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3rd Jul 2021, 15:39
Replies: 53
Views: 6,804
Posted By condor17

B 757 , Bendy toy .. Due to the ammount of Rudder...

B 757 , Bendy toy .. Due to the ammount of Rudder trimming needed when going from 'slo to fast or vice verca .

rgds condor .
24th Jun 2021, 19:17
Replies: 42
Views: 5,271
Posted By condor17

TL , I guess some were historical . Bealine House...

TL , I guess some were historical . Bealine House at Ruislip very convenient to where Ops started at Northolt .
West london air terminal , for pax to check in , then BEA bus to the airport ..before...
3rd Jun 2021, 20:49
Replies: 33
Views: 6,929
Posted By condor17

ABZ Rwy 17 was the only one with an ILS . So with...

ABZ Rwy 17 was the only one with an ILS . So with the 'Haar' in , was the only one with an high probability of landing of the available instrument approach .... Thus often a tailwind , and within...
3rd Jun 2021, 20:43
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Views: 6,929
Posted By condor17

DR , mainly 13 if memory serves , and T3s to boot...

DR , mainly 13 if memory serves , and T3s to boot . Much heavier that T1/2s , wth same retardation devices ... brakes , spoilers , reversers .

rgds condor .
2nd Jun 2021, 19:33
Replies: 33
Views: 6,929
Posted By condor17

Dave R , they were mostly least said soonest...

Dave R , they were mostly least said soonest mended , and EDI woulld have been the old 13/31.
B P , if that was the late great Les B , hope he had his 'hairy hand' on those reversers . .
Dixi ,...
2nd Jun 2021, 19:15
Replies: 52
Views: 8,484
Posted By condor17

Gums , if you don't mind thread drift , not INS...

Gums , if you don't mind thread drift , not INS gyro drift ...
My ancesters were beach launching fisher folk on the North Norfolk coast . They reckoned that a compass worked really well whilst you...
2nd Jun 2021, 05:54
Replies: 52
Views: 8,484
Posted By condor17

Gums et al , may I commend to you ' Longtitude '...

Gums et al , may I commend to you ' Longtitude ' by Dava Sobel . ISBN 1-85702-502-4 . USA publisher Walker Pub. Co. UK one is Fourth Est. Ltd.
Dedicated to her mum .. ' A four star navigator who can...
31st May 2021, 07:45
Replies: 33
Views: 6,929
Posted By condor17

Bit of thread drift as not VC10 . Tridents...

Bit of thread drift as not VC10 . Tridents 1/2/1e/3s , all could use reverse in the air . Memory say max 10,000 HP rpm on the outers , ie eng 1 and 3 . We used it regularly , though rev and or...
28th May 2021, 10:47
Replies: 17
Views: 5,810
Posted By condor17

Thumbs up Chevvron , totally agree , bring back ' Purple...

Chevvron ,
totally agree , bring back ' Purple Airways ' .

rgds condor .
24th May 2021, 20:58
Replies: 113
Views: 17,287
Posted By condor17

Looking at logbook , BA mainline did 732 charters...

Looking at logbook , BA mainline did 732 charters from Berlin TXL to Med destinations over w/es when IGS business routes less busy . BA Airtours could be backed up at w/es with extra 732s popped over...
14th May 2021, 20:09
Replies: 43
Views: 5,573
Posted By condor17

I believe some civi 360s were converted to twin...

I believe some civi 360s were converted to twin tail and freight to become extra C23As for the USAF .
Used to hear them down at the bottom of Green 1 as we staggered upstairs on an Istanbul or such...
13th May 2021, 21:02
Replies: 19
Views: 3,302
Posted By condor17

Chevvron , that was the worst aspect of the T1/2...

Chevvron , that was the worst aspect of the T1/2 course ...learning to do those ''beeps'' ...... Never did get it right , indeed must have been off sick when that was covered . Certainly was not in...
5th Apr 2021, 09:11
Replies: 31
Views: 6,159
Posted By condor17

Dixi , despite the hi viz wing tips ..I seem to...

Dixi , despite the hi viz wing tips ..I seem to remember one of our S-111s taking the cab off a JCB at GLA ... Guessing the JCB was yellow ..

rgds condor .
15th Mar 2021, 17:44
Replies: 25
Views: 4,326
Posted By condor17

Chevvron 'n Herod , 'Perhaps Port of Spain [ POS...

