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Forum: Rotorheads
18th Feb 2021, 01:58
Replies: 9
Views: 3,634
Posted By TowerDog

Sad story: I lived in St. Thomas and flew for a...

Sad story:
I lived in St. Thomas and flew for a few operators there: Virgin Air, Aero Virgin Islands, Virgin Islands International Airways, and a few more on St. Croix.
Back then there was only...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jan 2021, 21:34
Replies: 146
Views: 17,749
Posted By TowerDog

He started the Climb thingy, without using the...

He started the Climb thingy, without using the autopilot and slowly but surely lost control and banked to the left until the climb turned into a descent then a crash into the hillside. :sad:
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jan 2021, 04:05
Replies: 146
Views: 17,749
Posted By TowerDog

Interesting article on the final flight and crash...

Interesting article on the final flight and crash in the March 2021 Vanity Fair Magazine.
(Yes, I know it is not March yet and I know V.F. Is not an aviation magazine, but sometimes they shine with...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jan 2021, 02:58
Replies: 30
Views: 5,467
Posted By TowerDog

Not only that, but the HFs on the classic 747s...

Not only that, but the HFs on the classic 747s transmitted @ 300 Watts, twice the power of the ham above that blew up a gas station.:sad:
Forum: Tech Log
5th Sep 2020, 03:00
Replies: 92
Views: 17,563
Posted By TowerDog

I can see the 757 being a handful for an...

I can see the 757 being a handful for an inexperienced pilot, but it is not a difficult plane to fly, or to land.
I needed an extra sector in the 757 as well, but we trained in the 767-200 and...
Forum: Middle East
25th Aug 2020, 01:57
Replies: 16
Views: 5,927
Posted By TowerDog

Got a few scars but never had a problem in the...

Got a few scars but never had a problem in the ME, keep pants on and a long sleeve shirts.
(not sure if you are taking about facial scars..?)
29th May 2020, 04:07
Replies: 1,668
Views: 2,710,869
Posted By TowerDog

Those guys in SFO had no idea how to fly a...

Those guys in SFO had no idea how to fly a perfectly good airplane in perfect VMC to a successful landing, just like these PIA A-320 guys. 😢
13th Jan 2020, 04:27
Replies: 21
Views: 17,238
Posted By TowerDog

Wow...:ooh:

Wow...:ooh:
21st Dec 2019, 04:37
Replies: 214
Views: 194,115
Posted By TowerDog

TOGA in the 767 is pretty gentle, no need to...

TOGA in the 767 is pretty gentle, no need to panic and push the nose down 40 degrees with the throttles way up.
21st Dec 2019, 00:21
Replies: 214
Views: 194,115
Posted By TowerDog

Noticed the same thing about incompetent pilots:...

Noticed the same thing about incompetent pilots: They have no idea they are useless and/or clueless.
Seen it in the simulator and in the aero plane. :yuk:
Replies: 8
Views: 2,749
Posted By TowerDog

Probably not, I had to do bounces in the DC-8 and...

Probably not, I had to do bounces in the DC-8 and the 737-200.
Forum: Night Stop
7th Nov 2019, 00:58
Replies: 13
Views: 4,553
Posted By TowerDog

Yup, Captain Towerdog ready and at yer service..

Yup, Captain Towerdog ready and at yer service..
Forum: Night Stop
31st Oct 2019, 15:05
Replies: 13
Views: 4,553
Posted By TowerDog

Update: New boat, new website and a FB page...

Update:
New boat, new website and a FB page called Odin Charters.
Web site: OdinCharters| WireFrame Home (http://www.odincharters.com)

The boat is now an Albin 28TE, single inboard diesel.
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Oct 2019, 13:28
Replies: 138
Views: 41,891
Posted By TowerDog

Right you are: I remember it now, she actually...

Right you are: I remember it now, she actually lived in Norway and we communicated in Norwegian on the Scandinavian Forum. Silly me, forgot all that..:sad:
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Oct 2019, 02:10
Replies: 138
Views: 41,891
Posted By TowerDog

Flaps 40 is Dutch and I doubt she is posting in...

Flaps 40 is Dutch and I doubt she is posting in Norwegian or Hungarian..?
(She is a sexy Lady however, had a crush on her in my younger days..https://www.google.com/search?q=sexy%20lady)
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Oct 2019, 04:30
Replies: 13
Views: 1,940
Posted By TowerDog

I am an atheist and hate nobody. (Perhaps with...

I am an atheist and hate nobody. (Perhaps with the exception of people abusing animals)
If religion was banned, this planet would be a better place.
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Oct 2019, 16:11
Replies: 138
Views: 41,891
Posted By TowerDog

Tony Draper passed away? Sorry to hear that. I...

Tony Draper passed away? Sorry to hear that.
I have been around, on and off for 20 years or so. (Lost some seniority with the big server crash)
Also got some time off without pay for rude remarks...
16th Sep 2019, 01:58
Replies: 14
Views: 3,010
Posted By TowerDog

Reverse on a DC-3, a luxury, never been there,...

Reverse on a DC-3, a luxury, never been there, done that.:ooh:

Grabby brakes for sure, landed on the beaches in Alaska and tried to
touch the brakes slightly to slow down, but the wheels dug in...
15th Sep 2019, 02:32
Replies: 14
Views: 3,010
Posted By TowerDog

The DC-3 rudder is quite big and can be used...

The DC-3 rudder is quite big and can be used successfully down to very taxi slow speeds. The tail wheel is un-locked for sharp turns only using wheel brakes and differential power.
The tail wheel is...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Sep 2019, 01:25
Replies: 68
Views: 43,327
Posted By TowerDog

Ok, will look up speculation.

Oops.
Sorry about that: I did pull out the online dictionary, and you are correct Sir.
(Speaking too many languages and you get mixed up, especially as you get older.)
Mea Culpa, Mea Maxima Culpa.
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Aug 2019, 22:58
Replies: 68
Views: 43,327
Posted By TowerDog

Well, he was speculating, perhaps hasty, but not...

Well, he was speculating, perhaps hasty, but not concluding a cause.
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Aug 2019, 21:14
Replies: 68
Views: 43,327
Posted By TowerDog

Eye witness saw it flying very low, then into the...

Eye witness saw it flying very low, then into the hill, but of course it could have been higher with a mechanical forcing it down rather than a CFIT. Good VFR, several witnesses and 2 survivors.
Sad.
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Aug 2019, 19:12
Replies: 68
Views: 43,327
Posted By TowerDog

Airbus 360 Helicopter according to this paper:...

Airbus 360 Helicopter according to this paper: https://www.altaposten.no/nyheter/2019/08/31/Helikopter-med-seks-ombord-styrtet-i-Alta-19826759.ece

Article in Norwegian with a few pictures from the...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Aug 2019, 18:44
Replies: 68
Views: 43,327
Posted By TowerDog

4 people confirmed killed. The accident...

4 people confirmed killed.
The accident happened near the Arctic town of Alta.
Still no further details, but the weather seemed clear (from news clips in Norwegian media)
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Aug 2019, 17:31
Replies: 68
Views: 43,327
Posted By TowerDog

Helicopter crash in Norway today

Looks like this company lost a chopper just now.
https://helitrans.no/
Reports says 6 souls on board, no details yet.
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