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    Recently I have received some Aviation Photographs from my friend, which are EXCELLANT IN AVIATION PHOTOGRAPHY By permission I am posting them here

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arith View Post
    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.
    I don't why they don't give the pilot bigger windows, imagine driving a car with a windscreen (windshield) that narrow, and car drovers only have to cope with left and right, not up and down - it really does not make sense!

    They can't need all those knobs and switches surely(?), it's just the aircraft designer 'showing off'!

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    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?

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arith View Post
    What kind of plane; looks like a Dash 8 but then every 2 engined plane does to me.
    No - a Dash 8 has a T-Tail & a 4 bladed prop

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    I suppose an autopilot is the equivalent of a green box but shouldn't be used to land or take off.
    If you're doing a Cat 3B landing (less than 75 meters forward visability) you'd better be using the autopilot They also do takeoffs initiated by a TOGA button - sounds a bit like a kind of party, but stands for Take Off & Go-Around.

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    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.

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    This is one of mine from last Summer. It was the first job for this craft.

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    He was swinging his turn-around about a mile South of me when he noticed I was out taking pictures. His next 3 returns were right over my head. (Yes, those are power lines. )

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    I'm not going to ask how you know it hasn't 4 bladeprop engines .
    Hmmm - which image were you talking about?

    Not much to look at, but here's a shot of Farewell Spit from the cockpit of one of my flights (back in "the good old days").
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    Quote Originally Posted by PopsPhotos View Post
    This is one of mine from last Summer. It was the first job for this craft.



    He was swinging his turn-around about a mile South of me when he noticed I was out taking pictures. His next 3 returns were right over my head. (Yes, those are power lines. )

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    It's amazing but I was in a DeHavilland Chipmunk probably from Coningsby when the pilot flew to Mablethorpe picked out his friend on a crowded beach and started to dive bomb at him.

    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.

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    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.

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    Very impressive, but even more amazingly stupid!

    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.

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