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9th Nov 2015, 16:57
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Posted By fyrefli

You're not the first to make this observation...

You're not the first to make this observation (although you've made it in more detail than others). I've pondered whether it's possible for the aircraft to have entered such an attitude that the...
5th Nov 2015, 20:46
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Posted By fyrefli

From Airlines to return British holidaymakers...

From Airlines to return British holidaymakers from Egypt without hold luggage | World news | The Guardian...
5th Nov 2015, 14:24
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Posted By fyrefli

Kulverstukas (or anyone else), can you remind us...

Kulverstukas (or anyone else), can you remind us of the source of the earlier report that the CVR had been listened to and ended abruptly with non-standard sounds? Was it Egyptian or Russian?
2nd Aug 2015, 13:44
Replies: 358
Views: 214,238
Posted By fyrefli

Whilst I might quibble with the certainty and...

Whilst I might quibble with the certainty and tone of your previous paragraph, I don't particularly disagree with the above :) My original comment (previous to DaveReid's plot) was simply about the...
2nd Aug 2015, 11:29
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Posted By fyrefli

Because of the vertical profile posted by Dave...

Because of the vertical profile posted by Dave Reid on Page 2, in particular the 500ft height gain on base leg, combined with a knowledge of the conditions on the day and a look at the topography. It...
2nd Aug 2015, 10:20
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Views: 214,238
Posted By fyrefli

In the southern UK, Thursday and Friday were both...

In the southern UK, Thursday and Friday were both excellent cross-country days with big, wide, well-developed outer thermal cores averaging ~500ft/min; 1000ft/min bullets in the centres, as per my...
1st Aug 2015, 15:19
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Posted By fyrefli

Having rotated Dave's map and gone and had a good...

Having rotated Dave's map and gone and had a good look in terrain view, there is a small ridge there, S of the A30, along to Minley Manor, Gibraltar Barracks etc. where, with light winds in the SW...
1st Aug 2015, 12:40
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Views: 214,238
Posted By fyrefli

For the benefit of anyone who hasn't worked it...

For the benefit of anyone who hasn't worked it out, the map on which Dave's plot is drawn has S at the top, N at the bottom :)
31st Jul 2015, 20:32
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Views: 214,238
Posted By fyrefli

It was very strongly thermic today (and...

It was very strongly thermic today (and yesterday) in the southern UK. I was flying (paragliding) most of the afternoon and the cores were 1000ft/min and tiny. Doesn't make for very stable approaches.
29th May 2015, 22:48
Replies: 15
Views: 2,017
Posted By fyrefli

I don't understand why photochromatic lenses are...

I don't understand why photochromatic lenses are out either? I've always found them fantastic for paragliding. (I do always have to insist on brown ones to maximise appreciation of the building of...
3rd Apr 2015, 19:53
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,963,339
Posted By fyrefli

You've pretty much answered your own point. They...

You've pretty much answered your own point. They didn't "establish it was a criminal act without all the relevant information", they established from the initially available information that there...
27th Mar 2015, 21:48
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Posted By fyrefli

With respect, the most cursory of Googles (for...

With respect, the most cursory of Googles (for "SSRIs suicidal ideation") contradicts this assertion.

Here's link one of many, which manages to namecheck three such drugs in the first sentence:
...
25th Mar 2015, 23:57
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Posted By fyrefli

Completely agreed. (My own maximum was about...

Completely agreed. (My own maximum was about 14,000ft, in the Himalaya, but I know plenty who've been considerably higher and experiences do differ hugely.)
25th Mar 2015, 23:35
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Views: 4,963,339
Posted By fyrefli

As a pilot of the sort of aircraft that is often...

As a pilot of the sort of aircraft that is often flown considerably above 10,000ft with no oxygen (or indeed engine), I agree that different pilots report being very differently affected and onset...
21st Oct 2014, 22:57
Replies: 30
Views: 8,861
Posted By fyrefli

I think the thing that annoys me the most is...

I think the thing that annoys me the most is seeing non-regular SLF being shouted at for presenting passport with boarding pass "bookmarked" therein when only the boarding pass is required. Regulars...
30th Jul 2014, 23:29
Replies: 150
Views: 30,059
Posted By fyrefli

Thermalling (a paraglider) with sailplanes is...

Thermalling (a paraglider) with sailplanes is fun. We go round the inside, they go round the outside, we wave whilst outclimbing them :)
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Oct 2012, 22:21
Replies: 244
Views: 22,539
Posted By fyrefli

Anyone else get the impression he may have been...

Anyone else get the impression he may have been hypoxic whilst going through the checklist?
Forum: Tech Log
20th Jun 2012, 23:00
Replies: 2,055
Views: 1,243,993
Posted By fyrefli

As others have done before, I'd like to add my...

As others have done before, I'd like to add my thanks to the many contributors who continue to make this such an engrossing thread :)

As I look to my left, on the wall is a framed, fading, roughly...
27th Jan 2012, 20:25
Replies: 4
Views: 1,581
Posted By fyrefli

Oh, it was my quip - I was trying to politely and...

Oh, it was my quip - I was trying to politely and gently bring to her attention the question of relative probabilities :)



Apart from bashing people in my way over the head with it :D


...
17th Jan 2012, 22:04
Replies: 4
Views: 1,581
Posted By fyrefli

Balancing Safety Concerns

I'm still recovering from a near-fatal motorcycle accident 18 months ago, have finally lost the external metalwork from my legs but am still generally walking with either crutches or a collapsible...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Aug 2011, 16:38
Replies: 1,998
Views: 408,411
Posted By fyrefli

If it follows their standard nomenclature, it...

If it follows their standard nomenclature, it will appear at:

http://www.bea.aero/docspa/2009/f-cp090601e3.en/pdf/f-cp090601e3.en.pdf

It is not there yet.
Forum: Tech Log
1st Aug 2011, 20:44
Replies: 1,998
Views: 408,411
Posted By fyrefli

According to the procedures in operation at the...

According to the procedures in operation at the time, the Junior F/O, as PF, in the RH seat.



That's also my understanding.
Forum: Tech Log
1st Aug 2011, 19:44
Replies: 1,998
Views: 408,411
Posted By fyrefli

1. the sentence is unfinished, "euh" at the end...

1. the sentence is unfinished, "euh" at the end means that PFN missed the word and did not bother to complete it later.
2. "Where is it... uh..."[/QUOTE]

Whilst I don't necessarily disagree with...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Jul 2011, 18:26
Replies: 1,069
Views: 216,308
Posted By fyrefli

PA 18 151, sorry old bean but you said: ...

PA 18 151, sorry old bean but you said:



Whereas the report says:



i.e. straight away. The way you've phrased the quoted statement it comes across that you're interpreting "lost the...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Jul 2011, 15:23
Replies: 1,069
Views: 216,308
Posted By fyrefli

You're conflating UAS, AP disconnect and the law...

You're conflating UAS, AP disconnect and the law change. But, hey, you're not the first, and you probably won't be the last :)
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