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27th Mar 2021, 22:08
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Posted By valveclosed

Anyone know Alan Albert Howson

Trying to find if anyone knows him, have very little info on his RAF career. He ended up flying comet 4 and DC 8 in Civvie world.
1st Jun 2014, 11:36
Replies: 55
Views: 12,083
Posted By valveclosed

Not sure why the maths confuses people example...

Not sure why the maths confuses people
example hot and dusty location, trimotor lifted on average 130k of fuel
lets say 10 hr sortie, burn using worse case 8 k ph div fuel 15 k so thats 95 k...
12th Feb 2014, 20:36
Replies: 11
Views: 4,091
Posted By valveclosed

well spookily they managed to get out to Nellis...

well spookily they managed to get out to Nellis without the Voyager, pretty sure we can get em back with out it as well
31st Jul 2011, 18:26
Replies: 149
Views: 39,236
Posted By valveclosed

Whats the problem with parking!!? seems to me it...

Whats the problem with parking!!? seems to me it is no worse than it was, i have managed to find somewhere to park within reasonable distance of the sqn or the sim building everytime have come in
I...
27th May 2011, 20:03
Replies: 276
Views: 70,400
Posted By valveclosed

brilliant to see marshalls have kept there head...

brilliant to see marshalls have kept there head in the sand even more than the military do!!! "without warning??????" Obviously mr marshall does not read the news, have cutbacks in the military...
6th Apr 2011, 21:00
Replies: 54
Views: 7,708
Posted By valveclosed

Many many moons back I was presented with a...

Many many moons back I was presented with a similar bit of paper to sign before I started a conversion course.
I never actually signed it! still went on the course funny old thing.

But 5 years...
2nd Mar 2011, 17:18
Replies: 41
Views: 9,367
Posted By valveclosed

talked Bob in to coming down to Bath Rugby League...

talked Bob in to coming down to Bath Rugby League with his boots many moons ago as he said he had played a bit of league, walked off with man of the match!
Cracking bloke
you will be missed mate...
19th Feb 2011, 12:03
Replies: 43
Views: 6,940
Posted By valveclosed

Keeping the thread on subjsct heee heee ...

Keeping the thread on subjsct heee heee

Was quite funny during the miners strike me and 3 mates were driving up home from Halton every fri night and back on a sunday, we used to get stopped on...
26th Jan 2011, 21:36
Replies: 18
Views: 6,725
Posted By valveclosed

gents, i will try and get a contact address and...

gents, i will try and get a contact address and get this sorted, I have a contact that works for em
11th Jan 2011, 12:52
Replies: 276
Views: 70,400
Posted By valveclosed

And!! we still have a tanker commitment so taking...

And!! we still have a tanker commitment so taking tanks out would be a bit daft
11th Jan 2011, 12:47
Replies: 276
Views: 70,400
Posted By valveclosed

411A inferior in what way? The KC1 and K1...

411A inferior in what way?

The KC1 and K1 aircraft were modified to be tanker/freighter aircraft which was the requirement of the MOD at the time. Yes the K1 cargo system is poor, thats why they...
10th Jan 2011, 11:48
Replies: 276
Views: 70,400
Posted By valveclosed

This thread is soo sooo funny But a couple...

This thread is soo sooo funny

But a couple of final words before i ignore it
Comments re the RAF falling on its butt all the time, have a look at the stats! actually its pretty good %ratio of...
8th Jan 2011, 08:17
Replies: 276
Views: 70,400
Posted By valveclosed

Omni air dc10? which company was it that had...

Omni air dc10? which company was it that had James Blunt on Board, looked a bit like a DC10 to me, errrr it had a tech snag

We would all like a new car every year most of us cant afford it
The...
7th Jan 2011, 18:44
Replies: 276
Views: 70,400
Posted By valveclosed

just a few experiences of civilian flying this...

just a few experiences of civilian flying this year for myself and a few other folk I know
Long haul! 13 hr flight! national airline! NO CATERING, NO HOT DRINKS

Long haul 12 hr flight National...
7th Jan 2011, 18:35
Replies: 276
Views: 70,400
Posted By valveclosed

Quote! "You're not paying attention, Sideshow...

Quote! "You're not paying attention, Sideshow Bob, the tech stop for refueling also has a crew change, and in addition, catering uplift for the passengers (you do feed 'em in the RAF yes?),...
7th Jan 2011, 08:21
Replies: 276
Views: 70,400
Posted By valveclosed

Blacksheep you question the choice of...

Blacksheep

you question the choice of equipment! you obviously have no clue how aircraft work
Runway length! Airfield elevation! Pressure altitude! OAT! obstacles! it affects every type of...
4th Jan 2011, 22:50
Replies: 276
Views: 70,400
Posted By valveclosed

Quote "Marshall Aerospace is the Sister Design...

Quote "Marshall Aerospace is the Sister Design Authority for the Royal Air Force fleet of Lockheed L10-11 TriStar Tanker/Freighter aircraft which Marshall converted to these roles."
Taken from the...
3rd Jan 2011, 12:27
Replies: 276
Views: 70,400
Posted By valveclosed

411a So are you trying to say yr outfit could...

411a
So are you trying to say yr outfit could run the schedule with a guarantee that you would not have any delays? Funny old thing I don't know any airline in the world that can do that, how come...
2nd Jan 2011, 19:30
Replies: 276
Views: 70,400
Posted By valveclosed

Interesting comment from 411a turn the abridge...

Interesting comment from 411a turn the abridge over to civvie charter so it could be operated with greater success
Hmm now I do believe Mr blunts flight was on a civvie charter that err 1. had a...
30th Dec 2010, 11:11
Replies: 174
Views: 59,486
Posted By valveclosed

So offering movement in to a trade group (NCA)...

So offering movement in to a trade group (NCA) that is looking at getting rid of people! how does that work?

really gonna hack off those NCA that lose there jobs
30th Dec 2010, 11:07
Replies: 276
Views: 70,400
Posted By valveclosed

Right I will pop along and have a quick word with...

Right I will pop along and have a quick word with Mr Cameron, he will get one of his chaps to ring one of yr chaps.
Your marketing manager waits for folk to ring him!! interesting approach.

If...
29th Dec 2010, 21:01
Replies: 276
Views: 70,400
Posted By valveclosed

411a so how come we have never seen any of...

411a

so how come we have never seen any of yr jets on the charter circuit at brize
25th Dec 2010, 15:17
Replies: 276
Views: 70,400
Posted By valveclosed

There is one good side to the DC1o delay story!! ...

There is one good side to the DC1o delay story!!

at least it was KJ that got up front to sing for the passengers they were not forced to listen to that Blunt fella! Was he sat at the front...
23rd Dec 2010, 22:13
Replies: 276
Views: 70,400
Posted By valveclosed

Has anybod read the thread on here from the...

Has anybod read the thread on here from the American on his way home?

Headcounts? movers cant count up to 160?
Luckily at the moment unlike lots of others I am sat on my sofa at home, just...
23rd Dec 2010, 21:59
Replies: 19
Views: 3,472
Posted By valveclosed

Prawn2king4 Just a quick question! why did...

Prawn2king4

Just a quick question! why did you start the thread with the heading you did?
You obviously have a firm grasp on all things aviation related, what has VC10 crew duty time got to do...
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