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India Four Two 14th Jul 2016 23:18

British woman on classic flight lands in Nairobi ? Kenyan Aviation

Above The Clouds,

Great link. I wonder if the driver of the yellow "Follow Me" truck was aware he was risking life and limb.

piperboy84 14th Jul 2016 23:24


Originally Posted by Above The Clouds (Post 9440130)
Interesting navigation equipment fit in this basic open cockpit biplane.

British woman on classic flight lands in Nairobi ? Kenyan Aviation

Garmin 430 and an iPad.

http://www.kenyanaviation.com/wp-con...1/DSC00251.jpg

Looks like that's the Garmin app running on the IPAD so it's probably kitted out with the whole shooting match of Flight Stream 210 for 430 to iPad flight plan synch, back up ahrs, and synth vision on the iPad, nice set up

Stanwell 14th Jul 2016 23:24


Originally Posted by Jay Sata (Post 9440140)
This may shock some of you but a number of contacts suggest Ewald and Tracey
may be an item. ;-)


I'm disappointed in you, JS.
How could you repeat such scurrilous gossip on here?
What do you think this is .. a Rumour Network?
Anyway, that's more worthy of that crowd down the corridor .. the Most Venerated Order of Vengeful Vigilantes.
They're willing to believe anything that'll further their cause, you know.
We, here, in the Ignoble Company of Witch-Hunters, are bound by our charter of Inconvenient Truths, Inevitable Justice and ...


Just another one while we're being flippant...
I couldn't help but notice in that first pic posted by Above The Clouds in #885 that the operator of that unfortunate Robbie (RIP) at Goodwood goes by the name "Phoenix".
Now, in that 'attempted take-off' from Winslow, where was she headed? .. That's right, Phoenix.
I must go consult my soothsayer.
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Mike Flynn 14th Jul 2016 23:46


British woman on classic flight lands in Nairobi ? Kenyan Aviation

Above The Clouds,

Great link. I wonder if the driver of the yellow "Follow Me" truck was aware he was risking life and limb.
Do you mean the famous Tracey Curtis Taylor question to Sam Rutherford?


Sam.. what could be more important than getting my luggage to the hotel
More here on Steve Taylor from NZ who gave her the double barrel name.

This man is a real aviator.

New Zealand's best display pilots | Wings Over New Zealand

Steve Taylor and Richard Hood are also on my list of top display pilots initailly flying Pitts Specials etc and more recently Giles 202. Steve also flew with the roaring 40s for a while.
Kieth Trillo is also an ex Pitts pilot who used to display the Fokker triplane relica for a while.
as display Pilots the the Harding Family (Richmond, Bruce and Don?) from Wanganui aero Work need recognition for devising such an unusual and spectaculr display with the WAW Bird Cresco team.'

India Four Two 15th Jul 2016 01:59

For the benefit of anyone who has not seen or heard of the Roaring 40s, have a look at this:



Turn the volume up to 11. ;)

aox 15th Jul 2016 09:25


Originally Posted by Jay Sata (Post 9439888)
However the average over the six week trip was less than two hours a day.

No exactly punishing flying or hardship.

Yes, I mentioned that average out a couple of pages back, and that for instance it makes it comfortable to avoid the worst weather, or gives time to settle luggage carrying disputes.

Apparently the record for driving a car from Cape Town to London is about 10 days (two drivers, not solo).

That sounds like much more of a challenge than taking four times as long in a device which can cruise faster, over shorter straighter distances, with less traffic and environment risk.

27/09 15th Jul 2016 11:48


That sounds like much more of a challenge than taking four times as long in a device which can cruise faster, over shorter straighter distances, with less traffic and environment risk.
Don't forget there needs to time scheduled for all the visits to schools and the motivational talks.

Danny42C 15th Jul 2016 13:14

"If tha' hast nowt to say, say nowt" (Yorkshire Folk Saying).
 
14th Jul 2016, 21:32
Stanwell (#883),

...Ah, thank you, Detective-Superintendent Danny (Forensic Branch).
Hopefully a techie with Hamilton-Standard knowledge will notice this and give us a steer....
Wish I'd never set this hare (red herring ?) running !

D.

14th Jul 2016, 22:21

Above The Clouds (#885),

...Quote:
Danny42C
My earlier #877 refers. Had a look at second pic (#864) of the prang. Zoomed in as far as possible, and got out trusty magnifying glass (my eyesight is not what it once was !)

Cylinder seems to have been broken off. (piston visible) But bob on this side appears to be "in", and the inner third of both the prop blades seem to be in "coarse" position.

There will be engineer hydraulic prop experts reading this. Comment ?...
and your:

...Maybe compare the bob with this picture...
This shows the prop 'intacta'. Compared: (set up zoomed-in #864 pic on "Internet Explorer" and #885 pic on "Google Chrome"); not at all sure about the (prop) cylinder being knocked off now, more "pushed in", as it were.

Amen to my last words (above) to Stanwell ! In 'way over my head' now. (Hoists white flag and quits the field, baffled) . :confused:

Danny.

Mike Flynn 15th Jul 2016 20:04

deefer dog asked....

Thanks for finding it Jay, but for the record do you know when it was taken, and where? Was it definitely after the flight?

(I'm of course referring to that backdrop with the claim of her being alone in the aircraft, the one she cannot remove from cyberspace).
That picture was tweeted by her 30 Apr 2016. https://mobile.twitter.com/biplanebi...20764497727489

Sir Niall Dementia 15th Jul 2016 20:16

It goes on...........................

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheAirLeague

Another award! This time from The Air League.

SND

Mike Flynn 15th Jul 2016 23:23

You may joke about that Katamarino but you have hit the nail on the head.

The UK Royal Family are not normally available to do selfies with members of the public.

