Search found 8547 matches

by David L
Thu Dec 31, 1998 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iainhol - Instrument Rating
Replies: 1
Views: 856

Iainhol - Instrument Rating

You should have done your Instrument Rating at Prestwick last weekend - winds gusting to 110 mph and bits of houses in the circuit!

Jump to post
by David L
Sun Dec 27, 1998 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviator_ua, are you by?
Replies: 2
Views: 1341

RE: Aviator_ua, are you by?

Softly, softly, catchy monkey.

Jump to post
by David L
Thu Dec 24, 1998 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Merry Christmas to all
Replies: 1
Views: 854

RE: Merry Christmas to all

See, Mirage isn't such a bad guy!

Merry Christmas, Mirage. You've got the picture-posting down to a fine art now.

(but I'll still be around tomorrow and the next day and the next...)

Jump to post
by David L
Thu Dec 24, 1998 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airframe hours
Replies: 3
Views: 1199

RE: What mistakes???

The only one I noticed was that it's 'Golf', not 'Gulf' - very minor difference. I'm sure 'Gulf' wouldn't cause any confusion. The phonetic alphabet's used quite widely outside aviation as well. The military use it and the British police use it but I noticed in my few visits to the States (and from ...

Jump to post
by David L
Thu Dec 24, 1998 1:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airsickness bags
Replies: 6
Views: 767

Samuel Green

I hope you don't think I was condoning rudeness. I was just saying that maybe Mirage wasn't meaning to be rude. I had a look at the website and I have to confess I couldn't leave without looking at every single bag, or 'boak poke' as they're called in my part of the world! A 'poke' is a bag and you ...

Jump to post
by David L
Wed Dec 23, 1998 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No Pic
Replies: 5
Views: 849

RE: A1ex

Which college are you at? I work at Haymarket.

Jump to post
by David L
Wed Dec 23, 1998 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airsickness bags
Replies: 6
Views: 767

RE: Mirage....ugh - Calm Down!.

I've seen a lot of posts from Mirage, some not on this forum, and he often has something interesting to say. Mirage, I hope you don't mind me speaking on your behalf but I would remind everyone that English is not the native language of all the contributors. If I was posting in, say, German I'd just...

Jump to post
by David L
Thu Dec 17, 1998 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus Bizjet
Replies: 4
Views: 1112

RE: Airbus Bizjet

Um... no, not particularly! Similar external configurations, that's all, just like the BAC-111/DC-9, 727/Trident/Tu-54 and VC-10/Il-62. The 737 has evolved from a much older aircraft while the A320 was brand new from the ground up using quite different technology and philosophy.

Jump to post
by David L
Thu Dec 17, 1998 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New camera
Replies: 6
Views: 806

RE: New camera

Just bear in mind that if you use a long focal length lens there's a danger of "camera shake". A zoom lens is more versatile but as you zoom in every movement of the camera is magnified along with the image. If the shutter is open too long that movement will be captured in the form of blur. A ROUGH ...

Jump to post
by David L
Wed Dec 16, 1998 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite Aviation Movie?
Replies: 14
Views: 956

RE: Aviator UA

8.7 x the speed of sound? That's fast!

OK, OK, I withdraw the remark - you were just translating the speed to my "language" - I just couldn't resist!! :)

Jump to post
by David L
Wed Dec 16, 1998 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British World's fleet?
Replies: 7
Views: 1023

RE: BAC 111

Ah yes, A1ex, you mentioned Aeroflot's food before! :)

Jump to post
by David L
Tue Dec 15, 1998 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British World's fleet?
Replies: 7
Views: 1023

RE: BAC 111

I've flown in a few of those. Don't forget that when the 111 was launched all jets were noisy - it's just lasted a bit better than most. These days they fly with "hush-kits" fitted to their engines, believe it or not. So just imagine what they'd sound like without them!

