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10th Oct 2019, 17:14
Replies: 49
Views: 18,333
Posted By Sleeve Wing

I've been in the flying business all my life and,...

I've been in the flying business all my life and, seeing the wriggling that you young guys are having to go through these days, I would hate to part of it today.

My career started with failing an...
10th Oct 2019, 10:31
Replies: 21
Views: 3,675
Posted By Sleeve Wing

>>> It also means that any jet owners strapped...

>>> It also means that any jet owners strapped for cash <<<

Not only the owners but the young pilots !
Having an overdraft the size of a decent mortgage means they will go where the money is.The...
10th Oct 2019, 10:02
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By Sleeve Wing

So it still goes on ? In the past, on a stormy...

So it still goes on ?
In the past, on a stormy day reporting from the hotel at GLA, a stroppy Scots jobsworth informed me that my ID wasn't visible. I apologised, showed it and put it back inside my...
18th Sep 2019, 23:05
Replies: 115
Views: 45,360
Posted By Sleeve Wing

D.F.C

No mention of John Loveridge, an old work colleague instructor from Oxford Air Training School (as it was then) Believe John came to D.A.C. as an instructor in about 1972; he was an ex-RAF VC10...
2nd Sep 2019, 22:50
Replies: 10
Views: 3,164
Posted By Sleeve Wing

"From the Land of the Geordies for sure....." ...

"From the Land of the Geordies for sure....."
:ok: :cool:
2nd Sep 2019, 16:28
Replies: 10
Views: 3,164
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Pete Creigh

S W, were you on 226 OCU around 1977?

Nah, sorry, Cannylad. Linton, 1962. JP3/Vampire course, Royal Navy.
Cannylad has a Geordie scent about it, hasn't it ? ...........Or Ackers.........! No ? ;)
26th Aug 2019, 17:27
Replies: 28
Views: 19,059
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Agree all the way, Terry. We all get sick of...

Agree all the way, Terry. We all get sick of "expert" journos and their dramatic misreporting. Qualifying it by saying it's what the public want to hear is just self-seeking BS. Aerobatic flying has...
26th Aug 2019, 11:25
Replies: 10
Views: 3,164
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Pete Creigh

Bull's eye. M'Lord.
Following up your info.
Sorry about the interjection from Capt. Slow 2. Every thread has one........
26th Aug 2019, 10:56
Replies: 28
Views: 19,059
Posted By Sleeve Wing

That is so incredibly sad. Emily was at the top...

That is so incredibly sad. Emily was at the top of her game, a great instructor and a lovely person. Yep, I know we push the edge of the envelope doing what we do but, of course, it'll never happen...
20th Aug 2019, 09:52
Replies: 10
Views: 3,164
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Peter Creigh

Does anyone know what became of the then F/O Pete Creigh ? He was my instructor at LOO in 1962 and excellent too; a "creamie" who proved that the cream-off system worked because of instinctive...
20th Aug 2019, 09:37
Replies: 66
Views: 44,052
Posted By Sleeve Wing

I bought a secondhand IWC Pilot a few years ago...

I bought a secondhand IWC Pilot a few years ago at a sensible price. They even gave me a couple of cloth straps as I said I wished to use it for work.
The IWC is never out of its box. A cloth strap...
5th Aug 2019, 11:58
Replies: 34
Views: 13,267
Posted By Sleeve Wing

I went through JP3 and Vampire to Hunter, each an...

I went through JP3 and Vampire to Hunter, each an ideal step up. That was "interesting" enough.
Later, of course, when the Vampire was sidelined, studes did a stack more hours on the JP5.
They were...
22nd Jul 2019, 12:54
Replies: 11
Views: 2,458
Posted By Sleeve Wing

I'm just ashamed for the country. And it's our...

I'm just ashamed for the country. And it's our fault for allowing the dolts we employ in Parliament to do as they please from when they arrive.
God help us when that blond headed buffoon takes over...
10th Jul 2019, 16:27
Replies: 146
Views: 53,791
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Neil Bromily. Thanks, pianoforte. His wife...

Neil Bromily.
Thanks, pianoforte. His wife (2nd ?) was a Midland girl (Sally) as well if I remember correctly. Neil had a bit of an RAF career as well, didn't he ? Know anything about that ?
9th Jul 2019, 19:27
Replies: 8
Views: 4,181
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Mad, these Gannet mates. Took time to get over...

Mad, these Gannet mates. Took time to get over their initial Hunter training after Wings. Anything's possible, Herod. :yuk:
3rd Jul 2019, 21:56
Replies: 146
Views: 53,791
Posted By Sleeve Wing

'oldairphot' mentioned the name George Calvert as...

'oldairphot' mentioned the name George Calvert as an old stalwart of those SEN days.

I flew quite a lot with George on the 810 series Viscounts when he got a job with British Midland and he bought...
4th Jun 2019, 19:50
Replies: 28
Views: 10,023
Posted By Sleeve Wing

So sorry to hear about John Stappard. He checked...

So sorry to hear about John Stappard. He checked me out on the RAFSPA Rapide at Weston on the Green in1973 when I was instructing at the then Oxford Air Training School.
Absolute gentleman and a...
22nd Apr 2019, 17:15
Replies: 16
Views: 8,635
Posted By Sleeve Wing

>> The fact somebody flew a Spitfire 70 years ago...

>> The fact somebody flew a Spitfire 70 years ago when they were 19-20 doesn’t mean anything. <<

You're probably right, B2N2. Maybe I'm just jealous, having had occasion to fly one a couple of...
21st Apr 2019, 22:02
Replies: 16
Views: 8,635
Posted By Sleeve Wing

>> Theres no way someone of that age should be...

>> Theres no way someone of that age should be flying or driving .<<

Why not, Russ ? If the guy has jumped through all the medics hoops, who are you to deny him probably his greatest pleasure ?
A...
Forum: Questions
10th Apr 2019, 14:14
Replies: 5
Views: 1,223
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Yep, as Mustafa says, pal, you can forget a...

Yep, as Mustafa says, pal, you can forget a structured life from the day you arrive on line.
I did 25 years airline and you'll learn to sleep on your feet, in taxis, in the crewroom - in fact...
6th Apr 2019, 22:01
Replies: 1
Views: 1,225
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Euroair

I remember you Bandit drivers with much gratitude.

In the middle eighties, British Midland had moved crews permanently to EDI, as well as other bases, with very little notice.
We often used to...
11th Feb 2019, 12:54
Replies: 118
Views: 64,829
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Kings of the sky

>>> rather good - apart from the '4-point barrel roll' guff. <<<
Like you, BEagle, I cringed every time I heard this reference, as the subject manoeuvre was neither.
Just surprised that the editors...
24th Jan 2019, 10:25
Replies: 35
Views: 7,739
Posted By Sleeve Wing

RAF Aircrew wrist watch

I think that the Omega issue was actually from the 60s to early 70s. I remember being very loath to hand mine back on leaving and then having to buy an equivalent to replace it.
Its weakness was the...
1st Jan 2019, 20:35
Replies: 16
Views: 3,861
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Hawker Sea Hawk

Apart from a couple of little foibles, B1, absolutely perfectly.
First class, very stable ground attack platform and a pussy cat to the deck. Performed flawlessly during the Suez campaign.
19th Dec 2018, 16:19
Replies: 21
Views: 8,669
Posted By Sleeve Wing

Honolulu incident.

Wasn't it shortly after the problems with the double cordite rail that the rocket seat was introduced ? I flew with both the Mk2 and Mk4. seats (Vampire and Hunter). The double charge was always a...
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