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3rd Sep 2020, 10:05
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Posted By Geriaviator

Glad to assist ... ...

Glad to assist ...

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26th Aug 2020, 09:25
Replies: 69
Views: 11,776
Posted By Geriaviator

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A very much younger Geriaviator at Khormaksar in early 1953 with the...
18th Aug 2020, 15:21
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,832,242
Posted By Geriaviator

Tom Dobney, the world's youngest bomber pilot

The story of a 16-year-old WW2 bomber pilot has been mentioned on this thread, but the Daily Drone website has kindly allowed me to run it in full. The Drone is run by retired Express journalists,...
17th Aug 2020, 10:23
Replies: 46
Views: 4,734
Posted By Geriaviator

Thanks for the reference, They Gave Me a Seafire...

Thanks for the reference, They Gave Me a Seafire is a brilliant book which is available on Kindle. Cdr Crossley explains the Seafire saga which began with a strengthened Spitfire and arrester hook...
15th Aug 2020, 16:17
Replies: 46
Views: 4,734
Posted By Geriaviator

From In with a Vengeance, Danny 42C's account of...

From In with a Vengeance, Danny 42C's account of his dive-bombing experiences in Burma as a member of the Forgotten Air Force supporting the Forgotten Army -- though never forgotten by all who shared...
14th Aug 2020, 17:22
Replies: 35
Views: 6,000
Posted By Geriaviator

Several car makers warn against using chemical...

Several car makers warn against using chemical cleaners on plastic. Apparently they can degrade or embrittle the plastic with serious results should it be covering an airbag.
10th Aug 2020, 11:36
Replies: 6
Views: 1,138
Posted By Geriaviator

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Well done I42, I always fancied a go in a Pawnee as the only better tow-toy would have...
24th Jul 2020, 16:32
Replies: 30
Views: 2,992
Posted By Geriaviator

Keeps lots of bureaucrats in clover :hmm:

Keeps lots of bureaucrats in clover :hmm:
24th Jul 2020, 16:26
Replies: 4
Views: 655
Posted By Geriaviator

WW2 instructors' handbook: still valid?

Arthur Sandison trained in the US in 1942 and completed a tour of instruction there before returning home to fly Lancasters. His daughter has posted a mine of information in the Brevet ...
24th Jul 2020, 16:14
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,832,242
Posted By Geriaviator

Another absolute gem, thank you! The lessons so...

Another absolute gem, thank you! The lessons so painstakingly condensed into this booklet are just as valuable 80 years later ...
16th Jul 2020, 09:28
Replies: 14
Views: 1,724
Posted By Geriaviator

Having once had the pleasure of maintaining a...

Having once had the pleasure of maintaining a group-owned Aerobat, any variation of oil pressure -- or anything else -- would have scared the pants off me. On one occasion (probably more, but I...
14th Jul 2020, 14:45
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,832,242
Posted By Geriaviator

Our late lamented pal Danny42C said that they...

Our late lamented pal Danny42C said that they called it the Vultee Vibrator, and with good reason!
27th Jun 2020, 15:57
Replies: 38
Views: 3,354
Posted By Geriaviator

See the airflow over a stalled wing HERE'S a...

See the airflow over a stalled wing

HERE'S a museum piece which may help today's students who may not have experienced much slow flight: this film was shot in 8mm cine almost 40 yrs ago,...
25th Jun 2020, 13:40
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,832,242
Posted By Geriaviator

Great photos SandiD, our dear old pal Danny would...

Great photos SandiD, our dear old pal Danny would have loved to see them! Thank you for posting, there's still a few of us old bumblers still around :)
23rd Jun 2020, 10:38
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,832,242
Posted By Geriaviator

Really interesting thread here...

Really interesting thread here (https://www.pprune.org/private-flying/633419-spinning-advice-1936-a.html) on the Private Flying forum arising from Sandisondaughter's spinning notes.
22nd Jun 2020, 15:05
Replies: 38
Views: 3,354
Posted By Geriaviator

Agreed, but not from 400ft it won't, which was...

Agreed, but not from 400ft it won't, which was the estimated height from which the 152 was doing photography. I'm well past it now but I still think the benefit of spin training is to raise the...
22nd Jun 2020, 11:56
Replies: 38
Views: 3,354
Posted By Geriaviator

Fl1ingfrog wrote: Too true! I found my...

Fl1ingfrog wrote:


Too true! I found my first spin a high adrenaline moment even with a highly experienced ex-CFS instructor beside me (Victa Airtourer, 1965). Of course I knew what was coming...
21st Jun 2020, 10:22
Replies: 38
Views: 3,354
Posted By Geriaviator

The Chippy's venerable ancestor the Tiger Moth...

The Chippy's venerable ancestor the Tiger Moth had spin strakes added for the same reason, I think it was before it entered RAF service. I vaguely remember that one European country didn't require...
20th Jun 2020, 17:19
Replies: 38
Views: 3,354
Posted By Geriaviator

Spinning advice from 1936

One of our former contributors on the Brevet (https://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/329990-gaining-r-f-pilots-brevet-ww-ii-638.html#post10815438)thread which once enthralled so many Pruners filed...
20th Jun 2020, 17:12
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,832,242
Posted By Geriaviator

Great to hear from you again! A reminder of years...

Great to hear from you again! A reminder of years gone by when this old thread fairly hummed. This spinning article is fascinating so I am going to post a link in the Private Flying forum. My ex-WW2...
23rd May 2020, 09:54
Replies: 310
Views: 95,987
Posted By Geriaviator

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@ India 42
You're welcome, but to be honest most people in the UK are...
22nd May 2020, 17:11
Replies: 310
Views: 95,987
Posted By Geriaviator

Hastings memories

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After years on Prune how could I have missed this thread on one of my...
21st May 2020, 10:18
Replies: 13
Views: 1,752
Posted By Geriaviator

Sgt Davies's headstone is one of the many...

Sgt Davies's headstone is one of the many thousands pictured on the War Graves Memorial Project website at https://www.twgpp.org/photograph/view/3451026
25th Apr 2020, 10:51
Replies: 211
Views: 128,550
Posted By Geriaviator

Based on several careers in my long and happy...

Based on several careers in my long and happy life, Lord Farringdon says everything I would like to say, only he says it better. I can also understand subsequent posts by seeing the glass half full...
12th Apr 2020, 13:27
Replies: 12,781
Views: 3,832,242
Posted By Geriaviator

Yes, you are welcome to either or both books if...

Yes, you are welcome to either or both books if you send me your email address via PM. This is because Prune's system cannot provide attachments. In return we ask for a donation (say 10) to the RAF...
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