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3rd Nov 2021, 23:36
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Posted By Chris Scott

After taking a break from PPRuNe, just stumbled...

After taking a break from PPRuNe, just stumbled on this super thread. There are just too many distinctive and charismatic engine sounds in my head, but I'll start with the P&W R-1830 Twin Wasp (well,...
29th Jan 2021, 13:18
Replies: 11
Views: 3,969
Posted By Chris Scott

Yes indeed, megan. Sad to say, many students who...

Yes indeed, megan. Sad to say, many students who flew with Ernie - including some at Scone in the late 1960s - are no longer in a position to congratulate him.

[EDIT]
Anyone lacking the spare...
29th Jan 2021, 11:33
Replies: 11
Views: 3,969
Posted By Chris Scott

A video of Ernie's virtual, pre-birthday...

A video of Ernie's virtual, pre-birthday celebration yesterday evening, hosted by East Scotland University Air Sqn (Leuchars), with special guest AVM Ross Paterson and an audience on Teams of about...
29th Jan 2021, 00:10
Replies: 11
Views: 3,969
Posted By Chris Scott

Flt Lt Ernie Holmes, DFC

Ernie Holmes celebrates his 100th birthday today, January 29th. He remains in remarkably good health and may be the only surviving flight-crew member of the Pathfinders.

A Lancaster captain with...
18th Dec 2020, 13:27
Replies: 189
Views: 38,464
Posted By Chris Scott

Thanks for that. Many of us would never have...

Thanks for that. Many of us would never have realised we'd flown a VC12!

An AAIB accident report (https://www.gov.uk/aaib-reports/vickers-vc8-viscount-g-aoyi-25-may-1986) refers to a V806 Viscount...
17th Dec 2020, 22:27
Replies: 189
Views: 38,464
Posted By Chris Scott

Probably because it replaced this: ...

Probably because it replaced this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vickers_V-1000
17th Dec 2020, 20:34
Replies: 189
Views: 38,464
Posted By Chris Scott

My fault, in raising the wing-bending relief and...

My fault, in raising the wing-bending relief and consequent economy provided by wing-mounted engines - particularly two per side, as on your DC-8 - that would penalise any neo-VC10 design.
14th Dec 2020, 16:39
Replies: 189
Views: 38,464
Posted By Chris Scott

Gordon Corps

Yes indeed. In the ARB/CAA, I see he eventually succeeded D P Davies* as Chief Test Pilot, before moving to Airbus at Toulouse as an engineering test-pilot around 1982, in time to work on the A310...
14th Dec 2020, 00:24
Replies: 189
Views: 38,464
Posted By Chris Scott

Yes, it's hard to justify a specification that...

Yes, it's hard to justify a specification that was forced on to Vickers primarily by, I think it's not unfair to say, a state airline that did not need to make money (and, AFAIK, never did). But what...
13th Dec 2020, 13:16
Replies: 189
Views: 38,464
Posted By Chris Scott

48 tonnes of freight on a DC-8-54F? The max on...

48 tonnes of freight on a DC-8-54F? The max on the contemporary B707-320C was about 39 tonnes (including the pallets). I thought the DC-8-50F was only a tonne or so more than that.

But, returning...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Dec 2020, 22:46
Replies: 12,771
Views: 1,840,940
Posted By Chris Scott

I wrote...

I wrote (https://www.pprune.org/jet-blast/619673-brexit-375.html#post10942587):
So, are you telling me that the vitriol against resistance to the UK becoming a satellite of the EU and the ad-hominem...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Dec 2020, 22:50
Replies: 12,771
Views: 1,840,940
Posted By Chris Scott

So, are you telling me that the vitriol against...

So, are you telling me that the vitriol against resistance to the UK becoming a satellite of the EU and the ad-hominem attacks that I've seen over the past fortnight on this thread are...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Dec 2020, 21:45
Replies: 12,771
Views: 1,840,940
Posted By Chris Scott

Brings the words pot, kettle and black to mind!

Brings the words pot, kettle and black to mind!
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Dec 2020, 18:37
Replies: 12,771
Views: 1,840,940
Posted By Chris Scott

Hi Mr Mac, Your above comment...

Hi Mr Mac,
Your above comment (https://www.pprune.org/jet-blast/619673-brexit-374.html#post10942449), "It is very noticeable that I think all of the Brexit die hard on here have indeed past [sic]...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Dec 2020, 14:21
Replies: 12,771
Views: 1,840,940
Posted By Chris Scott

Hardly surprising that reasonable people looking...

Hardly surprising that reasonable people looking for temperate argument, and with other lives to lead, have moved on. Much of the invective and personal attack here - based on opinion,...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Dec 2020, 11:44
Replies: 12,771
Views: 1,840,940
Posted By Chris Scott

Indeed it was, and in line with Hollywood's...

Indeed it was, and in line with Hollywood's standard stereotyping of the English as historical villains. At the start, it showed Scots aristocrats being hanged en-masse by the English, which...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Dec 2020, 14:07
Replies: 12,771
Views: 1,840,940
Posted By Chris Scott

Hi TT, Representative of what? Or whom? If...

Hi TT,

Representative of what? Or whom? If you mean UK voters, then probably - as a minority - not. But that doesn't make their insights invalid. But to whom on this thread are you referring?
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Dec 2020, 13:53
Replies: 12,771
Views: 1,840,940
Posted By Chris Scott

You, ATNotts...

