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7th Sep 2020, 15:10
Replies: 21
Views: 2,783
Posted By finncapt

We do not have a problem with "ne'er do wells",...

We do not have a problem with "ne'er do wells", but do have many four legged visitors which want to eat the cat's food or the vegetable garden.
You may consider POE (power over ethernet) cameras...
9th Apr 2020, 12:29
Replies: 95
Views: 20,544
Posted By finncapt

I was at Southampton UAS from late 65 until...

I was at Southampton UAS from late 65 until middle 68.

Originally we were based on the same (town) side as the College but, during my time, we moved to the west side of the airfield, alongside the...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Apr 2020, 11:08
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By finncapt

Perhaps something was lost in the translation. ...

Perhaps something was lost in the translation.

I don't think the meaning is as in the UK, according to my (Finnish) wife.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jan 2020, 18:34
Replies: 10,775
Views: 988,868
Posted By finncapt

I haven't read all the thread but how many people...

I haven't read all the thread but how many people die in Wuhan of "flu (of various kinds)" every winter.

Should this not be put into perspective?

Oh, I forgot, it doesn't sell newspapers and...
10th Dec 2019, 08:48
Replies: 5
Views: 761
Posted By finncapt

May be similar to your problem. I found I...

May be similar to your problem.

I found I couldn't delete some e-mails from my iphone although they happily deleted on my ipad.

Eventually solved the problem by deleting my email account on...
24th Nov 2019, 16:50
Replies: 12
Views: 4,153
Posted By finncapt

I have come to the conclusion that it was an...

I have come to the conclusion that it was an AN-26, the wing planform seems about right andI could easily have been mistaken about the low wing as it flew directly overhead.

This thread has...
23rd Nov 2019, 19:28
Replies: 12
Views: 4,153
Posted By finncapt

Wondered about a YS11 - only seen one once in the...

Wondered about a YS11 - only seen one once in the Caribbean - are any active in Europe.

I thought West air had got rid of their ATPs and didn't think it was one, assume they would sound like an...
23rd Nov 2019, 17:41
Replies: 12
Views: 4,153
Posted By finncapt

Thanks for that, it was low wing and not Q400. ...

Thanks for that, it was low wing and not Q400.

We get many ATRs (finnair operate them) and a few AN26s (one regular one that has very unsynched props) and it wasn't those.

What piqued my...
23rd Nov 2019, 15:35
Replies: 12
Views: 4,153
Posted By finncapt

748 look alike.

Between about 1400 and 1500 local time (1200/1300Z) today an HS748 look alike aircraft flew over on the approach to 22L at Helsinki Vantaa (EFHV).

It was gear down which made me look up from my...
6th Oct 2019, 05:35
Replies: 16
Views: 3,990
Posted By finncapt

Island reserve has been mentioned. The VC10...

Island reserve has been mentioned.

The VC10 was, often, unable to divert from Bermuda to a mainland US airport, on a flight from the UK, so we took island reserve.

If I remember correctly, this...
7th Sep 2019, 04:24
Replies: 577
Views: 687,243
Posted By finncapt

Been there about 23? years ago when, I think,...

Been there about 23? years ago when, I think, Danair pilots were joining us and BA wanted to introduce a different pay scale at LGW.

Management, and the press, painted the same picture as now -...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Aug 2019, 14:31
Replies: 24
Views: 3,139
Posted By finncapt

Risk associated with lifestyle changes

I recently went to the doctor for a two year check up.

There was nothing untoward but we got talking about percentage risk with high blood pressure and diabetes, neither of which I have, and how...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Aug 2019, 09:36
Replies: 39
Views: 3,332
Posted By finncapt

Mea culpa. That though was down to my bad...

Mea culpa.

That though was down to my bad typing, we used pen and ink, from wells, when I were a lad.

I have asked my wife to beat me 100 times with a wet lettuce leaf to atone!!

Does anyone...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Aug 2019, 08:57
Replies: 39
Views: 3,332
Posted By finncapt

Both of those replies made me laugh. I...

Both of those replies made me laugh.

I suppose she is in the past tense, but perhaps "may have been" is more appropriate.

Fewer when one means less, and vice versa, also grates.

Would have...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Aug 2019, 07:44
Replies: 39
Views: 3,332
Posted By finncapt

Might when you mean may

A pet hate of mine.

Adam Fleming on bbc.co.uk this morning.

Where did this journalist learn English grammar?
24th Jul 2019, 17:12
Replies: 7
Views: 3,989
Posted By finncapt

P4. Yes, I got the letter, have read the gov...

P4.

Yes, I got the letter, have read the gov website and think I have worked out my best option.

I will pm you tomorrow, need a glass of wine now - it is a bit later in Finland.

Alan
24th Jul 2019, 11:55
Replies: 7
Views: 3,989
Posted By finncapt

BA APS pension discretionary award

If any other retired members have received a letter regarding opting out, of the above, because they have Enhanced Protection (Dormant Primary) could they drop me an email please.

I am unsure of...
8th Jul 2019, 10:47
Replies: 900
Views: 629,280
Posted By finncapt

FFHKG. Whilst you may be correct, you have...

FFHKG.

Whilst you may be correct, you have not stated that the credit card used on the BA website has not been used at any time before/since for any other transactions.

A bit of leap to come to...
28th Jun 2019, 04:54
Replies: 81
Views: 22,021
Posted By finncapt

ProPax Re post #70. The VC10, certainly...

ProPax

Re post #70.

The VC10, certainly in BOAC and probably generally, was not cleared to use reverse in flight.

I think you may be thinking of the Trident.
24th Jun 2019, 11:34
Replies: 4
Views: 2,657
Posted By finncapt

One can often tell a blown electrolytic capacitor...

One can often tell a blown electrolytic capacitor as they bulge at the top.

I have ressurected several flatscreens by replacing bulged capacitors.
20th Jun 2019, 05:15
Replies: 5
Views: 3,107
Posted By finncapt

Has an "s" crept into the http bit as in https? ...

Has an "s" crept into the http bit as in https?

Try removing it, if it has.

I have noticed that with a couple of websites recently.
12th Apr 2019, 18:09
Replies: 146
Views: 82,009
Posted By finncapt

There was a live broadcast from Malmi airfield on...

There was a live broadcast from Malmi airfield on a Finnish channel, maybe last summer but perhaps the one before, of a chap who flew a circuit in an electric airplane.

I was quite impressed.
...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Mar 2019, 19:18
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By finncapt

CV Metropolitan

I went to the Helsinki aviation museum yesterday and there is a CV440.

I noticed that it did not have deicing boots (quite surprised me) and surmised that hot air was used to antice the wing...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Mar 2019, 17:59
Replies: 54
Views: 40,713
Posted By finncapt

PEI Whatever the conclusion of the...

PEI

Whatever the conclusion of the investigation into the recent accidents, I am somewhat surprised to discover that a very difficult (I know that is subjective) procedure which was required some...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Mar 2019, 09:10
Replies: 54
Views: 40,713
Posted By finncapt

May help. The company was BOAC, I thought...

May help.

The company was BOAC, I thought the incident was out of Dorval, Montreal (but could be Toronto), probably a -436.

The conversion course we did together was in 1978 and I had the...
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