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4th Mar 2013, 02:39
Replies: 12
Views: 5,196
Posted By Captain Windsock

I remember a few years ago, when I was still...

I remember a few years ago, when I was still involved, a police helicopter wanted to operate in a similar position. Under intense interegation the police had to admit they wanted to follow a lorry...
15th Jul 2011, 14:24
Replies: 1
Views: 1,957
Posted By Captain Windsock

Glad pilot ok. Probably unconnected and...

Glad pilot ok. Probably unconnected and different aircraft anyway but I thought I saw somebody working on the starboard undercarriage of a Cessna 340 at Fairoaks yesterday.
7th Jun 2010, 07:13
Replies: 17
Views: 14,855
Posted By Captain Windsock

Definately a Lanc in the sand. Maybe others.

In the 60's I did about 50hrs flying with No 1 AEF based at Manston. There were a couple of VR pilots who seemed to know more about this Lancaster than others and when ever it was exposed a low...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Mar 2010, 04:43
Replies: 121
Views: 17,202
Posted By Captain Windsock

I think someone ought to offer that kid a job!...

I think someone ought to offer that kid a job! His phraseology was pretty good.
16th Jan 2010, 18:37
Replies: 90
Views: 33,752
Posted By Captain Windsock

Another similar photo, circa 1967 ...

Another similar photo, circa 1967

http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy162/Captainwindsock/Chipmunk3.jpg
16th Jan 2010, 07:10
Replies: 5,917
Views: 661,054
Posted By Captain Windsock

Have read the rules and definately on best...

Have read the rules and definately on best behaviour! I'm going to pass on the nice offer to take a turn as my pic is hardly historic. Also, tomorrow, I'm going overseas for a while and have not...
12th Jan 2010, 16:53
Replies: 5,917
Views: 661,054
Posted By Captain Windsock

Did realise there were rules :ugh: Sorry. ...

Did realise there were rules :ugh: Sorry. Anyway Tom good guess but wrong.
12th Jan 2010, 08:02
Replies: 5,917
Views: 661,054
Posted By Captain Windsock

Pic deleted for the moment

Pic deleted for the moment
12th Jan 2010, 07:55
Replies: 90
Views: 33,752
Posted By Captain Windsock

Any names?

Here's a couple of pics. Hope they download ok otherwise back to the drawing board!

This picture must have been taken about 1967 +or- a year. Any one remember who they are? I think in there...
11th Jan 2010, 21:33
Replies: 90
Views: 33,752
Posted By Captain Windsock

Stand corrected

Coff, your suspicions are correct. It was in fact WB627, WK577 and WD344.
Have to admit my F3882 is a bit faded and grubby!
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Jan 2010, 07:57
Replies: 54
Views: 6,681
Posted By Captain Windsock

Why is NATS employing non essential staff?

Why is NATS employing non essential staff?
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Jan 2010, 15:59
Replies: 24
Views: 3,580
Posted By Captain Windsock

Yes, age is an issue but you're ok. Despite a...

Yes, age is an issue but you're ok. Despite a recent court case, that NATS lost, anybody older than their mid forties is going to struggle and probably wont make it. Can't teach an old dog new...
21st Dec 2009, 20:16
Replies: 90
Views: 33,752
Posted By Captain Windsock

More airframes

Found my 3882 and includes airframes:
WP846
WP837
WP577
WP851
WP344
WP627

Did forced landing in WP627 in Mar 68
21st Dec 2009, 20:07
Replies: 90
Views: 33,752
Posted By Captain Windsock

60's memories

Happy memories. Spent 3 years from 1965 - 68 as staff cadet with 1AEF. Many happy times and over 50 hrs on chippies. Set me up for life.
Anyone remember when all the WWII fighters arrived for...
24th Aug 2009, 22:07
Replies: 165
Views: 66,359
Posted By Captain Windsock

Wrong continent

Seem to remember an airliner landed in the wrong continent in the 80's. Must have been in Turkey. Europe and Asia, so not as bad as the headline suggests. Can't remember either the airline or the...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Jul 2009, 16:57
Replies: 664
Views: 141,225
Posted By Captain Windsock

No 28 Cadet Course

Memories of 28 Cadet Course. It took just 3 months to turn us from this

http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy162/Captainwindsock/IMG_0002.jpg?t=1247071945

to this
...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Nov 2008, 07:25
Replies: 10
Views: 1,488
Posted By Captain Windsock

Why didn't you refile to your alternate airport,...

Why didn't you refile to your alternate airport, which was cavok, and have your original airport as the alternate? Then when airbourne if your original airport became within limits you could divert...
Forum: ATC Issues
6th Oct 2008, 08:06
Replies: 6
Views: 1,370
Posted By Captain Windsock

Will there be room service?

Will there be room service?
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2005, 06:11
Replies: 32
Views: 3,729
Posted By Captain Windsock

Rapofolli = April fool

Rapofolli = April fool
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jan 2005, 18:51
Replies: 47
Views: 5,398
Posted By Captain Windsock

I do not understand the increasing number of...

I do not understand the increasing number of people that make comments like:



This is a rumour site after all. Kansasw just remember what PPRune stands for and then keep your thoughts to...
Forum: ATC Issues
20th Dec 2004, 22:48
Replies: 92
Views: 12,912
Posted By Captain Windsock

Well a number of years ago I was based at...

Well a number of years ago I was based at Aberdeen. Not a problem you might think but as an Englishman with a English family I found my wife was abused and my children discrimenated against. Even I...
19th Dec 2004, 09:06
Replies: 47
Views: 20,596
Posted By Captain Windsock

Just a thought for Cartmans Twin. If you have...

Just a thought for Cartmans Twin. If you have problems with departure speeds, separation and speed tables why don't you put the A340 in a lower speed group. Problem solved!
Forum: ATC Issues
22nd Sep 2004, 08:05
Replies: 48
Views: 8,860
Posted By Captain Windsock

I have a couple of ariel photographs of Heathrow....

I have a couple of ariel photographs of Heathrow. 1946 and 1950. Shows all the runways and you can see the order they were constructed.

All I need is for somebody to tell me how to attach them...
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Sep 2004, 21:31
Replies: 48
Views: 8,860
Posted By Captain Windsock

05R became 05, obviously after 05L/23R closed. ...

05R became 05, obviously after 05L/23R closed. Then when Terminal 4 was completed, or maybe just before, 05 became unavailable. I will stand corrected by the true aviation buffs.
10th Jun 2004, 07:39
Replies: 73
Views: 14,512
Posted By Captain Windsock

Bealzebub I wonder if you fly for one of the...

Bealzebub I wonder if you fly for one of the carriers which form the Airline Group? This group bought almost half of the part privatised NATS but they did it with borrowed money and then left NATS...
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