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26th Aug 2019, 21:48
Replies: 360
Views: 180,209
Posted By Flugplatz

Brian, I wasn't taking umbrage :) just...

Brian,
I wasn't taking umbrage :) just genuinely wondering about the 'art' of navigating in the 50s/60s without quite so much of the bells and whistles. About 10 years ago I took a job east of Asia...
25th Aug 2019, 22:19
Replies: 360
Views: 180,209
Posted By Flugplatz

Brian, Are you saying those old 'wind...

Brian,

Are you saying those old 'wind dependant' empire-hopping transport types needed the services of a actual navigator more than the two-hour combat-radius of the fast zippy things?

Flug
21st Aug 2019, 21:14
Replies: 360
Views: 180,209
Posted By Flugplatz

I was a bit confused about the length of time...

I was a bit confused about the length of time they were said to have waited to fly the Hawk, but didn't most of them seem to already have their 'wings' and I took it that they were transferring over...
19th Jul 2019, 23:30
Replies: 7
Views: 2,605
Posted By Flugplatz

Maybe they will want to re-think the project name...

Maybe they will want to re-think the project name "Artemis" due to the new US lunar programme
19th Jul 2019, 20:28
Replies: 7
Views: 2,605
Posted By Flugplatz

Yeah! and a free B747 type-rating thrown in!

Yeah! and a free B747 type-rating thrown in!
18th Jul 2019, 19:07
Replies: 7
Views: 2,605
Posted By Flugplatz

Maybe, although it looks like the manpower...

Maybe, although it looks like the manpower commitment is relatively low from what has been announced. Mind you, I could understand it if we actually had a few space-borne assets to defend other than...
18th Jul 2019, 18:57
Replies: 7
Views: 2,605
Posted By Flugplatz

To boldly go...

RAF "pivoting" to space Virgin Orbit and project Artemis (http://www.parabolicarc.com/2019/07/18/uk-defence-minister-praises-virgin-orbit-vows-to-strengthen-space-capabilities/) : well overdue or...
24th Jun 2018, 20:34
Replies: 155
Views: 28,961
Posted By Flugplatz

I bet Boeing are just loving this :D "If it ain't...

I bet Boeing are just loving this :D "If it ain't Boeing, I'm not going" could become almost literally true next March. I hope Airbus are briefing their customers that deliveries and parts-supply may...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Jun 2018, 21:21
Replies: 8
Views: 1,895
Posted By Flugplatz

That weight is achievable; check out these...

That weight is achievable; check out these guys::helirig (http://www.helirig.com/)
5th May 2018, 21:36
Replies: 118
Views: 27,419
Posted By Flugplatz

Surely Britain's security relies on NATO which...

Surely Britain's security relies on NATO which presumably relies on the US GPS? Is it planned to switch to Galileo or somehow incorporate it as as a substitute? If not, then I presume this is more...
30th Apr 2018, 20:16
Replies: 0
Views: 840
Posted By Flugplatz

What goes up....!

Sunday had the latest flight of Blue Origin's New Shepard New Shepard (http://www.parabolicarc.com/2018/04/29/blue-origin-conducts-successful-shepard-flight-test/)
This time they included...
13th Apr 2018, 20:44
Replies: 2,509
Views: 468,134
Posted By Flugplatz

Feels like a bit of a set-up for a strike on UK...

Feels like a bit of a set-up for a strike on UK military locations or ships/aircraft i.e. if Russians are killed during a strike on Syria, attacking British mil is a slightly less confrontational way...
26th Mar 2018, 20:09
Replies: 170
Views: 49,203
Posted By Flugplatz

Very surprised to hear that Sierra Leone Chinook...

Very surprised to hear that Sierra Leone Chinook Captain say that the crew were selected from singles/people without children!!

Did they know that they were selected on that basis, or was it just...
5th Apr 2017, 13:33
Replies: 4,866
Views: 1,297,358
Posted By Flugplatz

The Army Chippies did in the early/mid nineties....

The Army Chippies did in the early/mid nineties. Not sure why they weren't more concerned about fouled plugs and anemic performance than about whether the pilot would forget the carb-heat. I suppose...
6th Jan 2017, 13:51
Replies: 49
Views: 28,753
Posted By Flugplatz

Confirmed drone collision with aircraft

LAM B737 reported collision (radome) in Mozambique: (Av Herald) Incident: LAM B737 at Tete on Jan 5th 2017, collision with a drone (http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4a319157&opt=0)
2nd Dec 2016, 23:55
Replies: 61
Views: 9,068
Posted By Flugplatz

Don't know much about thi guy but I must say I...

Don't know much about thi guy but I must say I like the cut of his jib.. I suppose his biggest problem will be keeping the JCS in line. Better than a having a Chief executive of the Ford Motor Co....
11th Sep 2016, 09:34
Replies: 21
Views: 4,205
Posted By Flugplatz

Thanks for the info guys, weather much better...

Thanks for the info guys, weather much better today so lets hope everyone gets to enjoy the show. I suppose I should have asked what capability to fly precision approaches (ILS) might the Lancaster...
10th Sep 2016, 21:35
Replies: 21
Views: 4,205
Posted By Flugplatz

BBMF Lancaster IFR?

Landed circa 14.00 hrs at Southampton (Eastleigh) on Flybe from Dusseldorf and on the way out, whilst admiring the unusually high numer of executive jets, amongst them was the the BBMF Lancaster...
5th Jul 2016, 20:44
Replies: 102
Views: 65,166
Posted By Flugplatz

I'm not taking a position here, I'm just saying...

I'm not taking a position here, I'm just saying that a lot of people are predicting economic disaster for the UK and that would surely have an effect on jobs and travel? So their model may need a...
5th Jul 2016, 20:12
Replies: 102
Views: 65,166
Posted By Flugplatz

Well according to some of the less optimistic...

Well according to some of the less optimistic financial forecasts on the effect to the UK of Brexit, the country will be an economic basket-case in a few years anyway. So EasyJet may have to rethink...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jun 2016, 01:08
Replies: 13
Views: 4,483
Posted By Flugplatz

As a former 'tour' pilot on the H130 I would...

As a former 'tour' pilot on the H130 I would second all the positive comments so far (especially with the upgraded aircon that the T2 now has). Customers like it because not only do they get a great...
24th May 2016, 19:07
Replies: 4,866
Views: 1,297,358
Posted By Flugplatz

Po'boy, you may not be too far from the truth,...

Po'boy, you may not be too far from the truth, have you seen what people are doing with 3D printers these days? How long before someone realises a basic glider printed and assembled in kit-fashion...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Apr 2016, 14:08
Replies: 1,918
Views: 1,455,427
Posted By Flugplatz

How high would it have been flying on an...

How high would it have been flying on an rig-flight? assume well above those powerlines?

Flug
14th Apr 2016, 09:36
Replies: 1,757
Views: 892,846
Posted By Flugplatz

Gengis, Between now and the date the AAIB...

Gengis,

Between now and the date the AAIB report is going to come out there is the summer display season, so I don't think it is unreasonable for the CAA to put the measures in now. You will...
7th Apr 2016, 09:16
Replies: 4,866
Views: 1,297,358
Posted By Flugplatz

Yep, Has all the hallmarks of 'constructive...

Yep,
Has all the hallmarks of 'constructive dismisal' if that is the intent? then the blame can be thrown back at the volunteers. So no need to rush with the glider recovery program if the new...
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