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8th Nov 2021, 22:52
Replies: 18
Views: 4,037
Posted By steamchicken

You've got to admit that getting the sub into the...

You've got to admit that getting the sub into the Caspian Sea would have been a challenge, and the Aral even more so seeing as the USSR managed to mislay the water in it.
7th Oct 2021, 23:19
Replies: 97
Views: 18,055
Posted By steamchicken

Before its time - a real Heston Blumenthal idea.

Before its time - a real Heston Blumenthal idea.
25th Aug 2021, 21:20
Replies: 37
Views: 12,760
Posted By steamchicken

Well, you had provided him with a weather...

Well, you had provided him with a weather forecast...
24th Aug 2021, 22:49
Replies: 856
Views: 153,768
Posted By steamchicken

It departed this afternoon in the direction of...

It departed this afternoon in the direction of Iran.
16th Aug 2021, 23:27
Replies: 856
Views: 153,768
Posted By steamchicken

does this chap have some evidence of the planning...

does this chap have some evidence of the planning effort, or just a tweet it took a couple of seconds to send?
what do we think about his character seeing as this is what he finds to say when this...
23rd Jul 2021, 21:36
Replies: 2
Views: 1,480
Posted By steamchicken

maybe doing this before abandoning Bagram might...

maybe doing this before abandoning Bagram might have been a good idea...
15th Jul 2021, 22:44
Replies: 9
Views: 1,976
Posted By steamchicken

Sovereign multi-spectral constellation probably...

Sovereign multi-spectral constellation probably the most interesting bit in there = multiple UK Nat recce satellites.
4th Jun 2021, 14:29
Replies: 20
Views: 5,652
Posted By steamchicken

I am going to be the devil's advocate here and...

I am going to be the devil's advocate here and say that this happened for the first time some time during WW2 when the first proximity fuzed AA round destroyed an enemy aircraft, or if you want...
25th Feb 2021, 18:27
Replies: 46
Views: 10,454
Posted By steamchicken

I think this is what the US is trying to achieve...

I think this is what the US is trying to achieve with the "digital engineering" stuff around the B-21 and the rumoured demonstrator of the new fighter.
19th Feb 2021, 11:08
13th Nov 2020, 15:40
Replies: 6,429
Views: 1,882,912
Posted By steamchicken

The NAO is a slightly...strange organization, as...

The NAO is a slightly...strange organization, as its brief is, well, auditing, on the presumption that people will spend too much public money if left unattended. The problem with this is that it...
13th Oct 2020, 10:10
Replies: 1,213
Views: 371,018
Posted By steamchicken

"just borrow a lot of merchant ships, how hard...

"just borrow a lot of merchant ships, how hard can it be" - where have we heard that before? What's Chinese for Sealion?
12th Oct 2020, 01:27
Replies: 1,213
Views: 371,018
Posted By steamchicken

I think I've seen the same poll. The cross-breaks...

I think I've seen the same poll. The cross-breaks are really interesting - the number for the 18-24 age group is 90 odd per cent YES, a bit less for the next up. In other words, the people who would...
17th Sep 2020, 22:32
Replies: 10
Views: 4,107
Posted By steamchicken

A thunderstorm (un orage) although the c3...

A thunderstorm (un orage) although the c3 protocol may have been designed with the possibility that someone might waver at the last minute in mind.
17th Sep 2020, 17:46
Replies: 10
Views: 4,107
Posted By steamchicken

After the event the French changed their C3...

After the event the French changed their C3 arrangements to require receiving the message on both the indicator board and the back-up system.
17th Sep 2020, 15:31
Replies: 10
Views: 4,107
Posted By steamchicken

1966: That Time A QRA Mirage IVA Took Off With A Live Nuke

Reading coverage of the French air force's nuclear exercise (Poker) at the moment I came across this:
...
12th Sep 2020, 22:48
Replies: 129
Views: 41,476
Posted By steamchicken

2Planks I can think of shows where I wanted...

2Planks

I can think of shows where I wanted to scramble out of the window but not so many where there was a window to scramble out of...
20th Jul 2020, 16:03
Replies: 59
Views: 28,171
Posted By steamchicken

The inquiry doesn't seem to have picked up on an...

The inquiry doesn't seem to have picked up on an interesting detail. They make the obvious CRM point that the cross-cockpit gradient was steep, with the Captain on 13,487 hours and the F/O on 1,063....
9th Jul 2020, 22:28
Replies: 469
Views: 204,309
Posted By steamchicken

Couldn't they just align the UNITED KINGDOM bit...

