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Forum: Jet Blast
10th Sep 2021, 18:31
Replies: 49
Views: 3,199
Posted By Discorde

Was operating UK to Cyprus and return. During the...

Was operating UK to Cyprus and return. During the turnround we heard that some pax had been watching the events unfolding on the airport lounge TV. On the return leg we listened in to the BBC reports...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Aug 2021, 11:58
Replies: 69
Views: 10,160
Posted By Discorde

Just finished 'Blood and Iron' by Katja Hoyer. It...

Just finished 'Blood and Iron' by Katja Hoyer. It describes the history of the German Reich from its foundation under Bismarck to the collapse after WW1. Added interest comes from the detailed...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jul 2021, 19:47
Replies: 29
Views: 2,423
Posted By Discorde

I remember watching them on a TV show. At the...

I remember watching them on a TV show. At the start of their set Hill approached the microphone and growled: "We are ZZ Top . . . we do not play ballads".
26th Jul 2021, 12:02
Replies: 298
Views: 94,234
Posted By Discorde

More snippets from the 1969 LHR AIP: Pilots...

More snippets from the 1969 LHR AIP:

Pilots wishing to use the maximum possible take-off distance on Runway 28R must notify ATC (Extension 5100) and the London (Heathrow) Airport Constabulary...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jul 2021, 12:13
Replies: 69
Views: 10,160
Posted By Discorde

In addition to Ernest Gann's "Fate is the...

In addition to Ernest Gann's "Fate is the "Hunter", two other inspirational aviation books: "Spirit of St Louis", Charles Lindbergh's account of his 1927 solo New York to Paris flight, and "The Sky...
31st May 2021, 12:32
Replies: 113
Views: 18,604
Posted By Discorde

Performance was limited on the early Britannia...

Performance was limited on the early Britannia 732s (Basic airframe, -9 engines). For example LTN-CFU-LTN was often a 4-leg day (tech stopping VCE both ways). Two of these aircraft were convertible...
28th May 2021, 10:17
Replies: 23
Views: 2,215
Posted By Discorde

Perhaps apocryphal, perhaps an embellishment of...

Perhaps apocryphal, perhaps an embellishment of the truth . . .

In the early days of BEA autoland operation a Trident is inbound to LHR, which is stubbornly below limits for Cat I ILS, with little...
13th Mar 2021, 14:23
Replies: 58
Views: 5,748
Posted By Discorde

Prior to the introduction of SIDs outbound routes...

Prior to the introduction of SIDs outbound routes from LHR were as shown here. SIDs therefore must have appeared sometime after May 1969. The Dover 1 SID from 28L/R followed the route shown here...
13th Mar 2021, 08:39
Replies: 58
Views: 5,748
Posted By Discorde

Tragic historic overtones​​​​​: it was during the...

Tragic historic overtones​​​​​: it was during the left turn towards EPM that an unfortunate set of circumstances on 18/06/72 brought down Trident Papa India just outside Staines - the aircraft was...
11th Mar 2021, 12:26
Replies: 58
Views: 5,748
Posted By Discorde

Good detective work! If the Jepp chart is correct...

Good detective work! If the Jepp chart is correct then we can say that EPM moved a mile or two westward sometime between March '66 and November '69.
11th Mar 2021, 11:47
Replies: 58
Views: 5,748
Posted By Discorde

@ Flap40: variation 7 would date the chart to...

@ Flap40: variation 7 would date the chart to late 60s or early 70s. From the UK Air Pilot COM section, page date 21/11/69. Note that the format for longitude omits the leading zero:
...
11th Mar 2021, 10:56
Replies: 58
Views: 5,748
Posted By Discorde

The Epsom nav facility also included one of the...

The Epsom nav facility also included one of the four 4-leg MF radio ranges serving the London area, the others being Watford, Dunsfold and Chatham (chart below). These MF ranges were withdrawn late...
10th Mar 2021, 16:31
Replies: 58
Views: 5,748
Posted By Discorde

The location of the Epsom NDB 'EPM' (freq 316...

