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25th Jul 2013, 21:08
Replies: 7
Views: 2,922
Posted By abra

B727 over Gillingham Dorset

For the last two or three days there's been a 727 flying various patterns over this bit of open FIR. What's it doing? Is it something to do with ETPS? or some odd bunch doing type conversions?...
26th May 2013, 05:31
Replies: 80
Views: 21,545
Posted By abra

It's a Northrop YC-125B Raider. PZ was the prefix...

It's a Northrop YC-125B Raider. PZ was the prefix for Surinam in S America. The 'B' in it's description meant it was built for the USAF for rescue work in the Arctic in the early 50s. It was under...
19th Nov 2012, 09:21
Replies: 39
Views: 31,134
Posted By abra

Like many others following this thread, I look...

Like many others following this thread, I look after Commonwealth War Graves Commission markers in local cemeteries.
If you are interested in doing the same thing, it would be best to get in touch...
30th Oct 2012, 08:42
Replies: 623
Views: 126,683
Posted By abra

In BA/BEA many years ago there was another...

In BA/BEA many years ago there was another Richard. Richard Twomey was known as 'Strapper'...
Replies: 13
Views: 3,955
Posted By abra

I'm sure I read somewhere that they were doing a...

I'm sure I read somewhere that they were doing a form of 'Monitored approach' on Vikings in the fifties whilst flying Standard Beam Approaches. It was usual for the F/O to do the SBA and the old man...
29th Sep 2011, 20:45
Replies: 7
Views: 2,864
Posted By abra

We were regularly positioned by smaller charter...

We were regularly positioned by smaller charter planes. Gulfstream lll from BGI to Samford, B1900c & D,Twin Otter and 227AC Metro around the islands of the Caribbean and also Shrike Commander for...
13th Oct 2010, 18:22
Replies: 17
Views: 2,414
Posted By abra

Some aircraft have brake pads in the top of the...

Some aircraft have brake pads in the top of the wheel well which rub against the tyres to stop them spinning.These are usually on the nose wheels where the retraction is in line with the spinning...
Replies: 53
Views: 6,653
Posted By abra

If you are determined to become a pilot any CV...

If you are determined to become a pilot any CV you produce should reflect that determination. I wish you luck doing AeroEng,to my mind it's a tough mathematical based course which is rather 'dry'....
9th Oct 2010, 16:01
Replies: 39
Views: 31,134
Posted By abra

PFR You probably know all this,but German radar...

PFR
You probably know all this,but German radar had sight of this raid very early on as the force was forming up north of London. They sent up over 100 Tame Boar twin and single engined night...
Forum: Cabin Crew
15th Jun 2010, 11:27
Replies: 12
Views: 4,048
Posted By abra

Many years ago,when sick bags were called...

Many years ago,when sick bags were called cuspidals and the seven-oh was king,I flew in Africa with an all Filipina cabin crew. They would spend their spare time tearing up bread rolls,adding sugar...
17th Jul 2009, 11:33
Replies: 15
Views: 5,107
Posted By abra

Alex, I have a couple..pm me

Alex,
I have a couple..pm me
2nd May 2009, 05:50
Replies: 46
Views: 17,548
Posted By abra

Splitting hairs,but what's a PAN PAN PAN? Surely...

Splitting hairs,but what's a PAN PAN PAN? Surely it's a PAN-PAN, PAN-PAN, PAN-PAN if you're going to get the phraseology completely correct.
4th Apr 2009, 08:49
Replies: 23
Views: 6,288
Posted By abra

The Asasco Aviation Company run this MD and a...

The Asasco Aviation Company run this MD and a Challenger 604. It's a private corporate operator based in Jeddah which is owned, and only operates for,the Bin Shuaileh Group,a Saudi-Yemeni based...
16th Mar 2009, 18:58
Replies: 92
Views: 52,924
Posted By abra

John Farley

I got the joke..please keep your comments and thoughts coming,after all, '172 Driver' as a handle says it all!
Abra
15th Jun 2008, 22:35
Replies: 25
Views: 10,096
Posted By abra

I'm not sure if the runway length at Samos or the...

I'm not sure if the runway length at Samos or the testing approach onto its easterly runway have anything to do with a tail strike on take off (which I presume this to be?).When they still had them,...
10th Apr 2008, 17:04
Replies: 4
Views: 2,215
Posted By abra

He'd probably know the difference between your...

He'd probably know the difference between your and you're.
7th Jan 2008, 17:01
Replies: 44
Views: 14,406
Posted By abra

I'm not sure if what's good for an Airbus would...

I'm not sure if what's good for an Airbus would necessarily be good for a 757.Globespan's 757(if they still have only the one) has RB211-E4 engines and if one of those surges,Boeing/Rolls Royce...
16th Sep 2007, 09:48
Replies: 47
Views: 9,209
Posted By abra

Surely,if you have to ask others that question,it...

