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9th Oct 2019, 17:08
Replies: 16
Views: 1,735
Posted By scotbill

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Cracked it ! BOAC strike 1969
9th Oct 2019, 15:57
Replies: 16
Views: 1,735
Posted By scotbill

BOAC strike was in 1969. I have a picture of a...

BOAC strike was in 1969. I have a picture of a row of VC10s and a 707 parked by the perimeter road at the Engineering Base but can't remember how to upload it!
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Sep 2019, 18:16
Replies: 24
Views: 2,149
Posted By scotbill

A cocky young student from Bangor Caused...

A cocky young student from Bangor
Caused teacher much sorrow and anger,
By attempting to take -off
Before taking the brake off
Or opening the door of the hangar
21st Aug 2019, 14:04
Replies: 8
Views: 3,083
Posted By scotbill

Daliburgh: Tommy MacDonald has a picture of...

Daliburgh:

Tommy MacDonald has a picture of a Dragon on the machair at Askernish.
21st Aug 2019, 14:02
Replies: 8
Views: 3,083
Posted By scotbill

the Spartan Cruiser which was a trimotor (Gypsy...

the Spartan Cruiser
which was a trimotor (Gypsy Major) monoplane for 2 crew and 8 passenges. There were 2 marks in airline service, the Cruser II with range of 310 miles, max speed 133 MPH (cruising...
19th Aug 2019, 14:06
Replies: 87
Views: 138,961
Posted By scotbill

This kind of damage seems to be usually...

This kind of damage seems to be usually associated with nosewheel first touchdowns - often as a result of excessive speed or windshear.
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Aug 2019, 13:53
Replies: 15
Views: 1,875
Posted By scotbill

Apparently one reason for young girls carrying...

Apparently one reason for young girls carrying knives is to save their boyfriends from arrest in a stop-and-search.
8th Jul 2019, 18:01
Replies: 9
Views: 2,065
Posted By scotbill

I believe it is true that more American pilots...

I believe it is true that more American pilots died in training than died in combat - but have never seen corresponding figures for the RAF
23rd Apr 2019, 16:29
Replies: 6
Views: 1,577
Posted By scotbill

Where's the Scottish celebration? On the 2nd of...

Where's the Scottish celebration?
On the 2nd of July 1919, R34 (built at Inchinnan near Glasgow Airport) set off from East Fortune just a fortnight after Alcock and Brown's epic flight and reached...
19th Aug 2018, 09:12
Replies: 103
Views: 39,417
Posted By scotbill

Thank you for that. I've always assumed that it...

Thank you for that. I've always assumed that it must have been fuel contamination but your account suggests it could have been water from the nosewheel wave putting the fire out.

On the Trident...
30th May 2018, 16:34
Replies: 22
Views: 5,060
Posted By scotbill

Long routine briefings on familiar...

Long routine briefings on familiar departures/arrivals fit the definition of too many university lectures: "a system whereby the notes of the lecturer pass into the notebook of the student without...
31st Mar 2018, 09:25
Replies: 45
Views: 22,646
Posted By scotbill

A lot of the SNP faithful get their news/views...

A lot of the SNP faithful get their news/views from RT as it supports Independence (knowing it would weaken UK defences). They reject the BBC as biassed because it does not swallow completely the...
23rd Aug 2017, 14:34
Replies: 57
Views: 7,680
Posted By scotbill

Don't recall Malta being used for Viscount ...

Don't recall Malta being used for Viscount training in the 60s although they operated the London-Rome-Luqa as well as Luqa-Tripoli-Benghazi and Luqa- Catania for Malta airlines. My V800 conversion...
23rd Aug 2017, 13:28
Replies: 23
Views: 3,680
Posted By scotbill

Let's not forget all the poor nervous souls who...

Let's not forget all the poor nervous souls who had to fly the Doves to get an Instrument Rating
23rd Aug 2017, 13:16
Replies: 43
Views: 18,216
Posted By scotbill

Would rate as a strong breeze in Benbecula

Would rate as a strong breeze in Benbecula
12th Mar 2017, 13:44
Replies: 42
Views: 9,671
Posted By scotbill

The approved RAF crab technique nearly ended my...

The approved RAF crab technique nearly ended my aviation career prematurely on my first experience (at summer camp) of applying it on runways.

Later in commercial aviation in Scotland on Dakotas I...
22nd Dec 2016, 22:38
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By scotbill

Thanks guys. Fortunately for me this one...

Thanks guys.

Fortunately for me this one proved to be reasonably simple to get rid of - a couple of reboots cleared the message.
(It specifically warns you not to restart or switch the computer...
22nd Dec 2016, 20:54
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
Posted By scotbill

Windows blocked?

While browsing FB message appears:

Windows has been blocked due to suspicious activity! - do not shut down or restart your computer

An 0800 number is given which apparently relates to a firm in...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Oct 2016, 12:12
Replies: 25
Views: 2,512
Posted By scotbill

Wish TV directors would watch this and take pity...

Wish TV directors would watch this and take pity on us old duffers who struggle to hear lines when all we have is the back of the actor's head against the swelling background music.
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Sep 2016, 08:53
Replies: 50
Views: 13,746
Posted By scotbill

Is there some good reason that they cannot be...

Is there some good reason that they cannot be flown on military flights?
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Sep 2016, 13:46
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By scotbill

There have been reports in the past that some...

There have been reports in the past that some baggage handlers regard Fragile notices as a challenge and have taken a deliberate and violent dislike of music cases in particular.
11th Aug 2016, 20:42
Replies: 102
Views: 28,038
Posted By scotbill

Reverse in the flare was very useful given...

Reverse in the flare was very useful given Trident high approach speeds. But Edi 31/13 was perfectly usable without it (as were all the other ex-RAF 6000 foot runways) provided it wasn't wet....
Forum: Tech Log
11th Aug 2016, 10:01
Replies: 10
Views: 2,168
Posted By scotbill

The 75 metre figure was arrived at in the early...

The 75 metre figure was arrived at in the early discussions about CAT III limits at Heathrow.

The Fire Service stated they would have difficulty finding an aircraft in anything less.
19th Apr 2016, 23:27
Replies: 102
Views: 28,038
Posted By scotbill

That is just so much horlicks that I can't be...

That is just so much horlicks that I can't be bothered to debate it.

I'm sure the Highlands and Islands division was profoundly grateful to be spared your patronage.
18th Apr 2016, 14:01
Replies: 102
Views: 28,038
Posted By scotbill

Blind Pew does strain to the limit my resolution...

Blind Pew does strain to the limit my resolution not to indulge in ad hominem.

However - my generation came onto the T3 around 1973 after about 15 years in the airline - most of that in the right...
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