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19th Jun 2019, 21:48
Replies: 190
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Posted By biscuit74

Very nice photo Dave. Quite rare to see T31s on...

Very nice photo Dave. Quite rare to see T31s on aerotow.
I recall doing an aerotow into wave in aT31 at Aboyne, many years ago. The handling in wave turbulence was 'exciting'.
26th Apr 2019, 20:24
Replies: 35
Views: 4,218
Posted By biscuit74

Aha - the superb 'tin parachute' as the French...

Aha - the superb 'tin parachute' as the French used to describe the MS406 Rallye. Many happy tugging hours in those. Terrific for steep approaches and needed a good strong pull and ether enough...
11th Apr 2019, 20:31
Replies: 4,817
Views: 1,235,601
Posted By biscuit74

Thanks for that A&C. That makes a little more...

Thanks for that A&C. That makes a little more sense.

On the engine topic - did the RAF change that from the Grob 2500 which the 109B used? There are quite a few of those still happily flying in...
10th Apr 2019, 19:00
Replies: 4,817
Views: 1,235,601
Posted By biscuit74

Strewth! That is appalling. Scrapping aircraft...

Strewth! That is appalling. Scrapping aircraft which could have useful remaining lives in civilian use because of a perceived future legal threat. I had have thought careful wording of any sale...
11th Mar 2019, 21:54
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,147,982
Posted By biscuit74

That worried me too - especially when someone...

That worried me too - especially when someone replied, implying that 'all 737 pilots know about these switches' - as if that made it safe. Oh please - surely this is Engineering Human Factors basics...
10th Mar 2019, 17:42
Replies: 406
Views: 217,923
Posted By biscuit74

To some extent that is addressed by the review,...

To some extent that is addressed by the review, post accident, of the Risk Assessment and associated mitigations. That could have been a mitigation. (Applied by the organisers - not sure how the...
9th Mar 2019, 20:45
Replies: 406
Views: 217,923
Posted By biscuit74

That surely must be a major worry. 'Chesty...

That surely must be a major worry. 'Chesty Morgan' earlier on in this thread asked "How many of the thousands of pilots currently operating aeroplanes do you think have the potential to become...
8th Mar 2019, 12:04
Replies: 20
Views: 19,743
Posted By biscuit74

No, I am saying that a result such as this is...

No, I am saying that a result such as this is more to be expected in any case where some moderate level of experience or technical background knowledge would enhance the jurist's ability to...
8th Mar 2019, 11:59
Replies: 20
Views: 19,743
Posted By biscuit74

That I suspect is one of the greater worries this...

That I suspect is one of the greater worries this produces for airshow pilots and planners in the UK going forward. The NIMBY and OTT HSE crew will likely use this to dramatically inhibit future...
8th Mar 2019, 11:51
Replies: 20
Views: 19,743
Posted By biscuit74

It shows, again, what a lottery our 'justice...

It shows, again, what a lottery our 'justice system' can be. Find the right angle to sow doubt, add an impressive medical expert and enough smoke and mirrors soon exists for a good defence lawyer to...
6th Feb 2019, 18:28
Replies: 18
Views: 5,285
Posted By biscuit74

Like Shackeng, a very belated RIP from me to Jim....

Like Shackeng, a very belated RIP from me to Jim. Sad to hear of his passing. A fine pilot and enthusiastic restorer of aircraft. It is directly because of Jim that I ended up owning a Stampe - the...
4th Feb 2019, 11:52
Replies: 1,877
Views: 2,308,364
Posted By biscuit74

How likely is that the AAIB chartered vessel will...

How likely is that the AAIB chartered vessel will attempt a recovery? How feasible is it? And why do it? Recovery only sensible if it helps explain what happened - and it is highly unlikely to...
3rd Feb 2019, 19:05
Replies: 5
Views: 3,195
Posted By biscuit74

Sounds likely - thanks.

Sounds likely - thanks.
3rd Feb 2019, 16:40
Replies: 5
Views: 3,195
Posted By biscuit74

Lucky - neat bit of work by the helicopter rescue...

Lucky - neat bit of work by the helicopter rescue crew.

A wee bit too close to the trees while ridge running perhaps?
3rd Feb 2019, 16:38
Replies: 12
Views: 7,578
Posted By biscuit74

Sadly I see this was a fatal accident after all. ...

Sadly I see this was a fatal accident after all.

(Very true Piper Classique - over-reaction is normal & generally preferable.)
3rd Feb 2019, 15:39
Replies: 12
Views: 7,578
Posted By biscuit74

I hope it is not too serious. The number of...

I hope it is not too serious.

The number of emergency vehicles responding is not any indication of the severity of the incident, nowadays.

We had a simple incident at our field recently land...
16th Jan 2019, 20:03
Replies: 5
Views: 2,645
Posted By biscuit74

Thank you Wrecker - have only just now seen this....

Thank you Wrecker - have only just now seen this. A great man, terrific raconteur, superb pilot and someone who had time for us all, no matter how lowly in comparison to him. Sorry to hear of his...
23rd Nov 2018, 19:41
Replies: 40
Views: 6,930
Posted By biscuit74

Agree with Feshiebridge and Glenforsa, both very...

Agree with Feshiebridge and Glenforsa, both very wind dependent..
Knockbain looks interesting; Shempston is also challenging.
Currock Hill also has awkward slopes.

Try Insch for an interesting...
29th Oct 2018, 18:56
Replies: 451
Views: 60,343
Posted By biscuit74

Welcome to the LAA 'Littlest Hobo'. My...

Welcome to the LAA 'Littlest Hobo'.

My partner, a lady who is an enthusiastic pilot , notes she has had nothing but support and encouragement from the LAA itself and its members. She hasn't...
5th Aug 2018, 20:41
Replies: 304
Views: 134,728
Posted By biscuit74

Thanks Weatherdude. Apologies I meant to write 25...

Thanks Weatherdude. Apologies I meant to write 25 knots which is what the article said. Stumbly typing - tsk.
And of course, unless my arithmetic is daft, 48 kph is approximately 25 knots,.
...
5th Aug 2018, 15:25
Replies: 304
Views: 134,728
Posted By biscuit74

I see the Avherald report notes a local weather...

I see the Avherald report notes a local weather station stating winds were from the North gusting up to 35 knots. Looking at the map provided in the same article showing the police indication of the...
10th Oct 2017, 10:03
Replies: 30
Views: 4,225
Posted By biscuit74

Jazzer, You mentioned the 'Scottish Gliding...

Jazzer,

You mentioned the 'Scottish Gliding Centre', which is based at Portmoak. Formerly known as Scottish Gliding Union, it is the closest to Edinburgh and one of the larger clubs in Scotland....
21st Sep 2017, 12:54
Replies: 41
Views: 12,092
Posted By biscuit74

Is that why there is so little comment about...

Is that why there is so little comment about Ryanair on PPRune? I had wondered. Plenty money for lawyers, not for crew. Hmm.
4th Sep 2017, 18:10
Replies: 4
Views: 3,688
Posted By biscuit74

Oops. Looks like the no 2 was on the wrong side...

Oops. Looks like the no 2 was on the wrong side for that pass! So no 1 needed to give him more room, or a greater stagger needed to allow the second aircraft to scoop safely?
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Aug 2017, 17:08
Replies: 71
Views: 19,420
Posted By biscuit74

Typically are the engines still delivering thrust...

Typically are the engines still delivering thrust on the descent? If not presumably the missle slows a little on its descent?


Mjb[/QUOTE]


I very much doubt any thrust on descent mjb....
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