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16th Oct 2020, 06:52
Replies: 27
Views: 4,074
Posted By abgd

There was a Turbulent ditched in shallow water in...

There was a Turbulent ditched in shallow water in the UK recently, and the pilot was unable to get out by himself as the aircraft came to rest upside down on the cockpit. Luckily it was an airshow...
18th Sep 2020, 23:55
Replies: 26
Views: 2,812
Posted By abgd

Engine restart speed

This video contains analysis of two light aircraft accidents. Somewhat to my surprise there is a reference to an engine restart speed for a 152 and the commentator states that he hopes the pilot is...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Feb 2020, 02:07
Replies: 11,808
Views: 1,092,670
Posted By abgd

I have told my orthopaedic colleagues that all...

I have told my orthopaedic colleagues that all operations this summer will be cancelled and they will have to learn to use their stethoscopes again. They are terrified.

On a more serious note, I...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Jan 2020, 04:07
Replies: 28
Views: 12,162
Posted By abgd

Hasn't there been talk recently of private pilots...

Hasn't there been talk recently of private pilots being made to pay costs of infringements if they delay airline traffic? I agree with those who claim you should go-around without regard to cost, if...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Dec 2019, 21:32
Replies: 56
Views: 11,748
Posted By abgd

Was the problem that there was only one clock, or...

Was the problem that there was only one clock, or perhaps more likely that it wasn't correctly set? If the latter, I'd point out that one can forget to set 100 clocks as easily as one can forget to...
7th Dec 2019, 13:52
Replies: 55
Views: 43,993
Posted By abgd

I always love to hear about elderly people who...

I always love to hear about elderly people who are still enjoying going to work. Given that flight attendants have quite physical jobs, particularly in case of an accident, makes it all the more...
26th Nov 2019, 00:49
Replies: 26
Views: 4,231
Posted By abgd

In any case, I thought the RF4 had a VW engine...

In any case, I thought the RF4 had a VW engine and they are normally converted to dual ignition for aviation use - edit, I see the RF4 was at least initially a CofA aircraft with a single mag and...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jun 2019, 22:53
Replies: 101
Views: 15,184
Posted By abgd

It scares me to fly there though. Rightly or...

It scares me to fly there though. Rightly or wrongly I always worry someone might plant drugs in my bags with a view to recovering them when out of the airport.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Jun 2019, 22:26
Replies: 101
Views: 15,184
Posted By abgd

I doubt there's any method more humane than a...

I doubt there's any method more humane than a well aimed large caliber bullet to the brain. The issue is that it leaves a big mess to clean up. I think the question we really need to ask is why those...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Jun 2019, 13:00
Replies: 101
Views: 15,184
Posted By abgd

I'm not sure that capital punishment should be...

I'm not sure that capital punishment should be over-sanitised. Whatever one's views on capital punishment, to take a human life should always be momentous.

Early on in the holocaust, techniques of...
7th May 2019, 04:00
Replies: 483
Views: 955,013
Posted By abgd

Why not compulsorily destroy any luggage which...

Why not compulsorily destroy any luggage which people take out with them in these emergency situations? That way, the people who have enough wits to know what they are doing will leave their luggage...
4th Apr 2019, 00:31
Replies: 8
Views: 2,191
Posted By abgd

To be fair on the OP, I recall being Emailed a...

To be fair on the OP, I recall being Emailed a form that I printed out and signed. I presume it found its way onto a CAA database somewhere.
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Mar 2019, 08:41
Replies: 94
Views: 17,926
Posted By abgd

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudia_Flight_163...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saudia_Flight_163

A tristar initially thought to have been brought down by a stove.
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Mar 2019, 10:11
Replies: 94
Views: 17,926
Posted By abgd

My son has some of those shoes with flashing...

My son has some of those shoes with flashing heels. Flying from Italy when he was about 3, we clearly gave the security people kittens when they saw his shoes were full of batteries and wires.
13th Mar 2019, 05:27
Replies: 41
Views: 30,706
Posted By abgd

The other issue is that most people who die...

The other issue is that most people who die falling out of bed were very elderly and frail, already approaching the end of their lives. They're often too frail to go outside and die of something more...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Feb 2019, 06:11
Replies: 11
Views: 2,435
Posted By abgd

It's because bitcoin mining is competitive: as...

It's because bitcoin mining is competitive: as more people get involved and buy and run more hardware, the difficulty of mining a bitcoin increases. So advances in computing don't translate to making...
3rd Feb 2019, 02:06
Replies: 28
Views: 22,330
Posted By abgd

You may jest, but there was consideration of...

You may jest, but there was consideration of putting a passenger compartment in the Valkyrie.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Feb 2019, 01:45
Replies: 22
Views: 3,429
Posted By abgd

I'm not so sure about that - a lot of people work...

I'm not so sure about that - a lot of people work long hours, and at least until April doctors are protected from being forced to officially work >48 hours a week. Unofficially - particularly when...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jan 2019, 10:10
Replies: 60
Views: 4,769
Posted By abgd

Sure; that's what statistics are all about. I had...

Sure; that's what statistics are all about. I had a great great great uncle who was a heavy smoker and worked all his life with asbestos - his wife used to beat it out of his clothing. He died at 99...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jan 2019, 15:40
Replies: 60
Views: 4,769
Posted By abgd

The one that always surprises me is that a lot of...

The one that always surprises me is that a lot of people seem to be under the impression that smoking cannabis is somehow 'natural' and therefore not harmful in the same way as smoking tobacco. The...
16th Jan 2019, 01:23
Replies: 28
Views: 5,147
Posted By abgd

As an aside, there are bicycle horns available...

As an aside, there are bicycle horns available which work on a compressed air bottle which you pump up to several atmospheres and which provide enough air for several long blasts. They're very...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jan 2019, 07:49
Replies: 60
Views: 4,769
Posted By abgd

The best way to save the NHS is to die quickly of...

The best way to save the NHS is to die quickly of something untreatable, at an age young enough to avoid most of the medical care that a person might need post retirement.

On these grounds,...
5th Jan 2019, 05:40
Replies: 52
Views: 11,209
Posted By abgd

For me a Google News search for Sadiq Khan and...

For me a Google News search for Sadiq Khan and drones turns up... Nothing. Can you provide a link?
5th Jan 2019, 04:47
Replies: 22
Views: 9,645
Posted By abgd

I ended up buying a Turbulent. I've found that...

I ended up buying a Turbulent. I've found that ownership of an aircraft of that vintage has a steep learning curve in terms of maintenance. I think your advice to get a year's experience on a similar...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Dec 2018, 10:34
Replies: 150
Views: 13,964
Posted By abgd

I have always liked this method of implementing...

I have always liked this method of implementing twin tailrotors. They're not mounted on the tail, admittedly. ...
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