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27th May 2019, 17:02
Replies: 104
Views: 33,902
Posted By Geriaviator

Please pardon double post as I did not see this...

Please pardon double post as I did not see this thread first ... Miss Montana landed EGPK this afternoon from Reykjavik. What a wonderful celebration this will be!
27th May 2019, 16:29
Replies: 32
Views: 11,891
Posted By Geriaviator

Not having an Auntie Betty, I paid for all my...

Not having an Auntie Betty, I paid for all my flying and well remember being charged for every approach and goaround during my I/R training, in some cases the approach was almost as expensive as a...
27th May 2019, 15:24
Replies: 2
Views: 1,451
Posted By Geriaviator

Transatlantic Dakota/C47

A bit big for the average PPL (or his bank balance) but I liked the great story unfolding on Flightradar at the moment (1510 GMT 27/05/2019). Aircraft registered N24320 out of Reykjavik Iceland is...
24th May 2019, 15:18
Replies: 12,644
Views: 3,461,695
Posted By Geriaviator

You'll find all the answers in AP129, the RAF...

You'll find all the answers in AP129, the RAF Flying Manual. Wartime version hard to find now, mine had useful info such as hand signals for pre-radio days but I gave it to my aviation society. Our...
14th Apr 2019, 16:04
Replies: 44
Views: 12,743
Posted By Geriaviator

Which I think was designed to carry the 10-ton...

Which I think was designed to carry the 10-ton Grand Slam bomb, so the crews' fears were probably justified!
10th Apr 2019, 17:27
Replies: 44
Views: 12,743
Posted By Geriaviator

Freeman Dyson tells his own story in A Failure of...

Freeman Dyson tells his own story in A Failure of Intelligence, one of the most fascinating articles I have ever read. He deals with the maths of calculating collision risk v. the benefit of swamping...
4th Apr 2019, 16:20
Replies: 1,918
Views: 2,358,207
Posted By Geriaviator

You bet they are. I once saw a PPL with a big...

You bet they are. I once saw a PPL with a big roll of tenners after doing six return trips to the IoM at the start of TT week ... and six more the next day.
3rd Apr 2019, 07:00
Replies: 26
Views: 29,527
Posted By Geriaviator

Flybe cancellations

More cancellations
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47797738
what’s wrong now?
31st Mar 2019, 18:24
Replies: 29
Views: 5,239
Posted By Geriaviator

My best preflight briefs came from my ex-WW2...

My best preflight briefs came from my ex-WW2 instructor, once Catalina pilot and later Cranwell QFI. After 55 years I can hear his gentle tones as though it was yesterday.

Before spinning the...
26th Mar 2019, 15:03
Replies: 1,918
Views: 2,358,207
Posted By Geriaviator

Yes, insurance is the key point to stress here....

Yes, insurance is the key point to stress here. As I posted earlier our business insurance excluded aviation except as passenger on multi-engined aircraft operated on an AOC. Current rates for...
10th Mar 2019, 11:39
Replies: 12,644
Views: 3,461,695
Posted By Geriaviator

We all miss him, reefrat. Our virtual crewroom...

We all miss him, reefrat. Our virtual crewroom wasn't built to last so it is crumbling away with the years, damp seeping through its asbestos roof, condensation on the single-skin brickwork, glass...
8th Mar 2019, 13:35
Replies: 1,918
Views: 2,358,207
Posted By Geriaviator

The EASA ruling goes against all the regs I...

The EASA ruling goes against all the regs I remember from my flying days. There were illegal charters galore; I remember one PPL doing six return trips to the IoM in one day during TT week, and his...
26th Feb 2019, 16:17
Replies: 1,918
Views: 2,358,207
Posted By Geriaviator

What about life insurance?

These illegal charters are hard to detect and stop, so should there be an education campaign by CAA and perhaps the insurance companies? From reading Wingly posts it appears that most people think...
26th Feb 2019, 11:49
Replies: 147
Views: 229,713
Posted By Geriaviator

Thanks Chillpill for that explanation. Being very...

Thanks Chillpill for that explanation. Being very much pre-FBW and even then 10 yrs before, I couldn't get the hang of the A320 sim except in what I think is direct rule ie fly it like any aircraft I...
25th Feb 2019, 15:55
Replies: 12,644
Views: 3,461,695
Posted By Geriaviator

Of course this is the appropriate place, Pali,...

Of course this is the appropriate place, Pali, and thank you for posting the event and the superb picture of one of many to whom we owe so much. If I may be forgiven this attempt:
Dobrư den pane...
24th Feb 2019, 15:13
Replies: 67
Views: 18,398
Posted By Geriaviator

Even the best pilot cannot control a falling...

Even the best pilot cannot control a falling brick ... In 1972 my friend Giles was testing a Bucc following overhaul at RNAY Sydenham when it flamed out on downwind leg. Ricky the nav banged-out and...
13th Feb 2019, 11:55
Replies: 134
Views: 44,835
Posted By Geriaviator

Signed the petition, then followed Chug's link...

Signed the petition, then followed Chug's link with NO. They can't even spell Chinook correctly, shows how much they care about it. We wonder if anything could bring so much of government into even...
7th Feb 2019, 07:02
Replies: 4
Views: 4,624
Posted By Geriaviator

Daily Mail is covering this case as well:...

Daily Mail is covering this case as well:...
27th Jan 2019, 13:52
Replies: 1,918
Views: 2,358,207
Posted By Geriaviator

I join posts #690 and #691 above. We had life...

I join posts #690 and #691 above. We had life insurance to cover our mortgage which covered aviation only as passenger in a multi-engined aircraft flown by a pilot of not less than commercial rating....
25th Jan 2019, 14:18
Replies: 12,644
Views: 3,461,695
Posted By Geriaviator

First, we must thank MPN11 for his fitting...

First, we must thank MPN11 for his fitting obituary published on the morning of Dennis's death. Having been away on holiday, I produced the following when I returned. It has perhaps more detail, from...
23rd Jan 2019, 16:00
Replies: 1,918
Views: 2,358,207
Posted By Geriaviator

The worst fright I ever had was in my Arrow 1...

The worst fright I ever had was in my Arrow 1 into Birmingham. Forecast FL was about 3000ft and I had enjoyed the sunshine in the airway at FL070 for the previous hour before being cleared to...
23rd Jan 2019, 15:09
Replies: 12,644
Views: 3,461,695
Posted By Geriaviator

A moving story. In response to a couple of PMs I...

A moving story. In response to a couple of PMs I have received, I did send an obituary for our lately departed friend Danny42C to the Daily Telegraph, his lifelong choice, and to The Times. Sadly,...
21st Jan 2019, 11:48
Replies: 12,644
Views: 3,461,695
Posted By Geriaviator

Poignant story about a Naval aviator who trekked...

Poignant story about a Naval aviator who trekked into the Norwegian mountains to visit the wreck of his grandfather's Hellcat, lost during a raid on the Tirpitz...
31st Dec 2018, 15:33
Replies: 110
Views: 21,877
Posted By Geriaviator

AT RAF Khormaksar in 1951 the Church Parade was a...

AT RAF Khormaksar in 1951 the Church Parade was a major occasion requiring best uniforms and maximum bull, putting my Dad in bad form for the preceding week. The Station Parade was one of my most...
28th Dec 2018, 14:21
Replies: 147
Views: 62,833
Posted By Geriaviator

Danny did mention the NF variants either in one...

Danny did mention the NF variants either in one of his posts or in some of the material we reviewed for his book. I'm sorry I cannot find the reference but I do think the fatals were in similar...
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