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20th Dec 2019, 20:22
Replies: 288
Views: 343,684
Posted By sooty655

Doing so well that it won't rendezvous with the...

Doing so well that it won't rendezvous with the ISS and will be returning early. Sounds like NASA officials are taking over the role of the Boeing smoke and mirrors department.
19th Nov 2019, 09:25
Replies: 6
Views: 6,398
Posted By sooty655

BBC are now reporting a possible APU oil...

BBC are now reporting a possible APU oil leak/fume event.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50461302
18th Nov 2019, 12:57
Replies: 63
Views: 67,678
Posted By sooty655

But the defect wasn't detected in the billet, or...

But the defect wasn't detected in the billet, or at any subsequent manufacturing stage, so a theoretical ability to track it through the process doesn't help. Similar defects might be in similar...
23rd Sep 2019, 09:11
Replies: 183
Views: 297,219
Posted By sooty655

One might equally ask if private investors and...

One might equally ask if private investors and banks had already a billion pounds in place, why was an extra £150 million too much for them?
9th Sep 2019, 17:48
Replies: 170
Views: 214,960
Posted By sooty655

I'm sure the cleaners and many of the folks above...

I'm sure the cleaners and many of the folks above them are "fantastic professionals", but the CEO's public performance these last few months suggests he, at least, may not actually stand up to...
8th Aug 2019, 08:55
Replies: 15
Views: 12,573
Posted By sooty655

Surely only one footnote is necessary - * -...

Surely only one footnote is necessary -

* - Verified by the designers of MCAS.
8th Aug 2019, 08:47
Replies: 121
Views: 104,180
Posted By sooty655

No-where in the description is there any mention...

No-where in the description is there any mention of the CC "wandering around". Is it really necessary to denigrate professionals who apparently performed well in order to make your point?
2nd Aug 2019, 20:49
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,549,765
Posted By sooty655

In thcrozier's link, Appendix F is the Feynman...

In thcrozier's link, Appendix F is the Feynman observations. His final sentence reads -
"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be...
18th Jul 2019, 11:48
Replies: 135
Views: 130,791
Posted By sooty655

If the event is as reported then we are not...

If the event is as reported then we are not talking "drunk and disorderly". She was apparently trying to open an emergency exit, so IMHO Yes.
17th Jul 2019, 16:42
Replies: 135
Views: 130,791
Posted By sooty655

She was arrested and bailed. The delay/lack of a...

She was arrested and bailed. The delay/lack of a charge is probably DPP rather than Plod.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-49017838
5th Jul 2019, 19:15
Replies: 36
Views: 14,905
Posted By sooty655

pilot_tolip Perhaps that's why this...

pilot_tolip

Perhaps that's why this "demonstration" was before FoS opened, and to what was described as an "invited" audience.
2nd Jul 2019, 18:24
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,549,765
Posted By sooty655

Neither of the formal investigations has yet...

Neither of the formal investigations has yet produced a definitive report. Leaks, particularly those either defending or denigrating Boeing, serve only to muddy the waters, and are generally open to...
2nd Jul 2019, 15:04
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,549,765
Posted By sooty655

No party who actually has all the data,...

No party who actually has all the data, resources, and experts is saying anything about anything. Maybe you could explain why you are so determined to shut this aspect of the discussion down. What...
1st Jul 2019, 18:19
Replies: 54
Views: 47,440
Posted By sooty655

BBC news item is here -...

BBC news item is here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-48830212
22nd May 2019, 09:37
Replies: 193
Views: 74,184
Posted By sooty655

I think the biggest challenge facing aviation and...

I think the biggest challenge facing aviation and every other "climate-destroying" industry and activity is that the "tree-huggers" can't see anything other than a "ban it" approach. The eventual...
21st May 2019, 12:11
Replies: 33
Views: 10,367
Posted By sooty655

The progress of the CAF C-47 "That's All...

The progress of the CAF C-47 "That's All Brother" can be tracked at https://share.garmin.com/TABtoNormandy
9th May 2019, 14:20
Replies: 34
Views: 17,778
Posted By sooty655

Except that it wasn't a dilemma for the CC who...

Except that it wasn't a dilemma for the CC who (presumably) were fully aware it wasn't an evacuation.
7th May 2019, 16:58
Replies: 3
Views: 3,972
Posted By sooty655

Appears to be on the adjacent business park.

Appears to be on the adjacent business park.
28th Apr 2019, 16:51
Replies: 4
Views: 1,617
Posted By sooty655

Thanks, that's a great pointer. I contacted both...

