Too right, Planey.
These heroes are almost forgotten, yet should be right up there with Columbus and Neil Armstrong.
Quite apart from their sheer guts and endurance, it was an amazing feat of navigation in atrocious conditions.
Ahh- there's your problem, Jaba. I don't know how you can keep up with all the publications and documentation of your demanding career, let alone a side interest like aviation.
Some people listen to podcasts while driving and spoken emails are no doubt available. I like listening to the...
One thing I learned about tripping around in little planes: you sure get to walk a lot.
Luckily, the human body is designed for it. This source claims 30km per day is one of the design parameters.
Tailgaters are the worst. These knuckleheads must think they can get there faster, or force you to speed up.
I saw a few chevrons painted on the M1 to show how far apart we should be driving. Very few comply.
My wife used to be rigid with fear, so we never got on a plane for our first 30 years. (Her brother was a pilot and a mate of his scared the crap out of her on a joy flight.) I had resigned myself to never travelling OS.
A decade ago she surprised me, by not only conquering that fear, but...
A relative worked for the government department in charge of speed cameras. He said they were revenue neutral because of the high cost of regular calibration and maintenance.
Another bit of trivia: they regularly relocated cameras to areas of greatest need, so in fact, most of the cabinets were...
Unbearable noise from tip jets (which they were working on reducing) and political pressure; the British were deeply in debt to Uncle Sam and under enormous pressure to buy American aircraft instead of home-grown ones. The result was that this revolutionary aircraft and all plans were totally...
Interesting discussion, but one aspect not raised is multiple cover for the same "territory".
Individual pilots carry insurance, our club is required to have $20m cover for the bit we lease from the local council, which also has the whole airport covered for $20m. Isn't that overinsurance?
Kieth I totally agree with the last bit about needing someone with practical common sense, but who said "they" want someone with degrees?
Plenty of us might have the best interests of our movement in mind, but...
Do we have the experience and skills needed to deal with government departments...
Good to hear, Jaba.
When the Jab people were at Narromine a few years back to show off the new Gen. 4 engine they told me that, after lots of testing, this was the optimum intake location.
I had already tried several different intake designs with varying success, so I cut a simple 60mm hole in...
I presume shutting it down and switching it back on when needed would use more power than it would save-
not to mention causing too much distraction from eyes outside.
I need full screen brightness, but would welcome a quick wake-up and auto-dark option to save power.
What a useful discussion! These days we have become pretty dependent on the tablet, maybe too much so.
On a recent trip one of our group lost power in his iPad and, without a paper map, tried to stay on track via his GPS unit. Lots of chatter on the numbers guided him in.
My 7-year-old iPad is...