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Old drills that you just can't forget.

Old 20th Mar 2013, 21:46
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The Good Old DC3

The STUPRECC and CUBSTUNT will probably stay with me forever from the halcyon days at Valley but the very best, and very SIMPLEST drill has to be the shutdown checks in the beautiful and graceful DC3.

FO-MO-FO

Fuel OFF
Mags OFF

and then

F##K OFF !

Just sooooooooooo Sweet !
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Old 20th Mar 2013, 21:46
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T
T
M
F
F
G
and
G
P
H

Any ideas?
Not quite right.

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Chipmunk.
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Old 20th Mar 2013, 21:50
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Tiger Moth

Altimeter SET
Fuel ON
Hatch CLOSED

and that's it!
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Old 20th Mar 2013, 21:53
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Newt, BEagle ... add "Taxi Lamp On" for anti-collision purposes ... for Chipmunk pre-takeoff checks ... I think it was sequenced on the FRC's just after Pressure Head Heater IIRC ...
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Old 20th Mar 2013, 21:56
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Dash, down, crawl, cover, sights, observe, fire.

Reaction to effective enemy fire. Not very aeronautical I know...
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Old 20th Mar 2013, 22:00
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.. observe, sights?

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Old 20th Mar 2013, 22:04
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HASELL (before aerobatix).

Harness: Loose and comfy...
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Old 20th Mar 2013, 22:09
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1013 all round;
Aileron Upset - NORMAL;
HP Stop Valves...

Ideas, anyone?
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Old 20th Mar 2013, 22:12
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Old 20th Mar 2013, 22:17
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Late Arm
Stick top
Camera

Stuck in my head for 25 years!
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Old 20th Mar 2013, 22:22
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TOTD you forgot:

Hydraulics - three 2's, two 0's.
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Old 20th Mar 2013, 22:25
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Cockpit Drill ?

"Fuel and Noise".

or

"Kick the tyres, light the fires, we'll brief in the air, last man airborne buys the coffee".

D.
 
Old 20th Mar 2013, 22:34
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1, pause, 2, pause, .........
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Old 20th Mar 2013, 22:45
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CODBEEF

POSHBEEF

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Old 20th Mar 2013, 22:47
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....the drills for starting engines in the Shackleton - often practised in the crewroom!
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Old 20th Mar 2013, 22:49
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How about

STWW ?

Spectacles
Testicles
Wallet
Watch

Always did it before a night out "down route"
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Old 20th Mar 2013, 23:40
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How about 'pathasa(l)tnie'- info to transmit in an emergency (after Mayday, natch), or
W(E) HAV Firad (pre-descent & joining- JP?).
TTFFMMCIHCL going up & BUMMCFIHL coming down- RAFCFC Condor
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 00:05
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Old drills that you just can't forget.

Chris Scott.
Aileron upset has me thinking VC-10 but I suppose it could be from any other aircraft of similar vintage?!
BV
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 00:23
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Yes Bob, VC10 is correct: Top-of-Climb check.

If needed for wing-bending relief (above a certain weight), Aileron Upset is cancelled by crew (sorry, F/E) action passing FL240 in the climb. The HP Stop Valves are, IIRC, the bleed for the airframe anti-ice, which serves the L/Es of fin. tailplane and the whole wing-span (unlike more modern a/c). HP because (again IIRC) there isn't enough grunt from the LP air on the low-bypass Conway engine. Can't remember any other jet transport with a TOC check, which may explain why it sticks in my mind after 40 years. Sad, innit...

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Old 21st Mar 2013, 00:50
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....the drills for starting engines in the Shackleton - often practised in the crewroom!
Closely followed by the three man lift and spoons


***

Burning and turning..

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