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by cstorey
05 Dec 2021, 08:51
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Abort Procedure???
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Abort Procedure???

Indeed, I thought the very same, Nigel. On any view that was a very heavy landing and would require extensive checks later before release to service
by cstorey
05 Dec 2021, 08:50
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Happy Birthday Tonks (54)
Replies: 17
Views: 123

Re: Happy Birthday Tonks (54)

I would give a resounding welcome to a return by Tonks. I do know that he went in for teaching but did not enjoy it, so I do hope that he has found something congenial to do in these very strange times. Happy Birthday
by cstorey
29 Nov 2021, 07:56
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Sir Frank Williams
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: Sir Frank Williams

His courage in carrying on after his catastrophic accident was phenomenal ; RIP
by cstorey
31 Oct 2021, 12:16
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: East African Airways video
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: East African Airways video

I travelled on one of the last , sad, flights of EAA, from Nairobi to Heathrow in Super VC10 5H-MOG ( which appears at the start of the film) . The flight was made distinctive by Captain Preston - a James Robertson Justice lookalike - paying the Shell agent off for fuel in cash from a briefcase stuf...
by cstorey
26 Oct 2021, 08:25
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Floating Boats
Replies: 10
Views: 228

Re: Floating Boats

Reading ( 3000 books or so ) ; Playing the piano ( shelves and shelves of music which people keep leaving to me ) ; Classic cars of which I have 5, and feel very guilty about neglecting as I grow old and decrepit !
by cstorey
20 Oct 2021, 08:30
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Randy The Rooster
Replies: 9
Views: 153

Re: Randy The Rooster

Would the result of the buzzards be called a Booster?
by cstorey
05 Oct 2021, 15:44
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Your Opinions on this Glider Near Crash!!
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Your Opinions on this Glider Near Crash!!

Quite a lot of light and ultralight aircraft of the 1950s/60s had no gyro instruments and thus were strictly VMC only machines. If you had turn and slip, you could in an emergency deal with IMC on a limited panel basis ( the IR and later the IMC rating tests included a mandatory limited panel sectio...
by cstorey
03 Oct 2021, 18:56
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Your Opinions on this Glider Near Crash!!
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Your Opinions on this Glider Near Crash!!

Crikey ! they were lucky to ( largely) get away with that
by cstorey
27 Sep 2021, 16:28
Forum: Payware Heads Up!!
Topic: MSFS in sim map
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: MSFS in sim map

Another vote for Littlenavmap . You can draft your flight plan on it and then load it directly into your FMS, and the map which is real world based is quite superb with every navaid you can imagine clearly shown . It is worth downloading the separate manual
by cstorey
27 Sep 2021, 16:25
Forum: Escorts and Stewards
Topic: Preview X-Plane 12
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: Preview X-Plane 12

Nigel - changing the topic entirely, I hope you have not been affected by this afternoon's tornado in Grimsby