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3rd Apr 2020, 08:01
Replies: 27
Views: 2,571
Posted By VolLibre

Only a hang glider pilot. But I remember that...

Only a hang glider pilot. But I remember that first soaring ridge flight, then that first serious thermal to 2000 ft above the English hills and how the world looked, the first cross country...
15th Aug 2019, 09:02
Replies: 240
Views: 264,636
Posted By VolLibre

I hope we see this story featured as much as...

I hope we see this story featured as much as Sully's, or at least given credit due to the professionalism of the crew and the design factors - Asiana 214, Lion Air in Bali and PNG Chuuk for instance....
11th May 2019, 23:49
Replies: 10
Views: 7,680
Posted By VolLibre

Daily Mail makes up the story

In this story, the journalist (if that's the word) has completely made up the story in the captions to fit his/her mistaken choice of photo (from the Bali accident)....

"The downed Lion Air Boeing...
4th Nov 2018, 20:23
Replies: 27
Views: 5,458
Posted By VolLibre

Amazon versus the British Hang Gliding and...

Amazon versus the British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association. Corporate colonisation versus the human spirit.
27th Oct 2018, 05:48
Replies: 289
Views: 144,745
Posted By VolLibre

Hope they do lift it. It is about 50 tons of...

Hope they do lift it. It is about 50 tons of alien materials that don't belong in that fragile ecosystem. We have enough trouble with illegal waste dumping around this region. Must be removed.
24th Dec 2016, 06:47
Replies: 17
Views: 6,071
Posted By VolLibre

Its possible to gift wrap an aircraft that is...

Its possible to gift wrap an aircraft that is proven to have a range of 770km with zero fuel burn. Cost of gift wrapping less than $100. Message to the public about aspirations for a sustainable...
13th Sep 2016, 21:49
Replies: 10
Views: 5,126
Posted By VolLibre

May I suggest Australian Wedgetails, their toes...

May I suggest Australian Wedgetails, their toes are like kitchen knives. Having had several experiences of their attentions coming at my hang glider out of the sun with those massive talons...
1st Sep 2016, 21:11
Replies: 40
Views: 20,596
Posted By VolLibre

Wave is also paradoxically super smooth when in...

Wave is also paradoxically super smooth when in the lift zone; I once flew from the Peak District past Nottingham hopping from one wave bar to the next, climbing in each in my little unpowered hang...
19th Aug 2016, 09:44
Replies: 41
Views: 9,815
Posted By VolLibre

This seems to be a free for all thread... anyway,...

This seems to be a free for all thread... anyway, A380 vs B777 or 787 on these 14 hour flights and I will pay the extra few hundred any day
1st Aug 2016, 06:37
Replies: 41
Views: 27,454
Posted By VolLibre

Can we compare with the Luxor accident.

Can we compare with the Luxor accident.
7th Jun 2016, 10:53
Replies: 7
Views: 4,838
Posted By VolLibre

Shutdown in Honiara

Not PPRUNE-worthy?

From Forum Solomon Islands International facebook page... following lots of local chatter today..

GOVERNMENT CONDEMNS CAPTAIN
SUMSUMíS ACTION IN SHUTTING SOLOMON
AIRLINES...
14th Apr 2016, 09:29
Replies: 42
Views: 21,235
Posted By VolLibre

But riven by small gulleys and creeks......

But riven by small gulleys and creeks... corrugated rather than flat ... few places for an emergency landing
2nd Nov 2015, 22:30
Replies: 2,082
Views: 2,297,741
Posted By VolLibre

APU airworthiness directive A321

Is this relevant? (http://regulations.justia.com/regulations/fedreg/2005/03/18/05-5140.html). If not, sorry for adding to the noise.
21st Jun 2015, 11:09
Replies: 14
Views: 4,819
Posted By VolLibre

The track for 17th above is green. Anyway I...

The track for 17th above is green.

Anyway I admit this is an uncertain science!
21st Jun 2015, 10:57
Replies: 14
Views: 4,819
Posted By VolLibre

Jack OK, so we can discount Flight Aware,...

Jack

OK, so we can discount Flight Aware, thanks for letting us know. The track shown on the desktop version today (below) is showing a route over central Iraq and eastern Syria, so obviously that...
21st Jun 2015, 10:15
Replies: 14
Views: 4,819
Posted By VolLibre

Well the trace for the flight I was on was very...

Well the trace for the flight I was on was very consistent with the actual track and shows all the small course changes that I observed, such as a right turn towards Iran at the upper end of the...
21st Jun 2015, 09:25
Replies: 14
Views: 4,819
Posted By VolLibre

EK routing over Iraq and Syria

I was a passenger on EK17 Dubai to Manchester on 10th June. The routing followed the border between Iraq and Iran and then turned into Turkey at the Se corner. But on Flight Aware I see that from...
26th Jan 2014, 20:22
Replies: 89
Views: 44,391
Posted By VolLibre

Local media report

Solomon Star newspaper (http://solomonstarnews.com/news/national/21547-aircraft-crashed-on-touchdown-no-casualties-reported)
26th Jan 2014, 20:22
Replies: 49
Views: 19,747
Posted By VolLibre

Local media report

Solomon Star newspaper (http://solomonstarnews.com/news/national/21547-aircraft-crashed-on-touchdown-no-casualties-reported)
15th Dec 2013, 20:53
Replies: 228
Views: 438,762
Posted By VolLibre

From Post Courier [I]

From Post Courier


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13th Dec 2013, 00:04
Replies: 228
Views: 438,762
Posted By VolLibre

In the Post Courier today but the website won't...

In the Post Courier today but the website won't let me in. Free subscription offered but no confirmation email arrives (tried two different email addresses)
13th Aug 2013, 00:20
Replies: 5
Views: 4,928
Posted By VolLibre

About the reporting, I don't disagree. But...

About the reporting, I don't disagree. But whereas perhaps the likes of the Daily Mail might be accused of sensationalism in this case there is little capacity to judge what happened or experience of...
12th Aug 2013, 20:59
Replies: 5
Views: 4,928
Posted By VolLibre

Scary flight Twin Otter Solomons

Wanfela smol samting nomoa...

Scary flight (http://solomonstarnews.com/news/national/18474-scary-flight)
Forum: Tech Log
11th Jun 2013, 00:54
Replies: 47
Views: 5,616
Posted By VolLibre

Any hang glider pilot who has landed a modern...

Any hang glider pilot who has landed a modern glider in a tailwind, as I have, will have had the physics of it rubbed in quite effectively, usually via the face...
10th Aug 2012, 11:09
Replies: 228
Views: 438,762
Posted By VolLibre

Investigations take time it is understood, but...

Investigations take time it is understood, but further news of the investigation of this accident is keenly awaited.
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