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#1 Post by Fatzdaddio » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:32 pm

Hi to all Members,
Being an old man with some previous aviation moments , I've joined in order to remind myself of the variety of life caused by that occupation.

I was in ....RAF ( til the Varsity ! ) Gulf Air ( F27 ) Emirates Air Service (Twin Otter ) Jersey European ..Metropolitan ..Schreiner ( in Angola ) .. B.I.A. ( '1st jet' 1-11 ) .. Air Europe (F.100) ..Bangkok Airways ..British Air Ferries - British World ..World Airways .. British Mediterranean (A320 ) ..Air World - Flying Colours - JMC --Thomas Cook (B757 with TC )
My last flight was July 2010.

It will be fun for me to read any recollections of any of those aircraft types and companies !

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#2 Post by Capetonian » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:36 pm

Welcome. I hope you enjoy the forum.
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#3 Post by barkingmad » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:04 pm

Welcome to the team, Fatz!

Your aquatic exploits in the Gulf surely deserve a mention? :O3

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#4 Post by Sat-U Lag-I » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:32 pm

Fatzdaddio wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:32 pm
It will be fun for me to read any recollections of any of those aircraft types and companies !
You'll be disappointed.

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#5 Post by ian16th » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:36 pm

Welcome!
Looking forward to reading of your exploits.
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#6 Post by Boac » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:42 pm

Welcome aboard, Fatz. I make that about 17 airlines...........!!!! Many of whom went bust.....gulp! ^:)^

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#7 Post by om15 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:59 pm

Welcome Fatz, I was a LAME with BIA/Air UK 1979 to 1984 and with Jersey European 1989 to 1997, so our paths may have crossed, also had many friends at BAF/Jade Point/British World.
A friendly forum, do you have an allotment?
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#8 Post by Fatzdaddio » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:01 pm

'Barking mad' ..
How did you know that I was a diver in the Gulf ..and on the American drill ship that discovered a Dubai offshore oil field ? That was before I became a pilot !

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#9 Post by Fatzdaddio » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:15 pm

Hi to OM15 ..
Paths must have crossed ..
but not on an allotment ?

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#10 Post by G-CPTN » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:38 pm

I look forward to nostalgia (if you can look forward to something in the past).

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#11 Post by barkingmad » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:03 pm

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be in the old days........,

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#12 Post by CharlieOneSix » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:33 pm

Welcome on board Fatz. BAF and British World. Viscounts? If so you may well have shuttled me ABZ-LSI and back at some point.
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#13 Post by FD2 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:33 am

Welcome Fatz - that's quite a width/depth of experience!
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#14 Post by Slasher » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:45 am

What FD2 said.

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#15 Post by jimtherev » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:27 am

With Slash and FD2 that makes three of us.

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#16 Post by Stoneboat » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:59 pm

Welcome Fatz, hope ya like trivia. :D

The F-27 must have been a bit of a dog in the Gulf.

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#17 Post by ribrash » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:16 pm

Welcome Fatz.
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#18 Post by 4mastacker » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:34 pm

Welcome Fatz.
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#19 Post by Ex-Ascot » Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:57 pm

My dear chap, welcome aboard. There are some pretty sane aviation folks on here you can communicate with but one doesn't come under that bracket.
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#20 Post by barkingmad » Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:04 pm

Is one's sanity adversely affected by years of travelling in aluminium tubing breathing oil-contaminated air frequent crossing of time zones eating sh1t food trying to sleep in strange beds whilst the crew-disturbance unit (aka housekeeping) make as much decibels as they can whilst you try and get your allocated rest?

Be careful FatzD, there are some folks here who deserve my posting name but not through their fault!

Look forwards to your comments on the many threads here. :O3

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