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26th Feb 2021, 07:09
Replies: 218
Views: 49,418
Posted By billovitch

Long Fountains Corridor...

So, what will the ladies from Ripon teachersí training college do for escorts (and future husbands) now?
26th Feb 2021, 06:48
Replies: 450
Views: 100,795
Posted By billovitch

Reminds me of the story of four men, who went...

Reminds me of the story of four men, who went ďupĒ to London in the same train compartment every day for years.

Eventually one chap put down his newspaper and announced ďIím a brigadier - my son...
26th Feb 2021, 06:29
Replies: 10
Views: 1,824
Posted By billovitch

But the rudder is applied out of wind. This...

But the rudder is applied out of wind.
This prevents the weathercock effect.
The aileron is applied into wind.
This keeps the aircraft weight evenly distributed and prevents wing lift.

Wind...
25th Feb 2021, 18:06
Replies: 58
Views: 23,750
Posted By billovitch

Pontoflex, That happened at Benson (also one...

Pontoflex,
That happened at Benson (also one morning) with dew point at ambient temperature but still clear sky. An Argosy driver started his first engine and a small patch of fog formed. By the...
25th Feb 2021, 17:58
Replies: 58
Views: 23,750
Posted By billovitch

Down here in southern Germany contrails have been...

Down here in southern Germany contrails have been mainly conspicuous, for many months, by their absence.
Before the pandemic however, our neighbour - an ex Luftwaffe ground engineer - used to regale...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Feb 2021, 14:40
Replies: 464
Views: 514,873
Posted By billovitch

A cricketing Swiss from Ragaz Caught Corona...

A cricketing Swiss from Ragaz

Caught Corona while playing ex-pats

With stumps - from Jinan

And balls - from Wuhan

But the Chinese had eaten the bats
25th Feb 2021, 14:22
Replies: 10
Views: 1,824
Posted By billovitch

And as you rotate, if you release the rudder...

And as you rotate, if you release the rudder gently the aircraft weathercocks into wind and you have the drift corrected for the initial flight phase.
Into wind aileron is also required during the...
23rd Feb 2021, 18:06
Replies: 278
Views: 177,986
Posted By billovitch

The integrated band idea

bsieker

Hi bsieker and others,

Probably I didn’t explain the idea very well - think of the band as a rim and the fan blades as spokes of a rigid or semi rigid wheel.

This rim looks a bit...
23rd Feb 2021, 12:19
Replies: 278
Views: 177,986
Posted By billovitch

Outside the box

Question for the engines, structures and certification guys:

Instead of planning future engines for x- number of fan blade separation failures and constructing appropriate static containment...
22nd Feb 2021, 15:00
Replies: 806
Views: 746,684
Posted By billovitch

Itís a mindset thing. I am sure I could recover...

Itís a mindset thing. I am sure I could recover too - did it a few times in service training etc.
But the difference to the sim is that there, you come into it from a scenario of expectation. ...
22nd Feb 2021, 12:51
Replies: 806
Views: 746,684
Posted By billovitch

Possible distraction scenario

Pre-flight aircraft log check not thorough.
In climb out Wx avoidance taking a lot of attention.
Insidious slow thrust reduction goes unnoticed while radar and outside conditions being checked and...
24th Dec 2003, 16:41
Replies: 214
Views: 58,426
Posted By billovitch

Works better in Japan

In the company dispatch offices in Japan, there is a breathaliser. If anyone supects a crew member of being unfit through alcohol, this device is produced and the crew member tested. If positive he...
24th Dec 2003, 16:15
Replies: 209
Views: 48,993
Posted By billovitch

Who's in Charge?

In the hard commercial world of Low Cost, there is, in my experience a lot of trust placed in - and a lot of reliance placed upon - the Captain. By that I mean even more than in a national carrier....
15th Dec 2003, 16:20
Replies: 107
Views: 39,428
Posted By billovitch

The name Walter Mitty springs to mind... This...

The name Walter Mitty springs to mind... This week I am an experienced controller - next week on a "sector" through Japan...

He ain't going to go away folks - ignore.
10th Dec 2003, 17:07
Replies: 47
Views: 6,069
Posted By billovitch

Pollution + noise

Once calculated that 250 pax on a DC-10 used less gas than 250 drivers, each in a separate car, doing the same distance.

So why aviation should be the most polluting travel I don't know.

As...
10th Dec 2003, 05:50
Replies: 11
Views: 1,706
Posted By billovitch

Don't know Tommy but Elvington is a name to...

Don't know Tommy but Elvington is a name to conjour with - did my first solo there about a hundred years ago in a JP and also a practice diversion on my last RAF flight in a Victor K1a.

Remember...
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