Thanks, that's a great pointer. I contacted both MoD and Qinetic as the successors of RAE, but I wasn't aware of the Farnborough Air Sciences Trust. I will be contacting them immediately.
28th Apr 2019, 12:23
Replies: 4
Views: 1,617
Posted By sooty655

Assumption correct, see my user-name. I wrote...

Assumption correct, see my user-name. I wrote that article, but I haven't given up on one day finding a copy of the report.
28th Apr 2019, 09:52
Replies: 4
Views: 1,617
Posted By sooty655

Vulcan Prototype VX770 Structural Investigation

If the mods will indulge me, I would like to ask again a question I first posed on PPRuNe some years ago ~

Does anyone know where I might find a copy of the RAE Farnborough report "Accident Note...
19th Apr 2019, 15:48
Replies: 37
Views: 15,782
Posted By sooty655

Apparently Dame Emma Thompson has been supporting...

Apparently Dame Emma Thompson has been supporting the protesters, having flown in from LA. Do what I say, not....................

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-47987891
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Apr 2019, 10:16
Replies: 202
Views: 138,971
Posted By sooty655

FAI into Clutha crash opens

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-47831108
4th Apr 2019, 16:25
Replies: 5,120
Views: 11,134,356
Posted By sooty655

The left AOA also appears to correct itself (very...

The left AOA also appears to correct itself (very briefly) at 05:43:25, and immediately go haywire again. Very strange.
17th Mar 2019, 10:31
Replies: 5,120
Views: 11,134,356
Posted By sooty655

Is the problem here the built-in 5 second pause...

Is the problem here the built-in 5 second pause in the system? MCAS trims nose down, PF corrects and MCAS stops. PF sees his action as "required trim applied". Maybe also notes aircraft is not...
20th Jul 2016, 17:59
Replies: 15
Views: 5,746
Posted By sooty655

The Operations Record Books for the station (RAF...

The Operations Record Books for the station (RAF Akrotiri) and for 103MU for the relevant dates are available at The National Archive at Kew. The references are AIR 28/1324 and AIR 29/3607.
If you...
1st Dec 2015, 08:52
Replies: 64
Views: 17,210
Posted By sooty655

XM655 is only operated up to the Cruise setting...

XM655 is only operated up to the Cruise setting on the engine governors (~97%N1), so probably roughly comparable with the Take off setting on 201s.


We had a great time working with them at...
20th Nov 2015, 18:27
Replies: 181
Views: 89,141
Posted By sooty655

As well as the XH558 stuff, a lot of the material...

As well as the XH558 stuff, a lot of the material was filmed at Wellesbourne with XM655.



655MaPS are happy to assure everyone that we are ALL volunteers, and we have no intention of...
6th Nov 2015, 17:02
Replies: 2,082
Views: 2,408,004
Posted By sooty655

Since many of ISIS recruits have been western...

Since many of ISIS recruits have been western converts, it is not only not politically correct, it is also just plain not correct.
31st Oct 2015, 19:53
Replies: 57
Views: 15,937
Posted By sooty655

Urban myth ~ the Ministry of Supply order...

Urban myth ~ the Ministry of Supply order specification against which the three V-bombers were built required two pilots and three rear crew.


There are no hydraulic systems in the cockpit...
20th May 2015, 16:30
Replies: 48
Views: 13,014
Posted By sooty655

In reply to Wycombe (#22) ~ Many thanks for the...

In reply to Wycombe (#22) ~
Many thanks for the kind words. We try to be as welcoming as possible to all visitors to XM655 at Wellesbourne. You are correct that our two "zero hours" 301s would be...
8th Mar 2015, 11:38
Replies: 11,823
Views: 22,368,806
Posted By sooty655

True, but the time of the handshakes was reset by...

True, but the time of the handshakes was reset by external events a couple of times. Expecting any spoofing attempt (manual or pre-programmed) to take account of that pushes the limits of...
8th Feb 2015, 17:16
Replies: 120
Views: 29,710
Posted By sooty655

Philbky, I agree with much of what you say, and...

Philbky, I agree with much of what you say, and would certainly support the view that successive governments over many years would have served the country better by encouraging manufacturing and...
8th Feb 2015, 09:10
Replies: 120
Views: 29,710
Posted By sooty655

Which brand of totalitarian regime would you...

Which brand of totalitarian regime would you favour?
5th Nov 2014, 14:06
Replies: 281
Views: 210,316
Posted By sooty655

I think you'll find they did. As an example,...

I think you'll find they did. As an example, according to Michael Collins' autobiography, he attended "Class 60-C, USAF Experimental Flight Test Pilot School, commencing 29 August 60, course duration...
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