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3rd May 2021, 10:22
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Posted By pax britanica

I would have thought that it matters not a jot...

I would have thought that it matters not a jot what the UK govt want its the other end that matters if Brits want to travel. Why not just accept the IATA or EU version . Oh that means there will be...
3rd May 2021, 09:54
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Views: 191,629
Posted By pax britanica

French Connection. ,many thanks that site is new...

French Connection. ,many thanks that site is new to me and seems to cover a lot more than FR24

The info about big exercise in Scotland is interesting, I know they wont divulge reasons and...
2nd May 2021, 20:43
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Posted By pax britanica

Roger4 Many thanks, they did have that mil...

Roger4

Many thanks, they did have that mil sound and were louder at FL3XX than normal civilian stuff.

Whats with all these carrier jet movements and odd shared deployments or is it just that we...
2nd May 2021, 17:59
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Views: 191,629
Posted By pax britanica

Not that I could clearly see the actual aircraft...

Not that I could clearly see the actual aircraft but any ideas on close parallel identical relatively small contrails (assume same/similar altitude) overhead Frome Somerset at 1720 today. Assume...
30th Apr 2021, 14:56
Replies: 11
Views: 2,023
Posted By pax britanica

I can remember seeing CSA Britannias at LHR, one...

I can remember seeing CSA Britannias at LHR, one stuck in my mind as it was a rare 05R arrival and at the time ( 1 was probably 14 ) I remember thinking how odd to see a western aircraft from the...
13th Apr 2021, 18:16
Replies: 9
Views: 1,274
Posted By pax britanica

I was a member of the Inetrnational Telecoms...

I was a member of the Inetrnational Telecoms Union group that came up with a standard to allow users not operators to dial international codes and as ahs been pointed out while the country code, 44...
4th Apr 2021, 11:52
Replies: 26
Views: 5,271
Posted By pax britanica

My first ever flight was on a BOAC 747 G- AWNJ ??...

My first ever flight was on a BOAC 747 G- AWNJ ?? , LHR JFK BA175 , which still exists to this day Dep LHR 1100 Arr JFK 1335 . Staff travel trip (via my dad) Thanksgiving Day with Thanksgiving dinner...
4th Apr 2021, 11:14
Replies: 22
Views: 2,217
Posted By pax britanica

Any special reason as to why the B29 had the He...

Any special reason as to why the B29 had the He 111 style nose. never a good look in my opinion.

I think nose aside the B29 is the better-looking plane , the B-17 with those 50cals poking out all...
25th Mar 2021, 16:23
Replies: 179
Views: 20,152
Posted By pax britanica

The West Drayton to Staines line terminated at...

The West Drayton to Staines line terminated at Staines West station. The Station building in Staines is still there but was converted to a house many years ago, The line ran across the remote...
20th Mar 2021, 11:27
Replies: 29
Views: 4,426
Posted By pax britanica

Perhaps that plethora of technologies and ideas...

Perhaps that plethora of technologies and ideas was more hinderance than help to UK industry post war Viscount vs Ambassador , herald v 748 , V bombers (madness or what) .
What is indisputable...
18th Mar 2021, 15:38
Replies: 179
Views: 20,152
Posted By pax britanica

Interesting to look at the very old map-oldest i...

Interesting to look at the very old map-oldest i have seen and with secret stamped all over it one assumes wartime.

Interesting to see the rail link from the Reading /Windsor to Waterloo line at...
17th Mar 2021, 14:49
Replies: 179
Views: 20,152
Posted By pax britanica

The Green Man at Hatton cross was indeed a good...

The Green Man at Hatton cross was indeed a good place for inbounds but you couldn't see the departures from the other side of the airport and Iwas too young to be on 'licensed premises' so it was the...
16th Mar 2021, 15:52
Replies: 179
Views: 20,152
Posted By pax britanica

Wasn't the short runway at EDI ,one of the...

