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19th Oct 2019, 22:35
Replies: 93
Views: 61,610
Posted By LOMCEVAK

The PC-21 rear cockpit ejection seat has breakers...

The PC-21 rear cockpit ejection seat has breakers which shatter the canopy as the seat
travels up the rail. The front cockpit needs MDC because it is thickened for bird strike protection.

As an...
17th Oct 2019, 21:02
Replies: 9
Views: 1,185
Posted By LOMCEVAK

The two Martin-Baker Meteor T7 1/2(S)s have...

The two Martin-Baker Meteor T7 1/2(S)s have different diameter intakes although both are now flying with Derwent 9s. If these are representative of what you are after, I can get the measurements for...
17th Oct 2019, 20:58
Replies: 19
Views: 2,045
Posted By LOMCEVAK

The Red Arrows incident was a Hawk heading...

The Red Arrows incident was a Hawk heading northerly up the Great Glen. It was a wire strike at the southern end of Loch Ness and I think the aircraft may have diverted into Inverness. The pilot...
13th Oct 2019, 17:54
Replies: 155
Views: 75,317
Posted By LOMCEVAK

In addition to what I said earlier, gliders try...

In addition to what I said earlier, gliders try to find lift to increase altitude/potential energy. When a high speed aircraft such as a Hawk loses the engine, for real or practise, the only way to...
13th Oct 2019, 16:05
Replies: 155
Views: 75,317
Posted By LOMCEVAK

There is a fundamental difference between 'real...

There is a fundamental difference between 'real gliders' and an aeroplane like a Hawk; glide angle (L/D ratio). You are acclimatised to a shallow glide angle plus spoilers to increase the angle on...
13th Oct 2019, 11:00
Replies: 155
Views: 75,317
Posted By LOMCEVAK

Althouth this is thread drift, following on...

Althouth this is thread drift, following on regarding F4 Commam Ejection systems, I have just had a reliable source tell me that the F4J(UK) had a command ejection system. However, it’s entry into...
12th Oct 2019, 17:27
Replies: 155
Views: 75,317
Posted By LOMCEVAK

D2, I think that you have much more experience on...

D2, I think that you have much more experience on the F4 than I do so you are more likely to be correct and it may be my memory that fails me. I just don't remember them (J/K/M/N)having such a...
12th Oct 2019, 16:05
Replies: 155
Views: 75,317
Posted By LOMCEVAK

D2, I am afraid that I have to disagree with your...

D2, I am afraid that I have to disagree with your first point. Whilst AOA indications could/should have given cues to avoid stalling, the height loss during the go-around is strongly a function of...
23rd Sep 2019, 21:51
Replies: 15
Views: 5,602
Posted By LOMCEVAK

So sad. A good friend with whom I really enjoyed...

So sad. A good friend with whom I really enjoyed flying. There but for the grace of God ..... Sincere condolences to Michelle and Sam. Rest in peace, Al.
11th Sep 2019, 23:08
Replies: 93
Views: 61,610
Posted By LOMCEVAK

As would the JP5A and the Hawk T1 .....

As would the JP5A and the Hawk T1 .....
11th Sep 2019, 21:27
Replies: 93
Views: 61,610
Posted By LOMCEVAK

Some interesting points raised here. A few...

Some interesting points raised here. A few thoughts from me ...

When I went through training on the JP, the Group 1/Phase 1 course was 60 hours for those going to the Gnat or Hunter and included...
26th Aug 2019, 12:24
Replies: 360
Views: 178,992
Posted By LOMCEVAK

Brian, to save even more thread drift, check your...

Brian, to save even more thread drift, check your PMs :)
26th Aug 2019, 09:21
Replies: 360
Views: 178,992
Posted By LOMCEVAK

Some great thread drift here! But back to the...

Some great thread drift here! But back to the original ....

I finally found the time to watch the first episode and so watched it in the context of having read this thread first. My overriding...
22nd Aug 2019, 19:32
Replies: 40
Views: 10,441
Posted By LOMCEVAK

The aircraft became heavier as the years went by...

The aircraft became heavier as the years went by due to modifications, especially the FG1. We flew a trial to increase the max take-off weight from 58000lbs to 60000 lbs in D fit (3 tanks) plus 4...
18th Aug 2019, 12:35
Replies: 61
Views: 12,190
Posted By LOMCEVAK

An interesting thread. For those who have the...

An interesting thread. For those who have the opportunity to fly occasionally with different operators and different nations, there certainly is scope for making a cognitive error and ejecting...
17th Aug 2019, 11:23
Replies: 102
Views: 51,135
Posted By LOMCEVAK

Uncannily, I had stumbled across the YouTube...

Uncannily, I had stumbled across the YouTube video only hours before this thread was started. One person who was in the video but I don't think has been mentioned on this thread yet was Douglas's...
10th Aug 2019, 12:58
Replies: 27
Views: 6,291
Posted By LOMCEVAK

megan, I agree regarding Eric and the M.52; he...

megan,
I agree regarding Eric and the M.52; he was very bitter about it. It was not professional for the factual inaccuracies to which you refer to be presented in that book.

Quemerford,
Your...
9th Aug 2019, 19:50
Replies: 514
Views: 298,773
Posted By LOMCEVAK

airsound, I would like to add a caveat to...

airsound,

I would like to add a caveat to what you have said. The expert witnesses presented aspects of their knowledge to the jury in response to the questions from the counsels. They have...
9th Aug 2019, 19:23
Replies: 726
Views: 234,026
Posted By LOMCEVAK

jbchippy, I flew WK630 at Southampton UAS...

jbchippy,

I flew WK630 at Southampton UAS from Hamble in late 1973. We converted to the Bulldog in early 1974 and as 2 AEF was also at Hamble I suspect that it just stayed there. I am not sure...
9th Aug 2019, 19:12
Replies: 27
Views: 6,291
Posted By LOMCEVAK

"Let he who is without sin cast the first stone"....

"Let he who is without sin cast the first stone". I can only assume that the critical posters above are all experienced authors who have never missed an error when proof reading their own or someone...
4th Aug 2019, 15:30
Replies: 34
Views: 13,296
Posted By LOMCEVAK

It’s a ‘No’ from me. That never happened.

It’s a ‘No’ from me. That never happened.
3rd Aug 2019, 14:05
Replies: 381
Views: 235,401
Posted By LOMCEVAK

To the best of my knowledge Boscombe Down had no...

To the best of my knowledge Boscombe Down had no input whatsoever to the choice of platforms for MFTS. I believe that the types were proposed by Affinity and then accepted by Ascent following the...
3rd Aug 2019, 11:27
Replies: 381
Views: 235,401
Posted By LOMCEVAK

OK, I will discuss that. In the 50s-80s the...

OK, I will discuss that. In the 50s-80s the aircraft types often had difficult flying qualities compared to modern platforms. The navigation and instrument systems were not as accurate and reliable...
27th Apr 2019, 13:45
Replies: 52
Views: 16,570
Posted By LOMCEVAK

I have to say that I am now somewhat confused and...

I have to say that I am now somewhat confused and concerned. Can I still call Laser Guided Bombs LGBs? Does QFI now have a new meaning?

There is an apocryphal tale going back to when homosexuality...
22nd Apr 2019, 10:35
Replies: 39
Views: 9,594
Posted By LOMCEVAK

I agree with Don that the Phantom was less...

I agree with Don that the Phantom was less affected by low blow pressures than the Buccaneer, but the Bucc had much more extensive BLC. The slits were all along the top of the leading edge of the...
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