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3rd Apr 2017, 20:36
Replies: 58
Views: 6,254
Posted By Baikonour

Maybe not ... but they may occur in real life :E

Maybe not ... but they may occur in real life :E
5th Jan 2017, 12:41
Replies: 3
Views: 1,238
Posted By Baikonour

Ordered :ok: I should have thought there'd be a...

Ordered :ok:
I should have thought there'd be a book or 2 about it... there is another book "Wingless Flight: The Lifting Body Story" as well.

Cheers,

B.
5th Jan 2017, 08:06
Replies: 15
Views: 2,495
Posted By Baikonour

Coming from NZ, the mountains of Scotland may not...

Coming from NZ, the mountains of Scotland may not be as exciting for you as they are for flatlanders.

If you are around London and want to see things which are more difficult to come by down...
5th Jan 2017, 07:56
Replies: 3
Views: 1,238
Posted By Baikonour

Dreamchaser 'glider' - high altitude drop tests

Maybe not GA, but...

Slightly delayed from the dates given in this article (http://spacenews.com/sierra-nevada-corp-prepares-for-next-round-of-dream-chaser-tests/), Sierra Nevada Corporation is...
8th Nov 2016, 14:06
Replies: 19
Views: 2,343
Posted By Baikonour

As you say, for that to have any value, Pprune...

As you say, for that to have any value, Pprune would need to put in place a checking system on what people declare. I doubt that the CAA/FAA would be interested in supporting that in the way you hint...
13th Oct 2016, 09:00
Replies: 20
Views: 3,848
Posted By Baikonour

Ah yes, the April deadline for older hours was...

Ah yes, the April deadline for older hours was spoken about at the time. Apologies for misleading post. :(

As for the exemption, did you get the impression that this was a 'given' and just subject...
12th Oct 2016, 13:35
Replies: 20
Views: 3,848
Posted By Baikonour

- No. But they do need to be recognised by the...

- No. But they do need to be recognised by the ATO which will end up putting you forward for test and signing your certificate of completion. In practice, if you have the logbook and they have been...
1st Sep 2016, 22:42
Replies: 14
Views: 1,783
Posted By Baikonour

Anyone can obtain an RT license. E.g. it is not...

Anyone can obtain an RT license. E.g. it is not uncommon for a spouse to have an RT license without being a PPL holder, so that he/she can take care of the radio during a flight.

B.
1st Sep 2016, 15:58
Replies: 14
Views: 1,783
Posted By Baikonour

You will need an RT license to be able to talk on...

You will need an RT license to be able to talk on the radio.

Whereas I believe that in theory you may be able to obtain a PPL without an RT license, it would severely limit the places you could...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Jul 2016, 11:38
Replies: 5
Views: 5,563
Posted By Baikonour

Whereas drooping LE slats increase camber which...

Whereas drooping LE slats increase camber which should increase lift, this is partially (in many cases wholly) offset by the fact that the effective angle of attack of the wing is also reduced by the...
28th Jul 2016, 10:33
Replies: 7
Views: 1,533
Posted By Baikonour

Hi Isaac, you seem to be having a lot of...

Hi Isaac,

you seem to be having a lot of basic aerodynamics questions. You will probably get better answers from your teacher/lecturer than from an internet forum. They may also be able to help...
26th Jul 2016, 10:43
Replies: 8
Views: 2,568
Posted By Baikonour

Hi Isaac, You need to accelerate to achieve...

Hi Isaac,

You need to accelerate to achieve sufficient airspeed to create enough lift to fly. The acceleration is opposed mostly by the aircraft inertia (mass). The 2 components of Drag (friction...
21st Jul 2016, 11:16
Replies: 20
Views: 3,965
Posted By Baikonour

Flyer and other magazines, as well as the LAA,...

Flyer and other magazines, as well as the LAA, AOPA etc. are all helping the constantly close to terminally ill UK GA scene.

Since I am hopelessly public spirited minded and in the (vain ?) hope...
21st Jun 2016, 15:12
Replies: 26
Views: 3,328
Posted By Baikonour

I'm sure you can go to a suitable hearing centre...

I'm sure you can go to a suitable hearing centre and get some moulds made, but the FAQ on the QT website actually advises against this:



I have used mine with the yellow foam inserts in a...
21st Jun 2016, 08:15
Replies: 20
Views: 3,194
Posted By Baikonour

Another problem with that rule as applied to the...

Another problem with that rule as applied to the coast is that e.g. 'to the right' of the east coast if you are flying Northwards covers the entire North Sea...
I exaggerate, but if I wanted to fly...
21st Jun 2016, 08:05
Replies: 26
Views: 3,328
Posted By Baikonour

That's because they are not that different from...

That's because they are not that different from eachother ;)
If you are beginning, there is little point in investing in an expensive Bose or other ANR set, which typically also require batteries....
3rd Jun 2016, 16:40
Replies: 22
Views: 3,161
Posted By Baikonour

I think the Trevor Thom book on Human Factors...

I think the Trevor Thom book on Human Factors talks about "Prudently Confident".

Of course, in the bar and in front of an audience, pilots are just "shit hot":E

B.
17th May 2016, 12:22
Replies: 13
Views: 2,466
Posted By Baikonour

Flying is very rewarding and a fascinating...

Flying is very rewarding and a fascinating activity. If you are interested in gaining a PPL, you should do so for fun and for the pure pleasure of it.
If, once you have the PPL, you want to add...
12th May 2016, 14:08
Replies: 23
Views: 4,391
Posted By Baikonour

I'd be keen to hear people's answers, but in the...

I'd be keen to hear people's answers, but in the meantime I'd suggest that Cranfield may be a friendlier place, probably cheaper and not much further away....

B.
10th May 2016, 20:16
Replies: 84
Views: 19,018
Posted By Baikonour

For those interested, here...

For those interested, here (https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/33669257/94P%20SPIN%20TEST%20Slingsby%20T-3A.pdf) is a USAF document about spin tests they carried out on the Firefly.

B.
28th Apr 2016, 10:49
Replies: 9
Views: 1,778
Posted By Baikonour

Irony indeed. B.

Irony indeed.

B.
25th Apr 2016, 08:55
Replies: 15
Views: 5,138
Posted By Baikonour

It's a bit disturbing to see something which...

It's a bit disturbing to see something which looks like a PFD - but with no attitude indication. (And constantly being reminded of that fact as well...)
I'd certainly never want to use it in that...
22nd Apr 2016, 09:42
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,161,540
Posted By Baikonour

I think it was even easier than that. AAUI,...

I think it was even easier than that. AAUI, pre-WWII, most engines ran on automotive grade fuel, since (few) engines required higher than 87 octane at the time. Automotive gasoline was (and is -...
21st Apr 2016, 22:46
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By Baikonour

I believe that the exam questions are changed...

I believe that the exam questions are changed quite often (if nothing else, to keep them relatively secret...), but using a couple of years old chart should not be the end of the world.

The...
20th Apr 2016, 10:58
Replies: 24
Views: 3,336
Posted By Baikonour

It's a well known phenomenon... E.g. I went...

It's a well known phenomenon...

E.g. I went here last year:

http://www.ryfylke.com/ImageVaultFiles/id_5406/cf_6/Hanne_Sundb-.JPG

And although anyone would quite happily stand on the edge of...
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