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by cstorey
02 Sep 2018, 10:12
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Doesn't he get sick of Hurricanes? er...NO!
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Doesn't he get sick of Hurricanes? er...NO!

I think the comparison was probably correctly assessed . The Hurricane in this form was a formidable weapon with 4 X 20mm cannon . Not something you'd wish to meet in any circumstances . The Bf109 was by then getting long in the tooth and being overtaken by the Fw 190 as the Luftwaffe's frontline fi...
by cstorey
25 Jul 2018, 19:41
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Rolls-Royce Bug
Replies: 6
Views: 195

Re: Rolls-Royce Bug

I had the doubtful pleasure of reading, in full, the Dutch report into the crash of the Malaysian 777 which was shot down by Russians. One very interesting thing which did emerge from it , however, is that RR send a report to the airline on each engine in real time at the top of the climb, detailing...
by cstorey
18 Apr 2018, 18:52
Forum: Aircraft and Routes
Topic: B727 Power Settings
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: B727 Power Settings

My recollections are now 40 years old and I only encountered the JT8D on the 737 which was of course lighter , but for full thrust take off at ISA I would expect something of the order of EPR 1.93 - and if I remember correctly you got an extra .03 with the bleeds shut off if it was really a balls to...
by cstorey
17 Apr 2018, 17:38
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Now, where did I park my Spitfire?
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Now, where did I park my Spitfire?

That photograph was certainly not taken in 1961. There is a c 1967 Ford Cortina , a BMC 1100 , and on the left what could be an XJ6 which would put it at 1968 onwards ( or it might be a P6 Rover )
by cstorey
31 Mar 2018, 18:30
Forum: Gallery
Topic: All cheered up!
Replies: 12
Views: 570

Re: All cheered up!

I had the same experience as Aharon !! ( As the old joke goes ) twice this morning , three times at lunchtime and twice again just now
by cstorey
01 Mar 2018, 09:22
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: RIP Christopher Orlebar
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: RIP Christopher Orlebar

I'm sad, because I was friendly with him at school, but like so many school friends once we went our separate ways we never met again. He was a gentle man, and a gentleman if you see what I mean. RIP Christopher Orlebar
by cstorey
14 Jan 2018, 20:16
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Video: Assembling the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB jet engine
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Video: Assembling the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB jet engine

To answer Mike's question , all the larger Trents are built at Derby, and I think the German plant is merely an assembly unit for some of the smaller Industrial engines which for gas pumping, electricity generation, etc are widely used, and for the Trent XWB which is dedicated to the A350 alone. As ...
by cstorey
11 Jan 2018, 11:24
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Video: Assembling the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB jet engine
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Video: Assembling the Rolls-Royce Trent XWB jet engine

Paul K wrote:
03 Jan 2018, 10:46
Very interesting to watch, but a little sad that it's in Germany not Britain. People seem to have real jobs there - here, it's careers at Costa dot com. :(
You obviously haven't been to Derby
by cstorey
05 Dec 2017, 10:11
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Happy birthday Tonks (50)
Replies: 20
Views: 854

Re: Happy birthday Tonks (50)

Many Happy Returns, and all good wishes for the future
by cstorey
17 Nov 2017, 20:46
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: RIP Joy Lofthouse ATA Pilot
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: RIP Joy Lofthouse ATA Pilot

A great woman and a great personality. Such a shame that someone as splendid as she was cannot go on for ever