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7th May 2021, 20:43
Replies: 43
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Posted By brakedwell

I never imagined 78 Sqn would turn into this when...

I never imagined 78 Sqn would turn into this when I was flying Twin Pioneers in Aden in 1959.
7th May 2021, 10:44
Replies: 76
Views: 9,867
Posted By brakedwell

Never heard of the Zugvogel, but I did get into...

Never heard of the Zugvogel, but I did get into Radio Control. The Anson was the only multi engine I built and survived my R/C career. I now feel guilty about using all that fuel though !!!!!
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4th May 2021, 20:21
Replies: 13
Views: 3,209
Posted By brakedwell

Reminds me of a young student at RAF Ternhill in...

Reminds me of a young student at RAF Ternhill in 1956 who got lost in a Piston Provost, turned 180 degrees the wrong way when he requested a bearing from Ternhill, then ran out of fuel north of...
29th Apr 2021, 15:48
Replies: 12
Views: 1,272
Posted By brakedwell

An Argosy wing over Kenya! ...

An Argosy wing over Kenya!


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/530x768/over_kenya_a77a0b38f97760da7744c36573ecb9397ec09b3c.jpeg
21st Apr 2021, 09:54
Replies: 98
Views: 23,650
Posted By brakedwell

We had two Chipmunks and an Anson for us Hastings...

We had two Chipmunks and an Anson for us Hastings second pilots to keep our hand in on 99 Squadron at Lyneham in 1957/9. The Chipmunks were WB 733 and WG 478. 478 now lives in Australia. I used to...
Forum: Middle East
14th Apr 2021, 08:53
Replies: 1
Views: 1,564
Posted By brakedwell

I used to fly into Baghdad very regularly in the...

I used to fly into Baghdad very regularly in the mid to late 70's, first in Britannias and then in DC8 50's. I am sorry I don't have any old charts, but I do remember the land/handling fees for a...
12th Apr 2021, 06:59
Replies: 289
Views: 70,916
Posted By brakedwell

International Air Services (Cargo) used "Foxtrot...

International Air Services (Cargo) used "Foxtrot Foxtrot" for both the Britannias and the DC8's.
11th Apr 2021, 12:22
Replies: 17
Views: 2,159
Posted By brakedwell

I canít remember if it had one or two seats, but...

I canít remember if it had one or two seats, but the owner of the Taylorcraft reckoned it was a Hawk Speed Six. Anyway we were more interested in getting The Taylorcraft/Auster airborne after filling...
10th Apr 2021, 17:39
Replies: 17
Views: 2,159
Posted By brakedwell

Thanks, I really liked the look of that aircraft!

Thanks, I really liked the look of that aircraft!
10th Apr 2021, 16:59
Replies: 17
Views: 2,159
Posted By brakedwell

Corrected Jock.

Corrected Jock.
10th Apr 2021, 16:29
Replies: 17
Views: 2,159
Posted By brakedwell

I am sorry for the diversion, but I have had a...

I am sorry for the diversion, but I have had a question mark in my my mind about a Miles Hawk Speed Six in Lincolnshire around 1957. I had almost finished a Vampire Course at RAF Swinderby when...
10th Apr 2021, 07:37
Replies: 39
Views: 11,559
Posted By brakedwell

It was before JW was posted to Aden, in 65/66....

It was before JW was posted to Aden, in 65/66. Most of our "fun" was during Bahrain paradropping detachments, but we did incur the Bosses wrath at Khormaksar, which was was cancelled out by a Flight...
9th Apr 2021, 10:36
Replies: 39
Views: 11,559
Posted By brakedwell

We used to call the Four Argosy formation team in...

We used to call the Four Argosy formation team in Aden - The thunderboxes.
7th Apr 2021, 09:55
Replies: 2
Views: 825
Posted By brakedwell

Here are some details. Delaware Aviation...

Here are some details.

Delaware Aviation Museum - Our Aircraft: B-25J Specs (http://www.delawareaviationmuseum.org/aircraft/b-25specs.html)
6th Apr 2021, 22:10
Replies: 30
Views: 4,169
Posted By brakedwell

WHBM, our arrival in Honolulu turned into a bit...

WHBM, our arrival in Honolulu turned into a bit of a drama! We just managed to take off from Winnipeg before it closed at 2300, but when it opened the following morning they found wheel and tyre...
6th Apr 2021, 16:08
Replies: 30
Views: 4,169
Posted By brakedwell

WHBM, I remember those days from when I was with...

WHBM, I remember those days from when I was with IAS Cargo. We (three) travelled on a TIA DC8 63 from Gatwick to Minneapolis among a full load of American passengers. Then we flew up to Winnipeg and...
6th Apr 2021, 15:39
Replies: 18
Views: 2,670
Posted By brakedwell

Jetset 88. I went into Aden in a Brit a few days...

Jetset 88. I went into Aden in a Brit a few days after the incident and saw the sad site after the rockapes had blown off the tailfin, which I understand Lyneham had wanted as a spare!
Forum: Middle East
5th Apr 2021, 19:06
Replies: 4
Views: 1,807
Posted By brakedwell

Try this: ...

Try this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Aviation
5th Apr 2021, 08:47
Replies: 28
Views: 4,187
Posted By brakedwell

Nah, that's a packet of fags!

Nah, that's a packet of fags!
1st Apr 2021, 08:45
Replies: 30
Views: 4,169
Posted By brakedwell

Here is a photo of one of the IAS DC8's doing a...

Here is a photo of one of the IAS DC8's doing a flypast at Blackbushe in the late seventies. Regarding speedbrakes, I found it strange initially that there were none, and using the inboard engine...
31st Mar 2021, 18:45
Replies: 30
Views: 4,169
Posted By brakedwell

Interesting. I did a CAA airtest on an IAS DC 8...

Interesting. I did a CAA airtest on an IAS DC 8 in the late seventies with a CAA test pilot in the RHS. One of the exercises was a high altitude high speed run, which involved a steepish descent from...
29th Mar 2021, 21:53
Replies: 30
Views: 4,169
Posted By brakedwell

We had four DC8 freighters in IAS when I was with...

We had four DC8 freighters in IAS when I was with them. 3 - 54s and 1- 55, I seem to remember. Later, Transmeridian had a couple I think which joined the IAS aircraft when the two airlines joined...
22nd Mar 2021, 10:46
Replies: 62
Views: 12,033
Posted By brakedwell

A couple of mine. ...

A couple of mine.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0411_5275eece1a61a09cdf6fbe09f8058d8db2bbd346.jpg
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19th Mar 2021, 22:28
Replies: 18
Views: 2,670
Posted By brakedwell

Thank you very much.

Thank you very much.
18th Mar 2021, 19:16
Replies: 18
Views: 2,670
Posted By brakedwell

I am sorry, but the timing seems all wrong. The...

I am sorry, but the timing seems all wrong. The Aden incident was in 1967 and the Captain left 99 Sqn soon after the accident.
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