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Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jun 2019, 18:29
Replies: 51
Views: 6,606
Posted By Fly-by-Wife

I learnt to left-foot brake in a Porsche 928 S4...

I learnt to left-foot brake in a Porsche 928 S4 because it had a problem with the idle control valve (until I got it fixed), so it kept cutting out unless I could keep the revs at 800, which required...
23rd May 2019, 20:01
Replies: 19
Views: 2,320
Posted By Fly-by-Wife

Does anyone remember the wonderful voice on the...

Does anyone remember the wonderful voice on the Heathrow ATIS back in the early-mid 2000s, where the reader would say on a rapidly rising tone: "and wingtip clearance...
12th Apr 2019, 21:28
Replies: 16
Views: 1,952
Posted By Fly-by-Wife

There's no individual item that stands out as...

There's no individual item that stands out as really strange, but the cumulative effect of lots of unfamiliar things would make the average 1930s pilot probably feel a bit overwhelmed.

Navaids...
15th Feb 2019, 20:50
Replies: 144
Views: 23,778
Posted By Fly-by-Wife

Just what I've been saying for years - "aim at...

Just what I've been saying for years - "aim at the runway, miss for as long as possible"!

FBW
4th Feb 2019, 21:23
Replies: 2,067
Views: 2,548,223
Posted By Fly-by-Wife

I would suggest that smashing into the sea would...

I would suggest that smashing into the sea would constitute "some force" in this context. You will also note the extensive buckling of the fuselage - if the crash could do that, then it is more than...
31st Jan 2019, 08:24
Replies: 21
Views: 2,088
Posted By Fly-by-Wife

Assuming - not unreasonably - that such folk are...

Assuming - not unreasonably - that such folk are pro-Europe, it seems ironic that Remainers are leaving while Leavers are remaining.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Dec 2018, 19:22
Replies: 79
Views: 8,155
Posted By Fly-by-Wife

Piston Engine - what an incontinent mechanic did ...

Piston Engine - what an incontinent mechanic did

Pitot Tube - what he should have used

Air Stairs - Wot Rapunzel let down

Winglets - sleeveless vests for angels

Venturi - DIY pressure...
26th Nov 2018, 17:22
Replies: 14
Views: 1,852
Posted By Fly-by-Wife

No, jimjim1 is quite correct. A wired and...

No, jimjim1 is quite correct. A wired and wireless LAN in the same device (e.g. home "router") are bridged together. A switch - again, part of a standard home "router" - is simply a multi-port...
16th Nov 2018, 20:04
Replies: 21
Views: 2,392
Posted By Fly-by-Wife

The track isn't a red herring, although TA's...

The track isn't a red herring, although TA's explanation is probably simpler in this case (constant track to / from the NDB).

Magnetic Bearing - Magnetic Heading = Relative Bearing

As you are...
23rd Sep 2018, 16:35
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,192,275
Posted By Fly-by-Wife

I posted this almost 2 years ago, so it's...

I posted this almost 2 years ago, so it's possible that some of the links no longer work, but it's still germane:
6th Jun 2018, 23:10
Replies: 4
Views: 680
Posted By Fly-by-Wife

The full APIS data set would, I believe,...

The full APIS data set would, I believe, constitute personally identifiable information (PII) under GDPR:

Full name (last name, first name, middle name if applicable)
Gender
Date of birth
...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Feb 2018, 13:52
Replies: 758
Views: 79,001
Posted By Fly-by-Wife

I particularly despise (among many others): ...

I particularly despise (among many others):

Those leaders in the race to the intellectual bottom using "of" instead of "have". :yuk:

Motorway middle lane hogs. Of course we all know that Mercs...
4th Aug 2017, 16:16
Replies: 0
Views: 1,957
Posted By Fly-by-Wife

Switzerland plane crash

Two 14-year-old boys and a pilot have been killed in an air accident at a Swiss summer camp:

Switzerland plane crash: Two teenagers and pilot dead - BBC News...
10th Jun 2017, 15:38
Replies: 36
Views: 7,273
Posted By Fly-by-Wife

There's the Robin DR series, of which I have...

There's the Robin DR series, of which I have flown the 400 frequently, that have a forward-sliding canopy that could possibly be opened in flight - but how easy it would be to exit the aircraft in...
11th May 2017, 20:40
Replies: 242
Views: 51,778
Posted By Fly-by-Wife

European court aide rules Uber is a transport...

European court aide rules Uber is a transport company - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39882766)



I wonder if this ruling will have an impact on wingly and other flight sharing...
26th Apr 2017, 19:51
Replies: 242
Views: 51,778
Posted By Fly-by-Wife

I reported the wingly page in question, via their...

I reported the wingly page in question, via their "Contact Us" form, stating that advertising an Air Taxi Service without either CPL or AOC was clearly not legal.

Interestingly, the Air Taxi...
17th Feb 2017, 20:58
Replies: 22
Views: 3,268
Posted By Fly-by-Wife

Agree that driving in any of the cities I know...

Agree that driving in any of the cities I know reasonably well is awful, and not just at peak times.

However, most cities that are big enough to be so seriously congested tend to have some form of...
17th Feb 2017, 17:48
Replies: 22
Views: 3,268
Posted By Fly-by-Wife

Those rotors look a bit menacing! 2 on each...

Those rotors look a bit menacing! 2 on each corner, unguarded - they wouldn't do any unsuspecting bystanders any good, I imagine. That implies that take-off and landing sites would need to be large...
14th Feb 2017, 18:36
Replies: 32
Views: 8,794
Posted By Fly-by-Wife

Apart from the hangars being removed and fencing...

Apart from the hangars being removed and fencing across the runway at intervals - not a great deal, really.

Up until about 3 years ago I used to walk there regularly - I've not been for a while...
13th Feb 2017, 17:41
Replies: 22
Views: 2,740
Posted By Fly-by-Wife

The USAAF official training for the C-47 only...

The USAAF official training for the C-47 only showed wheelers during WW2:

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FBW
8th Feb 2017, 18:57
Replies: 20
Views: 3,128
Posted By Fly-by-Wife

Why not add all forms of motor sport to that? I'm...

Why not add all forms of motor sport to that? I'm sure that there's a far greater number of people involved in all kinds of fossil fuelled motor sport than there are in GA.

What's the difference...
4th Feb 2017, 19:41
Replies: 214
Views: 17,314
Posted By Fly-by-Wife

My last dual flight before solo in a K13, Lasham,...

My last dual flight before solo in a K13, Lasham, 1990 - instructor pulled off the winch launch early, 900 feet, but told me to keep the nose up into a stall, then bank to the left, which...
1st Feb 2017, 19:05
Replies: 214
Views: 17,314
Posted By Fly-by-Wife

Actually Megan, it's you that needs to do the...

Actually Megan, it's you that needs to do the study. You seem to be confusing your frames of reference.

An INS has a unique point of reference, that being a known, fixed starting point -...
30th Jan 2017, 17:50
Replies: 35
Views: 4,392
Posted By Fly-by-Wife

Saying that one will vote / has voted for T...

Saying that one will vote / has voted for T Ronald Dump (for the purposes of winding someone up) and actually doing so are not the same thing at all.

There are certain conclusions being jumped to...
13th Jan 2017, 17:02
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,192,275
Posted By Fly-by-Wife

fwjc, that is a very good post and a fair point...

fwjc, that is a very good post and a fair point well made.

FBW
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