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7th Jul 2019, 17:21
Replies: 17
Views: 9,996
Posted By Four Turbo

Old Lady

Strangely enough there IS a connection back to Channel Express. This aircraft was the last Electra flying with Channel (as G-CEXS) when they morphed into Jet2. My last flight before retirement was to...
24th Jun 2019, 09:21
Replies: 4
Views: 3,435
Posted By Four Turbo

Yes, I remember the Rolls. Made an excellent...

Yes, I remember the Rolls. Made an excellent armoury when the station shooting team went on manoeuvres!
19th May 2019, 17:38
Replies: 17
Views: 8,003
Posted By Four Turbo

Saw Gerry again a couple of weeks ago. Still...

Saw Gerry again a couple of weeks ago. Still with young Mrs Hu on his arm. Eyesight is a problem but apart from that you can still see Mr Universe!
1st Feb 2019, 16:25
Replies: 201
Views: 36,867
Posted By Four Turbo

Happy memories of when the ATC delivered! Did my...

Happy memories of when the ATC delivered! Did my time 'backwards' somehow. Flying Schol. on Tiger Moths at Croydon airport summer of 1955. G-ANDE and G-ANEW - both still flying! My ATC squadron...
2nd Jan 2019, 09:22
Replies: 47
Views: 19,326
Posted By Four Turbo

When I was in the RAF recruiting world we had a...

When I was in the RAF recruiting world we had a long list of 'equivalents' when overseas qualifications were produced. I seem to remember that an Indian BSc (failed) was equivalent to five 'O' levels!
18th Oct 2018, 10:05
Replies: 110
Views: 15,588
Posted By Four Turbo

Hope this is not entirely off subject! Attended...

Hope this is not entirely off subject! Attended JCSS early 70s. Senior policeman lectured on dangers to security of drugs. (One spliff and out they said).
At 'Questions' I asked for his view...
12th Oct 2018, 11:51
Replies: 39
Views: 15,228
Posted By Four Turbo

MORE parking!

Why not use the airport 'OVERFLOW CAR PARK' !
26th Aug 2018, 13:52
Replies: 139
Views: 29,621
Posted By Four Turbo

OK. OO at Wildenrath early 60s as a Pilot...

OK. OO at Wildenrath early 60s as a Pilot Officer. Lowest of the low, always last in line! Evening duties required a fire check of the kitchen after it had closed. Did so - to find head chef and...
Forum: Freight Dogs
24th Aug 2018, 14:00
Replies: 440
Views: 777,159
Posted By Four Turbo

A load of water/acid fire extinguishers to FI. ...

A load of water/acid fire extinguishers to FI. Very heavy as they were shipped full of water. Doh!
1st Aug 2018, 10:10
Replies: 69
Views: 19,230
Posted By Four Turbo

Easy. I expect him/her to listen to me - even...

Easy. I expect him/her to listen to me - even if I am an old dodderer. I have learnt a lot in fifty years and the broad yellow streak up my back has served me well!
21st Jun 2018, 13:11
Replies: 72
Views: 10,380
Posted By Four Turbo

OK. How short are you? I am 80 but could still...

OK. How short are you? I am 80 but could still pass a Class One medical. Lapsed ATPL, 15000 hours (Canberras, Hercules, Electras) and a RAF A2 on piston and jet Provosts in the past. Could I...
6th Jun 2018, 13:18
Replies: 5
Views: 2,340
Posted By Four Turbo

I think he was with Channel Express for a while.

I think he was with Channel Express for a while.
20th Jan 2018, 16:30
Replies: 217
Views: 155,468
Posted By Four Turbo

Gardez les cameras

Reminds me of another occasion I was privy to, but thankfully not involved in. Crew assemble in hotel lobby, where it becomes apparent FO is pushing his alcoholic luck. Captain instructs him to...
10th Nov 2017, 16:25
Replies: 399
Views: 132,842
Posted By Four Turbo

Gotcha

Wildenrath 1961. New boy on first day as Orderly Officer (No. 1 Uniform all day) . Issued with a VW (proper OLD Beetle). Evening tasks included going to the other side of the airfield to 'inspect'...
26th Oct 2017, 13:50
Replies: 122
Views: 31,857
Posted By Four Turbo

OP. Still thinking? I hope that wannabees do...

OP. Still thinking? I hope that wannabees do not in fact get through IOT without a certain commitment. How then is yours going to survive a tent on ***moor in the cold and dark?
And then you get...
12th Oct 2017, 14:11
Replies: 3
Views: 1,791
Posted By Four Turbo

I did a Flying Scolarship at Croydon in 1956. ...

I did a Flying Scolarship at Croydon in 1956. Subsequently paid for an hour with George in a Croydon Flying Club Tiger Moth. First and last as I could not afford the cost - £3 an hour!
8th Sep 2017, 09:01
Replies: 170
Views: 56,551
Posted By Four Turbo

When I was being trained (1958) there was a big...

When I was being trained (1958) there was a big shortage of Navs. Trainee Pilots were aplenty. Senior staff went around for fatherly talks. "If you were chopped would you go Nav?" Correct answer...
1st Sep 2017, 14:22
Replies: 22
Views: 9,652
Posted By Four Turbo

Chris Tickell.

Sad news of a gentleman I enjoyed flying with. I have advised the Channel Express retirees network. Perhaps you could please provide funeral details? Happy memories. Mike Turner
31st Aug 2017, 09:56
Replies: 170
Views: 56,551
Posted By Four Turbo

Arab Cunning

It took us a long time to get a Prince solo. Afterwards: "Well R***d we finally made it". "Thank you sir; it would take you twice as long to solo on my camel!"
30th Aug 2017, 13:25
Replies: 111
Views: 40,677
Posted By Four Turbo

Lost??

Early days on Canberras my much more experienced Nav never got lost. He just 'found an MPP using the Gibson method'. Later on I realised it was the same thing!
21st Aug 2017, 09:21
Replies: 65
Views: 13,729
Posted By Four Turbo

Swinderby Senior Man

As an ex Swinderby Flt Cdr: Senior Man was the most important appointment! A good one could get everyone on parade before my Drill Corporal arrived at 0730. A bad one did not survive for long...
20th Aug 2017, 14:55
Replies: 87
Views: 41,606
Posted By Four Turbo

Spitfire

The 19 has been putting on a great performance here in Eastbourne.
4th Jul 2017, 09:58
Replies: 41
Views: 15,305
Posted By Four Turbo

Ascension Island

Can somebody please explain to me why the Falklands run now misses out Ascension?
23rd May 2017, 14:21
Replies: 124
Views: 45,206
Posted By Four Turbo

Interesting thread. I trained on Vampires late...

Interesting thread. I trained on Vampires late 50s. Here are a couple of (relevant?) memories. A. 3 pointer altimeter. One instructor cured his stude of ever misreading it again when he rolled...
28th Apr 2017, 10:50
Replies: 58
Views: 9,369
Posted By Four Turbo

RE 'Pre-oxygen on Canberras'. Did several tours...

RE 'Pre-oxygen on Canberras'. Did several tours on PR 7s & 9s, including Masirah dets. Never heard of the pre-oxy being for our benefit, or saw it. Yes, we did float around in a cabin alt of 25k...
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