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Forum: Jet Blast
18th May 2019, 20:26
Replies: 37
Views: 4,566

Surely, that horse is not fit for work!

Surely, that horse is not fit for work!
Forum: Jet Blast
18th May 2019, 20:24
Replies: 27
Views: 2,854

Some years ago I needed to use the motorway to...

Some years ago I needed to use the motorway to get to work (police pilot). One morning I was late for my shift due to a road traffic incident on my route (which I was actually required to attend). I...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th May 2019, 20:09
Replies: 37
Views: 4,566

Angel Better not waste money by buying any more...

Better not waste money by buying any more LPs..... :uhoh:
2nd Mar 2019, 20:56
Replies: 1,919
Views: 2,374,549

No pilot is immune from making an in-flight...

No pilot is immune from making an in-flight error. The difference with this Sala accident is that critical errors were made on the ground, even before the engine was started.
13th Nov 2018, 18:27
Replies: 161
Views: 31,116

RIP Danny. I feel like I've lost an old friend,...

RIP Danny. I feel like I've lost an old friend, although we never met.
11th Oct 2018, 09:58
Replies: 99
Views: 8,035

I adjusted the ignition timing. Have you never...

I adjusted the ignition timing. Have you never tuned an engine?
A higher octane fuel can tolerate more ignition advance and/or a higher compression ratio. The best output of a spark ignition engine...
9th Oct 2018, 08:02
Replies: 9
Views: 849

If you are aircrew you need to check the...

If you are aircrew you need to check the requirements of your CAA. In UK you must allow a minimum of six weeks between the two and can only have single focus lenses installed.

I needed both doing,...
9th Oct 2018, 07:44
Replies: 99
Views: 8,035

Rutan, No I don't think so. I've been...

Rutan,

No I don't think so. I've been building and tuning engines (and modifying the advance curves of Lucas distributors) for well over 40 years. My bedside bookshelf is full of engine tuning...
8th Oct 2018, 23:00
Replies: 55,695
Views: 7,865,942

"Someone get a shovel - it's taking a...

"Someone get a shovel - it's taking a dump!"
8th Oct 2018, 13:18
Replies: 99
Views: 8,035

I find it very strange that you think that. There...

I find it very strange that you think that. There is plenty of evidence that engines run on LPG need hardened valve seats and those that don't have them are likely to suffer valve seat recession and...
3rd Oct 2018, 09:53
Replies: 67
Views: 17,767

I think you rather missed my point....;)

I think you rather missed my point....;)
3rd Oct 2018, 08:50
Replies: 67
Views: 17,767

Something lost in the translation there. It...

Something lost in the translation there.
It could easily have been a "farce landing".
Or a "probationary landing".
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Oct 2018, 08:38
Replies: 547
Views: 80,231

I took my 12 year old, German (but non-VW) built,...

I took my 12 year old, German (but non-VW) built, turbo-diesel engined car for its annual MOT test yesterday. I was interested to find out more about the emissions, particularly because the limits...
3rd Oct 2018, 07:43
Replies: 99
Views: 8,035

Detonation is the spontaneous combustion of the...

Detonation is the spontaneous combustion of the fuel air mixture ahead of the flame front. The remaining part of the mixture in the combustion chamber explodes prematurely due to the cylinder...
27th Sep 2018, 22:15
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,167,823

Ms. TC-T was (probably still is) a Freeman of...

Ms. TC-T was (probably still is) a Freeman of HCAP. I found that strange when this all first blew up (I checked her status at the time) because if she was a commercial pilot it was more correct for...
26th Sep 2018, 22:23
Replies: 12
Views: 1,359

Heating control panel (non aviation type)?

Heating control panel (non aviation type)?
26th Sep 2018, 16:00
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,167,823

Not all of the HCAP are "dumb". I resigned...

Not all of the HCAP are "dumb".

I resigned my membership over their decision to uphold their award and explained my reasons. I don't know if I was alone in that respect.
Her public boasting about...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Sep 2018, 10:58
Replies: 6
Views: 1,815

I flew down the east coast of the USA a few years...

I flew down the east coast of the USA a few years ago. I was in the rear row starboard window seat. A behemoth of a man appeared (probably in his thirties) and occupied both the adjacent aisle and...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Feb 2018, 13:54
Replies: 185
Views: 16,145

Years ago I flew for a police air support unit....

Years ago I flew for a police air support unit. We were in the base crew room when the evening news showed a senior police officer being interviewed under a set of speed cameras just off a motorway....
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jan 2018, 06:55
Replies: 33
Views: 4,254

Hopefully you're not the pilot I observed at a...

Hopefully you're not the pilot I observed at a certain south NZ airport who left his 355 running and completely unattended for almost twenty minutes next to an unlocked gate adjacent to a public car...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Oct 2017, 14:02
Replies: 284
Views: 23,502

Are you mistaking my post for that of someone...

Are you mistaking my post for that of someone else? I never mentioned any "remain in lane" orders; nor are there normally any on a "smart" motorway when the "time of day" reduced speed limits are in...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Oct 2017, 07:45
Replies: 284
Views: 23,502

Mr Willum, I've driven to work on this...

Mr Willum,

I've driven to work on this section of motorway every working day for twenty years and so I'm very much aware of the comparison between old and "new". Lowering the speed limit doesn't...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Oct 2017, 07:07
Replies: 284
Views: 23,502

"Smart motorways" is something of a misnomer. The...

"Smart motorways" is something of a misnomer. The variable speed limits don't seem to be used in a very smart way. The lowered speed limits on the M1 are switched on at 7 a.m. and off again at 9 a.m....
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jul 2017, 18:31
Replies: 51
Views: 7,860

That I can believe. I've flown with some of them!...

That I can believe. I've flown with some of them! :suspect:
6th Jul 2017, 18:24
Replies: 28
Views: 3,094

I'd say it was around 1975. Probably before...

I'd say it was around 1975.

Probably before then, certainly not after.
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