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28th Sep 2020, 18:33
Replies: 3
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149U Course South Cerney 28 Sept 1960

I have just been reminded by some old chums that we shambled up together joining 149U Course
at RAF South Cerney, and that was 60 Years Ago Today!

I send Greetings to you all, if you are...
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Jul 2020, 18:34
Replies: 17
Views: 3,312

I have raised the issue of Heathrow arrival noise...

I have raised the issue of Heathrow arrival noise endlessly- all without any sensible conclusion!

Why do westerly arrivals deploy gear so early? Currently thanks to Covid there is a significant...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Apr 2020, 11:58
Replies: 11,857
Views: 1,097,956

Thanks VP959- Given your input it does seem...

Thanks VP959- Given your input it does seem perplexing that a reuse strategy is not been fully exploited under current shortages.
Fully understandable however for staff reluctance to support...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Apr 2020, 10:20
Replies: 11,857
Views: 1,097,956

Possibly a naive question regarding the aspects...

Possibly a naive question regarding the aspects of PPE and shortages.

Is thorough, hygienic cleaning not an option for some protective garments or apparel?

Global demands and shortages plus...
17th Dec 2019, 13:45
Replies: 77
Views: 21,570

I am gradually recovering from the 'memory mirth'...

I am gradually recovering from the 'memory mirth' associated with uniforms,appearance and inevitable parade mishaps!

I have reminded myself of airmen giving me salutes and then bursting with...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Dec 2019, 10:50
Replies: 5,483
Views: 424,487

Swinson for the Lords?

I have just recovered from choking on my toast this morning, having read that (Sir) Ed Davey has suggested that Madame Swinson must 'not be lost to Parliament' and should be nominated to the Lords if...
12th Aug 2019, 12:17
Replies: 82
Views: 56,822

I recall with fondness a 'Management' brief in...

I recall with fondness a 'Management' brief in BrainCrank, moons ago, attesting to the huge improvements anticipated with a "New Computer" at BA (BEA/BOAC).

Management droned on interminably...
19th Jun 2019, 08:19
Replies: 49
Views: 43,859

BA Management

I am beginning to wonder what is in the tea served at BA Board Meetings in recent times?
Announcements of large scale B737 Max orders, hard rumours of removing First Class, potential changes to...
8th May 2019, 08:30
Replies: 1
Views: 2,115

May I endorse sentiments of condolence to Nick's...

May I endorse sentiments of condolence to Nick's family and friends on this sad news.

Nick together with many EAAC crew members was a very welcome visitor to King John's Palace, Colnbrook,
in the...
26th Jun 2018, 16:23
Replies: 5
Views: 1,734

Keep them coming, so to speak! Hutch has...

Keep them coming, so to speak!
Hutch has already checked in!

Incidentally the venue for the wake has now changed and will be advised soon, owing to the attendee numbers!
The memories will...
25th Jun 2018, 13:39
Replies: 5
Views: 1,734

If friends and old colleagues have...

If friends and old colleagues have quotes,anecdotes or special memories that deserve a wider audience, anticipated on 12th July, please feel free to send via Private Messages. Thanks.
23rd Jun 2018, 09:28
Replies: 5
Views: 1,734

David T Wales SEO

Sad news recently received indicates Dave Wales has succumbed to extended illness after determined and distinctive fortitude.
A memoir of 'Walsey's prolonged service with BOAC, BA and Air Hong Kong...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th May 2018, 12:25
Replies: 37
Views: 2,807

Gentlefolk I do so agree! The BBC is now a...

Gentlefolk

I do so agree! The BBC is now a risible present compared to its rewarding past.

1. Appalling Weather forecasting despite large expenditure and huge number of 'presenters' across
its...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Apr 2018, 11:13
Replies: 166
Views: 14,116

Infuriating, Stupid , Downgrade,, WHY?

Infuriating, Stupid , Downgrade,, WHY?
Replies: 52
Views: 16,280

Button Push Ignored I suspect because,...

Button Push Ignored

I suspect because, despite editing, a spelling/grammar lesson is overdue.
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2018, 12:00
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884

eal401 Clearly you sleep a lot as a SLP...

eal401

Clearly you sleep a lot as a SLP particularly into London.

I am intrigued as to your experience as passenger confounds mine as an airline captain with 40 years operation ex LHR.

I...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Feb 2018, 11:03
Replies: 64
Views: 6,884

There is a great deal of smugness and nonsense...

There is a great deal of smugness and nonsense written on this thread by individuals who congratulate themselves for not living near or under a flightpath!
My family have endured unnecessary...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jan 2018, 15:20
Replies: 35
Views: 3,850

I notice they have placed an Ebay 'Stocking...

I notice they have placed an Ebay 'Stocking Snatcher Switch' on our hero's Joystick!
27th Dec 2017, 11:37
Replies: 7
Views: 4,665

I recall my BOAC interview with Phil Brentnall...

I recall my BOAC interview with Phil Brentnall with great affection. He was the central figure within a cluster of formidable Senior Pilots.
" Well, Young man". demanded an intimidating Senior...
10th Dec 2017, 12:38
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016

BN The TV Player downloads but no channels can...

BN
The TV Player downloads but no channels can be watched. If you familiarise yourself with the Community Feedback you will see that this problem has existed for a long time.
It should be noted...
9th Dec 2017, 17:15
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016

I did say it worked on Windows and iOS Please...

I did say it worked on Windows and iOS
Please supply some further useful comment if able!
9th Dec 2017, 10:21
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016

Apple Mac and Now TV

A word of warning to potential 'Apple' iMac subscribers to Now TV which provides access to Sports,Entertainment and Freeview Channels.
It does not work!
A problem has existed for a long time with...
4th Oct 2017, 14:37
Replies: 50
Views: 13,551

May I refer the Great and the Good to the...

May I refer the Great and the Good to the following article written by an old and cherished friend Jerry Lee. BAE Test Pilot/Chief Test Pilot 1982-1985.Entitled " Close to the Edge"
The article is...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Aug 2017, 17:11
Replies: 82
Views: 9,541

Thanks to everyone for the kind and inspiring...

Thanks to everyone for the kind and inspiring thoughts
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Aug 2017, 10:14
Replies: 82
Views: 9,541

Apologies Everyone but we've little time! ...

Apologies Everyone but we've little time!

Son,36, with 3 little ones was diagnosed with terminal cancer during the week- 3 months!
If anyone has has any specific leads for...
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