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by Thoughtful_Flyer
Mon 10 Jul 2017, 11:42 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2017
Replies: 500
Views: 140983

Re: Flying Legends 2017

Pen Pusher wrote:Apparently a crane on site to lift it.

Brian


Oh well then the local rag will be able to update this article.....

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/ca ... y-13306595
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Mon 10 Jul 2017, 8:58 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: "Miss Velma" Remarkable feat of Airmanship (Photos back)
Replies: 61
Views: 19500

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable feat of Airmanship Duxford

Because the UK airshow industry is walking on thin ice as it is. The less negative press out there the better. It is an activity that, by its very nature, takes place in public. Improving safety is the answer, not trying to hide anything that is inconvenient. A few people on here being, at best, wi...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Mon 10 Jul 2017, 8:49 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: "Miss Velma" Remarkable feat of Airmanship (Photos back)
Replies: 61
Views: 19500

Re: Miss Velma Remarkable feat of Airmanship Duxford

Interesting photographs, which I hope for your sake you don't sell to the media. This is not something to profit from, and we all know what tone the papers will take. And how you will be forever viewed among fellow enthusiasts. The only people these pictures should be going to are the AAIB and the ...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Sat 14 Jan 2017, 2:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: XM655s future at Wellesbourne
Replies: 11
Views: 2180

Re: XM655s future at Wellesbourne

Wonder how Brunty and the LPG have been affected? Correct me if I'm wrong, but the CAA have absolutely squat influence unless they have flying aircraft taking part....as such, Brunty can happily tell them to jog on if they try to stick their oar in. Quite. The definition of flight is from when an a...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Wed 30 Nov 2016, 4:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: CAA Charges
Replies: 15
Views: 2829

Re: CAA Charges

Model Aircraft Public Display Permission On making an application for the grant of a Permission to organise a flying display of unmanned, model aircraft having a mass greater than 20 kg without its fuel (Zero Fuel Weight (ZFW)) as required under Article 86 of the Order, the applicant shall pay to t...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Wed 30 Nov 2016, 2:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: CAA Charges
Replies: 15
Views: 2829

Re: CAA Charges

I can see the point of some of the introductions , such as the one for 'model aircraft' ( heck , a +20Kg lump isn't exactly the same thing as the remote-controlled stuff many of us will have flown ! ) The charge for the Ex-Military Aircraft Type Rating Exemption isn't exactly going to break the ban...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Sat 26 Nov 2016, 1:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Strange question re pilot trainig...
Replies: 24
Views: 3815

Re: Strange question re pilot trainig...

I'd imagine EVACUATE, EVACUATE, EVACUATE would the the term used to denote that everyone needs to get out. John001 is correct though, there's no way to evacuate from a SEP in the air as the door would usually be firmly held shut by the airflow along the fuselage. That rather depends on the aeroplan...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Fri 07 Oct 2016, 4:41 pm
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: RAF Museum Hendon - BofB Hall Aircraft latest
Replies: 28
Views: 9451

Re: RAF Museum Hendon - BofB Hall Aircraft latest

I was Lucky So, Popped in there last Saturday with seemingly the rest of the Population of London. I remember going there in 1990 and there was no one it it!! Place was pretty busy with lot and lots of Little ones running about bless em. I liked what they did with the WWI exhibits but the main hall...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Mon 26 Sep 2016, 5:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Ejector Seat Firm being prosecuted by HSE
Replies: 13
Views: 2277

Re: Ejector Seat Firm being prosecuted by HSE

It is being claimed in one newspaper article that the seat could be fired by a relatively small movement of the handle in the opposite direction! In other words a small push instead of a significant upwards pull. It is alleged that MB knew about the problem but did not advise the users. Obviously I...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Mon 26 Sep 2016, 3:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Ejector Seat Firm being prosecuted by HSE
Replies: 13
Views: 2277

Re: Ejector Seat Firm being prosecuted by HSE

Do MB install every seat into every aircraft on manufacture? Do MB check every seat in every aircraft prior to a flight? How many flights had that aircraft made with that seat fitted prior to the incident since the last time it was installed? It does seem a rather strange prosecution case to bring ...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Sat 24 Sep 2016, 3:38 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: Just Jane news
Replies: 35
Views: 21088

Re: Just Jane news

Could they not fly it, very lightly loaded to a longer local airstrip, such as Coningsby for example? And then onwards to a suitable home? Surely they must have thought of this before they'd even seriously considered restoration? Plenty of huge boats have been built in back gardens with no thought ...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Thu 22 Sep 2016, 6:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Tracey Curtiss Taylor PT-17 Stearman Incident
Replies: 145
Views: 26270

Re: Tracey Curtiss Taylor PT-17 Stearman Incident

I know it's an extremely long thread , but if you read the topic on PPRuNe ( http://www.pprune.org/private-flying/579030-tracey-curtis-taylor-merged-threads.html ) all will become clear with regards the various claims made by her or on her behalf. Essentially , the 'Shuttleworth pilot' appears to h...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Thu 22 Sep 2016, 5:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Tracey Curtiss Taylor PT-17 Stearman Incident
Replies: 145
Views: 26270

