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29th Nov 2021, 23:37
Replies: 280
Views: 112,555
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Amen to that. Cutting of live flying and...

Amen to that. Cutting of live flying and training, moving more and more to the sim has a human element. I'll be surprised if this wasn't a factor.
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Nov 2021, 15:25
Replies: 6
Views: 1,636
Posted By switch_on_lofty

WPD are advertising or have recently. Job...

WPD are advertising or have recently. Job description should be there somewhere.
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Oct 2021, 11:50
Replies: 31
Views: 4,735
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Lots of routes I fly in Europe e.g UK to Canaries...

Lots of routes I fly in Europe e.g UK to Canaries or over Austria/N Italy where there is a lot of traffic there are often high level clouds caused by so many planes making persistent contrails. A way...
14th Oct 2021, 21:31
Replies: 33
Views: 9,236
Posted By switch_on_lofty

If you read post 11 you'll see a rumour about not...

If you read post 11 you'll see a rumour about not having enough fuel to reach the ship. That's what I was referring to.
14th Oct 2021, 10:02
Replies: 33
Views: 9,236
Posted By switch_on_lofty

If you haven't got the fuel to get back it's...

If you haven't got the fuel to get back it's better to have a controlled ditching than an uncontrolled one when the fuel gives out. At max ship's speed it could have been 10ish miles away. You're...
28th Sep 2021, 09:49
Replies: 30
Views: 9,985
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Not exactly answering the question but the F-4U...

Not exactly answering the question but the F-4U Corsair was prone to fatal stalling/spinning on final due to the asymmetric effect of the huge prop. I read somewhere that the RN alleviated this...
2nd Sep 2021, 00:24
Replies: 22
Views: 4,021
Posted By switch_on_lofty

There should be a treasure hunt for the kids. You...

There should be a treasure hunt for the kids. You get a sheet of paper with a list of things you need. Say some chain lashings, dipclear, getting an aircraft moved with less than 2 days' notice,...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Aug 2021, 06:59
Replies: 25
Views: 4,535
Posted By switch_on_lofty

I'm glad that the stereotype of helicopters...

I'm glad that the stereotype of helicopters appearing in films only to crash is being perpetuated.
Whenever I see one I count the seconds before it crashes, it's often not long. Sometimes I'm...
7th Jul 2021, 20:46
Replies: 282
Views: 194,078
Posted By switch_on_lofty

There are parallels with Kegworth (UK BMI 734...

There are parallels with Kegworth (UK BMI 734 with CFM 56). They had a fire on one engine, shut down the other. In doing so the autothrottle disengaged and the bad engine (only one now running) went...
10th Jun 2021, 15:28
Replies: 38
Views: 16,289
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Flap 25, 1013, other parameters as per above:...

Flap 25, 1013, other parameters as per above: TODR 2077m to 35' screen height.
14th Apr 2021, 21:46
Replies: 58
Views: 24,456
Posted By switch_on_lofty

How do you do this in a 737? The FMC displays the...

How do you do this in a 737? The FMC displays the zfw which is pilot entered from the loadsheet + the fuel quantity to give gross weight. Possibly you could go backwards through a cruise fuel flow...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Mar 2021, 14:39
Replies: 164
Views: 43,107
Posted By switch_on_lofty

"They [planes] cannot hover above the ground" ...

"They [planes] cannot hover above the ground"

​​​Daily Mail right on the money there.

Anyone shed light on the claim that it can't land at most airfields as it needs a long runway, Wikipedia...
10th Mar 2021, 13:52
Replies: 11
Views: 11,132
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Maybe the Captain found out that the CC had eaten...

Maybe the Captain found out that the CC had eaten the camembert from the cheeseboard and was trying to reassert their alpha dog status.
4th Mar 2021, 09:24
11th Jan 2021, 22:19
Replies: 77
Views: 18,427
Posted By switch_on_lofty

You won't be doing any LL in a C-17! Hercs do...

You won't be doing any LL in a C-17! Hercs do some.

If you want time on the controls in the LL environment you'd better pray for rotary!
1st Jan 2021, 22:10
Replies: 289
Views: 133,101
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Yes because the approach belongs to the airport,...

Yes because the approach belongs to the airport, not the operator.
9th Oct 2020, 12:03
Replies: 20
Views: 16,159
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Oh no it might disrupt air travel.

Oh no it might disrupt air travel.
7th Mar 2020, 21:22
Replies: 180
Views: 110,935
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Yes, not a surprise. I've been saying that it...