Jump to post
by David L
Mon Dec 14, 1998 6:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWExpress
Replies: 1
Views: 838

RE: TWExpress - Iainhol

Iain:

FYI, the Jetstream 31 and 41 were made at Prestwick but if production
hasn't stopped already it soon will.

Jump to post
by David L
Sun Dec 13, 1998 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sex Airlines.
Replies: 6
Views: 7825

Never Mind Speculating...

... somebody find out!

Jump to post
by David L
Sun Dec 13, 1998 10:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite Airport
Replies: 9
Views: 1030

RE: Favorite Airport

For spectacular approaches: Kai Tak (RIP) Geneva JFK Bergen Jersey, UK although on approach to Zurich on a clear day I once saw most of Switzerland in one go - that was spectacular. For white-knuckle approaches: Kai Tak (RIP) For "spotting": Kai Tak (RIP) Amsterdam Heathrow Prague Budapest For great...

Jump to post
by David L
Sun Dec 13, 1998 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite FBO
Replies: 7
Views: 821

RE: David L

It's all in the eye of the beholder of course but I like it. There's only a road and a golf course between it and the coast and if you do any circuits to the south you'll be over the sea (only just). There's very little heavy traffic but quite a bit of GA activity. I don't get down there as often as...

Jump to post
by David L
Sun Dec 13, 1998 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Favorite FBO
Replies: 7
Views: 821

RE: Favorite FBO

Thanks for the explanation, Aviator_ua. But now that I know, I have to say I can't get very worked up about it! Sorry, but I can't! But it is a good opportunity to tell N4KHgirl that I was one of those who had a bit of a go at the Citation earlier - I just can't resist. I confess I don't know much a...

Jump to post
by David L
Sun Dec 13, 1998 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AND THE AWARD IS.............
Replies: 4
Views: 1349

RE: AND THE AWARD IS.............

Criteria?

Jump to post
by David L
Sun Dec 13, 1998 4:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Live cameras at airports?
Replies: 1
Views: 1144

RE: Live cameras at airports?

Try this one, Mirage:

http://members.aol.com/lear777/links.html

There are only a few but one of them is Geneva where my brother lives
so I know if he's lying about the weather over there.

Jump to post
by David L
Sat Dec 12, 1998 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Short FInal
Replies: 20
Views: 949

RE: Short Final

I'm not a pilot but surely you get a lot more time and room for
manoeuvre to make adjustments very late in a light aircraft than
you do in a 150 ton jet at 140 knots (a LOT of inertia)?

Jump to post
by David L
Fri Dec 11, 1998 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Similar screen names
Replies: 13
Views: 1433

RE: Similar screen names

We also have a 'David' and a 'David L' - not the same people.

Jump to post
by David L
Fri Dec 11, 1998 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miles
Replies: 2
Views: 857

RE: Miles

It is one minute of longitude but only at the equator, since the lines of longitude converge towards the poles. Effectively it's also one minute of lattitude but due to the slightly flattened shape of the earth, I have a feeling it MIGHT be defined as one minute of longtude at the equator - don't qu...

Jump to post
by David L
Fri Dec 11, 1998 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First Airline flight
Replies: 8
Views: 1212

RE: First Airline flight

My first flight was also when I was too young to remember it. It was on a Bristol Freighter on a short hop across the English Channel. Our car was on board as well! I don't remember the airline, it may have been British Air Ferries, but it's long gone now.

Jump to post
by David L
Fri Dec 11, 1998 7:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What is everyone's home base?
Replies: 35
Views: 1161

RE: What is everyone's home base?

Geographically, Edinburgh and sometimes Prestwick but I usually fly from Glasgow - all Scotland, UK.

Jump to post
by David L
Tue Dec 08, 1998 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dream Route
Replies: 6
Views: 918

RE: Dream Route

I'd fly very short haul: Kai Tak to Kai Tak, Kai Tak to Kai Tak, all day and every day. Of course, I'd need a very secure door to the cockpit to keep rioting passengers from throttling me and my airline would need to be funded by someone with more money than sense but I'D be happy! I studied physics...

