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15th Jul 2019, 12:03
Replies: 18
Views: 2,173
Posted By JW411

I asked two ex-Britannia captains about...

I asked two ex-Britannia captains about multi-coloured throttles this morning and I got two blank stares. "I thought they were all black" was the response.
27th May 2019, 08:41
Replies: 28
Views: 9,634
Posted By JW411

I served on 105 Sqn (Argosy) with John Stap in...

I served on 105 Sqn (Argosy) with John Stap in Aden. Great man and a pleasure to be around.
26th May 2019, 17:04
Replies: 19
Views: 2,175
Posted By JW411

Well, it was about 50 years ago so perhaps the...

Well, it was about 50 years ago so perhaps the story can be told. I am in the RAF and go home on leave (to Scotland). Big friend works in Scottish Centre. Over a couple of beers the funny story...
7th May 2019, 11:15
Replies: 98
Views: 41,391
Posted By JW411

We had a Nav called Andy McHugh on 105 Sqn...

We had a Nav called Andy McHugh on 105 Sqn (Argosys) in Aden. Great chap but sadly no longer with us.
16th Apr 2019, 11:06
Replies: 125
Views: 192,543
Posted By JW411

Meester proach: "It's like stepping back to...

Meester proach: "It's like stepping back to 1975".

What was wrong with 1975? I thought it was pretty good.
30th Mar 2019, 11:56
Replies: 5
Views: 2,603
Posted By JW411

There is a better response on the Laker facebook...

There is a better response on the Laker facebook site.
10th Mar 2019, 15:40
Replies: 33
Views: 10,901
Posted By JW411

I can remember bringing him back to Bahrain from...

I can remember bringing him back to Bahrain from Sharjah one afternoon (in an Argosy). He had just been told that 8 Squadron was going to have to hand in their Hunters and replace them with...
10th Mar 2019, 15:16
Replies: 19
Views: 9,127
Posted By JW411

In my last company we always did a manual landing...

In my last company we always did a manual landing from a CAT II approach. Why? The aircraft was not equipped for auto-landings!
25th Feb 2019, 14:40
Replies: 15
Views: 1,927
Posted By JW411

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/897x594/tpxm940_874d04e0d77f2e98939dd741ac65c5faca196784.jpg
XM940 21 Squadron RAF Khormaksar families day 1967.
21st Feb 2019, 16:19
Replies: 52
Views: 33,055
Posted By JW411

rog747: The date was 19.12.1980. G-BGXG LAX...

rog747:

The date was 19.12.1980. G-BGXG LAX 0224Z LGW 1113Z.
20th Feb 2019, 09:57
Replies: 52
Views: 33,055
Posted By JW411

I once did LAX to LGW in a Laker DC-10-30 in 8...

I once did LAX to LGW in a Laker DC-10-30 in 8 hours 49 minutes (take-off to landing).
9th Feb 2019, 14:44
Replies: 36
Views: 5,308
Posted By JW411

Without even thinking too deeply about it, I know...

Without even thinking too deeply about it, I know of 2 navs, an AEO and a Cpl Armourer that spring to mind who went on to have long and successful careers as airline captains.
23rd Jan 2019, 08:27
Replies: 5
Views: 1,704
Posted By JW411

Lovely man. I flew with Peter on the DC-10 with...

Lovely man. I flew with Peter on the DC-10 with Laker and it was always a good experience.
22nd Jan 2019, 15:14
Replies: 15
Views: 5,306
Posted By JW411

I have just had an email from Graham's daughter...

I have just had an email from Graham's daughter Ceriann. She has asked me to advise that his funeral is to be held at Worth Crematorium, Crawley at 13.30 (Local) on Monday, 11 February 2019. If you...
18th Jan 2019, 16:52
Replies: 8
Views: 1,178
Posted By JW411

Unless it was a Mickey Finn? It would have been...

Unless it was a Mickey Finn? It would have been quite difficult to get a train to Machrihanish.
15th Jan 2019, 14:56
Replies: 15
Views: 5,306
Posted By JW411

He certainly was.

He certainly was.
12th Jan 2019, 10:39
Replies: 173
Views: 196,159
Posted By JW411

Well, I used to go into and out of Shiraz 50...

Well, I used to go into and out of Shiraz 50 years ago when I was in the RAF flying the old Argosy which had the climb performance (on all four) of a wet brick. I don't remember it being a problem...
10th Jan 2019, 14:04
Replies: 15
Views: 5,306
Posted By JW411

Graham Humberstone

The one and only Graham Humberstone was found dead in bed yesterday. RAF Transport Command Argosy and Belfast, Laker Airways and Gulf Air. Farewell old mate, your jokes will last forever.
6th Jan 2019, 16:14
Replies: 25
Views: 14,917
Posted By JW411

It has been my experience in the past that...

It has been my experience in the past that forcing management into having to wet lease has brought matters to an earlier conclusion since it costs them a small fortune on top of their usual outgoings.
Forum: Freight Dogs
19th Dec 2018, 16:05
Replies: 37
Views: 20,035
Posted By JW411

An ex-TMAC friend tells me that Malcolm Porter is...

An ex-TMAC friend tells me that Malcolm Porter is sadly no longer with us.
17th Nov 2018, 16:31
Replies: 102
Views: 11,064
Posted By JW411

Franek: I have sent you a PM. JW411.

Franek: I have sent you a PM. JW411.
10th Nov 2018, 16:18
Replies: 102
Views: 11,064
Posted By JW411

I knew Flt Lt Lew "Lefty" Kurylowicz (ex-316 Sqn...

I knew Flt Lt Lew "Lefty" Kurylowicz (ex-316 Sqn I think) quite well in the 1960s and 1970s.
10th Nov 2018, 16:00
Replies: 56
Views: 17,703
Posted By JW411

I once flew for an operator (in the USA) which...

I once flew for an operator (in the USA) which had a mix of cross hairs and V-bars on the fleet. After a couple of weeks, you don't even notice.
10th Nov 2018, 11:51
Replies: 190
Views: 64,633
Posted By JW411

Some years ago (before I retired) I was told by a...

Some years ago (before I retired) I was told by a CAA Ops Inspector that he had recently been on the jump seat of a BA flight from MXP to LHR. The hero in the Left Seat gave such an epic brief that...
25th Oct 2018, 15:48
Replies: 39
Views: 15,065
Posted By JW411

By the way, does anyone else remember having to...

By the way, does anyone else remember having to do an engine re-start in the air as part of their PPL syllabus? I did my PPL on the Tiger Moth in 1958 and remember this exercise well. I seem to...
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