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25th Oct 2020, 18:14
Replies: 22
Views: 1,898
Posted By capngrog

Canadair CL-13 (CF-86) Sabre, Mk 6. Cheers, ...

Canadair CL-13 (CF-86) Sabre, Mk 6.

Cheers,
Grog
20th Oct 2020, 03:41
Replies: 22
Views: 3,688
Posted By capngrog

Rudder use seems to be a lost art these days. ...

Rudder use seems to be a lost art these days. I've encountered quite a few pilots who seem to fly with their feet firmly planted on the cockpit floor.

Cheers,
Grog
Forum: Tech Log
19th Oct 2020, 04:02
Replies: 10
Views: 1,772
Posted By capngrog

This was obviously a video/social media stunt. ...

This was obviously a video/social media stunt. Neither logic nor intelligence was involved; however, it was a pretty cool video. As one who has hand propped a Champ 7AC many times, it was...
14th Oct 2020, 03:39
Replies: 89
Views: 21,136
Posted By capngrog

Kudos to the bomb disposal unit, whomever they...

Kudos to the bomb disposal unit, whomever they may have been.

Cheers,
Grog
Forum: Tech Log
11th Oct 2020, 14:54
Replies: 15
Views: 2,916
Posted By capngrog

This is the explanation that made sense to me,...

This is the explanation that made sense to me, but I have not flown a precision approach in decades. My limited knowledge base was acquired "long ago and far away".

Cheers,
Grog
11th Oct 2020, 14:39
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
Posted By capngrog

I just checked Kathryn's Report (11-10-2020-1435...

I just checked Kathryn's Report (11-10-2020-1435 UTC), and the site is back in business. Just another technological glitch ... I guess.

Cheers,
Grog
10th Oct 2020, 14:38
Replies: 3
Views: 1,054
Posted By capngrog

Kathryn's Report

What has happened to Kathryn's Report? For several days now, whenever I've tried to access the site, a screen comes up from Google telling my to "Sign In - to continue to blogger". I understand...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Oct 2020, 14:27
Replies: 64
Views: 8,209
Posted By capngrog

The question of upper body strength requirements...

The question of upper body strength requirements was posed back in Post #26 on 29th September. The question remains unanswered. I looked up the Bournemouth jet pack demo and found this video:
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3rd Oct 2020, 04:04
Replies: 21
Views: 4,431
Posted By capngrog

I'm no expert, but I would, of course, as you...

I'm no expert, but I would, of course, as you say, immediately don the masks; however, I'd next initiate the emergency descent, then announce a "Mayday" thus notifying ATC (or whomever) to clear the...
3rd Oct 2020, 03:56
Replies: 251
Views: 90,287
Posted By capngrog

I might say that to my GIB (if so equipped),...

I might say that to my GIB (if so equipped), otherwise, I'm pulling the "handles" and getting out. Let ATC figure it out. Of course, it is always best to transmit as much information to ATC (or...
3rd Oct 2020, 01:17
Replies: 251
Views: 90,287
Posted By capngrog

Back during my seafaring days, I was taught that...

Back during my seafaring days, I was taught that the proper way to announce a dodgy situation was "Pan Pan" and to announce a real hairball emergency was "Mayday". When I learned to careen across...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Sep 2020, 12:13
Replies: 21
Views: 4,444
Posted By capngrog

Okay, I think I understand. Thanks for the...

Okay, I think I understand. Thanks for the explanation. I thought that the link was to the story itself and not a link to the "landing page", but that's obviously not the case in this situation. ...
30th Sep 2020, 04:31
Replies: 4
Views: 4,314
Posted By capngrog

What happened? Regards, Grog

What happened?

Regards,
Grog
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Sep 2020, 04:08
Replies: 21
Views: 4,444
Posted By capngrog

That's not the accident that is the subject of...

That's not the accident that is the subject of this thread; however, it is interesting, and thanks for posting it. For some reason, the link in my Post #1 has become corrupted and no longer leads to...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Sep 2020, 03:45
Replies: 64
Views: 8,209
Posted By capngrog

Are we all sure this is not just clever CGI? The...

Are we all sure this is not just clever CGI? The jet pack pilot would need to have very impressive upper body strength to control the thrust of the forearm-mounted jet packs. Just a small unplanned...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Sep 2020, 01:31
Replies: 21
Views: 4,444
Posted By capngrog

That explanation makes a lot of sense. It is...

That explanation makes a lot of sense. It is quite possible that the gator, being in heat, mistook a pontoon for a scaly, saurian lust object, misjudged his approach, entered "whirl mode" and wound...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Sep 2020, 01:24
Replies: 21
Views: 4,444
Posted By capngrog

I had trouble accessing the accident report via...

I had trouble accessing the accident report via the above link to Kathryn's Report, which linked me to a Cirrus accident. I don't know what happened with the initial link, but I was able to find the...
28th Sep 2020, 04:00
Replies: 106
Views: 30,225
Posted By capngrog

Jack D I'm still waiting for a specific...

Jack D

I'm still waiting for a specific example of the "great engineering achievement". Don't get me wrong, I think that the A380 is a fine aircraft, but I fail to see it as a 'break through"...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Sep 2020, 03:40
Replies: 21
Views: 4,444
Posted By capngrog

R-22 structural failure?

This is from Kathryn's Report of 27 Sept, 2020:

Kathryn's Report (http://www.kathrynsreport.com/)

A very strange incident.

Cheers,
Grog
27th Sep 2020, 22:27
Replies: 106
Views: 30,225
Posted By capngrog

Jack D What was the great engineering...

Jack D

What was the great engineering achievement? Other than size, it seemed to be a pretty conventional aircraft to me and was not that much better than the B-747 which has been in service for...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Sep 2020, 21:39
Replies: 41
Views: 7,790
Posted By capngrog

Perhaps it's a novelty these days, but in the...

Perhaps it's a novelty these days, but in the U.S., during the height of the Vietnam War, 18 and 19 year old Warrant Officers were flying helicopters in combat.

Cheers,
Grog
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Sep 2020, 16:02
Replies: 41
Views: 7,790
Posted By capngrog

What ever in the World are you going on about? I...

What ever in the World are you going on about? I merely pointed out a possible error in a detail of the article, which I ascribed to the author of the article, with no comment whatsoever concerning...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Sep 2020, 22:58
Replies: 41
Views: 7,790
Posted By capngrog

"Billings Flying Service was founded by brothers...

"Billings Flying Service was founded by brothers Gary and Al Blain, who in 2014 bought the nation’s first civilian-owned Chinook helicopters and fitted them for fighting wildfires and hauling heavy...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Sep 2020, 04:18
Replies: 12
Views: 1,346
Posted By capngrog

Huh? What? Le' me look at my watch. Oh, wait,...

Huh? What? Le' me look at my watch. Oh, wait, it's around here somewhere. Watch, you say? Watch whom or what and for how long?

Since I retired, every day is a Saturday, and I don't need to...
19th Sep 2020, 04:05
Replies: 26
Views: 4,828
Posted By capngrog

I liked the photographs, and saw nothing wrong...

I liked the photographs, and saw nothing wrong with them. Thanks for posting Chopper.

Cheers,
Grog
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