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2nd Mar 2022, 16:50
Replies: 227
Views: 132,047
Posted By vulcanite

The local pub in my village had to apply for...

The local pub in my village had to apply for Planning Permission for an illuminated sign. Size about 4ft x 3ft. Refused...
2nd Mar 2022, 16:44
Replies: 35
Views: 4,500
Posted By vulcanite

I too had the misfortune of meeting him in 1969...

I too had the misfortune of meeting him in 1969 or 70. My mother (English) had re-married to a USAF NCO and we were all based at Wethersfield. The NCO did a years' tour at Ubon in Thailand, and had...
17th May 2021, 21:16
Replies: 15
U2
Views: 4,193
Posted By vulcanite

U2

Excuse if this is elswhere: but did I see a U2 this pm approx 1515L over Evesham, Worcs, approx 3 - 4000ft, heading Southeast?
I am aware they were based at Alconbury many moons back, but are there...
1st Oct 2020, 12:49
Replies: 54
Views: 13,773
Posted By vulcanite

Wasn't there a Bandeirante did something similar...

Wasn't there a Bandeirante did something similar (single crew?) back in the 70/80's
25th Mar 2020, 13:52
Replies: 384
Views: 90,864
Posted By vulcanite

I'm sure I remember 'racing' with other tearaway...

I'm sure I remember 'racing' with other tearaway teenagers on Saturday nights in the late 60's from Braintree to STN to get a cup of coffee in the airport caff, in clapped out Minis and Anglias and...
2nd Mar 2020, 23:11
Replies: 5
Views: 1,590
Posted By vulcanite

RAF Croughton Gate Guardians

Went past today. Seem to remember they were an F-100 and and an F-105(?). When did they disappear - and where did they go?
30th Oct 2019, 12:56
Replies: 48
Views: 8,368
Posted By vulcanite

The bigger problem is that pax are carrying much...

The bigger problem is that pax are carrying much more in carry- on bags than ever before, and a lot of these will not fit into the airline's gauge anyway - should any of the ground staff be arsed to...
26th Oct 2019, 12:51
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,912,706
Posted By vulcanite

Long Marston, near Stratford-upon-Avon?

Long Marston, near Stratford-upon-Avon?
28th Aug 2019, 15:06
Replies: 12
Views: 4,262
Posted By vulcanite

Great information - but where do you get it from??

Great information - but where do you get it from??
28th Aug 2019, 10:52
Replies: 12
Views: 4,262
Posted By vulcanite

Thanks. Hellova diversion from the Med to...

Thanks. Hellova diversion from the Med to Fairford.
28th Aug 2019, 09:44
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,912,706
Posted By vulcanite

Caution: thread drift. Many years ago I too had a...

Caution: thread drift. Many years ago I too had a Mk 1 3 litre Capri. Went very well in a straight line, but didn't like corners or stopping. as a glutton for punishment I then had a Mk 2 Scimitar,...
28th Aug 2019, 09:28
Replies: 12
Views: 4,262
Posted By vulcanite

Diverting from where?

Diverting from where?
28th Aug 2019, 08:40
Replies: 12
Views: 4,262
Posted By vulcanite

B52 orbits this morning

For the last hour or so a B52 has been doing wide orbits NW/SE guessing 5000ft approx. 2 miles east of Tewkesbury, and 10 north of Cheltenham.
Any ideas?
31st Mar 2019, 17:20
Replies: 35
Views: 10,460
Posted By vulcanite

Try watchdoctors.co.uk, based in Tring, Herts.

Try watchdoctors.co.uk, based in Tring, Herts.
15th Aug 2018, 16:33
Replies: 32
Views: 4,554
Posted By vulcanite

During my career with Flybe in the UK carried...

During my career with Flybe in the UK carried quite a few organs for transplant from A to B. Yes they were packed in a cool box, most often carried on the flight deck as cabin crew sometimes not so...
16th Jul 2018, 13:23
Replies: 259
Views: 61,450
Posted By vulcanite

On my EU Flight Crew Licence, issued by the CAA...

On my EU Flight Crew Licence, issued by the CAA in 2014:
Page 3, Note IX (Validity) "This licence shall remain in force for the holder's lifetime unless revoked suspended or varied.
The privileges...
12th Jul 2018, 19:27
Replies: 4
Views: 1,084
Posted By vulcanite

That would fit, if I mis-identified the C5 (very...

That would fit, if I mis-identified the C5 (very possibly). But I'd still like to know what its little escort ship was...
12th Jul 2018, 17:39
Replies: 4
Views: 1,084
Posted By vulcanite

C5 plus escort

About 1700L a C5 plus escort was tracking northish at about 5000', north of Cheltenham, then did a 180 and was tracking south south east. The escort had an unswept wing - but what was it?
And I'm...
2nd Dec 2017, 12:11
Replies: 3,889
Views: 1,539,610
Posted By vulcanite

Funny old thing, but when the airport was in the...

