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9th Nov 2020, 12:30
Replies: 26
Views: 5,594
Posted By draglift

Didn't "The Apprentice" candidates have to come...

Didn't "The Apprentice" candidates have to come up with a new name for an airline and they were ridiculed for coming up with "Jet Pop" which sounded like a decompression explosion. Perhaps that is...
31st Oct 2020, 16:43
Replies: 250
Views: 49,967
Posted By draglift

Not to bring back into service but I would really...

Not to bring back into service but I would really like it if they could get a Vickers Wellington flying again. Not the recovered one from Loch Ness at Brooklands but the one at Hendon that also...
Replies: 1
Views: 249
Posted By draglift

Is FAA CFI renewal possible in Europe?

My FAA CFI has lapsed. I cannot get to the USA at the moment to renew it due covid 19 restrictions on Brits. Does anyone know of a FAA examiner in Europe or ideally the UK who I can do the renewal...
17th Jun 2020, 15:38
Replies: 12
Views: 1,709
Posted By draglift

That’s the one! Thank you for finding it and...

That’s the one! Thank you for finding it and proving I am not going totally mad. Doubtless the flight was done properly and for hire and reward or perhaps Best I don’t go there!
16th Jun 2020, 23:16
Replies: 12
Views: 1,709
Posted By draglift

Very similar! That might well be the one. Thank...

Very similar! That might well be the one. Thank you Mark101! I thought he was on the wing but it has been almost 50 years and I may have misremembered or there may be a similar photo taken of him...
16th Jun 2020, 19:48
Replies: 12
Views: 1,709
Posted By draglift

Poster of a Piper in the 1970s

Ok a long shot here and it needs someone as nerdy as me....

In the 1970s there was a poster of a celebrity, probably a popstar, but he had a beard and looked a bit like George Best, crouched on...
Forum: Middle East
7th May 2020, 19:54
Replies: 7
Views: 4,321
Posted By draglift

From that video it just appears to weathercock 90...

From that video it just appears to weathercock 90 degrees ante clockwise but does not have any contact with the other plane in the video. It would have to go upwind to do that!
9th Apr 2020, 22:05
Replies: 22
Views: 4,085
Posted By draglift

I thought Laurie Adlington was CFI of 3 Counties...

I thought Laurie Adlington was CFI of 3 Counties then. I flew G-BBNX and Y regularly. 30 an hour solo in those days, sounds cheap but I only earned 50 a week.
6th Apr 2020, 10:24
Replies: 60
Views: 4,465
Posted By draglift

On a round canopy were you taught to pull on the...

On a round canopy were you taught to pull on the shroud lines just before touchdown to reduce the rate of descent and impact?

It is a pity you cannot flare the Cirrus when landing under a...
1st Apr 2020, 15:32
Replies: 60
Views: 4,465
Posted By draglift

If I had an engine failure in a Cirrus and could...

If I had an engine failure in a Cirrus and could not reach an airfield I would rather glide down and land in a suitable field. Is that what is recommended or do they suggest pulling the parachute...
5th Nov 2019, 15:42
Replies: 6
Views: 2,170
Posted By draglift

Faith Jenk B.O.A.C Stewardess

Worth a read. Perhaps the Roz Hanby of her day and a very impressive CV before joining BOAC.
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16th Oct 2019, 17:45
Replies: 15
Views: 9,478
Posted By draglift

Calling the F50 “venerable” makes me feel old as...

Calling the F50 “venerable” makes me feel old as I flew the F27 and regard the F50 as modern in comparison! These modern F50 pilots never had to deal with pneumatic brakes!
2nd Aug 2019, 18:31
Replies: 5
Views: 2,761
Posted By draglift

He was not doomed from the point when he opened...

He was not doomed from the point when he opened the throttle for takeoff because at any time up until lift off he could have closed the throttle and aborted the takeoff and stopped. Having got...
24th Jul 2019, 17:07
Replies: 5
Views: 1,464
Posted By draglift

App for calculating hours in group aircraft?

I just wondered if there is such a thing as a simple app for light aircraft with a one off purchase cost that allows input of the tach time at the start and the finish and calculates the hours to go...
7th Feb 2019, 13:38
Replies: 2,157
Views: 2,652,692
Posted By draglift

I presume a post mortem on the recovered body...

I presume a post mortem on the recovered body will establish if the cause of death was blunt force trauma injury or death by drowning. If a body has been immersed in the sea for two weeks is it...
23rd Oct 2018, 08:43
Replies: 62
Views: 20,220
Posted By draglift

Pprune is unique in that it was designed as a...

Pprune is unique in that it was designed as a forum for professional pilots but is now open for anyone to come on and express their opinion. You would never find an open forum for professional...
9th Oct 2018, 20:37
Replies: 4
Views: 2,472
Posted By draglift

I asked if he was ok a few years ago and got this...

I asked if he was ok a few years ago and got this reply presumably written by him: “thank you for asking- sadly Rainboe, on a solo aerobatic session, didn't do his HASELL checks well enough and got...
8th Oct 2018, 11:22
Replies: 451
Views: 70,168
Posted By draglift

Clare Prop, At least Tracey is not making...

Clare Prop, At least Tracey is not making accusations against you. It seems to be only male pilots she is blaming.
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22nd Jul 2018, 16:24
Replies: 1
Views: 2,445
Posted By draglift

Video of mid-air collision on approach in Idaho USA 5 years ago.

Fatal mid air collision in Idaho USA 5 years ago between a Piper Arrow and a Piper Tri-pacer which were on finals to land. Both pilots survived with serious injuries but a 20 month old child in the...
20th Mar 2018, 09:54
Replies: 48
Views: 14,964
Posted By draglift

The director Ken Annakin said that Joan Hughes...

The director Ken Annakin said that Joan Hughes was great and that the best pilot had been a cropduster in Rhodesia. I was amused that he said the worst pilot and the one they were always having a bit...
19th Mar 2018, 21:13
Replies: 48
Views: 14,964
Posted By draglift

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines

Down route a while ago in my hotel room I found myself watching (once again) The film Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines which was made in 1964. I have always been interested in the...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Feb 2018, 18:56
Replies: 6
Views: 2,368
Posted By draglift

Boeing 777 nose gear leg landing and taxi lights

The Boeing 777 has two landing light bulbs and two taxi light bulbs on the nose gear leg. I assume these only work when the gear is down but I maybe wrong to assume that. Can anyone confirm please?
3rd Nov 2017, 23:32
Replies: 1
Views: 969
Posted By draglift

Bill Vanderkloot, Ferry Command

Many years ago I watched the DVD "Flying The Secret Sky" which told the incredible story of how a bunch of civil pilots and engineers ferried over 10,000 aircraft from the USA to the UK via Montreal...
13th Sep 2017, 17:05
Replies: 16
Views: 4,141
Posted By draglift

Thanks daughter59. With the aid of the names you...

Thanks daughter59. With the aid of the names you supplied I found it. An incredible story which happened 51 years ago. It is about 3 episodes of "I learned about flying from that" rolled into one!...
1st Sep 2017, 16:36
Replies: 16
Views: 4,141
Posted By draglift

Escape from Eastern Germany in a C150 in the 1960's

Back in the 1970's I read a gripping account written by a guy who several years before had fallen in love with a girl in Eastern Germany, maybe the Czech Republic. He decided the best way to get her...
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