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1st Jul 2020, 14:42
Replies: 41
Views: 11,034
Posted By Phileas Fogg

Plans to cut 1,700 UK Airbus jobs have been...

Plans to cut 1,700 UK Airbus jobs have been described as "utterly devastating" by a Welsh minister. (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-53243139)

"Mr Skates said a "significant share" of the job...
26th Jun 2020, 01:12
Replies: 41
Views: 11,034
Posted By Phileas Fogg

Broughton is in Wales, Cheshire is in England!

Broughton is in Wales, Cheshire is in England!
18th Jun 2020, 07:32
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,913,544
Posted By Phileas Fogg

Is the car on the far left the back end of one of...

Is the car on the far left the back end of one of those Citroens, the ones that had headlights that turned with the steering wheel?
28th May 2020, 03:05
Replies: 315
Views: 115,995
Posted By Phileas Fogg

Must be lockdown to find myself watching 'The...

Must be lockdown to find myself watching 'The Iron Maiden' movie last evening not realising that it had anything to do with aviation never mind some of it filmed at Radlett.

The white thing...
27th May 2020, 17:08
Replies: 44
Views: 16,290
Posted By Phileas Fogg

B737's? ... Yep that is truly sensible one type...

B737's? ... Yep that is truly sensible one type to go for, the travelling public just love B737's in recent times, the type hasn't received any bad publicity whatsoever!
21st May 2020, 01:13
Replies: 10
Views: 5,827
Posted By Phileas Fogg

Well I did my RAF Air Traffic Control training in...

Well I did my RAF Air Traffic Control training in Aug/Sep 1976 and the 7500, 7600 & 7700 transponder codes were in our training
8th May 2020, 13:44
Replies: 29
Views: 4,352
Posted By Phileas Fogg

MRCA ... Fighter / Bomber / Reconnaissance ...

MRCA ... Fighter / Bomber / Reconnaissance


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8th May 2020, 04:47
Replies: 29
Views: 4,352
Posted By Phileas Fogg

A classic of St Mawgan is the day when they were...

A classic of St Mawgan is the day when they were having a practice emergency for a Nimrod come back with it's bomb bay on fire, some flares had ignited inside it's bomb bay thus a practice emergency...
2nd May 2020, 11:25
Replies: 29
Views: 4,352
Posted By Phileas Fogg

Well it wouldn't have been the airfield near...

Well it wouldn't have been the airfield near Portreath as that, to this day, remains an active RAF establishment and you might just have remembered the golf ball and be glowing in the dark by now!
2nd May 2020, 01:51
Replies: 29
Views: 4,352
Posted By Phileas Fogg

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1364x726/dm1_77c65dc346cdc0d4f3cdfeadae5712e9458b05f0.jpg...
1st May 2020, 11:13
Replies: 29
Views: 4,352
Posted By Phileas Fogg

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1364x726/st_eval_d64f35571972243786c096b7acf54d66861c228c.jpg
24th Apr 2020, 12:55
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,913,544
Posted By Phileas Fogg

Well I've been to Ukraine many a time and NEVER...

Well I've been to Ukraine many a time and NEVER seen anything as prim and proper as that ... So would this airfield be in The Netherlands?
23rd Apr 2020, 05:34
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,913,544
Posted By Phileas Fogg

Well it is apparently a gliding airfield, not so...

Well it is apparently a gliding airfield, not so many military ones of those around east of the Atlantic, it could be that the Sports facilities are an adjacent property and nothing to do with the...
21st Apr 2020, 13:41
Replies: 39
Views: 8,742
Posted By Phileas Fogg

Ah yes, Capt. Bob Seed, a shrewd Scotsman, the...

Ah yes, Capt. Bob Seed, a shrewd Scotsman, the hotel in Cyprus were economising on the liquor, Bob took one sip of his brandy sour before turning to the barman announcing "Try putting your hydrometer...
21st Apr 2020, 08:34
Replies: 384
Views: 91,228
Posted By Phileas Fogg

There's a pic of an Air UK Bandit also :) ...

There's a pic of an Air UK Bandit also :)

Interesting handle that you have, one day our mid afternoon AMS/STN F27 had gone tits up, I got on to KLM, no F27 or F28 availabilty, I settled for...
20th Apr 2020, 10:39
Replies: 68
Views: 12,750
Posted By Phileas Fogg

And regarding the ex-Laker 1-11's of which there...

And regarding the ex-Laker 1-11's of which there were five, not four with G-ATPK being sold before the demise, the talk of the time was that BCal never intended to keep them, that they merely bought...
20th Apr 2020, 01:50
Replies: 39
Views: 8,742
Posted By Phileas Fogg

Air Belfast was actually AB Airlines previously...

Air Belfast was actually AB Airlines previously known as Air Bristol, yes Paramount of Bristol operated MD83's which would regularly pop in to CWL for a fuel stop en-route from BRS to the the...
19th Apr 2020, 08:02
Replies: 2
Views: 751
Posted By Phileas Fogg

If they can shift Nimrods by road they they can...

