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8th Mar 2019, 22:02
Replies: 406
Views: 218,898
Posted By advocatusDIABOLI

For Me, The impairment defence is 'impaired' in...

For Me, The impairment defence is 'impaired' in itself for the following reasons:

AH was described and proposed as an Experienced (Ex) RAF Fighter Pilot (Harrier) and Instructor (JP3/5)...
16th Jul 2016, 18:35
Replies: 25
Views: 5,004
Posted By advocatusDIABOLI

Megan, Do you know if the up locks were...

Megan,

Do you know if the up locks were electrical or hydraulic or mechanical. That might be the clue......

Advo
16th Jul 2016, 18:30
Replies: 25
Views: 5,004
Posted By advocatusDIABOLI

Megan, If the gear is Hydraulic, as you...

Megan,

If the gear is Hydraulic, as you state, water (Hydrostatic) pressure at 37m would only be 4.7 Atmos / Bar. Much less than any Hydraulic pressure. How then would the wheels come down?...
16th Jul 2016, 11:25
Replies: 25
Views: 5,004
Posted By advocatusDIABOLI

Pprunners, Lots of good ideas here, Thank...

Pprunners,

Lots of good ideas here, Thank You. I guess we'll never really know for sure, but I am leaning towards the Floating Gear Theory, as the pilot's report was quite specific but doesn't...
15th Jul 2016, 16:08
Replies: 25
Views: 5,004
Posted By advocatusDIABOLI

Nut, Also, it's unlikely his gear was still...

Nut,

Also, it's unlikely his gear was still down after 10 minutes of flight.

Advo
15th Jul 2016, 16:05
Replies: 25
Views: 5,004
Posted By advocatusDIABOLI

Nut, Yes, Flap would increase Drag. But...

Nut,

Yes, Flap would increase Drag. But even in Chipmunks, we would use Flap on Dead Stick Glide Landings.

I suspect its more about Angle of Attack, and wanting to Ditch Tail First. But I...
15th Jul 2016, 14:48
Replies: 25
Views: 5,004
Posted By advocatusDIABOLI

Wreck of 272 Sqn Beaufighter, off St Julien, Malta

PPRuNers,

Last week I was Holidaying and Diving in Malta. Lovely time had by all, but the reason for my post, is that I dived on a wrecked Bristol Beaufighter. The aircraft in question ditched...
19th Jan 2015, 19:35
Replies: 98
Views: 8,113
Posted By advocatusDIABOLI

BV.......:D A Well reasoned and...

BV.......:D


A Well reasoned and structured argument, to which I fully agree. TCAS has limitations, but in 'helping' to mitigate the main risks of MAC GA & MAC CAT (From a societal perspective)...
7th Jan 2015, 16:29
Replies: 38
Views: 8,535
Posted By advocatusDIABOLI

Mighty Fighting 'Fin' Mk3, Mid 90's, Day Pairs...

Mighty Fighting 'Fin' Mk3, Mid 90's, Day Pairs T/O during a Typical 'TACEVAL' type Ex. Climb IMC through some properly rubbish Wx, then at about 25K still IMC... BANG!! Lead struck, jumped to us:
...
27th Oct 2014, 18:39
Replies: 146
Views: 59,124
Posted By advocatusDIABOLI

Chaps, To Perhaps add some calm. ...

Chaps,


To Perhaps add some calm.


I flew both the P21 and Texan II. They are both Very Good.


Advo
8th Oct 2014, 17:43
Replies: 79
Views: 22,761
Posted By advocatusDIABOLI

All, The ACES II seat is excellent, and...

All,


The ACES II seat is excellent, and has a fantastic survival record. Just watch the Thunderbirds mishap at Mountain Home on youtube to see it's capabilities in action!


Interestingly,...
8th Oct 2014, 16:59
Replies: 79
Views: 22,761
Posted By advocatusDIABOLI

OK, we know the jet. F15D Lakenheath have...

OK, we know the jet. F15D


Lakenheath have said 'The Pilot is Safe and Well'


The crash pics show the left nozzle closed (Dry Range on F100 series) and the right Open, which might suggest...
8th Oct 2014, 16:43
Replies: 79
Views: 22,761
Posted By advocatusDIABOLI

Spin? 2 Chutes? D Model, with 2 pilots....

