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21st Jun 2022, 19:20
Replies: 173
Views: 32,062
Posted By Tim00

As the one who kicked it all off, I...

As the one who kicked it all off, I wholeheartedly apologise for using incorrect terminology. In my defence, I've never been in the military*, and was therefore unaware of the correct nomenclature....
15th Jun 2022, 21:02
Replies: 173
Views: 32,062
Posted By Tim00

What did officers eat for lunch?

Some of my earliest proper memories are of my dad attaching collars to his RAF shirts after towelling condensation from the bedroom windows before heading off to work, leaving an aroma of grilled...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Nov 2021, 21:06
Replies: 13,311
Views: 1,951,440
Posted By Tim00

In early 2016, I was in a taxi in a city in...

In early 2016, I was in a taxi in a city in England, North of London. After some dancing around the topic of politics in general and the upcoming vote in particular, the driver opined that "all I...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Oct 2021, 13:43
Replies: 64
Views: 5,808
Posted By Tim00

Where's Captain Kirk?

And here's today's instalment: another musical tribute.
https://youtu.be/W1sju0GFJCA
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Oct 2021, 10:50
Replies: 64
Views: 5,808
Posted By Tim00

We come in peace. Shoot to kill, shoot to kill,...

We come in peace. Shoot to kill, shoot to kill, shoot to kill.
21st Sep 2021, 15:16
Replies: 28
Views: 4,375
Posted By Tim00

Renewing whilst holding another passport

I hold UK and Irish passports. Looking at the UK renewal process, the online system asks not only for my UK passport, but also the current Irish one. Presumably I've no choice but to send off both?...
25th Apr 2020, 10:29
Replies: 80
Views: 47,445
Posted By Tim00

Several years ago, Jeremy Moore was a guest...

Several years ago, Jeremy Moore was a guest speaker & gave a very interesting talk at our (non-military) organisation. His main topic was how to be a good leader and motivator, and he cited...
26th Jan 2020, 21:45
Replies: 90
Views: 37,710
Posted By Tim00

My late father (Noel "Steve" Stevens) was a nav...

My late father (Noel "Steve" Stevens) was a nav instructor with RATG after completing a tour in Europe with 106. Info I have is:

13/8/43: Rhodesian Air Trg Gp duties: supy
02/2/44: 26 Elementary...
19th Nov 2019, 20:35
Replies: 42
Views: 16,706
Posted By Tim00

Princely middling royal Not for sex but pizza...

Princely middling royal
Not for sex but pizza went
Forgot one, but had other
10th Mar 2018, 10:55
Replies: 12,796
Views: 4,356,760
Posted By Tim00

Ah. Obvious now it's pointed out :) Sorry. ...

Ah. Obvious now it's pointed out :) Sorry.

Tr.9er: If you're able to share any photos, I'd I imagine many here would be interested.

PS - I feel a bit of a fraud posting here, with no military...
9th Mar 2018, 18:25
Replies: 12,796
Views: 4,356,760
Posted By Tim00

Hello Tr.9er My late father was a nav...

Hello Tr.9er



My late father was a nav instructor in SA round about that time, after surviving a tour with 106. Their paths may have crossed, perhaps?

From dad's Movements Record, obtained...
11th Jun 2016, 08:16
Replies: 18
Views: 4,153
Posted By Tim00

I was there in '81 (More, Blackfoot, Slade, Blue...

I was there in '81 (More, Blackfoot, Slade, Blue Oyster Cult, Whitesnake, AC/DC) & '82 (??, Uriah Heap, Hawkwind, Saxon, Gillan, Quo). Is the sky still full of flying bottles of pi55?
21st Jan 2016, 08:04
Replies: 99
Views: 22,160
Posted By Tim00

Every word from Danny is a gem. It must have...

Every word from Danny is a gem.

It must have been difficult for all concerned in post-war Japan. Dad was posted there from '46 to '47 before returning to flying. I don't know how these things are...
13th Jan 2016, 07:30
Replies: 12,796
Views: 4,356,760
Posted By Tim00

Danny, Sorry, I don't know whether they were...

Danny,

Sorry, I don't know whether they were a crew, or just a group of friends. Dad was operational from mid 1941 & completed his tour in I think April '42. I've a couple of similar pics where...
12th Jan 2016, 21:45
Replies: 12,796
Views: 4,356,760
Posted By Tim00

My father completed a tour as a nav with 106 in...

My father completed a tour as a nav with 106 in '42, & never really talked about it. After my parents died, I came across this picture (dad on grass in white shirt) with my mother's writing on the...
28th Oct 2015, 14:18
Replies: 57
Views: 15,910
Posted By Tim00

Final flight of 15 minutes' duration just...

Final flight of 15 minutes' duration just announced & will be shown live on http://planestv.com/live/369 (http://planestv.com/live)looks like about 14:40 UK time.
4th Mar 2015, 21:05
Replies: 80
Views: 22,191
Posted By Tim00

Roy Lockwood's 1934 short film 'Airport' features...

