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28th Jun 2022, 05:41
Replies: 8
Views: 3,269
Posted By DCThumb

Firstly, the 15kts is a TOTAL wind limitation,...

Firstly, the 15kts is a TOTAL wind limitation, not a crosswind. And within that 15 kts is a maximum gust of 5kts! Challenging conditions indeed.
Once the software fix has been uploaded...
6th Jun 2022, 11:08
Replies: 12
Views: 3,752
Posted By DCThumb

You may like to call it a glittery turd but at...

You may like to call it a glittery turd but at least it isn't limited to 15kts of wind.........
30th May 2022, 21:11
Replies: 40
Views: 10,283
Posted By DCThumb

Looks way more like a post maintenance air check...

Looks way more like a post maintenance air check - the RAT is out!
21st Nov 2021, 05:28
Replies: 40
Views: 10,283
Posted By DCThumb

The aircraft were all made with windows which...

The aircraft were all made with windows which were blanked out when the green aircraft were converted. At one stage, Raytheon approached BBD and asked if they wanted to buy the windows back as...
20th Nov 2021, 06:51
Replies: 40
Views: 10,283
Posted By DCThumb

Rigga, if only it were that easy! The chronic...

Rigga, if only it were that easy! The chronic lack of investment/botched purchase of these aircraft means that there is lots more to continuing to use these aircraft than the interior!
10th Oct 2021, 07:00
Replies: 49
Views: 16,177
Posted By DCThumb

In my formative days as a holding officer on 6...

In my formative days as a holding officer on 6 Sqn, you took me flying in a 2 seater and I remember we went easily to 0.99M. As I recall the only reason we didn’t go supersonic was because the...
29th Sep 2021, 05:06
Replies: 160
Views: 55,122
Posted By DCThumb

The engine can be configured with an accessory...

The engine can be configured with an accessory gearbox for 1 or 2 Gens - BR710 in Global has 2, but in the 550 it has just 1. The F130 is a BR725 as used on the G650 - same core, just a larger N1...
7th Jul 2021, 10:44
Replies: 50
Views: 7,245
Posted By DCThumb

The key is 'supposed to'. The CAA seem to have...

The key is 'supposed to'. The CAA seem to have taken the surprisingly pragmatic view that the more precise signal is available and useable, and that if you fly that GP to LNAV/VNAV minima then there...
6th Jul 2021, 05:56
Replies: 50
Views: 7,245
Posted By DCThumb

I think the TV license analogy is perfect. The...

I think the TV license analogy is perfect. The EGNOS signal is still there. The UK based RIMS 'will continue to operate' (I do hope we have increased the rent accordingly!) and 'there is no need to...
3rd Jul 2021, 11:02
Replies: 50
Views: 7,245
Posted By DCThumb

Regrettably a negotiation requires 2 parties - my...

Regrettably a negotiation requires 2 parties - my understanding is that the demands being made for access to the system were beyond unreasonable - especially as we part-funded the system in the first...
9th May 2021, 06:12
Replies: 18
Views: 5,837
Posted By DCThumb

It has got the most important bit right - the...

It has got the most important bit right - the cabin.

I too am struggling with the single power lever. I can’t think what advantages it offers over a conventional layout.
likewise the ‘lie flat’...
15th Apr 2021, 20:01
Replies: 18
Views: 6,383
Posted By DCThumb

the troupe ended, signing the letter, “sincerely...

the troupe ended, signing the letter, “sincerely The 101 Doll Squadron.

Some things never change lol
16th Feb 2021, 05:45
Replies: 39
Views: 7,842
Posted By DCThumb

Surely if an aircraft is turning at the limiting...

Surely if an aircraft is turning at the limiting G, increasing the pitch rate, no matter how you do it will exceed the limiting G?
12th Feb 2021, 04:31
Replies: 75
Views: 41,493
Posted By DCThumb

I was on the Tristar as pax, just arriving on the...

I was on the Tristar as pax, just arriving on the Islands....the F3s had done their practise intercept and were providing a welcome flypast fiery cross.
Having spoken to the pilot afterwards,...
9th Feb 2021, 06:57
Replies: 58
Views: 14,532
Posted By DCThumb

I’m with you Bob. In 10 years of flying Albert I...

I’m with you Bob. In 10 years of flying Albert I only used the Elsan once.....OK, so on that occasion the ‘once’ was all the way from Colombo to Muscat, which kind of indicates the direness of the...
4th Feb 2021, 05:31
Replies: 278
Views: 49,815
Posted By DCThumb

Most jet engines don’t do much for me - my...

Most jet engines don’t do much for me - my instinctive answer would always be the Merlin.
The screech of the Dart brought back happy childhood memories, but the sound that does it for me.....

4...
26th Jan 2021, 06:03
Replies: 4,767
Views: 1,412,710
Posted By DCThumb

Reminded of the 24 Sqn Christmas Review. Green...

Reminded of the 24 Sqn Christmas Review. Green bag on table (curtain around table legs), crew proceed to remove all manner of things from the bag as an explanation of what the heck we were lugging...
26th Jan 2021, 05:51
Replies: 99
Views: 112,715
Posted By DCThumb

I met the crew of the Global that had the similar...

