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28th Jul 2021, 15:06
Replies: 90
Views: 24,449
Posted By DaveUnwin

This reads like a script for 'Yes Minister'. You...

This reads like a script for 'Yes Minister'. You can just see Sir Humphrey extolling the virtues and cost-savings of putting all the aeroplanes on one base, Jim Hacker doing his best to make sense of...
30th Apr 2021, 07:20
Replies: 57
Views: 24,063
Posted By DaveUnwin

Hi Treaders, back still giving me grief - thanks...

Hi Treaders, back still giving me grief - thanks for asking. That huge prop was a massive airbrake so speed was 140kt in the glide, hit the ground at around 130 and were still travelling quite fast...
30th Apr 2021, 07:13
Replies: 42
Views: 6,505
Posted By DaveUnwin

I've always believed the received wisdom that the...

I've always believed the received wisdom that the average GA aerofoil 'stalls' at around 17 degrees alpha. The fact that it may still be generating some lift is irrelevant if the lift generated isn't...
29th Apr 2021, 13:47
Replies: 57
Views: 24,063
Posted By DaveUnwin

Actually 4cm Skua!! I've had my first medical...

Actually 4cm Skua!! I've had my first medical since the prang and the AME checked the measurement against last year's! Treaders, we were both more badly injured than was reported, but not as badly as...
29th Apr 2021, 11:42
Replies: 42
Views: 6,505
Posted By DaveUnwin

Alpha is controlled by the elevator and can...

Alpha is controlled by the elevator and can easily be greater than 20 degrees in a snap/flick roll. The wing just isn't generating any lift. Operating from soft and/or short fields is - as you...
28th Apr 2021, 20:13
Replies: 42
Views: 6,505
Posted By DaveUnwin

I've flown about 40 different types of LSA....

I've flown about 40 different types of LSA. Centaurus is correct. On tarmac, leaving the nosewheel on the ground with just a hint of back pressure on the stick/yoke is the safest and most efficient...
25th Jan 2021, 08:47
Replies: 46
Views: 25,607
Posted By DaveUnwin

Getting there Treaders.....

Getting there Treaders.....
24th Jan 2021, 11:49
Replies: 46
Views: 25,607
Posted By DaveUnwin

If anyone's interested, Eskil's account of...

If anyone's interested, Eskil's account of handling this very difficult situation can be found in the current issue of Pilot magazine.
24th Jan 2021, 11:02
Replies: 450
Views: 109,432
Posted By DaveUnwin

When I was the manager and Tug Master of the...

When I was the manager and Tug Master of the Black Mountains Gliding Club at Talgarth we had a steady stream of GSA, Navy and Army gliding expeditions, and also VSOs visiting our resident Air...
11th Dec 2020, 14:24
Replies: 18
Views: 3,236
Posted By DaveUnwin

Save The Desford

Reid and Sigrist made two aeroplanes, one of them survives, and only just as it was almost burned following its time providing the Royal Aircraft Establishment with pioneering research. That survivor...
19th Nov 2020, 08:00
Replies: 5,203
Views: 1,519,547
Posted By DaveUnwin

Really good to see the Eye is still tracking this...

Really good to see the Eye is still tracking this scandal (think it covered it a few years back), which PPRuNe flagged up many years ago and I wrote about for Pilot magazine in 2015. I have to agree...
11th Nov 2020, 16:29
Replies: 5
Views: 2,028
Posted By DaveUnwin

At his 70th birthday bash a bloke stood up and...

At his 70th birthday bash a bloke stood up and explained how he'd been badly injured while a young pilot officer after ejecting. It looked like he was through with the air force. Peter had helped him...
10th Nov 2020, 14:04
Replies: 5
Views: 2,028
Posted By DaveUnwin

Air Commodore Peter Saundby RIP

Very sad to report that Peter 'Doc' Saundby has died. A great man and a fine pilot, who did a tremendous amount for Sport Aviation and, beneath his brusque exterior, one of the kindest men I ever...
25th Aug 2020, 19:29
Replies: 46
Views: 25,607
Posted By DaveUnwin

Thank you Treaders.

Thank you Treaders.
25th Aug 2020, 19:20
Replies: 130
Views: 41,253
Posted By DaveUnwin

I'm quite fond of saying "never say never" but on...

I'm quite fond of saying "never say never" but on this occasion I'm prepared to make an exception. This will NEVER happen.
18th Jul 2020, 18:12
Replies: 220
Views: 40,786
Posted By DaveUnwin

Certainly Asturias. The dog's name has been...

Certainly Asturias. The dog's name has been deemed offensive by some and airbrushed from history. Its name is a fact. Not necessarily hugely relevant or pertinent, but a fact nevertheless. Now,...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Jul 2020, 15:46
Replies: 0
Views: 674
Posted By DaveUnwin

More positive banner

So, what PPRuNers have
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spotted this in the skies above Lincolnshire,...
18th Jul 2020, 15:18
Replies: 220
Views: 40,786
Posted By DaveUnwin

Bob V, and with the greatest respect, I assume...

Bob V, and with the greatest respect, I assume you are familiar with the expression "the thin end of the wedge"?
10th Jul 2020, 12:31
Replies: 69
Views: 6,681
Posted By DaveUnwin

Yes, the 'Nazi bombers' irked me too,...

Yes, the 'Nazi bombers' irked me too, particularly as he never once referred to "the UK coalition fighters'.
11th Jun 2020, 10:14
Replies: 5,203
Views: 1,519,547
Posted By DaveUnwin

Six years to do nothing - six weeks to do loads....

Six years to do nothing - six weeks to do loads. There we all were thinking that if takes six years to do nothing that in engineering terms the Vigilant must be something like a cross between a...
11th Jun 2020, 08:03
Replies: 5,203
Views: 1,519,547
Posted By DaveUnwin

Amazing. For six years the RAF/MoD/ACO...

Amazing. For six years the RAF/MoD/ACO spectacularly failed to achieve anything with regard to the Vigilantes, and yet within what - six weeks -there's been real progress towards returning some to...
29th May 2020, 15:15
Replies: 29
Views: 16,118
Posted By DaveUnwin

Well documented that he's always had an issue...

Well documented that he's always had an issue with the demon drink, maybe he's fallen off the wagon? He does look a bit pissed.
26th May 2020, 12:00
Replies: 283
Views: 188,452
Posted By DaveUnwin

We had a pro-turn letter into GASCo FSM after I...

We had a pro-turn letter into GASCo FSM after I ran a feature on turnbacks; - this was my response.
The Editor replies “I’m afraid that I’m firmly on Captain Laming’s side regarding turn backs....
26th May 2020, 08:04
Replies: 283
Views: 188,452
Posted By DaveUnwin

"In essence, if your aircraft glides at a steeper...

"In essence, if your aircraft glides at a steeper angle than its climb angle and you try a 180 you are NOT going to make it."

This is probably the most elegant anti-turnback argument I've ever...
24th May 2020, 13:57
Replies: 283
Views: 188,452
Posted By DaveUnwin

Hi BA/BY, we ran a feature about practicing...

Hi BA/BY, we ran a feature about practicing turnbacks in GASCo FlightSfety magazine last year, which concluded that - for a variety of reasons - it was generally better to go straight ahead and NOT...
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