The location of the Epsom NDB 'EPM' (freq 316 kHz) is the same today as it was in 1969 (chart shown below), approx 5 statute miles WSW of the centre of Epsom town, but I don't know its history prior...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Mar 2021, 11:40
Replies: 347
Views: 28,921
Posted By Discorde

How about an election for head of state amongst...

How about an election for head of state amongst members of the royal family willing to stand? Maybe King Edward IX . . . or even Queen Meghan I. Democracy in action!
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Mar 2021, 11:21
Replies: 347
Views: 28,921
Posted By Discorde

Charles the King Father...

Charles the King Father (https://www.pprune.org/jet-blast/634989-charles-king-father.html)

How was Harry regarded by his fellow officers and men in the military?
11th Jan 2021, 10:55
Replies: 42
Views: 13,048
Posted By Discorde

Hi Dora-9. Lucky you - owning '478. I did many...

Hi Dora-9. Lucky you - owning '478. I did many early lessons in it in 1967. Here are 4 pix - I took the line-up pic myself (late '68) but the others come from other sources ('309 & '316 dated...
7th Dec 2020, 11:22
Replies: 42
Views: 13,048
Posted By Discorde

The Leeds UAS Chippies based at Church Fenton had...

The Leeds UAS Chippies based at Church Fenton had coloured spinners so identification head on from a distance was easy. The CO's (S/L Robbie Chambers) favourite mount (WG316) had a blue spinner...
29th Nov 2020, 11:23
Replies: 25
Views: 3,298
Posted By Discorde

The less respectful types would call out, "Two...

The less respectful types would call out, "Two pints today, milkman!" as we wandered by.

An event of minor significance on 12/09/94: B757 'AK (operating BHX-IBZ-LBA) performed Britannia's first...
17th Nov 2020, 13:17
Replies: 72
Views: 9,183
Posted By Discorde

Here's one I prepared for Turweston. The FF...

Here's one I prepared for Turweston. The FF waypoints are labelled with the magnetic track to make good (ignoring noise abatement). The check alts are on QNH and equate to a 400ft/nm gradient. I...
17th Nov 2020, 12:24
Replies: 72
Views: 9,183
Posted By Discorde

There is (was) a benefit to the NDB being located...

There is (was) a benefit to the NDB being located remotely from the field (typically approx 4 nm and coincident with the OM): timing from the beacon inbound gave a reasonably precise indication of...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Aug 2020, 15:09
Replies: 76
Views: 11,786
Posted By Discorde

Arguably he was nailed to a tree because he was...

Arguably he was nailed to a tree because he was deemed to be a destabilising threat to the Establishment, with growing popularity amongst the hoi polloi. Supposing he showed up today. Here's how...
28th Aug 2020, 14:42
Replies: 7
Views: 1,332
Posted By Discorde

Further to the above: I'm assuming the Viking's...

Further to the above: I'm assuming the Viking's gust locks were external (like the DC3) rather than internal (like the Vanguard) - don't know about the Viscount.
28th Aug 2020, 11:45
Replies: 7
Views: 1,332
Posted By Discorde

The elevators would likely have been mounted on...

The elevators would likely have been mounted on one axis, moving together. So perhaps it was only necessary to fit the lock on one side, in which case the 'one hole' solution would have worked OK....
16th Aug 2020, 20:35
Replies: 17
Views: 2,906
Posted By Discorde

I seem to remember many years ago there was a...

I seem to remember many years ago there was a procedure for getting assistance for an IMC let-down if you had no instruments and no radio. Basically you flew a 1-minute triangular pattern which you...
20th Jun 2020, 17:48
Replies: 38
Views: 3,810
Posted By Discorde

The spin recovery procedure taught on RAF...

The spin recovery procedure taught on RAF Chipmunks in the 1960s closely follows the method in the 1936 notes except in one aspect: having applied full rudder against the spin, after a pause the...
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