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Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jun 2019, 16:06
Replies: 55
Views: 4,083
Posted By Dave Gittins

Sorry Ancient Mariner, I have no idea what point...

Sorry Ancient Mariner, I have no idea what point you are trying to make. I am not suggesting that my Q5 is particularly large and that somebody needs to accommodate it. My wife often struggles to...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jun 2019, 12:21
Replies: 55
Views: 4,083
Posted By Dave Gittins

The problem is not the car but the cramped...

The problem is not the car but the cramped spaces. They are not wide enough. Why should I try and wedge my Q5 into a spot where the vehicles each side will hit it when they open their doors ?. And...
16th May 2019, 12:24
Replies: 41
Views: 18,681
Posted By Dave Gittins

and in his earlier post he said it was trying to...

and in his earlier post he said it was trying to land .. and there seems to be some mix up about a railway track with overhead lines, apparently brought down and run over by a train.

My point is...
15th May 2019, 13:04
Replies: 41
Views: 18,681
Posted By Dave Gittins

Three days in nobody has been blamed or maligned...

Three days in nobody has been blamed or maligned yet .. PPRuNe losing the plot ?

OK genuine question .. What actually happened to put the aeroplane from a runway that looks to be parallel to the...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th May 2019, 14:08
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By Dave Gittins

Not terribly likely unless there is a significant...

Not terribly likely unless there is a significant head difference between the surface of the water in the two tanks because the rate of flow will largely be set by the head loss in the first 2 m of...
10th May 2019, 12:55
Replies: 28
Views: 5,453
Posted By Dave Gittins

Mmmm got it on VHS someplace .. after I lost the...

Mmmm got it on VHS someplace .. after I lost the original my mate Colin James got it from one of his Dan Air colleagues .. that's how long ago it was. Must find out how to turn VHSs into DVDs then...
10th May 2019, 11:55
Replies: 30
Views: 12,299
Posted By Dave Gittins

A lot of it's pretty badly mixed and edited. ...

A lot of it's pretty badly mixed and edited. Just landed at Keflavik or Rome yet there is the old scrap DC-9 on Gatwick's south side just outside the window. Still what can we expect it's...
7th May 2019, 13:11
Replies: 12
Views: 12,686
Posted By Dave Gittins

I'm a great fan of the TV series and up to series...

I'm a great fan of the TV series and up to series 4 of the DVDs. In those Buffalo Joe always seems to fly the "sked" .. was that the case on this day ?
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Apr 2019, 12:25
Replies: 49
Views: 4,099
Posted By Dave Gittins

I already avoid Guildford and Kingston for shops...

I already avoid Guildford and Kingston for shops because of the parking charges. It's entirely illusory that it's cheaper to drive all the way to Bluewater but we do about once per month. Why are...
26th Mar 2019, 15:13
Replies: 107
Views: 96,243
Posted By Dave Gittins

My sad habit of taking my iPad and SkyDemon with...

My sad habit of taking my iPad and SkyDemon with me (or Foreflight if it's US bound) would have pretty quickly had me asking the CC WIHIH ?

Seems pretty obvious that the CC thought they were going...
21st Feb 2019, 12:04
Replies: 1,875
Views: 2,286,700
Posted By Dave Gittins

I don't know why it would be that complicated. ...

I don't know why it would be that complicated. Contracts normally have a start date. When was that ? at that point Sala is under Contract to Cardiff and unless there are exclusion clauses should he...
19th Feb 2019, 07:28
Replies: 9
Views: 1,620
Posted By Dave Gittins

I flew in Qatar from 2008 to 2010 with the Qatari...

I flew in Qatar from 2008 to 2010 with the Qatari Aviation College (which was actually in existence as part of Qatar Airways to train their ab initios) to maintain my currency whilst I was working on...
8th Feb 2019, 13:35
Replies: 55
Views: 36,030
Posted By Dave Gittins

Currently 210 at 18 G 29 on Rwy 26.. crosswind...

