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by derekf
Sat Jan 12, 2002 7:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: More Rejections
Replies: 17
Views: 1880

RE: More Rejections

Thanks for the comments folks. I use a Minolta 505Si Super with a Minolta 75-300mm lens. They were taken on Fuji Superia ISO 200 film(hence the grain). The choice of film was to give that extra stop in the low winter lighting. I would normally only use ISO100. The choice is that or no photo at all! ...

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by derekf
Sat Jan 12, 2002 5:27 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: More Rejections
Replies: 17
Views: 1880

RE: More Rejections

I use Paint Shop Pro 7.
I appreciate what your saying but it was taken at about 3pm in December so the light was going anyway. I quite liked the lighting at that time of day.
My rejection rate seems to be getting worse.
Thanks for the comments.

DerekF

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by derekf
Sat Jan 12, 2002 5:12 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: More Rejections
Replies: 17
Views: 1880

More Rejections

I'm struggling now folks. A month or so ago I posted a message by way of encouragement to those of us who get most of our photos rejected. I'm the one who needs encouragement now. These are some that were all rejected because of low quality. <a href="http://www.airliners.net/procphotos/rejphoto.main...

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by derekf
Tue Jan 08, 2002 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Fast Do Planes Fly?
Replies: 15
Views: 23972

RE: How Fast Do Planes Fly?

As far as I'm aware Positive Rate is right. You do not change to flying Mach at the transition altitude. If that were the case in the UK aircraft would changeover to flying Mach at 5000ft. That is not the case. On the Avro RJ you generally climb at 250 or 280 kts until you reach 0.66M which is say 2...

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by derekf
Sat Dec 22, 2001 7:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Encouragement?
Replies: 11
Views: 1410

Encouragement?

I offer this by way of encouragement to some of the (younger?) photographers who are having difficulty getting photos uploaded. I've been taking aircraft photos for 25 years now and still have difficulty getting photos accepted. While it might be initially annoying to have pictures you think are won...

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by derekf
Fri Dec 21, 2001 9:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help With Rejection Messages
Replies: 14
Views: 2673

RE: Help With Rejection Messages

Thanks for the comments guys. Unfortunately I don't have much choice of shots as I tend to use the normal viewing park at MAN (at this time of year being close to my car is quite important!) and the lighting is not so good until the afternoon. There is a vantage point at the other side that Chris Sh...

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by derekf
Fri Dec 21, 2001 5:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help With Rejection Messages
Replies: 14
Views: 2673

RE: Help With Rejection Messages

Thanks for that S3.
What about the 757 nose picture? It was intended!

DerekF

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by derekf
Fri Dec 21, 2001 6:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help With Rejection Messages
Replies: 14
Views: 2673

RE: Help With Rejection Messages

One photo was of an RAF TriStar and there is only one other photo of that aircraft in the entire database. The other was of a Dragonair 747. I know there are other photos of those on the database but I'm not sure if that is a good reason not to upload unless it is almost identical to others. I know ...

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by derekf
Fri Dec 21, 2001 6:44 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help With Rejection Messages
Replies: 14
Views: 2673

RE: Help With Rejection Messages

Thanks for that. Missed the quotes I think.

DerekF

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by derekf
Fri Dec 21, 2001 6:27 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help With Rejection Messages
Replies: 14
Views: 2673

RE: Help With Rejection Messages

Sorry about that but basically it is photo with a close-up of a 757 nose. Have I quoted the right place to look at rejected photos ?

DerekF

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by derekf
Fri Dec 21, 2001 6:11 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help With Rejection Messages
Replies: 14
Views: 2673

Help With Rejection Messages

I don't want this to turn into a "why are my photos rejected" post but I need some help with the rejection messages I received. The first one for this photo says "The photos were of low esthetic qualities - bad angle, included >window reflections, pictured just a part of an aircraft, out of >focus, ...

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by derekf
Mon Dec 17, 2001 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avro RJX - Whats Happening?
Replies: 3
Views: 1526

RE: Avro RJX - Whats Happening?

Both the RJX85 E2376 and RJX100 E3378 are still continuing flight trials. Aircraft E3391 has just started pre-flight ground tests and will fly possibly early in the new year.

DerekF

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by derekf
Wed Dec 05, 2001 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAE: Will Build RJXs If Customers Still Want Them
Replies: 10
Views: 1788

RE: BAE: Will Build RJXs If Customers Still Want Them

As someone who is directly involved, it is encouraging to see people motivated to do something. They way things are, there will not be an aero industry in the UK for young people to aspire to in the future. Very sad for the country that invented the jet airliner in the first place.

