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3rd Jun 2022, 13:11
Replies: 151
Views: 29,284
Posted By ACW599

No it doesn't. It says something about the quite...

No it doesn't. It says something about the quite reasonable expectations people have of the BBC for reliability and accuracy, especially in view of the inordinately high payments made to its...
2nd Jun 2022, 15:38
Replies: 151
Views: 29,284
Posted By ACW599

And on the BBC News website, the silhouette of...

And on the BBC News website, the silhouette of the Texan shows a very pretty Harvard...

Quite why the media do such a lousy job with anything aviation-related beats me, and Huw Edwards's...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Apr 2022, 07:55
Replies: 41
Views: 8,859
Posted By ACW599

Devil Nearly as bad as air traffickers!!!

Nearly as bad as air traffickers!!!
22nd Mar 2022, 13:27
Replies: 26
Views: 5,432
Posted By ACW599

It's an inverse square law. For an RF power level...

It's an inverse square law. For an RF power level P in watts the field strength in free space is 7.02 root P/d V/m.
22nd Mar 2022, 11:52
Replies: 26
Views: 5,432
Posted By ACW599

The majority of IHDs use the ISM allocation at...

The majority of IHDs use the ISM allocation at 433MHz for communication with the current sensor, so they might not take kindly to being used within a few miles of Fylingdales. They seem to use very...
21st Mar 2022, 21:38
Replies: 26
Views: 5,432
Posted By ACW599

This story seems to me to make little sense. The...

This story seems to me to make little sense. The PAVE PAWS radar at Fylingdales uses high power in the 420-450MHz band. This has various secondary users including radio amateurs and an ISM allocation...
16th Mar 2022, 19:03
Replies: 19
Views: 7,424
Posted By ACW599

"No problem, boss, a quick AF/BF and it'll do a...

"No problem, boss, a quick AF/BF and it'll do a trip".
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Mar 2022, 21:33
Replies: 31
Views: 4,591
Posted By ACW599

Is the supply feed to your house is via 11kV...

Is the supply feed to your house is via 11kV overhead cable with a pole-mounted transformer near the property? If so, it's possible (although admittedly rather unlikely) that the tap changer in the...
11th Mar 2022, 09:27
Replies: 11,492
Views: 528,648
Posted By ACW599

The new head of OASC brought some innovative...

The new head of OASC brought some innovative ideas to selection procedures.
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Mar 2022, 18:50
Replies: 22
Views: 3,569
Posted By ACW599

Radio amateurs -- who habitually work with much...

Radio amateurs -- who habitually work with much weaker signals than professional radio users -- suffer far more from noise nowadays on the HF bands than they did even ten years ago, from a very wide...
23rd Jan 2022, 18:37
Replies: 66
Views: 16,298
Posted By ACW599

Well, the USAF might have been able to find...

Well, the USAF might have been able to find somewhere the size of Glasgow but I bet they could never find N52.7292 W002.9954.
20th Dec 2021, 08:36
Replies: 13
Views: 4,861
Posted By ACW599

I know someone who claims to have flown it in a...

I know someone who claims to have flown it in a Chipmunk...
9th Dec 2021, 11:34
Replies: 403
Views: 183,133
Posted By ACW599

Bodge tape is so last year. Araldite and Jo-bolts...

Bodge tape is so last year. Araldite and Jo-bolts are the modern way.
19th Aug 2021, 21:45
Replies: 41
Views: 11,398
Posted By ACW599

And who could forget the enormous bang and the...

And who could forget the enormous bang and the delightful smell of cordite wafting over the cockpit when you pulled the ring of the Chipmunk cartridge starter?

Ah, de Havilland (sigh).
16th Aug 2021, 15:49
Replies: 12
Views: 1,553
Posted By ACW599

It's not quite as clear-cut as that. High field...

It's not quite as clear-cut as that. High field strengths at high frequencies can cause localised heating (as with a microwave oven) but a great many studies at various frequencies and power levels...
15th Jul 2021, 10:11
Replies: 83
Views: 13,475
Posted By ACW599

Does anyone else dislike "at pace" or is it just...

Does anyone else dislike "at pace" or is it just me? What's wrong with "quickly"?
10th Jul 2021, 12:46
Replies: 66
Views: 14,556
Posted By ACW599

It had a Volunteer Gliding Squadron with that...

It had a Volunteer Gliding Squadron with that number. A splendid outfit, based at Cosford for many years. Not that I'm biased...
23rd Jun 2021, 21:58
Replies: 623
Views: 124,739
Posted By ACW599

A sentiment with which almost the entire VGS...

A sentiment with which almost the entire VGS movement would have wholeheartedly agreed.
23rd Jun 2021, 13:36
Replies: 623
Views: 124,739
Posted By ACW599

The erstwhile Group Captain at 2 FTS whose...

