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25th Jul 2019, 12:26
Replies: 3,087
Views: 2,680,939
Posted By 911slf

Supervised gym session? What is new? What about...

Supervised gym session? What is new? What about leg strength to control 707 in go around without rudder boost?
17th Mar 2019, 17:22
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,276,056
Posted By 911slf

So how often does MCAS operate?

Naive question from slf. I seem to recall that T tail aircraft had stick pushers that operated if you got very close to the stall, but that you normally would not get that close.

At what angle of...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jan 2019, 23:34
Replies: 36
Views: 8,849
Posted By 911slf

Icing on the cake side issue

Navcant says:

After expensive litigation - you can't refuse to sell a cake to a gay. But you can refuse to write 'support gay marriage' in icing. Even bakers are allowed editorial policy.
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Sep 2018, 19:32
Replies: 29
Views: 2,030
Posted By 911slf

Not always completely crazy

This from Wikipedia.
Forum: Tech Log
20th Aug 2018, 19:28
Replies: 117
Views: 14,637
Posted By 911slf

ancient memory

Vilas said
I remember one particular day in late 1964 watching aircraft landing on a very gusty day at Heathrow, and noticing that the 707s were rocking quite a bit but the VC10s not at all....
3rd Aug 2018, 19:39
Replies: 31
Views: 11,763
Posted By 911slf

Dunning-Kruger effect

This from Wikipedia.

In the field of psychology (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychology), the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_bias) in which...
20th Jul 2018, 09:57
Replies: 211
Views: 60,287
Posted By 911slf

Woulda coulda shoulda

A380 should have been built with 300 foot wingspan, folding to 200 feet. I see there has been talk of longer wingspan https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/airbus-a380-winglets-bigger-wing-span/
Forum: Tech Log
13th Jul 2018, 22:15
Replies: 330
Views: 24,211
Posted By 911slf

I am a bit cautious of entering such august...

I am a bit cautious of entering such august company, being only a former hang glider pilot. But two things:

1 In a constantly moving air mass my experience was that a turn in any direction felt...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Mar 2018, 14:48
Replies: 67
Views: 5,862
Posted By 911slf

One more. I recently bought the freehold of my...

One more. I recently bought the freehold of my house. My solicitor would not give me his bank account details at all! Told me to send a cheque or call his receptionist and pay by card - obviously...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Mar 2018, 14:42
Replies: 67
Views: 5,862
Posted By 911slf

What to do if someone allegedly pays you by mistake

Don't be in a hurry to repay. Consult your bank and ask it to check the bona fides of the person in question. Do not authorise repayment until you have a hard copy letter from your bank confirming...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Nov 2017, 22:26
Replies: 6
Views: 1,134
Posted By 911slf

worth a look if you were up early, as I was. Get...

worth a look if you were up early, as I was. Get this for an excuse:

Q "were you up early to see Venus and Jupiter together"?
A " I thought it was impolite to look" :-)
21st Oct 2017, 16:20
Replies: 277
Views: 82,595
Posted By 911slf

How good is good enough?

There seems to be a range of opinions from "nothing to see - move along" through to "this warrants a formal investigation". How does one distinguish between "barely acceptable" and "good" flying...
28th Aug 2017, 17:08
Replies: 5
Views: 1,703
Posted By 911slf

ah, well ask a daft question and get....

Thank you. I have heard of, and mentioned, clouds. :-) And Wikipedia, which tells me

The percentage water vapor in surface air varies from 0.01% at -42 °C (-44 °F)[16] to 4.24% when the dew...
26th Aug 2017, 14:08
Replies: 5
Views: 1,703
Posted By 911slf

How is cabin humidity managed?

The 787 claims to have higher humidity in the cabin. It is said that the composite construction enables this to be achieved without creating corrosion problems. Also the cabin altitude is around...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Mar 2017, 09:49
Replies: 56
Views: 10,131
Posted By 911slf

As this is not a serious conversation, it might...

As this is not a serious conversation, it might amuse people to see what can be done if safety is not a consideration. All engine take off but runway length about half (?) the safe minimum. I love...
22nd Mar 2017, 10:21
Replies: 24
Views: 3,715
Posted By 911slf

Who remembers the "forked tailed doctor killer"? ...

Who remembers the "forked tailed doctor killer"?

And the V tail is about the least implausible element in this fantasy.
25th Jan 2017, 21:21
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By 911slf

The Bolivian airport Teniente_Jorge_Henrich_Arauz...

The Bolivian airport Teniente_Jorge_Henrich_Arauz is at five hundred and nine feet above sea level. If you cross the border at Puerto Heath you will be flying up the Rio Madre de Dios towards ...
23rd Oct 2016, 13:27
Replies: 12
Views: 6,751
Posted By 911slf

Coulda, woulda, shoulda

I remember in the selection process for the Civil Service Fast Stream, back in 1973, doing an exercise where candidates were presented with arguments for and against Britain investing enough in...
17th Sep 2016, 17:53
Replies: 891
Views: 388,929
Posted By 911slf

Severe damage to kids mucking about described...

Severe damage to kids mucking about described here: Is Your Laser Pointer Dangerous Enough to Cause Eye Injury? - American Academy of Ophthalmology...
21st Jul 2016, 08:05
Replies: 95
Views: 17,563
Posted By 911slf

Just a small serious point for the sake of it. ...

Just a small serious point for the sake of it.

We are belatedly buying maritime patrol aircraft to protect the submarine fleet. So it needs protecting. I don't buy the stuff about the oceans...
29th Mar 2016, 19:14
Replies: 24
Views: 7,734
Posted By 911slf

I think "horsebox" might usefully have quoted...

I think "horsebox" might usefully have quoted clause 4 of article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, for that is the killer.

4. For the purposes of paragraphs 2 and 3, the member of the European Council or...
9th Mar 2016, 14:05
Replies: 46
Views: 7,249
Posted By 911slf

Humber Bridge dimensions

It is 508 feet (155.5 metres) to top of the towers, clearance of the bridge deck above high water is 100 feet (30 metres). Span between towers is 4640 feet (1410 metres).

You don't need a plane...
5th Jan 2016, 23:42
Replies: 16
Views: 3,897
Posted By 911slf

Back to the future?

5th Nov 2015, 13:59
Replies: 50
Views: 36,607
Posted By 911slf

Wasting CAA time a criminal offence? Why not?

It is a criminal offence to waste police time. If it is not possible to prosecute those who waste the time of the CAA, then the law needs to change to enable this.

I am pretty sure that...
28th Oct 2015, 18:58
Replies: 39
Views: 10,343
Posted By 911slf

Several cameras

I reckon if you chip in for the DVD you will see more than this. I've got my tickets for the raffle. First prize a fast taxi next spring, right hand seat.
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