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21st Feb 2018, 20:05
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I did not receive the courtesy of a PM when my...

I did not receive the courtesy of a PM when my posts were deleted. And I had no idea who had deleted them, so how could I PM the deleter with my concerns?

Some posters seem to be able to put down...
14th Feb 2018, 15:46
Replies: 13
Views: 5,198

From the photo in that accident report, looks...

From the photo in that accident report, looks like a classic stall / spin.
13th Feb 2018, 17:37
Replies: 302
Views: 370,996

Indeed but that's easy - you know of the problem...

Indeed but that's easy - you know of the problem while still on the ground. I'm sure we've all flown circuits in light aircraft with the ASI covered over.

This would have been more subtle -...
13th Feb 2018, 15:36
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Assuming they knew they had conflicting...

Assuming they knew they had conflicting instrument indications (they might not have had time to deduce it was airspeed indication that was wrong) why wouldn't they fly power / attitude?

Surely...
12th Feb 2018, 21:36
Replies: 37
Views: 9,882

I used to occasionally fly our Chipmunk from...

I used to occasionally fly our Chipmunk from Manchester Barton into Burnaston from the beginning of the 1980s up until it closed to become a car factory. It was long after the Argonauts had gone but...
8th Feb 2018, 15:00
Replies: 36
Views: 4,406

Concorde made a lot of money... for BA! ;-)

Concorde made a lot of money... for BA! ;-)
6th Feb 2018, 16:47
Replies: 84
Views: 27,887

You could try asking the guy that actually posted...

You could try asking the guy that actually posted it. He's called Pulse 1.

I merely pointed out that atacacs had not read what Pulse 1 actually posted. Or what I posted either - see my post...
6th Feb 2018, 11:01
Replies: 84
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The name of the president is irrelevant. Pulse 1...

The name of the president is irrelevant. Pulse 1 did not say the 747 crew saw 'what caused the tyre to shred' he said they saw fire BEFORE the Concorde reached the metal strip.
5th Feb 2018, 18:02
Replies: 84
Views: 27,887

It was and apparently it did. Is it a 'conspiracy...

It was and apparently it did. Is it a 'conspiracy theory' that following the publication of the BEA report AF tried to lay the entire blame at the door of a Continental Airlines maintenance engineer,...
3rd Feb 2018, 18:23
Replies: 84
Views: 27,887

Knowing how - ahem - 'unbiased' the French are...

Knowing how - ahem - 'unbiased' the French are when it comes to attributing blame (like their despicable attempt to blame the entire tragedy on a maintenance engineer at Continental, which the courts...
31st Jan 2018, 21:58
Replies: 84
Views: 27,887

Quite so, The rupture of the tank was FROM THE...

Quite so, The rupture of the tank was FROM THE INSIDE OUT, not the outside in, by an overpressure caused by there being insufficient gap of compressible air at the top of the tank to absorb that...
31st Jan 2018, 10:04
Replies: 84
Views: 27,887

B Fraser - I totally agree.

B Fraser - I totally agree.
30th Jan 2018, 14:23
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Views: 27,887

Exactly. Like most it was a coming together of...

Exactly. Like most it was a coming together of many factors - classic lining up of the holes in the cheese. The sad part is as you say, complacency and perhaps arrogance played a major role, to which...
30th Jan 2018, 10:27
Replies: 84
Views: 27,887

Not only did the missing spacer, through allowing...

Not only did the missing spacer, through allowing the axles to mis-track, steer the aeroplane left, but the resultant scrubbing of the tyres which were not parallel with the aircraft's direction of...
29th Jan 2018, 22:18
Replies: 84
Views: 27,887

We've covered this. You are going round in...

We've covered this. You are going round in circles.



I've no idea what you are trying to say with this. What has the tragic loss of life got to do with trying to put the blame on a bit of...
29th Jan 2018, 18:07
Replies: 84
Views: 27,887

Buster, you are moving your goal posts. You...

Buster, you are moving your goal posts. You claimed the metal strip was the prime cause. I and others disagree, with the spacer (if anything) being the prime cause. Actually I'm happy not attributing...
28th Jan 2018, 22:11
Replies: 84
Views: 27,887

Or had the fuel tanks not been overfilled. ...

Or had the fuel tanks not been overfilled.

Or the No.1 engine had not ingested a runway light or two.

Or the aircraft hadn't been rotated well below normal speed due that left tracking off the...
28th Jan 2018, 18:07
Replies: 84
Views: 27,887

The metal strip would have been of no consequence...

The metal strip would have been of no consequence (would not have been run over) if the missing spacer hadn't steered the aeroplane to the left, and eventually off the side of the runway breaking...
24th Jan 2018, 19:59
Replies: 99
Views: 79,225

If the first deviation from a controlled and...