Yes, not a surprise. I've been saying that it didn't add up to be in easa with govt position in real life for a while.
I don't really see the benefit (but then I didn't of brexit) in any tangible...
28th Feb 2020, 12:54
Replies: 12
Views: 3,300
Posted By switch_on_lofty

What point are you trying to make? How could you...

What point are you trying to make? How could you take probe tip off?
A 101 can't do 250kts...
Surely for RW AAR if you're a bit high then less chance of taking drogue off with rotors...
9th Feb 2020, 13:17
Replies: 3
Views: 3,670
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Maybe at the moment; probably trying to cut it...

Maybe at the moment; probably trying to cut it down so it fits on a page of A4. :ok:
8th Feb 2020, 03:04
Replies: 21
Views: 6,640
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Nothing like a bit of ambition!

Nothing like a bit of ambition!
23rd Jan 2020, 18:52
Replies: 23
Views: 17,179
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Wonder if it's a short term cost deferral...

Wonder if it's a short term cost deferral mechanism too.
How many designers & engineers are looking at this blank sheet? If not many; money is saved for the current balance sheet.
10th Jan 2020, 10:41
Replies: 378
Views: 170,846
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Thanks very much. I've scanned the first 2...

Thanks very much. I've scanned the first 2 source documents. Pretty damning tone; repeatedly discussing how to deceive regulators, referring to them as stupid, some good people seeing the problems...
10th Jan 2020, 09:33
Replies: 378
Views: 170,846
Posted By switch_on_lofty

I've had a quick search but can't find the...

I've had a quick search but can't find the original messages, just the same Reuters story syndicated everywhere. Is is published anywhere?
27th Dec 2019, 22:00
Replies: 148
Views: 242,476
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Yes good try but it's a stupid idea. As a starter...

Yes good try but it's a stupid idea. As a starter for 10; most aircraft are on 1hr or less turnarounds so all planes at an airport would need to be inside...
Did I get there first?
12th Dec 2019, 21:26
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,478,244
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Haha "people familiar with the matter" don't have...

Haha "people familiar with the matter" don't have a great track record at predicting the date of the return to service so far. But I suppose they'll be correct once. Or not if it never returns to...
7th Dec 2019, 23:24
Replies: 19
Views: 5,952
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Never say never! 😀

Never say never! 😀
Forum: Tech Log
6th Dec 2019, 18:37
Replies: 14
Views: 3,457
Posted By switch_on_lofty

So far in my experience if you pull enough...

So far in my experience if you pull enough through the dead and to give a continuous rate of rotation it pitches up uncomfortably quickly after the dead band.
So key is continuous rotation as...
6th Dec 2019, 16:43
Replies: 6
Views: 4,496
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Or they had an emergent problem rather than...

Or they had an emergent problem rather than failed to notice something earlier...
6th Dec 2019, 16:41
Replies: 57
Views: 19,909
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Bit of incorrect science/misinformation above...

Bit of incorrect science/misinformation above comparing birds with drones (including model aircraft for sale of argument).
On impact with something at high speed the bird's body essentially behaves...
5th Dec 2019, 19:51
Replies: 25
Views: 14,243
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Average pay before tax at TUI for a FO in first...

Average pay before tax at TUI for a FO in first year £6k.
And one gets free parking. There are no expenses to pay.
3rd Nov 2019, 22:57
Replies: 94
Views: 63,310
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Aside from looking forward to the potential pat...

Aside from looking forward to the potential pat down at a couple of Swedish airports; my favourite security staff work at a large Bavarian airport. Got a drink with you? No problem just put it in the...
23rd Sep 2019, 23:36
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,478,244
Posted By switch_on_lofty

No I do accept that and agree with all above. I...

No I do accept that and agree with all above.
I don't blame pilot training.
There still isn't an AoA input to Attitude or Thrust though. Which is what I said in my first post.
And specifically...
23rd Sep 2019, 23:19
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,478,244
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Well (obviously) you can't control attitude if...

Well (obviously) you can't control attitude if it's not controllable.
My point was that AoA is not an input into attitude or thrust therefore not required to fly using those settings.
If there is a...
23rd Sep 2019, 16:48
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,478,244
Posted By switch_on_lofty

You don't need AoA to fly thrust and attitude. ...

You don't need AoA to fly thrust and attitude.
Technical correction not aimed at the wider arguments.
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