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14th Jan 2022, 11:01
Replies: 8
Views: 2,455
Posted By pba_target

I'm stretching memory here and by no means...

I'm stretching memory here and by no means authoritative, but wasn't a T.1(W) a T.1 original build, subsequently modded for pylons and AIM9, as distinct from a T.1A built to that spec with the...
13th Dec 2021, 09:55
Replies: 110
Views: 20,329
Posted By pba_target

GPS Vs FAA from GPS.gov...

GPS Vs FAA from GPS.gov (https://www.gps.gov/governance/advisory/meetings/2021-12/shane.pdf)
5th Dec 2021, 11:15
Replies: 626
Views: 97,632
Posted By pba_target

There's a difference between having a sphere of...

There's a difference between having a sphere of influence and having a right to a sphere of influence...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Dec 2021, 21:15
Replies: 165
Views: 40,205
Posted By pba_target

TF, it's lovely that you think that, but large...

TF, it's lovely that you think that, but large equipment orders in just about any country I can think of are all about the politics. If you have a domestic capability, then its internal. If you...
2nd Dec 2021, 16:43
Replies: 12
Views: 4,132
Posted By pba_target

most with nearly or significantly in excess of...

most with nearly or significantly in excess of ten thousand hours on them in numerous deployed locations around the world....

fixed it for you
28th Nov 2021, 18:22
Replies: 292
Views: 55,120
Posted By pba_target

Lucky if you can get a pair of any colour from...

Lucky if you can get a pair of any colour from stores these days, so people just have to wear what they've got!
15th Nov 2021, 15:29
Replies: 62
Views: 18,769
Posted By pba_target

I'd say the quote is likely mixing army and RAF,...

I'd say the quote is likely mixing army and RAF, something the press has historically facepalmed with. 212 (AAC), 412 (RAF) Dauphin (aac)
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Nov 2021, 07:12
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By pba_target

If you can use a laptop/windows tablet for the...

If you can use a laptop/windows tablet for the task, QGIS is pretty decent for mapping and printing the output. That would allow you to maintain an obstacle file for each location and plot them on...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Nov 2021, 20:11
Replies: 5
Views: 1,016
Posted By pba_target

What kind of output are you looking for? Digital?...

What kind of output are you looking for? Digital? Or paper/document type
22nd Oct 2021, 08:15
Replies: 824
Views: 147,529
Posted By pba_target

I mean, you'd have to have a glorious military...

I mean, you'd have to have a glorious military past to name things after, in order to not feel the need to do that?

(Banter!)
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Oct 2021, 15:23
Replies: 58
Views: 4,510
Posted By pba_target

Crazy year for all concerned - here's to having a...

Crazy year for all concerned - here's to having a better 2022 committing some amazing aviation!
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2021, 07:35
Replies: 284
Views: 142,856
Posted By pba_target

Makes sense, more mission oriented

Makes sense, more mission oriented
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Oct 2021, 18:27
Replies: 284
Views: 142,856
Posted By pba_target

Cheers! Interesting that's still going, you'd...

Cheers! Interesting that's still going, you'd think something like the GTN would be more usable
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Oct 2021, 15:48
Replies: 284
Views: 142,856
Posted By pba_target

On the Helionix suite on 175 what's the nav...

On the Helionix suite on 175 what's the nav computer / interface they're using? Been used to the GTN750 on the 145, and though both cabs are Helionix, photos of the 175 cockpit seem to have a...
24th Sep 2021, 17:05
Replies: 1
Views: 714
Posted By pba_target

It's a duty rumour at present, certainly. 2...

It's a duty rumour at present, certainly. 2 Chinese media outlets visited Kamov to look at the cab. The Chinese have form for buying high end aircraft from Russia (FW obviously, but recently they...
12th Sep 2021, 12:15
Replies: 12
Views: 2,911
Posted By pba_target

The email address listed is, I'm pretty sure,...

The email address listed is, I'm pretty sure, defunct.

However, they do have an active Facebook page.
If you search for 18 squadron on Facebook, there's a public group (non-association) and an...
9th Sep 2021, 06:11
Replies: 59
Views: 10,349
Posted By pba_target

Agree with FL - wearables and also voice control...

Agree with FL - wearables and also voice control have been around for literally decades, and they're better than they used to be, but how often does Alexa screw up? Once a day maybe? Twice? And...
4th Sep 2021, 20:17
Replies: 59
Views: 10,349
Posted By pba_target

​From the Telegraph: ​​​ First British-built...

​From the Telegraph:
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First British-built fighter jet since the Hawk moves closer to test flightAeralis is designing a revolutionary “convertible” jet which can be reconfigured for a variety of...
22nd Aug 2021, 20:07
Replies: 16
Views: 3,782
Posted By pba_target

Turn your transponder off?

