Blasts from the past!

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Blasts from the past!

#1 Post by Mike Jenvey » Fri Aug 28, 2020 7:40 pm

How on earth did I miss out on this site for so long?

I note numerous "old hands" from TOP, & look forward to catching up. :-H

Probably like most here, I disagreed with his Lordship Danny, raising merry hell when he was selling off descriptive text (to link to screen name) when the site had been sold to the Yanks. A pyrrhic victory, but worth every effort.

My background - joined the RAF in Jan 1976 as an AEOP, went to Nimrods at "sunny South," namely St Mawgan. Joined the pilot set, flew bombers, tankers & transport. Left in Sep 1995 from Lyneham, went to fly commercially for HeavyLift, initially on the Shorts Belfast, then the Airbus A300B4. They went bust, so was lucky enough to get a job in VIP biz aviation, nearly 18 yrs ago. Can get posh tea now, rather than the various cup-melting concoctions made up by FEs & ALMs.

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#2 Post by PHXPhlyer » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:01 pm

Welcome Mike! :-bd :-h :YMAPPLAUSE: :YMPARTY:

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#3 Post by ribrash » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:16 pm

Hi Mike. Fill ya boots.
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#4 Post by G-CPTN » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:19 pm

Keen to read more of your escapades.

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#5 Post by ian16th » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:07 pm

Welcome!
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#6 Post by CharlieOneSix » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:24 pm

Great to have you on board, Mike. Welcome to the mad house!
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#7 Post by FD2 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:34 pm

Welcome Mike!
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#8 Post by jimtherev » Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:41 pm

Welcome and blessings, Mike.

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#9 Post by Boac » Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:43 am

Wondered where you had been!

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#10 Post by admin » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:36 am

Welcome to Ops-Norm Mike. Managed to get a good crowd here with minimal drama and strife. Lots of Vulcan drivers here, so you will be in good company. Lots of drivers, but few of us fixers.

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#11 Post by Pontius Navigator » Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:39 am

Hi Mike, thank reddo for mentioning NJ. Welcome. You still near Huntingdon?

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#12 Post by Rwy in Sight » Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:55 am

Welcome Mike, I hope you feel right at home here and obviously I am looking forward to hear all those stories from previous position in aviation.

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#13 Post by Smeagol » Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:58 pm

And it's a welcome from me (representing those of us from 'other' professions not linked to flying, fixing or otherwise tinkering with things that fly).
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#14 Post by 4mastacker » Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:00 pm

..and a "hello and welcome" from me as well. :-h
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#15 Post by bob2s » Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:59 am

And hello and welcome from me an ex blackhander of the fling wing tribe.

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#16 Post by Ex-Ascot » Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:27 pm

Hello Mike from a driver and a driver's ATCO in Botswana. This is a neat unit.
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#17 Post by Pontius Navigator » Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:52 pm

Looking in my log book I discovered I had flown with Mike J on 27 April 1985. To save him looking, it was the short tanker sortie out of Ascension.

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#18 Post by Mike Jenvey » Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:41 am

Pontius Navigator wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:52 pm
Looking in my log book I discovered I had flown with Mike J on 27 April 1985. To save him looking, it was the short tanker sortie out of Ascension.
Cor blimey! Can't cross-check at the moment, my log book is about 4000 miles away (on our hols), & Mrs J is monitoring my internet use like a hawk. :))

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