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18th Jan 2022, 23:59
Replies: 19
Views: 2,200
Posted By Dan Winterland

German radar was more technically advanced than...

German radar was more technically advanced than Britain's. however, as most military historians will tell you, the outcome is rarely about who has the best kit. The Chain Home High and Low systems...
18th Jan 2022, 23:51
Replies: 19
Views: 2,200
Posted By Dan Winterland

The first AI radar was fitted to the 604 Sqn...

The first AI radar was fitted to the 604 Sqn Blenheims operating out of Manston. They were operational in the summer of 1940 and saw service in the Battle of Britain.
18th Jan 2022, 18:47
Replies: 1,218
Views: 555,061
Posted By Dan Winterland

I did mine at 662 VGS (Condor) in the Easter...

I did mine at 662 VGS (Condor) in the Easter break in 1980. Sent solo by Lovat Fraser after 23 launches and I hour 34 minutes dual time.
12th Jan 2022, 22:50
Replies: 21
Views: 8,415
Posted By Dan Winterland

Transfer it all out and just ignore it.. After...

Transfer it all out and just ignore it.. After two years of no activity, they will close it anyway.
10th Jan 2022, 16:24
Replies: 34
Views: 9,006
Posted By Dan Winterland

One large annual airshow used to have a prize for...

One large annual airshow used to have a prize for the best displays for both fast jets and large aircraft/helicopters. It was a point of honour with the members of one European air force that they...
10th Dec 2021, 12:10
Replies: 32
Views: 6,032
Posted By Dan Winterland

Some people in safety management don't subscribe...

Some people in safety management don't subscribe to the concept of a separate safety culture. A beneficial safety environment in inextricably entwined with the culture of the company. If the...
6th Dec 2021, 18:58
Replies: 37
Views: 4,213
Posted By Dan Winterland

It's done under positive g. But it will require...

It's done under positive g. But it will require vertical acceleration in excess of 1g. Therefore, it would be more accurate to call it a positive g barrel roll.
30th Nov 2021, 16:58
Replies: 1
Views: 1,052
Posted By Dan Winterland

Check your PMs

Check your PMs
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Nov 2021, 12:13
Replies: 2
Views: 719
Posted By Dan Winterland

Best refer to the AIP chart for that approach and...

Best refer to the AIP chart for that approach and see if there's a reference. Jepps are third party information providers and reproduce the AIP charts in their own format. Sometimes they make...
8th Nov 2021, 13:22
Replies: 37
Views: 4,213
Posted By Dan Winterland

The best translation of Airmanship I can think of...

The best translation of Airmanship I can think of is 'common sense'. Unfortunately, it's hard to teach and even harder to elicit if the student has very little. TEM is a good way of addressing the...
18th Oct 2021, 12:49
Replies: 59
Views: 33,088
Posted By Dan Winterland

It's a bit harder these days as the FWS will put...

It's a bit harder these days as the FWS will put up an ECAM warning to alert you of your error. Probably as a result of these events.
11th Oct 2021, 13:16
Replies: 232
Views: 48,860
Posted By Dan Winterland

Glider: ASW19 Light Aircraft: Chipmunk ...

Glider: ASW19
Light Aircraft: Chipmunk
Military: Hawk
Airliner: VC10
9th Oct 2021, 12:47
Replies: 37
Views: 4,213
Posted By Dan Winterland

This is where the On-Track manual excels.

This is where the On-Track manual excels.
27th Sep 2021, 14:30
Replies: 19
Views: 4,690
Posted By Dan Winterland

Dummies of a proposed low drag bomb designed for...

Dummies of a proposed low drag bomb designed for the MRCA. Never put into production.
8th Aug 2021, 12:04
Replies: 46
Views: 11,439
Posted By Dan Winterland

Allegedly, the final targets for the PGMs were...

Allegedly, the final targets for the PGMs were transmitted in clear and included the Argentine HQ in Stanley which hastened the surrender.. A good (non) use of the weapon!
10th Jul 2021, 11:09
Replies: 143
Views: 61,728
Posted By Dan Winterland

I mentioned it's a high threat environment. It's...

I mentioned it's a high threat environment. It's not just about safety (or perceived safety in the PRC's case). It's very stressful, political and confrontational on top of the factors...
5th Jul 2021, 11:23
Replies: 143
Views: 61,728
Posted By Dan Winterland

That's true. the 320 is easy to operate, but...

That's true. the 320 is easy to operate, but marginally harder than the 330. What is more difficult is the high threat short haul environment in the PRC in which these aircraft will mostly operate...
17th Jun 2021, 18:01
Replies: 23
Views: 9,024
Posted By Dan Winterland

Red Hawk? ...

