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11th Oct 2020, 21:21
Replies: 10
Views: 564
Posted By Meikleour

The Eppley manoeuver is designed to reposition...

The Eppley manoeuver is designed to reposition any of the calcium lumps (otoliths?) which may have detached from the sense hairs in the semi-cicular canals to the lowest of the three canals so that...
29th Sep 2020, 09:57
Replies: 51
Views: 5,726
Posted By Meikleour

Flightrider: Britannia operated two B737 -200...

Flightrider: Britannia operated two B737 -200 adv.-9 G-BADP & G-BADR which had the improved slats/flaps but retained the less powerful engines. This enabled them to operate long stage lengths...
21st Sep 2020, 10:40
Replies: 13
Views: 1,736
Posted By Meikleour

blind pew: Your point is noted however there is...

blind pew: Your point is noted however there is no reason why the GPS can not be used to validate the runway choice on final.

My based strip has intersecting runways with trees nearby and the two...
20th Sep 2020, 13:26
Replies: 13
Views: 1,736
Posted By Meikleour

With the widespread use of GPS these days - just...

With the widespread use of GPS these days - just fly up the runway at circuit height and this will allow you to compare the groundspeed with the airspeed and hence derive the wind speed component...
14th Sep 2020, 10:27
Replies: 66
Views: 7,062
Posted By Meikleour

Sent solo in C150 G-ATMN by Capt "Sweeny" Todd...

Sent solo in C150 G-ATMN by Capt "Sweeny" Todd (with the massive wartime facial scar ) on 19th. Aug. 1967 courtesy of a Flying Scholarship at Cumberland Fling Club Carlisle. 53 years and still going!
9th Sep 2020, 17:52
Replies: 39
Views: 16,248
Posted By Meikleour

Check Airman : So how well did that work out!!!

Check Airman : So how well did that work out!!!
9th Sep 2020, 16:20
Replies: 39
Views: 16,248
Posted By Meikleour

Wasn't that as a result of the odd BA policy of...

Wasn't that as a result of the odd BA policy of prohibiting manual thrust use on the Airbus fleet. Makes you wonder what the Fleet Management of some of these airlines think they are achieving?
5th Aug 2020, 19:29
Replies: 101
Views: 11,289
Posted By Meikleour

golfbananjam: My comment was relating to the...

golfbananjam: My comment was relating to the practice of some A/G operators who are not empowered to issue air traffic control instructions and not ATC who can!
5th Aug 2020, 09:29
Replies: 101
Views: 11,289
Posted By Meikleour

India Four Two: are you sure the lower setting...

India Four Two: are you sure the lower setting was 997 mb. since 23 mb. Difference does not equate to 3,700 ft?
3rd Aug 2020, 12:08
Replies: 101
Views: 11,289
Posted By Meikleour

chevvron: thanks for that info - good luck with...

chevvron: thanks for that info - good luck with pointing that out to Headcorn A/G!
2nd Aug 2020, 12:43
Replies: 101
Views: 11,289
Posted By Meikleour

Discorde: Until you can persuade flying schools...

Discorde: Until you can persuade flying schools to stop teaching QFE procedures then nothing will change! I have even noticed going into my nearest busy GA field that the A/G operators will refuse...
Forum: Tech Log
31st Jul 2020, 09:42
Replies: 6
Views: 833
Posted By Meikleour

From memory on the classic the take-off fuel...

From memory on the classic the take-off fuel configuration was "H" ie. #1 and #4 crossfeed valves open and #2 and #3 valves closed. With no centre tank fuel then this was "tank to engine" however...
27th Jul 2020, 10:09
Replies: 87
Views: 10,216
Posted By Meikleour

tonytales: all the large fan engines will go into...

tonytales: all the large fan engines will go into freighter aircraft via the nose or side cargo doors.
26th Jul 2020, 09:25
Replies: 117
Views: 24,895
Posted By Meikleour

tdracer: Do you have any knowledge of the "pod...

tdracer: Do you have any knowledge of the "pod nod" applied to the R-R engined B747-2/300? I was told that although the airframe was optimised for M.86 cruise it was more commomly cruised slightly...
20th Jul 2020, 16:26
Replies: 117
Views: 24,895
Posted By Meikleour

That near sonic airflow around the flightdeck was...

That near sonic airflow around the flightdeck was also the reason that the flightdeck was so noisy on the 747! Hence the abundance of slightly deaf high houred ex Jumbo pilots! (self included!)
20th Jul 2020, 16:12
Replies: 37
Views: 6,067
Posted By Meikleour

Perhaps the answer to that would be "maybe I...

Perhaps the answer to that would be "maybe I should have checked the door properly before I took off"!!
Forum: Tech Log
7th Jul 2020, 11:31
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By Meikleour

Airbus does not have alternate Slat/Flap...

Airbus does not have alternate Slat/Flap operation as such - instead it uses two different hydraulic systems for each Slat and Flap. Therefore if one system is lost then the Slat/Flap will run at...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Jun 2020, 20:59
Replies: 15
Views: 2,005
Posted By Meikleour

safetypee: Thanks for that - it got me to dig out...

safetypee: Thanks for that - it got me to dig out my old copy of HTBJ (and let the moths out!) Intersting that the c. of p. did not travel far enough aft at high mach to produce instability.
Forum: Tech Log
19th Jun 2020, 09:53
Replies: 15
Views: 2,005
Posted By Meikleour

On the subject of Mach Trimmers does anyone know...

On the subject of Mach Trimmers does anyone know why the B747 classic had no need for a Mach Trimmer? Always intrigued me.
Forum: Questions
5th Jun 2020, 12:36
Replies: 11
Views: 2,702
Posted By Meikleour

To be fully depressurised the outflow valves...

To be fully depressurised the outflow valves would have to be fully open. If the cabin is slightly pressurised then the valves are starting from a known partially closed position and from there they...
31st May 2020, 08:31
Replies: 55
Views: 11,214
Posted By Meikleour

Terry McCassey: I replied earlier to this query....

Terry McCassey: I replied earlier to this query. They were fuel temperature gauges. The Conway engined aircraft had manual fuel heaters and every time a change of fuel tank feed was done the...
18th May 2020, 13:51
Replies: 39
Views: 9,354
Posted By Meikleour

Journey Man: If you take your reasoning to it's...

Journey Man: If you take your reasoning to it's extreme then do you think it would make sense to be considered "current" by only doing PM sectors for ever!!?
12th May 2020, 10:07
Replies: 112
Views: 55,297
Posted By Meikleour

3wheels: The checker board had essentially an ILS...

3wheels: The checker board had essentially an ILS transmitter fitted to it. It was on a hillside at 390ft elevation and the approach was offset from the runway course by 47 degrees. Thus the...
7th May 2020, 16:54
Replies: 55
Views: 11,214
Posted By Meikleour

Speeky 2: I think they were fuel temperature...

Speeky 2: I think they were fuel temperature gauges - if I remember correctly one had to "toggle " the fuel temperatures manually especially when changing fuel tanks because of the differing fuel...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Apr 2020, 09:58
Replies: 50
Views: 6,859
Posted By Meikleour

Taipei (RCTP) was one of these airports with a...

Taipei (RCTP) was one of these airports with a well known GPS distortion presumably to confuse possible mainland chinese missiles.
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