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29th May 2017, 18:48
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Posted By Stoic

And where's Willie?

And where's Willie?
2nd Jan 2015, 10:33
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Views: 4,144
Posted By Stoic

Update on Cliff Pocock’s Funeral Arrangements for those who may be attending.

Dear All

Christine has just been in touch to say that Cliff would not expect formal mourning black at his funeral. Please free to wear a bright or membership tie that might remind you of...
31st Dec 2014, 19:57
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Views: 4,144
Posted By Stoic

Cliff Pocock Funeral Details

Dear All

This is to advise you that a funeral service will be held for Cliff Pocock in the Milton Chapel, Chilterns Crematorium, Amersham, on Wednesday 7th January 2015 at 3.15 pm. All are...
5th Aug 2010, 09:55
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Posted By Stoic

And here is a take on shorthaul choice: YouTube -...

And here is a take on shorthaul choice: YouTube - ‪FASCINATING AIDA - Cheap Flights‬‎ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZAg0lUYHHFc) :)
3rd Jun 2010, 14:43
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Posted By Stoic

Interesting Statistics

Just posted on BA's Investor Relations website:
6th May 2010, 19:55
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Posted By Stoic

Sunfish

As it happens I am a shareholder in a large airline so do in fact part-own quite a few aircraft. I am quite content for the management and flight crew to make their own judgment, bearing in mind that...
6th May 2010, 08:38
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Posted By Stoic

brooks

Don't panic, don't panic! Airlines have been flying jets through air contaminated with volcanic ash for over fifty years.:ok:
25th Apr 2010, 12:52
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Posted By Stoic

Hot Dog

Who has suggested that?

The problem is that UK airspace was closed down for an ash cloud that could not be seen 1000 miles from the eruption.
25th Apr 2010, 12:31
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Posted By Stoic

Hot Dog

This is a bit difficult to follow because my posts are being disappeared.

You say:

The reason being that we avoided flying in visible volcanic ash. Airmanship.

The BA009 1982 was an...
22nd Apr 2010, 11:45
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Posted By Stoic

BOAC

Pollen? It's that time of year. What is showing up in the horizontal beams from landing lights?

Regards

S
21st Apr 2010, 21:19
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Posted By Stoic

Clear blue skies.

Hi Sunfish

The problem is that for the past week in the UK we have had brilliant, clear blue skies. In 1940 we had the same. Then the sky was full of aeroplanes. Our parents called it Battle of...
21st Apr 2010, 20:11
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Posted By Stoic

paidworker

I almost wrote, "Surely not the Nuremburg defence", but decided against. Instead may I refer you to the following quote:


Actually I think it was Douglas Bader!

As others have...
20th Apr 2010, 23:07
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Posted By Stoic

Joetom

I presume most prudent airmen will avoid flying through visible ash, so I imagine that this will be an extremely infrequent occurrence.
20th Apr 2010, 23:00
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Posted By Stoic

Desk Pilot

Why? Airlines and Pilots in Command have always been responsible for deciding it is safe to fly. Why should it concern you now?

Regards
20th Apr 2010, 17:39
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Posted By Stoic

peter we

I have just been giving the NASA DC8 report a once over. There is no statement of the ash cloud's particulate parts per million during the 7 minute encounter but there are two graphs, 7a and 7b, of...
20th Apr 2010, 15:35
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Views: 1,375,260
Posted By Stoic

Definition of ash cloud please

At what concentration is ash in the atmosphere an ash cloud?
20th Apr 2010, 14:47
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Posted By Stoic

The French and Dutch probably declared the...

The French and Dutch probably declared the contamination de minimis and used their common sense!
18th Apr 2010, 09:31
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Views: 1,375,260
Posted By Stoic

Orionsbelt

#864. Excellent post. The big problem that we face is that the government agencies which started this hare running have to find a face-saving way to extract themselves from the mess. Meanwhile the...
18th Apr 2010, 08:33
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Views: 1,375,260
Posted By Stoic

NASA ash cloud visible or invisible

Profit Max #770


From the top of page 11 of the NASA incident report:


Sounds like NASA's encounter was with a visible ash cloud.

Regards
17th Apr 2010, 20:32
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Views: 1,375,260
Posted By Stoic

Tim

I think you will find that the ash clouds that have done the damage in the past to eg. BA009 and the NASA aeroplane were in visible ash cloud, not invisible ash cloud. Emperor and new clothes comes...
17th Apr 2010, 09:19
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Views: 1,375,260
Posted By Stoic

Reptile With the greatest respect I wrote: ...

Reptile

With the greatest respect I wrote: Note the use of the future tense. Whitewashing is a great British tradition. (You may have seen earlier that it was suggested that our prime minister...
17th Apr 2010, 08:44
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Posted By Stoic

Reptile Can you clarify please?

Reptile

Can you clarify please?
17th Apr 2010, 08:42
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Posted By Stoic

Rongotai Given that, like one or two other...

Rongotai

Given that, like one or two other posters on this thread, I used to fly around visible ash clouds in other parts of the world (e.g.Alaska, Indonesia), I must, I now realise, have flown...
17th Apr 2010, 08:03
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Views: 1,375,260
Posted By Stoic

Re-heat, reptile

No demand for real time trial by the media.

No conspiracy theory either. Given the immense damage and the real potential for destroying our industry, it is of vital importance that the...
17th Apr 2010, 00:44
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,375,260
Posted By Stoic

Where does the buck stop?

We need to know who took the decision to shutdown ALL (I stress ALL) British commercial aviation and the reasons for doing so. No whitewash will be acceptable. This is far too serious a threat to...
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