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6th Dec 2021, 17:59
Replies: 16
Views: 4,570
Posted By WHBM

I suspect the photos were taken at Cairo. This...

I suspect the photos were taken at Cairo. This was a hub for BOAC second only to London, from where services fanned out southwards into Africa and eastwards into Asia. Looking at a 1947 BOAC...
30th Nov 2021, 11:39
Replies: 283
Views: 116,468
Posted By WHBM

This is 2021. That will have been shared almost...

This is 2021. That will have been shared almost immediately with Whitehall, etc and key others ashore. I bet the Secretary for Defence, Ben Wallace, who of course has to stand up in Parliament and...
29th Nov 2021, 17:08
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,744,117
Posted By WHBM

So who might have been jointly liable here ? ...

So who might have been jointly liable here ?

Henderson ? Ibbotson ? McKay ? McKay Junior ? Southern Aircraft Consultancy ? Cardiff football club ? The CAA for looking the other way ? Sala ?
...
28th Nov 2021, 23:22
Replies: 119
Views: 11,076
Posted By WHBM

Loud indeed; I wonder what height it was. Here at...

Loud indeed; I wonder what height it was. Here at Canary Wharf I actually thought at first it was a turboprop missed approach at London City.

And the old girl did sound wonderful - if more than a...
28th Nov 2021, 19:34
Replies: 119
Views: 11,076
Posted By WHBM

There was another An-12 UR-CBG came the opposite...

There was another An-12 UR-CBG came the opposite way after midnight last night right overhead central London, St Johns Newfoundland to Ostend, which I suspected to be returning, but this afternoon it...
28th Nov 2021, 16:26
Replies: 119
Views: 11,076
Posted By WHBM

Exceptionally loud large turboprop westbound over...

Exceptionally loud large turboprop westbound over central London at 1530 local on Sunday. Any ideas ? Well used to an-12s at 20,000ft but this one was different.
28th Nov 2021, 11:37
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,744,117
Posted By WHBM

This is a person who made a considerable business...

This is a person who made a considerable business out of flying long range ferry flights in single engine light aircraft, such as across the North Atlantic in Cessnas and Pipers, and in fact made a...
25th Nov 2021, 20:54
Replies: 25
Views: 4,220
Posted By WHBM

I believe that Jack Malloch's involvement in...

I believe that Jack Malloch's involvement in Biafra was separate to Hank Wharton; he used a DC7, which gave him pretty long range. There's a bit about the Biafra flights in his bio here :

Jack...
25th Nov 2021, 13:34
Replies: 25
Views: 4,220
Posted By WHBM

Further two Connies were flown back to Europe,...

Further two Connies were flown back to Europe, one ended up at Faro and the other at Malta. Saw both in the 1980s-90s, I believe the Faro one, which likewise was a bar at the airport, was later...
22nd Nov 2021, 01:50
Replies: 73
Views: 9,943
Posted By WHBM

Almost certainly from the well-known (at the...

Almost certainly from the well-known (at the time) Peter Sellers parody of US travelogues "Bal-ham, Gateway to the South", likewise done in a ludicrous US accent.

Balham, Gateway to the South -...
19th Nov 2021, 11:13
Replies: 65
Views: 21,755
Posted By WHBM

In 1979-80 I made multiple business trips to...

In 1979-80 I made multiple business trips to Southend, for which the hotel provided was the Airport, seemingly still there on the west side. Parked right behind the room was the hulk of the last...
18th Nov 2021, 07:43
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,744,117
Posted By WHBM

No it's not; the US authorities would never...

No it's not; the US authorities would never tolerate me (or more so a US citizen) bouncing around the USA long term in my G-reg aircraft.
15th Nov 2021, 18:32
Replies: 31
Views: 5,628
Posted By WHBM

Never realised that while scrabbling round for...

Never realised that while scrabbling round for funds and thinking deeply about how much (or little) to spend on the club PA28 each year that I was somehow a Rich Playboy ...

I'd better not tell...
15th Nov 2021, 17:50
Replies: 513
Views: 155,823
Posted By WHBM

Skipness One Foxtrot What massive...

Skipness One Foxtrot

What massive infrastructure expansion at Heathrow ? No new runway, T1 derelict, T4 uncertain whether it's to be mothballed long term or not ... the only massive expansion is...
15th Nov 2021, 09:41
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,744,117
Posted By WHBM

Not necessarily monetary. As I have written...

Not necessarily monetary. As I have written before, at our parachute club, quite some years ago, the pilots were not only unpaid, there was a queue of applicants, because they wanted not the money,...
13th Nov 2021, 13:20
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,744,117
Posted By WHBM

Yes, but the "many of us" are not relying in a...

Yes, but the "many of us" are not relying in a court on this as some sort of accolade. The implication, because it's not stated otherwise, and to those not digging any further, is that he was a...
10th Nov 2021, 23:08
Replies: 292
Views: 86,018
Posted By WHBM

I really can't see such a wait is justified. When...

