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19th Jan 2022, 12:08
Replies: 6
Views: 2,108
Posted By Shackeng

I bet you wish you were with CX now!

I bet you wish you were with CX now!
21st Dec 2021, 10:32
Replies: 53
Views: 20,462
Posted By Shackeng

Do Ryanair crew have bonus/penalties for being on...

Do Ryanair crew have bonus/penalties for being on time/delayed?
18th Dec 2021, 07:56
Replies: 28
Views: 5,976
Posted By Shackeng

What a pity that an organisation such as this...

What a pity that an organisation such as this cannot proof read their own publications:
…borrowers will be able to ‘loan’ !!!
26th Nov 2021, 07:49
Replies: 3
Views: 2,049
Posted By Shackeng

I had the privilege of meeting him a couple of...

I had the privilege of meeting him a couple of years ago at a Squadron reunion, he’s a delightful chap.
21st Nov 2021, 14:24
Replies: 65
Views: 21,642
Posted By Shackeng

Ahh, Trebelzue gate, the short cut back to 42 in...

Ahh, Trebelzue gate, the short cut back to 42 in the early ‘60’s after a liquid lunch at Auntie Pearl’s AKA The Riviera Lodge, now sadly closed and redeleveloped.
21st Nov 2021, 11:58
Replies: 315
Views: 109,610
Posted By Shackeng

Two tales from a Hastings FE

I trained on 707s with an ex Hastings FE who told me a few tales.
He was doing a trip having just returned from leave, and they got to the TOD/Pre Landing(?) checks. At some point in the list the...
19th Nov 2021, 16:45
Replies: 77
Views: 19,498
Posted By Shackeng

In Nairobi with 53 Squadron Bev’s from Abingdon...

In Nairobi with 53 Squadron Bev’s from Abingdon for flood relief operating out of the brand new Embakasi airport in ‘59 or’60. Understaffed as usual, in the middle of the night I was tasked with...
17th Nov 2021, 08:03
Replies: 73
Views: 10,258
Posted By Shackeng

Abingdon in ‘58! 47 or 53?

Abingdon in ‘58! 47 or 53?
29th Oct 2021, 18:23
Replies: 84
Views: 15,650
Posted By Shackeng

My apologies to all fir thread drift, put it down...

My apologies to all fir thread drift, put it down to senility.
29th Oct 2021, 17:14
Replies: 84
Views: 15,650
Posted By Shackeng

Ah yes, I remember it well, anything up to 16-18...

Ah yes, I remember it well, anything up to 16-18 hour trips at low level with only one F/E.

Sycamore, the Bev carried an overload oil tank of 120 imperial gallons which was transferred when...
25th Oct 2021, 21:46
Replies: 84
Views: 15,650
Posted By Shackeng

I did many hours in Bev’s, easy to clock up at...

I did many hours in Bev’s, easy to clock up at 120kts cruise, often watching trains pass us in the same direction with enough headwind.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Oct 2021, 11:32
Replies: 22
Views: 4,597
Posted By Shackeng

I’m lost here, is this required for a CL44?

I’m lost here, is this required for a CL44?
21st Oct 2021, 08:52
Replies: 84
Views: 15,650
Posted By Shackeng

And of course not forgetting the Blackburn...

And of course not forgetting the Blackburn Beverley, designed for moving heavy loads short distances in the event of a European ground war, (plus para dropping). While waiting for the call to duty it...
20th Oct 2021, 18:54
Replies: 84
Views: 15,650
Posted By Shackeng

You’ll never guess. 😎

You’ll never guess. 😎
19th Oct 2021, 18:41
Replies: 84
Views: 15,650
Posted By Shackeng

Strange that an aircraft that was 40 years in...

Strange that an aircraft that was 40 years in service from the ‘50s, carried a nuclear weapon, and was frequently in contact with potential enemy equipment, gets no mention.
2nd Oct 2021, 08:22
Replies: 97
Views: 18,575
Posted By Shackeng

The phrase …’only a Flight Sergeant’ offends me....

The phrase …’only a Flight Sergeant’ offends me. If I recall correctly it was achieved after ~ 11 years as aircrew, and normally far longer as ground crew. In both cases denoting considerable...
11th Sep 2021, 08:05
Replies: 29
Views: 6,576
Posted By Shackeng

Fortunately that did not apply to lesser mortals.😎

Fortunately that did not apply to lesser mortals.😎
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Aug 2021, 18:57
Replies: 16
Views: 5,640
Posted By Shackeng

Come on guys, allow them a little dramatic...

