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21st Sep 2022, 19:06
Replies: 16
Views: 909
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

LHR to LER

LHR to. LER
So, we have New York Kennedy, JFK, Washington Dulles, IAD, Warsaw Chopin , WAW, etc. so how about LHR to LER , London Elizabeth ?
19th Sep 2022, 19:16
Replies: 118
Views: 21,181
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Agree, the bearer party was truly outstanding...

Agree, the bearer party was truly outstanding amongst many other superb contributions to this wonderful ,albeit sad, event.
I do hope they will be recognized by more than a few beers !
The...
27th Aug 2022, 09:28
Replies: 280
Views: 70,543
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

…..And would the British Dental association or...

…..And would the British Dental association or General Dental Council even think of having a pilot without dental training in charge of their organisations. I think not.
2nd Jun 2022, 17:19
Replies: 151
Views: 30,067
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Well done to everyone. Must have been a bumpy...

Well done to everyone. Must have been a bumpy ride with all that Cu around but that 70 was perfection !
28th Feb 2022, 18:08
Replies: 91
Views: 21,551
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

B757 was a delight. Lighter on the controls than...

B757 was a delight. Lighter on the controls than a 76, beautifully responsive with oodles of power, RB211 535e4. Yes, it was like sitting on the end of a vibrating ruler in chop. Even easier to land...
9th Feb 2022, 14:38
Replies: 14
Views: 4,632
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

My sincerest condolences to Dave’s family. We...

My sincerest condolences to Dave’s family. We were on the same course at Acklington, rooms next to each others. RIP Dave.
Forum: Tech Log
7th Feb 2022, 19:19
Replies: 36
Views: 6,522
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

……….and didn’t we both work for an operator which...

……….and didn’t we both work for an operator which used both at the same time !
I seem to remember the call “ qfe, qnh difference checked “ !
31st Oct 2021, 12:19
Replies: 47
Views: 11,514
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Interesting. I have my T11, Goblin 3, pilots...

Interesting. I have my T11, Goblin 3, pilots notes from the last course at Swinderby.
On the limitations page it gives max rpm 10,750 but in RAF use 10,650 ,(slight differences for the RN !) BUT...
25th Oct 2021, 10:01
Replies: 5
Views: 1,873
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Yes, I am still around ! The company...

Yes, I am still around !

The company started by chance.

As a BA VC 10 pilot I was told I was going onto Concorde. Norman Todd told me I was reserve pilot for # 7 course and would be on #8....
11th Oct 2021, 12:46
Replies: 16
Views: 2,400
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

……and didn't a. Victor prototype break up ,...

……and didn't a. Victor prototype break up , (tail separation) at low level doing calibration runs at Cranfield and an SR 2 break up due overstress during a press day at Wyton ?
2nd Oct 2021, 09:03
Replies: 232
Views: 52,853
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Boeing 757, particularly when light ! Chipmunk,...

Boeing 757, particularly when light !
Chipmunk, Spitfire, piston !
9th Sep 2021, 11:57
Replies: 701
Views: 261,490
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

OK, so the Judge had to accept that MB pleaded...

OK, so the Judge had to accept that MB pleaded guilty, BUT , if because of evidence put before her suggested, clearly convinced her, from her statements, that some dishonesty was being peddled, why...
7th Sep 2021, 15:23
Replies: 58
Views: 25,284
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Seems all is not well in the Royal Air Force. ...

Seems all is not well in the Royal Air Force.

I seem to remember that a Valley sqn. ldr QFI recently went public about the rather shambolic training programmes at Valley.

Anyone know the...
9th Aug 2021, 18:15
Replies: 98
Views: 18,352
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

If you really want to see an incompetent muppet...

If you really want to see an incompetent muppet who is absolutely clueless go the Science Museum manager at Wroughton, one Matt Moore.,The clown “running” this site is so incompetent the museum there...
26th Jul 2021, 08:54
Replies: 90
Views: 27,614
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

I did, too. On a GAPAN visit to Brize at the...

I did, too.
On a GAPAN visit to Brize at the station commander’s briefing, I asked the question :
So, you have all the transport and tanker assets of the RAF at Brize, with just one runway. Now,...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jul 2021, 17:15
Replies: 32
Views: 9,308
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Absolutely. When I was at South Cerney on ITS...

Absolutely.
When I was at South Cerney on ITS one of our instructors, Melaniphy (?) always had long sleeves even on hot days.

When asked why, he showed us the arm burns he had suffered , trapped...
15th Jul 2021, 17:31
Replies: 33
Views: 8,257
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

I absolutely believe Wigston is wrong. I did...

I absolutely believe Wigston is wrong.

I did my 767 conversion on ZFT. My conclusion: That worked as a highly experienced RAF pilot and 737 captain, but after 60 years of flying is that nothing,...
6th Jul 2021, 07:03
Replies: 8
Views: 3,729
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Cartridge start ( sourcing them would be v...

