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3rd Jun 2022, 08:51
Replies: 151
Views: 30,372
Posted By rcsa

Seriously, chaps - HE was sitting in a windowless...

Seriously, chaps - HE was sitting in a windowless room, with a list of aircraft provided by the RAF and filtered by a producer, with monitors showing five or six different camera angles, while a...
2nd Jun 2022, 19:43
Replies: 1
Views: 805
Posted By rcsa

Mark Sampson killed

It's all over the Southern African newspapers -...
16th Jul 2021, 10:12
Replies: 8
Views: 3,499
Posted By rcsa

DC3 down in Colombia

Aliansa Douglas DC-3 (HK-2820) performing a local test flight from Villavicencio, Colombia on July 8, 2021 crashed after taking off.

The aircraft was located and was destroyed by the impact. The...
30th Apr 2021, 12:17
Replies: 56
Views: 26,861
Posted By rcsa

One of those PPrune posts that demands a 'like'...

One of those PPrune posts that demands a 'like' button. Along with a 'Thank you' button and a 'Fascinating' button, tbh,
4th Apr 2021, 06:21
Replies: 22
Views: 3,773
Posted By rcsa

I wonder if Joe Sutter was paying a little homage...

I wonder if Joe Sutter was paying a little homage to the B-17 when he designed the 747?
16th Feb 2021, 09:09
Replies: 1
Views: 1,683
Posted By rcsa

Group Captain Bill Sykes RIP

Sad news from Zim this morning - Group Captain (Rtd) Bill Sykes died yesterday morning after a long illness. Bill clocked up 1500 hours on Vampires with the Rhodesian Air Force; moved on to Hunters...
10th Feb 2021, 21:01
Replies: 13
Views: 4,135
Posted By rcsa

The late General Pinochet's Marine One?

The late General Pinochet's Marine One?
Forum: Middle East
2nd Feb 2021, 17:05
Replies: 77
Views: 26,606
Posted By rcsa

I know there are colossal epidemiological and...

I know there are colossal epidemiological and biochemical differences, but I would observe that twenty years ago another virus, HIV, had an almost 100% fatality rate. Now, managed with a relatively...
Forum: Middle East
2nd Feb 2021, 14:40
Replies: 77
Views: 26,606
Posted By rcsa

double_barrel If everyone in the world...

double_barrel

If everyone in the world stayed at home for a month, (including those who are infected) the virus would also die out. But that would require CCP levels of population management, and...
28th Jan 2021, 20:44
Replies: 43
Views: 36,606
Posted By rcsa

Power off Release back pressure Full opposite...

Power off
Release back pressure
Full opposite rudder
Nose down
Recover
26th Jan 2021, 21:46
Replies: 185
Views: 43,564
Posted By rcsa

Exactly. Simple stats here:...

Exactly. Simple stats here: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/04/22/populations-skew-older-in-some-of-the-countries-hit-hard-by-covid-19/ft_2020-04-22_covidglobalage_global310px/
...
18th Nov 2020, 10:09
Replies: 250
Views: 67,279
Posted By rcsa

Ok, so in a light-hearted (though heart-felt!)...

Ok, so in a light-hearted (though heart-felt!) thread, here's a serious question. Watching the annihilation of Armenian armour and ground systems by Turkish/Azeri Bayraktar UAVs in the Nagorno...
26th Oct 2020, 15:58
Replies: 1
Views: 950
Posted By rcsa

C-182 down in Zimbabwe/Zambezi valley

Anyone know anything more about this? Zim newspaper reports linked by the ASN are as uninformed as one would expect. Just wondered if anyone here knows anything more.
...
26th Sep 2020, 10:18
Replies: 25
Views: 9,917
Posted By rcsa

Thanks Olster!

Thanks Olster!
25th Sep 2020, 16:59
Replies: 25
Views: 9,917
Posted By rcsa

Sometime in the early nineties I flew from...

Sometime in the early nineties I flew from Mineralnye Voda MRV to Stepanakert in the disputed, besieged, rocketed and unrecognised Republic of Nagorno Karabagh. NKR was by that point fully Armenia,...
26th Jul 2020, 18:55
Replies: 13
Views: 5,096
Posted By rcsa

I'd say that's a unicorn you're looking for,...

I'd say that's a unicorn you're looking for, buddy - certainly this year. You're up against lean, hungry, connected and proficient locals; national aviation authorities that increasingly promote jobs...
19th May 2020, 17:32
Replies: 351
Views: 214,640
Posted By rcsa

Sorry buddy! that was a tactless musing on my...

Sorry buddy! that was a tactless musing on my part. Good luck with reducing the target profile!
17th May 2020, 13:39
Replies: 351
Views: 214,640
Posted By rcsa

I wonder if the same applies in Germany v UK. A...

