Tuesday, 2 February 2016

The Sun Will Soon Shine (The Gambia) - http://wp.me/pXgUt-177

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

How Does CG Affect Aircraft Performance? | Boldmethod

How Does CG Affect Aircraft Performance? | Boldmethod

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When you load up your airplane with passengers, bags, and fuel, you need to make sure you're within the center of gravity (CG) limits. And you probably know that when you move your CG forward or aft, it affects your airplane's performance. But how? Let's take a look.

Forward Vs. Aft CG

The relationship between aircraft performance and CG location is simple: by moving the CG forward and aft, you change the amount of tail down force and lift you need for stable flight....

If You're A Pilot, This Is What You Need To Know About Your Magnetic Compass | Boldmethod

If You're A Pilot, This Is What You Need To Know About Your Magnetic Compass | Boldmethod



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Since the beginning of flight, pilots have been using the magnetic compass for navigation. It doesn't matter if you're flying a Piper Cub or a Boeing 747, you'll find a magnetic compass in the cockpits of almost any aircraft. That is, unless you're flying the latest, most technologically advanced glass cockpits, which we'll cover in a separate article.
So here's what you need to know about an instrument that's been in aircraft cockpits for over 110 years, and the errors associated with it.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Madox Air Sports The Gambia | "feel the freedom" of flight 1500 feet about the stunning smiling coast or Fly along the Magnificent River Gambia

Madox Air Sports The Gambia | "feel the freedom" of flight 1500 feet about the stunning smiling coast or Fly along the Magnificent River Gambia



Madox Air Sports was established in The Gambia in 1996 as a Training School for would be microlight pilots.  Today it’s an Aero Club aiming to give Madox pilots and flying enthusiasts an opportunity to fly while on holiday in The Gambia.
Over the years Madox has introduced sport flying to thousands of holiday makers who have booked a trial flight while on holiday and taken to the skies over the beautiful country.  Many  tourist have returned to train with Madox and now fly all over the World.
The diverse flying experience offered in The Gambia coupled with the advantage of cheaper costs continue to attract Madox pilots and flying enthusiasts to return.  Flying in West Africa is  a great experience and a nice enjoyable way to keep your privileges current during the cold winter months in the UK.

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Can You Answer These 7 Aviation Weather Questions? | Boldmethod

Can You Answer These 7 Aviation Weather Questions? | Boldmethod

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Why Saudi Arabia Escalated the Middle East’s Sectarian Conflict - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Why Saudi Arabia Escalated the Middle East’s Sectarian Conflict - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

The Jan. 2 execution of Saudi Shiite cleric and political activist Nimr al-Nimr has escalated sectarian hostilities in the Middle East to dangerous new levels. Following the sacking of a Saudi embassy in Iran, Saudi Arabia has severed ties with Iran and expelled its diplomats. Tensions are running high, with apocalyptic rhetoric on all sides.
Marc Lynch is a nonresident senior associate in Carnegie’s Middle East Program where his work focuses on the politics of the Arab world.

However, for all the fireworks, this escalation will probably not change much. Saudi Arabia and Iran have been engaged in a proxy war at various temperatures over regional order for many years. The Syrian peace process may be derailed, and even more weapons pour into its horrifyingly destructive stalemate, but few really believed in its prospects anyway. The war in Yemen will likely continue on the same current destructive course as before, where even the coming and going of a cease-fire affected fighting on the ground little. The campaign against the Islamic State may become a bit more complicated, but the Gulf states long ago shifted most of their military attention toward Yemen. The United States has not become any more likely to walk away from its painstakingly negotiated nuclear agreement with Iran...

Read more at: http://carnegieendowment.org/2016/01/04/why-saudi-arabia-escalated-middle-east-s-sectarian-conflict/ioiv?mkt_tok=3RkMMJWWfF9wsRouvKnOZKXonjHpfsX66uskUK%2Bg38431UFwdcjKPmjr1YsFRcZ0aPyQAgobGp5I5FEIQ7XYTLB2t60MWA%3D%3D

Gaddafi warned Blair his ousting would 'open door' to jihadis | World news | The Guardian

Gaddafi warned Blair his ousting would 'open door' to jihadis | World news | The Guardian

Muammar Gaddafi warned Tony Blair in two fraught phone conversations in 2011 that his removal from the Libyan leadership would open a space for al-Qaida to seize control of the country and even launch an invasion of Europe.
The transcripts of the conversations have been published with Blair’s agreement by the UK foreign affairs select committee, which is conducting an inquiry into the western air campaign that led to the ousting and killing of Gaddafi in October 2011.
In the two calls the former British prime minister pleaded with Gaddafi to stand aside or end the violence. The transcripts reveal the gulf in understanding between Gaddafi and the west over what was occurring in his country and the nature of the threat he was facing....

Cessna Caravan Engine Failure - Dead Stick Landing

Engine Failure And Dead-Stick Landing | Boldmethod

Engine Failure And Dead-Stick Landing | Boldmethod

Your engine just failed - what should you do?
In this video, the pilot successfully glides his Cessna 208 Caravan back to Earth for a dead-stick landing. Metal from the gearbox had passed through the compressor and free turbines, destroying several of the blades and causing catastrophic engine failure.
The pilot made a great landing, timing his approach and descent rate perfectly to make a smooth, safeemergency landingCheck it out, then pass it on.


Friday, 25 December 2015

Most Pilots Don't Know How To Recover From This Type Of Stall | Boldmethod

Most Pilots Don't Know How To Recover From This Type Of Stall | Boldmethod


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A tailplane is another word for your horizontal stabilizer. Aircraft that use unpowered controls (those that use aerodynamic balance) to keep stick controls neutral are most susceptible to tailplane icing. In general, this applies to aircraft with a fixed leading edge horizontal stabilizer, where the elevator moves and is held neutral during flight by elevator trim tabs.

Tailplane stalls result from ice accumulation on the leading edge of the horizontal stabilizer. So airplanes with no de-icing or anti-icing systems that fly into icing conditions are most at risk. And even if you have a known-ice equipped aircraft, if your equipment fails or isn't used properly, you'll be just as susceptible. Throughout the article, remember that tailplane icing stalls are uncommon and most frequently seen on mid-sized turbo-prop aircraft flying through icing conditions.