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Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jan 2022, 11:00
Replies: 78
Views: 5,674
Posted By biscuit74

Likewise, pasta, I still have an HP41CX which...

Likewise, pasta, I still have an HP41CX which sits alongside my desk, though I need to do some tinkering because of occasional power issues. Using a 'conventional' calculator causes much muttering.
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26th Jan 2022, 10:40
Replies: 222
Views: 39,743
Posted By biscuit74

Thanks pasta. It does look well conducted; the...

Thanks pasta. It does look well conducted; the photos I saw were from different angles and made it hard to assess what had happened. Sounds like 'Plan B' should have been in use a tad earlier, before...
25th Jan 2022, 21:49
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By biscuit74

Cumbernauld is the easiest option, as others have...

Cumbernauld is the easiest option, as others have said. Annoying that there is nothing else closer - Kirknewton on the SW side of Edinburgh could be useful but is exclusively reserved by the RAF for...
25th Jan 2022, 21:47
Replies: 222
Views: 39,743
Posted By biscuit74

On a gliding theme - does anyone know what the...

On a gliding theme - does anyone know what the story is behind the two seat sailplane, possibly a Duo Discus - which landed out on a hill in North Wales last weekend. Appears to have landed out ON...
22nd Jan 2022, 19:42
Replies: 26
Views: 4,644
Posted By biscuit74

Very impressive - and an impressive aeroplane to...

Very impressive - and an impressive aeroplane to match its pilot. Good high cruising speed and superb endurance, with the extra tanks fitted.

My word, I bet her parents are pleased - and more...
18th Jan 2022, 15:14
Replies: 33
Views: 4,471
Posted By biscuit74

Radar was used extensively by the Army for...

Radar was used extensively by the Army for anti-aircraft work, so they will have needed experts as well. My father briefly worked on late model WW2 radar predictor systems, before disappearing to...
1st Jan 2022, 15:46
Replies: 222
Views: 39,743
Posted By biscuit74

Hah - she thinks it was probably just the air...

Hah - she thinks it was probably just the air whistling through small gaps between canopy and fuselage, or at the wing root junctions, possibly where some slightly loose fabric edges vibrated. A...
29th Dec 2021, 11:53
Replies: 222
Views: 39,743
Posted By biscuit74

Haha - Well. if she is DRV, she used to have...

Haha - Well. if she is DRV, she used to have 'Dervish' written on the port side of the nose. She still did last time I saw her sitting dustily in the hangar, about five or six years ago.. My wife...
28th Dec 2021, 12:45
Replies: 61
Views: 19,579
Posted By biscuit74

That's a disgraceful waste of a fine little...

That's a disgraceful waste of a fine little aircraft, of considerable vintage - older than the idiot 'flying' it. Shame on him - I hope the authorities throw the book at him, fine him heavily and...
28th Dec 2021, 12:15
Replies: 222
Views: 39,743
Posted By biscuit74

A question,'longer ron' - is that Ka 8 you are...

A question,'longer ron' - is that Ka 8 you are flying 'Dervish' (DRV), once my wife's favourite wee wooden sailplane ?
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Dec 2021, 20:02
Replies: 33
Views: 9,037
Posted By biscuit74

"Side note is the co-pilot was also the handling...

"Side note is the co-pilot was also the handling pilot when G-TIGK ditched after the lightning strike and TR failure - not many offshore pilots can say they have had a double engine failure AND a TR...
4th Dec 2021, 14:41
Replies: 21
Views: 4,962
Posted By biscuit74

Certainly can be. In midsummer, Northern...

Certainly can be. In midsummer, Northern Scotland has around six hours between sunrise & sunset, Shetland a little over five hours only. For visiting Muslim trainees and engineers working on oil...
23rd Nov 2021, 19:31
Replies: 12
Views: 871
Posted By biscuit74

Not being vaccinated might make things a deal...

Not being vaccinated might make things a deal harder for getting a BFR done. Quite a few examiners and instructors are likely to be of an age to be concerned, Also, if you routinely fly with other...
23rd Nov 2021, 19:27
Replies: 97
Views: 9,087
Posted By biscuit74

'I am interested to see Jan O saying that...

'I am interested to see Jan O saying that carburetted Rotaxes don't need carb heat. I have had a couple of instances of rough running which I thought was carb icing, and which application of carb...
21st Nov 2021, 20:45
Replies: 49
Views: 8,998
Posted By biscuit74

Thank you Pilot DAR. That's a very good point...

Thank you Pilot DAR.
That's a very good point of yours about the failure to accelerate away correctly after lift-off, not generally taught, though it should be for short field work. I used to...
21st Nov 2021, 11:18
Replies: 49
Views: 8,998
Posted By biscuit74

A pointless and theoretically entirely avoidable...

A pointless and theoretically entirely avoidable accident. However hard we try, some people simply will not abandon their pre-conceived notions. Some overly self assured and confident individuals...
12th Nov 2021, 22:02
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,755,476
Posted By biscuit74

Even the best of maintenance cannot catch leaks...

Even the best of maintenance cannot catch leaks before they occur. The noise heard on the previous leg could have been the cracking of the exhaust, though that is unlikely. Only good continuous...
3rd Nov 2021, 23:58
Replies: 65
Views: 19,535
Posted By biscuit74

Thanks treadigraph and Pilot DAR. That makes...

