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27th May 2020, 19:10
Replies: 46
Views: 10,215
Posted By BSD

Blakeny church is indeed worth a visit - walk up...

Blakeny church is indeed worth a visit - walk up to the top of the tower for a fabulous view.

id seen the stained glass but didnít realise the significance.

Facinating to think of the BSAA...
26th May 2020, 19:48
Replies: 46
Views: 10,215
Posted By BSD

Many thanks 'GF Ops, I'd got as far as...

Many thanks 'GF Ops,

I'd got as far as discovering he was lost in the Defiant, but hadn't uncovered anything more. I see we are very nearly at the anniversary of their loss, nealy 80 years ago.
...
26th May 2020, 14:01
Replies: 46
Views: 10,215
Posted By BSD

If you walk out along the east side of "the pit"...

If you walk out along the east side of "the pit" past the sailing club dinghy park at Blakeney, in Norfolk, there is a white concrete post, a marker of some sort, which has a brass commemorative...
25th May 2020, 20:21
Replies: 861
Views: 1,129,522
Posted By BSD

Georgina's question: I've not flown an...

Georgina's question:



I've not flown an Airbus, but I'd be very surprised if you didn't need the "weight-on-wheels" switch (air/ground logic) to be made before the reverse will deploy, most...
Forum: Tech Log
7th May 2020, 17:27
Replies: 16
Views: 3,792
Posted By BSD

Itís possibly a customer option that Iíve never...

Itís possibly a customer option that Iíve never seen but the 737 doesnít have a ďwindow openĒ warning. Until apparently you get to about 90 knots, when, if itís unlocked.............
The white plug...
5th May 2020, 13:24
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By BSD

O'Dris! Send me a pm. BSD.

O'Dris!

Send me a pm.

BSD.
20th Apr 2020, 12:45
Replies: 40
Views: 6,754
Posted By BSD

Wow! Neat pictures of folding fins. ...

Wow! Neat pictures of folding fins.

ExSp33dbrid - sent you a private message. Meantime, That engineer would have had a real incentive to call "Now" at just the right time. Getting it wrong I guess...
19th Apr 2020, 17:26
Replies: 40
Views: 6,754
Posted By BSD

My dear old Dad was a BOAC Navigator after the...

My dear old Dad was a BOAC Navigator after the war, before becoming a pilot. He was a Stratocruiser navigator for a while and rated his time on the Stratocruiser as a Navigator as some of the best of...
16th Apr 2020, 16:58
Replies: 67
Views: 9,910
Posted By BSD

Them's the ones!

Them's the ones!
16th Apr 2020, 14:00
Replies: 67
Views: 9,910
Posted By BSD

Two more from the dark depths of memory; ...

Two more from the dark depths of memory;

Wasn't there a mid-air collsion between a Spantax Coronado and a DC-9 over France in the early 70s? The root cause was an ATC strike with one aeroplane...
15th Apr 2020, 13:58
Replies: 67
Views: 9,910
Posted By BSD

Never flew on any of them, but how's this: ...

Never flew on any of them, but how's this:

Not long before Spantax failed, I was on the ground at Las Palmas, about to board when an "Airfield Emergency" was called. A Spantax Coronado was about...
14th Apr 2020, 11:24
Replies: 369
Views: 32,401
Posted By BSD

Sotonsean, Love the TMAC photos. Never saw...

Sotonsean,

Love the TMAC photos. Never saw that many -44s together on the ramp, but seeing the IAS sticker on the fuselage of the nearest one, I suspect this must have been taken when the company...
12th Apr 2020, 12:48
Replies: 369
Views: 32,401
Posted By BSD

Treaders is correct: it was in ASA livery. ...

Treaders is correct: it was in ASA livery.
Sadly I have no photos of the Ď8s but Iíll look into some old stuff - Iíve got quite a few of the Ď44s. Mostly down route though and not at STN.

ps I...
12th Apr 2020, 11:44
Replies: 369
Views: 32,401
Posted By BSD

When Transmeridian introduced the DC-8 Mike...

When Transmeridian introduced the DC-8 Mike Keegan bought an ex Aliatalia DC-8 (RR Conway powered) which only had 200 hours left on it. Bought very cheaply, it was used for crew training and then...
8th Apr 2020, 09:05
Replies: 369
Views: 32,401
Posted By BSD

Among the more unusual visitors: American...

Among the more unusual visitors: American Airlines MD-11s. I have a feeling these were flown from the factory to Marshalls at Cambridge for finishing off and avionics work which may have been cabin...
5th Apr 2020, 15:20
Replies: 369
Views: 32,401
Posted By BSD

Anyone remember Highland Express? Operated a...

Anyone remember Highland Express? Operated a solitary 747-100 (G-HIHO) which I believe ended up with Virgin

Operated STN-PIK-EWR and back. I travelled on them once, from STN. They offered the...
30th Mar 2020, 11:32
Replies: 369
Views: 32,401
Posted By BSD

I can't find my logbook at present, otherwise, I...

I can't find my logbook at present, otherwise, I could date the Monarch 1-11 wheels-up. I was doing my recurrent base check (TMAC) that day and we were sharing the circuit with them. All stopped...
23rd Mar 2020, 22:17
Replies: 136
Views: 14,264
Posted By BSD

Anything by Ernest Gann. The chapter where the...

Anything by Ernest Gann. The chapter where the C54 captain is realising the enormity of his problem in ďIsland (or is it cabin?) in the skyĒ is the best aviation writing there is. Sends a shiver down...
8th Feb 2020, 16:21
Replies: 1,809
Views: 194,579
Posted By BSD

Hmmm. Iím thinking itís a US navy aeroplane, lost...

Hmmm. Iím thinking itís a US navy aeroplane, lost off a training carrier on the Great Lakes in WW2.
Havenít several been recovered and then subject to an ownership challenge?
Actual type eludes me.
30th Dec 2019, 15:32
Replies: 1,809
Views: 194,579
Posted By BSD

Oh my Lord, it's the Handley-Page Dart Herald! ...

Oh my Lord, it's the Handley-Page Dart Herald!

Utterly brim-full of confidence in my answer, but sadly not at home to find a suitable challenge, may I declare "Open House" in reply?

lovely...
27th Dec 2019, 09:41
Replies: 1,809
Views: 194,579
Posted By BSD

Seasons greetings everyone! Bede BD5-J? ...

Seasons greetings everyone!

Bede BD5-J?

BSD.
28th Oct 2019, 20:37
Replies: 15
Views: 2,204
Posted By BSD

Gentlemen, many thanks for your replies. ...

Gentlemen, many thanks for your replies.

innomimate - good point about tanks. Indeed there must have been stacks of scrap metal more freely available at the end of hostilities.

Holes in the...
27th Oct 2019, 18:22
Replies: 15
Views: 2,204
Posted By BSD

Ww2 RAF ordnance disposal question.

Research for a possible book project has brought up a question which I'm hoping someone here might answer.

After the war ended, at least one squadron spent time dropping surplus bombs into the...
23rd Oct 2019, 18:13
Replies: 1,809
Views: 194,579
Posted By BSD

Re the Aeronca: I didnít see the Aeronca symbol...

Re the Aeronca: I didnít see the Aeronca symbol under the fuel selector until I had posted the photo.

if gone to huge lengths to manoeuvre the camera so that the column obscured the placard with...
23rd Oct 2019, 16:57
Replies: 1,809
Views: 194,579
Posted By BSD

The Aeronca is correct! The ďbathtubĒ All...

The Aeronca is correct! The ďbathtubĒ

All over to you.
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