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7th Apr 2022, 18:53
Replies: 3
Views: 2,380
Posted By LOMCEVAK

I spoke to John the other day also and passed on...

I spoke to John the other day also and passed on Katherine’s details so he definitely has them.
5th Apr 2022, 11:50
Replies: 20
Views: 8,828
Posted By LOMCEVAK

In general terms, and not specifically related to...

In general terms, and not specifically related to this accident, other potential reasons for abandoning an aircraft by parachute include jammed flight controls, disconnected flight controls, an...
19th Mar 2022, 13:37
Replies: 78
Views: 30,600
Posted By LOMCEVAK

If I may add a couple of points to what LFH has...

If I may add a couple of points to what LFH has posted and what is in the linked documents. I flew the Hawk T1 for over 40 years, instructed on it for 30 years and flew quite a few non-aircrew in...
18th Mar 2022, 21:53
Replies: 25
Views: 6,128
Posted By LOMCEVAK

I haven't seen RP for a while but this will be an...

I haven't seen RP for a while but this will be an interesting chat over a beer! The clean aircraft limit was 0.95M but directional stability was rather weak by then to say the least! I have no doubt...
17th Mar 2022, 20:49
Replies: 25
Views: 6,128
Posted By LOMCEVAK

One consideration here, which has been mentioned...

One consideration here, which has been mentioned briefly above, is true M versus indicated M. Static source errors and pitot errors are often very large in the transonic region so true M could be...
11th Mar 2022, 22:17
Replies: 416
Views: 97,673
Posted By LOMCEVAK

The RAFCAM Hawks are also being retired on 31...

The RAFCAM Hawks are also being retired on 31 March.
5th Feb 2022, 15:38
Replies: 719
Views: 455,102
Posted By LOMCEVAK

Post this and the publication of CAA CAP1724 it...

Post this and the publication of CAA CAP1724 it is still permitted to commence an aerobatic manoeuvre from flypast height minima so long as the aircraft is no more than 30 degrees nose up on climbing...
5th Feb 2022, 14:59
Replies: 719
Views: 455,102
Posted By LOMCEVAK

Could you please give some indication as to the...

Could you please give some indication as to the nature of what compromised the flying controls? There may well have been an issue but it did not degrade the flying qualities of the aircraft on that...
13th Jan 2022, 07:53
Replies: 15
Views: 4,199
Posted By LOMCEVAK

I will be thinking of John today. I first met...

I will be thinking of John today. I first met him on an early line training trip at VS on the B742 and last saw him when flew a practise IR with him at Oxford in 2017. He was a consummate...
31st Dec 2021, 22:07
Replies: 35
Views: 5,886
Posted By LOMCEVAK

And 180 KIAS was the maximum speed for opening...

And 180 KIAS was the maximum speed for opening the canopy and I have seen someone tow the banner with the canopy open!
31st Dec 2021, 13:13
Replies: 35
Views: 5,886
Posted By LOMCEVAK

When 2 TWU was operating at Lossiemouth from’78...

When 2 TWU was operating at Lossiemouth from’78 to ‘82/3 the air-to-air gunnery was done over the Moray Firth but I cannot remember whether it was just clear range or in the Danger Area.
22nd Dec 2021, 14:10
Replies: 35
Views: 13,933
Posted By LOMCEVAK

A friend of mine who flew the F3 and later became...

A friend of mine who flew the F3 and later became a test pilot at Warton once said "The Tornado F3 is to fighter aircraft what the Austin Allegro was to Formula 1 motor racing". I don't think anyone...
22nd Dec 2021, 12:49
Replies: 292
Views: 60,316
Posted By LOMCEVAK

Whoever replaces Wigston as CAS will have an...

Whoever replaces Wigston as CAS will have an interesting challenge ahead, and it will be interesting to see whether someone similar or someone with different views on these matters is appointed.
...
22nd Dec 2021, 12:34
Replies: 35
Views: 13,933
Posted By LOMCEVAK

But you could sweep the wings further aft than...

But you could sweep the wings further aft than the computed position so if an F-14 pilot knew that an adversary pilot was doing this he could always make it look as though he was faster than he was....
18th Dec 2021, 08:34
Replies: 15
Views: 5,364
Posted By LOMCEVAK

We have lost a true Gentleman and friend. Blue...

We have lost a true Gentleman and friend. Blue skies, Tom.
7th Dec 2021, 17:53
Replies: 742
Views: 464,392
Posted By LOMCEVAK

43 was one of the squadrons that operated from...

43 was one of the squadrons that operated from Akrotiri on Operation Pulsator from Sep 83 to April 84 (56 was the other). Great times having their support and doing affil with them! And then there...
3rd Dec 2021, 12:10
Replies: 292
Views: 60,316
Posted By LOMCEVAK

Does anyone else remember the wonderful TV series...

Does anyone else remember the wonderful TV series 'M*A*S*H' in which Cpl 'Radar' O'Reilly always referred to Maj Margaret 'Hotlips' Houlihan as 'Sir'? In today's world would that be praised for...
30th Nov 2021, 09:59
Replies: 292
Views: 60,316
Posted By LOMCEVAK

Surely it should be 'Air Canine' in case offence...

