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19th Jan 2023, 10:03
Replies: 59
Views: 7,528
Posted By nickp

In the '60s Mortons operated a Heron from Gatwick...

In the '60s Mortons operated a Heron from Gatwick to Swansea in the morning and back in the late afternoon. I left in '64 so I don't know how long the service continued for after that.
Forum: Tech Log
9th Dec 2022, 17:34
Replies: 107
Views: 10,516
Posted By nickp

How are B52 engines identified?

How are B52 engines identified?
19th Jul 2022, 10:33
Replies: 33
Views: 8,662
Posted By nickp

Concrete

I have an idea that the joints are the problem with concrete. I think Heathrow had concrete (in the sixties?) that was tarmaced over.
13th May 2022, 14:06
Replies: 35
Views: 8,352
Posted By nickp

We were below the third floor of the flats at...

We were below the third floor of the flats at Templehof.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Mar 2022, 08:19
Replies: 55
Views: 24,514
Posted By nickp

The news pic showing the Sea King says 2015 !

The news pic showing the Sea King says 2015 !
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jan 2022, 15:00
Replies: 119
Views: 16,151
Posted By nickp

If I remember rightly an artificial horizon is a...

If I remember rightly an artificial horizon is a requirement for night flying in the UK.
4th Oct 2021, 14:45
Replies: 232
Views: 53,917
Posted By nickp

I'd vote for the Dak after the Chippy and I...

I'd vote for the Dak after the Chippy and I became quite fond of the Trident. Mind you, an hour in a Lightning was a revelation.
I'd sooner auto a Schweizer than an R22!
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jan 2021, 16:24
Replies: 46
Views: 20,456
Posted By nickp

Facing backwards

Just idly thinking about flying a helicopter while facing backwards, presumably the controls are reversed so that pulling back on the cyclic actually makes the machine move forwards, and right cyclic...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Nov 2020, 11:23
Replies: 25
Views: 7,989
Posted By nickp

I think the forward pressure on the stick is...

I think the forward pressure on the stick is simply to help nosewheel adhesion at low speed and it can be relaxed once the rudder becomes effective.
10th Nov 2020, 18:00
Replies: 41
Views: 8,675
Posted By nickp

I use a Canon inkjet because it also prints...

I use a Canon inkjet because it also prints colour pics, one thing that lasers can't do.
26th Oct 2020, 12:50
Replies: 74
Views: 16,326
Posted By nickp

Going into Hanover many years ago in a Dak,...

Going into Hanover many years ago in a Dak, weather was foul but we broke out on minima, just. Met by the handling agent, we said we nearly had to divert to Hamburg - he replied that someone had...
19th Oct 2020, 19:01
Replies: 27
Views: 9,410
Posted By nickp

Water skiing

There used to be a classic pic of a biplane water-skiing that always appeared in these discussions. Can anyone link to it?
16th Oct 2020, 12:35
Replies: 96
Views: 29,692
Posted By nickp

At weekends Mortons took the newspapers in and...

At weekends Mortons took the newspapers in and came back with flowers in DC3s.
8th Oct 2020, 10:14
Replies: 268
Views: 133,593
Posted By nickp

And presumably he spoke to them in French ...

And presumably he spoke to them in French ...
6th Oct 2020, 11:06
Replies: 268
Views: 133,593
Posted By nickp

Changing the subject slightly, does anyone have...

Changing the subject slightly, does anyone have any idea how the Herc will be salvaged?
Replies: 138
Views: 67,706
Posted By nickp

I think £7k was the average house price in 1972 -...

I think £7k was the average house price in 1972 - just googled it.
19th Sep 2020, 11:06
Replies: 25
Views: 4,260
Posted By nickp

I remember the same experience of stopping and...

I remember the same experience of stopping and restarting the prop in the Chipmunk as a cadet at Henlow. I think their Chipmunks were fitted with cartridge starters but I can't remember how you...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Aug 2020, 11:02
Replies: 92
Views: 23,129
Posted By nickp

Base training

I noted the reference to Base Training having been completed. I'm surprised that there seems to have been no reference to any problems at that stage in the training,
10th Jun 2020, 11:36
Replies: 20
Views: 14,303
Posted By nickp

Flying time

As a matter of interest does anyone have any idea how many hours you could expect to do per year on fighters, transport etc? Assuming you can avoid the desk!
28th May 2020, 11:56
Replies: 1,673
Views: 2,887,378
Posted By nickp

Gear drag

Does anyone remember the 'High level Jet Penetration' approach at Frankfurt in the '70s? Over the VOR at F/L100, outbound on a radial for a teardrop to R/W25. Flying 1-11s we slowed down approaching...
25th Mar 2018, 10:53
Replies: 36
Views: 31,060
Posted By nickp

Have I missed something, where does it say that a...