However Prince Michael has been very keen to support Tracey Curtis Taylor.

Not one but many pictures together.
My information is that the Masters Medal was a done deal before she left the UK.

Prince Michael is a major supporter of TCT and takes an interest in the HCAP.

Indeed Ewald and Tracey have dined with him and his wife.

The HCAP knew what she was up to but google Robert Marshall,Tracey Curtis Taylor,Bee House,Marshalls aerospace and Boeing to get the full story.

The press has been manipulated to paint her in a hero role.

There are many UK aviation journalists writing for magazines but not one has been brave enough to file a post here on pprune.

The two major GA magazines are more concerned about future advertising than the truth.
The one magazine with a forum locked any discusion on this topic weeks ago.
So look at these pictures and ask yourself why has Prince Michael allowed himself to be used by TCT?
http://i.daily mail.co.uk/i/pix/2015...3763677772.jpg
http://www.birdinabiplane.com/galler..._with_pm_2.jpg
http://www.birdinabiplane.com/galler...wo_princes.jpghttp://www.birdinabiplane.com/galler...es1/image2.jpg
http://c8.alamy.com/comp/F38DTR/farn...lor-F38DTR.jpghttp://www.wokingnewsandmail.co.uk/w...8/BH5486-1.jpg
http://www.birdinabiplane.com/galler...hn_goodman.jpg for more info google Prince Michael and Princess Pushy.

Mike Flynn 15th Jul 2016 23:58

In reply to post 886....The Light Aviation Association gave her the Bill Woodham Navigation Award on the basis she flew across Africa solo using a basic panel. This picture makes the award a joke but the chief exec Steve Slater continues his silence.

Not surprising as he is also a member of the Honourable Company of Air Pilots and has a brief to address PR.

As does Peter Benn who issued the second rewritten Masters Medal award.

We have never heard from Chris Ford who wrote the original letter.

How hard was it to fly Africa in nice weather with this panel?
http://www.kenyanaviation.com/wp-con...1/DSC00251.jpg

Union Jack 16th Jul 2016 01:05

However Prince Michael has been very keen to support Tracey Curtis Taylor.

Birds of a feather perhaps, observing that Prince Michael wears wings in both naval and army uniforms, despite having completed no formal flying training that I have seen recorded.:hmm:

Jack

IanSeager 16th Jul 2016 07:34


Originally Posted by "Jay Sata)
There are many UK aviation journalists writing for magazines but not one has been brave enough to file a post here on PPRuNe.

The two major GA magazines are more concerned about future advertising than the truth.
The one magazine with a forum locked any discussion on this topic weeks ago.

Jay, best to stick the facts, even though they sometimes spoil a good story.

- I've posted here several times
- The last TCT thread that I can find remains open

…of course we are interested in the truth, I don't know why you are so happy to lie about me though?

Ian

Paultheparaglider 16th Jul 2016 08:11

Jay,

I rarely post on here, but there is a certain irony in your, at best, distortion of the truth, and, at worst, outright lies about the position taken by Ian Seager of Flyer magazine.

Personally, I think you have a point about TCT although I don't truthfully understand why it is such a total obsession with you. However, when you keep defaming someone who many of us believe to be an honourable man you simply put yourself in the same box as TCT - a slightly sad self promoter who is far too fond of the sound of your own voice.

At least TCT got some interesting flying out of her misrepresentations.

Paul.

Mike Flynn 16th Jul 2016 08:11

I was merely pointing out that there has been little or no engagment on here from the UK GA press and writers and was not pointing a finger at any one person.

I certainly did not mention Ian.

However he closed the first TCT strand down on the other side following Sam Rutherford and Jetblu's posts and indeed put me on pre moderated posting.

It is thanks to the Daily Mail that the general public know the truth.

The pictures of the technology in the cockpit few posts ago underlines the LAA award is a disgrace.
However she continues to receive so called awards.

Accusing me of obsession with exposing TCT's charade is just shooting the messenger.

If you don't want to read this strand go elsewhere.

The thread is now heading for 120,000 page views and over 900 posts.

Pprune is a global forum and there is plenty of interest in this topic.

IanSeager 16th Jul 2016 08:27


However he closed the topic down on the other side and indeed put me on pre moderated posting.
There you go again…

The latest thread is alive and well and remains open. You are correct that you are on moderation.

Ian

aox 16th Jul 2016 09:01


Originally Posted by airpolice (Post 9437298)
ACCIDENT

Aircraft Type and Registration: Boeing B75N1 Stearman, N56200
No & Type of Engines: 1 Lycoming R680 piston engine

Year of Manufacture: 1943
Date & Time (UTC): 17 August 2015 at 1115 hrs

[...]

Information Source: Aircraft Accident Report Form submitted by the pilot

The aircraft was parked outside a hangar, in an area where construction works were ongoing and temporary buildings had been erected in preparation for an event. The pilot boarded the aircraft and started the engine, before beginning to taxi. After moving off the aircraft turned through 90° to go between buildings towards the runway. The width of the area between the buildings was insufficient to allow the turns necessary for the pilot of a Stearman to see the
area ahead. The pilot saw one helicopter parked ahead on the left, and another on the right, but could not see directly forward, and the propeller and nose of ...

Hang on a minute

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/...9847502779.jpg

(picture in Daily Mail)

I've never been someone for those spot-the-ball competitions, but I wonder about some larger objects missing from this picture.

Danny42C 16th Jul 2016 11:16

aox,

Perhaps their owners had hurriedly removed them (wouldn't you) ?

Stanwell 16th Jul 2016 13:33

I understand helo operators certainly do these days - any time word gets out that she's around. :uhoh:


I also like a small detail in the 'report submitted by the pilot' - she started the engine before beginning to taxy. ... Hmmm.
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