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17th Jun 2019, 10:54
Replies: 95
Views: 37,190
Posted By Vasco dePilot

Browns sextant still exists. I have a photo of it...

Browns sextant still exists. I have a photo of it taken in the storage of the RAF museum at Hendon.
12th Jun 2019, 23:01
Replies: 95
Views: 37,190
Posted By Vasco dePilot

well said. adventurous authors have created...

well said.
adventurous authors have created myths from this carefully written account.
12th Jun 2019, 22:43
Replies: 95
Views: 37,190
Posted By Vasco dePilot

thanks for that background information

thanks for that background information
12th Jun 2019, 22:41
Replies: 95
Views: 37,190
Posted By Vasco dePilot

ooh I like that, itís a really important quote....

ooh I like that, itís a really important quote. Can u give me a verified reference please? I would really appreciate it👍
12th Jun 2019, 22:37
Replies: 95
Views: 37,190
Posted By Vasco dePilot

you are right in ways, but what you have not...

you are right in ways, but what you have not acknowledged is the fact that the Vimy was WW1 postwar bomber technology, Spirit of St Louis had the benefit of 7 years of rapid aeronautical engineering...
12th Jun 2019, 22:27
Replies: 95
Views: 37,190
Posted By Vasco dePilot

Avoiding the myths means learning the facts.

This article just advances many of the myths. Itís important to learn the facts. The two factual records of the flight were written by Alcock (a brief report published in September 1919) and by Brown...
21st Dec 2018, 06:26
Replies: 103
Views: 87,968
Posted By Vasco dePilot

AV Herald report on B777-300ER diversion

Incident: LATAM B773 near Belo Horizonte on Dec 20th 2018, electrical failures, RAT deployed (http://avherald.com/h?article=4c1cc3f6&opt=0)
Read all about it here.
20th Jan 2018, 19:38
Replies: 217
Views: 156,354
Posted By Vasco dePilot

Indian rules for alcohol checks

In India, all crew members are checked for alcohol when they check in. This is a legal requirement specified by the Indian DGCA
27th Sep 2017, 13:14
Replies: 20
Views: 8,089
Posted By Vasco dePilot

Condolences

Hi Jeremy,
It is very sad to read of Mike's untimely death.
He was a trailblazer on the road from nav to pilot in 1979-80. I followed him about one year later and it was inevitable I was compared...
Forum: North America
18th Nov 2016, 10:41
Replies: 6
Views: 3,792
Posted By Vasco dePilot

"Sully": the verdict from Swindon UK

Last night I went to a pre-release viewing of Sully in Swindon UK. I am now left fuming and brooding about watching the new film.
The good bits about "Sully":
1. Superb video and sound in the iMax...
27th Jun 2016, 06:59
Replies: 872
Views: 434,406
Posted By Vasco dePilot

The 777-300ER has 3 external cameras. the fin...

The 777-300ER has 3 external cameras. the fin mounted camera gives a clear view of the wings.
11th Apr 2016, 14:12
Replies: 7
Views: 5,292
Posted By Vasco dePilot

Ed Strongman's funeral

Does anyone know what the funeral arrangements are?
2nd Apr 2016, 21:02
Replies: 1
Views: 2,532
Posted By Vasco dePilot

Ed Strongman RIP

I am saddened to see that my old friend and colleague from C130 days has died.
A great aviator and gentleman has gone just two years into retirement from the sharp end. Feeling sad :-(
Details...
5th Feb 2015, 08:33
Replies: 119
Views: 25,001
Posted By Vasco dePilot

Is this the same Paul Smyth who was on 27 in 1984?

Is this the same Paul Smyth who was on 27 in 1984?
29th Jan 2015, 07:15
Replies: 9
Views: 3,383
Posted By Vasco dePilot

Thanks fa2fi for those ideas. Not sure what plane...

Thanks fa2fi for those ideas. Not sure what plane is used (looks like a Skyvan or Gippvan) but current one while being very noisy is a lot quieter than an old Russian machine used initially. Your...
29th Jan 2015, 07:09
Replies: 9
Views: 3,383
Posted By Vasco dePilot

Engine noise from climbing skydiving plane

The airfield location is Redlands near Swindon, but most of the complaints are coming from surrounding villages under the climb routes than from the residents close to the airfield who only hear a...
28th Jan 2015, 12:16
Replies: 9
Views: 3,383
Posted By Vasco dePilot

Noise Abatement advice for Skydiving

There is increasing difficulty with the neighbouring community in Wiltshire UK due their intolerance of the noise from the engine of the parachuting plane. As it has to get to height using max...
20th Jan 2015, 13:58
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,787,423
Posted By Vasco dePilot

"Audio saturated Environment"

"Audio saturated environment" is a very appropriate expression for the cascade warning sounds bombarding the pilots during an abnormal occurance on a modern airliner. Add it to the lexicon!
30th Nov 2014, 07:33
Replies: 1
Views: 4,037
Posted By Vasco dePilot

Alan is in good form and living in Swindon. Have...

Alan is in good form and living in Swindon. Have sent you a PM.
1st Sep 2014, 07:41
Replies: 3
Views: 9,926
Posted By Vasco dePilot

Jet Airways B777-300 descends 5000 feet uncontrolled.

First Officer using her tablet did not notice the plane leaving its assigned level of 34,000 feet and descended to 29,000. :ugh:

The captain was asleep taking ":controlled rest".

This incident...
19th Apr 2014, 06:17
Replies: 3
Views: 3,513
Posted By Vasco dePilot

Jon Scott RIP (ex BA777s)

Sad to report the death on Tuesday of Jon Scott who last flew as a Captain on BA 777s before his retirement about 12 years ago.
Funeral at 13.30 on Monday 28th April in Swindon Crematorium....
26th Mar 2014, 15:07
Replies: 2
Views: 1,077
Posted By Vasco dePilot

1919 Trans Atlantic Vimy Navigation kit

I am researching Alcock and Brown's non stop Atlantic crossing in June 1919.
Brown wrote that he used a "drift bearing plate" to assess drift angle. This instrument was the precursor of periscopic...
17th Oct 2013, 08:04
Replies: 202
Views: 62,546
Posted By Vasco dePilot

UK Parliament gives nod to new EASA FDTLs.

from Hansard on yesterday's vote

[QUOTE]Civil Aviation Safety

That this House takes note of European Union Document No. 12864/13, a draft Commission Regulation (EU) No. .../Ö of XXX amending...
9th Oct 2013, 18:09
Replies: 202
Views: 62,546
Posted By Vasco dePilot

Rule by bureaucrats via Poodle MEPs

The EU is about to turn the clock back 40 years in aviation safety terms: To where we were before the Report of the Committee on Flight Time Limitations, chaired by Group Captain Douglas Bader. After...
30th Sep 2013, 17:35
Replies: 202
Views: 62,546
Posted By Vasco dePilot

A battle won but a war still to be fought

Captaintcas has got it spot on: "The battle might be won, but the war is far from over boys."
On BBC Question Time on Friday night, it was clear the UK MPs have little idea how excessive flight duty...
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