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11th May 2021, 12:18
Replies: 72
Views: 9,794
Posted By Dave Gittins

Aside from all the other drawbacks mentioned...

Aside from all the other drawbacks mentioned above, I assume, amongst a million other things, that a big box with all the DVLA records and Companies House records would be slung over the border and...
10th May 2021, 12:36
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By Dave Gittins

I remember a glorious 2 weeks on the Long Mynd in...

I remember a glorious 2 weeks on the Long Mynd in 1970 where the old grey Fergie was used to recover the winch cable back to the launch point and to chase the sheep off the landing strip.

Bit...
13th Apr 2021, 11:51
Replies: 9
Views: 1,557
Posted By Dave Gittins

Answers; Not as far as I know; Probably not;...

Answers; Not as far as I know; Probably not; unlikely they ever would but (if it really is them) they've ticked their box.
8th Apr 2021, 12:17
Replies: 15
Views: 1,449
Posted By Dave Gittins

Blimey did I actually trust my life to one of...

Blimey did I actually trust my life to one of those ?. 635 Squadron at Burtonwood in early / cold 1969. Had to get my dad to take me there because I was too young to drive.

Long before the M62...
Forum: Questions
8th Apr 2021, 11:44
Replies: 14
Views: 1,888
Posted By Dave Gittins

If this was a member of the handling agent's...

If this was a member of the handling agent's staff, there may be something in their Contract with your airline that sets out codes of conduct, behaviour, standards, working on (or about) the...
6th Apr 2021, 12:35
Replies: 23
Views: 4,217
Posted By Dave Gittins

Hi-Fly seem to have a good business doing ad-hoc...

Hi-Fly seem to have a good business doing ad-hoc charters, presumably where nobody else is available or has the capacity and flexibility. When TC went TU a year or two back their (very prettily...
1st Apr 2021, 12:49
Replies: 235
Views: 78,853
Posted By Dave Gittins

Just finished reading the Haynes Workshop Manual...

Just finished reading the Haynes Workshop Manual on the A-380. It's only about 4 years old but surprising upbeat about how the world will beat a path to Toulouse's door as soon as the recession...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2021, 12:26
Replies: 28
Views: 2,505
Posted By Dave Gittins

When I worked in the old UKAEA offices at Risley,...

When I worked in the old UKAEA offices at Risley, we didn't have lifts, we had paternosters. They were fun.

If they ever did fail, you could just climb out, up or down depending on the point if...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Mar 2021, 13:50
Replies: 205
Views: 13,937
Posted By Dave Gittins

Thanks IBMJunkman but that's where I started. I...

Thanks IBMJunkman but that's where I started. I need a 4 hand driver to fix one of these ... Brass 'Bridge' Tide Clock at Nauticalia - Shop Online....
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Mar 2021, 13:37
Replies: 407
Views: 32,114
Posted By Dave Gittins

Don't pretend to be a ship expert, but wouldn't...

Don't pretend to be a ship expert, but wouldn't the Maersk ship have too little excess power and a lack of manoeuvrability to be much use ?. Surely better to get some more and bigger tugs to join in...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Mar 2021, 13:27
Replies: 52
Views: 6,991
Posted By Dave Gittins

But who else was sat at their desk 12 months ago...

But who else was sat at their desk 12 months ago and thought they'd be only going home for a couple of weeks .... and are still there ?

With a 3rd wave in Europe and the USA not seeming to do...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Mar 2021, 13:21
Replies: 205
Views: 13,937
Posted By Dave Gittins

I have a very nice brass tide clock, probably...

I have a very nice brass tide clock, probably from Nauticalia. It's stopped working i.e the second hand rotates but the others don't. Probably wear in the little plastic wheels inside the works.
...
17th Mar 2021, 14:06
Replies: 179
Views: 20,152
Posted By Dave Gittins

My recollection from visiting VHF Supplies...

