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3rd May 2019, 08:35
Replies: 32
Views: 9,953
Posted By rvusa

It's a good place to put any required 'switchery'...

It's a good place to put any required 'switchery' as, obviously, you can't fit (or operate) switches from the other throttles, when all engines running equally.
17th Apr 2019, 10:23
Replies: 2
Views: 1,010
Posted By rvusa

Amazon Echo

I have an Amazon Echo in UK which I find quite useful. I bought another to use in Bulgaria, but, it seems that I have to purchase one via Amazon.de before it will work here? Anyone know of a cheap,...
26th Jun 2018, 06:34
Replies: 49
Views: 7,024
Posted By rvusa

https://peek-01.livejournal.com/102931.html ...

https://peek-01.livejournal.com/102931.html

After the retirement of Neville Duke, Hawker then appointed Merewether as its chief experimental test pilot. On the 2 October 1958, he flew a Hunter...
18th Mar 2018, 07:54
Replies: 24
Views: 7,511
Posted By rvusa

Do a 'Google' search :- Chorus Oh,...

Do a 'Google' search :-
Chorus
Oh, Halleliua, Halleliua
Throw a nickel on the grass--Save a fighter pilot's ass.
Oh, Halleliua, Oh, Halleliua
Throw a nickel on the grass and you'll be saved.
16th Feb 2017, 19:13
Replies: 65
Views: 20,154
Posted By rvusa

212man. There wasn't a turboprop version. There...

212man. There wasn't a turboprop version. There was, however the addition of 2 Viper turbojets, but much later than this.
16th Feb 2017, 19:10
Replies: 65
Views: 20,154
Posted By rvusa

I had the dubious honour of being on the third...

I had the dubious honour of being on the third Shackleton trip from the September 1960 Farnborough on the 7th/8th. We didn't 'trawl up and down the channel' but trudged towards the Canary Islands,...
10th Jun 2016, 07:42
Replies: 31
Views: 8,194
Posted By rvusa

Is there a possibility of using helicopters?...

Is there a possibility of using helicopters? There, that gives the thread at least a hint of military aviation content!
26th Feb 2015, 08:18
Replies: 80
Views: 36,284
Posted By rvusa

I am not decrying the skilful handling of this...

I am not decrying the skilful handling of this incident but wonder whether the AFC is the appropriate reward. There appeared to be no option other than to carry out a forced landing due to...
22nd Jan 2015, 08:30
Replies: 64
Views: 7,713
Posted By rvusa

From a Pprune thread December 2010 :- As a...

From a Pprune thread December 2010 :-

As a previous poster (DW) mentioned, Farnborough 1960, Shackleton MR3 flew as last item one day to appear as first item the next day!
7.9.60 to 8.9.60-...
20th Dec 2014, 20:34
Replies: 60
Views: 18,792
Posted By rvusa

In my limited experience even a clean Jaguar, in...

In my limited experience even a clean Jaguar, in re-heat, would not accelerate to supersonic speed in level flight at low level! Hang anything on it, no chance.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Sep 2014, 20:26
Replies: 51
Views: 5,591
Posted By rvusa

Which British politician has the cojones to say this?

PORK IN SCHOOL CANTEENS

A REAL MAYOR WHO REFUSES TO REMOVE PORK FROM THE SCHOOL CANTEENS EXPLAINS WHY

Muslim parents demanded the abolition of pork in all the school canteens of Ath in Belgium....
25th Sep 2013, 20:57
Replies: 19
Views: 3,900
Posted By rvusa

I believe that Harry Gill was the winner on my...

I believe that Harry Gill was the winner on my course in 1964!:ok:
30th Aug 2013, 07:41
Replies: 53
Views: 10,724
Posted By rvusa

PN. The Farnborough 22 hour flights were in...

PN. The Farnborough 22 hour flights were in either '59, '60, '61, probably 1960. The aircraft took off as the last item on Day 1 and landed as the first item on Day 2, etc. Our route took us towards...
8th Mar 2013, 11:42
Replies: 2,186
Views: 899,011
Posted By rvusa

If you care to read the report the answer is on...

If you care to read the report the answer is on page 2, para 1, lines 8/9!
;)
18th Nov 2012, 22:07
Replies: 57
Views: 21,641
Posted By rvusa

In 1962 a 'bulge' in the pilot training programme...

In 1962 a 'bulge' in the pilot training programme was accommodated by collecting some Piston Provosts and assorted QFIs and starting a Basic Flying course based at Ouston. The groundcrew were...
15th Apr 2012, 07:13
Replies: 0
Views: 580
Posted By rvusa

Disappearing web page

Recently, I have been plagued by a disappearing web page. When I have several pages open, only the one showing Telegraph.co.uk, is always blank when I go back to it and almost always disappears again...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Mar 2012, 09:22
Replies: 14
Views: 2,279
Posted By rvusa

I believe that post 6 by m.mouse is correct. ...

I believe that post 6 by m.mouse is correct.

Just to add that I inherited a softener with our present house 20 years ago. It has required some small repairs over this time but still functions...
4th Feb 2012, 21:04
Replies: 116
Views: 24,076
Posted By rvusa

Shackleton MR3, XF707, 7/8 September 1960, ...

Shackleton MR3, XF707, 7/8 September 1960, 22.00hrs Farnborough-Farnborough. Each day of this Farnborough show a Shackleton took off as the last item of the display to then land as the first item of...
11th Jan 2012, 08:49
Replies: 114
Views: 19,872
Posted By rvusa

Assuming only visual cues, the pilot could...

Assuming only visual cues, the pilot could obviously find the airfield using some kind of lighting, enough to set up a left hand circuit around 05. I will also assume that he used a 'standard' 1000'...
10th Jan 2012, 19:37
Replies: 114
Views: 19,872
Posted By rvusa

Trim Stab. Wasn't implying an altimeter setting...

Trim Stab.
Wasn't implying an altimeter setting error, just wanted to know if QFE was in use back then?
My 3 Deg approach suggestion was more like sticking to what your normal practice would be,...
10th Jan 2012, 19:09
Replies: 114
Views: 19,872
Posted By rvusa

Not in a position (too young!) to answer the...

Not in a position (too young!) to answer the questions but it may help if I pose two more? What distance from the airfield did the crash happen? Was QNH used in 1941, as opposed to QFE?
3 miles...
13th Dec 2011, 13:06
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By rvusa

Hi, sorry to have to go on but, right clicking...

Hi, sorry to have to go on but, right clicking the icon doesn't give a 'properties' option. I ran CCleaner anyway which removed a mass of stuff but the problem is still here.
D
13th Dec 2011, 11:21
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By rvusa

Thanks GG. I Revo'd it which solved most of the...

Thanks GG. I Revo'd it which solved most of the problem. Despite Avira not now showing on Revo nor in 'Programs, I still have an icon in the task bar which links to Avira stuff but, of course, you...
13th Dec 2011, 08:21
Replies: 6
Views: 1,355
Posted By rvusa

Avira problem

Have Avira free installed but, tiring of being bombarded with invitations to up grade to paid version I opted for a free trial. Since then I have random things go wrong. I downloaded Avast and then...
16th May 2011, 05:59
Replies: 65
Views: 9,301
Posted By rvusa

FB I think you missed 2FTS Syerston, JP 3/4....

FB
I think you missed 2FTS Syerston, JP 3/4. Also, St Mawgan, 220 Sqn had been renumbered as 201 since about 1958. Open to correction, of course!
D
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