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17th Mar 2019, 14:41
Replies: 25
Views: 5,402
Posted By double_barrel

I got absolutely whacked by the wake from a...

I got absolutely whacked by the wake from a Dash-8 the other day.

On finals I was asked to orbit to let him pass, which I did, I carefully maintained altitude and came back behind and above him,...
14th Mar 2019, 05:42
Replies: 21
Views: 10,039
Posted By double_barrel

Is there anything we Africans can do to counter...

Is there anything we Africans can do to counter the stream of sick videos circulating on social media and purporting to show this crash? After my team had an incredibly close brush with this event, I...
14th Mar 2019, 05:36
Replies: 25
Views: 2,152
Posted By double_barrel

Before proceeding, be aware. It does not matter...

Before proceeding, be aware. It does not matter how rich or poor you are, you will spend more than you can afford on flying.
13th Mar 2019, 15:20
Replies: 2,028
Views: 5,218,105
Posted By double_barrel

I believe they are worthless. A colleague who...

I believe they are worthless. A colleague who works on eye witness interpretation comments:

These witnesses appear to have discussed with each other, so contaminated each-other’s recall, so they...
11th Mar 2019, 10:26
Replies: 2,028
Views: 5,218,105
Posted By double_barrel

FYI. My employer has just sent out a message...

FYI. My employer has just sent out a message instructing its employees to avoid flying on 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The company has no aviation expertise, but has dozens, maybe 100s, of employees in the...
11th Mar 2019, 07:33
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By double_barrel

Google Earth track

Is there any way to attach a Google Earth track to a post? Other than as an image grab or the text of a KML file?
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Mar 2019, 04:07
Replies: 181
Views: 18,855
Posted By double_barrel

Very strange. You set-up a possible, imagined,...

Very strange. You set-up a possible, imagined, increase in 'asthma, adhd, autism' against a KNOWN millions of lives saved and entire killer diseases eliminated. Even if there really is an increase...
10th Mar 2019, 15:38
Replies: 141
Views: 19,481
Posted By double_barrel

What really struck was how much lighter and...

What really struck was how much lighter and livelier it felt. Especially the rudders, for the 1st time they just did what I wanted immediately - I wonder if the instructors feet not being there was...
10th Mar 2019, 11:21
Replies: 141
Views: 19,481
Posted By double_barrel

Thanks guys. I was very stressed during the...

Thanks guys. I was very stressed during the looooong wait for take off clearance, but as soon as I released the brakes it all went beautifully.

It's been a frustrating wait to solo with constant...
10th Mar 2019, 09:09
Replies: 2,028
Views: 5,218,105
Posted By double_barrel

please confirm that was et302. I have people on...

please confirm that was et302. I have people on that route
9th Mar 2019, 10:23
Replies: 41
Views: 31,375
Posted By double_barrel

Yaw_String. As a fully qualified, multi thousand...

Yaw_String. As a fully qualified, multi thousand hour passenger ;-) allow me to agree wholeheartedly. It often strikes me that the cabin crew are so outnumbered by the pax that as soon as things go...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Mar 2019, 10:09
Replies: 181
Views: 18,855
Posted By double_barrel

You know how professional pilots get annoyed and...

You know how professional pilots get annoyed and possibly insulted, when someone whose only flying experience is via youtube, posts videos of imaginary near misses or go arounds and starts telling...
9th Mar 2019, 10:00
Replies: 141
Views: 19,481
Posted By double_barrel

Yay! Finally! 1st solo. Best landing of my...

Yay! Finally! 1st solo. Best landing of my life!
8th Mar 2019, 09:53
Replies: 5
Views: 2,539
Posted By double_barrel

Well that sounds like a reliable and knowledgable...

Well that sounds like a reliable and knowledgable source :rolleyes:
Forum: Tech Log
7th Mar 2019, 12:47
Replies: 13
Views: 1,261
Posted By double_barrel

Why is the drain hole not considered in these...

Why is the drain hole not considered in these rules of thumb?

If the pitot is blocked but its drain hole is open - ASI falls to zero.

What happens if the drain is blocked but the pitot open?...
Replies: 233
Views: 25,365
Posted By double_barrel

Ah. I see. That is not nice. Amazing the can...

Ah. I see. That is not nice. Amazing the can get away with it. Is there a legitimate way to access this material? - I don't especially want to sign-up for a uniform and pile of books!
6th Mar 2019, 07:09
Replies: 41
Views: 31,375
Posted By double_barrel

Or the passengers decided to evacuate on their...

Or the passengers decided to evacuate on their own initiative rather than waiting for anyone to announce anything?
Replies: 233
Views: 25,365
Posted By double_barrel

Does anyone have any comments on TheProPilot on...

Does anyone have any comments on TheProPilot on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh48QjK5BvMkIHeljWkbOBA

I have looked at a few videos and they seem excellent. I have no idea what the...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Mar 2019, 13:11
Replies: 181
Views: 18,855
Posted By double_barrel

Every advance in science started as someone's gut...

Every advance in science started as someone's gut feeling, it was then tested in an attempt to prove it wrong. Ideas that survived that process slowly entered mainstream thinking. Yes, there is...
5th Mar 2019, 04:05
Replies: 23
Views: 6,164
Posted By double_barrel

I can understand the frustration and annoyance...

I can understand the frustration and annoyance that professionals feel when this sort of stuff is posted in a professional pilot's forum. It originally appeared in Rumours and News before mods...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Mar 2019, 03:54
Replies: 181
Views: 18,855
Posted By double_barrel

I am jealous. I never met him but worked with...

I am jealous. I never met him but worked with people who worked with him on the eradication of rinderpest. They speak of him as a semi-divine figure. That whole story is fascinating, it needed a...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Mar 2019, 03:44
Replies: 181
Views: 18,855
Posted By double_barrel

Indeed. I genuinely believe this is a real threat...

Indeed. I genuinely believe this is a real threat to civilization. Science is driven by ideas, imagination, skepticism and challenges, but that must be followed by rigorous testing of ideas. The...
4th Mar 2019, 12:19
Replies: 14
Views: 1,603
Posted By double_barrel

Yep. Makes sense. I was reading it as meaning,...

Yep. Makes sense. I was reading it as meaning, "when it cools this icing potential:"

Thanks
4th Mar 2019, 11:13
Replies: 14
Views: 1,603
Posted By double_barrel

Thanks. I would understand that the total water...

Thanks. I would understand that the total water content remains unchanged as a parcel of air cools. But I cannot understand how its potential for airframe icing does not increase as the water gets...
4th Mar 2019, 07:26
Replies: 23
Views: 6,164
Posted By double_barrel

(good move mods!) It's easy to forget how...

(good move mods!)

It's easy to forget how rarely a passenger in the back with a pokey little sideways facing window ever sees another aircraft; so when they do it's a big deal and they have no...
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