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6th Mar 2019, 11:58
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Posted By scroggs

YUAS Reunion June 2019

Seeking studes and instructors from YUAS, particularly from the 1986-1990 period, for a reunion to be held at the end of June 2019. Linda Oliver is running a WhatsApp group to coordinate the event....
6th Mar 2019, 11:43
Replies: 2
Views: 1,466
Posted By scroggs

Brian, I'm sorry to tell you that Garth took his...

Brian, I'm sorry to tell you that Garth took his own life many years ago - possibly accounting for the sudden disappearance you recall.
10th Jan 2018, 22:44
Replies: 399
Views: 127,845
Posted By scroggs

Yes, the reclining tramp was one of the murals....

Yes, the reclining tramp was one of the murals. If I remember rightly, there were three in the bar and a couple of others elsewhere in the building in rooms that were no longer public. The relocation...
10th Jan 2018, 16:48
Replies: 399
Views: 127,845
Posted By scroggs

I'm on one of my very rare visits to Pprune these...

I'm on one of my very rare visits to Pprune these days, but I've spent a great couple of hours enjoying the stories in this thread. Some memories from Gutersloh in the mid-70s:

I was a 'brat',...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Apr 2017, 08:41
Replies: 125
Views: 10,189
Posted By scroggs

I managed to get a modem installed and attached...

I managed to get a modem installed and attached to the 57(R) Sqn TTF computer simply to access the email list - which was posted daily on the STF noticeboard, mainly for the benefit of those that...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Apr 2017, 08:34
Replies: 125
Views: 10,189
Posted By scroggs

Very rare attendee nowadays, but I've been here...

Very rare attendee nowadays, but I've been here under this name since 1995 (I think).
29th Apr 2017, 03:38
Replies: 4
Views: 2,845
Posted By scroggs

Thanks all. The funeral looks likely to be quite...

Thanks all. The funeral looks likely to be quite a WIWOL party. Been practising the 'hand combat' but still no good at it; I shall have to rely on my uncanny ability not to spill a G&T in turbulence...
20th Apr 2017, 10:09
Replies: 4
Views: 2,845
Posted By scroggs

AVM Peter S Collins, CB, AFC, BA, RAF (Rtd)

My father died on 17 April 2017 at Farleigh Hospice, Chelmsford.

The funeral will be at St Andrew's Church, Boreham, Essex at 1400, 3rd May 2017.

No flowers, please. Donations to the RAFBF or...
20th Apr 2017, 10:08
Replies: 1
Views: 2,028
Posted By scroggs

AVM Peter S Collins, CB, AFC, BA, RAF (Rtd)

My father died on 17 April 2017 at Farleigh Hospice, Chelmsford.

The funeral will be at St Andrew's Church, Boreham, Essex at 1400, 3rd May 2017.

No flowers, please. Donations to the RAFBF or...
19th Feb 2016, 00:09
Replies: 256
Views: 96,563
Posted By scroggs

I'd like to thank everyone for their interest in...

I'd like to thank everyone for their interest in this topic. While some of the submissions have been a bit beyond what is reasonable and realistic, both publicly and privately I've received some...
17th Feb 2016, 01:40
Replies: 256
Views: 96,563
Posted By scroggs

Those are - to me at least - good points, and, as...

Those are - to me at least - good points, and, as I'm the star player in today's teacup tornado, hopefully I'll get a chance to ask some pertinent and hopefully difficult questions which can be...
17th Feb 2016, 00:51
Replies: 256
Views: 96,563
Posted By scroggs

Some of you will know who I am. Most probably...

Some of you will know who I am. Most probably don't. However, I am the Captain in this event. I haven't been involved in Pprune for many years, but I used to be very involved, for which I offer...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jan 2016, 21:22
Replies: 13
Views: 2,504
Posted By scroggs

Don's enthusiasm and humour were infectious, and...

Don's enthusiasm and humour were infectious, and he lit up any occasion he was part of. With Jan's staunch support, he gave a huge amount of time and effort to PPRuNe, Wanbabes, the Fund and the...
24th Jun 2015, 14:41
Replies: 8
Views: 8,887
Posted By scroggs

I knew Terry over several chapters of our long...

I knew Terry over several chapters of our long careers, and his outstanding quality was his humour and optimism. No-one at Virgin will ever forget his Dangerous Air Cargo lectures and the dreaded...
3rd May 2013, 19:26
Replies: 18
Views: 11,274
Posted By scroggs

Is this Martin writing? Sorry, but the username...

Is this Martin writing? Sorry, but the username leaves much to the imagination. If it's you, mate, get in touch. I probably can't help, but it'd be nice to catch up!
Replies: 38
Views: 4,205
Posted By scroggs

In general, airlines aren't interested either in...

In general, airlines aren't interested either in your degree or your ambitions to join the ranks of management. You are being recruited as a pilot, not a manager. The elements of management you need...
25th May 2011, 13:56
Replies: 265
Views: 53,527
Posted By scroggs

Frankly, I can't see the point of spending any...

Frankly, I can't see the point of spending any more time in London than you absolutely have to, so perhaps my RAF Club membership was shaky from the word go. However, I have to echo others who say...
27th Mar 2011, 08:37
Replies: 1,238
Views: 906,584
Posted By scroggs

The other thread has not disappeared; it's in...

The other thread has not disappeared; it's in R&N. I don't know why it's bounced between here and there.
20th Mar 2011, 02:57
Replies: 51
Views: 12,499
Posted By scroggs

I'm not disagreeing with you, BEags. But show me...

I'm not disagreeing with you, BEags. But show me an organisation that is what it used to be? Virgin, like all airlines, got caught up in chasing the bottom line many years ago. Its USP has been...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Mar 2011, 19:35
Replies: 74
Views: 22,246
Posted By scroggs

Utter hogwash. The levels of thyroid cancer are...

Utter hogwash. The levels of thyroid cancer are massively worse near the reactor. I should know, my mother-in-law from Belarus has it, as have a far greater-than-average number of her...
19th Mar 2011, 18:38
Replies: 51
Views: 12,499
Posted By scroggs

Virgin was never the airline 'it once was'! The...

Virgin was never the airline 'it once was'! The rose-tinted backwards-facing specs have transformed earlier days at Virgin into a non-stop, alcohol-fuelled romp with hot and cold running hosties and...
20th Feb 2011, 22:13
Replies: 7
Views: 2,384
Posted By scroggs

Yes they are, I believe. It just looks white in...

Yes they are, I believe. It just looks white in most photographs - and, in fact, in the metal except when the sun is directly on it.
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Feb 2011, 16:50
Replies: 56
Views: 10,935
Posted By scroggs

In the US, en-route IFR clearances within ATC...

In the US, en-route IFR clearances within ATC sectors below transition will include the altimeter setting in use, eg 'route ALB-SAX as filed, maintain 14,000 Stuart altimeter 30.28'. Seems pretty...
3rd Feb 2011, 19:45
Replies: 147
Views: 87,197
Posted By scroggs

Perhaps my post seems overly cautious; of course,...

Perhaps my post seems overly cautious; of course, Oxymoron666 is quite right that there is still much to be said for the Virgin lifestyle, but it does require that you are free and willing to put the...
3rd Feb 2011, 17:29
Replies: 12
Views: 4,220
Posted By scroggs

Nick, condolences from me too. My old man...

Nick,

condolences from me too. My old man has no doubt been in touch already; I know he is deeply upset by your news.

All the best

Tim
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