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Forum: Jet Blast
18th Oct 2021, 05:42
Replies: 38
Views: 3,359
Posted By blind pew

BEA had a flight manager nicknamed Batman and was...

BEA had a flight manager nicknamed Batman and was joined by a turncoat who had sold us out in a salary negotiation when he was our BALPA rep and went straight into management when the ink was still...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Oct 2021, 03:13
Replies: 96
Views: 5,935
Posted By blind pew

He was well respected locally and took the time...

He was well respected locally and took the time to appear as a character witness of a good friend who was being tucked up by the Essex constabulary after doing a citizen’s arrest of a young drug...
15th Oct 2021, 02:46
Replies: 74
Views: 21,239
Posted By blind pew

Not as simple as that..I was talking to a swiss...

Not as simple as that..I was talking to a swiss at a small hotel in a Spanish fishing village about the demise of Swissair and how turning a blind eye for a decade by most of the employees in the...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Oct 2021, 08:55
Replies: 18
Views: 2,383
Posted By blind pew

Making it complicated chaps and chapies..was at...

Making it complicated chaps and chapies..was at Farnborough when the Blackbird set the transatlantic speed record, started its turn overhead and passed over the Dutch coast before returning...simples.
Forum: Tech Log
7th Oct 2021, 19:21
Replies: 18
Views: 2,383
Posted By blind pew

Who flies rate one turns all the time?

Who flies rate one turns all the time?
7th Oct 2021, 16:06
Replies: 5
Views: 515
Posted By blind pew

Flew a pa28 at Newcastle..very friendly

Flew a pa28 at Newcastle..very friendly
7th Oct 2021, 16:02
Replies: 211
Views: 36,117
Posted By blind pew

Worst handling

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Without doubt..a kestrel with added centre section that...
7th Oct 2021, 05:44
Replies: 211
Views: 36,117
Posted By blind pew

Only flew the lower powered air tourer and...

Only flew the lower powered air tourer and demonstrated looping to by little brother over the sea off Sunderland..stalled over the top and it continued seawards on its back until I used both Rudder...
6th Oct 2021, 04:54
Replies: 211
Views: 36,117
Posted By blind pew

Have to agree on LS gliders

Not the 7 but the 6 followed by the 4. The fox and pilatus B4 AF were great aerobatic machines.
Condor followed by the Cub especially flying 100ft circuits. My chipmunk time was mired as my...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Oct 2021, 05:51
Replies: 245
Views: 49,327
Posted By blind pew

Dutch making a video on how to blow open ATMs

https://www.rte.ie/news/newslens/2021/0930/1249977-bomb-atm/
27th Sep 2021, 07:35
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By blind pew

Thanks Genghis, just what I need. As...

Thanks Genghis, just what I need.
As background I was taught to draw up forecasts from station reports in 1970. Practical experience showed me that aviation forecasts were often inaccurate. In the...
26th Sep 2021, 21:08
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By blind pew

300ft above take off would be enough!

That would be enough altitude to successfully deploy a reserve parachute in the event of an asymmetric collapse which would greatly enhance safety. A friend threw his reserve last week below 200ft...
26th Sep 2021, 15:31
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By blind pew

Concept

Understand that to measure the wind and temperature through the very low atmosphere, say up to 5,000 ft but at least 3,000, then a small drone makes sense which could either be slung in the boot in...
25th Sep 2021, 19:39
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By blind pew

Yes as the drone is geo stationary.

There is a paper iirc on MUST drones which uses tilt as a way of calculating airspeed because of possible interference from the rotors as the scientific community need more accurate data but we are...
25th Sep 2021, 14:03
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By blind pew

Atmospheric sounding drone

Hi I'm after a small drone that will relay wind speed and direction plus altitude and OAT to the operator for use of pilots before take off specifically paraglider and balloons. My brother rigged one...
18th Sep 2021, 12:21
Replies: 16
Views: 2,678
Posted By blind pew

Bean

A couple of my course mates went onto her- one notable ex merchant navy "officier" stated he wanted nothing to do with the rest of our course as none of you appreciated how difficult it was to fly...
8th Sep 2021, 06:08
Replies: 13
Views: 3,465
Posted By blind pew

Lucky

And benefitted from some excellent instructors, mainly military, who knew how to fly and teach and allowed me to dig holes and climb out of them. Debrief was often a wry smile “that will learn you”...
7th Sep 2021, 08:50
Replies: 13
Views: 3,465
Posted By blind pew

Meiklior

That is very insensitive to mention the operator especially as they have an impeccable record if you forget about Paris, Toronto, Rio and even the sailplane they hit without knowing it descending in...
5th Sep 2021, 12:13
Replies: 13
Views: 3,465
Posted By blind pew

NEVER?

Rubbish...as long as you monitor ROD, pitch and power whilst in the correct configuration and on speed.
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Aug 2021, 07:22
Replies: 27
Views: 2,293
Posted By blind pew

Blind passenger I flew a glider trail lesson...

Blind passenger
I flew a glider trail lesson with an ex ppl holder who had lost his sight after having an episode which had his tongue block the airway which was incorrectly handled by the medical...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Aug 2021, 08:47
Replies: 27
Views: 2,293
Posted By blind pew

Modern bikes with their electronic packages make...

Modern bikes with their electronic packages make handling the power easy even for oldies. Our second home is near several tracks and some of the best motorcycles roads in the south of france. I get...
18th Aug 2021, 10:37
Replies: 19
Views: 12,338
Posted By blind pew

As it has a variable pitch prop there is a...

As it has a variable pitch prop there is a possibility that it went into reverse or ground fine and full rudder wasn’t able to hold it.
Forum: Tech Log
18th Aug 2021, 07:47
Replies: 13
Views: 2,563
Posted By blind pew

Boeing 720 or 707?

Iirc at a military demonstration during the 60s one flew through it’s fuel dump and exploded. There was a film clip of it.
21st Jul 2021, 14:20
Replies: 14
Views: 3,176
Posted By blind pew

Nav, unorthodox solutions and rocket clouds

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The rocket clouds are atypical as they are bent due to strengthening...
20th Jul 2021, 19:35
Replies: 14
Views: 3,176
Posted By blind pew

Until mid 1971 when the last direct entry into...

Until mid 1971 when the last direct entry into BOAC from Hamble occurred, graduates did a years NAV ticket and flew as navigators with the odd chance to touch the stick. All changed with the retro...
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