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20th Apr 2019, 15:21
Replies: 37
Views: 13,998
Posted By Helen49

Some interesting responses to my earlier...

Some interesting responses to my earlier post.......glad I'm not the only person who has considered this, although it's not a viewpoint referred to very often by the experts. [Whoever they might...
19th Apr 2019, 14:58
Replies: 37
Views: 13,998
Posted By Helen49

The use of fossil fuels on today's grand scale,...

The use of fossil fuels on today's grand scale, to power our industry, domestic appliances motor vehicles, even aircraft is a relatively new phenomena. [Considering the age of the earth]. So what...
18th Oct 2018, 09:17
Replies: 25
Views: 7,363
Posted By Helen49

Albert is dead right, seen it happen.. The...

Albert is dead right, seen it happen.. The rumours lead to more speculation, doubt and eventual refusal to supply goods and services. It is very irresponsible to speculate about this kind of thing....
15th Apr 2018, 20:12
Replies: 58
Views: 4,579
Posted By Helen49

Invicta Airways, DC4s used on the bulb field...

Invicta Airways, DC4s used on the bulb field trips and the trips to Lourdes.

BKS for just one season in 1964 using HS748s to Basle off runway 10/28 [no 15/33 at that stage!]
15th Apr 2018, 20:05
Replies: 58
Views: 4,579
Posted By Helen49

Transavia...

Transavia Caravelles......bulbfields.......football???

Not sure about Autair Ambassadors to Palma??? BKS to Paris yes and Dan-Air to Beauvais yes! [day trips]

I'm sure there were others, will...
Forum: ATC Issues
11th Apr 2018, 19:23
Replies: 18
Views: 2,902
Posted By Helen49

I seem to recall that the philosophy invented by...

I seem to recall that the philosophy invented by ICAO was that the word[s] 'clear' and 'cleared' were only to be used when issuing a clearance to take-off or land. 'Clearing' in all other...
2nd Apr 2018, 18:56
Replies: 15
Views: 4,138
Posted By Helen49

As mentioned earlier a missed opportunity. I...

As mentioned earlier a missed opportunity. I seem to remember that the residents of Sadly Broke were very vociferous in opposition.
26th Mar 2018, 18:29
Replies: 9
Views: 3,516
Posted By Helen49

Huge sympathy and condolences to Richard's...

Huge sympathy and condolences to Richard's relatives, particularly his father Brian whom I have known since the 70s and who is himself a man of integrity and fun.

H49
12th Mar 2018, 21:44
Replies: 8
Views: 3,079
Posted By Helen49

I seem to recall that he retired several years...

I seem to recall that he retired several years ago and implied that he would also be retiring from aviation forums........I could be mistaken.
1st Mar 2018, 08:22
Replies: 113
Views: 19,293
Posted By Helen49

Many thanks Briani, I did appreciate how it...

Many thanks Briani, I did appreciate how it operated but just wondered what advantage it offered over and above the primary navaids, particularly as it occupied such a large central space on the...
28th Feb 2018, 20:32
Replies: 16
Views: 1,717
Posted By Helen49

A lot of good stuff on this thread. ...

A lot of good stuff on this thread.

Agreed, good people skills are essential and a good sense of humour breaks down most barriers. In my experience as a guide, albeit not is aviation, it is...
28th Feb 2018, 20:23
Replies: 113
Views: 19,293
Posted By Helen49

A fascinating thread Mooncrest, particularly...

A fascinating thread Mooncrest, particularly interesting to people 'of a certain age'!

Notwithstanding the popularity of the Decca system in those days, I am interested to know why BEA opted to...
10th Feb 2018, 18:11
Replies: 37
Views: 7,274
Posted By Helen49

Yes, remember Derby Airways operating from...

Yes, remember Derby Airways operating from Burnaston with DC3s and I believe the Argonauts also. Remember the Marathons although before my time in aviation. I knew a couple of pilots who had flown...
22nd Dec 2017, 19:40
Replies: 420
Views: 252,638
Posted By Helen49

It is sad, indeed pathetic to read so many...

It is sad, indeed pathetic to read so many whinging comments on this accident. Notwithstanding the inconvenience caused to so many, it is not the ‘jobsworths’ causing the problems but the...
11th Dec 2017, 18:13
Replies: 138
Views: 59,566
Posted By Helen49

There was a Sunday afternoon back in the 80's...

There was a Sunday afternoon back in the 80's when with an almost identical weather situation LBA took a significant number of BA 111s divertied from Manchester. On that occasion the warm air...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Sep 2017, 19:24
Replies: 18
Views: 3,006
Posted By Helen49

Those were the days, frightening closing speeds! ...

Those were the days, frightening closing speeds! Required a lot of trust in all concerned . The long gone days when we had lots of fun and really did expedite the traffic! Surprised if it still...
23rd Aug 2017, 19:36
Replies: 57
Views: 7,535
Posted By Helen49

BKS, Northeast, British Air Services and BA...

BKS, Northeast, British Air Services and BA viscounts all used LBA for training through the 1960s and 70s. Through those years there were a number of 'based' training captains who would use LBA and...
23rd Aug 2017, 19:18
Replies: 23
Views: 3,603
Posted By Helen49

I spent a month at Stansted in the mid-60s on a...

I spent a month at Stansted in the mid-60s on a Met. Observers course. Apart from various airlines carrying out mainly circuit training.......constellations, vanguards 707s etc [what a mix!] the...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Aug 2017, 17:32
Replies: 252
Views: 118,567
Posted By Helen49

Might do the budding university students good to...

Might do the budding university students good to see that not everybody manages to get the taxpayer to cough up for training and that a mere £50k debt is cheap at the price !!
14th Jul 2017, 20:02
Replies: 3,818
Views: 1,087,434
Posted By Helen49

Golf balls arrived with a bit of bang as well!!

Golf balls arrived with a bit of bang as well!!
30th Jun 2017, 16:41
Replies: 28
Views: 7,493
Posted By Helen49

Didn't Skyways manage to land a 748 upside down...

Didn't Skyways manage to land a 748 upside down at Lympne? A Sunday evening if I recall and caused by a strong gust under the port [?] wing at a critical moment. If I remember correctly a National...
5th May 2017, 08:48
Replies: 39
Views: 6,326
Posted By Helen49

I believe that BEA also operated Viscounts with a...

I believe that BEA also operated Viscounts with a row of rear facing seats at the front of the cabin?
H49
13th Feb 2017, 15:46
Replies: 1,676
Views: 865,078
Posted By Helen49

Gotta make you wonder about the integrity of the...

Gotta make you wonder about the integrity of the whole operation. Doesn't auger well for sound safety management. Doubt the philosophy of those at the top will change. Doubt that our wonderful...
31st Oct 2016, 17:10
Replies: 18
Views: 2,819
Posted By Helen49

Piltdown Man Just a few points……I don’t think...

Piltdown Man
Just a few points……I don’t think you read my post and if you did you misunderstood…… and I have no enemies, life is too short!

I agree wholeheartedly that safety requires thinking...
28th Oct 2016, 18:21
Replies: 18
Views: 2,819
Posted By Helen49

'they tend not to ask awkward questions. ' ...

'they tend not to ask awkward questions. '

No, but they [and many others] come up with funny answers!!!
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