Couldn't they just align the UNITED KINGDOM bit with the ZZ336 bit?
16th Jun 2020, 15:46
Replies: 469
Views: 204,309
Posted By steamchicken

Priorities!

Priorities!
7th Jun 2020, 18:11
Replies: 43
Views: 8,446
Posted By steamchicken

Valiant Airborne Command Post

Looking for something else I came across this reference in Len Scott and Stephen Twigge's Planning Armageddon: Britain, the United States, and the Command of Western Nuclear Forces 1945-1964...
13th May 2020, 10:25
Replies: 40
Views: 18,253
Posted By steamchicken

Leaded or unleaded penguins? :cool:

Leaded or unleaded penguins? :cool:
11th May 2020, 20:45
Replies: 108
Views: 25,667
Posted By steamchicken

So you mean he has to wait for the more...

So you mean he has to wait for the more meaningful honour?
25th Jan 2020, 15:07
Replies: 42
Views: 38,261
Posted By steamchicken

An a/c that routes from Farnborough to Northolt...

An a/c that routes from Farnborough to Northolt between 0909 and 0945, squawk E55P. It departs to the SW from Farnborough, does a 180 degree turn, passes to the W of LHR, turns NE towards Northolt,...
20th Jan 2020, 20:28
Replies: 42
Views: 38,261
Posted By steamchicken

https://www.flightradar24.com/2020-01-17/09:09/12x...

https://www.flightradar24.com/2020-01-17/09:09/12x/E55P/238d51f1
18th Oct 2019, 17:47
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,477,216
Posted By steamchicken

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/18/boeing-shares-slid...

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/18/boeing-shares-slide-on-report-faa-is-concerned-it-was-misled-about-737-max.html
3rd Sep 2019, 10:39
Replies: 4
Views: 5,656
Posted By steamchicken

three possibilities: Someone is that...

three possibilities:

Someone is that furious at China (and the ousting of CX management) that they're willing to sabotage a plane
China is spreading fake news (actually, belay that - the...
16th Jul 2019, 15:46
Replies: 119
Views: 32,606
Posted By steamchicken

My, my, aren't some people being pleased with...

My, my, aren't some people being pleased with themselves.

https://www.pprune.org/archive/index.php/t-620419.html

also here's a list of historical GPS outages:

GPS Historical Outages...
16th Apr 2019, 16:54
Replies: 146
Views: 88,680
Posted By steamchicken

CurtainTwitcher There is a battery...

CurtainTwitcher

There is a battery technology that might let you do this. The flow battery: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flow_battery They are normally used for things like balancing wind power...
15th Apr 2019, 16:13
Replies: 1
Views: 1,752
Posted By steamchicken

Weird UK high altitude drone incident, Wyndham, 15th March

Surprised there's not a thread on this. Solar-powered, ultra high altitude "pseudo-satellite" drone from British MOD wrecked somewhere in the Kimberley operating from Wyndham on 15th March. Flight...
7th Apr 2019, 20:53
Replies: 5,120
Views: 10,737,652
Posted By steamchicken

This is such a good point.

This is such a good point.
7th Apr 2019, 20:49
Replies: 5,120
Views: 10,737,652
Posted By steamchicken

The key problem here is that the runaway...

The key problem here is that the runaway procedure asks you to identify that you can't trust the trim system and cut it off.

In the MCAS context, you're now asked to decide that you can't trust...
28th Nov 2018, 12:18
Replies: 12,075
Views: 3,179,960
Posted By steamchicken

There's something weirdly low-drama about the FOC...

There's something weirdly low-drama about the FOC video despite the music. The F-35s just purr up the ski jump remarkably slowly and fly away. They hovertaxi or SRVL in and shut down. It's all very...
28th Sep 2018, 01:43
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,163,687
Posted By steamchicken

The field headings are: Purpose of flight -...

The field headings are:

Purpose of flight - either Feindflug/operational or Überführung/positioning
Take-off

Place - places are in ex-East Prussia with the exception of Posen/Poznan
Date...
27th Sep 2018, 13:50
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,163,687
Posted By steamchicken

The fields across the top of the "Leistungsbuch"...

The fields across the top of the "Leistungsbuch" (Book of Achievements or Performance Record Book would be a good translation) are from left to right:

Operational day serial number (you can see...
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