Surely it should be 'Air Canine' in case offence is caused?
29th Nov 2021, 15:55
Replies: 292
Views: 60,316
Posted By LOMCEVAK

K n C, a couple of thoughts on what you have...

K n C, a couple of thoughts on what you have said. First, 'progress' implies a change for the better but some changes inevitably will be for the worse and both cases must be accepted as potential...
28th Nov 2021, 18:16
Replies: 292
Views: 60,316
Posted By LOMCEVAK

Or perhaps aircrew should now become known as...

Or perhaps aircrew should now become known as 'real aviators' ......

Those who wish to change the English language such that it has ambiguity between singular and plural (the use of the word...
14th Nov 2021, 20:44
Replies: 161
Views: 37,052
Posted By LOMCEVAK

'Two nations divided by a common language'

'Two nations divided by a common language'
14th Nov 2021, 11:02
Replies: 161
Views: 37,052
Posted By LOMCEVAK

I have to say that I think that the FAA document...

I have to say that I think that the FAA document does not explain this very clearly. The two pictures are identical except that they are orientated differently on the page which surely causes...
13th Nov 2021, 12:13
Replies: 161
Views: 37,052
Posted By LOMCEVAK

I have followed the discussions over sideslipping...

I have followed the discussions over sideslipping with great interest. I have been flying for almost 50 years, mainly in the UK, with much of this time being involved in flight test and instruction...
9th Nov 2021, 20:00
Replies: 65
Views: 22,488
Posted By LOMCEVAK

And then there is the variation in the maximum...

And then there is the variation in the maximum coefficient of lift for a given wing as a function of Mach number and Reynolds number but let’s not dig the rabbit holes too deep in this thread.
9th Nov 2021, 15:51
Replies: 65
Views: 22,488
Posted By LOMCEVAK

megan, Hence why I said ‘not quite’. I think...

megan,

Hence why I said ‘not quite’. I think that Mog knows me well enough to realise that I was not criticising him but adding a little so that if anyone on here was interested they would have an...
9th Nov 2021, 11:22
Replies: 65
Views: 22,488
Posted By LOMCEVAK

Nope. Lift is proportional to the square of the...

Nope. Lift is proportional to the square of the air speed and will occur at the same IAS no matter what the density of the local atmosphere. It is the TAS that will change with height - and not many...
8th Nov 2021, 19:19
Replies: 161
Views: 37,052
Posted By LOMCEVAK

As you found out, it works but there are a couple...

As you found out, it works but there are a couple of traps to be wary of. First, your margin from the stall is reduced so if you flare from this speed you may stall. Associated with that, when you...
8th Nov 2021, 19:11
Replies: 74
Views: 14,196
Posted By LOMCEVAK

MFCG was on Victors before he went to 8 Sqn. It...

MFCG was on Victors before he went to 8 Sqn. It was definitely yellow and green suits at Lossie and I thought that it was the station commander and not the PMC with whom he had the discussions. After...
6th Nov 2021, 16:34
Replies: 161
Views: 37,052
Posted By LOMCEVAK

Heston, I think that many reading some of the...

Heston, I think that many reading some of the comments on this thread will learn something, even if the points are not totally relevant to this incident. Let's consider this incident as a trigger...
6th Nov 2021, 10:41
Replies: 161
Views: 37,052
Posted By LOMCEVAK

double barrel, Some thoughts from me. If...

double barrel,

Some thoughts from me. If you have an engine failure and turn to point at the airfield on a track that is roughly aligned with the runway the first decision is whether or not you...
12th Oct 2021, 20:08
Replies: 49
Views: 16,296
Posted By LOMCEVAK

LJ, Thanks for the correction - I was going...

LJ,
Thanks for the correction - I was going from memory. The 800 KCAS was what I remember from the R to S trials and I thought that had become the NE limit - my mistake. Must dig out some old...
12th Oct 2021, 13:53
Replies: 49
Views: 16,296
Posted By LOMCEVAK

It is perhaps just worth reflecting on the...

It is perhaps just worth reflecting on the maximum cleared airspeeds in some of the types mentioned. The Jag with tanks fitted was 0.95M and the Tornado F3 without tanks was 800 KCAS. The reasons for...
5th Oct 2021, 18:43
Replies: 232
Views: 53,305
Posted By LOMCEVAK

There has been very little mention of WWII...

There has been very little mention of WWII warbirds - yet! In that category, of the ones that I have flown definitely the Grumman F6F Hellcat. It is a fantastic flying machine.
4th Oct 2021, 12:25
Replies: 232
Views: 53,305
Posted By LOMCEVAK

At low level, 350-550 KIAS, I agree that it was...

At low level, 350-550 KIAS, I agree that it was very good. But in the landing pattern it had some of the worst flying qualities I have ever seen! The C2 Greyhound is the only other one that was as...
3rd Oct 2021, 17:12
Replies: 27
Views: 6,839
Posted By LOMCEVAK

There is one museum in the UK in which there are...

There is one museum in the UK in which there are 3 jets that I have flown in service, that is individual airframes, not types, and that makes you feel old! I have flown the last trip of one type...
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