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5th Aug 2019, 16:30
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Posted By 1066

BA website today 5 August 2019, at 1120 BST,...

BA website today 5 August 2019, at 1120 BST, Update on,Proposed industrial action by BALPA
First sentence, " We have been working with the pilots’ union, BALPA, to reach an agreement on pay and we...
28th Jul 2019, 11:27
Replies: 19
Views: 6,025
Posted By 1066

The Colerne asbestos problem has been running for...

The Colerne asbestos problem has been running for some time. Prior to 3 AEF moving there from Hullavington, we "commuted" the Chipmunks on a daily basis while asbestos was allegedly removed from the...
12th Jun 2019, 08:45
Replies: 61
Views: 22,026
Posted By 1066

Many thanks to AA62 et al for the Abingdon...

Many thanks to AA62 et al for the Abingdon answer. Not a drop zone I used! Did do the 4 jump course at PTS there in 66 or 67! I can remember the sound of the breaking ties, before the canopy...
11th Jun 2019, 13:44
Replies: 61
Views: 22,026
Posted By 1066

What was the drop zone used for the motorbike...

What was the drop zone used for the motorbike that Guy drove up and down the runway?
I may be wrong but I don't think it was Keevil or Hullavington.
AA62 must know!

1066
7th Jun 2019, 17:51
Replies: 150
Views: 66,016
Posted By 1066

I have recently finished reading David Hill's...

I have recently finished reading David Hill's "Their Geatest Disgrace".
David, Thank You for your not inconsiderable efforts throughout this sordid saga culminating in your most revealing book. I...
29th May 2019, 18:56
Replies: 28
Views: 10,854
Posted By 1066

Thank you Stapp. My guiding 'uncle', when I...

Thank you Stapp. My guiding 'uncle', when I joined HCS, helped me to negotiate Max for the instructor check and Jim Fulford for the R/C before being confirmed in post.
Always full of wise words...
8th Apr 2019, 18:38
Replies: 5,120
Views: 10,485,627
Posted By 1066

Airline Influence

If it is true that SWA were a major push for the common type rating for the Max, (comments somewhere above in this thread that SWA could be in line for $1m per aircraft ordered if sim time was...
22nd Feb 2019, 16:11
Replies: 908
Views: 975,125
Posted By 1066

I don't have the 737 Max QRH but this is from the...

I don't have the 737 Max QRH but this is from the 737NG QRH. I'm guessing, since B kept quiet about the MCAS it would be the same!

"RUNAWAY STABILIZER

Condition: Continuing rotation of the...
18th Feb 2019, 15:10
Replies: 24
Views: 4,688
Posted By 1066

I "advanced" to Spec Aircrew in '84,...

I "advanced" to Spec Aircrew in '84, automatically as an ex Flt Cdt.
Having accepted the pension arrangement I tried to make AVCs towards closing the pension gap only to be told No.
Not possible...
22nd Jan 2019, 16:31
Replies: 150
Views: 66,016
Posted By 1066

Just signed. Funny smell if they want to destroy...

Just signed. Funny smell if they want to destroy the records of an accident that generated so much controversy.
Petition says that only 5 more signatures needed to go "live".
1066
10th Jan 2019, 18:31
Replies: 110
Views: 24,193
Posted By 1066

Dougie, As you know by the 80's rank inflation,...

Dougie,
As you know by the 80's rank inflation, university entrants, and Spec Aircrew meant everyone was a Flt Lt and Fg Off aircrew became the rare breed.
Pontius,
I started the B as a 5 paper...
9th Jan 2019, 10:07
Replies: 34
Views: 15,520
Posted By 1066

Thanks blue up! I was ready to make the same...

Thanks blue up! I was ready to make the same point. I think common type ratings extended by CBT still warrant more examination post Lion Air.
I remember a standby callout to operate an IAE...
10th Dec 2018, 18:19
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,845,811
Posted By 1066

I was at Oakington a couple of courses after the...

