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Fairflight Biggin Hill

Old 22nd Feb 2006, 11:08
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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: australia
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amazing stuff - never used this before - but at our age computers are still a bit of a mystery (unless you're JKF)
Anyway rumours are correct as to where I am now - back sitting on a bit of ice with the penguins awaiting a fair uphill breeze to carry me 2000 miles across the southern ocean back to Tasmania - about as interesting as Norwich-Stavanger in a Heron at midwinter! Hopefully developments will allow me to return to making the crossing at higher levels next year!
Living in Bowral, NSW, Australia if anybody is ever passing that way...
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Old 23rd Mar 2006, 18:06
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Join Date: Jan 2004
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I was Fairlfight 79 to 83. Am now living in Greece flying Coporate for same Company for last 16 years ! Mandy (Dobbs) and I divorced last year after 23 years and two kids, she quit flying 11 years ago to do family thing, she got to command on 737 before quitting.
Often met JFK in KTEB and OERK having first met him in the early days with him and BOB Gibbs in Muscat
What news of Bob Gibbs

Andy Cherry-Downes
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Old 24th Mar 2006, 06:46
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Aahh Stuuude!!! Long time no see! I was your faithful oilyrag all those years ago with BAS. Much colder then of course! Hope all is well. Drop me a line if you get the chance, or inclination! Are you married yet?!!All the best,

Dave Airdrie
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Old 25th Mar 2006, 14:58
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To Andy C-D

Hi Andy, e.mail me and I'll give you a contact for Bob.
[email protected]
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Old 14th Aug 2006, 11:41
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Farmer Jo
You never looked like farmer in the Cruwys Arms.....
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Old 28th Aug 2006, 10:53
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Cool Hi there you old Fairflight guys

Hi to all and sundry Shaun Mayhew here gald 2 c ur still all out there am flying BBJ in russia with Ian Cooper still flying hawker and heli's in free time Carole still the poor suffering wife and Sophie and Ben at Uni the years flyby!!!
My email [email protected] would love 2 hear from anyone who has a mo All the best shaun
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Old 18th Jun 2007, 10:01
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Danger Rhys/Bloggs

Well - Blimey. Greetings from Singapore - Is it really 25 or more years since Rhys was playing with a wind up snoppy on the bar at Rothera (or was that Morgan?) Some hangover that - Bloggs/Rhys nice to see all is well. Im playing building ships here in Singapore/China and still into comms/nav aids and occasional right hand seat antics. "L and Ks" as Bloggs used to sign.

Flo - BAS Ops/Transglobe/First Air et al.
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Old 19th Jun 2007, 19:53
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In the mid 70's I used to walk past Fairflight daily to the public lavatories where the graffiti read "Using this toilet within 8 hours of a meat vindaloo constitutes a breach of airfield safety regulations" and "Beware of scatter fragments from next bay".
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Old 3rd Jul 2007, 00:44
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Wow.....don't those years just fly by....Anyone know where dear old Eddie Asquith is these days? I must say I had a great time instructing at BH (Air Touring Services) never been back but can't help reminiscing.

Remember poor old John Bishop

James (Jim) Williams (Ex BA 747) (BH from 1974 - 79)
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Old 3rd Jul 2007, 16:05
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Eddie Asquith ? bmi Airbus.LHR. Still there I think.
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Old 4th Jul 2007, 06:58
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Location: Norfolk
Age: 65
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Another ex-Fairflight chappie

Hi, Ian Hovey here...ex-Fairflight ground engineer. Left suddenly in September 1981 after an argument with the Chief Engineer who accused me of something I didn't do!...anyway, progressed from there to Rolls Royce, Derby, then 3 years at Thumrait, Oman with Airworks! SOAF Jaguars - yes, those low flying chaps!
Came home to the UK in '85 went back to school to learn Electronics. Since then, been a Technical Author for the last 22 years. Worked in Naval Electronics, Nuclear Power Stations, Satellite Communications, even a stint with Marshalls Areospace in Cambridge on C130's, E3-D's (AWACS) and Tristars (RAF Tanker/Passenger).

Currently have my own business - Hovetech Ltd contracting out Tech Authors.

I remember donating my 'Talking Hat' to Keith for his Stampe, his Ferrari being written off and Neil Pen being splattered by an egg banjo during a break around at the cafe!

What ever happened to Bill Sandhu?
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Old 13th Jul 2007, 00:26
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Hi there, I see some more Fairflight bods crawling out of the woodwork !!
Hello Flo, hope you are enjoying Singapore but Bugis Street will never be the same again........

My new e.mail is

[email protected]

Cheers all,

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Old 18th Jul 2007, 14:54
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Hi everyone

Hi Ian,

Got a message from PeterDenton-Tervitt re this web site and that you were looking for me.
At Fairflight from 75 to 83. Went off to the Carribbean for 5 years. Back in 1988. At CSE Aviation, Oxford Airport as Quality Manager till 2004. Now at McAlpine Helicopters Ltd. (still at Oxford Airport.
It was nice to read all the other threads - a lot of the names are people I worked with (and that includes the pilots). Brings back fond memories.
Steve Lewis has left the aviation world and is now semi retired.

Will keep a watch out on this site now.

Bill Sandhu
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Old 19th Jul 2007, 13:31
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Hi Bill, good to see you are still around.....


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Old 11th Aug 2007, 06:37
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Mister Sandhu

Hi Bill,

Glad you are OK, nice to see you're still in the business. Haven't 'worked' on aeroplanes since 1985...too busy writing manuals now and playing in a rock band. I live in Weeting - Norfolk, some 5 miles from RAF Lakenheath, and 12 miles from RAF MIldenhall, so still see my share of F-15s and KC135s. Went back to Biggin a few years ago...seems deserted around the old hangar now, but the Airport has built up somewhat. Keep in touch.

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Old 15th Aug 2007, 10:18
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I hear Keith Faulkner had retired .
Whats he up to now?
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Old 16th Aug 2007, 02:26
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Driving a Ferrari 360 around Biggin
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Old 16th Aug 2007, 09:08
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You mean he got rid of the Yellow 308.
Thats surprising.
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Old 19th Oct 2007, 16:11
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247 Jet

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how are you Jonny - where Colin Cadle

Reggie (Auringny) and I still (247 Jet) still in the loop.

call me 07771 661 495
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Old 30th Nov 2007, 12:46
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Hi Everyone

Les Sanger gave me a job working in the hangar in 1975 on a starting pay of 28 a week. I have lots of memories of the place, some bad but most really good. Its hard to believe 21 years have passed since I was last there. I left in 1986 and went on to work for Hants and Sussex aviation at Blindley Heath.
Was married for 23 years but now divorced. Have 2 kids, Alison 21 who has just left Uni and Richard 16 who left school this year.
Its good to see some old familar names on this site. Does anyone know the whereabouts of Mike Coppen, John Diaz and Rod Inskip?

Hi Bill, good to see you on here. Hi John I remember you in ops. Looking a little older now on your website, but then we all are.

If anyone remembers me please get in touch.

Robin stokes
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