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10th Jul 2020, 17:54
Replies: 46
Views: 6,894
Posted By Lou Scannon

Was it really a thirteen year old schoolgirl who...

Was it really a thirteen year old schoolgirl who is to be thanked for the Spitfire having eight Brownings instead of four? I'm afraid a family myth has been given credence by journos who know nothing...
30th Jun 2020, 15:14
Replies: 21
Views: 4,447
Posted By Lou Scannon

...and let's not forget Master Pilot Jock...

...and let's not forget Master Pilot Jock Naismith at Syerston in the early 60's.
I was handed over to Jock having had problems with one instructor (in name only). I only received one briefing from...
10th Mar 2020, 15:22
Replies: 5
Views: 3,999
Posted By Lou Scannon

WestJet lead the way.

Just received an email from WestJet that shows the way for other carriers.

It has been sent to everyone on their contact list including past passengers and future passengers.
It describes the...
6th Mar 2020, 20:12
Replies: 21
Views: 8,741
Posted By Lou Scannon

I flew as 17 year old pax in one of the RCAF...

I flew as 17 year old pax in one of the RCAF Northstar DC4's with Merlin engines to Canada and back in 1957.
I was one of the Air Training Corps Cadets who were fortunate enough to be given a...
9th Jan 2020, 15:16
Replies: 7
Views: 2,355
Posted By Lou Scannon

I am sad indeed to hear that Alan has checked...

I am sad indeed to hear that Alan has checked out. He was always the first to take up a case of unfairness against another pilot or crew member and had my total respect.
24th Nov 2019, 12:22
Replies: 55
Views: 8,436
Posted By Lou Scannon

There was a time when swapping seats in flight...

There was a time when swapping seats in flight was regarded as a touch amusing, but as this was on a Tiger Moth I wouldn't advise trying it yourself.

One pilot would leave the front cockpit in...
6th Sep 2019, 20:09
Replies: 34
Views: 17,310
Posted By Lou Scannon

The "tatty photo" must have been taken just after...

The "tatty photo" must have been taken just after the Hercules XV204 from 48 Sqn at Changi had just departed (following the delay) to Butterworth.
We were all closed up ready to depart facing away...
27th May 2019, 20:13
Replies: 28
Views: 10,963
Posted By Lou Scannon

Sorry to hear about John Stappard. He was an...

Sorry to hear about John Stappard.
He was an instructor on the Varsity when we first met then later, with the Air Support Command Examining Unit when he upgraded me to an A2.
A Gentleman and a...
26th May 2019, 16:22
Replies: 21
Views: 5,153
Posted By Lou Scannon

I was on a Hastings Squadron back in the sixties...

I was on a Hastings Squadron back in the sixties and a fellow captain, who had flown with 111 during the Battle of Britain, was adamant that it should be called "hundred and eleven squadron".
22nd May 2019, 19:51
Replies: 95
Views: 41,497
Posted By Lou Scannon

On a lighter note: I read that the press always...

On a lighter note: I read that the press always had some confusion as to who was who with the pair.

It was resolved by the Pilot calling from the front:
"Remember, it's Allcock in front!"
...
26th Apr 2019, 17:04
Replies: 45
Views: 16,271
Posted By Lou Scannon

The smoothest PA was from a colleague following a...

The smoothest PA was from a colleague following a very firm arrival:
"Ladies and Gentlemen, even the most unobservant of you will have noticed that we have now arrived at Kennedy airport...."
1st Apr 2019, 20:32
Replies: 123
Views: 34,601
Posted By Lou Scannon

I managed to fly Puerto Plata to Manchester with...

I managed to fly Puerto Plata to Manchester with almost a full load in just 8.50....... way back in '95.
24th Mar 2019, 13:20
Replies: 5
Views: 2,907
Posted By Lou Scannon

I had the pleasure of flying with Norman when we...

I had the pleasure of flying with Norman when we were both with Laker and also visited each other with respective wives for dinner.
Always excellent and supportive company on both the flight deck...
23rd Jan 2019, 17:49
Replies: 5
Views: 1,731
Posted By Lou Scannon

Hercules Book

Just been asked by an author to let the C130 guys know about a new book.
Contributions gratefully accepted to hs email address:
Here are the details for the project that I would be delighted for...
23rd Jan 2019, 11:49
Replies: 5
Views: 1,991
Posted By Lou Scannon

A Captain and a Gentleman. Always good value and...

A Captain and a Gentleman. Always good value and good company.
23rd Jan 2019, 11:46
Replies: 5
Views: 2,869
Posted By Lou Scannon

I was able to visit Dave a few days before he...

I was able to visit Dave a few days before he died. Having served on the PLC at Air 2000 with Dave...in the last century......I will always remember him as someone who cared about other people.
Not...
19th Jan 2019, 14:49
Replies: 26
Views: 3,605
Posted By Lou Scannon

There were stories that in the early days some...

There were stories that in the early days some single seat heroes used to cut the feed pipe off their G suits. Theses could be left sticking out of their flying suit pockets to convince others that...
18th Oct 2018, 14:50
Replies: 28
Views: 6,251
Posted By Lou Scannon

A and C sums it up. If you chose to drive...

A and C sums it up. If you chose to drive incredible distances following duty any fatigue accident will be down to you. Losing one job at LGW I got another up at Birmingham. I rented a small place a...
17th Sep 2018, 17:37
Replies: 52
Views: 34,610
Posted By Lou Scannon

An unpleasant and unusual situation for both the...

An unpleasant and unusual situation for both the crew and controllers. Disregard glofish's comment about "irrelevant babble". In this situation there is bound to be an amount of thinking aloud by...
13th Sep 2018, 20:01
Replies: 120
Views: 22,534
Posted By Lou Scannon

Late 60's,Changi Airmens Mess...Orderly Officer...

Late 60's,Changi Airmens Mess...Orderly Officer doing his rounds.
Any complaints?
One young airman complained that it was the same old choice everyday.
OO looks around the mess. Indian bar,...
7th Sep 2018, 20:24
Replies: 36
Views: 8,633
Posted By Lou Scannon

I can verify that story as I too was once a...

I can verify that story as I too was once a student with Chalky White. It seems that he had only flown the Mk 1 Wimpy before the op, and that didn't have a feathering prop as did the one he flew to...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Sep 2018, 12:35
Replies: 37
Views: 2,721
Posted By Lou Scannon

Allow me to pass on a cost saving tip for UK...

Allow me to pass on a cost saving tip for UK hearing aid users:
If you use hearing aids, either NHS or privately supplied, you may be surprised to learn that as far as rail travel is concerned, you...
11th Aug 2018, 12:10
Replies: 7
Views: 2,029
Posted By Lou Scannon

I am a long retired airline pilot. I needed three...

I am a long retired airline pilot. I needed three ablations in retirement before the cardio cracked it back in 2010. Since then I have had one run of what could have been atrial fibrillation ( the...
2nd Jun 2018, 19:58
Replies: 5
Views: 2,684
Posted By Lou Scannon

Perhaps this comment from a friend who was one of...

Perhaps this comment from a friend who was one of the "Bomber boys" in that he was a Bomb Aimer on Wellingtons then Lancs, will help:

"Yes. At OTU I had 14 hours on the Link trainer (recorded in...
23rd May 2018, 19:47
Replies: 31
Views: 6,845
Posted By Lou Scannon

Being known as "The hit man from Crufts" couldn't...

Being known as "The hit man from Crufts" couldn't have helped his subsequent aviation career!
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