I wonder if the same applies in Germany v UK. A lot more chubby chaps and chapettes in UK than in Germany. Plus although there are plenty of people from Arab/Turkish/Iranian backgrounds in Germany,...
15th May 2020, 22:32
Replies: 54
Views: 18,052
Posted By rcsa

In the days when I used to travel (ie, two months...

In the days when I used to travel (ie, two months ago) there used to be a Connie on static display - with a DC3 and a JU52 - at Munich airport. Anyone know if it's still there? It appears to be on...
12th May 2020, 15:03
Replies: 38
Views: 17,784
Posted By rcsa

Good God. I'm so sorry for you and your family.

Good God. I'm so sorry for you and your family.
7th May 2020, 11:24
Replies: 42
Views: 24,726
Posted By rcsa

My experience over 25+ years transiting through...

My experience over 25+ years transiting through DXB/AED is that a significant majority of pax on EK and EY are migrant workers and small-scale traders from South and South East Asia (and to a lesser...
6th Jan 2020, 14:36
Replies: 28
Views: 3,058
Posted By rcsa

You (everyone) could do a lot worse than download...

You (everyone) could do a lot worse than download the Oxford Handbook of Emergency Medicine Fourth Edition(OHEM4) to your phone. It's comprehensive, searchable, and easy to use.
31st Dec 2019, 08:17
Replies: 28
Views: 3,058
Posted By rcsa

First Aid

Hey buddy.

The primary objective is to keep them breathing and stop them bleeding while you can get them to help, or help to them. A big bleed or blocked airway will kill first. The next biggest...
29th Oct 2019, 18:18
Replies: 21
Views: 8,054
Posted By rcsa

Cool Sounds like a movie shoot to me. Maybe it...

Sounds like a movie shoot to me. Maybe it actually was a scene from a spy thriller....
4th Oct 2019, 18:33
Replies: 6
Views: 3,084
Posted By rcsa

Anyone in Manchester on October 9th?

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/raf-veteran-no-family-died-17018338...
3rd Oct 2019, 09:39
Replies: 349
Views: 434,812
Posted By rcsa

Beautifully written - poignant and moving. Thank...

Beautifully written - poignant and moving. Thank you.[/LEFT]
29th Sep 2019, 13:11
Replies: 17
Views: 9,754
Posted By rcsa

As is almost always the case with flying, Richard...

As is almost always the case with flying, Richard Bach has something worth reading on the topic...

https://www.amazon.com/Travels-Puff-Gentle-Game-Death/dp/1937777030
24th May 2019, 13:14
Replies: 5
Views: 2,950
Posted By rcsa

But, under pressure, presumably might have...

But, under pressure, presumably might have reverted to Amharic within the cockpit...
19th May 2019, 11:40
Replies: 921
Views: 2,256,749
Posted By rcsa

"Human nature itself, which is prone to...

"Human nature itself, which is prone to competitive ambition". Competitive and ambitious individuals will use corruption to feed their greed if so allowed (by social /ethical/ legal standards). It is...
9th May 2019, 09:23
Replies: 482
Views: 993,352
Posted By rcsa

What did for those in the back (as others have...

What did for those in the back (as others have noted above) was the G-force effect of the first and second bounce. I suspect most of the pax behind the CoG were incapacitated by severe fracture/ head...
7th May 2019, 11:52
Replies: 482
Views: 993,352
Posted By rcsa

In truth, I find this collective outrage about...

In truth, I find this collective outrage about pax exiting with their belongings rather odd. Everyone who travels regularly knows that checking in a bag is a form of roulette. Maybe it will come...
30th Mar 2019, 17:07
Replies: 5,120
Views: 11,223,861
Posted By rcsa

Many of us said the same about the early 78,...

Many of us said the same about the early 78, during its 'Firebird' days. Five years later, the 78 gets consistently high ratings by that minority of the passenger community who have any clue what...
20th Mar 2019, 06:52
Replies: 21
Views: 9,800
Posted By rcsa

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/800x592/wsdbpu4_2f69a67753d043852b64e3436e8f64493b147639.png
14th Mar 2019, 10:28
Replies: 5,120
Views: 11,223,861
Posted By rcsa

Absolute guess here, but Lufthansa have managed...

Absolute guess here, but Lufthansa have managed and supervised ET's tech and mech support for many years, so it's possible the default response to a problem in Addis is 'send it to Germany', or 'ask...
10th Mar 2019, 14:35
Replies: 5,120
Views: 11,223,861
Posted By rcsa

Absolutely right. And absolutely right not to...

Absolutely right. And absolutely right not to share.
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