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29th Nov 2020, 14:02
Replies: 142
Views: 51,212
Posted By Ant T

Dan Suri was one of the forecasters who did a...

Dan Suri was one of the forecasters who did a season (or two?) at the British Antarctic Survey base at Rothera. His morning briefings to the Air Unit were similar, for being filled with expletives.
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13th Nov 2020, 18:46
Replies: 34
Views: 3,469
Posted By Ant T

That has always amazed me as well - the youngest...

That has always amazed me as well - the youngest B52 in service is over 58 years old, the prototype was first flown over 68 years ago, and they are planning to keep it in service for another 25...
12th Nov 2020, 22:21
Replies: 38
Views: 7,777
Posted By Ant T

Penguins seem to co-exist OK in the many places...

Penguins seem to co-exist OK in the many places where tourists visit in huge numbers each (normal, non covid) summer, and most people behave sensibly around the wildlife, but one positive bit of news...
12th Nov 2020, 12:31
Replies: 38
Views: 7,777
Posted By Ant T

“The Argentine government has criticized the...

“The Argentine government has criticized the successful eleven-year demining process in the Falkland Islands arguing it is a new “violation” of a UN resolution calling on both sides, UK and...
11th Nov 2020, 17:39
Replies: 38
Views: 7,777
Posted By Ant T

Just been chatting to the loadmaster who was in...

Just been chatting to the loadmaster who was in the one that - just - touched down in the minefield at Goose Green. He said that he realised what was happening just as the tailwheel touched down...
11th Nov 2020, 17:01
Replies: 38
Views: 7,777
Posted By Ant T

Yes and No, I think. The empty went over the tail...

Yes and No, I think. The empty went over the tail boom (and under the main rotor), for sure, but as far as I know, my story above is the only one where they landed in a minefield, and that was a...
11th Nov 2020, 16:14
Replies: 41
Views: 6,099
Posted By Ant T

I will go against the majority here, and say that...

I will go against the majority here, and say that having used HP printers for years, I have always found them very good mechanically, and found that aftermarket cartridges have been more trouble than...
11th Nov 2020, 15:53
Replies: 38
Views: 7,777
Posted By Ant T

The obligation is under the Ottawa Treaty,...

The obligation is under the Ottawa Treaty, ratified in 1999 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ottawa_Treaty

If you are interested in reading more about the operation to clear the mines, this article...
11th Nov 2020, 15:43
Replies: 38
Views: 7,777
Posted By Ant T

When I first came to the Falklands, flying S61...

When I first came to the Falklands, flying S61 for Bristow on the military contract, one of the crews landed on the point at Goose Green one day. The crew noticed that the minefield signs seemed to...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Sep 2020, 23:41
Replies: 5,421
Views: 267,728
Posted By Ant T

2100ET is 0100Z The debate is at 0200...

2100ET is 0100Z

The debate is at 0200 British Summer Time

(Edit.. The debate is at 2100 EDT which is 0200 BST. 2100 EST would be 0200Z)
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Sep 2020, 08:01
Replies: 41
Views: 8,046
Posted By Ant T

...and according to the video clip, also type...

...and according to the video clip, also type rated single pilot on the Cessna CJ business jet.
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Sep 2020, 06:58
Replies: 5,421
Views: 267,728
Posted By Ant T

Now there’s a line that Trump could take to...

Now there’s a line that Trump could take to explain the variance between his public and private statements on the dangers of Covid.

“I played down the dangers, so that people would be suspicious...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jul 2020, 09:44
Replies: 177
Views: 9,911
Posted By Ant T

First car was a 1967 Mark 2 Ford Cortina, cost...

First car was a 1967 Mark 2 Ford Cortina, cost £100 In 1978 and another £100 to insure it. Second car was a 1966 Mark 1 Cortina.

(PS I am suspicious about the subject matter of this thread -...
29th Jun 2020, 19:44
Replies: 45
Views: 6,946
Posted By Ant T

My Dad died last year aged 85, and I now have his...

My Dad died last year aged 85, and I now have his logbooks.
He was Fleet Air Arm.
Basic training between Feb 56 and March 57 was 6 months/135 hours on Provost T1, at Syerston, followed by 6...
21st Jun 2020, 13:40
Replies: 18
Views: 3,171
Posted By Ant T

20 year old pprune thread on this subject... ...

20 year old pprune thread on this subject...

https://www.pprune.org/questions/43792-hoverspeed-pilots-2.html

I had thought there was such a thing as a CPL/ATPL-Hovercraft, but seems not.
...
20th Jun 2020, 06:36
Replies: 48
Views: 29,577
Posted By Ant T

The brakes use hydraulic pressure from...

The brakes use hydraulic pressure from engine-driven hydraulic pumps, with accumulators to maintain park brake pressure when shut down. But these Dash 8s have probably not moved since FlyBe stopped...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jun 2020, 12:56
Replies: 18
Views: 3,305
Posted By Ant T

The photo in the original post shows two lines...

The photo in the original post shows two lines coming down from the aircraft with some kind of spreader bars, but not clear quite what it is attached to at the top. I’m guessing it is to stop the...
6th Jun 2020, 14:23
Replies: 864
Views: 117,958
Posted By Ant T

Almost - it was a Buffalo, DHC5 (the Caribou was...

Almost - it was a Buffalo, DHC5 (the Caribou was DHC4) Farnborough 1984. Search youTube and you will find it. Flown by Bill Loverseed, who later died in the crash of a Dash7, over Dartmoor, on a C of...
6th Jun 2020, 10:48
Replies: 864
Views: 117,958
Posted By Ant T

Might have been me if it was October 2001. We did...

Might have been me if it was October 2001. We did Gander to Coventry, 9h05m. British Antarctic Survey’s Dash7. It had been on maintenance in Toronto before heading back to the UK to pick up...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th May 2020, 18:33
Replies: 5,463
Views: 422,168
Posted By Ant T

So the new “Test and trace” has been announced....

So the new “Test and trace” has been announced. Anyone developing symptoms “must immediately” self isolate, report their symptoms, and get tested. Anyone contacted by the tracers can then be...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd May 2020, 14:01
Replies: 5,463
Views: 422,168
Posted By Ant T

Whoever told you that is categorically wrong. ...

Whoever told you that is categorically wrong.

Straight off www.gov.uk. https://www.gov.uk/changing-passport-information


Sorry, accidentally clicked on spoiler link instead of quote, and can’t...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th May 2020, 22:26
Replies: 32
Views: 2,648
Posted By Ant T

No - I really do understand this! I totally...

No - I really do understand this! I totally understand that the volume of water that would occupy the space that the part of the bowl below the waterline now occupies, would be the same as the weight...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th May 2020, 20:05
Replies: 32
Views: 2,648
Posted By Ant T

Easy to demonstrate that the “displaced” water...

Easy to demonstrate that the “displaced” water does not need to exist to float an object - take two concentric mixing bowls, pour water into the gap between them until the upper bowl floats. I just...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th May 2020, 17:26
Replies: 147
Views: 53,827
Posted By Ant T

Think you might be confusing this with Doppler......

Think you might be confusing this with Doppler...
(Apologies for thread drift)
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Apr 2020, 22:22
Replies: 29
Views: 5,977
Posted By Ant T

British Antarctic Survey operate Twin Otter and...

British Antarctic Survey operate Twin Otter and Dash7 there, but no helicopters.



It was 🙂. . . (and I’m sure, still is !)
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