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7th Apr 2019, 11:36
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Posted By rlsbutler

We all know that flying is inherently risky. The...

We all know that flying is inherently risky. The ordinary GA pilot knows it. Pilots at all levels see it as part of their skill and practice to contain, minimise or avoid known risks.

Good...
15th Mar 2019, 21:50
Replies: 395
Views: 212,887
Posted By rlsbutler

The RUSI has a decent academic obituary of the...

The RUSI has a decent academic obituary of the Tornado here;
...
29th Jan 2019, 10:40
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Views: 2,308,364
Posted By rlsbutler

I think we agree, all else being considered, that...

I think we agree, all else being considered, that the aircraft should have been cruising at levels around 15,000 or 20,000 feet.

I have read every thread so far, probably not remembering all I...
22nd Jan 2019, 20:18
Replies: 18
Views: 4,133
Posted By rlsbutler

GA aircraft in HM's hangars

While I was flying with the AEF at Benson in the 1990s, I was very aware of the Antonov AN-2 Colt quietly standing in our hangar.

I normally drove my family in a converted 12-seater Transit, so I...
15th Dec 2018, 01:28
Replies: 110
Views: 21,796
Posted By rlsbutler

Two pence worth for Jamesí questions so far, by...

Two pence worth for Jamesí questions so far, by message number:

#2 Argosies: no experience

#3 Vulcan cabin sight line: I was almost always in the front left seat. I was always tightly strapped...
15th Dec 2018, 00:55
Replies: 28
Views: 4,769
Posted By rlsbutler

My crew did one of those trips in the early 60s....

My crew did one of those trips in the early 60s. I am sure they were happy to have someone do the nav for them, but it was ideal weather and whoever was navigating could see clearly to the horizon in...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2018, 18:22
Replies: 1,173
Views: 514,136
Posted By rlsbutler

I was always the sort of pilot that was likely,...

I was always the sort of pilot that was likely, at any one time, to earn an “E” for Aircraft Knowledge. Reading the latest Special, I can see what the author is saying, but I lost track early on and...
13th Nov 2018, 00:18
Replies: 4
Views: 2,815
Posted By rlsbutler

I taught at CF for a couple of years and do not...

I taught at CF for a couple of years and do not recognise the buildings captured in the grisly photos.

May we be glad that someone with deep pockets has saved and is trying to use the main part of...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Nov 2018, 16:59
Replies: 1,173
Views: 514,136
Posted By rlsbutler

If the case is that only the pilot is suddenly...

If the case is that only the pilot is suddenly incapacitated, leading to an increasing yaw to the right, I suggest that an experienced fixed wing pilot in the other seat would know enough to stop the...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Nov 2018, 11:16
Replies: 1,173
Views: 514,136
Posted By rlsbutler

You seem to be the only one - see mine of...

You seem to be the only one - see mine of 30/1902, then #294 now #287 or less.
I hope the police know everyone's name who had access to the aircraft after it arrived at the stadium. I hope the...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Oct 2018, 19:02
Replies: 1,173
Views: 514,136
Posted By rlsbutler

My flying career included virtually no experience...

My flying career included virtually no experience of helicopters. I have followed this thread from the beginning. I cannot remember in the various lists of possible causes any suggestion of...
11th Oct 2018, 00:30
Replies: 8
Views: 4,364
Posted By rlsbutler

Point 1: You knew the SOP was to to stay out of...

Point 1: You knew the SOP was to to stay out of the heli space. With no permission otherwise ("never assume - check"), you were asking for a raspberry even if no helicopter had got in your way. I...
21st Sep 2018, 12:31
Replies: 197
Views: 58,910
Posted By rlsbutler

When I joined the AEF system in 1978, I had...

When I joined the AEF system in 1978, I had fairly recently been a Vulcan captain with all that implied in the Cold War. The Chipmunk role, in the event that Cold went a bit Hot, was in support of...
1st Aug 2018, 00:47
Replies: 62
Views: 11,194
Posted By rlsbutler

Further to my post #36, by sheer coincidence an...

Further to my post #36, by sheer coincidence an old pilot friend came to stay with us a day or two ago. Unasked he came out with virtually the same story.

It turns out he was the instructor of the...
28th Jul 2018, 02:21
Replies: 197
Views: 58,910
Posted By rlsbutler

Twotter very nice and ten times more interesting...

Twotter very nice and ten times more interesting to learn on. Yet it is 30% more expensive (or thereabouts) and I would have thought a lot more expensive than that in life costs.
28th Jul 2018, 00:46
Replies: 62
Views: 11,194
Posted By rlsbutler

I was an instructor at a basic FTS in the...

I was an instructor at a basic FTS in the midlands, when Air Marshal Sir Patrick Dunn was C-in-C. The new doctrine was that the Command was chopping too many students and effectively that there were...
8th Jun 2018, 09:54
Replies: 110
Views: 20,841
Posted By rlsbutler

I am sorry to hear the referendum result...

I am sorry to hear the referendum result discussed here. It is a most contentious topic and has absolutely nothing to do with a professional pilots' rumour network. This talk is as distracting as the...
1st Jun 2018, 09:16
Replies: 110
Views: 20,841
Posted By rlsbutler

Sorry I asked

Sorry I asked
1st Jun 2018, 01:40
Replies: 110
Views: 20,841
Posted By rlsbutler

ORAC talks of Galileo becoming obsolete. We...

ORAC talks of Galileo becoming obsolete.

We hear a lot of the Russians and Chinese developing anti-satellite weaponry. Is this what really makes Galileo obsolete and are all three current GPSs...
26th Apr 2018, 12:26
Replies: 372
Views: 280,543
Posted By rlsbutler

Might I be a lonely voice to speak for those...

Might I be a lonely voice to speak for those ex-airmen who would exclude a blue aircraft from the Red display ?

The Royal Air Force has trouble paying for RAFAT and it does so to project its image...
7th Apr 2018, 01:25
Replies: 23
Views: 3,799
Posted By rlsbutler

civilian medals

TTNav - you know your business much better than I.

However when Flight Idle talks of a civilian medal in the Gulf war, might he be referring to the Iraq Reconstruction Service Medal ? There was...
5th Apr 2018, 14:46
Replies: 71
Views: 9,473
Posted By rlsbutler

I did not know of the vent at the top of the fin,...

I did not know of the vent at the top of the fin, which I should have thought required really complicated plumbing.

If this photo can be accessed, it shows what I had in mind.
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5th Apr 2018, 09:14
Replies: 18
Views: 3,044
Posted By rlsbutler

You are quite wrong to think that I doubt the...

You are quite wrong to think that I doubt the value of Fg Off Parker's service. I cannot even guess why you should do so.

PPRuNe is a place for comment - you should question how seriously malign...
5th Apr 2018, 08:56
Replies: 71
Views: 9,473
Posted By rlsbutler

Piston Provost ill-fitting canopy

From my year at Cranwell (actually, in context, Barkston Heath and Spitalgate Sep 1959 - June 1960) I remember nothing of air sickness on my course, nor of drafty cockpits or fumes in the cockpit. If...
4th Apr 2018, 22:15
Replies: 18
Views: 3,044
Posted By rlsbutler

AVM Deryck Stapleton

PPRuNe has missed a bigger name than Fg Off Parker with the death of AVM Deryck Stapleton CB CBE DFC AFC. As Archimedes noted in the thread discussing ACM Sir Douglas Lowe, Stapleton just got past...
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