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Forum: Rotorheads
17th Aug 2022, 21:12
Replies: 43
Views: 10,390
Posted By BFM

Tragic. At the very beginning a dark car is seen...

Tragic. At the very beginning a dark car is seen to (I think) reverse away quickly from the riverbank. It starts moving BEFORE the aircraft appears to be out of control. Is there a reason it moves...
25th Jul 2022, 23:29
Replies: 12
Views: 2,333
Posted By BFM

The OP is complaining of the exact opposite.

The OP is complaining of the exact opposite.
20th Jul 2022, 23:13
Replies: 16
Views: 1,430
Posted By BFM

I'm afraid I would go with alcohol at altitude...

I'm afraid I would go with alcohol at altitude too. They don't mix and in the vulnerable the effects of the alcohol are enhanced somewhat markedly by mild hypoxia.
21st Mar 2022, 18:15
Replies: 592
Views: 1,003,576
Posted By BFM

Sad. Interesting though; that video seems to show...

Sad. Interesting though; that video seems to show the fuselage going supersonic with characteristic vapour puffs. I thought at first it was disintegration debris, but review does not confirm that.
7th Feb 2022, 23:14
Replies: 189
Views: 29,292
Posted By BFM

Why the interest?

Why the interest?
8th Dec 2021, 23:14
Replies: 21
Views: 1,964
Posted By BFM

1 and most likely check kettle lead to monitor....

1 and most likely check kettle lead to monitor. Then and in order
2. Suspect the monitor
3. Suspect the video card
4. Suspect the motherboard
5 Forget about Windows 11. Most current PCS can't...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2021, 07:39
Replies: 34
Views: 10,761
Posted By BFM

Fond memories of G-WIZZ after being taken for a...

Fond memories of G-WIZZ after being taken for a jolly around Oxfordshire by the great F1 driver Mike Wilds. Less delighted when my youngest threw up in the back but thankfully
​​on the plastic...
1st Oct 2021, 22:50
Replies: 80
Views: 11,213
Posted By BFM

I​​t's called covid theatre. It's virtue...

I​​t's called covid theatre. It's virtue signalling by airlines so if you do go down with covid at your destination you can't blame /sue them.
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Apr 2021, 22:49
Replies: 51
Views: 15,077
Posted By BFM

There is a great deal of research generated by...

There is a great deal of research generated by HEMS medical teams. The ethos of HEMS prehospital research goes right back to Alistair Wilson and John Nicoll who had to fight to get the London service...
29th Jan 2021, 23:16
Replies: 450
Views: 120,580
Posted By BFM

Remind me not to SLF on any flights you pilot. I...

Remind me not to SLF on any flights you pilot. I have been very touched indeed by the gratitude I have been shown on the couple of times I have helped out with little incidents at cruising altitude.
25th Jan 2021, 22:59
Replies: 450
Views: 120,580
Posted By BFM

Completely wrong, I'm sorry to say. The medical...

Completely wrong, I'm sorry to say. The medical degree stands alone as MB BS (or BCh) bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery, but if you do an intercalated degree it's a BSc normally. You do it in...
31st Dec 2020, 23:51
Replies: 94
Views: 40,114
Posted By BFM

Paxing in an 8 seater twin turboprop would be not...

Paxing in an 8 seater twin turboprop would be not quite true, but I certainly couldn't fly it. I sat with my back to the cockpit, all the better to be snarled at by the Aussie pilot who didn't care...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Nov 2020, 07:12
Replies: 35
Views: 12,396
Posted By BFM

I wonder how that's going to be removed? It's a...

I wonder how that's going to be removed? It's a long way up. A bigger helo to lift?
16th Feb 2020, 22:43
Replies: 49
Views: 23,540
Posted By BFM

The truth about face masks and some proper tips from an expert

A few words from someone who knows about hygiene precautions. Firstly, please don't rely on the type of mask you see everyone wearing. They are entirely ineffective at stopping virus movements; you...
9th Jan 2020, 22:55
Replies: 683
Views: 1,676,778
Posted By BFM

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/608x1080/vs200109_001_79400b3a91eb0a8b0f8a30b602bccef3fa35b33f.jpg
This is a still from the first frame showing the rapidly growing light source,...
4th Dec 2019, 23:22
Replies: 6
Views: 843
Posted By BFM

Windows will cope perfectly fine with 5 drives; I...

Windows will cope perfectly fine with 5 drives; I have one with 4 and it's lightning fast. However it also has 32Gb of RAM and so has plenty of room to play. Open resource monitor and see how many...
30th Oct 2019, 23:58
Replies: 15
Views: 1,842
Posted By BFM

I would suspect your hard drive is on the way...

I would suspect your hard drive is on the way out. Back up important files now before doing anything else.
25th Aug 2019, 22:22
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,827,093
Posted By BFM

Not in a high pressure environment. I agree with...

Not in a high pressure environment. I agree with your comments in terms of time and temperature but I don't see that studied. It may well not matter, but we just don't know.
25th Aug 2019, 09:20
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,827,093
Posted By BFM

In fact it is worse than that; as well as...

In fact it is worse than that; as well as haemoglobin in the blood the body's muscles contain myoglobin to which carbon monoxide binds in the same way as I outlined previously. However, I'm not aware...
14th Aug 2019, 16:51
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,827,093
Posted By BFM

Please do not believe this, as it is NOT true....

Please do not believe this, as it is NOT true. All internal combustion engines produce carbon monoxide. Indeed, all naked flames wil produce small amounts - it's an inescapable fact of combustion....
14th Aug 2019, 14:20
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,827,093
Posted By BFM

That changes things somewhat - 50% is well over...

That changes things somewhat - 50% is well over the fatal concentration. Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of incomplete combustion, so that is most likely to be either exhaust leakage into the cabin or...
4th Mar 2019, 23:30
Replies: 49
Views: 42,091
Posted By BFM

We were taking off from Potosi (15500 feet asl)...

We were taking off from Potosi (15500 feet asl) when the pilot suddenly swore and lifted as a man and burro wandered onto the runway in front of us...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2018, 23:03
Replies: 1,231
Views: 654,117
Posted By BFM

Dear all, I am SLF but have been flown by experts...

Dear all, I am SLF but have been flown by experts in such aircraft and have a bit of experience in crash reconstruction. My I start with condolences to all in this tragedy? I have studied the sad Sun...
9th Aug 2018, 22:59
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By BFM

It is perhaps something like Amazon's Alexa being...

It is perhaps something like Amazon's Alexa being active and picking up noise.
6th Aug 2018, 09:04
Replies: 32
Views: 4,675
Posted By BFM

Yes, I knew him well. Lovely man. And the story...

Yes, I knew him well. Lovely man. And the story is absolutely true.
5th Aug 2018, 23:36
Replies: 109
Views: 19,553
Posted By BFM

No, there were two Grands Epreuves in England...

No, there were two Grands Epreuves in England that year. Silverstone was in July and the race at Brands Hatch, called the European Grand Prix, was held at the end of September. Remember the Falklands...
4th Aug 2018, 09:49
Replies: 109
Views: 19,553
Posted By BFM

I was working that Grand Prix (I'm not a pilot)...

I was working that Grand Prix (I'm not a pilot) and remember the air show for several reasons. One was standing in the control tower and looking DOWN into the cockpit of one of the syncho pair of the...
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