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magvelda 25th Jan 2006 21:14

Fairflight Biggin Hill
 
Where does the time go to!!!!

Nearly 25 Years ago since I left.

Where are you Capts David Brown, Ian Faggetter, Gary Studd, Rhys Perraton, Clive Wales, Keith Faulkner, Dr Dick Stanhope, Ed Murton, Eddie Asquith Clive Millar and Others??

Phil Yeomans, Bill Hewson, Peter Morgan, Dave Newcomb and others from Ops??

Would be great to hear from anyone involved with Fairflight all those years ago!!!

Happy Days!!!

Ops Dogsbody

johnwillis 26th Jan 2006 08:16

Still about
 
Hi - many of the guys you list are still about and in touch...
Drop me an email at [email protected] and give me contact details. I will come back to you (probably by phone) and we can talk our way through the list
John Willis
Former Ops Manager (later Commercial Manager) Fairflight
Now keeper of the Biggin Hill Airport Users Database

Jetset41 26th Jan 2006 18:56

Hi there magvelda.
Nelly Crudgington is still on the airfield, although a little larger now.

jetset41

Capt Chambo 26th Jan 2006 21:52

Eddie Asquith was an Airbus Captain with bmi when I last saw him 6 months ago.

763 jock 27th Jan 2006 08:31

Ian and Ed with BA on the 777. Rhys last known with Royal Brunei and Bloggs is living Down Under (closer to the ice!). All in good shape as far as I know!:ok:

magvelda 27th Jan 2006 13:59

Fairflight Biggin Hill
 
MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE REPLIED SO FAR!!!

GREAT TO HEAR THAT EVERYONE HAS PROGRESSED TO GREAT HEIGHTS!!:ok: PLEASE GET IN TOUCH.

I ASSUME BLOGGS IS GARY DUE TO THE MENTION OF ICE!!

WHO IS NELLY CRUDGINGTON???:confused: AT 47 MY MEMORY IS NOT WHAT IT WAS BACK IN 1978-81!!!!:O

JOHN - I WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH YOU SHORTLY.

JETSET 41, CAPT CHAMBO AND 763 JOCK - ARE YOU EX MEMBERS OF
FMFC (FRED MULLIGANS FLYING CIRCUS)??

I ASSUME JR (GORDON) AND REG MULLIGAN ARE PLAYING NON-STOP GOLF IN SOME FAR FLUNG PARADISE!!!

VERY BEST WISHES TO ALL!!

OPS DOGSBODY

surely not 27th Jan 2006 15:03

Dave Newcombe can be found at Interflight at Gatwick.

Jetset41 27th Jan 2006 23:20

WHO IS NELLY CRUDGINGTON??? AT 47 MY MEMORY IS NOT WHAT IT WAS BACK IN 1978-81!!!!
Neil Crudgington as he is really know , was one of their Avionic Engineers, not too sure when he was there, but there he was!!

Jetset41.
Ps No I didn't work there, but close by for another company, probably too many years at Biggin Hill.

Capt Chambo 28th Jan 2006 23:22

........ CAPT CHAMBO AND 763 JOCK - ARE YOU EX MEMBERS OF
FMFC (FRED MULLIGANS FLYING CIRCUS)??
No I just worked with Eddie when I was at British Midland/bmi.
CC

Rhys Perraton 11th Feb 2006 15:10

Rhys Perraton
 
Hello everyone.......
[email protected]

johnwillis 11th Feb 2006 22:04

Hi Rhys

What's this - a new email address? Hope you're still getting the stuff from BH?

John

agmhet 15th Feb 2006 11:53

Fairflight?
 
Hi Magvelda

Yes, I remember working there, in 1975!
I got fired because I asked for a day off to attend an interview at BCAL.
Thank you Reg and Gordon! BCAL was the step up to a career with a large Dutch national carrier. Retired two years ago. I also remember John Willis,
Gary Studd, Ian Patterson, are any of them still around?
Agmhet

johnwillis 15th Feb 2006 12:15


Originally Posted by agmhet
Hi Magvelda
Yes, I remember working there, in 1975!
I got fired because I asked for a day off to attend an interview at BCAL.
Thank you Reg and Gordon! BCAL was the step up to a career with a large Dutch national carrier. Retired two years ago. I also remember John Willis,
Gary Studd, Ian Patterson, are any of them still around?
Agmhet

Hi - yes - most are arround still - I work from home in Biggin Hill, and run the BH users database and reunions (email me your email address and I will put you on the database for the newsletters and reunions and things - [email protected] -Gary Studd is down in Australia, having moved there a year or two ago with his family. Ian Patterson also did some work for me when I ran Centreline, but haven't heard from him since he left Biggin all those years ago.

Keith Faulkner is still around, and apparently about to retire - god, that makes me feel old!

