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Old drills that you just can't forget.

Old 21st Mar 2013, 20:21
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Never could get to grips with GRIT...

'Enemy. Watch my tracer!' always seemed easier

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Old 21st Mar 2013, 21:29
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Chipmunk Pre Take Off

In response to Newt, post #32

Tiny
Tim's
Mother
Fondles
Fat
George's
Gigantic
Pr*ck
Ha
Ha

at least that's what my man said it meant
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 22:07
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Hardly erotic, and a bit nouveau, but someone's got to mention DODAR sooner or later...
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 22:38
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Old drills indeed........

- . ... -/- .... ./--.- ..- .. -.-. -.-/
-... .-. --- .-- -./..-. --- -..-/
.--- ..
- -- .--. .../--- ...- . .-./- .... ./
.-.. .- --.. -.--/-.. --- --./.-.-.
or
-... . ... -/-... . -. -/.-- .. .-. -/.-.-.


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Old 21st Mar 2013, 22:42
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It's been 12 years but.....

Flaps
Slats
Pumps
Cocks
Lights 1, 2, 3
Canopy
Pins
Ground

Name the ac?
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Old 21st Mar 2013, 23:49
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Spin recovery checks during my UAS days on Bulldogs. It's been over 15 years since I last flew in a 'Dog, and I'm convinced they could well be my final words on my death bed so forcefully were they beaten in to me by my instructor at the time.

For a left hand spin - seemed to be usual / more common than right hand spin - engine torque issues IIRC:

Check height
Throttle closed
Needle left
Full right rudder
Control column centrally fully forward
Spin stops
UP recovery
Check Ts & Ps and deadwing clear.
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Old 22nd Mar 2013, 07:43
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First drill of the day 'HOCOWS'
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Old 22nd Mar 2013, 08:20
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Drills

Easy Money Always Readily Available Cash Down.

Anyone ?
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Old 22nd Mar 2013, 10:12
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During one of his CAAFU visits to Perth, Dennis Mobberley decided to have the Cessna 310 added to his type ratings. During the briefing for the 1179 he asked if I had any objection to him using his own checks rather than our school lists; I agreed that this would not be a problem as long as all essential items were completed.

During the first circuit I was intrigued by his mnemonic, which included “Hydraulic Pressure” and finished with “Oxygen Off and Guns to Safe”. At the debrief he explained that these same pre-landing checks had served him well on the Venom and he had used them ever since.

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Old 22nd Mar 2013, 13:41
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Thats probably not a good idea, using a single jet check list on a twin piston with VP props !

Remember DM well from my Victor (B1a) conversion !!

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Old 22nd Mar 2013, 14:50
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Apologies. #86 must be and old drill that I just have forgotten since no one has offered an answer to what the old drill was.
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Old 22nd Mar 2013, 15:28
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Angel Universal One

PUFO, PUFO,PUFO or three taps on the trusty bone dome and a thumb pointing the way home if one had to be quiet. Seemed to work jolly well.

Per Ardua Ad Astra and Everything.

D.
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Old 22nd Mar 2013, 15:39
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drills

For the technical minded;

Eat
Good
Jam
Leave
None

Aaron.
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Old 22nd Mar 2013, 15:57
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Angel Chippies.

Love it.
However :- BOOTS LACED TIGHT - RUDDER BAR FOR THE KICKING OF.

Cheers,
D.
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Old 22nd Mar 2013, 18:41
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For the Technically minded...

Eat
Good
Jam
Leave
None
And for the larger (imperial) bolt sizes...

Peter
Quickly
Slips
Up
Wendy
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Old 22nd Mar 2013, 21:27
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I doubt this qualifies as a drill, but, it's something that was "drilled" into me at Halton by a certain Flt Lt John Potter, our erstwhile Airframe Science instructor.

1/2 Rho Vsquared S CL , where Rho is air density measured in Slugs per cubic foot, .0024 comes to mind. Vsquared obviously the velocity squared, s being the surface area of the mainplane and CL being the Coefficient of Lift for that aero foil profile. It allows you to work out the lift for a wing. Amazing for me at 15+ years old.

Smudge
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Old 22nd Mar 2013, 22:00
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Met observer on way to Stevenson screen for the hourly ob:

weather/precipitation type
cloud cover
cloud names
cloud base
visibillty .............
............. arrives at screen
temperature
wet bulb
reset max min etc ......
........ shit I'm behind drag curve..........
..........back in office read wind speed direction gusts
check cloud base
colour it for ATC and NATO
add forecaster's two hour trend
code it all up
transmit
kettle on

10 minutes max.
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Old 22nd Mar 2013, 22:31
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Bulldog pre-descent checks: FIRADIT

Fuel
Instruments
Radios
Altimeter
Demist
Induction air
Transponder

Variations of this worked on all subsequent training aircraft. A touch of patois is required for use on the Tornado:

Fuel
Instruments
Radalt bug
Altimeters
De' wings
IFF
Thrust reverse
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Old 22nd Mar 2013, 22:53
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EFATO for a piston twin:

Firewall everything
Undercarriage up
Check which engine has failed
Kill the dying engine

That mnemonic would quite certainly be the first syllable from my lips if it ever happened for real.
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Old 22nd Mar 2013, 22:58
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As an engineer I've always believed in

If you can't fix it, f*ck it, so no other f*cker can fix it.......

Stood me well all these years lol

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