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Forum: Rotorheads
20th Aug 2019, 21:24
Replies: 3
Views: 1,231
Posted By wrecker

I flew into Cork that evening and the next...

I flew into Cork that evening and the next morning. My memory of the evening flight was the rate at which the QNH was falling, you seemed to be resetting the subscale at almost minute intervals. The...
31st Jul 2019, 19:39
Replies: 3
Views: 2,121
Posted By wrecker

Farnborough Airspace

Mrs. Justice Thornton has delivered her judgement on the CAA's grant of airspace to TAG Farnborough following the Judicial Review actioned by Lasham Gliding Society.

In summary, Mrs. Justice...
11th Jul 2019, 18:40
Replies: 13
Views: 2,701
Posted By wrecker

Lost again trying to find Fairford?

Lost again trying to find Fairford?
7th Jun 2019, 18:40
Replies: 4
Views: 2,285
Posted By wrecker

The judicial review hearing into the challenge...

The judicial review hearing into the challenge against the CAA's decision to grant airspace to Farnborough Aerodrome concluded yesterday. This was an important milestone in the efforts by Lasham...
5th Jun 2019, 13:15
Replies: 11
Views: 3,263
Posted By wrecker

Price of crude oil down 10% in last 14days. ...

Price of crude oil down 10% in last 14days.
Someone is taking a hefty profit
5th May 2019, 16:57
Replies: 0
Views: 2,769
Posted By wrecker

Glider Crash

BBC are reporting that a body has been recovered from a glider that crashed near Blaenau Ffestiniog on Saturday night.
20th Mar 2019, 20:13
Replies: 22
Views: 3,182
Posted By wrecker

One specific lightning strike was in a cb in a...

One specific lightning strike was in a cb in a wooden glider picking up ice at a hell of a rate and was preceded by a display of St Elmo's fire.
The other St Elmo's displays have been mainly in ice...
19th Mar 2019, 17:15
Replies: 22
Views: 3,182
Posted By wrecker

Every time I have seen it the next thing that...

Every time I have seen it the next thing that happens is the very loud bang of a lightning strike.
9th Feb 2019, 21:43
Replies: 2
Views: 702
Posted By wrecker

It seems like yesterday!

It seems like yesterday!
22nd Jan 2019, 06:50
Replies: 2,056
Views: 2,522,412
Posted By wrecker

Missing over the Channel

BBC reporting Piper Malibu in bound to EGFF missing over the English Channel.
14th Jan 2019, 12:02
Replies: 2
Views: 1,142
Posted By wrecker

Sorry to hear the sad news. Flew with George in...

Sorry to hear the sad news.
Flew with George in the 60s & 70s but until now had not heard the back story.
RIP
14th Jan 2019, 11:52
Replies: 10
Views: 1,849
Posted By wrecker

Flew with Ian in the late sixtys. A charming...

Flew with Ian in the late sixtys. A charming gentleman who never spoke about that incident. The only give away was the rather unusual medal ribbon which preceded some others on his chest
6th Jan 2019, 16:22
Replies: 5
Views: 2,711
Posted By wrecker

Derek Piggott MBE

It is my sad duty to tell you that one of our UK (and Lasham) gliding legends has passed away. Derek Piggott MBE enjoyed a very full and happy life for 96 years and passed away this afternoon with...
20th Nov 2018, 14:38
Replies: 2
Views: 3,022
Posted By wrecker

Peter Reading

It is with great sadness that I must record the passing of Peter Reading.
Peter was killed doing what he enjoyed most.
He was killed in a JS1C out of Gariep SA on his 60th birthday
RIP
13th Oct 2018, 17:22
Replies: 39
Views: 15,301
Posted By wrecker

Confirmed as a Duo-discus with 2 POB both OK....

Confirmed as a Duo-discus with 2 POB both OK. Glider now ashore.
As to why I guess it could be " Eh mister did the wind Stop?"
31st Jul 2018, 19:11
Replies: 7
Views: 3,082
Posted By wrecker

Digby John Mackworth Bt RIP

Digby John MackworthDigby Mackworth was born on 2 November 1945 in London, England. He joined theArmy as an Air Cadet at OTU Scheyville with Class 1/66. On graduation, Digby wasposted to the RAAC at...
26th Jul 2018, 09:09
Replies: 11
Views: 2,707
Posted By wrecker

What fuel are you running on? We had a similar...

What fuel are you running on?
We had a similar problem using UL91 with a high compression 0-320 in temperatures above about 25C
Changed back to 100LL and all well
26th Jul 2018, 09:04
Replies: 21
Views: 2,211
Posted By wrecker

I echo your comments I first met Mary in the...

I echo your comments
I first met Mary in the early/mid 1960s when she used to operate the "Sandown Homer" initially a manual DF station later updated to a CRDF.
Her calm voice was very soothing...
19th Apr 2018, 13:37
Replies: 7
Views: 1,808
Posted By wrecker

As it was at Manchester where it reported to rain...

As it was at Manchester where it reported to rain a lot. It is possible he was using the nose wheel skimming technique to avoid ingesting the wake from the nose wheel into the engine intakes.
19th Apr 2018, 13:32
Replies: 11
Views: 1,818
Posted By wrecker

Exeter ACP

I see the CAA have rejected Exeter's ACP.
Lets hope they do the same with Farnborough Brize Norton and Oxford's Airspace Change Proposal
21st Nov 2017, 19:03
Replies: 15
Views: 2,506
Posted By wrecker

I have Power Flarm Portable feeding SkyDemon on...

I have Power Flarm Portable feeding SkyDemon on an ipad mini. It gives me the benefit of both Head up and head down displays. The head up display is I think very important as there is too much...
9th Aug 2017, 14:21
Replies: 5
Views: 1,647
Posted By wrecker

FAI European Gliding Champs

The 2017 FAI European Gliding Championships are being run at Lasham (EGHL) from 10.08.17 until 26.08.17. There will be a couple of NOTAMs published to cover this. If you would like to know the areas...
22nd Jun 2017, 19:57
Replies: 14
Views: 1,999
Posted By wrecker

One of the great joys about flying in this...

One of the great joys about flying in this country is you don't have to talk to anyone. That route is quite do able without needing to talk to anyone other than you departure and arrival airfield....
12th Mar 2017, 13:55
Replies: 22
Views: 4,427
Posted By wrecker

Used them on chipmunks in early mid 60s

Used them on chipmunks in early mid 60s
20th Feb 2017, 16:02
Replies: 30
Views: 4,019
Posted By wrecker

Back in the early 60s i was told by RAF CMB that...

Back in the early 60s i was told by RAF CMB that i was red/green colour vision deficient as as such could not fly. i persevered and was re-assessed as "colour vision safe" The RAF did not want me...
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