Re: Tracey Curtiss Taylor PT-17 Stearman Incident

Not the first time there has been controversy surrounding a Shuttleworth Collection pilot. TCT was never a Shuttleworth Collection pilot - I'm pretty sure that was also one of the disputed claims made some time ago. Her PT-22 was based at Old Warden and she flew alongside Collection aeroplanes, how...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Thu 22 Sep 2016, 3:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Tracey Curtiss Taylor PT-17 Stearman Incident
Replies: 145
Views: 26270

Re: Tracey Curtiss Taylor PT-17 Stearman Incident

Not the first time there has been controversy surrounding a Shuttleworth Collection pilot.
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Tue 20 Sep 2016, 4:40 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: The People’s Mosquito
Replies: 369
Views: 123197

Re: The People’s Mosquito

Indeed.

So what we are really talking about is building a 1:1 scale model of a Mosquito.

Nothing actually wrong with that but ultimately that is what it will be.
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Tue 20 Sep 2016, 4:05 pm
Forum: Historic Aviation
Topic: The People’s Mosquito
Replies: 369
Views: 123197

Re: The People’s Mosquito

- What percentage of original material from RL249 do you anticipate being able to be used in the restoration? I presume if its a fairly low amount this wouldn't present too much of an issue given some of the Spitfire projects seen in the UK in recent years? From the FAQs: The remains of RL249, as y...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Tue 20 Sep 2016, 3:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Man found guilty of shining lights at RAF jets
Replies: 37
Views: 5808

Re: Man found guilty of shining lights at RAF jets

Heard quite a few calls on Cardiff's frequencies over the last few months from both commercial & GA aircraft ( including the UAS Grobs ) reporting drones being flown at excessive altitudes or too close - sometimes within - the normal runway approach paths , which is something you never used to ...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Tue 20 Sep 2016, 1:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Man found guilty of shining lights at RAF jets
Replies: 37
Views: 5808

Re: Man found guilty of shining lights at RAF jets

@Dave Understand your anger at these idiots but unfortunately we have to be realistic about getting the case to trial and what will happen at the the trial. The Police and the CPS will always be wanting to ensure they have the best chance of a conviction . If this was to be considered attempted mur...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Fri 16 Sep 2016, 2:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: "Pilot error" caused Blue Angels accident
Replies: 17
Views: 2733

Re: "Pilot error" caused Blue Angels accident

It's been nearly four months since the accident and I'm pretty sure no stone would remain unturned in any investigation . I certainly don't think anything would be rushed and I'm not suggesting that they have jumped to any conclusion, but if they've found it glaringly obvious to be pilot error, tha...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Fri 16 Sep 2016, 1:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: "Pilot error" caused Blue Angels accident
Replies: 17
Views: 2733

Re: "Pilot error" caused Blue Angels accident

Maybe it's because the results are obvious. Going too fast, too low and didn't throttle back. Obvious every accident case is different, some will rightly take longer than others, but this one seems an open-and-shut case to me. Why delay if there isn't a need to in this instance? Which is the worst ...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Fri 16 Sep 2016, 12:01 pm
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford September Airshow 2016- 10th and 11th September
Replies: 610
Views: 121031

Re: Duxford September Airshow 2016- 10th and 11th September

Slappywag wrote:Got to have a star item in the first place...


Fourteen Spitfires followed directly by the Red Arrows were, in most people's eyes, two star items.
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Fri 16 Sep 2016, 11:58 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford September Airshow 2016- 10th and 11th September
Replies: 610
Views: 121031

Re: Duxford September Airshow 2016- 10th and 11th September

It seems to me the biggest single improvement would not be to have the star attractions on at the end of the show. A significant number of people would then drift away during the last hour or so. I would agree with most of your post but I am not sure the Balbo would work half way through the Legend...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Fri 16 Sep 2016, 11:51 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: Twitter report of Grace Spitfire mishap
Replies: 20
Views: 6142

Re: Twitter report of Grace Spitfire mishap

Dan O'Hagan wrote:Wasn't '407 involved in a propstrike while taxying at Shuttleworth several years ago?


Yes it was. Nosed over on very soft ground IIRC.
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Fri 16 Sep 2016, 11:21 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: "Pilot error" caused Blue Angels accident
Replies: 17
Views: 2733

Re: "Pilot error" caused Blue Angels accident

Good to see our American friends don't hang about when investigating airshow crashes. https://twitter.com/abc/status/776734407268896768 Why is that good? Surely good is to conduct the most thorough and accurate investigation possible? Was there not a grossly unfair rush to judgement regarding a UK ...
by Thoughtful_Flyer
Fri 16 Sep 2016, 10:26 am
Forum: IWM Duxford Events
Topic: Duxford September Airshow 2016- 10th and 11th September
Replies: 610
Views: 121031

Re: Duxford September Airshow 2016- 10th and 11th September

Me too. Duxford handled the weather excellently on Saturday - with the taxying jets being an excellent addition. They have nothing to compensate for in regards to weather as its a risk we all take with outdoor events. I would, however, welcome compensation for yet another terrible piece of traffic ...