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4th Mar 2021, 00:42
Replies: 1
Views: 289
Posted By rich34glider

Bugger .. I did a trike flight there only a few...

Bugger .. I did a trike flight there only a few months ago. Fair skies.
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Feb 2021, 08:23
Replies: 31
Views: 2,395
Posted By rich34glider

Abhorrent is actually just a real word in the...

Abhorrent is actually just a real word in the English language that has been around a very long time - unlike "snowflake" which is a very recent buzzword used mostly by angry, privileged old white...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Feb 2021, 08:37
Replies: 31
Views: 2,395
Posted By rich34glider

"You don't need to look at a statue to understand...

"You don't need to look at a statue to understand history" .. statues and things celebrate an individual.

To lean on someone else's comment, should we have left all the statues of Hitler up in...
16th Feb 2021, 08:11
Replies: 16
Views: 3,923
Posted By rich34glider

You probably should be thanking Dan and staying...

You probably should be thanking Dan and staying on the ground. This is bigger than you and your need to go flying in the next 5 days.
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Feb 2021, 08:04
Replies: 31
Views: 2,395
Posted By rich34glider

I think that largely it's just people being less...

I think that largely it's just people being less tolerant of abbhorent behaviour .. not erasing history, just correcting the record. Hardly immature?
10th Feb 2021, 08:09
Replies: 662
Views: 265,610
Posted By rich34glider

My current read (2nd time around) which I'm...

My current read (2nd time around) which I'm really enjoying: The Silver Spitfire by Tom Neil. The tale (in his own words) of a 23 year old Sqn Ldr seconded to the yanks at the beginning of 1944 .....
4th Feb 2021, 07:46
Replies: 17
Views: 4,763
Posted By rich34glider

yeah, just a few FIFO's!

yeah, just a few FIFO's!
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Feb 2021, 08:08
Replies: 90
Views: 11,598
Posted By rich34glider

Pure ego: many dead pilots with theirs at this...

Pure ego: many dead pilots with theirs at this level
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jan 2021, 04:51
Replies: 168
Views: 12,678
Posted By rich34glider

Yes, some risky challenges accepted right there...

Yes, some risky challenges accepted right there .. hope you don't stick a wing into a rock (or a person) one day.
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Dec 2020, 08:50
Replies: 168
Views: 12,678
Posted By rich34glider

To get somewhat back on topic - i.e. why gliding...

To get somewhat back on topic - i.e. why gliding is great - here in Western Australia we are forecasting thermals to 15,000 feet (under Cu!) on Thursday, so I'm planning to pay about $50 AUD for an...
1st Jul 2019, 07:18
Replies: 50
Views: 65,904
Posted By rich34glider

That was my first thought too ... time will tell.

That was my first thought too ... time will tell.
26th Jun 2019, 04:15
Replies: 83
Views: 37,140
Posted By rich34glider

Surely a "pilot-in-command" has some...

Surely a "pilot-in-command" has some responsibility for .... being in a state fit to fly?
24th Jun 2019, 07:40
Replies: 5,179
Views: 1,471,649
Posted By rich34glider

Given the plethora of basic handling errors that...

Given the plethora of basic handling errors that seem to occur at the highest levels of aviation ( i.e. heavy RTP) I think some gliding for all pilots is probably a good idea! Exposure to stall/spin...
7th Dec 2018, 04:03
Replies: 140
Views: 34,124
Posted By rich34glider

If you continue teaching people to ignore...

If you continue teaching people to ignore appropriate rudder use in the incipient spin scenario then they will nearly always revert to picking up a dropped wing with aileron (law of primacy) which...
4th Dec 2018, 08:28
Replies: 140
Views: 34,124
Posted By rich34glider

Standard gliding full spin recovery technique is...

Standard gliding full spin recovery technique is exactly this "BS" theory as you describe it - FULL opposite rudder, centralise ailerons, forward stick until the autorotation stops, centralise the...
28th Nov 2018, 07:46
Replies: 22
Views: 4,200
Posted By rich34glider

One of the dumbest things I've ever seen .. so...

One of the dumbest things I've ever seen .. so much for sensible risk management & airmanship!
24th Oct 2018, 08:13
Replies: 17
Views: 7,048
Posted By rich34glider

The Luftwaffe actually did operate the T6/Harvard...

The Luftwaffe actually did operate the T6/Harvard both during WW2 (captured French ones) & again post-war in the "new Luftwaffe" (US supplied ones) in the 50's
24th Oct 2018, 08:07
Replies: 85
Views: 12,395
Posted By rich34glider

Perfectly reasonable to get to solo standard in...

Perfectly reasonable to get to solo standard in that time frame - probably much sooner if you commit your weekends for a while. The key to making good progress is to try and string a few weekends in...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Oct 2018, 08:44
Replies: 23
Views: 2,388
Posted By rich34glider

I read the book a year or so ago & saw the film...

I read the book a year or so ago & saw the film with my wife (!) last weekend - the opening X-15 sequence seemed over-done & the noise level was quite annoying in all the flying sequences. I'm sure...
19th Oct 2018, 08:12
Replies: 85
Views: 12,395
Posted By rich34glider

Hi Mary, yep the transition during the initial...

Hi Mary, yep the transition during the initial climb is an extra thing to manage I guess, but in my years of instructing it's never caused big issues and in fact can be virtually avoided by holding...
18th Oct 2018, 08:10
Replies: 12
Views: 10,479
Posted By rich34glider

You would do that during the pre-flight .....

You would do that during the pre-flight .. last-minute check is for full & free movement.
17th Oct 2018, 08:32
Replies: 85
Views: 12,395
Posted By rich34glider

In Australia we used to be taught this (landing...

In Australia we used to be taught this (landing on tow) during ab-initio but it was discontinued as the training risk was perceived to be more than the risk of it actually being needed - it was quite...
11th Oct 2018, 08:12
Replies: 85
Views: 12,395
Posted By rich34glider

Well technically yes - which is part of my GFA &...

Well technically yes - which is part of my GFA & club memberships.
10th Oct 2018, 08:19
Replies: 85
Views: 12,395
Posted By rich34glider

I was flying powered for career purposes...

I was flying powered for career purposes (military & then CPL which I didn't finish) but I'd started in gliders at 16 because it was cheap and when I eventually chucked in the flying-as-a-career idea...
9th Oct 2018, 09:18
Replies: 85
Views: 12,395
Posted By rich34glider

Hi Jazzer83 - 30 year glider (and ex-PPL) pilot...

Hi Jazzer83 - 30 year glider (and ex-PPL) pilot from downunder here. If you want to fly because you love being airborne, and you have a sense of adventure, then gliding is definitely a lot more...
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