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13th May 2021, 16:41
Replies: 19
Views: 3,083
Posted By PAXboy

I.garey No he was a Nav/Rad as they were called,...

I.garey No he was a Nav/Rad as they were called, known in their trade as a 'blip basher' for following the blips on the screen!

The mention of Little Rissington puts this into his history. Post...
13th May 2021, 05:30
Replies: 19
Views: 3,083
Posted By PAXboy

Thanks for prompt replies. Little Rissington is...

Thanks for prompt replies. Little Rissington is probably correct. After the war, my father's pilot stayed on and was at L.R. I know that my parents visited him there in July 1952.

sycamore...
12th May 2021, 17:37
Replies: 19
Views: 3,083
Posted By PAXboy

Looks foreign to me!

Hi folks,
Going through my father's albums, I find this item and have no idea what it is. I presume that he took the picture when it was visiting their station, he was in night fighters so nothing...
11th May 2021, 23:22
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By PAXboy

What If My Flight Is Diverted to an Amber or Red?

Hi folks, I saw a reference to this question but the website was behind a pay wall. Does anyone know what happens if there has to be a divert to a country outside the Green List?
8th May 2021, 18:57
Replies: 200
Views: 72,997
Posted By PAXboy

A friend of mine who is a high level software...

A friend of mine who is a high level software development manger still finds companies who say they want to progress their applications into the new generation of softare, so as to gain the obvious...
8th May 2021, 09:54
Replies: 200
Views: 72,997
Posted By PAXboy

Thanks Hartingon for a superb setting out of the...

Thanks Hartingon for a superb setting out of the problem. The new problem is that, post Covid losses, no airline has the money to start the process, leave alone for concerted effort across the globe...
6th May 2021, 23:05
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By PAXboy

Thanks STUF have emailed. Yes, the risk of...

Thanks STUF have emailed.
Yes, the risk of collision was high but the limiting factors to the brainwave were, my father said:

If you turned on the light and the target was not there, you would...
6th May 2021, 22:58
Replies: 200
Views: 72,997
Posted By PAXboy

SealinkBF It has varied over the years. True...

SealinkBF

It has varied over the years. True the end user device needs to be as simple as possible. Nowadays, PCs are so cheap it easier to use them - but they are not processing much data, being...
5th May 2021, 15:58
Replies: 70
Views: 14,346
Posted By PAXboy

Suprisingly, the UK are not digitally ready:

Suprisingly, the UK are not digitally ready:
5th May 2021, 15:09
Replies: 200
Views: 72,997
Posted By PAXboy

Thanks for that kar42. Credit noted in my copy of...

Thanks for that kar42. Credit noted in my copy of it. I worked in telecommunications and IT for 27 years and have friends still in that game. This cartoon applies to many, many place and...
5th May 2021, 02:31
Replies: 6
Views: 1,103
Posted By PAXboy

Yes, the unfortunate crew were in No. 218 (Gold...

Yes, the unfortunate crew were in No. 218 (Gold Coast) Squadron, the crew who had shot them down - was the C.O. My father was in Flight 1455 based at Tangmere and was there the night it happened. In...
5th May 2021, 02:14
Replies: 200
Views: 72,997
Posted By PAXboy

Unfortunately, BA has spent some years not...

Unfortunately, BA has spent some years not learning from their IT mistakes. Like many legacy companies, the cost and risk of migrating from old systems to new is, now, so great and the risk so high -...
5th May 2021, 02:02
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By PAXboy

If folks want further diverting nonsense, then...

If folks want further diverting nonsense, then search for 'Things bored people do at airports' or similar. You Tube has adverts, of course.

There is also a comic strip Jet Lagged - also with...
4th May 2021, 13:04
Replies: 66
Views: 5,559
Posted By PAXboy

The Independent reports today: Try not to...

The Independent reports today:

Try not to fall over in shock ... :rolleyes:
2nd May 2021, 17:33
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By PAXboy

40 Funny Airport Signs

This is just some nonsense for a holiday weekend. It is one of those collection sites and so it does contain more advertising and links to numerous other lists of pages.

Airport Signs...
29th Apr 2021, 21:23
Replies: 179
Views: 20,152
Posted By PAXboy

So, change them on a Thursday - in time for one...

So, change them on a Thursday - in time for one of the busiest days of the week? Sounds like a good plan.
29th Apr 2021, 14:26
Replies: 179
Views: 20,152
Posted By PAXboy

Thanks DRUK. Do you know when the 10/28s became...

Thanks DRUK. Do you know when the 10/28s became 09/27?
28th Apr 2021, 18:26
Replies: 179
Views: 20,152
Posted By PAXboy

Question about the Main Runway alignments. Given...

Question about the Main Runway alignments. Given the steady movement of Magnetic North, what were they when first commissioned? Does anyone know/guess when the changes happened to reach their current...
28th Apr 2021, 11:44
Replies: 66
Views: 5,559
Posted By PAXboy

Likewise now formally announced that the UK will...

Likewise now formally announced that the UK will use the NHS app as a passport.
The Guardian...
26th Apr 2021, 19:13
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By PAXboy

The village of Bledlow is their current focus: ...

The village of Bledlow is their current focus:
Eastern Daily Press (https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/norfolk-signpost-spotted-on-steven-spielberg-film-set-7915078)

Wikipedia tells us:Bledlow is a...
23rd Apr 2021, 09:19
Replies: 66
Views: 5,559
Posted By PAXboy

This looks like a half baked quickie 'solution' ...

This looks like a half baked quickie 'solution'

Note the word DOCUMENT!! :rolleyes:
The Guardian...
21st Apr 2021, 01:41
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By PAXboy

MANY thanks, that is certainly the mental picture...

MANY thanks, that is certainly the mental picture I have from the lounge. I did not take many photos on the day, as I just 'soaked it all up'. I was on G-BOAC and have visited her in MAN.
20th Apr 2021, 00:16
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By PAXboy

LHR T4

Hi folks,
Can anyone remember the Boarding Gate numbers that were used by Concorde? I was fortunate to be able to travel in the 'wind up' flights in August 2003. I have all the other details but not...
18th Apr 2021, 16:37
Replies: 438
Views: 95,957
Posted By PAXboy

I agree that LLA has been 'growth at any cost'...

I agree that LLA has been 'growth at any cost' but then, so has every other company I have worked for and seen in the last 45 years! This approach escalated after the recession of 90/92 with the...
17th Apr 2021, 18:57
Replies: 438
Views: 95,957
Posted By PAXboy

Not forgetting the employment. Whilst there may...

Not forgetting the employment. Whilst there may be fewer people employed now due to automation, but from 1952? A lot of people have been grateeful, especially as the other traditional employers wound...
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