If the first deviation from a controlled and intended flightpath was hitting trees, it was CFIT. Anything that subsequently happened (and in my book all that in all probability subsequently happened...
20th Jan 2018, 18:06
Replies: 46
Views: 29,353

We met at Barton and pulled the Chipmunk (Sierra...

We met at Barton and pulled the Chipmunk (Sierra Lima) from the hanger. The weather wasn't brilliant, but it was quite flyable. We pre-flit, strapped in, and fired up.

Once the oil temp was up, we...
18th Jan 2018, 22:28
Replies: 99
Views: 79,225

I don't think you read my post. I said...

I don't think you read my post. I said "mis-read", not "mis set". Big difference.

For the record, I completely disagree with every other point in your post. Have you looked at spin-in pictures on...
18th Jan 2018, 16:01
Replies: 296
Views: 78,741

The old Concorde callsign 'SPEEDBIRD 1' is, I...

The old Concorde callsign 'SPEEDBIRD 1' is, I understand, now used by a lowly A318 out of London Docklands for New York via Shannon.
18th Jan 2018, 15:45
Replies: 296
Views: 78,741

We used to hear 'AVRO' callsigns going in and out...

We used to hear 'AVRO' callsigns going in and out of Woodford. And I'm sure I've heard 'GHOSTRIDER' on RT as well.

ASCOT reminds me of the exchange which may be apocryphal:

"London Military...
18th Jan 2018, 10:59
Replies: 99
Views: 79,225

The location pictures and maps above point to...

The location pictures and maps above point to CFIT in my opinion (and that's all this is). Looks like they were flying low from the Evesham direction in IMC and hit the trees on top of the ridge. The...
12th Jan 2018, 16:17
Replies: 20
Views: 3,661

Ah yes, BAF. I used to work for Burroughs...

Ah yes, BAF. I used to work for Burroughs (remember them?) in the 1970s and spent periods at their Southend training centre on various courses. I remember the Carvairs climbing out over the town. Big...
12th Jan 2018, 10:59
Replies: 20
Views: 3,661

Didn't Carvairs continue to operate at MAN after...

Didn't Carvairs continue to operate at MAN after 1968 by another operator after Aer LIngus sold them?

Seem to remember them at Southend in the '70s as well.
10th Jan 2018, 16:06
Replies: 84
Views: 27,887

The other reason you don't shut a running (or...

The other reason you don't shut a running (or partially running) engine down like that, even if it's displaying a fire warning, is that you'll lose the services it provides in the form of electrical...
10th Jan 2018, 15:56
Replies: 44
Views: 8,642

Oh, and there's starting a Gipsy on a VERY cold...

Oh, and there's starting a Gipsy on a VERY cold morning. I was trying to do this once and the engine wasn't having it. The on-airfield aircraft engineers were open that morning and they couldn't...
10th Jan 2018, 10:20
Replies: 99
Views: 79,225

Not much sign of vertical impact there (such as...

Not much sign of vertical impact there (such as from a high rate of decent, as in a spin). One would expect the wings to be attached and a flattening of the fuselage. If it's come through a...
8th Jan 2018, 20:56
Replies: 44
Views: 8,642

I wouldn't have been a lot of help, AT. I was 4...

I wouldn't have been a lot of help, AT. I was 4 years old!
7th Jan 2018, 10:15
Replies: 19
Views: 6,439

Oh yes! But in a tail dragger you have to take...

Oh yes! But in a tail dragger you have to take into account wind strength in a tailwind. If it's a very light tailwind the prop wash over the elevator will be more than the tail wind and forward...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jan 2018, 19:45
Replies: 2,079
Views: 1,436,432

OAC was the first off the Filton line, and...

OAC was the first off the Filton line, and therefore the heaviest (they learned to add lightness as production progressed!). That would have had an effect on range and possibly CG for that aeroplane....
6th Jan 2018, 17:49
Replies: 19
Views: 6,439

Closest I got to putting the Chippy on its nose...

Closest I got to putting the Chippy on its nose (not easy as it's not a tail-light tail dragger) was on the apron one windy day. I had a couple of notches of brake set for taxying and turned...
31st Dec 2017, 23:10
Replies: 19
Views: 6,439

And of course taxying in a crosswind in a...

And of course taxying in a crosswind in a taildragger can be more of an issue than the landing. Especially in a Tiger, with no brakes.
30th Dec 2017, 18:03
Replies: 19
Views: 6,439

AFAIK crosswind 'limits' are not 'limits' in the...

AFAIK crosswind 'limits' are not 'limits' in the real sense. They are 'max demonstrated', rather than a hard limit.

In something like a Moth there are tricks to take out some of the crosswind...
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