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10th Feb 2020, 12:55
Replies: 5
Views: 4,224
Posted By patkinson

The figures you give for Malaysia seem quite high...

The figures you give for Malaysia seem quite high or are they average for the time of year?Its been many years since my time at MAS and the temp was usually pleasant .But now not good for this...
10th Feb 2020, 11:50
Replies: 5
Views: 4,224
Posted By patkinson

Vietnam Airlines nCvo policy -26 deg C Cabin Temp

Just seen the airline policy which Vietnam Airlines say on 'medical advice ' to keep the cabin temp at 26 C .
Evidently the corona virus activity is slowed above 25 deg...what is the average temp...
9th Mar 2017, 17:22
Replies: 17
Views: 9,622
Posted By patkinson

Paul Henty

It has been a few years , but I was in contact with Paul Henty who died a few months after we made contact .He joined the RAF Boy entrants and we were under training aircraft engine mechanics. We...
6th Oct 2016, 20:07
Replies: 60
Views: 31,816
Posted By patkinson

re Changi..There is also the RA F Changi association..

The association has archives which no doubt will have info of interest.The latest newsletter has a couple of new members also from the '50s.
I was an engine fitter on 48sqdn but that was in...
11th Dec 2015, 18:57
Replies: 16
Views: 4,921
Posted By patkinson

job hunter

Either apply to join the RAF...a degree puts you in the officer cadet rnge..or try Virgin as a grad engineer..aircraft mechs are a dime adozen..but check with one of the aircraft...
26th Dec 2014, 19:02
Replies: 310
Views: 93,816
Posted By patkinson

Hastings nostalgia

I was an engine fitter having served at Colerne on 36sqdn and 48 at Changi...in 64-67..we used to accompany the a/c on flights across the far east which may involve several overnight stops thus...
18th Nov 2013, 18:27
Replies: 60
Views: 31,816
Posted By patkinson

Smile RAF changi 1950's

I think a lot has been said on this and most of the info has been given by those who were directly involved..I think there is a bit more and it may be that the Changi association...
23rd Sep 2013, 19:11
Replies: 5
Views: 4,175
Posted By patkinson

contact email!!

Thanks nutlloose!

19th Sep 2013, 12:07
Replies: 5
Views: 4,175
Posted By patkinson

Jeff Pritchard

I posted the request for Jeff and had long forgotten I had..we had heard rumours concerning jeffs demise, and please accept my condolences.
My name is Pete Gould and we joined the RAF as Boy...
31st Jul 2013, 19:12
Replies: 1
Views: 1,371
Posted By patkinson

Check this website out with ref to Prestwick, you...

Check this website out with ref to Prestwick, you may find this as a start point!
There is also a World festival of Flight celebrating 70 years of Aviation with Prestwick...
24th Jul 2013, 15:59
Replies: 512
Views: 279,476
Posted By patkinson

landing gear

I remember the port main gear fell out over puchong in malaysia due to an incorrectly sized gland nut fitted to the main oleo strut.The a/c..a B737-200 made a perfect landing ..the crew had 3 greens...
1st Oct 2012, 17:06
Replies: 3
Views: 1,570
Posted By patkinson

Physics ...history ..nostalgia.

Hi Ghengis,
Seen your posts a number of times on various subjects through the years and as a retired lae i always find your posts generally of interest..
There must be scores of engineers with...
18th Oct 2011, 20:49
Replies: 92
Views: 17,558
Posted By patkinson

Happy days

I use to park my 2cy outside the ramp office on the south finger at MHX airport back in the early 70's ...for the 1-11 t/rounds, the happy days of Dan's, Courtline, Channel Airways...etc..the...
17th Apr 2010, 06:29
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,396,220
Posted By patkinson

engine particle control seperator!

That is an interesting concept ..you might also add windscreen protection panels as well..I have changed a couple of volcanic abraded screens that do become opaque in PNG!
Also the paint scheme...
2nd Feb 2010, 05:00
Replies: 9
Views: 1,768
Posted By patkinson

Bulletin 747-24-2246

The purpose of the AD would be evident by the reason to put it out! Along of course with th effectivity and compliance date.
There is also the local Boeing field office rep to give an answer unless...
23rd Oct 2009, 09:39
Replies: 50
Views: 6,777
Posted By patkinson

Preflight /Daily insp etc

There is a fundamental fact concerning 90% of a/c incidents involving landing gear. If a brake is worn there is an indicator that can be clearly seen.A fully worn brake unit will usually do one or...
20th Feb 2009, 07:15
Replies: 17
Views: 5,724
Posted By patkinson

Dan Air Remembered

These pix are excellent and bring back memories of nightshift on the ramp at Changi . The Hastings in the background of this picture would date this period some time before my arrival in '64 .where I...
6th Jan 2009, 05:45
Replies: 5
Views: 4,175
Posted By patkinson

Jeff Pritchard RAF, Lufthansa,Cathay?

Anyone knows the wherabouts off Jeff he was a last heard flying as a Flt eng on 727's with Lufthansa so that is going back a few years. He may have then joined Cathay Pacific. he was ex RAF and some...
21st Dec 2008, 08:04
Replies: 38
Views: 5,632
Posted By patkinson

Bogus Engineer

I have seen many engineers over the years licensed and unlicensed who have been excellent engineers, only once ever heard of someone who had forged credentials, but even so a phonecall usually gave...
15th Aug 2008, 09:43
Replies: 4
Views: 838
Posted By patkinson

Thumbs up Steve Harvey

You missed out his clockwork orange days at dan Air!!:ok:
15th Aug 2008, 09:22
Replies: 548
Views: 471,765
Posted By patkinson

jumping the chocks!

I've seen a Handley Page Hastings jump the chocks and have done it myself in a Provost... golden rule off engine runs..Brakes 'on' and adequate brake pressure available ! Carried out engine runs at...
13th Jul 2008, 10:21
Replies: 323
Views: 164,090
Posted By patkinson

further to names from the past..

A number of engineers could write stories of the ramp starring various names from the F/D ..
But Al Dix in particular at Teeside firing tennis balls at Dan Air tug using petrol vapour motive power...
1st May 2008, 07:24
Replies: 3
Views: 882
Posted By patkinson

Olly Goldsmith

Olly another old Dan Air stalwart passed away yesterday 29th April ... RIP
22nd Mar 2008, 06:03
Replies: 7
Views: 5,602
Posted By patkinson

Thumbs up EASA licence

As a 'retired' a & c lic engineer . I did the old ARB lic which I studied for with help from SLAET (RR Spey Course)and the RAF pre release training scheme. I would take advantage of any assistance...
19th Sep 2007, 09:32
Replies: 2
Views: 955
Posted By patkinson

Thumbs up Bill Gorringe

I would like to inform all ex Dan Air engineers and aircrew that knew Bill.He died a week last Saturday 8th Sept.
He was very reliable,unflappable guy with a good sense of humour that had the...
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