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12th Jun 2019, 07:02
Replies: 4
Views: 4,174
Posted By msjh

5G, weather forecasting and air travel

I recently became aware of claims from usually reliable sources that 5G might affect the accuracy of weather forecasts. See for example...
3rd Jun 2019, 09:19
Replies: 193
Views: 63,947
Posted By msjh

For those still trying to deny that the climate...

For those still trying to deny that the climate is being significantly changed by human beings, have a look at this entertaining video of the comedian, Dara O'Briain.

https://youtu.be/uDYba0m6ztE...
30th May 2019, 13:08
Replies: 193
Views: 63,947
Posted By msjh

Science is a matter of probabilities rather than...

Science is a matter of probabilities rather than 100% certainty. So when scientists say they "know" something, they are saying "it is extremely likely".

Scientists know climate change is...
25th May 2019, 13:04
Replies: 193
Views: 63,947
Posted By msjh

But that argument works both ways. By choosing a...

But that argument works both ways. By choosing a short scale, graphs exaggerate the changes in temperature.[/left][/QUOTE]
You missed out the second part of that paragraph where I said what matters...
25th May 2019, 08:30
Replies: 193
Views: 63,947
Posted By msjh

In general, people are less tolerant of views...

In general, people are less tolerant of views that disagree with their own nowadays (1). I suspect that the Internet plays a large part in that and it's easier to be rude in a forum than face to face...
24th May 2019, 16:43
Replies: 193
Views: 63,947
Posted By msjh

If you don't agree that climate change is...

If you don't agree that climate change is occurring

You need to somehow show that that extreme weather isn't getting more extreme and more frequent.
You need to prove that CO2 and other...
24th May 2019, 14:48
Replies: 193
Views: 63,947
Posted By msjh

Some reports written in simple English with...

Some reports written in simple English with supporting data here on Pacific (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_hurricane#List_of_seasons) storms and Atlantic...
24th May 2019, 11:27
Replies: 193
Views: 63,947
Posted By msjh

No it hasn't. When evaluating such claims,...

No it hasn't.

When evaluating such claims, Snopes is your friend. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/volcano-carbon-emissions/
23rd May 2019, 12:27
Replies: 193
Views: 63,947
Posted By msjh

answer: recycle them. Easier and cheaper than...

answer: recycle them. Easier and cheaper than mining the raw materials.
22nd May 2019, 16:26
Replies: 193
Views: 63,947
Posted By msjh

I honestly believe that we are at a tipping point...

I honestly believe that we are at a tipping point and that within the next decade we will see significant behavioural changes. Two examples:

- the car-maker, Tesla, is now building more electric...
13th Apr 2019, 12:35
Replies: 146
Views: 78,478
Posted By msjh

I'm afraid neither of these arguments convinces...

I'm afraid neither of these arguments convinces me (yet). But I am willing to learn!

I think for the compassion to work you need to compare

the weight of the fuel tank (and bits and pieces...
13th Apr 2019, 11:29
Replies: 146
Views: 78,478
Posted By msjh

Something doesn't add up

If you get 400 times less energy per kg, how do Teslas manage to work?
12th Mar 2019, 19:27
Replies: 41
Views: 29,732
Posted By msjh

I'm afraid this ("Farnborough is effectively...

I'm afraid this ("Farnborough is effectively giving two fingers to the public") has been my experience for a while now. The flying display has become more and more humdrum with little to excite. As...
26th Feb 2019, 10:05
Replies: 147
Views: 234,760
Posted By msjh

Far Side

Gary Larson foresaw this decades ago


https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/571x800/20938_98f5f3e6078332bcf3c74e022d7e183151408a96.jpg
31st Jan 2019, 17:35
Replies: 20
Views: 6,236
Posted By msjh

I still break out in a sweat when I remember the...

I still break out in a sweat when I remember the time when I was taxiing out to do my first solo and came within inches of becoming a "wingtip warrior". Hence I still think "there but for the grace...
31st Jan 2019, 14:36
Replies: 20
Views: 6,236
Posted By msjh

I really feel for the pilot. Strong crosswinds...

I really feel for the pilot. Strong crosswinds would make for an interesting landing and then, possibly as he was thinking "well done, me" a gust does this. These are the times I am glad that I...
22nd Dec 2018, 06:52
Replies: 1,178
Views: 699,498
Posted By msjh

I used to own a drone, which I hasten to add I...

I used to own a drone, which I hasten to add I flew legally. It made me wonder whether it is not possible to triangulate the signal from the control unit?
18th Oct 2018, 15:55
Replies: 65
Views: 15,368
Posted By msjh

Back in the 1970s I was a schoolboy in what was...

Back in the 1970s I was a schoolboy in what was then called Rhodesia and is now Zimbabwe. For reasons that escape me I was offered the opportunity to fly from Bulawayo to a mine in the bush about 45...
17th Oct 2018, 08:53
Replies: 22
Views: 8,660
Posted By msjh

Landing on the wrong runway

Thank you.

I guess another question then is just how often planes have landed on the wrong runway at Gatwick, as a purely pragmatic measure.
16th Oct 2018, 18:07
Replies: 22
Views: 8,660
Posted By msjh

Is there a one sentence answer that describes the...

Is there a one sentence answer that describes the recommended separation distance of parallel runways without shelling out $47?
16th Oct 2018, 17:30
Replies: 22
Views: 8,660
Posted By msjh

Question Runway separation

How far apart are pairs of runways normally? Is there a standard or recommendation?
16th Oct 2018, 11:16
Replies: 1,221
Views: 593,045
Posted By msjh

Compliments

Well that video just makes me amazed at the technology and pilot skill that too often we civilians take for granted.
15th Oct 2018, 08:31
Replies: 1,221
Views: 593,045
Posted By msjh

Question Runway identifiers

I'm interested in aviation but only a (lapsed) microlight pilot. So a simple question: why is it not mandatory for lit runways to have a pattern of lights that spells out the runway name that can be...
19th Sep 2018, 16:56
Replies: 82
Views: 7,474
Posted By msjh

I don't know the answer to your question but...

I don't know the answer to your question but there is the very poignant Airforces Memorial at Englefield Green that lists the names of "more than 20,000 airmen and women who were lost in the Second...
18th Sep 2018, 20:27
Replies: 82
Views: 7,474
Posted By msjh

Derek Robinson summed it up pretty well. The...

Derek Robinson summed it up pretty well. The main transport for infantry would have been river barges, not exactly suited to open sea. The time taken to cross the Channel would have been 24 hours...
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