TOH – you old smoothie you. Have a good NYE flight. DC3? Well everyone’s flown a DC3! – wonderful old bus is still at it in all sorts of places. DC6? I remember (1964) a split-arse (can I say that? oh well … ) ex-RAF type, handlebar moustache and all, landing one in up-country Tanganyika (as it was then) on a bush runway, far too short, and leaving it on its nose in the ditch at the end. Made it difficult to get out of. My Viscount memory was Dan Dare to Malta (Luqa) 1961. Nice aircraft. Landed just fine.
Chinaman – too right. Must be misery there at Heathrow. And no sherbert either, from what I hear.