I met the crew of the Global that had the similar incident in 2006 whilst on recurrent. It was only a few weeks after it had happened.
They stressed that the vibration was so severe that they...
25th Jan 2021, 04:09
Replies: 4,767
Views: 1,412,710
Posted By DCThumb

AR5? I remember the ridiculous time in Gulf War...

AR5?
I remember the ridiculous time in Gulf War 1 (c) when Saddam was kicking off again. LYE was in the middle of TACEVAL and we had to play, even as an operational route departure....,the upshot...
24th Dec 2020, 15:46
Replies: 4,767
Views: 1,412,710
Posted By DCThumb

I've just seen on Facebook that MEng Derek Jeans...

I've just seen on Facebook that MEng Derek Jeans has passed away. Very sad - a true gent and a great instructor. And, incidentally, responsible for my PPrune username. Blue Skies Derek
22nd Dec 2020, 06:01
Replies: 23
Views: 9,168
Posted By DCThumb

It’s a shame Sentinel is to be broken up for...

It’s a shame Sentinel is to be broken up for scrap (although there may be ongoing compliance/corrosion issues I’m unaware of). Remove the classified bits and you have an aircraft with a pod and...
16th Dec 2020, 15:05
Replies: 392
Views: 226,435
Posted By DCThumb

The trouble is that the 'Employer' may say report...

The trouble is that the 'Employer' may say report ETD-45, but when the aircraft owner turns up and it isn't ready to go, it is he (or she) that will fire you, not the 'employer'/management company.
21st Nov 2020, 20:21
Replies: 3
Views: 1,202
Posted By DCThumb

A friend of mine had a good approach to it. Be...

A friend of mine had a good approach to it.
Be paid slightly more than the highest paid Captain on the fleet....There is Then no temptation to leave and restart flying
not realistic in all...
19th Nov 2020, 06:35
Replies: 5
Views: 1,378
Posted By DCThumb

http://globalhealthtravelclinic.co.uk they...

http://globalhealthtravelclinic.co.uk

they have a clinic in Guildford - IgM results in 10 minutes, PCR in less than 24 hrs. Used them several times.
29th Oct 2020, 08:28
Replies: 250
Views: 67,028
Posted By DCThumb

Sentinel most definitely not out performed by...

Sentinel most definitely not out performed by (comparable) Gulfstreams....can't answer for PR9.

But Sentinel has been a sad tale of lack of investment and slow decline since SDSR 2010. Such a...
22nd Oct 2020, 11:01
Replies: 31
Views: 7,471
Posted By DCThumb

No issues at all - military do it all the time. ...

No issues at all - military do it all the time. Always used the maxim that if power is still at idle, you can stop. Once the power comes on, you are committed to get airborne. Always worth looking...
26th Jun 2020, 06:57
Replies: 16
Views: 4,513
Posted By DCThumb

Thats exactly what they would say.....nothing to...

Thats exactly what they would say.....nothing to see here, move along lol

My advice - wear a tinfoil hat.
26th Jun 2020, 06:55
Replies: 481
Views: 216,031
Posted By DCThumb

I quite like it.....with 1 exception. WHY didn't...

I quite like it.....with 1 exception. WHY didn't they line up the registration with United Kingdom? Does my head in lol!
23rd Jun 2020, 05:53
Replies: 33
Views: 9,051
Posted By DCThumb

The costs to rework Sentinel would be greater...

The costs to rework Sentinel would be greater than buying a secondhand Global Express and doing the same work, so no!
18th Jun 2020, 06:37
Replies: 481
Views: 216,031
Posted By DCThumb

It’s a great theory, and it’s exactly what was...

It’s a great theory, and it’s exactly what was done when the VC10 VIP role disappeared and 32 Sqn lost most of its assets.

A few years later a National Audit Office Report stated that more was...
17th Jun 2020, 05:57
Replies: 481
Views: 216,031
Posted By DCThumb

Blair Force one was cancelled because Blair was...

Blair Force one was cancelled because Blair was cancelled. The project was cancelled because his successor didn’t like the sound of ‘Brown force One’...
17th Jun 2020, 05:53
Replies: 16
Views: 4,513
Posted By DCThumb

Yes, I can confirm that is is on a top secret...

Yes, I can confirm that is is on a top secret mission for the government, The registration gives it away - de-gaussing was the term applied to reducing a ships magnetic signature so that it didn’t...
6th Jun 2020, 07:22
Replies: 8
Views: 1,708
Posted By DCThumb

You are getting differing answers because the...

You are getting differing answers because the answer is different for every country. In some countries, you arrive at a customs port of entry and are given a ‘permit to proceed’ which allows you to...
3rd Jun 2020, 16:31
Replies: 49
Views: 21,572
Posted By DCThumb

Sentinel didn't wait 3 years after 2008, the...

Sentinel didn't wait 3 years after 2008, the first deployment was in the same year...

Regrettably the sole reason for its obsolescence was SDSR 2010. There was a very simple paperwork solution to...
2nd Jun 2020, 21:16
Replies: 54
Views: 10,147
Posted By DCThumb

tdracer, as I recall - and its been many years...

tdracer, as I recall - and its been many years since I studied this - the Germans knew this. The airfields were rather well defended and any attack on them would come at a high price. Also, bearing...
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