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4th Dec 2019, 05:36
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Posted By n5296s

wonkazoo Most of my reply is in a PM. But just to...

wonkazoo Most of my reply is in a PM. But just to say here that I totally agree with your last paragraph. My remark about being off-thread applied to my own reply, not to your postings.
3rd Dec 2019, 23:50
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Posted By n5296s

@wonkazoo: seriously off thread and should be...

@wonkazoo: seriously off thread and should be moved somewhere else. But these definitions are very different from what I have been taught. In fact if I used the terms like this my acro instructor...
1st Dec 2019, 03:51
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Posted By n5296s

And that's just one of the problems. The NTSB...

And that's just one of the problems. The NTSB Reporter is a good source of reports on what happens when pilots without aerobatic training and in non-aerobatic aircraft have a go at rolls and loops....
26th Nov 2019, 20:39
Replies: 36
Views: 16,210
Posted By n5296s

More like a point to point to point to point to...

More like a point to point to point to point to point operation. It's one of life's great mysteries why SW has so many multi-stop flights. It would be different if they were stops along some kind of...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Nov 2019, 06:18
Replies: 6
Views: 1,481
Posted By n5296s

Vuichard again

The FAA has just published a new edition of the Helicopter Flying Handbook, which gives pride of place to Vuichard for recovery from incipient Vortex Ring (page 11-10). Given the popularity of...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Oct 2019, 20:30
Replies: 43
Views: 4,495
Posted By n5296s

Definitely on my list, though a bit handicapped...

Definitely on my list, though a bit handicapped by living in the US. One of the several reasons I'm engaged in some serious weight loss! I've flown the Collings P51 and B25, which were both huge fun....
19th Oct 2019, 19:39
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Views: 3,815,677
Posted By n5296s

...whereas the knowledgeable few know that the...

...whereas the knowledgeable few know that the mere mention of Mr B on this forum is enough to spark hundreds of pages of futile argument. And at the end we STILL don't know whether he was a painter...
8th Oct 2019, 16:21
Replies: 4,262
Views: 3,815,677
Posted By n5296s

I'm sure EASA's views aren't even ever so...

I'm sure EASA's views aren't even ever so slightly influenced by Trump's announcement to impose big tariffs on European imports because of Boeing's complaints about the A380 financing. Not even ever...
19th Sep 2019, 06:25
Replies: 85
Views: 62,863
Posted By n5296s

To be fair to Langewische, he is a decent writer...

To be fair to Langewische, he is a decent writer and does actually know something about aviation, unlike most people who write about it. However he does seem to have taken a serious overdose of...
18th Sep 2019, 20:46
Replies: 23
Views: 2,286
Posted By n5296s

Surprised you needed to send it back for this. I...

Surprised you needed to send it back for this. I managed to wreck one of the plugs by closing it in the canopy on one my several failed attempts to fly an Extra 300. They just sent me a new cable,...
29th Aug 2019, 20:29
Replies: 21
Views: 5,387
Posted By n5296s

I actually bought lifejackets for flying the ILS...

I actually bought lifejackets for flying the ILS into Monterey, which involves a long over-water approach with no hope of gliding to terra firma.

I'm sure that's true - I've never tried - but...
26th Aug 2019, 18:32
Replies: 5
Views: 10,228
Posted By n5296s

I suppose this ought to make me feel a bit better...

I suppose this ought to make me feel a bit better about my plane slipping off the jacks during maintenance... at least the damage is only minor. I think that one will take a lot of polishing out.
21st Aug 2019, 07:26
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Views: 3,815,677
Posted By n5296s

That's exactly what I was thinking. Are there...

That's exactly what I was thinking. Are there really hundreds of A&Ps and avionics techs sitting twiddling their thumbs or flipping burgers, or who will give up their current jobs for a few months...
20th Aug 2019, 23:42
Replies: 4,262
Views: 3,815,677
Posted By n5296s

It looks as though the wishful thinking...

It looks as though the wishful thinking continues:

"we currently estimate will occur on a timeframe to support an early fourth quarter return to service.”
"The finalized submission to the FAA is...
15th Aug 2019, 18:25
Replies: 11
Views: 1,897
Posted By n5296s

You mean like like this one to Martin State in...

You mean like like this one to Martin State in Maryland - a DME arc all the way to the runway...

https://aeronav.faa.gov/d-tpp/1909/05222VDTZ15.PDF

Watsonville, CA has a neat one, where the arc...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Aug 2019, 00:33
Replies: 58
Views: 6,137
Posted By n5296s

So who do you think will own all these new...

So who do you think will own all these new manufacturing facilities in Vietnam etc? Who will make the necessary substantial investment? Maybe some cash-rich Chinese companies who see this as a way to...
1st Aug 2019, 07:38
Replies: 56
Views: 55,788
Posted By n5296s

No but it's very similar to the Cessna 173.

No but it's very similar to the Cessna 173.
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Aug 2019, 00:23
Replies: 113
Views: 12,455
Posted By n5296s

Sure. Good luck with explaining that to the...

Sure. Good luck with explaining that to the average person in the street.

"Yesterday was 2.2 Gertrudes, but today will be 2.25 Gertrudes, so don't forget to carry plenty of water and seek shade if...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Jul 2019, 22:18
Replies: 113
Views: 12,455
Posted By n5296s

Mr Fahrenheit, strange though it may seem. ALL...

Mr Fahrenheit, strange though it may seem. ALL temperature scales were invented by Europeans, including Mr Celsius and Mr Reaumur, because they were the only the people at the time with sufficient...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Jul 2019, 21:04
Replies: 113
Views: 12,455
Posted By n5296s

@pattern_if_full: the Yuki tribe in Northern...

@pattern_if_full: the Yuki tribe in Northern California counted in base 8, supposedly because they counted using the gaps between their fingers rather than the fingers themselves. ("counted" because...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Jul 2019, 16:36
Replies: 113
Views: 12,455
Posted By n5296s

Just like the biggest of all standards...

Just like the biggest of all standards organisations, ISO. Which stands for the International Organization for Standardization (or doesn't) - and NOT the International Standards Organization. And for...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Jul 2019, 04:24
Replies: 17
Views: 2,213
Posted By n5296s

I just installed uBlock, based on the...

I just installed uBlock, based on the recommendation elsewhere on Pprune, and I'm delighted with it. I don't really mind adverts, I ignore them, but I hate ones that mess with the page layout as it's...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jul 2019, 20:54
Replies: 113
Views: 12,455
Posted By n5296s

Spain has three gauges in use. The traditional...

Spain has three gauges in use. The traditional main lines are built to 5' 6" gauge. The new high speed network is built to standard 4'8.5" / 1435mm gauge, so trains can run through to/from France....
28th Jul 2019, 18:01
Replies: 6
Views: 1,118
Posted By n5296s

This sounds more like a question for the Cessna...

This sounds more like a question for the Cessna Pilots Association forums.

A few years back I had an annual and my CHTs went through the roof. Turned out they had changed the ignition cables,...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jul 2019, 08:16
Replies: 117
Views: 20,214
Posted By n5296s

Many years ago I was interviewing hardware...

Many years ago I was interviewing hardware engineers. I asked a candidate where he was currently working and he said "Plessey Toaster". Not knowing this particular quirk of English place names, I'm...
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