A330-300: My 85th Type

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Just completed my checkout on the A330-300. It’s lighter on the controls than the A340, particularly the A340-600. The rate of climb is impressive after take-off, not so impressive at top-of-climb.

Now I have to fly it exclusively for 50 hours – after that I’ll be flying the A330 and A340 [...]

Rules to Fly By

These do the rounds on the internet from time to time.

Pilots are people who fly aircraft for other people who can’t fly. Passengers are people who say they fly, but really just ride Fighter Pilots are steely-eyed, weapons systems managers who kill bad people and break things. However, they can also be very charming [...]

A36 Weight & Balance

A36 W & B

I’ve updated my Weight & Balance spreadsheet for the A36 Bonanza (with Osborne tip tanks). This is the Apple Numbers 3 version and will run on a Mac or iOS device. I’ve added “standard items”, such as spares, bags, aircraft cover, and you can select whether the item is on [...]

A36 Bonanza G-ZLOJ

Back in my ownership after 12 years’ travelling the world with Will Gray.

Will made some great improvements – tip tanks, new paint, stormscope, Garmin 530. I’m doing a few more bits and bobs now, pics to follow.

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Valdez STOL Competition 2013

This is fabulous:

iPad in the Cockpit

Here’s a great article about using the iPad mini in an F-5N Tiger II cockpit. I’ve ordered the 9-G Kneeboard by Wings and a gel back case so I can use my iPad as a kneeboard.

F-5N Tiger II

iPad mini

iPad in Real Life: Erik Hess, F-5N Tiger II Pilot

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IV Sqn Centenary

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Some Harrier Pics From Years Ago

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Cool morning at the airport

Taken at Stand 317

Cambridge scientist debunks flying myth

Aeroplanes can fly because their wings cause the air pressure underneath to be greater than that above, lifting them into the air. But engineers have for years been frustrated by a theory which wrongly explains what causes the change in pressure to occur.

The myth is commonly found in school textbooks and aeroplane flight [...]