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11th Nov 2014, 21:27
Replies: 15
Views: 28,833
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

You'll never get logical argument or rational...

You'll never get logical argument or rational thought where the under-achieving class bigots choose to trash the imaginary upper classes for self-aggrandisement. The sick and interbred politics of...
11th Nov 2014, 16:07
Replies: 17
Views: 7,101
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

With respect I can't believe anyone actually...

With respect I can't believe anyone actually believes that "they" don't want us to know where we are. (If so why would "they" allow windows?) Or GPSs for that matter.

That's straight from "we are...
11th Nov 2014, 16:02
Replies: 166
Views: 138,787
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

A combination of fatigue and habitually driving...

A combination of fatigue and habitually driving at a small fraction of their braking distance from the vehicle in front.
11th Nov 2014, 13:32
Replies: 126
Views: 65,096
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

A 20 min 2 engine climb out of Guernsey with a...

A 20 min 2 engine climb out of Guernsey with a tail wind might well put Birmingham as close as any time wise in a s.e descent. It's the time that counts, not distance after all.

Interesting to see...
11th Nov 2014, 09:49
Replies: 166
Views: 138,787
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

How much good research has been done into flying...

How much good research has been done into flying under the influence as opposed to driving research being extrapolated into aviation?

To play Devil's advocate for a moment, aren't there...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Nov 2014, 15:11
Replies: 25
Views: 1,690
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

GPS Question

I have noticed that my TomTom and iPad GPS both agree almost exactly in the car (calibrated to mph not Kts) but both are some 5 - 8% lower than the speedo. yet at 70 on the speedo (65 - 66GPS) I am...
Replies: 166
Views: 138,787
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

An interesting conundrum, this fluffy way of...

An interesting conundrum, this fluffy way of "dealing" with the problem by persuading the person to go sick.
Pilots who turn up to work under the influence almost certainly have a problem, a serious...
1st Nov 2014, 14:16
Replies: 12
Views: 16,735
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

Am I right in understanding that the Chinese...

Am I right in understanding that the Chinese mind-set says you can't divert as you're not on emergency fuel so fly around in circles for an hour until you are and then we'll let you land?

And how...
26th Oct 2014, 13:45
Replies: 16
Views: 3,941
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

Am I alone in wondering what "Replica" is? Not an...

Am I alone in wondering what "Replica" is? Not an expression I've come across before.
23rd Oct 2014, 21:57
Replies: 9
Views: 2,439
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

Tracks on the seabed? Do tell more...

Tracks on the seabed? Do tell more...
22nd Oct 2014, 20:59
Replies: 9
Views: 2,439
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

Sub Hunting in Sweden

I'm way out of date on this sort of thing. What are the practical aspects of finding a sub sneaking around Swedish shallow waters? What is the Swedish anti sub capability like, And what do the...
19th Oct 2014, 12:09
Replies: 75
Views: 18,485
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

As they were for the FAA in 1982 when I joined...

As they were for the FAA in 1982 when I joined (just five of them too). Allegedly the chop rate went through the roof when the Crabs went to graduates only, but I don't suppose that is easily proven.
17th Oct 2014, 14:41
Replies: 22
Views: 8,264
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

Future ISIS Air Arm? Shortly to become an...

Future ISIS Air Arm?

Shortly to become an Air Stump, I reckon.
15th Oct 2014, 22:05
Replies: 37
Views: 11,941
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

Simple. It is illegal to use a mobile phone...

Simple.

It is illegal to use a mobile phone from an aircraft. (excepting licenced systems installed in airliners, obviously). To do so is an offence - probably a criminal offence and for very...
13th Oct 2014, 20:51
Replies: 7
Views: 2,818
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

Should be enough to make hairs stand on the back...

Should be enough to make hairs stand on the back of you neck - the more I hear of the early Russian space program the more it astonishes me how they got away with it.

Read "Rockets and People", a...
13th Oct 2014, 20:48
Replies: 71
Views: 22,574
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

Why on earth would anyone swap 20 yr old teased...

Why on earth would anyone swap 20 yr old teased out Hawks for 20 yr old teased out F16s?
13th Oct 2014, 20:45
Replies: 81
Views: 26,572
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

Even by reading his wiki page I can't see show a...

Even by reading his wiki page I can't see show a truck mechanic manages to afford a Spit. How ever did he do it?
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2014, 20:33
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,144,136
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

Much as we all want to deny the possibility of...

