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12th Sep 2020, 19:59
Replies: 80
Views: 27,253
Posted By biscuit74

I do like the idea that the gate guardian was the...

I do like the idea that the gate guardian was the aircraft with the best remaining fatigue life. Hilarious. Good organisation there, someone!
12th Sep 2020, 19:51
Replies: 46
Views: 25,692
Posted By biscuit74

Having just seen this thread - how nice to see a...

Having just seen this thread - how nice to see a photo of Stan Easton. I met him when he was towing at Aboyne - for all too short a time, sadly.
4th Sep 2020, 12:10
Replies: 25
Views: 5,905
Posted By biscuit74

What a sad way to lose an aircraft. It does look...

What a sad way to lose an aircraft. It does look like reversion to car driving mode - one snag of having a yoke instead of a stick. When I (briefly) flew Cessnas during conversion training to power...
3rd Sep 2020, 22:01
Replies: 14
Views: 3,170
Posted By biscuit74

Wow. Very glad Mr Boddington is going to be OK....

Wow. Very glad Mr Boddington is going to be OK. Just imagine what must have been going through his mind at the moment of that photograph. Old biplanes - lots of structure to help take the impacts....
3rd Sep 2020, 21:56
Replies: 5
Views: 2,880
Posted By biscuit74

Yes, and even the gates in those were sometimes...

Yes, and even the gates in those were sometimes left open. Many many years ago a friend and I drove down to the Farnborough show. As we were poor students we took a tent. On the way back up North we...
2nd Aug 2020, 09:04
Replies: 16
Views: 11,974
Posted By biscuit74

Given that there was difficulty in communication...

Given that there was difficulty in communication between the two cockpits. I wonder if confusion arose as to who was doing what. I recall and accident many years ago, also in a biplane - possibly a...
28th Jun 2020, 21:37
Replies: 22
Views: 1,681
Posted By biscuit74

Likewise - Austers, especially the Terrier with...

Likewise - Austers, especially the Terrier with quite low flap limit speeds were a pain in strong
wave turbulence. Often needed to get rid of flaps fast - those cantilevered flap hinges produced...
23rd Jun 2020, 12:12
Replies: 103
Views: 50,294
Posted By biscuit74

'DaveReidUK' - what was the interesting...

'DaveReidUK' - what was the interesting instrument you showed a couple of posts (of yours) back? Most intriguing!
22nd Jun 2020, 21:17
Replies: 38
Views: 3,341
Posted By biscuit74

"I'm well past it now but I still think the...

"I'm well past it now but I still think the benefit of spin training is to raise the awareness level, as you say -- to recognise the situations in which it can occur, and the wing-drop before the...
7th Jun 2020, 10:28
Replies: 12
Views: 2,512
Posted By biscuit74

Oh it was - bucketing down all day and much of...

Oh it was - bucketing down all day and much of the night! Parched fields appreciated it.

Good pint, Lingo Dan - unusual to see a depression start there and turn like that.
7th Jun 2020, 10:23
Replies: 5
Views: 2,715
Posted By biscuit74

Said to be due to a groundloop. Shame , but...

Said to be due to a groundloop. Shame , but pilot OK and aircraft repairable.
16th May 2020, 19:30
Replies: 27
Views: 3,663
Posted By biscuit74

I agree Big Pistons Forever. The stories from the...

I agree Big Pistons Forever. The stories from the likes of Ernest K Gann were superb. The days of Bax and Thomas Block and intriguing design articles by Peter Garrison kept em amused for hours....
15th Mar 2020, 12:05
Replies: 2,131
Views: 2,636,694
Posted By biscuit74

Tho list of prosecutions for 2018-2019 is...

Tho list of prosecutions for 2018-2019 is interesting All PPLs, except for one which might be CPL(H). Three are document and reporting irregularities.

Unimpressive, but understandable, sadly - I...
14th Mar 2020, 21:14
Replies: 2,131
Views: 2,636,694
Posted By biscuit74

Very well said, SND. This is a truly appalling...

Very well said, SND. This is a truly appalling story. I am a (long time) private pilot and ex-instructor married to a commercial pilot, so I have a foot in both camps so to speak. That a private...
31st Jan 2020, 15:11
Replies: 104
Views: 35,091
Posted By biscuit74

Thanks Vinrouge & Nutloose. I hadn't thought...

Thanks Vinrouge & Nutloose.

I hadn't thought the cost would be lower - was resuming that RAF transport aircraft are effectively 'sunk costs' so only fuel and crew costs to cover. Different...
31st Jan 2020, 10:54
Replies: 104
Views: 35,091
Posted By biscuit74

Can anyone explain to me why this flight was not...

Can anyone explain to me why this flight was not done by the RAF? Were there diplomatic issues perhaps?
In days gone by that would have been almost automatic. Given that the forces are well...
7th Oct 2019, 18:54
Replies: 42
Views: 12,759
Posted By biscuit74

Gosh, that sounds superb, on a cold and windy...

Gosh, that sounds superb, on a cold and windy night in the UK!
29th Sep 2019, 09:16
Replies: 357
Views: 480,529
Posted By biscuit74

Interesting point, 'FlexibleResponse'. I seem to...

Interesting point, 'FlexibleResponse'. I seem to recall that the wingtip extensions fitted to Buccaneers were said to have contributed to the wing spar fatigue failure in 1980.
However, as...
28th Sep 2019, 15:48
Replies: 357
Views: 480,529
Posted By biscuit74

That seems a reasonable possibility, which no...

That seems a reasonable possibility, which no doubt will be being looked into. Changing to a forged from a machined part will certainly change stresses within the material and is likely to affect...
23rd Sep 2019, 13:18
Replies: 30
Views: 6,984
Posted By biscuit74

There was some fairly impressive wave activity in...

There was some fairly impressive wave activity in the North East on Saturday; some very long distances were flown by sailplanes to good heights, so I'm not surprised you found some turbulence. The...
30th Aug 2019, 21:04
Replies: 102
Views: 54,121
Posted By biscuit74

My father had the same view of General Slim as...

My father had the same view of General Slim as yours, India Four Two. He felt Slim made the Forgotten Fourteenth an Army with real pride in itself, rightly.
Whereas a friend who met Mr Bader was...
30th Aug 2019, 19:30
Replies: 21
Views: 14,933
Posted By biscuit74

Without making any comment with regard to this...

Without making any comment with regard to this sad accident - since I have no information about the local weather conditions at the time -

Yes it is entirely possible in principle (and practice)...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Aug 2019, 20:40
Replies: 25
Views: 5,388
Posted By biscuit74

The energy involved in a typical hurricane is...

The energy involved in a typical hurricane is many time greater than any atomic weapon. My recollection is that studies a long time ago suggested that some modification might be possible, but only...
25th Aug 2019, 20:14
Replies: 12
Views: 2,074
Posted By biscuit74

Sorry - sloppy typing by me! Thanks hoodie. (I...

Sorry - sloppy typing by me! Thanks hoodie. (I shall now have a think about what in that requires 'differences training'.)

And - I looked up the differences training. Hmm. Sounds depressingly like...
25th Aug 2019, 19:13
Replies: 12
Views: 2,074
Posted By biscuit74

Simple question, since this one is new to me -...

Simple question, since this one is new to me - what is 'SLCP' please ?
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