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4th Feb 2021, 18:13
Replies: 58
Views: 25,544
Posted By cats_five

The moisture in the air could have been...

The moisture in the air could have been super-cooled.
25th Jan 2021, 17:13
Replies: 23
Views: 9,930
Posted By cats_five

Fears 'monster' Loch Ness waves would sink WW2...

Fears 'monster' Loch Ness waves would sink WW2 seaplane - BBC News (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-55797418)
25th Jan 2021, 12:42
Replies: 36
Views: 4,156
Posted By cats_five

It does, but when I started flying again last...

It does, but when I started flying again last summer after a long break what really was a struggle was having other gliders around, not the motor skills for a co-ordinated turn etc. Landing was a...
16th Jan 2021, 18:06
Replies: 1,269
Views: 987,605
Posted By cats_five

It is? Maybe it was once (it didn't seem generous...

It is? Maybe it was once (it didn't seem generous when I was out of work 45 years ago) but not now.
6th Jan 2021, 10:47
Replies: 15
Views: 2,696
Posted By cats_five

Where I fly we have an active and keen set of...

Where I fly we have an active and keen set of Juniors, including an instructor (Junior in gliding = under 25) and some tuggies.
23rd Dec 2020, 17:12
Replies: 29
Views: 5,903
Posted By cats_five

Yes Lasham is great but the OP is in the...

Yes Lasham is great but the OP is in the Midlands. HusBos, and Long Mynd come to mind as places to go. So indeed is Shennington, or was when I was there quite a few years back.
20th Dec 2020, 18:59
Replies: 29
Views: 5,903
Posted By cats_five

A lot of clubs give Juniors very cut-price...

A lot of clubs give Juniors very cut-price flying, and the Juniors at our club always seem to be enjoying themselves. There are also a lot of scholarships of various kinds available which you should...
15th Nov 2020, 16:29
Replies: 90
Views: 20,832
Posted By cats_five

How naughty of older people to not die in 18/19...

How naughty of older people to not die in 18/19...
15th Nov 2020, 12:29
Replies: 90
Views: 20,832
Posted By cats_five

"Public Health England...

"Public Health England...
21st Oct 2020, 13:15
Replies: 129
Views: 41,519
Posted By cats_five

Exactly. And I can hear the howls of objection...

Exactly. And I can hear the howls of objection that things are being hushed up if COVID was not put on death certificates where the person tested positive.
20th Oct 2020, 12:14
Replies: 25
Views: 7,519
Posted By cats_five

Obviously not glider pilots

Obviously not glider pilots
17th Oct 2020, 15:01
Replies: 4
Views: 1,197
Posted By cats_five

And from the same report: "Members opined that it...

And from the same report: "Members opined that it could be helpful if the MAA had a universal approach to the use of FLARM in military ATC."
17th Oct 2020, 14:56
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,744,105
Posted By cats_five

From the AAIB report: "Post-mortem tests on the...

From the AAIB report:
"Post-mortem tests on the passenger showed a blood carboxyhaemoglobin (COHb) level of 58%, and the pathologist considered that he would almost certainly have been ‘deeply...
16th Oct 2020, 18:53
Replies: 4
Views: 1,197
Posted By cats_five

Got a link?

Got a link?
15th Oct 2020, 20:14
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Views: 2,744,105
Posted By cats_five

The CAA are charging David Henderson on two...

The CAA are charging David Henderson on two counts

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/oct/15/british-pilot-charged-over-emiliano-sala-plane-crash-death
10th Oct 2020, 08:36
Replies: 81
Views: 26,231
Posted By cats_five

Unfortunately the photos are tiny. In summer...

Unfortunately the photos are tiny.

In summer yes, it's more stable over the sea as thermals aren't generated (though one will gradually die as it drifts out to sea), but that's not necessarily the...
14th Sep 2020, 08:08
Replies: 63
Views: 10,611
Posted By cats_five

There is at Lasham: 5xK21 2xK13 2xDuo...

There is at Lasham:

5xK21
2xK13
2xDuo Discus
1xFalke
3xDiscus B
3xGrob 102

4xRobin DR400
1st Sep 2020, 03:41
Replies: 3
Views: 633
Posted By cats_five

Scottish gliding club. You can loop a glider. ...

