Discussion in 'Cardiff City Forum' started by Nugent, 22 May 2020.
Did you know the runway number is also the heading direction in degrees.
No I didn't, but I have noted that an unusually large number of runways are my lucky number 27
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Phnaaaar - I'd fuck her.
Phwoarrr. She gets me in the full upright position ready for landing
Glideslope is basically just a descent angle, with the glideslope indicator just being one component of the ILS (instrument landing system).
Both ILS aerials at the ends of runways and onboard ILS systems were british inventions. The aerials first used as part of an airport's radar system at Croydon airport during ww2
And I think the aircraft system was first fitted to the Trident (the plane that the yanks stole and released it as their B727). They used to put chalk marks on touchdown point, and the system even back in those days, was accurate enough that it'd touchdown on the same spot so rubbing the chalk marks off each time.
At some of the yanks busiest airports, they went further, so even the taxiing could be automated, not that airlines adopted it. But that's about to change, as airports are trying to maximise their aircraft movements. Could be one reason why there's a lot more women plane drivers nowadays, seeing pilots are now just becoming not much more than tannoy announcers
thought this thread might drag you back in you ok wavey?
Can't help myself.
Also aided by several san miguels
All's good. Just been busy
Nice one arf