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25th Oct 2013, 10:08
Replies: 54
Views: 9,862
Posted By euringineer


Ken served with distinction on 120 Sqn Nimrods in the 70s on my crew. He was a good friend when I joined 10s in the 80s. Respect is what he always recieved no matter what rank. Best memory, Ken...
25th Feb 2013, 04:29
Replies: 95
Views: 22,521
Posted By euringineer


In the 70/80s you could tell who was ex RAF in civil airlines by the shoes, socks and grey canvas nav bag ( aah nostalgia ).
Enthusiasts present the truth and journalists dont want to, why spoil a...
28th Jun 2011, 21:40
Replies: 285
Views: 84,914
Posted By euringineer

Supporting british carriers

The Route BZZ-ASI- MPA is a British designated route to be flown by European carriers but British preferably. 12 British B747 Classic crews were made redundant because the last government were...
13th Dec 2010, 23:05
Replies: 14
Views: 1,949
Posted By euringineer

Scholar and a Gentleman

John was an excellent 236 OCU Ground School Pilot in the 80's. Always free with advice and wise counsel. He and his wife brought up 3 good sons living in St Columb Major. They were regular...
4th Jul 2010, 22:23
Replies: 6
Views: 3,399
Posted By euringineer

Sqn Badges

Try Home (http://www.heraldicgb.co.uk)
30th Mar 2010, 23:17
Replies: 41
Views: 9,802
Posted By euringineer

Cheers From The Mr1 Generation

Just before the MK2 came into being, 80% of us got our Comet 4C Type Rated CAA FE Licences and legged it to airlines and countries various. We owe a great debt to that core of FEs who organised it...
16th Jan 2009, 12:12
Replies: 2,018
Views: 934,010
Posted By euringineer

Nimrod Ditching in Moray Firth 1995

Art Stacey AFC was a successful ditcher. He is also a highly experienced Training Captain same as Captain Sullenberger. How lucky for those 2 flights to have brilliant aviators in command.
5th Oct 2008, 10:40
Replies: 224
Views: 28,281
Posted By euringineer

Conventions and Corporate Identity

Oh how the world has changed over the last few years. Corporate identity crept up on the RAF in a manner laughable. Whilst many civilian firms have smartened and standardised their corporate dress...
13th Sep 2008, 10:20
Replies: 285
Views: 84,914
Posted By euringineer

Xl-the Truth

XL was bought by XL MANAGEMENT from AAI. The SA contract in 2006 was bid and won by XL but subbed to AAI. On the 2007 tender bid, XL lost out to Air Partner(British Broker) who subbed to OMNI(US...
28th Aug 2008, 10:57
Replies: 1,820
Views: 353,960
Posted By euringineer

2nd Anniversary Memorial Service,NMA, 2Sep08


A Service of Remembrance will be held at the National Memorial Arboretum on Tuesday 2nd September 2008. The service will be...
19th Nov 2007, 17:24
Replies: 40
Views: 8,386
Posted By euringineer

Sqn Badges Mstjbrown

Dont ask the amateur ask the professional.15 SQN which is actually"A hinds head affrontee erased at the neck between wings elevated and conjoined in base"As you say a donkey looking through a toilet...
18th Nov 2007, 02:08
Replies: 54
Views: 10,396
Posted By euringineer

I Are An Engineer

I completed a traditional 5 year apprenticeship and graduated as an engineer trained for life.On the path to retirement i obviously passed many type ratings and manufacturers courses.I joined my...
27th Oct 2007, 11:04
Replies: 62
Views: 14,109
Posted By euringineer

Facts Not Fiction

411A Old boy let me please update you on the history of XL and of the British Flight Crew B747 Type rated.We were spun off in 2003 as AAE from AAI just as the AVION GROUP WAS FORMED TO HEAD UP...
26th Oct 2007, 14:36
Replies: 62
Views: 14,109
Posted By euringineer

Listen Out Please

To all the Americans stuck on TRANSMIT!!BZZ-ASI-MPA is a British Civil Route as it carries civilians.I have no argument against purely Military charters,we charter Antonovs as well as other cheap...
25th Oct 2007, 23:54
Replies: 62
Views: 14,109
Posted By euringineer

Redundant British Crew

We are 22 British licence holders working for XL,PAYING BRITISH TAXES + NI.We fly a TF reg B747-300 on TF validations,same as Virgin 4 years ago when they had 2 operating to Florida.I take it as an...
23rd Oct 2007, 05:17
Replies: 62
Views: 14,109
Posted By euringineer

The True Story

I have never read such a load of horse.... in all my life.
The facts are that i am on my notice to compulsory redundancy along with 21 B747 Flight Deck crew because an American carrier was illegally...
9th Sep 2006, 00:08
Replies: 577
Views: 189,304
Posted By euringineer

A Brothers Tale

Gez was my little brother and visited me on CXX in 1976 when i was a Flt Eng.Alas he couldnt fly due to blocked ears,but he discovered the Carlton got threatened but rescued by me and Nick Green,we...
24th Aug 2005, 23:38
Replies: 143
Views: 55,666
Posted By euringineer

DL went to the same school as me so he must be...

DL went to the same school as me so he must be credible.We are not sensitive !!!!
16th Aug 2005, 15:12
Replies: 143
Views: 55,666
Posted By euringineer

IMHO The real experts are alas only to be found...

IMHO The real experts are alas only to be found on the "Dinosaur Classics of Aviation".The Press should ask a Flight Engineer for a considered opinion.It seems incredible that we cant apply for a...
11th Aug 2005, 03:27
Replies: 23
Views: 3,908
Posted By euringineer

No winners

The problem with a redress is that at the end of the day the AOC makes a judgement.In my case as i was a WO1 the OC couldnt discipline me other than CM(not a good idea for him) so i was posted(no...
8th May 2005, 21:02
Replies: 105
Views: 12,728
Posted By euringineer

Come on Pontious an old sweat like you should...

Come on Pontious an old sweat like you should know that its SLIEMA and the "boats" were based at Manoel Island with a Depot Ship.The Sweepers were at Msida,and the Med Fleet parked in Grand...
1st Mar 2005, 22:34
Replies: 51
Views: 7,582
Posted By euringineer

Plenty of room

Add Falklands and ASI to your fixture lists.Air Atlanta Iceland B747s have got the charter and with the amount of foreigners they employ you might be able to persuade the odd SA or Aussie to play for...
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