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Forum: Aviation News from around the World 1st June 2011, 23:51
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Views: 2,850
Posted By G-CPTN
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13614400

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13614400
Forum: Aviation News from around the World 1st June 2011, 17:43
Replies: 1
Views: 2,850
Posted By G-CPTN
Monarch re-aligning.

Monarch announced today (at least BBC Radio Five did) that they are re-aligning themselves alongside the Low-Cost scheduled airlines as their business evolves from Charter to Scheduled.
Forum: Say Hello 18th May 2011, 20:48
Replies: 3
Views: 6,147
Posted By G-CPTN
Welcome to you, Heathhurn. Looking forward to...

Welcome to you, Heathhurn.
Looking forward to seeing your contributions.
Forum: Say Hello 11th May 2011, 13:39
Replies: 3
Views: 5,687
Posted By G-CPTN
Welcome - I enjoyed and admired your paintings.

Welcome - I enjoyed and admired your paintings.
Forum: Propellor Driven Airliners 9th May 2011, 15:09
Replies: 2
Views: 6,586
Posted By G-CPTN
Not the first time that this has been done,...

Not the first time that this has been done, though it might be a UK first.

I know of two railway carriages that have been converted into restaurants:-
...
Forum: General Aircraft Discussion 5th May 2011, 22:30
Replies: 5
Views: 7,078
Posted By G-CPTN
Airport security procedures were tightened after...

Airport security procedures were tightened after a plan to carry-on otherwise innocuous materials that were to be combined to make an explosive mixture.
The plot was foiled, and no such event too...
Forum: Millitary Aircraft 5th May 2011, 20:36
Replies: 1
Views: 5,421
Posted By G-CPTN
A while ago I attended the funeral service of an...

A while ago I attended the funeral service of an old lady.

The vicar suggested that 'heaven' existed in the memories that those remaining had of the deceased. The more that she was remembered, the...
Forum: Aviation News from around the World 5th May 2011, 19:58
Replies: 6
Views: 4,097
Posted By G-CPTN
I agree with your sentiments, Ally, however, if...

I agree with your sentiments, Ally, however, if they are to recover the fuselage then they will have to recover the bodies.
Forum: General Aircraft Discussion 5th May 2011, 19:55
Replies: 5
Views: 7,078
Posted By G-CPTN
I heard an interview with an airport spokesperson...

I heard an interview with an airport spokesperson who hinted that they had been about to relax the restrictions, and he suggested that future checks might be more 'concentrated' rather than being...
Forum: Aviation News from around the World 3rd May 2011, 11:45
Replies: 6
Views: 4,097
Posted By G-CPTN
Voice recorder recovered.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13264573
Forum: Aviation News from around the World 2nd May 2011, 18:54
Replies: 6
Views: 4,097
Posted By G-CPTN
How unusual is it that the recorder wasn't found...

How unusual is it that the recorder wasn't found 'as installed', but was detached, not only from its location, but also split from its 'controller'?
Forum: General Aircraft Discussion 1st May 2011, 17:44
Replies: 3
Views: 12,317
Posted By G-CPTN
http://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/1...

http://www.pprune.org/aviation-history-nostalgia/107916-spencer-flacks-aircraft.html
Forum: Jet Airliners 30th April 2011, 19:26
Replies: 5
Views: 13,470
Posted By G-CPTN
I suspect that Concorde was rather like the RY...

I suspect that Concorde was rather like the RY Britannia - superficially OK but underlyingly obsolete (as far as instrumentation is concerned).

Shame, though, I would still like to see them flying.
Forum: General Aircraft Discussion 30th April 2011, 19:08
Replies: 3
Views: 12,317
Posted By G-CPTN
Various references on the interweb, including...

Various references on the interweb, including this:- http://www.bbc.co.uk/insideout/yorkslincs/series4/index_formula_one_1_history_racing_cars_restoration.shtml
Forum: Jet Airliners 30th April 2011, 19:04
Replies: 2
Views: 5,310
Posted By G-CPTN
Another sad person here (that misses those...

Another sad person here (that misses those cockpit visits).

One of my 'best' was on a long-haul B747 to the Far East from the UK.

The FO was flying (or, at least, 'George' was) and I was...
Forum: Propellor Driven Airliners 30th April 2011, 18:23
Replies: 3
Views: 28,244
Posted By G-CPTN
Seems not:-...

Seems not:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Britannia#Survivors
Forum: General Aircraft Discussion 15th April 2011, 22:11
Replies: 14
Views: 15,786
Posted By G-CPTN
The B747 is the aircraft that I have flown on...

The B747 is the aircraft that I have flown on most.

It does what it says on the tin, and does it well (and has done for 40 years).
Forum: Aircraft Tracking Devices - SBS, AIRNAV, Scanners 10th March 2011, 22:39
Replies: 10
Views: 15,221
Posted By G-CPTN
Many thanks, Mendipman.

Many thanks, Mendipman.
Forum: Aircraft Tracking Devices - SBS, AIRNAV, Scanners 10th March 2011, 00:11
Replies: 10
Views: 15,221
Posted By G-CPTN
Is the switching within the control of the...

Is the switching within the control of the flight-deck crew? (or is it hard-wired requiring a LAME?)
Forum: General Aircraft Discussion 27th February 2011, 18:02
Replies: 5
Views: 8,438
Posted By G-CPTN
Our regional council is offering various...

Our regional council is offering various facilities to local parish councils on a 'no refusal' basis - ie they either accept and finance it or the facility closed down.

Maybe Fife Council should...
Forum: General Aircraft Discussion 18th February 2011, 18:02
Replies: 5
Views: 8,438
Posted By G-CPTN
I suppose the further north the better overall...

I suppose the further north the better overall coverage of the UK?
Forum: General Aircraft Discussion 15th February 2011, 22:58
Replies: 0
Views: 5,641
Posted By G-CPTN
Carlisle roll-call

Reg/Code Type C/n Airline/Operator/O

G-BAKM Robin DR.400 140 Earl 755 Private
G-BBNZ Reims/Cessna F172 M 1054 Private
G-BGSH Piper PA-38 112...
Forum: General Aircraft Discussion 7th February 2011, 22:52
Replies: 22
Views: 20,433
Posted By G-CPTN
http://www.spyflight.co.uk/MR4A.htm

http://www.spyflight.co.uk/MR4A.htm
Forum: General Aircraft Discussion 7th February 2011, 22:47
Replies: 22
Views: 20,433
Posted By G-CPTN
I can understand disposing of uncompleted...

I can understand disposing of uncompleted aircraft, but one that was intact and flying should have been mothballed somewhere in a museum.
I'm not suggesting that it should be kept operational (I...
Forum: General Aircraft Discussion 7th February 2011, 19:03
Replies: 22
Views: 20,433
Posted By G-CPTN
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawker_Siddeley_Nimro...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawker_Siddeley_Nimrod#Aircraft_on_display

Will any MRA4s survive?

Was ZJ516 actually completed and flying?

There appear to be photographs on the internet of it...
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