DerekF

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by derekf
Tue Dec 04, 2001 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Is My Sad Tribute To The BAe Avro Jets.
Replies: 56
Views: 4875

RE: This Is My Sad Tribute To The BAe Avro Jets.

The aircraft was designed as 6 abreast for short sectors. Many operators have 5 abreast seating where appropriate. I'm sorry you can't take photos from it but airlines may want need to clean the windows now and again. Your 'something interesting' will probably be a government sudsidized Canadian or ...

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by derekf
Tue Dec 04, 2001 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BAe Closes Regional Jet Programmes
Replies: 22
Views: 1930

RE: BAe Closes Regional Jet Programmes

Jwenting I'm afraid to say that the RJX line will be closed. Whether BAE SYSTEMS will fulfill the order with BE, we don't yet know.The flight test programme is continuing in case the order is finished but there will be no further developments. The other thread This Is My Sad Tribute To The BAe Avro ...

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by derekf
Tue Dec 04, 2001 4:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Is My Sad Tribute To The BAe Avro Jets.
Replies: 56
Views: 4875

RE: This Is My Sad Tribute To The BAe Avro Jets.

Delboy

We might be 'redeployed' or made redundant. We don't know anything for certain yet. I flew on G-IRJX on Friday with the strange feeling that it might all be a waste of time.

DerekF

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by derekf
Sat Dec 01, 2001 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Is My Sad Tribute To The BAe Avro Jets.
Replies: 56
Views: 4875

RE: This Is My Sad Tribute To The BAe Avro Jets.

Delboy

Yes I did. I started at Hatfield in 1986 and moved to Woodford in 1989.

DerekF

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by derekf
Fri Nov 30, 2001 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Is My Sad Tribute To The BAe Avro Jets.
Replies: 56
Views: 4875

RE: This Is My Sad Tribute To The BAe Avro Jets.

Flying-Tiger

By 'developmenet programme' I mean the flight test programme through to type certification. If BE take the aircraft then the production aircraft would follow. Aircraft E3391 is almost finished and was due to fly in the next few weeks.

Regards

DerekF

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by derekf
Fri Nov 30, 2001 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Is My Sad Tribute To The BAe Avro Jets.
Replies: 56
Views: 4875

RE: This Is My Sad Tribute To The BAe Avro Jets.

Flying-Tiger
Your are absolutely correct. That was the statement read out to me and 1700 other people at 8.30 on Tuesday morning.
However on Wednesday we were told that the development programme was to continue.
If you are confused, then imagine what it is like working here.

Regards

DerekF

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by derekf
Fri Nov 30, 2001 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Is My Sad Tribute To The BAe Avro Jets.
Replies: 56
Views: 4875

RE: This Is My Sad Tribute To The BAe Avro Jets.

Thanks folks for the thoughts. I've worked on the 146/RJ/RJX for 15 years and it is a very surreal situation at the moment. All I know at the moment is that both RJX development aircraft are continuing the development programme until such time as BE definitely say that they do not want the aircraft....

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by derekf
Thu Nov 29, 2001 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Is My Sad Tribute To The BAe Avro Jets.
Replies: 56
Views: 4875

RE: This Is My Sad Tribute To The BAe Avro Jets.

As someone personally involved in the RJX and was on the first flights of both the RJX85 and RJX100 and may lose my job after this, I would like to thank everyone for the kind tributes to the RJ/RJX. The latest information we have is that the certification flight test programme will carry on and Bri...

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by derekf
Wed Oct 17, 2001 5:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Avro RJ's
Replies: 16
Views: 1143

RE: Avro RJ's

The correct titles are as follows. These are the titles on the type certificates. BAe146-100 BAe146-200 BAe146-300 AVRO 146-RJ70 AVRO 146-RJ85 AVRO 146-RJ100 AVRO 146-RJX85 AVRO 146-RJX100 The aircraft was built by British Aerospace until Nov 99 when the company become BAE SYSTEMS. AI(R) was a marke...

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by derekf
Sat Jul 28, 2001 3:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IAS To TAS
Replies: 11
Views: 28763

RE: IAS To TAS

You need to know several things like altitude, temperature and aircraft pressure errors. Basically TAS = EAS divided by the square root of atmospheric density ratios (hence using temp and altitude). EAS is derived from IAS by knowing the aircraft pressure erros to arrive at CAS the CAS to EAS by the...

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by derekf
Thu Jul 26, 2001 3:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why Not Heat The Horizontal Stab?
Replies: 11
Views: 3975

RE: Why Not Heat The Horizontal Stab?

