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Forum: Tech Log
3rd Sep 2017, 04:50
Replies: 28
Views: 5,880
Posted By Milt

Increasig Atmospheric Pressure

Has anyone calculated the extent of the rise in average sea level atmospheric pressure caused by the combined weight of all aircraft flying?
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jun 2017, 07:05
Replies: 2
Views: 1,297
Posted By Milt

Jet Engine Throttle Linkage Loss

During the 1960s a USAF B57 flew from the USA to Australia with throttle linkages to both engines having unsecured taper pins in the linkages.

Fortunately the right engine throttle linkage taper...
Forum: Questions
20th Mar 2017, 00:28
Replies: 8
Views: 1,866
Posted By Milt

safetypee Your first image clearly shows the...

safetypee

Your first image clearly shows the unusual blobs I observed.
Forum: Questions
20th Mar 2017, 00:17
Replies: 8
Views: 1,866
Posted By Milt

TangoAlphad Con trail was horizon to horizon...

TangoAlphad

Con trail was horizon to horizon with remarkable regularity.
Wish I had taken a photo.
Reminds me of the very rare sightings I have seen of the full circle of a rainbow.
Forum: Questions
18th Mar 2017, 01:24
Replies: 8
Views: 1,866
Posted By Milt

Unusual Con Trail

Just observed an unusual con trail which had regularly closely spaced mini cumulus like blobs developing below the main con trail stream.
Aircraft was likely a twin jet.
Am finding it hard to...
27th Feb 2017, 08:52
Replies: 65
Views: 24,601
Posted By Milt

January 1957 was a short flying month, starting...

January 1957 was a short flying month, starting with yet another Navigation Bombing System test flight in a Valiant. By now I was rapidly becoming the resident operational expert on the Mk10...
27th Feb 2017, 02:37
Replies: 24
Views: 8,333
Posted By Milt

January 1957 was a short flying month, starting...

January 1957 was a short flying month, starting with yet another Navigation Bombing System test flight in a Valiant. By now I was rapidly becoming the resident operational expert on the Mk10...
22nd Feb 2017, 04:36
Replies: 6
Views: 2,526
Posted By Milt

Side Stick Feel

Standard Requirement and Limits for Side Stick Feel

Have any Standards been developed for the feel of Side Sticks.?

One of the first Side Sticks was developed for the F-16 which has feel of 3...
7th Aug 2015, 05:21
Replies: 7
Views: 2,853
Posted By Milt

Thanks ICT_SLB for the link. A most interesting...

Thanks ICT_SLB for the link. A most interesting coverage of the modern airliner's cabin air circulation and recirculation. We TPs rarely get involved in that stuff although I am now left wondering...
4th Aug 2015, 08:46
Replies: 273
Views: 145,727
Posted By Milt

Flew the Gnat Once

There were some handling problems with the early Gnats which I hope were sorted by the my fellow TPs. Some of those early problems may not be relevant to the current unfortunate circumstance.
...
3rd Aug 2015, 09:25
Replies: 7
Views: 2,853
Posted By Milt

Cabin Air Refreshment Rates

Can anyone advise what the current requirements are for the rate of replacement of Cabin Air and how much recirculation is a maximum for a civil airliner?
30th May 2014, 06:14
Replies: 0
Views: 4,390
Posted By Milt

A320 Flap Flutter

AIRBUS A320 FLAP SEGMENT FLUTTER
The inboard ends of the main flap segments develop non divergent flutter when flaps are fully extended and at all speeds down to about 50 Kts.

There could be...
11th Dec 2013, 23:15
Replies: 13
Views: 3,809
Posted By Milt

Flying Log Books

The First Flying Log Book

Is it preserved somewhere and what was its format?
Perhaps the Wright Brothers formulated a Log Book.

I have some elementary flying records of the early Australian...
26th Nov 2013, 06:10
Replies: 25
Views: 9,414
Posted By Milt

Mustang P51 Combat Flaps

The Mustang had combat flaps the could be used at any speed. Flew them in the Korean War with 77 Sqdn RAAF and never had a need to use the flaps in combat except when executing a hard break to avoid...
29th Jul 2013, 03:55
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By Milt

Average Pax Weight

Can someone post the current Pax Average Weight used by airlines for W & B calculations. This weight presumably includes checked luggage and carry on.

Was somewhat concerned recently when I was...
Forum: Questions
26th Jul 2013, 04:31
Replies: 60
Views: 19,246
Posted By Milt

Oxygen Leak

Experienced a very tight situation in an RAAF Canberra enroute Cocos Island to Butterworth Malaysia in the 60s.

Detected unusual low oxy contents beyond PNR. It took a while to figure out the rate...
25th Jul 2013, 10:37
Replies: 32
Views: 13,018
Posted By Milt

Rolling the Vulcan

A TP who went on to experimental test flights on Concord once invited me to look after the controls on the right side of a Boscombe Down Vulcan Mk1. This was my first Vulcan flight.

At the top of...
25th Jul 2013, 09:28
Replies: 21
Views: 8,003
Posted By Milt

Flying Multiple Types

It's all a matter of training, experience and acceptance of the risks involved.

Having already flown 7 types before being an instructor of instructors and examiner of airman at a Central Flying...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Jun 2012, 04:54
Replies: 19
Views: 2,384
Posted By Milt

Wind From or To Who was/were the idiots who...

