at 0300 ish...
8th Jul 2022, 20:42
Replies: 44
Views: 8,198
Posted By condor17

There used to be , and may still be a restored...

There used to be , and may still be a restored painted cannon barrel mounted muzzle up in a grass patch outside the cabbie canteen in the cab waiting area , and across the road from the LHR cop shop...
4th Jul 2022, 17:34
Replies: 66
Views: 24,227
Posted By condor17

Once you are type rated on an a/c IMHO you are...

Once you are type rated on an a/c IMHO you are qualified to Operate it , that's all factors of operatng it .
Personal experience from '73 , adhoc loading/de-icing earned you a Capt's recommedation...
24th May 2022, 14:02
Replies: 77
Views: 15,351
Posted By condor17

Another fan from 50 yrs ago . Guided my early...

Another fan from 50 yrs ago . Guided my early airline days , was as current then as the '40s. A USair 'gurlfriend pilot in mid '80s was also a fan and had met Ernie .
A Co has the professional duty...
11th May 2022, 10:18
Replies: 48
Views: 7,971
Posted By condor17

DH , apols and thanks , as memory and typing...

DH , apols and thanks , as memory and typing skills carp . A good mate was on her then . And Alpha Junk was a -100 .

rgds condor .
11th May 2022, 08:32
Replies: 48
Views: 7,971
Posted By condor17

Dave , apols on 'maybe' ..only because I never...

Dave , apols on 'maybe' ..only because I never used or saw it ! Door handle 'tho ..I watched F/O and F/E wind down D1R , whilst I PA'd from D1L to the 250 peeps [ of 393 ] who could see me .........
11th May 2022, 07:43
Replies: 21
Views: 3,511
Posted By condor17

I remember seeing the Broussard and Twotter...

I remember seeing the Broussard and Twotter parked N. side at TXL . And a V. memorable 2 trips from Gatow in Gazelle . Thanks AAC.

rgds condor .
11th May 2022, 07:20
Replies: 14
Views: 3,232
Posted By condor17

Luftwaffe Transall spotted getting aloft from...

Luftwaffe Transall spotted getting aloft from Hamburg last September .

rgds condor
10th May 2022, 19:31
Replies: 41
Views: 5,536
Posted By condor17

Like Triple 7 , joined BEA early '70s , ex cadet ...

Like Triple 7 , joined BEA early '70s , ex cadet . We were a civilian uniformed service , and uniform standards booklet had medal requirements written in . Seem to remember some cabin crew wore them...
10th May 2022, 19:18
Replies: 48
Views: 7,971
Posted By condor17

There were 2 lifts , and memory says if one got...

There were 2 lifts , and memory says if one got stuck 1/2 way you could in extremis crawl in at the bottom and out of the top .
Handle for winding , maybe , certainly one for winding the doors down...
6th May 2022, 20:20
Replies: 48
Views: 7,971
Posted By condor17

Beagle , thanks for letting us know the ILS state...

Beagle , thanks for letting us know the ILS state . We'd heard that it was an offset Loc. And thus we'd never a/landed off that , but senior RAF decided to test it , with heavy landing following ....
12th Apr 2022, 07:27
Replies: 23
Views: 3,075
Posted By condor17

I42 , I'm guessing it's on his descent towartds...

I42 , I'm guessing it's on his descent towartds LHR ?
OP , don't think Yeovil [ Judwin for the oldies ] . Normally see it regularly when FI'ing but not for a couple of months . I do not remember a...
7th Mar 2022, 11:34
Replies: 73
Views: 10,980
Posted By condor17

Herod , might have been just before your time ......

Herod , might have been just before your time ... '76 to '78ish AA advertising slogan was '' AA , Bigger Than You Think '' .
As an occaisional interline staff traveller LHR-NWI , I'd seen the 'foto...
7th Mar 2022, 09:41
Replies: 119
Views: 10,927
Posted By condor17

Herod , just to say your memory is correct .....