Have I missed something, where does it say that a pilot was involved?
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Dec 2015, 18:08
Replies: 3
Views: 1,172
Posted By nickp

When I was instructing on R22s all the machines...

When I was instructing on R22s all the machines had two Peltor helicopter headsets provided by the school. Problems arose if students had their own headsets because they were usually not compatible...
31st Jan 2015, 18:23
Replies: 3,923
Views: 4,119,738
Posted By nickp

Experience - how?

We keep seeing people criticising the level of experience of new co-pilots, but just how are new pilots supposed to build up that experience? I had 2000 hours on a/c like the Dak and B170 before I...
29th Jan 2015, 21:13
Replies: 3,923
Views: 4,119,738
Posted By nickp

Trim and feel

When I first learnt to fly it was drummed into me that you used the controls to put the a/c where you wanted it and then trimmed out the stick forces - you did not use the trims to fly the a/c.
With...
4th Jan 2015, 18:53
Replies: 3,923
Views: 4,119,738
Posted By nickp

Thanks IcePack. It was a simple question - can I...

Thanks IcePack. It was a simple question - can I set the a/c up at turbulence penetration speed/mach, power and attitude and the a/c will then maintain power and attitude and ignore any other sensor...
4th Jan 2015, 16:02
Replies: 3,923
Views: 4,119,738
Posted By nickp

Can you tell an Airbus autopilot just to maintain...

Can you tell an Airbus autopilot just to maintain attitude and power, effectively taking the height and speed locks out?
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Mar 2004, 16:57
Replies: 140
Views: 20,817
Posted By nickp

Sloane definitely do - friend of mine has just...

Sloane definitely do - friend of mine has just finished. Oxford do but may take a bit of persuading depending on current workload!
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Aug 2002, 19:56
Replies: 19
Views: 2,146
Posted By nickp

Interesting comments. Noise cancelling headsets...

Interesting comments. Noise cancelling headsets and CD players are becoming increasingly popular however - how do we reverse the trend?
21st Jul 2002, 21:47
Replies: 20
Views: 1,754
Posted By nickp

One of my students has just had his PPL through...

One of my students has just had his PPL through in less than two weeks - might be worth checking with the CAA that all the paperwork was OK.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd May 2002, 14:31
Replies: 277
Views: 20,463
Posted By nickp

Thanks Flying Lawyer, I think hindsight is a...

Thanks Flying Lawyer, I think hindsight is a wonderful gift too. Not long afterwards a hirer signed out an aircraft for Duxford and took it to Holland - maybe we could have searched his flight bag...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st May 2002, 19:54
Replies: 277
Views: 20,463
Posted By nickp

I think that Whirlybird has summed up the...

I think that Whirlybird has summed up the situation very well. The problem is that the student thinks that because he has a JAR PPL he has all the knowledge and skills required to fly in the UK. We...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th May 2002, 21:35
Replies: 277
Views: 20,463
Posted By nickp

Nick, you are not doing anything wrong. JAR-PPL...

Nick, you are not doing anything wrong. JAR-PPL students trained in the US are, for all I know, perfectly capable of flying in the US. Unfortunately, they seem to have little idea of the different...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th May 2002, 21:15
Replies: 33
Views: 4,645
Posted By nickp

Thanks for the informed comment Bosher, my...

Thanks for the informed comment Bosher, my company was seriously considering supporting the Thames Valley Air Ambulance but if the new helicopter is comparable to a 30 year old Austin mini van, that...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th May 2002, 21:37
Replies: 277
Views: 20,463
Posted By nickp

The following is a quote from a senior individual...

The following is a quote from a senior individual in the CAA - I realise it is about fixed wing PPL tuition, but it does make me wonder about the standard of training in the US. This is unfortunately...
16th May 2002, 18:16
Replies: 103
Views: 13,762
Posted By nickp

John I retired seven years ago and the outcome...

John
I retired seven years ago and the outcome of this election will have absolutely no effect on me at all. My concern is that this is not a ballot between two or more people, any of whom is...
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