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24th Nov 2022, 18:04
Replies: 155
Views: 47,366
Posted By JW411

That's very interesting. I flew the 146 for 19...

That's very interesting. I flew the 146 for 19 years and only had ONE engine failure.
7th Sep 2022, 16:01
Replies: 350
Views: 188,125
Posted By JW411

I think you might mean WJ945. (WH945 was a...

I think you might mean WJ945. (WH945 was a Canberra).
23rd Aug 2022, 09:17
Replies: 62
Views: 27,131
Posted By JW411

I wonder what sort of airliner carries 300...

I wonder what sort of airliner carries 300 passengers and only cruises at .75? Furthermore, we haven't had Souls on Board for quite some time (SOB) - it should be People on Board (POB).
21st Aug 2022, 17:38
Replies: 69
Views: 6,503
Posted By JW411

From my logbook: 07.03.80 DC10-10 G-BBSZ...

From my logbook:

07.03.80 DC10-10 G-BBSZ Gatwick - Turin - Luton

We had to be very careful not to put a truck over the edge of the runway when turning around since the minimum turning circle of...
20th Aug 2022, 11:43
Replies: 62
Views: 27,131
Posted By JW411

Listening to Radio 4 normally sends me to sleep.

Listening to Radio 4 normally sends me to sleep.
13th Aug 2022, 17:21
Replies: 63
Views: 16,653
Posted By JW411

Amen to that.

Amen to that.
11th Aug 2022, 19:29
Replies: 165
Views: 43,960
Posted By JW411

Bob Viking: It went something like this: ...

Bob Viking:
It went something like this:
08.08.60 Arrived at No.1 ITS South Cerney for commissioning course.
26.11.60 Passed out as an APO. (Given my scroll by Air Commodore The Duke of Hamilton...
10th Aug 2022, 15:19
Replies: 165
Views: 43,960
Posted By JW411

I am astonished to read that it takes from 6 - 8...

I am astonished to read that it takes from 6 - 8 years to complete flying training nowadays. I've just had a look in my logbook and I see that it took me almost exactly 2 years and 4 months from...
28th Apr 2022, 16:53
Replies: 41
Views: 5,713
Posted By JW411

I can also remember several ex-RAF wartime pilots...

I can also remember several ex-RAF wartime pilots wearing their medals ribbons on their airline uniform and they looked absolutely fine. Mind you, we are talking real campaign ribbons and DFCs etc....
26th Jan 2022, 17:26
Replies: 224
Views: 43,251
Posted By JW411

I remember a chap from my old days in the RAFGSA...

I remember a chap from my old days in the RAFGSA (1960/70s) who had barbed wire marks either side of his mouth which he had collected from an out-landing in Holland or Germany. He was lucky he didn't...
24th Jan 2022, 12:27
Replies: 90
Views: 12,487
Posted By JW411

We used to reckon that the Britannia was called...

We used to reckon that the Britannia was called the Whispering Giant because it had bu**er all to shout about.
31st Jul 2021, 13:19
Replies: 69
Views: 11,470
Posted By JW411

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/682x530/ercc_579435a830a9ce4c844ed4a191cb14f8ae0d9085.jpg
Engine-running crew change at Benson.
26th Jul 2021, 17:48
Replies: 7
Views: 3,647
Posted By JW411

Does anyone really give a stuff?

Does anyone really give a stuff?
21st Jul 2021, 16:48
Replies: 6
Views: 1,907
Posted By JW411

I've got one you can have (for free). Send me a...

I've got one you can have (for free). Send me a PM.
12th May 2021, 18:03
Replies: 41
Views: 7,494
Posted By JW411

Which is why it was known as the Vomit Comet.

Which is why it was known as the Vomit Comet.
10th Apr 2021, 17:48
Replies: 17
Views: 2,327
Posted By JW411

John; it's a hangar not a hanger.

John; it's a hangar not a hanger.
9th Apr 2021, 17:57
Replies: 58
Views: 26,558
Posted By JW411

To be honest, I am actually amazed that anyone...

To be honest, I am actually amazed that anyone even noticed.
12th Mar 2021, 17:19
Replies: 40
Views: 10,443
Posted By JW411

And if I remember right, the aiming point at...

And if I remember right, the aiming point at Tangmere was the letter "S" in a circle on runway 25 just before the intersection. (Today's piece of useless information).
11th Mar 2021, 18:09
Replies: 40
Views: 10,443
Posted By JW411

Which reminds me of a (fortunately) funny story....

