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9th Mar 2014, 22:44
Replies: 116
Views: 28,851
Posted By ZQA297/30

What about the 94th Aero Squadron. midfield,...

What about the 94th Aero Squadron. midfield, south side of KMIA?
Haven't been there since I retired 10 years ago, but back then it was set up to resemble WW1 field in France. You could watch...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jul 2013, 21:07
Replies: 14
Views: 3,146
Posted By ZQA297/30

Those squeals are known as heterodynes or beats,...

Those squeals are known as heterodynes or beats, and can still occur on SSB, because they happen when the carrier frequencies are close but not exactly the same. Agreed, they are less than on AM,...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jul 2013, 20:41
Replies: 14
Views: 3,146
Posted By ZQA297/30

The etiquette is not to "talk over" someone else,...

The etiquette is not to "talk over" someone else, but HF is very different to VHF in dispersion characteristics, in that it is not limited to "line of sight".
HF signals can refract and bounce many...
21st Sep 2012, 10:43
Replies: 72
Views: 15,451
Posted By ZQA297/30

I wonder if there is a case for a discrete...

I wonder if there is a case for a discrete scrambled channel for emergency secure comms?
20th Sep 2012, 17:05
Replies: 72
Views: 15,451
Posted By ZQA297/30

Some aircraft (but by no means all) are no doubt...

Some aircraft (but by no means all) are no doubt equipped for mobile phone service, but as far as I am aware, a mobile phone, suitable to the area of operations is not yet a required item for flight...
18th Jul 2012, 22:10
Replies: 75
Views: 15,955
Posted By ZQA297/30

It is interesting that some airlines offer...

It is interesting that some airlines offer retirement travel benefits to retirees of defunct airlines such as Eastern , TWA, Braniff, etc.
Look up Eastern Airlines Retirees Assoc...
16th May 2012, 22:11
Replies: 7
Views: 7,945
Posted By ZQA297/30

Hi Guys, just came across this thread. I was a...

Hi Guys, just came across this thread.
I was a member way back in 1961. Did my first solo in VP-TAS, Auster Aiglet.
The Proctor belonged to Garth Lyder, I think (BW Capt).
Through the early 1960s...
6th Jan 2012, 20:51
Replies: 150
Views: 38,973
Posted By ZQA297/30

Not so long ago airfares went mainly to the...

Not so long ago airfares went mainly to the airlines. Now when I look at a return ticket from UK to USA only about 1/3 of the fare goes to the airline, the rest is taxes and charges.
I get the...
29th Dec 2011, 21:07
Replies: 129
Views: 25,070
Posted By ZQA297/30

Different classes, and different reasons. ...

Different classes, and different reasons.

L-1011-500; because it was the best all-round flying aircraft.

L-188C: perfectly balanced controls, tons of power.

DC-6B: because that was what made...
12th Nov 2011, 06:54
Replies: 28
Views: 8,449
Posted By ZQA297/30

Unfortunately, the "Limits" that are supposed to...

Unfortunately, the "Limits" that are supposed to be the extreme ends of the acceptable spectrum, invariably become the "average" targets to which all schedulers aspire.
Forum: Tech Log
10th Nov 2011, 14:21
Replies: 15
Views: 3,539
Posted By ZQA297/30

One advantage would be elimination of some of...

One advantage would be elimination of some of the ETOPS requirements. Would help all those limited on some of the more obscure ETOPS legs.
29th Oct 2011, 21:33
Replies: 186
Views: 61,896
Posted By ZQA297/30

WW, MOL, AJ. Is this an Irish thing???? ...

WW, MOL, AJ.
Is this an Irish thing???? :confused:
29th Oct 2011, 10:11
Replies: 702
Views: 186,595
Posted By ZQA297/30

The world order is changing. Jobs for life is...

The world order is changing.
Jobs for life is no long a given. Companies boom then disappear, leaving employees with nothing. To succeed as a pilot you will have to be willing to job-hop and...
5th Aug 2011, 20:10
Replies: 207
Views: 73,973
Posted By ZQA297/30

@The Ancient Greek. While I hope you are wrong,...

@The Ancient Greek.
While I hope you are wrong, I have to admit I think you have it right.
2nd Aug 2011, 10:16
Replies: 207
Views: 73,973
Posted By ZQA297/30

:ok: Thanks FFBob, I said "used to be" because...

:ok:
Thanks FFBob, I said "used to be" because I passed my use-by-date some time ago and was not sure if things have changed!
2nd Aug 2011, 08:28
Replies: 207
Views: 73,973
Posted By ZQA297/30

There is a big difference between dry stopping...

There is a big difference between dry stopping distance, wet stopping distance, and flooded runway stopping distance. When downpours happen, the runway can have areas of ponding where the water may...
1st Aug 2011, 16:53
Replies: 207
Views: 73,973
Posted By ZQA297/30

I think I am seeing some spoiler panels up, but a...

I think I am seeing some spoiler panels up, but a strange mix. Dont think it is possible to get that config in a normal manner, so hydraulics/selectors are somehow out of kilter. Possibly same...
31st Jul 2011, 10:30
Replies: 207
Views: 73,973
Posted By ZQA297/30

@Reverse flight. Plus GPWS yelling "too low,...

@Reverse flight.
Plus GPWS yelling "too low, flaps!!"
I doubt the approach was made without flaps, unless pilots were totally deaf.
If memory serves me, policy on flap/slat retraction was "clear...
30th Jul 2011, 20:30
Replies: 207
Views: 73,973
Posted By ZQA297/30

Soft touchdown on wet runway.......not good. ...

Soft touchdown on wet runway.......not good.
Policy in Georgetown used to be "no greasers", put it down firmly and get spoilers and reverse fully engaged asap. Braking unpredictable. Not so, NG?
I...
30th Jul 2011, 18:27
Replies: 207
Views: 73,973
Posted By ZQA297/30

Timehri (now Cheddi Jagan) is well known for...

Timehri (now Cheddi Jagan) is well known for night fog. As someone else said, the ILS is there in name only most of the time. Those who know it treat it with great respect.
BWIA had 2 over-run...
Replies: 131
Views: 115,621
Posted By ZQA297/30

Those guys were remarkable Most pilots from the...

Those guys were remarkable Most pilots from the early jets know how to kill dutch roll, but this was an order of magnitude higher.
Many years ago in an L-1011 simulator, at the end of a re-qual...
Forum: Tech Log
1st May 2011, 18:02
Replies: 29
Views: 13,303
Posted By ZQA297/30

I learned to fly on Auster Aiglets and Autocrats,...

I learned to fly on Auster Aiglets and Autocrats, which had no starter. Furthermore the engines were inverted inline fours and although dry sump, oil tended to slowly drip into the cylinders over...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Apr 2011, 16:49
Replies: 29
Views: 13,303
Posted By ZQA297/30

@Steve. for your pain, you got a good...

@Steve.
for your pain, you got a good practical idea of what "hydraulicing" was.
Plus you could tell if an engine was rich or lean by the sound of the exhaust. Even more so on glo-plug engines....
30th Apr 2011, 16:35
Replies: 78
Views: 40,049
Posted By ZQA297/30

Agreed. Seen it backfire too many times. Best...

Agreed. Seen it backfire too many times. Best not to take chances.
Forum: Tech Log
28th Apr 2011, 18:28
Replies: 29
Views: 13,303
Posted By ZQA297/30

How come "elf and safety" haven't banned propping...

How come "elf and safety" haven't banned propping yet?
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