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Re: Favourite Airports

#61 Post by om15 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:26 am

My first civvie job at Squires Gate in 1979, here is XI, probably off to the IoM or CI.
Even in those days the plans were to build between St Annes and Blackpool.

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#62 Post by Woody » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:50 am

Obviously whoever wrote this didn’t have to deal with IBERIA ground staff X(


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#63 Post by Capetonian » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:38 am

That's true. Iberia's ground staff must be the worst in the world. Just vile. Rude, ignorant, scruffy, and obnoxious. None of which is typically Spanish.
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#64 Post by Woody » Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:02 pm

Not my photo, but I did visit there back in the day :-bd

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#65 Post by Rwy in Sight » Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:27 pm

Woody wrote:
Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:02 pm
Not my photo, but I did visit there back in the day :-bd

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I am wondering what kind of extra maintenance is necessary on those aircraft used to this airfield.

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#66 Post by ian16th » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:01 pm

If it was my a/c, I would have any a/c 'navalised' buy whoever does such work for the RN.

As routine maintenance, as soon as the a/c lands back on tarmac, a good hosing down.
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#67 Post by PHXPhlyer » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:11 pm

Frequent compressor washes as well.

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#68 Post by tango15 » Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:28 pm

I believe that did used to happen. Before my time, I believe that a landing at Barra took place with a 748, following which there was much cleansing of the donks. LIAT used to do it every night when the aircraft were back at base, with some fluid which I can no longer remember the name of, but seemed very effective. SATA in the Azores used the same stuff.

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#69 Post by CharlieOneSix » Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:55 pm

Unsurprisingly compressor washes were done at the end of every day on helicopters involved in offshore oil/gas support flights. On my last type before retirement, see avatar, the drying out run could not be done without engaging the rotors so one of the two pilots on the last flight of the day had to stay behind to do it. MGT was around 600-700°C in the cruise and I seem to recall that after shutdown it had to be a maximum of 100°C before the fluid was sprayed in so it was not a quick procedure.
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