If they can shift Nimrods by road they they can ...


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19th Apr 2020, 05:29
Replies: 74
Views: 22,191
Posted By Phileas Fogg

I have booked one flight, that became cancelled,...

I have booked one flight, that became cancelled, then another flight that also became cancelled, thru Trip dot com, for my refunds they told me 10 business days, then they told me 28 calendar days,...
15th Apr 2020, 02:07
Replies: 39
Views: 8,742
Posted By Phileas Fogg

Not forgetting VH-TAX, pictured here at BRS ...

Not forgetting VH-TAX, pictured here at BRS


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14th Apr 2020, 11:09
Replies: 39
Views: 8,742
Posted By Phileas Fogg

Yes, two out of the fleet of four B737's were...

Yes, two out of the fleet of four B737's were damped leased to Australian Airlines, I occupied some 4 months or longer in Oz ground-managing the operation.
14th Apr 2020, 07:43
Replies: 39
Views: 8,742
Posted By Phileas Fogg

Following the demise of Laker Airways a 1-11...

Following the demise of Laker Airways a 1-11 operation, Air Manchester, popped up but only for one season, meanwhile some ex-Laker management were involved in developing another 1-11 operation, a...
14th Apr 2020, 01:23
Replies: 68
Views: 12,750
Posted By Phileas Fogg

Google for "iata code qla" or whatever...

Google for "iata code qla" or whatever code
14th Apr 2020, 01:16
Replies: 39
Views: 8,742
Posted By Phileas Fogg

I didn't suggest that it is necessary to slip...

I didn't suggest that it is necessary to slip crews in Cyprus nor that other operators do so.

At the optimum (morning) time of day, on 2 sectors, a crew can operate a FDP of 13.25 hours, a crew...
13th Apr 2020, 16:16
Replies: 39
Views: 8,742
Posted By Phileas Fogg

Flight time limitations, let's say an evening...

Flight time limitations, let's say an evening departure from UK, allowing for a 1hr report time, around 10 block hours hrs round trip, an hour on the ground in Cyprus, that's 12 hours FDP when the...
13th Apr 2020, 15:39
Replies: 39
Views: 8,742
Posted By Phileas Fogg

They didn't have any a/c or crew based in Cyprus,...

They didn't have any a/c or crew based in Cyprus, all aircraft were UK based with crews night stopping for a night or few in LCA or PFO
13th Apr 2020, 15:04
Replies: 39
Views: 8,742
Posted By Phileas Fogg

Kalamati was another Greek destination

Kalamati was another Greek destination
13th Apr 2020, 13:34
Replies: 39
Views: 8,742
Posted By Phileas Fogg

From memory RHO, HER, KGS, CFU, ZTH, EFL, ATH,...

From memory RHO, HER, KGS, CFU, ZTH, EFL, ATH, SKG, Skiathos, Preveza, Khios ... UK airports of CWL, BRS, BFS, MAN, LGW, LTN, NCL, EMA, BOH, GLA and probably others that I have forgotten about, alas...
13th Apr 2020, 12:59
Replies: 39
Views: 8,742
Posted By Phileas Fogg

Much the same bucket & spade holiday stuff, owned...

Much the same bucket & spade holiday stuff, owned by a Cypriot family IEA (Aspro Holidays) was particularly big in Cyprus, a B757 damp-leased to Air Aruba for a period until Air Aruba stopped paying...
13th Apr 2020, 11:19
Replies: 68
Views: 12,750
Posted By Phileas Fogg

QTV is in Texas!

QTV is in Texas!
13th Apr 2020, 01:44
Replies: 129
Views: 32,460
Posted By Phileas Fogg

"I'd like to create a comprehensive list of all...

"I'd like to create a comprehensive list of all airfields with a concrete or asphalt runway"
13th Apr 2020, 00:26
Replies: 68
Views: 12,750
Posted By Phileas Fogg

I worked with G-BIMB during 1981/1982 and I found...

I worked with G-BIMB during 1981/1982 and I found myself working with it again, this time registered as G-HLAD, during 2001/2002 before it became repossed by the lessor and so to the knackers yard
...
11th Apr 2020, 03:05
Replies: 384
Views: 91,228
Posted By Phileas Fogg

I recall that Winston Churchill (grandson of)...

I recall that Winston Churchill (grandson of) would park his light a/c over at the Laker hangar
10th Apr 2020, 20:39
Replies: 384
Views: 91,228
Posted By Phileas Fogg

Painted aircraft burn more fuel than bare metal...

Painted aircraft burn more fuel than bare metal aircraft.
8th Apr 2020, 12:54
Replies: 129
Views: 32,460
Posted By Phileas Fogg

And was it Stornoway that HRH Big Ears or was it...

And was it Stornoway that HRH Big Ears or was it his Pop who did a 'naughty' whilst piloting a HS748 variant of Andover?
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