You, ATNotts (https://www.pprune.org/jet-blast/619673-brexit-371.html#post10941406) and wowzz (https://www.pprune.org/jet-blast/619673-brexit-371.html#post10941254) are under the misapprehension that...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Dec 2020, 13:10
Replies: 12,771
Views: 1,840,940
Posted By Chris Scott

Probably not the "right", but I have news for...

Probably not the "right", but I have news for you: foreigners were living and owning property in European countries, including Blighty, long before the EU existed.

(Sorry, esa-aardvark, only just...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Dec 2020, 23:30
Replies: 12,771
Views: 1,840,940
Posted By Chris Scott

Oh, who was that?

Oh, who was that?
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Dec 2020, 23:27
Replies: 12,771
Views: 1,840,940
Posted By Chris Scott

Is the EHIC not a reciprocal arrangement? There...

Is the EHIC not a reciprocal arrangement? There are many EU citizens, including French, who use the NHS. I didn't travel to France for the purpose of getting a free rabies vaccination! And the EHIC...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Dec 2020, 22:38
Replies: 12,771
Views: 1,840,940
Posted By Chris Scott

Hypocrite? Are you contending that citizenship or...

Hypocrite? Are you contending that citizenship or even residency of France should be incompatible with believing that the UK should leave the EU? I seem to remember that a rather famous Frenchman...
5th Dec 2020, 22:13
Replies: 189
Views: 38,464
Posted By Chris Scott

You've covered a lot of ground, even in the two...

You've covered a lot of ground, even in the two paragraphs I've quoted. I'll give it a try, in the order of your asking:

If you were asking about the conventionally-engined A320 family,as opposed...
5th Dec 2020, 11:10
Replies: 189
Views: 38,464
Posted By Chris Scott

Great post, Genghis. Re "systems that should...

Great post, Genghis.

Re "systems that should stay firmly in the 1960s where they belong", just want to point out for the information of others that the systems on the VC10 - a second-generation...
5th Dec 2020, 10:34
Replies: 189
Views: 38,464
Posted By Chris Scott

Hi megan, Not the redundancy aspects, although...

Hi megan,
Not the redundancy aspects, although they remain relevant for certification and performance: simply the issue of wing-bending relief, which would appear to be better with two engines...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Dec 2020, 18:27
Replies: 12,771
Views: 1,840,940
Posted By Chris Scott

Widger, As a strong Brexiteer, concerned...

Widger,

As a strong Brexiteer, concerned that Boris and the Tories are going to sell us out (if he hasn't already), I'd like to add my own thank you for your most illuminating insights, some of...
4th Dec 2020, 16:23
Replies: 189
Views: 38,464
Posted By Chris Scott

Unless you were asked to return up front for the...

Unless you were asked to return up front for the landing, VG, I can't explain that. Presumably it was a standard VC10 (Type 1101), as I remember from day stops in the Seychelles in the early 1970s....
4th Dec 2020, 13:55
Replies: 189
Views: 38,464
Posted By Chris Scott

Pugilistic Animus... That was shocking! ...

Pugilistic Animus... That was shocking!



Very interesting as always, tdracer. Your point on the aft CG is only too pertinent to the VC10, as it was to the One-Eleven. Empty ferries were always...
3rd Dec 2020, 13:22
Replies: 189
Views: 38,464
Posted By Chris Scott

What was glamourous about the One-Eleven? One of...

What was glamourous about the One-Eleven? One of the reasons it sold fairly well worldwide was that it predated the DC-9

Yes, the soundtrack of the VC10 is unique and impressive, and it looks...
3rd Dec 2020, 11:07
Replies: 189
Views: 38,464
Posted By Chris Scott

Looking forward to your ten cents' worth, Jelle! ...

Looking forward to your ten cents' worth, Jelle!

Great analysis, and an all-too-pertinent comment on the 737MAX...

For the non-cognoscenti who might nevertheless be interested, re the VC10's...
2nd Dec 2020, 23:32
Replies: 189
Views: 38,464
Posted By Chris Scott

Some random jottings, guys... A twin-engine,...

Some random jottings, guys...

A twin-engine, stretched Super VC10 might employ the Trent 500s developed belatedly for the A340-600/500, which may not be too different in size and weight from that...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Dec 2020, 00:21
Replies: 12,771
Views: 1,840,940
Posted By Chris Scott

Thanks. In which case, I guess it would have...

Thanks. In which case, I guess it would have reflected the default situation arising from the original Withdrawal Agreement for which Mrs May failed to gain parliamentary approval.
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Dec 2020, 22:27
Replies: 12,771
Views: 1,840,940
Posted By Chris Scott

This afternoon, Jeff Taylor alerted his...

This afternoon, Jeff Taylor alerted his subscribers to an interesting announcement by HMG:...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Nov 2020, 20:22
Replies: 12,771
Views: 1,840,940
Posted By Chris Scott

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1000x490/p1120853_copy_copy_6a9687e84123a8ef1bcacf7bb0c9793899ab28d1.jpg
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27th Nov 2020, 22:25
Replies: 38
Views: 12,127
Posted By Chris Scott

They would indeed have been civilised! Digressing...

They would indeed have been civilised! Digressing a bit and, as previously noted, the last scheduled service on which the flight and cabin crew night-stopped with the aircraft and transit pax was...
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