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10th Jan 2011, 19:40
Replies: 10
Views: 5,503
Posted By FlightTester

B737 Crew Workload

I can't vouch whether it was done this way, but it should have been certificated iaw FAR 25.1523 and Annex D, the current amendment level for both those regs are from 1965:)
3rd Dec 2010, 03:53
Replies: 41
Views: 9,428
Posted By FlightTester

SilsoeSid Do you think that the BBMF Lancaster...

SilsoeSid Do you think that the BBMF Lancaster could be fitted with a refuelling boom and be sent on a long range mission to MPA once it has been overrun?

Probably easier to create the original...
2nd Dec 2010, 22:38
Replies: 41
Views: 9,428
Posted By FlightTester

I'm with ShyTorque on this one. I was around for...

I'm with ShyTorque on this one. I was around for the last "last colonial war". That was about four years after I was in Portsmouth with my school on a careers week, and I watched our last proper...
29th Oct 2010, 22:01
Replies: 48
Views: 16,175
Posted By FlightTester

As I like to tell the people I work with (and...

As I like to tell the people I work with (and for): It's not the job of Flight Test to break the aircraft, it's our job to point out where the aircraft is broken
6th May 2010, 19:55
Replies: 268
Views: 121,498
Posted By FlightTester

The Joys of MT II

RAFG - early 90's. It's always the armourers.... SAC armourer going a tad too quickly through the HAS site, clips the grass skids and flips the Landrover (luckily fitted with roll bars so no one...
1st May 2010, 16:33
Replies: 268
Views: 121,498
Posted By FlightTester

A couple that I remember: A Technical...

A couple that I remember:

A Technical Training Unit in Buckinghamshire early 80's

Morning parade of Electrical Training Squadron and an A/Cpl discip is standing behind me, "SAC M***, am I...
21st Mar 2010, 17:30
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By FlightTester

Getting into the aircraft business...

Hi James,

Have you thought about doing some FAA technician courses to convert your broad spectrum electronics engineering knowledge into more tailored avionics knowledge or maybe looking at...
20th Feb 2010, 21:41
Replies: 9
Views: 3,631
Posted By FlightTester

For us a hard landing inspection is required...

For us a hard landing inspection is required typically if the touchdown rate is greater than 8 - 10 feet/sec. Being an experimental organisation -that's an equivalent parameter equal to 8 - 10...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jan 2010, 19:13
Replies: 30
Views: 2,169
Posted By FlightTester

I was thinking about this the other day and the...

I was thinking about this the other day and the nature of assymetric warfare. 200 - 60 odd years ago the Brits were the dominant world power used to fighting Sovereign nation type wars. The American...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Dec 2009, 20:24
Replies: 33
Views: 3,701
Posted By FlightTester

Blade Stall....

...It's been a long time since I worked anything rotary (20 + years), but if I recall sloppy controls and airframe vibration/buffet/rumble generally means a couple of things:

1. Incipient stall -...
24th Dec 2009, 18:16
Replies: 5
Views: 2,741
Posted By FlightTester

Why aren't any of the 787 people posting to Pprune...

...I would imagine because with Ship 1 and 2 flying this week they're a little busy right now!
27th Nov 2009, 01:40
Replies: 47
Views: 6,572
Posted By FlightTester

With Tongue Firmly in Cheek

The military is taking pilots out of the cockpit and making their aircraft automated, there are however no plans to do likewise with the maintenance of the same aircraft!:ok:
12th Nov 2009, 17:24
Replies: 15
Views: 4,089
Posted By FlightTester

Recognised TP Schools...

Empire TPS (UK)
French Air Force TPS (France)
Naval TPS (US)
USAF TPS (US)
National TPS (US)

Short courses run anywhere from two to thirteen weeks. Graduate courses are a year. Diploma runs...
12th Nov 2009, 16:58
Replies: 7
Views: 1,322
Posted By FlightTester

Does it have to be a PAPI

or can you use a PLASI?

http://www.devoreaviation.com/scripts/p.asp

Very useful piece of kit when carrying out initial tests of an aircrafts Steep Approach capability.
5th Nov 2009, 19:27
Replies: 5
Views: 1,850
Posted By FlightTester

RAPTOR...

Resources available, assets deployed and operational... from this weeks Flight International (so no beadwindow calls please)

RAF hails performance of Tornado GR4 in Afghanistan...
26th Oct 2009, 22:39
Replies: 4
Views: 2,911
Posted By FlightTester

Inertial Coupling...

...can also have some very interesting effects! The NF-104 was a classic example of unpredicted behaviour.

NF104 | Theory to Reality (http://www.nf104.com/stories/stories_04.html)

Up to that...
14th Oct 2009, 00:50
Replies: 18
Views: 9,023
Posted By FlightTester

Gone but not forgotten. I never knew Sean. Dick...

Gone but not forgotten. I never knew Sean. Dick was one of the finest gentleman aviators I ever had the pleasure of working with. Just an all round decent man.
9th Oct 2009, 21:18
Replies: 20
Views: 7,179
Posted By FlightTester

Something to do with this maybe...

It's a great aeroplane in my opinion - carries about as much fuel as a Tornado but weighs a lot less when fueled to that amount. Also has much better engines than the Tonka, so maybe the reason...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Oct 2009, 21:43
Replies: 53
Views: 3,655
Posted By FlightTester

Agree - Mr Hoover gets my vote, met him a couple...

Agree - Mr Hoover gets my vote, met him a couple of years ago - still an amazingly sharp gentleman. His autobiography is real Boys Own stuff.:ok:
7th Oct 2009, 18:25
Replies: 29
Views: 7,016
Posted By FlightTester

To be sure, the GR4 is no doubt getting long in...

To be sure, the GR4 is no doubt getting long in the tooth (it was when I left 31 Sqn is 2001), and I left the Typhoon Flt Test program prior to any of the gnd packages being tested. However, I'm not...
6th Oct 2009, 16:10
Replies: 4
Views: 1,575
Posted By FlightTester

I know these guys have done some ground based ILS...

I know these guys have done some ground based ILS calibration for us, not sure if they also carry out the airborne checks or not...

Aviation Systems Maintenance, Inc....
30th Sep 2009, 18:21
Replies: 8
Views: 1,284
Posted By FlightTester

Ahh! Mk1 eyeball and climb to above 2000ft as...

Ahh! Mk1 eyeball and climb to above 2000ft as quickly as possible then!

I used to fly along the Penines quite a bit - Blackpool - Kirby Lonsdale - Lancaster - Blackpool. It's quite...
30th Sep 2009, 17:06
Replies: 8
Views: 1,284
Posted By FlightTester

Radar is capable of processing in 3D. So lets...

Radar is capable of processing in 3D. So lets think of this as a time/distance/speed equation. The blades are rotating at 200mph (speed), and they're 250ft high (vertical distance), therefore in 30...
30th Sep 2009, 15:57
Replies: 8
Views: 1,284
Posted By FlightTester

I'm not a radar boffin but.....

Over here in the wilds of Kansas we have a number of windfarms and a great deal of storm tracking doppler radars. The windfarms cause problems with the radar due to the echo from the blades - to be...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Sep 2009, 03:48
Replies: 46
Views: 4,356
Posted By FlightTester

Arnoux Vs Villeneuve at Dijon

YouTube - Arnoux Villeneuve 1979 Top Gear (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sDtn8QnpFg)

Superb racing!
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