Category Big Jets Book (planned 2014)

The Empirical Skeptic

Update IFALPA says “Stop speculating about MH370“ The Empirical Skeptic Viewers of last night’s Air Crash Investigators program (Australia on Channel 7) have asked me many questions including: Why didn’t we evacuate the A380 immediately after stopping on the runway in Singapore? What are my views about the Malaysian incident? My answers centre around how I gather, […]

A380s, Storm Petrels & Super Sonic Cars

Update February 2014 – Amedeo’s order for 20 high density fitout A380 affirms  A380 role.  A330 “light”. Update January 2014 – Airbus ‘Mega-Twin’ Concept and research into very large twin jets the size of the Boeing 747. A380s, Storm Petrels & Super Sonic Cars The aviation industry continues to  evolve.   The changing political, economic, cultural, […]

Royal Aeronautical Society

Stop Press – Thursday 28 November The evening was a great success with my son Alexander and I meeting over 120 engineering students and 180 RAeS members. Everyone was especially pleased to met and hear Carolyn and Derwyn Jones, passengers on the QF32 flight who also addressed the audience.   Their daughter Nia Jones joined […]

Bio-Mimicry of Shaking Dogs (version 2)

See also QF32 Biomimicry Richard Hammond’s Miracles Of Nature Biomimicry You don’t have to be a dog lover to be awe struck by this fantastic video of dogs shaking themselves dry.   Their seemingly simply movements generate up to 70 G accelerations that “centrifuge” the hair 70% dry in just a few seconds. Why is the […]

QF32 ranked in the top 10 Best Selling books in Australia

Today the Sydney Morning Herald released the lists of the best selling (paper) books in Australia for the 2012 calendar year. QF 32 has been available for just 5 months and was rated:  (Sydney Morning Herald 5-6 Jan 2012 p6) 6th Best Selling Non-Fiction book in Australia for 2012, and 7th Australian Best Seller book for […]

QF32 Back Story – Rolls Royce Trent 900 – Request for Questions

I have been researching Rolls-Royce engines for decades.     I have studied the engine’s “workshop manuals”.   I visited the Rolls-Royce production and engineering facilities in Derby, UK just two weeks before my QF32 event. Yesterday I toured the Sin$700 m Rolls-Royce Seletar Campus in Singapore.   This is the first production facility for […]

Welcome to the Big Jets Book discussion

I am writing a book about big jets My definition of the big jets are those bigger than the Boeing 737 or Airbus A320.  Large corporate jets (Gulfstream and Cessna) are also included. For aspiring aviators who are oursuing a carreer flying Big Jets and for commercial aviation pilots, The Big Jets book provides an […]

Richard’s (future) big jets book

I am producing a technical book about Big Jets (jets bigger than A320s and B737s right up to and including the A380). For aspiring aviators who are pursuing a career flying Big Jets and for commercial aviation pilots, the big jets book will provide an in-depth and technical explanation for aircraft designs and aircraft operations. […]

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