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Forum: Jet Blast
24th Dec 2015, 18:21
Replies: 70
Views: 11,205
Posted By vee-tail-1

Progress report ... hmnn. We kept up the...

Progress report ... hmnn.

We kept up the diet and followed our anti cancer protocol until Nov 2015.
I had lost a total of two stone in weight by that time, but felt fit enough to plan an end of...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Dec 2015, 16:51
Replies: 96
Views: 14,739
Posted By vee-tail-1

Dangers of Fracking...

Dangers of Fracking (http://www.dangersoffracking.com/)
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Nov 2015, 17:06
Replies: 29
Views: 6,133
Posted By vee-tail-1

Vive La France:ok: But take a warning from...

Vive La France:ok:

But take a warning from this French author of how things could go horribly wrong ...

Submission by Michel Houellebecq review ? satire that?s more subtle than it seems |...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Nov 2015, 11:54
Replies: 20
Views: 1,688
Posted By vee-tail-1

In my experience after more than 30 years of...

In my experience after more than 30 years of airline flying there has been a fundamental change for the better in safety culture.

When I started in BOAC on B707s, there was still 'the captain is...
2nd Oct 2015, 10:39
Replies: 10
Views: 1,989
Posted By vee-tail-1

Pity that engineer tasked with finding all the...

Pity that engineer tasked with finding all the unauthorised & unrecorded mods done by a 'tinkerer'. He needs to become like a detective, looking for evidence: like new parts, new wiring, non...
1st Oct 2015, 23:10
Replies: 10
Views: 1,989
Posted By vee-tail-1

Agreed ... Or rather more serious, an...

Agreed ...



Or rather more serious, an innocent new owner might think the aircraft safe to fly. Also EASA part M annex VIII lists the permitted tasks that owners can legally carry out on...
1st Oct 2015, 19:29
Replies: 10
Views: 1,989
Posted By vee-tail-1

Yes it appears to be an uncertified EFIS with GPS...

Yes it appears to be an uncertified EFIS with GPS and engine monitoring. The holes in the carb and hot air box appear to be for an engine ice detector.

To continue the nautical theme it's a bit...
1st Oct 2015, 13:01
Replies: 10
Views: 1,989
Posted By vee-tail-1

Un-authorised mods to certified EASA aircraft.

I guess there is an aviation equivalent to those boat owners who just like to 'mess around with their boats' and seldom go sailing.

I mistakenly sold my EASA Robin aircraft a couple of years ago...
29th Aug 2015, 11:21
Replies: 14
Views: 3,219
Posted By vee-tail-1

As with all things it depends on who you know and...

As with all things it depends on who you know and who does the job.

Mags are quite simple bits of kit ... they need the points gapped & timed and bearings lubricated. They need cleaning and...
27th Aug 2015, 21:46
Replies: 14
Views: 3,219
Posted By vee-tail-1

An Annual inspection on a AA5 is no big deal,...

An Annual inspection on a AA5 is no big deal, like the 50 hour check it is well within the abilities of most technically competent pilots.
However first you need to be confident to undertake the...
24th Aug 2015, 18:57
Replies: 81
Views: 9,206
Posted By vee-tail-1

Many thanks Dewidaniels, it's good to know my...

Many thanks Dewidaniels, it's good to know my position reports on 130.1 are useful to the gliders when transiting near Talgarth.

Yes there does seem to be a plethora of devices out there, and even...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Aug 2015, 18:54
Replies: 23
Views: 3,645
Posted By vee-tail-1

http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj71/vee-tail-1...

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Hmnn ... this lot look pretty scary to me :eek:
23rd Aug 2015, 18:35
Replies: 81
Views: 9,206
Posted By vee-tail-1

Thanks Paul OMG! ... a swarm of PA28s in close...

Thanks Paul
OMG! ... a swarm of PA28s in close proximity turning and climbing / descending in random fashion and liable to be encountered anywhere in the area would effectively close the airspace!...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Aug 2015, 12:51
Replies: 81
Views: 8,997
Posted By vee-tail-1

TTN the Islamic threat has evolved from a can of...

TTN the Islamic threat has evolved from a can of worms to a cauldron of snakes. We can each pull out an individual worm/snake and castigate or defend as we see fit. But surely by now we should be...
23rd Aug 2015, 11:57
Replies: 81
Views: 9,206
Posted By vee-tail-1

Mary let me clear up a few misconceptions. ...

Mary let me clear up a few misconceptions.

Firstly I have flown in gliders recently as pax in a two seat state of the art Blanik from Nympsfield.

Secondly I like gliders in the same way...
23rd Aug 2015, 09:58
Replies: 81
Views: 9,206
Posted By vee-tail-1

Thank you Mary

Thank you Mary
22nd Aug 2015, 19:20
Replies: 81
Views: 9,206
Posted By vee-tail-1

OMG you are really serious. :eek: This is...

OMG you are really serious. :eek:

This is the Private flying forum and we are talking gliders & GA type aircraft flying low level in uncontrolled airspace.

There are no gliders in class A...
22nd Aug 2015, 17:32
Replies: 81
Views: 9,206
Posted By vee-tail-1

Well Dave Unwin thank you for your advice....

Well Dave Unwin thank you for your advice. Perhaps I have been getting it all wrong for the last 40 years. :hmm:

Curiously my methodology seems to have served me well in the military and the...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Aug 2015, 16:07
Replies: 81
Views: 8,997
Posted By vee-tail-1

Refugee numbers to reach 800,000 in 2015 - The...

Refugee numbers to reach 800,000 in 2015 - The Local (http://www.thelocal.de/20150819/number-of-asylum-seekers-to-reach-750000)
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Aug 2015, 13:40
Replies: 81
Views: 8,997
Posted By vee-tail-1

Close down all mosques, close down all faith...

Close down all mosques, close down all faith schools, ban the publication of Islamic literature, offer free repatriation to those who object, remove British passports and forcibly repatriate...
22nd Aug 2015, 13:15
Replies: 81
Views: 9,206
Posted By vee-tail-1

Interesting thread. Seems to me there is a...

Interesting thread. Seems to me there is a desperate need for a technical fix to deal with the basic incompatibility of gliders and powered aircraft.

For some here flying is a hobby, and for...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Aug 2015, 10:23
Replies: 81
Views: 8,997
Posted By vee-tail-1

There aren't enough words to describe my...

There aren't enough words to describe my admiration and gratitude for those three brave guys. Americans at their very best.
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Aug 2015, 15:13
Replies: 25
Views: 1,494
Posted By vee-tail-1

Hmnn ... Guess it all depends on what you do with...

Hmnn ... Guess it all depends on what you do with the cannabis :eek:

Suppositories help cure cancer without the psychotic effects.
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Aug 2015, 21:37
Replies: 70
Views: 11,205
Posted By vee-tail-1

Today Veronique and I went to see the Consultant...

Today Veronique and I went to see the Consultant for the results of my latest scan, taken on 6th Aug Hiroshima day. I am not a brave man, but I accepted that the results were going to be bad. It...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Aug 2015, 19:44
Replies: 60
Views: 4,481
Posted By vee-tail-1

Nearly 50% of the Iranian population would like...

Nearly 50% of the Iranian population would like to see the back of the Mullahs and of their insane theocracy. Iranian women are hugely discriminated against by the Shia Muslim nutters running their...
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