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25th Nov 2022, 21:22
Replies: 74
Views: 16,141
Posted By biscuit74

The Stampe SV4

The Stampe SV4
16th Nov 2022, 16:59
Replies: 5
Views: 1,306
Posted By biscuit74

I guess that aircraft was intending to land on 08...

I guess that aircraft was intending to land on 08 at Waukesha, since that golf course almost lines up with Runway 08. Very lucky all round, in the snow. Looks rotten weather.
12th Nov 2022, 19:16
Replies: 113
Views: 12,448
Posted By biscuit74

Generally speaking what I believe keeps the...

Generally speaking what I believe keeps the collision rate down in gliding is that there is still much emphasis on head out, looking. The use of fancy electronics such as Oudies, fancy GPS mapping...
14th Sep 2022, 15:31
Replies: 2
Views: 1,223
Posted By biscuit74

Superb, thank you. Do the LE slats on the Hornet...

Superb, thank you. Do the LE slats on the Hornet deploy automatically as AoA increases, or are they manual ? I see they deflected while pulling G - and buffeting? - then wing went clean again as...
9th Sep 2022, 12:35
Replies: 3,432
Views: 437,556
Posted By biscuit74

Intrigued to see that an Emirates 777 from Dubai...

Intrigued to see that an Emirates 777 from Dubai to Glasgow has just flown North of Aberdeen at 30,000ft, done a 60 degree left and is now descending rapidly Southwards to Glasgow. Most unusual...
5th Sep 2022, 18:24
Replies: 27
Views: 6,155
Posted By biscuit74

I was taught to use essentially the same...

I was taught to use essentially the same technique as used on a winch launch failure in a sailplane. First, get the nose down and establish glide speed plus a safe margin. While the aircraft...
31st Aug 2022, 18:03
Replies: 101
Views: 20,071
Posted By biscuit74

'Proone' - 'downsizer;' has it right. 12 Sqn...

'Proone' - 'downsizer;' has it right.

12 Sqn is not frontline4, it is involved in training the Qatari crews Bit of a comedown for Shiny Twelve, but maybe later it will return.
9 Sqn acts as an...
30th Aug 2022, 22:19
Replies: 101
Views: 20,071
Posted By biscuit74

'pr00ne' : That is an impressive looking list,...

'pr00ne' : That is an impressive looking list, however 'nine Typhoon squadrons'?
Actually there are five 'front line' , plus OCU, test & eval, aggressor trg provision and a joint sqn helping another...
27th Aug 2022, 21:17
Replies: 401
Views: 121,795
Posted By biscuit74

Admittedly, these are now some quite elderly...

Admittedly, these are now some quite elderly aircraft. However, this statement about 'a number of engineering issues' sounds suspiciously like an excuse.

I hope the maintainers/engineers are not...
22nd Aug 2022, 18:16
Replies: 43
Views: 7,662
Posted By biscuit74

'Mech Engr' - what are the FAA doing which is...

'Mech Engr' - what are the FAA doing which is impacting up radio control flying in the USA, please ? Hand't heard of that.

I do a little r/c building & flying occasionally. Things have got...
22nd Aug 2022, 18:12
Replies: 43
Views: 7,662
Posted By biscuit74

Very true. Had he realised the potential for...

Very true. Had he realised the potential for conflict then, that would have solved the problem the easy way. I rather had the feeling that the potential for conflict wasn't obvious until the 152 was...
21st Aug 2022, 16:54
Replies: 43
Views: 7,662
Posted By biscuit74

Thanks India Four Two, of course ! It's a long...

Thanks India Four Two, of course ! It's a long time since I last flew in the USA, too long evidently. Doing that downwind 45 degree standard join you describe would have allowed the 340 to see the...
20th Aug 2022, 22:29
Replies: 43
Views: 7,662
Posted By biscuit74

From the limited information available so far,...

From the limited information available so far, the 152 pilot was a student pilot on an early solo. He was flying a circuit and almost certainly had no idea that the 340 was closing at such speed. ...
17th Aug 2022, 11:26
Replies: 327
Views: 67,468
Posted By biscuit74

I think the vast majority of the folk of this...

I think the vast majority of the folk of this country would agree that we need the best possible people in our armed services.
15th Aug 2022, 10:59
Replies: 26
Views: 6,377
Posted By biscuit74

Very sad, both the loss of the pilot and a fine...

Very sad, both the loss of the pilot and a fine aeroplane. Looking at the first video which 'sablatnic' posted (thank you), there appear to have been several nice passes with wingovers to reposition...
2nd Jun 2022, 23:24
Replies: 26
Views: 4,918
Posted By biscuit74

Is it true that their original flight plan was...

Is it true that their original flight plan was for a high level transit, later changed to a low level routeing plan because of icing risks? A great shame.
20th Mar 2022, 19:14
Replies: 78
Views: 30,613
Posted By biscuit74

Entirely agree; there is a huge difference. ...

Entirely agree; there is a huge difference. (Which makes the accident behind this enquiry so puzzling; why not just throw it away early when you realise you have made it too hard for yourself? We...
20th Mar 2022, 19:06
Replies: 19
Views: 5,728
Posted By biscuit74

Thanks 'rnzoli', I shall have a look at that. 117...

Thanks 'rnzoli', I shall have a look at that. 117 pages will take me a while !