Cartridge start ( sourcing them would be v difficult ) or modified to electric ?
2nd Jul 2021, 10:16
Replies: 701
Views: 261,490
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

No willy waving on my part. The point I was...

No willy waving on my part. The point I was making is that I am not an “ armchair quarter back”. You may know, others may not.

If the current SOP is to clear the runway, STOP, and then replace...
1st Jul 2021, 08:55
Replies: 701
Views: 261,490
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

[QUOTE=Bob Viking;11071126]RLE. BA/BY ...

[QUOTE=Bob Viking;11071126]RLE.



BA/BY

With regards to the pin in whilst taxying thing (I haven’t read the book and I’m not likely to, so quoting page numbers won’t help) I’ve never had a...
30th Jun 2021, 12:25
Replies: 701
Views: 261,490
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

BV If you properly read what I wrote you would...

BV If you properly read what I wrote you would not need to ask the question.

As I said, has been repeated here by Tecumseh , I was quoting what was written on p 135 of the book and I was quite...
30th Jun 2021, 09:11
Replies: 701
Views: 261,490
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Got my copy yesterday, superb book, but what an...

Got my copy yesterday, superb book, but what an incredible revelation of incompetence and downright dishonesty in both MOD and certain aspects of RAF training or lack of. On page 135 it reveals that...
Forum: North America
4th Jun 2021, 08:05
Replies: 25
Views: 6,769
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

......and will be as “successful” as Boeing’s...

......and will be as “successful” as Boeing’s stillborn sonic cruiser !

..and Concorde cruised at Mach 2.0 not 2.2.

Another Aerion
30th May 2021, 12:10
Replies: 79
Views: 27,247
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

A great read, I have just finished another superb...

A great read, I have just finished another superb book, Harrier 809 by Roland White, available on Amazon for a fiver !

I have always held the Falklands Harrier pilots in the highest regard (...
31st Mar 2021, 17:06
Replies: 87
Views: 35,598
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

..... ........yes, and in commercial aviation,...

.....
........yes, and in commercial aviation, proper airlines certainly, you get a fixed roster, ( mostly) you can plan your life and you get vastly better pay than the RAF.. A senior captain,...
31st Mar 2021, 11:54
Replies: 87
Views: 35,598
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

....but please use you’re where you mean you’re...

....but please use you’re where you mean you’re not your.!!

I see it made the Daily Mail today,
29th Mar 2021, 18:36
Replies: 87
Views: 35,598
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

.....so just what are these competitive salaries...

.....so just what are these competitive salaries being offered by Ascent to Hawk and “Texan” QFI s. ?

.. and 72 WAS a fighter squadron, last with Javelins, its now an FTS, so why do they persist...
29th Mar 2021, 13:10
Replies: 87
Views: 35,598
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Time for AOC 22 Gp and CAS, yes, CAS, to get up...

Time for AOC 22 Gp and CAS, yes, CAS, to get up there and get to the bottom of this.

A totally outrageous situation, never ever saw anything remotely like this in my days as a QFI.
25th Mar 2021, 13:34
Replies: 122
Views: 54,346
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

.....and an excellent offer on a Bremont MB1...

.....and an excellent offer on a Bremont MB1 watch !
24th Mar 2021, 20:13
Replies: 76
Views: 19,673
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Why not cut the group captain posts by 50 % at a...

Why not cut the group captain posts by 50 % at a stroke ?
A few years ago BA slashed the management headcount by a similar amount, my daughter was one who bailed out.
Despite the outcry, things...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Mar 2021, 19:02
Replies: 41
Views: 12,193
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Yes, it was called the rudder ratio system. ...

Yes, it was called the rudder ratio system.

I see no reasons (because there aren’t any ) to use rudder on a large jet, x wind, engine failure etc. excepted . period.
Chipmunks, Tigers, Cessnas...
6th Mar 2021, 11:58
Replies: 73
Views: 39,485
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Yes, I am retired (how did you guess ?) However,...

Yes, I am retired (how did you guess ?) However, I respectfully suggest you guys read the Boeing winter ops. procedures, the requirements of the FAA , CAA, EASA, and Transport Canada. So far as I can...
5th Mar 2021, 20:01
Replies: 73
Views: 39,485
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Well, may be I don’t but I DO know how it was...

Well, may be I don’t but I DO know how it was done in my day, kept me and my crew and pax. safe for all those years, so hardly nonsense, thank you.
I, too, wanted to get to the B runway, BUT with a...
5th Mar 2021, 17:04
Replies: 73
Views: 39,485
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

ASRAAMTOO Well, I have been retired for 24...

ASRAAMTOO

Well, I have been retired for 24 years but flew jets for all of my 34 years of jet flying, since I was 18. I have never been deiced engines running, so I checked the wings, stab, and fin...
5th Mar 2021, 09:43
Replies: 73
Views: 39,485
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Yes but says little for the flight crew. ...

Yes but says little for the flight crew.

After deice and after inspecting the deicing certificate one pilot, and in my case it was always me, should ALWAYS check that the wing, stab and fin are...
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