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12th Apr 2017, 07:18
Replies: 268
Views: 32,934
Posted By HappyJack260

Not sure that "greatest good for the greatest...

Not sure that "greatest good for the greatest number" as a legal principle is superior to contract law.
3rd Sep 2014, 06:59
Replies: 38
Views: 7,642
Posted By HappyJack260

I was a Royal Navy Navigation Officer, so was...

I was a Royal Navy Navigation Officer, so was taught astro and used it at sea. Really learned how to do it as a yachtsman when delivering a boat from Manila to HK, when the electronics all failed,...
30th Mar 2014, 11:57
Replies: 44
Views: 11,502
Posted By HappyJack260

SF-260 is a great machine - fast, and slippery,...

SF-260 is a great machine - fast, and slippery, so not so good for aerobatic competition, but tremendous fun for flghter flying or gentleman's leisurely positive G only manoeuvres.

It has a high...
24th Mar 2014, 03:20
Replies: 98
Views: 9,230
Posted By HappyJack260

I've a couple of hundred hours in tailwheel -...

I've a couple of hundred hours in tailwheel - mostly Chipmunks, Citabria/Decathlon and Pitts S2A/S2B/S2C, plus a couple of hours in a Tiger Moth and an Extra 300L.

I was taught to 3-point all of...
20th Mar 2014, 03:00
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,438,703
Posted By HappyJack260

Lakedude and oldoberon: Actually it's a...

Lakedude and oldoberon:


Actually it's a fairly simple relative velocity calculation, if you assume steady course and speed. Ranges from pings at hourly intervals give you velocity made good...
19th Mar 2014, 03:54
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,438,703
Posted By HappyJack260

It's around 1700nm from the Maldives to Mogadishu...

It's around 1700nm from the Maldives to Mogadishu in Somalia. IF it was at the Maldives at 0615 local (0915 KL) there would have been an additional 0911 ping (which has not been reported, and the...
19th Mar 2014, 01:42
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,438,703
Posted By HappyJack260

Would it have been possible to get from the area...

Would it have been possible to get from the area of the Maldives where an aircraft was spotted at 0615, to, say, Iran or Pakistan, on the red northern ping arc by 0811 when the last ping was...
17th Mar 2014, 05:01
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,438,703
Posted By HappyJack260

It measures about 125' length by 125' span -...

It measures about 125' length by 125' span - that's nearer to an Airbus A320 than a 777.
27th Feb 2013, 11:32
Replies: 19
Views: 1,967
Posted By HappyJack260

[QUOTE]We don't do selling. In return you...

[QUOTE]We don't do selling.

In return you don't get spam, 'sales' information or your addresses flogged on to marketing companies.

Also we don't attempt to sell you tat, pens, T-shirts or dodgy...
26th Feb 2013, 19:38
Replies: 19
Views: 1,967
Posted By HappyJack260

Whilst PPRUNE may be a news forum for...

Whilst PPRUNE may be a news forum for professional pilots, that doesn't invalidate the thought that professional pilots might want to buy or sell something - their CPL text books, perhaps, or the DC...
26th Feb 2013, 08:18
Replies: 19
Views: 1,967
Posted By HappyJack260

Should PPRUNE have a buy/sell facility?

I've asked why, when other fora I frequent (watches, especially) have a Sales Corner for private, non dealer sales, trades or want to buys, PPRUNE does not. The answer, I'm told, is that "350,000...
16th Apr 2012, 00:14
Replies: 80
Views: 51,634
Posted By HappyJack260

I read that appeal judgment as one that addresses...

I read that appeal judgment as one that addresses the first trial judge's reasons for coming to the conclusions he did. The trial judge said that lowering the gear contributing to an increased rate...
30th Jul 2011, 09:40
Replies: 33
Views: 12,479
Posted By HappyJack260

Matt Handley used to (maybe still does) flight...

Matt Handley used to (maybe still does) flight screening for the RAAF, and has a CT4 with, IIRC, the IO-540 engine, so would be a good choice.
25th Jul 2011, 13:30
Replies: 45
Views: 8,131
Posted By HappyJack260

SLLC - thanks for sharing your experience. I'd be...

SLLC - thanks for sharing your experience. I'd be interested to hear what spinal injuries you had and what your recovery has been like. Do you still fly FJ?

I had a burst fracture of my L1...
12th Jul 2011, 12:30
Replies: 28
Views: 6,467
Posted By HappyJack260

Does anyone else think it looked from the video...

Does anyone else think it looked from the video as if the P-51 lost most of its fin and rudder, too? That would have made it uncontrollable pretty quickly!
22nd May 2011, 05:09
Replies: 26
Views: 3,494
Posted By HappyJack260

First solo will probably come quicker if you are...

First solo will probably come quicker if you are (a) flying every day, doing your PPL in a solid block, and (b) younger. Being older, distracted by other cares (work, family, etc) and going once a...
16th May 2011, 00:29
Replies: 48
Views: 5,429
Posted By HappyJack260

How do you tell the direction of spin? Simple -...

How do you tell the direction of spin? Simple - look along the nose - NOT towards the ground - which means sighting up through the canopy and can be deceptive. When you are looking along the nose,...
15th Apr 2011, 05:49
Replies: 18
Views: 18,428
Posted By HappyJack260

Ian - you might want to see if you can get a...

Ian - you might want to see if you can get a flight in a Robin 2160 - it's much better for aeros than the Citabria, which is slow to roll and needs a lot of rudder to help it round. The Decathlon is...
9th Mar 2011, 09:56
Replies: 8,604
Views: 1,428,416
Posted By HappyJack260

Taylor Aerocar?

Taylor Aerocar?
18th Jan 2011, 23:11
Replies: 256
Views: 98,053
Posted By HappyJack260

Just read/re-read the whole thread through from...

Just read/re-read the whole thread through from the start. It prompted me to get my old logbook out, and brought back a lot of memories.

I did my my solo on type in WK608 (now RNHF), in 1981 and...
18th Jan 2011, 22:02
Replies: 11
Views: 12,803
Posted By HappyJack260

I use a Campbell AeroClassic in my Pitts. It...

I use a Campbell AeroClassic in my Pitts. It looks like the classic leather WW2 flyers helmet, but has carbon-fibre and Kevlar under the skin. Weighs around 1100g; visor is not an option but can...
3rd May 2010, 11:17
Replies: 33
Views: 11,430
Posted By HappyJack260

Have a look at a Campbell Aero Classics helmet....

Have a look at a Campbell Aero Classics helmet. Looks like the traditional leather helmet, except it has a kevlar/carbon fibre shell. Very good noise reduction, and you can get it with a leather face...
25th Apr 2010, 23:21
Replies: 256
Views: 98,053
Posted By HappyJack260

The Chipmunk at Camden is now back on-line, after...

The Chipmunk at Camden is now back on-line, after having a new centre section installed. It was WB 675, now VH-AKB, and is a real pleasure to fly, though I have to say that seeing 45kts indicated on...
25th Apr 2010, 13:10
Replies: 22
Views: 9,555
Posted By HappyJack260

DAMES

Dr Lillienthal - 2 Martin Place, Sydney.
23rd May 2009, 00:06
Replies: 8
Views: 2,814
Posted By HappyJack260

Bankstown Airport Sale

There's an Ad on p16 of today's Sydney Morning Herald (Weekend Business Section) for Bankstown Airport ...Colliers International is offering for sale a 33.3% equity stake in the lease hold land...
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