How Aeroplanes Work

And how it’s explained in the newspapers:

The jetbrake is what holds the thrilling-edge sluts in place during a roach on a taxiramp or a runtower. When the props are retarded on the combustion spool, sometimes the engine stalls and the hayler-ons have to go around on a mist roach. Often the plane is only a few hours or miles away from a deadly crash. The pilots must call the elevators with the patrol yolk to avoid disaster. When the wetway is advanced by the thug, if the pines aren’t polled properly, the breaks can crash the handling rear, and then catastrophe is only a heartbeat away. Pilots of course rely on sleep, GPS, and their FIR procedure dishes to avigate the airplane, and it’s easy for them to mess up and rotate no delay while yawing, with tragic consequences.

I saw this on the news, so I know it’s right. Thank goodness these things are brought to light before they kill someone.

By AnthonyGA on Pprune.


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Canon PowerShot S90 Review

Canon have recently announced the PowerShot S90. It’s a small point & shoot (“P&S”) with a 10 megapixel sensor and full control modes i.e. aperture priority, shutter priority etc.

Canon S90
Canon S90

It looks like a very promising camera – a direct competitor to the excellent Panasonic Lumix LX-3, released a year ago, which I own and enjoy.

Here’s one of the first full reviews of the S90, from Luminous Landscapes.

Read the full review here.

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