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Forum: Jet Blast
3rd May 2021, 21:17
Replies: 813
Views: 44,660

Urban doesn’t necessarily mean “the city”.

Urban doesn’t necessarily mean “the city”.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd May 2021, 20:29
Replies: 813
Views: 44,660

Lots of people don’t live in cities.

Lots of people don’t live in cities.
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd May 2021, 16:32
Replies: 64
Views: 8,467

Not quite on topic, but twenty years ago I was...

Not quite on topic, but twenty years ago I was based at Kai Tak. A typhoon was in progress and the eye passed right through the Territory. As it did so the wind swung right round as expected. Many...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd May 2021, 15:12
Replies: 64
Views: 8,467

Shame you never asked us in our helicopter, we’d...

Shame you never asked us in our helicopter, we’d have done it.... :ok:
19th Mar 2020, 22:56
Replies: 10,020
Views: 574,862

When you said "Come back to my place and I might...

When you said "Come back to my place and I might let you see my box", this isn't what I expected..
Forum: Jet Blast
18th May 2019, 20:26
Replies: 37
Views: 5,529

Surely, that horse is not fit for work!

Surely, that horse is not fit for work!
Forum: Jet Blast
18th May 2019, 20:24
Replies: 27
Views: 3,817

Some years ago I needed to use the motorway to...

Some years ago I needed to use the motorway to get to work (police pilot). One morning I was late for my shift due to a road traffic incident on my route (which I was actually required to attend). I...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th May 2019, 20:09
Replies: 37
Views: 5,529

Angel Better not waste money by buying any more...

Better not waste money by buying any more LPs..... :uhoh:
2nd Mar 2019, 20:56
Replies: 2,157
Views: 2,675,443

No pilot is immune from making an in-flight...

No pilot is immune from making an in-flight error. The difference with this Sala accident is that critical errors were made on the ground, even before the engine was started.
13th Nov 2018, 18:27
Replies: 161
Views: 39,033

RIP Danny. I feel like I've lost an old friend,...

RIP Danny. I feel like I've lost an old friend, although we never met.
11th Oct 2018, 09:58
Replies: 99
Views: 9,857

I adjusted the ignition timing. Have you never...

I adjusted the ignition timing. Have you never tuned an engine?
A higher octane fuel can tolerate more ignition advance and/or a higher compression ratio. The best output of a spark ignition engine...
9th Oct 2018, 08:02
Replies: 18
Views: 2,397

If you are aircrew you need to check the...

If you are aircrew you need to check the requirements of your CAA. In UK you must allow a minimum of six weeks between the two and can only have single focus lenses installed.

I needed both doing,...
9th Oct 2018, 07:44
Replies: 99
Views: 9,857

Rutan, No I don't think so. I've been...

Rutan,

No I don't think so. I've been building and tuning engines (and modifying the advance curves of Lucas distributors) for well over 40 years. My bedside bookshelf is full of engine tuning...
8th Oct 2018, 23:00
Replies: 58,039
Views: 9,082,736

"Someone get a shovel - it's taking a...

"Someone get a shovel - it's taking a dump!"
8th Oct 2018, 13:18
Replies: 99
Views: 9,857

I find it very strange that you think that. There...

I find it very strange that you think that. There is plenty of evidence that engines run on LPG need hardened valve seats and those that don't have them are likely to suffer valve seat recession and...
3rd Oct 2018, 09:53
Replies: 67
Views: 19,663

I think you rather missed my point....;)

I think you rather missed my point....;)
3rd Oct 2018, 08:50
Replies: 67
Views: 19,663

Something lost in the translation there. It...

Something lost in the translation there.
It could easily have been a "farce landing".
Or a "probationary landing".
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Oct 2018, 08:38
Replies: 548
Views: 95,269

I took my 12 year old, German (but non-VW) built,...

I took my 12 year old, German (but non-VW) built, turbo-diesel engined car for its annual MOT test yesterday. I was interested to find out more about the emissions, particularly because the limits...
3rd Oct 2018, 07:43
Replies: 99
Views: 9,857

Detonation is the spontaneous combustion of the...

Detonation is the spontaneous combustion of the fuel air mixture ahead of the flame front. The remaining part of the mixture in the combustion chamber explodes prematurely due to the cylinder...
27th Sep 2018, 22:15
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,313,847

Ms. TC-T was (probably still is) a Freeman of...

Ms. TC-T was (probably still is) a Freeman of HCAP. I found that strange when this all first blew up (I checked her status at the time) because if she was a commercial pilot it was more correct for...
26th Sep 2018, 22:23
Replies: 12
Views: 1,744

Heating control panel (non aviation type)?

Heating control panel (non aviation type)?
26th Sep 2018, 16:00
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,313,847

Not all of the HCAP are "dumb". I resigned...

Not all of the HCAP are "dumb".

I resigned my membership over their decision to uphold their award and explained my reasons. I don't know if I was alone in that respect.
Her public boasting about...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Sep 2018, 10:58
Replies: 6
Views: 2,028

I flew down the east coast of the USA a few years...

I flew down the east coast of the USA a few years ago. I was in the rear row starboard window seat. A behemoth of a man appeared (probably in his thirties) and occupied both the adjacent aisle and...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Feb 2018, 13:54
Replies: 185
Views: 22,032

Years ago I flew for a police air support unit....

Years ago I flew for a police air support unit. We were in the base crew room when the evening news showed a senior police officer being interviewed under a set of speed cameras just off a motorway....
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jan 2018, 06:55
Replies: 33
Views: 5,400

Hopefully you're not the pilot I observed at a...

Hopefully you're not the pilot I observed at a certain south NZ airport who left his 355 running and completely unattended for almost twenty minutes next to an unlocked gate adjacent to a public car...
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