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Phil Perry

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  • Birthday 02/06/1950

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  1. Thanks RGM. . .so much info on this site ¬! I will look at that one, if it's out of print. I'm sure I can get a dog eared copy from a couple of aviation centric secondhand bookshops at Hay on Wye. . . Cheers, Phil.
  2. Another WW2 aviator that I had never heard of. https://t.co/HODBDyzocQ?amp=1
  3. Can't oblige I'm afraid Kaz,. . . Mate Nick took this on his camPhone, and emailed the pic but reduced the filesize too much. Resolution too poor for a non blurred snip of the BBMF Lanc. 😞
  4. OUCH !. . .My friend Paul paid £23K for this example. . .
  5. This photo was sent to me by my friend Nick. . .( Classic aircraft Nick ? ? ? ) It's a Good 'Un,. . but Classic. .. er. . .Deffo the Lanc. . .
  6. Peter, I recently had a sysrem crash and My Laptop had a new processor fan and keyboard. My Mate the IT Guy suggested upgrading to windows Ten.. .. Well, I can say without prejudice that this system is utter Fecking Shyte. I have had it installed for six days and I can't be dealing with it any longer.. It is total rubbish and a not very clever attempt at being clever and it fails on all counts. I am currently having to experience a loud warning from AVG, telling me that I have a virus warning every 3.4 minutes,. . and I can't get rid of the warning message, without paying £19.99 for a service that I don't want nor need. I have HAD IT WITH WINDOWS ALTOGETHER and am changing my system to linux, using Debian as soon as I can. The reformat starts the day after tomorrow, when the Linux Guy will be here to help. I used Linux a few years back, and was most impressed with it, but my Oppo couldn't get to grips, being a Windows XP lover. . . Well, If I can't get Win 7 back on this thing tomorrow,. . .I'll be a Linux man and Feck Bill Gates AND his dog.
  7. My Brand New windows ten latest version, installed on my laptop less than a week ago, refused to recognise a USB stick,. . . but just now, it has. General finger trouble, as I thought I'd reduced and uploaded a few pics of the Merlin onto it, but they were not there. Have to fire up the old work computer ( XP-Pro ) and try again. Unless win-10 has some built in picture management software, like the old Win Picture Manager. . . but that prog was deleted from Office years ago but still runs happily on my old XP engine.. . . Thanks for the suggestions though Peter.
  8. Yes it does . . ., it had me fooled when it was in our circuit ( Though it's quite easy to fool an old fool. . .)
  9. My good friend and flexwing instructor Mike Bailey at Otherton Airfield mentioned to me today that an Indian chap is buying all the stock from P+M. . and has already supplied him some flying wires for his Kwik. NOW, I know that there are a lot of hoops that this guy will have to navigate, but let's hoep that it's a start for the salvation of Mainair and Pegasus trikes in the UK. . .Fingers crossed.
  10. I don't fancy one,. . .as I love to take people flying with me, especially those who've never flown before. . . . As far as I can recollect,. . I have been indirectly responsible for over fifty people, achieving the highest Human accolade,. . of being a Bird Person. . . Five of whom are now active RPT crew. I had a lovely reunion this afternoon, with a chap I infected with the flying bug in 1984. . . He told me that he almost went broke paying for flight training, ending up as an AFI on GA, but had to pack it in due to a heart prob in the 1990s and introduced me to his Grand Daughter, and her Mum, who is working as a pilot on turbine Bushplanes in Africa, with some sort of world food programme charity, and his eldest Son used to work as a Helicopter pilot for a News service in the U.S. Flying can be highly infectious. . .I apologised of course. . . They now live near Mombasa and were visiting relatives who live not far from the airfield where I first Took him Flying in a Warrior . . .( Tatenhill - EGBM ) Another good Fly-in,. .ie, no crashes,. . Nobody Killed, although the wind suddenly picked up late in the PM and our Beer tent marquee was blown over, just missing a parked Eurostar aircraft. . . Happy Dayz.
  11. On the second day iof our Fly-in today, the most interesting Beastie was a ProTech Merlin. An ALL Metal single seat deregulated aeroplane which was absolutely Gorgeous. . I have pictures, but this stupid Bloody Windows Ten upgrade I've got refuses to read any of my UsB sticks. . .I am on the verge of dumping it and swapping to Debian / Linux. The aircraft is, regrettably, single seat, and weighs in at 300Kgs. . . I hop that the company produce a 2 seat version which would fit nicely into the UK 600 Kg slot, or probably somewhat less. , It looked remarkably like a Jabiru as it entered the overhead today. It is powered by a Rotax 582 inverted, oil injected 2 stroke, and it cruises at a comfortable 90 MPH. I'll have another bash at the pics I took and see if I can bamboozle Win 10, , , ##EDIT. . .here's their website. . http://digitalpilotschool.com/check-out-the-tech-pro-merlin-ssdr-single-seat-aircraft/
  12. I'm sure that the B-767 hAS an APU,,. . .which is what powered the 1549 Airbus 320,. . but I don't know if the 767 APU did the same, as I'm not as familiar with that aircraft, although I'd be surprised if it didn't power the fligt instruments and controls too \? if not, NAUGHTY MISTER BOEING !. I seem to recall at the time, that news reports said that the captain on this 767 was physically fighting with one of the Hijackers in the cockpit shorty prior to impact with the water. That might explain a thing or two, and Also , ON THE David Letterman show featuring the crew of flight 1549, the flight attendant at the rear of the cabin stated quite clearly that a panicking female passenger pushed past her and opened the door release seal at the rear of the cabin . . . I have heard nothing about this since, but I have watched the video ( Letterman ) several times and she definitely said this. Whereas the reason given for the rapd ingress of water was attributed to the fact that Geoff Skiles did not get as far as the 'DITCH' switch in the QRH checklist, as there was not enough time. . . . this would close all external vents for the purpose of ditching. You can Google this yourselves and watch. Curious. . .
  13. Welcome to the Forum L&D. . . I got my first licence in Victoria in 1970 ish. . . . after wanting to fly for all my life, . . .had lots of flying in the UK, air Cadet gliding and other stuff, ie.every bit of flying that I could blag. . . There are several of my stories on this forum,. . .but Welcome anyhow,and please let us know how you exploits proceed Sir. . . Cheers. . . Phil.
  14. Free Coffee available at the Lack of control Tower. . . .
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