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25th Feb 2019, 20:12
4th Jul 2017, 15:14
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Posted By meadowbank

He has joined a coffee morning in my Bedfordshire...

He has joined a coffee morning in my Bedfordshire village and I thought it might be nice to find some old friends. It seems there may be more than 1 Fred Starkey, but this one is very much alive and...
19th May 2017, 21:16
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Views: 3,575
Posted By meadowbank

Fred Starkey (RAF Navigator)

A long shot, but did anyone out there in Ppruneland know a RAF navigator called Fred Starkey?
His types flown include Shackleton, P-2V Neptune, Canberra (PR) and Dominie, based variously at...
23rd Aug 2011, 04:58
Replies: 184
Views: 241,871
Posted By meadowbank

For G-CPTN You asked earlier about inverted...

For G-CPTN

You asked earlier about inverted ejection. The limitation on the Hawk when I flew it (1979-80) was that you could eject inverted as low as 350 ft provided you had no rate of descent.
9th Aug 2011, 12:38
Replies: 114
Views: 46,447
Posted By meadowbank

snacks and water! - typical American - can't last...

snacks and water! - typical American - can't last an hour without eating something
9th Aug 2011, 12:29
Replies: 114
Views: 46,447
Posted By meadowbank

Re Nav with folding wings, I believe it was Kevin...

Re Nav with folding wings, I believe it was Kevin Toal.
9th Aug 2011, 12:03
Replies: 59
Views: 16,639
Posted By meadowbank

You could certainly watch the fuel gauge...

You could certainly watch the fuel gauge decreasing in an F-4. At low level and full reheat, the quoted fuel consumption is 2000 lbs/minute, which is roughly equivalent to 4 (imperial)...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Apr 2011, 14:51
Replies: 5
Views: 1,800
Posted By meadowbank

Monitoring Guard

It makes obvious good sense, but can anyone tell me where (if?) it is mandated anywhere that airline crews should monitor 121.5? I have Googled like mad but cannot find any reference.

MB
8th Mar 2011, 15:08
Replies: 8,153
Views: 1,043,495
Posted By meadowbank

Caz, There is no contention about the weather...

Caz,
There is no contention about the weather at the crash site - it was hill fog! Notwithstanding, an estimate of "9 or 10 feet maximum" stretches the credibility of the witness concerned and...
2nd Mar 2011, 14:30
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Views: 1,043,495
Posted By meadowbank

Good lateral thinking, but I don't think I can...

Good lateral thinking, but I don't think I can subscribe to this theory at all. It was daytime and I've never even noticed a camera flash at night when low (ish) flying!
26th Jan 2011, 12:48
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Posted By meadowbank

I don't see the comment was any more flippant...

I don't see the comment was any more flippant than a football commentator saying something along the lines of "Considering how badly he's played so far, he'll probably miss this penalty too"! There...
24th Jan 2011, 13:59
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Posted By meadowbank

The point about the US Army incident (my post on...

The point about the US Army incident (my post on 20th Jan, above) is that a similar occurrence could have been the cause of the crash of ZD576. We'll never know, of course, but that's the whole...
20th Jan 2011, 13:54
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Posted By meadowbank

I have referred to this incident before, but have...

I have referred to this incident before, but have now found a link to the original article.

https://safety.army.mil/Portals/multimedia/docs/magazines/flightfax/1998_issues/ffmay98.pdf

Whilst...
5th Jan 2011, 15:16
Replies: 8,153
Views: 1,043,495
Posted By meadowbank

John Purdey On 24th December (Post #7408) I...

John Purdey

On 24th December (Post #7408) I asked the question reproduced below. Accepting that you may have been preparing for Midnight Mass or enjoying one or two mince pies too many, thereby...
24th Dec 2010, 20:40
Replies: 8,153
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Posted By meadowbank

John Purdey In his review of the BoI, AM...

John Purdey

In his review of the BoI, AM Wratten used the following words: "without the irrefutable evidence of an Accident Data Recorder and a Cockpit Voice Recorder, there is inevitably a degree...
23rd Nov 2010, 18:44
Replies: 8,153
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Posted By meadowbank

Before we get bogged down all over again, I would...

Before we get bogged down all over again, I would like to draw your attention to a statement, published by ACM Wratten on 15 Jun 2000, in which he attempts to defend the findings made by AM Day,...
20th Nov 2010, 18:24
Replies: 8,153
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Posted By meadowbank

JP I have to say I see no contradiction -...

JP
I have to say I see no contradiction - kindly explain.

MB
18th Nov 2010, 20:34
Replies: 8,153
Views: 1,043,495
Posted By meadowbank

Cazatou You wrote: Just because the...

Cazatou
You wrote:


Just because the forecast indicates that conditions in the vicinity of the Mull might preclude VFR flight over the land is no reason to approach the area at or above Safety...
15th Nov 2010, 12:34
Replies: 8,153
Views: 1,043,495
Posted By meadowbank

Out of interest, let's try removing the weather...

Out of interest, let's try removing the weather from the equation and imagine that it was a gin-clear day, and let's suppose that an eye witness saw the whole thing.

He/she described the aircraft...
10th Nov 2010, 14:49
Replies: 8,153
Views: 1,043,495
Posted By meadowbank

John Purdey Perhaps I've had one too many...

John Purdey
Perhaps I've had one too many coffees and my brain is a bit caffeine-addled, but you wholeheartedly agree with what?

Confused regards,

MB
8th Nov 2010, 21:21
Replies: 8,153
Views: 1,043,495
Posted By meadowbank

John Purdey(again) By the way, you were kind...

John Purdey(again)
By the way, you were kind enough to offer me the following advice a few weeks ago. Perhaps you should practise what you preach?
8th Nov 2010, 21:06
Replies: 8,153
Views: 1,043,495
Posted By meadowbank

You boys on the 'hang-the-guilty-junior-officers'...

You boys on the 'hang-the-guilty-junior-officers' side of the fence can't have it both ways. Were they flying at a dangerously high speed into IMC or were they "grubbing" (something that certainly...
1st Sep 2010, 11:46
Replies: 8,153
Views: 1,043,495
Posted By meadowbank

Calling all RAF Chinook Aircrew

From the Kohn report:



Q1. Have the the torque-metering system and power controls been modified since the Mull of Kintyre crash in June 1994?

Q2. Do RAF Chinooks have the T-55GA-714A...
31st Aug 2010, 12:27
Replies: 8,153
Views: 1,043,495
Posted By meadowbank

John Purdey Once again, you duck the issue...

John Purdey

Once again, you duck the issue by claiming to have had your say when you're against the ropes.

This is tantamount to sticking your head in the sand or sticking your fingers in your...
27th Aug 2010, 11:28
Replies: 8,153
Views: 1,043,495
Posted By meadowbank

John Purdey, In response to my recent...

John Purdey,

In response to my recent lengthy submission, you simply asked:

I'll give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that you weren't being patronising, but I'm afraid I don't agree...
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