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Forum: Jet Blast
7th Sep 2020, 22:13
Replies: 32
Views: 2,111
Posted By meleagertoo

Pasteurise? Whaaat? Watch this video for an...

Pasteurise? Whaaat?

Watch this video for an idea of how important clinical hygiene is(n't) required in making cider.

The traditional English method uses three ingredients, apple juice, apple...
25th Aug 2020, 12:20
Replies: 62
Views: 14,577
Posted By meleagertoo

The RN stopped drinking before flying in the mid...

The RN stopped drinking before flying in the mid '70s I believe. Until then it was perfectly normal, according to ex colleagues, to have a pint or two of lager in the wardroom after lunch and then...
23rd Aug 2020, 14:33
Replies: 842
Views: 1,009,127
Posted By meleagertoo

Colleague fills Caravan with fuel contaminated...

Colleague fills Caravan with fuel contaminated with seawater. (Mog)
Engine quits as he lines up.
Finds water in the fuel drain so leaves it open and drains out around 30 gallons before he gets to...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Aug 2020, 12:44
Replies: 13
Views: 2,437
Posted By meleagertoo

And if you can get rid of much/most of the slap...

And if you can get rid of much/most of the slap alone you're a long way down the road of not announcing your presence 10 or more miles away on quiet night.
That would be highly significant in a...
11th Aug 2020, 11:14
Replies: 312
Views: 151,858
Posted By meleagertoo

Er, they got pretty damn close to it though, it...

Er, they got pretty damn close to it though, it was (still is) a ban in all but name.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Aug 2020, 11:09
Replies: 13
Views: 2,437
Posted By meleagertoo

I've got a feeling you might be right on the...

I've got a feeling you might be right on the money there.
The majority in the blade overlap where most of the slap is generated, but apparently a pair pointing upwards just ahead of the rear pylon...
4th Aug 2020, 23:32
Replies: 20
Views: 5,381
Posted By meleagertoo

Fnaaar! The bloody thing sank! The ineptitude! ...

Fnaaar!
The bloody thing sank! The ineptitude! The shame, the disgrace!
Alhamdulillah!
4th Aug 2020, 22:57
Replies: 136
Views: 33,115
Posted By meleagertoo

Well I went through a single 11KvA line in a...

Well I went through a single 11KvA line in a 1500lb Enstrom at 30Kts and the line just snapped with no damage whatsoever to the airframe. Stopped us dead though. Thank goodness Enstroms are so...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Aug 2020, 22:22
Replies: 80
Views: 13,016
Posted By meleagertoo

Oh! For God's sake! Whatever are you blethering...

Oh! For God's sake! Whatever are you blethering on about?
All the tugs will be autonomous $5M Teslas and just as capable as the aeroplane at staying on the black bits with the blue upwards and the...
1st Aug 2020, 22:03
Replies: 31
Views: 14,276
Posted By meleagertoo

Er - what does "sweep over" mean? 35 years in...

Er - what does "sweep over" mean?
35 years in commercial aviation and this is a first.
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jul 2020, 18:35
Replies: 32
Views: 2,111
Posted By meleagertoo

As Auxtank says. Proper cider has nothing...

As Auxtank says. Proper cider has nothing whatsoever added except - it is said - sometimes a dead rat (acts as a yeat nutrient apparently). Wash any loose crap off the apples (ie just enough to...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jul 2020, 17:55
Replies: 28
Views: 3,008
Posted By meleagertoo

Something about it says Ginetta to me. Close...

Something about it says Ginetta to me.
Close but no banana.

...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jul 2020, 12:25
Replies: 17
Views: 1,625
Posted By meleagertoo

A proper helo headset will suit helos better (!)...

A proper helo headset will suit helos better (!) as the noise attenuation is much greater.
Adaptors are all well and good but treble or quadruple the number of failure points so my advice is avoid...
25th Jul 2020, 12:19
Replies: 47
Views: 16,468
Posted By meleagertoo

Er - do they need one? And from whom might one...

Er - do they need one?
And from whom might one be obtained?

Be a bit realistic, the US and many others, including the UK has considerable intrest in observing that tragic conflict and ensuring it...
22nd Jul 2020, 19:07
Replies: 49
Views: 25,729
Posted By meleagertoo

What an utterly ludicrous - and grossly...

What an utterly ludicrous - and grossly irresponsible insinuation.

How could a cargo fire on the ground have anything remotely to do with gross mishandling of the aircraft by supposedly trained...
5th Jul 2020, 12:05
Replies: 10
Views: 2,799
Posted By meleagertoo

Large aperture, surely - for narrow depth of...

Large aperture, surely - for narrow depth of field?
Super quality pics though
5th Jul 2020, 11:58
Replies: 10
Views: 2,799
Posted By meleagertoo

Large aperture, surely, for narrow depth of field?

Large aperture, surely, for narrow depth of field?
5th Jul 2020, 11:50
Replies: 22
Views: 2,259
Posted By meleagertoo

The thumb-up hitch-hiking sign is the equivalent...

The thumb-up hitch-hiking sign is the equivalent of a raised middle finger in some countries, Greece being one istr, although they do realise that a hitch hiker dosn't intend that meaning. That...
4th Jul 2020, 20:08
Replies: 7
Views: 2,775
Posted By meleagertoo

There must be people here who can answer the...

There must be people here who can answer the question without the tortuous business of asking the MCA - they can't even find Beachy Head without a Lat and Long these days.
The last phone number I...
4th Jul 2020, 19:52
Replies: 7
Views: 2,775
Posted By meleagertoo

Hornbeam Report

As a matter of interest can anyone tell me if the above system or one like it still exisits, and whether the original method of reporting remains (ie via the telephone operator?)

As an offshore...
4th Jul 2020, 12:09
Replies: 14
Views: 1,723
Posted By meleagertoo

It's still in the green - continue - but monitor...

It's still in the green - continue - but monitor it (it's only a single indication) - and especially oil temp carefully. A correspondng variation in temp is reason to return.
I very much doubt any...
2nd Jul 2020, 12:34
Replies: 12
Views: 1,659
Posted By meleagertoo

Gotta love those 'tie downs'. I never got my...

Gotta love those 'tie downs'.
I never got my head around the notion that an aircraft with a 500Kg empty weight and a wing able and allowed to lift 3000Kg (ie MAUW x 4.4g) is in any way...
28th Jun 2020, 09:59
Replies: 111
Views: 32,341
Posted By meleagertoo

Er - what's the threat?

Er - what's the threat?
26th Jun 2020, 21:03
Replies: 161
Views: 97,806
Posted By meleagertoo

Self evident. But you're missing my point...

Self evident.
But you're missing my point completely.
Look deeper into what is trained and why, and how much of it is really essential or useful.
Are exams on dry adiabatic lapse rates or...
26th Jun 2020, 21:01
Replies: 161
Views: 97,806
Posted By meleagertoo

BDAttitude. I passed CAA groundschool to ATPL...

BDAttitude.
I passed CAA groundschool to ATPL plus UK military flight training and haven't a clue what your hieroglyphics mean, it is not a mathematical system I find recognisable.
Perhaps you'd be...
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