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8th Oct 2014, 15:41
Replies: 21
Views: 4,757

Re 'you can feel what's going on', I'm nervous...

Re 'you can feel what's going on', I'm nervous about that. By the time you can feel it, it's getting to be too late - which is why 'rules of thumb' are useful.

Imagine an early tailwheel...
6th Oct 2014, 14:24
Replies: 21
Views: 4,757

Spitmunk QFI summarised his advice to me as...

Spitmunk QFI summarised his advice to me as 'taxing in a strng following wind? Move the stick in the opposite sense to the throttle." Thottle closed=stick fwd (no sig prop wash, counters risk of...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Oct 2014, 15:52
Replies: 15
Views: 4,453

'Total' noncompliance with N Sea clothing policy

Did anyone else notice the faux pas advertisement from Total in the P+J yesterday - the very day they carried the HSG articles about '3 layers and no hoodies under your survival suit'. Shows spiv in...
11th Sep 2014, 13:49
Replies: 150
Views: 30,059

First solo, T21, RAF Sealand, 1973, 20-something...

First solo, T21, RAF Sealand, 1973, 20-something dual launches in my book if I recall. Westerly winch launch, right hand circuit. "OK bloggs, top of the launch, turn right. At the downwind turn, if...
2nd Sep 2014, 11:50
Replies: 411
Views: 58,033

I have the honour, Ma'am, to report

I wonder how Cameron would appraoch his first Tuesday Chat with Brenda after a 'Yes' vote.
"I have the honour, Ma'am, to report that I am the first Prime Minister of Your reign to cede part of Your...
11th Aug 2014, 14:26
Replies: 36
Views: 8,044

In considering not getting hit by a falling load...

In considering not getting hit by a falling load of aid, I think I'd rather dodge a paradrop drifting earthwards than a sled load free-dropped at 150kts/50ft......:ok:
8th Aug 2014, 15:54
Replies: 150
Views: 30,059

Aboyne. Autumn wave. Tops out of available climb...

Aboyne. Autumn wave. Tops out of available climb and dumps brakes for quick return to let someone else play (I know. Why?). Canopy mists and freezes. Cue BIG slowdown and sideslip peeking through the...
7th Aug 2014, 15:09
Replies: 4,945
Views: 1,339,478

"and just how big is a 12 minute circuit"

I suspect its not 'a' 12 minute circuit. More like 5 circuits in an hour from walk out to walk in, probably 2 to roll, 1 to land (taxi round to unscramble Bloggs' brains and give him another shottie...
29th May 2014, 15:40
Replies: 65
Views: 23,518

I guess one of us has to... Lovely night,...

I guess one of us has to...

Lovely night, sky twinkling with string of anti-colls blinking their way around a triangle in Lincolnshire area

"I'm pissed off with this Air Force"

"Station...
28th May 2014, 14:00
Replies: 277
Views: 55,231

Fox3 and Gipsy Queen: my point about sending a...

Fox3 and Gipsy Queen: my point about sending a 'no nonsense MAYDAY' was that the early reports of this incident (here and on YBW) speak of the crew being uncertain of the source of the substantial...
26th May 2014, 13:44
Replies: 277
Views: 55,231

Agreed. If you can't find the leak, then the...

Agreed. If you can't find the leak, then the water is probably coming up, not down. Slow ingress at the keel bolts will be hard to see, but is the likeliest cause once other more visible sources have...
23rd May 2014, 11:37
Replies: 277
Views: 55,231

The photo from the Maersk container ship...

The photo from the Maersk container ship suggested she had either hit or passed extremely close to the inverted yacht hull ion her path - sufficient, I am afraid, that the disturbance or imapct would...
2nd May 2014, 10:53
Replies: 80
Views: 11,904

This is a highly sensitive time and anyone who...

This is a highly sensitive time and anyone who knows anything about NI politics is probably, like me, hoping we can keep heat out of the situation. We desperately need the politicians to stay clear -...
2nd May 2014, 10:34
Replies: 4,945
Views: 1,339,478

Well, at least if OC 2FTS wants to find out who...

Well, at least if OC 2FTS wants to find out who the VGS instructor knocking his plans/priorities on PPRUNE is, he wont have to look further than the list of personal callsigns. Doh!:ugh:
18th Mar 2014, 16:57
Replies: 422
Views: 117,692

CCF at my school, early 1970s. Parade rehearsal...

CCF at my school, early 1970s. Parade rehearsal for inspection by GOC Norn Irn (which narrows the choices of which school!). Parade commander a RNVR Lt (ie a schoolmaster in a dark blue uniform with...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2014, 11:28
Replies: 524
Views: 207,630

Mel Effluent Agreed. The FAI is very...

Mel Effluent
Agreed. The FAI is very circumspect. IF these actions had been taken, or taken differently, and IF a whole nother set of holes had lined up in the Swiss cheese, then its is POSSIBLE...
14th Mar 2014, 11:01
Replies: 47
Views: 7,107

Met him on a train journey to the West Country...

Met him on a train journey to the West Country about 7 years ago. One of the most fascinating people I have ever met. The journey absolutley flew by. Lots I didnt agree with, but a vivid mind,...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Mar 2014, 13:13
Replies: 524
Views: 207,630

John 8 v7: "He that is without sin among you, let...

John 8 v7: "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone"

There is no 'smoking gun', but there remain 16 innocent souls departed.

That fact, more than this finding, is what...
26th Feb 2014, 12:20
Replies: 80
Views: 10,243

MadsDad "Little Rissington 730ft/223 Metres...

MadsDad
"Little Rissington 730ft/223 Metres AMSL
Dunkeswell* 839ft/256 Metres AMSL"

Aye, but that's at the threshold. What about the ruddy great hump in the middle!:)
25th Feb 2014, 12:55
Replies: 80
Views: 10,243

And the award for the most flood-safe airfield...

And the award for the most flood-safe airfield goes to - good ole Little Rissington, highest UK runway AMSL as I recall?
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Feb 2014, 14:22
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,069,434

Couple of questions about NVG (about which I...

Couple of questions about NVG (about which I admit I know nothing; never flown in a role which used them)

Do they add to or detract from pilot's abaility to see/focus on indications/controls...
11th Feb 2014, 13:10
Replies: 422
Views: 117,692

Many, many moons ago a young University Air...

Many, many moons ago a young University Air Squadron pilot (Cadet Pilot Bloggs) on a solo navex in a Chipmunk became 'temporarily uncertain of his position'. Seeing an inviting field oriented into...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Feb 2014, 11:29
Replies: 275
Views: 21,193

Didn't the Swedes have a Scottish Aviation...

Didn't the Swedes have a Scottish Aviation Bulldog variant with 7.62 machine guns on underwing hardpoints. Should cover most foreseeable needs! :O
6th Feb 2014, 12:41
Replies: 36
Views: 16,676

If his rep is as fine as that, one wonders what...

If his rep is as fine as that, one wonders what unpleasant task he has been sent to perform...
5th Feb 2014, 12:17
Replies: 36
Views: 16,676

BBK Yup, all the above and a few more (my...

BBK

Yup, all the above and a few more (my goodness, Dougie King, there's a name I havent heard in a while). Robin Miller? Mike Throssell? Leigh Hood? John Wynch? John Plummer? Brian Lamb? Mike...
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