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22nd Oct 2020, 13:31
Replies: 31
Views: 5,560
Posted By scotbill

Touch and go is necessary with large aircraft to...

Touch and go is necessary with large aircraft to save very expensive time when the objective is to confirm simulator training in the actual landing phase.
Even with touch and goes we used to leave...
2nd Oct 2020, 14:45
Replies: 40
Views: 6,668
Posted By scotbill

AF didn't fly the Comet but one of the saddest...

AF didn't fly the Comet but one of the saddest sights ! remember seeing in the old Rhodes airport (the one surrounded by hills) was an old AF poster showing a Comet in AF colours.

Alas - what...
24th Sep 2020, 10:49
Replies: 57
Views: 7,387
Posted By scotbill

John W Welford (known to his friends as Jack and...

John W Welford (known to his friends as Jack and his co-pilots as John Willie) gained the soubriquet "Full Tanks" thanks to an apprehension about fog - perhaps acquired on Dakotas in an era when...
16th Jul 2020, 10:43
Replies: 5
Views: 1,120
Posted By scotbill

Pilot life spans

While browsing through old company magazines from the 80s and 90s prior to a clean out, I was struck by the number of old colleagues then dying in their 60s and 70s whereas nowadays many seem to be...
21st Jun 2020, 12:40
Replies: 466
Views: 186,850
Posted By scotbill

Although we now view Concorde through the...

Although we now view Concorde through the rose-tinted glasses of nostalgia, let us not forget the furore about the waste of the taxpayers' £750 million.
Yet that money bought the country and the...
1st Jun 2020, 08:23
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,641,421
Posted By scotbill

Parkfell "ROD ? In reverse centre engine.." ...

Parkfell

"ROD ? In reverse centre engine.."

The Trident could use reverse on the outer engines in flight. Although people speak nostalgically of RoDs of 12000+, clearly the risk of catching up...
31st May 2020, 17:59
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,641,421
Posted By scotbill

Mgggpilot You do not have a problem 100...

Mgggpilot

You do not have a problem 100 miles from the airport!

I have been held at FL 280 by Italian ATC till 35 miles from the airport at Bari. But it was a Trident with reverse available in...
31st May 2020, 16:17
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,641,421
Posted By scotbill

That is completely wrong. You need gradient - not...

That is completely wrong. You need gradient - not rate of descent.
Hold level to kill the speed using airbrake.
Drop droop, flaps and gear and resume the descent at the lowest approach speed.

A...
24th May 2020, 13:37
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,641,421
Posted By scotbill

Why has there been so little comment on the fact...

Why has there been so little comment on the fact that they were offered a 360 degree orbit to lose height on the original approach. "Turn left onto 330 ..." (i.e attacking heading to regain the...
23rd May 2020, 11:26
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,641,421
Posted By scotbill

ATC, realising they were too high and fast,...

ATC, realising they were too high and fast, offered them a 330 degree left turn to lose height and re-establish on the localiser. Why would you turn that down?
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Feb 2020, 16:15
Replies: 190
Views: 40,737
Posted By scotbill

As those of us who did oxygen mask training in...

As those of us who did oxygen mask training in the RAF discovered, the onset of hypoxia is insidious and painless. It was a surprise to discover one had passed out.
9th Oct 2019, 17:08
Replies: 15
Views: 2,196
Posted By scotbill

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1694x730/boacstrike69_acee2f5773f411ca73a8c238fc0e83ba54439db4.jpg
Cracked it ! BOAC strike 1969
9th Oct 2019, 15:57
Replies: 15
Views: 2,196
Posted By scotbill

BOAC strike was in 1969. I have a picture of a...

BOAC strike was in 1969. I have a picture of a row of VC10s and a 707 parked by the perimeter road at the Engineering Base but can't remember how to upload it!
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Sep 2019, 18:16
Replies: 24
Views: 2,485
Posted By scotbill

A cocky young student from Bangor Caused...

A cocky young student from Bangor
Caused teacher much sorrow and anger,
By attempting to take -off
Before taking the brake off
Or opening the door of the hangar
21st Aug 2019, 14:04
Replies: 8
Views: 3,250
Posted By scotbill

Daliburgh: Tommy MacDonald has a picture of...

Daliburgh:

Tommy MacDonald has a picture of a Dragon on the machair at Askernish.
21st Aug 2019, 14:02
Replies: 8
Views: 3,250
Posted By scotbill

the Spartan Cruiser which was a trimotor (Gypsy...

the Spartan Cruiser
which was a trimotor (Gypsy Major) monoplane for 2 crew and 8 passenges. There were 2 marks in airline service, the Cruser II with range of 310 miles, max speed 133 MPH (cruising...
19th Aug 2019, 14:06
Replies: 123
Views: 174,835
Posted By scotbill

This kind of damage seems to be usually...

This kind of damage seems to be usually associated with nosewheel first touchdowns - often as a result of excessive speed or windshear.
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Aug 2019, 13:53
Replies: 15
Views: 2,025
Posted By scotbill

Apparently one reason for young girls carrying...

Apparently one reason for young girls carrying knives is to save their boyfriends from arrest in a stop-and-search.
8th Jul 2019, 18:01
Replies: 9
Views: 2,168
Posted By scotbill

I believe it is true that more American pilots...

I believe it is true that more American pilots died in training than died in combat - but have never seen corresponding figures for the RAF
23rd Apr 2019, 16:29
Replies: 6
Views: 1,691
Posted By scotbill

Where's the Scottish celebration? On the 2nd of...

Where's the Scottish celebration?
On the 2nd of July 1919, R34 (built at Inchinnan near Glasgow Airport) set off from East Fortune just a fortnight after Alcock and Brown's epic flight and reached...
19th Aug 2018, 09:12
Replies: 103
Views: 41,979
Posted By scotbill

Thank you for that. I've always assumed that it...

Thank you for that. I've always assumed that it must have been fuel contamination but your account suggests it could have been water from the nosewheel wave putting the fire out.

On the Trident...
30th May 2018, 16:34
Replies: 22
Views: 5,777
Posted By scotbill

Long routine briefings on familiar...

Long routine briefings on familiar departures/arrivals fit the definition of too many university lectures: "a system whereby the notes of the lecturer pass into the notebook of the student without...
31st Mar 2018, 09:25
Replies: 45
Views: 23,620
Posted By scotbill

A lot of the SNP faithful get their news/views...

A lot of the SNP faithful get their news/views from RT as it supports Independence (knowing it would weaken UK defences). They reject the BBC as biassed because it does not swallow completely the...
23rd Aug 2017, 14:34
Replies: 57
Views: 8,116
Posted By scotbill

Don't recall Malta being used for Viscount ...

Don't recall Malta being used for Viscount training in the 60s although they operated the London-Rome-Luqa as well as Luqa-Tripoli-Benghazi and Luqa- Catania for Malta airlines. My V800 conversion...
23rd Aug 2017, 13:28
Replies: 23
Views: 4,068
Posted By scotbill

Let's not forget all the poor nervous souls who...

Let's not forget all the poor nervous souls who had to fly the Doves to get an Instrument Rating
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