Much as we all want to deny the possibility of the obvious (Mull of Kintyre, Battersea crane) and vehemently deny the guy(s) in question were even remotely fallible the fact remains that what looks...
13th Oct 2014, 20:11
Replies: 258
Views: 116,756
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

It is all very well treating this as though it...

It is all very well treating this as though it were just one mistake, a poorly executed g/a, but it wasn't. It was an appalling series of basic blunders and fundamental errors that began with the...
12th Oct 2014, 12:10
Replies: 258
Views: 116,756
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

Whichever way you slice it this is a poorly...

Whichever way you slice it this is a poorly skilled Capt having a bad day out with an equally inadequate FO.

There is no way that a 13,000hr Capt with 1400 on type should be thinking "I should be...
4th Oct 2014, 13:20
Replies: 75
Views: 23,297
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

I understand clarkson has been on a final warning...

I understand clarkson has been on a final warning for some time. Maybe the foreign office will talk to Auntie and see this one is called in.

It must have been deliberately put about in Argentina...
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Oct 2014, 13:06
Replies: 22
Views: 5,684
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

Of the dozens of jetrangers I've flown none had...

Of the dozens of jetrangers I've flown none had any stiffness in the cyclic at all. I'd say stirring a bucket of oatmeal is overstating it. They always felt totally free to me.

If I felt a control...
Forum: Questions
4th Oct 2014, 12:52
Replies: 26
Views: 6,483
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

With just 1000hrs in a C208, all of it over...

With just 1000hrs in a C208, all of it over inhospitable bush I'd have no hesitation in supporting this.

There must be a huge untapped market out there for this sort of thing as long as it isn't...
Forum: Cabin Crew
1st Oct 2014, 08:52
Replies: 14
Views: 5,599
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

Has anyone ever experienced this bizarre...

Has anyone ever experienced this bizarre behaviour elsewhere in life, or is remote 3rd party nut allergy restricted solely to aircraft?

How do these people ever visit a supermarket, bakery,...
1st Oct 2014, 08:37
Replies: 30
Views: 9,230
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

Last time I flew from Luton the first and only...

Last time I flew from Luton the first and only passport "check" was at the boarding gate.
26th Sep 2014, 14:01
Replies: 17
Views: 9,559
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

Declared an emergency due smoke and didn't...

Declared an emergency due smoke and didn't evacuate? That's brave. Or...
26th Sep 2014, 11:48
Replies: 121
Views: 23,478
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

Ken, I'm afraid this whole thing is so riddled...

Ken, I'm afraid this whole thing is so riddled with unwarranted assumptions, mechanical and practical impossibilities it is turning into a bit of a joke.

Leaving aside the miraculously intact...
24th Sep 2014, 13:06
Replies: 44
Views: 14,894
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

20ft container trans Atlantic about 5000. Barely...

20ft container trans Atlantic about 5000. Barely even significant.
24th Sep 2014, 12:52
Replies: 850
Views: 1,050,334
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

Identical to the US immigration form that asks if...

Identical to the US immigration form that asks if you are a terrorist or have ever been a member of a terrorist organization then? And then offers a "Yes" box to tick?

Africa doesn't have a...
21st Sep 2014, 11:20
Replies: 15
Views: 4,165
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

Didn't Harald Penrose write about seeing them as...

Didn't Harald Penrose write about seeing them as a boy in one of his books?
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Sep 2014, 11:07
Replies: 363
Views: 71,809
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

That may not be as simple as the sentence...

That may not be as simple as the sentence suggests...
21st Sep 2014, 11:02
Replies: 12
Views: 8,187
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

Best of luck! Rather him than me!

Best of luck! Rather him than me!
20th Sep 2014, 16:02
Replies: 23
Views: 4,869
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

With the greatest of respect i think the...

With the greatest of respect i think the technical aspects of this are too much for any non 777 technical geek to take on and mistakes will be mercilessly trashed where anomalies like control...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Sep 2014, 15:20
Replies: 69
Views: 21,180
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

Its the extraordinary roughness of some pilots'...

Its the extraordinary roughness of some pilots' braking that I find annoying, particularly the full-booted stomp to release an unnecessary auto brake, perhaps followed by complete relaxation of...
20th Sep 2014, 13:56
Replies: 46
Views: 10,113
Posted By Agaricus bisporus

Why Lightning and Foxbat? These are hardly...

Why Lightning and Foxbat? These are hardly contemporaries.

Surely Lightning and Mig 21 would be more like for like?
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