Chevvron 'n Herod , 'Perhaps Port of Spain [ POS ] ...

Hat , coat , door .

rgds condor .
15th Mar 2021, 17:36
Replies: 58
Views: 5,252
Posted By condor17

Off Rwy 24 at Manchester , very quiet day so...

Off Rwy 24 at Manchester , very quiet day so given direct Otringham and climb , with No speed restriction. Tightened the bank angle and reduced speed to 140kts [ ATP ] . They tried to 'boxxxx' me for...
10th Mar 2021, 11:43
Replies: 69
Views: 5,737
Posted By condor17

TOO , agree strongly on Pre Landing checks ... ...

TOO , agree strongly on Pre Landing checks ...
A few years ago , a twin coming in for routine maintenace positioned straight in , ...landed wheels up . Major rebuild .
If he'd had joined downwind ,...
10th Mar 2021, 11:20
Replies: 29
Views: 4,481
Posted By condor17

RogerB et al , thank you for a fascinating...

RogerB et al , thank you for a fascinating history lesson . Explaining things I took for granted when struggling to learn the inticacies of Dalton and Douglas ...
Not the oldest here , but my 1972...
5th Mar 2021, 17:30
Replies: 450
Views: 106,442
Posted By condor17

In late70s-early 80s. BA's Manager Forward...

In late70s-early 80s.
BA's Manager Forward Planning [ true ] was Mr Ron Muddle [ also true ] .

rgds condor .
3rd Mar 2021, 16:53
Replies: 36
Views: 6,244
Posted By condor17

Flash , as always late on parade . By the time...

Flash , as always late on parade .
By the time I got in [1973] ...
T1s were 109Y . 'Tho there's a small doubt that the 109Y [ up from 100Y ] came in with Shuttle , Jan '75.
T2s 104Y or on T/R...
13th Feb 2021, 17:31
Replies: 258
Views: 38,729
Posted By condor17

No wonder I’m deaf .... Merlin on a Spit is...

No wonder I’m deaf ....

Merlin on a Spit is 1st aviation memory in ‘58

74’s Lightnings’s Avons at Colt BoB 1960

Hercules on Nav. training Varsities out of Stradishall Mid 60s , rising rumble...
28th Jan 2021, 21:00
Replies: 10
Views: 1,869
Posted By condor17

Airviews Mcr was my 1st aviation employer . I was...

Airviews Mcr was my 1st aviation employer . I was there in autumn 1973 , flying Beagle [ Auster ] Husky D.5 G-ASNC . Pale yellow with white titles/reg. in the smallest palest paint allowed [ in case...
16th Jan 2021, 10:45
Replies: 186
Views: 32,229
Posted By condor17

Taff , ‘fraid it’s a civi . 23/10/1973 ....

Taff , ‘fraid it’s a civi .

23/10/1973 . Beagle Husky D5 G-ASNC , gas ‘n go .

My 1st job at 20 , aerial photography for Airviews [Mcr] Ltd . Task was Hi level FL100 ish timed vertical shots of...
21st Dec 2020, 18:43
Replies: 20
Views: 3,875
Posted By condor17

PS , forgot Gibair , or Yogibair if slurring . ...

PS , forgot
Gibair , or Yogibair if slurring .

Lance , if you'd asked me , then tall with glasses migt have rand a bell for Geoff H .

rgds condor .
21st Dec 2020, 18:38
Replies: 20
Views: 3,875
Posted By condor17

Aplols for thread drift again , not sure how it...

Aplols for thread drift again , not sure how it will be managed ?
Mooncrest , mainly it was ... however various bits were kept , some to this day ..
Bealine are BA tugs around LHR .
Shuttle...
18th Dec 2020, 14:47
Replies: 20
Views: 3,875
Posted By condor17

Lance , Gordo , this really is worth a 'Wow' ....

Lance , Gordo , this really is worth a 'Wow' . You've both opened a can of memories from 45 yrs ago .....
Easiest bits 1st ..The BEA Super 111s had a Smiths Flight sys . When EAC had them and were...
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