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24th Mar 2020, 07:04
Replies: 241
Views: 79,572
Posted By DCThumb

I understand that a Buccaneer flew with Tornado...

I understand that a Buccaneer flew with Tornado Avionics as a test bed. As a weapons platform it was more capable then the Tornado particularly with a full load I believe. As soon as the avionics...
14th Mar 2020, 07:53
Replies: 385
Views: 186,633
Posted By DCThumb

I’m getting cynical in my old age..... When...

I’m getting cynical in my old age.....

When I did METS on the Jetstream in the early 90s there was no formation, no low level.

At some point (not sure if it was pre- or post-king air but...
31st Jan 2020, 12:44
Replies: 90
Views: 89,603
Posted By DCThumb

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1127x1665/596c2868_5146_4235_8302_f564cf86eb07_01cb6c6663b603064929544a9a472594eb7b7bab.jpeg
Image here shows the RAT deployed, which happens...
29th Jan 2020, 18:33
Replies: 90
Views: 89,603
Posted By DCThumb

My understanding was that the manned option was...

My understanding was that the manned option was cheaper. GH requires multiple operators, satellite time, long transits and is also weather limited. Putting the kit on a Global XRS was simple and...
28th Dec 2019, 14:34
Replies: 7
Views: 3,262
Posted By DCThumb

VPATH is an FMS driven mode, so not available 'in...

VPATH is an FMS driven mode, so not available 'in the green' - if thats what you mean. Not sure what you mean by LNV2, but feel free to pm.
4th Dec 2019, 21:38
Replies: 2
Views: 714
Posted By DCThumb

I looked into this a few years ago and couldn't...

I looked into this a few years ago and couldn't find a UK insurer that would touch anything 'airside' - I ended up with basic cover landslide only. Conclusion was that once operating the aircraft...
28th Nov 2019, 06:03
Replies: 385
Views: 186,633
Posted By DCThumb

Time will tell, but I think it was the US Air...

Time will tell, but I think it was the US Air Force that used Citation Mustangs at one point and suffered undercarriage issues - modern aircraft are all too lightweight for training,
125 probably...
24th Nov 2019, 12:16
Replies: 13
Views: 4,304
Posted By DCThumb

When were speed brakes a pre-requisite for...

When were speed brakes a pre-requisite for formation?
Not sure how the negative torque system worked on a king air, but on a Herc there was no airborne brake effect from the props....and on the K a...
16th Nov 2019, 06:56
Replies: 56
Views: 13,905
Posted By DCThumb

..... over the 1435 Q Shed ISTR :D

.....
over the 1435 Q Shed ISTR :D
7th Nov 2019, 06:27
Replies: 2
Views: 993
Posted By DCThumb

Any iPad weight and balance will work with...

Any iPad weight and balance will work with military aircraft - they can be configured for (almost) an type.

For me, APG iPreFlight is the best - but it also does performance and engine out...
25th Oct 2019, 19:24
Replies: 178
Views: 106,116
Posted By DCThumb

I’m fairly sure that my memory is correct in that...

I’m fairly sure that my memory is correct in that on the JP5, during PFLs, some QFIs used the airbrakes to simulate the drag of a failed engine..... one assumes (dangerous I know) that this was...
4th Sep 2019, 21:09
Replies: 360
Views: 186,083
Posted By DCThumb

Well.....if you want to be picky, the English...

Well.....if you want to be picky, the English Electric Lightning was the Lightning II as the Lockheed P38 Lightning was Lightning I for the RAF....

However the (US designation F35) is just known...
21st Aug 2019, 11:59
Replies: 360
Views: 186,083
Posted By DCThumb

From the original book chapter on Brawdy: ‘The...

From the original book chapter on Brawdy: ‘The students call the instructors by their first name, they are no longer Sir’

However, I admit I was inwardly cringing at matey, buddy etc...yoof of...
8th Aug 2019, 04:40
Replies: 742
Views: 254,723
Posted By DCThumb

When I flew the ?chipmunk at Swinderby, the...

When I flew the ?chipmunk at Swinderby, the common opinion of the Lycoming conversion was that it flew sideways! The fin on the Chippie was 2.5 degrees (I think..,,lots of years have passed) offset...
8th Aug 2019, 04:35
Replies: 16
Views: 6,113
Posted By DCThumb

Go for Brighton! Loads of hotels to choose from...

Go for Brighton! Loads of hotels to choose from and you can eat somewhere different every night. Once you have finished groundschool and are travelling at non- peak traffic times the drive is easy...
24th Jun 2019, 19:09
Replies: 28
Views: 10,390
Posted By DCThumb

I didn’t know John, but Denis was a good friend...

I didn’t know John, but Denis was a good friend and colleague whom I remember fondly.

Uncle Fester - ‘the’ Uncle Fester? I left 24 with the K for a short spell on 30 before leaving Lye, whilst you...
24th Jun 2019, 05:06
Replies: 4,727
Views: 1,183,223
Posted By DCThumb

I saw somewhere that XV202 was open to walk...

I saw somewhere that XV202 was open to walk through....is it just me that wants to open the hatch in the galley and see if it says ‘hello Gav’ on the mirror.....?
7th Jun 2019, 06:22
Replies: 4
Views: 3,970
Posted By DCThumb

Yep - oil breather. Globals with the same engine...

Yep - oil breather. Globals with the same engine (BR710) are the same
9th May 2019, 21:37
Replies: 67
Views: 17,721
Posted By DCThumb

Just this Once, do you have a copy of the...

Just this Once, do you have a copy of the letter...or perhaps

DO YOU HAVE A COPY OF THE LETTER?

I might need it....
25th Apr 2019, 17:33
Replies: 44
Views: 16,922
Posted By DCThumb

What is so interesting about the Global 5000...

What is so interesting about the Global 5000 accident history?
23rd Apr 2019, 05:52
Replies: 23
Views: 5,553
Posted By DCThumb

Smoking in class.....in Trenchard Hall...The last...

Smoking in class.....in Trenchard Hall...The last course I did there they briefed that 2 identical buildings had burned down - now we know why!!
18th Apr 2019, 04:28
Replies: 79
Views: 65,520
Posted By DCThumb

That display actually shows ground lift dump...

That display actually shows ground lift dump deployed ie all the spoilers, not just the roll assist.
And yes, there is supposed to be a flying control check, including roll assist spoilers in the...
2nd Apr 2019, 05:24
Replies: 67
Views: 18,259
Posted By DCThumb

Well I remember more than one guy on my Swinderby...

Well I remember more than one guy on my Swinderby course who had to fly in the canvas 'G' Helmet as they didn't fit with the helmet as well so nothing is new!

My point re Prefect is simple. It is...
1st Apr 2019, 05:31
Replies: 67
Views: 18,259
Posted By DCThumb

The Prefect was not selected by the RAF. It is...

The Prefect was not selected by the RAF. It is part of a PFI where it is up to the contractor to select/provide the equipment. Ascent chose the Prefect.
31st Mar 2019, 10:14
Replies: 8
Views: 3,396
Posted By DCThumb

1000 Euros a day should be the Minimum for any...

1000 Euros a day should be the Minimum for any Captain on any Global. FO rate is around 800
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