Jump to post
by David L
Tue Dec 08, 1998 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots not needed anymore
Replies: 24
Views: 1141

RE: Pilots not needed anymore

Space - now there IS an area that would benefit from unmanned craft. I'd hate to see manned spaceflight slowing down but I'm sure a great deal of pioneering can be achieved with the reduced costs of automation where lives, and marketing, aren't at stake. It takes so long to get to neighbouring star ...

Jump to post
by David L
Tue Dec 08, 1998 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots not needed anymore
Replies: 24
Views: 1141

RE: Pilots not needed anymore

DL757, a valid idea but I have a couple of points: 1) You say "It's just the passengers that want the pilots in the plane". "Just" the passengers? As long as the passengers want pilots they'll have them. It's the passengers and their wallets who decide. 2) You also say "most crashes are still caused...

Jump to post
by David L
Sun Dec 06, 1998 9:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airplane Humor
Replies: 12
Views: 550

RE: Citation

No, really?! :)

Jump to post
by David L
Sun Dec 06, 1998 8:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airplane Humor
Replies: 12
Views: 550

RE: Citation

And I was about to ask if the Citation was the civil version of the
A-10A. Lucky I didn't. :)

Jump to post
by David L
Sun Dec 06, 1998 7:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G-VMIA and G-VOYG Virgin
Replies: 1
Views: 2853

RE: G-VMIA and G-VOYG Virgin

Bad news on the G-VOYG front. I originally posted this in response to your earlier question about G-VMIA and G-VOYG: "Sorry to break this to you, CX747, but I read a post on another forum (by one BCALman) about Virgin Atlantic's G-VOYG leaving London Gatwick for RAF Kemble to be scrapped. That last ...

Jump to post
by David L
Sat Dec 05, 1998 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TWA On Time?
Replies: 3
Views: 975

RE: TWA On Time?

BryanG: No sign of a red cape and blue tights, then?

Earlier this year my flight from London Heathrow to Glasgow was
delayed becuase the windshield on the previous aircraft shattered on
push-back. I thought it was highly unusual - obviously not.

Jump to post
by David L
Sat Dec 05, 1998 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong Charts
Replies: 6
Views: 1264

RE: Hong Kong Charts

I presume by the "old" Kai Tak airport you mean the one that just closed, not the original one. Come to think of it, that might not have been called Kai Tak. And they didn't have ILS in those days either. Might have been quicker to just delete this paragraph. Since I spent a lot of my childhood ther...

Jump to post
by David L
Sat Dec 05, 1998 10:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4-engined turboprops
Replies: 4
Views: 1276

RE: L1011

Well, you just gave your age away! My flight was in the mid 60s (I was
very young at the time!) from London Gatwick to Kai Tak, Hong Kong.

I won't make things worse by mentioning when they went bankrupt.

Jump to post
by David L
Sat Dec 05, 1998 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde In Singapore
Replies: 3
Views: 1531

RE: Concorde In Singapore

BA Concordes tend to do a lot of special flights, including flying
over Santa's house at Christmas. Not that that's got anything do do
with Singapore - I just thought I'd mention it.

Jump to post
by David L
Fri Dec 04, 1998 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 4-engined turboprops
Replies: 4
Views: 1276

RE: 4-engined turboprops

Now you're talking! Yes, I've flown in a few: Vickers Vanguard - a couple of times, BEA and BA Vickers Viscount - several times, BEA, BA and British Midland Bristol Britannia - 3 times, RAF, Caledonian and British Eagle The Bristol Britannia, now there was a beautiful aeroplane. It was justifiably c...

Jump to post
by David L
Fri Dec 04, 1998 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CONCORD
Replies: 9
Views: 1054

RE: Concorde

From memory, the Singapore Airlines concorde was a joint operation and was painted on one side with their colours and on the other with BA (or BOAC?) colours. I don't know about the Braniff deal. I'm sure only British Airways and Air France have ever owned any. I also read somewhere recently that Ai...

