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9th May 2021, 05:15
Replies: 18
Views: 5,014
Posted By stilton

Seems like technology for its own sake ...

Seems like technology for its own sake


And what happened to Falcon ?

they used to make good looking aircraft
6th May 2021, 02:36
Replies: 32
Views: 5,138
Posted By stilton

No mystery why Americans always say the name of...

No mystery why Americans always say the name of the country after the city


Heading to Paris, France, just to be sure


In Gulf war 1 & 2 many thought those conflicts took place in the Gulf...
4th May 2021, 02:40
Replies: 117
Views: 67,268
Posted By stilton

HK Citizenship?

I lived in HK in the ‘70’s, I was a UK national then but did become a HK citizen

Of course this was many years before the handover. I’m curious to know the status today
of a person who became a...
23rd Apr 2021, 17:27
Replies: 0
Views: 256
Posted By stilton

Prolotherapy

Anyone use this procedure for relief of vertigo?
Forum: Tech Log
16th Mar 2021, 17:47
Replies: 12
Views: 1,661
Posted By stilton

In the days before we fitted GPS updating to our...

In the days before we fitted GPS updating to our 757 fleet we had a similar issue with map shifting
15th Mar 2021, 16:55
Replies: 44
Views: 10,425
Posted By stilton

interesting, thanks

interesting, thanks
14th Mar 2021, 16:01
Replies: 44
Views: 10,425
Posted By stilton

Is it intended to operate all these new EX...

Is it intended to operate all these new EX models with two crew members ?
Forum: Tech Log
13th Mar 2021, 13:36
Replies: 14
Views: 4,280
Posted By stilton

Better to be high and use speed brake than low...

Better to be high and use speed brake than low and use power


Absolutely, within reason, staying too long in the cruise closer in than a normal descent path has you burning more fuel...
8th Mar 2021, 06:08
Replies: 20
Views: 6,882
Posted By stilton

Reason for/advantage of the ‘spade grip’ on the Spitfire and Hurricane

Curious as to why this design was adopted, seems to have only been used by aircraft designed in the UK

What did it do that a ‘regular’ joystick didn’t ?
Forum: Tech Log
20th Feb 2021, 01:47
Replies: 1
Views: 729
Posted By stilton

Freighter question

Older passenger aircraft that have been converted to freight usually do not have ‘cabin lining’ on parts of the overhead leaving ducts / control cables etc exposed

I imagine this was done to save...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Feb 2021, 02:28
Replies: 53
Views: 10,585
Posted By stilton

If I’m the PM and the PF asks for a flap setting...

If I’m the PM and the PF asks for a flap setting that generates a warning before the gear is down I just wait until it is showing 3 green then select the requested setting, probably wouldn’t say...
19th Feb 2021, 02:15
Replies: 33
Views: 6,390
Posted By stilton

Was assigned a transponder code of 6666 in CDG a...

Was assigned a transponder code of 6666 in CDG a few years ago


It made the other pilot very uncomfortable, so much so he called clearance and asked for a different one


They didn’t...
4th Feb 2021, 23:37
Replies: 136
Views: 22,715
Posted By stilton

CH47 is basically a box with wheels at each corner

CH47 is basically a box with wheels at each corner
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jan 2021, 21:26
Replies: 52
Views: 7,735
Posted By stilton

This again, Are there any operators out...

This again,

Are there any operators out there who encourage this dubious practice ?

Heels should be on the floor for take off and on landing until initiating manual braking
10th Dec 2020, 22:20
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By stilton

Thanks for the replies My intention with...

Thanks for the replies


My intention with this post was to solicit other opinions from medical professionals and / or those who have had a similar experience as to whether anything could have...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Dec 2020, 01:16
Replies: 32
Views: 4,438
Posted By stilton

Interesting ‘misinterpretation’ of what I said ...

Interesting ‘misinterpretation’ of what I said


This has been debated before, at length and on this forum


A 90 degree turn onto a runway requires 5 knots or so to complete or you’ll come...
8th Dec 2020, 22:54
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By stilton

With all due respect you’ve not answered the...

With all due respect you’ve not answered the question

If my hernia surgeon didn’t take the appropriate precautions to avoid the formation of a Hydrocele I want to know

Almost a year of pain,...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Dec 2020, 22:47
Replies: 32
Views: 4,438
Posted By stilton

Does it though ? Stopping on the runway,...

Does it though ?

Stopping on the runway, holding the brakes on while you increase power to take off thrust then releasing brakes means you’re accelerating all that mass from zero speed


A...
7th Dec 2020, 03:55
Replies: 9
Views: 1,241
Posted By stilton

Hernia surgery gone wrong

I had laparoscopic surgery for a right side inguinal hernia in January of this year

The doctor assured me all was well afterwards but I continued to have pain and swelling months later and it...
23rd Nov 2020, 06:46
Replies: 24
Views: 5,515
Posted By stilton

Along with the C130 I think the CH47 is pretty...

Along with the C130 I think the CH47 is pretty close to being obsolete proof
5th Oct 2020, 21:33
Replies: 90
Views: 22,156
Posted By stilton

When these UK based F35’s are operated into land...

When these UK based F35’s are operated into land bases do they normally land conventionally, vertically or do they ‘mix it up’ to be current with both ?

Or are there other factors determining...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2020, 21:43
Replies: 45
Views: 8,568
Posted By stilton

Thanks for the very informative replies, this...

Thanks for the very informative replies, this characteristic does seem more pronounced on some types than others


One poster indicated this can be ‘engineered out’ to some extent ?


I would...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Oct 2020, 14:03
Replies: 45
Views: 8,568
Posted By stilton

Hovering question

I’ve noticed certain helicopters while hovering do so with a small but noticeable and steady angle of bank


What is the reason for this ?
Forum: Tech Log
29th Sep 2020, 15:51
Replies: 23
Views: 7,812
Posted By stilton

Flew the 727 with the grey cockpit, that was...

Flew the 727 with the grey cockpit, that was fine, the MD80 with green, that was awful, then the 757/67 with the brown, I liked that the most by far, Boeing knew what they were doing
27th Sep 2020, 20:10
Replies: 90
Views: 22,156
Posted By stilton

Very interesting on your first reply, starting...

Very interesting on your first reply, starting the take off from ‘inside’ the hangar


That would seem a real advantage if there was sufficient damage on the flight deck to prevent launching...
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