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10th Apr 2021, 08:13
Replies: 22
Views: 5,098
Posted By mcdhu

Surely he must have flown the DH Herons of The...

Surely he must have flown the DH Herons of The Queen's Flight before they were replaced by the Andover CC2s in 1966.

mcdhu
Forum: Tech Log
25th Mar 2021, 10:23
Replies: 24
Views: 2,739
Posted By mcdhu

Difficult question. My understanding at the time...

Difficult question. My understanding at the time (90s) was that after a certain MSN, all MMRs fitted included GPS which the operator had to pay extra to have activated. Presumably ac prior to that...
22nd Mar 2021, 11:18
Replies: 12
Views: 1,943
Posted By mcdhu

Three minute 36 ship trails done in comms silence...

Three minute 36 ship trails done in comms silence with stores drops in UK and Denmark certainly happened in 1979. Great fun!
mcdhu
22nd Mar 2021, 11:15
Replies: 61
Views: 14,251
Posted By mcdhu

Oh [email protected], another Sqn I've been on bites the...

Oh [email protected], another Sqn I've been on bites the dust.....and will leave nothing I've flown on the inventory - except the 321!!
mcdhu
16th Mar 2021, 19:41
Replies: 171
Views: 17,324
Posted By mcdhu

Witnessed quite a few Vanguard, Trident and 1-11...

Witnessed quite a few Vanguard, Trident and 1-11 (BUA) 'arrivals' onto RW 13 at EDI while on the UAS and AEF. This was in the late 60s before Edinburgh had radar; the routing was 'OE' and 'TRH' NDBs,...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Mar 2021, 11:17
Replies: 10
Views: 1,693
Posted By mcdhu

The RBI headache of 50+ years ago returns! I...

The RBI headache of 50+ years ago returns! I remember being taught (in the ground school at 5 FTS RAF Oakington) on the Vickers Varsity how to employ the "parallel needles" technique which involved...
13th Feb 2021, 16:51
Replies: 2,234
Views: 289,128
Posted By mcdhu

The paddles on the RHS yoke are reminiscent of...

The paddles on the RHS yoke are reminiscent of the brake applicators on the Vickers Varsity.

mcdhu
Forum: Tech Log
31st Dec 2020, 12:36
Replies: 40
Views: 6,896
Posted By mcdhu

I was told, some years ago, that the min temp was...

I was told, some years ago, that the min temp was for 'metallurgical' reasons (Airbus)
mcdhu
23rd Dec 2020, 19:28
Replies: 102
Views: 41,319
Posted By mcdhu

At a small transport base in Southern England,...

At a small transport base in Southern England, those pilots departing for warmer climes were instructed to report to the guardroom to draw and sign for their gun - sorry, weapon - and 6 bullets -...
1st Nov 2020, 13:17
Replies: 22
Views: 3,304
Posted By mcdhu

But no NCOs - strange for crews of big...

But no NCOs - strange for crews of big aeroplanes.
mcdhu
Forum: Questions
30th Oct 2020, 21:26
Replies: 0
Views: 282
Posted By mcdhu

Flight International App - Redundant?

I'm confused!
Flight App no longer shows the weekly mag which is not surprising because they have stopped publishing them.
it all seems to be via the Flight Global website now so is it time to...
9th Oct 2020, 08:09
Replies: 81
Views: 36,317
Posted By mcdhu

Indeed, the low V1/Vr of 112kts should have rung...

Indeed, the low V1/Vr of 112kts should have rung alarm bells! I seen to remember from my A320 days at LTN that the Vmcg/Vmca was around 115kts, but surely the giveaway should have been the aircraft...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Oct 2020, 16:15
Replies: 21
Views: 2,450
Posted By mcdhu

If there is no leak (FU+FOB=Block fuel?), then...

If there is no leak (FU+FOB=Block fuel?), then the safest config of the fuel system OEI is X-feed ON and all pumps ON. With only 750kgs on live engine side and X-feed OFF (shut), that fuel will...
8th Sep 2020, 16:35
Replies: 70
Views: 14,314
Posted By mcdhu

I guess I was lucky re going down the Central...

I guess I was lucky re going down the Central Corridor to Gatow. The first time was on my conversion to nice red and white Andover Mk2s from Benson in 1969. The trg capt was friends with OC Ops at...
29th May 2020, 19:36
Replies: 141
Views: 71,429
Posted By mcdhu

Mmmmm......airfield closed, MATZ collapsed - spot...

Mmmmm......airfield closed, MATZ collapsed - spot of low flying perhaps?

mcdhu
Forum: Jet Blast
28th May 2020, 20:06
Replies: 110
Views: 10,419
Posted By mcdhu

Perhaps we should clap for the royal family...

Perhaps we should clap for the royal family safely self isolating in Windsor, Anmer Hall (Norfolk) and Balmoral (Scotland).
Good innit?
mcdhu
Forum: Tech Log
23rd May 2020, 16:08
Replies: 33
Views: 5,599
Posted By mcdhu

Lets be clear what we are talking about here; you...

Lets be clear what we are talking about here; you are barrelling down the RW with, for example, a V1 of 130 kts (I'm in an A320). Shortly after the "100 kts" call - say for arguments sake 110kts -...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd May 2020, 10:24
Replies: 33
Views: 5,599
Posted By mcdhu

8che - I'm not in this to argue, but more to...

8che - I'm not in this to argue, but more to provide options for considerations. Tried this in the sim a few times with a variety of variables. As you say, you have to do something except to sit and...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd May 2020, 07:54
Replies: 33
Views: 5,599
Posted By mcdhu

If using increased V2 performance, the V speeds...

If using increased V2 performance, the V speeds will be artificially high so its a bonus if you have an idea of what speed the ac will actually fly at. On the 320, for the same weight, temp etc, it...
16th May 2020, 10:39
Replies: 34
Views: 13,678
Posted By mcdhu

Besides, you can't feather a hole!! Cheers ...

Besides, you can't feather a hole!!
Cheers
mcdhu
Forum: Jet Blast
12th May 2020, 16:33
Replies: 57
Views: 5,143
Posted By mcdhu

QM2, mid-Atlantic, June 2018, Force 10 with 15m...

QM2, mid-Atlantic, June 2018, Force 10 with 15m swell/waves as assessed by the skipper. That was fine, the ship pitched a bit but hardly rolled at all due to stabilisers.
However we were called upon...
12th May 2020, 16:14
Replies: 112
Views: 57,781
Posted By mcdhu

I was lucky enough as a lad to live on Mount...

I was lucky enough as a lad to live on Mount Austin on the Peak from 1957 to 1959. I watched RW 13/31 being built out into the harbour. As it was being built, the way in to the main RW (24?) was...
8th May 2020, 17:41
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By mcdhu

Call sign "Envoy"? mcdhu

Call sign "Envoy"?
mcdhu
27th Apr 2020, 22:18
Replies: 93
Views: 23,263
Posted By mcdhu

Not much wrong with the Mk 4 either Beags. Bit...

Not much wrong with the Mk 4 either Beags. Bit short of nav kit, no pressurisation, but went really well!

mcdhu
23rd Apr 2020, 08:27
Replies: 2,234
Views: 289,128
Posted By mcdhu

Experimental aeroplane?

Experimental aeroplane?
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