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Forum: Aviation History and Nostalgia 20th Dec 2013, 18:31
Replies: 9
Views: 1,437
Posted By Aileron Drag
silverstreak, Just curious - why? ...

silverstreak,

Just curious - why?

DaveReidUK,

That's a bit sad. Or are you taking the p*ss?:)
Forum: Aviation History and Nostalgia 18th Dec 2013, 10:28
Replies: 5
Views: 1,657
Posted By Aileron Drag
Interesting video from Jackw106. The last time I...

Interesting video from Jackw106. The last time I saw the inside of that hangar it was our HQ. 120 Sqn Air Training Corps. We had half of the hangar, and 617 Gliding School had the other half. In...
Forum: Aviation History and Nostalgia 15th Dec 2013, 14:24
Replies: 10
Views: 2,044
Posted By Aileron Drag
It's Christmas time again, and that means blowing...

It's Christmas time again, and that means blowing a year's dust off my favourite Christmas read - The Shepherd, by Frederick Forsyth.

Can be read in an hour or so, with a glass of port at your...
Forum: Aviation History and Nostalgia 30th Nov 2013, 20:27
Replies: 212
Views: 71,527
Posted By Aileron Drag
F/O limit was 600m RVR or better (CAT 1)....

F/O limit was 600m RVR or better (CAT 1). Anything less was a P1 landing.

...............if my memory serves.

And, yes, in better weather, P1 would fly the approach with the aim of P2 landing...
Forum: Aviation History and Nostalgia 30th Nov 2013, 16:48
Replies: 212
Views: 71,527
Posted By Aileron Drag
Meikleour - I wish you hadn't reminded me of...

Meikleour - I wish you hadn't reminded me of 'Nargs'. You've put me off my dinner.:*
Forum: Rumours & News 10th Jul 2013, 19:35
Replies: 2,399
Views: 1,836,800
Posted By Aileron Drag
joelnthailand

I'm saying that a crew should use every aid available if they are at the end of a longhaul flight. Yes, if it's LHR-JFK, with a quick flight time, and you've all had a good, restful couple of days...
Forum: Rumours & News 10th Jul 2013, 15:34
Replies: 2,399
Views: 1,836,800
Posted By Aileron Drag
MD80 Well, I'm certainly pleased that you're...

MD80

Well, I'm certainly pleased that you're no customer of mine. Back seat pilots with no stomach for flying - I do not need.

Truly, you are speaking from utter ignorance. If you were as...
Forum: Rumours & News 10th Jul 2013, 15:04
Replies: 2,399
Views: 1,836,800
Posted By Aileron Drag
md80fanatic

You are showing your ignorance, and should not comment on matters you know nothing about.

We all like to think we are 'hot-shots', and as a Training Captain I prided myself on my hand-flying...
Forum: Rumours & News 10th Jul 2013, 14:44
Replies: 2,399
Views: 1,836,800
Posted By Aileron Drag
Lonewolf_50

If I understand your question, then 'zero'. I completed the final 'base training' detail on the sim. The Base Training Captain told me when to flare, and by how much (hardly anything), which resulted...
Forum: Rumours & News 10th Jul 2013, 14:25
Replies: 2,399
Views: 1,836,800
Posted By Aileron Drag
737OPR

You have so hit the nail on the head. Flying manually in the sim was a breeze, because you were wide awake and living on adrenaline. But for a major airport to offer only a visual approach to a...
Forum: Rumours & News 9th Jul 2013, 15:46
Replies: 2,399
Views: 1,836,800
Posted By Aileron Drag
falcon900

I think falcon's point is being overlooked. I probably did as many visual approaches into US airports as I did in Africa. By definition, it was at the end of a long day's work, and sometimes in very...
Forum: Aviation History and Nostalgia 2nd Jul 2013, 20:51
Replies: 15
Views: 2,989
Posted By Aileron Drag
The offset position of the nose-wheel was...

The offset position of the nose-wheel was completely irrelevant to the operation of the aircraft.

In no respect was it considered, mentioned, or even thought about by the flight crews.
...
Forum: Private Flying 1st Jul 2013, 22:16
Replies: 25
Views: 2,711
Posted By Aileron Drag
In the 'Good Old Days', when the IoW was infested...

