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14th Oct 2020, 18:09
Replies: 5
Views: 2,240
Posted By Allan Lupton

Looking for the Atalanta I found the photo...

Looking for the Atalanta I found the photo described as "GRADUATION CEREMONY OF THE 1ST JEWISH PILOTS OF THE KATZ (PALESTINE FLYING SERVICE) FLYING SCHOOL AT LOD AIRPORT."
Date stated as 21 April...
7th Oct 2020, 21:11
Replies: 1,896
Views: 223,091
Posted By Allan Lupton

Yes, even some variants of the Wright R1820 were...

Yes, even some variants of the Wright R1820 were more powerful than the 1200 hp -99 quoted (as were some variants of P&W R1830).
6th Oct 2020, 07:55
Replies: 19,319
Views: 2,254,917
Posted By Allan Lupton

Too green for Morocco, so central America perhaps?

Too green for Morocco, so central America perhaps?
5th Oct 2020, 08:51
Replies: 36
Views: 3,845
Posted By Allan Lupton

Aah the Far East tour aeroplane of 1982! I...

Aah the Far East tour aeroplane of 1982! I remember it well and have photos of it, but only from the tour so no help I'm afraid.
3rd Oct 2020, 17:25
Replies: 19,319
Views: 2,254,917
Posted By Allan Lupton

Or the Philippines?

Or the Philippines?
2nd Oct 2020, 14:10
Replies: 31
Views: 6,533
Posted By Allan Lupton

Mention of Zeppelin brings me to point out that...

Mention of Zeppelin brings me to point out that airships were airborne for many days at a time so needed at least two shifts of crew. R101 had 54 POB when it hit France, of whom only about 12 were...
2nd Oct 2020, 09:44
Replies: 40
Views: 5,791
Posted By Allan Lupton

Let's just accept that "common type ratings" were...

Let's just accept that "common type ratings" were pretty well unknown to manufacturers such as de Havilland and Sud Aviation which were breaking new ground with their jet-propelled airliners. Sud's...
23rd Sep 2020, 17:44
Replies: 1
Views: 785
Posted By Allan Lupton

Quite so - I didn't know him, but I valued his...

Quite so - I didn't know him, but I valued his opinions as expressed here.
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Sep 2020, 21:40
Replies: 153
Views: 40,366
Posted By Allan Lupton

There is a very old adage that it is very...

There is a very old adage that it is very difficult to make things foolproof because fools are so ingenious.
19th Sep 2020, 07:42
Replies: 57
Views: 7,072
Posted By Allan Lupton

Could have been the chap who took a passenger's...

Could have been the chap who took a passenger's guide dog for a walk round the aeroplane before boarding and taking command. . .
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Sep 2020, 08:19
Replies: 187
Views: 9,788
Posted By Allan Lupton

Having only dipped in and out of the television...

Having only dipped in and out of the television relay I rather agree with Alsacienne's list of reactions. I prefer the Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March in its original version before it got the...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Sep 2020, 14:09
Replies: 8,804
Views: 3,657,314
Posted By Allan Lupton

Under the Rules we used to have (and probably...

Under the Rules we used to have (and probably still have) in UK a Red Flag was the end of the race if more than a certain proportion of the laps had been covered and if not it became a two-part race...
5th Sep 2020, 08:37
Replies: 51
Views: 9,046
Posted By Allan Lupton

The Great War did not become the First World War...

The Great War did not become the First World War until the Second World War had been with us for a good few years. My father, who had served in it, would refer to "The last War" during the Second...
3rd Sep 2020, 09:56
Replies: 1,792
Views: 184,973
Posted By Allan Lupton

The R4360 and R2800 would have been similar in...

The R4360 and R2800 would have been similar in overall diameter - reducing the number of cylinders/row would make little difference and the cylinder heads were different.
Secondly, I think you may...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Sep 2020, 07:53
Replies: 805
Views: 92,287
Posted By Allan Lupton

or Kathleen Ferrier

or Kathleen Ferrier
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Sep 2020, 09:08
Replies: 805
Views: 92,287
Posted By Allan Lupton

I have seen a menu with coffee classed as not...

I have seen a menu with coffee classed as not gluten-free.
Enquiry revealed that it was allowing for the biscuit that might come with the coffee.
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Aug 2020, 08:35
Replies: 280
Views: 16,973
Posted By Allan Lupton

Yes, the news on all TV channels is inclined to...

Yes, the news on all TV channels is inclined to devote a whole half-hour to picking over one topic.
It isn't a recent phenomenon as the late, much-missed, Miles Kington wrote a piece on "People with...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Aug 2020, 15:29
Replies: 711
Views: 38,237
Posted By Allan Lupton

Doch, und er kann Schweizerdeutsch richtig...

Doch, und er kann Schweizerdeutsch richtig buchstabieren!

TPBM flew as a passenger before 1950
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Aug 2020, 14:47
Replies: 187
Views: 9,788
Posted By Allan Lupton

I suppose sooner or later someone will remember...

I suppose sooner or later someone will remember this quotation, usually attributed to Sir Thomas Beecham:
"Why do we have to have all these third-rate foreign conductors around – when we have so...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Aug 2020, 14:57
Replies: 55
Views: 3,143
Posted By Allan Lupton

When I were a boy, Queen Mary was the Queen...

When I were a boy, Queen Mary was the Queen Mother, as her son was King - but previously she, like her daughter in law, had been Queen Consort. Of course when the King died his widow, being mother of...
25th Aug 2020, 15:00
Replies: 42
Views: 4,010
Posted By Allan Lupton

Yes and 111 was the bigger Spey-engined result of...

Yes and 111 was the bigger Spey-engined result of the all-nighter, but still with a Hunting type number.
What might be worth remembering was the DH121 was originally the result of an ad hoc grouping...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Aug 2020, 12:13
Replies: 69
Views: 3,178
Posted By Allan Lupton

Back to the thread title, on the TV News...

Back to the thread title, on the TV News yesterday they showed us how school classrooms would have to have children sitting on one side of the tables rather than both and that they would all face the...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Aug 2020, 12:06
Replies: 280
Views: 16,973
Posted By Allan Lupton

Yes, I had a letter telling me I had a free...

Yes, I had a letter telling me I had a free licence which would expire on 31 July but have had nothing since. This thread is the first related communication I've had but it does at least show I'm not...
24th Aug 2020, 17:55
Replies: 42
Views: 4,010
Posted By Allan Lupton

Yes it was and I remember Heinz Vogel telling us...

Yes it was and I remember Heinz Vogel telling us how they had had to do an all-nighter re-designing it to use the Spey engine - I think that was still as Hunting, but only just.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Aug 2020, 14:33
Replies: 115
Views: 6,088
Posted By Allan Lupton

Particularly when working out where the decimal...

Particularly when working out where the decimal point is to go.
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