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6th Nov 2019, 09:56
Replies: 15
Views: 2,341
Posted By Offchocks

Thanks Gents for the info and humour!

Thanks Gents for the info and humour!
5th Nov 2019, 23:36
Replies: 15
Views: 2,341
Posted By Offchocks

Aircraft Formation

At 10:20 this morning a loose formation of 8-10 light aircraft flew over Gosford heading north, anybody know what the occasion is?
13th Sep 2019, 22:13
Replies: 69
Views: 20,112
Posted By Offchocks

Back in the early 70s I went for a flight as a...

Back in the early 70s I went for a flight as a passenger in a black Comanche 400 out of Parafield. Having only flown the likes of 172s and PA28s I was gob smacked at the performance, what a lovely...
10th Aug 2019, 05:50
Replies: 63
Views: 14,550
Posted By Offchocks

No they were scheduled flights with one in the...

No they were scheduled flights with one in the morning and another in the evening, as I understood it they were for route proving before the F27 was used. Good fun for a young lad in 1977!
9th Aug 2019, 07:38
Replies: 63
Views: 14,550
Posted By Offchocks

I did quite a few NWI-LHR and they were quite...

I did quite a few NWI-LHR and they were quite full, but that was in the Navajo!
10th Jul 2019, 01:29
Replies: 49
Views: 7,809
Posted By Offchocks

It was most probably with Air Anglia as AirUK did...

It was most probably with Air Anglia as AirUK did not come into existence until 1979 I believe. If memory serves me correctly, Air Anglia had a lone Herald but didn't start operating it until 1977.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Jun 2019, 22:08
Replies: 25
Views: 8,007
Posted By Offchocks

“one carry-on weighing no more than 40 pounds.” ...

“one carry-on weighing no more than 40 pounds.”
Well that is a pretty generous carry-on allowance, I wonder if the airlines will accept it?
28th May 2019, 07:53
Replies: 43
Views: 11,057
Posted By Offchocks

Thanks for the information, the 1-11 was my first...

Thanks for the information, the 1-11 was my first jet, but after 35 years on Boeings I cant remember a great deal about it!
28th May 2019, 01:09
Replies: 43
Views: 11,057
Posted By Offchocks

CSDS....... constant speed drive system? I...

CSDS....... constant speed drive system?

I remember from 35 plus years ago on BAC 1-11s in far flung places, standing under the engine stub turning valves doing manual engine starts. The Spanish...
16th Apr 2019, 23:42
Replies: 82
Views: 46,085
Posted By Offchocks

I never use to volunteer what I did for a living...

I never use to volunteer what I did for a living until the questions backed me into a corner. I was never ashamed of my profession, but I’m just not the sort of person who self promotes.
I do think...
3rd Apr 2019, 21:19
Replies: 61
Views: 22,978
Posted By Offchocks

I’m afraid not, the last time I saw a tephigram...

I’m afraid not, the last time I saw a tephigram was 45 years ago.
2nd Apr 2019, 21:39
Replies: 61
Views: 22,978
Posted By Offchocks

This may sound like heresy to some, but I believe...

This may sound like heresy to some, but I believe a lot of the in-depth knowledge that was required for the UK ATPL had little practical value in the real world. The only possible reason for it was...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Feb 2019, 01:21
Replies: 261
Views: 65,242
Posted By Offchocks

I had a scam call from a woman saying my MS...

I had a scam call from a woman saying my MS system had some problems, after a couple of minutes I just said you must be pulling my leg to which she replied ........... "it is not long enough" and...
12th Feb 2019, 12:00
Replies: 38
Views: 4,741
Posted By Offchocks

Using an online inflation calculator, I came up...

Using an online inflation calculator, I came up with £1000 in 1962 is the equivalent of £20,932 in 2018.
27th Jan 2019, 20:04
Replies: 16
Views: 5,443
Posted By Offchocks

It really depends on where your final goal lies....

It really depends on where your final goal lies. Personally I changed airlines and went to Jet FO after having been a Turboprop Captain (F27) for a year, I even paid out an upgrade training bond for...
10th Sep 2018, 14:32
Replies: 26
Views: 8,697
Posted By Offchocks

I only knew Graham from the times when we were...

I only knew Graham from the times when we were part of QF gatherings having breakfast at Connie’s in Perth. A funny man with a great sense of humour! RIP.
9th Sep 2018, 22:18
Replies: 3,833
Views: 1,128,226
Posted By Offchocks

Back in the late 70s and early 80s, Monarch use...

Back in the late 70s and early 80s, Monarch use to have an Italian speaker on their Italian flights. I remember being introduced by one Italian speaker to her uncle at 1:00am on a extended transit at...
5th Sep 2018, 13:36
Replies: 3,833
Views: 1,128,226
Posted By Offchocks

Georgeablelovehowindia I know Sandy very well as...

Georgeablelovehowindia I know Sandy very well as we started on the same course and correspond on FB occasionally, I did not know about the dump truck though.
When on the 737 I blew over a "honey"...
5th Sep 2018, 08:57
Replies: 3,833
Views: 1,128,226
Posted By Offchocks

Two of the 1-11s were ex Court Line and I think...

Two of the 1-11s were ex Court Line and I think the third was from Bcal. The two ex Court Line aircraft had the seat back catering when I joined in '78, but how long those seats remained I'm not sure.
5th Sep 2018, 08:53
Replies: 3,833
Views: 1,128,226
Posted By Offchocks

Yes I did mean John Wheelright, I was trying to...

Yes I did mean John Wheelright, I was trying to be slightly discreet, failed again!:)
5th Sep 2018, 03:50
Replies: 3,833
Views: 1,128,226
Posted By Offchocks

Great to see those Mayflys. I operated as a FO on...

Great to see those Mayflys. I operated as a FO on the 28thJuly down to Milan with John "Woodright", then the following day down to Alicante with John McLean-Hall, what a great Captain and wonderfully...
30th Jul 2018, 12:59
Replies: 13
Views: 2,091
Posted By Offchocks

Merci Monsieur Le Pingouin it worked!

Merci Monsieur Le Pingouin it worked!
29th Jul 2018, 22:59
Replies: 13
Views: 2,091
Posted By Offchocks

Reading Pprune problem

Whilst reading Pprune on my IPad, after loading the main home page or subsequent threads, when I scroll down the page doesn’t move smoothly but “staggers” down or may even return to the beginning....
12th Jul 2018, 01:49
Replies: 503
Views: 277,282
Posted By Offchocks

Both have been heavily involved for a number of...

Both have been heavily involved for a number of years with the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) south of Sydney. Together, the aircraft they have flown are the DC3, Caribou, Convair...
9th Jul 2018, 21:57
Replies: 259
Views: 48,229
Posted By Offchocks

Correct and I personally retired voluntarily at...

Correct and I personally retired voluntarily at 63. I don’t have a problem with those that wish to continue working at 65 plus if they can pass their medicals etc., however I doubt there would be...
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