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Forum: Jet Blast
27th Feb 2021, 20:10
Replies: 343
Views: 92,152
Posted By Discorde

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23rd Feb 2021, 16:35
Replies: 1
Views: 646
Posted By Discorde

Bomber Command (1941)

In 1941 the Air Ministry published this booklet describing the first two years of the bombing campaign against Germany.

Bomber Command (1941)...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Feb 2021, 20:49
Replies: 3
Views: 565
Posted By Discorde

An audience with Neil Armstrong

In troubled times this is uplifting (apologies if it has already been posted):

An audience with Neil Armstrong
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Feb 2021, 12:54
Replies: 371
BBC
Views: 54,431
Posted By Discorde

A plus point for the current Beeb: for fans of...

A plus point for the current Beeb: for fans of continuous 'classical' classical music without the interruptions of chat and adverts, the 'Through the Night' episodes are available 24/7 on the Sounds...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Feb 2021, 12:19
Replies: 53
Views: 8,599
Posted By Discorde

One of the purposes of the sim is to give pilots...

One of the purposes of the sim is to give pilots the chance to practise dealing with problems they may encounter on the line. To that end it should be used to build confidence rather than weaken it....
Forum: Tech Log
12th Feb 2021, 12:09
Replies: 308
Views: 35,451
Posted By Discorde

There are (were) benefits to being a sim...

There are (were) benefits to being a sim instructor/examiner, one of the most useful being watching how crews dealt with some of the more challenging or off-syllabus non-normals. Over the years I...
9th Feb 2021, 12:17
Replies: 254
Views: 31,837
Posted By Discorde

So, from Worple Road Junior School (just outside...

So, from Worple Road Junior School (just outside the Outer Marker for 28L) to Isleworth Grammar (just inside the ditto for 28R). The regular jet services were introduced from late 1958 onwards....
8th Feb 2021, 17:28
Replies: 254
Views: 31,837
Posted By Discorde

A peculiarity of RR Tynes on the CL44s:...

A peculiarity of RR Tynes on the CL44s: occasionally we plane spotters living in Isleworth noted strange behaviour of these aircraft when LHR were on easterlies - soon after take-off the engine noise...
4th Feb 2021, 12:46
Replies: 63
Views: 5,969
Posted By Discorde

Vanguard EDI-LHR pre-Shuttle: mis-communication...

Vanguard EDI-LHR pre-Shuttle: mis-communication between flight deck and cabin crew. On the approach we hadn't got 'cabin secure for landing' from the Chief. We dinged him and were told 'we're still...
4th Feb 2021, 12:35
Replies: 23
Views: 2,009
Posted By Discorde

One of the aptitude tests was alternately moving...

One of the aptitude tests was alternately moving pencils in the left and right hands between marked dots along a track line in synchronisation with sound clicks of varying intervals. I'd heard about...
31st Jan 2021, 18:17
Replies: 23
Views: 2,009
Posted By Discorde

Hamble recruitment pamphlets 1960s

Here's the literature available to chaps (girls not allowed to apply in those distant discriminatory days) who were thinking about a pilot career in the Corporations:

Fly with BOAC and BEA...
31st Jan 2021, 17:27
Replies: 63
Views: 5,969
Posted By Discorde

The T3Bs were found to be suffering from wing...

The T3Bs were found to be suffering from wing cracks in 1977 (originally discovered by engineers investigating a fuel leak), which may have indirectly affected Shuttle ops by reducing overall Trident...
25th Jan 2021, 14:53
Replies: 63
Views: 5,969
Posted By Discorde

British Airways Shuttle ops

It's incredible that almost half a century has passed since BA introduced their Shuttle domestic services. Here's a 1977 article from Shell Aviation News describing the set up of the operation....
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jan 2021, 16:23
Replies: 308
Views: 35,451
Posted By Discorde

A bit off thread - Jerry White mentions...

A bit off thread - Jerry White mentions continuous stick shaker during the Lion Air flight prior to the accident flight. It's always worth knowing the stick shaker and aural warning CB locations for...
11th Jan 2021, 11:55
Replies: 42
Views: 11,548
Posted By Discorde

Hi Dora-9. Lucky you - owning '478. I did many...

Hi Dora-9. Lucky you - owning '478. I did many early lessons in it in 1967. Here are 4 pix - I took the line-up pic myself (late '68) but the others come from other sources ('309 & '316 dated...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Dec 2020, 16:55
Replies: 308
Views: 35,451
Posted By Discorde

[/color] F/D use was encouraged since the CAA...

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F/D use was encouraged since the CAA actively promoted this policy.
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Dec 2020, 12:19
Replies: 64
Views: 5,002
Posted By Discorde

In defence of the Fab Four: I was a teenager when...

In defence of the Fab Four: I was a teenager when "Please Please Me" was released. My friends and I realised something new was going on - a welcome break from American "sanitised" rock'n'roll and...
25th Dec 2020, 16:00
Replies: 5
Views: 1,308
Posted By Discorde

Early 1970. Playing tennis in Hounslow with the...

Early 1970. Playing tennis in Hounslow with the occasional glance up at the LHR arrivals. But what's that . . . a strange, largish type approaching . . . stopped playing tennis to watch a BOAC B747...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Dec 2020, 11:59
Replies: 81
Views: 5,557
Posted By Discorde

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Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Dec 2020, 17:38
Replies: 81
Views: 5,557
Posted By Discorde

A "Punch" cartoon from many centuries ago: Two...

A "Punch" cartoon from many centuries ago: Two chaps watching a crowd of people marching along the road carrying placards bearing illegible squiggles. One chap says to the other: "It's the doctors...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Dec 2020, 17:25
Replies: 17
Views: 1,550
Posted By Discorde

Is this watch easily repairable (perhaps with a...

Is this watch easily repairable (perhaps with a replacement mechanism)? I bought it (very cheaply) in a distant land 20-odd years ago and it ran well for many years but later less so - with a new...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Dec 2020, 18:08
Replies: 242
Views: 12,813
Posted By Discorde

From the Oxford English Dictionary (2079...

From the Oxford English Dictionary (2079 edition):

gotta ('gɒtə) auxiliary verb (taking infinitive without to) used to express compulsion or intention: we gotta go soon. Origin: contraction of...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Dec 2020, 17:48
Replies: 308
Views: 35,451
Posted By Discorde

Many thousands of years ago airline pilots in the...

Many thousands of years ago airline pilots in the UK renewed their instrument ratings (in the sim) under these conditions:

-raw data
-no autopilot
-no autothrottle
-no FMC
-IMC icing...
18th Dec 2020, 17:14
Replies: 57
Views: 11,721
Posted By Discorde

Noted! I thought your standard of English was...

Noted! I thought your standard of English was very good! Sadly I can't vouch for the accuracy of the translation - it was organised by the publisher of the British version ("How Airliners Fly")....
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Dec 2020, 16:58
Replies: 6,463
Views: 517,970
Posted By Discorde

"Father . . . I have sinned. My whole life has...

"Father . . . I have sinned. My whole life has been lived in contravention of the basic tenets of the Christian faith. I've made tons of money myself yet I'm reluctant to help those who by sheer...
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