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4th Mar 2021, 20:07
Replies: 14
Views: 1,953
Posted By biscuit74

According to the calcs we did, for a normal light...

According to the calcs we did, for a normal light aircraft radio the relevant safety distance is around 0.9 m, Any member of the public that close has other worries!
A transponder pushes out a...
21st Feb 2021, 19:46
Replies: 36
Views: 12,749
Posted By biscuit74

Strewth - the CAA certainly seem to have...

Strewth - the CAA certainly seem to have approached supervision of that exercise a tad casually. Given how rigorously they expect pilots, designers and engineers/maintainers of full size aeroplanes...
4th Feb 2021, 17:29
Replies: 258
Views: 37,505
Posted By biscuit74

The whine of multiple Darts - Viscount,...

The whine of multiple Darts - Viscount, Friendship, Argosy, the long slow rumbles of Griffons - Shackleton and the whistling arrival of the F-1004 - my younger daughter could always tell when a 104...
4th Feb 2021, 17:23
Replies: 14
Views: 4,697
Posted By biscuit74

Yes, that is some 'Protector' with 8 hard points...

Yes, that is some 'Protector' with 8 hard points ! Smarm speak, politician style!
4th Feb 2021, 16:14
Replies: 5
Views: 2,489
Posted By biscuit74

What is the story behind the picture of what...

What is the story behind the picture of what seems to be a Stearman head to head with some damaged light or microlight aircraft, please?
Amazed the Stearman prop seems undamaged at first glance
4th Feb 2021, 16:10
1st Feb 2021, 21:49
Replies: 333
Views: 168,916
Posted By biscuit74

Interesting. I too wonder about normalisation of...

Interesting. I too wonder about normalisation of deviance. Flying up the centre of the valley, losing the turnaround option, is something I was taught not to do. I was also taught not to fly up a...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2020, 13:02
Replies: 24
Views: 7,815
Posted By biscuit74

Thanks for that Dick. Nice to know - they do look...

Thanks for that Dick. Nice to know - they do look like most interesting and that aircraft in particular looked very fine in its red scheme.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2020, 12:32
Replies: 24
Views: 7,815
Posted By biscuit74

I believe that another issue to watch with care...

I believe that another issue to watch with care is any low level manoeuvring - the apparent wind effect can make judgement of speed challenging, especially when turning at low level in strong winds...
26th Oct 2020, 17:30
Replies: 109
Views: 32,823
Posted By biscuit74

Many moons ago I recall standing on he deck of a...

Many moons ago I recall standing on he deck of a jack-up rig in the Heligoland Bight and watching German Navy Starfighters fly past at low level and very high speed., They were typically below deck...
26th Oct 2020, 16:59
Replies: 250
Views: 56,619
Posted By biscuit74

That and the Sea Harrier. If a further...

That and the Sea Harrier.

If a further choice was available of course the mighty Buccaneer.
23rd Oct 2020, 20:18
Replies: 23
Views: 8,875
Posted By biscuit74

Good point Pilot DAR. Luckily, Drumnadrochit,...

Good point Pilot DAR. Luckily, Drumnadrochit, though remote, is on the shores of Loch Ness and there is good road access down that side of the loch. Also a fairly well resourced airpor ta few miles...
23rd Oct 2020, 17:04
Replies: 23
Views: 8,875
Posted By biscuit74

A friend who lives near where the Catalina has...

A friend who lives near where the Catalina has come ashore went to see the machine this afternoon. She tells me the plan now is to do a complete engine replacement. Ouch! Expensive exercise...
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19th Oct 2020, 17:35
Replies: 37
Views: 6,553
Posted By biscuit74

Nice aircraft, ecosse. Is she based at Strathaven...

Nice aircraft, ecosse. Is she based at Strathaven now?
2nd Oct 2020, 20:15
Replies: 10
Views: 1,289
Posted By biscuit74

Another option might be to join Scottish Gliding...

Another option might be to join Scottish Gliding Centre at Portmoak, learn to fly gliders (sailplanes) - relatively cheaply - then convert to an MGPPL ; there is a two seat motor glider syndicate...
12th Sep 2020, 19:59
Replies: 94
Views: 35,693
Posted By biscuit74

I do like the idea that the gate guardian was the...

I do like the idea that the gate guardian was the aircraft with the best remaining fatigue life. Hilarious. Good organisation there, someone!
12th Sep 2020, 19:51
Replies: 46
Views: 26,835
Posted By biscuit74

Having just seen this thread - how nice to see a...

Having just seen this thread - how nice to see a photo of Stan Easton. I met him when he was towing at Aboyne - for all too short a time, sadly.
4th Sep 2020, 12:10
Replies: 25
Views: 7,889
Posted By biscuit74

What a sad way to lose an aircraft. It does look...

What a sad way to lose an aircraft. It does look like reversion to car driving mode - one snag of having a yoke instead of a stick. When I (briefly) flew Cessnas during conversion training to power...
3rd Sep 2020, 22:01
Replies: 22
Views: 5,780
Posted By biscuit74

Wow. Very glad Mr Boddington is going to be OK....

Wow. Very glad Mr Boddington is going to be OK. Just imagine what must have been going through his mind at the moment of that photograph. Old biplanes - lots of structure to help take the impacts....
3rd Sep 2020, 21:56
Replies: 5
Views: 3,013
Posted By biscuit74

Yes, and even the gates in those were sometimes...

Yes, and even the gates in those were sometimes left open. Many many years ago a friend and I drove down to the Farnborough show. As we were poor students we took a tent. On the way back up North we...
2nd Aug 2020, 09:04
Replies: 25
Views: 13,993
Posted By biscuit74

Given that there was difficulty in communication...

Given that there was difficulty in communication between the two cockpits. I wonder if confusion arose as to who was doing what. I recall and accident many years ago, also in a biplane - possibly a...
28th Jun 2020, 21:37
Replies: 22
Views: 1,932
Posted By biscuit74

Likewise - Austers, especially the Terrier with...

Likewise - Austers, especially the Terrier with quite low flap limit speeds were a pain in strong
wave turbulence. Often needed to get rid of flaps fast - those cantilevered flap hinges produced...
23rd Jun 2020, 12:12
Replies: 101
Views: 54,684
Posted By biscuit74

'DaveReidUK' - what was the interesting...

'DaveReidUK' - what was the interesting instrument you showed a couple of posts (of yours) back? Most intriguing!
22nd Jun 2020, 21:17
Replies: 38
Views: 3,664
Posted By biscuit74

"I'm well past it now but I still think the...

"I'm well past it now but I still think the benefit of spin training is to raise the awareness level, as you say -- to recognise the situations in which it can occur, and the wing-drop before the...
7th Jun 2020, 10:28
Replies: 12
Views: 2,580
Posted By biscuit74

Oh it was - bucketing down all day and much of...

Oh it was - bucketing down all day and much of the night! Parched fields appreciated it.

Good pint, Lingo Dan - unusual to see a depression start there and turn like that.
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