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by Cacophonix
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The 400 Ronin. An open letter to Alison!
Replies: 29
Views: 916

Re: The 400 Ronin. An open letter to Alison!

I suspect if I did anonymous would object. I suggest you educate yourself on the legislation relating to holding personal information ref. GPDR (see attached link as a simple starter ) and think carefully about refusing to delete my account if that is in fact what you are doing. It would be an inte...
by Cacophonix
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The 400 Ronin. An open letter to Alison!
Replies: 29
Views: 916

Re: The 400 Ronin. An open letter to Alison!

Alison

You have my word as a gentleman that I shall not be returning this time in any shape or form and once again politiely request that you remove my account and mark the existing Caco posts as anonymous.

Caco
by Cacophonix
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The 400 Ronin. An open letter to Alison!
Replies: 29
Views: 916

Re: The 400 Ronin. An open letter to Alison!

Alison As you know, I often link to other sites and have done so from day one here, particularly on technical subjects or even cyclones in Mozambique, and you have not demurred in the past, but, as I suspected, you now find this somehow offensive to your recent unwritten ettiquette rule, I shall ab...
by Cacophonix
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The 400 Ronin. An open letter to Alison!
Replies: 29
Views: 916

Re: The 400 Ronin. An open letter to Alison!

I am glad that my paranoia was getting in the way of sense as Alison seemed to be concerned about space utilisation in a PM exchange we had a week ago. I am happy to stump up some funding to help out if this issue is a cost based one but hope it is simply a simple slip of the configuration finger an...
by Cacophonix
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Cyclone Idai- Beira counts the cost and its dead.
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Cyclone Idai- Beira counts the cost and its dead.

The cyclone has devastated roads parts of Eastern Zimbabwe as well. About 90% of Beira is being reported as destroyed. Wrecked roads in Zimbabwe merlin_152274690_84f45708-ba97-49f8-a816-9085bd2ef733-superJumbo.jpg merlin_152272128_9a629984-35cb-43ff-9be7-92bc54726ace-superJumbo.jpg The extent of the...
by Cacophonix
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: What's your favourite bit of your wife?
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: What's your favourite bit of your wife?

AtomKraft wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:27 pm
I'll keep my answer a secret for the time being, but I know it and will reveal later.

What's yours?

The door hitting her arse as she left (in the case of my ex).


Caco
by Cacophonix
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: ET crash ADD NBO
Replies: 885
Views: 17274

Re: ET crash ADD NBO

Boeing and, potentially the FAA, face class actions in the courts and this one is going to run and run if, as it appears, these two accidents have been caused by deficiencies in the design, certification, documentation and the provision of information and pilot training in the use of the system. A B...
by Cacophonix
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Rotary Ops
Topic: Caco's trial helicopter flight.....
Replies: 345
Views: 11207

Re: Caco's trial helicopter flight.....

bob2s wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:38 pm
Caco, another book that is very good is, John Fays - The Helicopter and how it flies. This book was required reading for for all budding Sky Gods and Black Handers
when I started out.
Will seek it out bob2s. Many thanks for the steer.

Caco
by Cacophonix
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Cyclone Idai- Beira counts the cost and its dead.
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Cyclone Idai- Beira counts the cost and its dead.

More bad news from Mozambique and parts of Zimbabwe. As usual it is the poor who have suffered the most and the countries will count the cost of destroyed harvests that are likely to result in famine. More than 1,000 people are feared dead in a devastating cyclone that hit Mozambique on Friday, the ...
by Cacophonix
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Airline Rumours, Gossip and Chat
Topic: Gorn and Lost but not for ever - Abiding flying mysteries...
Replies: 22
Views: 3193

Re: Gorn and Lost but not for ever - Abiding flying mysteries...

these aircraft were operated by the Squadron 91 of the Portuguese Air Force in Angola, based at Luanda Air Base. When the independence of Angola in 1975, Portugal offered the aircraft to the new country. "Offered the aircraft" - absolute BS. The Pork and Cheese just cut and ran. I was there at the ...
by Cacophonix
Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Airline Rumours, Gossip and Chat
Topic: Gorn and Lost but not for ever - Abiding flying mysteries...
Replies: 22
Views: 3193

Re: Gorn and Lost but not for ever - Abiding flying mysteries...

hakwerj96 Welcome on board and am I am delighted that you are looking to work on your dad's biography. I must admit that I was fascinated by his illustrious history and was looking to create a Wikipedia entry for him and actually started to write it but there were so many gaps and the potential for...
by Cacophonix
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Non-Airline Rumours, Gossip and Chat
Topic: Gorn and Lost but not for ever - Abiding flying mysteries...
Replies: 22
Views: 3193

Re: Gorn and Lost but not for ever - Abiding flying mysteries...

John Crewdson was my boss for a while. Excellent fellow. He flew one of his B-25s over Greenland for 60 hours to film the backdrop of Strangelove. Martin Caidin wrote a very interesting book on the trans Atlantic delivery of B-17's with Greg Bond, John Crewdson et al for the filming of John Hersey'...
by Cacophonix
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Non-Airline Rumours, Gossip and Chat
Topic: Gorn and Lost but not for ever - Abiding flying mysteries...
Replies: 22
Views: 3193

Re: Gorn and Lost but not for ever - Abiding flying mysteries...

Hi guys/ girls, John “Jeff” Hawke is my dad. I’m searching the internet trying to get as much information on him as possible. He died when I was 6 years old but I do have a few vivid memories of him. I would love to chat to anyone that knew him or has any stories about him as I would like to constr...
by Cacophonix
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: Court for pilot of Piper Cherokee which crashed on take off from Barton
Replies: 73
Views: 2208

Re: Court for pilot of Piper Cherokee which crashed on take off from Barton

GUILTY! https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/robert-murgatroyd-pilot-barton-crash-15860828 Not much he can say really save "It was a fair cop guv!"... I bet he gets about 4 years. The man is clearly a fool given that any competent pilot (no matter how greedy) would h...
by Cacophonix
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Rotary Ops
Topic: Caco's trial helicopter flight.....
Replies: 345
Views: 11207

Re: Caco's trial helicopter flight.....

You also got to bring gyroscopic preession into it Caco. An input action will only occur 90 degrees later None the less the video is very good at showing how the parts all work together. Yes, I haven't been able to find a video that shows the 90 degree phase difference correctly although it is disc...
by Cacophonix
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Rotary Ops
Topic: Caco's trial helicopter flight.....
Replies: 345
Views: 11207

Re: Caco's trial helicopter flight.....

For those who have ever wondered how the pitch controls on a helicopter rotorhead work then this video showing the stationary and the rotating swashplates with scissors links etc. is one of the best I have ever seen. Simple for the helicopter LAME's, hard for the heli non-cognoscenti like me, to vis...
by Cacophonix
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 33192
Views: 506408

Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

Slasher wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:49 am


Moonshine time! :)


Caco
by Cacophonix
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 33192
Views: 506408

Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

G-CPTN wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:03 am
How far (distance/time) from home to airfield?
Bet he doesn't beat being almost 4 miles equidistant between two airfields!

Caco
by Cacophonix
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: The Doomsday Machine.
Replies: 145
Views: 2424

Re: The Doomsday Machine.

Just been reading a fascinating book. There seems to be a lot out there, that although it's known- isn't widely known, or at least it wasn't by me. For example; Although the only two attacks with Nuclear weapons are well known, nukes have been widely used to threaten other states many times, by pra...