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Airtours International

Old 5th Apr 2010, 20:50
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Airtours International

I was strolling down memory lane and just wondered where some of my old colleagues from the AIH MD83/B757/A320 fleets are now?

I know the list is long but any news on the following would be great please.

Martin Wiggan
Chris Lazenby
John Earl
Pat Cullen
Doug Ross
Dave Boag
Luke Jankiowicz
Dave Parsons (CP)
Rex Taylor
Steve Soloman
Steve Evans
Tim Hudson
Greg Williamson
Jim McBrinn
Jane Paros
Simon Spence
Jumbo Jepson
Ian McLean
Rod Burgess
Alan Lukes
Alan Young
Clive Armstrong
Mark Bowie
Charlie Nash
Adrian Barratt
Kevin McAuliffe
Paul Simms

Thanks.

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Old 5th Apr 2010, 21:28
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You might have opened a box of frogs there.
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Old 5th Apr 2010, 21:41
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Fantom,

It's been 15 years...

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Old 6th Apr 2010, 00:41
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Manx cat. If you are Manx you should know that Alan Young is living down the road in retirement on the Issle of Drizzle, as is Adrian Barratt. Other frogs have jumped all over the place, eg Alan Lukes in the sand pit with Emirates.
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Old 6th Apr 2010, 08:07
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God's Country

I did bump into Adrian about 9 years ago on the IOM but didn't know about Alan Y.
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Old 6th Apr 2010, 10:56
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Lots of these guys at Thomas Cook now (not surprisingly):

Martin Wiggan - MAN Airbus Capt
Chris Lazenby - MAN Airbus FO
John Earl - MAN Airbus Capt
Rex Taylor - BHX Boeing Capt
Steve Soloman - DFO & Airbus Capt
Steve Evans - MAN Airbus Capt
Tim Hudson - LGW Airbus Capt
Jane Paros - MAN Boeing Capt
Simon Spence - MAN Airbus Capt
Rod Burgess - MAN Boeing Capt
Mark Bowie - MAN Airbus Capt
Paul Simms - GLA Boeing Capt
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Old 6th Apr 2010, 12:52
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Alan Lukes - TRE 777 Emirates
Kevin McAuliffe - TRE A330/A340 Emirates

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Old 6th Apr 2010, 15:56
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And just to update Kestrel Stu's list, we have just found out that Tim Hudson passed away after a short illness over the weekend. Deeply shocked and saddened. Tim was a fine gent and amusing company. RIP
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Old 6th Apr 2010, 17:01
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Kestrel Stu, Jolly Foreigner and Flyinthesky,

Thanks for the updates.

Very sorry to hear about Tim Hudson. Had a good few trips with him and I always found him ultra-professional and encouraging. Please pass on my condolences.

I should have guessed that most had moved to TCX.

Martin Wiggan a Capt now, eh I remember him as a FO on the MD-83 and then B757. We had a riot many a time in TFS.

So, 'Big John' Earl is still going! I remember him getting his Captaincy on the 757. He's responsible for my enjoying the odd G&T (or Guinness). Great guy.

Would anyone have email addresses for Martin, Chris Lazenby and Paul Simms please? It'd be good to get in touch.

Kestrel Stu - not Stu G by any chance? Great callsign though I did like Tourjet too.

Very fond memories of a great bunch and outfit...
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Old 6th Apr 2010, 19:03
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Charles Nash TRE at DHL AIR
Jumbo Jempson - retired I think, miss Mary though!
Dave Parsons - retired
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Old 8th Apr 2010, 20:52
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Capt Jim McBrinn QR B777 Driver ......

May the farce be with you

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Old 9th Apr 2010, 07:41
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Luke J is with us at BA.......... 777 fleet.
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Old 9th Apr 2010, 08:10
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Thanks Guys,

Seems like everyone has moved onwards and upwards since I left AIH. Good on them

Well done to Luke J - he was a newbie on the 757 in '95.

If anyone can let Martin Wiggan, Chris Lazenby and Paul Simms know I was asking after them please that'd be grand. Feel free to PM me their email if it's available and okay with them.

Keep the updates coming - it's great to know how people are doing.

Thanks again.
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Old 9th Apr 2010, 22:23
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Luke J is with us at BA.......... 777 fleet


Lord help us 'tis a strange world in which we live that numpties
end up sat in one of these..what's that KNOB for?

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Old 11th Apr 2010, 12:40
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Going right back then....

Russell Bowker-Douglas
John Kendrick
Martyn Smith
Bob Coles
Martin Holland
John Price
Sam Webb
Geoff Bennett
Julian Bond
Steve Kerr
Tony Hudson
Pat Long
Don Spencer
John Quinnell
Charles Allix
Peter De Bourcier
Grant Whitten
Paul Homer
Colin Penny
Chris Males
John Kennedy
Martin Holland
Brian Sharp
Paul Gilbert
Tom Beck
Bob Gordon
Dave Crossman

The list goes on. Many have retired and at least one has passed away, a few are still there. One should have been on Crimewatch. You know who you are.

Great memories.
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Old 11th Apr 2010, 16:39
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Great days.....
Dave Parsons married an EMA girl and retired to the West Country.
Colin Penny went to Kyrgystan!!!!!
I heard that Ian McLean was teaching CRM/MCC at Oxford (???) but I think that must have been a joke!!!!!
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Old 11th Apr 2010, 20:32
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Angel Those were the days...

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763 Jock. Remember a dozen or so off your list. Tom Beck was the Trg Capt for three of John Earl's check flights I was on. Crimewatch...

johncourt. Dave Parsons very nice guy as CP. Colin P in Kyrgystan..flippin' eck Ian Mc doing MCC. Fearsome reputation IIRC.

Some nostalgia from the glory days.

Photos: McDonnell Douglas MD-83 (DC-9-83) Aircraft Pictures | Airliners.net

Photos: Boeing 757-236 Aircraft Pictures | Airliners.net

Photos: Airbus A320-231 Aircraft Pictures | Airliners.net

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Old 11th Apr 2010, 20:58
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Pat Long died a couple of years ago. Too young at 58.
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Old 11th Apr 2010, 22:25
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Pat Long

Def1initely.

RIP.

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Old 12th Apr 2010, 06:23
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Hi Manxcat,

I'm still alive and kicking. Currently work for Air Pacific out of Fiji. Sure had some good trips with Airtours.

cheers n beers,

Greg Williamson.
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