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21st Mar 2019, 22:21
Replies: 5,120
Views: 11,138,989
Posted By iwalkedaway

Story presently being circulated by a body...

Story presently being circulated by a body calling itself 'Patriots in America' - though whether that reflects upon the story itself, I am uncertain:
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3rd Apr 2015, 19:38
Replies: 4
Views: 2,334
Posted By iwalkedaway

How's about this for some (much needed) good...

How's about this for some (much needed) good news. The stolen R.J. Mitchell cigarette case has been returned by post - anonymously - to the Solent Sky Museum! A tea-leaf with a heart...or at least,...
16th Mar 2015, 21:47
Replies: 4
Views: 2,334
Posted By iwalkedaway

Solent Sky Museum burglary

Just received this from Andy Jones at the wonderful Solent Sky museum in Southampton:

"Last week various artifacts were stolen in what appears to be a planned and targeted attack on the Solent Sky...
14th Mar 2014, 20:33
Replies: 52
Views: 14,119
Posted By iwalkedaway

Ahem - I have actually driven the Napier-Railton...

Ahem - I have actually driven the Napier-Railton at Brooklands, and got my shoe caught between its throttle pedal and the underside of the brake. Since the Members' Banking river bridge over the Wey...
24th Aug 2010, 20:52
Replies: 58
Views: 23,595
Posted By iwalkedaway

Could MoD afford the fuel today...?

Could MoD afford the fuel today...?
14th May 2010, 20:10
Replies: 97
Views: 16,846
Posted By iwalkedaway

There is much to recommend the term 'patron' - it...

There is much to recommend the term 'patron' - it is perfectly apposite, it infers that we are indeed the revenue providers of last resort, and - in current circumstances, I also confess to feeling...
20th Apr 2010, 20:50
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,500,685
Posted By iwalkedaway

It appears that WW has played a pretty capable...

It appears that WW has played a pretty capable hand today - Gawd knows the situation needed it - but politicians never forget those who have shown up their true incompetence, and if Willie/BA need...
13th Apr 2010, 20:20
Replies: 2,265
Views: 337,919
Posted By iwalkedaway

Possibly because I have been self-employed for...

Possibly because I have been self-employed for more than 40 years I cannot credit why anyone would choose to continue working for an employer they say they regard as untrustworthy, bullying,...
28th Mar 2010, 20:34
Replies: 16
Views: 3,728
Posted By iwalkedaway

A Canadian friend named Bryan Tryzers was in fact...

A Canadian friend named Bryan Tryzers was in fact apparently fearless.
28th Mar 2010, 16:28
Replies: 2,265
Views: 337,919
Posted By iwalkedaway

Part of the background to this present shambles...

Part of the background to this present shambles is surely that for decades BA has been smothering its CC with praise, assuring them that they are the best in the world, the face of the airline,...
23rd Mar 2010, 14:17
Replies: 104
Views: 52,245
Posted By iwalkedaway

Red Arrows collision

BBC 24 reporting collision over Cyprus - one 'pilot' in hospital after baling out, other a/c involved landed safely. Here's hoping no second crewman in lost a/c, or if there was there's another...
23rd Mar 2010, 08:11
Replies: 2,265
Views: 337,919
Posted By iwalkedaway

Having flown to and from the US recently on BA...

Having flown to and from the US recently on BA and having experienced/sensed the pre-strike atmosphere amongst CC - which was plainly tense at that time - experience of onboard atmosphere during the...
Forum: Cabin Crew
15th Mar 2010, 11:25
Replies: 3,713
Views: 1,026,418
Posted By iwalkedaway

I hope this falls within the Moderator's...

I hope this falls within the Moderator's tolerance zone for this thread, in contributing a slightly different view. I have just flown back from the US on BA, Club Class - nine hour flight - rather...
10th Feb 2010, 21:53
Replies: 3,239
Views: 1,076,570
Posted By iwalkedaway

Mmmayday - may I join the more than well...

Mmmayday - may I join the more than well justified chorus of approval for your actions that unfortunate day? Delighted to see you and your fellow crew members so thoroughly vindicated, and very best...
Forum: Cabin Crew
6th Feb 2010, 21:21
Replies: 3,713
Views: 1,026,418
Posted By iwalkedaway

Although I thoroughly object to the term SLF,...

Although I thoroughly object to the term SLF, that is what I have been for many years - through most of which I have flown happily on numerous airlines other than BA. However, following this unhappy...
Forum: Cabin Crew
21st Jan 2010, 20:23
Replies: 3,879
Views: 545,051
Posted By iwalkedaway

First BA longhaul of this year scheduled for...

First BA longhaul of this year scheduled for March - greatly looking forward to willing, cheery service from well-qualified cabin crew - captains, engineers, FOs, SFOs...you know, the kind of people...
Forum: Cabin Crew
3rd Jan 2010, 18:35
Replies: 3,879
Views: 545,051
Posted By iwalkedaway

As a frequent flyer perfectly capable of making...

As a frequent flyer perfectly capable of making my own cup of tea, I must say I find the prospect of flying BA again with six or eight pilots as crew - without any suicidal-tendency CC - rather...
31st Dec 2009, 17:12
Replies: 21
Views: 9,836
Posted By iwalkedaway

Maybe not - but it's added to my list of places...

