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31st Jul 2015, 09:12
Replies: 918
Views: 1,038,295
Posted By Bill G Kerr

Air spaces

How do they keep rainwater out of air spaces in components, and still allow them to breath?
6th Apr 2015, 07:50
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,963,425
Posted By Bill G Kerr

If only 25% of US pilots obey the 2 in the...

If only 25% of US pilots obey the 2 in the cockpit rule..... it still seems to work!
6th Feb 2015, 20:08
Replies: 749
Views: 662,961
Posted By Bill G Kerr

Glasgow, Scotland

Wrong engine shut off before fatal air crash

12:01AM BST 31 Jul 2001
MISLEADING instrument readings may have led an experienced captain to take action against an engine working normally moments...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Mar 2012, 00:14
Replies: 68
Views: 16,606
Posted By Bill G Kerr

I can imagine a reason for having the winglets...

I can imagine a reason for having the winglets pointing up, (avoidance of the runway surface perhaps) but would they be more effective if they pointed down? ie containing the higher pressure.
I...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Oct 2011, 11:37
Replies: 1,688
Views: 318,840
Posted By Bill G Kerr

3 ...nothing new under the sun.

3 ...nothing new under the sun.
Forum: Tech Log
8th Aug 2011, 15:40
Replies: 1,998
Views: 408,655
Posted By Bill G Kerr

stall indicator

I'm having a problem keeping up with the volume of posts, but I don't expect anyone has suggested this:
Hang glider pilots often tie a ribbon to the down-tube.
Maybe something that could be seen...
Forum: Tech Log
29th May 2011, 20:13
Replies: 2,070
Views: 485,387
Posted By Bill G Kerr

Wake up call

How about putting a stall warning horn in the rest quarters?
Forum: Tech Log
29th May 2011, 09:00
Replies: 2,070
Views: 485,387
Posted By Bill G Kerr

Sound asleep? Smooth ride?

If the pilot resting had to be called to the flight deck by the PNF, does this infer that the plane wasn't doing anything abnormal, at that point, that would have alerted the sleeping pilot?
Forum: Tech Log
16th May 2011, 11:36
Replies: 2,546
Views: 728,961
Posted By Bill G Kerr

That's good news about the recorders! A couple...

That's good news about the recorders!
A couple of questions that I haven't seen addressed:
1. Does the damage to the engines indicate that they were running at impact?
2. A friend has an iPhone...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Apr 2011, 14:53
Replies: 8
Views: 1,784
Posted By Bill G Kerr

Condensation trails

Maybe a pilots' site isn't the best to ask this question, since you, of all folks, never see your own! But here goes anyway.

Speaking from a land-lubber's perspective.... Although I do fly (a...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Mar 2011, 09:12
Replies: 88
Views: 7,663
Posted By Bill G Kerr

Thank you G-CPTN "Pictures of the day: 13...

Thank you G-CPTN
"Pictures of the day: 13 January 2010 - Telegraph"
I think my loch was a wee bit deeper than the canal....
Whew!
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Mar 2011, 20:30
Replies: 88
Views: 7,663
Posted By Bill G Kerr

I have never been so stupid again!

A long time ago when our oldest boy was about 3 or 4 I was driving our 2CV with him in the front passengers seat. I noticed that the local loch was frozen over. The field and the water level are...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Aug 2010, 15:02
Replies: 427
Views: 30,431
Posted By Bill G Kerr

Yeah, let them build it. A pity they didn't...

Yeah, let them build it.
A pity they didn't start ten years ago. The Twin Towers would still be there....
15th May 2010, 17:21
Replies: 1,543
Views: 769,623
Posted By Bill G Kerr

Sun in your eyes

I drive east to work, and return home to the west.
Living in the west of Scotland, this is most days quite comfortable.
But when the sun shines, I'm going in the wrong direction both morning and ...
7th May 2010, 23:53
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,386,028
Posted By Bill G Kerr

Would you have been pleased or otherwise if they...

Would you have been pleased or otherwise if they had used green?
:-)
19th Apr 2010, 13:19
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,386,028
Posted By Bill G Kerr

posting times????

Why is the timestamp on one post - 1540 - 13:04
and the next one, on 1541 05:04?
18th Apr 2010, 09:13
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,386,028
Posted By Bill G Kerr

depleted population?

Quote: #849
For example, in the UK, around 3,000 people die in road accidents caused by motor cars each day....

That is about a million per year. We just can't sustain that loss!

You meant...
15th Apr 2010, 22:15
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,386,028
Posted By Bill G Kerr

Quote: Imagine circling over Heathrow in your...

Quote:
Imagine circling over Heathrow in your para glider?

Well, I was circling over a bit of Scotland tonight in my paramotor. I got to 6700+ feet before I gave up with the motor missing due to...
31st Mar 2010, 16:17
Replies: 147
Views: 82,590
Posted By Bill G Kerr

Maybe Peter Burkill should be reading this thread...

Maybe Peter Burkill should be reading this thread .....
12th Feb 2010, 13:11
Replies: 3,239
Views: 981,387
Posted By Bill G Kerr

Peter's book

Me too!
Where can it be ordered?
11th Feb 2010, 22:31
Replies: 3,239
Views: 981,387
Posted By Bill G Kerr

Anyone know how 'the poor bloke with the gear in...

Anyone know how 'the poor bloke with the gear in his leg' is faring?
30th Dec 2009, 11:55
Replies: 7
Views: 3,075
Posted By Bill G Kerr

Air France and EL-AL (No danger? No chance! ))

An El-Al passenger jet bound for New York nearly collided with an Air France airliner over the skies of Belgrade on Monday, Channel 2 revealed on Tuesday evening.

From: Channel 2: El Al, Air...
29th Aug 2009, 14:16
Replies: 298
Views: 157,235
Posted By Bill G Kerr

from AP: Col. Ismael Daho in charge of the...

from AP:
Col. Ismael Daho in charge of the Comoran crisis unit set up to deal with the crash says the plane's voice recorder was recovered Saturday. The data recorder was recovered on Friday.
27th Jan 2009, 12:03
Replies: 2,018
Views: 934,007
Posted By Bill G Kerr

Quote: "Modern Airbus have 3 electrical...

Quote:
"Modern Airbus have 3 electrical systems referred to as the Green, Blue and Yellow systems"

The original poster of this info added a correction to amend 'Electrical' to 'Hydraulic'
...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Oct 2008, 09:15
Replies: 32
Views: 2,145
Posted By Bill G Kerr

CO2 eruption

On 15 August 1984 at about 2330, several people heard a loud noise or explosion from the Lake Monoun in Cameroon, West Africa

area and there were unconfirmed reports that an earthquake was felt...
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