Red Hawk?
https://th.bing.com/th/id/OIP.3im7vxbmy4v789ejBae2dwHaE8?w=245&h=180&c=7&o=5&pid=1.7
Forum: Tech Log
30th May 2021, 13:36
Replies: 38
Views: 6,670
Posted By Dan Winterland

The Pusan Air China crash photo illustrates why. ...

The Pusan Air China crash photo illustrates why. A straight in approach is not possible in the 18 Runways. Fifteen knots tailwinds are acceptable at Pusan, but in the summer when the sea breeze...
30th May 2021, 13:25
Replies: 34
Views: 9,006
Posted By Dan Winterland

Improvisation - is for comedians. Don't deviate...

Improvisation - is for comedians. Don't deviate from your display plan.
Loops - The low level loop is second in danger to the barrel roll. You can do a good looking display without relying on...
23rd May 2021, 12:26
Replies: 34
Views: 5,114
Posted By Dan Winterland

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1124/20210522_153607_765fa2b0b9372def9d9c906292c3a557d55cda49.jpg
20th May 2021, 10:46
Replies: 42
Views: 9,389
Posted By Dan Winterland

The RAF didn't use reverse off the ground.

The RAF didn't use reverse off the ground.
10th May 2021, 16:53
Replies: 12
Views: 1,583
Posted By Dan Winterland

They were great for cable retrieves. Just enough...

They were great for cable retrieves. Just enough power to pull two cables and not enough to do much damage. Fenlands club at Marham had five Fergies at one point.
10th May 2021, 16:49
Replies: 77
Views: 11,580
Posted By Dan Winterland

The Rainbow codes seem random, because largely...

The Rainbow codes seem random, because largely they were, and by design. In WW2, the allies correctly guessed the function of some of the German kit purely by it's name. For example, it was...
6th May 2021, 18:35
Replies: 7
Views: 846
Posted By Dan Winterland

Check your PMs Genghis

Check your PMs Genghis
30th Apr 2021, 10:52
Replies: 114
Views: 70,227
Posted By Dan Winterland

You have to apply for PR when you have achieved...

You have to apply for PR when you have achieved the seven years. I suspect PR will not be granted.
5th Mar 2021, 13:59
Replies: 18
Views: 6,137
Posted By Dan Winterland

The original configuration was only designed to...

The original configuration was only designed to be STOL and not VTOL.
23rd Feb 2021, 14:31
Replies: 285
Views: 210,543
Posted By Dan Winterland

Sometimes in fan blade failures, the blade flies...

Sometimes in fan blade failures, the blade flies out the front of the engine due to the aerodynamic force on it. In this case, it appears to have struck the belly fairing. This is very similar to a...
8th Feb 2021, 09:53
Replies: 108
Views: 75,402
Posted By Dan Winterland

The Singapore Government is taking an active...

The Singapore Government is taking an active interest in promoting their country and ensuring it's rapid recovery out of the pandemic. Whereas Hong Kong's 'Government' seem to want to drive the...
5th Feb 2021, 15:15
Replies: 17
Views: 4,534
Posted By Dan Winterland

I recall the dummy Harriers in the tree lines at...

I recall the dummy Harriers in the tree lines at Wilderath. I last saw them in 1976. When I flew in there 10 years later, they had been replaced with Lightnings.
22nd Jan 2021, 16:58
Replies: 450
Views: 113,823
Posted By Dan Winterland

A RAF gliding club in East Anglia in the early...

A RAF gliding club in East Anglia in the early 1980's dispatched one of it's pilots on their qualifying cross country - all of 50km. he was supposed to land at another RAF Station, but landed out a...
20th Jan 2021, 20:45
Replies: 20
Views: 4,796
Posted By Dan Winterland

Hot brakes, a brake unit unserviceable and...

Hot brakes, a brake unit unserviceable and departure from a contaminated runway are reasons to leave the gear down after take off on Airbus types. In the case of an engine failure in these...
31st Dec 2020, 11:57
Replies: 189
Views: 37,358
Posted By Dan Winterland

IIRC, on 101 Sqn we used VC10 on hand written...

IIRC, on 101 Sqn we used VC10 on hand written flight plans for the Mk2s (Standards) and VC15 for the Mk3s and 4s (Supers).
12th Dec 2020, 18:23
Replies: 41
Views: 24,600
Posted By Dan Winterland

Seniority? It's COS18 v5.

Seniority? It's COS18 v5.
26th Nov 2020, 17:34
Replies: 52
Views: 12,196
Posted By Dan Winterland

I was trying to read the g meter - it went to...

I was trying to read the g meter - it went to full deflection. 10g?
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