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New kid (oldish man) on the block ...

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:26 pm
by Rgw58
Name is Richard and live in Cheltenham with all its Gloster connections. Father is a former Meteor pilot with 500 Sqn. Although interested in aircraft of all sorts have recently, over the last few years due to the demise of the British aviation industry, a passion for British military jets from the Meteor onwards and this forum seems just the right place to chew the fat.

Re: New kid (oldish man) on the block ...

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:28 pm
by RLN
Welcome aboard, Richard.

Re: New kid (oldish man) on the block ...

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:42 pm
by MOD
Richard this forum will fit you like a glove. Welcome. Now start posting stories and/or pics please. :)

Ian ;)

Re: New kid (oldish man) on the block ...

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:14 pm
by Sooty655
Welcome, Richard. :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

With the avatar you have chosen, I reckon you'll fit in very well. :p

Re: New kid (oldish man) on the block ...

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:26 pm
by Dan4th
Howdy, Richard..........

Actually, where I come from in the USA
we rarely say "Howdy", but I DO try to
fit the mould sometimes :D

Maybe "Welcome" would be better?

Glad you took the Plunge!

Dan4th

Re: New kid (oldish man) on the block ...

PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:09 pm
by Bensmum
Hi Richard - Being in Cheltenham, are you involved with the Jet Age Museum at all? Vulcan to the Sky and the Jet Age are holding a joint event at Staverton on Easter Monday (http://www.vulcantothesky.org/club/club-events.html). I'll be there (with my son, Ben :) ). Do stop by and say hello, if you get the chance. Latest plan is that I'll be the one by the Vulcan cockpit doing a 10 minute or so talk for people waiting to go up to have a look inside ... if I can keep what I have to say to 10 minutes! ;) :))

Re: New kid (oldish man) on the block ...

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:32 am
by Xplumberlives
Good Morning Richard, come on in and fill you boots! ;)

Re: New kid (oldish man) on the block ...

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:47 am
by Mayfly
Sooty655 wrote:Welcome, Richard. :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

With the avatar you have chosen, I reckon you'll fit in very well. :p



You are very welcome Richard - you seem to know XP very well as he has kindly allowed you to use his photo as your avatar!! :p

Re: New kid (oldish man) on the block ...

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:15 pm
by Jigsaw
Welcome aboard mate ;)

Re: New kid (oldish man) on the block ...

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:18 pm
by Kermit
Welcome, looking forward to your posts ! :)

Re: New kid (oldish man) on the block ...

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:41 pm
by Rgw58
Bensmum wrote:Hi Richard - Being in Cheltenham, are you involved with the Jet Age Museum at all? Vulcan to the Sky and the Jet Age are holding a joint event at Staverton on Easter Monday (http://www.vulcantothesky.org/club/club-events.html). I'll be there (with my son, Ben :) ). Do stop by and say hello, if you get the chance. Latest plan is that I'll be the one by the Vulcan cockpit doing a 10 minute or so talk for people waiting to go up to have a look inside ... if I can keep what I have to say to 10 minutes! ;) :))


I've got membership and have made a donation towards their new permanent location project. I've been in that Vulcan cockpit before and there was someone in there showing us around - an ex-Vulcan crew member, was that you?
My father, now 82, used to fly Meteors with 500 Sqn at RAF West Malling and I've been doing research into his flying career with the RAF.

Managed to find photos of the aircraft he flew including his first solo but not all. I'm having trouble trying to work out the serials from the single letters he entered into the log book on the Meteor 8s. if there's anyone wo could help, it would be appreciated.

Regards.

Re: New kid (oldish man) on the block ...

PostPosted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:47 pm
by Dan4th
RGW::::::::::::::

I'm sure that if there's no one on here
who can help, we will at least be able
to point you in the right direction :D

We've done it before!!!!!!

Danf.

Re: New kid (oldish man) on the block ...

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:40 am
by Xplumberlives
Mayfly wrote:
Sooty655 wrote:Welcome, Richard. :ymapplause: :ymapplause:

With the avatar you have chosen, I reckon you'll fit in very well. :p



You are very welcome Richard - you seem to know XP very well as he has kindly allowed you to use his photo as your avatar!! :p




Not me, I thought it was you actually! :-o

Re: New kid (oldish man) on the block ...

PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2012 7:54 pm
by Bensmum
Rgw58 wrote:I've been in that Vulcan cockpit before and there was someone in there showing us around - an ex-Vulcan crew member, was that you?

Managed to find photos of the aircraft he flew including his first solo but not all. I'm having trouble trying to work out the serials from the single letters he entered into the log book on the Meteor 8s. if there's anyone wo could help, it would be appreciated.


The same ex-pilot will be in the cockpit again on Easter Monday (being fed cups of tea at regular intervals). I'm sure someone there will be able to help you with your research into the Meteor 8s - or if you want to PM me, I can email your questions to the Jet Age guys ... :)

Re: New kid (oldish man) on the block ...

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:08 pm
by 34053
Hello Richard and welcome to IA.

PW

Re: New kid (oldish man) on the block ...

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:14 am
by Hydealfred
From one Richard to another, welcome to the Forum :)