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30th Sep 2019, 18:52
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Plus the fact that Northolt is currently closed...

Plus the fact that Northolt is currently closed to fixed wing aircraft for runway resurfacing.
7th Aug 2019, 10:13
Replies: 47
Views: 6,736

In 1965 'Flight' advertised for a trainee...

In 1965 'Flight' advertised for a trainee journalist. In a fit of enthusiasm, which makes me cringe with embarrassment now, I applied and got an interview. It was one to one, with Mike Ramsden on a...
3rd Apr 2019, 09:13
Replies: 61
Views: 22,940

It's a very long time ago, but I remember none of...

It's a very long time ago, but I remember none of it was beyond GCE 'O' level standard. There wasn't any calculus involved in the mathematics, for example.

Is anyone still able to draw a tephigram?
11th Mar 2019, 12:36
Replies: 34
Views: 8,333

As was the Guinness stand at the Boat Show in...

As was the Guinness stand at the Boat Show in Earl's Court days.
15th Feb 2019, 10:15
Replies: 11
Views: 2,073

Airliners.net has G-AOIF taxiing in at JFK in...

Airliners.net has G-AOIF taxiing in at JFK in what appears to be passenger config, photo dated Feb 1962. Flickr has G-AOII parked outside the British Eagle hangars at LHR in cargo config., photo date...
13th Oct 2018, 13:20
Replies: 3,827
Views: 1,123,143

Monarch ETOPS 757s: G-MONB, G-MONE, G-MONJ,...

Monarch ETOPS 757s: G-MONB, G-MONE, G-MONJ, G-MONK, G-DAJB and G-MCKE.

UK - BGR was most certainly ETOPS, on the NAT Tracks.

The dates of your flights would be helpful.
11th Oct 2018, 09:56
Replies: 10
Views: 1,727

In September 1969 I had an excellent curry lunch...

In September 1969 I had an excellent curry lunch in the Oberoi Grand in Calcutta with Peggy Thorne, who had been one of the two stewardesses on the westbound flight. She was by then in charge of the...
23rd Sep 2018, 15:52
Replies: 8
Views: 1,421

Cavok Air AN-12s are virtually a daily overfly...

Cavok Air AN-12s are virtually a daily overfly here near Orange in France, en route from Ghardaia in Algeria most frequently to Eindhoven.

Yesterday we had the added interest of SNECMA/Bristol...
22nd Sep 2018, 11:00
Replies: 12
Views: 1,579

Well, for once I haven't had to turn the house...

Well, for once I haven't had to turn the house upside-down in a vain and frustrating attempt, because I located the box of slides within seconds. I was actually at Dyce that day and the poor quality...
5th Sep 2018, 10:06
Replies: 3,827
Views: 1,123,143

Yep, Norman and Sandy, on a line-check. It was...

Yep, Norman and Sandy, on a line-check. It was Sandy who was shunted sideways at Luton by the dumper truck driver reversing furiously, blissfully unaware of the One-Eleven taxying past. He'd have...
4th Sep 2018, 09:39
Replies: 3,827
Views: 1,123,143

I think it was a standard config of 179Y, which...

I think it was a standard config of 179Y, which is one seat less than they cram into an A320 these days, although at the end I see Monarch had reduced it to 174Y.

All the outstations were self...
1st Sep 2018, 21:23
Replies: 3,827
Views: 1,123,143

Turning back to those daily Luton flight sheets...

Turning back to those daily Luton flight sheets for 11 July 1979, my logbook tells me that I was the first officer on OM2113 LTN-ALC-LTN aircraft type actually 707-123B G-BGCT with the late Captain...
1st Sep 2018, 17:46
Replies: 3,827
Views: 1,123,143

The 'jump start' kit was fashioned from air start...

The 'jump start' kit was fashioned from air start trunking, long enough to pass between the underbellies of two 737s parked side by side. Plug the trunking into the external air supply receptacles of...
1st Sep 2018, 16:49
Replies: 3,827
Views: 1,123,143

Wrong - there was an ASU at Mikonos - Monarch Ops...

Wrong - there was an ASU at Mikonos - Monarch Ops were at great pains to have Olympic confirm that, before they sent long tall Phil B on his way. On arrival, Phil, being a wise old bird kept no.2...
25th May 2018, 17:59
Replies: 31
Views: 5,995

He was known in Air London as 'Snaz' - due to his...

He was known in Air London as 'Snaz' - due to his flamboyant style of dress, including the 'Herr Flick of the Gestapo' black leather ankle-length coat. He had moved on by the time I joined in March...
9th May 2018, 10:24
Replies: 71
Views: 17,431

Also from this site, more detail: Nigeria Airways...

Also from this site, more detail: Nigeria Airways and the VC10 (http://www.vc10.net/History/nigeria_airways_and_the_vc10.html)
What is more sad is that a passenger on this flight was Captain Ron...
18th Apr 2018, 17:23
Replies: 45
Views: 8,520

In 1987 in Monarch, for a period, we had...

In 1987 in Monarch, for a period, we had 737-200s, 737-300s non-EFIS, and 737-300s EFIS. An ordinary mortal like me could fly the 200 and 300 non-EFIS or you could fly both versions of the 300.

I...
5th Apr 2018, 14:15
Replies: 48
Views: 12,213

Flight International 28 January 1978

Looking for something else, I came across this: https://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1978/1978%20-%200151.html
30th Mar 2018, 10:32
Replies: 67
Views: 10,882

As a sometime Dart Herald pilot, I can confirm...

As a sometime Dart Herald pilot, I can confirm that water meth is correct. I can also confirm it was de-min water for the Spey. On the One-Eleven, as operated by Monarch Airlines, it was wobble...
21st Mar 2018, 14:18
Replies: 48
Views: 12,213

Bert - "Can we put the aeroplanes away now, Miss...

Bert - "Can we put the aeroplanes away now, Miss Hughes?" - Goodchild was built like the proverbial brick outhouse, so no chance!
:)
20th Mar 2018, 11:47
Replies: 48
Views: 12,213

Joan Hughes told us that Gert Frobe strutting...

Joan Hughes told us that Gert Frobe strutting around doing that marching band impersonation wasn't in the original script. He did it to amuse people between takes, and the producers were so impressed...
18th Mar 2018, 15:22
Replies: 3,827
Views: 1,123,143

G-BCBA and G-BCBB were Boeing 720-023Bs,...

G-BCBA and G-BCBB were Boeing 720-023Bs, inherited from Invicta and passed on to Maof. I flew both of them with Monarch, and had to do a half day differences course in order to do so.

There was...
17th Mar 2018, 14:38
Replies: 3,827
Views: 1,123,143

Yes, apologies it's correctly the HF antenna....

Yes, apologies it's correctly the HF antenna. However, all Monarch's 720Bs had them - the ex Northwest 051Bs and the two ex American 023Bs - so perhaps it was a retrofit in the case of these two?
15th Mar 2018, 16:21
Replies: 3,827
Views: 1,123,143

Monarch's 720Bs had the HF fin probe:...

Monarch's 720Bs had the HF fin probe: https://www.planespotters.net/photos/reg/G-AZFB

:ok:
18th Feb 2018, 09:30
Replies: 208
Views: 43,883

Oh dear, that's the second time in the space of a...

Oh dear, that's the second time in the space of a couple of days that my memory has played tricks on me. However, the fact that I'm (a) aware of that fact and (b) after ten seconds or so of drumming...
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