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1st Feb 2021, 14:03
Replies: 81
Views: 15,001
Posted By PaulH1

If a switch or breaker is going to fail, it will...

If a switch or breaker is going to fail, it will almost certainly happen when it is operated. Breakers have a finite life so never operate one in the air unless it forms part of a checklist. By all...
14th Jan 2021, 16:31
Replies: 21
Views: 6,693
Posted By PaulH1

The A400s circling Jersey are doing practice...

The A400s circling Jersey are doing practice approaches. They have been doing this since last March. It keeps ATC occupied while it is deathly quiet.
7th Jan 2021, 14:31
Replies: 67
Views: 17,064
Posted By PaulH1

Anyone been into Courchevel in the French Alps. ...

Anyone been into Courchevel in the French Alps.

2007 Metres Altitude
537m r/w available
Max slope 18.66%

https://youtu.be/c6Wr3ilAWpo
25th Dec 2020, 16:07
Replies: 231
Views: 95,861
Posted By PaulH1

Some did. Easyjet Europe has an Austrian AOC so...

Some did. Easyjet Europe has an Austrian AOC so will be able to fly point to point in Europe.
23rd Dec 2020, 17:51
Replies: 73
Views: 12,067
Posted By PaulH1

There seems to be a lot of mis-information in...

There seems to be a lot of mis-information in this thread. Left Hand Downwind means when you are flying downwind, the runway is on your Left. Giving faster joining traffic a different circuit pattern...
16th Dec 2020, 18:20
Replies: 73
Views: 12,067
Posted By PaulH1

I have been asked many times to join, say,...

I have been asked many times to join, say, downwind right when a left hand circuit is in operation. This is quite normal if flying a faster aircraft in a busy circuit. ATC do not want an aircraft...
7th Dec 2020, 11:48
Replies: 70
Views: 10,238
Posted By PaulH1

I'd have to disagree with you here. Flying...

I'd have to disagree with you here. Flying military swept wing jets (Gnat, Hunter, Lightning F4) the best turning performance was achieved by flying in the 'Light Buffet'. This is where the inboard...
6th Dec 2020, 12:56
Replies: 70
Views: 10,238
Posted By PaulH1

Thanks Genghis. This only shows the 'Abstract' ....

Thanks Genghis. This only shows the 'Abstract' . The rest of the article is behind a paywall.
6th Dec 2020, 12:26
Replies: 70
Views: 10,238
Posted By PaulH1

There is a difference between the best stall...

There is a difference between the best stall recovery in whether you are flying a light straight wing or a larger swept wing. With a swept wing, the inboard wing stalls first and so the ailerons...
17th Nov 2020, 09:03
Replies: 30
Views: 3,639
Posted By PaulH1

G-AUTO was re-registered G-HOSP when the Jersey...

G-AUTO was re-registered G-HOSP when the Jersey side of AA was sold off to become Aviation Beauport in 1986. G-HOSP then became the designated air ambulance aircraft flying under the callsign AVB999.
2nd Nov 2020, 11:56
Replies: 250
Views: 54,741
Posted By PaulH1

Hunter F6. Did that thing shift!

Hunter F6. Did that thing shift!
25th Oct 2020, 10:03
Replies: 70
Views: 9,266
Posted By PaulH1

Also from an airmanship point of view, airfields...

Also from an airmanship point of view, airfields can be unusable for other reasons than weather. What would you do if as you were approaching your destination in VMC, an aircraft ahead of you burst...
18th Oct 2020, 11:13
Replies: 108
Views: 30,048
Posted By PaulH1

Or the Irish sea. An Irish friend of mine had an...

Or the Irish sea. An Irish friend of mine had an undercarriage anomaly which required an automatic ejection over the sea in the Lightning. As he was in the North Wales training area at the time he...
17th Oct 2020, 14:21
Replies: 108
Views: 30,048
Posted By PaulH1

When I was on basic training at Cranwell on the...

When I was on basic training at Cranwell on the JP5a, we had 2 German instructors - both ex 104s (affectionally known as widowmakers). After Cranwell one if them went back to 104s and was killed...
17th Oct 2020, 11:20
Replies: 108
Views: 30,048
Posted By PaulH1

Yes the Lightning turned very well. Mind you when...

Yes the Lightning turned very well. Mind you when flying low level intercepts and dogfighting, the fuel did not last very long!
15th Oct 2020, 10:49
Replies: 36
Views: 7,264
Posted By PaulH1

Interesting though that if you look at the VOR...

Interesting though that if you look at the VOR approach the missed approach instructions are:MISSED APCH: Climb on R-248 inbound to BT VOR. At BT VOR turn RIGHT to intercept and follow R-110 BT to...
14th Oct 2020, 18:41
Replies: 36
Views: 7,264
Posted By PaulH1

A difficult one as if you are commencing an...

A difficult one as if you are commencing an approach in marginal vis. you may not descend below 1000' agl if you do not have the required RVR. Descending to 700' would put you at 480' above the...
8th Oct 2020, 16:05
Replies: 178
Views: 46,249
Posted By PaulH1

The take-offs from Heathrow were a normal sight. ...

The take-offs from Heathrow were a normal sight. But the landings in Kemble and St Athan would have been something special. I would have thought the BBC would have filmed these.
4th Oct 2020, 14:28
Replies: 38
Views: 8,052
Posted By PaulH1

Yes the 125 is a very tough bird. I remember...

Yes the 125 is a very tough bird. I remember seeing a newspaper article years ago where a 125 had been hit by a SAM over somewhere in Africa. It blew one engine off but the aircraft remained...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Oct 2020, 15:02
Replies: 64
Views: 10,196
Posted By PaulH1

And once the CAA have certified it, that 8...

And once the CAA have certified it, that 8 minutes endurance will be a problem. Alternate plus holding fuel and 5% contingency. It would never get off the ground!
3rd Sep 2020, 12:25
Replies: 70
Views: 13,964
Posted By PaulH1

I flew to Berlin in the mid 70s in an Andover. ...

I flew to Berlin in the mid 70s in an Andover. It was an amazingly vibrant city in those days. It showed the way that peoples inner characters come out when under oppression.
31st Jul 2020, 13:03
Replies: 69
Views: 13,619
Posted By PaulH1

Wrong way round or upside down!

Wrong way round or upside down!
1st Jun 2020, 11:21
Replies: 1,668
Views: 2,712,845
Posted By PaulH1

So you are told to descend to FL180 to be level...

So you are told to descend to FL180 to be level 20 before **** . Are you saying that you would get a calculator out? Even programming the FMS takes time which could result in a late descent. A...
1st Jun 2020, 10:59
Replies: 1,668
Views: 2,712,845
Posted By PaulH1

Slowing an aircraft down - it is a matter of...

Slowing an aircraft down - it is a matter of energy levels. High speed and high altitude aircraft possess an abundance of both Kinetic and Potential energy. As profile drag increases as the square...
20th May 2020, 15:01
Replies: 48
Views: 14,862
Posted By PaulH1

I looked into this and despite having been a...

I looked into this and despite having been a TRE/TRI for many years, I would get no credit when taking a PPL instructor course. The cost of the course is around 10K taking transport and...
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