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19th Jul 2019, 20:46
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Posted By Tempsford

Thank you, you may well be right.

Thank you, you may well be right.
18th Jul 2019, 21:06
Replies: 18
Views: 3,483
Posted By Tempsford

Thank you for your feedback folks. I worked on...

Thank you for your feedback folks. I worked on military and civil Britannias and noted the permutations of the colours of throttle lever knobs. It always puzzled me and still does. Hopefully there is...
14th Jul 2019, 11:22
Replies: 18
Views: 3,483
Posted By Tempsford

Britannia Throttle Levers

Can anyone please advise as to why the throttle levers on the Brit have different coloured knobs. On the Brits I have seen 1&2 are the same colour with 3&4 being another colour. Any guidance from ex...
16th Mar 2018, 11:14
Replies: 3,842
Views: 1,165,844
Posted By Tempsford

I concur, all three hangars are still there....

I concur, all three hangars are still there. Google Earth Satellite verifies this. Either H 24 or 26 still has the rails in the floor for the dollies to allow the Napier Lincoln to be hangared...
18th Feb 2018, 17:33
Replies: 3,842
Views: 1,165,844
Posted By Tempsford

The scale of the three Court Line Girls in front...

The scale of the three Court Line Girls in front of the 1-11 is interesting. Must have been the ‘Tom Thumb’ Crew?
6th Oct 2017, 19:22
Replies: 3,842
Views: 1,165,844
Posted By Tempsford

The Air Start unit used to start the 720 plugged...

The Air Start unit used to start the 720 plugged into the l/h fuselage just fwd of the wing. This noisy beast was also very heavy. Towing it slowly was advisable as it took some stopping. On the...
6th Oct 2017, 19:16
Replies: 3,842
Views: 1,165,844
Posted By Tempsford

As one of the Airline Engineering guys who...

As one of the Airline Engineering guys who applied a ‘calculated tap’ to the Spey I can tell you that it was the CSDS PRV that we ‘tapped’. The mechanism was prone to sticking. I have seen various...
1st Oct 2017, 00:31
Replies: 3,842
Views: 1,165,844
Posted By Tempsford

There was an engine test cell down there. Might...

There was an engine test cell down there. Might have something to do with it?
29th Sep 2016, 08:45
Replies: 3,842
Views: 1,165,844
Posted By Tempsford

Up on the Ponderosa there is G-BCBA B720-023B in...

Up on the Ponderosa there is G-BCBA B720-023B in Invicta colors. This a/c went to Air Nuigini in Feb 16. It returned to the UK in 1977 and then operated for Monarch.
27th Sep 2016, 18:23
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Views: 1,165,844
Posted By Tempsford

OY-APU leased to Monarch from Maersk as G-BBZG...

OY-APU leased to Monarch from Maersk as G-BBZG from 02-02-74 to 12-12-75. The aircraft then returned to Maersk. That would tally with the December 75 date for the photo.
Temps.
26th Sep 2016, 06:32
Replies: 4,339
Views: 2,583,368
Posted By Tempsford

Well said Aluminium Shuffler. I fail to...

Well said Aluminium Shuffler. I fail to understand anyone who takes pleasure in another persons misfortune. The airline industry is tenuous enough without such irresponsible behaviour. As an ex...
27th Aug 2016, 20:30
Replies: 70
Views: 88,295
Posted By Tempsford

It appears that The Inlet Cowl has failed...

It appears that The Inlet Cowl has failed structurally as the remaining part of the assembly is still attached to the Engine Fan Case. The failure appears to have gone into the Wing Leading Edge and...
25th Aug 2016, 15:16
Replies: 55
Views: 16,669
Posted By Tempsford

I flew on Carvair G-ASDC LTN-NAP in the late 70's...

I flew on Carvair G-ASDC LTN-NAP in the late 70's carrying a RR Spey to change on a Monarch BAC 1-11. I arrived at work in time to be advised that the rest of the engine change team had gone on the...
17th Apr 2016, 16:29
Replies: 3,842
Views: 1,165,844
Posted By Tempsford

I worked with your dad for many years at Airline...

I worked with your dad for many years at Airline Engineering. A good guy.
Tempsford
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Feb 2016, 17:51
Replies: 64
Views: 7,089
Posted By Tempsford

Flight Engineers, for those that never flew with...

Flight Engineers, for those that never flew with one, you'll never know what you missed. For those who did, things have never been the same since they went.
30th Jan 2016, 17:04
Replies: 10
Views: 3,091
Posted By Tempsford

A true gent. The last time I saw Don was over a...

A true gent. The last time I saw Don was over a cup of coffee at LGW with his grandson talking about a career in aviation. I too remember the Shuttleworth visit. Sad news, will raise a glass tonight.
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Feb 2015, 00:32
Replies: 262
Views: 40,249
Posted By Tempsford

As I said, what did happen in the last 100 years...

As I said, what did happen in the last 100 years in many cases has not helped. A lot of what we see now is 'pay back' time for occurrences over many centuries. This time however, it is different,...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Feb 2015, 11:14
Replies: 262
Views: 40,249
Posted By Tempsford

Thank you Orac. Now very fed up with the problems...

Thank you Orac. Now very fed up with the problems of the modern world being solely put on what were the 'colonial powers'. Many hide behind this, but a lot of what we see today in for example, the...
2nd Jul 2014, 18:30
Replies: 4
Views: 2,253
Posted By Tempsford

If this is Paul Shepard who was at Monarch as...

If this is Paul Shepard who was at Monarch as well, I also heard that he had passed a few years ago. I worked on the 720 with Somali in the early 70's. I was in Mogadishu recently, an enlightening...
25th Jun 2014, 14:54
Replies: 18,247
Views: 1,999,814
Posted By Tempsford

Is it Rand Airport? Oops, too late

Is it Rand Airport?

Oops, too late
Forum: Jet Blast
26th May 2014, 18:04
Replies: 45
Views: 2,881
Posted By Tempsford

See you were post 18 con, typical Yank, late as...

See you were post 18 con, typical Yank, late as usual....
Big hugs, Temps.
11th Apr 2014, 10:58
Replies: 24
Views: 4,490
Posted By Tempsford

Phileas, that's a good rumour to start.

Phileas, that's a good rumour to start.
10th Apr 2014, 19:08
Replies: 24
Views: 4,490
Posted By Tempsford

They came, they went and very few have managed...

They came, they went and very few have managed what Monarch has done.48 years this year as 'The Monarch' (how much has that call sign annoyed you over the years). Often derided, but a survivor....
27th Oct 2013, 17:01
Replies: 18,247
Views: 1,999,814
Posted By Tempsford

A few family ties with Blackpool. Vickers,...

A few family ties with Blackpool. Vickers, Lancashire Aircraft Corporation, Hawker, Silver City, Autair, Britannia, BIA, Monarch plus a few more. If you turn the camera round you will see Abbey Road,...
27th Oct 2013, 15:31
Replies: 18,247
Views: 1,999,814
Posted By Tempsford

Squires Gate?

Squires Gate?
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