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Forum: Tech Log
8th Nov 2020, 12:17
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By Boslandew

Gentlemen Many thank for your responses and...

Gentlemen

Many thank for your responses and all the info. There's a wealth of useful information there and many points that hadn't occurred to me, not the least a level cruise long enough for a...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Nov 2020, 10:54
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By Boslandew

Altitude question

Trying to fill lockdown I am using x-plane 11 FliSIm and trying to fly a 737-800 and very interesting it is too. I am a retired helicopter pilot so altitude/economy was not the problem it is for jet...
10th May 2020, 14:30
Replies: 7
Views: 1,860
Posted By Boslandew

Interestingly, the extra thrust was used to...

Interestingly, the extra thrust was used to assist acceleration to the point where translational lift was generated sooner than in direct lift. Sounds vey dodgy and was proved to be so.
11th Apr 2020, 16:30
Replies: 168
Views: 64,196
Posted By Boslandew

Belvedere

Many thanks for the info, FED and BEagle for the link, just the kind of stuff I was looking for. I flew the commercial Chinook for three years and it was an excellent aircraft in just about every...
11th Apr 2020, 09:59
Replies: 168
Views: 64,196
Posted By Boslandew

Belvedere

Come on, someone must have flown the Belvedere?
10th Apr 2020, 08:54
Replies: 168
Views: 64,196
Posted By Boslandew

Belvedere

So, does anyone know anything about the Belvedere?
9th Apr 2020, 11:43
Replies: 168
Views: 64,196
Posted By Boslandew

Belvedere

What were the pros and cons of the Belvedere? I remember being told by a very senior Air Corps WO pilot that he had watched a Belvedere taxying into dispersal in Malaya and the entire nose section...
8th Apr 2020, 11:49
Replies: 168
Views: 64,196
Posted By Boslandew

Aircraft not needed

Now that just about every aircraft that has flown since the war has been nominated, how about aircraft that did see service and shouldn't have done. I nominate the Saunders Roe Skeeter.
8th Apr 2020, 08:34
Replies: 66
Views: 19,736
Posted By Boslandew

I'm slightly confused here. Why would you not...

I'm slightly confused here. Why would you not want to pass your initials?
Forum: Tech Log
6th Apr 2020, 13:40
Replies: 12
Views: 2,663
Posted By Boslandew

DC3

Many thanks, gentlemen. My only experience with piston egines was with small engines on the Chipmunk and Saunders Roe Skeeter. The Chipmunk mixture was only used in the cruise for economy. The...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Apr 2020, 10:19
Replies: 32
Views: 5,307
Posted By Boslandew

Our Bell 47's, (Sioux) were single set of...

Our Bell 47's, (Sioux) were single set of controls except when the six monthly checks came round and dual controls were fitted. I tried left cyclic, right collective on several occasions. Focused the...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Apr 2020, 08:50
Replies: 12
Views: 2,663
Posted By Boslandew

DC3 startup

I was reading a copy of pilots notes for the DC3 some while ago and it showed that the engines were started with the mixtures in idle/cutoff. Could anyone explain why it is done this way?
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Apr 2020, 08:44
Replies: 32
Views: 5,307
Posted By Boslandew

Pilot on left/right

I flew Bell 47G in training with the AAC in 1965. The Bell 47 was one of the first successful main stream helicopters produced after the war and I've always understood that, because thats where...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Mar 2020, 11:01
Replies: 19
Views: 3,136
Posted By Boslandew

I flew the S58T out of Beccles for two years and...

I flew the S58T out of Beccles for two years and well remember the fun? of operating single pilot around the Leman/Inde fields plus rigs in the Dutch sector.

I think the big difference was that...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Mar 2020, 12:31
Replies: 19
Views: 3,136
Posted By Boslandew

Michael, I seem to remember that one Scout...

Michael,

I seem to remember that one Scout in the squadron had Dectrac fitted. I can remember using it one New Years Eve over Armagh ( 1974 I think) Since it was such a clear night and we could...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Mar 2020, 14:37
Replies: 19
Views: 3,136
Posted By Boslandew

Thermal Imaging

For what its worth a pair of thermal imaging night goggles were brought out to Hong Kong in 1971-72 and tried in a Scout at night. One pilot only was picked to try them out. As I remember it he...
Forum: Canada
30th Nov 2019, 10:53
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By Boslandew

Ta!!

Many thanks, there's always an answer if you ask the right chap.

Just out of interest I used to fly the Sikorsky S61N on the North Sea. When I first started flying it, it was rated as an amphibian...
Forum: Canada
29th Nov 2019, 14:12
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By Boslandew

Amphibians

I was recently watching a Youtube clip of a De Havilland Beaver amhibian. Is such an aircraft capable of landing/takeoff from either runway or water or does the amphibian part refer simply to its...
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Mar 2019, 15:33
Replies: 97
Views: 52,645
Posted By Boslandew

Penzance approaches

I will admit to being out of date as to modern procedures which is why I am not relying on my memory but on up-to-date information. May I refer you to the open letter published by Sloane Helicopters,...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Mar 2019, 21:18
Replies: 97
Views: 52,645
Posted By Boslandew

SAR Wannabe Sorry but the old service flew...

SAR Wannabe

Sorry but the old service flew IFR services quite routinely between Penzance and the Scillies. I regularly flew six return trips IFR in a morning or afternoon with an instrument...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Mar 2019, 21:04
Replies: 97
Views: 52,645
Posted By Boslandew

SAR Wannabe Not so. IFR approach limits...

SAR Wannabe


Not so. IFR approach limits at Penzance were 250ft AMSL cloud base and 900 metres visibility, That was using a complicated approach based on Decca, later GPS. One of the leading ATC...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Mar 2019, 20:58
Replies: 97
Views: 52,645
Posted By Boslandew

Skybus do use Islanders. The problem is that they...

Skybus do use Islanders. The problem is that they have to operate from Lands End airfield which is 400 ft above sea-level and is frequently in cloud and fog. Theycan't fly in 'much worse weather'...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Mar 2019, 21:33
Replies: 97
Views: 52,645
Posted By Boslandew

Isles of Scilly

Having flown the service for six years from Penzance, having read the submissions from all involved parties, having attended the open meeting in Penzance St Johns hall about the proposed service last...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2019, 20:44
Replies: 97
Views: 52,645
Posted By Boslandew

Larger aircraft on Scillies

I think the problem with larger aircraft on the route is that of landing at St Mary's. I used to fly the S61 from Penzance and always understood that the gradients on the runways at St Mary's were...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Jan 2019, 11:54
Replies: 9
Views: 2,743
Posted By Boslandew

ATR Newquay

Gentlemen

Many thanks for your replies. My estimate of visibility was made initially from the carpark and then during the very short walk to the aircraft. From your replies, it would appear most...
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