Larger aircraft tend to have antice systems rather than de-ice as described by Corsair2 on the Premier. Turboprops tend to have de-ice systems such inflatable boots as they don't have enough hot bleed air to antice the entire airframe leading edges. The 146/RJ has tailplane antice (because the pipes...

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by derekf
Fri Jul 20, 2001 4:40 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A Question For All Aviation Photographers
Replies: 97
Views: 6824

RE: A Question For All Aviation Photographers

I'm third from the left ( the one with the long hair)

<"img src="http://www.bae.regional.co.uk/images/135low.jpg"">

If that doesn't work try http://www.bae.regional.co.uk/images/135low.jpg

Derek F

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by derekf
Wed Jun 13, 2001 3:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Avro Rjx?
Replies: 1
Views: 1205

RE: Avro Rjx?

The RJX is indeed an improved version of the RJ. For details and photos have a look at
http://bae.regional.co.uk/rjxintro

Regards

Derek F

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by derekf
Fri Jun 01, 2001 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Sighting Over Houston
Replies: 10
Views: 2681

RE: Strange Sighting Over Houston

It might be a satellite or the international space station. These are sometimes visible in daylight. If it was an aircraft at altitude it would probably leave a contrail.

Derek F

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by derekf
Tue May 29, 2001 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pop Quiz-who Made It, What Was It?
Replies: 12
Views: 2071

RE: Pop Quiz-who Made It, What Was It?

Sorry you said Convair. Was it East German built by any chance?

Derek F

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by derekf
Tue May 29, 2001 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pop Quiz-who Made It, What Was It?
Replies: 12
Views: 2071

RE: Pop Quiz-who Made It, What Was It?

Convair possibly?

Derek F

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by derekf
Sun May 27, 2001 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Biz-jet Is This?
Replies: 8
Views: 1751

RE: What Biz-jet Is This?

Sounds like a Gulfstream IV or a Hawker 800 or Global Express? Did it have winglets?

Derek F

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by derekf
Fri May 25, 2001 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IOM Runways
Replies: 3
Views: 895

RE: IOM Runways

Lars

The runways are 08/26 5750ft(1753m)
03/21 4117ft(1255m)
17/35 2963ft (903m)

There is an ILS on 26

Derek F

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by derekf
Mon May 21, 2001 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Can I Finf Aicraft Movement Lists For MAN
Replies: 1
Views: 1368

RE: Where Can I Finf Aicraft Movement Lists For MAN

Try http://fly.to/man.move

Hope this helps

Derek Ferguson

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by derekf
Thu May 17, 2001 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Usual Procedure For Flight Testing?
Replies: 8
Views: 4132

RE: What's The Usual Procedure For Flight Testing?

I can only speak for the aircraft I'm involved with (the 146/RJ/RJX) but each production aircraft undergoes 2 or 3 flights where all the aircraft systems, basic handling and performance are checked. The aircraft is then offered to the customer who flies the aircraft and decides whether they are goin...

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by derekf
Sun May 13, 2001 3:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Crash Pictures Of MiG-29, Su-33 & Concorde
Replies: 8
Views: 6797

RE: Crash Pictures Of MiG-29, Su-33 & Concorde

The MiG29 mid air collision was at the International Air Tattoo at Fairford in 1993. (I was there). A MiG29 did crash at Paris in the late 80s or early 90s.

Hope this helps

Derek Ferguson

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by derekf
Wed May 02, 2001 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is Sticking Out The Back Of This RJ85?
Replies: 11
Views: 3560

RE: What Is Sticking Out The Back Of This RJ85?

On the RJ/RJX/146, the airbrakes are the clamshell doors at the rear fuselage. They can be used at any speed. The lift spoilers are for ground use only and are on the top surface of the wings immediately ahead of the flaps. They are deployed automatically on touchdown on the RJ/RJX. The hooting nois...

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by derekf
Wed Feb 28, 2001 6:04 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Rights Protection On Airliners.net
Replies: 176
Views: 12588

RE: Photo Rights Protection On Airliners.net

I think everyone seems to have covered most of the topics and on balance I am against the idea, mainly because of the casual surfer, (as I am) who just wants to look at good photos and possibly download them for reference (as I do for building aircraft models and checking colour schemes), will go el...

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by derekf
Tue Feb 20, 2001 4:15 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Is This Picture Real?
Replies: 14
Views: 4517

RE: Is This Picture Real?

It's a great photo. Unfortunately the best opportunities for photos like that often occur when the weather is very damp. The photo of the Lightning I took at Binbrook in 1987 is not great quality as the weather was poor but the aircraft was shrouded in vapour during the high speed pass. I think the ...

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