Spin? 2 Chutes?


D Model, with 2 pilots. (Both OK Hopefully)?
Structural failure?
Mid Air- Other a/c lands?


Who Knows? Anything possible. But, the photos show the two tails and engines...
8th Oct 2014, 16:20
Replies: 79
Views: 22,761
Posted By advocatusDIABOLI

Courtney, The rear seat gives you a...

Courtney,


The rear seat gives you a better view of the Viper taking that final bit of pre-terminate lead!! :D


Advo (Is There a FC in the house?)
11th Jun 2013, 17:57
Replies: 42
Views: 11,278
Posted By advocatusDIABOLI

Like Courtney Mil, I was a QWI However,...

Like Courtney Mil, I was a QWI

However, there were differences between forces. On the F3, the carry-over of principles and ethos from the F4 (and some from the Lightning) made the course and...
13th May 2013, 18:19
Replies: 75
Views: 7,752
Posted By advocatusDIABOLI

Courtney Mil, OK, Nice one, well stated. ...

Courtney Mil,

OK, Nice one, well stated. Yes it was 'Out There', but as you might recall, at the time the Bomber Interceptor had such a bad reputation, and it had to be repudiated.

Some,...
13th May 2013, 17:40
Replies: 75
Views: 7,752
Posted By advocatusDIABOLI

Not wanting to hijack the thread, but how high,...

Not wanting to hijack the thread, but how high, how fast?...... Obviously not aimed at getting serving folks in Whinny The Pooh.....

Me - M2.1 58K F3 (Tonka, Non Bombing Version)

Advo
13th May 2013, 17:36
Replies: 75
Views: 7,752
Posted By advocatusDIABOLI

For The Record My Choices: F86 Sabre (Since...

For The Record My Choices:

F86 Sabre (Since my Late Dad flew them)
P51
SU27
Wright Flier ( Just How Scary would that be? :})

Advo
13th May 2013, 17:28
Replies: 75
Views: 7,752
Posted By advocatusDIABOLI

Angel 550N, F16 from a Carrier...... WOW that...

550N,

F16 from a Carrier...... WOW that would be a Trip! :eek:

Courtney Mil, if memory serves, you once tried SR71 Parameters in one of her Majesties Finest..... or was it the other bloke?...
17th Jun 2012, 16:43
Replies: 20
Views: 7,352
Posted By advocatusDIABOLI

Fly Pasts

I, as many folks were, hugely impressed by the skill and effort put into the Queen's Jubilee fly pasts.

But, In a time of redundencies / drawdowns / busy folks busy in 'Sandy Places'............
22nd May 2011, 05:14
Replies: 43
Views: 5,985
Posted By advocatusDIABOLI

Just a couple of comments on the ACES II as...

Just a couple of comments on the ACES II as fitted in the F16 (which I Flew for 3 years)

The seat is very comfortable, and typically, you don't lie back in combat, rather you sit up at whatever...
16th May 2011, 21:33
Replies: 113
Views: 22,388
Posted By advocatusDIABOLI

Hey Guys, Nobody seems to note, that if...

Hey Guys,

Nobody seems to note, that if 'Detected', these 'Drones' would be pretty easy meat for even the oldest of fighters?

I Guess it's where you choose to play? :D

Anybody think of...
16th May 2011, 21:15
Replies: 10
Views: 1,590
Posted By advocatusDIABOLI

Is it Just Me?, or does this look like a...

Is it Just Me?,

or does this look like a bit of positive 'Spin' to counter the 'More Defence Cuts' headlines, which are inevitable out of the usual annual spending round?

Advo
9th May 2011, 14:17
Replies: 116
Views: 13,581
Posted By advocatusDIABOLI

or an F4 or Tornado or F16........... Pity...

or an F4 or Tornado or F16...........

Pity this has dipped into the trivial, as the first answer was spot on! The only thing I would add, is that a 'Fast Pitch to the Closed Pattern' or 'Visual...
3rd May 2011, 19:10
Replies: 181
Views: 95,070
Posted By advocatusDIABOLI

No worries Sir, NFF. Good for the next...

No worries Sir, NFF. Good for the next wave.........

Stealth? My Ar$e! Low Flying at Night works. Also, there is that little known tacic of SURPRISE!!!

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