Which reminds me of a (fortunately) funny story. The first time I got involved with dropping a double MSP (Medium Stressed Platform) I was a young co-pilot flying with my learned ancient captain who...
11th Mar 2021, 18:08
Replies: 40
Views: 10,443
Posted By JW411

Which reminds me of a (fortunately) funny story....

Which reminds me of a (fortunately) funny story. The first time I got involved with dropping a double MSP (Medium Stressed Platform) I was a young co-pilot flying with my learned ancient captain who...
6th Mar 2021, 15:38
Replies: 450
Views: 119,841
Posted By JW411

I always thought that Ian Dick's parents had a...

I always thought that Ian Dick's parents had a sense of humour when they gave him the initials "ICH".
5th Mar 2021, 18:01
Replies: 73
Views: 39,934
Posted By JW411

I don't know what sort of aeroplane BA/BY has...

I don't know what sort of aeroplane BA/BY has been flying but I simply cannot go along with his statement that "the wing, stab and fin are completely clear of contamination. Each time, every time...
13th Feb 2021, 11:15
Replies: 530
Views: 167,024
Posted By JW411

I had it in my mind that 2 Navs together was...

I had it in my mind that 2 Navs together was known as solid state stereo.
12th Feb 2021, 18:01
Replies: 530
Views: 167,024
Posted By JW411

I think it was Henry Morgan. Halfway across the...

I think it was Henry Morgan. Halfway across the Pond in the middle of the night I got out of my seat to go for a walk (we are in a Belfast). Going past Henry I asked him in a jocular fashion "Are we...
12th Feb 2021, 17:45
Replies: 34
Views: 19,726
Posted By JW411

This sort of reminds me of my first visit to...

This sort of reminds me of my first visit to Bardufoss on 16.02.65. It was snowing like hell and we broke out at minimums from a PAR approach. Landed on a runway with snow rolled flat with gravel...
19th Jan 2021, 17:04
Replies: 13
Views: 2,826
Posted By JW411

That's a great shame. I flew with Dick a few...

That's a great shame. I flew with Dick a few times and shared several ales with him. He was good company.
19th Jan 2021, 12:53
Replies: 0
Views: 1,109
Posted By JW411

Wg Cdr E C Rigg MBE AFC MRAeS

Eddie died peacefully yesterday 18.01.21 aged 94. See "Where Are They Now" forum.
8th Jan 2021, 17:40
Replies: 21
Views: 6,568
Posted By JW411

Not true. The Sultan drew a pistol to shoot his...

Not true. The Sultan drew a pistol to shoot his son Qaboos but only succeeded in shooting himself in the foot. He was quickly bundled into the waiting casevac Ardet Argosy at Salalah with full...
27th Nov 2020, 12:49
Replies: 3,889
Views: 1,539,915
Posted By JW411

He was probably ex-Laker. That is exactly what we...

He was probably ex-Laker. That is exactly what we did when turning round in the turning circle at Luton. F/E at One Door Left on the interphone could tell me just how close I was getting to the grass.
15th Nov 2020, 17:28
Replies: 60
Views: 23,905
Posted By JW411

35 years ago DOD decided that I should be a Field...

35 years ago DOD decided that I should be a Field Officer Grade 4 (O-4). This was a little bit bit better than my ex-RAF rank of Flt Lt.
14th Nov 2020, 18:59
Replies: 96
Views: 64,729
Posted By JW411

Just to introduce a bit of levity into what is...

Just to introduce a bit of levity into what is going to be a long "why didn't he do this or that" from people who have mostly never been near an aeroplane but think that they know everything.

When...
24th Oct 2020, 12:58
Replies: 843
Views: 306,729
Posted By JW411

My vote is a Wellington and a Blenheim V.

My vote is a Wellington and a Blenheim V.
15th Oct 2020, 12:57
Replies: 843
Views: 306,729
Posted By JW411

Now that we have successfully got out of Aden,...

Now that we have successfully got out of Aden, let's go back to getting out of El Adem. I quote from my book about 53 Squadron:

"A coup d'etat in Libya by Colonel Mohammer Ghaddafi deposed King...
9th Oct 2020, 17:41
Replies: 843
Views: 306,729
Posted By JW411

There was no RAF Khormaksar in 1968. We left in...

There was no RAF Khormaksar in 1968. We left in November 1967. My personal last flight out was XP408 Khormaksar - Muharraq on the 23rd.
8th Oct 2020, 12:53
Replies: 68
Views: 13,611
Posted By JW411

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

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