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pjc747
25 Jun 2020, 20:53
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Birthday today
Replies: 32
Views: 818

Re: Birthday today

Never knew we were on the same day! Year obviously way off. Happy Birthday!
pjc747
06 Oct 2019, 22:28
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Looping a C-130
Replies: 23
Views: 3277

Re: Looping a C-130

Sorry, I still don't think it's a loop. None of the "reputable" sources say it's a loop, and of all the views of what is claimed to be a "loop" there is no horizon reference visible. The "loop" at 2:08 looks like another Chandelle. The other video I've linked from further down the flightline, shows...
pjc747
22 Sep 2019, 21:30
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Flightchops learns some important stuff during his biannual flight review
Replies: 21
Views: 1650

Re: Flightchops learns some important stuff during his biannual flight review

What a fantastic video! I learned lots in a manner of minutes. Such a strange thing to see - that the airline pilots and GA pilots have completely different answers to basic questions. It reveals that there really is a difference between being a pro and a recreational pilot, much though there shoul...
pjc747
18 Sep 2019, 23:43
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Draco Has Crashed
Replies: 5
Views: 1160

Re: Draco Has Crashed

An example of how raw horsepower was mistaken for skilled airmanship.
pjc747
14 Sep 2019, 23:33
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: fundamental guidance on Captain Jake landing
Replies: 38
Views: 1689

Re: fundamental guidance on Captain Jake landing

This is completely false. If the aircraft flies an approach at the proper airspeed (not any faster or slower) it doesn't matter what the winds are doing or what the groundspeed is. When the aircraft airspeed decreases below it's landing configuration 1G stall speed in a normal landing configuration...
pjc747
14 Sep 2019, 22:01
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: fundamental guidance on Captain Jake landing
Replies: 38
Views: 1689

Re: fundamental guidance on Captain Jake landing

My suggestion to you is get a copy of Stick and Rudder and study it. Seems like a serious argument! Again the groundspeed will be significantly higher on hot and humid days and especially so at higher altitudes. If you use groundspeed as your measure of energy, then you will be in for a nasty shock...
pjc747
14 Sep 2019, 09:37
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: fundamental guidance on Captain Jake landing
Replies: 38
Views: 1689

Re: fundamental guidance on Captain Jake landing

...The only speed you care about over the runway before actually landing the airplane is your ground speed... Hi everyone! I have to strongly disagree to your opinion. Groundspeed is the reason we pick different landing directions but it does in no way reflect how high or low you are on energy. Air...
pjc747
26 Aug 2019, 23:38
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: fundamental guidance on Captain Jake landing
Replies: 38
Views: 1689

Re: fundamental guidance on Captain Jake landing

Final approach speed isn't landing speed. The only speed you care about over the runway before actually landing the airplane is your ground speed. This is why we avoid a downwind landing in almost every case. 65 knots right over the runway will be far too fast in a C182. As your energy bleeds off ov...
pjc747
26 Aug 2019, 23:27
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Aerobatics with the P-51 Mustang
Replies: 21
Views: 901

Re: Aerobatics with the P-51 Mustang

Given the P-51 doesn't have a symmetrical airfoil like your typical aerobatic plane, it is not surprising that your nose attitude is not vertical. The zero-lift axis of a non-symmetrical wing does not correspond to the appearance of perfect vertical attitude of the fuselage, etc. Usually I stall at ...
pjc747
23 Aug 2019, 09:12
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Aerobatics with the P-51 Mustang
Replies: 21
Views: 901

Re: Aerobatics with the P-51 Mustang

As you fly vertical, your airspeed and your G will both bleed off. An indication of the zero-lift axis is that they are synced in a way. I didn't say you were at 0, but as you reach it due to decay in energy, then you proceed as described.
pjc747
23 Aug 2019, 00:32
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Aerobatics with the P-51 Mustang
Replies: 21
Views: 901

Re: Aerobatics with the P-51 Mustang

Establish a vertical up-line on the zero-lift axis, as you reach 0 airspeed and 0G concurrently, kick full left rudder, right aileron, and perhaps a little push. Establish zero-lift on the vertical down line. Dudley explained its feasibility in the Mustang, at least this is the procedure for a hamme...
pjc747
08 Aug 2019, 21:44
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Warbird adventures
Replies: 12
Views: 1166

Re: Warbird adventures

The challenge for me is the sight picture of the approach. Similarly, getting in to runway 28 at Darrington (1S2) is a challenge due to the mountain to the east of the runway. Neither one are that much problem if I've just completed about ten touch and goes in the aircraft. It's part art, part scie...
pjc747
08 Aug 2019, 00:21
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Warbird adventures
Replies: 12
Views: 1166

Re: Warbird adventures

What about KAVX do you find to be a challenge beyond the challenging sight picture of the approach? A 3000' runway shouldn't concern a Mustang, especially with the kind of uphill slope this one has to aide in deceleration.
pjc747
26 Jul 2019, 22:23
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: Which procedure would be preferred IRL...?
Replies: 12
Views: 544

Re: Which procedure would be preferred IRL...?

Assuming this question is geared towards flying light GA airplanes, I would say why are we even paying that much attention to the airspeed on base/base-to-final? If we are familiar with our machine at all, we should already be familiar with how the plane presents in a given situation as that. Feelin...
pjc747
30 May 2019, 23:22
Forum: Pilot's Lounge
Topic: I had a flight student yesterday..
Replies: 30
Views: 1906

Re: I had a flight student yesterday..

The 172 has a mind of its own, and you're not always to blame for the bad ones...or the good ones!

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