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Forum: Jet Blast
9th Apr 2021, 20:29
Replies: 64
Views: 4,605
Posted By Midland 331

For folks in the U.K., the BT4600 (and certain...

For folks in the U.K., the BT4600 (and certain other BT models) have an excellent call screening feature.
17th Feb 2021, 10:43
Replies: 475
Views: 99,116
Posted By Midland 331

Newcastle survived without any parallel taxiway...

Newcastle survived without any parallel taxiway at all for many years, and for 25 departures, it was virtually a full-length backtrack. I do recall the occasional five to ten minute delay(on a...
19th Oct 2020, 09:06
Replies: 33
Views: 7,096
Posted By Midland 331

A gin-clear December afternoon in Richmond,...

A gin-clear December afternoon in Richmond, N.Yorks, U.K..

Aircraft seen con-trailing over Grimsby to the south-east, and Isle of Man to the west, all verified on FR24.

Heading up The East...
9th Aug 2020, 08:16
Replies: 25
Views: 2,767
Posted By Midland 331

PPruner Rog747 is ex-BMA T1, and may be able to...

PPruner Rog747 is ex-BMA T1, and may be able to help.
12th May 2020, 17:33
Replies: 65
Views: 29,348
Posted By Midland 331

The same in the "75" in certain crosswind...

The same in the "75" in certain crosswind conditions. I once nabbed the final seat on a Manchester Shuttle when on a staff ticket, the aisle on the last row, and watched the window pillar in the...
16th Apr 2020, 20:02
Replies: 67
Views: 12,762
Posted By Midland 331

How very strange - some of us stayed late...

How very strange - some of us stayed late post-shift at Teesside one night in 1984 to watch a Spantax 990 arrive. It landed long and barely managed to stop in time.
16th Feb 2020, 14:33
Replies: 69
Views: 159,110
Posted By Midland 331

Painful to watch.

Painful to watch.
31st Oct 2019, 12:33
Replies: 73
Views: 37,952
Posted By Midland 331

Does anyone else recall the regular experimental...

Does anyone else recall the regular experimental routing of scheduled passenger services up the East Coast from London on 1991/2? It was a sort of "hang a left at Clacton VOR and keep going...
17th Apr 2019, 16:40
Replies: 589
Views: 434,617
Posted By Midland 331

Thanks, both! Meanwhile, I'd love to know...

Thanks, both!

Meanwhile, I'd love to know some yield control numbers!
17th Apr 2019, 14:36
Replies: 589
Views: 434,617
Posted By Midland 331

Is the A380 the normal equipment from now on? ...

Is the A380 the normal equipment from now on?

With this leap in capacity, (plus the EDI-DXB), even with significant hubbing opportunities at DXB, this level of service makes no sense to me. I...
26th Mar 2019, 12:52
Replies: 107
Views: 105,710
Posted By Midland 331

:-) In the days of November stands at LHR I...

:-)

In the days of November stands at LHR I seem to recall having to shout up the steps to the cabin crew "Teesside?" in the manner of day trip punters at Skegness bus station on a bank holiday (I...
25th Mar 2019, 15:41
Replies: 107
Views: 105,710
Posted By Midland 331

I recall it happening a few times to Midland in...

I recall it happening a few times to Midland in the days of coaching to the November stands at Heathrow. It was usually caught by the cabin crew or when the No1/Capt. gave a welcome message.
22nd Nov 2018, 17:33
Replies: 52
Views: 10,018
Posted By Midland 331

Yes. It's from Dick Gilbert's photo collection on...

Yes. It's from Dick Gilbert's photo collection on Flickr. It's worth taking a look as there are quite a few from Air Bridge days.
31st Oct 2018, 18:19
Replies: 7
Views: 1,736
Posted By Midland 331

Thanks, all.

Thanks, all.
26th Oct 2018, 17:40
Replies: 7
Views: 1,736
Posted By Midland 331

Pinochet's Departure

Circa 2000, I seem to recall a Chilean Military 707 making a smoky and heavy departure, seen on prime-time TV, from either Waddo or Doncaster International.

I've often pondered on the ground...
27th Aug 2018, 18:55
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By Midland 331

Stick it in your GoogleDrive,then send a one-off...

Stick it in your GoogleDrive,then send a one-off link to the recipient.
11th Jun 2018, 19:48
Replies: 14
Views: 8,128
Posted By Midland 331

Not much, really. Sorry. I worked as a...

Not much, really. Sorry.

I worked as a temporary baggage handler in 1980, and pretended not to listen as one of the D/Os told the tale in the mess room.

A Viscount (I think) on the north side...
11th Jun 2018, 17:12
Replies: 14
Views: 8,128
Posted By Midland 331

It also happened at Castle Don. many moons ago,...

It also happened at Castle Don. many moons ago, according to a long-serving airport duty officer.
7th May 2018, 14:06
Replies: 3
Views: 1,200
Posted By Midland 331

It did carry out some odd turns just off The...

It did carry out some odd turns just off The Wash, having roughly retraced it's track back towards Frankfurt. "Handy for the QRA lads at Coningsby", I thought.

Currently plodding towards 56N 10W
7th May 2018, 10:37
Replies: 3
Views: 1,200
Posted By Midland 331

LH416 Turn-back 7th May

FRA-IAD, turned back around FAMBO, now turned again and heading south-ish towards London. Any gen, folks?

P.S. Guessing it's a medical issue. A kind of orbit over The Wash, now appearing to decend...
18th Apr 2018, 18:26
Replies: 58
Views: 7,093
Posted By Midland 331

Airways were swallowed up by Intasun. ...

Airways were swallowed up by Intasun.

Slighty O.T., BA did do some rotations with a Trident into Leeds on the Heathrow circa '79-'80. I was in my first year at Leeds University, and the campus is...
9th Apr 2018, 18:51
Replies: 99
Views: 31,890
Posted By Midland 331

Someone has kindly uploaded the post-Stockport...

Someone has kindly uploaded the post-Stockport BBC documentary from 1968. Detailed, informative and with rare footage

https://youtu.be/Zz94kJRXWqA
2nd Apr 2018, 16:16
Replies: 7
Views: 2,060
Posted By Midland 331

"Old Timers"... be kind to the lads! Sadly,...

"Old Timers"... be kind to the lads! Sadly, their numbers are declining.

Much fun and roguery went on in the hangar. My late-uncle was an inspector, and my dad ran the MT section, so know lots...
2nd Apr 2018, 15:28
Replies: 52
Views: 10,018
Posted By Midland 331

https://flic.kr/p/GeyeTN

https://flic.kr/p/GeyeTN
30th Mar 2018, 15:20
Replies: 52
Views: 10,018
Posted By Midland 331

Dick Gilbert has written an excellent book on the...

Dick Gilbert has written an excellent book on the company:-

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Air-Bridge-Carriers-Dick-Gilbert/dp/B00TQTK862

His collection on Flickr contains many photos of aircraft and...
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