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Old 9th Jul 2017, 21:42
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Old 10th Jul 2017, 12:28
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Old 10th Jul 2017, 12:54
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My mother had a system, "that sounds like one of theirs, you hide under the stairs while I have a look"
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Old 10th Jul 2017, 13:38
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Originally Posted by Oscar Charlie 192 View Post
In what way, Sir?

Maybe I just didn't read the right things. Perhaps you have a suggested reading list, re. aircraft id's?
Don't "Sir" me, I work for a living.

Golly-Gee, pick up any civil aircraft encyclopedia (Jane's etc) and knock yourself out.

Originally Posted by Steve6443 View Post
Please enlighten us about the conflict. The Op has indicated he has read a lot. He has also stated that the best he can (currently) do is differentiate between high wing, low wing and helicopter. Based on that, he's made a pretty good start.

Or how about you tell me, with just a glance, how to differentiate between a Cirrus and a Columbia? Or how about more common aircraft you probably come across on a day to day basis - let's say Cessna 182 v 172 - without looking at the naming on the plane, that is? And now, to make it all the more difficult, how differentiating about a 172 Reims Rocket from a C182?

I don't see any conflict between those two statements the OP made....
When was the last time you saw a Reims Rocket?
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Old 10th Jul 2017, 15:58
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Thinking of Reims....

In the old days there was different nomenclature for Reims Cessnas versus Cessna Cessnas as far as flight plans were concerned. My Reims 172 had to be listed as an RA72 when I submitted a flight plan, instead of just C172. Up and down the East Coast LARS controllers would inform opposite direction traffic to look out for an "RA72". Nobody had any idea what I was..........
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Old 10th Jul 2017, 17:21
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Even ATC gets it wrong sometimes

A few years ago, Piperboy84 very kindly flew me in his lovely, bright-yellow Maule from Santa Monica to Camarillo for lunch.

Taxiing out for the return flight, the Tower gave avoidance instructions to an incoming Cessna:

"Taxi behind the yellow Cub".

However, the woman in the Cessna was having none of that:

"Er, taxi behind the little yellow airplane."

So it's true - all light aircraft are Piper Cubs.
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Old 10th Jul 2017, 18:12
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No - all yellow aeroplanes are Piper Cubs, except for my mate's Husky, of course 😁
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Old 10th Jul 2017, 20:47
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That'll be the Husky that sits behind my cream and orange Champ, described as a 'red and white Cub thing' by someone overtaking once (the description was once. I get overtaken a lot).
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Old 10th Jul 2017, 20:56
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Originally Posted by Crash one View Post
My mother had a system, "that sounds like one of theirs, you hide under the stairs while I have a look"
Somewhere around the Dead Sea. A military aircraft flies down the dead centre (ha ha see what I did there) of the lake.


Me: Whose is that?


Tourist guide: Did it shoot at us?


Me: No.


Tourist guide: Then it's one of ours.


This was 1973, not very many weeks before Yom Kippur.
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Old 10th Jul 2017, 22:15
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A see-through Cessna

Talking of a miss-identified Cessna, a story from the early days of Rans aircraft in the UK.

Rans S6 on final to land at Southampton when a BA turbo prop airliner calls joining the circuit:


Tower: “Speedbird 123, you are No. 2 to land behind a Rans S6 on short Final”
Speedbird 123: “And what pray is a Rans S6?”
Tower: “It’s a sort of see-through Cessna, Sir”.


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Old 11th Jul 2017, 07:43
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Originally Posted by Amadis of Gaul View Post
When was the last time you saw a Reims Rocket?
every day when I go flying.... one is hangared in the same Hangar as our aircraft.



Surprisingly, there are two Rockets based at the airfield.....

So come on, are you going to explain us the reason why the statement from the OP was a contradiction in terms???
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Old 11th Jul 2017, 11:39
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"What I mean by Light Civil Aircraft is basically your Cessna's, Pipers and your Beechcraft's. These 3 aircraft manufacturers are the main one so for now we will just concentrate on these."

From above link.

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