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11th Aug 2017, 10:21
Replies: 31
Views: 13,745
Posted By skridlov

I'm just a naive SLF but it amazes me that any...

I'm just a naive SLF but it amazes me that any pilot is ever allowed control of a passenger aircraft after a second violation of this kind. Given that the established recovery rate for alcoholics is...
3rd Aug 2017, 09:56
Replies: 29
Views: 26,539
Posted By skridlov

Lots of travellers carry some nitroglycerine with...

Lots of travellers carry some nitroglycerine with them. It's only a problem if it's in a metal container with a primer attached. It's essential to avoid unwarranted persecution of "minorities" on the...
1st Apr 2017, 18:07
Replies: 27
Views: 6,406
Posted By skridlov

The NLG had partially folded back and there was...

The NLG had partially folded back and there was clearly major structural damage in that area but the prop was undamaged (at least I don't recall seeing any). The aircraft had been dragged out of the...
1st Apr 2017, 08:07
Replies: 27
Views: 6,406
Posted By skridlov

Sorry about the crappy mobile phone snap. Owner...

Sorry about the crappy mobile phone snap. Owner looked pretty glum.
27th Feb 2017, 13:54
Replies: 1,087
Views: 949,063
Posted By skridlov

"Smaller papers at the weekend..." Eh?

"Smaller papers at the weekend..."
Eh?
11th Nov 2016, 08:09
Replies: 23
Views: 12,556
Posted By skridlov

A terrific opportunity for extortion.

A terrific opportunity for extortion.
7th Sep 2016, 09:39
Replies: 24
Views: 14,915
Posted By skridlov

This would require all passenger aircraft to...

This would require all passenger aircraft to contain big jugs...
Forum: Freight Dogs
19th Aug 2016, 15:22
Replies: 356
Views: 151,366
Posted By skridlov

That's interesting as I had some problems...

That's interesting as I had some problems generating a "certificate of conformity" for my DC powered signal processor, relating to RF emissions. I ended up outsourcing the tests and supplying a...
Forum: Freight Dogs
19th Aug 2016, 10:25
Replies: 356
Views: 151,366
Posted By skridlov

Back in the 80s I manufactured and supplied some...

Back in the 80s I manufactured and supplied some video signal processing equipment to Airship Industries for use in that decade's version of the "airship revival". Anyone remember "Airship...
Forum: Freight Dogs
18th Aug 2016, 21:51
Replies: 356
Views: 151,366
Posted By skridlov

The physics involved is beyond me but the...

The physics involved is beyond me but the differences in mass and surface area combined with the difference between the media in which these vessels operate would make this something of an...
Forum: Freight Dogs
18th Aug 2016, 18:01
Replies: 356
Views: 151,366
Posted By skridlov

Sounds to me as though, in order to accomplish...

Sounds to me as though, in order to accomplish these sort of tasks, the craft would require an "auto-hover" capability. Which, for what is effectively a huge sail, would be something of a challenge.
10th Aug 2016, 18:14
Replies: 3
Views: 5,959
Posted By skridlov

Cat D10 should do the trick..

Cat D10 should do the trick..
4th Aug 2016, 17:10
Replies: 41
Views: 27,230
Posted By skridlov

Not sure if this duplicates previous links posted...

Not sure if this duplicates previous links posted but it does contain a detailed timeline of offences of various kinds committed by the pilot, Alfred "Skip" Nichols.
Correction: Hot Air Balloon...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Jul 2016, 00:07
Replies: 29
Views: 11,554
Posted By skridlov

You sure have a lot of faith in flash memory....

You sure have a lot of faith in flash memory. It's certainly to be preferred, in general, to single disc-based (or, heaven help us, tape-) data storage but inferior to distributed storage methods...
28th Jun 2016, 22:43
Replies: 36
Views: 15,456
Posted By skridlov

Latest casualty figures 28 dead, 60+ injured...

Latest casualty figures 28 dead, 60+ injured (from Turkish official sources reported on major media channels.) All US-Turkey flights suspended. Reports are confused but it's said that three attackers...
9th Jun 2016, 10:27
Replies: 53
Views: 8,019
Posted By skridlov

Non-pilot here who used to fly with Billy...

Non-pilot here who used to fly with Billy Vincent* (RIP) quite a bit in the 70s. Shame he's no longer around to offer his thoughts. There's a memorial thread on the Pacific G.A. forum for anyone...
4th Jun 2016, 13:36
Replies: 62
Views: 12,173
Posted By skridlov

489 That was taken some time in late 78...

489


That was taken some time in late 78 or early 79. We'd just acquired the tipper which had been meticulously renovated - everything worked, even the brakes (at least for a short period), which...
2nd Jun 2016, 22:28
Replies: 62
Views: 12,173
Posted By skridlov

Everyone locally knew this. It's worth...

Everyone locally knew this. It's worth reiterating that Bill's abilities made him the primary resource for S&R work in the NW which created an ambivalence about prosecuting him. I shared one flight...
2nd Jun 2016, 15:14
Replies: 62
Views: 12,173
Posted By skridlov

No offence taken. BTW the white MK5 Jag which was...

No offence taken. BTW the white MK5 Jag which was used as our company car was kept at Smithton airport - with the key in the exhaust pipe. Not something you'd do today even in Smithton, I'd imagine....
2nd Jun 2016, 10:19
Replies: 62
Views: 12,173
Posted By skridlov

Unfortunately the archive mentioned in the...

Unfortunately the archive mentioned in the previous post doesn't have anything before 2011 so this radio piece doesn't appear to be available.

Unless I'm mistaken Bill's plane can be seen in the...
1st Jun 2016, 16:45
Replies: 62
Views: 12,173
Posted By skridlov

Balfour

Hi supercharger.
Well, I flew in and out of that strip at Balfour with Billy many times - the plane in question usually being that of which I've posted photos already - I believe it was in New...
22nd May 2016, 13:00
Replies: 1,184
Views: 2,494,469
Posted By skridlov

Thanks for that (I apologise for not having dug...

Thanks for that (I apologise for not having dug up the info myself). A fairly rapid turn around so not a lot of opportunity for access - and in daylight. I suppose that the next question that occurs...
22nd May 2016, 10:33
Replies: 1,184
Views: 2,494,469
Posted By skridlov

It would be interesting to know how long MS804...

It would be interesting to know how long MS804 spent in Tunis before the leg to CDG and the state of the local security environment there.
The media concentration on security in Paris seems to...
20th May 2016, 23:26
Replies: 1,184
Views: 2,494,469
Posted By skridlov

This is a very simplistic idea of "what...

This is a very simplistic idea of "what terrorists live for..." Given the rapidity with which various high-level agencies have countenanced the possibility of a malevolent cause, it's not really...
20th May 2016, 19:33
Replies: 1,184
Views: 2,494,469
Posted By skridlov

Why have the ACARS messages that have been...

Why have the ACARS messages that have been repeatedly posted here been deleted almost immediately? Obviously they may be totally invented for whatever malicious reason but equally they may be...
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