John Willis

PS. Last big reunion was in Sept 2003 - see www.bigginhillreunited.co.uk

Rhys Perraton 15th Feb 2006 18:47

Rhys Perraton
 
John, you are old....!!!!

magvelda 16th Feb 2006 15:27

FAIRFLIGHT BIGGIN HILL
 
HELLO RHYS / JOHN ET AL.

SO JFK Bsc IS ABOUT TO RETIRE!! REMEMBER THE YELLOW PERIL? I
NOW HAVE ONE BUT IN RED. REMEMBER KEITH TAKING ME OUT FOR A SPIN - NEARLY :mad: MYSELF!!!

REMEMBER G-AROI GREEN MOUNTAIN AIRWAYS FLASH GORDON? I
WAS THE RATHER GREEN GUY WHO SENT A MESSAGE TO GARY STUDD
VIA AFTN RELAYING THE FILM COMPANYS OFFER OF 50.00 IF HE
AGREED TO SHAVE OFF HIS BEARD:O !!!!

ALSO REMEMBER BALING OUT OF THE SWORDFISH BAR TO GET BACK TO THE OFFICE IN TIME TO GREET THE LATE GREAT GRAHAM JACKSON
WHO WAS ON A NIGHT TRAINING SORTIE IN A BANDIT WITH DICKIE STANHOPE (I THINK) ONLY TO FIND THAT BIGGIN ATC HAD:mad: OFF
HOME!!! NO RUNWAY LIGHTS ... BANDIT CIRCLING FIELD...GRAHAMS
GLASSES STEAMING UP!!!

LUCKILY FIRE CREW WERE IN THE SWORDFISH AND WE CUT THE PADLOCK OFF THE OUTSIDE RUNWAY LIGHTS SWITCH!!! GORDON
BURDESS WAS MIGHTY IMPRESSED NEXT MORNING - NOT SURE ABOUT GRANT IN ATC THOUGH!!!:eek:

HAVE RUN MY OWN AVIATION COMPANIES SINCE 1985 WOULD'NT
BE WHERE I AM TODAY IF IT WAS NOT FOR GORDON AND GRAHAM.

RHYS - WHAT ARE YOU UPTO IN CANADA?

KEEP THE REPLIES COMING IN.

BEST WISHES TO ALL!!

OPS DOGSBODY:ok:

gooneydog 16th Feb 2006 16:20

I was not one of the regulars at Biggin but was a "pilot assistant" for a little bit with Centreline I remember you John but you'd not likely remember me Also remember Mike ( The chief pilot) and Dick Hassler Ernst Veld and Dick Stanhope Am now a Dc-9 driver in the States ( It's old but it still needs me)

Loved the newspaper runs GLA-LUT back in 1980

Robbie Anderson

asw28-866 16th Feb 2006 20:30

Biggin Hill Boys Downunder
 
John,
Noted from your reply earlier that GaryS is also down here in OZ. I'm now living (and flying for a living at last!) in Brisbane. Do you have an email address for Gary you can PM me? Oh, its Howard Franks by the way.

Regards

Howard

P.S. Started a Sportair thread on this forum as well, as I hadn't seen this one for Fairflight!

Biggles Flies Undone 21st Feb 2006 14:46

Keith Faulkner did my local check when I joined S&K. He also flew my Dad down to LGW for a tower visit and I had to drive them all back because of the awful wx. Retiring? I'll join the list of those that suddenly feel very old :{

We used to keep our Robin in the Micro Consultants hangar - any of those guys like Gordon Franks still around?

Rhys Perraton 21st Feb 2006 17:30

Biggin Hill
 
Hi again everyone, it's been great hearing from a few people from the " Good old Days ". Keep the e.mails coming.
Since leaving Biggin in the late 80's I spent 11 years flying the 757 and 767 from Brunei and came to Canada nearly six years ago. I brought a small flying school and charter outfit in BC, which I am just in the process of selling, and have been flying a Twin Otter on skis and big wheels in the high Arctic, mostly out of Resolute Bay. Fantastic flying.
I've now swapped my Twotter for an equally ancient 727 and am having lotsa fun making lotsa noise with that.
Also just brought a beautiful, wonderful Stearman and going to go barnstorming.
If it's not Boeing I'm not going.
e.mail is
[email protected]
Anyone touring the Colonies is welcome to visit. Vernon, BC is about half way between Vancouver and Calgary, just West of the Rockies.

Cheers,
Rhys

magvelda 21st Feb 2006 18:32

Fairflight Biggin Hill
 
Hi Rhys!!

:mad: me a REAL smoker!!!

Wifey lived in Canada for quite a few years - before she met me:) !!!

Where is JFK and others???

Good to hear from you last evening - do you know who I am now!!!

Seems a life time ago...

Keep making noise...

Best Wishes


Magvelda


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