- "BALBO" formation of 15 Chipmunks and 3 Bulldogs (full sortie, uncut, including RT feed)
- Bulldog four-ship training flight (full sortie, uncut, including RT feed)
|Leg||Distance (nautical miles)||Time (zero wind)||Time (10kt tailwind)||Time (10kt headwind)|
|1. Abu Dhabi (UAE) to Muscat (Oman)||206||6h:47m||5h:6m||10h:6m|
|2. Muscat to Ahmenebad (India)||791||1d:2hr:1m||19h:35m||1d:14h:47m|
|3. Ahmenebad to Varanasi (India)||578||19h:1m||14h:18m||1d:4h:20m|
|4. Varanasi to Mandalay (Burma)||757||1d:0h:54m||18h:44m||1d:13h:7m|
|5. Mandalay to Chongqing (China)||717||23h:35m||17h:45m||1d:11h:9m|
|6. Chongqing to Nanjing (China)||659||21h:41m||16h:19m||1d:8h:18m|
|7. Nanjing to Hawaii (US)||4408||6d:1h:0m||4d:13h:7m||9d:0h:5m|
|8. Hawaii to Phoenix (US)||2532||3d:11h:17m||2d:14h:40m||5d:4hr:7m|
|9. Phoenix to Kansas City (US)||905||1d:5hr:46m||22h:21m||1d:20h:22m|
|10. Kansas City to New York City (US)||964||1d:7h:43m||23h:52m||1d:23h:15m|
|11. New York City to Marbella (Spain)||3155||4d:7h:47m||3d:6h:6m||6d:10h:39m|
|12. Marbella to Abu Dhabi||3121||4d:6h:40m||3d:5h:15m||6d:9h:0m|
|Probability Density Function (pdf) of a Beta Distribution parameterised (with A=21, B=27.89) to represent the random variable Y (or YES) based on polling data and betting exchange data as of 17 August 2014. The Mean of the distribution (indicated by the dotted vertical line) is 0.43 corresponding to the poll-of-polls data which suggests that 43% will vote YES. The cumulative density evaluated from 0.5 to 1 (i.e., the area of the blue shaded region) representing the probability that Y will exceed 0.5 i.e., that YES will win, is 0.15 in accordance with the 15% implied probability from the betting exchange data.|
|Probability Density Function (pdf) of a Beta Distribution parameterised (with A=30.3, B=22.81) to represent the random variable N (or NO) based on polling data and betting exchange data as of 17 August 2014. The Mean of the distribution (indicated by the dotted vertical line) is 0.57 corresponding to the poll-of-polls data which suggests that 57% will vote NO. The cumulative density evaluated from 0.5 to 1 (i.e., the area of the blue shaded region) representing the probability that N will exceed 0.5 i.e., that NO will win, is 0.86 in accordance with the 86% implied probability from the betting exchange data.|
Alas, my beloved quadcopter - complete with GoPro Hero 2 - featured in my recent post, has been lost at sea. It was unable to fight against the strong winds that carried it out to sea from the launch site in the Ramsey playing fields (Isle of Man). Despite my best efforts to steer it to safety, the Irish Sea has claimed it.
An expensive lesson in the perils of flying beyond the weather limits of the aircraft...
I did some instrument flying refresher training the other day with an instructor plus a bunch of (heavy) documentation on-board. Got me thinking about weight & balance. Normally I fly solo so am well within the loading limits of my Scottish Aviation Bulldog, and hence I don't need to check routinely.
Anyway, when I was calculating the loading and checking against the charts and graphs in the Pilots Operating Manual, it struck me that this would be a very good example of a calculation well-suited to a web-app.
So I put one together (see screenshot below) and have published it for general use. You can find it here.
It is free to use. If you register with FlyLogical (also free), you can save (and retrieve) your settings across sessions.
Hope you find it useful.