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27th May 2010, 15:08
Replies: 35
Views: 14,307
Posted By matt_hooks

And there, I think, one has hit the nail fairly...

And there, I think, one has hit the nail fairly and squarely on the head sassy!

Setting aside what she actually said, (which I thought made perfect sense, albeit it not very informative, but then...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Jul 2009, 12:04
Replies: 10
Views: 971
Posted By matt_hooks

More to the point what is wrong with babelfish? ...

More to the point what is wrong with babelfish?

Seriously, that translation is shocking!
5th Jul 2009, 09:15
Replies: 3,441
Views: 640,304
Posted By matt_hooks

Cessna. In general I'd agree, but looking at all...

Cessna. In general I'd agree, but looking at all the information about this one, I have to say that it seems the CAA are in the right.

I'm saddened, and angry, about the lack of information in...
29th Jun 2009, 14:28
Replies: 3,441
Views: 640,304
Posted By matt_hooks

The important thing is have they got her fixed up...

The important thing is have they got her fixed up yet?

I'm heading down to Waddington, and whilst it'll be good whatever, the Vulcan is most definitely the highlight, and I'll be a little...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jun 2009, 08:43
Replies: 248
Views: 13,820
Posted By matt_hooks

RAINBOW, what HAVE you done? Just as I thought...

RAINBOW, what HAVE you done? Just as I thought I'd kicked my VORG addiction, you go and throw those links at me...

I WILL be strong and resist...

One day at a time!
27th May 2009, 15:55
Replies: 18
Views: 4,158
Posted By matt_hooks

We visited this site a few days ago, and the...

We visited this site a few days ago, and the wreckage seems to be in much the same condition as the photo's above show.

I couldn't think of a better final resting place, rugged, beautiful...
12th Feb 2009, 12:31
Replies: 27
Views: 3,829
Posted By matt_hooks

In formula One you have, effectively, a "money no...

In formula One you have, effectively, a "money no object" situation. In the aviation environment, the cost is very definitely an object.
12th Feb 2009, 12:28
Replies: 11
Views: 1,592
Posted By matt_hooks

OK, the statement regarding the States was a...

OK, the statement regarding the States was a gentle lampoon. I readily admit that we in the UK have more than our fair share of idiots too.

My point was, as Ferny says, that it acts as a timely...
12th Feb 2009, 09:55
Replies: 11
Views: 1,592
Posted By matt_hooks

Not the first to attempt a takeoff with the...

Not the first to attempt a takeoff with the controls disabled by some kind of lock. Though granted it's usually someone in the states trying to fly home after a night out drinking.

A timely...
12th Feb 2009, 09:50
Replies: 27
Views: 3,829
Posted By matt_hooks

If it was as easy to get in an aircraft and fly...

If it was as easy to get in an aircraft and fly it as it is to get in a car and drive it, then I would agree that the crah safety standards should be the same. However, in the aircraft industry, the...
11th Feb 2009, 21:23
Replies: 16
Views: 2,431
Posted By matt_hooks

Cranfield for Luton. Ok so not strictly "London"...

Cranfield for Luton. Ok so not strictly "London" though it's not a great deal further out than the other London Airports, with the exception maybe of Heathrow.

Definitely all types of fuel...
11th Feb 2009, 21:04
Replies: 27
Views: 3,829
Posted By matt_hooks

IO540, the +6g rating relates to normal flying...

IO540, the +6g rating relates to normal flying conditions. Modern aircraft have very good impact ratings. The Diamond DA40 offers protection to 1000g acceleration, as I believe does the DA42.

The...
11th Feb 2009, 18:23
Replies: 178
Views: 67,516
Posted By matt_hooks

I'm glad to hear that Si. The aef's have an...

I'm glad to hear that Si. The aef's have an excellent record in terms of safety. In fact, this is the first accident involving their planes that I've heard of.

I flew with 5AEF back in the days...
11th Feb 2009, 18:12
Replies: 178
Views: 67,516
Posted By matt_hooks

Si, I hope you won't let this sad accident put...

Si, I hope you won't let this sad accident put him (or indeed you) off. As said above, the vast majority of cadets join up because flying is what they want to do, and it is such a fantastic, life...
11th Feb 2009, 16:00
Replies: 78
Views: 17,968
Posted By matt_hooks

Pace. I think that's a different discussion,...

Pace. I think that's a different discussion, though an interesting one.

Love and thoughts to the families of the air men/women who have lost their lives!
11th Feb 2009, 15:37
Replies: 78
Views: 17,968
Posted By matt_hooks

1 AEF also flies tutors out of St Athan.

1 AEF also flies tutors out of St Athan.
11th Feb 2009, 13:56
Replies: 33
Views: 11,508
Posted By matt_hooks

Well, it definitely seems to be causing some kind...

Well, it definitely seems to be causing some kind of discussion, so, art or otherwise, it has had an impact on you all.

Someone felt strongly enough about it to post it, and then all the...
11th Feb 2009, 11:09
Replies: 78
Views: 17,968
Posted By matt_hooks

BBC NEWS | Wales | Two light aircraft crash in...

BBC NEWS | Wales | Two light aircraft crash in Wales (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7883338.stm)

BBC reporting one fatality. :(

Spotted the "pilot jumped out" which suggests mil of some...
11th Feb 2009, 11:03
Replies: 1
Views: 4,587
Posted By matt_hooks

Two "light" aircraft down in Wales?

Just heard this on the radio news. Apparently 90 firefighters in attendance. Anyone have anything more on this one? Sounds like a big response for GA a/c?
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Feb 2009, 18:19
Replies: 54
Views: 2,231
Posted By matt_hooks

Mixture. Given a decent set of tables, the sky is...

Mixture. Given a decent set of tables, the sky is a remarkably accurate way of determining local time.

And yes, the "pivot" bit was a typo. I still reckon a good jewelled bearing would give you...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Feb 2009, 18:02
Replies: 30
Views: 1,815
Posted By matt_hooks

Boris. My belief was that the "school bans...

Boris. My belief was that the "school bans conkers" was something of an urban legend. Most of the "Health and Safety madness" stories in the newspaper are similar. The good old press gets hold of...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Feb 2009, 17:41
Replies: 45
Views: 4,495
Posted By matt_hooks

Also an axial flow gas turbine used in...

Also an axial flow gas turbine used in helicopters.

Come on, I'm sure we're all dying to know, what was the explanation the other half offered?
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Feb 2009, 14:06
Replies: 53
Views: 2,755
Posted By matt_hooks

And I can't get in to the site now. Not too much...

And I can't get in to the site now. Not too much of a problem cos I can't make any changes, but I can't remember who's on my team to tot my points up! :O

I do know I picked Goode, and used him as...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Feb 2009, 13:12
Replies: 54
Views: 2,231
Posted By matt_hooks

The spring steel is a nice idea, except that you...

The spring steel is a nice idea, except that you then run into hysteresis, some of the energy from the pendulum goes into heating the metal up and is "lost"

A well made ruby bearing will lose far...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Feb 2009, 11:45
Replies: 286
Views: 28,216
Posted By matt_hooks

Buster.... fark! Can't imagine the courage...

Buster.... fark!

Can't imagine the courage and dedication it takes to do a job like that! Stay safe!

As for the f#####g s#####s who are starting fires, I think murder charges are an absolute...
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