Scottish gliding club. You can loop a glider. And it's in fife.
31st Aug 2020, 18:25
Replies: 2,005
Views: 1,726,942
Posted By cats_five

It was my ambition to earn enough to pay higher...

It was my ambition to earn enough to pay higher rate income tax. Half of something is better than all of nothing
21st Aug 2020, 08:08
Replies: 11
Views: 3,447
Posted By cats_five

https://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/acciden...

https://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/accidents/plane-skydiver-collide-in-polk-county/2169284/
19th Aug 2020, 09:47
Replies: 17
Views: 2,917
Posted By cats_five

I hope this is something you discovered after the...

I hope this is something you discovered after the flight.
19th Aug 2020, 09:35
Replies: 15
Views: 8,732
Posted By cats_five

AFAIK Some tests look for traces of the virus,...

AFAIK Some tests look for traces of the virus, others for signs of immunity to it.
...
15th Aug 2020, 18:40
Replies: 35
Views: 7,431
Posted By cats_five

Sodium hypochlorite can damage metal.

Sodium hypochlorite can damage metal.
14th Aug 2020, 19:28
Replies: 35
Views: 7,431
Posted By cats_five

Why kitchen bleach spray? What's wrong with a...

Why kitchen bleach spray? What's wrong with a cloth wrung out in soapy water?
13th Aug 2020, 14:02
Replies: 35
Views: 7,431
Posted By cats_five

The gliding club provides a couple of buckets...

The gliding club provides a couple of buckets with some water & soap, plus clothes. That's what we clean gliders with between different pilots. The incoming pilot does the cleaning
7th Aug 2020, 20:44
Replies: 369
Views: 200,058
Posted By cats_five

This came to mind ...

This came to mind

https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/2-1987-lockheed-tristar-g-bbai-27-may-1985
7th Aug 2020, 17:20
Replies: 99
Views: 15,288
Posted By cats_five

As a glider pilot I was taught to fly my circuit...

As a glider pilot I was taught to fly my circuit without reference to the altimeter. It's an essential skill so as to make a safe landing in field higher or lower than the 'home' field
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jul 2020, 09:08
Replies: 56
Views: 4,904
Posted By cats_five

That's not funny, though I suspect you think it...

That's not funny, though I suspect you think it is.
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jul 2020, 09:07
Replies: 56
Views: 4,904
Posted By cats_five

He should have included a link to what he quoted....

He should have included a link to what he quoted. Google suggests it's this which is from 1995: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/0305048396000126
14th Jul 2020, 13:00
Replies: 19
Views: 2,288
Posted By cats_five

We didn't go on the hill at all, pulled of a...

We didn't go on the hill at all, pulled of a little below 3,000 AAL a bit north of it. The trace shows climb all the way from there. I think the trick was pulling off at the right point. :) Apart...
14th Jul 2020, 05:46
Replies: 19
Views: 2,288
Posted By cats_five

Thanks longer ron , more great pics and looks...

Thanks longer ron , more great pics and looks like the Tay estuary again. And look at the asi in mine, flying nice & slowly!

I should add that not having to fly & take photos was a help.
12th Jul 2020, 14:31
Replies: 19
Views: 2,288
Posted By cats_five

Thanks, P1 took the pictures, that's the back of...

Thanks, P1 took the pictures, that's the back of my head in one of them. My hat is black not grey!

Yes, ASK 21.
11th Jul 2020, 16:06
Replies: 19
Views: 2,288
Posted By cats_five

It does, we had to shout at each other. Not much...

It does, we had to shout at each other. Not much communication was needed though
11th Jul 2020, 07:13
Replies: 19
Views: 2,288
Posted By cats_five

:D I think he has a pee tube!

:D

I think he has a pee tube!
10th Jul 2020, 21:11
Replies: 19
Views: 2,288
Posted By cats_five

Well spotted, it is. On the same day the club...

Well spotted, it is. On the same day the club guru flew s 500km task twice, in a 15m unflapped glider.
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