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2nd Aug 2019, 17:31
Replies: 5
Views: 2,391
Posted By draglift

He was not doomed from the point when he opened...

He was not doomed from the point when he opened the throttle for takeoff because at any time up until lift off he could have closed the throttle and aborted the takeoff and stopped. Having got...
24th Jul 2019, 16:07
Replies: 5
Views: 1,335
Posted By draglift

App for calculating hours in group aircraft?

I just wondered if there is such a thing as a simple app for light aircraft with a one off purchase cost that allows input of the tach time at the start and the finish and calculates the hours to go...
7th Feb 2019, 12:38
Replies: 2,056
Views: 2,523,921
Posted By draglift

I presume a post mortem on the recovered body...

I presume a post mortem on the recovered body will establish if the cause of death was blunt force trauma injury or death by drowning. If a body has been immersed in the sea for two weeks is it...
23rd Oct 2018, 07:43
Replies: 62
Views: 19,277
Posted By draglift

Pprune is unique in that it was designed as a...

Pprune is unique in that it was designed as a forum for professional pilots but is now open for anyone to come on and express their opinion. You would never find an open forum for professional...
9th Oct 2018, 19:37
Replies: 4
Views: 2,391
Posted By draglift

I asked if he was ok a few years ago and got this...

I asked if he was ok a few years ago and got this reply presumably written by him: “thank you for asking- sadly Rainboe, on a solo aerobatic session, didn't do his HASELL checks well enough and got...
8th Oct 2018, 10:22
Replies: 451
Views: 62,988
Posted By draglift

Clare Prop, At least Tracey is not making...

Clare Prop, At least Tracey is not making accusations against you. It seems to be only male pilots she is blaming.
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22nd Jul 2018, 15:24
Replies: 1
Views: 2,256
Posted By draglift

Video of mid-air collision on approach in Idaho USA 5 years ago.

Fatal mid air collision in Idaho USA 5 years ago between a Piper Arrow and a Piper Tri-pacer which were on finals to land. Both pilots survived with serious injuries but a 20 month old child in the...
20th Mar 2018, 08:54
Replies: 48
Views: 11,823
Posted By draglift

The director Ken Annakin said that Joan Hughes...

The director Ken Annakin said that Joan Hughes was great and that the best pilot had been a cropduster in Rhodesia. I was amused that he said the worst pilot and the one they were always having a bit...
19th Mar 2018, 20:13
Replies: 48
Views: 11,823
Posted By draglift

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines

Down route a while ago in my hotel room I found myself watching (once again) The film Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines which was made in 1964. I have always been interested in the...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Feb 2018, 17:56
Replies: 6
Views: 2,132
Posted By draglift

Boeing 777 nose gear leg landing and taxi lights

The Boeing 777 has two landing light bulbs and two taxi light bulbs on the nose gear leg. I assume these only work when the gear is down but I maybe wrong to assume that. Can anyone confirm please?
3rd Nov 2017, 22:32
Replies: 1
Views: 910
Posted By draglift

Bill Vanderkloot, Ferry Command

Many years ago I watched the DVD "Flying The Secret Sky" which told the incredible story of how a bunch of civil pilots and engineers ferried over 10,000 aircraft from the USA to the UK via Montreal...
13th Sep 2017, 16:05
Replies: 16
Views: 3,806
Posted By draglift

Thanks daughter59. With the aid of the names you...

Thanks daughter59. With the aid of the names you supplied I found it. An incredible story which happened 51 years ago. It is about 3 episodes of "I learned about flying from that" rolled into one!...
1st Sep 2017, 15:36
Replies: 16
Views: 3,806
Posted By draglift

Escape from Eastern Germany in a C150 in the 1960's

Back in the 1970's I read a gripping account written by a guy who several years before had fallen in love with a girl in Eastern Germany, maybe the Czech Republic. He decided the best way to get her...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Aug 2017, 20:13
Replies: 252
Views: 118,833
Posted By draglift

I have not done base training in a real aeroplane...

I have not done base training in a real aeroplane for 30 years because with zero flight time simulators we no longer have that requirement. When I last did it in a real aeroplane (Boeing 747) the...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Dec 2016, 18:06
Replies: 37
Views: 9,477
Posted By draglift

Derfred You wrote Slightly...

Derfred

You wrote



Slightly patronising tone but I will overlook it. If you are in a 777 simulator in cruise and a pitot or pitots block but the altimeters remain working normally the...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Dec 2016, 03:05
Replies: 37
Views: 9,477
Posted By draglift

The unreliable airspeed checklist is great for...

The unreliable airspeed checklist is great for when people are disorientated or unable to control their aircraft. However if you are in level flight at cruise and familiar with the pitch and attitude...
20th Dec 2016, 11:27
Replies: 32
Views: 7,690
Posted By draglift

The Captain of the MAN flight has been made aware...

The Captain of the MAN flight has been made aware of slfool's post and is appreciative.
24th Mar 2016, 23:13
Replies: 415
Views: 224,703
Posted By draglift

As an avid enthusiast of the "Flying Doctors" TV...

As an avid enthusiast of the "Flying Doctors" TV series in the 1980's can anyone give any background info. Like


1) Where it was filmed?


2) Was that Nomad MSF chartered and used specifically...
12th Mar 2016, 16:23
Replies: 128
Views: 37,622
Posted By draglift

Funfly you asked Answer no as long as...

Funfly you asked


Answer no as long as the crew start a descent fairly quickly. The BAC 111 did not have oxygen masks (except some delivered to the American Airlines.) They could cruise at up...
8th Mar 2016, 19:15
Replies: 78
Views: 35,073
Posted By draglift

The instruction "Takeoff power" also had...

The instruction "Takeoff power" also had disastrous consequences once when the co-pilot took it off. A 4 engine prop plane in the 50s.
3rd Mar 2016, 10:45
Replies: 10
Views: 7,882
Posted By draglift

The same thing happened to a European airline a...

The same thing happened to a European airline a few years ago. A steward set fire to paper towels in a toilet, raised the alarm and put the fire out with a fire extinguisher. He so enjoyed the...
23rd Jan 2016, 12:19
Replies: 114
Views: 68,650
Posted By draglift

I have a poor man's AGNIS for parking my car in...

I have a poor man's AGNIS for parking my car in the garage. I stop when the dangling ping pong ball touches the screen. Unfortunately my wife had got a tool out of my toolbox and left the toolbox ...
22nd Jan 2016, 12:27
Replies: 114
Views: 68,650
Posted By draglift

Seenitall You wrote "While the airbridge...

Seenitall


You wrote "While the airbridge may have been in the wrong place, it was not just slightly infringing on the space through which the plane needed to pass -- it was likely at least 30...
21st Nov 2015, 21:48
Replies: 2
Views: 3,430
Posted By draglift

I too often wondered what happened to Derek (Ex...

I too often wondered what happened to Derek (Ex Biggin Hill.) He is apparently living in the West Country UK according to this article from a few years ago. A photo of him and his wife here, (not...
16th Sep 2015, 18:39
Replies: 358
Views: 211,805
Posted By draglift

I wonder what would have happened if you had just...

I wonder what would have happened if you had just landed at Blackbushe anyway after your goaround? ("The engine was running a bit roughly M'Lud.)"The accident was outside the airfield perimeter. You...
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