Herod , just to say your memory is correct .. Was taught in '74 to climb at 320kts IAS to FL 280 then at M0.80 upwards . FL280 being the crossover point . Had to wait 'til '82 to fly with Capt. Bill...
7th Mar 2022, 08:14
Replies: 10
Views: 1,634
Posted By condor17

BS , big 70 next year . Active at the mo. with...

BS , big 70 next year . Active at the mo. with fingers crossed for next medical ... Celebrated 50 yrs of flying last summer with a trip back to Marshall of Cambridge , where it all started . Summer...
28th Jan 2022, 19:04
Replies: 3,385
Views: 460,418
Posted By condor17

Allan L , all the T1s, 1Es , 2s and 3s I walked...

Allan L , all the T1s, 1Es , 2s and 3s I walked around for 12 yrs had small plate on each engine 1 and 3 stub . '' Licenced built from Sud-Aviation '' .

rgds condor
22nd Jan 2022, 18:49
Replies: 73
Views: 39,541
Posted By condor17

Like BA/BY , had a lifetime airline LH and SH and...

Like BA/BY , had a lifetime airline LH and SH and retired 12 yrs . Airline practices have changed over time .
Seem to remember CDG was 1st in centralised deicing . The new Munich followed , all...
22nd Jan 2022, 17:21
Replies: 27
Views: 17,309
Posted By condor17

Anyone still around with stretch DC8 -63 or so...

Anyone still around with stretch DC8 -63 or so experience ..?
They can probably tell it as it was ... 2 stage rotation etc ..
And , do the bendy bus types have a squashable cake can under the rear...
20th Dec 2021, 09:30
Replies: 9
Views: 2,124
Posted By condor17

Wiggy , nice one .. just like the era of our...

Wiggy , nice one .. just like the era of our dodgy tail designs ...
Milan , into transit to go airside ,
Driver '' ee no eere yet '' .
Us , '' we'll drive round ramp and do some spotting please...
11th Dec 2021, 17:29
Replies: 6
Views: 1,704
Posted By condor17

Thought I'd heard of Teddy Donaldson ..worls air...

Thought I'd heard of Teddy Donaldson ..worls air speed record in Meteor ..and here's a link to wiki ..

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Donaldson_(RAF_officer)

regards condor
5th Dec 2021, 18:25
Replies: 24
Views: 6,568
Posted By condor17

Phillip Haigh and family were friends of my...

Phillip Haigh and family were friends of my mother . Managed to take mum out to see them in Gwelo in '76 when he was on 'Lynx' [ C337 push me pull yous].
Short news info in Telegraph at the time ....
3rd Jul 2021, 15:39
Replies: 65
Views: 12,860
Posted By condor17

B 757 , Bendy toy .. Due to the ammount of Rudder...

B 757 , Bendy toy .. Due to the ammount of Rudder trimming needed when going from 'slo to fast or vice verca .

rgds condor .
24th Jun 2021, 19:17
Replies: 45
Views: 7,541
Posted By condor17

TL , I guess some were historical . Bealine House...

TL , I guess some were historical . Bealine House at Ruislip very convenient to where Ops started at Northolt .
West london air terminal , for pax to check in , then BEA bus to the airport ..before...
3rd Jun 2021, 20:49
Replies: 42
Views: 10,177
Posted By condor17

ABZ Rwy 17 was the only one with an ILS . So with...

ABZ Rwy 17 was the only one with an ILS . So with the 'Haar' in , was the only one with an high probability of landing of the available instrument approach .... Thus often a tailwind , and within...
3rd Jun 2021, 20:43
Replies: 42
Views: 10,177
Posted By condor17

DR , mainly 13 if memory serves , and T3s to boot...

DR , mainly 13 if memory serves , and T3s to boot . Much heavier that T1/2s , wth same retardation devices ... brakes , spoilers , reversers .

rgds condor .
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