The following notes cover most of the differences and a copy will be found in the tech log of MM. The aircraft will be in use in the coming Nationals and generally available to all tug pilots after that.
It has been decided that all tugs should have their landing lights ON whilst operating close to Dunstable. The lights fitted to our tugs are now all LED style so can be operated continuously and use relatively little power. You … Continued
Welcome to Peter Brown and Liam Bennett who have recently joined the tug team. Liam has done particularly well, aged 18 and still one of our cadets.
You will be pleased to learn YM is performing very well with her new propeller. Climb parameters 65/70, and descent parameters 100/2100, so very similar to the DR400s. The numbers are placarded and both ASI and Tachometer are now marked … Continued
YM has had a long awaited coat of new paint and completely used up Aidan’s considerable stock of red paint. But very nice and shiny it looks too. We have also invested in a new four blade propeller, an ITP … Continued
CC is now in back in service with a newly overhauled engine. The engine has been bedded in and is performing well but for the first 50 hours straight mineral oil must be used. This can be found in 1 litre bottles … Continued
Congratulations to Richard Fay who has recently joined the tugging team.
You will be pleased to know that the risk assessment that you carry out before each tow that you do, has been formalised under BGA NCO.SPEC SAILPLANE TOWING, for use when towing with EASA aircraft. To help you remember the risk … Continued
During the winter presentation on the new website, it became obvious that the diagrams illustrating the tug taxi routes were less than clear. Rather than try and improve the diagrams (we will eventually), we thought a more practical approach might … Continued
We are expecting a new engine for CC imminently so I have been ask to send out a reminder on engine handling and best practice to avoid causing damage, in particular on the ground. We often see a stand off … Continued