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25th Jan 2023, 13:52
Replies: 95
Views: 18,187
Posted By Dan Winterland

It's a great hat and has had the 'coat hanger'...

It's a great hat and has had the 'coat hanger' treatment. It's a "been there, done that" hat, which he has. He can wear it with pride. (Not in the rainbow sense!)
22nd Nov 2022, 12:44
Replies: 7
Views: 1,739
Posted By Dan Winterland

My Mum's next door neighbor. But he hasn't got...

My Mum's next door neighbor. But he hasn't got long to go, partly thanks to the tests.
4th Oct 2022, 23:41
Replies: 63
Views: 12,034
Posted By Dan Winterland

The Finningley JP5s were unmodified with the spin...

The Finningley JP5s were unmodified with the spin stakes and roughened leading edges, unlike the Mk5As used for pilot training. This gave them a lower fuel consumption in the order of 5lbs a minute...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Sep 2022, 16:28
Replies: 54
Views: 6,741
Posted By Dan Winterland

I was told to treat the sidestick like it's your...

I was told to treat the sidestick like it's your mates dick. Touch it as little as possible! Good advice at it worked for the ten thousand hours I flew on the Airbus FBW types.
20th Sep 2022, 16:25
Replies: 119
Views: 25,554
Posted By Dan Winterland

Simple answer. None!

Simple answer. None!
17th Aug 2022, 12:05
Replies: 327
Views: 68,670
Posted By Dan Winterland

It goes without saying that if you positively...

It goes without saying that if you positively discriminate in your recruitment in favour of one group, you are negatively discriminating against another by denying them a fair opportunity. That is...
17th Aug 2022, 11:59
Replies: 165
Views: 44,756
Posted By Dan Winterland

The whole system is broken, and it's not just to...

The whole system is broken, and it's not just to do with MFTS. Ascent can't keep instructors, but when you see what they have to go through, you will understand why. An ex-colleague who worked for...
17th Aug 2022, 11:42
Replies: 80
Views: 36,849
Posted By Dan Winterland

It is your discretion as the commander. However,...

It is your discretion as the commander. However, in the UK, you are not allowed to force someone to operate if you believe them to be fatigued. If they have just told you they are, you are in a bad...
17th Aug 2022, 11:33
Replies: 327
Views: 68,670
Posted By Dan Winterland

How did it come to this? I think Putin, Xi and...

How did it come to this? I think Putin, Xi and Kim are laughing at how successful their campaign to weaken the West has been.
11th Aug 2022, 22:35
Replies: 47
Views: 14,869
Posted By Dan Winterland

Speaking of Naarfuk, in the early 80's, some RAF...

Speaking of Naarfuk, in the early 80's, some RAF plods were watching a 'gentleman's film' at the one base still active in the county, and noticed the furniture in the 'studio' looked much like MQs...
23rd Jul 2022, 17:22
Replies: 39
Views: 8,373
Posted By Dan Winterland

Nutloose - Reef the VC10. I've used this to exit...

Nutloose - Reef the VC10. I've used this to exit and enter the aircraft in the absence of steps on more than one occasion. Also, it was possible to get into the rear cargo hold through a door...
20th Jun 2022, 12:47
Replies: 20
Views: 1,607
Posted By Dan Winterland

In the Training Com of Autumn 2019, the CAA gave...

In the Training Com of Autumn 2019, the CAA gave instructors guidance on what to include in the Refresher Flight Training for the revalidation of the SEP rating...
16th Jun 2022, 23:02
Replies: 19
Views: 4,314
Posted By Dan Winterland

It's a Texan 2.

It's a Texan 2.
5th Jun 2022, 16:04
Replies: 151
Views: 30,695
Posted By Dan Winterland

Higher thrust = more smoke in the Red's case.

Higher thrust = more smoke in the Red's case.
16th Mar 2022, 17:37
Replies: 24
Views: 4,035
Posted By Dan Winterland

The Lancaster mostly flew at night. Therefore,...

The Lancaster mostly flew at night. Therefore, no shadows!
3rd Feb 2022, 13:51
Replies: 114
Views: 26,552
Posted By Dan Winterland

There's going to be a ne ...

There's going to be a ne
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31st Jan 2022, 13:54
Replies: 44
Views: 7,845
Posted By Dan Winterland

The VOR 05 procedure to Phnom Penh had you flying...

The VOR 05 procedure to Phnom Penh had you flying from LIKME to TODJA.
18th Jan 2022, 23:59
Replies: 33
Views: 5,260
Posted By Dan Winterland

German radar was more technically advanced than...

