In the bottom has that chap passed his test It looks just like Thorney Island with the beach right at the end of the runway; and there was some traffic lights in the middle of the runway so you have to know your highway code as well.
No no no no no no no no no; I used to do that in a little one you can't do it in these big ones. Where is he landing ?
What kind of plane; looks like a Dash 8 but then every 2 engined plane does to me.
They can't need all those knobs and switches surely(?), it's just the aircraft designer 'showing off'!
I used to think that about DSLRs. All planes should have the equivalent of green box mode...and cars come to think of it...what is that manual shift nonsense all about anyway?They can't need all those knobs and switches surely(?), it's just the aircraft designer 'showing off'!
I'm really old and it looks like there are less knobs and dials on the new ones; but there is a routine for looking at them one at a time and I can't remember it. But mostly the important ones used to be in a T configuration and I suppose an autopilot is the equivalent of a green box but shouldn't be used to land or take off.
There's me going on about something I don't know about. I think Colin knows all about it.
75 metres visibility; I'm not going to ask how you know it hasn't 4 bladeprop engines .
I used to know a couple of ATP's when I was lorry driving and I didn't believe them at first until one of them showed me a crown court summons. It turned out he owned a fleet of aircraft one of which he leased landed in a field. He proved he did everything right. The other was a girl he confirmed was a cargo pilot but only worked a couple of nights a week and made some pocket money driving lorries.
I haven't even been in a plane since I was seventeen but used to play with a simulator with a dash 8 taking off from London City and landing at Birmingham in the worst weather I could choose and at night. Got bored with that though.
I'm always interested in good pics of aviation especially from the inside, and these are excellent.
His friend just waved with his fingers but everyone else around seemed to be moving away. This is true and I find it hard to believe some of the things they did including a very close encounter with a phantom.
The Cockpit one Colin; it has two engines gear down and looks familiar to a simulator I had several years ago. It is the bit under the windshield which I think was a sort of excuse for an autopilot I never used that may be a giveaway, but the engine dials in the middle are missing. It still looks about right.
Can't remember much about it now.
It reminds me of the time when I was in the airforce when one of the pilots took a mate for a fly in an A4K Skyhawk, and and came back with a small piece of pine tree branch in the wing tip where the nav light used to be; I heard that the "mate" turned him in for dangerous flying.