Wasn't the short runway at EDI ,one of the reasons the Trident 3 had its 'extra engine . In fact as I now recall my landing on 05 was a T3 with some of the internal decor having the word Shuttle on...
15th Mar 2021, 19:28
Replies: 58
Views: 4,900
Posted By pax britanica

Thanks for the clarification Chevron , I remember...

Thanks for the clarification Chevron , I remember the pre SID rather tedious readout which I imagine just got too much for the LHR traffic load. If I recall right early on in the SID era didnt get...
13th Mar 2021, 11:18
Replies: 58
Views: 4,900
Posted By pax britanica

As Discord says the ill fated Papa India would...

As Discord says the ill fated Papa India would have crossed Epsom as its first waypoint out of LHR on what in those days I think was a simple Dover One departure, I think the first SIDs were in use...
11th Mar 2021, 12:05
Replies: 179
Views: 20,152
Posted By pax britanica

Rog 747. As I mentioned in an earlier post we...

Rog 747. As I mentioned in an earlier post we came back from Faro our honeymoon on I think March 27 1977 and landed on 05R. Nut your pic could have been taken a few days earlier because I think UK...
9th Mar 2021, 18:13
Replies: 179
Views: 20,152
Posted By pax britanica

Real memory lane for me this thread, Yes the...

Real memory lane for me this thread,
Yes the White horse in Longford was ancient and a real picture postcard English pub , door way was tiny and you had to stoop if much over 5 ft tall. Ostrich in...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Mar 2021, 18:54
Replies: 59
Views: 16,482
Posted By pax britanica

It is sad to see so much selfishness in the Uk...

It is sad to see so much selfishness in the Uk nowadays and thereferences to WW2 always somewhat amuse me because our current lockdown isnt dissimilar to restrictions on personal freedoms back then. ...
7th Mar 2021, 13:25
Replies: 179
Views: 20,152
Posted By pax britanica

Thanks for the additions/corrections to my...

Thanks for the additions/corrections to my recollections and indeed ut was the Travellers Friend at the A4 A30 split-it was, of course, the A4 not the A3 as well.

My first date with my wife was in...
6th Mar 2021, 12:23
Replies: 179
Views: 20,152
Posted By pax britanica

Gr I grew up next door to LHR from the mid...

Gr
I grew up next door to LHR from the mid 50s, no doubt why I am on Pprune in the first place.
A few comments,
The road alongside the north side of LHR was the A4 Bath Road, a really major road...
5th Mar 2021, 14:29
Replies: 16
Views: 2,103
Posted By pax britanica

Apart from being extremely loud as has been said...

Apart from being extremely loud as has been said Concorde had a huge turn radius compared to most other aircraft so the Compton departures from 09R saw it go a lot further east and south compared to...
1st Mar 2021, 18:22
Replies: 258
Views: 37,580
Posted By pax britanica

Its too new to be charismatic but the 'musical' ...

Its too new to be charismatic but the 'musical' A400 one of which by coincidence has just flown over , is certainly distinctive
21st Feb 2021, 17:09
Replies: 136
Views: 22,143
Posted By pax britanica

Cheating a little but wasnt there a 1950s jet...

Cheating a little but wasnt there a 1950s jet design -Vampire??? which the famous Eric Brown test flew that didn't have any undercarriage at all and was deigned to be propelled off a ramp and land on...
21st Feb 2021, 16:57
Replies: 47
Views: 7,340
Posted By pax britanica

Chevron Thank you for your reply. Icannot...

Chevron

Thank you for your reply. Icannot find valentines farm on G maps but the Pub of course is quite close to the bypass and as I said I didnt really have any idea of the type it was the noise...
21st Feb 2021, 12:59
Replies: 33
Views: 6,168
Posted By pax britanica

The Asian fondness for the number 8 is why there...

The Asian fondness for the number 8 is why there is an A 380 but not 360 or 370 -yet.

On the telecoms front when the International Telecoms Union dished out country codes for the world Asia was...
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