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15th Mar 2020, 15:36
Replies: 377
Views: 38,355
Posted By Cunliffe

Great pictures from when spotting was wonderful. ...

Great pictures from when spotting was wonderful.
I lived in Stortford from 69 to 72 and my few memories of Stansted from that time include:
Flying to Edinburgh on an Air UK F27 and leaving the car...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Aug 2018, 09:24
Replies: 29
Views: 5,702
Posted By Cunliffe

At the time of the Staines accident my uncle was...

At the time of the Staines accident my uncle was working in the Hatfield factory. He told me that the word in the factory was that Cunningham said he could get out of a deep stall and wanted to take...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Mar 2018, 12:39
Replies: 172
Views: 19,433
Posted By Cunliffe

With regard to ABS I watched a police documentary...

With regard to ABS I watched a police documentary some years ago which showed that ABS brakes do in fact leave skid marks. Instead of a continuous line they left a series of dashes. Estimating the...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2018, 11:25
Replies: 70
Views: 5,354
Posted By Cunliffe

A biplane is an aeroplane with two wings so a 747...

A biplane is an aeroplane with two wings so a 747 is a biplane. Just simple logic.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Feb 2018, 13:57
Replies: 758
Views: 83,587
Posted By Cunliffe

Airport terminals - such a stressful experience. ...

Airport terminals - such a stressful experience.

Films with poor sound where you keep missing bits of dialogue.

Films which are all stupid action instead of a proper story.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Feb 2018, 11:27
Replies: 758
Views: 83,587
Posted By Cunliffe

I usually ignore phone calls from international...

I usually ignore phone calls from international or withheld numbers but I pick up local numbers. Now I find that sales calls from far away are able to represent themselves as local calls; I rate...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Feb 2018, 16:10
Replies: 758
Views: 83,587
Posted By Cunliffe

Supermarkets that delight in telling you how many...

Supermarkets that delight in telling you how many prices they have reduced but never tell you how many they have increased.

Phone lines that say "we are experiencing an exceptionally large number...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Feb 2018, 22:32
Replies: 758
Views: 83,587
Posted By Cunliffe

Regulars in a pub who sit on a solid row of...

Regulars in a pub who sit on a solid row of barstools and prevent me getting served.
27th Dec 2017, 22:16
Replies: 21
Views: 4,494
Posted By Cunliffe

I recall the ATC being played on the PA at the...

I recall the ATC being played on the PA at the Sywell airshow a few years ago. A C130 made a low pass over the field and must have failed to spot the grass runway (in the days before the concrete...
10th Nov 2016, 15:15
Replies: 10
Views: 1,427
Posted By Cunliffe

Mobility Scooter

Just thinking about taking a mobility scooter on a package holiday. The problem seems to be the transfer to the resort as the coaches won't take a scooter or a wheelchair. Taxi or adapted vehicle...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th May 2015, 19:06
Replies: 28
Views: 3,450
Posted By Cunliffe

Looks like a classic case of finding the...

Looks like a classic case of finding the accelerator instead of the brake in an automatic vehicle. You press harder in the belief that you are stopping the car when you are actually making it go...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Mar 2015, 12:57
Replies: 18
Views: 1,944
Posted By Cunliffe

I always wondered why Terry Dene sang aboute "a...

I always wondered why Terry Dene sang aboute "a white sport coat" and also wondered what sport an SUV is used for?
18th Mar 2015, 18:27
Replies: 44
Views: 10,859
Posted By Cunliffe

Big button at bottom of each page on my tablet...

Big button at bottom of each page on my tablet switches to mobile version.
No good to me since my eyes are getting dim. Text is too small and cannot be enlarged.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jan 2015, 18:19
Replies: 13,168
Views: 10,853,359
Posted By Cunliffe

Fleigle I understand that the cent is called a...

Fleigle
I understand that the cent is called a penny for the same reason that an English policeman is called a bobby; it is a historical relic. The official name is "cent" so I think your point is...
29th Dec 2014, 17:02
Replies: 243
Views: 246,101
Posted By Cunliffe

What happened to the system of diverting aircraft...

What happened to the system of diverting aircraft with gear probs to Manston? Presumably it is uneconomic nowadays but it would avoid the disruption to other flights.
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Nov 2014, 11:48
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By Cunliffe

Thanks

Thank you so much guys.
I just knew that Pprune was the forum to get helpful and intelligent replies.
You've given me lots to think about and lots of really good advice. It's so tempting to just go...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Nov 2014, 11:00
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By Cunliffe

R/C Model Aircraft - Which Trainer?

Now that I'm retrired I want to get back into aeromodelling. Unfortunately my experience is from the stone age when tow line gliders and control line were the order of the day. To get me going I...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Nov 2014, 19:30
Replies: 7,988
Views: 3,341,617
Posted By Cunliffe

Quite right Henry. I stopped going to F1 after my...

Quite right Henry. I stopped going to F1 after my first visit to Silverstone. Used to love sitting at Paddock and watcing half the Brands GP circuit from there. Even Donnington gives you a decent...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Oct 2014, 12:40
Replies: 122
Views: 16,955
Posted By Cunliffe

Yes Steve, a mate of mine had a Berkeley in the...

Yes Steve, a mate of mine had a Berkeley in the 60s. (How did we get here from trolleys? Interesting thread though for an old timer like me). He had to sell it because the hood was slashed too often...
22nd Oct 2014, 12:16
Replies: 17
Views: 6,279
Posted By Cunliffe

Breakscrew, I think it possible that you started...

Breakscrew, I think it possible that you started the row, if in fact there was one.

With reference to my earlier post concerning the position of aircraft as shown on Flightradar24, I am grateful...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Oct 2014, 16:42
Replies: 122
Views: 16,955
Posted By Cunliffe

I remember travelling to school on the 649...

I remember travelling to school on the 649 trolley bus from South Tottenham to TGS at White Hart Lane. (No, the Spurs ground is not in White Hart Lane but round the corner in Tottenham High Road). ...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Oct 2014, 16:17
Replies: 20
Views: 3,325
Posted By Cunliffe

I hope I am not being disrespectful when I say...

I hope I am not being disrespectful when I say that I was disapponted by her appearance in "Stand Up, Virgin Soldiers". This was because Pamela Stephenson displayed her assets but lovely Lynda...
20th Oct 2014, 16:02
Replies: 17
Views: 6,279
Posted By Cunliffe

I was tracking BA676 from LHR to IST on Saturday...

I was tracking BA676 from LHR to IST on Saturday morning because my wife and daughter were on board. Strangely the 767 was shown taxying outside the boundaries of LHR before take off and then taking...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Aug 2014, 17:29
Replies: 89
Views: 6,850
Posted By Cunliffe

Many years ago I was spotting at LHR when a 747...

Many years ago I was spotting at LHR when a 747 on approach to 28 left got rather close to a 737 in front. The controller offered the 747 a switch to 28 right which was immediately accepted. The...
22nd May 2014, 15:51
Replies: 35
Views: 5,720
Posted By Cunliffe

I asked to book a pleasure flight at my local...

I asked to book a pleasure flight at my local aerodrome about 5 years ago. I was told that it would have to be called a trial lesson because the insurance for pleasure flights was much dearer.
I...
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