Thanks treadigraph and Pilot DAR. That makes sense. An exciting time. It looks as if the aircraft try to spin again, to the right, on first recovery.
3rd Nov 2021, 22:00
Replies: 65
Views: 19,535
Posted By biscuit74

Wow - kudos to the pilot for there being a 'next...

Wow - kudos to the pilot for there being a 'next day' drop !

A good two or two and a half turns of spin and some interesting wing rocks during recovery - perhaps because the pilot was pulling...
3rd Nov 2021, 21:03
Replies: 52
Views: 11,334
Posted By biscuit74

'Bob Viking' - I was thinking more of...

'Bob Viking' - I was thinking more of aeronautical design engineers and production engineers, supervising from a project engineering/management perspective. RAF engineering officers are more...
3rd Nov 2021, 18:29
Replies: 52
Views: 11,334
Posted By biscuit74

Thank you 'Not_a_Boffin', that answer to 'Bob...

Thank you 'Not_a_Boffin', that answer to 'Bob Viking' nicely encapsulates my thoughts - arguably, better than I'd have expressed them.

That later part of your answer is, I think, a major issue. To...
3rd Nov 2021, 12:34
Replies: 52
Views: 11,334
Posted By biscuit74

'trim it out'. I'd suggest your last point is...

'trim it out'. I'd suggest your last point is very relevant. A two year duty cycle is far too short in the modern world and needs addressing., especially at these senior levels. Actually, given the...
2nd Nov 2021, 21:33
Replies: 61
Views: 6,499
Posted By biscuit74

'mikehallam' - the whole point of reporting an...

'mikehallam' - the whole point of reporting an accident, or significant incident, to the relevant authorities is to try to help prevent others making the same mistakes. Also to hep build up a picture...
1st Nov 2021, 22:02
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,755,476
Posted By biscuit74

Strewth - another layer in the murky world this...

Strewth - another layer in the murky world this has revealed. Truly disgraceful if true that the CAA seems content to let this mess alone.

I understand about the 'face problem, but there must...
1st Nov 2021, 21:54
Replies: 61
Views: 6,499
Posted By biscuit74

Do tell - I presume a fairly minor one ?

Do tell - I presume a fairly minor one ?
1st Nov 2021, 13:05
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,755,476
Posted By biscuit74

" Some of the wording in Terrorism Acts might be...

" Some of the wording in Terrorism Acts might be a useful starting point where even possibly knowing and not reporting suspicions is an offence [‘light blue touch paper and retire’ moment on my part]...
29th Oct 2021, 17:27
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,755,476
Posted By biscuit74

'pilotmike' and 'katamarino' - I entirely agree...

'pilotmike' and 'katamarino' - I entirely agree with your comments with respect to the Commercial Pilot Licence and the testing, training and extra discipline required. I am an experienced private...
29th Oct 2021, 17:13
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,755,476
Posted By biscuit74

Wells said 'Midlifec'. I can't make up my mind...

Wells said 'Midlifec'. I can't make up my mind whether this is due to laziness, incompetence , lack of resource or wilful ignorance on the part of the relevant authorities. It is appalling.
27th Oct 2021, 21:01
Replies: 61
Views: 6,499
Posted By biscuit74

Me too 'Maoraigh1'. In fact, given that for the...

Me too 'Maoraigh1'. In fact, given that for the COP26 shambles GPS jamming is planned all over the Central Belt, it seems that still isn't wanted. Mind you, that is probably 'left hand - right...
27th Oct 2021, 10:04
Replies: 22
Views: 2,224
Posted By biscuit74

In theory, there was GPS jamming being done down...

In theory, there was GPS jamming being done down at or near West Freugh a while back. When flying about fifteen miles away, occasionally the GPS claimed signal loss, but only for short periods,...
26th Oct 2021, 17:54
Replies: 22
Views: 2,224
Posted By biscuit74

Incidentally that series of Notams does rather...

Incidentally that series of Notams does rather suggest where some of the 'heid bummers' may be staying, thanks to additional 'exclusion zones' shown. Admittedly most correspond with the places we'd...
26th Oct 2021, 17:42
Replies: 22
Views: 2,224
Posted By biscuit74

I used the Notam Info Flight Planning Map web...

I used the Notam Info Flight Planning Map web page; in the relevant Notam they quote it mentions GNSS as well. As Maoraigh1 said, I expect any known frequencies may be jammed. The fact the Notam also...
26th Oct 2021, 15:13
Replies: 22
Views: 2,224
Posted By biscuit74

Ah - my wife has just pointed out another handy...

Ah - my wife has just pointed out another handy dandy restriction which is being put in place for the duration of COP26; warnings of GPS jamming all over the Central Belt.

Hmm - that isn't so...
26th Oct 2021, 14:25
Replies: 61
Views: 6,499
Posted By biscuit74

"I fly an N reg privately and it is maintained to...

"I fly an N reg privately and it is maintained to the FAA rules and is perfectly legal. I fly VFR only on my CAA ATPL / SEP rating." (by C172 navigator)

Fine. I am delighted that you maintain it...
24th Oct 2021, 19:42
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