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Old 16th Sep 2006, 14:38
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Capt Alan Dix

I wonder if anyone has news or contact info for Captain Dix, who was the pilot featured in the ITVV DVDs about the A320?
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Old 16th Sep 2006, 17:53
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Hello Virtual.
I know where Dixie is and his contact Nos. We speak on a regular basis.
Who are you?
Via PMs please.
Best wishes.
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Hi, I'm Bill from Maryland in the States.... I so enjoyed Captain Alan Dix DVD from the flight deck of an A320-200 airbus... that I'd love to correspond with him if he is still living... Thanks in advance.. My email is [email protected] Thank you again.. Bill Stevens
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Old 8th Dec 2007, 22:04
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Hello and thank you.

I so enjoyed the DVD by Captain Alan Dix which I recently purchased. It was made in 1993 when he was the cheif pilot for European AIr and flying out of Cardiff and Manchester I believe.... was just wondering if he is still around as I would love to correspond with him and thank him for such an excellent DVD. Thanks so much. I'm Bill Stevens, from Maryland, USA and my email is [email protected] Thanks again... if you can Put Captain Dix in touch with me that would be fine also. Thanks again. Bill Stevens
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Old 9th Dec 2007, 13:11
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Didnt AD have a horse riding accident?
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Old 22nd Dec 2007, 17:45
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Dear Fantom,

I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of Capt. Alan Dix videos, to be honest I would love to have a mentor like him. I have been appointed as a junior first officer in an Indian airline. I was amazed to a remarkable person with a great sense of humor and I would really love to communicate with Alan Dix.

Could you please let me know how he is doing and if there is any contact information?

Kind regards,
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Old 27th Dec 2007, 20:55
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Who is he now flying for?
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Old 27th Dec 2007, 21:25
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See above.
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Old 17th Jul 2009, 10:03
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Captain Alan Dix

Hi, i have just been watching one of my old favorite itvv dvds again and just wanted to ask how Alan was doing. I was stunned a few years back when i learned what had happened to him and sent a message of best wishes.
Obviously i dont know him personally but, this is a man who you take to very quick because of his easy going and fun persona.
If he is well enough, wouldnt it be great for him or someone close to him, create a twitter or facebook page.
Hope i can get this read and get an update.
Thanks
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Old 17th Jul 2009, 17:05
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Yeah, the funniest I have ever known, And knowledgeable at the same time.

perfect timing.

Quotes like - 'I see you made it through the 'Microwave then' - Security screening!!!

'An A320 can fuel a hundred Ford Cortina's or whatever number there are'

He doesn't post on here as far as I know.

Fantom is the feeder contact for 'Dixy'
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Old 20th Jul 2009, 18:02
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For what it's worth - back in 1972/3 I spent some time as a Traffic Officer (Ramp Agent if you're from the Western bank of the Atlantic) at LGW for (the, then, woefully under-resourced) Gatwick Handling. Most of the aircrew I met on long and busy shifts there are long (and quite easily, in many cases) forgotten but a few stick clearly in the memory.

Capt Dix, then flying Dan-Air Comets (and, I'm pretty sure, progressing to the 727s when they arrived), is one of the latter - a true gentlemen and professional - who treated all those around him with respect and good humour, no matter what the situation or problem. He was, I recall, universally liked by all my contemporaries who frequently commented on this and, believe me, not all captains were regarded in the same light!

He won't remember me in the slightest but, fantom, please pass on my belated thanks to him for being one of the good guys way back then - it didn't go unnoticed and deserves recording!

Must get hold of the DVD.
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Old 20th Jul 2009, 19:26
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I will call him tomorrow and send your messages.
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Old 5th Aug 2009, 19:57
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Alan Dix

Hi all
I just went through my old ITVV video collection and I tried looking up Alan Dix to see where he is now. Sorry to hear he is not flying anymore. To the memeber that is in touch with him, do convey by best regards, and many thanks for making those ITVV videos really enjoyable to watch.

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Old 3rd Nov 2009, 16:12
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Hi, I have an (almost) lifelong fascination with aviation. I have only just watched a bunch of ITVV video's (I know, I was late to that particular party) but Captain Dix immediately struck me as a great personality.

After deciding to look him up to see what he's doing nowadays (there's not many pilots I would have done that for and even less that I would go out of my way to join a forum for) I was sad to read that Captain Dix had an accident and is no longer flying. That really is a loss to the aviation industry.

Please pass on my best wishes to Alan, and let him know that his "fan" club is still rotating at high speeds!!

From the moment he described what the flight stick does in the A320 (you push it forward and the houses get bigger, pull it back and the houses get smaller) I knew it would be a fun watch. Not to mention his apparent ease in explaining concepts so that even a layman can understand whilst making it highly enjoyable at the same time.

Salut, Captain Dix! Aviation misses you, sir.
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Old 3rd Nov 2009, 21:58
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I have recently moved home and had neglected to call him as often as I used to. Had a go a month ago - line unobtainable. Disaster, and we all feared the worst so I posted a letter and waited for the reply. Nothing. Brainwave: search Facebook for his son and it worked! Dixie fell off his mobility scooter last month and is in care. I called him this morning and he's fine but needs to go into a home when he is recovered. I'll mention this traffic to him.
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Cheers for that Fantom,

You know it's frightning this game of life, Dixie has gone from flying passenger airliners to now being in a mobility scooter within what 20 years or so.

Such a slide in his life from what he was so good at.

A close friend who lost his dear wife in April to Motor Neurone Disease it took only 8 months always says to me - You really have to live life while you can, Life is no rehearsal and we are only here the once.

And that you should live every day as thou it's YOUR LAST!

Amazingly Dixie could end up being cared for by some of his passengers when he was in charge of an A320?

All the best Dixie.
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Old 7th Dec 2009, 10:40
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Alan Dix

Fantom,

One or two of Lumpy's old friends from his Hunter days are trying to get in touch with him. Would you be prepared to let me have his contact details and current location via a PM?

Many thanks - J
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Old 7th Dec 2009, 12:30
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Quick as a flash...
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Old 11th Dec 2009, 16:04
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Jindabyne, I sent you a PM several days ago... (sharpen up Mr G).
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Old 15th Jun 2010, 14:49
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Hi

I was just "hovering" through the forum and I found this topic about Capt. Alan Dix!
I have the two DVD's he made with ITVV, they are great! A good example of how to teach something always in a good mood and sense of humour!
I really regret to know that it had an accident ridding a horse!
By it's work with ITVV Capt. Dix has a lot of fans here in Portugal!

Many thanks Capt.

All the best
Miguel B. Silva
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