Turn your transponder off?
16th Aug 2021, 07:02
Replies: 41
Views: 10,924
Posted By pba_target

No.... The system was established to give...

No....

The system was established to give you one your as an instructor at BFJT/AFT then put you back in to the training system and get you to the front line. There may, of course, be an exception...
15th Aug 2021, 21:50
Replies: 25
Views: 7,484
Posted By pba_target

Or whether he maybe just handed over his bank...

Or whether he maybe just handed over his bank statements as part of his security vetting and then was surprised when the feds turned up at his door?
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Aug 2021, 10:47
Replies: 2
Views: 720
Posted By pba_target

Rearcrew restraint - intertial reel harness

Just watching some local news coverage of flood relief and the rear crew in a local mil helicopter seem to be attached to the cabin via an intertial reel system. Never seen that used anywhere else...
30th Jul 2021, 11:55
Replies: 16
Views: 5,021
Posted By pba_target

If you mean the folks that write aircrew...

If you mean the folks that write aircrew publications, as opposed to the folks that used to figure out how aircraft flew, then yes - rebranded as Defence Aircrew Publications Sqn (DAPS) at Boscombe
28th Jul 2021, 11:34
Replies: 122
Views: 30,690
Posted By pba_target

A lot of people on this thread are assuming that...

A lot of people on this thread are assuming that a "full shooting war" is what this is about. I'd argue there's as much validity for dispersal in "grey zone" conflict. Let's say for the sake of...
10th Jul 2021, 08:44
Replies: 65
Views: 10,172
Posted By pba_target

It's cool that you think the MOD buys the "very...

It's cool that you think the MOD buys the "very best" training vehicle, not the cheapest....

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Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jul 2021, 19:36
Replies: 4
Views: 1,181
Posted By pba_target

Worth a look at some of the graph tracing widgets...

Worth a look at some of the graph tracing widgets that are available online - define x/y axis scales and trace the line, it spits out values at known intervals. Don't have a link handy but quite a...
4th Jul 2021, 19:36
Replies: 2
Views: 1,664
Posted By pba_target

Your mate is incorrect FB. All elements include a...

Your mate is incorrect FB. All elements include a mix of civ/mil instructors
4th Jul 2021, 08:30
Replies: 152
Views: 36,194
Posted By pba_target

Troll farm or no troll farm, journalists do...

Troll farm or no troll farm, journalists do definitely read pprune and have cited either anonymous sources or vague references to an internet source populated by professional pilots, definitely...
1st Jul 2021, 15:43
Replies: 57
Views: 10,382
Posted By pba_target

I think this is the key point. Operating a fleet...

I think this is the key point. Operating a fleet of 4/4.5 gen aircraft has a minimum cost associated with it, regardless of size (hence the normal rationale in SDSRs past of chopping entire fleets...
1st Jul 2021, 09:41
Replies: 57
Views: 10,382
Posted By pba_target

Pretty big ask for a private company, especially...

Pretty big ask for a private company, especially given UK MoD's reticence to pay big bucks for it (ASDOT collapsed recently, largely on cost grounds). You might be able to get agreement in principle...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jun 2021, 10:02
Replies: 28
Views: 3,845
Posted By pba_target

As many wise folk have said, to my mind there are...

As many wise folk have said, to my mind there are essentially 3 options when installing an uprated engine:

A) uprated engine, but keep the same drivetrain/rotors, but be able to apply more torque...
25th Jun 2021, 07:43
Replies: 152
Views: 36,194
Posted By pba_target

Orrrr..... The last time the RN sailed a...

Orrrr.....

The last time the RN sailed a ship in and out of the area for FoN the Russian information machine spouted a load of propaganda (see previous threads on the subject) and this time the RN...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jun 2021, 07:29
Replies: 165
Views: 40,205
Posted By pba_target

​​​​​​The first and last parts of that paragraph...

​​​​​​The first and last parts of that paragraph are absolutely true. The middle bit had me rolling around on the floor laughing! I've seen plenty of OEMs deliberately throw the end user under the...
13th Jun 2021, 22:05
Replies: 3
Views: 1,938
Posted By pba_target

Merlin definitely isn't in scope for the "New...

Merlin definitely isn't in scope for the "New Medium Helicopter" NMH (puma / dauphin / 212 / 412 replacement). In that timeframe it is in scope (as mentioned recently by a couple of MOD folk) for the...
13th Jun 2021, 12:21
Replies: 254
Views: 43,043
Posted By pba_target

I'd beg to say that Nurse is not an overtly...

I'd beg to say that Nurse is not an overtly female title in the language sense, just that there is a strong association with females in the profession. Exactly the same problem that the majority of...
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