Surely,if you have to ask others that question,it probably isn't worth it for you.There seem to be two main types of pilot.There are those who eat sleep and live it(although many are reticent at...
6th Sep 2007, 06:21
Replies: 73
Views: 25,298
Posted By abra

Londonmet.. As I suggested in my previous...

Londonmet..
As I suggested in my previous posts,XL have more than a few change-over problems.The latest rumour is of a much reduced flying programme next year and this coming winter.The two 757s...
22nd Aug 2007, 15:06
Replies: 25
Views: 6,167
Posted By abra

Maybe he sees the writing on the wall (or perhaps...

Maybe he sees the writing on the wall (or perhaps the letter from Peter Owen) at XL.
I wouldn't bother with Condor unless you are a Germanic European.
25th Jul 2007, 21:19
Replies: 73
Views: 25,298
Posted By abra

Nah..after reading that, Lou.....school...?I...

Nah..after reading that, Lou.....school...?I don't think so!
25th Jul 2007, 15:43
Replies: 73
Views: 25,298
Posted By abra

Londonmet. I still stand by my original answer...

Londonmet.
I still stand by my original answer to your question. If I seem to moan itís because XL could be a truly excellent airline to work for, but for the moment at least, it is not.
You ask...
22nd Jul 2007, 11:12
Replies: 73
Views: 25,298
Posted By abra

Londomet, Sorry, please disregard all I said...

Londomet,
Sorry, please disregard all I said previously.I have obviously been deluded.XL is indeed a well led,integrated friendly bunch and crew morale on the 747,757,767 fleets couldn't be higher.I...
21st Jul 2007, 22:15
Replies: 73
Views: 25,298
Posted By abra

Londonmet, The 757/767 fleet is rapidly going...

Londonmet,
The 757/767 fleet is rapidly going down the pan and crew morale with it. There are two airlines within XL. The original good ol' boys from Sabre(genuflect genuflect)and the cowboy lowlife...
7th Jun 2007, 05:23
Replies: 6
Views: 7,166
Posted By abra

Ganbare Your experience with the cracked blade...

Ganbare
Your experience with the cracked blade must have been at least 18 months or more ago.Since then all the 767s and 757s previously operated by AAI have been G-reg and have been looked after by...
14th Apr 2007, 10:31
Replies: 50
Views: 14,925
Posted By abra

Neville Duke

Manxcats4me,Please check your PMs
26th Nov 2006, 15:30
Replies: 66
Views: 20,029
Posted By abra

Mr Farty, You must work for them as you have...

Mr Farty,
You must work for them as you have obviously taken my comments too personally.Yes I probably am immature and ignorant but I can see no 'harping on' about how things were done in...
26th Nov 2006, 05:07
Replies: 66
Views: 20,029
Posted By abra

Let's hope someone told the CAA!

Let's hope someone told the CAA!
25th Nov 2006, 17:08
Replies: 66
Views: 20,029
Posted By abra

Although I am no great city buff,I get the same...

Although I am no great city buff,I get the same feeling as Saddest.This MBO was a coup for Avion,even if it only gets them out of the business with some of their money intact.The buy out team's...
29th Dec 2005, 21:16
Replies: 1
Views: 1,159
Posted By abra

Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Florida

Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Florida
25th Dec 2005, 09:17
Replies: 32
Views: 18,517
Posted By abra

1 Some say a 777,but the local paper shows an...

1 Some say a 777,but the local paper shows an A340 on their front page.
2 Egyptair
3 Heathrow
4 People say it was northbound at about 1500 feet..so probably arriving for 09L
All above very much...
14th Nov 2005, 23:07
Replies: 8
Views: 4,370
Posted By abra

That AAI drop their crews at short notice(the...

That AAI drop their crews at short notice(the crews are only contractors after all}and that AAI and their agents,Direct,Airborne etc.,are unable to communicate (they are only Icelandic after all)is...
14th Oct 2005, 15:29
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By abra

Amman Amman Amman Amman Jordan Jordan Jordan...

Amman Amman Amman Amman Jordan Jordan Jordan Jordan Jordan Amman Amman AMMan Amman Amman Amen
20th Jul 2005, 23:51
Replies: 11
Views: 5,585
Posted By abra

savio3..it would be good if it happened.It would...

savio3..it would be good if it happened.It would simplify so much of the grief that seems to be generated within their triumverate AAE/AAI/Excel crewing ,maintenance and management structures,a...
17th Jul 2005, 15:30
Replies: 20
Views: 9,668
Posted By abra

More Americans via Brooksfield perhaps?

More Americans via Brooksfield perhaps?
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