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25th May 2022, 05:13
Replies: 1,138
Views: 75,211
Posted By chevvron

Peter Sellers not Sellars

Peter Sellers not Sellars
24th May 2022, 10:03
Replies: 412
Views: 92,825
Posted By chevvron

I know when RAFCAM moved to Boscombe from...

I know when RAFCAM moved to Boscombe from Farnborough in about '94 they only had one aircraft but who owns it now I don't know.
Forum: ATC Issues
24th May 2022, 09:57
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By chevvron

Presumably operated by an assistant so the...

Presumably operated by an assistant so the ADV/ADI position can do both air and GMC.
24th May 2022, 09:51
Replies: 1,138
Views: 75,211
Posted By chevvron

'Pacemaker' and 'ticking over?' Looks like...

'Pacemaker' and 'ticking over?'
Looks like somewhere in Indonesia but having never been there I haven't a clue so it might just as well be Christmas Hill near Marlow.
24th May 2022, 00:58
Replies: 15
Views: 4,683
Posted By chevvron

He's also sent me a PM about this

He's also sent me a PM about this
24th May 2022, 00:51
Replies: 412
Views: 92,825
Posted By chevvron

There's only supposed to be 7 aircraft this...

There's only supposed to be 7 aircraft this season.
Forum: ATC Issues
23rd May 2022, 11:55
Replies: 83
Views: 25,656
Posted By chevvron

This subject has already been adequately dealt...

This subject has already been adequately dealt with in the 'Military' forum under the name 'Does Blackbird successor ....... actually exist' with the most recent posting on 23 Apr 2022.
Forum: ATC Issues
22nd May 2022, 12:40
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By chevvron

I don't know the full details but I believe it...

I don't know the full details but I believe it all stemmed from an 'occurence' at Cardiff where NATS operated both ATS and the navigation facilities.
NATS closed for the night and suddenly the...
Forum: ATC Issues
22nd May 2022, 11:02
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By chevvron

The CAA required all aerodrome authorities to...

The CAA required all aerodrome authorities to provide their own equipment sometime in the '80s thus allowing ANSPs to be changed without withdrawl of facilities however some companies like NATS...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st May 2022, 22:35
Replies: 25
Views: 6,151
Posted By chevvron

I thought NATO had a military base there at...

I thought NATO had a military base there at Incurlik.
Forum: Jet Blast
21st May 2022, 03:29
Replies: 44
Views: 6,753
Posted By chevvron

It's a ploy by Putin; he's producing the virus in...

It's a ploy by Putin; he's producing the virus in order to divert attention from the disgusting war he's waging.
18th May 2022, 17:12
Replies: 5
Views: 2,860
Posted By chevvron

How many 'Royals' still fly out of Northolt? In...

How many 'Royals' still fly out of Northolt? In my experience, the ones west of London tended to use Farnborough.
Forum: Jet Blast
18th May 2022, 17:00
Replies: 38
Views: 2,965
Posted By chevvron

The Swindon and Cricklade (near Blunsdon) used to...

The Swindon and Cricklade (near Blunsdon) used to do driving 'courses'.
I did my first in an 0-4-0 saddle tank; 4 light engine runs back and forth along their (approx) mile of track; you would then...
16th May 2022, 11:49
Replies: 16
Views: 4,261
Posted By chevvron

Now the Hawk Mk 1s have gone, they gotta do...

Now the Hawk Mk 1s have gone, they gotta do something with the airfield.
Forum: ATC Issues
15th May 2022, 16:17
Replies: 43
Views: 4,403
Posted By chevvron

Sorry I'm a bit out of touch; I'm still...

Sorry I'm a bit out of touch; I'm still marvelling at NATS getting the contract for St Athan, so who's got it now then?
15th May 2022, 15:15
Replies: 38
Views: 3,463
Posted By chevvron

Thinking back, after my 18 min over Bovingdon, I...

Thinking back, after my 18 min over Bovingdon, I was sent the Soaring Certificate and the Advanced Gliding Certificate in the same envelope; I then had to apply to the BGA for the enamel 'C' badge.
Forum: ATC Issues
15th May 2022, 13:43
Replies: 43
Views: 4,403
Posted By chevvron

SARG are entitled to require any level of service...

SARG are entitled to require any level of service to be provided at any location (it's written in CAP 670); I don't know what criteria they apply but when I suggested a 'relaxation' of their rules to...
Forum: ATC Issues
15th May 2022, 13:30
Replies: 43
Views: 4,403
Posted By chevvron

ANS are thinking of bidding for ATC services at a...

