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5th Feb 2019, 08:24
Replies: 2,056
Views: 2,521,253
Posted By Oldpilot55

Except for launch and recovery of the ROV the...

Except for launch and recovery of the ROV the ship will be to all intents and purposes directly over the wreck. If they are looking for odd pieces of wreckage they will perform a grid survey and in...
22nd Jan 2019, 13:05
19th Oct 2018, 23:06
Replies: 451
Views: 62,896
Posted By Oldpilot55

I find her stance boorish and more than arrogant....

I find her stance boorish and more than arrogant. She was caught out repeatedly yet likes to twist her past inexactitudes. She was on our ITV Calendar (Local news, Lincs) tonight bleating about how...
13th Aug 2018, 07:54
Replies: 3
Views: 1,039
Posted By Oldpilot55

I went one year in my Rans S4. I was the only one...

I went one year in my Rans S4. I was the only one there cos the weather was so bad to the north. Everyone had been the previous day.
31st Oct 2017, 23:06
Replies: 26
Views: 3,490
Posted By Oldpilot55

Not an NTS property but Mount Stuart House on the...

Not an NTS property but Mount Stuart House on the Isle of Bute is a gem. Bute has its own, shortish, airstrip. 4 miles to the house from the strip but taxis are a possibility even on Bute.
8th Aug 2017, 21:53
Replies: 7
Views: 890
Posted By Oldpilot55

I sent a carb to Isenburg and after two weeks of...

I sent a carb to Isenburg and after two weeks of inactivity I told them to send it back. Its early days for the new owner but it looks like he was struggling.
20th Jul 2017, 21:05
Replies: 33
Views: 3,455
Posted By Oldpilot55

Forget Leeds East, Sherburn if you need food and...

Forget Leeds East, Sherburn if you need food and fuel. Breighton if you only need fuel. Self service and quick.
Fuel at Perth outrageous but sometimes you have to.
21st Apr 2017, 22:18
Replies: 19
Views: 2,566
Posted By Oldpilot55

Last time I landed at Glasgow it was 80p. 1980...

Last time I landed at Glasgow it was 80p. 1980 something.
13th Oct 2016, 22:45
Replies: 32
Views: 6,458
Posted By Oldpilot55

Trig radio and Trig transponder. Lovely little...

Trig radio and Trig transponder. Lovely little units. And get a Pilotaware too.
29th May 2016, 21:27
Replies: 39
Views: 4,274
Posted By Oldpilot55

A club I was once a member of used to use...

A club I was once a member of used to use Trakfax. A box on the coaming recorded hours flown but only when it was plugged in. The connection was removed by the unscrupulous to reduce their hourly...
27th May 2016, 21:10
Replies: 1,184
Views: 2,491,622
Posted By Oldpilot55

That is what the ULB does.

That is what the ULB does.
30th Nov 2015, 21:12
Replies: 11
Views: 2,373
Posted By Oldpilot55

My first job on leaving Uni was working on the...

My first job on leaving Uni was working on the M56, 1973. In those days you could learn to fly at Manchester. There was a single crop duster operating at Stretton, Woodford made aeroplanes and the...
29th Oct 2015, 11:20
Replies: 12
Views: 5,085
Posted By Oldpilot55

I bought a testing kit and we check BP and Gulf...

I bought a testing kit and we check BP and Gulf Super unleaded. So far so good. Lincolnshire.
22nd Oct 2015, 15:21
Replies: 12
Views: 5,085
Posted By Oldpilot55

Wooden aeroplanes are relatively easy to...

Wooden aeroplanes are relatively easy to maintain. There are many organisations in the UK that can repair them, and I suspect throughout Europe. So far, touch wood, I've not had to repair any wooden...
21st Oct 2015, 20:49
Replies: 12
Views: 5,085
Posted By Oldpilot55

My knowledge of 150s is nil but I own a 1051...

My knowledge of 150s is nil but I own a 1051 which is essentially the same construction.
A mid time engine and prop should last you 10-20 years before overhaul as long as you use it regularly. The...
2nd Oct 2015, 19:23
Replies: 34
Views: 10,586
Posted By Oldpilot55

ISTR 757s produced extremely strong vortices that...

ISTR 757s produced extremely strong vortices that flipped fairly large jets.
28th Sep 2015, 10:43
Replies: 52
Views: 12,323
Posted By Oldpilot55

Jan, The restaurant at St Omer has, sadly,...

Jan,

The restaurant at St Omer has, sadly, closed
18th Sep 2015, 16:32
Replies: 2
Views: 1,860
Posted By Oldpilot55

Waldershare Park gliders. Its on SD

Waldershare Park gliders. Its on SD
10th Sep 2015, 07:28
Replies: 22
Views: 5,780
Posted By Oldpilot55

My thought was that they are not particularly...

My thought was that they are not particularly good drivers but it could be European cars are much more crash-worthy than US ones. The build quality of US cars often leaves a lot to be desired.
I was...
9th Sep 2015, 15:27
Replies: 22
Views: 5,780
Posted By Oldpilot55

Not disputing that. A lot of folk die in road...

Not disputing that.
A lot of folk die in road accidents but very few in GA aircraft accidents.
The US population is 6 times that of the UK, if we followed the population alone that would suggest...
8th Sep 2015, 08:35
Replies: 22
Views: 5,780
Posted By Oldpilot55

32700 car fatalities in 2013, USA 1700, UK

32700 car fatalities in 2013, USA
1700, UK
21st Aug 2015, 17:10
Replies: 34
Views: 6,860
Posted By Oldpilot55

Free the Jodel Hitler and the Jodel -...

Free the Jodel

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23rd Jul 2015, 22:59
Replies: 13
Views: 3,978
Posted By Oldpilot55

Were you talking futball and made an...

Were you talking futball and made an inappropriate remark about religion?
22nd Jul 2015, 08:25
Replies: 13
Views: 3,978
Posted By Oldpilot55

Must have been a different Cumbernauld from the...

Must have been a different Cumbernauld from the one where I used to be based.
8th Jul 2015, 21:14
Replies: 7
Views: 1,518
Posted By Oldpilot55

GBLAT was for sale at Perth in February

GBLAT was for sale at Perth in February
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