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23rd Sep 2016, 22:50
Replies: 4
Views: 2,642
Posted By kharmael

The aircraft you saw were a two-ship of C-130s,...

The aircraft you saw were a two-ship of C-130s, callsign Jigsaw, from 24 Squadron based at RAF Brize Norton. They were on a routine low-level training sortie of which around 5 are launched per day.
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23rd May 2014, 20:43
Replies: 82
Views: 10,727
Posted By kharmael

They haven't "stopped" the Freelander. The third...

They haven't "stopped" the Freelander. The third iteration of the vehicle is being released soon under the name "Discovery Sport".
14th May 2014, 20:47
Replies: 215
Views: 40,743
Posted By kharmael

If you read carefully, those things you quoted...

If you read carefully, those things you quoted are the goals of the FSTA programme, which Airtanker deliver with/ alongside the RAF. It doesn't mention the breakdown of who does what, but I doubt a...
23rd Mar 2014, 17:09
Replies: 39
Views: 6,823
Posted By kharmael

Conversely, you get some USAF Exchange officers...

Conversely, you get some USAF Exchange officers wearing RAF Stripes in addition to their bars or leaves.
Forum: Night Stop
23rd Mar 2014, 13:06
Replies: 27
Views: 7,778
Posted By kharmael

I know this is a bit late in the game: but Bray,...

I know this is a bit late in the game: but Bray, just up the road near Maidenhead, has more Michelin stars per square metre than anywhere else I think in the world.

Fat Duck, probably not...
19th Feb 2014, 21:40
Replies: 20
Views: 4,746
Posted By kharmael

I stand positively corrected :ouch:

I stand positively corrected :ouch:
Forum: ATC Issues
19th Feb 2014, 20:18
Replies: 29
Views: 7,380
Posted By kharmael

I think there was a change in the UK phraseology...

I think there was a change in the UK phraseology a while back which was designed to further reduce confusion by having the parameter plus the unit in case you don't hear one of them.

Climb...
19th Feb 2014, 18:54
Replies: 20
Views: 4,746
Posted By kharmael

Civilians can't fly pure military aircraft that...

Civilians can't fly pure military aircraft that aren't civilian registered or that don't have an equivalent civilian type. So: Tutors are civvy, Squirrell and 412 are civvy but mil reg, King Air is...
30th Jan 2014, 07:40
Replies: 278
Views: 23,299
Posted By kharmael

Why not just fly the cocked off down the slope,...

Why not just fly the cocked off down the slope, then at 2-300' adopt the wing down technique to land with the wheels and aircraft straight? You don't have to be wing down from the top of drop!? It...
28th Jan 2014, 20:09
Replies: 7
Views: 2,596
Posted By kharmael

I don't know how widespread the sterile cockpit...

I don't know how widespread the sterile cockpit rule is over the entire aviation community, it's obviously quite common amongst airlines. In the UK military there's no such rule! The crew can speak...
26th Jan 2014, 11:46
Replies: 8
Views: 2,292
Posted By kharmael

If you want to fly at or below 1000ft amsl, then...

If you want to fly at or below 1000ft amsl, then fly on QNH and stop climbing when the altimeter reads 1000.

If you want to fly at or below 1000ft agl then (depending on the surrounding terrain)...
22nd Jan 2014, 23:45
Replies: 12
Views: 3,451
Posted By kharmael

MAD Boom: Don't you rotary chaps just call that...

MAD Boom: Don't you rotary chaps just call that 'flying'? :ok:

ExMudmover: Certainly have, scary stuff. Probably cheating during the day and VMC :E Not sure how much our current risk-averse...
22nd Jan 2014, 12:52
Replies: 12
Views: 3,451
Posted By kharmael

Yes it's VFR, not gonna low fly in instruments...

Yes it's VFR, not gonna low fly in instruments now are we? Almost the whole of the UK is a low flying area, 250ft day and night.
Forum: Questions
27th Dec 2013, 11:33
Replies: 17
Views: 1,644
Posted By kharmael

The FMS needs info to be input manually, unless...

The FMS needs info to be input manually, unless there are scales attached to each section of the aircraft! You need to tell it the mass of the pax and baggage in order for it to do it's calculations.
Forum: Questions
27th Dec 2013, 11:17
Replies: 17
Views: 1,644
Posted By kharmael

Thank you for your informative response. I...

Thank you for your informative response.

I never knew the uncertainty held about how many people were on commercial aircraft at a given time! I always thought there were people at the door with...
Forum: Questions
27th Dec 2013, 09:07
Replies: 17
Views: 1,644
Posted By kharmael

Hang on, so you don't know how many POB you have...

Hang on, so you don't know how many POB you have when you taxi? Or more pertinently you're happy to close up and taxi without having that info? What happens if you need to evacuate the aircraft and...
17th Dec 2013, 14:09
Replies: 20
Views: 8,341
Posted By kharmael

I know the Voyager is doing the FI route via Asi...

I know the Voyager is doing the FI route via Asi as I've used it a couple of times. No idea about indulgence seats though. Sorry
22nd Nov 2013, 19:24
Replies: 29
Views: 4,877
Posted By kharmael

Could "A-Level Maths" not be considered a proper...

Could "A-Level Maths" not be considered a proper noun and have unique spelling? :ok:

Not solely correcting the OP in my spate of rage :}
21st Nov 2013, 20:13
Replies: 29
Views: 4,877
Posted By kharmael

A Level MATHS :ok:

A Level MATHS :ok:
11th Nov 2013, 00:14
Replies: 14
Views: 2,893
Posted By kharmael

At my home base I join how I want: Initial,...

At my home base I join how I want: Initial, Downwind, Base, etc dependent entirely from which direction I approach the field! At any other I would join to best fit in with the existing traffic.
Forum: Questions
30th Oct 2013, 21:29
Replies: 17
Views: 2,679
Posted By kharmael

The Captain. /thread.

The Captain.

/thread.
4th Oct 2013, 05:19
Replies: 132
Views: 24,103
Posted By kharmael

No, he implied that the civvies are flying older...

No, he implied that the civvies are flying older models of aircraft (I believe that there is no civvy J) and use the checklists provided by Mr Lockheed rather than those created by Qinetiq/ Boscombe...
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Sep 2013, 07:26
Replies: 17
Views: 5,070
Posted By kharmael

It's not ATC's job to decide if you're going to...

It's not ATC's job to decide if you're going to get the approach in or not. That's why you're qualified to fly the plane. It's assumed that you're not going to try and land 2nm left of the...
19th Sep 2013, 14:37
Replies: 28
Views: 4,772
Posted By kharmael

It does beg the question as to why you would join...

It does beg the question as to why you would join the RAF if you didn't want to do military flying? Even going C-130/ A400M I would suggest you are FAR better placed than FJ & RW mates. A Four...
17th Sep 2013, 06:39
Replies: 28
Views: 4,772
Posted By kharmael

I'd go C-130 because of the sheer number of...

I'd go C-130 because of the sheer number of different things it does - Low Flying, Stores Airdrop, Paradrop, Unprepared Landing Zones, Search and Rescue, AAR, Maritime Reconnaissance - all day and...
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