ANS are thinking of bidding for ATC services at a remote location ie remote tower etc but I can't tell you where.
Forum: ATC Issues
15th May 2022, 11:51
Replies: 43
Views: 4,403
Posted By chevvron

'Cos the CAA said they had to same as they did at...

'Cos the CAA said they had to same as they did at Wycombe.
Forum: ATC Issues
15th May 2022, 08:38
Replies: 43
Views: 4,403
Posted By chevvron

Most likely Redhill; as soon as someone with a...

Most likely Redhill; as soon as someone with a newly acquired rating (ie never validated) gets their MER, they bugger off to somewhere paying much more. Same thing kept happening at Wycombe.
Forum: ATC Issues
15th May 2022, 08:32
Replies: 73
Views: 30,695
Posted By chevvron

Happened back in 1968. I had just been selected...

Happened back in 1968.
I had just been selected for Air Traffic Control Assistant (ATCA; the 'old' name for ATSAs) duties in December 1967 by the Board of Trade; suddenly the government decided...
15th May 2022, 08:24
Replies: 38
Views: 3,463
Posted By chevvron

Never got to Halesland; my 3rd gull was obtained...

Never got to Halesland; my 3rd gull was obtained after my CFI said 'take '150 solo and don't come back for at least 15 minutes'.(I did 18 min, climbing a bit higher than I should have but I don't...
10th May 2022, 20:27
Replies: 38
Views: 3,463
Posted By chevvron

At Bovingdon we used to collect large pieces of...

At Bovingdon we used to collect large pieces of sticky backed dayglo (ah La Val Singleton) discarded in bins, these being for the resident Ansons/Devons/Pembrokes.
I still have the green A&B plus...
8th May 2022, 20:28
Replies: 1,138
Views: 75,211
Posted By chevvron

Flat fields so possibly Littlestone?

Flat fields so possibly Littlestone?
7th May 2022, 10:38
Replies: 421
Views: 185,063
Posted By chevvron

'The Liquidator'? That's one I never heard of;...

'The Liquidator'? That's one I never heard of; looks like the photo is of ATC Cadets on parade.
From '65 to '67 (when the gliding school from Hendon moved in), I was flying Air Cadet gliders from...
7th May 2022, 10:35
Replies: 48
Views: 7,064
Posted By chevvron

Sheesh now you tell me. Years ago when I flew...

Sheesh now you tell me.
Years ago when I flew left hand seat in XW 941 from Farnborough, I was handed the FRCs and told 'you have been briefed on the emergency undercarriage lowering system haven't...
6th May 2022, 10:54
Replies: 421
Views: 185,063
Posted By chevvron

Definitely looks like a small hangar next to the...

Definitely looks like a small hangar next to the tower; wonder when that was used 'cos the later strip used was across the other side of the airfield.
Forum: ATC Issues
6th May 2022, 00:35
Replies: 43
Views: 4,403
Posted By chevvron

You'll still need to undergo an APC.

You'll still need to undergo an APC.
5th May 2022, 16:25
Replies: 421
Views: 185,063
Posted By chevvron

Unfortunately not. A recent thread on Flyer...

Unfortunately not. A recent thread on Flyer Forums showed photos of that section of runway being dug up and the bit the other side of the main runway is occupied by the 'Dancing on Ice' studio..
29th Apr 2022, 13:17
Replies: 1,138
Views: 75,211
Posted By chevvron

Trimingham is the name of the NATS radar and...

Trimingham is the name of the NATS radar and Tx/Rx station near Overstrand.
28th Apr 2022, 11:17
Replies: 1,138
Views: 75,211
Posted By chevvron

Burrington radar?

Burrington radar?
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Apr 2022, 10:34
Replies: 80
Views: 7,304
Posted By chevvron

Don't use it; never have; never will; couldn't...

Don't use it; never have; never will; couldn't give a toss.
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Apr 2022, 09:16
Replies: 97
Views: 12,881
Posted By chevvron

Whilst I was still flying microlights out of...

Whilst I was still flying microlights out of Halton (1990s) one of the glider pilots said on the radio that there was an 'unusual' crop circle just north of Chequers (yes THAT Chequers; there's no...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Apr 2022, 03:43
Replies: 97
Views: 12,881
Posted By chevvron

If you fly a glider on the ridge at Dunstable,...

If you fly a glider on the ridge at Dunstable, you sometimes see 'unusual' sights in amongst the gorse bushes.
25th Apr 2022, 03:39
Replies: 48
Views: 7,064
Posted By chevvron

My first Tristar was 'inadvertant'; I'd been...

My first Tristar was 'inadvertant'; I'd been offloaded (ATCO Famil Flight) in Milan (by Alitalia) and managed to get to Paris Orly and transferred to CDG/Heathrow for a one way trip. As you say the...
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