[jhb_airlines] Re: Lightning

  • From: "bones" <bones@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 19:47:18 -0000

Inbound to Dublin one day I was asked to keep speed up as much as possible.
A mile or so later the controller said;

"I may have to break you off this approach - there's a nine jet formation
rapidly catching up with you."

I didn't hang about and floored the throttle, flying the rest of the
approach at 120kts - which is pushing it in a Cherokee.

I'd only just cleared the runway and glanced behind in time to see nine
French Alpha Jets go steaming past..

Then there was the time I held up the Red Arrows at EGNS when I suffered a
radio failure in an Aviasud Mistral - photo here if you've never heard of
it.. http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1163207/M/

Not as good as a Spitfire though... <vbg>


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Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Lightning

> *From:* Gerry Winskill <gwinsk@xxxxxxx>
> *To:* jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Date:* Thu, 15 Nov 2007 13:44:48 +0000
> If you had one of those waiting to taxi out, followed by a
> Javelin......BLISS!
> Gerry Winskill
I may have mentioned this before, but the most memorable ATC instructions I
ever received were at Gloucestershire.

"Golf Oscar Zulu follow the Spitfire to hold Charlie"
 and then..

 "After the departing Spitfire, line up and wait runway 22".

I was a student and my instructor whacked me on the knee with his pencil and
said "pay attention - you're supposed to be doing your pre-take off checks".


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