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6th Jul 2020, 08:08
Replies: 6
Views: 1,918
Posted By double_barrel

I mean with two bloody big crowned (not crested!)...

I mean with two bloody big crowned (not crested!) cranes flapping around in front of me I would have abandoned the takeoff before reaching them. Obviously no point in rejecting after you have passed...
6th Jul 2020, 07:13
Replies: 6
Views: 1,918
Posted By double_barrel

There is an interesting 'what would you do' on...

There is an interesting 'what would you do' on the same strip n the next video!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gsOp2J9SuU&list=PLhfPGZDGD7quVCJNkQIVNYQpfTyWf8QnK&index=2

I think I would have...
6th Jul 2020, 07:08
Replies: 6
Views: 1,918
Posted By double_barrel

OK, I'm aways interested to hear contrary...

OK, I'm aways interested to hear contrary opinions! It looks to me as if they were not at full power until they crossed that little 'dip' before the threshold. It seems sensible to me to get it...
6th Jul 2020, 06:37
Replies: 6
Views: 1,918
Posted By double_barrel

Don't feel constrained by the runway markings!

I stumbled across this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vJW_4lbfmM&list=PLhfPGZDGD7quVCJNkQIVNYQpfTyWf8QnK

I thought there was a useful lesson there - don't feel limited to the 'official...
3rd Jul 2020, 09:48
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By double_barrel

Speaking with brutal honesty as a low hours...

Speaking with brutal honesty as a low hours newbie:

I would tell myself that the wiggle was probably just a twitch in the sender, I would keep climbing on the grounds that I have no idea if easing...
3rd Jul 2020, 06:43
Replies: 22
Views: 2,134
Posted By double_barrel

I presume you were hearing gas escaping from the...

I presume you were hearing gas escaping from the crack but the sound was too high frequency to be heard by older ears?

And if you encountered exactly the same fault today, you would not hear it,...
2nd Jul 2020, 10:07
Replies: 12
Views: 1,374
Posted By double_barrel

Thanks for flagging that. It's a good point. I...

Thanks for flagging that. It's a good point. I was never taught to check engine RPM at the start of the take-off run. I do routinely use the 50:70 rule to check that I am accelerating appropriately,...
1st Jul 2020, 08:59
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By double_barrel

Hi there treadigraph. It was Jomo Kenyatta...

Hi there treadigraph. It was Jomo Kenyatta International - that's in Embakasi, but I thought Embakasi refers to the Eastleigh airforce base, I certainly would not have been welcome there!

This was...
30th Jun 2020, 15:46
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By double_barrel

Good idea, I will try that. They seem to have...

Good idea, I will try that. They seem to have virtually no traffic during the day, just one or two proper aircraft coming in during the evening.
30th Jun 2020, 09:23
Replies: 19
Views: 1,600
Posted By double_barrel

GA into 'real' airports!

I just did touch and go's in a little C172 using the ILS onto a 13,500 x 148 feet runway. That was fun. The tower seemed happy to oblige, I guess they were bored.

Making the most of COVID!
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jun 2020, 09:02
Replies: 33
Views: 3,125
Posted By double_barrel

What a total ********. I am really...

What a total ********.


I am really depressed by a lot of these threads and generally stay away, they consistently show a failure to grasp the issues. Some posts, like this one and the OP on...
30th Jun 2020, 06:04
Replies: 154
Views: 83,436
Posted By double_barrel

This is at the heart of the problem. You cannot...

This is at the heart of the problem. You cannot blame only briber, the bribee is actually far more responsible and the system that supports the bribee bears the final responsibility.

If you are...
27th Jun 2020, 16:06
Replies: 28
Views: 5,940
Posted By double_barrel

On BBC today 42-year old Scottish pilot...

On BBC today


42-year old Scottish pilot (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-53196009)

Presumably therefore he had a class 1 medical
27th Jun 2020, 15:42
Replies: 28
Views: 5,940
Posted By double_barrel

https://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/631248-kq-capt...

https://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/631248-kq-captain-evacuation-flight-dies-covid-19-a.html?highlight=kq#post10739012




"General data" ? There is plenty of hard information about the enhanced...
27th Jun 2020, 12:52
Replies: 28
Views: 5,940
Posted By double_barrel

Yes, I do.

Yes, I do.
27th Jun 2020, 09:24
Replies: 1,586
Views: 2,399,944
Posted By double_barrel

I agree that it is ludicrous to try to put any...

I agree that it is ludicrous to try to put any blame onto ATC, or worse, the cabin crew, for this fiasco. How can anyone imagine that a message saying 'for information, you appear to have crashed'...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jun 2020, 06:47
Replies: 88
Views: 3,995
Posted By double_barrel

Yes, silent letters in English are always...

Yes, silent letters in English are always challenging for those whose mother tongue sounds every letter AND who learn from reading/writing rather than talking/listening.

Here the English teachers...
Forum: North America
24th Jun 2020, 14:18
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By double_barrel

GA in Colorado, Ft Collins

Hi All

I am looking at the possibility of spending some time in the Ft Collins area when travel becomes possible. Can anyone point me to resources/forums where I can find out a bit about flying...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jun 2020, 07:01
Replies: 101
Views: 6,527
Posted By double_barrel

A small panel does not need to be regulated, a...

A small panel does not need to be regulated, a rule of thumb we use on boats is <2W/50AH does not need regulating. In fact, I would not worry about a small 5W panel on a typical 75-100AH car...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jun 2020, 14:41
Replies: 88
Views: 3,995
Posted By double_barrel

..that one

..that one
12th Jun 2020, 06:29
Replies: 1,586
Views: 2,399,944
Posted By double_barrel

Like everything else. Including the observation...

Like everything else. Including the observation that everything was discussed earlier in the thread.
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jun 2020, 17:11
Replies: 753
Views: 67,720
Posted By double_barrel

Well he is not accused of 1st degree...

Well he is not accused of 1st degree (premeditated) murder. I think there is an excellent chance he will be convicted of 2nd degree murder and a virtual certainty that he will be convicted at 3rd...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jun 2020, 11:51
Replies: 753
Views: 67,720
Posted By double_barrel

That's exactly where I think you are totally...

That's exactly where I think you are totally missing the point and exactly the where the nonsensical 'all lives matter' crowd cause fury among the BLM.

Of course no-one disagrees that abhorrent...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jun 2020, 10:31
Replies: 753
Views: 67,720
Posted By double_barrel

OK. But I am intrigued to know what new evidence...

OK. But I am intrigued to know what new evidence you think might emerge that could change the picture?
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jun 2020, 09:40
Replies: 753
Views: 67,720
Posted By double_barrel

Eh? Of course it does. That was a horrific...

Eh? Of course it does. That was a horrific murder. You think I have sympathy for the murders of PC Blakelock because I have no sympathy for the murderers of George Floyd??? This makes no sense. I am...
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