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10th Feb 2017, 15:15
Replies: 16
Views: 15,737
Posted By Slats One

Aerolinas Arguementinas

ok, slag the media, esp the Daily Mail coverage, BUT, have you noticed the thrust reverser is semi-deployed on the engine in question - the casing gap ring is clear.


Casing slid back to partial...
7th Jan 2014, 16:05
Replies: 146
Views: 76,132
Posted By Slats One

This door issue has been around for a while

I hate to sound smug, but nothing new here -you've heard the scuttlebutt on this have you not?

The alleged door problems on the 380 doors are a known. Emirates has had at least one diversion due...
18th Nov 2013, 15:28
Replies: 26
Views: 10,069
Posted By Slats One

Tom Stoney at the helm

The training Capt in the Shannon sequences was Tom Stoney - ex RAF Bomber Command and BOAC Comet fleet. Wonderful chap so they say. In the LHR -SIN run film footage the SFO went on to be a well known...
22nd Jun 2012, 13:27
Replies: 2
Views: 3,641
Posted By Slats One

The photos in Secrets of the Spitfire are old,...

The photos in Secrets of the Spitfire are old, original, but good.

As well as the unseen Type 224 shots, there is an 1894 photo of Sir Frederick Lanchester with his elliptical wing with washout -...
18th Jun 2012, 13:18
Replies: 2
Views: 3,641
Posted By Slats One

Secrets of the Spitfire - Revealed BOAC's Bev Shenstone's story

'Secrets of the Spitfire the story of Beverley Shenstone the man who perfected the elliptical wing by Lance Cole - published by Pen and Sword books. just out.


If you are under the...
2nd Feb 2011, 14:42
Replies: 65
Views: 6,739
Posted By Slats One

Think on to glider skills

If you are going to be an airline pilot, one day, one day, you are going to need enhanced situational awareness and an appreciation of your aircraft's wing loading, wing energy and descent profile,...
14th Aug 2010, 12:38
Replies: 185
Views: 34,226
Posted By Slats One

Disbond of my belief

After reading this thread focus mainly on rudder ratio and related control systems and human inputs, I am now forced to ask:

Are we going to now consider the events of 2005 when an A310 of Air...
4th Jun 2010, 13:27
Replies: 35
Views: 14,335
Posted By Slats One

Haines- who he?

Now would that be the same Andrew Haines who has made it to being cited in content on the Letters page of Flight International this week...

Would that be the same CAA decision that Sir Richard...
27th May 2010, 12:42
Replies: 35
Views: 14,335
Posted By Slats One

Giver her a break will you- at least she did not...

Giver her a break will you- at least she did not use the meaningless cliche of the moment- "going forwards" or worse, its newer derivative "moving forwards"...

She is an American - she speaks CNN...
30th Mar 2010, 11:03
Replies: 35
Views: 13,069
Posted By Slats One

Been here before

In most of the cases being discussed here, the crew elected to return due suspicion of damage. However, does anyone recall the China Southern A340 that staggered off a certain LHR runway with a...
5th Mar 2010, 10:37
Replies: 147
Views: 82,854
Posted By Slats One

Fate being the hunter

As two previous posters have noted, this has been going on for decades- 'Dudley' 'Scar on cheek'.

Fate is the Hunter. Ernest Gann.

Nothing is new under the sun....
Forum: Freight Dogs
23rd Dec 2009, 14:23
Replies: 99
Views: 37,951
Posted By Slats One

Nostalgia moment

Residents of Old Town Swindon Wiltshire UK are used to the sight of DC8 60 series long body ( Air Charter Exp) howling in at two thousand feet and then making an elegant and relaxed 30 degree bank...
15th Sep 2009, 10:53
Replies: 49
Views: 27,786
Posted By Slats One

Good Memories - thanks for that point. FYI...

Good Memories - thanks for that point.

FYI - yes F100 has had stuck main gear incidents - as oppossed to the previously more common gear collpase event. F100 stuck main gear incidents prior to...
15th Sep 2009, 10:31
Replies: 49
Views: 27,786
Posted By Slats One

Thanks Gents

Well Gents, thanks for the abuse- do you think I would type what I did without some basis of fact...

Thanks to Dutch Bru for providing some actual logged events via the Aviation Safety Network...
14th Sep 2009, 18:10
Replies: 49
Views: 27,786
Posted By Slats One

Captplaystation is dead on target. When I...

Captplaystation is dead on target.

When I worked out of Schiphol we got so used to F100/ 70 and F28 gear collapses - usually the starboard gear - or stuck gear - that it became a non-event.
...
4th Aug 2009, 12:17
Replies: 47
Views: 27,275
Posted By Slats One

Hmm - a bit of a snide shot across my bows there...

Hmm - a bit of a snide shot across my bows there , and for your info, there is plenty of freely available information in Iran - it is called the web and played a major part in recent socio-political...
4th Aug 2009, 11:45
Replies: 47
Views: 27,275
Posted By Slats One

Saha Air 707 loses 2 on climb out

Cannot see this anywhere here? Did we miss it? Or am I blind...

Aug 3 Iran. Saha Air Boeing 707 lost 2 donks with fire on T/O: Seems well handled- returned on remaining 2 and had a minor runway...
30th Jul 2009, 11:09
Replies: 38
Views: 8,521
Posted By Slats One

slow-motion it

If you make a careful frame by frame, slow- motion analysis of this footage, you will observe some significant wing distortion - which indicates the level of sink rate applying. I note that the crab...
28th Jun 2009, 13:34
Replies: 15
Views: 22,770
Posted By Slats One

Ah - no I did not mean the B2 - which is both...

Ah - no I did not mean the B2 - which is both Horten and Northrop- esque.

If you can find a shot of the Horten 60 degreee sweep job you will see what I meant.

Try the Nurflugel web site.
28th Jun 2009, 13:01
Replies: 15
Views: 22,770
Posted By Slats One

Oops

That is an eff on-eleven old boy.

I was thinking of the stealth fighter - as i am sure some subtle response humour knows. Perchance I gave it the wrong number- F117 would be nearer would it not?...
28th Jun 2009, 12:29
Replies: 15
Views: 22,770
Posted By Slats One

Before anyone carries on with opinion and words...

Before anyone carries on with opinion and words like "baloney", may i politely suggest that you go and read David Myrha's excellent book, The Horten brothers and their all wing aircraft- published by...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Jun 2009, 11:54
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,861,588
Posted By Slats One

All very true, but as I have studied composite...

All very true, but as I have studied composite construction and use for 30 years, I can no longer remain silent as I read this thread.

Composites are safe.

Composites age and we have few...
23rd Mar 2009, 14:58
Replies: 519
Views: 300,804
Posted By Slats One

The MD-11s handling issues are well established-...

The MD-11s handling issues are well established- so is its nasty prediliction for flipping over.

But that does not mean that such issues caused this crash- we will all have to wait.

However,...
16th Mar 2009, 12:13
Replies: 33
Views: 9,923
Posted By Slats One

Factoid One: All new aircraft have teething...

Factoid One:

All new aircraft have teething troubles - who ever makes them.

Factoid Two:

Of note the SQ A380s havebeen flying around for over one year with consistent, regular problesm...
17th Feb 2009, 16:17
Replies: 50
Views: 16,444
Posted By Slats One

Even SQ are suffering...

This may be relevant,

I just flew SQ back from SYD on the A380.

Ex SYD the thing was half empty in Y and had about 20 per cent load factor in C.

Ex SIN the next A380 was about 60 per cent...
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