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    quite precise with height but I would think any little ripple would tip them nose in to water.

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    Think this is what DOC have ordered for the next round of 1080
    On the aircraft carrier Midway in SAN Deigo
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    Headphones recommended.
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    Some commentaries indicate that the Spitfire could be awkward to land ...
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    Don't know who or what these are (Air Macchi's maybe?). Art Deco weekend here in the glorious Hawkes Bay.
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    Those sir, are our new (ish) Texan's. Manufactured by Beechcraft in USA they replaced the Airtrainers as the RNZAF primary training platform.

    The old "Red Checkers" aerobatic team who did such an outstanding job at nationwide airshows were renamed the Black Falcons when they took on these new machines. They're one hell of a leap forward in technology compared to the old Airtrainers.

    I'd love to have a go in one.
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    Great stuff Ryan....reckon you could do it yourself......on the centre console,middle of the windshield,is a version of what I fly with,it’s called a HUD( heads up display),you are probably familiar....the trick is to keep the ball,in the ball,quite easy actually,as it anticipates A/C movement and gives you time to react.....

    The tricky part is to keep your mug on th gauges,”stay”in the cockpit ,as looking outside,you will fail to react,...the gauges,indications etc never fail (except a malfunction) but we have redundancy......Flown an F-15 simulator several times at our local ANG base,as I have a mate who instructs there....only takes a couple of cracks at it,and your “on the ball”.......the landings are never pretty,they are not meant to be,if you’ve ever seen the landing gear up close ,you’ll see why.........great vid mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    Cool, check out the Power Lever excursions on approach, and wide open for the go-around in case he missed a wire.

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    Yeah, I was interested to see those power lever movements too... I wouldn't have thought the engine could spool up or down quite that fast, surely making most of those movements redundant. On the other hand, unless you've done it yourself you have no appreciation for what's needed on the day and looking at the state of the ocean he was obviously "paying full attention"... therefore I have no doubt those lever movements were necessary - even if redundant.

    I'd give my right testicle to have a go at that. Fuck it, I'd give up BOTH testicles and put up with a life of ridicule to have a go at that.

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    Yeah, didn't think turbines were that responsive.
    Low clag too....

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    Quote Originally Posted by planenutz View Post
    Yeah, I was interested to see those power lever movements too... I wouldn't have thought the engine could spool up or down quite that fast, surely making most of those movements redundant. On the other hand, unless you've done it yourself you have no appreciation for what's needed on the day and looking at the state of the ocean he was obviously "paying full attention"... therefore I have no doubt those lever movements were necessary - even if redundant.

    I'd give my right testicle to have a go at that. Fuck it, I'd give up BOTH testicles and put up with a life of ridicule to have a go at that.
    I don’t know, but I’d imagine the engine controls are FBW, he’s giving a power command / requirement to the engine EEC or FCU, response will depend on that model engines fuel and bleed schedule....and then ultimately he’s got the option of full re-heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fawls View Post
    You weren't kidding!
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