I understand what you mean about the difficulty of identifying what is causing specific turbulence - I have flown...
19th Mar 2022, 18:54
Replies: 19
Views: 5,728
Posted By biscuit74

This is an aircraft with an aileron rudder...

This is an aircraft with an aileron rudder interconnect, left still operational in this machine. Many folk disabled this - it can be overridden but presumably would be felt as pressure on the...
24th Feb 2022, 10:24
Replies: 136
Views: 70,872
Posted By biscuit74

Flight Radar was working up till 30 minutes ago -...

Flight Radar was working up till 30 minutes ago - aseu01 says , likely they are having trouble with interest levels.

Ukraine airspace was empty, as eu01 said, with Global Hawks running observation...
18th Feb 2022, 15:02
Replies: 64
Views: 18,855
Posted By biscuit74

Yes, that is likely to be near the expected...

Yes, that is likely to be near the expected 100year storm limit speed - up North I think some of those limits have been increased somewhat. In some parts they even install ropes and wires to hold...
18th Feb 2022, 14:07
Replies: 64
Views: 18,855
Posted By biscuit74

Ouch. So, either still under construction or...

Ouch. So, either still under construction or inadequate tiedown boltings, either in size or number.

I feel sorry for anyone downwind of that lot, try to stay well away; flying sheets are...
4th Feb 2022, 23:23
Replies: 19
Views: 2,484
Posted By biscuit74

Thanks for that India Four Two - most impressive,...

Thanks for that India Four Two - most impressive, or alarming...

Or perhaps reassuring ; Traumahawks have been doing that for years and still fly ~safely.
4th Feb 2022, 16:11
Replies: 60
Views: 12,403
Posted By biscuit74

It has been RAF policy for many years to station...

It has been RAF policy for many years to station all the tankers down South. That made lots of sense when there was so much exercise activity over the North Sea. Maybe mot so much now.

Certainly...
1st Feb 2022, 18:22
Replies: 19
Views: 2,484
Posted By biscuit74

Quite a few light aircraft horizontal tails...

Quite a few light aircraft horizontal tails vibrate or oscillate a bit in flight - just don't look back if you are flying a Super Cub or a Pawnee for example ! The tails may be wire braced but they...
28th Jan 2022, 16:46
Replies: 224
Views: 43,256
Posted By biscuit74

Yes I agree, I thought that a particularly fine...

Yes I agree, I thought that a particularly fine demonstration of how not to ridge soar. Awkward when the wind shifts and the dependable ridge isn't any more. I've had that 'aargh' moment a few times....
26th Jan 2022, 10:40
Replies: 224
Views: 43,256
Posted By biscuit74

Thanks pasta. It does look well conducted; the...

Thanks pasta. It does look well conducted; the photos I saw were from different angles and made it hard to assess what had happened. Sounds like 'Plan B' should have been in use a tad earlier, before...
25th Jan 2022, 21:49
Replies: 5
Views: 1,036
Posted By biscuit74

Cumbernauld is the easiest option, as others have...

Cumbernauld is the easiest option, as others have said. Annoying that there is nothing else closer - Kirknewton on the SW side of Edinburgh could be useful but is exclusively reserved by the RAF for...
25th Jan 2022, 21:47
Replies: 224
Views: 43,256
Posted By biscuit74

On a gliding theme - does anyone know what the...

On a gliding theme - does anyone know what the story is behind the two seat sailplane, possibly a Duo Discus - which landed out on a hill in North Wales last weekend. Appears to have landed out ON...
22nd Jan 2022, 19:42
Replies: 53
Views: 10,780
Posted By biscuit74

Very impressive - and an impressive aeroplane to...

Very impressive - and an impressive aeroplane to match its pilot. Good high cruising speed and superb endurance, with the extra tanks fitted.

My word, I bet her parents are pleased - and more...
18th Jan 2022, 15:14
Replies: 33
Views: 5,176
Posted By biscuit74

Radar was used extensively by the Army for...

Radar was used extensively by the Army for anti-aircraft work, so they will have needed experts as well. My father briefly worked on late model WW2 radar predictor systems, before disappearing to...
1st Jan 2022, 15:46
Replies: 224
Views: 43,256
Posted By biscuit74

Hah - she thinks it was probably just the air...

Hah - she thinks it was probably just the air whistling through small gaps between canopy and fuselage, or at the wing root junctions, possibly where some slightly loose fabric edges vibrated. A...
29th Dec 2021, 11:53
Replies: 224
Views: 43,256
Posted By biscuit74

Haha - Well. if she is DRV, she used to have...

Haha - Well. if she is DRV, she used to have 'Dervish' written on the port side of the nose. She still did last time I saw her sitting dustily in the hangar, about five or six years ago.. My wife...
28th Dec 2021, 12:45
Replies: 66
Views: 24,467
Posted By biscuit74

That's a disgraceful waste of a fine little...

That's a disgraceful waste of a fine little aircraft, of considerable vintage - older than the idiot 'flying' it. Shame on him - I hope the authorities throw the book at him, fine him heavily and...
28th Dec 2021, 12:15
Replies: 224
Views: 43,256
Posted By biscuit74

A question,'longer ron' - is that Ka 8 you are...

A question,'longer ron' - is that Ka 8 you are flying 'Dervish' (DRV), once my wife's favourite wee wooden sailplane ?
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