Maybe not - but it's added to my list of places to try. Thanks fellers. Only been in the area 40 years..since the first Pumas arrived at Odiham...really should get out more.

iwalkedaway
Forum: Cabin Crew
30th Dec 2009, 17:34
Replies: 3,879
Views: 545,051
Posted By iwalkedaway

52049er - from the perspective of a BA customer,...

52049er - from the perspective of a BA customer, well said. The airline's vast majority of great crew really do deserve far better than the...
30th Dec 2009, 16:03
Replies: 21
Views: 9,836
Posted By iwalkedaway

Or try the Darjeeling in South Street,...

Or try the Darjeeling in South Street, Farnham...generally reliable and very, very good. Sorry can't help on accommodation, however.

iwalkedaway
17th Dec 2009, 19:16
Replies: 364
Views: 66,791
Posted By iwalkedaway

I walked away from BA, in one respect, when they...

I walked away from BA, in one respect, when they simply priced themselves out of contention against their rivals. But I can't deny feeling guilty ever since due to not supporting what was once a...
10th Nov 2009, 21:38
Replies: 142
Views: 46,643
Posted By iwalkedaway

The 'allegedly' was my word when I first posted...

The 'allegedly' was my word when I first posted this item - NOT the BBC's.

iwalkedaway
10th Nov 2009, 20:10
Replies: 142
Views: 46,643
Posted By iwalkedaway

United pilot arrested at LHR

BBC NEWS | UK | England | London | 'Drunk' pilot is held at Heathrow (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/8353768.stm)

Oh dear - not again... Will this prove to be a fair cop, or another...
22nd Aug 2009, 15:04
Replies: 63
Views: 19,538
Posted By iwalkedaway

World aero championship pilot killed at Silverstone

Sad breaking news, female 40-year old US pilot has crashed fatally during practice for the World Aerobatic Championship competition at the Silverstone motor racing circuit, England.
1st Jun 2009, 18:10
Replies: 947
Views: 1,090,222
Posted By iwalkedaway

One wonders if the 02.14GMT ACARS transmission...

One wonders if the 02.14GMT ACARS transmission which the press has picked upon as news of "an electrical short circuit" could have been triggered by break-up of the airframe? How does ACARS react in...
31st May 2009, 20:23
Replies: 28
Views: 3,997
Posted By iwalkedaway

This specimen MP was on the telly this morning,...

This specimen MP was on the telly this morning, explaining that the fiver was actually donated by one of his assistants, attending the service as his proxy, who then hand-wrote the chit reproduced by...
23rd Apr 2009, 20:00
Replies: 47
Views: 24,602
Posted By iwalkedaway

There's a telling story in a recent book about...

There's a telling story in a recent book about RAF Westhampnett - today better known perhaps as the Goodwood airfield and motor racing circuit, at Chichester, Sussex. Evidently three squadrons of...
12th Mar 2009, 23:53
Replies: 0
Views: 967
Posted By iwalkedaway

Dick Waghorn AFC

This year, of course, marks the 80th anniversary of Henry Richard Danvers 'Dick' Waghorn winning the 1929 Schneider Trophy race in the Supermarine S6. Just in case anybody's interested there's quite...
26th Feb 2009, 10:26
Replies: 2,906
Views: 1,371,805
Posted By iwalkedaway

Mmmayday38 - perhaps the finest, and most...

Mmmayday38 - perhaps the finest, and most apposite, of perhaps fewer than three-dozen posts so far in this thread which have told us anything of value. If every one of the posts presenting either...
17th Jan 2009, 21:55
Replies: 435
Views: 206,416
Posted By iwalkedaway

Baston - extraordinary story, vividly presented. ...

Baston - extraordinary story, vividly presented. Thank you so much for putting this on the record. There is a recurrent AC story that there is a survivor who actually glimpsed one of the missiles...
15th Jan 2009, 22:23
Replies: 2,015
Views: 1,010,687
Posted By iwalkedaway

Unconfirmed report the pilot was this chap -...

Unconfirmed report the pilot was this chap - quite a CV?

Safety Reliability Methods, Inc. - About Us (http://safetyreliability.com/about_us)

If this is BS - mod - please delete this post, with...
6th Jan 2009, 19:16
Replies: 33
Views: 7,549
Posted By iwalkedaway

HMG won't afford it - until it might perhaps...

HMG won't afford it - until it might perhaps prove too late - meanwhile those Frenchmen will.

By the way, why is it 'helo' and not 'heli'? Does this stem from the misconception that the proper...
23rd Dec 2008, 20:58
Replies: 261
Views: 110,044
Posted By iwalkedaway

Oh what a lovely thread. Back in the '80s I had...

Oh what a lovely thread. Back in the '80s I had to conduct some business with a gentleman in Australia. He met us at the airport and as he drove us to his office we got into a rather too detailed...
13th Dec 2008, 15:19
Replies: 23
Views: 13,375
Posted By iwalkedaway

Please thank your friend, and thanks for sharing...

Please thank your friend, and thanks for sharing his notes. I for one hope his experiences don't live with him as disturbingly as similar ones have for some of us. Re response delays, and how UK...
3rd Dec 2008, 19:16
Replies: 79
Views: 51,868
Posted By iwalkedaway

Having just flown to and from Singapore/LHR on an...

Having just flown to and from Singapore/LHR on an A380 I would confirm the low noise level, almost uncanny, especially upon take-off but also noticeably low in the cruise. Rather odd actually...the...
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