In the 'Good Old Days', when the IoW was infested with aircraft from the College of Air Training at Hamble, a mate and I had fun, one day, flying between the 2nd & 3rd 'islands', and of course below...
Forum: Aviation History and Nostalgia 7th May 2013, 21:06
Replies: 12
Views: 2,072
Posted By Aileron Drag
Tony, Keep it going, Man. Donation sent. ...

Tony,

Keep it going, Man. Donation sent.

SFO A. Drag. :O
Forum: Aviation History and Nostalgia 15th Apr 2013, 18:48
Replies: 44
Views: 4,633
Posted By Aileron Drag
I think Centaurus has misunderstood the SOPs. As...

I think Centaurus has misunderstood the SOPs. As JW411 has indicated, P2 flew the entire approach, with the firm intention of going around at DH, unless P1 said "Land" in response to P3's call...
Forum: Aviation History and Nostalgia 11th Apr 2013, 11:21
Replies: 44
Views: 4,633
Posted By Aileron Drag
Regarding finding your way to the runway, we had...

Regarding finding your way to the runway, we had low-vis pages in the aerodrome booklet for LHR showing the magnetic direction and distance of each section of the route to the runway. The distance...
Forum: Aviation History and Nostalgia 10th Apr 2013, 20:56
Replies: 44
Views: 4,633
Posted By Aileron Drag
G & T, that's an old wives' tale! It was true...

G & T, that's an old wives' tale! It was true that the Trident would go-around from 12R without touching the tarmac, being well into the flare.

P2 was, as it were, determined to go-around. The...
Forum: Aviation History and Nostalgia 9th Apr 2013, 18:53
Replies: 44
Views: 4,633
Posted By Aileron Drag
Everything had to be working in order to be Cat...

Everything had to be working in order to be Cat 3. Often, an aircraft would be Cat 2 only, or even Cat 1 only, due to a u/s component.

You couldn't guarantee that every Trident would be Cat 3...
Forum: Military Aviation 2nd Apr 2013, 21:03
Replies: 22
Views: 4,915
Posted By Aileron Drag
Josh, I think it's probably the same, or...

Josh,

I think it's probably the same, or similar scheme: I did a Flying Scholarship at Carlisle in 1967 - yeah, I know, in pre-history! :sad:

It was the most incredible experience, and resulted...
Forum: Where Are They Now? 2nd Apr 2013, 11:07
Replies: 19
Views: 5,158
Posted By Aileron Drag
Landflap

Just to put you right, and remind you of the historical perspective: in 1971 BOAC decided that they did not need any further graduates from Hamble. BEA only wanted the numbers they had previously...
Forum: Where Are They Now? 27th Feb 2013, 18:33
Replies: 19
Views: 5,158
Posted By Aileron Drag
You need only read the 'Military' section of...

You need only read the 'Military' section of Prune to appreciate the military mindset. Endless posts regarding medals - just for 'being there'.

I remember the voluntary operations into and out of...
Forum: Where Are They Now? 27th Feb 2013, 12:47
Replies: 19
Views: 5,158
Posted By Aileron Drag
Landflap

Just been reading your various postings on Prune. Odd, to say the least. You appear more suited, if I may say so, to 'Twitter', with its short one-liners.

Regarding South Cerney - being rather...
Forum: Aviation History and Nostalgia 1st Feb 2013, 13:56
Replies: 22
Views: 4,808
Posted By Aileron Drag
Jklsr55, "All these guys were amazing...

Jklsr55,

"All these guys were amazing pilots".

Don't forget Barbara Harmer, who I regret we have lost to a horrible illness.

For information, British Airways pilots 'bid' for aircraft...
Forum: Aviation History and Nostalgia 20th Jan 2013, 16:42
Replies: 8
Views: 3,590
Posted By Aileron Drag
Olddog, I'd be interested to see those...

Olddog,

I'd be interested to see those photos also, if you don't mind trundling them over the old interweb.

Sent you a PM with my 'e'.

AD
Forum: Military Aviation 11th Jan 2013, 10:57
Replies: 99
Views: 11,544
Posted By Aileron Drag
BEagle, UKIP. Idiots. ....sorry,...

BEagle,

UKIP.
Idiots.

....sorry, don't get the connection. Please explain.
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