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27th Mar 2019, 17:59
Replies: 505
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Posted By JOE-FBS

I was wrong, not Met' Office but Linstrand: ...

I was wrong, not Met' Office but Linstrand:

https://www.lindstrandtech.com/what-we-do/skyflyer/ (https://www.lindstrandtech.com/what-we-do/skyflyer/)
25th Mar 2019, 13:49
Replies: 505
Views: 247,508
Posted By JOE-FBS

The buoyant craft over Cardington yesterday was...

The buoyant craft over Cardington yesterday was an aerostat. Nothing to do with HAV. Probably Met' Office.
25th Mar 2019, 09:09
Replies: 10
Views: 4,445
Posted By JOE-FBS

The memorial on Friday was a most inspiring...

The memorial on Friday was a most inspiring occasion. The church was packed, quite literally standing room only. One of Alistair's daughters spoke very well about family life; a former colleague from...
25th Feb 2019, 17:32
Replies: 10
Views: 4,445
Posted By JOE-FBS

Some great stories in his own words here: ...

Some great stories in his own words here:

https://www.vulcantothesky.org/news/999/82/In-tribute-to-Alistair-McDicken/d,News-R.html
19th Feb 2019, 11:13
Replies: 10
Views: 4,445
Posted By JOE-FBS

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/184x153/al_9722cc8f2d05763ac13c0c44944b39fb7a865528.jpg
19th Feb 2019, 11:10
Replies: 10
Views: 4,445
Posted By JOE-FBS

It was all quite sudden. He was working a few...

It was all quite sudden. He was working a few days a month with us until summer 2018. One week he was telling us about the fun he was having teaching people to spin Jet Provosts, the next week he had...
18th Feb 2019, 11:44
Replies: 10
Views: 4,445
Posted By JOE-FBS

I knew Alistair for just two of his seventy...

I knew Alistair for just two of his seventy something years but in that time he was a great teacher, mentor and friend.
22nd May 2018, 12:36
Replies: 0
Views: 770
Posted By JOE-FBS

Society of FTE European Symposium

Is anyone else going to this next week? If so, it would be nice to say hello. I will be the one talking about the Airlander test programme.
15th May 2018, 12:32
Replies: 51
Views: 6,845
Posted By JOE-FBS

I had been flying eight years before I did my...

I had been flying eight years before I did my first crops-channel flight in 2016. It waited until I was in a share because I was blowed if was paying to go to Le Touquet with an instructor when I was...
10th May 2018, 17:56
Replies: 14
Views: 1,447
Posted By JOE-FBS

Is Turweston too far west? It's less far north...

Is Turweston too far west? It's less far north than Peterborough and near to fast roads (M40 then A43). It really depends whether your North London is near the M11, the A1 or the M40.

If...
2nd May 2018, 22:23
Replies: 5
Views: 1,221
Posted By JOE-FBS

This is a very helpful EASA document, Dominique...

This is a very helpful EASA document, Dominique Roland knows what he is talking about, look up his history.
...
2nd May 2018, 22:19
Replies: 5
Views: 1,221
Posted By JOE-FBS

That FTOM template is good. The basic law for...

That FTOM template is good. The basic law for flight test is clear and easy. However, to my mind, the associated AMC and GM for TP and FTE qualification are classic gold-plating. I have been lucky,...
2nd May 2018, 22:11
Replies: 5
Views: 1,221
Posted By JOE-FBS

Off-the-top of my head, the EASA template Flight...

Off-the-top of my head, the EASA template Flight Test Operations Manual is freely available on their website, it has been most useful the twice I have produced a FTOM for a new organisation. I'll...
26th Mar 2018, 12:36
Replies: 7
Views: 1,775
Posted By JOE-FBS

That sounds like excellent advice.

That sounds like excellent advice.
24th Mar 2018, 13:24
Replies: 7
Views: 1,775
Posted By JOE-FBS

Not forgetting that CS / FAR 23 have recently...

Not forgetting that CS / FAR 23 have recently moved to a less prescriptive format with the aim of allowing innovation. CS-23 amendment 5. I don't know the FAR 23 amendment number but just copied from...
9th Mar 2018, 14:47
Replies: 13
Views: 1,851
Posted By JOE-FBS

When this awful redesign was being trialled (two...

When this awful redesign was being trialled (two years ago?), I not only moaned along with many forumites in The Other Place, I also sent my moans to the Met' Office. Consequently, I was invited to...
7th Mar 2018, 12:43
Replies: 35
Views: 11,705
Posted By JOE-FBS

"I understand that the returning RN Pacific...

"I understand that the returning RN Pacific Fleet, in 1945, ditched a large number of airworthy lend-lease American kit overboard - to keep post-war scrap prices high?"


An uncle of mine was a...
17th Feb 2018, 10:14
Replies: 11
Views: 2,104
Posted By JOE-FBS

Sandtoft is an excellent destination in that part...

Sandtoft is an excellent destination in that part of the world that meets your price criteria.
29th Jan 2018, 09:28
Replies: 26
Views: 7,380
Posted By JOE-FBS

I think, as mentioned above by others in 2013,...

I think, as mentioned above by others in 2013, that there are indeed still markers at Cranfield. I flew an ILS into there on Friday night and heard some unexpected but clearly intentional tones in my...
10th Dec 2017, 11:25
Replies: 14
Views: 3,357
Posted By JOE-FBS

I found this very interesting and potentially...

I found this very interesting and potentially useful podcast via another forum:

210 ? A350 Flight Testing | omega tau science & engineering podcast...
5th Dec 2017, 13:17
Replies: 40
Views: 3,651
Posted By JOE-FBS

Excellent story, thank you very much. On...

Excellent story, thank you very much.


On a light-hearted note, as both a Yorkshireman and an engineer involved with buoyant flight, I might change "our species first took flight" to "our...
18th Nov 2017, 15:36
Replies: 505
Views: 247,508
Posted By JOE-FBS

Company statement: Today there was an...

Company statement:

Today there was an incident with the Airlander aircraft at Cardington airfield. The aircraft was not flying at the time of the incident. Our initial assessment is that the...
18th Nov 2017, 15:34
Replies: 17
Views: 9,310
Posted By JOE-FBS

Company statement: Today there was an...

Company statement:

Today there was an incident with the Airlander aircraft at Cardington airfield. The aircraft was not flying at the time of the incident. Our initial assessment is that the...
18th Nov 2017, 15:33
Replies: 49
Views: 17,459
Posted By JOE-FBS

Company statement: Today there was an...

Company statement:

Today there was an incident with the Airlander aircraft at Cardington airfield. The aircraft was not flying at the time of the incident. Our initial assessment is that the...
18th Nov 2017, 15:02
Replies: 17
Views: 9,310
Posted By JOE-FBS

Thank you G. I certainly heard the callsign of...

Thank you G. I certainly heard the callsign of the aeroplane in which we have flown together although I didn't recognise your voice, I guess my mind was on the job in hand! Thanks for mentioning us...
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