Post by cessna152towser on Jan 15, 2008 16:55:20 GMT
I'm Alex Cunningham from Hawick in the Scottish Borders. My nearest airports are Carlisle (45 miles) or Newcastle (53 miles), both of which I visit quite often. My late father served in the RAF from 1940 to 1946 after which he became a civilian aircraft engineer (engines) working for BEA, Scottish Aviation and eventually Rolls Royce Aero Engines division at Hillington, Glasgow where he got me involved with aircraft as an ATC cadet and also washing and valetting planes for Loganair at Glasgow Airport at weekends to earn my student pocket money. My role model became the late Captain Duncan MacIntosh of Loganair and I took his advice by following in his educational path of taking a law degree first and then pilot training later, due to lack of job security in flying as a career. That led me to a job as a schools lawyer in the west of Scotland which gave me plenty of opportunity for a few years to fly as a passenger in Loganair's Islanders, Trislanders and later Twin Otters. My local government career ended up as a town hall manager here in Hawick, from which I took early retirement. I am a PPL/IMC currently checked out to fly Pa28's at Newcastle Aero Club and at Border Air Training Carlisle, and am also a volunteer at Solway Aviation Museum. I would regard myself as a plane enthusiast rather than a spotter.
HI MY NAME IS KEV IAM FROM SILLOTH GET ALOT OF RAF COMEING THR0UGH here lots of low level to its spot on .i love the history around here and all its going ons from the war the 2 films made at 24 mu the storys of hudson bay were so many men lost there lifes so come on lets get some crack going . well done on the site mate .
Hey guys,Just a quick one,I have an Antonov AN2 staging through Kirkbride on Friday about lunch time if anyone is interested. Reg is LY-BIG and he is en-route to Portrush airshow.Might be worth a look as I have never had an AN2 before.I do not have a definite time as yet?? and yes he IS landing, TC.
Hi. Another old codger, 80 in august!!!! I can say I served in all three services. Not much going for school leavers in 1944, so I started work as a Naval Messenger on the Grimsby naval base HMS Beaver, bell bottoms, flat hat and a funny salute. Worked in the piano trade untill national service in the Royal Artillery (ack ack real 3.7 guns! Soon after demob in 1950 I was in the Royal Air Force. Trained as electrical fitter, joined 617 Squadron working on Avro Lincolns and then the Canberra. we were 6 months in Malaya, dropping 1,000 pounders on the terrs. Joined Air Cadets in 1960 as a Warrant Officer (Didn't fancy a comic cuts commission) Now still doing a bit in aviation at the local aviation museum in Dumfries, now refurbishing a Link Trainer. Also help my wife breeding miniature poodles, theres a litter due in three weeks time.