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26th Sep 2022, 18:55
Replies: 205
Views: 95,143
Posted By Blackfriar

I had the pleasure of travelling on the first 747...

I had the pleasure of travelling on the first 747 to fly from Belfast (to Toronto, Ulster Maple Leaf Club charter). Later I was dispatching the things, standing under the nosewheel, headset plugged...
4th Sep 2022, 11:36
Replies: 6,640
Views: 2,014,700
Posted By Blackfriar

you could fit both of them in there I think.

you could fit both of them in there I think.
4th Sep 2022, 11:32
Replies: 33
Views: 3,064
Posted By Blackfriar

If it's Boeing, it ain't going.

If it's Boeing, it ain't going.
19th Jul 2022, 22:41
Replies: 205
Views: 95,143
Posted By Blackfriar

A321 on the SleazyJet to BRS tonight. Big bugger....

A321 on the SleazyJet to BRS tonight. Big bugger. What was the Swearingen Metro doing on the cargo stand?
25th Jun 2022, 06:01
Replies: 205
Views: 95,143
Posted By Blackfriar

it was and we departed over 2 hours late....

it was and we departed over 2 hours late. Something about Thursdays on BRS-BFS always a rolling delay. Too tightly scheduled earlier in the day.
22nd Jun 2022, 06:29
Replies: 205
Views: 95,143
Posted By Blackfriar

SmartLynx Latvia

For all you spotter types at BFS, the Bristol flight tomorrow night at 2140 will be operated by SmartLynx Latvia using an A320. Ah for the glory days when a sub would mean something exotic like a...
17th Apr 2022, 06:33
Replies: 444
Views: 163,582
Posted By Blackfriar

Did we really sink Iranian Navy ships in the...

Did we really sink Iranian Navy ships in the first Gulf War or were they Iraqi?
6th Apr 2022, 06:50
Replies: 58
Views: 14,026
Posted By Blackfriar

You should in-source what is essential to your...

You should in-source what is essential to your business and outsource only where it is uneconomic to do so or it’s an ancillary service. An airline is now a slick IT system that flies planes, so the...
4th Apr 2022, 15:11
Replies: 717
Views: 263,182
Posted By Blackfriar

G-JECY Flybe Dash-8 currently on the ground at...

G-JECY Flybe Dash-8 currently on the ground at Cardiff on crew training BEE99T
25th Mar 2022, 07:32
Replies: 18
Views: 4,089
Posted By Blackfriar

Wholeheartedly agree, though Guy Gibson’s ground...

Wholeheartedly agree, though Guy Gibson’s ground crew were also airmen.
The shockingly poor English and lack of proof reading in the article is typical of most writing these days, but deeply...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2022, 07:14
Replies: 55
Views: 24,177
Posted By Blackfriar

Nice bit of victim blaming. You expect elderly...

Nice bit of victim blaming. You expect elderly people, worried about their health, treatment, “where do I park, where do I go, am I late” to take responsibility for their safety around aircraft when...
3rd Feb 2022, 06:50
Replies: 11
Views: 2,664
Posted By Blackfriar

I put a small company through computer security...

I put a small company through computer security basic procedures and the security company advising us said they only used Windows Defender, nothing else needed. Make sure it is turned on!! And you...
3rd Feb 2022, 06:25
Replies: 607
Views: 402,939
Posted By Blackfriar

Cue wailing and gnashing of teeth from the...

Cue wailing and gnashing of teeth from the ecoloons infesting North Somerset Council.
11th Jan 2022, 22:35
Replies: 205
Views: 95,143
Posted By Blackfriar

No need for any tests to fly England to NI. I do...

No need for any tests to fly England to NI. I do BRS-BFS monthly. Just book, turn up and fly with mask on. That’s it.
11th Jan 2022, 22:31
Replies: 21
Views: 9,676
Posted By Blackfriar

Mrs Friar wanted to close her Santander account...

Mrs Friar wanted to close her Santander account and had moved all Direct Debits to new First Direct account. Santander refused to move her money without a meeting in a branch with two forms of ID to...
6th Jan 2022, 12:17
Replies: 192
Views: 91,773
Posted By Blackfriar

I did my Master's Degree thesis on the...

I did my Master's Degree thesis on the introduction of small regional jets into BA which included looking at the cost base and culture. It decided that they really needed to separate the whole RJ...
14th Nov 2021, 07:44
Replies: 65
Views: 23,981
Posted By Blackfriar

BAF Belfast

BAF memories
First ever flight Belfast-Isle-of-Man Viscount
Then a few BFS-JER summer hols
Fast forward 10 years and I'm a despatcher at BFS handling the nightly BAF Viscount bringing 7 tons of...
14th Nov 2021, 07:29
Replies: 2
Views: 906
Posted By Blackfriar

RAF 1935

On today, 1150 - 1245 on Talking Pictures TV Channel 81 Freeview
1935. Documentary. Directed by John Betts. Commentator: Squadron Leader W. Helmore. Documentary about the Royal Air Force featuring...
28th Sep 2021, 04:39
Replies: 1,515
Views: 531,094
Posted By Blackfriar

or walk for free. Not the point. The bus doesn’t...

or walk for free. Not the point. The bus doesn’t go where I want to, but a taxi does. Buses are slow, infrequent and unreliable.
27th Sep 2021, 22:11
Replies: 1,515
Views: 531,094
Posted By Blackfriar

055166k If you are going into Belfast it’s a...