The erstwhile Group Captain at 2 FTS whose surname was the same as the maiden name of the next Queen was universally known as 'Pippa'. Apparently he hated it, which merely ensured its wider...
23rd Jun 2021, 07:18
Replies: 623
Views: 124,739
Posted By ACW599

He did indeed end up on the Nimrod but definitely...

He did indeed end up on the Nimrod but definitely acquired the nickname on UWAS. A good bloke indeed, especially after a few sherberts.
22nd Jun 2021, 16:41
Replies: 623
Views: 124,739
Posted By ACW599

On UWAS in about 1973 we had "Thumper" Thompson....

On UWAS in about 1973 we had "Thumper" Thompson. I can't now remember how he acquired this sobriquet -- presumably he thumped someone at some stage -- but I gather that nickname remained with him...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Jun 2021, 10:06
Replies: 166
Views: 49,948
Posted By ACW599

Forgive my naivety -- all I know about the rotary...

Forgive my naivety -- all I know about the rotary world is derived from enjoying seeing Shawbury's aircraft using one of our fields -- but what kind of corporate client is important enough to...
16th May 2021, 13:22
Replies: 11,492
Views: 528,648
Posted By ACW599

"What was that about snapping knicker elastic at...

"What was that about snapping knicker elastic at 500 yards?"
9th May 2021, 11:45
Replies: 77
Views: 12,057
Posted By ACW599

I seem to remember reading somewhere about...

I seem to remember reading somewhere about something called 'Astral Box', which sounds to me like something Gwyneth Paltrow would sell on her web site :-) Anyone know what it was?
10th Feb 2021, 15:47
Replies: 278
Views: 48,090
Posted By ACW599

Ah, well, if we're allowing railway machinery,...

Ah, well, if we're allowing railway machinery, there's nothing like an English Electric 16SVT for character -- or two Napier Deltics at full chat for sheer glorious bedlam!

Some of the modern...
4th Feb 2021, 12:44
Replies: 278
Views: 48,090
Posted By ACW599

Will any of us ever hear a Napier Sabre in our...

Will any of us ever hear a Napier Sabre in our lifetime? Its distant diesel cousin, the Deltic, made a wonderful racket in the eponymous railway locomotives.

Otherwise it has to be the Merlin, or...
20th Jan 2021, 11:01
Replies: 186
Views: 37,066
Posted By ACW599

Hardly in the same league as the fast-jet...

Hardly in the same league as the fast-jet visitors but UWAS had a detachment of Chipmunks from St Athan over the weekend 24/5 Feb 73. Airframes were WK553, WZ846, WP857 and WZ862. Happy days.
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Forum: Rotorheads
10th Nov 2020, 08:39
Replies: 34
Views: 8,979
Posted By ACW599

Really? I seem to recall Stanley Hooker...

Really? I seem to recall Stanley Hooker mentioning in his book that Merlin and Griffon crankshafts rotate in different directions. And I'm sure I've hand-swung direct-drive light-aircraft propellers...
28th Oct 2020, 16:43
Replies: 250
Views: 66,059
Posted By ACW599

Er, Beadwindow please. It isn't generally known...

Er, Beadwindow please. It isn't generally known that the Wiggins Aerodyne was "tragically terminated". In any event there was rather more to it than that.
26th Oct 2020, 08:16
Replies: 250
Views: 66,059
Posted By ACW599

No, no, no. We need the mighty Vigilant, with a...

No, no, no. We need the mighty Vigilant, with a glass cockpit and re-engined with a Rotax...er...
5th Oct 2020, 09:18
Replies: 25
Views: 4,910
Posted By ACW599

What a lovely book -- I couldn't put it down once...

What a lovely book -- I couldn't put it down once I'd started. Many thanks for making it available, and massive respect to all who do that job.
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Oct 2020, 09:14
Replies: 18
Views: 3,368
Posted By ACW599

What a lovely book -- I couldn't put it down....

What a lovely book -- I couldn't put it down. Highly recommended, and thank you very much for making it available.
21st Sep 2020, 08:17
Replies: 36
Views: 10,674
Posted By ACW599

Didn't that non-existent aircraft come into...

Didn't that non-existent aircraft come into non-existent service in mid-1974?
10th Aug 2020, 09:00
Replies: 99
Views: 29,026
Posted By ACW599

Ah yes, but you forgot to mention reinstating the...

Ah yes, but you forgot to mention reinstating the mighty Vigilants of the ATC to strike the fatal blow...
1st Jul 2020, 17:41
Replies: 20
Views: 3,890
Posted By ACW599

Winch-launched gliding was perfectly compatible...

Winch-launched gliding was perfectly compatible at Cosford for many years with UAS/AEF and VGS flying and the West Midlands Air Ambulance. In essence, we went one way round the circuit and they went...
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