Funny old thing, but when the airport was in the doldrums, they very much liked having Luton Flight Training, as every take off, landing and touch and go counted as 'movements' for the airport's...
24th Nov 2017, 17:22
Replies: 3,889
Views: 1,539,610
Posted By vulcanite

Back in the mid 80's we lived at the top end of...

Back in the mid 80's we lived at the top end of Tennyson Rd, backing onto the Memorial Park, and quite close to the big water tower. One hot, very still summer barbecue Sunday evening, the peace was...
25th Jun 2017, 16:36
Replies: 3,889
Views: 1,539,610
Posted By vulcanite

I was a flying instructor at Luton Flight...

I was a flying instructor at Luton Flight Training at the time, and the blockwork had LIA (Luton International Airport) inset in a darker colour. We all wondered for whose benefit this was, as the...
16th Jan 2017, 11:39
Replies: 3,889
Views: 1,539,610
Posted By vulcanite

...And I believe Spacegrand morphed into Jersey...

...And I believe Spacegrand morphed into Jersey European, which became British European, which became Flybe.
12th Jan 2017, 23:05
Replies: 3,889
Views: 1,539,610
Posted By vulcanite

There was also a company called Executive...

There was also a company called Executive Express, who ran Kingairs amongst others. They also managed Britannia's Golden Eagle (C421) for them.
They did either newspapers or mail to Dublin - as I...
9th Sep 2016, 21:35
Replies: 18
Views: 4,612
Posted By vulcanite

Many years ago, one of Gill Air's Royal mail...

Many years ago, one of Gill Air's Royal mail contracts was a weekday STN BFS empty return to STN, leaving STN at 2100L. You had to be punctual, or if running late had to get a code from the Postie....
23rd Oct 2015, 21:53
Replies: 39
Views: 14,927
Posted By vulcanite

I was on the Company Council for several years...

I was on the Company Council for several years with a UK regional carrier.
I well remember a conversation with a member who was quite rightly and eloquently buttonholing me on issues that he had...
3rd Dec 2011, 09:31
Replies: 7
Views: 5,142
Posted By vulcanite

I too remember this programme. A/c had Redcoats...

I too remember this programme. A/c had Redcoats on one side and Redair on t'other. Used to park outside the old Monarch hangar at LTN.
Weren't they Canadair CL44's though, with a completely swing...
28th Jul 2011, 08:18
Replies: 3,930
Views: 1,894,154
Posted By vulcanite

The Co. also got permission from BA to use...

The Co. also got permission from BA to use 'Beeline', then SA Brussels pipped them to the post with it.
1st Apr 2011, 00:49
Replies: 3,930
Views: 1,894,154
Posted By vulcanite

Re today's FRA and STR: Standby 195 used for...

Re today's FRA and STR:
Standby 195 used for morning FRA rotation, but some hours late, due a dead Dash I suppose.
Afternoon STR also operated by standby 195 due dead Dash. Whilst this was being...
31st Dec 2010, 08:52
Replies: 22
Views: 6,354
Posted By vulcanite

About 10 years ago I was working out of...

About 10 years ago I was working out of Humberside for a few days with Gill Airways, and bored and with a hire car at my disposal, I took myself to Binbrook. I was (then) able to drive up and down...
31st Oct 2007, 09:24
Replies: 318
Views: 98,691
Posted By vulcanite

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30th Oct 2007, 18:15
Replies: 477
Views: 123,598
Posted By vulcanite

That's exactly what they did do with the gear....

That's exactly what they did do with the gear. The problem is that now you have a very stiff-legged and long undercarriage with relatively little oleo movement , and certainly not the luxury of...
13th May 2007, 09:09
Replies: 258
Views: 64,383
Posted By vulcanite

With regard to punctuality...let's not forget...

With regard to punctuality...let's not forget Connect's little wheeze of 'pushing and holding'. Subsequently taxying to a quiet part of the airfield, and sitting there with engines running, whilst...
23rd Nov 2006, 21:29
Replies: 920
Views: 202,763
Posted By vulcanite

And, let's not overlook the Salvation...

And, let's not overlook the Salvation Army...touch of kismet there perhaps,,,
22nd Nov 2006, 20:50
Replies: 920
Views: 202,763
Posted By vulcanite

Unlike most on this thread, I have met JF several...

Unlike most on this thread, I have met JF several times in my time with Jersey/British European/flybe. Credentials.....so what? I've got a cycling proficiency cetificate, and 5 'O' levels ...oh, and...
16th Aug 2006, 07:46
Replies: 390
Views: 81,841
Posted By vulcanite

Wink The vertically challenged TRE (not PE), did...

The vertically challenged TRE (not PE), did indeed fail folk for being one knot below V2. And if you went through the accel alt on the V1 cut scenario (400' at the time), he wanted you to go back...
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