Currently 210 at 18 G 29 on Rwy 26.. crosswind max 23 kts component. What's limits for a 380 ? .. is it runway width limited ?
4th Feb 2019, 12:11
Replies: 6
Views: 1,136
Posted By Dave Gittins

And a pleasant day it was too From Redhill to...

And a pleasant day it was too From Redhill to Whitstable, Canterbury, Dover, Ashford and back to Redhill. Real change from the previous days and today. Real stroke of (unusual) luck with the...
1st Feb 2019, 12:44
Replies: 187
Views: 30,097
Posted By Dave Gittins

First aeroplane I drove and soloed in was a cadet...

First aeroplane I drove and soloed in was a cadet Mk 111 at Burtonwood [was it 635 GS ?] in early cold 1970, just before my 17th Birthday and before it was turned into the M62.

Seem to recall the...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Jan 2019, 12:42
Replies: 43
Views: 8,625
Posted By Dave Gittins

I have had a staggering lack of success with an...

I have had a staggering lack of success with an iPad GPS on a 787. Assume it's because there are no window blinds and the glass has something in it to allow its light transmittance to be varied that...
11th Jan 2019, 12:52
Replies: 15
Views: 1,619
Posted By Dave Gittins

The aeropanes I fly from Redhill with Cubair ...

The aeropanes I fly from Redhill with Cubair *(such as PA-28 G-BUIJ) generally show up on FR24. I shall find out whether we gave specific permission or they just appear because they can.
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23rd Nov 2018, 12:11
Replies: 19
Views: 11,487
Posted By Dave Gittins

Sadly this occasionally happens with disastrous...

Sadly this occasionally happens with disastrous consequences, MK Airlines 747 at Halifax. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MK_Airlines_Flight_1602
22nd Nov 2018, 12:36
Replies: 19
Views: 11,487
Posted By Dave Gittins

Haven't I seen this before ? .. it's either an...

Haven't I seen this before ? .. it's either an old report or some folk never learn.
15th Nov 2018, 12:57
Replies: 59
Views: 5,773
Posted By Dave Gittins

1. Gliding A & C (don't think its lapsed though...

1. Gliding A & C (don't think its lapsed though issue date was 1970 but definitely out of currency by about 15 yrs) UK PPL(A) & FAA PPL (OTBO)
2. about 400 last flew DA-40 on 11/11/18
3. Slingsby...
26th Oct 2018, 12:39
Replies: 83
Views: 7,463
Posted By Dave Gittins

Of my last half dozen "BFRs" three have been...

Of my last half dozen "BFRs" three have been carried out by ladies, two of the last three in fact. I'm with Genghis and CC. I've practically never encountered misogyny in aviation.

With Martha...
25th Oct 2018, 08:29
Replies: 5
Views: 2,445
Posted By Dave Gittins

Thanks folks .. maybe our luck is better that we...

Thanks folks .. maybe our luck is better that we thought.
23rd Oct 2018, 12:13
Replies: 5
Views: 2,445
Posted By Dave Gittins

Wamos A330 on Norwegian Flights

Have just been told by text that Wamos's A330 will be operating our Norwegian flight to Denver (LGW-DEN) on 22 December. Noted that at present it's doing LGW-JFK.

This aeroplane appears to have...
16th Oct 2018, 12:44
Replies: 61
Views: 9,062
Posted By Dave Gittins

It might help if people knew the difference...

It might help if people knew the difference between pushback time (which is the one airlines advertise because it is the time when all pax need to be boarded and sat strapped in) and take off time. I...
2nd Oct 2018, 12:35
Replies: 24
Views: 2,640
Posted By Dave Gittins

I fly in both the US and UK and don't care...

I fly in both the US and UK and don't care whether I join Standard Overhead or Downwind on the 45. At Redhill we fly circuits at 1200 QNH (Airfield is 222 above sea level) but overhead joins are at...
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