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Forum: Rotorheads
24th Sep 2020, 20:48
Replies: 29
Views: 5,819
Posted By Flugplatz

I reckon he'll want something 'sports car-ish'...

I reckon he'll want something 'sports car-ish' like an H500, but probably end up with something larger, more modern and twin-engined (and also stick to VFR flying)
31st Aug 2020, 19:58
Replies: 203
Views: 29,385
Posted By Flugplatz

Agree that Brighton/Hove/Shoreham seafront could...

Agree that Brighton/Hove/Shoreham seafront could be a good location with a huge local 'catchment area'. The Red Arrows used to regularly perform at Brighton (ergo the Hawk clipping the mast of a...
Forum: Questions
30th Aug 2020, 22:10
Replies: 63
Views: 18,480
Posted By Flugplatz

I am sure it will bounce back, may take some time...

I am sure it will bounce back, may take some time and will be leaner and meaner (not that that is good for airline T's and C's sadly). One thing has stood out for me over the last decade or so:...
30th Aug 2020, 21:16
Replies: 203
Views: 29,385
Posted By Flugplatz

Thanks GeeRam, I suppose access in and out at...

Thanks GeeRam,
I suppose access in and out at Thorney is a real Achilles heel,
Is it certain that FL won't be carrying on at Duxford and it isn't an opening negotiating position? seems I remember a...
30th Aug 2020, 21:04
Replies: 51
Views: 9,285
Posted By Flugplatz

Unhappy At the risk of getting all Monty Python about...

At the risk of getting all Monty Python about seeing Hitler, my father who passed away a couple of years ago, told us that he had been taken by my grandfather to a Nazi rally when they were touring...
28th Aug 2020, 22:41
Replies: 203
Views: 29,385
Posted By Flugplatz

Bit left field, but what about Thorney Island or...

Bit left field, but what about Thorney Island or Lee-on-Solent? Thorney Island a bit better for overwater displays and lots of supporting airfiields e.g. historic Eastleigh, Goodwood, Shoreham,...
12th Aug 2020, 18:49
Replies: 26
Views: 7,703
Posted By Flugplatz

The back-up possibility to use a Lancaster is...

The back-up possibility to use a Lancaster is mentioned in General Grove's account of the Manhattan Project "Now it can be told" (https://www.goodreads.com/en/book/show/170428.Now_It_Can_Be_Told) A...
10th Aug 2020, 21:53
Replies: 7
Views: 1,613
Posted By Flugplatz

ORAC|: possibly. I did see a comment on the...

ORAC|: possibly. I did see a comment on the original parabolic arc thread that suggested liquid oxygen would be used to cool the compressor. Sounds extremely iffy to me! I believe that the SABRE...
8th Aug 2020, 18:42
Replies: 7
Views: 1,613
Posted By Flugplatz

It is interesting that they claim to have got to...

It is interesting that they claim to have got to Mach 5 conditions in only 9 months, using their proprietary pre-cooler (no details on that). I suppose there is more than one way to skin a cat. It...
7th Aug 2020, 18:14
Replies: 7
Views: 1,613
Posted By Flugplatz

US Air Force investment in Hermeus

And to think, all Boris Johnson got was a fancy paint-job: Hermeus Mach 5 (http://www.parabolicarc.com/2020/08/07/hermeus-wins-air-force-investment-after-demonstrating-mach-5-engine/#more-74987)
Flug
29th May 2020, 22:20
Replies: 137
Views: 61,922
Posted By Flugplatz

Let's hope the Russians don't start flying PC-12s...

Let's hope the Russians don't start flying PC-12s ! They should have kept it there to show all the studies what a serviceable aircraft looks like
27th Apr 2020, 18:17
Replies: 91
Views: 19,306
Posted By Flugplatz

The honours system is always a bit of a mixed...

The honours system is always a bit of a mixed bag... https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jan/06/david-cameron-barber-mbe-services-hairdressing
20th Mar 2020, 00:02
Replies: 5,175
Views: 1,446,435
Posted By Flugplatz

Not stopped... "paused"

Not stopped... "paused"
19th Mar 2020, 23:59
Replies: 4
Views: 1,376
Posted By Flugplatz

Another one gone! I had the pleasure of hearing...

Another one gone!
I had the pleasure of hearing him talk as a guest speaker at the British Interplanetary Society not too long ago; he did a lot of work in the UK supporting and promoting space:...
26th Aug 2019, 21:48
Replies: 360
Views: 192,204
Posted By Flugplatz

Brian, I wasn't taking umbrage :) just...

Brian,
I wasn't taking umbrage :) just genuinely wondering about the 'art' of navigating in the 50s/60s without quite so much of the bells and whistles. About 10 years ago I took a job east of Asia...
25th Aug 2019, 22:19
Replies: 360
Views: 192,204
Posted By Flugplatz

Brian, Are you saying those old 'wind...

Brian,

Are you saying those old 'wind dependant' empire-hopping transport types needed the services of a actual navigator more than the two-hour combat-radius of the fast zippy things?

Flug
21st Aug 2019, 21:14
Replies: 360
Views: 192,204
Posted By Flugplatz

I was a bit confused about the length of time...

I was a bit confused about the length of time they were said to have waited to fly the Hawk, but didn't most of them seem to already have their 'wings' and I took it that they were transferring over...
19th Jul 2019, 23:30
Replies: 7
Views: 2,710
Posted By Flugplatz

Maybe they will want to re-think the project name...

Maybe they will want to re-think the project name "Artemis" due to the new US lunar programme
19th Jul 2019, 20:28
Replies: 7
Views: 2,710
Posted By Flugplatz

Yeah! and a free B747 type-rating thrown in!

Yeah! and a free B747 type-rating thrown in!
18th Jul 2019, 19:07
Replies: 7
Views: 2,710
Posted By Flugplatz

Maybe, although it looks like the manpower...

Maybe, although it looks like the manpower commitment is relatively low from what has been announced. Mind you, I could understand it if we actually had a few space-borne assets to defend other than...
18th Jul 2019, 18:57
Replies: 7
Views: 2,710
Posted By Flugplatz

To boldly go...

RAF "pivoting" to space Virgin Orbit and project Artemis (http://www.parabolicarc.com/2019/07/18/uk-defence-minister-praises-virgin-orbit-vows-to-strengthen-space-capabilities/) : well overdue or...
24th Jun 2018, 20:34
Replies: 155
Views: 31,427
Posted By Flugplatz

I bet Boeing are just loving this :D "If it ain't...

I bet Boeing are just loving this :D "If it ain't Boeing, I'm not going" could become almost literally true next March. I hope Airbus are briefing their customers that deliveries and parts-supply may...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jun 2018, 21:21
Replies: 8
Views: 1,944
Posted By Flugplatz

That weight is achievable; check out these...

That weight is achievable; check out these guys::helirig (http://www.helirig.com/)
5th May 2018, 21:36
Replies: 118
Views: 29,731
Posted By Flugplatz

Surely Britain's security relies on NATO which...

Surely Britain's security relies on NATO which presumably relies on the US GPS? Is it planned to switch to Galileo or somehow incorporate it as as a substitute? If not, then I presume this is more...
30th Apr 2018, 20:16
Replies: 0
Views: 863
Posted By Flugplatz

What goes up....!

Sunday had the latest flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard New Shepard (http://www.parabolicarc.com/2018/04/29/blue-origin-conducts-successful-shepard-flight-test/)
This time they included...
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