German radar was more technically advanced than Britain's. however, as most military historians will tell you, the outcome is rarely about who has the best kit. The Chain Home High and Low systems...
18th Jan 2022, 23:51
Replies: 33
Views: 5,260
Posted By Dan Winterland

The first AI radar was fitted to the 604 Sqn...

The first AI radar was fitted to the 604 Sqn Blenheims operating out of Manston. They were operational in the summer of 1940 and saw service in the Battle of Britain.
18th Jan 2022, 18:47
Replies: 1,244
Views: 591,348
Posted By Dan Winterland

I did mine at 662 VGS (Condor) in the Easter...

I did mine at 662 VGS (Condor) in the Easter break in 1980. Sent solo by Lovat Fraser after 23 launches and I hour 34 minutes dual time.
12th Jan 2022, 22:50
Replies: 21
Views: 9,797
Posted By Dan Winterland

Transfer it all out and just ignore it.. After...

Transfer it all out and just ignore it.. After two years of no activity, they will close it anyway.
10th Jan 2022, 16:24
Replies: 34
Views: 9,727
Posted By Dan Winterland

One large annual airshow used to have a prize for...

One large annual airshow used to have a prize for the best displays for both fast jets and large aircraft/helicopters. It was a point of honour with the members of one European air force that they...
10th Dec 2021, 12:10
Replies: 32
Views: 6,468
Posted By Dan Winterland

Some people in safety management don't subscribe...

Some people in safety management don't subscribe to the concept of a separate safety culture. A beneficial safety environment in inextricably entwined with the culture of the company. If the...
6th Dec 2021, 18:58
Replies: 37
Views: 5,617
Posted By Dan Winterland

It's done under positive g. But it will require...

It's done under positive g. But it will require vertical acceleration in excess of 1g. Therefore, it would be more accurate to call it a positive g barrel roll.
30th Nov 2021, 16:58
Replies: 1
Views: 1,149
Posted By Dan Winterland

Check your PMs

Check your PMs
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Nov 2021, 12:13
Replies: 2
Views: 940
Posted By Dan Winterland

Best refer to the AIP chart for that approach and...

Best refer to the AIP chart for that approach and see if there's a reference. Jepps are third party information providers and reproduce the AIP charts in their own format. Sometimes they make...
8th Nov 2021, 13:22
Replies: 37
Views: 5,617
Posted By Dan Winterland

The best translation of Airmanship I can think of...

The best translation of Airmanship I can think of is 'common sense'. Unfortunately, it's hard to teach and even harder to elicit if the student has very little. TEM is a good way of addressing the...
18th Oct 2021, 12:49
Replies: 59
Views: 35,578
Posted By Dan Winterland

It's a bit harder these days as the FWS will put...

It's a bit harder these days as the FWS will put up an ECAM warning to alert you of your error. Probably as a result of these events.
11th Oct 2021, 13:16
Replies: 232
Views: 53,972
Posted By Dan Winterland

Glider: ASW19 Light Aircraft: Chipmunk ...

Glider: ASW19
Light Aircraft: Chipmunk
Military: Hawk
Airliner: VC10
9th Oct 2021, 12:47
Replies: 37
Views: 5,617
Posted By Dan Winterland

This is where the On-Track manual excels.

This is where the On-Track manual excels.
27th Sep 2021, 14:30
Replies: 19
Views: 4,915
Posted By Dan Winterland

Dummies of a proposed low drag bomb designed for...

Dummies of a proposed low drag bomb designed for the MRCA. Never put into production.
8th Aug 2021, 12:04
Replies: 46
Views: 12,705
Posted By Dan Winterland

Allegedly, the final targets for the PGMs were...

Allegedly, the final targets for the PGMs were transmitted in clear and included the Argentine HQ in Stanley which hastened the surrender.. A good (non) use of the weapon!
10th Jul 2021, 11:09
Replies: 143
Views: 63,730
Posted By Dan Winterland

I mentioned it's a high threat environment. It's...

I mentioned it's a high threat environment. It's not just about safety (or perceived safety in the PRC's case). It's very stressful, political and confrontational on top of the factors...
5th Jul 2021, 11:23
Replies: 143
Views: 63,730
Posted By Dan Winterland

That's true. the 320 is easy to operate, but...

That's true. the 320 is easy to operate, but marginally harder than the 330. What is more difficult is the high threat short haul environment in the PRC in which these aircraft will mostly operate...
17th Jun 2021, 18:01
Replies: 23
Views: 9,457
Posted By Dan Winterland

Red Hawk? ...

Red Hawk?
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