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25th Aug 2018, 07:07
Replies: 44
Views: 10,132
Posted By Davita

Senator John McCain was the Senator for our...

Senator John McCain was the Senator for our region when I lived in Scottsdale, Az. We're Canadian but dearly wanted to get a green card and stay in Scottsdale instead of snowbirding to and fro...
21st Aug 2018, 18:48
Replies: 154
Views: 32,125
Posted By Davita

Both John and Jack were forced to learn how to...

Both John and Jack were forced to learn how to eat with knife and fork as they became F/O's.....much to their disdain. I recall being Jolly Jacks F/E on Hastings at Changi when, on a training...
12th Aug 2018, 13:19
Replies: 161
Views: 28,194
Posted By Davita

Thanks...that's probably why I never encountered...

Thanks...that's probably why I never encountered such stupidity....;)
11th Aug 2018, 23:39
Replies: 161
Views: 28,194
Posted By Davita

As the VC10 Flight Engineer Leader it's lucky I...

As the VC10 Flight Engineer Leader it's lucky I didn't check the F700 and find this kind of nonsense. I would have personally charged any person indulging in this stupid subterfuge and hope it would...
9th Aug 2018, 00:00
Replies: 161
Views: 28,194
Posted By Davita

As the first commissioned Flight Engineer on 10...

As the first commissioned Flight Engineer on 10 Sqn I can say I never encountered any Captain who was not a gentleman. Most had been Captains in Transport Command or Bomber Command and were well...
1st Jun 2018, 14:43
Replies: 132
Views: 31,290
Posted By Davita

My feelings as well! I was being 'walked-out'...

My feelings as well!
I was being 'walked-out' of my MQ at Brize Norton when the admin F/O said "you need to take down that TV antenna!' I said I thought the new tenant would appreciate a free...
1st Jun 2018, 01:52
Replies: 132
Views: 31,290
Posted By Davita

My most humiliating time in the RAF was the day,...

My most humiliating time in the RAF was the day, on retirement, when I had to return my trusted aircrew Omega watch. In those days most civilian companies would present their retiree with a watch.
25th May 2018, 13:44
Replies: 18
Views: 3,385
Posted By Davita

What seems to be the problem...I click on my...

What seems to be the problem...I click on my Faves 'PPRuNe' and instantly get everything I ever saw before. Please don't tell me I'm living in the jungle in Bali and still getting excellent internet...
24th May 2018, 12:44
Replies: 46
Views: 7,099
Posted By Davita

My first trip overseas after 3 years as a Halton...

My first trip overseas after 3 years as a Halton brat, as a new corporal, was to RAF Butterworth to service our detached Sqdn of Canberras sent from Binbrook to bomb the Malay Communist rebels in the...
11th May 2018, 06:22
Replies: 8
Views: 1,571
Posted By Davita

Do the B747-200 aircrafts designated as USA Air...

Do the B747-200 aircrafts designated as USA Air Force One still use a Flight Engineer?
2nd Apr 2018, 01:15
Replies: 13
Views: 3,342
Posted By Davita

Interesting fact! I'd heard of Jan Smuts, and...

Interesting fact!
I'd heard of Jan Smuts, and been to the RAF Officers Club and seen his statue, but never knew he actually formed the RAF....nor, I confess, even gave him a second thought.

As a...
14th Feb 2018, 23:34
Replies: 143
Views: 39,911
Posted By Davita

Re: post # 136 from rolandpull. Hearing that...

Re: post # 136 from rolandpull.
Hearing that story scares the crap outta me....and it isn't the first time such an episode happens when pilots stretch the limits.

Lion Air also went below limits...
14th Feb 2018, 09:06
Replies: 143
Views: 39,911
Posted By Davita

hehehe...you could have covered yourself by...

hehehe...you could have covered yourself by adding.... fifty miles south of Darwin and fifty miles north of Adelaide....
Then you only need to hide from the 29,853 inhabitants of Alice Springs...the...
14th Feb 2018, 00:23
Replies: 143
Views: 39,911
Posted By Davita

I know the GAFA and have flown it numerous times...

I know the GAFA and have flown it numerous times but I'm sure other members would like to hear where it is....and I'd love to hear your explanation of the acronym...:)
14th Feb 2018, 00:18
Replies: 143
Views: 39,911
Posted By Davita

1. I was waiting to see who would understand that...

1. I was waiting to see who would understand that quote as our pants were generally soiled (3-man crew team effort)...you are the only one :ok:
2. In those CV880/B707 days after-flight crew would...
13th Feb 2018, 14:09
Replies: 143
Views: 39,911
Posted By Davita

I'm repeating that I also had the recurring dream...

I'm repeating that I also had the recurring dream of flying through buildings but always thought it was my memory of reality as many landings of my last 16 years, before retiring, was on R/W 13 at...
12th Feb 2018, 12:55
Replies: 143
Views: 39,911
Posted By Davita

Many times when civilians know you were an...

Many times when civilians know you were an aviator you get questions so I developed standard answers like ...
Q. What was the most exciting moment of your career?
A. Payday.
Q. What was your most...
20th Sep 2014, 04:08
Replies: 38
Views: 6,542
Posted By Davita

My family was lodged at RAF Fairford Married...

My family was lodged at RAF Fairford Married Quarters when I underwent VC10 training at BOAC Cranebank. We were the first to occupy those Qtrs, built for USAF personnel, after they left.
It had...
20th Sep 2014, 03:48
Replies: 26
Views: 5,122
Posted By Davita

Most retirees in civil jobs are gifted a watch on...

Most retirees in civil jobs are gifted a watch on retirement...RAF aircrew have to return theirs...:sad:
4th Jun 2014, 08:11
Replies: 22
Views: 9,167
Posted By Davita

Thanks lauriebe for the info...I'd forgotten what...

Thanks lauriebe for the info...I'd forgotten what the names were but your post has recalled.
I had to stay at Minden once to help out at that RAF Unit. I was sent over from RAF Butterworth where I...
1st Jun 2014, 13:48
Replies: 22
Views: 9,167
Posted By Davita

I was at RAF Seletar when they had Sunderlands...

I was at RAF Seletar when they had Sunderlands but I was on the other side where we flew Chipmunks from the runway. I was seconded to the MAAF (Singapore Wing) as a ground engineer instructor.

It...
1st Jun 2014, 05:03
Replies: 65
Views: 24,058
Posted By Davita

One day Manila to Hong Kong....Captain said "OK...

One day Manila to Hong Kong....Captain said "OK Dave, make the speech"
Caught a little off guard I picked up the mic and said. 'Morning Ladies and Gentlemen...we are currently flying over the South...
29th May 2014, 15:35
Replies: 65
Views: 24,058
Posted By Davita

BA taxying behind Lufthansa at LHR. ATC advise...

BA taxying behind Lufthansa at LHR.
ATC advise BA to go around Lufti to enable slot time.
Lufti to ATC "Vy Speedbird go front of Lufthansa"
reply from ?
"Early this morning they put towels...
10th May 2014, 00:47
Replies: 18
Views: 5,390
Posted By Davita

Lancman is correct...and aided my memory...the...

Lancman is correct...and aided my memory...the airport in Negombo was RAF Katunayaka. Negombo is the name of the city in a country we used to call Ceylon.....now Sri Lanka.
When I was a Halton Brat...
5th May 2014, 22:45
Replies: 18
Views: 5,390
Posted By Davita

I remember I did a trip on a Hastings as a...

I remember I did a trip on a Hastings as a ground-crew member of a Canberra squadron from RAF Binbrook. It was just before the Suez crisis.
The Hastings picked us up at Binbrook and I'm fairly sure...
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