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22nd Jan 2019, 08:00
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Posted By pasir

Single engine at night over sea.

As we await further details on this event lets hope the outcome for the two persons on board will result in success and survival. However it does bring up the old controversy of how wise or urgent...
Forum: Questions
18th Jan 2018, 16:05
Replies: 23
Views: 2,593
Posted By pasir

747 Conveyor Belt (again)

I feel quite stupid asking this which I assume has already been dealt with however I am prepared for plenty of flak. The question being - If a 747 is placed on or over a very wide conveyor belt...
14th Dec 2017, 08:06
Replies: 23
Views: 4,302
Posted By pasir

Aircraft Ferrying showing on TV

Just to advise there is an interesting light a/c ferrying prog. series on Freeview TV Channel 95 from time to time. Others may know of the times etc and any other channels of same.
21st Nov 2017, 07:04
Replies: 46
Views: 24,079
Posted By pasir

>>> Cant be sure but I seem to recall that...

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Cant be sure but I seem to recall that spinning a Tomahawk was either prohibited or recommended to be avoided.
21st Nov 2017, 06:57
Replies: 76
Views: 44,001
Posted By pasir

Wycombe area Air Traffic

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Sorry for any misunderstanding of my post which was NOT intended to be a criticism of any ATC authority but referring to air traffic control among pilots and their aircraft. ...
20th Nov 2017, 08:19
Replies: 76
Views: 44,001
Posted By pasir

Mid air collisions

Its many years since I last flew within the Wycombe Airpark area but has always stayed in my memory that the area in those days seemed very much overcrowded with a mass of a/c flying hap...
7th Sep 2017, 08:32
Replies: 37
Views: 4,225
Posted By pasir

If Davidson scolls back to my OP it should...

If Davidson scolls back to my OP it should help explain the complexity of the problem I am engrossed in with an individual who appears to have set himself up as the ultimate authority on a/c...
6th Sep 2017, 08:05
Replies: 37
Views: 4,225
Posted By pasir

Thanks again WHBM - Seems to settle all...

Thanks again WHBM - Seems to settle all doubts regarding BEA JU52 ops at Croydon. postwar. Also same again regarding DC3's at Croydon same period.
4th Sep 2017, 14:55
Replies: 37
Views: 4,225
Posted By pasir

Could involve some or all of the following -...

Could involve some or all of the following - Wider cargo door, re-inforced floor for loading, different power units, tail cone etc but others with technical knowledge will probably be...
4th Sep 2017, 13:18
Replies: 37
Views: 4,225
Posted By pasir

Yes - Swissair seems more likely to qualify. ...

Yes - Swissair seems more likely to qualify. The irony is that as a lad I was with KLM at Croydon airport who only operated, with few exceptions, what we all assumed were DC3's, where I...
4th Sep 2017, 09:57
Replies: 37
Views: 4,225
Posted By pasir

>>> So to conclude - Those aircraft...

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So to conclude - Those aircraft depicted or shown as being DC3's seen or photographed at Croydon post war would almost certainly have been not DC3's but a C47 or variant or anything...
4th Sep 2017, 06:16
Replies: 37
Views: 4,225
Posted By pasir

Thanks Treadigraph - Could be just what I am...

Thanks Treadigraph - Could be just what I am looking for ...



DOUGLAS DC-3-216, HB-IRA / 1945, SWISSAIR (SR / SWR)

This picture is R.A.Scholefield Collection and may not be used or...
4th Sep 2017, 05:35
Replies: 37
Views: 4,225
Posted By pasir

Thanks - Several European airlines operated ...

Thanks - Several European airlines operated services at Croydon post 1945 KLM alone had up to 8 DC3's (or were they/C47's ?) daily. What is being alleged is that there were NEVER ...
3rd Sep 2017, 16:01
Replies: 37
Views: 4,225
Posted By pasir

Yes -I may be asking for the impossible, ...

Yes -I may be asking for the impossible, taking into account that even official and air line company reports over that period often refer to the a/c as DC3's which cannot be relied...
3rd Sep 2017, 13:26
Replies: 37
Views: 4,225
Posted By pasir

Thanks Tagron - The problem being that...

Thanks Tagron - The problem being that although there are many reports on DC3 movements in and out of Croydon in the years quoted his argument seems to be that they are ALL WRONG ! He...
3rd Sep 2017, 09:32
Replies: 37
Views: 4,225
Posted By pasir

Thanks everyone for your most helpful replies ...

Thanks everyone for your most helpful replies info and photos. I was a Junior with KLM at Croydon Airport in 46 and would wander around what I feel certain were JU52s in various...
2nd Sep 2017, 19:21
Replies: 37
Views: 4,225
Posted By pasir

Croydon Airport - Junkers 52 1946

I am seeking confirmation that JU52's were definitely operating out of Croydon Airport in 1946 via BEA with Railway Air Services under regs.G AHOF and G- AHOC as both issues are absolutely ...
12th Oct 2015, 21:58
Replies: 117
Views: 111,303
Posted By pasir

During my PPL days at Biggin Hill there was ...

During my PPL days at Biggin Hill there was a report of a Cessna 337 twin (engine front and rear) whereby a passenger disembarked, walked around the back of the a/c and into the still...
3rd Jun 2015, 08:19
Replies: 73
Views: 23,328
Posted By pasir

Just a note on Prescott - I believe he is on...

Just a note on Prescott - I believe he is on record for the following gaff -
'The Green Belt is a Labour Achievement and we intend to build on it'.
4th Jan 2015, 18:41
Replies: 202
Views: 48,114
Posted By pasir

Sorry to hear the sad news. Last flew in to...

Sorry to hear the sad news. Last flew in to Popham many years back. I dont know which runway they were aiming for but some could find the airfield a little 'uncomfortable' if new to the...
10th Nov 2014, 07:55
Replies: 38
Views: 12,694
Posted By pasir

Morton Air Services

The photo of the Morton Heron brings back memories when I was with Jersey Airlines at Croydon c 1957 when a Morton Dove or Heron had a failed under carriage incident whereby it ...
10th Nov 2014, 07:41
Replies: 20
Views: 2,883
Posted By pasir

When Daks and Ju52's were lined up in KLM ...

When Daks and Ju52's were lined up in KLM SABENA Swissair AIRFANCE livery on the apron at Croydon. KLM pilots wore part USAAF uniform,KLM air hostess's were buying up all the coffee they...
25th Jul 2014, 07:44
Replies: 293
Views: 234,787
Posted By pasir

German news were reporting about heavy sandstorms...

German news were reporting about heavy sandstorms in the area, how high can they possibly reach.

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One source states sandstorms can rise to c-50 ft, others give over 20,000 ft. Maybe...
11th Dec 2013, 07:03
Replies: 13
Views: 2,906
Posted By pasir

This may be of interest. The 1946 film - The...

This may be of interest. The 1946 film - The Best Years of our lives -
features a huge US a/c graveyard of mostly WW2 surplus. I think it may be near a place named in the film as ...
23rd Nov 2013, 21:33
Replies: 1
Views: 4,511
Posted By pasir

Thanks for an interesting post and great photos....

Thanks for an interesting post and great photos. Brings back memories of the small Teal amphibian, The actual a/c used in the
making of the film 'The Wicker Man' which landed at...
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