Roy Lockwood's 1934 short film 'Airport' features Croydon Airport & associated goings-on over a day. Covering flights, people & maintenance, it's a nice piece of history. Health & Safety rules have...
2nd Dec 2014, 17:47
Replies: 43
Views: 13,041
Posted By Tim00

1948 staff

Here's a picture from 1948, when my dad was on the staff.

http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb398/tims3/1948_Topcliffe.jpg (http://s1203.photobucket.com/user/tims3/media/1948_Topcliffe.jpg.html)...
7th Jul 2014, 20:45
Replies: 6
Views: 4,531
Posted By Tim00

I wonder whether he (or anyone else?) knew my...

I wonder whether he (or anyone else?) knew my father Noel "steve" Stevens:

"Trained as an Observer in 1940.
Operated in Hampden then Manchester with No 106 Squadron from Conningsby in 1941. ...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Oct 2013, 11:59
Replies: 2,081
Views: 1,489,207
Posted By Tim00

Go Around & reheat

Thanks for this wonderful thread. Apologies from a non-aviator, but was reheat used in the event of a go around? Did its use depend on conditions, or was it a straightforward yes/no answer?
17th Jul 2013, 08:12
Replies: 24
Views: 9,090
Posted By Tim00

I'm helping out on a stall at RIAT at the W/E....

I'm helping out on a stall at RIAT at the W/E. I've never been before & have heard various horror stories about traffic queues. I live about 3 hours' drive away. Couple of questions, if anyone can...
23rd Jan 2013, 21:51
Replies: 20
Views: 5,121
Posted By Tim00

Ditto. Really touched that he opened up a couple...

Ditto. Really touched that he opened up a couple of years ago just for me & another chap who came along with his with his grandson. He showed us around everything, including the inside of one of the...
9th Jun 2012, 17:07
Replies: 7
Views: 4,322
Posted By Tim00

I've bought several from ITVV. If you only want...

I've bought several from ITVV. If you only want one DVD, get Concorde (5 1/2 hours, 2 discs). As an interested non-aviator, I find the whole experience amazing: the workload, professionalism & still...
4th Sep 2011, 21:20
Replies: 1
Views: 3,095
Posted By Tim00

RAF Officers' mess fire, Iwakuni Japan 1947

Hope it's OK to ask & link, but I'm interested in whether anyone can shed any light on two events in my late father's career (Sqn Ldr N.R "Steve" Stevens, retired 1970). He was a WW2 nav, & after the...
28th Aug 2011, 20:24
Replies: 104
Views: 14,170
Posted By Tim00

There wasn't a dry seat in the house.

There wasn't a dry seat in the house.
27th Aug 2011, 12:46
Replies: 21
Views: 4,446
Posted By Tim00

Diving & whistles. The one time I really wanted...

Diving & whistles. The one time I really wanted to use mine, the sea state was such that I was either in a trough for half the time, or the whistle was full of water for most of the time, & I could...
17th Jul 2011, 12:34
Replies: 4
Views: 2,150
Posted By Tim00

I made an appointment to visit the museum last...

I made an appointment to visit the museum last week, & while Peter was showing me around he mentioned the light aircraft incident - he said it hit the Shackleton stairway, fortunately not the...
9th Jun 2011, 18:37
Replies: 1,259
Views: 180,054
Posted By Tim00

As someone who has experienced similar screen...

As someone who has experienced similar screen issues (on three machines: old iBook G3, G4 and current Macbook), this is likely to be a main logic board problem IMO, & replacement of the board the...
4th May 2011, 07:10
Replies: 10
Views: 5,549
Posted By Tim00

There's some nice footage of Heracles in the 1934...

There's some nice footage of Heracles in the 1934 documentary film 'Airport' by Roy Lockwood - engine starting, brief cockpit view, passengers boarding, takeoff, & also servicing, with an engine...
3rd Dec 2010, 18:36
Replies: 30
Views: 4,470
Posted By Tim00

Sorry if it's not the correct term. It is what...

Sorry if it's not the correct term. It is what they had on the departures screen, however. What's the proper term for it?
3rd Dec 2010, 18:03
Replies: 30
Views: 4,470
Posted By Tim00

I've only had one divert (owing to fog at...

I've only had one divert (owing to fog at departure airport), & the non-loco airline laid on a coach for us & drove us from Antwerp to Rotterdam, in time to get another of their later flights, & we...
19th Sep 2010, 19:25
Replies: 101
Views: 22,377
Posted By Tim00

I've found uTorrent for the Mac better than...

I've found uTorrent for the Mac better than Transmission, having used both. Transmission allows you to grab parts of multi-part torrents, however uTorrent seems to do a better job, in my experience.
Forum: Tech Log
24th Aug 2010, 09:21
Replies: 2,081
Views: 1,489,207
Posted By Tim00

I'm just an interested non-pilot bystander, &...

I'm just an interested non-pilot bystander, & hope it's OK to post here.
Thank you all for this truly fascinating information. I've a question arising from watching the ITVV DVDs:

Having two...
14th Jun 2010, 14:31
Replies: 51
Views: 12,064
Posted By Tim00

Getting off is the bit that I find awkward....

Getting off is the bit that I find awkward. Getting on's fine since I tend to wait 'till the queue's gone & then find a gap somewhere. My natural inclination when Getting off is to wait until the...
30th Mar 2010, 10:48
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By Tim00

If it's wired, then you should be able to simply...

If it's wired, then you should be able to simply plug in with a cable. Assuming it's serving DHCP addresses and isn't MAC locked, then it'll give you an IP address fine. You might like to turn off...
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