Come on guys, allow them a little dramatic leeway. The producer was interviewed on Radio4 today and explained the space. A sub officer also interviewed was quite happy with it.
29th Aug 2021, 08:34
Replies: 82
Views: 24,375
Posted By Shackeng

“bring your entire service into disrepute” Huh?...

“bring your entire service into disrepute”
Huh?
On what basis do you draw that conclusion?

This officer did not get to his rank without knowing the rules or the undoubted outcome of his public...
21st Aug 2021, 08:29
Replies: 11
Views: 2,951
Posted By Shackeng

STAN

https://www.sawe.org/papers/0506

We had this fitted to a 707 I was flying in the ME some years ago. AFAICT it seemed fairly accurate. If I recall correctly it provided wt and C of G, which as we...
19th Aug 2021, 17:18
Replies: 61
Views: 9,906
Posted By Shackeng

As did Nimrod.

As did Nimrod.
Forum: Middle East
19th Aug 2021, 12:32
Replies: 74
Views: 104,684
Posted By Shackeng

Wow! thank goodness I’m long retired. In this...

Wow! thank goodness I’m long retired. In this context it is amusing to read this blurb on Qatar pilot recruitment:...
6th Aug 2021, 20:07
Replies: 65
Views: 10,984
Posted By Shackeng

In a previous life, I was a fitter on Beverleys,...

In a previous life, I was a fitter on Beverleys, which were known colloquially as Dragmasters, primarily due to its low cruising speed of about 150 kts. It was not uncommon when flying North against...
3rd Aug 2021, 22:24
Replies: 33
Views: 12,337
Posted By Shackeng

I lost my boss in a meteor 7 crash in Germany. He...

I lost my boss in a meteor 7 crash in Germany. He was checking another pilot who tried to overshoot on one below Vmca.
in terms of peacetime lives lost, the Shackleton crashes of the 50/60’s were...
1st Aug 2021, 08:31
Replies: 471
Views: 121,013
Posted By Shackeng

2-6 on the hangar doors.

2-6 on the hangar doors.
13th Jul 2021, 18:39
Replies: 75
Views: 11,773
Posted By Shackeng

Oxygen?

In a previous life as a flying spanner on Beverlys, I couldn’t figure out why I got so tired after pumping oil at about 10,000’. 🤭
9th Jul 2021, 07:59
Replies: 282
Views: 197,067
Posted By Shackeng

Thanks Hec7or. My proposal to ‘prove’ the...

Thanks Hec7or. My proposal to ‘prove’ the remaining serviceable power plant(s) before finals stands.
8th Jul 2021, 09:38
Replies: 282
Views: 197,067
Posted By Shackeng

switch_on_lofty As a result of this...

switch_on_lofty

As a result of this incident, I proposed that, whenever possible, and accepting that this would often be difficult, power on remaining engines should be ‘proved’ well before final...
4th Jul 2021, 15:43
Replies: 42
Views: 10,905
Posted By Shackeng

Yes we tried that, we wondered if the pax might...

Yes we tried that, we wondered if the pax might shoot them though as they invariably climbed on with loaded weapons. Fortunately the plane was fitted with STAN (I think it was called) which gave the...
4th Jul 2021, 11:48
Replies: 42
Views: 10,905
Posted By Shackeng

Sh*teHawks

Yep, I operated a gold plated luxury 707 for a Sheikh back in the day. After landing the carpets were often covered in bird poo.
14th Jul 2020, 08:02
Replies: 69
Views: 7,363
Posted By Shackeng

I’m with the majority, the expensively produced...

I’m with the majority, the expensively produced programme was spoilt by the gung-ho manner in which it was presented.
12th Jul 2020, 07:25
Replies: 31
Views: 9,762
Posted By Shackeng

Defo a creeping line ahead in there.

Defo a creeping line ahead in there.
10th Jul 2020, 07:51
Replies: 23
Views: 3,623
Posted By Shackeng

Which Shack is being dismantled? Or is one being...

Which Shack is being dismantled? Or is one being rebuilt?
6th Aug 2019, 20:45
Replies: 121
Views: 103,158
Posted By Shackeng

The Swissair MD11 crash in '98 gives a clue.

The Swissair MD11 crash in '98 gives a clue.
16th Feb 2019, 16:43
Replies: 150
Views: 70,408
Posted By Shackeng

Signed, and disseminated.

Signed, and disseminated.
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