My recollection from visiting VHF Supplies (regularly by bicycle in the 1960s on a Saturday from home in Isleworth) was that one Brian Stainer also inhabited VHF Supplies shop, from where he sold his...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2021, 12:54
Replies: 68
Views: 4,913
Posted By Dave Gittins

In one of the Bond books (way back in the 60s)...

In one of the Bond books (way back in the 60s) Leiter complains that it's got so that you cannot ask for a jigger of rum, you have to ask for a Jegro.

I found out about the Arapaho from Ian Dury's...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Feb 2021, 14:17
Replies: 68
Views: 4,913
Posted By Dave Gittins

Edsel was Henry's son ... and his Grandson (Edsel...

Edsel was Henry's son ... and his Grandson (Edsel II) it probably meant a bit to them.

And wasn't the prospective Rolls Royce Mist going to be the Rolls Royce sh1t in German ?
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Feb 2021, 12:05
Replies: 68
Views: 4,913
Posted By Dave Gittins

I was very happy with my Grand Cherokee for many...

I was very happy with my Grand Cherokee for many years, it's 2.7 diesel couldn't get into the "low emission zone" not that I was troubled by that but it pushed the cost of road tax up a bit.

Now...
23rd Feb 2021, 12:18
Replies: 20
Views: 3,573
Posted By Dave Gittins

When Will GA Start Again

Boris's announcement yesterday gave a countdown to mid June for things to slowly open up. Has anything been published or announced yet as to where GA fits into the timescales ?
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Feb 2021, 12:22
Replies: 687
Views: 143,967
Posted By Dave Gittins

Cardiff is 029 whether it's followed by a "0",...

Cardiff is 029 whether it's followed by a "0", "1" or "2" depends which bit of Cardiff.
Forum: Middle East
16th Feb 2021, 12:12
Replies: 6
Views: 2,650
Posted By Dave Gittins

I already had the benefit of a UK issued EASA PPL...

I already had the benefit of a UK issued EASA PPL when I was "posted" to Qatar from 2008 to 2010 but managed to do a bit of flying with the Qatari Aviation College (a division of Qatar Airways).
...
11th Feb 2021, 12:30
Replies: 33
Views: 3,329
Posted By Dave Gittins

I fly at Cubair, have done for about 10 years. Do...

I fly at Cubair, have done for about 10 years. Do it because they are a good friendly bunch, who genuinely want people to learn and enjoy themselves. I'm more of a friend than a customer.

I have...
28th Jan 2021, 12:27
Replies: 450
Views: 102,951
Posted By Dave Gittins

I have never been in the military so have no idea...

I have never been in the military so have no idea why those who have see it necessary to use a title they no longer hold or need. The master of the foxhounds I had to deal with in my water main...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jan 2021, 12:53
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By Dave Gittins

Only thing is the backlog in the courts is longer...

Only thing is the backlog in the courts is longer than the queue for the vaccine.

Quickest way to resolve this is to have (or get a Solicitor to have them after giving advice on the full facts...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jan 2021, 12:29
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By Dave Gittins

On the basis of the above, the landlord must be...

On the basis of the above, the landlord must be an idiot to be throwing 3 months rent away.

Has the deposit been properly registered and handed to a protection organisation, as is legally required...
21st Jan 2021, 12:47
Replies: 35
Views: 5,481
Posted By Dave Gittins

Remember many a Saturday back in the '60s sitting...

Remember many a Saturday back in the '60s sitting on the roof of the Queen's Building with C-46s and such flying in and out. Even had G-ASXX parked in front of us one day..
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jan 2021, 12:35
Replies: 372
Views: 23,674
Posted By Dave Gittins

When I was about 17 and just passed my test, I...

When I was about 17 and just passed my test, I had a summer job for my uncle at a factory in Battersea. 1st day I found a 12 month old (1968 on an "F" ) dust covered Moggie Van in the yard and asked...
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