The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#17761 Post by Capetonian » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:46 am

Some of you have clearly never been on Vickers Vanguard with those powerful RR Tyne engines that make the whole aircraft vibrate. Your fillings popped out, your tin of Coke would burst open, and you'd get a free massage.

Fast, economical, and a huge capacity, but noisy to the extreme.
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#17762 Post by Undried Plum » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:02 am

The aft-most seat row on an Il-62, sitting right next to the engines, all the way from Moscow to Singapore, circa 1980. Now that's loud!

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#17763 Post by om15 » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:10 am

As part of our home made freight conversions on the Heralds we removed all interior trim including the sound proofing to save weight, this made the inside of the aircraft ideal to appreciate the Dart whine.
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#17764 Post by Undried Plum » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:14 am

Capetonian wrote:
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Vickers Vanguard with those powerful RR Tyne engine
I loved the growling howling scream of the Vanguard when taxying and putting the props into flat pitch.

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#17765 Post by Alisoncc » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:21 am

ricardian wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:13 pm
so we were all issued with ear defenders - these were small plastic things like hearing aids but without the electronics.
Like these Ric, issued to us on the line with Vulcans, circa 1963.

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They gave no instructions about removing them, so should I do it now?
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#17766 Post by barkingmad » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:32 am

15 hours 15 mins, wheels off until wheels on the ground again, sitting with 2 RR Griffons and 4 sets of 3-bladed props on each side of my cranium is my endurance record for a noise experience.
I wore the bone dome for most of that tour in “Perpetual Motion”, as featured on BBC2 some years ago, and as a result I still have very sensitive hearing for a grouchy ould lag of my age. Good for the neck muscles though.
But overall the experience may have driven me towards my posting moniker...

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#17767 Post by 4mastacker » Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:51 am

Morning folks. Strange sight this morning, t'is raining - haven't seen any of that for a while.
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................What I really was worried about was the complete de-commissioned train we've just acquired from Greater Anglia. Up-to-date coaches ready to run. If the sods had attacked them we would have been seriously fed up.
One for your Reverendship. Your new train, as you say is de-commissioned but ready-to-run. Please 'scuse the stupid question, how can that be? Is it simply it's no longer permitted to run on the national network because of some paperwork juggling/ or have some NR* mandatory parts been removed?

* NR = Network Rail, not the usual O-N definition.
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#17768 Post by Wodrick » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:30 am

Morning all,
Same as, passing 24 for same guess of 28.
Off out for provisions shortly, shopping the highlight of the week.

RAV now booked in tomorrow to see if the oil LP light is a sensor or real, think we are scrapping if real.
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#17769 Post by OFSO » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:42 am

Three months of almost unbroken sunshine every day ( it rained one afternoon for an hour) in Londinium but today cold and grey. Wierd. OTOH it's been the wettest greyiest nastiest Spring in NE Catalunia.

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#17770 Post by Undried Plum » Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:46 am

4mastacker wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:51 am

One for your Reverendship. Your new train, as you say is de-commissioned but ready-to-run. Please 'scuse the stupid question, how can that be? Is it simply it's no longer permitted to run on the national network because of some paperwork juggling/ or have some NR* mandatory parts been removed?

* NR = Network Rail, not the usual O-N definition.
Here in Jockistan, Dutch National Railways, who now hold the de-nationalised(?) franchise for ScotRail, are using old-fashioned coaches with crappers which flush onto the tracks, even when the train is in a station! :ymsick:

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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#17771 Post by ian16th » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:18 am

Yesterday while out booze buying, I banged my head on the edge of my raised, not quite enough, boot lid.
I saw stars and bled into my hanky. ~X(

Today I have ordered new gas struts to hold up said boot lid, only R620/£28.90/$36.37 each.
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#17772 Post by Pinky the pilot » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:26 am

They gave no instructions about removing them, so should I do it now?
Errmm, maybe you should do so now Alison. I often wondered why you never complained about your time flying Bongo Vans in PNG. :-? :D
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#17773 Post by ricardian » Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:54 am

Alisoncc wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:21 am
ricardian wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:13 pm
so we were all issued with ear defenders - these were small plastic things like hearing aids but without the electronics.
Like these Ric, issued to us on the line with Vulcans, circa 1963.
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They gave no instructions about removing them, so should I do it now?
Yes, the very same and probably at about the same time as you. We had to have them "fitted" by the MO because there were several sizes. Nobody ever checked whether or not we were actually wearing them when it was "officially" necessary.
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Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

#17774 Post by Ex-Ascot » Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:00 pm

Morning folks. Quite a mild dawn at 14° now in the 20s
ian16th wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:18 am
Yesterday while out booze buying, I banged my head on the edge of my raised, not quite enough, boot lid.
I saw stars and bled into my hanky. ~X(
Serves you bloody right. Why should you get booze 24 hrs before us. Anyway, didn't rush into town today. One more day on the home hooch will not kills us. Tomorrow we have to replenish the whole bar stock of the safari camp wot we drunk :-o

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Unofficial reports say the flood is heading our way at 3 kms a day. Mid month was my estimate ages ago and still looks good for that.

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#17775 Post by Magnus » Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:05 pm

One more day on the home hooch will not kills us.
I'm sure a search of the Darwin thread might provide evidence that is not always the case! :-s

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#17776 Post by Woody » Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:23 pm

Can the last person to leave,please feed the cat.

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#17777 Post by Rossian » Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:44 pm

Another really noisy a/c from a pax POV was/is the DO28 with the German navy. We flew from Northolt to Nordholz (which I thought was a rather nice linguistic link) at 1000ft which made it a rather nice scenic trip. Then later in the week I went with just the captain for a two hour bimble in the North Sea as part of the exercise. Very gentlemanly then we retired to the bar.

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#17778 Post by reddo » Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:27 pm

Rwy in Sight wrote:
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Reddo, along with UP you are one of the members here with a life worth reading on a book.
It was pretty easy. Passport stamped. Flight plan filed and accepted, permits done. Cleared for take off. Whoosh. :-bd

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#17779 Post by Wodrick » Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:43 pm

Ibbie wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:29 am
The Comet 4 was also good at destroying hearing.
I blame it for my duff hearing now and the lack of decent protection. Noisy to stand in front of to clear for start.
Had to be hand signals quite a few had no ground intercom.

SM blames them for the internal noise, the #1 sat at the back unusually, wearing a headset to talk to the flight deck.
A standard Airlite 62 with an extra long lead and a PTT switch. Not exactly noise cancelling.
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#17780 Post by fareastdriver » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:25 pm

All helicopter pilots are eventually deaf in the right ear. This is because the noise comes in through the normally open cockpit window. Newbies can buy noise cancelling headphones that alleviate this problem but us old warriors are suffering.

The worst was the intake noise of the Puma HC1 before the funny intakes. Air Support Command Standards specifically banned the wearing of bonedomes on the dispersal in case we wouldn't hear a helicopter taxiing into us. The result was that over a couple of years all Puma pilots suffered hearing loss.

About ten years after I left the RAF there was a scheme were if your hearing had been compromised in the services you could claim compensation. I did this and choked about £1,500 out of them.

Still managed to pass my CAA, CASA and CAAC medicals though.

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