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14th Feb 2021, 14:47
Replies: 22
Views: 5,149
Posted By Quietplease

Haven't seen the film yet. I found this under...

Haven't seen the film yet. I found this under some old lino I was ripping up in 1964. Work stopped whilst I read this and a long article on the Hendon Airshow.
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7th Feb 2021, 14:22
Replies: 258
Views: 37,584
Posted By Quietplease

That V1 pulse jet as long as it kept going. B36...

That V1 pulse jet as long as it kept going. B36 with 6 turin and 4 burnin was pretty distinctive.
Later on nothing like 4 JT3Ds at VI at Lagos, Khartoum, Baghdad........
Still hear that...
23rd Dec 2020, 15:33
Replies: 27
Views: 4,679
Posted By Quietplease

Gliding. Try a trial lesson and if he is hooked...

Gliding. Try a trial lesson and if he is hooked do a couple of weeks course. Lasham is good with cheap accommodation.
Continuity is vital at the early stage.
26th Oct 2020, 17:08
Replies: 250
Views: 56,713
Posted By Quietplease

As a twenty year old you couldn’t have more fun...

As a twenty year old you couldn’t have more fun (in the air) than a Meteor 8.
27th Sep 2020, 20:46
Replies: 8
Views: 1,990
Posted By Quietplease

Try and find a rare unsigned copy!

Try and find a rare unsigned copy!
15th Sep 2020, 10:11
Replies: 66
Views: 8,937
Posted By Quietplease

First solo Marshalls Cambridge 21 March 1954 T31...

First solo Marshalls Cambridge 21 March 1954 T31 thanks to CCF. First power JP1 XD675 Hullavington 2Aug 1956. Flew LS4 and Duo Discus last week.
My first flight was in that Tiger at Cambridge with...
8th Sep 2020, 21:14
Replies: 42
Views: 4,459
Posted By Quietplease

Having wasted half a lifetime trying to talk to...

Having wasted half a lifetime trying to talk to someone in BA to cancel a car rental in J,brg in October I came across this thread.
RJ100’s link gave me the diretor of customer service email and a...
30th Jun 2020, 16:56
Replies: 60
Views: 10,537
Posted By Quietplease

1956 89 hours JP1 and 2 at Hullavington then 120...

1956 89 hours JP1 and 2 at Hullavington then 120 Vampire at Swinderby then 40 minutes conversion to taildragger prop Chipmunk.Now that was a sporting transition.
30th Jun 2020, 13:43
Replies: 41
Views: 9,510
Posted By Quietplease

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x480/7de271ca_d210_437d_85ed_8de29103413f_b3976be79ab82f6ea06842ec7f754f7a24e7392b.jpeg...
16th Jun 2020, 13:02
Replies: 283
Views: 184,847
Posted By Quietplease

I have a letter from James Martin dated 4th May...

I have a letter from James Martin dated 4th May 1963 in which he says” I am taking steps to have the timing of the firing mechanism changed from one second to .25 seconds as one second is too long...
27th Aug 2019, 22:22
Replies: 360
Views: 197,201
Posted By Quietplease

From 58 to 61 13 Sqn had a monthly milk run out...

From 58 to 61 13 Sqn had a monthly milk run out of Aden. Mocha-Hodeida-Sana-Taiz. There was nothing they had to trouble us but it would have been a long walk home if things went wrong. In the 61...
29th Jun 2019, 14:31
Replies: 81
Views: 23,150
Posted By Quietplease

DC8 used reverse in flight for emergency descent...

DC8 used reverse in flight for emergency descent . Very uncomfortable,Felt as if was shaking itself apart. If you were sitting in the flight engineers seat and applying reverse it was difficult not...
29th Jun 2019, 14:23
Replies: 81
Views: 23,150
Posted By Quietplease

Oxygen for everyone. We were expected to deliver...

Oxygen for everyone. We were expected to deliver them alive.
9th Jun 2019, 18:01
Replies: 81
Views: 23,150
Posted By Quietplease

In the 60s the navigator was the hard working one...

In the 60s the navigator was the hard working one on long haul. In Qantas we were lucky enough to have a superb lot, apart from the chief nav who would pass up heading chits with half degree...
6th Jun 2019, 05:26
Replies: 81
Views: 23,150
Posted By Quietplease

Well when I was flying EBH-M in 1965-66 they were...

Well when I was flying EBH-M in 1965-66 they were short bodied. Think I might have noticed the difference.
5th Jun 2019, 16:36
Replies: 81
Views: 23,150
Posted By Quietplease

The 138B, all of which were short bodied, never...

The 138B, all of which were short bodied, never did the South Pacific route. That was introduced when we got the 338s.
Original routing from Dec 65 was Sydney Nandi Papeete Acapulco Mexico City...
19th Apr 2019, 20:55
Replies: 170
Views: 96,389
Posted By Quietplease

3 Jet Provost 1 courses 1955-57. Not much thrust...

3 Jet Provost 1 courses 1955-57. Not much thrust but lots of noise.
28th Feb 2019, 09:48
Replies: 67
Views: 11,500
Posted By Quietplease

August 63 110 flights, Sept 63 112 flights. ...

August 63 110 flights, Sept 63 112 flights.
Of which 69 on JP3 & 4 and 153 on Tutor Grunau T21 T31 and Oly2b
6th Jul 2018, 11:46
Replies: 47
Views: 6,229
Posted By Quietplease

MB have always entertained their users very well...

MB have always entertained their users very well at Farnborough. This year we are not invited as it is RAF 100! A little surprised as there aren't that many of us left from the first 50 years.
19th Jun 2018, 20:24
Replies: 20
Views: 3,142
Posted By Quietplease

The Social Media Executive replied to the claim...

The Social Media Executive replied to the claim on BA’s claim system.
18th Jun 2018, 15:36
Replies: 20
Views: 3,142
Posted By Quietplease

Thanks old,notbold,I'm bugging them now through...

Thanks old,notbold,I'm bugging them now through the Martin Lewis link as well as the BA system.
What really annoys is the obvious CBA attitude of any old rubbish will do as a response. Snow in May!...
17th Jun 2018, 15:11
Replies: 20
Views: 3,142
Posted By Quietplease

BA delay excuse

My wife had her first flight out of LGW cancelled and her second delayed on 31May. The excuse for rejecting her claim for compensation came from a BA Social Media Executive.
Blah blah blah “the...
18th Feb 2018, 16:52
Replies: 5
Views: 1,759
Posted By Quietplease

6FTS Acklington annual reunion 12 May at the RAF...

6FTS Acklington annual reunion 12 May at the RAF Club may be of interest to you chaps.
PM me if interested.
13th Dec 2017, 10:15
Replies: 10
Views: 4,742
Posted By Quietplease

Neil, JTS Lewis and I were all fresh faced, first...

Neil, JTS Lewis and I were all fresh faced, first tour, FOs on 13Sqn 58-61.
We would sneak off to Akrotiri station flight and borrow their Meteor7 or Chipmunk for a few aeros or Meteor v Canberra...
16th May 2017, 13:43
Replies: 733
Views: 306,613
Posted By Quietplease

16/04/60

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