I was at Oakington a couple of courses after the attempted Varsity barrel roll. We understood the pilot chickened out when inverted and it was the co-pilot who closed the throttles when the a/c was...
28th Nov 2018, 17:47
Replies: 36
Views: 7,216
Posted By 1066

Wensleydale, Good to hear that some USAF...

Wensleydale,

Good to hear that some USAF were given a ride in our Sentries.
When I tried to get a ride in a USAF Awacs at Nellis in 87/88 I was turned down because "they could see inside the big...
5th Apr 2018, 19:05
Replies: 71
Views: 32,879
Posted By 1066

EASA FTLs When these were under consideration...

EASA FTLs
When these were under consideration by the EASA they were tasked, I’m guessing by the European Commission, with examining the available scientific data. The most recent scientific data had...
22nd Dec 2017, 19:04
Replies: 556
Views: 352,283
Posted By 1066

WWW Thanks for the photo. First one we've...

WWW
Thanks for the photo. First one we've seen.
Is it off the end having failed to make a complete 90 turn to vacate 27?
Caught out on the rollout by the lowering vis going up the hill to the 09...
22nd Dec 2017, 16:29
Replies: 556
Views: 352,283
Posted By 1066

Shame that the US Navy don't run the flight deck,...

Shame that the US Navy don't run the flight deck, sorry RW at BRS. Its not much bigger than a large carrier! Perhaps EZY and FR could fund the hull cost of the 145 after it's been pushed over the...
19th Dec 2016, 23:04
Replies: 4,729
Views: 1,229,436
Posted By 1066

Quite right Ken. Oops! 1066

Quite right Ken. Oops!
1066
19th Dec 2016, 18:57
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Views: 1,229,436
Posted By 1066

RAF Hercules 60 today

Photo in yesterday's Sunday Telegraph Business section shows the first RAF Hercules handover ceremony at Lockheed Marietta 60 years ago today! Anyone with access to the online ST able to post it...
7th Oct 2016, 17:42
Replies: 4,729
Views: 1,229,436
Posted By 1066

When I left regular service in 1990, on PVR at...

When I left regular service in 1990, on PVR at age 43, I had 24 years in blue, no ground tours. LXX had been my only officially numbered squadron. 1066, two UAS and 242.
After joining the Reserve...
4th Oct 2016, 18:48
Replies: 4,729
Views: 1,229,436
Posted By 1066

Memories prompted by the name of Viv Thomas. ...

Memories prompted by the name of Viv Thomas.
The bow and arrow war, can't remember the Op name, but it was Vanatu, New Hebrides.
I was co pilot to Don Thompson, ex Belfasts, iirc. As alleged...
27th Sep 2016, 13:54
Replies: 4,729
Views: 1,229,436
Posted By 1066

AA62 Thanks for the flat nylon tape info. I do...

AA62
Thanks for the flat nylon tape info. I do remember none of the ALMs being impressed with it!
1066
26th Sep 2016, 12:25
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Views: 1,229,436
Posted By 1066

So sorry to hear about Coffman. AA62 is quite...

So sorry to hear about Coffman. AA62 is quite right, without him this thread would not have happened. Legacy!
On the subject of mutual co-pilot training I remember when I started flying Hastings at...
25th Aug 2016, 12:56
Replies: 129
Views: 47,079
Posted By 1066

Good to see Bill McQueen mentioned. Excellent...

Good to see Bill McQueen mentioned. Excellent service to the C130 airbridge at Port Stanley. His forecast of a Z shaped jet stream gave us a 9hr 40mins record for a Herc PSA to ASI, 2/3 Sep82. ...
22nd Feb 2016, 17:02
Replies: 4,729
Views: 1,229,436
Posted By 1066

Re Dougie's photo, post 4156 There are a few of...

Re Dougie's photo, post 4156
There are a few of us, from the original Reservist Trial, who have operated Albert in the RAF, RAFVR and RAuxAF.

The rightly much admired Stu Vince "held my hand" to...
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