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6th May 2021, 11:05
Replies: 16
Views: 3,786
Posted By Capn Bug Smasher

ALICE - if I am correct - All-purpose Lightweight...

ALICE - if I am correct - All-purpose Lightweight Individual Carrying Equipment

the US Army's equivalent of those huge British Bergen rucksacks.

Presumably uncomfortable, in no way ergonomic,...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd May 2021, 09:52
Replies: 62
Views: 6,536
Posted By Capn Bug Smasher

If I recall correctly we used to use Coventry for...

If I recall correctly we used to use Coventry for a SRA when I trained for my IMC rating in about 2010. I don't know if Coventry is open any more though. I seem to recall some drama or other about...
Replies: 100
Views: 11,631
Posted By Capn Bug Smasher

Percy Nah man, by "mental gymnastics" I...

Percy

Nah man, by "mental gymnastics" I meant "trick questions."

Plenty of call for mental gymnastics without intentionally confusing or tricking the candidate!

The FMS argument above is an...
Replies: 100
Views: 11,631
Posted By Capn Bug Smasher

Sure! You could set manual thrust in the same way...

Sure! You could set manual thrust in the same way you can set manual pitch trim.

But thrust would need to vary, however, unlike trim, for climb and descent.

And remember, the question asks what...
Replies: 100
Views: 11,631
Posted By Capn Bug Smasher

You can control altitude with an auto-throttle...

You can control altitude with an auto-throttle but not, necessarily, a pitch controller.

If you use the throttles only, the aeroplane will - with a bit of lag - maintain the trimmed speed, and...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Apr 2021, 10:42
Replies: 52
Views: 3,367
Posted By Capn Bug Smasher

Here...

Here...
24th Mar 2021, 18:54
Replies: 88
Views: 24,709
Posted By Capn Bug Smasher

Don't the Blue Angels use bog standard Hornets...

Don't the Blue Angels use bog standard Hornets instead of Super Hornets?

Not an argument in favour, merely an observation.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Mar 2021, 09:45
Replies: 7,390
Views: 374,237
Posted By Capn Bug Smasher

There was something about Her fat, wrinkly snout

There was something about
Her fat, wrinkly snout
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Mar 2021, 19:19
Replies: 7,390
Views: 374,237
Posted By Capn Bug Smasher

Is soothed by guttering...

Is soothed by guttering "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch... um." :E

A Welsh rabbit might have a funny accent
22nd Mar 2021, 12:39
Replies: 69
Views: 5,131
Posted By Capn Bug Smasher

When all is said and done, absolutely agreed,...

When all is said and done, absolutely agreed, Pilot DAR and BPF. Your posts are always shrewd, informed, and eloquent, and I enjoy learning from you.

I love PPruNe. (Completely off topic: My only...
19th Mar 2021, 10:31
Replies: 69
Views: 5,131
Posted By Capn Bug Smasher

LOL. The logic was: If it opens, especially...

LOL.

The logic was: If it opens, especially if it opens after you already checked it was properly shut, something might have broken that could lead to the door coming off in flight.

​​It's not...
6th Mar 2021, 20:23
Replies: 69
Views: 5,131
Posted By Capn Bug Smasher

Hatches and Harnesses - SECURE (i.e. locked,...

Hatches and Harnesses - SECURE (i.e. locked, Bloggs!)

I once learned a very good lesson from an instructor who asked what I would do if the door opened on takeoff. "Why, continue," I airily...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jan 2021, 21:48
Replies: 7,390
Views: 374,237
Posted By Capn Bug Smasher

Winked and asked me to fill her. I...

Winked and asked me to fill her.



I really didn't know what she meant
And I looked at her as if she was bent.
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jan 2021, 02:38
Replies: 7,390
Views: 374,237
Posted By Capn Bug Smasher

Why is Joli up at three thirty-six? Perhaps...

Why is Joli up at three thirty-six?
Perhaps he's polishing his hokistix!
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jan 2021, 02:34
Replies: 7,390
Views: 374,237
Posted By Capn Bug Smasher

This kind of behaviour Is not in your favour

This kind of behaviour
Is not in your favour
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Dec 2020, 15:13
Replies: 7,390
Views: 374,237
Posted By Capn Bug Smasher

Now the cat grins her most Cheshirely grin And...

Now the cat grins her most Cheshirely grin
And invites the gentle PPruNauts to begin.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Dec 2020, 17:00
Replies: 7,390
Views: 374,237
Posted By Capn Bug Smasher

Nor Deliveroo to bring me my treats. Instead I...

Nor Deliveroo to bring me my treats.
Instead I prefer
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Dec 2020, 15:10
Replies: 7,390
Views: 374,237
Posted By Capn Bug Smasher

Before passing your teeth - ! You stupid...

Before passing your teeth - !
You stupid Rosbif, I'll write you up large!"


This frog sergeant had me bang to rights
But I'd stuffed the bottle in my tights
I said "I, Robin Hood -
Of a...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Nov 2020, 20:03
Replies: 7,390
Views: 374,237
Posted By Capn Bug Smasher

Of course it will! The loons rejoice, having...

Of course it will! The loons rejoice, having produced an eight-line limerick. More than half extra free! Why not!?

Now then, of a young widow from York:
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Nov 2020, 17:31
Replies: 7,390
Views: 374,237
Posted By Capn Bug Smasher

(The mad blabbering of loons)

(The mad blabbering of loons)
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Nov 2020, 21:09
Replies: 7,390
Views: 374,237
Posted By Capn Bug Smasher

I aimed it at the mother-in-law

I aimed it at the mother-in-law
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Nov 2020, 21:08
Replies: 7,390
Views: 374,237
Posted By Capn Bug Smasher

And a smell that was most euphonious. ...

And a smell that was most euphonious.



euphonious
/juːˈfəʊnɪəs/

adjective

(of sound, especially speech) pleasing to the ear.
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Nov 2020, 02:08
Replies: 7,390
Views: 374,237
Posted By Capn Bug Smasher

Today I met an upstanding blonde To whom I...

Today I met an upstanding blonde
To whom I could not fail to respond
Her lack of a bra
21st Nov 2020, 21:49
Replies: 73
Views: 8,757
Posted By Capn Bug Smasher

I have fond memories of demonstrating an NDB...

I have fond memories of demonstrating an NDB approach / hold into the BBC longwave radio transmitter at Droitwich (I think... ?) for my IMC rating. You could just about get 198 longwave with 200 on...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Nov 2020, 14:45
Replies: 7,390
Views: 374,237
Posted By Capn Bug Smasher

It's often owed to flaws in honesty.

It's often owed to flaws in honesty.
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