Yes boss, we’ll try a second take on that shall we?March 9, 2021 Tim WorstallCurrent Affairs11 Comments previousIt’ll be true of some and not of othersnextNo, nope and Hell No 11 thoughts on “Yes boss, we’ll try a second take on that shall we?” Rowdy March 9, 2021 at 10:02 am I dabbled in hang gliding a few centuries ago – that brought back memories. bloke in spain March 9, 2021 at 10:07 am Not totally off topic. They’re now talking about putting cat ‘n traps on those ‘essential’ two carriers we were all told didn’t need them. Tony in London March 9, 2021 at 10:41 am Reminds me of the Chuck Yeager quote: “If you can walk away from a landing, it’s a good landing. If you use the airplane the next day, it’s an outstanding landing.” Chris Miller March 9, 2021 at 11:11 am The Otago peninsula is the only place you will find nesting albatrosses, other than on tiny flyspecks in the southern oceans. As with many seabirds, they’re ungainly on land, but truly magnificent flyers. Dave Ward March 9, 2021 at 11:13 am “If you use the airplane the next day, it’s an outstanding landing.”” But repairs could have been carried out by then! As far as I’m concerned you should be able to use the plane straight away for it to be considered an “Outstanding” landing… Lord T March 9, 2021 at 11:54 am Funny this Royal Albatross didn’t look ginger. PJF March 9, 2021 at 12:23 pm – They’re now talking about putting cat ‘n traps on those ‘essential’ two carriers we were all told didn’t need them. Not quite. The carriers were designed with the potential for future cats and traps, since they’re envisioned to have a fifty year life. They’ll be in service after F-35B retires. The early time scale and launch/recovery capacity being talked about recently indicates supplementary drones. MQ-25 fits nicely. Grikath March 9, 2021 at 4:38 pm Dave.. To be fair, Chuck flew the X-series, experimental models like the canard ( by hand…!) and did other stuff you’re not supposed to do with planes, on purpose.. His definition of landing fits with the “does it crash/explode on take-off, does it actually fly, if it does fly, when will you crash, because…, can you actually land this thing safely or at all?” lines of inquiry he had to deal with as a test pilot. I’d like to think he’d land an ordinary plane with his feet while reading the newspaper sipping a cup of coffee.. johnd2008 March 10, 2021 at 2:34 am That landing took place about 1 km from me.The Albatross is superb when in the air but is really comical on take off and landing. They are especially funny as chicks trying their wings for the first time.There is a live feed available to watch. Baron Jackfield March 10, 2021 at 10:26 am @Grikath… There’s an old aviation saying – “There are old pilots and there are bold pilots, but there are no old bold pilots”… Gen. Yeager was the exception that proved the rule! 🙂 BlokeInBrum March 11, 2021 at 10:44 pm PJF, I distantly remember the kerfuffle about the new (at the time) carriers and whether they should go the VTOL or cats&traps route. I remember it being an unholy mess, but I had forgotten most of the details. Turns out the situation is far worse than I ever thought. Read it and weep; https://www.navylookout.com/cats-traps-and-claptrap-why-the-royal-navys-new-aircraft-carriers-operate-vstol-aircraft/ Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.