I really can't see such a wait is justified. When the runways switch over at 3pm, the first departure in the queue is cleared from the holding point the moment the last arrival touches down, and is...
10th Nov 2021, 13:10
Replies: 292
Views: 86,018
Posted By WHBM

Whatever was the reason for such a gap ?

Whatever was the reason for such a gap ?
8th Nov 2021, 21:50
Replies: 292
Views: 86,018
Posted By WHBM

nohold Is that so ? Just one departure...

nohold

Is that so ? Just one departure interleaved in the arrival sequence (as at Gatwick) on 27L ? And with Heathrow currently running at well under traditional capacity ...
6th Nov 2021, 15:28
Replies: 78
Views: 36,082
Posted By WHBM

I'm sorry, but is there a Plain English version...

I'm sorry, but is there a Plain English version of the above.
5th Nov 2021, 20:32
Replies: 78
Views: 36,082
Posted By WHBM

OK, so only USD 150m for the stockholders and USD...

OK, so only USD 150m for the stockholders and USD 75m for their lawyers, all agreed. Meanwhile :



Of course, the stockholders could announce that they are donating their USD 150m windfall to...
5th Nov 2021, 13:08
Replies: 78
Views: 36,082
Posted By WHBM

Given that US claimant lawyers typically scoop up...

Given that US claimant lawyers typically scoop up to 50% of such payouts for their fee, and that from Indonesia and Ethiopia not everyone will go through with such a convoluted US legal process, it...
5th Nov 2021, 10:34
Replies: 78
Views: 36,082
Posted By WHBM

Isn't that more than has been paid out to the...

Isn't that more than has been paid out to the accident victims ?
3rd Nov 2021, 13:25
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,744,117
Posted By WHBM

Always bearing in mind, of course, that as with...

Always bearing in mind, of course, that as with much of aviation, if you don't do the flight, you don't get paid ...
3rd Nov 2021, 12:20
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,744,117
Posted By WHBM

I think we understand your point, but don't...

I think we understand your point, but don't believe it is quite correct. The decision whether to cancel a flight or not is quite different where you are just giving your mates a joy ride, and can say...
1st Nov 2021, 22:34
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,744,117
Posted By WHBM

This is called "going for the low hanging fruit"....

This is called "going for the low hanging fruit". A common sign of a poor administration.

Can someone link to an AAIB report for this.
1st Nov 2021, 20:11
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,744,117
Posted By WHBM

At the time : KLM depart Nantes 1715 arrive...

At the time :

KLM depart Nantes 1715 arrive Amsterdam 1900
KLM depart Amsterdam 2120 arrive Cardiff 2140

Sala arrived at the airport at 1830, they departed at 1900, ETA at Cardiff about 2100....
1st Nov 2021, 01:22
Replies: 61
Views: 5,965
Posted By WHBM

Having had one, the foreign registered car period...

Having had one, the foreign registered car period is from when it comes in to the country. If you take it out, then bring it back, the period resets. This is a bit tedious for motor vehicles, so is...
31st Oct 2021, 12:54
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,744,117
Posted By WHBM

One wonders where the money actually originated. ...

One wonders where the money actually originated.

Pilot and aircraft owner etc paid a fee, but Henderson was apparently making a living out of it as well. McKay paid Henderson, but doesn't sound...
30th Oct 2021, 21:56
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,744,117
Posted By WHBM

Other key questions. Who was this Fay Keely,...

Other key questions.

Who was this Fay Keely, apparently the owner of the aircraft ? Why did they buy it ? Were they current on it ? Was it just for their private use, and if so what records are...
29th Oct 2021, 02:12
Replies: 61
Views: 5,965
Posted By WHBM

I used to skydive from a Ukrainian-registered...

I used to skydive from a Ukrainian-registered aircraft based here in the UK (Let 410 as it happens). It had Ukrainian pilots and (I believe) engineer. It was here for years. The Let 410 type is...
28th Oct 2021, 11:32
Replies: 513
Views: 155,823
Posted By WHBM

A commercial approach on such new operations by...

A commercial approach on such new operations by semi-charter companies is to put the nonstops on sale (in this case from both Montreal and Quebec) on a given day of the week, and a limit of say half...
28th Oct 2021, 08:24
Replies: 513
Views: 155,823
Posted By WHBM

wesleyscott Is it just an intermediate stop...

wesleyscott

Is it just an intermediate stop on a flight to Montreal or Toronto, so not a full aircraft load - a common Air Transat approach.
26th Oct 2021, 21:30
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,744,117
Posted By WHBM

Although nothing to do with the Sala case, it...

Although nothing to do with the Sala case, it really doesn't send a good message that the secretary responsible for the CAA registers his own PA-32R in the USA. Perhaps the chairman of the CAA would...
25th Oct 2021, 20:22
Replies: 88
Views: 34,895
Posted By WHBM

Thank you for this pointer, it seems there is a...

Thank you for this pointer, it seems there is a (notable) UK/US difference of law. As this is a US situation, we (in the UK) can let this point end

Vicarious liability in English law - Wikipedia...
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