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5th Dec 2021, 21:05
Replies: 44
Views: 10,945
Posted By meleagertoo

Well, some years ago my company (a particularly...

Well, some years ago my company (a particularly garish one) realised, possibly following a similar incident, that the most commonly cocked-up manoeuvre was the two-engined medium level go-around....
4th Dec 2021, 14:41
Replies: 44
Views: 10,945
Posted By meleagertoo

Penny to a pound it'll come down to "Read your ...

Penny to a pound it'll come down to "Read your FMAs!" . Do that and it's hard to get it wrong.
18 seconds from the instruction to go around and actually implementing it! Even though forewarned? Wow!
20th Nov 2021, 20:41
Replies: 8
Views: 1,881
Posted By meleagertoo

Looks like a handy, affordable and capable piece...

Looks like a handy, affordable and capable piece of kit.
20th Nov 2021, 20:40
Replies: 56
Views: 21,133
Posted By meleagertoo

The sheer naiivety of so many of the above posts...

The sheer naiivety of so many of the above posts is surprising.
If young (and some not so young) people get together in an exotic new environment with time on their hands it can hardly be unexpected...
18th Nov 2021, 13:29
Replies: 2,599
Views: 363,734
Posted By meleagertoo

Correct, Lisbon Maritime Museum's Shreck FBA....

Correct, Lisbon Maritime Museum's Shreck FBA. Well done, there wasn't much to go on!

I wish I had more like that - I didn't expect to get a pic for this thread when I walked into the museum.
...
17th Nov 2021, 21:14
Replies: 2,599
Views: 363,734
Posted By meleagertoo

Well, that's a very fine bit of sleuthing from...

Well, that's a very fine bit of sleuthing from SLB, I'd never heard of either Donnet Leveque or FBA before I encountred this beauty. I wouldn't have a scooby about their differences, sorry! I just...
17th Nov 2021, 11:42
Replies: 8
Views: 1,621
Posted By meleagertoo

The finest and most impressive website I have...

The finest and most impressive website I have ever seen;

The Vintage Aviator | (http://thevintageaviator.co.nz)
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Nov 2021, 11:31
Replies: 6
Views: 1,646
Posted By meleagertoo

An immunity from airsickness would be a start! ...

An immunity from airsickness would be a start!
When I was flying powerlines (pole lines - not national Grid) the Observers were all experineced powerline engineers employed by the electricity board...
17th Nov 2021, 10:03
Replies: 2,599
Views: 363,734
Posted By meleagertoo

Not a Portuguese design. I 42, refer to post...

Not a Portuguese design.
I 42, refer to post 2568.
15th Nov 2021, 18:50
Replies: 2,599
Views: 363,734
Posted By meleagertoo

I'm tickled that it is thought to be "sitting in...

I'm tickled that it is thought to be "sitting in a carriage museum". It is not, though there is one nearby.

Neither is it an airship. (probably too small to qualify for such a grand moniker)
14th Nov 2021, 20:30
Replies: 65
Views: 21,749
Posted By meleagertoo

I have happy memories of positioning...

I have happy memories of positioning Aberdeen-Sumburgh on BAF's Viscounts, huge windows, such a pleasant way to travel.
Many years later the AOC of the new startup I joined was piggybacked on BAF's...
13th Nov 2021, 21:10
Replies: 2,599
Views: 363,734
Posted By meleagertoo

Thank goodness I've been away on holiday - I now...

Thank goodness I've been away on holiday - I now for once, have a proper challenge though given the amazing expertise here I have little hope it will last.
Not exactly mainstream this one - so fire...
7th Nov 2021, 13:01
Replies: 68
Views: 11,254
Posted By meleagertoo

Dear me! That won't go down well, he might inhale...

Dear me! That won't go down well, he might inhale a whiff of - er - I'm going to utter an obscenity here - airmanship... sorree!
And in easyjet that would never do!
5th Nov 2021, 23:01
Replies: 2,751
Views: 354,456
Posted By meleagertoo

B80 Beech Queen Air...

B80
Beech Queen Air...
4th Nov 2021, 14:44
Replies: 2,751
Views: 354,456
Posted By meleagertoo

And could perhaps be mistaken for American...

And could perhaps be mistaken for American royalty.
2nd Nov 2021, 00:44
Replies: 2,751
Views: 354,456
Posted By meleagertoo

Despite sharing the same name as Maurice the...

Despite sharing the same name as Maurice the famous french aviateur's second tipple (in the joke), it didn't have a meteoric career.
26th Oct 2021, 22:06
Replies: 5
Views: 2,521
Posted By meleagertoo

It makes me so proud of our country that our...

It makes me so proud of our country that our forces are doing work like this so well and with so little fanafare and with such immensely impressive people involved.

Why can't we have more of this...
26th Oct 2021, 21:48
Replies: 30
Views: 7,423
Posted By meleagertoo

I wonder... Is the incidence of testicular...