Wind From or To

Who was/were the idiots who decided that we should use a wind direction of where it is coming from instead of where it is going to? I guess it was some sailor standing on his poop...
21st Jun 2012, 08:00
Replies: 359
Views: 225,966
Posted By Milt

Tis a wonder that the bottled water distributors...

Tis a wonder that the bottled water distributors haven't already made labels for their water entitled " Chemtrail Antidote"
14th Jun 2012, 00:47
Replies: 39
Views: 19,700
Posted By Milt

Brough Taxiway ? My first and only use of...

Brough Taxiway ?

My first and only use of the Brough airfield? was to deliver a Beverly all the way from Edmonton in Canada. On short final I felt sure that what I was about to land on was a...
11th Jun 2012, 02:10
Replies: 359
Views: 225,966
Posted By Milt

Chemtrails !! What - No explanations? ...

Chemtrails !!


What - No explanations?

Having just read through all previous posts to this thread I find it incredible that not one of you has tried to explain to the uninitiated just how a...
7th Jun 2012, 03:53
Replies: 8
Views: 2,576
Posted By Milt

Aircraft Definitions

Definitions of an Aircraft/Aeroplane

Australian
A machine or apparatus that relies on the reaction of air for boyancy.

USA
Any machine supported for flight in the air by boyancy or by the...
22nd May 2012, 08:55
Replies: 12,799
Views: 4,400,218
Posted By Milt

Deployed from Schofields to Canberra once Down...

Deployed from Schofields to Canberra once Down Under in a Mustang with 4 x 11 pnd practice bombs under each wing on light series carriers.

On the landing roll out at Canberra one bomb came...
14th May 2012, 04:05
Replies: 19
Views: 2,025
Posted By Milt

Touch Down Fees Back in the late 50s I was...

Touch Down Fees

Back in the late 50s I was attempting to determine the maximum recoverable offset from a runway at minimum break off approach height for a Vulcan Mk1 on an ILS let down. Multiple...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Mar 2012, 03:30
Replies: 7
Views: 3,667
Posted By Milt

What about HOT Relights - ie within 10 seconds of...

What about HOT Relights - ie within 10 seconds of flame out. If you are quick enough you should be able to get those flames going again at max altitude. Some fighters have auto relighters.
16th Dec 2011, 23:38
Replies: 15
Views: 4,352
Posted By Milt

Comet 2C Elevator Trimming The Comet 2C as...

Comet 2C Elevator Trimming

The Comet 2C as used by the RAF had a large elevator trim wheel handily beside the centre power lever quadrant. The break-out force for elevator using the spring feel...
16th Dec 2011, 07:41
Replies: 5
Views: 1,925
Posted By Milt

gingernut Excessive ? negative g causes our...

gingernut

Excessive ? negative g causes our eyes to suffer 'redout' Somehow the eyes must become gorged with blood which we try to see through. Too much overpressure then results in rupturing of...
14th Dec 2011, 04:28
Replies: 5
Views: 1,925
Posted By Milt

Vision & Blackout

Loss of Vision Under High g?

What is it that causes our eyes to 'black out' almost immediately upon the application of about 5g or more when sitting upright to the force?

As a former fighter...
29th Sep 2011, 13:50
Replies: 31
Views: 8,314
Posted By Milt

V Bomber Bases Perhaps the only...

V Bomber Bases

Perhaps the only base/establishment to have all 3 at the same time would be Boscombe Down.

I recall that there was a fleeting opportunity for an airborne photo shoot of the 3 in...
29th Sep 2011, 08:49
Replies: 458
Views: 149,534
Posted By Milt

21g - No way. The Mustang limiting g was/is...

21g - No way.

The Mustang limiting g was/is about 8 or 9 and fitted with a system to support an anti-g suit which was no doubt removed from the Ghost.

If 8 g, then design ultimate would...
27th Sep 2011, 14:12
Replies: 6
Views: 2,117
Posted By Milt

Female RAAF Aircrew One of the female F-111...

Female RAAF Aircrew

One of the female F-111 WSOs married a male WSO. Then she retrained as a pilot. Must be some interesting conflicts of interests!

Hope they make out OK.

How were the F-111...
27th Sep 2011, 06:14
Replies: 34
Views: 5,531
Posted By Milt

Fantome Did you do rainmaking out of RAAF...

Fantome

Did you do rainmaking out of RAAF Richmond?
If so please remind me of the name of the Sqn Ldr CO of the unit. I relieved him for some weeks whilst he was on leave and had a ball seeding...
26th Sep 2011, 00:17
Replies: 42
Views: 17,155
Posted By Milt

More Thread Creep AFC and Citation. The RAF...

More Thread Creep

AFC and Citation. The RAF thought fit to award me with an AFC way back in the 50s for some test flying on the V bombers. The medal was presented in Australia. I am still...
22nd Sep 2011, 08:54
Replies: 24
Views: 5,686
Posted By Milt

More on Probable Flutter Reno P-51 If ever...

More on Probable Flutter
Reno P-51

If ever there was an almost perfect case of Divergent Flutter then the loss of control of the P-51 Mustang at Reno Nevada has almost certainly to be it.
...
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