Jump to post
by David L
Fri Dec 04, 1998 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SST
Replies: 13
Views: 1364

RE: New SST

A mach 1 747! Wouldn't that require a whole new wing design. If the
shock wave reaches the wingtips don't they start flying apart? Any
professionals care to comment?

Jump to post
by David L
Fri Dec 04, 1998 11:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Concorde/Tu144
Replies: 31
Views: 1163

RE: Concorde/Tu144

I was under the impression that the Concorde stretches by 6 inches in
flight - that's more of a Big Breakfast statistic.

Apologies to anyone who hasn't a clue what The Big Breakfast is - it's
my alarm clock every morning.

PS Love the show - where's Denise?

Jump to post
by David L
Thu Dec 03, 1998 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L1011
Replies: 30
Views: 1186

RE: L1011 - Correction

I maeant, of course, that the autoland system on the Trident was NOT
as comprehensive.

Jump to post
by David L
Thu Dec 03, 1998 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L1011
Replies: 30
Views: 1186

RE: L1011 - Esp. aviator_ua

Aviator_ua, I did try to e-mail you with a more appropriate apology without success. I was informed that I wasn't "on my friend's mailing list" - well, now I feel twice as bad! I hope my later post will suffice. I'll pay particular attention to your posts in future so I might learn something. I've l...

Jump to post
by David L
Thu Dec 03, 1998 8:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L1011
Replies: 30
Views: 1186

RE: L1011

Well, you put me in my place, aviator_ua.

Point taken! :-/



Jump to post
by David L
Thu Dec 03, 1998 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: L1011
Replies: 30
Views: 1186

RE: L1011

The first airliner with auto-land capability was the British Trident. Trident/Tristar - spooky? OK, not really. I hope you don't mind me being picky but if jets crossed the Atlantic at mach 0.083 to 0.085 it would take them several days - perhaps we should just ignore the zeros after the decimal poi...

Jump to post
by David L
Thu Dec 03, 1998 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Super long range, super sweet!
Replies: 3
Views: 991

RE: Super long range, super sweet!

I'm sure you can't put an MD-11 horizontal tail on to a DC-10 fuselage but I don't know how different the KC-10 fuselage is. The MD-11 is longer than the DC-10 so the horizontal tail is smaller due to the greater leverage available. Other than that, it looks as if you're proposing an SP version of t...

Jump to post
by David L
Thu Nov 19, 1998 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Call sign ?
Replies: 7
Views: 942

RE: Scanner allowed?

I appreciate the warning, Ben, but I can't imagine travelling without it. Next time I'm in Belgium I'll keep it in my bag - it's probably time I got a new one anyway. In the UK it's technically illegal to monitor aviation transmissions but the chances of being prosecuted are next to nil as long as y...

Jump to post
by David L
Wed Nov 18, 1998 9:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any Convair CV 990 still flying ?
Replies: 3
Views: 4565

RE: Any Convair CV 990 still flying ?

There's also an ex-Swissair CV990 in the transport museum in Lucerne, Switzerland which you can walk through. I never flew in one myself but the first jet I ever flew in was a Cathay Pacific CV880 which was, I believe, the fastest airliner before tha CV990. I hope I don't start a whole series of ".....

Jump to post
by David L
Wed Nov 18, 1998 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic's Fleet Retirements
Replies: 1
Views: 2837

RE: Virgin Atlantic's Fleet Retirements

Sorry to break this to you, CX747, but I read a post on another forum (by one BCALman) about Virgin Atlantic's G-VOYG leaving London Gatwick for RAF Kemble to be scrapped. That last flight apparently took place on 7th of this month. On another matter, does your user name mean you're an expert on Cat...

Jump to post
by David L
Wed Nov 18, 1998 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Call sign ?
Replies: 7
Views: 942

RE: Scanner allowed?

Scanners are illegal in Belgium?

Ooops!

Jump to post