I wonder...
Is the incidence of testicular cancer somehow related to the self-percieved size of the testicles?
And prostrate troubles due perhaps (!) to the excess flatulence their career path...
14th Oct 2021, 13:39
Replies: 68
Views: 11,254
Posted By meleagertoo

If you think his flying books are good try the...

If you think his flying books are good try the sailing ones!
8th Oct 2021, 16:46
Replies: 60
Views: 20,076
Posted By meleagertoo

The USN are reported in The Times today as...

The USN are reported in The Times today as stating "it was not another submarine" so some kind of Chinese chicanery sounds highly likley.
2nd Oct 2021, 15:02
Replies: 37
Views: 3,741
Posted By meleagertoo

Churchill, a "genocidal monster"? I don't...

Churchill, a "genocidal monster"?

I don't think I've ever read such a ludicrously deluded or simply ridiculous post on this forum!

On which planet did you learn your 'history'?
1st Oct 2021, 14:58
Replies: 97
Views: 18,106
Posted By meleagertoo

Certainly don't recall steak sarnies at...

Certainly don't recall steak sarnies at Topcliffe!
Food was pretty ordinary from what little I recall, but everything served with not very good chips and Culdrose a big come-down as you had to...
23rd Sep 2021, 15:06
Replies: 13
Views: 8,193
Posted By meleagertoo

Looks to me like a nervous stude with the control...

Looks to me like a nervous stude with the control column in a rigid death-grip cocking up a moderate crosswind landing. There is a noticeable snatch upwards or check of the nose while the wheels are...
23rd Sep 2021, 14:48
Replies: 23
Views: 7,345
Posted By meleagertoo

On the subject of late-notice or inappropriate...

On the subject of late-notice or inappropriate practice engine failures this tale is many years old but almost certainly true and I believe more or less correctly related here, though doubtless...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Sep 2021, 12:46
Replies: 53
Views: 22,120
Posted By meleagertoo

Why have these and the rest of the Afghan Air...

Why have these and the rest of the Afghan Air Force aircraft not been torched? Even if they are rendered 'unflyable' they've presented the Taliban with a vast amount of valuable spares and parts to...
20th Aug 2021, 12:25
Replies: 298
Views: 95,601
Posted By meleagertoo

They do come bigger but an airfield locator (as...

They do come bigger but an airfield locator (as opposed to an airways NDB) would look much like this.
...
17th Aug 2021, 13:03
Replies: 826
Views: 206,307
Posted By meleagertoo

Was done at Gatwick what? 25 years ago? But the...

Was done at Gatwick what? 25 years ago? But the tanks on the bus' rooves made them unable to use any of the underpasses...
10th Aug 2021, 22:02
Replies: 98
Views: 16,242
Posted By meleagertoo

Evanelpus, couldn't agree more. My bike group...

Evanelpus, couldn't agree more.
My bike group used OW as a regular and favourite watering/cake hole.
I regularly used it as a surprise/treat stopoff with friends when out for the day as the...
9th Aug 2021, 21:40
Replies: 98
Views: 16,242
Posted By meleagertoo

It seems quite incomprehensible to me how anyone...

It seems quite incomprehensible to me how anyone presenting a business case would seek to prevent free public access to your shop and shopfront in order to improve interest in your warehouse.
One of...
2nd Aug 2021, 21:29
Replies: 70
Views: 15,322
Posted By meleagertoo

This is all very well in theory for crabs who...

This is all very well in theory for crabs who live at home and 5* hotels but how does it translate to squaddies living in mud-holes and under hedges? How is personal hygiene maintained with hairdos...
1st Aug 2021, 22:04
Replies: 19
Views: 3,811
Posted By meleagertoo

Well, let's just wait and see, shall we? Time...

Well, let's just wait and see, shall we? Time itself will tell.

And when (as is utterly ineviatble) we have a platoon or larger of mixed sex taken by those who wish the West ill, and we are...
1st Aug 2021, 12:52
Replies: 2,751
Views: 354,456
Posted By meleagertoo

The dinghy looks Dutch or Belgian.

The dinghy looks Dutch or Belgian.
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Aug 2021, 12:47
Replies: 16
Views: 2,862
Posted By meleagertoo

Neither appear able to achieve any meaningful...

Neither appear able to achieve any meaningful forward flight - they're just hovering or pretty much hover taxiing. Then drag of all that framework would cripple the Volocopter's ability to achieve,...
22nd Jul 2021, 22:03
Replies: 37
Views: 2,881
Posted By meleagertoo

You guess. My satellite tracking app made no...

You guess.

My satellite tracking app made no mention of the Nakua module. I too saw a satellite apparenty 'following' the iSS but it didn't seem to be on anywhere near the same orbit - I think...
22nd Jul 2021, 21:50
Replies: 36
Views: 4,143
Posted By meleagertoo

Hard to believe some of the daft routes there...

Hard to believe some of the daft routes there used to be! Who in their right mind would waste all that time getting to and from airports to save such a short centre-to-centre train journey?

In the...
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