055166k

If you are going into Belfast it’s a £10 cab fare vs £30 cab fare at BFS. Makes a huge difference to the overall cost when the flight might cost £25. City is easier to get through as a...
26th Sep 2021, 22:09
Replies: 1,515
Views: 531,094
Posted By Blackfriar

Easyjet are already back to 3 or 4 a day on...

Easyjet are already back to 3 or 4 a day on BRS-BFS which will be a thinner route than BHX-BFS. But they do have it to themselves.
the EasyJet schedule on BHX-BFS is between 2 and 4 a day in October...
24th Sep 2021, 06:45
Replies: 1,515
Views: 531,094
Posted By Blackfriar

indeed, as SLF I prefer the loco model as it has...

indeed, as SLF I prefer the loco model as it has provided many new services as well as low fares. No one operating under the 1990s model would have operated triple daily 186 seaters on a route like...
20th Sep 2021, 19:56
Replies: 1,515
Views: 531,094
Posted By Blackfriar

Long run model

I think the long-run commercial model for all but the most niche short haul routes is an A320 sized, lowest seat mile cost aircraft. Once, twice, triple daily. If a carrier comes in with a small jet...
29th Aug 2021, 14:08
Replies: 82
Views: 26,169
Posted By Blackfriar

But the Nuremburg trials showed that "I was only...

But the Nuremburg trials showed that "I was only following orders" is not a defence. Sleepy Joe is not ordering death camps but there must be a time when the troops have to say no.
29th Aug 2021, 09:14
Replies: 881
Views: 284,056
Posted By Blackfriar

I've said it numerous times, from a business...

I've said it numerous times, from a business point-of-view, BA long haul needs to be a full-service airline competing globally. Short-haul is just another LoCo. The only thing stopping this is the...
29th Aug 2021, 08:58
Replies: 881
Views: 284,056
Posted By Blackfriar

Asturias56 Doesn't it need to be a British...

Asturias56

Doesn't it need to be a British company and if so would HQ in Dublin or Madrid be a problem?
29th Aug 2021, 08:54
Replies: 881
Views: 284,056
Posted By Blackfriar

As for the new name for the LGW based short haul...

As for the new name for the LGW based short haul leisure operation, I am surprised that no one has suggested "British Airtours"..... LOL it's not really brand aligned for 2021 alas.

Surely Go is...
29th Aug 2021, 06:55
Replies: 1,515
Views: 531,094
Posted By Blackfriar

cavokblues In my experience, yes. BA 1-11s...

cavokblues

In my experience, yes. BA 1-11s we’re slagged off by passengers in the 80s as was anything then with a G-Axxx registration. One horrified Gatwick passenger on a Jersey flight took one...
18th Aug 2021, 12:55
Replies: 873
Views: 179,364
Posted By Blackfriar

My apologies - C-17+deal with Taliban to leave...

My apologies - C-17+deal with Taliban to leave the airport clear until September 10th = the wrong Air Force.
There still appears to have been a deal done if foreign troops can stay until September...
18th Aug 2021, 07:14
Replies: 873
Views: 179,364
Posted By Blackfriar

It would seem that a deal has been done - Taliban...

It would seem that a deal has been done - Taliban chiefs flown in from the Gulf in USAF C-17 - Taliban say all foreign troops must be out by September 11. As we approach this date things will get...
11th Jul 2021, 08:31
Replies: 65
Views: 10,689
Posted By Blackfriar

Starting everyone off on winch-launched gliders...

Starting everyone off on winch-launched gliders would be a useful start. Electric or hydrogen/fuel cell powered if you want to be uber-green, loads of launches, circuits and landings would be good...
10th Jul 2021, 11:03
Replies: 65
Views: 10,689
Posted By Blackfriar

I'm sure that the aircraft designers in 1946...

I'm sure that the aircraft designers in 1946 looking at B35/46 for a four engined bomber to fly at 500Kts and at least 55,000 ft were perplexed by the enormity of the task. And they then built it. Or...
3rd Jul 2021, 10:16
Replies: 27
Views: 3,187
Posted By Blackfriar

I've been reading the background to Windows 11...

I've been reading the background to Windows 11 and it seems to be different for two reasons:

1. To make it more secure
2. To stop people with Macs running Windows
Now you know.
They want to...
27th Jun 2021, 11:03
Replies: 27
Views: 3,187
Posted By Blackfriar

I've just run the "Health Check" and it says that...

I've just run the "Health Check" and it says that my 4 year old Laptop with an Core i7 processor and 16Gb RAM is not suitable. Then it offers me places where I can buy a new machine. Sounds like a...
27th Jun 2021, 10:34
Replies: 90
Views: 12,942
Posted By Blackfriar

First flight ever was BFS-IOM on a Viscount. ...

First flight ever was BFS-IOM on a Viscount.
Later I worked as a despatcher at BFS with lots of antique prop-jobs on freight (Merchantman, Argosy, Herald, Viscount, CL-44, Belfast, Dakota, Heron(!),...
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