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Old 23rd Nov 2016, 08:09
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They were great times Charlie - just realised that it was 41 years ago that we first flew together on the BAC-111.
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Old 23rd Nov 2016, 12:40
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What great memories those names bring back.
Loved Bahrain and the Airline.
I was in the technical training school.
Mike Simpson


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Old 25th Nov 2016, 02:40
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Hi Argyle,
great days. I was L1011 Fo then Cap transitioned to 763 as Cap. 10 years 88 to 98 . Still flying Cairns Aus based flying a HS146 on night freight . Do you keep in touch with Derick Ray you co-instructor. cheers Greg Jacobs
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Old 25th Nov 2016, 13:51
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Hi Greg.
No, I lost touch with Derek.
Like you, still working. I am with Virgin Atlantic delivering the ground school for, Airbus 330, 340, Boeing 747-400 and 787-9.
Nice to hear from you.
Mike S.
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Old 26th Nov 2016, 11:16
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Hello Charlie

Hi Charlie,

Great to hear your name from the past. I joined GF in 1976 in Commercial Planning. It was a lot of fun in those days pre the causeway with Saudi. I left the airline in 82 but went back in 93 and stayed until 2003.

A few Names I can remember along with some super memories: Cabin crew Andrea Thurston, Ronnie Robison, Carol Christian from Training, Lesley Cocking
Ops was John Dobbin, John Robertson( Jo Ro), Dave Raggett Crew Rostering. Loads more but that's enough for now.

I loved the 5 star Tristar and was thrilled to be given the task of bringing two back from the desert and into service again in 1995 with Chief Pilot Yacoub Al Askary. Highlight was coming back to LHR and going up to Cambridge to pick up A40 -TA and flying the aircraft back to BAH where it entered back into scheduled service the same evening.

Proud at 66 to still be employed in aviation and still enjoying it as much today as I did then.
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Old 26th Nov 2016, 17:44
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Great days. A BAF Herald was wet leased to do the Bahrain Dahran shuttle.
Had no air con so a ground one would appear with the operater putting the hose through the forward door. The blast would pick up the aisle carpet & dump it on top of the hosties down the back causing much mayhem. You throw a shoe at it & it would throw it back.
Much fun had by all & great memories of the Gulf Air pool & Middle East hotel. (It was one of the best at the time. Can you believe it)
Are there any of those crews still flying I wonder.

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Old 26th Dec 2016, 04:53
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Greetings All....
Good to hear you're still around, Charlie. Never flew together, but there was some socialising in the various venues around BAH - seem to recall one memorable night at the McReadie house circa 1982 which also involved Colin P on fine form!

Hanslope - intrigued by your background in GF Comm Planning, where I was from 1981 to 1984. Later went back to GF to fly the 737 (1988-1991) and 767 (1990-1995). Sound familiar?

Isn't it interesting how all who were there look back at that era in GF and BAH with huge fondness, but the current bunch on the ME forum, and at the airline where I spent 19 years mostly on the 777, do nothing but moan! Very sad, but maybe an indication of how the job has changed.
Best to all for 2017.
7B
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Old 26th Dec 2016, 15:36
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Hanslope - intrigued by your background in GF Comm Planning, where I was from 1981 to 1984. Later went back to GF to fly the 737 (1988-1991) and 767 (1990-1995). Sound familiar?

Isn't it interesting how all who were there look back at that era in GF and BAH with huge fondness, but the current bunch on the ME forum, and at the airline where I spent 19 years mostly on the 777, do nothing but moan! Very sad, but maybe an indication of how the job has changed.
Best to all for 2017


Hi 777boyo, I think I might be the chap who introduced you to Bahrain when you joined GF. I am guessing you might be young Richard P? Have you retired now? I am still playing with schedules, as much a hobby now as work. PM me and let's catch up.
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Old 3rd Jan 2018, 06:56
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Lightbulb Dilmun redux

Originally Posted by greg47 View Post
Hi Argyle,
great days. I was L1011 Fo then Cap transitioned to 763 as Cap. 10 years 88 to 98 . Still flying Cairns Aus based flying a HS146 on night freight . Do you keep in touch with Derick Ray you co-instructor. cheers Greg Jacobs
Hi Greg,
Saw your name on this post. Still boring holes in sky? Good to read you, Martha, Vicki and the 'others,' (forgive ageing memory chip!) are still around .Long time since the Dilmun Club...or even the Moresby Aero Club. Gabi and I now of the landed gentry in Gods Own. Shoot me an email if you like. Cheers
Mike
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Old 4th Jan 2018, 03:51
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777boyo - wild shot but were you with a lady called Debbie that worked for CX in BAH>
SF
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Old 4th Jan 2018, 19:31
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Talking

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777boyo - wild shot but were you with a lady called Debbie that worked for CX in BAH>
SF
Seldomfixit...sorry, no banana! My lady is Gabi, ex 707 dolly I poached from BCAL in LUN. We were in BAH 88-95.
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Old 5th Jan 2018, 08:54
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SeldomFixit - 7B responding this time! Do keep up onchocks18!

I was indeed with a lady who worked for CX in BAH (still am in fact), but her name wasn't Debbie. If you PM me I'll bring you up to date......

Cheers, 7B
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Old 6th Jan 2018, 01:31
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Thanks for your PM - tried to reply but your PPRuNe settings don't allow you to receive a PM. If you post here when you've changed them, or send me another PM I'll reply more fully.
My wife does indeed remember the three of you at BAH, and sends her best wishes,
Cheers
7B
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Old 15th Jan 2018, 16:23
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onchocks18 cant seem to be able to send you a private. How can we handle this
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Old 21st Jan 2018, 20:13
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Great to read all this Gulf stuff . My Dad joined in 1964 as an engineer and got me my job as C crew renewal training on F27 and 1-11. I then got on F27 as F/O in 74..and was really disappointed to leave GA in 80 when told I had to move to Oman, cus I then went to UK..and later found myself in Abu D anyway !
Anyone have any positive memories of Pete Waller ?
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Old 3rd May 2019, 22:05
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Hi Gents,

Sorry to reply to a very old thread, but if anyone who flew with Gulf Air or East African Airways...and knew Nick Von Berg....sadly he just left us, his funeral was on Weds 1st May.
He was a friend and neighbour of mine in Richmond SW London...and even at 84/85 was still training young pilots on simulators in Dublin until last May....he was a lovely guy and epitomised the term "Officer and Gentleman"

Rgds
Jim
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Old 5th May 2019, 16:23
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Allasricmond - many thanks for that..............sad news indeed. I have known Nick for over 30 years and your words "0fficer and a Gentlemen" are so very true. A really honourable individual he was not only a great mentor but a wonderful friend. Blue Skies Nick, you will be sadly missed!!!!!
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Old 12th Jun 2019, 12:12
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Hello!

Fokkerwokker! I remember you, well and fondly. I was a hostie 1982-1987.
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Old 13th Jun 2019, 08:59
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FW: when they come after you, for whatever reason, 32 years later, it might be worth going undercover.
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